New Admin

Hey everyone, becja here.

As you can see, I’ve been given control over the day to day management of the server. As many of you know, SpaceBug is extremely busy with his work and hasn’t had a lot of time to manage the server. This way, the server gets attention and he doesn’t have to stress about it 🙂

If you follow along at all in the forums, you know many aspects of the server are in serious need of a facelift. I’ve come up with a couple ideas that I think will really work well for us, but wanted to see what you all think first. You can find the full outline of my idea here

Once you’ve read that, please share your opinion on a couple of the two biggest changes here. Please note, you have to be logged in to vote. If you haven’t already, go to the forums, log in, then come back.

Edit: Just to make sure everyone knows, if we do end up with one world, both SMPWorld and NEWWorld will be put up for download, so no worries about all your hard work just vanishing.

How many worlds?

  • One world with PvE/PvP toggle? (85%, 40 Votes)
  • Two worlds, one PvP and one PvE (15%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 47

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Dedicated Shop World?

  • Yes, a world specifically for shops (81%, 35 Votes)
  • No, keep it like it is (19%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 43

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Method of quick travel

  • partyTP (43%, 15 Votes)
  • regular TP, but with a cooldown (31%, 11 Votes)
  • No TP, I like the realism (26%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 35

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PvP Arena Poll Closed

Quick update to let you know the PvP Arena poll is closed.

I will try implement the new arenas in that order – though Spleef/parkour arenas might be implemented sooner than they are ranked on poll.

Again big thanks to everyone who joined the competition and helped us vote for the coming Arenas ingame!

And congratulations to SIR_TARDISALOT for being Top Dog in the contest. GJ

Select your favorite Arena(s)

  • SIR_TARDISALOT (PvP Arena) (19%, 22 Votes)
  • naddiii98 (PvP Arena) (16%, 18 Votes)
  • kylewilliams1900 (PvP Arena) (12%, 14 Votes)
  • TheBugBread (PvP Arena) (9%, 10 Votes)
  • TheBugBread #2 (Spleef) (9%, 10 Votes)
  • RHCP1994 (PvP Arena) (6%, 7 Votes)
  • Mertokile92 (PvP Arena) (6%, 7 Votes)
  • justywusty87 (Spleef) (5%, 6 Votes)
  • kenneth4655 (PvP Arena / Parkour) (5%, 6 Votes)
  • xXLEOBATXx (PvP Arena) (3%, 3 Votes)
  • Rockingroll67 (PvP Arena) (3%, 3 Votes)
  • xXLEOBATXx #2 (PvP Arena) (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Ultimate_GG (PvP Arena) (2%, 2 Votes)
  • KingHering (PvP Arena) (2%, 2 Votes)
  • nICKtom88 (PvP Arena) (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 48

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Date for implementation is unknown, but it will be soon – already made ready to install it on a test server so I can set it up in peace and quite and not disrupting your normal gameplay. Also to determine if I will implement it in our existing world or use a new optimized world (we want to avoid all possible lag).

Poll: Vote for your favorite PvP Arena(s)

Hey everyone!
It is time to evaluate the many entries we had for our coming Battle Arenas – Thanks to all of you who gave it a shot and spent your valuable time to try create something permanent for our server – you guys are awesome =)

Please take a look at each entry below – even visit them in-game to get a good sense of how they are built and how they would work as a playable Arena in-game.
This Poll will be active one week from today – ending next wedensday, March 19 2014. That should give everyone a fair chance to view the builds and make the right choices.

In this Poll you can place your vote on several Arenas, not just one as in the past polls – so be sure to select all the areans you like.
When the poll is over, then I will copy and use the arena with most votes first and continue in that priority forward when we need more arenas in-game.

Good luck to all entries and be sure to spread the word to your fellow player – so we get as many votes as possible to help determine the best Arenas.

RHCP1994 (PvP Arena)

xXLEOBATXx (PvP Arena)

xXLEOBATXx (PvP Arena)

  • Images
  • Position: none, private build
  • More info
  • Leo, please correct me if this is not an entry.

Rockingroll67 (PvP Arena)

Ultimate_GG (PvP Arena)

  • Images: none
  • Position: X: -243 / Y: 32 (Creative server)
  • More info

TheBugBread (PvP Arena)

TheBugBread (Spleef)

naddiii98 (PvP Arena)

KingHering (PvP Arena)

nICKtom88 (PvP Arena)

Mertokile92 (PvP Arena)

justywusty87 (Spleef)

kylewilliams1900 (PvP Arena)


kenneth4655 (PvP Arena / Parkour)

Select your favorite Arena(s)

