• Regarding the state of the server
    by Flavor, December 2014
    Yesterday, in IRC, the current state of the main server came up as a discussion topic. As you all know, it's unlikely that bukkit will be updated anytime in this lifecycle so we have two options if we want to update to 1.8: either we go full vanilla or we switch to SpigotMC. Windy said he was gonna check out Spigot so for now I'd like to discuss another thing that came up.

    A fresh start. Should we wipe the survival map (obviously keeping a backup of the old one, if possible) for 1.8? A couple of people expressed interest in this matter so it all comes down to the people who still play survival rather often on the server.

    That's pretty much all I wanted to say. As for my opinion, Spigot would certainly help keep the server the way it is at the moment and I'm all for a fresh map.768 Views, 22 Comments
  • Let's raise funds for Minelord!
    by Windy, September 2014
    Minelord is kept alive by the community and community only. We do not charge people to play on our servers, show advertisements, or look for sponsorship.

    I only noticed today that our server administrator super-extraordinaire, @Thijn has been paying for our server for at least a month and a half without calling out for donations.

    Thankfully, it happens to be that we have a bunch of generous souls around, just ones which need a little bit of prodding!

    If we all gave $5 or £5 or €5 or 20 shekels to paypal@minelord.com, we would easily be able to keep our servers and website afloat for a few more months.

    Please visit http://minelord.com/donate for more information on how to donate. Every little penny helps!

    I'll keep a list of donations here for this fund-raising period

    Total - €100,13

    @Windy - €11,00
    @Daemon - €9,31 (€10,00)
    @Glunnator - €20,00
    @TheTailGunner - €7,58 (US$10.00)
    @Mesmeratio - €9,31 (€10,00)
    @Thijn - €10,00
    @SherlockedTARDIS - €18,87 (€20,00)
    @Davidslain - €14,06 (€15,00)
    451 Views, 9 Comments
  • Good-bye Bukkit?!
    by Windy, September 2014
    Bukkit has had a bit of drama surrounding the founding members and Mojang's change-of-stance in terms of people making money off of their software (Pay-to-play Minecraft servers like minelord.de).

    So one of the maintainers of Bukkit decided to say good-bye.

    There are claims from jeb, Dinnerbone and others that they'll bring it back though.

    That's where we are with 1.8 updates. Sorry I haven't been around to respond quickly enough!227 Views, 2 Comments
  • We are closing the Private Snapshot and the Mindcrack servers!
    by DavidSlain, March 2014
    At least temporarily. We've shut down the private snapshot server in favor of the public one, which has seen an astounding amount of traffic, already a rousing success!

    The Mindcrack server is closing in favor of a brand new project, the Ultra Hardcore Arena, a vanilla snapshot, PvP survival competition. Each match will have a new world, a new challenge for the players, and we plan on experimenting with game rules. Dying will drop you into spectator mode so you can see other people die, too. :P457 Views, 9 Comments
  • Welcome Intrepid Explorers!
    by DavidSlain, February 2014
    We don't necessarily know how you found us, but we're glad you did! (And you can tell us below, if you want!)

    You're more than welcome to join our fun in our public snapshot server, who's address is minelord.com:11235

    It's hard survival: you will probably die, repeatedly, but the rewards for playing are great! There is a block-protected area, bound by a frame of wood floating in the air. Just leave that zone, and your survival begins!

    Another way to become involved is by registering for our forums! We don't send you anything, and linking our forum to your minecraft account lets us do things like say, "Hi @Glunnator! how are you doing today?" The icons are pulled from your Minecraft skin.

    Just to help you feel safer, know that we don't like griefers. At all. We think griefers deserve to be sent to a special level of the Nether, reserved just for them. So that's what we do- we send them, well, there. :D

    Thank you for joining us on our quest to have the most fun possible in minecraft.

    -The Lords and Ladies of Minelord340 Views, 1 Comments
  • Happy Holidays, Christmas and New Year!
    by Windy, December 2013
    A joyous all of the above to you all!

    2013 has been a quiet but steady going year for Minelord, and while we have had our ups and down, we have all been able to keep each other company through odd and good times.

    May the next year be one full of good news, happy occasions and generally Good Stuff™!

    I'd also like to thank @Glunnator for his recent donation. Now Minelord will live on for a few more months to come!

    Now off ye all to enjoy this festive season! I attach some chocolate fudge I made earlier, in case you get hungry (quite unlikely, I guess).

    http://i.imgur.com/akSL7r7.jpg333 Views, 4 Comments
  • Minecraft 1.7.2!
    by Windy, December 2013
    What it says on the title!

    The main server now runs Minecraft v1.7.2!


    Note that some plugins don't work yet, and the playing experience may be bumpy.

    A small reminder that the super secret snapshot server is always kept up to date, and is currently running Minecraft v1.7.4.
    418 Views, 3 Comments
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