March Mining Madness!

Our March event focuses on mining! Go figure! We are currently working on a new Wither Skeleton Farm in the Nether, which requires a HUGE excavation.

To get things moving along, we are offering up 4x mining XP for Netherrack for the month of March. If you want to get in on the action, break out your fanciest pickaxe, and head to the “Wither Dig” warp at spawn to get in on the action! This is a great opportunity to take advantage of the SkillSwap to build levels on other skills too!

For the duration of the event, the tab scoreboard will also keep a tally of how much Netherrack you’ve mined – so keep it up!

Event Details

Dates: March 2 – March 31 2019

Details: Earn 4x MCMMO mining XP from Netherrack. Digging at the Wither Farm excavation site is encouraged. You can find a warp to the Dig Site near the Skyblock warp at Spawn.

Valentine’s Event!

Love is in the air with the MinecraftLovers Valentine’s Event!

From Feb 12 – 28, all players get 4x alchemy XP – so get out those brewing stands and whip up some potions!

Also during this event, you can temporary craft new Love Potions!

Love Potion Details

Love Potions will grant the drinker Absorption, Health Boost, and Damage Resist. However, since you become smitten on drinking, you also get Weakness, unable to do much damage in combat!

To brew a Love Potion, follow these steps:

  • Start with a Water Bottle, and add Chorus Fruit to make Chorus Juice
  • Add a Fermented Spider Eye to brew up some Chorus Wine
  • Mix in a Rose Bush to get Rose Wine
  • Sprinkle in some Cocoa Seeds to get your final Love Potion

 

Keep in mind that with these special potions, the brewing stand won’t show the brewing progress (but it will still brew in the normal time). Happy mixing!

MCMMO Skill Swap Challenge

The MCMMO SkillSwap is a new challenge that applies to your overall MCMMO skills. Using SkillSwap will let you transfer some of your MCMMO XP from one skill to another.

How It Works

If you meet the necessary conditions, you can swap 500 levels of one skill in exchange for 200 levels of another. This means if you do tons of mining but hate fishing, you can swap out 500 of your mining levels to increase your fishing perks.

Conditions For SkillSwap

SkillSwap is a challenge because it is very difficult to unlock. To use SkillSwap, you must:

  • Have an overall PowerLevel of at least 2500 (the total of all your MCMMO levels added together)
  • Levels can only be transferred from skills from over 1000 to skills under 1000
  • You cannot transfer levels from Taming or Fishing (but you can transfer TO these skills)
  • NEW CONDITION: You must have a mining level of at least 1700 to transfer mining levels elsewhere

This means if you have Level 500 mining, you can’t just swap it for 200 levels of Archery – your swapped skill must be at least level 1000. You also can’t use SkillSwap to increase your Repair skill from 1200 to 1400 – you can only use it to level up to a maximum of 1000.

If you have sufficient levels, you can activate SkillSwap by sending a request using the form below. Happy mining!

January/February Build Contest – Welcome Center!

The next build contest is an important one – a new Welcome Center!

Details

This is the first Build Contest with NO SIZE RESTRICTION – build as much as you see fit! We also have a bigger build window, lasting from January 4, 2019 through January 31. Voting will begin on February 1.

The winning build will be a new Welcome Center – this will be the first place new users will find themselves when logging in. The welcome center must include:

  • A “Spawn Area”, the first thing players see when signing in
  • An easy-to-find place for rules
  • An easy-to-find warp area, taking players back to the regular Spawn Town
  • An Armory, where other players can donate some starter food and gear
  • A “History Room”, which we will use to spell out some of the server history
  • This building must be floating in the air – it cannot touch the ground

All Builds Will Be Put To Use!

Every submission for this Build Contest will be put to use, so don’t worry about wasting time on a losing entry! While the winning entry will be for the new players, the runner-up entries will be used as part of the spawn areas in some other new dimensions we are adding to the server! This includes:

  • Skyblock Spawn Point
  • Ether Dimension (Skylands) Spawn area
  • …and others!

Rewards

The winning entry will have their build become the new Welcome Center, but also wins:

  • 2 shulker boxes of Gunpowder
  • A bow with Mending, Infinity, Power 5, Punch 2, Flame 1, Unbreaking 3, and Looting 3
  • A Diamond Axe with Sharpness 5, Efficiency 5, Looting 3, Unbreaking 3, and Mending
  • 500 MCMMO levels added to the skill of their choice

What fantastic rewards! Better get building!

Skyblock Challenge

After a year of hiatus, the Skyblock Challenge is back! For those who have never seen a Skyblock before, check the image above – you start on a tiny island floating in the void, and need to make the most of your limited resources to build out, completing several objectives.

The Rules

You can access Skyblock from a warp at spawn. Your inventory will be separate in the Skyblock world, so you can’t bring in any outside items. From the skyblock lobby, you will grab a ‘block of your own – just label it with a sign.

Your MCMMO skills from the regular world DO carry over into Skyblock – so you have a major incentive to improve!

To complete the Skyblock challenge, you will need to:

  • Expand your island to at least 25×25
  • Build an automatic cobblestone generator
  • Build a house, with walls that are at least 50% stone bricks, that is at least 10×10, with 2 floors, a bedroom, an item storage room, and a kitchen
  • Your kitchen must include a furnace, crafting table, and chest with at least 3 types of cooked food
  • Craft a set of dyed leather armor

Single Player vs Co-Op

Each “Skyblock” has two islands floating near each other. You have the option of completing your Skyblock either individually (you can connect the two islands and use both sets of resources) or with one other player (you will each start on a separate island, and can build out to connect). Choosing either path doesn’t change the rewards, but you can only gain support from your Co-Op partner. You must complete the challenge without any outside help from other players.

