Bukkit update and recent lag

Event Horizon at nightBukkit released their first Recommended Build in quite a while today, and the server and its plugins are about to update. Yay for bugfixes! We will be switching to Bukkit 1.4.7-R1.0 in just a few minutes. If you haven’t already, you should update your Minecraft client to 1.4.7 to take advantage of the bug fixes it offers.

Downtime should only take around 15 minutes, but in the meantime, stay tuned to the forum and our IRC channel while the update takes place for any additional information. Thanks for your patience!

On a related note, we are aware that the server has been lagging and crashing somewhat more often than usual and are looking into possible causes. It is our hope that this update will be a step in the right direction, but further actions are planned to make sure your time in Cubic Worlds is smooth and trouble-free.

Anarchy Mode draws to a close

January AnarchyUnfortunately, last week, our main server had a fault with its hard drive and has been unconnectable ever since. Today, though, friend of the server kcband36 let us know that it’s fully functional again and ready for action. Huzzah!

Last week, to keep up morale, the server had been available on a temporary IP in “Anarchy Mode”, a period full of crazy happenings unlike anything you would normally see in the real Cubic Worlds. Although the downtime has been frustrating, it’s allowed staff to test out a few future additions to the server, and has given players the chance to mess around with WorldEdit and a lot of other commands which are usually reserved for Mods only. Fun times!

For the very latest news on any technical problems as they happen, visit the Server Status page on our forum.

Where’s my Bukkit?

146updateThe server is temporarily down while we update to the newest beta of Bukkit for Minecraft 1.4.6. You can update your clients now and get ready to enjoy some weekend festivities that may or may not include some of the new features!

Cubic Worlds should become available again at around 12 noon, GMT. Stay tuned to our IRC channel for more details.

New to Cubic Worlds? Welcome!

Today I’ve posted an advert on MinecraftForum.net which may lead a few of you to this page for more information. Welcome! On behalf of all the server’s staff, I hope you find us to be just the place you are looking for.

Over the time Cubic Worlds has been running our community has collected a lot of useful information on our wiki, “Wikicubia”, such as a list of in-game commands that Members have access to, and a list of ranks that are used on the server. Although it isn’t always 100% up to date it’s still an excellent place to browse.

For general discussion and the very latest news on the server, keep an eye on our Forum. The “Spawn Point” subforum contains the Member application thread and is where any server downtime notices are posted, and we also have other areas that deal with upcoming events, land claims, and lost item refund requests.

If you have a question that doesn’t seem to be covered anywhere, don’t hesitate to ask myself or one of our Staffers in-game, and we’ll be happy to help.

Chest shops are back!

A momentous day in the server’s history as we once again have a working chest shop system! Huzzah!

There are a couple of refinements from when we last had a working economy in the olden days of Pixellia. To try and keep things tidy and smooth and to prevent a shop explosion, prospective members should keep in mind that:

  • There is a 100 Kube setup fee per shop
  • Destroying a shop sign will refund you 75 Kubes
  • Shops may be only created in certain defined regions, currently either the trade tower in the western part of Cubic City, or in the public market at Nova.

I am still working to decide a fair pricing scheme to allow town owners to purchase a market region – more information on this will follow soon. Meanwhile, though, enjoy your shopping spree!

Cubic City to open this coming Saturday

The much-talked-about communal town has been named, located, and will soon be ready for everyone on the server to begin building in an attempt to recreate the glory days of our first world, Pixellia!

The opening will happen on Saturday 27th October at 13:30 GMT.

You are invited to join us and make it a special occasion worthy of our history books! Who knows what could happen? 😀