July Build Competition – Gates

It’s just over a week until the end of June, so finish your Winter builds and get ready for July! This month we’re doing something a little different – Gates.

JohnsanGeezo is currently setting up a new custom world with some customised bosses to battle. This custom world will have a central gate area, with five different regions, home to different bosses. The regions (so far) will be Valley, Dark Forest, Ocean, Corrupted/Nether, and The End.

We want you to design our five region gates! The best gate designs (hopefully one for each region) will then be incorporated into the new Mob Battle World. 

Rules

  • All building is in Creative Mode
  • Builders must use ONE plot only
  • Choose a theme for your gate (Valley, Dark Forest, Ocean, Corrupted, End)
  • All building must be done on the July Comp Map
  • Designs must be your own
  • Single player entries only – no team builds
  • Actual Gate designs must meet certain criteria in order to work (see examples in the competition world by the world Gate)
  • Gates will not be functional while in the Competition World

Judging will happen during the first week of August. The July Comp world gate – located on the Warp Ship – will replace the June gate which will close to building at 9pm on Tuesday June 30th.

Also, we will still be choosing an overall top three for the Emerald Points competition. There will hopefully be five different gates that will be moved to the new world.

The gate will open on the Warp Ship on the morning of July 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build.

Player’s Choice Votes – Winter

Late next week the moderator team will be judging the Winter entries, and like with the Treehouses, you can add your votes in too. The gate to the Winter world will be available on the upper deck of the Warp Ship. The Winter world will be set to Adventure Mode so no more building will be able to happen, and it will be available for two weeks for players to check out. Voting is done by sending JohnsanGeezo a mail using /mail send JohnsanGeezo.

Players are not allowed to vote for their own entry, and must choose their top 3 builds (you can’t vote for the moderator’s builds). Players are also not allowed to buy or bribe for votes. If you are caught doing this, you will automatically be disqualified from getting Player votes for that month.

The top three entrants in the Players Choice will also get some in-game currency. For more information about the Emerald Points Competition, check out the article all about it.

Get in touch on Discord or in game if you have questions! We’re looking forward to seeing those entries!

May Treehouse Competition – Results

The moderators have cast their votes, the votes have been tallied and here’s the top three! We had 16 entries this round.

Like last month, each moderator chose their top three and submitted the votes to me. I then tally them up with each vote getting a score – 15 points for a 1st choice vote, 10 points for 2nd, 5 points for 3rd. The points were added up and the three top points scorers got the wins. This round we also had a tie for first place, so in future we will be counting how many individual votes the tied entries got, to separate them. If it’s still a tie, then we’ll do a build off. No need for that this time!

1st Place: Tapukoko888

Koko created a brilliant treehouse hotel, complete with beautiful gardens and a detailed welcome lobby. I particularly liked the stained glass flower on the front wall.

2nd Place: _xXDedukKingXx_

King went big this round – really, really big! This beautifully crafted autumn tree had a brilliant shape and was situated on a large hill.

3rd Place: EvaLPS

Eva submitted a dense forest with plenty of wildlife inhabiting it, plus a nice hidden house at the top with multiple levels. The birds in particular were a very nice touch!

Honourable Mentions

Like last time, there were a few players that scored some votes, but missed out on the top spot.

TapuFini888 created this very cool flame tree, using magma and honeycomb blocks for the leaves.

Jackolanten1, a Star Wars fan, made an Ewok village on Endor.

Finally, Ghostrealm2001 included a very nice garden glasshouse in his treehouse!

There were so many more entries that were all fantastic builds – a massive congratulations to all who entered. The June world looks great already – bring on Winter!

The Treehouse world will be available for another week to get any final Player’s Choice votes in. The top three Players’ Choice builds will get some extra in game cash.

Mid Season Prizes

That brings us to the mid-season prizes! We’re halfway through our shorter first season, so that means some prizes will be given away. Here’s who has won, and what they get! I’ll be in touch with everyone next week to organise a prize pickup.

_xXDedukKingXx_ with 25 Emerald Points, takes home a $25 JB HiFi Voucher, with Tapukoko888 (15 pts) and toothless_spy (10 pts) both taking home a $10 JB HiFi Voucher.

Congratulations to all! Let’s keep building!

LibraryCraft & BedWars!

After so many requests (seriously, so many) LibraryCraft now has a BedWars world! We decided to get rid of the Racing world in order to make room for it – we may bring it back one day, but if we do, it won’t be for a while.

