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It's been a while since there have been any changes to the XP shops so without further delay...

Wait a minute... that shop looks funny. Maybe that's because this shop isn't at /warp shops in the End. In fact you'll need to /spawn, go to the surface and head west if you want to visit this shop and see what it has to offer. What is it doing in spawn? Don't worry about it guy. How long will it be there? No one knows. Make sure you take some time to visit this specialty XP shop before it disappears just as suddenly and mysteriously as it appeared.
Hello CrystalCrafters,

It's been a little over two months since @jflory7 announced that he would be passing the torch on CCMC and those of us here on the staff team feel it's time to talk a little about additions that have been made to the server you may not know about yet, some things we are adding this very moment and, perhaps most importantly, what we have in store for all of you in the coming months.

Past:

A New Spawn?
You may have noticed the New underground spawn which is a lot like the 1st official CCMC spawn made all those years ago. This New Spawn is the first step in a shift to prepare for a New Spawn in 1.13. Fortunately most of the remaining work should be able to be done in Development meaning you won't see many more changes to spawn until the new construction is complete. However I'm sure that if you look around you'll find some hidden rooms and a New villager who sells something much different than a potion.

Legendary Items hidden at the end of the Spawn Maze
Did you hear about this? I knew there was a maze but it wasn't until about a month ago I learned these existed. If you can stick it out to the end of the maze there are 2 Legendary items for sale to anyone who can afford the insanely high price tag. Are they worth it? That's a matter of opinion. My question is what else are you doing with your exp and voting items?

R.I.P. Creative Server

This was announced a while ago and there was talk of offering a world download. I had updated the original post with a link but, in case anyone didn't notice, here it is again: Creative World Download

Present:

Welcome our New Mod!
Everyone congratulate @Flora_Fox17 on her recent promotion to Moderator. She's an active and friendly player that we're happy to...
Yes you heard it! We have a new and improved underground spawn! Come on the server and check it out! Some you old heads might remember this style of spawn from 2012-2014. Enjoy!



Special Thanks...
@CanadianSpark
@Echophox
@_stevoism_
*staff team*
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.

Creative World Download

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...