Second post in 2 days wow! Two announcements to make today both about build contests!
August Build Contest Winner
Firstly the winner of last months contest! Last month the build theme was Futuristic. The votes at the end of the public poll closed at:
Snufs_Jay and Fusion - "House of Fortune" 7 Votes
Outspoken_Gaming - "The Mall of the FUTURE" 5 Votes
Zenodoxus - "Airship" 3 Votes
Congratz to all three for entering! Outspokens mall and Zenodoxus's airship were both incredible! Prizes have been distributed to the winners already. Comment your favourite build down below! I'm also going to leave a picture of the winning build at the bottom of this post! I'm sure Snufs_Jay and/or Fusion will be happy to tp you there if you want to check it out!
September Build Contest
So, the theme for this month (on high request) is Medieval/ Fantasy!!!! I Can't wait to see what people produce considering this has been such an anticipated theme! Below is the standard info on how to enter.
How to Enter
To enter the Build Contest join our Discord at the link given above and submit high resolution images of your build to the "Build Contest" Chat channel. (just like last month!!) Near the end of the month all the builds/ entries will be counted up. Official closing date is 27th September.
Submit with this format: Name (IGN): Build Name: Pictures (High Res):
Deciding the Winner
The winner will be decided by a democratic poll in the Discord Channel. Please Note you can't Vote for your own Build like last month. Join the Discord NOW in order to...
Well its officially back to school time so happy September! We had a great month of August, more players, votes and support than any other month this year! September is shaping up to be very exciting I am going to be announcing more contests and features soon. Lets jump into announcing top voters
iMallett - 157 Votes - $20 Store Credit
VodkaMixer - 144 Votes - $10 Store Credit
Peaky_Blinder - 124 Votes - $5 Store Credit
Congratulations to all winners and thanks to all those who voted for your support! This announcement will also be made on the Discord.
Second announcement is our Top Donor for the month. This month it is SnUfs_Jay! Thanks for your generous contributions to the server to help us stay online!!! Snufs will be added to the hall of fame at "/warp donor"
Thanks guys that it for now, Build Contest winner announcement will be coming later today! Also stay tuned on the forums and Discord for super cool announcements coming soon. Let me just say September is going to be the month of events and contests with fun prizes! New minigames also coming soon!
Just a quick update about some new features and changes that have been made. I'll jump right in.
New Spleef Minigame
A new minigame has been added- Spleef, with four modes NORMAL, TWO V TWO, BOW and SPLEGG. You can open the spleef GUI and join a lobby by typing "/spleef" or right-click on the NPC in Spawn beside the PvP Arena Portal. You can play with a minimum of two players (1v1) and a maximum of 4. We hope you enjoy this new fun mode! If you've anymore minigame ideas let us know on the Discord.
Nether and End Reset
The Nether and End resource worlds have been reset. This will occur periodically every 2-3 months to allow fresh resources such as Spawners, Elytras, etc. to regenerate. Nether and End resets will always be announced well before the event actually occurred. The date and time of this most recent reset was 26/08/2019 at 18:00 GMT.
Just a quick note to say the server now auto reboots every 6 hours. Warning announcements are given 10 minutes before, 5 minutes before, 1 minute before and in the seconds leading up to the reboot. This is being done to ensure performance on the server remains excellent and will also prevent unwanted or random crashes which have resulted in people dying or in blocks "rolling back". The reboot takes no longer than 3 minutes when it occurs and the server will be back up and running as normal with NO rollback of progress or stats.
Old World Download Available
Finally just a quick note to say the old Server Legacy world is available to download for a limited time (About 5 days left on the clock at the time of this update post going out). Follow the link here to get the download. It is quite a large file (over 5GB) so might take some time. This has been highly requested for quite some time so I'm glad to finally get it out...
FINALLY getting these patch notes out to you people! A lot has changed with the Server over the last month and I want to make sure all players are aware of every change made. I've only just finished adjusting everything so please report any bugs or glitches you find. Lets get into everything that has changed!
We now have McMMO back on the server after a short break. I have been tweaking levelling difficulty a good bit but have settled on something that I think is challenging but fun! You can do "/mcmmo" to track your stats and "/help mcmmo" for all different commands. You'll now notice a bar at the top of your screen whenever you progress a skill like mining, woodcutting or acrobatics. This will show how far away you are from the next level. McMMO also adds super abilities like 'super pickaxe' for mining that have a cooldown. As you level up a skill its superability becomes better and better.
Max Level for every skill is 1000. If you die you will also lose 5% of your levels (added challenge)
I'm sure most of you know what McMMO is already but you can always read more about McMMO HERE on their wiki if you have any further questions let me know!
Changes have finally been made to Spawners! You can now mine them with the following Percentage Chances of them Dropping:
For Default, Member and Trusted 0% chance of drop.
For Citizen 10% chance of drop.
For Veteran and Above 20% chance of drop.
You can also buy them as limited time items in The OPSHOP and if you're lucky get one from our Crazy Crates! Spawners are now also stackable. So if you...
Sorry I'm late officially announcing this contest on the forums. I'm aware it has been live for a while by Discord Announcement. A very close poll decided the theme of this months build contest. It came down to almost a direct tie between medieval and futuristic. In the end it was Futuristic that became August's build theme! So big skyscrapers, space ships, futuristic helicarriers and floating buildings!! I can't wait to see what you guys come up with!
But... as it was so close I have decided to guarantee (for those that wanted medieval/fantasy) that the September theme will be Medieval/Fantasy!! If you want a say in contest themes in the future join the conversation on the discord here.
How to Enter
To enter the Build Contest join our Discord at the link given above and submit high resolution images of your build to the "Build Contest" Chat channel. (just like last month!!) Near the end of the month all the builds/ entries will be counted up. Official closing date is 27th August.
