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!

Hide and Seek is here!

We love seeing player ingenuity in the server, and this is a great example! Hide and Seek (even before this announcement) has been a popular past-time for players. In game rules were decided as a group and games were played regularly. Because of this, we thought we could make it official, so here it is – Hide and Seek is officially in LibraryCraft.

Head to the Warp Ship to find the Hide and Seek gate. This’ll take you to the new Hide and Seek (HAS) world, and boy has it been popular only a few days after introducing it!

The HAS lobby, pictured in the trailer above contains the rules in an information book, a live leaderboard of the top 10 players (based on match wins), and a bit more information here and there. Here’s how the game works.

Gameplay

The match lasts for 15 minutes, with one seeker and a maximum of 9 hiders. As hiders are found, they become seekers. Each role gets a weapon – the aim is to take each other out PVP style. Each role gets coins as they play, which can be spent on perks in game. These are also persistent – you only have to buy them once to use them in matches. Perks don’t come cheap though – you’ll have to play a bunch of matches to rack up enough to get them.

Hiders

Hiders have the ability to hide as blocks – there are a few to choose from and these can be customised per arena (yes, we’ll be adding more as we go, but for now, there’s just the one arena). When moving around, they’ll look like bouncing blocks, but won’t be solid, so will appear slightly offset from the standard grid. Stop moving after a while and you’ll turn solid and ‘snap’ to the grid, so other players can walk on you. You’ll really blend in well, providing you selected the right block!

A Hider’s aim (aside from trying to blend in with the environment) is to take out the Seekers if found. If you get hit by something, you’ll make a sound like an anvil being dropped. You’ll get some weapons after a while as well, to take out the Seekers. Get killed and you’ll become a seeker yourself.

Hider Perks include costume changers and insta-solid.

Seekers

Seekers start in the Seeker waiting area while Hiders go and hide, then they spawn in with some weapons. You’ve got 15 minutes to find everyone. If you don’t the Hiders win. If a Seeker is killed, you’ll spend a minute in the Seeker waiting area before respawning again in the match. It should take only a few hits to take out a Hider, but they can hit back, so be careful.

Seeker perks include the Hider compass which tells you the block to look for and a rough distance from your position, and throwable TNT.


For more information, get in game and read the book. There’s more to it than that! It’s been a lot of fun to play already and we’re looking forward to what comes next with the minigame. There’s already been some talk about submitting a project to create a new arena or two, so keep an eye out. If you’re not in game or haven’t been for a while, now’s a good time to get back into it!

LibraryCraft & BedWars!

After so many requests (seriously, so many) LibraryCraft now has a BedWars world! We decided to get rid of the Racing world in order to make room for it – we may bring it back one day, but if we do, it won’t be for a while.

The BedWars map is set in a Western style desert town and can take 4 teams with a maximum of 2 players in each team. Each team (Red, Green, Blue and Yellow) have a bronze resource spawner, with the smaller islands in front containing an iron resource spawner. The centre island has a few gold resource spawners.

If you’ve never played BedWars before, it’s essentially capture the flag and PVP all rolled into one. Protect your bed while trying to destroy other team beds. If your bed still stands, then when you die you can respawn. No bed means no respawn and the game is over!

Inside each team base is a shop (the villager). The resource spawners are the in game currency – use these to get some nice powerups and things to help! Wool to get across the void, arrow deflects, potions, armour, swords, even an exploding sheep!

When you head to the gate you’ll spawn on a platform above the arena. Click the left sign to join the game (it may say Disabled but this is a current bug – click it anyway) and then choose a team by clicking an armour stand. If you don’t choose a team, one will be chosen for you.

You can also see your individual statistics on the hologram on the island. A player kill will give you $5 and a win will give you $50. These may be increased later.

If you have questions about the game, either ask in Discord or in game!

LibraryCraft is now on Bedrock Edition!

Huge news! Thanks to an incredible (and very new) plugin, we’re now able to allow Bedrock users to connect to the LibraryCraft server.

If you play on iOS, Android, Windows 10, Xbox or Nintendo Switch, you can be on the same server as the Java players. Unfortunately if you’re on a PlayStation you won’t be able to connect due to the way our whitelist works.

There’s a few important differences when you’re in game on Bedrock – some features won’t work or won’t display properly. These are all outlined in the Bedrock Edition Differences page. If you want the full LibraryCraft experience, get yourself a copy of Java Edition and let us know! We’re also able to link Java and Bedrock accounts together, so you can get access to your Java account through Bedrock.

Importantly, this is very new and still being worked on. Some functions may not work as intended, but they’re being investigated by the plugin developers. There’s sure to be improvements in the future.

If you have questions, reach out to us, and if you’ve got friends that have wanted to connect but couldn’t, now they might be able to!

LibraryCraft SkyBlock is Here!

SkyBlock has been added to LibraryCraft – now you can play one of the most popular minigames in Minecraft! Not sure what SkyBlock is? Check out this video. It’s a little different in the video to our version, but the important things are the same.

To get to the SkyBlock world, use the Warp Ship – a new gate has been added right at the end. When you get to the SkyBlock world, you’ll see some instructions in a holographic display. Everyone will get their own separate island. To get your own island, use:

/island OR /is

The following screen will appear:

There are three island options, easy, a double island, and a hard island. If you’ve never played SkyBlock before, I’d suggest sticking with the easy or double one. If you choose the standard island, here’s what you get.

Your island will have a cow, a tree, a chest with stuff, and an island made of dirt and stone. From there, expand your island and make more things! There’s loads of challenges to complete.

Here’s a bunch of commands you’ll need to know.

CommandDescription
/island OR /is– Main Island command
– teleports you to your island
/is ban <player>Bans a player from your island
/is unban <player>Unbans a player from your island
/is banlistLists banned players on your island
/is challengesShows the Challenges list
/is infoShows information about an island
/is level <player>Shows your island level, or the level of <player>
/is setnameSet a name for your island
/is settingsDisplay your island’s settings (what team members an visitors can and cannot do)
/is teamManage your island’s team
/is team inviteInvite a player to join your island
/is team acceptAccept an invitation
/is team kickRemove a player from your island
/is team promotePromote a player on your island up a rank
/is team demoteDemote a player on your island down a rank
/is topShow the top 10 islands
/is likesLike or unlike an island, and check your own likes.

Nether and End Islands

Yes, your Survival Islands also have their own matching Nether and End islands! Unfortunately the server settings mean that a Nether portal isn’t able to be made traditionally.

When you can prove to a moderator that you have the ability to create a Nether portal (10 obsidian and a flint and steel), send JohnsanGeezo a /mail and he will bring you over. The Nether Island also has an End gate. When you are given access to your Nether Island, JohnsanGeezo will also take your 10 obsidian off you.

If you have questions about SkyBlock, just ask!