February’s Player of the Month is…

We’re already a month in to 2023! Time flies. We just had the one nomination this round, so this will be a shorter one!

Congratulations to RubyBird12! Ruby will get a special rank in the server for a month, with [POTM] visible after her username and two Mega Crate keys to spend in 119Survival. Here was the nomination entry:

Ruby honestly deserved this a long time ago, she’s been super active, helpful, and generally a great member of the community. She’s also helped me out a lot in Empires, and let me use her anvil. She’s always open to playing minigames with everyone too. This sounds like I’m writing a school award, but it’s true! 😀

Nominations are now open for next month!

Presenting the LC Create Teaser Trailer!

We’re well underway with testing the setup for the LC Create server, and to get everyone excited, we’ve released a teaser trailer, showcasing what we’ve been up to in a test world!

You can check out the video below.

Included in the video is:

  • some of the amazing world generation now using Terralith (the big town in the video was all naturally generated)
  • Some of the furniture options (beds, kitchens, sofas)
  • Plenty of Create goodness (windmills, elevators, trains, contraptions and even a ship using hidden train parts)
  • Special crops and trees thanks to Farmer’s Delight and Colourful Azaleas
  • New armour types from BetterNether
  • Backpacks
  • The incredible and spooky Nether using BetterNether
  • The beautiful End using BetterEnd

There’s plenty we haven’t included, such as Graveyards, Distant Horizons, proximity chat, huge dungeons and more, but this should be enough to get you excited! We certainly are!

More information will be coming soon – we’ve got a date planned, but we’re still finalising a few things before we announce it. It’s not far off though!

February Creative Competition – Something You Love

Here’s the topic for next month. We’re celebrating Valentine’s Day in our own way with Something You Love! This one was also suggested by TYP3D.

Thanks to Godzillaaaaaaaa (CountDoDo plus all the million other names he’s used over the years) for the Gate build for the month! It’s perfect!

The February Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the January gate which will close to building at 9pm on Tuesday January 31st.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of February 1st, so get thinking about something you love!


Season 1 Prizes

As you know, each month we give away the following prizes:

  • 1st Prize: 4x diamond blocks, 1x mega crate key & 15 Emerald Points
  • 2nd Prize: 3x diamond blocks, 1x mega crate key & 10 Emerald Points
  • 3rd Prize: 2x diamond blocks, 1x mega crate key & 5 Emerald Points

Each month the Emerald Points are tallied up and can be seen in the Emerald Hall on the Survival Lobby world. At the halfway point of the season (March for Season 1 and September for Season 2) we give away prizes to the current top three Emerald Points winners:

  • 1st Place: 1x $25 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 2nd Place: 1x $10 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 3rd Place: 1x $10 JB HiFi Voucher

At the end of the season (June and December), the grand prizes are awarded to the final top three Emerald Points winners from across the 6 months of competition. These are the big ones! This season we’re giving away:

  • 1st Prize: $350 worth of LEGO! The winner would let us know what to order (dependent on availability of course), up to $350 and we’ll get it delivered to you.
  • 2nd Prize: $100 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 3rd Prize: $50 JB HiFi Voucher

Exciting times!

December & Emerald Points Season 2 2022 Results

And just like that we’re in to 2023! It’s time to announce the winners for December and the whole Emerald Points Season 2 2022 competition.

December first though – we challenged our players with a Christmas Carol build theme.

1st Place: Strawfolk

For his second win, Straw went with O Christmas Tree, creating this beautiful, detailed street scene! Congratulations Straw!

2nd Place: toothless_spy

Toothless went with Aussie Jingle Bells, and even went with a full music set up underneath that played the tune. Nice work!

3rd Place: RubyBird12

It’s another O Christmas Tree build, this time by Ruby in a snowglobe! Lots of detail and colour in this one.

Honourable Mentions

We have three honourable mention this round, with players scoring some votes, but not enough to make the podium finish. They each get a diamond block! The feedback from the mods and judges was that this one was a really tough round to judge, so well done all!

CometCraft42

quipp

RatherQuenched (Used a Veto)

Well done to all our entries! Prizes will be delivered in the coming week.

Emerald Points Season 2 2022 Results

On to the big one – Season 2 2022 results! Here’s the final ladder. We had some last minute top three changes!

  1. toothless_spy – 40 pts
  2. Strawfolk – 30 pts
  3. GalaxyOcean- 25 pts
  4. Meowlicky – 20 pts
  5. cramskii – 15 pts
  6. RubyBird12 – 10 pts
  7. quipp – 10 pts
  8. ScrpMtlAlchemist -10 pts
  9. YanMan_ – 10 pts
  10. TYP3D – 5 pts

Huge! Toothless takes home $350 worth of LEGO, Strawfolk gets a $100 JB HiFi voucher, and GalaxyOcean gets a $50 JB HiFi voucher. We’re so excited for Season 1, 2023. Bring it on! I’ll be in touch with the Season 2 winners to arrange prize collection.

