GBCraft Survival Minecraft

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.