MCAtlas MCATLAS 1.16 Update

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MCATLAS 1.16 Update​

It's finally here! 1.16 has come to MCATLAS.

This update comes with ALL of the new features from 1.14 to 1.16, along with a variety of additional features we have added. Here the updates we've made, categorized by world:

The Overworld

Some changes have been added to standard MCATLAS gameplay:

Items and Mobs

  • Bamboo, berries, and other new items can be found in the natural world. You may have to do some searching!
  • Pandas are not found in the Overworld
  • Foxes can be found in their natural habitat
  • Bees can be created naturally
  • Mob spawn rates have been increased


  • You are now asked to confirm teleportation before visiting a Town with PVP on.
  • Toggling PVP on and off now has a cooldown of 20 seconds before PVP is changed
  • Rules have been edited for this change...

MCAtlas MCAtlas Weekend War Results!

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Congratulations to THE PUMPKINS for winning the first Pumpkin vs. Melon war! The other side put up a strong fight, but lost ground in the end. Players online at the end of the war were given a memorialized pumpkin to commemorate the war.


Still want a pumpkin? You can still win one! Guess a number and have a chance to win:

As a prize for everyone after the war, we'd like to announce that 1.16 will be releasing on the server Wednesday, May 12th! The Nether will be reset for this update.

(Side note: Make sure to follow our TikTok -- we've started posting on it! Go like our latest post!


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A radical group known as THE MELONS have been causing UNJUSTNESS and been advocating for UNFAIR conditions in our server. An underdog group known as THE PUMPKINS have made themselves known and are fighting hard to restore peace.

WHO WILL WIN? Will THE MELONS continue to wreak havoc? Will THE PUMPKINS restore peace and tranquility?

Join MCATLAS immediately to fight! War ends Sunday night (EST).

Join a team with /joinwar
View war statistics with /warstats


  • Each team must try to capture as many towns as they can. You capture a town by having more of your team members in the town's claims than the opposing team.
  • Towns are captured when its score goes to 0
  • Check the online map to view which team controls which towns.
  • When you join a team, PVP is enabled EVERYWHERE...

Builder Applications Reopen

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We've reopened Builder Applications!

We're looking for active players with building experience who would be interested in working on new projects for Ruinscraft!

Apply now:

Chest Shops (MCATLAS)

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Chest Shops​

Hello all,

Thanks to long-time community member & friend, @ianfreakingb , we are able to introduce a custom Chest Shop experience to MCATLAS (internally known as DukesMart).

Please let us know if you encounter any issues with this new Chest Shop system.

How to Create a Chest Shop​

Creating your Chest Shop is easy. Follow these steps:
  1. Place a chest for your Chest Shop
  2. ***Lock your chest with a [Private] sign***
  3. Place another sign above or on the chest
  4. On the first line of the sign, type in "[buy]" (case-insensitive, without quotes).
  5. On the third line of the sign, type in the format "x for $y", where x is the quantity and yis the price.
    • For example, "5 for $8" means five of the item for $8
  6. If the sign is formatted correctly, the first line will turn purple, a white...

MCPLOTS 1.16 Update

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Hi everyone,

We've updated the server version of MCPLOTS to the latest 1.16.5. You can now use any blocks that were previously unable to be used from 1.14-1.16.

*Please note that you must now use a 1.16 Minecraft version to join the server. 1.13-1.15 is no longer supported.

Let us know if you run into any issues!

Link your Minecraft account

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Small new feature update!

You can now receive custom Sponsor badges on our website by linking your Minecraft account (you must have Sponsor to receive the badges).

To link your Minecraft account to your forum account:
  1. Login to any of our Minecraft servers
  2. Type /link forum
  3. Click the link sent in chat (if you aren't logged in to the forum, you'll be asked to login)
Your ranks will be automatically synced, even if they change in the future!

Ruinscraft Chat Update

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Hi all,

We've recoded our chat plugin to include some additional features noted below:

Chat Settings
Change your chat settings with /chat

You can do things like: enable the chat filter, only allow DM's from your friends, and mute any chat channel (such as global, plot chat, town chat, etc)

/nickname - Change your nickname (shows before your name).