The BedWars map is set in a Western style desert town and can take 4 teams with a maximum of 2 players in each team. Each team (Red, Green, Blue and Yellow) have a bronze resource spawner, with the smaller islands in front containing an iron resource spawner. The centre island has a few gold resource spawners.

If you’ve never played BedWars before, it’s essentially capture the flag and PVP all rolled into one. Protect your bed while trying to destroy other team beds. If your bed still stands, then when you die you can respawn. No bed means no respawn and the game is over!

Inside each team base is a shop (the villager). The resource spawners are the in game currency – use these to get some nice powerups and things to help! Wool to get across the void, arrow deflects, potions, armour, swords, even an exploding sheep!

When you head to the gate you’ll spawn on a platform above the arena. Click the left sign to join the game (it may say Disabled but this is a current bug – click it anyway) and then choose a team by clicking an armour stand. If you don’t choose a team, one will be chosen for you.

You can also see your individual statistics on the hologram on the island. A player kill will give you $5 and a win will give you $50. These may be increased later.

If you have questions about the game, either ask in Discord or in game!

June Build Competition – Winter

We’ve got one week until the end of May, so it’s time to finish off the treehouses and get stuck into the next Emerald Points build challenge – Winter!

After the May competition has been judged by the moderators, we’ll be giving away some JB HiFi vouchers to the three players with the most Emerald Points so far – $25 for 1st, and $10 each for 2nd and 3rd. These will be given away at the start of June, to give us time to judge. If we need to do a tiebreaker round, a new competition will be designed for those players to compete in.

Need some ideas? Think about snowmen, winter cottages, winter villages, winter sports, igloos, etc. Get creative! You’ll also notice a bit of a change to our lobby world in June. I wonder what it will be?

Rules

  • All building must be in Creative Mode – there are no height restrictions (aside from the vanilla ceiling)
  • This is a Single Player Competition – Team builds are not allowed
  • Builders can claim ONE plot only
  • Plots are 30×30 (a bit smaller than the last one)
  • All entries must be built on the JuneComp world
  • Builds must not go over the paths – this includes tree canopies
  • No removing or modifying the paths
  • Designs must be your own – no copying from online

Judging will take place during the first week of July. The June Comp world gate – located on the Warp Ship – will replace the May gate which will close to building at 9pm on Tuesday June 30th.

The gate will open on the Warp Ship on the morning of June 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build.

Player’s Choice Votes – Treehouses

Early next week the moderator team will be judging the Treehouse entries, and you can add your votes in too! As the existing gate for the May world will change to June, a new gate for the Treehouse world will be available on the upper deck of the Warp Ship. The Treehouse world will be set to Adventure Mode so no more building will be able to happen, and it will be available for two weeks for players to check out. Voting is done by sending JohnsanGeezo a mail using /mail send JohnsanGeezo.

Players are not allowed to vote for their own entry, and must choose their top 3 builds (you can’t vote for the moderator’s builds). Players are also not allowed to buy or bribe for votes. If you are caught doing this, you will automatically be disqualified from getting Player votes for that month.

The top three entrants in the Players Choice will also get some in-game currency. For more information about the Emerald Points Competition, check out the article all about it!

Get in touch on Discord or in game if you have questions! Happy building…

LibraryCraft is now on Bedrock Edition!

Huge news! Thanks to an incredible (and very new) plugin, we’re now able to allow Bedrock users to connect to the LibraryCraft server.

If you play on iOS, Android, Windows 10, Xbox or Nintendo Switch, you can be on the same server as the Java players. Unfortunately if you’re on a PlayStation you won’t be able to connect due to the way our whitelist works.

There’s a few important differences when you’re in game on Bedrock – some features won’t work or won’t display properly. These are all outlined in the Bedrock Edition Differences page. If you want the full LibraryCraft experience, get yourself a copy of Java Edition and let us know! We’re also able to link Java and Bedrock accounts together, so you can get access to your Java account through Bedrock.

Importantly, this is very new and still being worked on. Some functions may not work as intended, but they’re being investigated by the plugin developers. There’s sure to be improvements in the future.

If you have questions, reach out to us, and if you’ve got friends that have wanted to connect but couldn’t, now they might be able to!

Tweaking the Emerald Points Competition

After an amazing first month of competitions, one of the players had a great suggestion – give the players a vote! It was such a good suggestion we decided to implement it, but it does mean a couple of changes.

Some of you also commented that you were a bit confused about how the Emerald Points Competition works. Hopefully this clears it up.

Each month a new Creative Mode competition will start. Seasons will go for 6 months – January to June, and July to December – two seasons per year.

