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Maps, oh glorious maps
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Our maintenance downtime yesterday was largely for this: http://z.escapecraft.com/maps/

The link on the front page side side nav bar is updated with it as well. They are not real time, and will update every morning at 6am server time, but now you can see your builds and plan your global conquer tactics.

We are going to look at going to dynamic maps in the future, but careful planning will have to be done for that, since it's usually resource intensive on the server for them, but we'll see what can be done.

Let a staff member know if you have any questions.

Posted by: wokka1 on 13 Nov 2017, 12:26 Full Article
I'm back, oh, and about Vildare
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Howdy folks, I haven't been active in a while, but as always with minecraft (and Escapecraft) it's so easy to get back involved and sucked into the fun. Yeah, I don't play in the game much anymore, but I really do enjoy the admin side of things, keeping the server running, etc.



Thinks to note, we are actively working on making things smoother in the game, better play, no lag, etc. To help with that, I've ordered a shiny new (used) server. Our current hardware is 5 1/2 years old and while it still works good, I think newer hardware will do better. Going from 8 core's of CPU up to 20, 48gb of RAM up to 128gb and moving to SSD RAID, so should be better. Now, since these servers don't just run Minecraft, it will not get all of these glorious resources (and don't today). I have other hobbies, etc and that's how I pay/justify for things, minecraft and escapecraft just get to benefit from it. Either way, it's faster hardware and you guys get to enjoy some of it.



Now, about Vildare. We've talked about it amongst the staff and all agree it was a bit rushed and probably not a great seed for a new world. It's not going away for a long time, it's here and can be used by players who have created regions there, however, we are going to lock it to new players. We'd prefer to send new players over to Magna, it has more biomes to pick from and is a better seed overall. For those of you who have settled in Vildare, stay and enjoy if you want. If you want to be amongst other players more, we can offer you a move of your build to a suitable location on Magna if you like.



Also, we are going to close down the Nether and The End for Vildare, those are both available for Horizons and Magna and no reason to waste resources on them for Vildare.



Lastly, feel free to reply or hit us up on Discord if you have questions, comments, feedback on any of this.



Enjoy!

Posted by: wokka1 on 10 Nov 2017, 12:56 Full Article
EC Worlds Updated to Version 1.12.2
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We've updated the server to Version 1.12.2!



This fixes recipe book.



Please update your client to 1.12.2.

Posted by: Tulonsae on 06 Nov 2017, 01:18 Full Article
EC Worlds Has Been Updated!
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We've made some changes to the EC Worlds!



First, we've changed the Hub world so that it has creative mode. You can fly about and build in creative mode. We're still getting everything setup so don't mind the mess.



We have separate inventory, including what you wear, for creative and survival. So your survival inventory will be available when you're on any survival world. And your creative inventory will be available on any creative world.



To protect your builds, either use the /claim command or ask a member of staff to set up one for you. This is for both creative and survival worlds.



The Hub Building itself has been modified. There are openings to its world and portals to the other worlds and the Puzzle Hub.



Second, we have added a brand new world, Magna. Magna has all the biomes, a small spawn building, and 2 outposts - Mountain Post in the NE and Swamp Post in the SW. The Magna spawn has portals to both outposts, the hub, and to the Puzzle Hub. Unfortunately, Magna has no Mansions within its borders, but it does have the other structures.



You are welcome to bring your inventory from the other survival worlds to Magna.



Third, we have removed the portal for the TNA world. We plan to retire this world - soon! We have made the world unbuildable. If you have stored items that you want to retrieve, contact a staff member. They will set you up with access to your stuff so you can move it to another survival world.



Fourth, our Puzzle Master (ShadowCreator) has created more puzzles for you. You can type /puzzlelist ingame to see the list. Or simply go to the Puzzle Hub and look around. You can access the Puzzle Hub via a portal or by typing /puzzles.



General Information



You will find an Introduction (with the list of worlds) and links to other information here.



Future Plans



We do have plans for the future. Our Puzzle Master continues to build new and challenging puzzles. We are looking at possibly holding simple events. We recommend you visit our Minecraft General Discussion forum, read about what's going on, and participate in the discussion.

Posted by: Tulonsae on 01 Nov 2017, 20:01 Full Article
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