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UPDATE: The server is now back online. Happy mining!

Hi all,

The server is under maintenance from today until Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 11:59pm US EDT; there may be intermittent downtime. After 3:00pm US EDT, data may not be saved if you log in.

This maintenance is part of the transition plan as I pass ownership from myself to @Natzic and the staff team. The survival server is moving to a new data center in Quebec, Canada. This will also prevent weather-related downtime issues like we had in the past.

The migration only includes the survival server. All other servers (i.e. creative, lobby) will not be migrated (see @Natzic's previous announcement for more info). A download of the creative server overworld will be made available after the migration is complete.

Thanks for your continued patience. This migration helps enable the new staff team to take an active role in the administration of the server and respond to concerns faster. Keep an eye on this thread for any updates on the maintenance window.

Cheers,
Hello CrystalCrafters,

CrystalCraftMC Discord!

DId you hear? CCMC now has a discord, our discord is replacing TeamSpeak. For those of you who don’t know about discord, Discord is a social messaging program with voice channels implemented. When you guys join, please review the rules that are outlined in the #rules.

Discord Link


Creative Server!

The creative server will be closing this weekend. For those of you who want a world download, we are going to try to supply one once we close the world. The reason why we are closing the creative world is because we don't see many player online anymore and so we can reduce the amount of power our server needs.

Elytra Course!

Elytra Course? Yup! That's right! @StellBell2866 has created our very own CCMC Elytra Course! The course is a staff run event and you can only receive official times when being run by staff, although you can bring your own fireworks and mess around in the course at any time! To do to the elytra course do /warp elytra

New Collectors Items!

Guess what!?!? Yup, that's correct! We have a new collector's item series. These items will be released periodically and the player who collects all of them will receive a prize!

- Natzic
Hi CrystalCrafters,

With a heavy heart, I am announcing my intent to resign as the owner of CrystalCraftMC. However, the server will remain open under new leadership. This post explains what's happening and what to expect over the next few months.

Why I'm resigning

CCMC is a major part of my life. Literally! A quarter of my life thus far was spent managing the day-to-day operations and interacting with the community we've built over time. My experience as owner taught me many things over the years: how to set up servers, what my career interests were, how to build a team to support the server, and how to manage a community. I haven’t always made the right decisions, but it has been a learning process through and through.

My activity on the server decreased since 2015. I moved across the country, started my undergraduate degree, and I'm beginning my career (if you’re interested, you can see what I was up to in 2017 in my Year in Review). A new set of responsibilities and obligations entered my life over the last few years. I've tried my best to balance my time to support CrystalCraftMC and always keep the lights on. But it's become more difficult for me. My time to manage and support the server decreased over the years and I've realized that it's time for me to move on.

It's a sad decision for me to make, but I know it's the right one for me. I love CCMC because of its community. In the long history of the server, we've had ups and downs: updates break all of our plugins, random hackers are let loose, trolls come and go. But the people behind this community are always why I persisted. I've seen many of you grow over the years, in different ways. Some of you I've seen transition from early middle school years into high school, or into college. Others of you have started a new life with a partner or entered into a new world of being a parent. Regardless of...
Server is up and running!

Hello CrystalCrafters,

So first the reason why the server was down for the past few days, is because there was a power outage where the server was located and the server need to be restarted.

So the staff team has made a survey to address different parts of the server. This survey has already been posted in a recent thread, but I'm going to post it here so that it can get some more attention from you guys. This is the exact same survey from the thread that was started by @Cragnarok about a month ago, so if you have already completed this survey then I would like to say thank you.

Anyone that has not already done the survey, please fill out the survey so that the staff team and I can start to address the areas of the server that need more attention.

Survey Link

- Natzic
Hey CrystalCrafters,

Thanksgiving is this week in the US. Every year, the holiday is for coming together with friends, family, and community to be thankful for the blessings in our life. In the twenty-first century, many of our friends and communities are spread by many miles. To me, CrystalCraftMC is an example of this. CCMC is a place for fun gaming, dastardly conniving, and a place that some of you call "home" (for Minecraft servers)!

Thank you all for being a part of this community, whether you've been here for five years or five months. I'm grateful for all of you this year.

Stay tuned for some other news for this December. More to follow!

Cheers,
- Justin (@jflory7)​
Hello everyone! Over the past month I have worked with @Echophox and some other individuals to make a video for @jflory7 to thank him for these incredible 5 years. I want to personally thank @jflory7 again for making this server and making sure it sticks to its roots. It’s incredible all of the history/memories that was created in these 5 years, from the yugioh cards to the dirty dirt everything had it’s purpose. I also REALLY want to thank @Echophox for doing AN AMAZING job on this video, I don’t think anyone could of made it better. Anyways here is the video.



