GBCraft Survival Minecraft

Feb
16
Hey Guys,

It's been four months since the last post on the forums! Thats a long time! So I want to get the server back on track starting with this Update! We've got a bunch of stuff to announce so lets get started!

| Survival World Reset

The Biggest change over the last few weeks has been a complete reset of the survival world, this was done for two reasons:
- A desire by the community to start fresh in a new clean world.
- Consistent lag problems probably due to corrupted chunks in the old world.

With this reset its a chance for all our players, both old and new to start from scratch and build better and bigger than before. It also gave us an opportunity to massively redo our economy to create a more balanced and fair experience for all. That all being said server resets will not be a regular occurance and I do not see us resetting again for another 12 months unless there is a massive demand by the community for some reason or another (perhaps 1.13?)

| Economy Redo, New Shop Layout

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As already stated, the world and economy reset gave us the opportunity to work on rebalancing our economy and also creating a much more intuitive and easy shop menu to use. Mass Selling all your items is now as easy as clicking the middle mouse and you can now select exactly how many blocks or items you wish to buy/sell.

We've already been getting great feedback from the community on the new shop layout and the new balanced pricing so we hope this will improve the overall gameplay experience going forward! Leave your opinion in the comments below, whether you think we should change some of your pricing? Or is it all good the way it is?

| General Bug Fixes

Few small bug fixes:
** General reduction in lag
** Reconfiguring of Scoreboard plugin for better performance
** Fixed a few small permission related bugs

| Top Voters

Finally the top voters get the recognition they deserve, as always votes will be reset. Next winners will be announced end of march, since we're half way through february already!
  1. youwilldieto with 763 Votes Prize: $25 Store Coupon
  2. Steven8201 with 561 Votes: $20 Store Coupon
  3. XRomeoDeltaX with 361 Votes: $15 Store Coupon
  4. Thomas1201 with 303 Votes: $10 Store Coupon
  5. 5708alex5708 with 170 Votes: $5 Store Coupon
Good luck to all the voters next month! Winners shoot me a direct message on discord for your coupon codes!

| Top Donators

So we've got a few months to catch up on. Here they are from October to January the top donators were: XRomeoDeltaX, ThePreset, Portal 50 and Xziden! Thanks so much for the support to help us keep the server running and funding new plugin purchases! We wouldn't still be here without the communities continous generous support!

| New Monthly Events System

Finally we're excited to announce the new events system! In the past its been quite unclear and chaotic what the events and building contests are each month. Thats why I'm going to be setting up dedicated threads each month explaining the different events and building contests as well as the prizes. Winners will then be announced in that same thread and occasionally featured in these update logs. There will be an events tab above on the website nav bar for easy access to the thread each month. Links will also be posted in the MOTD so every time you log into the server you'll be reminded about currently on-going events.

We're really excited about this new system and It should give me the opportunity to run lots of different, fun and creative events and building contests each month. It will also give you guys the opportunity to win cool prizes so stay tuned for the Feb/ March Events coming soon. Like the voting, these events will spill over into march!

Thats all for now guys, Hope you enjoyed Valentines and see you in Spring!
- Thomas
Oct
15
Hey guys,

First an apology, I haven't been active over the past month and a half. Believe it or not I have a life outside of Minecraft! However as we approach Halloween i should have a little more time so hopefully I'll be online a lot more.

But that's enough from me, let's announce some stuff! (albeit 2 weeks late):

| September Build Contest Winners

So last month we tasked you with building a PvP arena for the server. Here are the top 5 entries we received:

1st Place: Rozzin (again) with "The Shell"
Prize: x3 Ultimate Keys + $30,000 In-game Currency.


More building genius from Rozzin, the sheer scale of this design is phenomenal. A lot of attention to detail within the build itself. Huge congratz to Rozzin and the other builders who helped him with this structure!

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2nd Place: redstonepowder with "The Underground"
Prize: x3 Rare Keys + $20,000 In-game Currency.


I really like this underground style Arena. Definitely a very practical and well designed PvP zone with lots of different areas for players to fight in and move around. A lot of thought has clearly gone into the build so big congratz to redstonepowder!