As we started the first season of 2020 in April, 2020’s seasons will be slightly different – April to July, and August to December.

Monthly Builds and Prizes

Each season there will be monthly prizes to the top three builds, as voted by your Moderator team. Each moderator is asked to choose their top three. The votes get given a point weight – 15 points for a first place vote, 10 for second, and 5 for third. Each player’s vote points are then added up and the top three points scorers are then awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd for the month.

From now on, the monthly prizes will be as follows:

  • 1st: 15 Emerald Points and $10,000 in-game currency
  • 2nd: 10 Emerald Points and $7,500 in-game currency
  • 3rd: 5 Emerald Points and $5,000 in-game currency.

Each month, these prizes will be awarded to the top three voted builds.

Mid-Season Prizes

Monthly Emerald Points keep adding up during the season. At the mid-season point – end of May and end of October in 2020 – more prizes will be given out. These may change each year. This year it’s JB HiFi Vouchers:

  • 1st: $25 voucher
  • 2nd: $10 voucher
  • 3rd: $10 voucher

Again, these go to the players with the most Emerald Points over the course of the competition so far. In 2020 that includes points from April and May; and August, September and October.

From 2021, the mid-season prizes will be awarded after the conclusion of the March and September competitions. That means they’d include points from January, February and March; and July, August and September.

End of Season Prizes

In 2020, at the end of the season – the conclusion of the July and December competitions – the Grand Prizes will be awarded. This season there’s the gaming keyboard and vouchers, but again, these will change each season.

These will go to the players with the most Emerald Points over the course of the whole season – for 2020 that’s April to July, and August to December.

From 2021, the seasons will be from January to June and July to December.

Here’s where it gets a little different.

Player’s Choice

We now want to know what the players thought was the top three. After the conclusion of every month’s competition, the competition world will be changed to Adventure Mode, so no more changes can be made. Players will then have 2 weeks to get their votes in! Voting is done by sending JohnsanGeezo a /mail.

Players are not allowed to vote for their own entry, and must choose their top 3 builds (you can’t vote for the moderator’s builds). Players are also not allowed to buy or bribe for votes. If you are caught doing this, you will automatically be disqualified from getting Player votes for that month.

For April, the world has been closed, but all of the completed entries are now available at the Survival Dock! Use /warp dock to get there. How good does it look!

For the ships that do not have a berth, or are mid air, the building in the dock has some warp signs on the upper floor. Use those to get to the innaccessible ships. Voting closes on Sunday 17th May at 9pm.

The points scoring process the moderators used will be used for the player votes as well.

There are also prizes for the three top entrants in the Player’s Choice.

  • 1st: $3,000 in-game currency
  • 2nd: $2,000 in-game currency
  • 3rd: $1,000 in-game currency

Get voting!

If you have questions about the Competition, please send JohnsanGeezo a /mail, speak to him on Discord, or send him an email at librarycraft@fremantle.wa.gov.au.

LibraryCraft SkyBlock is Here!

SkyBlock has been added to LibraryCraft – now you can play one of the most popular minigames in Minecraft! Not sure what SkyBlock is? Check out this video. It’s a little different in the video to our version, but the important things are the same.

To get to the SkyBlock world, use the Warp Ship – a new gate has been added right at the end. When you get to the SkyBlock world, you’ll see some instructions in a holographic display. Everyone will get their own separate island. To get your own island, use:

/island OR /is

The following screen will appear:

There are three island options, easy, a double island, and a hard island. If you’ve never played SkyBlock before, I’d suggest sticking with the easy or double one. If you choose the standard island, here’s what you get.

Your island will have a cow, a tree, a chest with stuff, and an island made of dirt and stone. From there, expand your island and make more things! There’s loads of challenges to complete.

Here’s a bunch of commands you’ll need to know.

CommandDescription
/island OR /is– Main Island command
– teleports you to your island
/is ban <player>Bans a player from your island
/is unban <player>Unbans a player from your island
/is banlistLists banned players on your island
/is challengesShows the Challenges list
/is infoShows information about an island
/is level <player>Shows your island level, or the level of <player>
/is setnameSet a name for your island
/is settingsDisplay your island’s settings (what team members an visitors can and cannot do)
/is teamManage your island’s team
/is team inviteInvite a player to join your island
/is team acceptAccept an invitation
/is team kickRemove a player from your island
/is team promotePromote a player on your island up a rank
/is team demoteDemote a player on your island down a rank
/is topShow the top 10 islands
/is likesLike or unlike an island, and check your own likes.

