September Build Competition – Space

We’re almost at the end of one of our biggest monthly competitions with August’s Underwater Base builds! It’s been brilliant working with the WA Maritime Museum, and getting all of your questions. You’ve come up with some great ones! We’re really excited to get the responses back.

Next month we’ll be getting back to our normal monthly competitions, with Space!

This one is going to be fun! We’ve got a special space world ready to go with rectangular plots all ready. The plots are 50 wide, 50 tall and 100 long, so there’s plenty of room. Like with August, we’re using our new method of competition claims.

Click the sign on the bottom corner of each plot to claim it. It will cost you $5. Please don’t remove the corner blocks or the sign! The central glass blocks can be used to start your builds.

It doesn’t have to be spaceships! If it’s space related, it’ll work – go full science fiction.

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

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

The gate will open on the Warp Ship on the morning of September 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build.

Season Changeovers and New Competitions

It’s the end of July tomorrow, which means the end of our first Emerald Points Competition season! It all comes down to this. We’ve had an amazing few months of builds – Ships, Treehouses, Winter and Gates. Next season will be just as awesome, and the points tally will reset, but there’s also a few other big things coming up! We’ll let everyone know who wins mid way through August.

The July world will be changed to Adventure mode on Friday night, so make sure you get your last changes in! The August world will go live on Saturday morning.

In case you forgot, the prizes for the end of Season 1 are:

  • 1st Prize: 1x Steelseries Apex 3 Gaming keyboard
  • 2nd Prize: 1x $50 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 3rd Prize: 1x $30 JB HiFi Voucher

August Creative Competition – Underwater Bases

The August world will also have a new method of claiming plots of land – similar to how shops are purchased in the Trade Hall. Right click an available plot’s sign to give yourself access to the plot. Please limit yourself to one plot only.

Make sure you submit a question for the WA Maritime Museum Science team to be eligible to win one of the amazing prizes they’ve provided. This is a very unique opportunity to ask questions of the team who have been to the deepest parts of WA’s coastline, so make sure you don’t waste it! The first wave of questions are due on Sunday August 2nd, with another wave due mid August, in case you missed out.

Survival Build Competition

Tomorrow also means the end of the Survival Build Competition. It’s been around 5 months since we started it and we have some amazing entries!

From Friday night the Build Competition Entry world will be set to Adventure mode so changes can’t be made. This means that any home that’s used as a regular base needs to be moved to the regular Survival world. Please contact JohnsanGeezo in game or Discord to get this sorted out.

The prizes for the Survival Build Competition are:

  • 1st Prize: $50 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 2nd & 3rd Prizes: 1x $25 JB HiFi Vouchers each

LibraryCraft Head Games

August also brings a new competition – the Head Games! Each mob will now have a chance (some much rarer than others) of dropping their head on death. Registration costs one diamond, and you need to name it with your name (using a nametag) before dropping it down the central hopper at the Head Games Headquarters (the HGHQ). JohnsanGeezo will also be adding in one diamond BLOCK to the winnings pot for every player that enters. So far we have 8 players, so that’s a lot of diamonds!

The competition will go until the end of November, and the prizes will go to 1st, 2nd and 3rd. All heads must be submitted into your own hopper, located on the second floor of the HGHQ. Thanks to Vinemon for creating the building!

Bring on Season 2 and all those new things!

August Build Competition – Underwater Bases – with the WA Maritime Museum!

It’s just under two weeks until the end of July, and we have had some great entries in the Gates competition so far, but I want to get everyone excited for what is next.

In August we’re teaming up with the WA Maritime Museum to celebrate National Science Week. 2020’s theme is Deep Blue, so we’re asking you to build your best Underwater Base. Builds must be themed around one of the following topics:

  • Research Base (underwater research in shallow and deep water)
  • Camoflaged Base (hiding from the monsters of the deep)
  • Exploration Base (searching for a new place to live)

We have created a brand new custom world just for this competition, with huge 100×100 sized water plots. Each plot has a small section of beach. 

The WA Maritime Museum has also provided some extra video content for players, covering some deep sea exploration missions in WA. This content will be useful in getting the most out of your builds! Each player will also be able to ask questions of the expedition team themselves.

