Welcome to the Creeper's Lab! This Minecraft website and server are here for your enjoyement: if you're not already playing with us, please don't hesitate to join. We'll guide you if needed! Newcomers welcome!
Looking for more holiday cheer? Sphenicus has that covered, with a special Christmas edition of the Creeper's Lab resource pack! This version features various Christmas songs, edited paintings, and more!
Put on your Santa hat, get in the holiday spirit and download it from its own page!
UPDATE on Dec. 8: The Christmas pack is now available in a Notato edition as well!
It's December, month of the Christmas holidays in a large part of the world, and it's time to celebrate!
I've decided to send Christmas cards to anyone who wants one! Locate the giant holiday mailbox in Central (next to the Community Center), submit your address and you'll get a card in the mail! Full instructions are provided next to it.
Lag update - it's about gone!
I'm happy to report that the lag issues that have been plagging the server are pretty much gone! This took a while to track down, and I'd like to thank everyone who helped me test this through numerous server restarts. There will still be slowdowns occasionally, especially when multiple players are online, but the worst of it is behind us! For those interested, I've made a forum topic with more technical information.
The server's migration is now complete. This update doesn't change the hardware category we were running on, but was required by my host to move to a more advanced control panel.
The server's IP address has changed! It is now:
Those who keep direct links to the map will have to update them, as it is now located over at 188.8.131.52:8123. The map is currently regenerating and will be fully available later in the day.
The previous IP address will keep working for now to display to connecting players a message inviting them to move to the new address. It will be taken down in a few weeks; as such, please don't wait too long before making the jump!
Please note that the chatroom connection is broken until further notice. I will update this post once it's back in working order.
UPDATE: The chatroom is back in working order!
Sphenicus has released today a variant of the Creeper's Lab resource pack. This new edition, dubbed Notato, features a lighter and quieter rain than the standard version. The current, primary download remains unchanged.
If you're interested in this feature, get the Notato edition from the same download page!
Thanks to AshaLina's effort, the Creeper's Lab is now present on Instagram! Be sure to send her screenshots of the server and yours builds to be posted there, and follow the account to be posted on future updates!
As a reminder, we're also on Tumblr among others. Tag the appropriate posts with "#creeper's lab", and I'll happily reblog them for all to see!
The server is two years old as of today! I'd like to take this time to thank all the past and current players for making the Creeper's Lab the popular place it is today!
In the past year, we've had one giveaway, two successful contests, the introduction of Events Nights and its many attractions, and more! Several surprises are also in store for the coming months, so keep an eye on this spot for future announcements.
Window to the past
As we're going through a major reorganization of Central and its surrounding areas, remember that the place used to be more much empty and surrounded by wild nature!
Once again, thank you for playing with us, and here's again to many more years of minecrafting!
I'd like to remind new and old players alike that Saturday nights are Events Night! Starting at 9pm Eastern time and lasting several hours, this special period features several attractions that can be enjoyed by yourself or as part of a group! To make things easier, there are a number of teleporters enabled all around the map for quick travel. Also, and only during those periods, no items or experience will be lost when dying. This makes it much easier to organize PvP matches!
The activities available include PvP arenas, parkour, mazes, racetracks, roller coasters, chess and more! For a full list, please see the list of attractions. The page has been updated with the latest additions, including Avoid the Rainbow and the SpiderDome. Please note that the former, by Septina, has been moved to Victoria. Windgrabah now also features a teleportation point.
Recently added by iKatze is the Unforgiveable Labyrinth. Found southwest of Central and reachable through it's own teleport, this event is a challenging maze where you aim to find your way to the end while finding hidden bones. Prizes are awarded to those who make it through. Perfect for those still in the Halloween mood, or wanting to try something different!
In order to clarify the current set of rules and cover more situations, I've rewritten the set of rules. Please give them a quick read over to make sure you're familiar with them.
Most notable is the addition of rule #7, which I believe is needed after a few incidents. It goes as such:
No lagging devices: no devices that create a noticeable amount of lag or stress on the server are allowed. This includes but is not limited to heavy redstone mechanisms and large amounts of animals.
Thank you for being considerate toward your fellow players!
The server has been updated tonight to Minecraft 1.6.4! This means it's also time to change your settings to keep on playing with us.
In the launcher, click the "Edit profile" buttton and select "release 1.6.4" as the "Use version" setting. You will then be able to join as before.
Minecraft 1.7 is scheduled to be released tomorrow. However, as usual, it will take some time before a stable server version is available. That's why it's important that you select "release 1.6.4" in your launcher instead of "Use Latest Version", as you wouldn't be able to connect otherwise!
The Muncie building contest is over, folks! As many of you are aware, Muncie was locked down for judging. First thing's first - now that judging is over, the area is unlocked and you are free to build again! Judges in this competition were DrCossack, Anonymous_SoFar and myself (WindRider739). Lots were judged based on originality, detail, asthetics, adherence to the rules, criteria and other minor aspects. Here is a list of the winners and their prizes!
Septina - 1st place: $20.00 Amazon Gift Card!
50teddybears - 2nd place: Wind's goody bag!
mormonmoo - 3rd place: Choice of hyper enchanted weapons or armor courtesy of Wind's personal stash!
* Winners! Watch your inboxes on the forum for more information regarding your prizes!
* All entries with their scores and comments can be viewed here
* Now that the contest is over, Muncie is available for free building and expansion.
I'd like to thank everyone who participated in this competition with the sole exception of Sora, who can really just go away. We're glad so many people turned out for this contest, and that the quality of so many of your creations was so high. Your interest and devotion to your projects ensures that there will be more contests in the future.