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.


          Fall/Autumn Contest Results Post

          Posted on November 3, 2021 by UnbreakableHoe

          First off, we’d like to thank everyone who participated!

          In second place, liamplayer on Plot 4
           

          In first place, NinaLikesTurtles and ms_pink_mermaid on Plot 2

          Thanks to everyone who built, we hope to see you take part again. If you are listed here, you’ve been awarded tokens and cash and can collect a special trophy item at /warp prize


          Wild West Contest Results Post

          Posted on October 2, 2021 by UnbreakableHoe

          First off, we’d like to thank everyone who participated!

          In Third Place we have Doowit2013 and contessa100 on Plot 6

          In Second Place is zZer0_ on Plot 1

          And lastly, snatching up First Place is Choppertje150 on Plot 2
          Thanks to everyone who built, we hope to see you take part again.
          If you are listed here, you’ve been awarded tokens and cash and can collect a special trophy item at /warp prize


          Microbuilds Contest Results 2021

          Posted on September 3, 2021 by UnbreakableHoe

          First off, we’d like to thank everyone who participated! The use of armour stands were astounding this time, we really were impressed.

          Scoring 40+ Points:
          Dodel on Plot 2

          Scoring 60+ Points:
          Alesiaz on Plot 3
          raposo_the_guy on Plot 4
          ShrimpFryingRice on Plot 10

          In Third Place with their miniature Cave Town is wizkrys on Plot 1

          In Second Place with their beautiful statue is W0lfZZZ on Plot 5

          And lastly, in First Place with their stunning recreation of “Up” is Sealio on Plot 8
           

          Thanks to everyone who built, we hope to see you take part again.
          If you are listed here, you have been given your rewards and if you placed in the top three you can claim a unique prize item at /warp prize!


          Post Apocalyptic Contest 2021 Results

          Posted on August 14, 2021 by UnbreakableHoe

          First off, we’d like to thank everyone who participated! The post apocalyptic builds gave us chills! Before we get into the top three, we have some honourable mentions.

          Scoring 60+ Points:
          wizkrys
          on Plot 3 and
          Sealio on Plot 4

          Third Place: With a stunning decimated suburban street, we have Alesiaz on Plot 2

          Second Place: With their amazing freeze frame of a city about to be blown up by a nuclear bomb, we have The_Bi_Agenda on Plot 1

          First Place: Last but not least, for their amazing desolated, war ravaged and destroyed buildings, we have Juice_BoxHero on Plot 6

          All players listed here have recieved their token and money rewards on survival, and, additionally, the players who ranked in the top 3 can claim their unique prize item at /warp prize


          Cave Contest 2021 Results

          Posted on August 1, 2021 by UnbreakableHoe

          Thanks to all who participated in the contest, the caves were stunningly beautiful with great use of the new 1.17 blocks!

          In third place we have raposo_the_guy on Plot 1 with their cave full of creepy crawlies and mythical creatures.

          In second place we have wizkrys on Plot 3 with their abandoned expedition cave.

          And last but not least, in first place we have ll_aeternum_II on Plot 4 with their stunning lush and populated cave.

          Tokens and money have been given to the winners, and you can collect your unique trophy item from /warp prize


          Firework Show Contest 2021 Results

          Posted on July 9, 2021 by UnbreakableHoe

          Thank you to everyone who participated!
          The various Fireworks shows were explosively passionate, but before we get into the top three, here are some honourable mentions:

          With 40+ points, we have:
          The_Bi_Agenda on Plot 1
          raposo_the_guy on Plot 7 and
          Buubadoof on Plot 8.

          In Third Place is Krastic on Plot 4

          In Second Place is TijmEnd on Plot 12

          And First Place goes to ms_pink_mermaid on Plot 11

          Rewards have been given to anybody who scored 40+ points. If you were in the top three, there is a prize waiting for you at /warp prize on Survival.

           


          Survival, Creative and PureSurvival now running on 1.17!

          Posted on July 5, 2021 by TheClowner

          Our Survival, Creative and PureSurvival servers have now been fully updated to 1.17.

          As a quick reminder of some of the changes introduced to allow access to the new content:

           

          Survival

          • Explore worlds have been reset, and have been generated in 1.17.
            • The worlds will start with a smaller world border of ±2.5k
            • The end has a border of ±1.5k, which will expand to ±2.5k over the next 7 days.
            • The borders will be expanded on 1st August, and 1st September. With the Explore worlds next due to reset on 1st October.
          • The server shop has been expanded
            • There’s a generally wider range of items available now, including some harder to obtain 1.17 blocks.
            • We’ve intentionally left out most of the new items to leave a market for player shops
          • We’ve added a small sell shop to the server shop:
            • There are 5 items you can sell, which will change every 2 weeks, to make a little extra cash.

           

          PureSurvival

          • The worlds have been expanded up to ±4
            • This means there is newly generated land beyond Approx ±3200 blocks, where you can find the new resources.

           

          Event servers and such will be updated at a later time. We look forward to seeing what you all create with the new blocks and items! 😀


          1.17 Update News: Weekend Downtime

          Posted on July 1, 2021 by TheClowner

          ClownerCraft will be updating sandbox servers to 1.17 this weekend!

          There will be some downtime for individual servers, but the network as a whole should stay online the whole time. We will be staggering the update over a few days so that you’ll still have something to play on while the other servers are down for the update. And of course, if all else fails – go join the firework contest 😛

          PureSurvival will be offline to update from 10am GMT // 5am EDT on Saturday 3rd July 
          Creative will be offline to update from 10am GMT // 5am EDT on Sunday 4th July
          Survival will be offline to update from 10am GMT // 5am EDT on Monday 5th July

          There are two features which we expect to be broken for a while after the update:
          Firework maker (/fwm) and /lay still need to be updated.

          If you missed the details of some of the changes we will be making with this update, you can read the plans here: https://clownercraft.net/2021/06/06/1-17-update-plans/