Welcome to the Creeper's Lab! We have multiple Minecraft servers and an active community, mostly focused on playing Survival mode. We also have special games, events and contests! If you're not already playing with us, please don't hesitate to join. Newcomers welcome!
You don't need to register to quickly join and look around our main survival server, but you will need to in order to play. Register today!
Laurasia was hit by a large griefing wave tonight and had to be partially restored from backups. This only affects the overworld side, and only in specific locations. As the backups used were about 40 hours old, it's possible that some of your builds and items in chests were lost. Personal inventories and enderchest should be fine. Please contact any helper or op and we'll reiumburse your losses.
Sorry for the inconvenience!
DynMap is back online!
The team behind DynMap finally found a workaround for the frozen entities problem that some of you saw during our tests on Nena. I've uploaded the newest version, so you can once again track yourself and others! The maps themselves need to be regenerated to include the latest changes; that's going to run for several hours at least.
FastCraft is back online!
The quick crafting utility makes its return as well, in a newly recoded version. As a reminder, FastCraft allows you to quickly craft items based on what's currently in your inventory, without needing to place items in the crafting grid first. This is disabled by default: type in /fc toggle to enable or disable it. It will display the new interface over any existing crafting table.
End resets disabled in Laurasia
Considering that I couldn't find any working solution to cleanly reset Laurasia's End, I've disabled that entirely. There will be no resets in the coming future, although that might return if something can be done about it. As such, any permanent construction work should still happen within Rodinia's End only.
First things first, I'd like to thank everyone who showed interest in helping. I got more answers than I expected, which is always a good sign for the community as a whole!
Without further delay, I'd like to introduce Primagen and Raegal as Helpers, Coneva and GingeKoda to maintain our Facebook page, plus CaptainVoxel on the Tumblr front! The latter three will get the Media rank as a sign of this. Congratulations to everyone! All of you will be getting a forum message shortly with the details on how to access your new abilities.
The YouTube and Twitch positions are still open as of now, anyone with a bit of experience on that front, please contact me!
Once again, thanks to everyone interested in helping!
The resource packs have been updated for Minecraft 1.9! There are no changes within this time around, only the version number was increased so that the game no longer complains that the files are outdated.
If you don't want to redownload any packs, you don't need to: just confirm when Minecraft complains that the pack was made for an older version of the game, and it will work just fine.
It has been a while since the last call as many people in the current staff roster have proven to have some serious staying power. I've been working on several additions to hopefully boost the population of the Creeper's Lab, and with the usually busy summer season coming up, I believe that now's the time to grow the staff ranks! This time around, I'm looking for at least or 1 or 2 Helpers, 1 YouTube / Twitch creator and 1 Social Media contact.
As a reminder, the tasks of a helper are focused mostly on helping the community by answering questions, with a much smaller focus on special commands than ops. This includes:
- Greeting the new players and answering any questions they might have
- Checking on those players to make sure they understand and follow the rules
- Getting players unstuck due to server bugs (it happens!)
- As a last resort, kicking and/or banning troublesome players
The focus of the YouTube / Twitch creator is two-fold. Such a person could produce new videos showcasing the server itself, our builds and ongoing events, then post them on our YouTube channel for the world to see. While others might contribute episodes once in a while, whoever applies to this position should expect to be the primary content creator. Alternatively, such a person could also use our official Twitch.tv channel to stream and create highlights of their ongoing play sessions and events on the server. You're free to apply to one side or both of the video aspect. If you've already done videos before, don't hesitate to send a sample link our way! Depending of the applicant's interests, this could also be split in two positions.
The Social Media contact would help to post content and get involved with players on some of our social media channels, mostly for Facebook, Twitter and/or Tumblr. We've got fans who like all three networks, but these places have been pretty quiet lately. Hopefully, someone could add some energy to any of these networks by posting screenshots, community updates, asking people to exchange on specific subjects, and more! You can apply to post on any or all three of these, depending on what you're currently involved with. We want someone able to get and keep people engaged!
Note that only currently established and active players will be considered. To apply, please send me a private message through the forums. I'll announce the new staff members in a week or two from now, depending of the replies I get.
I'd like to take a moment to thank both Septina and WindRider739 who have helped us while they could. Wind was especially instrumental in setting up many of the Creeper's Lab's earliest attractions and community feel. They have both been returned to Trusted status for inactivity.
All survival servers have been updated to 1.9.2! This new version is backwards compatible with 1.9, so you can either stay on the old version or switch your Minecraft client to use the latest. Jumping over to 1.9.2 is still recommended so you get the latest bug fixes!
In other news, Skreelink has added something on his side of things: the return of the cinema server, now known as Mu!
For those not in the know, the cinema server allows several people to come online together, stand in a purpose-built theater, and watch a movie at the same time as other players! This is done through a special server and client mod allowing web pages, including video sites such as YouTube, to be displayed in-game.
Due to this special requirement, it's not possible to directly move from the Creeper's Lab or Miranda to Mu. Instead, you need to download and install a special Minecraft client running 1.7.10 and use that to connect to a dedicated address. The all-in-one setup makes it easy to get going.
This forum topic has all the detailed information you need, including how to install the modified Minecraft client, create your own cinema buildings and screens, and more!
In addition to Mu being launched, Miranda and Ouroboros have also been updated to 1.9.2.
