A Dazzing December in Cubic Worlds

Folks, let me tell you something. Without a drop of exaggeration, December is probably going to be one of the busiest months in our history! Ready to get excited? Then let’s kick things up a notch:

Dazzling December is nearly here!


Not one, not two, but four crazy announcements were made recently to explain our plans for next month! We’ve been in the doldrums a bit over the last six months, but with this much awesome happening in one place, why not check back and see what’s up?

You can learn all of the juicy details on the official Dazzling December thread on our forum, but here’s the basic gist of things:

  • Cubic Worlds is adding mcMMO! Testing will start on the weekend of 5th/6th December, with possibly more tests to follow before we officially open our brand new RPG sub-world!
  • Christmas Island will be returning to the server from December the 1st. Your favourite winter wonderland will of course be the home to our Secret Santa event starting shortly after the island opens!
  • There’ll be a marathon of events to get involved with, starting with a one week contest starting this very weekend for everyone to create and decorate their very own Christmas tree! Completed entries will be used to make sure Christmas Island is truly as festive as it can be.
  • Claim extra daily loot just by logging in during December with the Cubic Worlds advent calendar! Treats, trinkets, and treasures await. What will you get?

After the recent confirmation that Minecraft 1.9 won’t be out this year, there’s no need to be feel blue. Come spend some time with us in Cubic Worlds this December whether you’re a veteran Cubian or someone new to the server – everyone is welcome, and we’d be delighted to see you!

Here’s to a great month!

Bust the Beacon returns!

This weekend’s event will bring back a long lost favourite: Bust the Beacon!

Two teams will battle it out in the dead of night to be the first to destroy their enemy’s radio tower. Mine clay to defend your base, sneak through the trenches, and sabotage the enemy before they know what’s hit them!

Gear will be provided for you at the start of the battle. Intelligence suggests that the forces of both RED and BLU will be preparing for the operation on Saturday 24th October at 18:00 GMT sharp, so don’t be late, soldier! For more details, check out the forum post here.

Birch vs. Spruce: The Leafening

Skyblock Wars - Saturday 17th October, 18:00 GMTIt’s been a while since we last had any action on the fabled floating battlefield of the Skyblock Wars. Fortunately, though, you needn’t wait much longer to get your fix of sapling-stealing!

Houses Birch and Spruce are once again mustering their forces, and you can fight under their banners this coming Saturday 17th October. War will begin at the magic time of around 18:00 GMT.

Hope to see you there!

Leaf Spleef Practice and Tournament!

Have you played Voxellian-rules Leaf Spleef before? It’s a chaotic battle of wits against nature, a pit of lava, and your opponent! Come savour a trademark Cubic Worlds event and win ultra spiffy prizes.

Practice matches will be run this coming Saturday 25th July from about 18:00 GMT so that you can get a feel for how the whole thing works.

Then, on the following weekend of Saturday 1st August, the fifth official Leaf Spleef Tournament will be held at about 18:00 – if you want to claim the crown and write your legend into the server’s history, be sure to sign up on the forum thread!

An eventful weekend!

Coming up this weekend in Cubic Worlds we have a variety of marvellous events for you to take part in!

Kicking things off on Friday 10th July will be Shortay2012 with her Shoot-a-Mob event. If you think you’re a good archeryperson, come and prove it to see how many mobs you can shoot! The planned start time is at 18:00 GMT.

Following right after that is a Duelling Tournament in Heward’s 1 vs. 1 PvP arena. Gear will be supplied, so no need to bring your own – the swords should start swinging at around 19:00 GMT and I’ll be on hand to referee and keep the tournament brackets updated if needed.

Then, on Saturday 18th July, the return of some traditional spleef action – masternoj will be hosting the Cubic Worlds Spleef Tournament V! It’s your chance to get your name on the rolls of history and claim one of the most hotly contested titles on the server. Prepare your shovels and sign up on this thread of the forum if you possibly can to reserve your space, or just turn up on the day to take part if there’s room in the brackets.

See you there!

Hark! A birthday approaches!

Cubic Worlds turns 4 this weekend! Party!Well would you look at that – it seems that this month marks the server’s birthday! Wowzers! The image says it all, really…

Such a landmark naturally deserves some celebration and events to go with it! I’m pleased to say that alongside the piles of cake, there’ll be an event running the likes of which hasn’t been seen before! Or at least, not in a very long time. 😀

Besides other things, one event of the evening will be Whack-a-Meep, a family-friendly game of hockey using our good friend Meepling as the puck! This should start at around 18:30 GMT on Saturday.

But truth be told, this weekend only marks the start of things – be sure to stay tuned here and on the forum for more details over the coming days, as there’ll be more to take your attention!

Many stuffs this weekend!

The Chess Tournament lobbyThis weekend sees that start of not just one but two events! There’s something for everyone, as long as you have a calculating mind and steady hands…

Kicking things off on 14th March is the beginnning of Kanzaki_Nao’s Chess Tournament – although signups are now closed, you can still cheer the players on as the tournament unfolds. Plan for checkmate and see the full match schedule on this thread of our forum.

Super Build Contest 2: Marble Division - 15th - 28th March

Opening to everyone on 15th March and running for two weeks is the Super Build Contest 2: Marble Division, brainchild of OminousFire! Throwing the typical building contest on its head, you must carefully sculpt an interesting design from one of the pristine marble-quartz pillars. The twist? You can’t place blocks, so you’ll have to work around any mistakes! Again, the full details are on our forum.

Good luck and have fun!

Planned forum maintenance

[​IMG]Our XenForo-based forum is quite a number of updates behind the most recent version and I want to update us so that we’re secure and have all of the shiniest features available. I’ll be doing some maintenance work this coming Thursday 12th March starting at around 10:00 GMT, and the forum is likely to be unavailable during the work.

Downtime should hopefully be no longer than a couple of hours. You’ll still be able to tune into our IRC channel to chat with folks on the server and to get updates on how the forum work is going.

Thanks for your patience!

Cubic Worlds finally updates to 1.8

O.OIt’s been a long ol’ while but I’m glad to announce that Cubic Worlds has finally updated to support Minecraft 1.8! Please enjoy the juicy new features under the benevolent supervision of our new bunny overlords. Many yays echoed around the land. 😀

We’ve spent the last few days giving it a proper “live test” and no serious problems have been found – thanks to everyone for braving the limbo! Our 1.8 status is now confirmed and we should not need to roll back.

2Σ θ88Voxellia seems to be holding it’s breath for something, though – I wonder what it might be?…

Third time lucky for Capture the Tower!

Capture the Tower - Saturday 13th December, 18:00 GMT“Third time’s the charm!”

Another event that we’ve tried to run in the past has been Capture the Tower, a competitive PvP capture-the-flag style game created by Macpants. For various reasons things just haven’t worked out in the past, but now we hope to give it the proper outing that it deserves!

Join us on Saturday 13th December at around 18:00 GMT to take part in some sweet tower-capturing fun! As always, more information is on our forum in this ‘ere thread.