Jan
13
by __north at 2:17 PM
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Hello all,

We have finally determined the winners of all the titles in our 2018 Ruinscraft Yearbook Contest! Without any further ado, the winners of each category are as follows...

Most famous player - dukesmart
Most active on the Discord - MasterGameboi
Most likely to break an arm while dabbing - JetTG
Most likely to narrate a documentary based on Ruinscraft - NinjaFireWarrior
Most likely to survive the Hunger Games - yitzhaki
Most likely to be able to quote the entire script of Star Wars - StarWars_Cullen
Most likely to win Fortnite Battle Royale - ducksmart
Most involved in pop culture - alreadytracerr
Most talkative - Vena_Cava_
Hosts the best events / roleplays - Byre_Cullen
Least likely to break a rule - eoat
Life of the party - Mariomikester
Biggest meme - XigolIsDead
Best builder - stgclilly
Iconic duo - __north and __south
Group most likely to take over Ruinscraft - The Cullens

Thank you to everyone who voted and participated in this contest and congratulations to all the winners! We're curious to see which players uphold these titles through 2019 and which ones change face throughout the year. Happy 2019 everyone!
Jan
01
by __north at 4:56 PM
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(Edit: The contest is now closed as of January 8th, 2019. Thank you all for participating, the results will be released soon!)

Happy 2019, Ruinscraft!

To kick off the New Year, we are hosting a special event that will allow you to vote for players that fit the role of the life of the party, the iconic duo, the best roleplay host, and more!

How to Vote:
Go to this website and simply enter the username of the player that you think best fits the role for each question.
For example:
Best Owner - dukesmart
Best Dabber - JetTG

Rules & Guidelines:
- Use your votes wisely, as a player can only win one title. This will be the title that they collected the most votes for.
- Please enter one username per question, unless you are asked to add more.
- The contest will close Tuesday, January 8th.
- You don't have to answer all the questions if you're not sure which user would best fit that title.
- The winners will not receive any prizes of monetary value.
- Have fun! Remember that it is not a popularity contest and is all in good fun.

Happy New Year, everyone! Good luck!
Dec
11
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by StupidDrew9 at 3:02 AM
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Update Dec 18:
Everything on donate.ruinscraft.com is 50% off until Jan 2!


Hey all,

Our hub has been updated with the spirit of the holidays! Check it out.

Elves have been hidden around each server (Hub, Plots, Infinite, and Skyblock) possessing different holiday-themed Powders for you to collect (Powders are particles, pictures, songs, etc that you can play!). These include over 20 various holiday items, as well as over half a dozen songs. If you spot a creature that looks like this, you've found an elf (right click them for your Powder):
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Good luck on Powder hunting! If you haven't found them once the season ends, you'll never be able to find them again!!!



Happy Holidays,
Your friends at Ruinscraft
Dec
04
by royalkingkb at 11:10 AM
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All,

We have been developing a new chat system which is currently in place on our Minecraft servers. It will look and feel very similar to how the chat system has been previously. However, there are some major changes which needs to be listed:
  • Default chat is "global" which shows on all servers
    • Focus this channel with /global
    • A green [G] represents players who are on the same server as you
    • A grey [G] represents players who are not on the same server as you
  • "local" chat has been implemented on all servers. Who it displays to depends on the server context.
    • Focus this channel with /local
    • local chat on hub will show to everyone on hub
    • local chat on skyblock will show to everyone on skyblock
    • local chat on infinite will show to everyone on infinite
    • local chat on plots will show to only players in your plot
    • You may use a nickname/rpname in local chat
      • Set a nickname/rpname with /nickname <name>
      • Reset a nickname/rpname with /nicknamereset
    • Donators may change their name color with localcolor
      • Set your name color with /localcolor <colorcode>
      • Reset your name color with /localcolorreset
  • Ignoring players has been implemented
    • Ignore or unignore (toggle) a username/UUID with /ignore <username/uuid>
    • Show the users you are ignoring with /ignore
    • Ignoring a player will hide their chat in any chat channel including private messages
  • You may mute or unmute chat channels (global, local, or private messages) with /chat
As always, let us know of any issues or feedback you may have. More features are still to come.
Nov
20
by royalkingkb at 9:25 AM
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Greetings!

