January BedWars Tournament Match Ups

We’ve got a full roster of 16 players for the January BedWars Tournament! The tournament will start on Monday 10th January and go until Sunday 16th January 9pm. All matches must be played during these times. It’s up to the players to schedule their matches during that week, and report back to JohnsanGeezo with the results, preferably through Discord in #tournaments, or using in game mail.

All the information you need about the tournament is in the linked post from the other day, but the most important information now is about 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.

You can find the match list here, as well as on Discord in the #tournaments channel. It’ll be a pinned post. The match list will be updated after each match result is reported.

What’s happening with LibraryCraft and Caves & Cliffs Part 2?

As you’ve no doubt aware by now, Minecraft has updated to 1.18 – Caves & Cliffs Part 2! This means all that glorious new world generation, increased height and depth limits, stunning caves, mountains and all the blocks we’ve been enjoying in 1.17 spawning as they should!

What does that mean for LibraryCraft though?

We’re glad you asked…

The biggest changes will be a brand new Survival world – 1.18 Survival! This is pretty huge, as we’ve not had a new world since 1.16 came out back in August 2020. This will also mean that OldSurvival (the 1.15.2 survival world) will be removed from the server, with NewSurvival being renamed to 1.17 Survival.

It’s scary, we know, but it’ll be exciting too. We’re working hard to see if we can have OldSurvival available as a download in the near future, once it’s removed from the Survival server. A few other things will also be making a return – Head Games Season 3, the LC Big Base Swap Round 2 much later (probably closer to the end of 2022), and more.

A few other things will be tweaked too. We’ll be moving away from a centralised Trade Hall, instead using the new pwarps filter feature, so player shops can be at each player’s base instead. This should lead to some really exciting looking shops that aren’t limited by space! It also won’t be necessary to use Diamond Banks, except when using the Daily Crates. That needs an economy system, and we can’t get rid of The Diamond Bank all together.

An important change with that, however, is that you will not be able to withdraw from The Diamond Bank on the 1.18 Survival World. We’re unable to isolate the worlds, so we will be asking that all players withdraw all of their diamonds before we update. This is your chance to build a fancy vault in your current NewSurvival Base to store your glorious blues. This is still a bit of a work in progress, but for now, empty your banks.

That’s great, but when does LC update?

There’s a fair bit that has to happen before we can update, so we can’t tell you a precise date. We need to wait for plugins and the server’s main systems (Paper and Waterfall) to be updated and stable before we start the process. We’re also still waiting on a few bugs to be sorted out from another of our primary plugins. In short, here’s the process:

  1. Stable Paper/Waterfall updates released
  2. Stable Plugin updates released
  3. Server update!
  4. Lots of testing
  5. Whitelist temporarily removed to all but staff
  6. 1.18 Survival world created
  7. Worldborder and preloads done on overworld, Nether and End
  8. Removal of OldSurvival
  9. Creation of spawn region on 1.18 Survival (no player access yet)
  10. Final testing
  11. Open gates to 1.18 Survival

It’s a lot, and we’ll be busy setting everything up so it’s amazing for you all to start exploring. The best way to keep up to date is to join the LibraryCraft Discord. A new channel has been set up that is dedicated to LC 1.18. Until then, keep having fun in NewSurvival, and tell us what you want to see!

Keep an eye on the website – more information will be coming out when we know it!

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.

Skyblock is Back!

That’s right – Skyblock is back! We’re using a different plugin now – IridiumSkyblock, and it seems to work well, with a few tweaks here and there. We’re using a separate plugin to manage the missions, called Quests. It means we can set custom quests for the minigame (and incorporate it into Survival if we want to as well!).

Here’s what you need to know.

When you get to the Minigames Server, enter /island. This will generate an island for you – it looks like the picture above. If you don’t get teleported there straight away, enter /is and the following menu will appear.

There’s a few different things to choose from. Here are the important ones:
  • Grass block: Regenerate island. This will reset your island so you can start again. It won’t reset your inventory, so you’ll need to do the right thing and empty your inventory too.
  • Bed: Home. If you’re in the Minigames Lobby, this is the way you can get to your island. You can also set a /pwarp so you can go there from anywhere in the Network.
  • Head: Members. You can add members to your island using /is invite.
  • End portal block: Warps. You can set warps to your island for others to use. Only will work in the Minigames server.
  • Diamond: Upgrades. This will allow you to spend your hard earned mission rewards on upgrades. They’re expensive, so get ready for a good old fashioned Skyblock grind. Upgrades include a bigger island (it moves the worldborders out), more members, an increased blocklimit, more warps, and a better cobblegenerator. The cobblegen automatically gives ores on occasion.
  • Sword: Missions. Automatically starting missions that give out rewards! More on missions below.
  • Enchanting Bottle: Boosters. Farming, XP and flight boosters. These are temporary, but useful.
  • Beacon: Border. Change the border colour.
  • Coin bag: Bank. See how much money you have. We don’t use crystals or experience. More on the bank below too.
  • Book: Permissions. Give different permissions to different levels of members in your island.

