December Creative Competition – Aussie Christmas

It’s almost Christmas! Where has this year gone? This December we want to see your interpretation of an Aussie Christmas. What does Christmas mean to you? How do you celebrate it? What do you think of when you think “Aussie Christmas”?

Rules

  • All building is in Creative Mode
  • Builders must use ONE plot only
  • All building must be done on the December Comp Map
  • Designs must be your own
  • Single player entries only – no team builds

Judging will happen during the first week of January. We’ll also be announcing the season’s top three!

The December Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the November gate which will close to building at 9pm on Tuesday November 30th.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of December 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build. Let’s finish this season off strong!

LibraryCraft – Now with Daily Crates!

Daily Crates are now a thing! Located at the 1.17 Spawn Island, every 24 hours you’ll get the chance to win either iron ingots, wood, coal, steak, rockets or even a couple of diamonds!

The cost of a crate key is one diamond, and it needs to be in your Diamond Bank to work. Other crates will appear from time to time, but this one is here for good! Thanks to Stablows for the idea.

October Aquarium Competition Results

And that’s October! Not as many entries this month, but still some incredible ones! On to the winners.

1st Place: _pluto_9

Pluto has created a multi-storey aquarium just full of amazing STEM references, biomes and information, with plenty of stories to boot. It was so much fun exploring this one!

2nd Place: __B4CON

King of the name changes, B4CON is back with a beautiful domed aquarium. The colours in here were stunning!

3rd Place: CountDoDoDoDo

Going a bit of a different route, Count has gone with a water park ride called the Aqua Slide, with a slide going through an aquarium! That’d be a ride I’d love to go on!

Honourable Mentions

Just the one honourable mention this round, with players scoring some votes, but not enough to make the top three.

Kursed7280084

A big congrats to all of our entrants! Prize collection will be added directly to your Diamond Banks – on to November and Hollywood!

Mid Season Prizes

With October all wrapped up, that means it’s time to award the mid-season prizes! We had a last minute change after this month, so the winners are:

  1. __B4C0N
  2. _pluto_9
  3. CountDoDoDoDo

1st place gets a $25 JB HiFi Voucher, with 2nd and 3rd getting a $10 voucher each! I’ll reach out in Discord to get them sorted.

Meet the Players – TurtleBoy2929

How long have you been playing Minecraft?

I played Minecraft for around 7 years but stopped playing between 2018-2019. When the game became trendy again, I came back. My mum told me about Librarycraft in May 2020 and I have been playing Minecraft ever since.

What made you start playing Minecraft?

In 2013 I was watching Minecraft Youtubers like dantdm and others. When I got my first ever iPad for Christmas 2013, I watched Minecraft so much more and this made me consider getting Minecraft. I asked my mum and she agreed to spend $8 on Minecraft Pocket Edition.

What type of Minecraft player are you?

We’ll use the following list – based off Mumbo Jumbo’s video – 20 Different Types of Minecraft Player, with a couple of modifications.

  • The Gadget Guy (loves making little redstone contraptions around their base to make life easier)
  • The Resource Hoarder (everything gets stored in piles and piles of chests, even if they don’t need them)
  • The Monument Builder (they always have to have the biggest build on the server)
  • The Autofarmer (farms have to have pistons, daylight detectors, the works)
  • The Explorer (no set base, everything they have is in their inventory. They just walk)
  • The Subterranean Hermits (their entire base must be underground)
  • The Artist (all the pixel art!)
  • The Competitors (minigames is their jam – PvP, Spleef, Parkour, all that)
  • The Code Wizards (whether it’s command blocks or crazy complex redstone)
  • The Mod Fans (Vanilla Minecraft? Nah – bring on the mods and plugins)
  • The Medieval Builders (villages, ships, the lot)
  • The Modern Architect (modern houses, modern resource packs, lots of concrete)
  • The Challenge Fan (Skyblock, Survival SuperFlat, Hardcore Mode – bring on the challenges)
  • The Long Gamers (using the same world since 1.8 or before – such dedication)
  • The Minimalist (a simple house and a few farms will do fine)

I would have to say I am a subterranean hermit because a few years back I spent so much time just getting resources to make a house. One day I created a new world and found a cave which was kind of a perfect square so I put a front wall and a door and said “hey this is the best way to make a house”. I still use it even in NewSurvival on LibraryCraft.

Do you start a world the same way every time, or mix it up?

I start each world the same.
– Step 1: Get 2 trees
– Step 2: Make a crafting table, a pickaxe and get stone
– Step 3: get stone tools, go mining and get iron tools
– Step 4: go back to the surface and hollow the cave out
– Step 5: put a door to the entrance to the other part of the cave and realize I don’t have wool so go out to get 3 wool
– Step 6: Make a bed and go to sleep.

