Economy Tweaks

Posted on April 6, 2020 by TheClowner

To help keep our Survival Server’s economy running smoothly, we’ve introduced a few changes:

  • Minimum values of some items are being enforced in player shops.
    If you sell any of these items, your prices will be adjusted by our team manually.
    Please make sure to stick to these guidelines. The prices may change in the future. 

  • Voting now gives $10 per vote, instead of $5
  • Auctions now only cost $5 to start, and you get the entire proceeds. The server will no longer take a 5% cut.

As ever, if you have any feedback, please make sure to share in our discord server.


Upgrade Complete

Posted on March 30, 2020 by TheClowner

Hi All, many thanks for your patience, the server’s upgrade is now complete (well I’m a bit delayed writing the post on the website, it was done a couple days ago.

Please make sure to make our team aware of any issues you encounter wither with /report [message] in game, or in the #suggestions-feedback channel on our discord server.

There’s likely still a few things that got forgotten or missed in the process, so please be patient with us.


ClownerCraft 2020 Upgrade!

Posted on March 26, 2020 by TheClowner

TL;DR
Servers will be offline for some of this weekend, from Friday to Monday as we upgrade our hardware. Updates will be shared on our discord server. Please join the community there if you haven’t already.

 

The time has come where once again we need to upgrade the server we run off to accommodate the growing number of players, as well as better cope with Minecraft 1.15. We’ve held off on this a little up to this point to make sure we make a good choice to move to, and now that we’ve done so – it’s time to start transferring to the new machine.

To ensure we don’t lose people’s progress, this will require some downtime – however this will be staggered a little. We cannot give exact times for when servers will go down, or come back up as we will likely have to play this by ear incase anything goes wrong. Below is an outline of what our plans currently are – if we run into trouble these could all change. We will share updates as we go in our discord server, so please join it to keep tabs on what’s happening.

Friday
Skyblock will go offline and stay down until Sunday.
Snipertown, Parkour and the Hub will go offline briefly and then come back online within an hour.

Saturday
PureSurvival will go offline, and stay down until Sunday.
Creative will go offline, and stay down until Sunday.

Sunday
The entire network will go offline to transfer, starting at around 12 noon GMT.
All servers except Survival should then come online on Sunday afternoon, with Survival coming back up in the evening.

Monday
We’re holding Monday for now incase we run into trouble, do not be alarmed if servers are still down on Monday.


Hub Inventory Games!

Posted on March 23, 2020 by TheClowner

It’s finally happened!


Clicking these signs actually do something now 😀

You can now play several inventory-based minigames, some single player, and some competitive, in the hub! And a few even reward tokens!

 

Enjoy!

~Clowner


ClownerCraft turns 7!

Posted on by wizkrys

7… that’s a lot of years for a Minecraft server to be running. But ClownerCraft has been going strong ever since March 23rd, 2013, and it couldn’t have been done without our dedicated player base. To everyone who has ever donated, played the server, told their friends about the server, etc… THANK YOU. This is a really big milestone for us and it wouldn’t have been possible without you all. To celebrate, we’re doing a few things:

1) There is now a 40% off sale on the web store that will last throughout the entire week! Everything (except for A-List) will be 40% off.

2) I will be hosting a special event throughout the week. Details for now will remain a secret, but you’ll be able to learn lots of tokens for playing 🙂

That’s all for now, thank you all so much for helping us make this happen!

Best Regards,
The ClownerCraft Team


Introducing Discord Community Nights!

Posted on March 20, 2020 by wizkrys

Hello, all!

So as you may know, we’ve had and utilized our Discord server for quite a while now. However, during this time, it’s not always been the most active. In order to help with this and get everyone interacting with each other, we have decided to start hosting community nights every weekend!
These community nights will consist of game nights and movie nights – the former being where we get together and play fun party-oriented games, and the latter being where we all get together to watch a film! By hosting these events, we hope to bring the community together more as well as make the Discord server more active.
All of that being said, we have our first 2 community nights planned! On Saturday, March 21st, we will be getting together in Discord at 5 PM GMT to watch Frozen 2 together. On Sunday, March 22nd, at 5 PM GMT, we’ll be playing some Jackbox games! In order to participate in these events, all you need to do is join the Discord voice chats when they’re about to start.

That’s all for now, and we look forward to hopefully seeing you at these events!

Best Regards,
The ClownerCraft Team


Covid

Posted on March 19, 2020 by TheClowner

For those of us who aren’t living under a rock, it’s pretty clear that this world is going through some very tough times. To avoid sounding like every company that’s been sending emails to mailing lists about how they’re responding to the virus, I’ll try to keep this short, but will include one sentence from the apparent template for good measure: We are closely monitoring the situation.