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3rd Place: Bot_Beanie with "The Biome Arena"
Prize: x3 Common Keys + $10,000 In-game Currency.

This was an interesting and unique design from Bot_Beanie who used different biomes as the theme for different sections of his arena. Well done for this clever idea and also a beautiful arena!

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| PvP Arena

All three of these designs are excellent and we want all of them to be showcased to players. We are working on a world where all winning builds from build contests will be displayed. For now however only one of these arenas can be used as the main server PvP arena.

Simply because of its practicality and high arena walls be chose Bot_Beanie's. However, expect to see both redstonepowder's and Rozzin's builds used very soon for server events, (Hint, hint: Halloween).

The portal at spawn will now teleport you directly to Bot_Beanie's Arena where you can battle for victory against other players! Or use the warp: /warp pvp

For Next months build contest we want you to build: An amazing treehouse! It can be as small or large as you want, as detailed or minimalist. Grandiose or understated, whatever you wanted. I think this will be a really fun theme. Let me know what you think in the comments! Judging will happen at the end of November. (As we are already half way through October)

| Top Voters for the Month of September/ October

Thanks to all voters this month! The winners are:

  1. XRomeoDeltaX with 209 Votes Prize: $25 Store Coupon
  2. redstonepowder with 175 Votes: $20 Store Coupon
  3. TheLegend427 with 101 Votes: $15 Store Coupon
  4. lakritz99 with 96 Votes: $10 Store Coupon
  5. Loodster with 88 Votes: $5 Store Coupon
Good luck to all voters next month, votes have been reset. As we are already half way through October, I'm going to announce the next top voters at the end of November (like building contest). Winners, DM me on discord/ forums for your discount coupon codes!

| Top Lumberjack

The top Lumberjack on the server for the month of September was.. redstonepowder, with an impressive mcmmo level of 298. All prizes will be credited over the next 24 hours!

Prize: x3 Ultimate Keys and $10,000 in-game currency.

| Top Miner

This month we want to see who the top Miner is. The person with the highest McMMo Mining skill at the end of November will be declard the Winner! So... keep mining!

| Top Donator for the Month of September

Congratulations to Epazote who was the top Donator for the month of September! He has earned his place within the hall of fame at /warp donor. We are still overwhelmed by the support of our players. There is no way we would be able to stay open without your guys help do a massive thanks for that.

| Community Stuff


New features are incoming so look out for them about a week before Halloween, I have a week off for mid-term break and will be working on the server during that time! Until then, congratulations to all winners!
Sep
02
Hiya guys,

I know its only been a day or two since the back to school update but I'm here to bring you winners of the August Top Voter Competition, Creative Building Competition, the Servers Top Tamer and the Top Donator.

| Building Contest Winners

There are Three Winners of our Creative Building Competition this month. We told you to build anything and we received many entries. Thanks to all the competitiors, without further ado here are the winning builds:

1st Place: Rozzin with his "Grand Cathedral"
Prize: x3 Ultimate Keys + $30,000 in-game currency.

This build simply blew us away, tucked high up in the mountains it looks absolutely stunning. Little details like the stained glass really make this build amazing. Rozzin, you should be very proud and I can't wait to see more work from you!

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2nd Place: lakritz99 with his "Medieval Fortress"
Prize: x3 Rare Keys + $20,000 in-game currency.

This was build into a forest and fits perfectly into its surroundings. The detail of the castle walls is excellent. Good choice of build materials as well. Well done Lakritz99!

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3rd Place: Galalie with her "Old Town"
Prize: x3 Classic Keys + $10,000 in-game currency.

We loved the functionality of this build as it acts also as a base. The buildings have a lot of detail and the farms fit naturally into the landscape. Just shows you can have a functional base that still looks pretty!

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All winners have been credited their prizes. So what is next months building competition? We want you guys to build a pvp arena for us! The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will remain the same as this contest however the winning build will become the servers pvp Arena in the upcoming pvp update!

