19th July: Citizen Day and Spleaf Tourny III

Following the recent appointment of three new Mods for the server – Koads, SmokeAndMirrors, and brickviking, this weekend it’s time for some more promotions as we hold our second Citizen Day! New Citizens have been listed on our forum here and the green paint will be splattered around throughout the weekend. Congratulations to all involved!

Also taking place tomorrow, Saturday the 19th, will be the third Voxellian Rules Leaf Spleef Tournament. Perhaps you’ll be able to wrestle the champion’s crown from a field of zealous contenders – but only if you attend from around 18:00 GMT!

See you there!

Weekend Event, 28th June – Skyblock Wars and Citizen Day

Skyblock Wars - Saturday 28th June, 19:00 GMT“I never knew trees could start wars…”

In a parallel dimension, a small collection of islands floating amidst the void are engulfed in perpetual conflict. The great Order of Birch and the noble House Spruce seek to end once and for all their bitter feud. Whose side will you choose?

The leaves will start to fall at around 19:00 GMT on Saturday 28th June. Pick your side carefully…

But that’s not all! Following the Skyblock Wars event will be the server’s first official Citizen Day when some of our Members will be painted green and enjoy Citizenship under our recently revised rules. You can find a list of names due for promotion on this thread of our forum, and promotions will start happening at around 20:30 GMT and throughout the weekend for anyone on that list who can’t attend. Come celebrate the occasion with us – see you there!

Weekend Event, 21st June: The Upgraded DROP

The Upgraded DROP - Saturday 21st June, 18:00 GMT“Dude, do you even DROP?”

Somehow, our event that goes by the name of “The DROP” has grown in strength! It seeks to obliterate anyone who is foolish enough to test their mettle against it. Will that person be you? Do you have what it takes to survive the increasingly difficult falls into a field of razor-sharp glass?

This infernal machine has new tricks up its sleeve to ensure no-one can achieve a flawless victory! Show it who’s boss tonight at around 18:00 GMT and earn some niftybeans prizes while you’re at it!

Weekend Event, 7th June: Spleef Tournament IV!

Spleef Tournament IV - Saturday 7th June, 18:00 GMTBreak out the shovels!

After a long hiatus it’s time once again to see who can claim the crown of Cubic Worlds Grandmaster Spleefer. There’s already a fearsome list of opponents who have signed up, and you can add your name to the list by posting on the event’s forum thread! Be sure to get in while there’s still room!

You can keep an eye on the brackets as they stand over here on Challonge, though things will likely change before the tournament actually happens on Saturday 7th June from 18:00 GMT onwards.

Weekend Event, 31st May: Ice Sumo!

Ice Sumo - Saturday 31st May, 18:30 GMT​Get ready to punch your opponent straight out of the ring!

Our Ice Sumo event is a timeless classic and perfect for folks who might not otherwise enjoy PvP. Contenders will step into the circular field of magical ice and attempt to knock their enemy out of the arena before they have chance to do the same to you!

I’m reasonably sure there will be prizes, and if enough people attend, there could even be a proper tournament! Put on your best sumo suit and psyche yourself up. It should be a blast.

The event will begin at around 18:30 GMT tomorrow, Saturday the 31st of May.

Weekend Event, 11th May: Battenburg Bash and more!

Birthday Battenburg Bash - Sunday 11th MayThe party hats are ready and the cake has been baked – all that’s needed are the guests…

Come celebrate the 3rd birthday of Cubic Worlds with a delicious new event to be held in Battenburg! Carefully crafted by our own SmokeAndMirrors, the party is sure to be lively and full of death fun! Will you and your teammates be able to survive outwit the dreaded Cookie Monster, or will he kill everyone steal all the delicious birthday goodies?…

Bouts of outrageous cake-based Battenburg action will happen throughout Sunday evening, GMT – probably from around 19:00 onwards but the Cookie Monster doesn’t work to a schedule… so it’s hard to know for sure!

Not interested in PvP but still want to join the party? That’s okay. We’ve got it covered – there’ll also be matches of The DROP and perhaps even some Pig Racing for anyone who fancies it. Join us if you can – I’ll see you there!

Weekend Events, 4th May: Build-off and Relics

Huzzah, the weekend! That must mean it’s time for events!

The Lost Relics - Sunday 4th May, 20:00 GMTOur attention has turned to arranging a replacement for Avalon’s semi-famous Portal Tower – this odd, not-really-a-tower structure was the hub for travelling to many interesting places instantly, and as we move resolutely into the era of Voxellia, the next Portal Tower design could be yours! We’re running a build-off contest to pick our new portal tower design, and as always the details are past the link on our forum.

Meanwhile, those who attended the Avalon farewell party last weekend got to enjoy a relic hunt for various momentos from the Avalonian spawn fields. To give players enough chance to collect the full set of eight, and to dish out some other quite juicy prizes, tomorrow there will be a special edition of The Lost Diamonds, entitled… wait for it… The Lost Relics! Get ready to start rummaging through a whole ton of chests from around 20:00 GMT.

Farewell, Avalon!

Pictures from Avalon’s farewell party

We had a pretty good turnout on Saturday for our party to say a last goodbye to Avalon. There was cake, a relic hunt, cake, fireworks, more cake, and a closing photoshoot! Did I mention the cake?

Thanks to everyone who turned up throughout the evening to pay their respects, and indeed a big thank you to everyone who has played on the server since Avalon was created – you’ve made it a truly epic place that will be remembered fondly, and rightfully so.

Did you take any screenshots or even videos during the event? It would be awesome if you’d share them with us! Just click into this forum thread and post them there so that we can make sure they are recorded for posterity.

Here’s to the future!

The Avalon spawn fields

Weekend Event, 26th April: Farewell, Avalon!

After being our home for over two years, Avalon, a world of incredible history, is finally being moved off the server to take a well-earned rest. Come join me in saying goodbye as the switch is flicked!

There will be music, reminiscing, cake, cats, and fireworks throughout Saturday, 26th of April around the Proteus’s landing site, near the Winking Creeper inn at the Avalon spawn field. According to my predictions there is only a 0.0001% chance of the party being interrupted by shenanigans, so everything will be fine!

You can reach Avalon easily by typing /warp avalon. Follow the road south and you’ll see the Proteus to your left and the Winking Creeper to your right.

The schedule

  • The last backup of Avalon will be taken at around 08:00 GMT.
  • Cake cake cake cake cake cake 08:05 GMT onwards.
  • Events and fun stuff will be hosted from 19:30 GMT.
  • A final farewell will be waved at around 21:00 GMT.

A new host for Cubic Worlds

hostblazelogoAfter the last few months of selfhosting I’m sure a lot of you will be tired of the lag that’s been around. Today I’m finally moving our Minecraft server to a new proper host and I hope things will become much smoother as we look forward to the weekend farewell of Avalon!

The new IP for Cubic Worlds is 198.52.235.122.

Updated @ 20:15 GMT: Server files have been transferred and things are up and running – connect and enjoy!

For anyone curious, the new server is located in the central US in Dallas, Texas – this was the best compromise for giving all of our players around the world the best chance at being able to connect without too much lag. The provider for our hosting is HostBlaze.

In the event things somehow break, you can continue to get the latest news through the forum and IRC – at least when I’m not asleep… ;)

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