Spoopy Event 29/10 – Trouble in Cuberwald!


In the dead of night, shadows gather around a small village in Cuberwald. As an evil chill and creeping fear grips the few villagers who remain, they wonder who can really be trusted in their struggle to survive until dawn…

Event: Trouble in Cuberwald!
 Sunday 29th October
Time: 12:00 PDT / 15:00 EDT / 19:00 GMT / 20:00 CET

Time zones are tricksy, especially now daylight savings is coming to an end. Check how long til the event using this link: http://bit.ly/CWTimer1

Dreadful Double Weekend – Galloween!


Galloween is coming! Starting from this Saturday, join us over the next seven days until the 4th of November for a selection of spooOOooky events and phantasmal fun! Comes highly recommended by Gary the Ghast and is guaranteed to contain prizes that may or may not be horribly unbalanced and/or useless!

Event: GalloweeeEEEEEeeen
Dates: 28th October to 4th November
Start time: 11:00 PDT / 14:00 EDT / 18:00 GMT / 19:00 BST / 20:00 CEST

There will be events held on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend, so be sure to visit on both nights!

Bust the Beacon Map Contest!

If you enjoy our Bust the Beacon events but are finding the same old maps a bit tiresome, here’s your chance to design a new generation of warzones for the forces of Colonel McStevington and his mysterious nemesis!

You can take part by visiting the Tesseract Portal Tower and heading to our Contest world. Once there, walk straight ahead and leave the arrival hall. To your left you’ll find signs to change your game mode. Switch to Creative and get building!

The full details can be found in this forum thread. Good luck and happy building!

Event: Bust the Beacon Map Contest
Dates: From 18th to 25th September

Possible host change for Cubic Worlds

Huzzah, a non-event post – time for a story! 😃

Recently, S1D, a bot that we use to link chat between Minecraft and our Discord server, was failing to connect. S1D comes from a plugin that is part of the CW server, so he lives on the same “box” – a dedicated server rented from a German company called Hetzner. As it turns out, S1D wasn’t connecting because… well… Discord had banned it. *gasp*

Unfortunately we’ve been caught in the crossfire of a disagreement. Discord have told me that they are currently blocking all of Hetzner’s IP addresses “due to a lack of communication and improper use of abuse systems by Hetzner”. Sucks to be us, the legit users on a network infested with dodger geezers!

While I’m doing my part to get this sorted, the main reason I’m making this post is because the invoice for this month’s Hetzner rental is due – and I think you deserved the backstory as some explanation for the next point…

I’m not inclined to pay up until I know more about how long this swordfight is going to continue for. By ignoring the outstanding invoice I run the risk that Cubic Worlds will be spontaneously shut down at some point in the nearish future; it could be days away, or it could be tomorrow.

If this happens, I’ll self-host Cubic Worlds and search for another host we can use. I’ll be taking daily backups in the meantime so that if the worst comes to the worst, you won’t lose more than 24 hours of work.

Thanks for your patience and understanding. Hopefully this warning will be a red herring, things will get sorted, and we can get back to normal – but stay tuned to our Discord server and check into the #Hetznergate channel for updates as they happen. 🙂

Update: S1D has been cleared of all charges and is back warm and sung inside our Discord. Emergency averted – no host change will be needed!

Weekend Event 09/09 – Pipe Dream

Another brand new event from the Cubic Worlds Designworks, this weekend we want to offer you anything and everything that you could possibly imagine! What’s that you say? “Sounds like just a Pipe Dream“? Well done, that’s exactly right!

Event: Pipe Dream
Date: Saturday 9th September
Time: 11:30 PDT / 14:30 EDT / 18:30 GMT / 19:30 BST / 20:30 CEST

Weekend Event 02/09 – Build That Thing!

There are Things here and you need to Build ’em, quick as you can! Join us this weekend for a slightly tweaked version of Z’s latest “not terrible” event.

Event: Build That Thing!
Date: Saturday 2nd September
Time: 11:30 PDT / 14:30 EDT / 18:30 GMT / 19:30 BST / 20:30 CEST

The Full Info
Following the first run of this event, you folks seemed to enjoy it but were frustrated at how you could lose points if someone in your team decided to be too trigger-happy with the “READY!” buzzer. In short, there was too much “Ermahgerd that was X’s job! X failed us!” :p

Although I personally enjoyed the chaos (because I am evil, after all), this time we’ll try something a little different that’ll maybe make that event a bit better for everyone.

This time around, there will still be two teams – RED and BLU – but each round will be a 1v1 buildoff duel. The player who represents their team will change in each round to make sure that everyone in each team will get a chance to play. Meanwhile, the players who are sitting out will still be able to encourage their champion and point out any errors that need fixing.

Only the player who is building may buzz when they think they have Built That Thing – so they will have complete control over their fate in the round!