Sci-Fi Contest Results Post 2022

Posted on May 7, 2022 by UnbreakableHoe

At long last, here are the results of the Sci-Fi Contest.

In 3rd Place on Plot 3 are Sealio and CBJZ

In 2nd Place on Plot 5 are Sammy1304 and TijmEnd
 
And finally in 1st Place on Plot 1 is _Widejoy_

If you are listed here tokens and money have been added to their respective accounts. You can collect your unique trophy item at /warp prize
Well done to all who participated!


Modern Street Contest Results

Posted on April 7, 2022 by TheClowner

Apologies for the delay announcing the winners of our Modern Street Build Contest

 

Special Mentions

Scores over 40 points:
Buubadoof, on plot 3

Runners Up – Scores over 60 points:
Damascus9696, on plot1
The_Bi_Agenda, on plot 4
NinaLikesTurtles, on plot 5
ShadowBlaze1407, on plot 6
arborarchitect, on plot 7

Third place

HaannahBananaa, on plot 12

 

Second Place

Sealio, on plot 2

 

First Place

CBJZ, on plot 11

 

 

Thank you to all who took part, and congrats to those who won prizes. Tokens and money prizes have already been sent out, and if you’re in the top three you can collect your trophy items from /warp prize


Underwater City Contest Results Post 2022

Posted on March 8, 2022 by UnbreakableHoe

First off, we’d like to thank everyone who took part for doing so. It was a great contest with awesome builds all around. Without further ado, I’ll get into it.
With 40+ Points:
Incogntioe 
on Plot 5

With 60+ Points:
The_Bi_Agenda
on Plot 8
Buubadoof on Plot 17

Now for the top three.
In 3rd Place with a stunningly cursed emoji-faced octopus woman (words I never thought I’d type) is W0lfZZZ on Plot 6

In 2nd Place with a beautiful ruined masterpiece complete with organics we have Damascus9696 on Plot 2

And last but not least, in 1st Place with (and I quote) “Sealio’s Decent Underwater City”, is Sealio on Plot 7

Thanks again to everyone who participated, and if you are listed here you have been given your token and cash rewards on survival. Furthermore, if you are in the top three you can collect a unique trophy item at /warp prize.


Survival Old World Download (2018-2021)

Posted on February 7, 2022 by TheClowner

As we draw the 1.18 update and reset to a close, below are links to download Survival’s building worlds.
Each world is generated out to ±7500 blocks, and is about 6.5GB in size. 

Survival2018-Custom – Custom World Generation, generated in 2018 on MC 1.12.2

Survival2018-Vanilla – Vanilla Overworld, Generated in 2018 on MC 1.13.2

Survival2020-Nether – Vanilla Nether, Generated in 2020 on MC 1.16

You’re free to do as you like with these worlds, but we do not offer any support for them, and we cannot find any homes you had in the worlds. 


New things and future plans.

Posted on January 26, 2022 by TheClowner

With the 1.18 update largely out of the way now, we feel it’s time to share some of our plans for the future of ClownerCraft, and announce some of the things which we’ll be working on over the next few months.

First of all, however, is a reminder that our old Survival worlds will close on Thursday, February 3rd – so if you have an unfinished rank build there, you might want to get on that. Equally, if you plan to download the world(s) – please remember to note down the coordinates of places you want to visit now!

We will be publishing the world download a few days after closing the worlds. They will be fairly large (around the 10GB mark for each of Vanilla, Custom and Nether).

Survival
We’ve got a whole list of things we want to add and tweak in survival, primarily focusing on QoL improvements, as well as resolving a number of long standing issues.

These improvements will be split into several small updates, the first of which should be in the next few weeks, which will include:
– Craftable (and survival friendly) Light and Barrier blocks
– Extra bee hive information
– Re-balanced server shop pricing

I’d also like to note that the command and cosmetics shops are now considered part of this QoL update, and will be a later addition. Apologies for the delay.

SniperTownBlitz
We will soon be launching STBlitz: an explosive, fast-paced variant of our SniperTown minigame. That’s about all I’ll say about Zer0’s debut as a plugin developer.

Once launched, STBlitz will (for now) entirely replace SniperTown on the network, while we work on redeveloping the original game.

We’ll be hosting a Community Night to play the new version to help play-test, so keep an eye out on discord!

Other
As always, we have a whole host of things already planned to work on once these projects wrap up, including a QoL update for Creative, Redeveloping Gladiator as well as expansions to Carnival with some new themed areas.

We do always appreciate suggestions, and while they may take some time to implement – please do share your ideas and feedback in #suggestions-feedback on discord.


