Sphenicus has updated the Creeper's Lab resource pack today! The changes include a swapped record, a new painting and blaze turrets. If you've accepted the server resource pack suggestion, it will automatically update itself on your next login. Otherwise, grab it from the download page!
Don't forget that requests are considered, too. Read the FAQ at the bottom of the page for the details!
Minecraft 1.7.5 coming, no problem
Mojang is planning to release a minor update, Minecraft 1.7.5, tomorrow morning. This latest version remains compatible with 1.7.4 and 1.7.2, so you're free to update to it whenever you want: you'll still be able to connect to the server.
Fire spread disabled in Stone Ville
For those who don't check news comments, fire spread has been disabled in the contest area of Stone Ville. This will make it easier to integrate fire without the added risk of burning down your entire structures!
Some of you have asked for it, and here it is: it's time for a new building contest!
This time around, we're building a new city with a major twist: a ruined city, badly damaged and ransacked after an apocalyspse. Which type of apocalypse happened is left to your imagination! The area has been designed as a realistic downtown area of a large city: the roads and sidewalks all have correct proportions and sizes as taken from real life, with a few small exceptions. The full scenery is still being worked on, with a focus on destruction and ruins.
Your goal: pick a lot in the new area of Stone Ville and build something that would usually be located in a downtown area and subsequently went through a disaster. There are many options available to you: a derelic skyscraper, a blown up gas station, a ransacked shopping mall, a partially burnt down apartment complex, a hardened survivors shelter, a flooded and moldy theater, that's up for you to decide! Be creative!
* RULES *
Contest entries must stay within the confines of a single, 25x25 lot. You own that plot of land from bedrock to sky limit. The fences defining the lot limits can be replaced, although you should check with your neighbors first if they agree to the change. Do not overstep the limits in any way.
You're also welcome to make additions past the end of the contest, or build entirely new constructions. Lots will be added as needed. Should the city be temporarily full, please don't claim any land until the Department of Urbanism had the chance to assign more lots.
Initially, only contestants can claim a lot. To do so, please place a sign with your player name and "Contest entry" somewhere visible on your property. Once things are well underway, the city will be opened at large and players will be invited to come create non-entries, second buildings or even larger constructions that wouldn't fit on a standard lot. More information on that will be available later.
Several people seemed to have run out of time during the Muncie contest. As such, and to give everyone a chance to realize their ambitions, this one will run for FOUR WEEKS. As such, it begins NOW and will end on March 22nd at 23:59, Eastern Time.
* PRIZES *
What's a contest without prizes? The following will be awarded:
FIRST PLACE: $20 Amazon.com gift card, from Texassmassace
SECOND PLACE: Dr. Cossack's Favorites: a set of items picked among the admin's favorites
THIRD PLACE: Iron pack: full set of iron armor + tools
RANDOM PERSON: A surprise participation prize!
Judging will take place after the contest period is over. The judges will go around and give a score out of ten on each entry. Evaluation criterias will be adhesion to the theme (ruined city, downtown area, realistic size) and overall quality of the build.
All those interested to participate, along with any interested observers, can now make their way to Stone Ville. From Central, head to the Nether Station on the bottom floor. Then, take the Plymouth Line to the first substation, step out of your cart, and take the "Stone Ville" line to the end.
Note that, once the contest is over, the entire place will be turned into a zombie uprising survival area. The goal is to make a large area, of several city blocks if possible. People will be more than welcome to hang around and build, although they might want to stay on their toes to avoid the hordes of zombies that will swarm the area at night!
Good luck to everyone, and try your best!
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 that much easier to organize PvP matches! Note that this latest part applies to Laurasia and the Nether only: players in Gondwana, Avalonia and the End need to stay on their toes at all times!
Some of these nights are streamed live on our Twitch channel! Tune in to get a different point of view on various happenings and listen to some of us commenting server shenanigans!
The activities available include PvP arenas, parkour, mazes, racetracks, roller coasters, chess and more! For a full list, please see the page about the attractions. It has been updated with the latest additions, including Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots on the Townshend boardwalk. You can also join us for endless fishing nights, everyone hoping to score a delicious puffer fish!
Please note that Salifax has prepared something set for a grand unveiling on this coming Saturday. Join us during this week's event to discover his latest creation!