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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

New frontpage layout!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 25 September 2022 at 3:03
I'm introducing today a new layout for the frontpage, with better visuals and more information right at your fingertips! Each news item now has a larger title to grab your attention while all or part of the text follows. For longer articles, like the monthly rotation of challenges, the details will be offered below a cut. The end result is something that makes it easier at a glance to see all the recent updates. Additionally, from now on, news items written by someone else will have the ...
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25 September 2022 at 3:03
Plants, zombies and stores contest results!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 22 September 2022 at 2:44
Plants vs Zombies, or stores? This is the decision you had to face when it came to building! Several of you benefited from the time extension to get a good set of entries together. Keeping the best score from each player, and excluding entries that weren't signed, here is our final list of contestants! 1st place: Rebbica007 2nd place: Coneva 3rd place: GingeKoda 4rd place: AndrewDowning 5th place: SoraThePumpking 6th place: BioZombieActive Congratulations to everyone! The full list of ...
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22 September 2022 at 2:44
We're now on 1.19.2!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 18 September 2022 at 21:12
After a delay caused by technical issues, the Creeper's Lab has been updated to properly run Minecraft 1.19.2. This means that the latest gameplay features introduced on .1 and .2 are now available to everyone. I suggest that you update to benefit from the latest bug fixes and improvements. With the multiple layers we have on the network, including many servers and the support for both Java and Bedrock, the chat validation and reporting system isn't working properly. Until this hap ...
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18 September 2022 at 21:12
Event: Bedrock Runner tournament!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 15 September 2022 at 21:40
This Saturday at 10pm Eastern time, an hour after the start of Events Night, Groovy invites you to a tournament of Bedrock Runner! This minigame, available directly in the Minigames wing of the lobby, consists of an arena where bedrock falls from the ceiling while lava rises from below. Your simple goal: survive as long as you can! It's very simple to pickup-and-play, so you're welcome to join us even if you've never played it before. See you then! This event will be run by G ...
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15 September 2022 at 21:40
Cimmeria resetting on October 1st
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 12 September 2022 at 22:42
We've previously discussed the upcoming reset of Cimmeria. The date for this has been set: October 1st. If you have any supplies or builds in Cimmeria that you want to save, consider this your last warning! The area that will be saved is now marked as an orange rectangle on the map. In-game, you can see it marked with four corners set in orange and white. This covers the newly expanded spawn town of Aditus and public resources like the tutorial and the tree farm. Everything outside this ...
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12 September 2022 at 22:42
Box of Twix® Bulk Trading Now Open!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 11 September 2022 at 0:52
Do you love Moosemart but hate bulk trading in large quantities? Now available are the Box of Twix® Vending Machines, which will allow you to trade for a whole shulker at a time! You can access it from the new kiosk at Moosemart. Simply bring along an empty Shulker, select the item you want, deposit your emeralds, and your Shulker will be filled with the item you chose! There are also a couple of special mixed supply bundles, as well as the highly exclusive Box of Twix® T-Shirt! Forgot you ...
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11 September 2022 at 0:52
Monthly challenges update: September 2022
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 1 September 2022 at 23:52
Back to school? Back to work? Who cares, time for more Minecraft! Read on for the return of the Hunter's Lodge and an extension to AlexTheTrain's building contest, among other things. Kenorland: Death Seeker Returns! The challenge of Death Seeker returns, after its premiere event in April! As before, your goal is to gather as many unique death messages as possible. Unlike last time, however, getting killed by different mobs will count as different deaths. See if you can get slain ...
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1 September 2022 at 23:52
Seasonal challenge over; inventory sync enabled
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 22 August 2022 at 3:34
As announced on the first day of the month, the Seasonal challenge is now over. Inventory sync has been enabled with the survival servers, so you can now join in and bring all the supplies you've gathered back home. Alternatively, you can also plunder the world for extra goodies until the end of the month! Disc gathering itself has been disabled. In other news, Alex's building contest runs until the end of this month only, so don't wait too long before you get busy building!
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22 August 2022 at 3:34
Building contest: plants, zombies and stores!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 17 August 2022 at 3:02
The time has come for our next building contest! AlexTheTrain has prepared something different: a street to be filled, with stores on one side and Plants vs Zombies houses and yards on the other! Here are the full details in FAQ format. What's the theme? Small city street, one side stores other side is plants vs zombie houses Plants vs Zombies is an early smartphone app like Angry birds. In pvz(plants vs zombies) you would buy plants with sun (the in-game currency) and place them on yo ...
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17 August 2022 at 3:02
Event: Random Party!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 16 August 2022 at 2:25
To celebrate his second anniversary of playing on the Creeper's Lab, GodofRandom23 is inviting you to a party! This is meant to be a friendly, simple thing: there are discussions of cake, some PvP, a fireworks show and maybe even prizes! Come hang out with the community and enjoy a good moment with others. This will take place this upcoming Sunday, at 9pm Eastern time, right after the end of Events Night. To get there, in Laurasia, ride the East Nether line up to Ender Station. Then, go ...
