If it's not too late already, happy new year! As we move into 2015, it makes me happy to see that the server has sustained and prospered for so long, and I look forward to another fantastic year of being your server owner.
I figured it's been a bit quiet on the front so I'd post a brief update of what's going on. One thing that made me happy was just in the past couple of weeks, we hit over 50 players online at once, which hasn't happened in a good amount of time! Activity on the server has been doing really well.
For those of you who haven't heard of this already, @Jacc734, @Jwood9198, and myself have formed the first-ever CCMC Development Team. After the three of us found out that we had similar skills and abilities in our Java programming (i.e. the language that Minecraft and our server software are coded in), we decided we would collaborate on a good number of projects to try...
Happy holidays, CrystalCrafters! No matter what holiday you're celebrating, I hope you're all staying warm and getting some relaxation for the next few days while you're off of work and/or school. I have some good news to share with you!
Tonight, Crystal Clause is coming to town!
That's right — all of the good boys and girls of CCMC can get something from the big man himself! However, if you want him to visit you, you have to do a few things first!
Reply to this thread with a small list of what you want from Crystal Clause! (Remember, he has to visit a lot of people, so keep your list reasonable or else he may just give you coal!)
Leave cookies and milk out in a special chest by a tree in your base!
If you really want to make Crystal Clause happy, make a chimney in your base for him to climb down!
Crystal Clause will be reading this very thread tonight, so make sure you're on your best behavior! Check...
Yes, it's time for another monthly update! I don't have as many things to cover, but everything I do have to cover is big and important! So read on for important info.
Finally, it has come. Finally, it has happened. Full Minecraft 1.8 has finally come to CrystalCraftMC, thanks to the fantastic Spigot development team. We are now using the full version of Minecraft 1.8, so all of your 1.8 plans and ideas should now be working! Feel free to play around with slime blocks and armor stands, hunt down some guardians, and make a rabbit petting zoo!
Also, there are a few small bugs with 1.8, but nothing major. The biggest thing that @InfiniteCorners and I have found is that our XP Shops and banking system are going to need to be fixed because of some game-breaking bugs. In the meanwhile, the XP Shops will be closed for renovation, but we hope to open then again soon.
It's that time of year again where smart Steves give out goodies to all the little ghouls and goblins in hopes they doesn't get griefed with eggs. In that tradition: 10 Hidden Huts have been placed in the deiced area of spawn (The half with no crystals). Players will have all day to try hunting down and collecting all 10 rewards. Can you get them all?
It’s that time of the month for a front page post. This month, we actually have a lot to report, so you’re definitely going to want to read all of this one!
For the past two weeks, the CCMC Staff and the one and only MinecraftBrookie, have been cooperatively working on one of the biggest events we have ever coordinated! Thanks to all of the amazing staff helping run the server on a daily basis, we are planning to have some festive fun to celebrate the bringing in of autumn!
We are planning to host a full on fair / carnival for all of players to visit and participate in! We’re already getting in the spirit for Halloween, as you’ve probably been able to tell if you’ve seen spawn! However, there is so much more being planned as well! We are putting together a fairgrounds for you all to come and visit. Here, we will have all kinds of things for you to do, such as a haunted house, minigame booths, mazes, and more! Plus, most...
jflory7 here with another update. There's been a lot of things going on in the world of Minecraft over the past six months, particularly in the past month alone. I'm going to try to cover some of these things as well as other things going on in the server.
As some of you may have realized already, I have decided to retire the creative server permanently last night because of the low activity on the creative server. I believe it is in our best interest for CrystalCraftMC if we focus on what we've always done best — our survival server. It has caused a few problems to have to maintain both the survival and creative server, and this will make it easier for myself and other staff members to maintain the server and ensure that everything is flowing well on a daily basis.
I do realize that many of you invested a lot of time on some of those plots, and I don't want to take away your work from you! Therefore, I have...
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...
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...
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...