Nether and End Islands

Yes, your Survival Islands also have their own matching Nether and End islands! Unfortunately the server settings mean that a Nether portal isn’t able to be made traditionally.

When you can prove to a moderator that you have the ability to create a Nether portal (10 obsidian and a flint and steel), send JohnsanGeezo a /mail and he will bring you over. The Nether Island also has an End gate. When you are given access to your Nether Island, JohnsanGeezo will also take your 10 obsidian off you.

If you have questions about SkyBlock, just ask!

April Ship Competition – Results

It’s May 1st, which means the April Ship Competition is closed, and Treehouses in May has begun! Here’s the top three as voted by the moderators, and the rest of the completed builds. We had 12 entries, as well as a few fun ones from the moderators, which is great!

Each moderator chose their top three and submitted the votes to me. I then tallied them up and gave each vote a score – 15 points for a 1st choice vote, 10 points for 2nd, and 5 points for 3rd. The points were added up and three top points-scorers got the wins. It was very close!

1st Place: _xXDedukKingXx_

2nd Place: toothless_spy

3rd Place: IcyDragon27

Congratulations to our first three winners! You’ll get some in-game currency and our first ever Emerald Points!

Honourable Mentions

These players scored some votes, but missed out on the top spot, some by just a whisker!

XxAidanator07xX – The size of this one was massive! A very late entry too…
TapuKoko888 – we loved the extra detail put into this one – kelp on the seabed, and ominous black sails.
TapuFini888 – our first submarine!
Minxinspace – I love the red cross on the sail.

And here are the rest of the completed entries.

BubblesBudgie – another submarine!
CreepersSuk – loving that smoke out of the chimney
EvaLPS – a capsized boat with survivors! Very clever.
JJBonezZz – our only modern warship entry
KKyogre59 – our only entry with ‘working’ engines

A huge congratulations to everyone who entered. You can really build! We’re looking forward to the May entries. Bring on those treehouses!

Custom Heads Now Available!

You asked, we delivered. Thanks to the existing CustomHeads plugin, players are now able to purchase from a huge range of decorative heads, using in-game balances.

These include:

  • Mobs (in game and many more)
  • Food
  • Letters and Numbers
  • Colours
  • Game Blocks
  • Characters
  • Emojis
  • Interior decorations
  • Devices
  • Games
  • Pokemon
  • Any LibraryCraft player’s head!

Most items will cost $50, with Pokemon costing $200, Letters and Numbers $50 – $75, Colours at $10, and LibraryCraft player heads $1000 on demand from JohnsanGeezo.

To access the range, use the command:

/heads

To see a selection of items, visit the new display building on the Lobby world, next to Parkour.

May Build Competition – Treehouses

Just under one week until May! That means the end of the April Ships challenge, and the start of a new one for May in the Emerald Competition! If you’re still not sure what I’m on about, read the April post to get up to speed.

The big thing to note for this month is that at the end of May, we’ll be giving away some JB HiFi vouchers to the three players with the most Emerald Points so far – $25 for 1st, and $10 each for 2nd and 3rd. These will be given away at the start of June, to give us time to judge.

Anyway, this month we want to see your best Treehouses!

The competition for May goes from Friday May 1st, to Sunday May 31st. You might also notice our new Monthly Competition world. Isn’t it nice? We’ll be using this one from now on.

Rules

  • All building must be in Creative Mode – there are no height restrictions (aside from the vanilla ceiling)
  • This is a Single Player Competition – Team builds are not allowed
  • Builders can claim ONE plot only
  • Plots are 40×40
  • All entries must be built on the May Comp world
  • Builds must not go over the paths – this includes tree canopies
  • No removing or modifying the paths
  • Designs must be your own – no copying from online

Judging will take place during the first week of June. The May Comp world gate – located on the Warp Ship – will replace the April gate and will close to players at 9pm on Sunday April 31st. All players still in the world at this time will be teleported back to spawn.

The gate will re-open for the June competition during the morning of June 1st.

Winners will be notified by an in-game mail sent to all players. In order to claim your prize, you must log in so one of the mods can pay you.

End of Season Prizes

Again, at the end of the season (the end of July), the player with the most Emerald Points since April will be deemed the winner, and will receive a new keyboard!

Specifically, the Steelseries Apex 3 Water Resistant Gaming Keyboard. Second place will take home a $50 JB HiFi Voucher, with third taking away a $25 voucher.

The gate will open on the Warp Ship on the morning of May 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build.

Get in touch on Discord or in game if you have questions! Happy treehouse building…