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Hey CrystalCrafters!

I have a short and sweet announcement. As of a few minutes ago, all of CrystalCraftMC is updated to Minecraft 1.10! You should now be able to log in with the newest version of the game.

As with any update, there are always a few problems. This thread will be updated over time if any more problems or issues are found with the server. This may be fixed very soon. If they are, they will be crossed off this list.
  • "Freeze" blocks: When walking on blocks that are not a full block (e.g. slabs, chests, daylight sensors, heads, etc.), you will completely freeze and not be able to move. You will be able to use /spawn or /home, but be aware you will not be able to move on any of these blocks. This should be fixed soon… This should now be fixed!
  • 1.10 crashes: Some players are reporting game crashing when using 1.10. It's unclear whether this is a Minecraft bug or a server bug. Anyone with this issue is encouraged to contact me for helping test. Check out @Resource's thread on fixing your client!
Thanks for being patient while we get updated to 1.10, everyone! Hope to see you all online soon. If you have any questions, problems, or other concerns about the update, please post them in this thread!

- @jflory7 and the CCMC Staff​
Hey CrystalCrafters!

Another long gap since I’ve had the chance to make an announcement post. I’m happy to share some pretty big updates about what’s coming on the server this summer, what’s in store in the near future, and what all is going on for the next few months!

We’ll cut straight to the news.

Next generation of CCMC minigames
For the past two months, the CCMC staff has been hard at work. We’ve been testing. We’ve been experimenting. We’ve been perfecting. And now we’re finally ready to share what we’ve been working on.

This Friday, June 3rd, 2016, at 7:00pm US EST, CrystalCraftMC introduces its first-ever Mob Arena to the public! Mob Arena, often shortened to MA, is a new type of arena where you and your friends can face off against endless waves of mobs for prizes. You can choose from a variety of kits to use in the arena to face the hoards. With each wave that passes, the prizes grow better but the mobs more fierce! You will encounter zombie hoards, skeleton armies, and terrifying spider bosses as you face off for glory, fame, and ultimate bragging rights.

The arena itself was designed by staff members on the server and the wave configuration was built from the ground up and tested by our amazing beta testers. It’s been tried and true, and after a long time of waiting to reveal, we are ready to bring it out to everyone.

Tune in this Friday on the server to get in on the action yourself! On behalf of myself and the CCMC staff, we’re looking forward to seeing you all try it out.


Summer heat melting away prices
Okay, maybe predictable puns aren’t quite my thing. But to kick off the summer right, we’re going to launch a sale across the entire store for 10% off all ranks until June 7th, 2016!...
Edit: We're back! The server is online as of this morning.

Hey CrystalCrafters,

This will just be a short update. I hate being the bearer of bad news, but I have just learned that there will not be anyone with proper privileges to access the server room where CCMC lives until Tuesday morning, May 31, 2016. I've been in constant communication with those responsible for the space where the server is hosted, and this is the best I can do. As long as the person who is powering the server back on delivers on their promise, I am hoping to have the server back and running by Tuesday at 12:00pm.

I will add that I have no control over this situation and am dependent on other people in order for me to do the work I need to do to power the server back on. I am really hoping Tuesday will be the day, but I am unable to make a 100% guarantee.

I am sincerely appreciative for everyone's patience during this downtime. Thank you all for being loyal members of the CrystalCraftMC community, and I hope to see you back online soon.

- @jflory7 and CCMC Staff
Hello CrystalCrafters,

Today, I was alerted to sad and unfortunate news. For those of you who were not aware, the CrystalCraftMC servers and TeamSpeak3 are hosted on my university's network at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Unexpectedly, I received a notification about a scheduled power outage.

The server will be unavailable (at a minimum) during these times.
  • May 25th, 2016, 5:00pm - May 26th, 2016, 7:00am US EST
  • May 26th, 2016, 5:00pm - May 27th, 2016, 7:00am US EST
It's unclear whether the server will be able to be restored in the interim periods (there may have to be someone physically plug certain hardware or set things back up in the room). I am no longer on campus for the summer so I am unable to do so myself. I am in contact with the group that is hosting CCMC's infrastructure and hope to have it online as soon as possible.

The website will not be affected by this downtime.

For those of you looking for a place to hang out in the meanwhile, I encourage you to use the SpigotMC TeamSpeak3 server for the time being. You can connect to this server at talk.spigotmc.org. Some of the server staff have already stated they will be using this server in the meanwhile while ours is down.

Getting caught up
As many of you also might already be aware, I have not been extremely active in past weeks. I only just finished my university exams last week, and did a lot of traveling this past weekend. I will be working three jobs over the summer, but I hope to have time to get caught up on messages, applications, and other news. I appreciate everyone who has been waiting patiently and I hope to be fully caught up by June 3rd.

Thanks for your patience,...
Hello CrystalCrafters!

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a new front page post, as I’m sure many of you have noticed. This has mostly been because of the fact that I’ve been tied up much more than usual over the past few months. However, thanks to the awesome staff team at CCMC, things have gone strong and they have helped keep things running.

In this post, we’re going to cover many hot topic items. This thing called Minecraft 1.9 happened not too long ago, an important policy on mods and TeamSpeak3 has changed, voting is temporarily broken, there’s a new survival server activity coming, and we have a few new members on the CCMC team! There’s also cool new ways for you to help contribute to CCMC.

