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...
Today, I am posing an important question to all of you here in the community. As most of you have probably heard, travelling on top of the Nether (i.e. bedrock) has been disallowed since December 2013, when we ran out of hard drive space on our server.
Because of that, we have had to be strict on the way you use the Nether and the End because we have to make sure that we don't have a repeat of last December, when the hard drive ran out of room and there was a bit of downtime on the server.
However, we have an idea that may make a lot of you happy, and we want to see what the masses think of this idea before we make any final decisions.
Our idea was that if we reset the End and the Nether on a regular basis (either every two weeks or once a month), we can permit travelling on top of the Nether again for the players who preferred to use that as a way for travelling across the world. Again, I emphasize:
As some of you may have noticed today, the website has been down and up for the past few hours. If you happened to log on the forums earlier, you may have gotten a little friendly message that the boards were closed.
Well, I'm here to tell you why!
Because of the amazing financial contributions we have received from donors, as well as the amazing support by our most active players, we have been able to upgrade the server that our website uses! This upgrade gives our server more RAM (so a faster and more responsive website) as well as anti-DDoS protection!
Overall, this upgrade is another "thanks" to our awesome community. In the upcoming future, I'm hoping to set up "mirrors" to the actual Minecraft server to help people out who live far away from where our server is hosted! More details coming on that soon.