March Mining Madness is over! We had 12 total winners, 8 of whom earned the top prizes of the EnderWrecker Mk. 2.
Prizes are available for all winners in marked chests in the MCMMO shrine at spawn. With the end of the Mining Madness event, MCMMO XP earned from mining endstone has been reset back to default, and the endstone trader at spawn has been removed. Stay tuned for our next event, coming in the 2nd week of April!
March is here, which can only mean one thing – the return of March Mining Madness! This year the end is back and begging for us to mine it down a peg or two.
The first objective of Mining Madness is to completely remove the center island of the End so we can build up our own End Spawn area. However, the entire End is ripe for the taking! This year’s event lasts March 3 – March 31, 2022.
Players who mine at least 100,000 stone during the duration of the event will earn the unbreakable EnderWrecker pickaxe – super efficient, with Silk touch!
Players who mine at least 300,000 stone will earn an even better reward!
For the duration of the event, End Stone also grants 10x MCMMO mining xp!
So dust off those pickaxes, load up your trusty beacon (or pile of potions) and head on over to The End to get mining!
February 2022 is almost here – just in time for a Valentine’s Event!
This is the first major event since our transition to 1.18, and consists of two parts:
Build Contest – Trading Post
First up, the BoonDollar Traders have returned to spawn! This means the boondollars you have been accumulating can now be spent once again. The traders have different offerings than the last world.
Boon Exchange: This villager will convert your BoonDollars to BoonBucks (100 dollars to a buck), and BoonBucks to BoonBonds (100 bucks to a bond) – and convert back. Great way to save space!
Aquatic Trader. This trader will trade your BoonDollars for rare aquatic items, including tridents, sponges, and coral blocks. No need to break up precious coral reefs!
Excavation Trader. Boondollars are earned through excavation (digging up dirt, gravel sand, and other shovel blocks). However, if you are in dire need of some extra blocks, the Excavation Trader has you covered! He will sell dirt, sand, gravel, soul sand, soul soil, and red sand in exchange for BoonDollars.
However, these traders are currently residing in a pretty sad shack and need a permanent home. The first build contest of 2022 is building a Trading Post for the traders!
Build Contest Rules and Prizes
This build contest is to build a new trading post. To participate, your build must have a maximum size of 25 wide, 25 tall (including basement), and 25 wide. It must have places for up to 10 traders to stand and offer their trades.
Submissions are due by the end of the day on February 28. You can build your submission anywhere – when ready, post a screenshot of your build in the “Screenshots” channel of the MCL discord (if you do not have discord, contact any staff member to have it posted for you).
We will post a poll on the MCL website and discord with all submissions to vote for a winner, to be selected on March 8. The winning build will be moved to Spawn, and the winner will receive a special unbreakable bow with Power 6, Infinity, Flame, and Punch 2.
Through Valentine’s Day, the traders at spawn are joined by a new special trader – Cupid himself! Cupid sells special Cupid’s Arrows – special tipped arrows granting extra hearts, instant health, and regeneration to whoever it hits!
Cupid sells arrows, but in the spirt of Valentine’s Day he also buys roses – a dozen roses for a boondollar!
With this latest update, there are some other important changes that have been implemented on MineCraftLovers:
Render distance reduced. Several players have reported timeout issues when logging in. Based on the errors, the clients are timing out due to too much data being sent on login. We have changed some of the network settings and reduced the render distance slightly to help solve this problem.
MCMMO Excavation Revamp. All “junk” treasures have been removed from MCMMO. Instead, dirt, sand, soul sand, soul soil, gravel, and soul sand may drop additional units of itself, with the chance increasing as your MCMMO level of excavation increases. Glowstone dust, diamonds, and wither skulls are still possible drops.
Skyblock is coming back – with a vengeance! The server is currently looking for beta testers for a whole new generation of Skyblock!
If you’ve undertaken MinecraftLover’s Skyblock Challenge before, this new version has some very important differences.
The Skyblock Merchant. The new Skyblock has a merchant at the “Skyblock Spawn”, which will trade some hard-to-obtain items for impossible-to-obtain items. This mechanic leverages the Boondollars we implemented instead of the previous “grind MCMMO fishing” mechanic from the old skyblock.
Only 1 island. You can still play co-op, but you and your partner will start on a single island with only that island’s resources.
Randomized Biomes. Previous versions of skyblock started with 2 islands, each in a specific biome with a “river” between them. This new version of skyblock is completely random of what biome you will start in.
