WinnersHere's the list of winners for this month's battle themed Heaven
1st place - k4ye (/p v -211;-176)
2nd place - MysteriaHD (/p v 201;112)
3rd place - Eomz (/p v 161;-135)
Christmas HubWe also released our Christmas themed hub, with a minor delay, thanks to all our builders.
There's as always our usual 70% sale in the store: https://www.extremecraft.net/store/
Sorry for the announcement delay, we had some personal issues to deal with before we could judge the submissions.
We closed an eye for all the submissions that blatantly copied or used mods to create the pixel arts, we will forgive you this time.
1st place - MrsTrendy (/p v 0;201)
2nd place - RedString (/p v 131;-201)
3rd place - FasterNBetter04 (/p v 201;-14)
Halloween HubWe just released our new Halloween themed hub based on the new version of the lobby! Huge thanks to all our builders who worked on it: SilentButViolent, DaddyOmer, Ivri22, tessaseboy and sft_only
Also be sure to not miss our 70% sale in the store: https://www.extremecraft.net/store/
What do I do?You need to download this archive that contains all the instructions, the script and links to the videos you need to edit: download
Where do I submit?Once you edited your video you need to send your submission here: https://forms.gle/8SGRJnt8BubLNHyh7
How much time do I have?You have 15 days from now, the contest will end Sunday 25th October.
What do I win?As reward for winning the competition, if you decide to join the team, you will receive a starting coupon worth 50€
New Levelling System
We came up with a solution that would let you level up and at the same time give you enough space to build a nice looking island with no compromises.
You now have /is addlevels, this will open an inventory in which you drop in Coal, Iron, Gold, Emerald, Redstone, Lapis, Quartz or Diamond blocks and they will be consumed and turned into points.
New Spawn and PvPOur builders provided us with a brand new Spawn and PvP arena (Credits: BlueberryDaFloor, PlotChat and DaddyOmer)
ScoreboardSkyBlock will now have a sidebar showing useful info. You can toggle it in /sett if you like.
New EconomyWe tried to come up with a new economy that hopefully will keep things a bit more interesting and aim for a less AFK-focused gameplay.
New Starter IslandsYou can select from a wide range of new starter islands based on different biomes when you start playing now.
The old lottery was obviously too difficult, nobody would ever win so we reworked it entirely, we got rid of numbers and combinations and a winner is guaranteed to be selected twice a day.
Server NPCs and SpawnFollowing the lead of some other servers we also added NPCs that will connect you to all our gamemodes, this will make it easier for newcomers to have an overview of what we offer without going through the selector menu. Also they just look cool. (Thanks to Ivri22 for the edits and improvements to the spawn area)
Collectibles and ResetWe decided to rework the core of our lobby plugin and took the chance to start fresh and reset all the data of the past years so we could also apply some balance changes and fix some exploits that gave people infinite coins :thinking_face:
So collectibles got reset too, we also changed locations so don't worry about the old coords you saved somewhere as they won't help you.
To spice up things a little bit this time the reward will be a little more fulfilling, in fact you will unlock the exclusive [LobbyExplorer] title that you will be able to use anywhere on the server, the title cannot be bought.
Snake TrainsWe found and fixed the Snake Trains that never made it to the public lobby, you can ride them and they'll show you the entire map.
Bug FixesSeveral bugs affecting the lobby since its release were also fixed as well as some false kicks from the anticheat.
BuildBattle, Pixel Art?
This is a side announcement regarding the latest BuildBattle, this time around the theme is Pixel Art.
We feel like we never gave enough love to all the players with skills in this building style and this will be an interesting change of pace.
This month we added 4 new maps, revamped/improved 4 maps and removed other 4 maps.
Improved MapsWe went over some of the old maps and made them more PvP friendly:
Removed MapsAnd here are the removed maps:
New Feedback System
We value your feedback so we added a new system that will occasionally ask you to rate maps between 1 and 5 whenever you end a game, this will help us tweak our buildings and figure out what you like and what you don't.
SurvivalGamesThis is a bit offtopic but we will soon start testing our new SurvivalGames that will not be pay-to-win and will share the core used in our BedWars
Who would have thought we'd come this far, as far as trying our best to update everything and manage to get a 1.16.1 server up and running for you to test.
The server is SurvivalPlus and it will be the spiritual successor of our current Testing, which will be closed in the next few weeks to be used for other projects such as new minigames and gamemodes.