Introducing the LC Create Server!

In order to bring in 2023 with a bang, we’ve decided to set up and trial a modded server running Fabric and our very own mod pack! Running the immensely popular Create mod among a slew of others, this server will be only for players 13 and older, given the more complex nature of play. It’ll be a 1.19.2 world, with the Nether and the End, and around a 10,000 square worldborder.

Is this replacing LibraryCraft?

No! This is simply another server we’re trialling, to see if it would work and be popular. A lot of our teenage players have been with us for a while now, so we want to make sure we’ve got something fun on offer for them, as well as all the regular stuff that’s available in the main servers.

2023 will be another big year for LibraryCraft, with a whole year of player suggested creative competition themes, a new season of the LC League coming, plus another update, of course LC Empires, and plenty more. We’re always open to suggestions!

What mods are included?

There’s some awesome ones! We’ve been doing some testing on an Aternos server, but all things going well, here’s what we’re looking at on the new server (not an Aternos one!):

  • Create – one of the most popular mods going around at the moment, this mod adds so many more amazing automated functions – windmills, drilling rigs, pipes, movement, farms and even functioning, rideable, buildable trains! The possibilities of this mod are incredible.
  • William Wythers’ Overhauled Overworld & Oh The Biomes You’ll Go – these two mods are responsible for some seriously beautiful world generation, adding in over 100 different biomes to explore.
  • Towns and Towers – for adding in different village designs and more things to explore around the world. Ruins, farms and more.
  • Macaw’s Bridges & Fences and Walls – rope bridges, fancy fences, loads of things!
  • When Dungeons Arise – one of the best dungeon generators around. Massive sprawling dungeon complexes with harder hitting mobs, massive pirate ships, floating ships, temples and plenty more for a bit of a challenge.
  • It Takes a Pillage – bigger, meaner pillager outposts, and new pillager types to battle.
  • The Graveyard – adds in spooky graveyards and underground crypts to find, plus new custom mobs like the ghoul and more.
  • Mr Crayfish’s Furniture Mod – purely for the excellent new mailbox function, plus also furniture.
  • Decorative Blocks & Supplementaries that will add a massive range of different things to build with and use.
  • Farmer’s Delight – adds new crops, cooking and farming options
  • BetterEnd – the End gets a rewrite, and a huge one! New biomes, mobs and more.
  • Roughly Enough Items – for a massive list of all items and how to craft them.
  • Diagonal Fences – because why not.
  • Elytra Slot – Now you can wear armour and an elytra at once!
  • Fabric Waystones – instead of warps, we’re using these – they’re found at villages, can be crafted, and are all public. Using them will cost you a level of XP.
  • Sound Physics Remastered – for a superb echo when you’re in caves.
  • Simple Voice Chat – yep, you’ve asked for it, here it is! Proximity chat! The good one.
  • BetterF3 – for a much nicer F3 screen
  • Gravestones – much like graves on the main server, die and your stuff gets kept in a grave.
  • Cammie’s Wearable Backpacks – carry an extra double chest worth of storage on your back!
  • JourneyMap – one of the best map mods around – a minimap, full screen map and local browser map with waypoints all in one! No dynmap for this server. The map will only show what you have explored. It will show other players, but not the terrain around them if you haven’t been there.

Plus a bunch of other dependent mods we needed to run the ones above, and to run the server better. Stuff like a discord link so we can see chat like we do with the main servers and more. Yep, that’s what that discord bot was a week or so ago! We’ve also got a mod where every chest generated when the world is created will be per-player based. No more going to an already looted dungeon to find the chests have been cleared out!

All in all, it’s an amazing bunch of mods! We’re also keeping an eye on Chipped, that offers thousands more block variants for all the vanilla blocks. It’s not updated to 1.19.2 yet, but hopefully it will be soon!

So what now?

There’s a fair bit to do to get the server set up, optimised and functional! Create the server, install the mods, prep the spawn area and get some helpful guides sorted out for everyone. Work has already begun, but we don’t know a date yet, so stay tuned! If you want to get involved with it, there’ll be some new channels set up in Discord for those that are old enough to play in the LC Create server. We’d love to know what you think! Stay tuned – more info will be coming soon.

For now, enjoy this video of John’s base on the test server to see what sort of stuff will be available to get stuck into! The Aternos server struggled with a few things as you’ll see in the video, but it was still a lot of fun.

Here are your Empires!

Here they are – your 14 empires and exports! Remember to read on to find out what needs to happen next.

