Quite a few changes have happened on the server over the past week, so if you’ve missed any of what’s gone on so far, here’s an update to summarise it all!
Pixellia, our first ever world in the early days of Minecraft Beta, has been removed to free some space on the server after a poll was held to decide its fate. If you are interested to visit Greenview, still the largest city created on the server, you can download Pixellia and its Nether to tinker with by visiting this thread on the forum.
Players are now able to request book duplicates – if you are the author of the book, simply talk to any Moderator and, for a small fee of 25 Kubes per copy, your work will be magically cloned.
Wither fights have been made more challenging – the summoning room in Cubic City has been removed, and Withers can now only be created in the Ore world. Also, while Members can now summon their own Withers, they must wait a short period before creating another.
Another poll has decided that the value of diamonds on the server should be fixed at 100 Kubes to give traders a “diamond standard” to base their prices on. This price will be adjusted over time as needed, and is in the process of being enforced. Full details are through this link.
Remember, if anything changes on the server, it’s announced at the Spawn Point on our forum first and foremost, so be sure to check it regularly.
Bukkit 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.
Unfortunately, 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.
The 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.
Christmas is on its way and you can already prepare for the festivities by enjoying the giant tree built by Tommy_walsh, near the central square of Cubic City! You can also take part in the “Secret Santa” event that is just underneath Santa’s head. For all the details, head over to this forum thread to learn more.
Don’t forget that the Great Record Hunt returns on Saturday, 24th November at 20:00 GMT! Bring all and any equipment along with you, and prepare to bash some creepers!
For more info, visit:
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.
Cubic Worlds is now running the second beta of Bukkit for 1.4.5, build 2488.
Though not many bugs have been reported we’ll continue to stay on the bleeding edges of whatever releases Bukkit put out. If you notice any problems, please post about them on this forum thread. Thanks!
Remember folks of all ages, the Hallow’een event will be tonight at 8pm GMT! For more information, visit:
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!