May Library Competition – Results

May’s Library competition has been shelved (get it?) , our awesome mods and judges have submitted their votes, so here’s the results, plus the honourable mentions! We had a really hard time picking the winners this month – all feedback from the moderators was that the entries were next level! You should all be really proud.

1st Place: crazycollie

In true Collie fashion, we’ve got an absolutely breathtaking Hogwarts inspired library, filled to the brim with plenty of Harry Potter books and details. This is beautiful and was amazing to walk through. Well done Collie!

2nd Place: _pluto_9

Coming in second place for the second month in a row, Pluto has created a stunning quartz and glazed terracotta build with a difference. The design here is very eye catching, and is a very grand entrance leading up to the library in the back.

3rd Place: bforkcan

Formerly known as B4C0N and (confusingly) SpeedCat995, bforkcan has gone for a more rugged stone look with this build, reminiscent of a traditional library. It’s really well thought out! A very nice use of the poster sign too. πŸ™‚

Honourable Mentions

A whopping six other builders also scored votes but didn’t quite get across the line. This just shows the quality of builds we had this month!

Kursed7280084

Countdodododo

I have to say as a librarian, this concept of Count’s was great – a VR library. Hold a book and walk through a portal to check out the story in virtual reality! I wish this was a thing…

MammothPizza

xdboonana

Albuman

xGodPVPx

Congratulations to all our winners and honourable mentions! The winnings will be sent out soon. Speaking of winnings, given the economy system will be changing very soon, the in-game prizes for our top three builders from this point on will be diamond blocks! 3 for first place, 2 for second and 1 for third.

Bring on the Nether and the final competition for the season!

June Build Competition – Nether

It’s the final month of Season 1, 2021’s Emerald Points Competition – we’re finishing the season off by heading to the Nether!

Here’s the rules.

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 June Comp world
  • Designs must be your own – no copying from online!

Judging will take place during the first week of July 2021. The June Comp world gate – located on the Warp Ship – will replace the May gate which will close to building at 9pm on Monday May 31st.

The gate will open on the Warp Ship on the morning of June 1st.

April Wild West Competition – Results

The April Wild West Competition has been wrapped up, the moderators have submitted their votes, so here’s the results, plus the honourable mentions. We had a few less entries this month, but they were still all great to explore!

1st Place: Countdodododo

Count notches up win number two with a phenomenal train build – the classic train going over a large bridge that’s been destroyed is almost a staple Wild West scene, and it’s been executed really well. Great job Count. There’s even a bonus croc!

2nd Place: _pluto_9

Formerly known as frankie8_, _pluto_9 has created a stunning Wild West town, with a hotel, Sheriff’s office, stable, cemetery and train line running through. It must have a good water source nearby, as the greenery just pops. Well done Pluto!

3rd Place: Kursed7280084

Kursed also built a small settlement, with plenty of livestock around (including someone auctioning off a rare jeb_sheep (a sheep that cycles through various colours). I love the mineshaft that was included here too.

Honourable Mentions

Three other builders also scored votes but didn’t quite get across the line.

CrazyCollie1205

SpeedCat995 (B4C0N)

_Dragonlover_

Congratulations to all our winners and honourable mentions! The winnings will be sent out soon! Good luck with all your library builds – they’re looking great so far.

May Build Competition – Library

To celebrate 2021’s National Library & Information Week, happening from May 17 – 23, we’re asking our players to build their best Library! I’m very excited about this one.

Here’s the rules!

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 May Comp world
  • Designs must be your own – no copying from online!

Judging will take place during the first week of June 2021.Β The May Comp world gate – located on the Warp Ship – will replace the April gate which will close to building at 9pm on Friday April 30th.

TheΒ gate will open on the Warp Ship on the morning of May 1st.

March Caves Competition – Results

March is all done – time for the results! Most of the building happened underground this month, so pictures are a little trickier, but there’s at least one underground image for each of the winners. It also marks the mid-season point for the competition, so some prizes are up for grabs for the top three at the moment.

Here’s the top three, and some honourable mentions.

1st Place: CrazyCollie1205

Collie gets win number two with a highly detailed exterior and interior build for March – I particularly love the crane outside. Inside is a very nicely decorated bunker, complete with tropical fish! The shower block is great, even if it’s not all that private!

