Currently the protocol patch for MC 1.8 is REALLY buggy. We're working to fix this but may have to wait for a new stable build. Fortunately since this is just a patch and not full 1.8 you guys won't be missing anything by continuing to use your favorite version of 1.7.X with optifine. Sorry for the inconvenience but if you want to play and can't seem to keep from crashing- Just switch back to 1.7.X and you should be fine.
This announcement is going to be short and sweet! Probably the biggest question of all that most of you have right now is… what’s the plan for the update?! What’s going to happen?! Fortunately for you, all of this is good news! As some of you may or may not have been aware of already, the server software we use called Spigot has released a protocol update for Minecraft 1.8. All this means is that we will be able to update almost immediately after Minecraft 1.8 is released, but the server will not have any new items or blocks from 1.8 quite yet. Those should be coming quite soon, but I can’t guarantee when they will be coming!
As for the actual update process, I am planning on updating the server to the 1.8 protocol update around 10:30pm EST. Before this, I will be running a complete and total backup of each server to ensure that if something horrible does go wrong, we will have a near immediate backup ready to be deployed to fix the server. However, I am not...
jflory7 here, and I've got some great news to share with all of you!
The LAST Sale
As many of you have heard already, the Mojang revised their End-User License Agreement a few months ago, and they are planning on enforcing the changes after August 1st, 2014. CrystalCraftMC fully plans to comply with the EULA enforcement, and after August 1st, we will no longer sell any ranks or kits.
However, to celebrate a last hoorah, we will be running a 25% off sale on EVERYTHING in the store. Yes, that means everything, from Merchant to Hero to Overlord! This is the biggest sale we have ever run, and it will be the last sale we ever have on ranks and kits! If there has been something you've been keeping your eye on… now is the time to grab it before it's gone!
This sale ends for good on August 1st, 2014!
Many of you will be excited to hear this…...
It's been a fairly quiet month in terms of official news for the server! We haven't had a post in the News & Announcements section for about a month. Despite this, things have been pretty busy here at CCMC behind-the-scenes!
As most of you have probably noticed, you may have seen @InfiniteCorners as the temporary admin in-game. I'd like to take a minute to explain this.
On Sunday morning, I will be away from home for two weeks at a university in New York. During this time, I will have limited access to the server, so my activity will be dropping off significantly. While I will have some access to the forums, it will not be as much as I would hope to have. Because of this inactivity, InfiniteCorners will be helping pick up the slack during July and help keep things running smoothly, as he used to be a former admin a few months ago.
For those of you who have been active, you might know that...
June is shaping up to be an awesome month, and staff has been hard at work to make this summer one of the best yet! Last night, we made public one of the many projects we are working on, and believe me, there's more to come!
For those of you who have already seen it, CrystalCraftMC now has its own lobby that players can connect to access other minigames or gamemodes! CCMC has been only survival for almost two years, and we figured it was time to mix things up a bit and give you guys more options to have fun on CCMC!
Immediately, you'll probably notice the portals to different servers if you type /server lobby. Currently, the only portal open is the survival portal, which goes to the world that is currently up.
The other two options you'll notice is SkyBlock and Survival Games. Many of you are familiar with these minigames on Minecraft servers already, and they will finally be making an...
It's summertime! A lot of you are already out of school, and some of you are almost there! Or maybe some of you finished school years ago.
Regardless of which category you fall under, the sunshine is coming and the temperature is rising… and all the prices in the CrystalCraftMC Webstore are dropping!
We're introducing ALL types of sales in the store that will last until June 21st! Make sure you take advantage of the savings while they last!
5% off everything: BitCoin
If you buy anything in the Webstore with BitCoin,
you will instantly get 5% off your entire cart.
We have our last three t-shirts in stock, and they're almost gone!
We have a Medium, a Large, and an Xtra-Large, and to anyone
who buys a shirt before June 21st, you will get one FREE rank*
and one FREE kit! If you live in the US, all the t-shirts are
$19.99 and I will...
Imagine for a moment if a hacker knew your account password. Or perhaps your biggest rival on a server. What if you lost everything you worked so hard on to gather?
Sadly, this is something close to a reality. If any of you remember from a few months ago, there was the big Heartbleed security hack that could let a hacker retrieve private information from a website, such as account passwords.
Whether or not this is related to Heartbleed is unknown, but yesterday, an unknown hacker released account usernames and passwords for over 18,000 Minecraft accounts. On top of that, he is threatening to release over 500,000 more.
There's no way to know for sure if you are on these lists or not, but there is one way you can definitely prevent someone from getting into your account if you are on the list.
Please change your Minecraft account password immediately!
The last thing I want to see is any of you lose access to your account...
Finally, after a couple weeks, this is the post many of you have been waiting for. The staff and myself have been working diligently on the server and planning out all of the big things coming up, and we finally have an official statement to make for the future.
In this post, I am going to be talking about four things:
New Staff Ranks
New Shop Payment Option
I think this has been the largest and most important thing that many of you have been waiting to hear about.
If you've been following on the forums lately, we have been discussing the possibility of a world reset. Sadly, we do not have any other option than to reset the world because the overworld has grown to a monstrous 70GB, and continues to grow every day. Our server's hard drive can only contain 92GB maximum, and we are dangerously close to running out of room again.
After a week of review and consideration, the staff have come to a resolution about the fate of the Nether and the End. We have taken the poll results AND all the written posts into consideration, and we have evaluated all the different sides to this issue.
Because of hard drive space limitations and the opinions expressed in the posts for the original poll, we have decided to do continuous resets of both the Nether and the End every two weeks.
To answer some burning questions about this, I will try to answer to the best of my ability.
When will the resets begin?
The resets will begin on May 18th, 2014 from as early as 12:00am EST. From that point onward, the resets will begin on a regular basis every two weeks. We will put a special [TIP] in to help remind new and old players about this, but it will be up to you to make sure your items and valuables are out of the...