Rules

  • All building is in Creative Mode
  • Builders must choose ONE topic above
  • Builders must use ONE plot only
  • All building must be done on the August Comp Map
  • Designs must be your own
  • Single player entries only – no team builds

Each base MUST include:

  • A way to get inhabitants and supplies from the Base to the surface (each plot has a section of land)
  • Living Quarters
  • Research laboratories (plants and animals)
  • Water and Air filtration systems (use your imagination)
  • Ocean access for marine life study and exploration (shallow and deep water)
  • Submersible craft or ROV (remotely operated vehicle)

Judging will happen during the first week of September. Judging will be based on both aesthetics (how it looks), and functionality. The WA Maritime Museum staff will be judging the entries as well, with each WAMM vote counting for two moderator votes.

As per normal, the August Comp world gate – located on the Warp Ship – will replace the July gate which will close to building at 9pm on Friday July 31st.

The gate will open on the Warp Ship on the morning of August 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build. Players Choice votes will also be open as usual.

Prizes

The top three designs will win an extra special prize, just for August, thanks to the WA Maritime Museum. To qualify for these prizes, a question must be submitted to the WAMM Science team. More information on this is available in game. Regular Emerald Points prizes will be given out as usual – it’s the start of a new season, so points will get reset!

1st Place: 300X 8-LED USB Digital Microscope
2nd & 3rd Places: 25x Brass Monocular Spyglass

These are some seriously cool prizes, so I’m looking forward to seeing the builds and getting your questions!

In the mean time, keep building those gates!

June Winter Competition – Results

The moderators have done another round of voting so here are the top three for June! We had over 25 entries this round. That’s huge!

Like every month, each moderator chose their top three and submitted the votes to me. I then tally them up with each vote getting a score – 15 points for a 1st choice vote, 10 points for 2nd, 5 points for 3rd. The points were added up and the three top points scorers got the wins.

1st Place: Xx_Aidan_xX

In the space of a solid 5 hours of building, Aidan created a beautiful snowglobe! The shaping of this is stunning.

2nd Place: _xXDedukKingXx_

King once again reached for the skies with a large floating castle and a dragon.

3rd Place: TapuKoko888

Koko submitted a very clever Santa’s village. There was so much detail, including a hidden underground Santa’s hideout, and Santa’s sleigh!

Honourable Mentions

Like last month, there were a few players that scored some votes, but missed out on the top spot.

FrankieSquid8 created this cozy winter house with a very nice interior.

Rodger500, built a series of igloos and a roaring campfire amongst the snow.

EpicCracker29, submitted a very nice winter village with a couple of houses, an igloo and a great looking beacon housing.

Finally, ___cosmic__ included a beautiful secluded campsite amongst snow covered trees.

There were so many more entries that were all fantastic builds – a massive congratulations to all who entered. Check out the video above.

The Winter world will be available for a little while longer to get any final Player’s Choice votes in. The top three Players’ Choice builds will get some extra in game cash.

We’ve got one more month to go before the end of the very first season of the Emerald Points competition. The tally so far is:

  • _xXDedukKingXx_ – 35 points
  • Tapukoko888 – 20 points
  • Xx_Aidan_xX – 15 points
  • toothless_spy – 10 points
  • IcyDragon27 – 5 points
  • EvaLPS – 5 points

It’s still anyone’s game! Any of the current placeholders above can sneak in to get a prize at the end of July. It’s getting exciting now. In August we start again with a new season and new prizes!

Congratulations to all! Let’s keep building – we’re looking forward to seeing the Gates!

July Build Competition – Gates

It’s just over a week until the end of June, so finish your Winter builds and get ready for July! This month we’re doing something a little different – Gates.

JohnsanGeezo is currently setting up a new custom world with some customised bosses to battle. This custom world will have a central gate area, with five different regions, home to different bosses. The regions (so far) will be Valley, Dark Forest, Ocean, Corrupted/Nether, and The End.

We want you to design our five region gates! The best gate designs (hopefully one for each region) will then be incorporated into the new Mob Battle World. 

Rules

  • All building is in Creative Mode
  • Builders must use ONE plot only
  • Choose a theme for your gate (Valley, Dark Forest, Ocean, Corrupted, End)
  • All building must be done on the July Comp Map
  • Designs must be your own
  • Single player entries only – no team builds
  • Actual Gate designs must meet certain criteria in order to work (see examples in the competition world by the world Gate)
  • Gates will not be functional while in the Competition World

Judging will happen during the first week of August. The July Comp world gate – located on the Warp Ship – will replace the June gate which will close to building at 9pm on Tuesday June 30th.