Mojang published today the first set of fixes for the current Minecraft version under the 1.9.1 name, quickly followed with 1.9.2 to fix another issue. However, both of these are not compatible with version 1.9 of the server, so be sure not to upgrade for now in order to continue to play with us!
All survival servers have been successfully upgraded to 1.9, so please upgrade your game version and join us for new adventures! There are no remaining bugs as far as I can tell; please tell anyone on the staff team if something appears to be out of place. Also, I invite you to read the following as some important things are worth noting.
At this point, DynMap is unstable and responsible for the mob freezing effect you might have noticed in Nena. As such, I've temporary disabled it until a new version is available, which I expect to happen soon. Until then, all server maps are still available at their given URLs, with one core difference: they're fully static, so player positions and block changes are not reflected yet. Updates will resume after the issues are taken care of.
Also broken as of this writing is FastCraft, our quick crafting plugin, so it has been removed until/when a new release brings it back in working order.
An extra little touch being lost is KillStats, which allows killed player heads to be dropped during PvP matches, along with kill streak announcements. I already have something under development to replace part of its functionality; that will be available at a later time.
How the End is handled
Here's what I wrote about the End previously:
"A question that has come up often is how the End will be managed now that there will be more to explore on that front. Right now, the End is reset every 24 hours so that everyone gets a chance at fighting the Enderdragon. At the same time, it's very possible that people will want to make permanent structures on the new lands that will be available. Even if the dragon can be respawned, I still want people to get a chance to experience the battle without any interferences.
As such, the End on Laurasia will keep its current status; that is, being automatically reset 24 hours after the dragon has been killed. To allow further exploration and permanent builds, Rodinia's End will be the one to remain as-is. That way, both options will be available!"
As our testing wraps up, Nena is being retired. My thanks go to those of you who played there and helped narrow down some of the bugs!
Skreelink is using the opportunity to expand Miranda's borders to allow the generation of new elements like igloos. The world has now doubled in size!
Best of luck on your new adventures!
Salutations Netizens of Miranda,
Today I introduce a new world to the players of Miranda that should aide in your quest for building grand things. This world is accessible to certain players who have participated and built things in Miranda, which I'm adding an additional rank as well!
The new rank is "Contractor" and it'll give you (as we've come to call it in Creeper's Lab) Blue Pants. With this rank, you will be whitelisted for the new world to aide in your creations. As you are all aware of the trusted procedure on Creeper's Lab, the Contractor rank will follow suit. Play in the world awhile and contribute builds to the world to help it grow. Eventually you will be moved to the new rank and whitelisted for the new world.
Four players are being given this rank today, and I thank them for their contributions and loyalty to building in Miranda. They are as follows:
They will immediately find their new rank and be able to access the new world.
I keep speaking of this "world" what is it you ask?
Symbolizing self-reflexivity or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself, the eternal return.
This is a superflat creative world set to peaceful with perpetual daytime. I've made Ouroboros as a sandbox playground for Contractor rank players of Miranda. There, you are given creative mode to quickly build and test ideas without having to quit the game, open single player, and back in-game, potentially forgetting what you just looked at. You can build something, then swap back right to where you are for easier mirroring in Miranda survival.
There are a few differences naturally: Since this is a playground creative world, there are minimal plugins, no choptree, fastcraft, etc. The world is also cut-off, there is no cross-server chat with the outside world.
Also to prevent players from wanting to just camp in Ouroboros, and since it IS just a test-build world, the contents will not be backed up and the world will be occasionally wiped to clear space for other builds: If you need more time to study a build in Ouroboros to build in Miranda LET ME KNOW, else it WILL be wiped and gone forever.
The total world size is 500x500, which should be plenty enough test-build space for several users. Also, naturally no items are synced between the worlds.
Players with the Contractor rank can swap between Ouroboros and Miranda at will by using /ouroboros and /miranda. This will plop you right where you were previously so you can mirror anything made in Ouroboros.
If you wish to return to the Lobby, you MUST be in Miranda to use the /lobby command.
If there is a problem with Ouroboros, please be sure to contact me directly in IRC or PM me on the forums so I may reboot it, etc. as required. Any questions, feel free to ask.
As always, I thank DrCossack for allowing me to link to his magnificent server and post my news and infos on his website/forum, and other such nonsense. I also think the players who play on, and enjoy Miranda. If you guys didn't join and play, I'd have no reason to run it.
I've been running multiple tests using Minecraft 1.9 since its release, stress-testing the performance of the game, evaluating and updating plugins, that sort of stuff. While some of you have been having fun playing on Nena, our temporary 1.9 server, many are looking forward for the entire network to jump over to the new version.
Unfortunately, there are several issues still happening in multiplayer that are major enough to prevent us from moving forward. Most notably, riding minecarts tends to freeze you in such a way that you can't exit the cart or move forward anymore. The only way out is to kill yourself somehow, which isn't exactly fun when you want to keep your inventory! There are also several other problems that arise, like mobs (friendly and hostile) freezing into position and becoming unkillable until the server is restarted; and item drops not behaving properly, making item trading a huge hassle. That's why we're not switching to 1.9 today. My entire code and set of plugins is ready, so we're now depending on other people (Mojang / Spigot / plugin authors) to fix this.
At this point, I don't know when we'll be ready for the upgrade, but it's not going to happen for a week at the very least. More as it comes!