  • SIR_TARDISALOT (PvP Arena) (19%, 22 Votes)
  • naddiii98 (PvP Arena) (16%, 18 Votes)
  • kylewilliams1900 (PvP Arena) (12%, 14 Votes)
  • TheBugBread (PvP Arena) (9%, 10 Votes)
  • TheBugBread #2 (Spleef) (9%, 10 Votes)
  • RHCP1994 (PvP Arena) (6%, 7 Votes)
  • Mertokile92 (PvP Arena) (6%, 7 Votes)
  • justywusty87 (Spleef) (5%, 6 Votes)
  • kenneth4655 (PvP Arena / Parkour) (5%, 6 Votes)
  • xXLEOBATXx (PvP Arena) (3%, 3 Votes)
  • Rockingroll67 (PvP Arena) (3%, 3 Votes)
  • xXLEOBATXx #2 (PvP Arena) (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Ultimate_GG (PvP Arena) (2%, 2 Votes)
  • KingHering (PvP Arena) (2%, 2 Votes)
  • nICKtom88 (PvP Arena) (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 48

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Notice: You must be logged into the forum to be able to make a Vote.
If you do not have a forum user yet, then create one here.

7 days left of the Arena Build Contest

Quick update 2: Unforseen work came up, so I am giving this deadline 2 more days. (It will end Monday march 10. 2014)

Quick update: I will end the Arena Build Contest in 7 days from today. (End: Saturday 8. march 2014).

If you want to participate then be sure to submit your build before that date 🙂 You can either submit your screenshots/video in the commentfield here or at the forum post here.

We will make a poll right after so we can determine which arenas to go with forward.

PvP Arena – Contest – Submit your builds

Hey guys, time has come to submit your PvP Arena builds!

We have had 14 busy days since the release of the new PvE world – a lot of tweaks have been done and many in the queue. But we are getting there 🙂

As promised, the PvE world will include PvP arenas in different shapes and sizes (Spleef, regular PvP, CTF etc), and now is your time to set your permanent mark on the new server – Use your awesome building skills and build an arena we can use for future PvP Battles.

I will leave the details up to you – but be sure to keep the battle area a square/rectangle (so it is possible to define the PvP borders properly).

Temporary Creative Server:

I will not save this map – so notice this is only a server for this contest (might make a real creative world later)

Just like the past contests, you guys will have the power to determine which arena(s) we select as official PvP Arenas – when we have a good selection of contributions, I will start a poll (multichoice poll).

For starters I think we will try a regular PvP Arena and a Spleef Arena, but don’t hold back if you have any specialized arena – we might find a good use for it still.


To participate: Build an arena (solo or co op), Upload screenshots to some upload service and paste your screenshots in the commentfield below or the forum (you can also record a video). To help your chances, post the position/coordinates so players can go and look at it. Tell us why your arena is awesome and should be picked.

And let me get your inputs on PvP arenas in general – anything we should be aware of? How do we implement this in the best way (from your perspective). Should the nether remain PvP after we get arenas etc.

There will not really be any prize besides the bragging rights – this is mostly made to include you all and give you a chance to set your permanent mark on the server with an official build.

PvE World Released

The PvP vs PvE poll ended with a tiny victory to the PvE world – so this is how the New World is now. Though PvP is enabled in the Nether and in The End.

Notice: If you buy a new rank or upgrade a rank, please visit the old world for it to activate. Ranks will still work in both worlds, but a new purchase only triggers in the old world. (I will change this later)

Teleport between Worlds:

  • /server lobby
  • /server newworld
  • /server smpworld

The PvE world will undergo several tweaks. For now the following things have been changed:

  • mcMMO added
  • Unarmed PvP disabled
  • Fireworks when using mcmmo skils disabled (in effect after next restart)
  • Several prices adjusted (Cactus worth nothing, easy dye 0.1 coin)

Any nerf/tweaking suggestions to mcmmo are welcome.

I would again like to thank all the builders who participated in the Lobby + Spawn build contest. Congratulations to KingHering and Kosine – both have been awarded their rank and you can enjoy their winning builds ingame.

Since I will make PvP arenas in both worlds, a new build contest will be made within a few weeks – so find your best blocks and get started now. Make some sweet Arenas for us to PvP in forward. (also spleef).. A new forum thread will be made at a later date, where you can post your builds.

Poll: Vote for our new Spawn + Lobby

Now it is time to vote for the Lobby and New World Spawn design!

Visit each link below and look good at all each entry – Find the Best Lobby and Best Spawn entry from your perspective and use the 2 Polls below in this post.

The Top build in each category will win and be the design we use for the new worlds coming up in 2 days time. So please hurry up and make your vote – and tell your friends in-game to come vote also 🙂

Lobby Entries:

New World Spawn Entries:

Vote here

Vote for best Lobby design

  • Kosine (56%, 24 Votes)
  • Strikablade + J_Corrigan_93 + Annabelle093 (26%, 11 Votes)
  • Butter_Reaper (14%, 6 Votes)
  • Koolflamez (5%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 43

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Vote for best Spawn design

  • KingHering (46%, 19 Votes)
  • Lellipop78 + isek_whitcomb (24%, 10 Votes)
  • Famboje (15%, 6 Votes)
  • CraftyLH17 (7%, 3 Votes)
  • Kylewilliams1900 (2%, 1 Votes)
  • HATjackBOY (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Ratsun (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 41

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Notice: You must be logged into the forum to be able to make a Vote.
If you do not have a forum user yet, then create one here.