So what are we looking for. Basically any style of pvp arena but a natural style will most likely look the best for our survival server. It also needs to be enclosed in someway, whether that be the walls of a castle or natural mountains surrounding a valley its up to you! Looking forward to seeing what you create (especially you Rozzin :p) Good luck to all, the winner of this next contest will also be considered for the role of Server Builder!

More details released soon. Building contest closes at the end of September.

| Top Voters for the Month of August

Thanks for all the votes for the server this month. Your support helps us to grow our community and get more new members online. The top 5 voters this month and their respective prizes are:

  1. n1cey with 231 Votes Prize: $50 Store Coupon
  2. Bot_Beanie with 198 Votes: $40 Store Coupon
  3. lakritz99 with 185 Votes: $30 Store Coupon
  4. Loodster with 122 Votes: $20 Store Coupon
  5. HURTZKE with 104 Votes: $10 Store Coupon
Can the winners please DM me on the forums or on Discord for their Coupon Codes! ASAP Thanks to all voters! Good luck to everyone for the month of September. Votes have been reset and the competition starts again!

Disclaimer: the next contest may feature slightly lower prizes, we are experimenting with different rewards. As this was our first month we wanted to give big prizes for early adopters however as we are a smaller server the prizes are large to give every month so they will probably be reduced slightly.

| Top Tamer on the Server

At the start of the month we announced a competition to see who was the best tamer on the server (had the highest taming mcmmo rank). The winner of that competition was Bot_Beanie. Congratulations to him with an mcmmo lvl of 126. The money and keys have been credited to your account!

Prize: x3 Ultimate Keys and $10,000 in-game currency.

| Top Lumberjack?

This month we are seeing who the best lumberjack is on the server. That's right, the Person with the highest Woodcutting McMMO level at the end of September will win x3 Ultimate Keys and $20,000 in-game currency, so Get Chopping!

| Top Donator for the Month of August

This month Hexagonisation becomes a member of the Hall of Fame at /warp donor, for being the top Donator of August. A massive thanks to Hex, The support has been overwhelming and will allow us to continue our growth. Will you join the Hall of Fame next month?

Huge thanks to all other donators as well. We are currently raising money for paid advertising which will assist the speedy growth of our Community.

| Community Announcements

Just a quick update on new features incoming. Rentable plots for shops are very close to completion I estimate next weekend they will be launched in full so stay tuned for the release of those.

You can refer to the Back to School Update for a full timeline of upcoming features.

Also the NETHER AND END WILL BE RESET @ 8PM GMT ON SUNDAY THE THIRD OF SEPTEMBER. Please remove all valuables within that time-frame. We are not responsible for any lost items. These are resource worlds anyway and you should not have big bases, etc.

Talk to you soon guys, and congratulations to all Competition Winners Again!
Aug
28
Hey guys,

Can't believe its been just over a month since launch. If you're like me you're preparing to go back to classes after Summer. Lets jump right into the update!

| Chest Shops

Our biggest additional feature with this update is player chest shops, which has been long requested, almost since launch.
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Now each player can create their own market place and sell blocks and items to other players. Use /help shop to learn more about how to create your own personal chest shop. And also check out the GUI help menu under the /shop main menu.

Make sure you have the item your selling in your hand then type /shop create <quantity> <buyprice> <sellprice> then click the chest you want to make into a shop. Fill the chest with the item.

To remove a shop type /shop remove.

When you create a shop a hologram will appear enough showing you the merchant, item being sold, and its price. You can sell things to others with a <buyprice> or allow people to sell blocks and items to you for a set <sellprice>. If you dont want to offer a sell price set it to 0.

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| Marketplace and Rentable Shop Plots

We are currently working on adding a marketplace with shop plots that players can rent and set up their chest shops in. In the meantime you are able to create chest shops wherever you want and create a public warps which players can teleport to and browse your shop.

The marketplace should be completed in the next week.

| Public Warps

Players, as long as they are member rank or higher, are now able to create 1 public warp, citizens are able to set 2.This allows players to set up warps to their towns, shops and builds letting players and new members explore different areas of the server.

