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1.7 Support and Top Voters Changes

by NxDs Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:57 am

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1.7 Support

Out of nowhere, when nobody was expecting it, here it is for you. We are currently supporting clients on Minecraft version 1.7

Beware, the server version is still 1.8, we simply allow 1.7 clients to join and play but that comes at a cost which includes:

- Missing spectator mode
- Not working enchantment table (because of missing lapis)
- Missing 1.8 blocks such as sealantern/sponges/several brick types/etc
- Possible bugs and glitches caused by protocol conversion 1.8 -> 1.7

If you find bugs, issues or glitches do not report them unless they might be harmful to the server or other players!
We only truly support 1.8.x

Regarding updating to newer versions we're still working on it, at the moment the drawbacks are still too high compared to the gains we'd have.


Top Voters Changes

We applied a couple of changes to the algorithm accepting votes and deciding top voters of the month to make it more fair and balanced.
We're now considering only votes 12h after GMT+1 (first day of the month) and 12h before GMT+1 (last day of the month).

This will prevent people exploiting the fact the reset happened at different time zones.
Also if multiple players will reach the top 5 with the same amount of votes the winners will be picked randomly.

If you don't know what I'm talking about don't worry and keep voting as you always did :ok_hand:

Top Voters - October

by Dieu Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:33 pm

Top Voters in October:
1. SScott (55 EUR Voucher)
2. CrystalAce16 (45 EUR Voucher)
3. o_0X (35 EUR Voucher)
4. smidjuholl (25 EUR Voucher)
5. CaptainRitzFowl (25 EUR Voucher)

If you are a winner PM me here on the forum to claim your reward by clicking this: ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=48 :+1:

Updates for EC and Contests Winners

by NxDs Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:42 pm

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Lot of updates and changes this past month. A lot.
I'll try to keep this as short as possible :+1:

Halloween Sale
That's right, check out our store for a sweet 70% off on everything.
Check it out here: https://buy.extremecraft.net/

Boss Fights
We're proud to announce BossFights, you can spawn challenging bosses at /warp bossfight
You will have a chance to win a [BossKey] and get an OP reward.
At the moment BossFights are available only on /go factions

Here's a little preview: https://www.instagram.com/p/BpaOo3onHFG/

/lag
We added a command for everyone to check if the server is lagging, have fun (20TPS = max)
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/coinflip is back
Starting from the next restart you will be able to use again /coinflip with some major changes to make it easier.

Factions
- Loads of fixes and improvements for Envoys (allow ally/truce to be nearby while opening, repulsive force on failed open, other stuff)
- Better wall generators
- Improved /f top
- Fixed lag issues
- ChunkRippers can now only be spawned in Wilderness
- Added MagicTNT
- Added custom stacking buckets (after restart)

Here's a little preview for Magic TNT:
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Creative and Build Battles
We decided to reward only 4 participants to the contest and instead of trying to get 12 plots with 1 contest we'll do 3 different build battles and pick 3 to 4 winners each time.

Here's the list of the winners from past battle:
1) - Snaiiil
2) - 999PTSDunkin
3) - Daiyamondo_
4) - zZiu

They all got their entry pasted next to the spawn + they received 1 extra plot, go check them out next to /spawn

Video Editor Contest
We received surely a lot of interesting entries and we'd like to thank everyone of you but only one could make it and that's SadCheezyBoi_
We're hoping to bring back to life our YouTube channel ( https://www.youtube.com/c/ExtremeCraftOfficial ) and start posting content regularly :ok_hand:


There's a lot more we're currently working on, too many things to be listed here so see you the next updates post :tractor:

Factions Reset - Features

by NxDs Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:17 am

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Yes, we're slightly late on the schedule but we delivered :ok_hand:

We did lot of polls in past days to be sure we could provide you with the best experience based on your taste so here's the list of changes, additions and old features just to summarize our Factions

- ChunkRipper, a powerful creeper that would instantly ignite and utterly obliterate the whole chunk. Literally the whole chunk.
- ExtremeCreeper, another powerful creeper that has a higher chance to drop the spawners it blows up
- Vertical obsidian generator, vertical cobblestone generator, vertical sand generator, horizontal obsidian generator, horizontal cobblestone generator, horizontal sand generator. A load of generators.
- Vertical generators generate up to 256 blocks
- Limited Ally/Truce relations to 1 per faction
- Finally fixed cannons so raiding will be a thing
- Hoppers can now only be bought via /shop
- Added /f crafttnt
- Better /f top
- Improved economy
- Added /f wealth (it automatically considers the value of spawners in your territories)
- Added /f inspect
- Added /warp outpost
- Added The End with a full flat bedrock layer
- All the chunks are slime chunks (overworld, end and nether)
- Improved KOTH/Envoy rewards to make them meaningful, now you can also get the following rewards: ChunkRipper, ExtremeCreeper, all the kinds of horizontal generators
- Boss Fights with relative Boss Crate to get op gear that you can't get anywhere else in the game

