So I've decided that it would be a good idea for us ever 2 weeks to post an update with what's happening in Minecraft and to give you all an idea as to where we are going with the server.
As you are all aware last week Bukkit updated. This couldn't have come at a worse time for me, I was working late that week and didn't have time to give the server my full attention. Having said that the update has gone ahead and I believe that it was very successful, the total downtime was 17hours most of that due to the face that I wasn't able to fix some problems due to work.
Currently there are 5 maps running, Unnamed, Unnamed_nether, Unnamed_the_end, StripMine and StripMineNether. the Unnamed maps are permanent and will be with us for 6 months (plus the time to the next update after that) so there is loads of time to create all your wonderfully epic builds. StripMine and StripMineNether will start to reset next Saturday at 12:00 GMT (midday) and will reset every 2 weeks as before.
The next thing that I'm sure your going to say is where is The_End that reset every 6 hours, well once the dragon is killed once The_End will return as you all know and love, it will reset every 6 hours as before starting from midnight or midday after we know the dragon has died.
By now some people will have all ready found it, Dynmap is back this is back on a test basis, feel free to use it. If it is abused that it will be removed, also it may be removed due to performance issues. You can access it through the Minecraft section of the site.
So those of you that have been with us for a while might remember this but we are bringing back the build of the week competition.
What is this you say.... Well we will open a forum post and will invite any one that has build something to enter it for the competition, my self as well as a few others will then once per week go to each build that has been entered and score them, the winner will receive Event points or a prize based on our discretion. I can hear you all saying now, I cant build anything nice, well its not about it being big and huge, in the past even small build have won, redstone contraptions have won as well, we are looking at several different things and take everything in to consideration when scoring the builds, the only restriction is that these builds must be in the Main world (Admins and uses with access to GM will not be able to enter)
Also the 21st is the 3rd weekend in the month so it will be Dwarves Vs Zombies at 19:00 (GMT), we will normally play 2 or 3 games assuming that we have a good number of players.
Good luck to all of you in the coming 2 weeks with events and mining. Please remember to report and problems and welcome new users, it is only though the friendliness of the community that we will become larger and stronger.