2nd Place: Countdodododo

Count is back in the top three with an innovative exterior design. The road and powerlines are great, and I love the overturned truck! Inside there’s story galore, with almost every character having a sign for speech. Count, you’re a brilliant storyteller!

3rd Place: B4C0N__

Fresh after a slight username tweak, Bacon has built a smoking underground bunker in what seems to be a dead forest. I particularly like the large pipes leading into the textured green lake. Inside there’s iron blocks galore (which looks great with my textures), and a very clinical and orderly build, with much more below.

Honourable Mentions

Three other builders also scored votes but didn’t quite get across the line.

ROH2_

GTJayGaming

Kursed7280084

Lastly, there’s the Mid Season winners! Here’s how the leaderboard looks after March:

  • Countdodododo – 35 pts
  • CrazyCollie1205 – 20 pts
  • B4C0N- 15 pts
  • JtripleM- 15 pts
  • Kursed7280084 – 5 pts

To split up the two third places, we go by the number of votes gathered since the start of the season. So that’s 10 votes for JtripleM and 18 for B4C0N! The winners are Count, Collie and B4C0N. Woo! Count, you get a $25 JB HiFi Voucher, with Collie and B4C0N getting a $10 one each.

Congratulations to all our winners and honourable mentions! I’ll send out the winnings for the top three this afternoon, and will reach out to the mid-season winners on Discord to arrange collection.

A New Minigame and a Big Treasure Hunt!

It’s been a big few days in LibraryCraft! Unfortunately it’s been a while since we’ve been able to play a game of Spleef, as an update caused a few issues that we couldn’t work out. This week it was removed from the server, and in it’s place we’ve got something new, and kind of similar. By popular demand, the newest minigame to LibraryCraft is TNT Run!

Similar to Spleef, the match is played on a series of tiered platforms – a gravity impacted block (blocks that fall like sand, gravel and concrete powder) above a layer of TNT.

When players run around, blocks will disappear behind the player – be careful running around! Go through the final layer and you’re out. There’s also a the option to purchase extra combat options like weapons and potions to help knock your opponents off. These also come from your existing balance, so players can get them pretty much straight away.

We’ve also got a fantastic new lobby island for TNT Run, thanks to resident builder, JTripleM!

Treasure Hunt #3

Finally, this Friday morning at 9:30am we’ll be running a big Treasure Hunt, with all of the final Apartments (all 9 of them) up for grabs! Like with the previous Hunts, it’ll take place across multiple worlds in the server. You’ll definitely need an elytra and a stash of rockets for this one. All the information you need is on the Treasure Hunt Lobby, with the gate on the Warp Ship. Bring on Friday!

Everything you need to know about the April BedWars Tournament

It’s almost time for the School Holiday BedWars Tournaments! Registrations are now open for the April School Holiday Tournament. Read on for all the info!

All matches (including the Grand Finals) will be a double elimination knockout. You must lose twice in order to be out of the competition. If you lose once, you can still come back and win the whole thing. All matches will be played on the Forest Map, and there will be no grace periods – the match will play as default.

This time we are running a single tournament over the course of a week:

Solos: 12th to 18th April

Registrations close on Thursday April 8th, and the brackets will be created and available on Friday April 9th.

It is up to the players to schedule their matches during the week, and report back to JohnsanGeezo, preferably through Discord in #tournaments, or using in-game mail if you do not have Discord access.

Something that is crucial at this time of year – talk to your parents about your availabilities during the week. It’s the Easter school holidays. If you have something on, you need to find out so you are aware. You need to be available to play, or it inconveniences the rest of the players, and the organisers.

Forfeiting

If you cannot make your match during the allocated dates, you will forfeit the match. Report it as soon as you know. Don’t leave it until the last minute! It’s a lot of work to organise tournaments, and last minute forfeits can be annoying.

Once a new match has been confirmed and the players have been tagged/messaged in game/Discord, you have 24 hours to PLAY the match, or it will be deemed a forfeit. The player that is causing the delay will be the player that forfeits. If this can’t be determined, it will be a 50/50 decision by the Mod Team.