MCMMO Revamp. We previously added a ton of stuff to “Fishing Treasures” in MCMMO to achieve some of the more advanced rewards from Skyblock. All of the extra stuff from fishing has been removed (no more dirt, sand, iron, ect), which will be replaced with interactions with the Skyblock Merchant(s). This means that sitting around with a fishing rod for hours on end is not as essential as it used to be (although it is still one method of achieving some of the goals).
We are currently seeking beta-testers for this new version. The previous version of Skyblock had 3 tiers of rewards:
Access to Skylands (basic level)
Sky Boots (advanced level)
Sky Rod (expert level)
The Sky Boots and Sky Rod kits have been removed. While we currently do not have a Skylands dimension, participants of the Beta Test will skip the first requirements once the full version of Skyblock is released as a reward for participation. We are currently testing several potential replacements for Skylands, and the exact requirements for the Advanced, Expert, and new Master level, along with the rewards for each, will be determined based on the feedback of this beta test.
The Beta will last through the month of June 2021. The task of the beta testers is to accomplish as much as you can on your skyblock during that time – this will be the benchmark used for the Skyblock Challenges going forward (both in adjustments of difficulty and the potential rewards).
At the end of the beta-test, the vote rewards will also be adjusted. The voting rewards have always been designed to serve as both a boost to Skyblock players and everyone in the regular world – the next update will likely involve pushing more Boondollars into vote rewards, and more merchants to trade sweet loot for them in both worlds!
If you want to participate, ping aegisjester on Discord and/or post a message in server support! I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone can do!
Its plugin update time – and this time back to basics!
We have spent the last several months testing out a new MineTinker plugin – but after gathering user feedback, we have elected to turn back to vanilla.
While the straightforward crafting customizations and equipment XP was a fun change, at the end of the day we believed it added an unnecessary learning curve before really jumping into what minecraft is all about.
Your MineTinker equipment should still function, but its custom enchantments will no longer play a role.
March Mining Madness is back this year! The first edition Cracked the Nether to build a Wither farm. Last year we Wrecked the End to set up a special landing site.
This year we’re draining a swamp to build a new Witch Hut Farm!
For the month of March, players will receive 4x mining XP for mining stone. While we prefer if you assist with the main dig site, stone mined anywhere in the world will count. A great time to use the SkillSwap to let your mining levels apply to other skills!
Players who mine at least 150,000 stone over the month will earn a unique netherrite pickaxe – “StoneBreaker“. StoneBreaker will have:
SoulBind (if you die with it in your inventory, it will be in your inventory when you respawn)
The main dig site will be a wide area around a witch hut not far from spawn. There will be a warp point provided at spawn to take players to the dig site for easy transit.
Note that you do not need to dig at the dig site to gain the bonus XP or rewards, but it is greatly encouraged!
The event has ended! These are the top performers:
The Stonebreaker will be distributed to everyone later in April. Stay tuned for the next event!
The rumors are true, we’re doing a major server reset! A whole new World, Nether, End, and Ether are coming soon!
The current world will not be removed, but at the end of August, you will no longer be able to build.
The rules for the reset are:
Current world, nether, end, and ether are split off with their own separate inventory/enderchests.
New world, nether, and end are set up immediately as the “default world”, with players able to warp between them
“World Set-Up Event” takes place for the month of August. No inventory or equipment can be taken to the new world during that time (kits are OK)
We will take a snapshot of MCMMO levels and post to website, otherwise these will also be reset
After August, the current world’s build permissions will be removed.
In-game currency “BoonDollars” will be introduced, earned as MCMMO drops from mining and excavation, as well as added to loot tables for dungeons/underwater ruins
Custom villagers will be added to spawn that trade sponges for BoonDollars. Other rare/non-farmable goods will be added in the future at various prices
Users can also pay for a “build transplant service” with BoonDollars – paying a large amount for a member of staff to transplant a build from the old world into the new one. Transplanted builds will have their chest contents and item frames cleared first, and price will be based on the total number of blocks transplanted.
Users will not be able to bring any inventory or equipment from the old world to the new one out-of-the-gate. An Item Transplant Service will also be available for BoonDollars (prices depending on item to be transferred)
At this time, no “wasteland” world. Maybe in the future for events, but not out of the gate.
After the EnderDragon is slain, the center end island will be removed by worldedit and the last build contest winner’s build and bridges will be implemented. The end city outer ring will not be transplanted (unless someone pays for it with BoonDollars)
Here’s the final snapshot of the MCMMO rankings from the old world!
You will receive Boondollars for every MCMMO level you had in the old world. They are being distributed via the Mailboxes at the new spawn. If your name is highlighted below, your Boondollars are in your mailbox. If not you’ll need to set up a mailbox at spawn and let staff know.