Announcing: ClownerCraft Carnival.

Posted on June 12, 2020 by TheClowner

TL;DR Carnival is a thing we’re going to launch on July 1st. It’ll be fun. Also the carousel and ferris wheel in the hub work now, go have fun with that.

If you’ve been around ClownerCraft for a while the name Carnival may be something you remember being mentioned before. We’ve wanted to build our ‘Carnival’ server for years, and well, through most of that time we haven’t had the team or expertise to pull it off. Well, it seems that’s changed because today, we’re finally able to announce two things:

  • Carnival is not dead
  • Carnival will launch on July 1st.

Now I guess I should explain what carnival actually is.. 
In short, Carnival is our very own Theme park, with a collection of mini games and working rides, all bundled up nicely into a single place to explore.

Unlike previous projects of ours, Carnival will be an ongoing project, where we intend to work on new parts of the server as time goes on, introducing new mini games and rides as we do. So, there will be more to come after July 1st!

If you just can’t wait until then and you want to ride a carousel or ferris wheel, you might’ve noticed that the ones in the hub are now functional, so you can get a little taste of what’s to come!

As ever, we value your ideas and feedback – so please do share your thoughts with us in #suggestions-feedback on our discord server.

We’re still hard at work, so we don’t want to give too much away about what exactly will be in Carnival until closer to launch, since some things are not set in stone.


Survival Explore Reset & Expanded Nether/End

Posted on June 1, 2020 by TheClowner

Survival’s Explore world has now been reset, and the nether and end have had their borders expanded to 4k in each direction.
Enjoy the new space to gather resources.

The nether and end will also be resetting alongside explore next month (1st July).


New Warp Examples

Posted on May 4, 2020 by TheClowner

Our staff and build team have been hard at work for a while now working on building new example builds for our build-based ranks, and today, we’ve finally opened it up to you all.

Use /warp examples to go visit the new area, which features example builds for our Stone, Bronze, Diamond/Worker, Aztec/Apprentice and Modern/Builder ranks. They’re now grouped by rank, rather than build style, so we hope the new examples area will prove more useful.

Enjoy πŸ™‚


Gladiator Update

Posted on April 29, 2020 by TheClowner

A few tweaks have been made to gladiator based on the feedback we’ve had from a number of players:

  • Arena timer increased to one hour.
  • More XP is given per phase, with less dropping from mobs.
    This should even out the amount you get between different classes.
  • XP you pick up should now directly line up with the levels on your hotbar.
  • Some Classes have been given extra food.
  • A few tweaks to the arena to prevent players & mobs getting stuck where they shouldn’t.

Enjoy πŸ™‚


Server Update: SniperTown Fixes!

Posted on April 28, 2020 by TheClowner

We hope you’re all enjoying the snipertown contest, and really look forward to being able to play on some of your maps in the future.

Ahead of implementing new maps, today we have done a bunch of little fixes and tidying up of the snipertown servers. The key changes below:

  • Arrows are now given to you every 2 minutes during the game.
  • We’ve added information to the boss bar to show the remaining time in lobby, as well as your lives/score, and remaining players.
    This should be less intrusive than the old scoreboard at the side.
  • We’ve done some prep work to allow more than 5 maps for the future, without having to vote on like 20.
  • We’ve adjusted the tokens you get from winning, with 18 given if you’re out, and 25 given if you’re still in.

Enjoy πŸ™‚


Server Update: Hub and Gladiator

Posted on April 17, 2020 by TheClowner

Some of you may be in disbelief reading the title. But it’s true. We have rescued Gladiator from it’s endless redevelopment cycle and got it open for you all!

You can now play our wave-based mob arena at /gladiator
So far there’s only one map, with 30 waves and three bosses – but we plan to add more soonβ„’

Gladiator is open as a BETA server, so please expect some rough edges, and make sure to let us know if you run into problems!

We’ve also given the hub a bit of a spring clean, and rearranged it a little bit.

We hope you’ll enjoy these new additions, and stay tuned for some more stuff soon.

 

~Clowner


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.Β 

  • 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 πŸ˜€

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