SurvivalPlus will then be our guinea pigs of servers, receiving the latest cutting edge updates and changes that we're too afraid to release on other servers, the first biggest update we'll be testing will be the new Minecraft 1.16.1
How to join?Simply use /go survivalplus (or /go survivalp to save 3 whole letters) while being on a 1.16 or 1.16.1 or 1.16.2 client.
Why?We feel like it would be time to slowly transition to new versions and experiment with new features and content as we feel like 1.8 has been stagnating for way too long, this test is to see if the performances of the new version can keep up with our demands and gamemodes.
Bro, what about PvP?We added a plugin that reverts PvP to 1.8 style (spam click = you're good), however the blocking mechanic is missing so you will get to try out the new shield mechanics.
Why is X command missing?Updating plugins to versions past 1.12 is no joke, it requires time and effort and in the years we accumulated hundreds of thousands of lines of code that should be carefully checked and migrated.
Where is the shop?As stated in the previous section updating some plugins requires more time than one might expect, our shop plugin is one of them and for this reason we'll run this test without a proper economy. On the bright side the vote crate looks like this
What about my kits?For now there won't be any kit other than the starter kit, kit claim and kit basic. The true [Member] way.
Why is X not working?If you find bugs please report them here and we'll fix them as soon as possible: https://www.extremecraft.net/tickets/new/5/
And we're back.
For the fourth time we rework and reset prison, this time our main focus was to add enough features to keep things interesting but at the same time to not change too much the good old prison everyone likes.
BombsWe added bombs to ease your mining sessions, also they just look cool. There are several types of bomb and you can unlock them through crates or Lucky Blocks
Lucky BlocksIntroducing: LuckyBlocks. They randomly spawn in mines, hit them and they'll reward you with cool stuff.
Enhanced PickaxesForget those boring pickaxes you're used to, the new ones have XP and can be leveled up to unlock cool upgrades. It works with shears too.
Here's a comprehensive list of the other changes and features:
For more info please check /warp info and check out our reset showcase video: Prison reset
We have a load of planned updates in general for the near future that you'll like.
I am once again asking for your support.
We're currently looking for capable people willing to manage our official YouTube channel in order to bring it back to life and actually start providing content for the community.
What is this role for?As YouTube manager you'll have some simple but important tasks:
Requirements?There's no requirement other than having good ideas and a somewhat good eye to figure out if a video looks good or not.
How to apply?
The submissions are closed! Thanks to everyone who showed interest, we'll make sure to pick a good candidate in short times.
If you're interested then feel free to submit an application in which you "showcase" some ideas for videos and/or series of videos that you'd like to push.
Reporters Without Borders’ Uncensored Minecraft Library is Going to Fundamentally Undermine Government Censorship of the Press.
Minecraft - the best selling single video game of all time - may be at the forefront of a clever new method to deliver banned media to those behind oppressive government firewalls.
When Reporters Without Borders came up with the idea to build an uncensored Minecraft library, they opened up a new venue allowing citizens to see news which they otherwise would not have. On top of that, adding the ability for users to add to it themselves provides for a broad, open-sourced, uncensored news platform that foreign governments are going to find difficult to block.
It’s easy enough for regimes to block access to websites and apps, especially when those who administrate the aforementioned platforms are the ones pushing out the content which governments hostile to a free press may disapprove. It’s another story when it comes to blocking a platform like Minecraft, which already has 300 million accounts in China.
The Chinese government could theoretically ban Minecraft in the country, but the company itself, which is owned by Microsoft, isn’t creating or even promoting “The Unlicensed Library”. It is highly unlikely Microsoft would prevent a popular NGO, such as Reporters Without Borders, from developing and maintaining the downloadable world required to access the library.
Less populous countries with less pull in the business world have an even smaller chance of preventing their citizens access to the library. It doesn’t take much to download a map and servers can be run on personal PCs. The only way to truly prevent access to it is to limit access to the internet. We’ve seen internet shutoffs in the past, proving governments are willing to go to those extremes if they deem it necessary.
What remains to be seen though is how the library, and those who maintain it, respond to the misinformation which will likely arise within its pixelated halls. The library itself may end up being a window into a world iron-fisted governments don’t want you to see, but the content in it will need to be vetted. If contributors to The Unlicensed Library can do that, it’s going to become a powerful resource for those looking to maintain freedom of the press.
FriendsThat's right, we finally added the long awaited Friends feature that everyone wanted so much :ok_hand:
You can manage your friend list also through commands, you can see the list of available commands with /fr help
SocialIt's well known that our socials, except for Discord, were dead partially because of me.