Also, we will still be choosing an overall top three for the Emerald Points competition. There will hopefully be five different gates that will be moved to the new world.

The gate will open on the Warp Ship on the morning of July 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build.

Player’s Choice Votes – Winter

Late next week the moderator team will be judging the Winter entries, and like with the Treehouses, you can add your votes in too. The gate to the Winter world will be available on the upper deck of the Warp Ship. The Winter world will be set to Adventure Mode so no more building will be able to happen, and it will be available for two weeks for players to check out. Voting is done by sending JohnsanGeezo a mail using /mail send JohnsanGeezo.

Players are not allowed to vote for their own entry, and must choose their top 3 builds (you can’t vote for the moderator’s builds). Players are also not allowed to buy or bribe for votes. If you are caught doing this, you will automatically be disqualified from getting Player votes for that month.

The top three entrants in the Players Choice will also get some in-game currency. For more information about the Emerald Points Competition, check out the article all about it.

Get in touch on Discord or in game if you have questions! We’re looking forward to seeing those entries!

May Treehouse Competition – Results

The moderators have cast their votes, the votes have been tallied and here’s the top three! We had 16 entries this round.

Like last month, each moderator chose their top three and submitted the votes to me. I then tally them up with each vote getting a score – 15 points for a 1st choice vote, 10 points for 2nd, 5 points for 3rd. The points were added up and the three top points scorers got the wins. This round we also had a tie for first place, so in future we will be counting how many individual votes the tied entries got, to separate them. If it’s still a tie, then we’ll do a build off. No need for that this time!

1st Place: Tapukoko888

Koko created a brilliant treehouse hotel, complete with beautiful gardens and a detailed welcome lobby. I particularly liked the stained glass flower on the front wall.

2nd Place: _xXDedukKingXx_

King went big this round – really, really big! This beautifully crafted autumn tree had a brilliant shape and was situated on a large hill.

3rd Place: EvaLPS

Eva submitted a dense forest with plenty of wildlife inhabiting it, plus a nice hidden house at the top with multiple levels. The birds in particular were a very nice touch!

Honourable Mentions

Like last time, there were a few players that scored some votes, but missed out on the top spot.

TapuFini888 created this very cool flame tree, using magma and honeycomb blocks for the leaves.

Jackolanten1, a Star Wars fan, made an Ewok village on Endor.

Finally, Ghostrealm2001 included a very nice garden glasshouse in his treehouse!

There were so many more entries that were all fantastic builds – a massive congratulations to all who entered. The June world looks great already – bring on Winter!

The Treehouse world will be available for another week to get any final Player’s Choice votes in. The top three Players’ Choice builds will get some extra in game cash.

Mid Season Prizes

That brings us to the mid-season prizes! We’re halfway through our shorter first season, so that means some prizes will be given away. Here’s who has won, and what they get! I’ll be in touch with everyone next week to organise a prize pickup.

_xXDedukKingXx_ with 25 Emerald Points, takes home a $25 JB HiFi Voucher, with Tapukoko888 (15 pts) and toothless_spy (10 pts) both taking home a $10 JB HiFi Voucher.

Congratulations to all! Let’s keep building!

June Build Competition – Winter

We’ve got one week until the end of May, so it’s time to finish off the treehouses and get stuck into the next Emerald Points build challenge – Winter!

After the May competition has been judged by the moderators, we’ll be giving away some JB HiFi vouchers to the three players with the most Emerald Points so far – $25 for 1st, and $10 each for 2nd and 3rd. These will be given away at the start of June, to give us time to judge. If we need to do a tiebreaker round, a new competition will be designed for those players to compete in.

Need some ideas? Think about snowmen, winter cottages, winter villages, winter sports, igloos, etc. Get creative! You’ll also notice a bit of a change to our lobby world in June. I wonder what it will be?

Rules

  • All building must be in Creative Mode – there are no height restrictions (aside from the vanilla ceiling)
  • This is a Single Player Competition – Team builds are not allowed
  • Builders can claim ONE plot only
  • Plots are 30×30 (a bit smaller than the last one)
  • All entries must be built on the JuneComp world
  • Builds must not go over the paths – this includes tree canopies
  • No removing or modifying the paths
  • Designs must be your own – no copying from online

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

The gate will open on the Warp Ship on the morning of June 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build.

