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Started by Doctacosa on 16 January 2012 at 14:47
If you want to comment on the various news posts, you can do so right here. To ask questions, share opinions or talk about the server, use the Creeper's Lab forum. For general Minecraft topics and discussions, you can use the Minecraft forum. For comments, questions or bug reports about the board software itself, go to the IOBoard forum. Otherwise, see the index. :)
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16 January 2012 at 14:47

List of building sites
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 25 May 2020 at 2:35
Ever wanted to build in an existing location, following a theme, but you didn't know the local rules or who to ask? Wonder no more! I've compiled a list of all the public building sites that I'm aware of, along with their themes and local building rules. If you want to make a skyscraper, look up Minetropolis; for a fancy house, Oak Hills awaits you; trains, we have that too! Many of these are former contest sites, this new page centralizes their information for quick searches. ...
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25 May 2020 at 2:35
Fourth Patreon anniversary, feat. stickers!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 9 May 2020 at 0:01
Today marks the fourth year of me being on Patreon! I'd like to once again take a moment to publicly thank all of my patrons, past and present, for believing in what I do. Quite a few things happened in the past year, most notably the first serious attempts at spending money on advertising. You've seen some player surges (and quite a few bans!), proving it to be an effective way to energize the community. Here's a chart on the number of active players for the last full 12 mont ...
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9 May 2020 at 22:17
Challenge: The Grindatron returns!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 3 May 2020 at 18:12
The popular Grindatron challenge will be your target for this month! Go to the lobby, enter the challenge section and start gathering items! Returning players, please read on as some balancing changes have been done. What's the Grindatron? The Grindatron is this month's challenge, accessible from the lobby. It takes place in its own world, with a fully separate inventory. Every few hours, a new goal happens in the form of a block or item that needs to be provided at the spawn point ...
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3 May 2020 at 18:12
Event: A night in the Spider Dome
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 23 April 2020 at 1:41
You've asked, I've heard you: it's time for another round in the Spider Dome!

For those of you not familiar to the concept, we all go together to the Spider Dome arena, in the Nether, where multiple waves of mobs are summoned. You must then fight your way through them, or die trying! Any item drops are yours to keep. Special effects get added to the mix for an additional challenge!

To ensure that the challenge is scaled properly to everyone, science-type weapons and armo ...
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23 April 2020 at 1:41
Updates in Horsemen areas, plus new addition!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 20 April 2020 at 20:36
Sora is back, and he's brought goodies for you! Some of this update recaps changes done in the past several weeks; keep on reading for a brand new addition! Take it over, Sora!

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Alright boys and girls, time for some impromptu science fun in this time of quarantine!

Firstly, there's been some rebalancing done to the Barrows in Wychwood, the Snowhead Dungeon, and the Shattered Sands dungeon for some quality of life improvements; nothing explicitly new added here, but mor ...
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20 April 2020 at 20:36
Easter egg hunt this weekend!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 9 April 2020 at 2:36
Easter happens to be next weekend, and we've got an Easter egg hunt in store for you!

Available during next Events Night, for 24 hours, the Easter egg hunt event will have you following clues and riddles to find your way across a given area. There will be a prize at the end for anyone who makes it through! The location of the event will be announced when it begins.

Rumor has it that an extra challenge will be available during the same time period for those with a fighting side in ...
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9 April 2020 at 2:36
Your suggestions on what to feature!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 7 April 2020 at 3:22
Our social media folks for Instagram and YouTube, JRandomizer and Mikey respectively, are looking for your feedback on what they should feature on both platforms! Maybe there's a cool build that you think everyone deserves to see? Or something of your own that you want to share? Or is there an upcoming event that you'd like to see covered? This is your chance! Request an Instagram showcase Request a YouTube presentation Maybe you follow the Creeper's Lab on Instagram and would ...
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7 April 2020 at 3:22
New staff nominations
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 12 December 2019 at 2:26
Last week, I made a call for fresh blood to join the staff group. First things first, I'd like to thank everyone who applied: this got more attention than I was expecting, which is good sign that the community is healthy and that people want to get involved more!

With that said, this leaves us with a few nominations:
- Both **MineshaftBob** and **xLordItachix** are being promoted to the op status!
- To replace them, **BiGsTiVo** and **Twixxi_** are joining the group as helpers!
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13 December 2019 at 1:54
Potential clean-up in past contest areas
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 22 November 2019 at 4:34
All contest areas are usually set around a given theme and have been designed to have a cohesive look amongst all buildings. New additions after the contests are usually welcomed, as long as they stick to the known theme and follow the same rules as the existing entries.

To help keep that unified, clean look, I'm adding an extra guideline today: at the staff's discretion, builds within former contest areas that don't belong are subject to be removed after two months of inac ...
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22 November 2019 at 15:43
Event: PvP night!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 22 August 2019 at 2:08
To battle!