Christmas Contest 2021 Results Post

Posted on December 27, 2021 by UnbreakableHoe

First off, we’d like to thank everyone who participated! The builds were awesome, and the results are as follows:

40+ Points: Sammy1304 on Plot 3 and liamplayer on Plot 10.

60+ Points: Tekkersmon on Plot 8 and Vox_ on Plot 9

Next up, in 3rd place we have The_Bi_Agenda on Plot 1:

In 2nd place we have najbuilders on Plot 11:

And last but not least, in 1st place, we have blu_ski on Plot 5:

Thanks to everyone who participated. If your name is in this post, you’ve been given your rewards.
If you were in the top 3, your trophy item has been deposited in the safekeeping barrel of your transfer island, and your extra 9 slots have been added to your transfer island too. /warp transfer


1.18 Protocol / Client Support

Posted on December 5, 2021 by TheClowner

I am happy to announce that the ClownerCraft Network now supports Minecraft client versions 1.8.8 through 1.18.
We’d still recommend using 1.17.1 for the best experience, as this is what our sandbox servers run on.
You can however now join the server with the new 1.18 client, just remember that any new gameplay features will not be available. 

We still have no ETA on the full 1.18 update, thanks for your patience.
~Clowner


Survival Reset: Item Transfers Open!

Posted on November 30, 2021 by TheClowner

We've got our Item Transfer system up and running, so you can start preparing your items to transfer over to the new worlds. Instructions are below.

A few quick reminders and other announcements:

  • Your inventory will not carry over to the new worlds. Only items put into your transfer chests.
  • If you want to take items to the new worlds, this must be before the rest. You will not be able to afterwards.
  • The reset will be no earlier than January 1st. 
    • Creative and PureSurvival may update sooner, but it all depends how stable 1.18 and plugins are.
  • From today, you can now buy up to 500 tokens in total from the token exchange. /warp bank

Spawners

Spawners that have been recently bought in Survival with tokens can be 'sold back' for 75 Tokens each.

Spawners will either need to be:

  • In item form (ie. in a chest)
  • Placed by you in the world within the last 3 months

These restrictions are to ensure we can verify the spawner belongs to you, and was bought with tokens.

To claim your spawners back, either place the items in a chest, or stand near the spawner and run /report spawner buy-back
A member of staff will check the spawner meets the restrictions above, and then remove it and award your tokens.

Using the item transfer system

In order to take items to the new worlds, you'll need to place them in the chests provided on your 'transfer island'.
Head to /warp transfer and walk through the portal to go to your own island containing your chests.

Note: Any alt accounts you have will be taken to the same island as your main account.

You'll find three unlocked double chests there, which you can place your items into.
If you add any of the banned or restricted items, you will be notified when closing the chest.

If you wish to downgrade your rank, simple head to your transfer island (ie. walk through the portal at /warp transfer),
then use /report de-rank or /report de-rank [new rank].
A member of staff will drop your survival rank either one or two steps down the chain, and unlock the additional chests for you. You can only get a total of two additional double chests, even if you drop more ranks.

If you have contest trophies you wish to transfer speak to a member of staff; or head to your transfer island,
place them in the top chest and do /report contest trophies.
A member of staff will then move them into a different location to transfer.

You only have until the new worlds launch to prepare your item transfer chests. 
This will be no earlier than January 1st 2022.

Please see clownercraft.net/caves#item-transfer for the full list of restricted blocks/items.


1.18 Update – Banned and Limited Items

Posted on November 26, 2021 by TheClowner

We've now got together the full list of banned and limited items for transferring to Survival's new worlds.
If you haven't read the original 1.18 update post - go do that. There's a lot of stuff happening in the near future.

One quick reminder before we get into the items: We will not be able to update immediately. It can take quite a while for many of the tools and plugins we rely on to update. So even though the vanilla update will be out next week - we will not be able to update for a while. Thanks for your patience.

The item transfer system

By default, you can take up to 3 double chests of items, but you can get up to two extra double chests by voluntarily downgrading your rank:
Go down one rank gets an extra double chest (4 total)
Go down two ranks to get two extra double chests (5 total)

Contest trophies can be transferred by out staff without taking up a slot - and are exempt from the item restrictions below.

Below is a list of the banned and restricted items.
You also cannot take any over-stacked items (ie. items that shouldn't be stackable shouldn't be stacked in your transfer chests).
When adding items to your transfer chests you'll be notified if anything will not be permitted.
Any items over the limits will be removed when the worlds reset.

The item transfer system will open up soon™
We'll post instructions on what to do here once it's ready.

Banned Items

You will not be able to take any of these into the new worlds.
Any of these items in your transfer chests will be removed.
Ores include deepslate and nether variants where applicable.

