Hi Applecrafters! We have a bunch of fun events coming up over Easter, so get excited!
EASTER VOTE REWARDS!
Vote every day over the next week or so to win a bunch of cool items, including...
Easter Basket companion pet
Spawn Crate key
Easter Bunny head
Easter Bunny spawn egg
Lucky (Fortune V) carrot
Your own head
Also, when you vote there's a small chance of you being turned into a bunny!
EASTER EGG HUNT!
Over Easter weekend we will have a brand new temporary minigame, an easter egg hunt! Search through a forest to find special hidden easter eggs. Right click them to win $$$ money $$$ and you get to keep the egg as a companion pet!
These companion pets will be very rare and only available over a ~24 hour period! Make sure to get them while you can!
SPECIAL STAFF GAMES!
Hunt down staff members in a new minigame! This minigame will only happen once (time to be announced). Find and kill Applecraft staff to win prizes!
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I've made a bunch of changes over the last few weeks! Hopefully you're enjoying them all.
Be the last person to survive on the island! Use your knockback stick to hit other players off, and keep an eye out for the Super Fish!
One in the Quiver
Go to Arena #2 to play One in the Quiver! You only get one arrow to start with, but get an extra arrow every time you kill someone!
NEW RANKS: TITAN and MYTHICAL
We have a new donor rank (Titan) and a new vote rank (Mythical). If you have more than 200 votes recorded, speak to an Admin to be promoted to Mythical! Mythical ranked players get 10 set homes total.
Lucky Crates and Spawn Crates
There are two new crates at spawn! Lucky Crates contain a bunch of rare gear, including Unbreaking X armour. Spawn Crates contain a random spawn egg. You can buy crate keys from the shop chests (next to the crates) at spawn for diamond blocks. See what you can win today!
We have a bunch of cool events coming up in April, including the addition of a Capture the Flag map! If you have any other ideas for minigames, April vote rewards, or cool server events post suggestions below! Comments: 5 Views: 622Continue reading»
Hey everyone! We have a few announcements.
First of all, congratulations to Deimo5 for his promotion to Admin!
Secondly, congratulations to GalaxyGaming_ for winning the PVP arena competition! His arena has been added at PVP Arena #1 at spawn. GalaxyGaming_ has won an ELDER GUARDIAN EGG for his build.
I've made a brand new basic PVP plugin which tracks health and handles respawns, but I'm planning on adding more cool things like a scoreboard, new gamemodes, etc in the future. Try it out! At the moment the plugin is only working in Arena #1, but in the future Arena #2 and Arena #3 will each have their own game modes.
Finally, we have some cool vote rewards this month to celebrate St Patrick's Day!
Pot o' Gold Companion Pet!
Pot o' Gold ($5)
Enchanted Lime Shulker Box
Luck of the Irish Potion
St Patrick the Slime Egg
Thanks for a great start to the year everyone!
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The new 1.11 world is here!
The first thing you'll notice when you log in is that your homes are not listed under /home. Because you can now set home on two servers, we needed to switch to a new home plugin. Do /ehome to list all your old homes.
Any new homes you make with the new /sethome command will work on both servers - so you can switch between the 1.8 and 1.11 worlds quickly and easily. To list your homes with the new plugin the command is /homes.
Remember: the /ehome command will only work on the 1.8 server!
You'll notice a bit of lag on the new 1.11 server as chunks are being loaded really frequently. Hopefully this will settle down over time!Comments: 17 Views: 1387Continue reading»
Applecraft is expanding!
Over the next 1-2 weeks we will be adding a second survival world.
Don't worry, all your builds, homes, claim blocks, items, and enderchests will be 100% protected.
Why are you adding a second world?
We are adding a second world for two reasons. One, because our current world was generated way back in 1.8. Having a new 1.11 world will mean we will have access to 128 strongholds, more mansions, igloos, and other cool builds that exist in 1.11 worlds. The second reason is because adding a second world will reduce server lag.
How will this work?
You will be able to /tpa, /msg, and chat between servers. You can set home between servers, and all your inventory, enderchests, claim blocks, and player data will be 100% the same between the two servers. It means you have twice as much land to build in! The goal is you'll hardly notice a difference to regular old Applecraft.
How will adding a second server reduce lag?
We currently run on some of the best gaming hardware out there. However, Minecraft is single-threaded, which means it runs on a single CPU core. At any one time, we have upwards of 10,000 chunks, 5,000 mobs and 10,000 hoppers active on the server. All of the calculations for each of these entities and blocks is being done on a single thread, which leads to lag.
By allowing players to play on multiple servers, we can split the player base between multiple CPU cores. This means that less chunks, mobs, and entities are active on each server, and therefore lag is decreased. If this works well enough, we can even extend render distance!
What else is happening?
We're getting a brand new spawn, a creative server for everyone to access, new minigames, and new PVP arenas!
When will this happen?
The new spawn will come in this weekend! However, there's still a bunch to do before the set-up of the second server is complete, so it might not come until next week some time. I'll keep you all posted!
Any questions or comments, post away!
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