The Maze Challenge Returns!

It’s been a while since we’ve done a Maze Challenge, but it’s back!

The challenge can be found at JohnsanGeezo’s 1.19 base. There’s also a public pwarp called Maze.

Make sure you take your elytra off for the challenge, but bring a sword – some mazes can be dark enough for mobs to spawn!

Prizes

Every player that completes it successfully will receive:

  • 2 Mega Crate Keys
  • and a Custom Maze to be created at your base!

Have fun!

November’s Player of the Month is…

Time to decide the Player of the Month for November! Thanks to everyone who nominated someone – we had a lot of nominations this round! Like last month we’ll go through all the nominations (not saying who the nominator was) and then announce the winner. Some you’ll be able to guess, but others are a mystery, which is great!

BearytheBear1 (CountDoDo)

  • Count put up with a lot of work and did the election for the community town. It would have been very tiring bc not of people were doing what they were told or following instructions. I have a lot of respect for DoDo for this.

RubyBird12

  • SHE PLAYED PVP WITH ME IM SO HAPPY BEST LC PLAYER YESSSSSSSSSS AND THE CROWD GOES WILD FOR RUBYBIRD YAYAYAYAYAYYYAYAY

Superheroflash

  • I think flash should win POTM because he is very cool and is always helpful and kind to everyone on the server 😀

_pluto_9

  • No reason

fallenhasblossom

  • They are kind, and have a great sense of humor! They are one of my best friends since I’ve ever been on this server! They are great at problem solving and really deserve this!
  • This person is very supportive, fun, and contributes a lot to the community. Even though they send nuclear missiles to my house every 6 days.

ScrpMtlAlchemist

  • They were extremely kind and did an amazing act of kindness by stepping down for being in the running for infastructure minister to help me win. I also had a great time collaborating with them and they were very cooperative.

AquaQuokka

  • Helping others with questions and rules

Imaginemode

  • They are a wonderful player and i think that they help all who join to get started in this world of LC so this is why i am nominating them.

CometCraft42

  • Always nice and fun to play with! Is a great assistant and never complains. I hope they win this POTM because they definitely deserve it.

And the winner is ScrpMtlAlchemist! Congratulations, and well done to everyone nominated! It’s been such a pleasure reading all the nominations. Scrap will get a special rank in the server for a month, with [POTM] visible after his username, a POTM role in Discord, and two Mega Crate keys to spend in 119Survival!

Nominations are now open for next month!

October’s Player of the Month is…

It’s time to announce the Player of the Month for October! Thanks to everyone who nominated someone. Like last month we’ll go through all the nominations (not saying who the nominator was) and then announce the winner. Some you’ll be able to guess, but others are a mystery, which is great!

ToastTheFroggy__ (Frillymelon_)

  • When I first joined survival I didn’t know where to go, and they guided me to a forest which was really helpful! Also they were kinda my first friend I met here 😀

Meowlicky

  • Amazing to new players and really nice
  • They are such a great person I think they really deserve this nomination and they should keep doing what they do because it is good.

CometCraft42

  • Comet is a lovely person to be around, they are so creative and nice. They always play bed wars with me and always stands up for me. Comet is amazing and I think they should def be POTM

And the winner is ToastTheFroggy_! Congratulations, and well done to everyone nominated! It’s been such a pleasure reading all the nominations. Toast (Frilly) will get a special rank in the server for a month, with [POTM] visible after his username, a POTM role in Discord, and two Mega Crate keys to spend in 119Survival!

Nominations are now open for next month!

LibraryCraft is heading to Dino Lab!

We’re heading back to the WA Museum on Sunday October 16th to take part in Dino Lab!

The WA Museum is celebrating all things Dinosaurs – there’s plenty of awesome dino related stuff to get stuck into:

  • Make your own amber fossil
  • Make a dino comic
  • competitions
  • live raptors from the WA Birds of Prey Centre
  • Virtual Reality & Gaming
  • plus LibraryCraft and more!

We’ll be around with a special Dino Lab World for players to come in and build their best dinosaur skeleton, or dinosaur related build. It should be a lot of fun! Come along, check out the event – it’s completely free!

LibraryCraft is now on 1.19.2!

That’s right! The 1.19.2 Update is all done. The world has been preloaded and we’re good to go.

There are still a couple of things we’re waiting on, and there’s bound to be a few little issues here and there, so please be patient with us as we sort out the teething problems. If you see something is not quite right, please tell us! 

You can report issues either in Discord with a ticket, or sending JohnsanGeezo an in game mail.