If you have no idea what the New World and Lobby is, then please read this other post first.

And last but not least, at big big thank you goes to all the awesome builders who took the time to make something for the server – I wish you all the best of luck and may the most popular win 😉

Poll: Should the New World be PvP or PvE?

Should the New World be PvP or PvE?

  • I want PvE - but with with dedicated PvP arena(s) (53%, 56 Votes)
  • I want PvP exactly like in the Old World (47%, 50 Votes)

Total Voters: 106

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Notice: You must be logged into the forum to be able to make a Vote.
If you do not have a forum user yet, then create one here.

So, I am here thinking that making the new world PvE (Player vs Environment = no PvP) could solve a lot of issues in all the reports we constantly get from players (enderpearling, rodding, potions, lava) in and outside claims.
Also, PvP in a server with a ton of entities like we got and will get in the new world, do lag many of you..(remember this is client lag, not server lag)

So I just want to hear your guys opinion on which direction we should take this New World – Should we make it more or less a copy of the PvP method we use in the Old World, or should we instead make it no-PvP in most of the world and then make some dedicated PvP arenas where you can combat it out face to face?

I know making it PvE will take a lot of the excitement out of the game for many of you, but remember the Old World will still remain the same as always. So you could always stay there if you seek that thrill.

No matter what we decide here, I will still let The End and the Nether be full PvP in the New World.

If the majority wants PvE, then I will for sure try make some good alternatives for the PvP hungering people – could be the mentioned PvP arenas or even make some dedicated PvP worlds (Hunger Games or similar).
I am more than willing to take suggestions for what to make next 🙂

New World – What is it and what will happen?

Hello everyone =)

Ok, as promised I will try give you all a better idea about what is to come with this ”new world”/”new server” – some of you panic when those words have been mentioned in the chat, so this post is to calm everyone a bit and avoid any misunderstandings.

First of all let me underline – Nothing you have made on the server will be lost in this process and upgrade. Our old beloved world will continue as always and nothing will really change (except maybe better gameplay due to a better and faster server + a better network)

This upgrade I am working will involve a few steps.

  • – New host (better hardware and better network) = less lag in-game.
  • – A new world will be added, alongside our old world. From now on I will call them (Old World and New World).

Instead of going the Multiverse direction, I have decided to take advantage of the BungeeCord method. By this I can add several new physical servers together and easily link/unlink them together, and take one server down, while the other(s) are still running. Meaning I will have the ability to make a lot of new exciting things in the future, without making changes to our old world(s).

The new setup will be something like this.
When you first enter the server, you will enter a Lobby – kinda like an information hall with description, rules and a couple of portals. At first 1 portal leading to the Old World and another portal leading to the New World. (Or you will be able to use a command like (/server oldworld  or /server newworld). This command will work within all worlds and make it possible to easily change to another world or the Lobby.
The servers will still remember where you logged out – so if you logout in the Old World, next time you login you will be transferred to that location if the server is up. If it is down, you will be transferred to the Lobby.

As mentioned, I will not make any changes to the Old World, except fixing some of the issues like making frames breakable again, allowing TNT in claims and of course adding a new Auction system 🙂

The New World will also be a SMP (Survival Multiplayer World) just like the Old World, but the staff and I will make some adjustments to it – changes that will try reduce the amount of Cactus farms and other things that over time kinda got out of hand in the Old World. (Learning from experience, taking the best things with us from the Old World and scratch the bad things).
I will also add a few new things to the New World – I expect mcMMO will be added (a way to gain experience and getting some new skills based on experience).

One of the common questions from you guys is about the Ranks – how will that work?.. And rest assure, if you are a donator, you will have the same rank in all worlds I make, and you will be able to use your kit in both worlds daily. Ranks are the only thing that work between servers. Inventory, blocks and money can not be transferred between worlds.
This is to ensure that the New World is a fresh start for everyone and the rich in the Old World wont be able to gobble up everything right away in the New World.

I have come a good way already with the setup, but there is still a lot to get done for me before everything is working correctly. I am not sure if I have been too optimistic, but I have made a deadline for myself to be done around February 7 2014 (that will be exactly 1 year after the Old World was launched).. I hope everything works out and I can release the new server that day. *crosses fingers

As some of you know, we are asking you guys to help with building the new Lobby and Spawn for the New World – if you have any interest in that, please check the forum post 10becja made – you will find instructions on how to help there:  //
When we got a handful of good suggestions for those builds, I will setup 2 Polls on this site so everyone of you get a vote on each to place on your favorite builds. The Lobby build and New World spawn with most votes will win and be the builds we use forward.

Ok, I think that is it – if I missed anything, just make a comment and I will try answer as best as I can.

Update – followup questions I have been getting:

  • – Will the IP be the same? – (Yep,  just be sure to use when you connect to the server.)
  • – If banned in the old world, will you be banned in the new world? – (Yep, I will transfer all bans to the new world)