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!
February's challenge is now live! This time, we're going back to UHC (Ultra Hardcore), where survival is paramount! The world is locked to hard difficulty, and your health doesn't regenerate on its own, so you need to be very careful not to take in much damage. Also, if you die for any reason, you'll be thrown out of the world for a week, so be careful!
There are four individual targets to reach during the month. Each completed one will earn out 5 Merit Points:
- Crafting a bookshelf
- Crafting an enchantment table
- Access the Nether
- Pick up a blaze rod
PvP is enabled, so thread carefully.
This, like other challenges, is available right from the lobby. Good luck!
They ran, they ran, or at least they tried. The (probably too) large amount of mobs in this perpetual night setting definitely challenged people, and deaths were plentiful. Still, several tried, and two ranked especially high. Here's the list of runners along with their highest distance covered during the last month!
Congrats to everyone! The promised amount of Merit Points have been handed around. A new event in Kenorland will follow shortly!
Some of you ask once in a while how you can help the Creeper's Lab. We've got some ways, like the Patreon campaign for monthly contributions, but that's not an option for everyone. I now have another alternative for you!
The Creeper's Lab is listed on various Minecraft servers lists so that new potential players can find us. It's possible to vote for us on these lists, daily, to help improve our rankings and visibility. I've created a new, convenient way for you to find these voting pages: typing /vote in-game will display clickable links, so you can easily go and access each page. It takes only a few seconds to fill-in each one! Typing /vote again afterwards will then grey out the sites that you've already used for the day.
Want to do that, but not log in-game? That's easy too: access the Servers > Help & contributions page, and you'll find the available voting links there as well.
To thank you for taking the time to vote, you'll earn a Merit Point every day that you vote on at least half the available options. That's up to 31 points that you can win every month by helping us, and you don't even need to get in-game to do so! Type /vote in-game, or bookmark the Help page, and you're on your way!
This is part one of two updates. A later addition will give you more opportunities to use your Merit Points in new and fun ways, so you might want to start earning as many of them as possible starting today!
A new FTB Server has been opened! We have started a new server for SkyFactory. Upon initial spawn a tiny island will generate for you and your goal is to build from that! you start with 1 block of dirt and a single tree. Can you create a vast base and discover the secret to branching out? You can launch the game from the Feed The Beast Launcher the same as Altera! Simply select SkyFactory 3. Server address altera.zonexus.net
The bulk of the holidays are over, and some of you probably ate a bit too much food. It's time to get back into shape with some running exercises! Race Away is back!
For those that don't know, the goal of Race Away is simple: run east on the X axis, as far as you can, and cover more distance than the others. The higher your ranking, the more points you earn! If you die, you get sent back ALL the way to the beginning, so slow and steady might be a better strategy than fast and furious.
Get to the highest X coordinate that you can on Kenorland. That's it! If you die or backtrack, your highest position overall will be saved and used as the final result. The inventory in Kenorland is separate, as always, so you can't bring anything: you'll have to craft your materials right on site.
This event will last for the full month of January.
To keep the file size of this manageable, the world is limited to -300 to 300 on the Z axis. Any attempt to move further out than that will bounce you back inside. PvP is disabled. A small area around spawn is mob-proofed to give you a chance at gathering a few basic supplies before starting your run.
All runners will earn Merit Points based on the amount of participants, plus a bonus. Let's say that 10 people enter this month: whoever comes up first will earn 10 points, the second place 9, the third place 8, and so on. If there are 15 entrants, the first place will get 15 points, second 14, etc. On top of that, a bonus of 10, 5 and 2 points respectively will be handed to the top three runners. This way, everyone gets something, but the best results are rewarded too!
Fancy new header images provided by xray!
I'm replacing the monthly UHC world in Kenorland with a larger rotation of events, called Challenges. This will ensure that things don't grow stale due to the repetition. Events similar to this month's Race Away and last month's Grindatron will be part of this new rotation, while UHC and special worlds with specific targets will be included as well.
If you have comments on this or suggestions to offer for future challenges, don't hesitate to comment on this news post!
About 170 cycles later, the Grindatron has finished offering targets at our players! Everyone who participated earned their own score as Merit Points. Here's the final list of results for all entrants:
The points have been added to each player, and the leaderboard now reflects that.
Everyone who tried it seems to have enjoyed the Grindatron, so it's likely to make an encore at some point. For now, something else will take over either tonight or tomorrow to keep you busy and active, so be on the lookout for that!
Today's the Winter Solstice, which means that it's the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Who says short days says long nights, and sometimes you wish you could sleep it all away. While doing so in real life might not be practical, what if we could at least do it in-game?
I'm introducing today a new functionality to the survival servers: sleep through the night by majority instead of unanimity! What this means is that we no longer need to get all players to sleep at the same time to skip the night, only a majority will be required from now on. Additionally, the common idlers, including most alt accounts, have been flagged to be excluded from the sleep check entirely.
How this works is simple. At night time, head onto a bed as usual. There will be a line in the chat displaying how many people are currently in bed along with how many are required to sleep the night away. Once a 50% threshold is reached, the sun will rise. Simple!
I hope this added convenience will make it easier for you to continue your various projects!
The December seasonal event, the Grindatron, has been going since the beginning of the month and many people seem to be enjoying it so far. Based on the feedback gathered from the community, I've done the following balance changes:
- The Weakness effect applied when you run out of energy is now lower, giving you a chance of breaking boats and minecarts.
- The energy spent travelling using vehicles (minecarts, boats, horses) has been halved.
- Building now has an energy cost, set to a third of digging.
- Bonus: the current target will be more visible when you join the server.
If you haven't been there yet, now's the time! Remember that there are new targets every 4 hours until the end of the month, giving you plenty of opportunities to score points.
I've already posted about this last month, but it's possible that some of you missed it as it was bundled with some other announcements, so here's a reminder!
We're considering launching an e-mail newsletter, likely on a monthly basis, to keep current and past players updated on what's new, what's going on and what's coming up. This would include coverage of ongoing events and contests, a recap on recent happenings, exclusive content, giveaways and more. It could be the best way to avoid missing on some fun!
Interested? Please submit your e-mail address today so you won't miss out of the first communication when it happens!
Many of you have already asked, and it's now time: the Christmas cards are back!!
For those new to this, every year I send out a holidays card in the mail directly to you, featuring a scene from the server, and its free! All you need to do is submit your physical mailing address, wait, and you'll get one around the holidays!
You have two ways to claim yours: in Laurasia, visit the Seasonal Park (in Central, North, using the Residential Line) and find the giant mailbox represented above. Get a book, write your name and address, submit it, and you're done! Alternatively, if you don't want to go in-game, you can use this special page tied to the forums.
I clear the list of submitted addresses every year, so if you want one, please submit your address anew - I didn't keep it! I also have limited quantities of the cards from 2014 to 2016 still available. If you want one because you don't have it or lost your copy, don't hesitate to specify a year when you put your address in.