A couple of things to note:

  • The Survival Lobby now has it’s own isolated inventory.
  • 1.18Survival and 1.19Survival have separate inventories. No items will be carried over.
  • We’re still waiting on a couple of plugins to be updated, so for now you won’t get access to custom heads or be able to see the NPCs at Spawn or in the Emerald Hall.
  • You’ll be able to use /tpr on the new world to teleport to a random location on the map. It’s a different plugin so should be more reliable.
  • The End is inaccessible for now, to allow people to take their time and get settled. We’re trying not to encourage speedruns this time around, after some feedback we received!

Lastly, a huge thanks to our amazing build team for the stunning Ancient Roman Spawn Island! Massive shout outs to CountDoDo for the design and layout, and Kisney, crazycollie and JohnsanGeezo for getting it built with Count!

We’re updating!

The LibraryCraft servers will be down for updating and maintenance for the next few days. This is so we can all get stuck into 1.19.2! Please be patient with us, and make sure you read the messages here, on Discord and on the server listing in Minecraft. They’ll be up to date with where we’re at.

In the mean time, take a look at the stunning new 1.19Survival Spawn that’s ready to be uploaded! We’re going with an Ancient Roman style look, thanks to one of our builders – CountDoDo! Thanks also to crazycollie, Kisney and JohnsanGeezo for building the map with Count. We can’t wait for you to explore it!

We’re updating to 1.19.2!

That’s right – it’s time! Thank you all for waiting so patiently. We know it’s been tough! The plugins are pretty much good to go – fingers crossed we don’t have any hiccups, but we’ve waited long enough. One plugin still isn’t ready yet, and that’s CustomHeads, but it’s a cosmetic one, so we can do without it for now. All things going well, 1.19.2 is coming to LibraryCraft next week, just in time for the school holidays! Things will change, new things will come, but it will be amazing. Here’s what you need to know. Make sure you read this whole post!

What will change?

A few things…

  • Survival Worlds:
    • 1.17Survival will be removed and (hopefully) available for download some time in the near future. While 1.17Survival was a popular map, since 1.18Survival it’s hardly been used, and it needs to go to make room for…
    • 1.19Survival! A brand new world (and new inventory) with the new Ancient Cities, with a fresh and incredible looking spawn area. Check out the image above for a sneak peek! We’re going with a Ancient Rome style Spawn Island, thanks to the hard work of CountDoDo and a few of the Builder & Mod team.
    • The current 1.18Survival will still be accessible, with it’s inventory, but the 1.19Survival world will have a separate inventory. There’s no link to them at all. No transferring items.
    • The 1.17Survival gate on the Warp Ship will become the gate for 1.18Survival, and 1.19Survival will be opposite it. We’ll give it a bit of a facelift, so you’ll know which one is which when you walk through the gate…
  • Plugin tweaks:
    • 1.19Survival won’t appear in Dynmap for a few weeks, to encourage natural exploration.
  • Server/Gameplay changes
    • The map will most likely be a 5000×5000 map.
    • Public Nether and End gates will not appear in the spawn area until after someone has made it there with regular gameplay. The End will be larger – most likely 10k X 10k.
    • The /gwarp 118Spawn will be removed and replaced with 119Spawn. If you want to get to 1.18Survival, you’ll need to use the Warp Ship Gate.
    • The Trade Island will be coming back in 1.19Survival! We found it harder to find shops, so there’ll be a main island somewhere that they can all be located together. This may not be set up from the start, depending on how much time John has!
    • Any claims in 1.17Survival will be deleted and claims blocks returned to the player that owned it, so you should have some spare for the new world. If you run out again, you’ll need to remove some old claims from 1.18Survival.
      • As was the rule before, you are NOT allowed to claim areas of land simply to reserve resources. Claims should be for builds only. If claims are found with no building on them, they will be removed by moderators.
      • Players are also not allowed to claim villages. Villages are for everyone to enjoy. If you want the villagers, take them, but do not claim the whole village, or even a part of it. There are only so many of them! This is also the case for Ancient Cities.

So when will it happen?

All things going well, John will begin the update process on Monday 19th September. That’s this coming Monday! During this time the whitelist will be reset so only John and select staff can access it. This is so the servers can be updated, the new world installed and the world (plus Nether and End) preloaded to stop lag. We’ll run some tests, make a few final tweaks to the new spawn area and then open it up. If you find yourself unwhitelisted, don’t panic! Just be patient. The process could take a couple of days – we’re just not sure. The server’s MOTD (the little message that appears on your server list screen) will be updated to reflect what’s going on.