Use /setwarp <name> to set a public warp. /delwarp <name> to delete and /warplist to list all public warps. Obviously you use /warp <name> to teleport to specified warp.

| Bug Fixes

We have a few general bug fixes:
  • Fixed issue where {item} with an enchanted item failed to show enchant
  • Fixed spawner issue where only pig spawner could be placed.
  • General optimisations to server performance
  • Upgrade of server hardware to 4GB of ram. Has reduced crashes to nill.

| General Community Announcements

Just a few short messages. Firstly a timeline for future updates:
  1. Early September: Rentable Shop Plots and Marketplace
  2. Mid-Late September: Custom Enchants and Potions
  3. Early October: Level Up System & Leaderboards
  4. Late October: PvP overhaul, PvP Arena and minigames
  5. November: New Pets taming System.
Thats just a rough guideline of whats on the horizon. On the 1st of September Ill also be announcing the winners of the August events. The top 5 voters, building competition winners and Top Tamer on the server!

This is your last chance to enter the building contest so please dm the co-ords of your build before the 30th of August. That is the deadline for entries.

I'll also be announcing a staff appointment on the 1st September.

I should also mention that as we enter the new term I enter my final year. I have important exams approaching at the end of this year so during the weekdays expect to see me only occasionally however on the weekends I'll be on for an hour or two. This should not interrupt the pace of new features being released too drastically but I'll keep you guys updated on the situation. In the meantime enjoy the Back to School Update!
Aug
08
Hiya guys,

Its been about a week since our last update so time for some new features, In the August update I've focused on ironing out a lot of bugs, also we are announcing new crates and some cool August events for you to compete in!

| New Crates

Firstly we are proud to officially announce the new line of crates: Classic, Rare and Ultimate. I know a lot of you have seen these in spawn however we have been ironing out a number of bugs and are now happy to release to you guys offically. You can gain keys for these new crates in the server Donor Store, In vote crates and by winning Events (more on those later!) You can see the prize line-up below!

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| McMMO Globabl XP Boosters

We are announcing the release of our McMMO Global XP Boosters. Each booster will double mcmmo xp earned for one hour. You can earn these boosters through the donation Store, or by winning them in crates! When a booster activates it effects everyones XP not just your own allowing everyone to enjoy the benefits as a community!

We are still doing final testing and the boosters will be available soon after the posting of this update log.


| Bug Fixes

We have ironed out a number of bugs and implemented both permanent and temporary solutions to a number of problems:
  • Fixed Bug where only pig spawners could be placed. Spawners now come with spawn eggs, right click on pig spawner with egg to convert. This is only a temporary fix, there will be a more permanent solution soon.
  • Fixed server crashing problems by implementing a clearlag system and an auto restart system. If the server goes down unexpectedly it will now auto restart taking about 40-60 seconds.
  • Made general server performance fixes.
  • Fixed bug where if u had the exact amount of money as an item cost in the store your balance would not be reduced..
  • Fixed potions in kits and opshop.
  • Added broadcast messages for donations.
| August Events

We are running a number of fun events for the month of August. Winners of events will be awarded prizes for their efforts and dedication!

| Top 5 Voters of the Month

A quick reminder of our voting competition. The top 5 voters at the end of august will receive store coupons. Check our earlier post on that for further details on prizes. You can check your standing on the server with /sv top. Thanks for all the voting support so far! It really helps our community grow!

| JPanda's Building Competition

JPanda, our server moderator is running a building a survival building competition all throughout August. You can check out his thread here for prize details. To enter create any build you can think of, no theme for our first contest. We want to see high levels of detail, decoration and functionality, this is a survival server after all. Remember to be creative! You can then post pictures on JPanda's thread and DM me or Panda on Discord or Forums with the co-ords of your build. Judging will begin late August so get Building! Winners to be announced early September!

| The Best Tamer on the Server

We want to see who is the best server tamer! The person with the highest mcmmo taming level at the end of August will win the grand prize of x3 Ultimate Keys and $10,000 in ingame cash! Good luck in taming your beasts. Check /mctop taming for your ranking!