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16 August 2022 at 2:25
Event: TNT Tag blow out!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 12 August 2022 at 0:56
Kaboom! You're invited to join us next Saturday for a TNT Tag tournament! The game is simple and you don't need any experience to jump in: all participants enter the arena, some get tagged with TNT, and you can hit others to pass the tag. Once the countdown ends... boom! Multiple rounds will happen until winners can be determined. As for the prizes: First Place: 15 Merit Points. 3 Merit Vouchers. Second Place: 10 Merit Points. 2 Merit Vouchers. Third Place: 3 Merit Points. 1 Merit ...
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12 August 2022 at 0:56
Sand castles contest results!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 7 August 2022 at 1:23
From raw material, various sand castles and structures have risen on the beach. Thankfully, these are unlikely to get stomped on by an angry kid! The top three winners of this very summerly contest are: 1st place: xLordItachix 2nd place: axe_y 3rd place: Doctacosa Congratulations to everyone! The full list of entries along with screenshots are now available on the contest results page. Be sure to drop by the beach to see them in person if you haven't done so yet! I'll be handing ou ...
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7 August 2022 at 1:23
Support for Minecraft 1.19.1 added
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 27 July 2022 at 18:38
Support for Minecraft 1.19.1 has been added to the network as it's been officially released. You are free to update to 1.19.1 or remain on 1.19 for now. Should you join using the newest version on Java Edition, you will see this notification on the corner of your screen: This is normal and caused by us still running 1.19 internally; there's nothing to be worried about. The plan is to test how our custom chat system interacts with the new verified messages introduced by Mojang in t ...
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3 August 2022 at 2:23
Monthly challenges update: August 2022
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 1 August 2022 at 22:45
The month of August begins with a brand new Seasonal challenge from Twixxi, which will take over as a guest spot in the Kenorland rotation. Plus, regular updates to guilds and horsemen quests! Seasonal: A quest for Funky Dance Moves! Take it away, Twixxi! The (lesser known) Explorer's Guild invites you to take part in a special treasure hunt this month! A new, naturally generated 1.19 world is now available on the Seasonal server. The fifteen different Music Discs have been removed from ...
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2 August 2022 at 2:29
Event: Treasure hunt!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 28 July 2022 at 0:37
A communication from Andrew! You're invited to search the worlds for fabled lost treasure! Hidden in each server is a chest with unforeseen wealth and riches... and there are magical compasses that point the way. At the start of event night, the location of the compasses will be posted on chat and anyone can pick one up and start the hunt! The rules are simple: Each world will have a chest and there will be enough compasses for anyone to go hunting The compass is set to find the che ...
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28 July 2022 at 0:37
Reminders on ongoing events!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 25 July 2022 at 1:36
There's an ongoing building contest for sandcastles! Some people have been planning their entries for a while, but time is running out - the last day for building is on August 1st, about a week from now, so it's time to get going! For the details, please see the original news post - several pre-made lots are waiting for you. Also open until the end of July is the free access to the Sarnath Necropolis, our new regenerating Ancient City. Sculk sensors and shriekers can be carefully h ...
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25 July 2022 at 1:36
Upcoming reset of Cimmeria; status change
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 17 July 2022 at 0:47
We're planning some significant changes to Cimmeria, some that could be unexpected, so please read on for the full details. Cimmeria is our starter world, open to everyone with a focus on the non-registered visitors. Many make some simple builds then move on, either to the other worlds or to other communities. As a result, the surroundings of Aditus, the spawn town, get busy with basic builds and used resources. This makes it more difficult to find potential building grounds. To help wi ...
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17 July 2022 at 0:47
Event: Racing, Mario Kart-style!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 14 July 2022 at 22:52
It's time to go to the races! I'm inviting you all to do some laps at our racing minigame, accessible from the lobby. We will do three runs of both Bowser's Castle and Donut Plains. You've never tried this before? Don't worry, it's easy to grasp! Feel free to go do some Time Trials before we begin to learn the tracks. The rankings will be determined Mario Kart-style, with points assigned to each player based on their position at the end of each race. Whoever sco ...
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14 July 2022 at 22:52
New challenge area: the Sarnath Necropolis!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 6 July 2022 at 3:02
Plenty of news tonight, brought to you by Sora with help from others! -- And more news to share we indeed have! Fresh off the presses, we have a new regenerating structure for all you aspiring archeologists out there; the Sarnath Necropolis! This regenerating structure allows you to get the full Ancient City experience, including a city-wide game of Don't Wake Daddy Warden, using wool to try and desperately keep those shriekers quiet, and even allows you to mine the Sculk Sensors and S ...