That’s it! If you have questions, get in touch with us on the LibraryCraft Discord or with an email. Bring on 1.19 and the Warden!

Halloween Hats for Sale!

That’s right, we’ve got six custom Halloween Hats for sale in the server – only 3 diamonds each!

From left to right:

  • The Oversized Top Hat
  • The Pumpkin Antennae
  • The Witch’s Hat
  • The Trick Arrow
  • The Horns
  • The Pumpkin (it fits better on a regular sized head – the Villager heads are too tall!)

These are only available in 1.18 Survival. We’ll also make them available in 1.19 Survival when we update. The shop is located at 1.18Survival Spawn. It’s a big glowing pumpkin – you can’t miss it!

In order to see them you’ll need to download the new server resource pack, available at the bottom of the Player’s Guide. Alternatively if you set your LibraryCraft listing on the Multiplayer Edit screen to be Resource Packs – Enabled, it will download it for you, but you may feel a performance drop, depending on your PC’s capability.

Never used a resource pack before? That’s ok! Once it’s downloaded, in Minecraft select Options from the main menu, then Resource Packs. Make sure you do not unzip the file. It needs to stay zipped. To locate the correct folder to put it in, click Open Pack Folder (at the bottom) and drop the resource pack .zip file in. It will appear in the Available column. Select it and then click the > Arrow to move it over to the Selected column, then click Done. It will load it so the models are visible.

Pixel Expo Creative Competition Results!

Pixel Expo is over and it was amazing to see everyone and talk to so many people. We’re pretty tired but we had a blast! During the show we were able to announce the winners of the Creative Competition, where we asked players to build something with the theme of Retro Gaming.

The winners were:

1st: toothless_spy
2nd: Meowlicky
3rd: RubyBird12

You can check out the video of their builds below.

Prizes will be given out in game in the coming week, and we’ll be in touch with players either in game or in Discord to arrange prize collection. Each of the three winners gets a JB HiFi voucher, the usual in game loot, and toothless also scores a special Pixel hamper and winner’s medal!

Thanks for everyone that entered the competition! It was a lot of fun voting on them.

September’s Player of the Month is…

It’s time to announce the Player of the Month for September! It’s special as it’s our first round of POTM and we had 13 nominations! Thanks to everyone who nominated someone. It’s great to see the positivity! We’ll go through all the nominations (not saying who the nominator was) and then announce the winner. Some you’ll be able to guess, but others are a mystery, which is great!

Blossomfallen

  • Because they have been helpful and really nice, they also help new players.

_pluto_9

  • She’s awesome and she’s the queen. She demands respect, also she’s an epic builder and really nice and snazzy – she deserves it ❤
  • They are such a good player. I think that they deserve to have this credited to their name and they were such a help to me when I joined 🙂

CountDoDo

  • They are always funny and nice plus they always find the time to read my story.
  • Very important, nice player. Nice role model for others. They are great.
  • He’s always been active on the server and is extremely nice to everyone.

AquaQuokka

  • They have been really helpful with things around the server and also really active.
  • Really funny and very helpful during the railway build.

Cramskii

  • Cramskii is such a nice and supportive player. I am honestly surprised they aren’t a mentor. They are always so kind to all the players on the server and they have really helped me and so many others on this server. This is why I think Cramskii really deserves to be POTM.

LordSquid__

  • Squid has been really nice this month, especially with me settling in to live with him in my new base at Squid Bay. He provided me extra resources to build my base and is all round really nice and fun. Even though he is used to 1.8 PVP, he still plays PVP with me in LC often and it’s a lot of fun. That’s why I think Squid should be POTM.

toothless_spy

  • This person helped me when I first joined the server and taught me the rungs to play LibraryCraft, explaining how to use portals and the competitions that went on all in an understandable way.

_Eve___

  • Eve is so kind and so creative. She is so nice to be around and play with. I remember the first time that I played Bedwars with her and she knocked me off a bridge. She was so sorry that she gathered all the wool that she could find and made a huge “sorry” sign in the main island 🙂

Kisney

  • Because when I was desperate for food Kisney gave me free food.

And the winner is CountDoDo! Congratulations Count, and well done to everyone nominated! It’s been such a pleasure reading all the nominations. Count will get a special rank in the server for a month, with [POTM] visible after his username, a POTM role in Discord, and two Mega Crate keys to spend in 118Survival!

Nominations are now open for next month. We’d love to see some of these happening again!