@jflory7 will be making an official post in the coming days, please stay tuned for that. Currently he is in a big transition period.

Cheerio,
dellman135
This post is an addition to the original Soft World Reset thread – before reading this thread, you should read that one first!

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Hey CrystalCrafters! As you probably are aware, we are doing a soft reset on our world in another two weeks. Yesterday, the new world is officially open, despite a delay on my part (super sorry to everyone who waited up late for it to happen)! Now that the new world is officially open, here's some extra details you should know about the world reset.

New overworld, new Nether, new End
To clarify earlier questions, this world reset will affect all worlds, including the overworld, the Nether, and The End. So, all at once, we will have six worlds on the server for the next two weeks. There's some important details you should know about how accessing these worlds will work.
  • All existing Nether and End portals will take you to the OLD worlds – the only way to access the new Nether and the new End is by using the portals placed at spawn! Make sure you use those if you have to move things from the extra worlds.
    • To check which world you're in, there are prefixes in-game that show the world someone is in. If you're unsure, just type a chat message and you will know instantly.
  • On March 18th, all three of the old overworlds, Nether, and End will be permanently archived. Make sure you move any belongings or secret bases accordingly.

World borders
As mentioned in the original announcement, the overworld border is now 100,000. But the Nether and End also get their own borders now too.
  • Overworld border: 100,000
  • Nether border: 25,000
  • The End...
The new world opens on 2017 March 04.
The old world closes on 2017 March 18.


Additional info about what worlds are affected, what the border sizes are, and Overlord vaults can be found here!

What is a soft reset?
A soft reset is when we load up another world at the same time as the current one. This will allow you move your items across the worlds. In short, it is a new world with the ability to move your items to the new world for two weeks.

Why are we doing a soft reset?
After much deliberation and comments from players, the staff team has come to the conclusion to open a new world at the same time as our current world, and to connect them together for two weeks. The current world will be removed once players have moved into the new world within the given time frame. This also allows the new structures and blocks from recent Minecraft updates to generate in a new world too.

How can you move items across worlds?
You can move your items across worlds in various ways. There will be a portal at spawn that will teleport you into the new world. We currently have two options.
  • Self-moving: You, the player, will bring all of your items through the portal at spawn and bring them to your new base. A side note: if you have more than one set home you can use that as an advantage for easier travel convenience.

  • Base copy: This method has been used in previous years and we are happy to bring it back, but we have changed it a little bit. A base copy is when an Administrator takes a copy of your base then brings it over to the new world with all of its components. Your base in the old world will be nuked and destroyed after your base is successfully pasted in the new world with all of its components. This year we...
Hey CrystalCrafters,

December has descended upon us as 2016 slowly comes to a close. It's been a year to remember, and we celebrated our fourth anniversary this year. Soon, we'll be cruising towards our five year anniversary. If where you call home is starting to celebrate winter festivities, happy holidays to you, your family, and friends from the CCMC staff team! Now, onto the big news!

Minecraft 1.11 update
Did you hear? CrystalCraftMC is now running 1.11 on all of our servers! This new version of Minecraft has some amazing features, including new curse enchantments, mobs, and blocks! For example, we have a new Shulker Box, which is a chest that keeps its contents after being broken (wowza!). Some more awesome features added are:
You can find info on any of theses new features on the Minecraft 1.11 wiki page. If you notice any issues on the server with 1.11, report them in the Network Problems forum to help by informing us when you find bugs.

Christmas is almost here!
Christmas is right around the corner and CCMC is in the Christmas mood. We have a Christmas tree and...
AS OF 8/21/16, THE SERVER IS BACK UP

Hello CrystalCrafters!

As you've probably noticed, we've been down for a few days now. This was due to an ongoing power issue at the location where the machine is kept. This problem has kept the server down for the past few days. The bad news is that we need to get someone to the location in person.

But the good news is that we have an ETA on just when we will be able to get the server back online:

The Server is estimated to be back up sometime this Friday, August 19, 2016.
(for those of you who saw @dellman135's post before it was edited, his date of the 26th is incorrect, this ^^^ is the correct date)

We apologize for the downtime, as well as the delay in order to get the server back up. @jflory7 will be driving to where the server is hosted in order to get it back online, which is a very, very lengthy drive.

In addition:

All future updates will be posted here, rather than the other threads used to keep up with this situation. If the ETA changes in any way, it will be posted here.

Again, we apologize for this, and thank you all for understanding.

Ultimate out,
~Bye Bits