1.17 Update Plans

Posted on June 6, 2021 by TheClowner

TL;DR We’ll update to 1.17 as soon as we can, probably a few weeks after it’s release. PureSurvival gets a worldborder expansion, Survival’s Explore worlds will reset and we’ll add some new shopping things to encourage player shops to sell the new items. 

With 1.17 expected to release this coming Tuesday, it’s probably time we shared what our plans were to make sure you can access the new content on our network. I’d normally try to share these sorts of things as soon as the first pre release appears, but with Caves and Cliffs being split into two parts, we haven’t been able to finalise our plans quite as quickly this time around. 

First though, the usual update disclaimer: We will update as soon as we can, but because of the way servers run, we have to wait for paper, plugins and various other things to be updated and stable. This can take several weeks after the update releases. As usual, we will aim to get 1.17 client support up and running within a few days of the update, but getting the server onto 1.17 to access the new content may take a little longer. We will share a more accurate ETA once we have one, but please be patient, and remember that our entire staff team are volunteering their time and often have other things which have to take priority. 

Here’s the major changes we plan to implement to get access for the new content on our sandbox servers:

Survival

  • Explore worlds will be reset.
    • There will be a fresh set of worlds, generated in 1.17, for you to gather and farm the new resources and blocks. 
    • Going forward, we will be changing the Explore World reset schedule to only reset every 3 months, with the world border expanding during the months in between. 
    • Biome warps for the explore nether will be added.
  • A new Sell Shop
    • We will be adding a small sell shop with a limited selection of items you can sell to earn some extra cash.
    • The items will be changed every 2 weeks. 
  • Shops & Economy
    • We wont be adding shops to buy most of the new items, to help encourage player shops to start selling the new blocks and resources. 
    • Some unobtainable items will be made available in the server shop and tokenshop.
  • Light blocks
    • We will try to add a crafting recipe for the light block, and make it survival friendly.
    • This may not be available immediately, but is in our plans. 

Creative

  • Special blocks menu
    • We’ll be adding a menu that lets you get some of the special blocks which aren’t in the creative inventory. Including Barriers, Light Blocks and Command blocks. And possibly others. 

PureSurvival

  • The world border for Pure will be expanded by 1000 blocks in each direction. Including the Nether and End.
  • /rtp will be expanded to the new borders. 
  • There will be some downtime to pre-generate the new terrain. 

There is still potential for these plans to change, but that’s about everything we’ll be doing for this half of Caves and Cliffs. If you have ideas or feedback, please do share in #suggestions-feedback on our discord server!


Cake Contest Results 2021

Posted on April 2, 2021 by Haayz

Thank you to everyone who participated! So many amazing cakes!
To start off we have FerettaClaymore on plot 10 who got 40+ points
Then who got 60+ in our point system is najbuilders on plot 3, Buubadoof on plot 4, Zanestillplayz on plot 8, The_Bi_agenda on plot 11, and liamplayer on plot 20.
Now to the top 3!

In Third place is TijmEnd on plot 19 with their parkour cake!

Second place is Amyice on plot 1 with Cake is bread cake

And first place goes to W0lfZZZ on plot 15 with their Clown Cake!

Rewards have already been given out. If you got top 3 then you have a prize waiting for you at /warp prize.

The download for the world will be edited here soon!


Voting changes

Posted on March 8, 2021 by TheClowner

Just a little update with some changes to voting, based on feedback from our survey:

  • We’ve now reduced the number of sites that give rewards to 6.
    You can still vote on the other sites, but rewards only come from the main 6.
    Our hope is that this makes voting regularly less frustrating.
  • Voting rewards have been increased, in line with the reduced sites:
    • 8 tokens and $40 per vote
    • Bonus rewards are now  10 (1 in 10) and 25 (1 in 50) tokens.

Head on over to our voting page to go earn yourself some tokens and money!

 


Castle Contest Results

Posted on March 4, 2021 by Haayz

Thank to all who participated. So many amazing builds!

To start off to the ones who got 40 points + in our judging system are: TijmEnd and Aristhewaffleman on plot 6, Zanestillplayz on plot 8, CIoudynewt and Bandit8823 on plot 11, and najbuilders on plot 14.