Everyone interested in PvP is invited to join us this Saturday to try out our new PvP minigame! Introduced last week, this location gives you five fighting classes to chose from. You don't need to (nor can!) bring in any items, everything that you need is provided to you!

This will be in a free-for-all format, with no extra rules set in place. Simple, straight fun! All you need to do is drop in starting at 9pm Eastern time, this Saturday, to see who's the best at f ...
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24 August 2019 at 21:06
All game servers updated to 1.14.4!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 23 July 2019 at 4:53
I've updated tonight all game servers to the latest Minecraft version, 1.14.4. This includes several performance improvements, and the game will hopefully run smoother for all. It's incompatible with the previous one, so be sure to change the game version in your launcher before you resume playing!


Region markers are back

The region markers had been gone from Laurasia's map for a while due to incompatibilities, but they're now back in place. Large player-claimed a ...
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25 July 2019 at 11:57
Back online!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 30 May 2019 at 11:38
The game servers had been mostly down for the past two days as we experienced some hardware issues on our dedicated server. A technical team reviewed it and improved its cooling, which should mean the end of our troubles.

All game servers are back online and waiting for you. Sorry about the trouble!
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30 May 2019 at 17:35
Status of the 1.14 update
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 30 April 2019 at 2:14
I've started the update process for 1.14 and performed a dry run to see how the new version will work with our current setup. Unfortunately, a major complication has shown up: the plugin that's currently in place to track the player statistics is not compatible with 1.14 and its author has abandoned it. While it would be possible to move forward without it, it's tied to a lot of systems: achievements, player profiles, griefing tracking, and more. Considering that the achieveme ...
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→ Last: Doctacosa on
20 May 2019 at 23:10
Website improvements, including mobile
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 10 April 2019 at 17:32
I've pushed a series of improvements to the website to polish up the new version that was launched in January. These include higher resolution images for mobile and 4K display users, corrections to the sidebar and improved navigation among other things.

I've received little feedback on the website changes since the last revamp, and I'd like to hear from you, especially if you're viewing the site on your phone or tablet. Is there anything that stands out, in good or bad ...
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12 April 2019 at 15:01
New website generation, now supporting mobile!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 5 January 2019 at 22:29
After a few months of planning and work, I'm happy to release today a brand new website for the Creeper's Lab!

The previous design had been in use for over four years, and I thought it was time for a renewal, going through each page one at a time. At first glance, you might think that nothing's changed, but that's definitely not the case!

The behind-the-scenes structure of the website was overhauled to a new, more modern system. Various sections have been reorganize ...
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9 January 2019 at 3:42
Sound the alarm: 1.13 is coming!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 15 October 2018 at 23:45
The tests I've conducted so far have been promising. While I still have some work left before it happens, I can now say that we'll be updating to Minecraft 1.13 Tuesday next week, the 23rd. I'll use the time before then to finish some needed software development along with ensuring that things are as stable as possible. A few minor items will likely be missing at first, but will be added back in when either myself or the original plugin authors take care of it. Those who have ...
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22 October 2018 at 20:46
A new Wall of Shame
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 25 June 2018 at 3:26
Being a public Minecraft network comes with some challenges, especially when it comes to managing new players. Not everyone works out, and some actually need to be forcibly removed for the best of the community.

In order to make the list of bans more available to everyone, as well as warn others of potential issues, we've compiled a public Wall of Shame. This lists every single ban that happened on the Creeper's Lab history, along with an explanation if available, and gets autom ...
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28 June 2018 at 22:14
Visible regions on the map
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 23 April 2018 at 3:01
For various reasons, some large regions have been claimed over time: big cities, natural reserves, large building projects, etc. To help new and old players alike to identify these regions and avoid trying to build when it's not possible, they have now been flagged on the map. You can hide these markers by using the layers button at the left and unchecking the "Regions" option if you so wish.

If you can think of other areas that should be identified, please reply to this news post or ...
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9 May 2018 at 16:49
April challenge
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 4 April 2018 at 3:59
The April challenge is now live! This time around, I've pulled something from the archives: you get to explore a world that was only available for a single day, two years ago, but this time with a full month ahead of you to dive in deeper... or get higher?




This is a free month: you don't need to hit any specific targets, just entering the world will be enough to score 5 Merit Points. That gives you all the latitude to have fun exploring this world and make what you can of ...
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→ Last: doorgunnerjgs on
2 May 2018 at 16:15
Everybody, Conga
Update by Masterlink
Started by Administrator on 17 April 2018 at 17:43
It's been awhile, so I figure it's time to see if I can kill.... Er... Entertain the lot of you.

This Saturday, April 21st, at 10pm est, I am inviting everyone to Skelebrony Nether Fortress. This has been my private hunting grounds for a long time, and for one night only, I'm letting people in. However, it costs a diamond at the door.