Player’s Choice Votes – Treehouses

Early next week the moderator team will be judging the Treehouse entries, and you can add your votes in too! As the existing gate for the May world will change to June, a new gate for the Treehouse world will be available on the upper deck of the Warp Ship. The Treehouse world will be set to Adventure Mode so no more building will be able to happen, and it will be available for two weeks for players to check out. Voting is done by sending JohnsanGeezo a mail using /mail send JohnsanGeezo.

Players are not allowed to vote for their own entry, and must choose their top 3 builds (you can’t vote for the moderator’s builds). Players are also not allowed to buy or bribe for votes. If you are caught doing this, you will automatically be disqualified from getting Player votes for that month.

The top three entrants in the Players Choice will also get some in-game currency. For more information about the Emerald Points Competition, check out the article all about it!

Get in touch on Discord or in game if you have questions! Happy building…

Tweaking the Emerald Points Competition

After an amazing first month of competitions, one of the players had a great suggestion – give the players a vote! It was such a good suggestion we decided to implement it, but it does mean a couple of changes.

Some of you also commented that you were a bit confused about how the Emerald Points Competition works. Hopefully this clears it up.

Each month a new Creative Mode competition will start. Seasons will go for 6 months – January to June, and July to December – two seasons per year.

As we started the first season of 2020 in April, 2020’s seasons will be slightly different – April to July, and August to December.

Monthly Builds and Prizes

Each season there will be monthly prizes to the top three builds, as voted by your Moderator team. Each moderator is asked to choose their top three. The votes get given a point weight – 15 points for a first place vote, 10 for second, and 5 for third. Each player’s vote points are then added up and the top three points scorers are then awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd for the month.

From now on, the monthly prizes will be as follows:

  • 1st: 15 Emerald Points and $10,000 in-game currency
  • 2nd: 10 Emerald Points and $7,500 in-game currency
  • 3rd: 5 Emerald Points and $5,000 in-game currency.

Each month, these prizes will be awarded to the top three voted builds.

Mid-Season Prizes

Monthly Emerald Points keep adding up during the season. At the mid-season point – end of May and end of October in 2020 – more prizes will be given out. These may change each year. This year it’s JB HiFi Vouchers:

  • 1st: $25 voucher
  • 2nd: $10 voucher
  • 3rd: $10 voucher

Again, these go to the players with the most Emerald Points over the course of the competition so far. In 2020 that includes points from April and May; and August, September and October.

From 2021, the mid-season prizes will be awarded after the conclusion of the March and September competitions. That means they’d include points from January, February and March; and July, August and September.

End of Season Prizes

In 2020, at the end of the season – the conclusion of the July and December competitions – the Grand Prizes will be awarded. This season there’s the gaming keyboard and vouchers, but again, these will change each season.

These will go to the players with the most Emerald Points over the course of the whole season – for 2020 that’s April to July, and August to December.

From 2021, the seasons will be from January to June and July to December.

Here’s where it gets a little different.

Player’s Choice

We now want to know what the players thought was the top three. After the conclusion of every month’s competition, the competition world will be changed to Adventure Mode, so no more changes can be made. Players will then have 2 weeks to get their votes in! Voting is done by sending JohnsanGeezo a /mail.

Players are not allowed to vote for their own entry, and must choose their top 3 builds (you can’t vote for the moderator’s builds). Players are also not allowed to buy or bribe for votes. If you are caught doing this, you will automatically be disqualified from getting Player votes for that month.

For April, the world has been closed, but all of the completed entries are now available at the Survival Dock! Use /warp dock to get there. How good does it look!

For the ships that do not have a berth, or are mid air, the building in the dock has some warp signs on the upper floor. Use those to get to the innaccessible ships. Voting closes on Sunday 17th May at 9pm.

The points scoring process the moderators used will be used for the player votes as well.

There are also prizes for the three top entrants in the Player’s Choice.

  • 1st: $3,000 in-game currency
  • 2nd: $2,000 in-game currency
  • 3rd: $1,000 in-game currency

Get voting!

If you have questions about the Competition, please send JohnsanGeezo a /mail, speak to him on Discord, or send him an email at librarycraft@fremantle.wa.gov.au.