We're also currently hosting a Giveaway on Instagram so be sure to not miss it: https://www.instagram.com/p/B9TvCsTqDZH/Our website now also has social buttons on top so that they're more easily accessible but for the lazy ones:
Vote PartiesWe're currently testing Vote Parties on /go testing
VariousWe also added several minor updates such as:
After a slightly minor delay here's for you the list of winners of the past BuildBattle with screens of the plots:
1st place - Zziu (/p v -76;-53)
2nd place - UnsiW (/p v -420;-697)
3rd place - BlueberryTechLUL (/p v 108;-97)
Starting from April build battles will start automatically the 1st of the month every 2 months (1st April, 1st June, 1st August etc) and they will last 2 weeks, you will know the theme from regular broadcasts that you will see in game and on Discord.
Also rewards will be a little bit better with higher value coupons and stuff, you'll see :shrug:
We decided to make Nitro Boosting on our Discord server (Click here) a little bit more worth it.
If you don't know what Nitro Boosting is read here: https://support.discordapp.com/hc/en-us/articles/360028038352-Server-Boosting-
If you don't want to read too much and want the super simplified version then here:
Nitro users can decide to "boost" discord servers, once a server reaches enough boosts it will unlock special perks for everyone (i.e. more emoji slots)
From now on you will receive daily and automatically 1 extra vote reward (vote keys + money, skulls on creative)
We might add more rewards in the future if people appreciate it
Not just that, you also get to unlock special commands and perks for our Discord bot:
There you have it a brand new build battle :ok_hand:
You have 2 weeks starting from now to submit.
These are the prizes you will receive if you win:
1st - The last plot remaining next to the spawn, 1 pet of your choice, 2 titles
2nd - 1 pet of your choice, 1 title
3rd - 1 title
Yes, if you win you can gift your reward/rewards to someone else.
All the winners will be contacted and asked to join the builders team without application.
The theme this time will be: winter
You can build anything you like as long as it's winter themed, it's not a pixel art and it's not copied from somewhere/someone
Alright it's been 6 months and it's time to reset again.
This time things will be a little bit different, we based new changes on the community feedback so let's see how it goes, here's what changed:
And that's about it, we'll monitor the new changes in the next few days and apply fixes or changes if needed, you can submit your feedback here
Here's the list for this season winners:
This took a bit longer than anticipated but here it is.
New and fresh revamp of the new website with a proper dark mode and a proper light mode.
Here's a list of the main changes and improvements you'll see:
The dark mode is now actually dark and not bluish/purple anymore. Several color correction changes have been applied as well only for you so that you won't be blinded anymore while surfing our website in the obscurity of your basements.
As it turns out verifying on our Discord server for some is not as easy as one might expect so we made a tutorial specifically to help those people: click here
You might want to verify on Discord because doing so will give you access to all our chats and to Giveaways as well as Events.
Also because it's not very smart being in a server where you can't see any chat but you do you.
That's right, suggestions are now public for everyone to see and judge. You can upvote and downvote them so you can show others how much you hate them.
The notifications will actually show you what is requiring your attention instead of just a number with no indication whatsoever of what you're supposed to answer to. You're welcome.
Fancy Staff Page
The staff page is not sad anymore, all the staff is organized in categories and there you can find all our Discord contacts if you want to add us to complain about something like everyone does.
The homepage will now immediately show you the latest news and all the important links so you don't have to deep dive into several menus to find them.
Points for bug reports
You will now be rewarded with points (that you can see here) for all the bugs you report, any kind of bug.
Only the very first reporter will be rewarded.
This change is NOT retroactive. This means that if you reported a bug before this post it will not be rewarded.
Each bug report will make you earn a different amount of points depending on the severity of the bug.
That's right, it's that time of the year again. This Saturday at around 8.00 PM (GMT+1) we'll host a new giveaway on our Discord.
You can win ranks, keys, titles, pets, a cat, coupons, a life and much more but not really!
Prerequisites to participate:
Yes it's finally here!
It's been awhile since we've last updated our website and as some of you already noticed issues started piling up (players were unable to login, etc).
Sadly forums have to go (for now) and we will use discord as our primary way to communicate with players. There were simply too many issues with them also less and less players kept using them.
We're thrilled to announce that with new website we will keep adding new features! That includes automated rewards for top players on leaderboards and staff members (including our secret AHT).
As always, if you find any bugs or errors please report them so that we can fix them :)
Another things to mention, and some of you already noticed that, we're in process of upgrading our servers to ensure best possible user experience after that we have planned massive ingame updates.
Oh... and if you missed it, we also have new logo ;)