Thanksgiving is approaching for all of our American players! We are very thankful for all the wonderful players who come around and create everlasting memories!

For the occasion, we will be offering 15% off on anything in donate.ruinscraft.com until Sunday, November 25th.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Oct
15
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by royalkingkb at 10:42 PM
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Update (Oct. 30):
We are now having a 20% off Halloween Sale through Saturday, Nov. 3rd!

Update (Oct. 31):
You can find 5 more (spooky) Powder songs on hub until Saturday, Nov. 3rd!


Hi everyone!

Halloween is right around the corner!

For the occasion, the hub server has been remodeled with a touch of spookiness you won't want to miss. You can gather limited edition Powders (particle effects, music, and more) from NPCs around the map (see if you can find them all). Each NPC gives out a different Powder. You can't trick-or-treat without a costume. Make sure to get one from the Costume Selector first!

Come trick-or-treating!

Oct
04
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by __north at 9:29 PM
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Hello everyone!

It has come time to announce the winners of our 2018 Ruinscraft Art Contest! Although the competition was fierce, our judges were able to come to a decision and pick our three winners, along with two honorable mentions. Before announcing the winners, we will go over how each entry was scored.

Each entry was scored based on three different categories. They are as follows:

  • Creativity & Uniqueness: Participants were scored out of 30 on the creativity of their piece.

  • Look & Aesthetic: Participants were scored out of 30 on the overall look of their piece.

  • Overall Impressions: Participants were scored out of 30 on the judges’ overall impression of the work.

And finally, here are the winners of the 2018 Ruinscraft Art Contest:

1st place: xXBluemonXx

2nd place: Abombies

3rd place: Bemix

Along with our two honorable mentions: Abombies, and Zan3yPlayZ.
Each placed winner will receive store credit at donate.ruinscraft.com, and all placed winners and honorable mentions will receive a special powder in-game. Please contact an admin to receive your prizes.

Thanks to all the participants of our very first art contest! We were impressed by every entry. It was a great display of all the hidden talent we have on Ruinscraft! We hope to be hosting another art contest soon.
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Pictures:

1st Place - xXBluemonXx

In this stylistic piece, xXBluemonXx captures a stunning evening on the Ruinscraft Plots server. As the deep oranges of the sky make their way across the landscape, a player stands proudly in front of their build. xXBluemonXx uses perspective and angles to create depth to their art, and uses a very textured brush while incorporating beautiful gold, pink, and purple tones to the art piece.

2nd Place - Abombies

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Abombies showcases a cubic build of a pond, using brilliant colors and dimension to bring realism into the piece. This piece is reminiscent of a warm spring day, as you venture along a path leading past a crystal pond. Abombies creates beautiful depth within this composition!

3rd Place - Bemix

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Bemix creates fan-art of one of our admins, @StupidDrew9! Bemix takes a geometric and whimsical approach to this piece, showing StupidDrew9 watch over the Ruinscraft Plots server and hold a Ruinscraft wand. Bemix submitted a unique and colorful composition, earning them a placed victory!

Honorable Mention - Zan3yPlayZ

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Zan3yPlayZ shows off some more staff fan art, this time including @StupidDrew9 and @Malakki! Zan3yPlayZ displays a scary alternate reality in which the two staff are evil cyborgs, creepily hinting that they know something... This creative piece takes a surreal-horror approach on the Ruinscraft theme!

