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Hey CrystalCrafters!

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!

Temporary Admin
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 Infinite is a part of the GIBS raiding team. I realize that many of you may be concerned about this; however, while Infinite is filling in as a staff member, any information he obtains during his term as a temporary staff member will not be able to be used once he returns to being a normal player. As many of you know, we hold our server staff in high regard and only select the best caliber of people to help us run the server, and nothing is changing with the temporary filling of an admin position. Your hard work in survival is not being compromised under any circumstances, and you will not be affected negatively any form by this.

Survival Games
I have been busy tweaking the Survival Games server settings for the past couple of weeks, but I have not made any significant progress on this yet. Seeing as I will be leaving for two weeks on Sunday, I will not be able to start the beta testing process for this gamemode yet. For now, it seems we have our hands full...
Hey CrystalCrafters!

June is shaping up to be an awesome month, and staff has been hard at work to make this summer one of the best yet! Last night, we made public one of the many projects we are working on, and believe me, there's more to come!

The Hub
For those of you who have already seen it, CrystalCraftMC now has its own lobby that players can connect to access other minigames or gamemodes! CCMC has been only survival for almost two years, and we figured it was time to mix things up a bit and give you guys more options to have fun on CCMC!

Immediately, you'll probably notice the portals to different servers if you type /server lobby. Currently, the only portal open is the survival portal, which goes to the world that is currently up.

The other two options you'll notice is SkyBlock and Survival Games. Many of you are familiar with these minigames on Minecraft servers already, and they will finally be making an appearance on CrystalCraftMC!

We're aiming to open SkyBlock this month and open Survival Games in July, so for now, you'll have to remain patient as staff works hard at tweaking the experience to make sure it's as great of an experience as we can make it!

Beta Testers
Well, maybe you're just not the patient type!

If you're not, then we may be able to use your help. @jflory7 and the rest of staff may not know as much as some of you guys about what's fun and what isn't, so we want beta testers to help us tweak the new minigames to be a fun and fair experience for everyone!

To be a beta tester, it will require a level of commitment and deep thinking on your part. In exchange for early access and a few benefits, we ask that you will help us test certain settings and help represent all the players to help staff make a unique experience that will be fun for others. It will be your job to play these minigames and tell us what...
Hey CrystalCrafters,

It's summertime! A lot of you are already out of school, and some of you are almost there! Or maybe some of you finished school years ago.

Regardless of which category you fall under, the sunshine is coming and the temperature is rising… and all the prices in the CrystalCraftMC Webstore are dropping!

We're introducing ALL types of sales in the store that will last until June 21st! Make sure you take advantage of the savings while they last!

5% off everything: BitCoin
If you buy anything in the Webstore with BitCoin,
you will instantly get 5% off your entire cart.​

T-Shirt Craze
We have our last three t-shirts in stock, and they're almost gone!
We have a Medium, a Large, and an Xtra-Large, and to anyone
who buys a shirt before June 21st, you will get one FREE rank*
and one FREE kit! If you live in the US, all the t-shirts are
$19.99 and I will personally ship them to you in a week.
PM me if you buy a shirt and tell me what kit you want!
(*Note: Does not apply for Emperor / Overlord. You can get double
kits if you are a Commander or higher)

10% off: All Ranks
All the ranks from Merchant to Commander have been marked off
by 10%! This is the best time to buy a rank for the next six months,
and there has never been a better time to get that rank for a low price!​

20% off: Emperor and Overlord
Maybe you've already donated before and you're looking to take the
next step to one of the bigger ranks. If so, then this is the best one
for you! The two biggest ranks, Emperor and Overlord, have been
marked off by 20%! Even you could finally own that bedrock vault!​

Coupon: SUMMER
This is a special coupon that applies to all of our kits!
If you spend $15 or more on kits, you can get $5...​
Hey CrystalCrafters,

Imagine for a moment if a hacker knew your account password. Or perhaps your biggest rival on a server. What if you lost everything you worked so hard on to gather?

Sadly, this is something close to a reality. If any of you remember from a few months ago, there was the big Heartbleed security hack that could let a hacker retrieve private information from a website, such as account passwords.

Whether or not this is related to Heartbleed is unknown, but yesterday, an unknown hacker released account usernames and passwords for over 18,000 Minecraft accounts. On top of that, he is threatening to release over 500,000 more.

There's no way to know for sure if you are on these lists or not, but there is one way you can definitely prevent someone from getting into your account if you are on the list.

Please change your Minecraft account password immediately!

The last thing I want to see is any of you lose access to your account because of what a hacker is doing to terrorize the Minecraft community. The hacker who released the Minecraft accounts is the same hacker who has hacked Mineplex and Oc.tc, DDoS attacked several major servers, and took down the Minecraft multiplayer session servers last night.

If you are still using a legacy Minecraft account, I would highly recommend migrating to a Mojang account so your email is required to log into your account, not just your username.

To change your password, please go here.

Again, I emphasize how important it is to change your password – the accounts have already been leaked and there could be more coming. Don't risk losing your Minecraft account because of a hacker. Please be proactive and change your password immediately!