| Community Announcements

To finish off we have a couple of community announcements. Firstly, the amount of support we have received from donors so far has been overwhelming and we have already smashed our community goal after just one week of the store opening! This will allow us to develop new custom plugins, features, pay for hosting cost and improve the server even more!

| Top July Donor

Congratulations to Lizard___ for being July's top Donator. She has earned her place in the hall of fame. Do /warp donor to see the hall. Your continued support allows us to keep the server running, so thank you again! You could be August's top donor. Check our our store here.

| Staff Appointments

Also we have two new staff announcements. Congratulations to n1cey (one of our most loyal and helpful members) for being promoted to Moderator. N1cey will become our second server Moderator and we ask you to please join us in congratulating him. Thanks to all the other applicants, we are still hiring and I will be picking more mods soon so don't lose hope! I am proud of the very strong, helpful community that we are building.

Last, but not least we are offically appointing nate56788 as our first Server Developer. You can expect to see Nate online testing new plugins for the server and making your experience even better! A big congratulations to both our new staff members!

Thanks everyone for the continued support! More updates coming very soon!


Jul
30
Hey Guys,

Its been a week since launch and we've got a massive update for you this weekend. We've added new features including a third player rank, an auction house and our new Server Store!

We're Really happy how launch has gone and have already received tonnes of feedback and ideas from your guys. We hope you continue enjoying the Server!

| New Citizen Rank

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We have added a third player rank, the citizen rank which has higher requirements. Benefits of this new rank include a new Green Prefix tag, up to 7 bidding listings and 7 sales listings on the auction, the new citizen kit, /kit citizen and more. Check all ranks commands with /help citizen. More will be added soon.

Also this is a good time to announce the three new player rank kits, kit member, kit trusted and kit citizen all with seperate cooldown times including armour, potions, building blocks and more!

| Server Store Launch

We have just opened our new server store to help support our hosting costs and to fund new advertisements, plugins and more. There are currently 5 Donor Ranks which can be purchased. Supporter, Architect, Designer, Master, Legend.
If you're interested in purchasing a rank you can check them out here.

You can also check each ranks benefits in the /rankup menu.

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We'd also like to announce our monthly top voter prizes associated with our Server Store. For the month of August, considering July is coming to a close. The top voters at the end of the month will receive store coupons.

You can view your standing in the top voters list with /sv top. The prizes are as follows:
  1. First prize: $50 store coupon
  2. Second prize: $40 store coupon
  3. Third Prize: $30 store coupon
  4. Fourth Prize: $20 store coupon
  5. Fifth Prize: $10 store coupon
| Auctions

We have opened a new player auction house. You can now list your items either as a fixed price selling, or an auction which lasts for 5 minutes. Each rank has a different number of listings which can be checked in the /rankup menu.
You must be member rank to list an item on the auction.

Use /ah help to get you started listing your first item! Also the familiar item shop is still around, now when you type /shop you simply get multiple menus to open. The auction house and item shop

| Upcoming Features

We had originally planned to launch chest shops with this update however the development of those has taken longer than expected and they should be coming midweek. We also have a new line up of crates to release. keys for those can be unlocked via vote crates and on the store. Use /warp crates to see the 3 upcoming ones which will be released very soon!

| Final Announcement

Finally guys we are proud to announce our first Staff Appointment JPanda will become our first Server Moderator.
Hes been active on the server and I hope you'll join us in congratulating him for his appointment. I'm sure you'll see him on the server there to help you guys out!

For all those of you who did not get accepted, applications will be rolled over to next weeks appointments so don't lose hope. A lot of you are showing real promise as future helpers and staff moderators so keep it up!

Finally I'd like to thank you guys for all the support we've got so far. I can't wait to see how this community evolves into the Future!
Jun
22
Welcome to the GBCraft Survival Forums.

Here we hope to post news and announcements of upcoming server updates and events. You can contribute suggestions and ideas on the forums.
We're excited to finally be launching! A lot of work has gone into the server that we present to you today. If you find any bugs or problems (which I'd say you will) please post them here.

I will of course be announcing new features and fixes shortly. We hope you'll join us on our journey to become the best Minecraft Survival Experience.