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Apr
23
by jflory7 at 9:11 AM
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Hey CrystalCrafters!

It has been a few months since a real update about what’s going on with the server, so I think it’s time to give everyone a big comprehensive overview of everything that’s going on! There are five things I would like to cover today.

MINECON
Due to a series of unexpected events, I am fortunate enough to be able to attend MINECON 2015 this year! As part of Mojang’s Agent program, I applied to be a helper / intern for the duration of the convention back in early March. The program offers the opportunity for dedicated members of the Minecraft community to attend MINECON to help set up the convention, direct convention-goers, run tournaments, escort VIPs, and meet the developers! I will be volunteering one of the days that I am at MINECON - the other day will be a free day for me to attend the convention like a normal attendee. I would like to thank the Spigot community and...
Apr
01
by jflory7 at 6:20 AM
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APRIL FOOL’S!

I am actually very happy to say that there are absolutely no plans to close CrystalCraftMC any time soon, and I am looking forward to taking us through another three years, if not more. Even though I will be heading out to college this year, this should not have a drastic impact on my time for managing the server nor will it affect my ability to responsibly manage it. If anything, some of the skills and experience I pick up in my major should play a positive impact back towards the server.

As for the server funds, in case you saw the image I posted earlier, it was doctored. Unlike the nefarious owner of MedievalCraft, I have remained diligent with balancing the server budget, and I have made sure that we have enough to support ourselves long into the future. So, needless to say, the server is certainly stable for a good while, and who knows, perhaps we might see some special guests over this summer!

I am...
Jan
15
by jflory7 at 9:24 AM
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Hey CrystalCrafters!

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.

Development Team
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...
Dec
24
by jflory7 at 2:41 PM
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Ho ho ho!

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!

  1. 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!)
  2. Leave cookies and milk out in a special chest by a tree in your base!
  3. 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...
Dec
06
by jflory7 at 8:57 PM
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Hello CrystalCrafters!

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.

Minecraft 1.8
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.

However, there is one...
Oct
31
by InfiniteCorners at 7:38 AM
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Trick or Treat!

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?
Oct
20
by jflory7 at 12:10 PM
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Hey CrystalCrafters,

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!

Fall Fair
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...
Sep
20
by jflory7 at 11:35 AM
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Hello CrystalCrafters,

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.

Creative 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...
Sep
02
by InfiniteCorners at 11:41 AM
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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.
Sep
01
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by jflory7 at 8:49 PM
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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...