1.9 Update
If you logged on in the past week or two, you’ve already noticed that the server is running Spigot 1.9. So now, you have all the goodies and new features of 1.9 to play around with in the survival and creative servers. The original update happened with little announcement beforehand and happened very suddenly, and for that, I would like to apologize. It was a little bumpy at first, but I’m happy to report that the update happened with only minor issues.

As new Minecraft versions always go, there’s a few new things that have changed, and there’s a few things you should know.

End Update
If you have paid attention to the 1.9 features, you will notice that the End had a major rewrite. There are now multiple End islands with multiple mobs, items, and more. Our End world was last generated on June 11th, 2015. As a result, many areas near the original, main island are already generated. To best take advantage of the new features of 1.9, we are planning a full, total reset of the End in one week from today.

Hey CrystalCrafters!

Today is October 5th, and it's time for us to announce the monthly skin contests from the September Skin Contest. It was a close decision, but we were able to choose a winner after much deliberation!

This month's skin contest winner is…

Congratulations to MittySan for winning this month's contest. We were happy to see some of the awesome submissions that all the participants worked on - so much that we decided to display all participants' skins in spawn! Next time you go to /spawn, you will find @MittySan, @urbansith, and @moshi_ staring back at you from across the plains!

Additionally, each participant has their own custom loot crate to claim on the server. To claim your chest, ask a staff member to get your chest next time you're online!

Thanks for a great contest, everyone – we'll probably run another one in November. :)

- @jflory7 and the CCMC Staff​
Edit: It's been built! Pictures further down in the thread.

Hello CrystalCrafters,

Today, I am excited to finally make a special announcement regarding our server hosting. As some of you may know, I recently moved to Rochester, NY to attend a university in the area. One of the perks of my university is the fast Internet speeds on campus (ranging around 1Gbps, or 1000Mb per second), putting it in the top 1% of Internet speeds on the country. Additionally, my university also has a friendly policy towards students using the network to run their own services or servers through the network.

Throughout all of September, I have been researching the legitimacy of potentially building a server computer to run CrystalCraftMC. I have consulted with local administrators of my university network, a community full of awesome tech nerds, and countless Reddit subreddits for computer building pros, and I have finally reached a point where I am comfortable and ready to make this announcement!

Beginning somewhere in October, CrystalCraftMC will be moving to our own self-hosted server machine for running the server, hosting our website, and managing all of the rest of our services. This change is exciting and will save a considerably amount of money for the duration that the server is online. Additionally, the hardware specs on the new server will actually outperform what we are currently hosting the server on.

I am excited to announce this change, and I am waiting for the parts to arrive over the next few weeks so I can begin building our server machine. I will definitely be posting pictures of the parts as they arrive, so make sure you check out our Instagram to stay in the loop as our new server computer comes together.

Thanks everyone for your three years of support, and I'm looking forward to the Fall Fair and scavenger hunt we have coming up for you all in October!

- jflory7​
Edit: This has since been fixed thanks to the help of @JamieSinn and the module has returned to the side of the page.

Hello CrystalCrafters,

Due to a critical bug in the Minecraft server status module that normally sits on the side of the site, the module has temporarily been removed until a fix is available. As of now, it permanently shows the server as offline, even when it is online and players are connected. It will make a return soon, but for now, if you wish to see who is on the server or how many players are online, please use either your Minecraft client or a site such as Dinnerbone's Server Pinger.

Thanks for understanding, and I am working on bringing this back soon.

- jflory7​
Hey CrystalCrafters,

It’s been close to a full month since our last real front page news post, so it’s about time for some new news. The staff have been working very hard these past few weeks, and we’re pleased to announce three major events that we will be bringing to you in September and October!

Skin Contest
Opening today, we have a new special contest opening up: the CrystalCraftMC Skin Contests are finally returning! Some of you may remember the skin contests we held way in the past, and we learned just how creative some of you can be. We want to give you an opportunity to show your talent to the community by entering in our special skin contests!

The Skin Contest is being led by @321MCBlaster and @Marshox66, and they will be managing the entire contest. After the submission window closes, both of them and myself will act as judges, and we will choose winners from all of the submissions. We have great prizes planned for the entire contest, including a chance to have your skin placed right in spawn for the entire server to see, as well as normal goodies like ores, minerals, special tools, and more. If PvP isn’t quite your thing or if you have a secret artsy side, now is your chance to show it off!

For more information, read the announcement thread and the current contest thread (theme for September is Favorite Video Game Character)!

Scavenger Hunt
The next event we plan on offering later on in September is a scavenger hunt! Some of you may remember our scavenger hunts of long ago, and we’re planning on bringing back the adventure, the story, and the loot once again! You will have to travel across...
Registered+ Rank

What is a Registered+?
A Registered+ member is just what it sounds like – they are players on the server who are active, dedicated, and are true fans of CrystalCraftMC! This is a way for us to reward our dedicated players on the server with a little bonus.

What does a Registered+ get?
Registered+ members get three homes instead of the normal two given to normal members. Additionally, every month, a Member+ is allowed access to a new kit of premium items that will help them out in surviving! In the past, we have given away Protection IV Diamond Chestplates, Silk Touch Diamond Pickaxes, Wither skulls, real spawn eggs, god apples, and more!

If you are a Registered+ member, type /kit bonus to claim your monthly kit.

How do I get Registered+?
To become a Registered+, you must meet the following requirements:
  1. Be a registered member of the website for 90 days or longer
  2. Make over 100 posts on the forums
  3. Receive at least 50 post ratings on their messages

It all may seem hard, but it's easier than you think if you stay active! Before you know it, you can be a Member+ too!