CW News – April “take two” edition

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Greetings and happy Easter!

Due to technical difficulties, the first CW newsletter sent out at the beginning of the month didn’t quite go as planned and many of you are likely to have not received it at all. If you did get it and are now wondering why there’s another so soon – well, don’t worry, I don’t intend to make this more frequent than once every month or two after this!

(You can read the earlier newsletter here, if you’re curious.)

Read on after the break for the juicy info!

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Reminder: Change your MC password

Heartbleed logoThere was a widely-publicised internet bug discovered recently called “Heartbleed“, and many websites and services have been affected by it.

After the discovery of the bug, Mojang have recommended that all players should change the password for their Minecraft or Mojang accounts. (See this page for details.)

You can do this quickly and simply, depending on what type of account you use:

Thanks for your patience and attention to this matter.

Weekend Events for Saturday 12th April

Capture the Tower - Saturday 12th April, 20:00 GMT

This weekend Macpants will be hosting a bout of Capture the Tower in the hope we can get a proper match played! You can join the action tomorrow at around 20:00 GMT. Check out the forum thread for the full lowdown.

That’s not all, either – I’ll be hosting a few events as a warmup to keep people entertained as we head toward the main attraction. It might be The DROP, or some form of spleef, or even a mini-buildathalon – the only way to know for sure is to drop into the server from around 18:30 GMT onwards!

See you there, fellow Cubians!

Monday Event – Capture the Tower!

Steves of Cubic Worlds, prepare yourself and your teammates for the coming battle!

Using only the equipment you are given before the contest begins, you must capture all of your team’s coloured wool from the clutches of the enemy, whilst at the same time preventing them from doing the same! A unique multi-layered arena awaits your heroics, and even includes the most devious of obstacles, a cactus maze

The action will start at around 20:00 GMT on Monday the 31st of April. For a full description of the event, rules, and signups, check out the thread on our forum. Good luck, warriors!

Weekend Event – Leaf Spleef Tournament

Leaf Spleef Tournament - Saturday 29th March, 21:00 GMTOne of our server’s trademark events is going to be held this coming weekend, except with new rules like you’ve never seen before!  Leaf Spleef is returning after a long break and the more players, the merrier things will be.

Who will be crowned champion of the first tournament held under the new Voxellian rules?  There are crazy, unique prizes to be won! Learn more about the event, the rules, and how to join in, by checking out the event thread on our forum.

The tournament will run from 19:00 to 21:00 GMT this coming Saturday, the 29th of March.  Hope to see you there!

Welcome to the new Cubic Worlds homepage!

We’ve switched our address and levelled up the marmots powering things in the background!  To make sure it’s easy for people to keep track of recent news – and to let CW staff to keep you informed without typing things twice – posts are now mirrored both here on the main homepage and in the special “Front Page News” part of the forum.

I’ll be doing some work over the coming days to make sure the homepage design is as good as I can get it.  Who knows, it might even include some colours

What’s that?  You wanted black and white everywhere?  Nope, colours are where it’s at, sorry.  “Soon!”

Zzzz… *fnsrgl* What? Oh, hi!

Although our blog is not updated very frequently, Cubic Worlds is most definitely still active and you can keep on eye on recent happenings in our forum. We recently completed a move away from our previous host Nitrous Networks and want to thank them for their overall very good quality hosting, but a more flexible option has presented itself which we are now making use of.

The server address has changed and you can connect using play.cubicworlds.net - if that shortcut somehow doesn’t work, you can also use our direct IP which is now 198.199.79.30:25678.

We’re making plans for how we will handle to update to Minecraft 1.7, but it looks like any changes are still a few weeks away due to the usual delays in waiting for Bukkit to update.

Happy Minecrafting!

Finally we’re on 1.5!

cw15It’s taken over two months but Cubic Worlds has finally updated to Minecraft 1.5! I promise that there will never be such a huge delay in updating ever again. :D

Players can now enjoy the new Ore Nether, accessible through a portal near the arrival point in the freshly recycled Ore world. Grab some of that quartz while it’s hot…

See you in Avalon, fellow Steves!

And we’re back!

Nitrous Networks

After checking what options were available to us from a number of different hosts, we have decided to give Nitrous Networks a try. Transferring our files and getting set up was about as painless as I could have hoped, and although it’s early days I am optimistic that we will have a good future ahead.

Our new server IP is: 193.35.58.25:25596

If you have any feedback about the move - good or bad, either is fine – then post about it on this thread on our forum.

We've got cubes and we're not afraid to use them!