Empire 1: Meowlicky & dirtyfoot
Export: Wood

Empire 2: Godzillaaaaaaaa & hasfallenblossom
Export: Moss, glowberries, dripleaf, azaleas & amethyst

Empire 3: quipp & superheroflash
Export: Copper & gold

Empire 4: AquaQuokka & ScrpMtlAlchemist
Export: Meats, leather, wool, carpet & string

Empire 5: LordSquid_ & _pluto_9
Export: Enchanted books

Empire 6: Grey_Wolf_Gamer & Pixelater3000
Export: Iron

Empire 7: kurutrancy & RubyBird12
Export: Warped & Crimson stems, shroomlights & Quartz

Empire 8: Quirtle & CometCraft42
Export: Flowers, dyes, honey and honey blocks

Empire 9: Jish_Le_Fish & Imaginemode
Export: Gunpowder & Prismarine

Empire 10: YanMan & _boonana
Export: Terracotta & concrete

Empire 11: Slimecraft47 & midnightmelon1
Export: Slime balls & slime blocks

Empire 12: Strawberryfolk & Kisney
Export: Crops & eggs

Empire 13: qetzi & DatSpiffinBrit
Export: Coal & Mud

Empire 14: vinemon & RatherQuenched
Export: Potions

That’s it!

What now?
Now you need to:

  1. Choose a name for your empire and let JohnsanGeezo know
  2. If you are both on the LC Discord, one of you needs to open a ticket in Discord – that will be your Empire channel. There’ll also be a channel with all the empires together – #lcempires-general
  3. Take a look at the map below and think about where you want to be based and a bit of lore to get you going! Get in touch with everyone on the #lcempires-general channel to claim your spot.
  4. Then we wait until the map is opened! Stay tuned!

Tweaking the LC Empires Timeline

We didn’t get a lot of interest in the Bedwars tournament for January, so we’ve decided to bring Empires forward! We’ve got a whopping 14 Empires locked in so far, but registrations have stalled so we’ll be closing registrations tonight at 9pm – that’s 9pm Sunday January 1st!

We’ll need a bit of time to get a few things prepped, but LC Empires will be going live some time this week. The majority of the work is done, but at the latest, the map will be available on Saturday morning 7th January. If we get it done earlier, it’ll be open earlier! Keep an eye out in game, on Facebook & Discord, and here on the site for all the latest info!

January’s Player of the Month is…

Happy New Year everyone! We had four nominations this round. Like last month we’ll go through the nominations (not saying who the nominator was) and then announce the winner!

JohnsBiggestFan_ (CountDoDo)

  • Always helpful and is very nice to new players, would always play bedwars if you wanted to

Meowlicky

  • They are almost always online, fun to be around, and are always kind and helpful. They are always helping the community

Pkmnplayer09

  • They made a farm for everyone to use freely and expand it, it’s a great help for food

Kurutrancy

  • They are always so nice, kind, and if I do beat them in bedwars they never get upset. I think this player is amazing and should be POTM

And the winner is Meowlicky! Congratulations! Meow will get a special rank in the server for a month, with [POTM] visible after his username and two Mega Crate keys to spend in 119Survival!

Nominations are now open for next month!

January Creative Competition – Ocean

Merry Christmas everyone! It’s time to announce the first competition for 2023. We’re back in the water with Ocean! Fun fact – every single competition theme this year has been suggested by our players! This one was suggested by TYP3D.

Thanks to _pluto_9 for the Gate build for the month! It’s beautiful!

The January Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the December gate which will close to building at 9pm on Saturday December 31st.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of January 1st, so get thinking! It’s also a new season, so here are the major prizes for Season 1, 2023!


Season 1 Prizes

As you know, each month we give away the following prizes:

  • 1st Prize: 4x diamond blocks, 1x mega crate key & 15 Emerald Points
  • 2nd Prize: 3x diamond blocks, 1x mega crate key & 10 Emerald Points
  • 3rd Prize: 2x diamond blocks, 1x mega crate key & 5 Emerald Points

Each month the Emerald Points are tallied up and can be seen in the Emerald Hall on the Survival Lobby world. At the halfway point of the season (March for Season 1 and September for Season 2) we give away prizes to the current top three Emerald Points winners:

  • 1st Place: 1x $25 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 2nd Place: 1x $10 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 3rd Place: 1x $10 JB HiFi Voucher

At the end of the season (June and December), the grand prizes are awarded to the final top three Emerald Points winners from across the 6 months of competition. These are the big ones! This season we’re giving away:

  • 1st Prize: $350 worth of LEGO! The winner would let us know what to order (dependent on availability of course), up to $350 and we’ll get it delivered to you.
  • 2nd Prize: $100 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 3rd Prize: $50 JB HiFi Voucher

Exciting times!