Survival Reset Update: New Survival Worlds – No Reset!

Yep, that’s right! There were a number of players who expressed their dismay at losing their worlds, as some of you were rather new, so we will be changing the plan.

A new Survival system will be created. That means a new Overworld, Nether and End. This will be completely separate from the current system.

Here’s the updated version of what you need to know

  • The NewSurvival maps will be made available during Week 1, Term 4, 2020.
  • The existing Survival, Nether and End worlds will be left as they are.
  • The NewSurvival System will have a separate inventory.
  • The current Trade Island will be left alone. A NewTrade Island will be created on the NewSurvival Overworld.
  • Balances will stay. These will not be reset.
  • NewSurvival and NewNether will have worldborders added to them, and will be preloaded – this will mean some server down time, but will also mean less lag in the future.
  • The current versions of Spleef, the Dwarven Maze and the Head Games HQ will remain where they are.
  • A new Maze, Spleef and Head Games season will be planned for NewSurvival in the near future!
  • A new command will be added – /tpr. This will allow you to teleport to a random location in NewSurvival only.
  • Vanilla Nether Portals will work again too!

There’s heaps for the team to do, so please be patient with us. It’s going to be a lot of fun!

October Build Competition – Amusement Park

The September Build Competition looks really exciting. I’m looking forward to taking a proper look through – there’s so much Star Wars!

Next month, we’re planning something fun, and we want your input. This is how you give it to us! The competition theme is Amusement Park.

As you have hopefully seen by now, the Survival worlds on the server will be reset. This allows us to do some new and fun things on the new world, including creating our very own theme park!

Whatever you would see at an amusement park is fair game – rides, sideshow alley, food areas, the entrance gate, whatever! Selected entries will then be moved to a new amusement park on the new Survival World.

Just like last time, click the sign on the corner of a plot to claim it. It will cost you $5. Please don’t remove the sign! It spams the backend when there’s a sign missing.

Rules

  • All building must be in Creative Mode
  • This is a Single Player Competition – Team builds are not allowed
  • Builders can claim ONE plot only
  • All entries must be built on the October Comp world
  • Designs must be your own – no copying from online!

Judging will take place during the first week of November. The October Comp world gate – located on the Warp Ship – will replace the September gate which will close to building at 9pm on Wednesday September 30th.

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

Resetting the Survival Worlds

UPDATE! Change of plans! No more reset! Check this link for the latest info.

That’s right! We’ve had a heap of fun on the current survival world, but it’s getting very crowded by spawn. A lot of players have also completed most (if not all) of the game, plus there are new and exciting things to find in the latest versions of the world, so we’ve decided to do a full Survival reset.

In case you’re wondering, here’s what the map looks like these days – those red boxes are claimed areas. We’ve seen some excellent builds over the last few months, but we’re excited to see what new things will be built!

Plus, our new Survival spawn point will be on an island, for something a little different. Here’s what you need to know

  • The Survival Reset will happen during Week 1, Term 4, 2020.
  • The existing Survival, Nether and End worlds will be set to Adventure mode and locked down.
  • A brand new Survival world has been created. This will also create new Nether and End worlds.
  • New worlds mean new inventories!
  • The Trade Island will also be reset. Any items still for sale on that world will be deleted. If possible, the new Trade Island will also be relocated to an island on NewSurvival.
  • Balances will stay. These will not be reset.
  • NewSurvival and NewNether will have worldborders added to them, and will be preloaded – this will mean some server down time, but will also mean less lag in the future.
  • Spleef, the Dwarven Maze and the Head Games HQ will also be relocated to NewSurvival.
  • A new command will be added – /tpr. This will allow you to teleport to a random location in the new world.
  • We are hoping that vanilla Nether Portals will work again too!

There’s heaps for the team to do, so please be patient with us. It’s going to be a lot of fun!

August Creative Competition – Results

It’s been a huge competition for August! National Science Week 2020 is long since over, and we’re in to the new September Space Competition. The votes have been tallied, including the all important votes from the WA Maritime Museum (that were worth double), and the results are in!

This is exciting, as it kicks off Emerald Points Season 2, 2020. It’s a fresh start! Let’s get stuck into the results. No screenshots this time – we’ve got a fancy video showcasing the winners, and a few honourable mentions!

This video will also be shown in the WA Maritime Museum in Perth!

First, the results! We had some truly amazing builds that all showed some real thought and research into how each base worked. Well done to everyone that submitted an entry! You should all be really proud of the work you did. Every build had something that was really clever.

1st Place: CramoisieStar

This base had a beautiful look and feel to it. It was uniform in style and had an excellent layout, as well as some brilliant scientific aspects to it – we loved the animal room!

2nd Place: zxw4

From the elevator down to the bottom of the ocean to the amazing entry dome featuring the new Nether trees, this was a really exciting build to walk around. The WAMM staff particularly loved the interpretation of Subastian – the ROV that was on the RV Falkor.

3rd Place: SpeedCat998

The detail in this build was exceptional! The submarine was excellent, and we were very impressed that power was thought about throughout the base, including using daylight sensors as solar panels.

Congratulations to our three winners! We’ll be in touch to sort out prize handovers.

Check out the video for the in game footage of our winners and some honourable mentions.

1.16.2 Has Arrived!

Just a quick one tonight – 1.16.2 has been installed and is working. That means that Bedrock users are now able to connect again.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone back on soon. Time to finish off your August builds – you’ve got until 9pm Monday 31st!

New LibraryCraft Features

It’s been a busy few weeks in LibraryCraft, and the team is excited to announce a few new additions! We’re unfortunately still waiting on an update so that means our Bedrock players still can’t connect, but hopefully it’s not long now.