Thats how I start a survival world!

What’s your favourite ever build you’ve created?

It has got to be the British ship Countdodododo and I are making in the PiratesPVP project map. It’s very nice and has everything that a pirate ship has – cannons, those sails with a balcony on top and of course the flag. This is probably the best build I have ever made with someone.

How many times have you beaten the EnderDragon?

I don’t know the number but I can do an estimation. All of these worlds were with friends and sometimes I did cheat in them but I believe I have killed the ender dragon around 5 times.

What does your LC base look like? What are some of it’s features?

My LC (LibraryCraft) base was a cave hollowed out with basically everything in a house but then I participated in the LCBBS (LibraryCraft Big Base Swap) and I got not one but two good builders (crazycollie and JtripleM). I was out of my base hoping my base would be great. May 16th came and my base became amazing with a watch tower at the top, bamboo, wheat, netherwart, carrot and berry farm, and the inside there is my bedroom, a room for my pet cow Henry, my chicken Chuck and my dog Spike. There’s also a mine where it enters a cave and finally na aquarium corridor that leads to a nether portal.

What’s your favourite block?

Ancient debris cause it gives out a kind of achievement if you have one of the blocks. It will give you the greatest kind of weapons or armour plus finding it after using exploding beds or exploding 12 pieces of TNT you finally get the greatest block in the entirety of Minecraft!

How about your favourite mob?

I would say it would be a turtle! They are cute and that’s why my username is TurtleBoy2929. They are only an animal that has no use except to get a turtle shell helmet, but in the real world they’re endangered. I like to care about them and again they are the cutest thing ever.

What’s your favourite thing to do in LibraryCraft?

It was the monthly competitions but after one new thing came I was obsessed with it – NewSurvival. OldSurvival was mostly taken and had weird bugs but one time before school I went on NewSurvival and I found a cave which was perfect. I got help from another player hollowing it out and giving me some gifts. Then I realized that a SMP will be the best without fighting and I have been playing NewSurvival ever since.

November Creative Competition – Hollywood

November has crept up on us. This year is just flying by! We want you all to build a scene from your favourite movie or TV show.

There’s a couple of extra bits of information that are super important:

  • When claiming your plot, please place a sign near the plot sign to reserve your chosen show or movie.
  • You cannot choose a movie or show that has been chosen already. Get in quick! Any disputes can be settled by the mod team, to see who placed their sign first.

Rules

  • All building is in Creative Mode
  • Builders must use ONE plot only
  • All building must be done on the November Comp Map
  • Designs must be your own
  • Single player entries only – no team builds

Judging will happen during the first week of December.

The November Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the October gate which will close to building at 9pm on Sunday October 31st.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of November 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build. Players Choice votes will also be open as usual.

The Weekly Starter Pack Giveaway

Ever wanted some good loot just for playing LibraryCraft? Well, thanks to one of our very generous players, now you can! Thanks to __f0rk (and an awesome idea from Noodles), we have 10 loot shulker boxes filled with some serious loot.

There’s some serous goodies in here! Each week we’ll be giving one of these away to a lucky player for use in NewSurvival. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Send a mail to JohnsanGeezo using /mail send JohnsanGeezo <message>, with the word IN.
  • You will need to send a new mail EACH WEEK to be considered for that weekly draw.
  • Log at least three (3) hours of play in LibraryCraft (in any server – Survival, Creative or Minigames)
  • Weekly play periods start on Monday and end on Sunday.
  • Every Monday the competition will be drawn for the previous week.

Note that the minimum play hours may change each week. The hours required will be displayed in the announcement in game each week. It will also be possible to win multiple weeks. Winners will be chosen by random selection using a random generator.

The first weekly giveaway period will start on Monday October 25th!

School Holiday Pairs Creative Competition Results

We’re well and truly into Term 4 now, and we’ve seen a lot of action on the Pairs Creative Competition World over the break! After a week of deliberation, here are the results!

1st Place: _f0rk & _pluto_9

There is so much in this build, and it’s so much fun to walk through! It just keeps going up!

2nd Place: cramskii & __keq

Going high as well, this build has one of the most stunning trees I’ve ever seen. The hanging roots coming down are incredible.

3rd Place: Countdodododo & _Typed

The axolotl temple is great, but the tentacles and detail on the large glow squid is something else.

Honourable Mentions

These weren’t the only ones to get votes – here are some more!

Amori & seanblam

MattyBGamer & Strider_06

Grey_Wolf_Knight & Dragon_Gal

Imaginemode & Kursed7280084

A big congrats to all of our entrants! We’ll make sure to do this again. It was a lot of fun! Fork and Pluto, you have a $50 JB Hifi voucher each coming to you. I’ll be reaching out in Discord to arrange pickup.

