We’ve switched our address and levelled up the marmots powering things in the background! To make sure it’s easy for people to keep track of recent news – and to let CW staff to keep you informed without typing things twice – posts are now mirrored both here on the main homepage and in the special “Front Page News” part of the forum.
I’ll be doing some work over the coming days to make sure the homepage design is as good as I can get it. Who knows, it might even include some colours…
What’s that? You wanted black and white everywhere? Nope, colours are where it’s at, sorry. “Soon!”
Although our blog is not updated very frequently, Cubic Worlds is most definitely still active and you can keep on eye on recent happenings in our forum. We recently completed a move away from our previous host Nitrous Networks and want to thank them for their overall very good quality hosting, but a more flexible option has presented itself which we are now making use of.
The server address has changed and you can connect using play.cubicworlds.net – if that shortcut somehow doesn’t work, you can also use our direct IP which is now 220.127.116.11:25678.
We’re making plans for how we will handle to update to Minecraft 1.7, but it looks like any changes are still a few weeks away due to the usual delays in waiting for Bukkit to update.
It’s taken over two months but Cubic Worlds has finally updated to Minecraft 1.5! I promise that there will never be such a huge delay in updating ever again. 😀
Players can now enjoy the new Ore Nether, accessible through a portal near the arrival point in the freshly recycled Ore world. Grab some of that quartz while it’s hot…
See you in Avalon, fellow Steves!
After checking what options were available to us from a number of different hosts, we have decided to give Nitrous Networks a try. Transferring our files and getting set up was about as painless as I could have hoped, and although it’s early days I am optimistic that we will have a good future ahead.
Our new server IP is: 18.104.22.168:25596
If you have any feedback about the move – good or bad, either is fine – then post about it on this thread on our forum.
Unfortunately there have been some happenings lately that mean the server will be looking for a new host. I want to thank that crazy monkey Monkz for supporting us over the last few months, but it’s time for us to find a new provider to fuel our Minecrafting.
Regrettably there will be a rollback taking place before normal service resumes, though while a new host is found, I’ll put the server up in Anarchy Mode for everyone to have fun with – this will probably happen some time tomorrow.
For the full details on the server downtime and host change, read this thread on the forum. Thanks for your patience and understanding – Cubic Worlds will return soon!
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.