Mother’s Day Event

Mother’s Day is coming up, and what better gift than flowers?

Until May 12, all players receive 5x Herbalism XP when collecting flowers! Better yet, we want to put together a beautiful bouquet on Mother’s Day, so get rewarded for doing your part!

Collect-A-Thon

Collect 1 stack each of the following flowers:

  • Dandelion
  • Poppy
  • Blue Orchid
  • Allium
  • Lilac
  • Rose
  • Peony
  • Oxeye Daisy
  • Azure Bluet
  • Sunflower
  • Tulip
  • Cornflower

Rewards

Every player that collects a stack of each of these flowers will receive a Floral Crown – an unbreakable chain helmet with the following enchantments:

  • Protection 5
  • Fire Protection 4
  • Blast Protection 4
  • Respiration 3
  • Aqua Affinity

Happy hunting!

Vanilla Flavor Blast!

1.14 is here, and we can’t want to jump in! For the next week, we’re getting back to the basics and giving pure vanilla gameplay. No plugins, no /back, just classic Minecraft!

We will get the plugins back as soon as Spigot is stable, but in the meantime have fun connecting with your Minecraft roots!

April Treasure Hunt!

From the start of the server, there has been a forbidden region north of Spawn walled off by a mysterious barrier:

The barrier has just disappeared, revealing a treasure hunt for the top 17 miners from the March Mining Madness event!

If you were in the top 17 miners (aegisjester – The_Real_Lego), visit the mail room at Spawn – you will find your treasure map leading you to your event reward! WARNING: your “X” will disappear when you get close to your site, so remember it well!

Happy digging!

netherportal

April 2019 Build Contest: Nether Portal!

April is finally here, and its time for a new build contest!

This month, we are looking to build a new Nether Portal building at spawn. This will take players to the Nether Hub, but it also needs to have a warp point for future events.

  • Maximum Build Size: 12 x 12 x 15 tall, 15 deep
  • Required Features: Nether Portal, area for warp sign(s)
  • Due Date: April 15, with voting from April 16 – April 28
  • Prizes: 1 Shulker Box of Blaze Rods, 1 Shulker Box of Obsidian, 1 Trident with Sharpness 5, Looting 3, Loyalty 3, Unbreaking 3, Channeling, and Mending

As always, submissions need to be made by leaving the coordinates as a comment on this post, or by posting them to our official forum thread on minecraftforums.

Happy Building!

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.

Top Miners

  1. 1,554,820: aegisjester
  2. 1,378,378: AlmostId
  3. 697,316: Slice0024
  4. 501,631: GoatStriptease
  5. 379,387: Taxess
  6. 354,521: secretlondon
  7. 304,398: Jax_The_Bird
  8. 285,378: MDDan
  9. 212,243: Aezuh
  10. 201,396: DirtyEl
  11. 175,675: Nargle
  12. 175,573: Samarkand88
  13. 169,244: VeraDra
  14. 162,642: Twistminded
  15. 156,845: Quavelen
  16. 134,894: nebbiebby
    Honorable Mention: 107,351: TheReal_Lego

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. 

Expert Skyblock Challenge

If you’re still too good even for the Advanced challenge, see if you can beat the Expert mission! To complete Expert Skyblock, you need to have finished Advanced, plus:

  • Build a zoo featuring the following critters:
    • A witch with a name starting with “S”
    • A skeleton with a name starting with “G”
    • A zombie pigman with a name starting with “Q”
    • A zombie with diamond armor with a name starting with “Z”
    • A nitwit villager with a named “Erik”
    • 2 other critters of your choice
  • A fully-powered beacon
  • Connect your skyblock to any other ‘block that has completed the Advanced challenge
  • Complete a map wall fully showing the route from your base to the base you connected to

Rewards

Completing the Expert Skyblock Challenge will win you a set of Unbreakable Elytra with Thorns 3 and a Bow with Looting 3, Mending, Infinity, Power 4, Punch 1, and Flame, renewable once a month if lost. 

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