Missions

There are a few select missions available, some you can do every 24 hours. To access the missions, use /is missions. This will bring up the missions you can do.

Some will be Daily missions. These you can do every 24 hours. To see your progress, use /is missions. It’ll give you a progress report.

Once a mission has been completed, you’ll get a reward. To claim it, use /is rewards.

The Nether and the End are currently turned off for Skyblock.

Other commands

There’s a few other commands to know:

  • /is shop – Opens the island shop. You can buy blocks and items, but they’re not cheap.
  • /is top – shows the top islands.
  • /is value – Shows your island’s value. Still trying to figure out how it’s calculated!

If you have questions or think something is wrong, ask in Discord or in game!

LibraryCraft is now on 1.17.1!

That’s right, after a couple of days to update, we’re back! There’s plenty to check out on 1.17.1, with loads of new blocks, axolotls, goats (yet to be found) and more.

We’ve also got our new Shop system up and running, with diamonds as the main economy and the stunning new Trade Hall filling up with shops using the new Shopkeeper plugin. We’ve even got a friendly giant called Barry that stands guard and welcomes everyone in.

The new shops are proving to be a hit, so make sure you come over to the NewSurvival Trade Hall and check them out. There might be something you want! If you want to know more about the system, check out the video below.

Server Closed for Update!

If you’re trying to log in and it’s telling you you’re not whitelisted, we’re in the process of updating to 1.17.1, and the server is busy getting the world expansion sorted. It’ll take a while, but I’ll post an announcement both here and on the LibraryCraft Discord when it’s ready to go later tonight.

If you want to stay up to date with what’s going on, join the LibraryCraft Discord server and get in on the conversations! It’s a busy place.

New Features coming to LibraryCraft

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been going through the feedback from our recent annual survey. There’s been a lot! Thanks to all of our players and parents that submitted feedback, and congratulations to xdboonana, _pluto_9 and Albuman for scoring a $50 JB HiFi voucher!

We’ve set up a space on the New Survival spawn island with large posters of all our feedback. There’s also an opportunity for you to provide more feedback to our responses, with some books and quills and a chest. We want to know what you think! The feedback has also been posted to Discord, for more chances to talk to the team.

On to the changes! In addition to setting up some team challenges, survival structures and hopefully some more minigame maps, there’s two big changes that we’ll be implementing soon.

New Roles

We’ll be adding a new Mentor role in both Discord and in game, for the players that are awesome at helping people and showing new players around. This one is currently being set up and requirements figured out, but we think it will be an excellent way to help new players out. Stay tuned in game on /news and in Discord to find out what the requirements will be.

We’ve also added the Projects role and some pronoun reaction roles to the Discord too. The Projects role will be given to those players that currently have the Projects rank in Discord.

PVP Survival

The biggest change we’ll be implementing is the addition of a new PVP Survival World! Here’s the plan.

  1. We remove The Broken Sky – not everyone plays on it, and out of all the Survival play so far, TBS accounts for only 0.5% of it.
  2. We also remove Laketown PVP.
  3. We replace them with a custom Survival world of around 3000 x 3000 blocks, which is open to PVP.
  4. Claims will not be allowed on this world.
  5. Dynmap will be turned off for this world.
  6. The world is a separate inventory, and enderchests will also not be allowed.
  7. Graves will be turned off.
  8. While PVP will be allowed, ALL other rules will still be in play. No TNT, no cheats, showing respect etc.
  9. You’ll be allowed to loot items from people’s chests, so hide them well!
  10. No griefing will be allowed on this world. No destroying bases for the fun of it. You can make a two block hole to get into someone’s base, but that’s it.
  11. The world will only last for a term plus school holidays, then it gets deleted.
  12. The world will be OPT IN ONLY. If you come to the PVP Survival world, you understand that you may be killed on sight. No coming to check it out and ask for stuff back. A protected spawn island will be set up, where PVP will not be turned on.
  13. The Nether and the End won’t appear. Instead, loot crates will appear with some gear in them.
  14. Players can (and are encouraged to) form alliances.

The biggest takeaway from this is that this is not an anarchy world. Rules will definitely still apply. If players break the rules in the world, they will face the penalties. Below is an image of what the spawn island in this world will be in it’s unbuilt form. We’re getting close to opening this world up!

We’re excited to find out what you think!