For the event, there's a few rule changes. I'm sure you'll notice it right away, so we'll keep it mum. Some stated ru ...
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20 April 2018 at 14:38
Upcoming contest results, plus an event!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 3 April 2018 at 16:27
Looking for the long-awaited results of the Minetropolis contest, or to be on the receiving end of some SCIENCE? Well, you're in luck, as Sora's got news on both fronts!

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It's just about time for another -WTF is Sora doing now-.

"Hey Sora where's the contest resuuuuuuults?"

Hush your facessssss, judging just completed. Point compiling is nearly done, and we'll have results and winners posted on April 4th, so tune in Wednesday ya vultures.

But that ...
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→ Last: SorathePumpking on
3 April 2018 at 20:40
Challenge: UHC!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 2 February 2018 at 4:10
February's challenge is now live! This time, we're going back to UHC (Ultra Hardcore), where survival is paramount! The world is locked to hard difficulty, and your health doesn't regenerate on its own, so you need to be very careful not to take in much damage. Also, if you die for any reason, you'll be thrown out of the world for a week, so be careful!

There are four individual targets to reach during the month. Each completed one will earn out 5 Merit Points:
- Craf ...
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→ Last: number_J on
7 March 2018 at 7:29
Christmas cards, 2017 edition!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 6 December 2017 at 4:31
Many of you have already asked, and it's now time: the Christmas cards are back!!




For those new to this, every year I send out a holidays card in the mail directly to you, featuring a scene from the server, and its free! All you need to do is submit your physical mailing address, wait, and you'll get one around the holidays!

You have two ways to claim yours: in Laurasia, visit the Seasonal Park (in Central, North, using the Residential Line) and find the giant mailbox r ...
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→ Last: Doctacosa on
25 December 2017 at 3:16
New: a way to actually sleep!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 22 December 2017 at 2:53
Today's the Winter Solstice, which means that it's the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Who says short days says long nights, and sometimes you wish you could sleep it all away. While doing so in real life might not be practical, what if we could at least do it in-game?

I'm introducing today a new functionality to the survival servers: sleep through the night by majority instead of unanimity! What this means is that we no longer need to get all players t ...
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→ Last: xray275 on
23 December 2017 at 18:25
Grindatron balance updates
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 14 December 2017 at 3:29
The December seasonal event, the Grindatron, has been going since the beginning of the month and many people seem to be enjoying it so far. Based on the feedback gathered from the community, I've done the following balance changes:

- The Weakness effect applied when you run out of energy is now lower, giving you a chance of breaking boats and minecarts.
- The energy spent travelling using vehicles (minecarts, boats, horses) has been halved.
- Building now has an energy cost, set to ...
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→ Last: kagato on
16 December 2017 at 23:07
Event: Crawling back to the Spider Dome!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 10 November 2017 at 4:01
Hear ye, hear ye!

All combatants, young and old, men and women, novice or experimented, are summoned to the Spider Dome! A recent outbreak of monsters has been discovered there, and we need all capable hands to repel these foes before they can threaten the citizens!

The battles will begin this Saturday, at 10pm Eastern time. Bring yourself, your friends, your weapons and armor, and prove to everyone in a show of glory that you are the best at what you do!

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For those not in the ...
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→ Last: xray275 on
10 November 2017 at 4:07
Event: Pumpkin Potions!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 18 October 2017 at 4:54
From the Pumpkin Master:

Aaaand it's the pumpkin time of year again. Pumpkin spice, pumpkin butter, pumpkins suckingyoursouloutthroughyourface. Pumpkins!

Pumpkins?

Pumpkins.


So what better way to celebrate Halloween than to make a bunch of potions!

That has nothing to do with pumpkins, you say?

Whoareyouandwhyareyouinmyhouse.


Anyway, this year, we're testing your ability to gather and brew those weird glass bottles people sometimes bring to PVP matches. The ...
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→ Last: SorathePumpking on
22 October 2017 at 1:12
Welcome!
Update by Dr. Cossack
Started by Administrator on 12 November 2011 at 23:01
Welcome everyone to the official unveiling of the Creeper's Lab!

This is a website! This is a Minecraft server! It is both! For more information about the server, it's connection information, and details on the whitelist, please see the server information page.

As of right now, the server is running Beta 1.9 Pre-release 5, and your client must be running the same version to be able to connect. If you're on 1.8.1 and don't know how to upgrade, please follow these ins ...
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→ Last: Masterlink on
8 October 2017 at 23:58
Everything updated to 1.12.1!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 7 August 2017 at 2:11
All servers have been successfully updated to to Minecraft 1.12.1! You'll need to follow suit in order to go anywhere beyond the lobby.
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→ Last: kagato on
12 August 2017 at 11:37