To the ones who got 60 points or above: The_Bi_Agenda on plot 1, Buubadoof on plot 4, and W0lfZZZ on plot 9.

Now to the top 3!

Third place goes to ToastyWaffles_ on plot 7.

Second place goes to TrueBobDylan on plot 10

And first place goes to HaannahBananaa on plot 12!

Thank you all again to who participated. If your name is on this then you have already received your rewards! If you got Top 3, then you will have a prize waiting for you at /warp prize!


Pirate Contest winners 2021

Posted on February 12, 2021 by Haayz

Im sorry im late! I get confused on what day it is lately lol

Starting us off we didnt have anyone with 40-59 points 🙁

The good news is, is that everyone has 60 points or above! Congratulations to: The_Bi_Agenda on plot 3, TrueBobDylan on plot 4, Vox_ on plot 7, Buubadoof on plot 8, and Tarajist on plot 11!

And now to what you all have been waiting for!

Third place goes to zanestillplayz on plot 5

Second place goes to pyro_bit on plot 14

And last, but not least. 1st place goes to RoseBed on plot 2

Sorry again for being late, but all rewards have already been given out. If you got top 3, you have a trophy waiting for you at /warp prize


Survival Economy Changes

Posted on February 1, 2021 by TheClowner

TL;DR

There’s a new shop plugin for player shops, use [shop] on the top line of a sign to create a shop, then shift+right click to manage the shop.
Up to 15 tokens per day can now be exchanged for $30 each.
Voting now gives $15 per vote
There is now a /warp petz, where you can purchase some spawn eggs for $$ instead of tokens.

Survial Economy Update – Feb 2021


Today we finally get to announce some changes to our Survival server’s economy. We’ve been planning these for a while, although the feedback from the recent survey has shaped some of the changes, and we will continue to review your feedback for some of the future plans we have for Survival. This update features a few significant changes, most notably the new player shop plugim, but I’ll get to that later.

Earning Money

We’ve tried to balance out how money gets into the economy – and making it slightly easier to get hold of, particularly for new players.
The main changes we’ve made here are:

  • You can now transfer up to 15 tokens into $$ every day at /warp bank
  • Tokens are now worth $30 each (instead of $50)
  • Voting now gives $15 directly per voting site, (instead of $10)
  • We’ve increased the default starting balance to $200, instead of $10

Between voting and exchanging tokens you can now earn up to $660 per day, instead of $390.

Spending Money

We realise that aside from player shops, there isn’t a whole lot to spend your hard earned $ on, so we’re planning on launching two new shops, as well as revamping the existing server shop.

Today we’re launching /warp petz where you can buy a selection of spawn eggs, either to get yourself a pet, or to change a spawner.

In the future, we will be launching:

  • An updated server shop
    • With a larger range of resources available.
    • Some price changes to help give player shops a greater profit margin.
  • A perks shop
    • Selling packs of random heads, random blocks, and some special perks
    • We’re in need of more ideas for this shop however, so if you can think of something please do share with us on our discord server!

Player Shops

And probably the most major change today, is the introduction of ccShop for player shops!
This is the new plugin I’ve been working on for a while, and I shall try to give you a rundown of the features below.

The plugin is still in development, so it’s likely some areas may change dependant on your feedback,
so if you encounter any issues, or want to request features, please let us know on discord!

For those of you who already have player shops setup, we will be keeping the old ChestShop plugin for a short while, so you don’t need to rush to rebuild your shop just yet, you have about a month.

The key features of this new plugin:

  • GUI-Based shopping experience for your customers
    • Much like our main server shop, your customers can choose a quantity directly when buying/selling
  • Supports any container block
    • Be that a chest, barrel, shulker or even a furnace, it will work.
  • Link up to 3 chests per shop (within 16 blocks)
  • Sell up to 5 items with a single sign
    • Each with their own price and other options.
  • Check shop stock, and manage them, remotely with /shop stockcheck and /shop manage
  • Customisable signs
    • You can set the sign to look however you wish, even with Colours!