ClownerCraft itself, wont really be affected by the virus. Funnily enough, most of our voluntary team work from home- so we will still be here. We will still be open, you’ll still be able to play and communicate with others in our community.

Although we wont directly be affected, I think it is important that we play our part. We’ve already seen our active player count increase over the past few weeks, so we want to ensure we are doing all we can to support our community through this time. We haven’t yet worked out exactly what we are going to do yet, but please stay tuned for more updates soon.

In the mean time though, a short word about Mental Health.
With the uncertainty about the whole situation, as well as what the future holds, many of us will begin to feel anxious, stressed and worried about what’s next. And that is a perfectly normal response, just don’t let that anxiety, fear or other mental health struggle completely consume you in this time.

Our community has been already having discussions about the virus, and that’s a really good thing. Talking about it will help – it isn’t some magical cure – but it will help.

However, try not to be looking at information about the situation all the time, limit yourself to checking the news a few times a day, as the constant stream of reports can add to the worries. And make sure you’re looking at trusted sources, either the world health organisation, or your countries health service. This is in line with the WHO’s guidance on mental health.

To help with this we will be introducing a #covid-discussion channel in our discord server so that you can avoid the topic when you need to, while still being able to join in on other discussions.

We feel it’s really important to keep going as a community, so please be considerate of others and supportive through the struggles ahead.

~Clowner & the team


Space Contest Results!

Posted on March 18, 2020 by wizkrys

Hey everyone, it’s that time – the results for the Space Build Contest are in!

In third place, we have XxToastyWaffles at Plot 4 with his icy planet landscape!

In second place, we have Clarkygloves_30 at plot 13 with her Canadian space shuttle!
And finally, in first place, we have UnbreakableHoe at plot 15 with his looming doomsday planet!

Additionally, the following players have received enough points to earn some tokens: blu_ski, LiLDemonicChild, amyice, Bravagorr, Incognitoe, Skaredy_Kat, W0lfZZZ, verSTANdigYT, Buubadoof, and ms_pink_mermaid! Congratulations, and thanks to everyone for participating! Your prizes will be awarded soon, and keep your eyes peeled for future events!

Best Regards,
The ClownerCraft Team


Forums, Punishment Appeals and Team Applications

Posted on March 3, 2020 by wizkrys

Well, the time has come. After having our forums open for over 6 and a half years, we have decided to discontinue them. They do not get used frequently enough for us to reasonably continue hosting them, as our main source of communication nowadays is our Discord server.

That being said, you may be wondering what we’ll be doing in regards to punishment appeals and team applications. Since we are suspending the forums, we have moved punishment appeals and team applications to their own forms, which can be found at http://clownercraft.net/appeal/ and http://clownercraft.net/apply/. Alongside unveiling these new forms, we are happy to announce that Team Applications are now open again! You may apply for staff or build team at the aforementioned link. We look forward to hearing from you!

Finally, as for when the forums are officially taken offline: for the time being, there is no specific date. We will, however, be leaving them up for a while and rerouting the previous appeals and applications to their new respective forms.

Thanks for reading, and keep an eye out for more exciting updates in the future!

Best Regards,
The ClownerCraft Team

RIP Forums 2013-2020


Survival: Economy Reset, New Spawn, and more!

Posted on February 24, 2020 by wizkrys

A few months ago, we posted about Survival’s economy reset that was planned. Well, the time has come! Survival’s economy is reset, and along with it comes some other fun updates!

1) Economy Reset and Changes
Everyone’s balance has been reset to $10. Along with this, there is no longer a server shop for you to sell items to. So you may be left wondering, “How do we make money now?” Which brings me to my next point:

2) Voting Changes
Every time you vote, you usually just receive 3 tokens per vote (with a chance for bonus tokens). Now, not only do you STILL get the tokens, you will also get $5 per vote! If that isn’t enough for you, there is one other way you can make money:

3) ClownerCraft Bank
Introducing the brand new ClownerCraft bank, accessible via /warp bank! At the bank, you can exchange tokens for money, resources or player heads, up to 5 times a day (basically like the old /warp token, except fancy name and building dedicated to it now). Using the ATM, you can exchange 1 token for $50, meaning you can get $250 a day from it!

4) New Spawn
Speaking of buildings, we have decided to unveil a new spawn! The staff and build team have worked tirelessly on this spawn for a while, and we’re quite pleased with the outcome. The new spawn includes a redesigned zoo, a brand new IKEEA, and a finished build guide, among several other fun things! Take a while to explore if you get the chance!

5) Token Shop Changes
In addition to all of this, the token shop has received an update as well! There are new items in the token shop, and all player heads are now only 1 token!

Thank you all for your patience while we worked on rolling all of this new stuff out. We have plenty more planned for the future, so keep an eye out!

Best Regards,
The ClownerCraft Team