Submit with this format: Name (IGN): Build Name: Pictures (High Res):
Deciding the Winner
The winner will be decided by a democratic poll in the Discord Channel. Please Note you can't Vote for your own Build like last month. Join the Discord NOW in order to compete!!
Just like last month the winner of the Build Contest will receive a $20 Store Coupon! It should be fun to see all of your builds this month! I expect far more entries considering how many new members we now have playing on the server. Please comment below if you're going to Enter! Any question ping me a dm on discord or the forums.
Happy August!! I'll jump straight into it today. The top voters for the Month of July are as follows:
JustBilly123 - 97 Votes - $20 Store Credit
Villee - 91 Votes - $10 Store Credit
Zenodoxus - 86 Votes - $5 Store Credit
Congratz to the winners and thanks to everyone for Voting! Please DM me for your prizes. Also I'd like to say that it really makes a difference and helps support and grow the community when you guys vote! This month we broke over 1000 unique votes easily! I hope we can keep that up for next month and even surpass it! Thanks again.
Second announcement is our Top Donor for the month. This month it is Tigger_1234! Thanks for your generous contributions to the server to help us stay online!!! Tigger will be added to the hall of fame at "/warp donor"
Thats it for today more announcements about newly added features for August coming very sooon.....
So the build contest has been great this month and we saw some really cool builds! It actually ended up as a three way tie between our contestants:
LolMonkey321- "Modern Beauty" 6 Votes
RemThePet - "The Mines" 6 Votes
Zenodoxus - "High Seas" 6 Votes
Congratz to all three for amazing builds! You can check the Discord for pictures of all three. Unfortunately there can only be one prize winner and as it was a tie a random draw was performed (check discord for screengrab of the draw)
Without further ado the winner is:
First Prize: Zenodoxus ($20 Store Gift Card).
Thanks to all who took part, a new poll will be posted to determine the August Contest Theme so stay tuned on the Discord here. Zenodoxus can dm me for his prize discount code.
I have attached images of Zenodoxus's Build for all to admire and I'm sure he'll be happy to TP you there if you're on at the same time! A follow up announcement will be posted tomorrow which will reveal the TOP VOTERS and TOP DONOR for July!
Hi guys, since today (23rd of July 2019) marks the two year anniversary of the server I thought I would do a little appreciation post! Marking a few milestones we have recently hit and thanking the community for playing on GBCraft! We can consider this a sort of "State of the Server". I'll probably be doing these more regularly from now on to keep you guys up to date.
Some Cool Numbers
> We recently hit 100 Discord members!
> This month so far we have had over 200 unique player joins!
> More that 800 total collective votes for the Server this month
> Over 500 playtime hours recorded just this month!!
On top of those important numbers I'd like to thank everyone for supporting the server and helping make our community as friendly as it is. Whenever new players log on or even returning ones there's always a chorus of welcomes which I really appreciate. It feels great to know we've got a lot of super cool people playing on our server! Remember if you have any friends who play Minecraft be sure to invite them to check us out!
Obviously as this is an important date I'd like to announce some upcoming features (more details will follow in the coming days )
Upcoming New Features (coming soon)
> New player market with plots for players to rent and build shops on!
> PvP Toggle will make a return!
> Player warp system (players can set warps to their shops, etc.)
> Exciting new Wilderness spawn Design!
> More optimisation tweaks, increased performance, reduced lag.
Further down the Line.... (implementation will occur a little later down the road)
> Waypoints system
> Mcmmo (back again )
> Spleef fun minigame!
Finally, I'd like to welcome all the recent newcomers to the server! We have seen...
So I'll jump right into this update. We've just launched two new Player Ranks with fun features, permissions and commands. One is an addition to the player rank lineup and the other is a new High Tier Donor Rank! Lets take a look at the new player rank first:
So from that image you can see required stats and the new permissions. Do "/help veteran" in game to learn more and "/rankup" to level up once you meet the criteria. Veteran comes with a new kit, "/kit veteran" which includes diamond enchanted gear and more! I think the purple tag looks really cool and "Veteran" is a fitting title for players that stick around for >50 hours of playtime! A great way to reward our most loyal players!
Now next up is our new Donor Rank.
God marks our most high tier Donor Rank ever only for those that want to go above and beyond supporting our server and funding its continued uptime! It has all new fun rewards and perhaps our coolest Tag and Title ever! If you're considering buying this premium rank or any others visit our Store at gbcraft.buycraft.net . Do "/help god" in game to learn more about the ranks features and commands!
Wrapping up this update with a couple of bug fixes.
> We've patched an issue that didn't allow for you to create more than 5 chestshops. That has now increased to an infinite amount!
> PvP toggling issues are currently being fixed
> Server performance has increased dramatically
> A memory leak issue that was causing frequent crashes and reboots has been patched
Remember if you spot a bug to report it to me on Discord or here on the Forums...
I'm Happy to announce this months build contest! The theme for this month is Steampunk! Think medieval/ fantasy with a mechanical redstone twist! Look up on google for more inspiration. A poll decided the theme of this months build contest. If you want a say in contest themes in the future join the conversation on discord here.
How to Enter
To enter the Build Contest join our Discord at the link given above and submit high resolution images of your build to the "Build Contest" Chat channel. Near the end of the month all the builds/ entries will be counted up. Official closing date is 27th July.
Deciding the Winner
The winner will be decided by a democratic poll in the Discord Channel. Please Note you can't Vote for your own Build (obviously lol) So join the discord now in order to compete!
It wouldn't be a contest without a prize. The winner of the Build Contest will receive a $20 Store Coupon! So get building, can't wait to see all your submissions. Comment below if you're going to Enter! Any question ping me a dm on discord or the forums.