Filled Map

Enchanting Table

Enchanted Book

Shulker Shell

Dyed Shulker Box

Mob Spawners

Spawn Egg

End Crystal

Wither Skeleton Skull

Heart of the Sea

Budding Amethyst

Coal Ore

Coal Block

Iron Ore

Raw Iron

Iron Nugget

Iron Block

Gold Ore

but not gilded blackstone.

Gold Nugget

Raw Gold

Gold Block

Lapis Ore

Lapis Block

Redstone Ore

Redstone Block

Diamond Ore

Diamond Block

Emerald Ore

Emerald Block

Ancient Debris

Netherite Scrap

Netherite Block

Barrier

Bedrock

Wet Sponge

Elytra

Nether Star

Limited Items

You can only take a certain amount of these items.
Any items over the maximum listed below, across all of your transfer chests, will be removed.

Shulker Box

Max: Just one
The box must be empty, and not dyed.
All NBT data will be removed. (ie. name, lore)

Name Tag

Max: 4 Stacks

Sponge

Max: 9 Stacks

Observer

Max: 9 Stacks

Hopper

Max: 9 Stacks

Obsidian

Max: 4 Stacks

Ghast Tear

Max: 2 Stacks

Ender Chest

Max: 4 Items

Beacon

Max: Just one

Conduit

Max: Just one

Anvil

Max: 9 Stacks

Netherite Ingot

Max: 5 Items

Diamond

Max: 10 Items

Emerald

Max: 32 Items

Gold Ingot

Max: 64 Items

Iron Ingot

Max: 64 Items

Wither Rose

Max: 2 Stacks


Minecraft 1.18 Update – Our Plans

Posted on November 13, 2021 by TheClowner

TL;DR

  • This is a big update, I’d really urge you to read the update in full as we go into detail about the reasoning behind most of these decisions. 
  • We can’t give an exact ETA for the update – Currently we’re expecting mid January, but this could change.
  • Tokens will not reset, but will be capped to 1000 tokens per player. 
  • Survival will have a full world reset. For both the building and explore worlds.
    • Unlike previous resets there will be limits on what you can take into the new worlds. 
    • There will be at least a 1-month crossover where the old worlds will still be accessible to finish off rank builds.
    • The world will be made available for download after the crossover time ends.
  • Survival’s economy will also be reset. 
    • There will be some new ways to earn and spend money.
    • We’ve added more variation to player shop sizes.
  • Ranks (both building and purchased) will be kept after the update. 
  • Creative will see an added ‘vanilla-caves’ freebuild world.
  • PureSurvival will have a full world reset, as with most major updates.
    • These worlds will be made available for download after the update.
  • As we work on some of the new additions, we will be sharing progress in #update-progress. You can discuss the plans in #update-discussion.

          ClownerCraft’s 1.18 Plans

          It’s that time of year again where Mojang have given us some lovely pre-releases of the next update, and we have plans to share about how ClownerCraft will change to bring in the new content. 

          1.18 (or what would have been 1.17 before it being split into two) is one of the biggest updates we’ve seen in a while, and as such we’ve planned some significant changes to the server. 

          We know many of you may be frustrated with the decisions we’ve made, so we will try to be as transparent as possible about the reasoning behind them. This has been in the works for quite some time, but we’ve held off announcing things until the update was more final, since Mojang already messed up our plans by splitting caves and cliffs before 1.17 was released. We’ll try to answer any questions you have as best we can on discord. 

          General

          As with every Minecraft update, we cannot give an exact ETA for when the server will update. This is because we rely on many third-party projects to make things work, and we will need to wait for most of these to be updated. Plus there’s the fact that we don’t even have a release date for 1.18 itself yet. We’re currently expecting our update to fall somewhere in Mid-January, but this is subject to change.

          Tokens

          We will not be resetting tokens, however we are capping token balances to 1000 tokens. If you have over that amount at the time of the reset, your balance will be set to 1000, and we will be adding you to a new Token Hall of Fame – so at least you get some bragging rights out of all those tokens. This cap will only be applied at the time of the update – so you can earn more tokens afterwards as normal.

          Spawners that have been recently bought in Survival with tokens can be ‘sold back’ for 75 Tokens each. Details of how to claim this will be announced when we open up the item transfers.
          Spawners will either need to be:

          • In item form (ie. in a chest) 
          • Placed by you in the world within the last 3 months
            These restrictions are to ensure we can verify the spawner belongs to you, and was bought with tokens

          Survival

          Survival will see the most major change of all our sandbox servers – with a full world reset, economy reset as well as some other additions.

          World Reset

          Survival will have brand new Vanilla, Custom, Nether and End building worlds. 