Meet the Players – 2K__

How long have you been playing Minecraft?

I first started playing Minecraft on the Xbox 360 edition at some point in late 2012 or early/mid 2013, later in 2014 I got the Java version of the game.

2 years later in 2016 I moved to the Windows 10 edition beta (now known as the Bedrock edition) of the game due to Java edition’s poor performance on my old PC (this was before I had discovered the Optifine mod).

Nowadays I play either Java edition or the Xbox 360 edition.

What made you start playing Minecraft?

The blocky graphics made me like the game for some reason. The Youtubers back then (Stampy, Squid, DanTDM and etc.) also made me play the game a lot.

What type of Minecraft player are you?

We’ll use the following list – based off Mumbo Jumbo’s video – 20 Different Types of Minecraft Player, with a couple of modifications.

  • The Gadget Guy (loves making little redstone contraptions around their base to make life easier)
  • The Resource Hoarder (everything gets stored in piles and piles of chests, even if they don’t need them)
  • The Monument Builder (they always have to have the biggest build on the server)
  • The Autofarmer (farms have to have pistons, daylight detectors, the works)
  • The Explorer (no set base, everything they have is in their inventory. They just walk)
  • The Subterranean Hermits (their entire base must be underground)
  • The Artist (all the pixel art!)
  • The Competitors (minigames is their jam – PvP, Spleef, Parkour, all that)
  • The Code Wizards (whether it’s command blocks or crazy complex redstone)
  • The Mod Fans (Vanilla Minecraft? Nah – bring on the mods and plugins)
  • The Medieval Builders (villages, ships, the lot)
  • The Modern Architect (modern houses, modern resource packs, lots of concrete)
  • The Challenge Fan (Skyblock, Survival SuperFlat, Hardcore Mode – bring on the challenges)
  • The Long Gamers (using the same world since 1.8 or before – such dedication)
  • The Minimalist (a simple house and a few farms will do fine)

I find myself to be a Explorer most of the time when I do Survival, I also tend to be a Minimalist as well, which is why my bases always turn out to be awful. I can also be a Mod fan at times. I almost became an Autofarmer once, but the farming rules came on the exact same day that I was about to make an auto-farm.

Do you start a world the same way every time, or mix it up?

Normally I start a world the same way, get some wood, get more wood, forget to make bed and wait for the night to end, then make a (awful) base.

What’s your favourite ever build you’ve created?

MSo far my favourite build isn’t fully finished, similarly to collie’s. It is a recreation of Stampy’s Lovely World. It uses the original world seed, which had to be obtained by using it on a emulated copy of Minecraft 360’s TU0 version.

It is also one of the first builds I’ve done which I didn’t lose interest in after 2 minutes.

How many times have you beaten the EnderDragon?

It depends – in LibraryCraft I have helped defeat an Enderdragon, but as CountDoDoDoDo stated a while back it probably doesn’t count as I had /back and etc. I have defeated the dragon around 100 times in creative mode, but in survival mode I am yet to defeat her.

What does your LC base look like? What are some of it’s features?

To be honest, my base is probably the simplest base on the server. I never really use my base so that is why – the exterior is very small and basic with 2 crafting tables, the one on the left was for when I was building it, the one on the right… Well, I don’t remember why that one was even there…

The interior is also pretty small, with a smelting room at the back. Sometimes I find that it is still smelting the stack of iron blocks that I might have put in it the week before.

What’s your favourite block?

My favourite block is the oak planks block. I find it very useful for building and crafting, it is what I normally use to make bases. I also like the other kinds of wood… except Acacia wood, I find it ugly.

How about your favourite mob?

I always find myself very fond of sheep, I think they’re cute and fluffy.

What’s your favourite thing to do in LibraryCraft?

Hanging out with the community is one thing I like to do, turning on shaders and seeing how much the look of a build changes is another.

September Enchanted Garden Competition Results

We’re getting close to the end of the year – September is over already! We’ve had some absolutely stunning entries for the Enchanted Garden competition, so here are the results.

1st Place: _f0rk

_f0rk is back on top again with this absolutely beautiful mushroom house, with a secret underneath! It’s very Sims-esque. I love it.

2nd Place: _pluto_9

Pluto’s Hobbit Hole is amazing, with giant flowers and a really well laid out garden, including a very detailed interior.

3rd Place: cramskii

After some time away from competitions, cramskii is back with a beautiful garden with a river. I love the colour choices here. So calming.

Honourable Mentions

We have two honourable mention this round, with players scoring some votes, but not enough to make the top three.

Countdodododo

Kursed7280084

A big congrats to all of our entrants! These were a lot of fun to wander through. Prize collection will be added directly to your Diamond Banks – on to October!