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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 perks for Patreon backers!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 8 August 2020 at 1:51
I'm pushing today a set of changes and improvements to the perks for my Patreon backers, here are the full details! $20 VIPs I'm introducing a new bonus for the VIPs: the ability to change the color of your username in the in-game chat! You can type /customcolor to view the options available and select one. The color of the custom titles remains tied to your player rank so that others can quickly identify that. $3 trails The system for the particle trails you can wear has been re ...
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8 August 2020 at 1:51
Welcome to Bedrock players!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 26 July 2020 at 19:38
Today, I'm extremely happy to announce the next big step for the Creeper's Lab: Minecraft Bedrock Edition support! The two main versions of Minecraft, Java and Bedrock, have been aiming for feature parity for some time now. While we're not quite there yet, the two are getting close enough where it's getting realistic for both sets of players to meet each other online at last. This means that players of Bedrock Edition on both Windows 10 and mobile can now jump in with us! ...
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4 August 2020 at 18:46
Expanded Bedrock support!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 3 August 2020 at 2:05
Following up on last week's introduction of Bedrock support, we're now expanding it to more areas! As of now, players on Minecraft Bedrock (mobile and Windows 10) can now access Tasmantis (survival) and Kenorland (UHC)! This is in addition of the lobby, PvP and parkour that were already enabled. For these, you'll need to be whitelisted properly; it's as simple as viewing your networks page and adding your Xbox Live Gamertag in the appropriate field. There are a few known ...
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3 August 2020 at 2:05
New month updates!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 2 August 2020 at 3:24
It's a new month, which means a new challenge! UHC makes a return in the lobby, with the four goals that you might be familiar with. You'll be visiting a fictionalized version of the island of Vormsi, off Estonia. Enjoy your cheap vacation, but remember to keep an eye open for any angry local - you die, you're kicked out of UHC for a week! This also means that a new raid boss roams at the Hunter's Lodge. The Ancient Pharaoh has awoken from his slumber and rumors say that ...
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2 August 2020 at 3:24
Building contest: a medieval castle town!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 19 July 2020 at 2:42
It's time for our next building contest! This time, you're tasked with building a medieval-style castle town! While you're working to establish the town itself, I'll be building the castle atop the nearby hill. Rules Make a medieval-style build that you believe is fitting of a castle town! Use the materials that feel appropriate to you to create the proper atmosphere; you'll be judged on your choices in building type, materials and creativity. This time around, no lo ...
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19 July 2020 at 2:42
Wider support for multiple game versions
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 18 July 2020 at 17:59
I'm implementing today an improved method for handling multiple game versions on the network. Previously, anyone not using our main game version (1.16.1 at the time of writing) would be limited to the lobby. This would give us a chance to talk with them and explain the version change process if needed. Now, we're adopting a different approach with a wider support. The PvP game server will now be accessible to all players using 1.8 and up, so multiple players using different version ...
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18 July 2020 at 17:59
Official resource pack update!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 16 July 2020 at 17:56
Thanks to Sphenicus' efforts, our official resource pack has been updated! If you're using any of the older versions, I recommend getting the new version for various corrections, improvements and surprises. New to this release are updates to most of the paintings, with new and updated visuals. Plus, a new music track was introduced for the disc that was added in Minecraft 1.16! For those unfamiliar with the resource pack, it's a light addition to the core game. No blocks or mo ...
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16 July 2020 at 17:56
All science areas are back online!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 12 July 2020 at 4:16
I know that many of you have been waiting for this, and I'm happy to announce that the science areas are all back online, including the Creeper Citadel! For players that have already completed part of the challenges, some items have been overhauled and you're eligible for a trade. You can find the full list here; to trade them in, please head to the underground of the Post Office at the Citadel. Some new item trades have been added at Moosemart, they will be added later today to th ...
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14 July 2020 at 16:00
Now running Minecraft 1.16.1!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 2 July 2020 at 3:36
All servers have been updated to the latest and greatest on Minecraft 1.16.1; it's time to update your client to discover the Nether Update! There are some important things to note, so please read on. Many of you will be excited to go down under (no, not to Australia...) and discover what's there, or to mine all of the new material. To help with this, we're introducing three new Nether worlds: The main one, to explore and build on, takes the form of a new server called Super ...
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2 July 2020 at 3:36
Merit Points Awareness Week!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 27 June 2020 at 23:08
Traditionally, Merit Points would be earned in a yearly cycle and then be reset, which would be happening at the end of June, in a few days. After reviewing their use, I've decided that Merit Points will NOT expire anymore. Keep on collecting them to build your way to the rewards you're interested in! Some of you might be asking "but what are Merit Points good for?" or "How can I use them?" To help explain that, we're launching a Merit Points Awareness Week! Starting tomorrow, ...
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27 June 2020 at 23:08
Hardware migration over!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 25 June 2020 at 2:59
The server hardware migration is now over; thank you for your patience! You're now free to come back online for more fun. All survival servers are now back online, while I wrap up a few minor issues with game versions compatibility and chat support in the minigames. This new, dedicated server will give us about 28% more processing speed per core, ensuring smoother gameplay for everyone while cutting down on that dreaded lag! On an additional note, the lobby now supports Minecraft 1.16 a ...
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25 June 2020 at 2:59
Minecraft 1.16 upcoming, wait before updating!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 22 June 2020 at 18:19
Minecraft 1.16 is set to be released tomorrow. As always, there will be a delay between the game's release and us updating, so please stay on 1.15.2 for the time being! As we're preparing for the Nether Update, we'd like to get a list of all builds that were done Nether-side on Laurasia and Rodinia. Please tell us in this forum topic where your builds are located so we can be aware of them! Early warning as well, when we transition game versions, all science areas will be unav ...
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22 June 2020 at 18:19
An update on ban policies
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 18 June 2020 at 1:27
After careful consideration, and since the Creeper's Lab has been around for several years now, we've decided to update our policies on bans. As of today, we're adopting a three strikes system, based on the severity of the offence(s). In some instances, like major griefing and unacceptable attitudes, permanent bans will still be issued right away. First strike: 3 days ban Second strike: 1 month ban Third strike: Permanent The rules page has been updated with this new informati ...
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18 June 2020 at 1:27
New month updates!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 3 June 2020 at 3:54
New challenge A new challenge is now available in the lobby, as the Randomizer makes its return! In Minecraft, every item has its drop: break a log, you get a log. Break a dirt block, you get dirt. And so it goes. In the Randomizer, the drops of each item have been mixed up, but they're all constant. For example, breaking grass might get you concrete. Placing and breaking that concrete could earn you a poppy! It's up to you to figure out what items provide which materials in order ...
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3 June 2020 at 3:54
Reminder: Stickers for Patreon backers!
Update by Doctacosa
Started by Administrator on 27 May 2020 at 2:03
Almost three weeks ago, I celebrated my fourth anniversary on Patreon. As part of this, I announced that everyone who got on board for $5 a month or more before May 29th would be getting a nice Creeper's Lab beaker sticker. If you've been thinking about it, time is running out: you have about 72 hours left to back me on Patreon to be eligible! Besides the sticker, you get access to custom titles, particle trails and yearly postcards, plus you help fund the expansion of the servers. ...
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27 May 2020 at 2:03
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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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