In the mean time, you’ll have some new features waiting for you when you come back.

New Player Shop System

Out with the old, in with the new! It’s now much easier to sell those items you have. Simply left click on an empty chest with the item you want to sell, enter a price for one item in the chat and hey presto, there’s your shop! You can even change the price easily.

Check out the video for an in depth look at the new Player Shop System. All of this is super important, as we also have a new Trade Island!

Trade Island

The Trade Hall has been closed and repurposed, with all player shops now being relocated to the new Trade Island! The gate for the Trade Island is available on the Warp Ship. We want excellent looking shops on the island (as they bring more customers), so plots will cost you $950.

In order to support the player shops, the Server Shop has been heavily modified. 95% of items are now not able to be purchased from the shop. If you want it, you’ll either have to buy it from a player, or get it the old fashioned way! Get enough and you can sell it and make some money.

Post Office

So what went in the old Trade Hall? Our new Post Office! For $250 you can purchase a Post Office box and have a place for all of your mail to go. Need to give a bunch of supplies to someone but they aren’t on? Put them in their PO Box! There’s even a light that turns on when you’ve got mail to collect.

Log back in and see what’s been going on! There’s plenty to do!

September Build Competition – Space

We’re almost at the end of one of our biggest monthly competitions with August’s Underwater Base builds! It’s been brilliant working with the WA Maritime Museum, and getting all of your questions. You’ve come up with some great ones! We’re really excited to get the responses back.

Next month we’ll be getting back to our normal monthly competitions, with Space!

This one is going to be fun! We’ve got a special space world ready to go with rectangular plots all ready. The plots are 50 wide, 50 tall and 100 long, so there’s plenty of room. Like with August, we’re using our new method of competition claims.

Click the sign on the bottom corner of each plot to claim it. It will cost you $5. Please don’t remove the corner blocks or the sign! The central glass blocks can be used to start your builds.

It doesn’t have to be spaceships! If it’s space related, it’ll work – go full science fiction.

Rules

  • All building must be in Creative Mode
  • This is a Single Player Competition – Team builds are not allowed
  • Builders can claim ONE plot only
  • All entries must be built on the September Comp world
  • Designs must be your own – no copying from online!

Judging will take place during the first week of October. The September Comp world gate – located on the Warp Ship – will replace the August gate which will close to building at 9pm on Monday August 31st.

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

A Minor Update

During the week Minecraft was updated to 1.16.2, which unfortunately means waiting for our server to update again, before Bedrock users can connect. Java players are all good, but Bedrock users will need to wait a little longer! We’re anticipating it will be done in the next few days – as soon as it’s ready, we’ll get it sorted and put a new message up here!

Sorry for the inconvenience! If you want to connect straight away, get yourself sorted with a Java account and get in contact with the team. Also, stay in touch with up to date information on the LibraryCraft Discord.

Survival Build Competition – Results

After around five months of building, the Survival Build Competition has come to a close. Builders were asked to build a house and at least one farm in Survival mode, with items gathered from the main Survival map and bought from the server shop. We’ve seen some incredible builds, and here’s the top three and some honourable mentions, just like always.

1st Place: Xx_Aidan_xX

After months of collecting items and stocking up, Aidan finally created this stunning modern style house, complete with swimming pool. It’s beautiful.

2nd Place: _xXDedukKingXx_

In his standard ‘go tall’ style, King reached for the skies once again with this incredibly detailed and unique build.

3rd Place: EvaLPS

Lastly, Eva went back to the farm with animals and colour galore.

Honourable Mentions

Here are the entries that scored votes but didn’t quite get there.

Tapukoko888 designed this interesting house with some really nice landscaping.

Tapufini888 went with a big treehouse, but unfortunately left out a farm with crops or animals! This was an impressive build.

_ghost5 went with a multi-story build and enclosed farming area. This looked really cool.

Lastly, FreoCraft2 built this really cool series of buildings.

Congratulations to everyone who entered! I’ll be in touch with the winners this week. Some JB HiFi vouchers are on John’s desk with your names on them!

For those of you that have still got builds on the world and want to get them moved to the Survival World, get in touch with JohnsanGeezo as soon as you can. The world has been closed, but John still has access. In order to move them, he will need coordinates of where to move them, and enough clear, flat space to move them to.

July and Emerald Points Season 1 Results

July’s Gates competition is complete, the votes are in and have been tallied, and it’s also the end of the first Emerald Points season!

We had some really interesting entries this month, asking players to build a gate for the coming boss battle world. Unfortunately we’re still waiting on a few things for that to work, but the gates was the first step, so we’re on our way!

On to the results.

1st Place: ShaesWings

ShaesWings created a brilliant looking striking cobra, with the gate hidden in the mouth. This is super cool!

2nd Place: Minxinspace

Minx built this volcano, which would fit in superbly with any Nether build.

3rd Place: Arsomegirl

Finally, Arsomegirl went to the End with this imposing portal building, complete with two End towers.

Honourable Mentions

Here are the other builds that scored votes but just missed out!

Tapukoko888 went big with this End gate design.

EvaLPS built an awesome EnderDragon head.

MrsMood designed an underwater build with some excellent symmetry.

And _xXDedukKingXx_ also went tall with this unique build.

Emerald Points Season 1 Results

That brings us to the end of the first Emerald Points Season!

Here’s the results:

Congratulations to _xXDedukKingXx_, Tapukoko888 and Xx_Aidan_xX for taking out the first season! We had a really close result, with third place coming down to the total votes received during the season. Congratulations to the rest of our points scorers. We’re all really looking forward to Season 2!

I’ll be in touch with the winners this week to tee up some prize collection times. Bring on Season 2!