FAQ

What should I report to John?
1. Report if you are unable to schedule a match during the allocated week.
2. Both players must report the results after the match, in either Discord (#tournaments) or using in-game mail.

John will then update the bracket, so the next match can be scheduled.

Can I report to LightKLibrary?
Nope, to lighten the load on us, we’re taking it in turns. This time it’s John’s turn to run the tournament.

Are you sure we can’t delay the matches we can’t play to a different week?
Yes. You must complete your matches in the tournament week. This is so results and prizes can be finalised in a timely fashion, and stops a lot of confusion.

Can we use a different map, like Arena or Winter?
No, all matches must be played on Forest, so it’s fair for everyone.

Can we have longer grace periods before PvP starts?
No, the default game settings must be used. All matches must be played fair and according to the rules. If exploits or cheats are seen to be used, the player using them will instantly forfeit the match, and the player will be placed in jail according to server rules.

Can another player (registered or not registered) play instead?
Yes! This time around we’re having a substitutes list. The first 16 players to register will be in the tournament proper. Any registrations before the close date will go on the Substitutes list. Any late registrations (between the close date and tournament start) will also be on the Substitutes list.

You MUST be available to play during that week at short notice if you are a substitute.

Ok, what are the brackets?
They’re not made yet – you need to register first!

Good luck!

April Build Competition – Wild West

Put on your cowboy hats – we’re going to the Wild West for April!

In another stunning example of the skill of our resident builder, JtripleM, this world has a bunch of great builds for you to explore!

There’s no backstory with this one, but it should be a fun one nonetheless. As always, here’s the rules.

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 April Comp world
  • Designs must be your own – no copying from online!

Judging will take place during the first week of May 2021. The April Comp world gate – located on the Warp Ship – will replace the March gate which will close to building at 9pm on Wednesday March 31st.

The gate will open on the Warp Ship on the morning of April 1st (no joke).

February Free Build – Results

February has been wrapped up and it’s time for the votes! This month was a bit different, allowing players to build whatever they want in a Free Build theme. We saw a wide range of build styles…

Here’s the top three, and some honourable mentions.

1st Place: Countdodododo

He’s done it! Count gets the win with this beautiful looking Temple of the Mods. The quartz material looks stunning.

Inside there’s some murals of as many of the team as could fit. I love the hanging lanterns.

2nd Place: _B4C0N

It looks like B4C0N is a Nether fan, with the creation of a Nether globe and structure underneath. This is really unique, capturing the different biomes of the Nether.

3rd Place: Kursed7280084

Kursed went with a beautiful garden and Temple of Demeter, the Greek goddess of farming and agriculture. I loved this build – it’s so natural.

Honourable Mentions

Another four builders scored votes this month, but didn’t quite get there in terms of points scored. Plus, more new names and some familiar ones too.

CrazyCollie1205

Damorphadon

Fishma16

Peskybird12

Congratulations to all our winners and honourable mentions! I’ll send out the winnings in the coming week.

March Build Competition – Cave

We are moving swiftly through 2021 – March is coming!

I’m a little excited for everyone to see this map – it’s of course because this is the first competition we’ve had that our Builder, JtripleM has been prepping with me. JtripleM has created a brilliant example build, and I’ve spent a bit of time redoing the surrounding areas of the map to fit the theme. We’re asking players to be specific with their entries this time, with Cave as our theme, but there’s a backstory.

Due to overpopulation and pollution, the overworld has been rendered uninhabitable – nuclear fallout has destroyed surface water and anything alive. Everyone is now forced to live underground in caves. Just like we did back in August with Underwater Bases, there are things you MUST include in your build.

These are:

  • an air filtration system
  • a water filtration system
  • farms and livestock (not too many)
  • living quarters
  • cave security
  • work / school / leisure spaces

Have a think about what you’d want in a cave home. Remember, you can’t go to the surface.

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 March Comp world
  • Designs must be your own – no copying from online!

Judging will take place during the first week of April 2021.Β The March Comp world gate – located on the Warp Ship – will replace the February gate which will close to building at 9pm on Sunday February 28th.

TheΒ gate will open on the Warp Ship on the morning of March 1st, so have a think about your cave.