This nickname will appear in any non-global chat. For example, plot chat, town chat, nation chat, etc

Name color (Sponsors only)
/namecolor - Change your name color

This changes your name color in any non-global chat. For example, plot chat, town chat, nation chat, etc

/list - Shows players on the server you're currently on as well as staff and your friends
/listall - Shows players on all servers as well as staff and friends

Blocking/Ignoring (works on all Ruinscraft servers)
You can block a player with /block <username> (or /ignore)

Blocking a player will prevent you from...

2020 Year in Review Results!

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Hello everyone,

Thank you all for participating in our 2020 Year in Review contest; we had an incredible turnout this year of nearly 70 votes! Here are the names of the winners of the contest:

Most famous player: kamiheartlemon
Most active in the Discord: _____3
Biggest troublemaker: paleles
Biggest meme: The Plan
Most likely to start an uprising: hallucinationman
Most friendly player: TheTrueMunchkin
Town / Nation most likely to turn communist: Soviet Union
Town / Nation most likely to start a religion: ae_sporte
Town / Nation most likely to start a world war: Eurasia
Prettiest town / nation: Japan (and various cities within Japan)
Player most likely to become a politician: Tie between Demadunk and GH5T!
Most active player on MCATLAS: JohannesMir3v
Most popular plot: dukesmart
Most interactive plot: Ahpl
Most impressive plot: Tie between IIIRommelIII and iu3ovb3fv4uh9ffn...

2020 Year in Review!

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[EDIT: Contest now closed as of January 9th]

Happy 2021, Ruinscraft!

Despite all the ups and downs of 2020, it's clear to see that one great thing has come out of this year. Ruinscraft has become filled with a great community of new members and familiar faces who have all bonded over the events of this past year.

To commemorate the wild ride of a year we have had, we are pleased to announce our third Ruinscraft Year in Review contest! Whether you are new or old, play MCPLOTS or MCATLAS, or play casually or competitively, this is your chance to choose the members of the community that made this year unique. Here's how to play:

Go to this website and enter the name that you think best fits the role for each question. For example:
Best owner: dukesmart
Best server: Ruinscraft

This year, we are doing things a little bit differently. There is a general category, an MCATLAS category, and an MCPLOTS category. If you don't play MCPLOTS, you can decide to just vote for...

2020 Build Competition Winners

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EDIT: World now available for download (includes document with plot coordinates)
World download:
Plot coordinates:

After enlisting 10 judges (staff and non-staff), we have calculated the winners for the 2020 Build Competition!

Here they are:
  1. aPandaOnceSaid
  2. Wyxcy
  3. JohannesMir3v
  4. OinkerCertified
  5. Snappy06
  6. Tajeks
  7. Saminochan
  8. Grimso04
  9. Electric4steel1
  10. din0sur
The rewards are:
1st place: $50 OR Ruinscraft Bundle
2nd place: $30 OR Ruinscraft Sponsor on any server of choice
3rd place: $30 OR Ruinscraft Sponsor on any server of choice
1st-10th place: Ruinscraft Stickers (we will mail you physical Ruinscraft stickers if you want them!)

Winners please contact an Admin via forums DM...

2020 Build Competition

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You've been a crazy year. Let's make an event out of this craziness. You should build anything that represents the year 2020 in this 2020 Build Competition. Maybe it could be something related to coronavirus, the US Presidential Election, Riots (no NSFW material), stock market crash, or anything else!

Even if you don't want to build, hop on the server and claim some 2020 Powders (view them with /pow events). There's a portal on hub or use /buildcomp.

Building stops in 2 weeks (December 21 @ 6 PM EST).


1st place:
$50 OR Ruinscraft Bundle
2nd place: $30 OR Ruinscraft Sponsor on any server of choice
3rd place: $30 OR Ruinscraft Sponsor on any server of choice
1st-10th place: Ruinscraft Stickers (we will mail you physical Ruinscraft stickers if you want them!)

Happy building & Happy Holidays!