May Build Competition – Treehouses

Just under one week until May! That means the end of the April Ships challenge, and the start of a new one for May in the Emerald Competition! If you’re still not sure what I’m on about, read the April post to get up to speed.

The big thing to note for this month is that at the end of May, we’ll be giving away some JB HiFi vouchers to the three players with the most Emerald Points so far – $25 for 1st, and $10 each for 2nd and 3rd. These will be given away at the start of June, to give us time to judge.

Anyway, this month we want to see your best Treehouses!

The competition for May goes from Friday May 1st, to Sunday May 31st. You might also notice our new Monthly Competition world. Isn’t it nice? We’ll be using this one from now on.

Rules

  • All building must be in Creative Mode – there are no height restrictions (aside from the vanilla ceiling)
  • This is a Single Player Competition – Team builds are not allowed
  • Builders can claim ONE plot only
  • Plots are 40×40
  • All entries must be built on the May Comp world
  • Builds must not go over the paths – this includes tree canopies
  • No removing or modifying the paths
  • Designs must be your own – no copying from online

Judging will take place during the first week of June. The May Comp world gate – located on the Warp Ship – will replace the April gate and will close to players at 9pm on Sunday April 31st. All players still in the world at this time will be teleported back to spawn.

The gate will re-open for the June competition during the morning of June 1st.

Winners will be notified by an in-game mail sent to all players. In order to claim your prize, you must log in so one of the mods can pay you.

End of Season Prizes

Again, at the end of the season (the end of July), the player with the most Emerald Points since April will be deemed the winner, and will receive a new keyboard!

Specifically, the Steelseries Apex 3 Water Resistant Gaming Keyboard. Second place will take home a $50 JB HiFi Voucher, with third taking away a $25 voucher.

The gate will open on the Warp Ship on the morning of May 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build.

Get in touch on Discord or in game if you have questions! Happy treehouse building…

April Build Competition – Ships!

We’re a week out from April – next week our very first monthly build competition kicks off! If you haven’t seen the Competitions page yet, here’s what will happen.

The start of every month brings a new, month-long, themed Creative mode build competition. We’ll give out prizes to the top three entries, as well as Emerald Points. Importantly, all monthly competitions are single player entries only. Unfortunately entries cannot be submitted by a pair of players, or a team, as there needs to be one winner.

With 15 points for a win, 10 for second and 5 points for third, these get tallied up each month. Seasons will normally go for 6 months – January to June, and July to December. During 2020, we’ll do the seasons differently – April to July, and August to December. Whoever has the most points at the end of each season takes home some prizes! But that’s not all.

Prizes

At the end of each month, the month’s winner will get some in-game currency – $5000 for a win, $2500 for second, and $1000 for 3rd.

After 3 months, we’ll give away some JB HiFi vouchers to the three players with the most Emerald Points – $25 for 1st, and $10 each for 2nd and 3rd.

At the end of the 6 month season, there are the grand prizes – gear like gaming keyboards and mice for the winner, and vouchers for second and third places.

So, onto this season. As the title suggests, we’re going to be making ships!

The competition for April goes from Wednesday April 1st, to Thursday April 30th.

Rules

  • All building must be in Creative Mode
  • This is a Single Player Competition – Team builds are not allowed
  • Ships can be any style or size, but MUST be contained in a single plot
  • Builders can claim ONE plot only
  • Plots are 30×60 water plots (see the video below)
  • All entries must be built on the April Comp world
  • Builds must not go over the jetty borders
  • Designs must be your own – no copying from online

Judging will take place during the first week of May. The April Comp world gate, located on the Warp Ship, will close to players at 9pm on Thursday April 30th. All players still in the world at this time will be teleported back to spawn.

The gate will re-open for the May competition during the morning of May 1st.

Winners will be notified by an in-game mail sent to all players. In order to claim your prize, you must log in so JohnsanGeezo can pay you.

After the competition is complete, the builds will be moved to the new Survival Dock being built on the Survival world, so everyone can explore them.

End of Season Prizes

At the end of the season (the end of July), the player with the most Emerald Points will be deemed the winner, and will receive a new keyboard!

Specifically, the Steelseries Apex 3 Water Resistant Gaming Keyboard. Second place will take home a $50 JB HiFi Voucher, with third taking away a $25 voucher.

The gate will open on the Warp Ship on the morning of April 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build.

Get in touch on Discord or in game if you have questions! Happy building…