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July 2014

It’s not REALLY dangerous, you know

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OK, there was a rough week there but this latest snapshot, 30c, is VASTLY improved. Any of you that were having trouble should get on back here and check it out, it’s worth seeing. Mojang is really knocking it out of the park as far as bug-fixes and a rework of the lighting engine. There’s about 99% less ugly dark corner glitches now, which is quite beautiful, and chunks *almost* render in the correct order!


I am on my son’s computer, a solid gaming PC, and it just doesn’t work over 10. Yours may be able to go higher BUT 10 is a pretty safe bet. Do that before you get here, you’ll be happy you did and things look so much better. Hasn’t Minecraft *always* had those lighting glitches? Anyway, it’s something to see, and you should come see it.

What we have so far:

  • Working XP Bank using scoreboard and command blocks
  • Working protections design and the ability to lock chests with a password (someone opped has to help you, but lots of people are opped)
  • A magical book that teleports ops (which quite a few of you are eligible to be) to different locations
  • A working jail! Just for fun, no one’s going to do anything stupid 🙂
  • A guardian grinder that’s kind of ridiculously fast
  • And there are wolves! And bunnies, and banners, and mutton, and prismarine, a whole SHITLOAD of prismarine from that grinder and NEW MOBS that will hand you your ass on a platter after they carve it off WITH LASERS. You’ll be like hmm, smells like pork OH MY GOD WHERE IS MY ASS.
  • A bunch of new people have recently showed up, and WE ARE GOING TO ADVERTISE. Momentarily. I mean we are right on the edge of it. You can feel it. Mmmhmm.



It’s Vanilla! What do we do?

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This is a different sort of vanilla, and we’ve got some new tools and abilities to ease the pain of playing without plugins. You can have area protections and chest protections, and anyone who’s opped (and that’s all of the mods, most of the gammas, and some of the deltas probably as well) can create these things.

We trust that you’re all mature enough not to abuse the power of OP. We’re still playing survival minecraft so unless it’s a special project, don’t use creative mode. Don’t OP each other, leave that to console-level admins. Try not to do too much /tp’ing, but do help others who *need* a tp. Also, LEARN TO USE THE TELEPORT SYSTEM. And GET YOURSELF A TELEPORT TO VANILLAPORT. It will make your playing life SO much easier.

If you, against all good advice and reasoning, built any structures that depend entirely on the use of lapis elevators, we can install command blocks that do the same thing. Note: relative coordinates use ~, so an elevator going up 50 blocks would be /tp @p ~0 50 ~0. Use buttons rather than pressure plates.

I’ve started a to-do list thread and encourage any of you who are interested in helping out to join in. Once we get our bearings, we’ll advertise and get new players.

We’re going to need to keep a good reference of things we learn. Shall we use the reddit wiki, or our forum here?


How to update your client to the snapshot version

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First of all, be calm, we can always revert. Secondly, when you launch Minecraft, stay calm. Look in the lower left corner, where it says Profile? Make a new one.

Make a new profile

Yay! A new profile!

Remain calm, and give your profile a name. Snapshot is fine. Check the box for using developmental versions. There will be a warning. Accept the danger. Select “use latest version” and save. Give your profile a name. Snapshot is fine. Check the box for using developmental versions. There will be a warning. Accept the danger. Select "use latest version" and save. And you’re done! While continuing to remain calm, come and play with us at We’ll shortly put up the Creative map on!