Also, on an additional note, the server staff have been instructed to delete any posts linking to the hacker or his website. He is illegally distributing content stolen from any...
Hey CrystalCrafters,

We have had drastic changes to the world reset plans, and to help explain what's going on, @fortification45 and I have put together a video with all the info.

Hey CrystalCrafters,

Finally, after a couple weeks, this is the post many of you have been waiting for. The staff and myself have been working diligently on the server and planning out all of the big things coming up, and we finally have an official statement to make for the future.

In this post, I am going to be talking about four things:
  1. World Reset
  2. New Staff Ranks
  3. TeamSpeak
  4. New Shop Payment Option

World Reset

I think this has been the largest and most important thing that many of you have been waiting to hear about.

If you've been following on the forums lately, we have been discussing the possibility of a world reset. Sadly, we do not have any other option than to reset the world because the overworld has grown to a monstrous 70GB, and continues to grow every day. Our server's hard drive can only contain 92GB maximum, and we are dangerously close to running out of room again.

For those of you who have been around for over a year, you may remember when this happened last July and last December… we want to make sure everyone has more time to move worlds without the risk of running out of hard drive space before the deadline. It is our goal to make this process as easy and simple as possible.

If you weren't here in December, what we allowed for our players to do was to travel between the new and old world freely by way of a portal. This portal was kept open for roughly two weeks before it was closed down and the old world was deleted. We are planning on doing this again for the upcoming world reset.

So, to help you plan out what to do, I have some definite aspects that will happen in the new world.
  1. There will be a world border of 5,000,000 in each direction from spawn.
  2. The Nether will have a world border of 50,000.
  3. The End will have a world border of 1,000.
  4. There will be a portal to connect the new world to the old world for a period of two weeks....
Hello CrystalCrafters!

After a week of review and consideration, the staff have come to a resolution about the fate of the Nether and the End. We have taken the poll results AND all the written posts into consideration, and we have evaluated all the different sides to this issue.

Because of hard drive space limitations and the opinions expressed in the posts for the original poll, we have decided to do continuous resets of both the Nether and the End every two weeks.

To answer some burning questions about this, I will try to answer to the best of my ability.

When will the resets begin?

The resets will begin on May 18th, 2014 from as early as 12:00am EST. From that point onward, the resets will begin on a regular basis every two weeks. We will put a special [TIP] in to help remind new and old players about this, but it will be up to you to make sure your items and valuables are out of the Nether and the End once the two week mark has been reached. We will not be making warning posts about it on the forum.

Furthermore, just because there are two weeks to get moved out of the Nether and the End, I would highly recommend not procrastinating this. Our Nether has reached a precarious size, and I cannot guarantee that our hard drive will make it that long. If we run out of hard drive space before May 18th, we are not responsible for your items or valuables in either world! So, please be proactive about this and begin making preparations to move everything out of the Nether and the End as soon as possible.

Is Nether-Traveling back?
Hello CrystalCrafters!

Today, I am posing an important question to all of you here in the community. As most of you have probably heard, travelling on top of the Nether (i.e. bedrock) has been disallowed since December 2013, when we ran out of hard drive space on our server.

Because of that, we have had to be strict on the way you use the Nether and the End because we have to make sure that we don't have a repeat of last December, when the hard drive ran out of room and there was a bit of downtime on the server.

However, we have an idea that may make a lot of you happy, and we want to see what the masses think of this idea before we make any final decisions.

Our idea was that if we reset the End and the Nether on a regular basis (either every two weeks or once a month), we can permit travelling on top of the Nether again for the players who preferred to use that as a way for travelling across the world. Again, I emphasize:

This would bring back Nether-travelling!

Now, depending on how things might go, it could be once a month, or if it's getting too big too fast, it could be once a week. We cannot know for certain yet until we allow it again. But we would like to give you all as much time as possible to enjoy the Nether and the End before they would reset.

I'll leave a poll in this post, but if you have more opinions, please weigh in with your opinions in this thread! Words mean more to us than numbers, and if someone does a good job of explaining one side, it could be the deciding point in a tiebreaker.

Thanks everyone!

- jflory7 and Staff
Hello CrystalCrafters,

As some of you may have noticed today, the website has been down and up for the past few hours. If you happened to log on the forums earlier, you may have gotten a little friendly message that the boards were closed.

Well, I'm here to tell you why!

Because of the amazing financial contributions we have received from donors, as well as the amazing support by our most active players, we have been able to upgrade the server that our website uses! This upgrade gives our server more RAM (so a faster and more responsive website) as well as anti-DDoS protection!

Overall, this upgrade is another "thanks" to our awesome community. In the upcoming future, I'm hoping to set up "mirrors" to the actual Minecraft server to help people out who live far away from where our server is hosted! More details coming on that soon.

Enjoy the upgrade! <3
If you are missing items from the Old Nether (January 25th) then please send Rae a message with the following information so it can be recovered quickly.
  • Coordinates (if known)
  • /home (at the time of January 25th or now)
It is REALLY important that I know one of those two things in order to get what is missing for you
I would also ask for an idea of what I need to look for and grab.

Side note: I will not be saving blaze farms to move over.
Please send this information in as soon as possible.

Also: I already have this information from @Bigfoot1105 and @InfiniteCorners.