So, here’s a quick rundown of how to setup your shop:

Place a sign with [shop] on the first line.
You can leave it there and set everything else up by the GUI if you wish,
or follow the format below:

Line 1: [shop] *Required
Line 2: Item name, or auto to select what is detected in the chest. Optional
Line 3: Price per item. This can be changed in the GUI after. Optional
Line 4: buy or sell, dependant if you want to have people buy from you, or sell to you. Optional

You can then open the shop manager by right-clicking (or shift+right if directly on a chest) and change your shop options.
Remember to set your shop as open!


Greek Contest Results

Posted on January 28, 2021 by Haayz

The scores for our Greek Contest!

Players who got 40 points or over in our ranking system: JessIsBroke on plot 2, The_Bi_Agenda on plot 5, and W0lfZZZ on plot 9.

The Third place plot goes to plot 6 built by TheBjdlCraft and TijmEnd

Second place goes to vern_werg on plot 10

And last but not least, first place goes to plot 11 built by Buubadoof!

Thank you to the ones who participated, i have already given everyone their rewards. If you got top 3 you can head over to /warp prize to claim your trophy.

Why does a pirate carry their sword? Because swords cant walk 😂. Ok ill stop. That is my way of saying the next contest might have something to do with pirates!


Interior Contest 2021 Results!

Posted on January 14, 2021 by TheClowner

It’s that time again when we wrap up another event!

The honourable mentions, scoring more than 40 Points:
Theminehacker on plot 9

The Runners up, scoring more than 60 points:
HaannahBananaa on plot 3, W0lfZZZ on plot 4, MountainRage_ on plot 5, ms_pink_mermaid on plot 7, CireKiddo on plot 10, Katnips_ on plot 11, and Froggity on plot 15!

In Third Place, scoring an average of 80.83 points:

ToastyWaffles on plot 2.

Coming in with 86.67 points, and earning Second Place:

The_Bi_Agenda on plot 5.

And topping the chart with a nice round average of 90 points, First place goes to:

raposo_the_guy on plot 1

For those in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place, you can find a trophy item at /warp prize
Tokens and survival $$ have already been awarded! Thanks for taking part!

Our next event will be Greek themed!
Plot signup and the community build will start this coming Monday (18th Jan),
with the contest taking place from Friday 22nd until Monday 25th!


Christmas Village Contest Results

Posted on December 31, 2020 by Haayz

Merry christmas everyone!

Thank you everyone who participated. Special rewards go out to: People who earned over 40 points are Raposo_the_guy, MathToKool, Bravagorr, and ItIs_Ayako!

To those who got over 60 points are The_Bi_Agenda, Yeofam, Katnips_, and W0lfZZZ

Third place goes to: JJL0rtez and NinaLikesTurtles on plot 6

Second place goes to HaannahBananaa on plot 5

And First place goes to ActionMan11 on plot 4

Rewards have all been given out. If you got top 3, then you have a trophy waiting for you at /warp prize so dont forget to take a look!

Note: I will put the world download here as soon as i get it set.


Survival QoL Updates

Posted on December 24, 2020 by TheClowner

Three small updates for Survival to help improve your minecraft quality of life.

  • Updated some kits to include new 1.16 items among others.
    • Wood (Diamond Perk): added crimson and warped stems
    • Stone (Diamond Perk): added andesite, diorite, granite and blackstone
    • Brick (Aztec Perk): added end stone bricks, blackstone bricks and quartz bricks
    • Glow (Aztec Perk): added soul torches, soul campfires, shroomlights and sea pickles
  • Added  /nerfphantoms togglespawn  command for all players.
    This allows you to turn off phantoms if you don’t want them!
  • Reintroduced warps for the explore nether and end
    • You can find the new warps in /warps explore or with /warp ex_nether , /warp ex_end and /warp ex_endfarlands .

And also just a quick reminder that the EXPLORE worlds are resetting on January 1st, so you’ll have a new set of worlds to gather resources in. This is only the explore (resource gathering) worlds, vanilla, custom and the main nether will not be affected.

We plan to make more changes along these lines in the near future, so if you have any ideas to make survival less frustrating we’d love to know your ideas in #suggestions-feedback on discord!

Enjoy 🙂