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6 July 2022 at 3:02
Minecraft 1.19 is go!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 2 July 2022 at 18:56
The network has been updated to Minecraft 1.19. Fans of frogs, it's time to update your client to join us on new adventures! While it's still possible to join and play using 1.18 at the moment, it's not recommended and expected to be removed from survival later. The maps for Rodinia, Gondwana and Superia are currently regenerating and will be fully available soon. This will remove the stray chunks that generated outside the world borders. Now that the root cause for them has b ...
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2 July 2022 at 18:56
Monthly challenges update: July 2022
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 2 July 2022 at 16:58
Welcome to July! Kenorland: UHC! Would you believe it's been seven months since our last UHC run? A small, protected area is available around the spawn point. Beyond that, you're on your own! Dying will kick you out for a week, so be careful out there. Your goals for this challenge are the following: Crafting a bookshelf Crafting an enchantment table Access the Nether Pick up a blaze rod Each successfully completed task is worth 5 Merit Points. Science Uncle Sam and the Warlock h ...
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2 July 2022 at 16:58
Reminder on stickers for your support!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 28 June 2022 at 1:52
I have a promotion running for all Patreon backers at $5 USD a month and above (the Builder rank), and you have about three days left to claim yours! Here's the original announcement if you need a refresher. If you're not a fan of having an additional monthly bill, that's okay - an annual option now exists, which gives you a free month in value! Several currencies are now available as well, so you can pay in USD, CAD, EUR and GBP among others. This lets you know its exact wort ...
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28 June 2022 at 1:52
Event: Unnamed chicken hunting!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 24 June 2022 at 21:42
A message from Groovy! This Sunday 6/26 at 8pm EST, GroovyBanana would like to invite you to play his newest minigame. The game is currently unnammed, but we will get to that in a minute. It's an archery based game where you want to kill chickens as they fall down a wall. If a chicken makes it all the way down you get a point. In this game, points are bad! The first player to reach ten points loses. Keep your aim true and kill those chickens. Standard Merit Point awards will be a ...
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24 June 2022 at 21:42
Tapestries contest results!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 21 June 2022 at 3:00
Tapestries were woven, assembled, and then displayed. Dracula's castle has acquired some fine pieces of art, making the Dark Lord's eventual return all the more classy. With that said, the top three winners of the tapestries contest: 1st place: GroovyBanana 2nd place: Doctacosa 3rd place: AndrewDowning Congratulations to all participants, the artwork added shows the effort that was put into it! You can see the list of entries and SaneTezz's comments on the contest results page ...
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21 June 2022 at 3:00
Building contest: summer sandcastles!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 19 June 2022 at 2:23
A message from Kimonellos! It's summertime and it's time to build sandcastles, all while competing with others to see which is the best, of course. In this build contest, you are tasked with constructing sandcastles. Each plot is 16x16 so you have lots of room to work with. To get to the contest grounds, take the East Nether Rail until the 2nd station, Ender. Descend to the 2nd floor and follow the line labelled as "Sandcastle building contest". You may choose to build in any of t ...
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19 June 2022 at 2:23
Special promo offer for supporting my work!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 16 June 2022 at 23:03
As some of you know, I've got an ongoing Patreon campaign to help me cover the various expenses of the Creeper's Lab and encourage me to push further. To show my appreciation, I decided to do something extra for you! For the next two weeks, anyone who pledges at $5 USD or above (monthly or yearly, at the Builder tier) will get an exclusive Squid Beaker sticker! Of course, if you're already supporting me at that level or higher, you will get it as a thank you for your loyalty! ...
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16 June 2022 at 23:03
New minigame: Bedrock Runner!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 12 June 2022 at 20:18
A new minigame is now available to the lobby: Bedrock Runner, desinged by Twixxi! This new challenge has you entering a stage. After a brief countdown, bedrock blocks will start falling from the ceiling, while lava will rise from below. Your goal is to survive the heat and the crush as long as possible! This is designed to be played by one or multiple players at once. If teams jump in, they could be able to help or hinder each other, so strategy is key! Scores are individual and set in secon ...
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12 June 2022 at 20:18
More improvements on player profiles!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 9 June 2022 at 23:41
Based on recent feedback on the player profiles, I have two notable improvements to present to you today! On your own player profile, the activity chart has been expanded to cover the life of your play history, back to its beginnings! You can click on any of the years below the chart to jump back. Each square represents a single day in a year; the darker the square, the more hours were played on that day. Notable exception: the players who have been around since the near beginning only have ...
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9 June 2022 at 23:41
Minecraft 1.19 released; Java Bedrock together
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 7 June 2022 at 15:50
Minecraft 1.19 - The Wild Update has been released today and the network has been updated to let you play using the new version. This is only a compatibility check for now, as the new features will only be available once all our tools are in place. For now, Java players, I recommend sticking to 1.18.2 to play with us. Bedrock players, you have to update to continue. Also of note, as of today, people playing under Windows who only own either Java Edition or Bedrock Edition can claim the other ...
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7 June 2022 at 15:50