General News

Groundbreaking New Quest World

After months of preparation, the writers, world builders, and quest designers at massivecraft.com are pleased to present you with a Minecraft experience unlike any you have ever known. Welcome to the quest world Warrenord!

  • Unique RPG-style questing on a breathtaking new map.
  • 20+ quest lines waiting to be discovered, and more to come.
  • Powered by MassiveCraft’s own MassiveQuest plugin.
  • Real NPC interaction and problem solving.
  • Craft, fish, fight, hunt for resources, and explore the island.
  • Make hard choices that send you down different paths.
  • Team up with your friends to defeat challenging NPC bosses.
  • Earn money and gain special items available nowhere else.
  • And so much more!

Come double cross bandits in their own camp and make off with the loot! Explore the island’s shipwrecks to recover sunken treasures. Find and feed missing kittens or delve into a subterranean dreamscape after stepping on some peculiar mushrooms. Break away from ordinary survival or adventure and enter MassiveCraft.

Take the purple and gray sailed ship at /spawn to start your adventure.
Join massivecraft.com and check it out now!

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By |September 16th, 2014|General News|1 Comment

Now 1.8 Compatible

MassiveCraft has updated and is now 1.8 compatible. You can log on using either Minecraft 1.7 or 1.8. Both client versions work.

Note that we are still running Minecraft 1.7.10. Enchanting is still the same, you can not make birch doors etc. The only thing that was added is the possibility of logging on with a 1.8 client.

As a side effect the /pet plugin had to be temporarily disabled due to bugs. We will add it back in as soon as possible.

  • Q: Should I update my client to 1.8?
    A: You can but we suggest you don’t. Good client mods like Optifine, Forge and MorePlayerModels are not updated yet.
  • Q: Why not actually update to 1.8?
    A: Bukkit 1.8 is not available yet.
  • Q: Was this update really necessary?
    A: Yes. Take a look at the daily statistics (http://www.massivecraft.com/stats-day). It seems a lot of people don’t know how or don’t want to downgrade their clients.
  • Q: So when will MassiveCraft actually update to Minecraft 1.8?
    A: The release date for Bukkit 1.8 is unknown. But as soon as it’s released we will update.
By |September 8th, 2014|General News|3 Comments

Teled Methen Promo Video Released!

MassiveCraft has released it’s official Teled Methen Promo Video! Watch it on our official Youtube channel, in 1080p! The video features over 3 and a half minutes of in world footage, locations that you can find in and around our new world map. This map will be open for survival players, featuring grand canyons, forests, ruined cities and much much more!

By |September 2nd, 2014|General News|2 Comments

Teled Methen Trailer Announcement!

Teled Methen, our newest world project is nearing completion. We are happy to announce that the Teled Methen trailer will be released on Saturday the 30th of August. The trailer will feature over a minute of unique footage of the world, in preparation of the official world release.

We are proud of the quality of Teled Methen, being built with the latest technology in World Machine and World painter, accompanied with unique Bo2’s build by our world staff found nowhere else.

We hope you look as much forward to this world release as we do. An official release date is not available yet, but we should have a more solid date around the time when the trailer comes out.

By |August 26th, 2014|General News|1 Comment

Premium Social Forums

Premium members can now create their very own sub forum on MassiveCraft:
http://forums.massivecraft.com/social-categories/social-forums.233

  • Premiums can join 5 and create 1.
  • Non premiums can join 3 but not create.

So become premium today, support MassiveCraft and create a private sub forum for your Faction:
http://www.massivecraft.com/premium

By |August 25th, 2014|General News|1 Comment

MassiveCraft Wiki Survey, Voice Your Input!

Everyone that uses our wiki is invited to fill out a short, 7 question survey about their experience using our wiki!

This is your chance to share your thoughts and opinions about what we could be doing differently and parts that should be fixed.  Please put a little bit of thought into each response so that we can get the most out of your input.

Fill out this survey to get started.

 

By |August 25th, 2014|General News|0 Comments

Performance Fixing Spree

Lately I have been focusing my plugin development efforts on performance improvements and bug fixes. The goal is to improve server TPS and overall stability. So far I have done the following:

  • Reconfigured our web servers: Websites now load quicker.
  • Reworked the Factions Dynmap integration: improves TPS, popups on dynmap looks better.
  • MassiveQuest got a performance fix: improves TPS.
  • Fixed a memory leak: we no longer need to restart once a day.
  • Removed MassiveMobs temporarily: improves TPS

Except for the improved Dynmap popups none of these projects have added new features. The game-play experience should however be slightly less laggy which is something we highly value.

Regards Cayorion

By |August 21st, 2014|General News|2 Comments

Premium Smoke Trails

Our premium members can now use smoke trails!

The examples in the image are:

  • /trail happy
  • /trail magma
  • /trail hearts

Become Premium Here:
http://www.massivecraft.com/premium

By |August 11th, 2014|General News|0 Comments

Server Policy Changes

Today August 7, 2014,  we have decided to make a few policy changes. Additionally, we would like to clarify a few rules that have long been considered common sense, but may be confused by some.

Our first topic of change is in regards to Portal Traps. Not to be confused with Trapped Portals; where a player goes through and either instantly dies, or loses the ability to defend themselves. Portal Traps can be defined as a portal that is not visible immediately, completely out of sight, and therefore a player may unintentionally enter the portal. Originally, this design of portals was created for cosmetic means in order to keep a medieval look. However, its integration into PvP has become undesireable in popular opinion. Therefore, portal traps are no longer allowed when being used in a deceiving manner for pvp. You may continue to use your interior hidden portals for cosmetic means, but you must do this responsibly.

Collecting disarmed weapons with hoppers will now officially be punishable. This goes against the intended purpose of how disarm was originally changed for the better of the player base. As always, you may not abuse Minecraft mechanics to break changes implemented by MassiveCraft.

The worlds of Aloria have become quite inhabited. With this comes the issue of faction claiming. We have long since had the sixteen chunk rule. However, with the growth of our player base, we have decided it is time for a change. The distance will be reduced from sixteen chunks down to ten chunks. This means you may not claim any closer than 160 blocks from another faction. Additionally, you may not claim over actively used land or active LWC locks. We’d like to remind our players that they have access to tools in order to help protect themselves from breaking the rules. You may use /f map to check your distance from another faction. You may /he tool blocks to see if they’re actively being used/changed/lived in. You can then do /seen to see if the player is still active in case you find signs with a name.

Our final topic of clarification is in regards to houses in Regalia. We’re changing the housing rule, stating you may now own up to 3 houses per account, with an upper maximum of 4 over 2 accounts. Previously, this was was 2 houses per account with an upper maximum of 3 over 2 accounts. However, it should be taken into account that this raise is only for real estate. Meaning, if you already own 3 houses over 2 accounts, you are expected to sell your fourth house within a week. We have decided this to encourage people who want to start a real estate business.

These rules can be viewed on our rules page at:

http://www.massivecraft.com/rules

By |August 7th, 2014|General News|3 Comments

How Has MassiveCraft Changed You?

Since MassiveCraft’s humble beginnings as MCTeam.org, the mission statement of the server has always been to change lives. Whether it be through strengthened friendships created in our community, to education gleaned from allies and others with their respective specializations, we’ve adamantly stood by that idea to change the lives of those who frequent our server.

Now we want to hear from you. How has MassiveCraft changed your life?

Has it changed you for better or for worse? What kind of person were you when you started on the server, and what kind of person are you now?

Click here to tell us how MassiveCraft has changed you. Your story might have the chance to be published on the website or wiki!

By |August 3rd, 2014|General News|2 Comments