          We will be adding a new Building-End, which will not be reset like the explore world. 

          The new worlds will be generated to ±5000 blocks (except custom, which will be ±7500), but will open with a smaller border (around ±3000) to ensure there’s plenty of land free for the future. This will expand over time. We are generating these smaller than the current worlds to give us the option to generate new chunks for 1.19, if needed. 

          The custom world is currently in the process of being rebuilt and improved. We will be fixing the persistent leaves, and cleaning up a lot of biomes as well as adding some new ones. 

          Our current worlds date back to 1.13, and have been extensively built in. Worlds cannot last forever and we’d rather tie a reset into an update that changes the world generation in a major way. 

          Crossover time

          The current worlds will stay available for at-least 1 month after the reset, although item transfer will no longer be possible. This is to allow you time to finish off any rank builds before the worlds are removed.

          After this time the worlds will be made available to download.

          Please note that you will need to transfer your items before the reset, as this will not be possible within the crossover time.

          Item Transfer

          Unlike previous resets, we won’t be allowing you to take all your items with them. You will be able to transfer a limited number of items to the new worlds. By default this will be three double chests worth of stacks.

          However, by downgrading your rank you can get an extra double chest. This will be capped at 2 double chests. ie. if you are diamond, you could get 2 double chests by voluntarily dropping back to stone. You can then of course build new rank builds in the new worlds (with those extra items you took with you).

          You will be able to transfer up to three double chests of items to the new world, however some high value items will not be permitted or have a limited quantity:

          • Beacons, Wither skulls, Stars
          • All ores with ingots and blocks variants
          • Shulkers (All color variants)
          • Shulker Shells
          • Elytras
          • Enchanting Table
          • Conduit / Heart of the Sea
          • Budding Amethyst
          • End Crystal
          • Enchanted Books, Anvils
          • Mob Spawners, Spawn Eggs

          A full list of restrictions on items will be published by Sat 27th November.

          Contest trophy items will be exempt from these restrictions, and can be transferred separately by staff. 

          Instructions for how to transfer items will follow once the system is set up for this. We’ll make sure there’s at least a month for you to be able to do this. 

          The intention behind these restrictions is to help level the playing field between longer-term and new players. Previous economy setups, and other server features had made many items extremely easy to gather in large quantities, which isn’t as easy now. So we’re trying to take away the unfair advantage from these times. This should also help reduce the abundance of resources and improve the balance of the economy, as well as driving more demand to buy and sell resources – both through auctions and rented shops.

          Economy & Player Shops

          Alongside the world reset we will also be resetting the economy. We’re hoping the new worlds will allow some more item scarcity to actually create a market for selling items. 

          Before the reset however, we will allow you to exchange your balance for tokens, $75 buying one token. This will be capped at 500 tokens. 

          The shopping area of spawn will also be redesigned, with more variation in shop sizes (and therefore rental costs). We’re hoping to encourage more small, specialist, shops to appear post-reset, focusing on a few items rather than everything like many of the shops do now. 

          We are also adding some new ways to earn money:

          • Build Money: You will be awarded a small amount of money for placing blocks.
          • Rank Bonus: When you pass a building rank you’ll receive a bonus payment. 
          • Rank ‘Money Kit’: You’ll be able to claim a small payment every so often. The value of this will increase with each rank.
          • Sell Shop: We’re expanding the server sell shop, with more items included in each rotation. 

          There’ll also be a few more ways to spend your money:

          • Bundles: A selection of random items for a price. These will function much like our old ‘TokenCrates’ for those who remember them.
          • Command Shop There will be an additional area where you can buy some cosmetic perks, as well as timed access to things like /fly. 

          We’re trying to ensure that you’re rewarded financially for spending time building, hopefully making it easier to build up money to spend on resources and other items. 

          Creative

          Creative will only see one major addition with the update: a new ‘Vanilla-Caves’ freebuild world, which will allow you to build in the new terrain. 

          Ranks, and all other worlds will stay as they are now. 

          PureSurvival

          PureSurvival’s worlds will be reset, as we do with most major updates.
          Pure’s old worlds will be made available to download.

          Discord

          We will be posting updates as we work on some of the new features on our discord server, within the #update-progress channel. 

          We will also open up an #update-discussion channel, so you can talk about the changes, and we’ll be happy to answer any queries you may have. 

           

          Thanks for making it to the end of the post. We hope many of you will be excited for these changes, because we have spent a lot of time planning and preparing for this. 
          ~Clowner and Team

          EDIT 27 Nov 21: Added details about Spawner buy backs, Increased the item transfer limit from 1 to 3 double chests, and added some other clarifications.