We're sorry we couldn't manage to bring also a grace period as advertised, we encountered technical difficulties and we couldn't manage to get it done in time :rolling_eyes:
But instead we buffed up vote rewards for first 3 days (after that we will reduce them by 50%) :+1:

And here's the list of the /f top 5 factions of the past season:
1. Faction Redemption, leader JS1248 (100 EUR coupon)
2. Faction Warframe, leader Landsend_00 (90 EUR coupon)
3. Faction Lowkey, leader Happier00 (80 EUR coupon)
4. Faction SuIcIdEsQuAd, leader Disappointful (70 EUR coupon)
5. Faction ThiccGirls, leader Wisnu (60 EUR coupon)

If you are on this list PM Dieu here on the forum to claim your reward by clicking this: ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose


Here's a bonus, showing the ripper in action:
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Factions Reset - Announcement

by NxDs Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:44 pm

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Yea believe it or not we managed to maintain the word and get a reset more or less after 6 months :tada:


What can you expect from the reset?

- More balance changes
- Cannons will be actually fixed (no scam I swear) so raiding will be a thing
- Possibly boss fights
- All the chunks will be slime chunks
- Possibly The End world with a bedrock flat floor
- Better KOTH rewards to make KOTH not useless
- Some other stuff that you'll see once we'll reset :ok_hand:

The reset will be this Friday 19th October

You have exactly 72 hours from now to sell everything and farm like if there's no tomorrow to get in /f top 5 in order to be able to claim the coupon rewards.
After the 72 hours, I will be taking a screenshot of the /f top and I'll start handing out free gear and stuff as always, any change to the f top from that moment onwards will be ignored.


We'd like to thank landsend_00 for his support, helped us with bug fixes and several (some still planned) improvements :+1:

Looking for Video Editors! - Contest

by NxDs Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:42 pm

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Thanks to one of your suggestions we decided it was a good idea to start looking for someone that would edit videos for our YouTube channel.
For this reason, I'm launching a contest to find the best one (or more than 1?) among our players at editing videos :ok_hand:


What do I need to do to participate?

Step 1 - Download the video and stuff

It's easy, you simply need to download this archive: https://goo.gl/4khJwy

It will contain:
- Raw unedited video
- Folder with images for the intro (PSD and PNG if you don't have Photoshop)
- Folder with images for the background of the captions (PSD and PNG if you don't have Photoshop)
- Archive with the fonts used
- A txt file with the list of captions that will need to be displayed in the video


Step 2 - Edit the video

You are pretty much free to edit the video as you like, the only thing we ask is to add ONLY royalty free music (such as NCS, etc) and to use the font provided in the archive for any kind of text.

You are also free to not use the intro image provided in the archive if you feel like you can make something better.


Step 3 - Upload your work

You will now have to upload your final video on YouTube (better if you make the video unlisted) and send the link with your username here: https://goo.gl/forms/qopCSsbYD7nKIqy82

You are free to send multiple works if you have several different ideas that you want to showcase.
And you can use any video editing software you like, even Microsoft Paint if you feel like it.

Why should I do that?

I like to believe who will participate will do it for the sake of helping the server and making it grow.
This being said, we will also (if you want) feature your channel on our YouTube and we will be discussing in private (if you win the contest) about perks and stuff you may receive for your work.


How much time do I have?

You have 2 weeks starting from now to download, edit and upload your work so the contest will end at 11.59pm October 26th


Yes, you are allowed to show the video to your friends if you want.
I hope to see a lot of good participants but if we won't get anything good out of this no big deal we'll try again in the future :D

BuildBattle - Spawn Plots

by NxDs Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:57 pm

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Here we are once more to start yet another BuildBattle on our Creative server.
This time there won't be any kind of theme, you'll be 100% free to build anything you like (2D/3D pixel arts are still a no-go, sry)

We will be selecting the top 12 plots and we will copy paste them over the plots around the spawn plot, the owners and winners will be gifted with 1 extra plot.

How to participate?

Step 1 - Build something on your plot (it can't be a merged plot)
Step 2 - While standing on your plot do /bb participate
Step 3 - Wait for the contest to end


What do I win?

All the top 12 will clearly win exposure for being displayed and showcased next to the spawn plot and they'll get 1 extra free plot to build whatever they like on it, they will also be eligible to become part of our builders team (the headbuilder would eventually proceed to pm these people)

The top 3 will receive 1 free title of their choice from our store!


How much time do I have?

You have time until the 19th of October (it will expire at 23:59.59 of this day), that's a good almost 2 weeks :ok_hand: