Weekend event 22/12 – Christmas Chaos Tournament – Snowball Stress!

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I’d almost forgotten how I was supposed to advertise an event since we haven’t really had a proper one for so long. So… long…

This weekend we need people to stress out our new host by seeing who’s best at snowballing their opponent into submission. Come try out a simple but fun minigame in the Christmas Chaos Tournament!

Snowballing fun will remain enabled 24/7 in Chaos Mode over the holiday period.

Event: Christmas Chaos Tournament – Snowball Stress
Date:
 Saturday 22nd December
Time: 10:30 PST / 13:30 EST / 18:30 GMT / 19:30 CET

Note: These aren’t the same snowball fights you’ve had delightful inventory wipes from in times past. This one should be more fun and less obnoxious. Here’s hoping, at least!

Temporary closure of the Meepling Appeal

Some of you will know that Cubic Worlds has something called the “Meepling Appeal”, a fancy name for our donations page.  Anyone in our community can use it to make a contribution toward the server’s running costs.

Unlike many servers in the Minecraftverse, CW doesn’t have any donor perks – not even cosmetic ones – because I feel that anything of that sort makes an uneven playing field.  I want everyone to have the same gameplay experience without needing to spend money.  After all, there are enough online and even single-player games out there these days with obnoxious moneymaking schemes – cash shops here, microtransactions there.  I’d consider it an insult to deal with anything similar in Cubic Worlds.

A few people have noticed that the donation page was recently removed, and have asked me why that is.  It boils down to a simple reason with nothing sinister behind it – personally, I don’t feel comfortable in accepting donations while the server continues to perform poorly.

Our server plugin setup is being gradually brought towards what we’ll use for World 5, but after a week of self-hosting showed a noticeable improvement in reliability compared to Nodecraft, we’re currently searching for a new host with whom we can entrust our part of the Six Faces.  While a lot of hosts offer some kind of refund if you aren’t happy with their service, I can’t guarantee that some donation money wouldn’t be wasted during this trial-and-error search process.  For now I’d prefer to waste my own money, if necessary, rather than yours! 😉

The Meepling Appeal will reopen once we are running World 5 smoothly on our chosen new host and transfers from Tesseract are in progress.  Meanwhile, thank you all again for your patience and for staying a part of our little community through these troubles.  Happy Minecrafting!

Temporary self-hosting until Monday 17th

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Ahoy Cubians!

In order to compare performance with Nodecraft, our current “real” host, Cubic Worlds will be on a different IP for the next week as I gather as much information as I can to decide what our best option is for launching World 5 as quickly as possible.

There have still been an irksome number of server fires over the last few weeks, so we’ll see if the crashes continue during self-hosting. If they do – well, something in the server setup is the problem. If not, we might need a new host.

Let’s see how it goes! You can connect to the server for the next week at the new IP:

82.47.170.55

Thanks for your patience. Happy Minecrafting!

Cubic Worlds has a new IP address!

If you find yourself unable to connect to the server, our host recently migrated all of the stuff that makes Cubic Worlds tick to some brand new server hardware. This has meant that our IP address has changed, and it’ll take up to 48 hours for our ‘play.cubicworlds.net’ shortcut to update.

You can connect to us at our new address here:
198.20.114.99

See you there, and thanks for your patience!

In other news, stay tuned later this week for details of a weekend event to celebrate, and remember that we’re also going to be running monthly PSTIM events for at least the rest of this year. A little bird tells me that the next one will probably involve Terraria… the details will be on Discord!

Weekend Event 11/08 – Build That Thing!

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Though things have been a bit quiet while we’re in that mysterious time and space we call the “Minecraft update gap”, I hope you’ll take a break from diving amongst the coral to come Build That Thing!

Event: Build That Thing!
Date:
 Saturday 11th August
Time: 11:30 PDT / 14:30 EDT / 18:30 GMT / 19:30 BST / 20:30 CEST

Weekend Event 28/07 – Whack-a-Meep!

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If you think that you can hear crying in the far distance, don’t worry about it. You’re just imagining things. Absolutely no-one will need to get whacked relentlessly for an hour this weekend. 🙂

Also tomorrow: Public voting will start to decide the Spawn Monument Contest winner!

Event: Whack-a-Meep!
Date: Saturday 28th July
Time: 11:30 PDT / 14:30 EDT / 18:30 GMT / 19:30 BST / 20:30 CEST

Weekend Event 21/07 – Annual Spleef Tournament VIII!

The rallying horn has sounded to gather knights from far and wide across the land of Tesseract! Put your honour on the line in the most noble and ancient of all man-to-man combat in Minecraft – ready your shovels and prepare to SPLEEF!

Be sure to visit the tournament’s forum thread to sign up and get all the details, including a link to the Plug.dj community for some kickin’ tunes during the event.

Event: Cubic Worlds Annual Spleef Tournament VIII
Date:
Saturday 21st July
Time: 11:00 PDT / 14:00 EDT / 18:00 GMT / 19:00 BST / 20:00 CEST

Weekend Event 07/07 – Ice Sumo

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今週末のイベントはIce Sumo! 彼らがあなたに同じことをする前に、リングから相手を殴ってみてください。

This weekend’s event is Ice Sumo! Before they do the same to you, hit the opponent from the ring.

Event: Ice Sumo
Date:
 Saturday 7th July
Time: 11:30 PDT / 14:30 EDT / 18:30 GMT / 19:30 BST / 20:30 CEST