Rewards

Completing the Skyblock Challenge will grant you one extra /home, and access to the Ether dimension – a new world based on Skylands where you can build some really epic stuff! 

Advanced Skyblock Challenge

For those of you who want more of a challenge, we also have an Advanced Skyblock Challenge available. This requires a lot more time and luck to complete, as well as high levels for your MCMMO skills.

To complete the Advanced Skyblock Challenge, in addition to the base challenge you will also need to:

  • Build a Brewery and cure 2 villagers
  • Build homes for your two villagers so they can breed themselves
  • Your kitchen must also include a cauldron and brewing stand
  • And you must bake a cake

Rewards

Completing the Advanced Skyblock Challenge earns you a unique Unbreakable pair of chain boots with Feather Falling 5, Protection 5, Fire Resist 5, and Depth Strider 3. You also get an Unbreakable fishing rod, with Lure 5 and Luck of the Sea 8. Both rewards are renewable once per month if lost in lava or the void. 

Completing the Advanced Skyblock Challenge will also earn you a unique [S] prefix to your name, denoting your mastery of the sky (this is optional).

Hints

Completing the skyblock challenge can be frustrating. You will need redstone and sugar, which are dropped by Witches, and Iron, which is dropped by Zombies. You will also need animals – expand out your island (without destroying all the grass!), and get a nice, large grassy area, and some animals will eventually spawn.

Unique to this server, you can use MCMMO to obtain other important resources:

  • Dirt, Sand, and Clay can be obtained as Common Loot through the Fishing MCMMO skill
  • Blaze Rods and Nether Wart can be obtained as Rare Loot through the Fishing MCMMO skill
  • Witches will rarely drop a brown mushroom

Holiday Gift Party!

3 events in one month?! You bet! 

The hostile mobs of Minecraftlovers are getting in on the holiday cheer, with special gifts available to mob hunters! Through December 31, hostile mobs have a chance of dropping their heads!

This is in addition to the Holiday Party, so brew up some Spiked Eggnog and Holiday Wine and get hunting! Oh, and don’t forget to vote for the December Build Contest!

Event Dates

December 18 – 31, 2018

Event Details

For the duration of the event, hostile mobs have a chance of dropping their heads when killed

MinecraftLovers Holiday Party!

Its the end of the year, and time to party! Join us in celebrating the holidays through the end of the year and brew up some fun!

For the duration of the event, you will earn double MCMMO Alchemy XP.

Festive Potions

To help get things brewing, and get everyone in the holiday spirit, new festive potions have been added too! Note: If you brew these custom potions, the progress bar in the brewing stand WILL NOT MOVE – but the potions are still brewing (just give it a few seconds to complete)!

Spiked Eggnog

A holiday classic! A hearty glass of Spiked ‘Nog will give you Haste 2, Speed 2, Fire Resistance, and Glowing effects for 5 minutes! To brew your own bottles of Spiked Eggnog, you will need:

  • Start with an Awkward Potion (Water Bottle + Nether Wart)
  • Create a Milky Base (Awkward Potion + Milk Bucket)
  • Mix up the Eggnog (Milky Base + Egg)
  • Spike the drink to keep things interesting (Eggnog + Fermented Spider Eye)

Take a hearty drink and enjoy!

Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is another holiday classic. This warm, refined drink will make you feel invincible, giving you 2 extra hearts through Absorbtion, plus Health Boost and Damage Resistance for 5 minutes! To brew up some Mulled Wine, you will need:

  • Start with an Awkward Potion (Water Bottle + Nether Wart)
  • Add some fruit to make some juice (Water Bottle + Chorus Fruit)
  • Ferment your juice to get some wine (Chorus Juice + Fermented Spider Eye)
  • Add some spicy orange to mull the flavor (Chorus Wine + Magma Creme)

Take a sip and celebrate the holidays!

December Build Contest – Build Contest Building!

The year is coming to an end, but there’s time for one last build contest!

For December, we are in desperate need for a new Build Contest Building!

Build Requirements

The size of the build contest will be 15×15, with an extra 5 blocks on each side available for landscaping. It can also be 15 blocks tall and 15 blocks high.

The building will be used for voting on build contests. This means it needs a place for us to put the Warps (you can decide if the warps will be signs, pressure plates, or buttons), and a place for people to put their signs for voting.

We also need a “Hall of Fame”, an area where we will feature builds that previously one (so needs more places for warps, and lots of them).

Voting begins on December 17.

Prizes

The winning builder will get:

  • 300 MCMMO levels for Alchemy
  • A Diamond Sword with Looting 5, Sharpness 5, Knockback 2, Fire Aspect 2, and Mending
  • 64 Ghast Tears
  • 10 Nautilus Shells

Thanksgiving Harvest Festival!

Thanksgiving is coming, and it is time to bring in the harvest! We need everyone’s help to bring in enough food from the fields to last through the winter.

Event Requirements

Each player is asked to bring in a huge bumper crop, ready to eat. Build up a stockpile of:

  • 1 full single chest of baked bread
  • 1 full single chest of hay blocks
  • 1 full double chest of baked potatoes
  • 1 full double chest of carrots
  • 1 full double chest of pumpkin
  • 1 single chest of pumpkin pie
  • 1 single chest of rabbit stew

For the duration of the event, all players will receive double herbalism XP to encourage you to get out your hoe!

Event Rewards

If you can bring in all the required crops, you get some fantastic harvest bonuses!

  • Diamond Hoe with Unbreaking 5, Mending, and Fortune 3
  • 300 levels added to your Herbalism MCMMO skill
  • 64 Rabbit Feet
  • 1 single chest of gunpowder