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Voting Contest Results

Saturday May 25, 2013 12:00 AM - By Mike Caron (pkmnfrk)

The voting contest is over, and it's time to announce the winners!

... What's that? It was done a long time ago and we forgot? I'm sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of the winners being announced!

  • 1st with 109 votes: minman21
  • 2nd with 98 votes: doraff
  • 3rd with 62 votes: ChaoticKatana

Congratulations to our winners, who will recieve double McMMO XP until the end of June!

However, just beause the contest is over doesn't mean you have to stop voting. You are always welcome to vote, and will still recieve diamons for doing so. So, go vote today!

Birthday Drop Parties

Thursday April 11, 2013 12:00 AM - By Mike Caron (pkmnfrk)

Join us for the drop party on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 8pm EDT! We will be dropping everything you can imagine, so you won't want to miss out!

Then, starting Monday, April 15, 2013, get your vote on, and cast votes for a chance to win special prizes! The players who vote the most before the end of April will get awesome limited-edition perks.

And, to make things better, the voting system has been rigged until the end of April to give out a diamond for every single vote! That's three times as many! Our financial advisor has suggested that we never do this again, ever, so get in on it now!

Server Downtime

Friday March 8, 2013 11:55 PM - By Mike Caron (pkmnfrk)

Hello everyone. As I am sure you've noticed, the server is not currently up and running. I apologize for this, but we have run into a severe system issue which is preventing the server from running correctly.

Long story short, the hard drive ran out of disk space, due to the world data expanding so much. This is strange, because Minecraft itself is using less than 10% of the total drive capacity. As it turns out, when I installed the server, I put Minecraft on the small (50 GB) operating system partition instead of the large (400 GB) data partition. Oops.

I am moving the files over, but there are a lot of files, and they are not small, so progress is slow. It is unlikely to finish before I go to bed, so we likely won't be back up until tomorrow morning at some time. I really am sorry about this, but unfortunately, I cannot make it go any faster.

UPDATE: The server has been brought back up. I apologize again for the downtime.

Minecity 3000

Thursday February 14, 2013 12:00 AM - By Mike Caron (pkmnfrk)

Another contest! Can you build the best city? Find out here!

Update: Contest is over, vote now!

New claim system

Saturday February 9, 2013 12:00 AM - By Mike Caron (pkmnfrk)

Recently, we've been having issues with World Guard, which is what we used to use to protect people's property. Massive amount of lag everytime we use it, the fact that we couldn't limit the size of plots, and the fact that administrators were necessary to do anything at all with it.

Because of that, we decided to get rid of WorldGuard entirely and replace it with another plugin: Grief Prevention. This plugin is mostly automatic, and doesn't require any staff to manage its daily operation. Best of all, people can claim land on their own, without having to wait for an admin to show up! Here's how it works:

  1. A new player logs in
  2. They find a spot they like, and put down their first chest.
  3. A claim is created around it automatically
  4. Once the player plays enough to get some gold, they make a gold shovel
  5. They use the gold shovel to expand their territory.

There is an excellent page about how to use Grief Prevention on their site:

http://dev.bukkit.org/server-mods/grief-prevention/pages/player-experience-and-world-protection/

If you have any questions that aren't ansered here, please ask an administrator for assistance.

For existing players, I've ported all the World Guard regions over into claims, and attempted to assign them to the appropriate players. However, it is possible that a mistake was made. If you find that you can't access your home any more, please let an administrator know asap so we can fix it!

Also, the existing plots are, in general, a lot larger than you would normally be allowed. If you wish to claim more land, please buy more blocks using the /buyclaimblocks command.