Honorable Mention - Abombies

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In another cubic piece by Abombies, we catch a look at a mountainous landscape, with shimmering falls. This piece displays dusty red peaks, intertwined with vines. Abombies uses vibrant colors and shading to bring life to the composition.
Sep
01
by __north at 4:53 PM
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UPDATE (09/22/18): The contest is now closed and judging will take place until September 29th. Expect results to be posted shortly after that date. Thank you to all of our participants!

Hello everyone,

We are excited to announce that from September 1st to 22nd, we will be hosting our very first Ruinscraft Art Contest. This contest will put your creative skills to the test as we judge your art on the topic of Ruinscraft. You can submit art that showcases your unique memories and experiences on Ruinscraft, a new logo, or anything else that fits into the theme! All mediums are allowed, but we will not be accepting screenshots or photography. The judges will score and decide the winners based on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, along with honorable mentions.

When: The contest will be hosted from September 1st to 22nd, with one week to judge (23rd - 30th).

Guidelines: We have a few basic rules that you must follow in order to be considered.
  • Plagiarism is not allowed. Do not copy or steal art from others. Your submission will be removed and your entry may be restricted.
  • Do not submit inappropriate or blank art.
  • Entries are limited to 3 per person.
  • Do not submit the same piece more than once for a better chance. All entries are judged individually, and art submitted more than once will not be judged.
  • All mediums of visual art are allowed; this includes traditional, acrylic, watercolor, etc.
  • You must follow the theme.
  • If your art is drawn on paper or canvas, make sure you take a photo of it in a well-lit space.
How to Enter: Your pieces must be submitted through this Google Form. In this Google Form, you will upload your photo and have the option to select whether or not it should be showcased in a gallery on forums.
** Disclaimer : Ruinscraft will not claim to own your art if you choose that it should be displayed in the gallery.

FAQ:

What do I win?:
If you win 1st place, you will get $30 USD store credit for anything on our donation page.
If you win 2nd place, you will get $20 USD store credit for anything on our donation page.
If you win 3rd place, you will get $10 USD store credit for anything on our donation page.
All placed winners and honorable mentions will receive a select powder in game, and their art displayed on forums.

How will we be judged?:
You will be judged on 3 different categories by 3 judges. These categories are:
  • Creativity and Uniqueness ( ~/30 )
  • Overall Look and Aesthetic ( ~/30 )
  • Overall Impression of the Work ( ~/30 )
Is digital art allowed?:
Yes, as long as it fits into our guidelines mentioned above.

What is plagiarism?:
Plagiarism is stealing or copying someone’s work and claiming it as your own. We take this very seriously, so if you are caught plagiarizing, your submission(s) will be removed and you will not be able to enter the contest.

We hope to see your art in our contest!
Jul
22
by royalkingkb at 5:45 PM
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Hi,

We have added more plot commands for you all to enjoy:
  • /plot warp [name] (if you just type /plot warp, you will get a clickable list of warps)
  • /plot addwarp <name>
  • /plot delwarp <name> (plot warps delete if you clear your plot)
  • /plot near
  • /plot timer <time example: 1h 30m> (do /plot timer cancel to stop a timer) - replaces /countdown
  • /plot broadcast <msg> - replaces /plotsay
  • Better looking /p info with clickable warp list
More commands and features soon to come!
Jul
13
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by StupidDrew9 at 12:20 PM
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Good morning,

Our judges have finished examining the entries in our Under The Sea build competition, and have picked the winners! All 565 entries were filtered to 121 promising builds, which our judges then scored. Before announcing the winners, let's go over how each entry was scored.

4 separate categories were created to capture every aspect of one's build, judged by our builders. They are as follows:

Atmosphere: The entry is rated on how each component of the build fits together into one theme and build; how one feels when flying around the plot. Judged by HeavensGift.

Creativity: The entry is rated on how creative the topic of the build is in the form of an aquatic-themed build. Judged by JetTG.

Detail: The entry is rated on the amount of time and thought that appears to have been given in the creation of the build. Judged by stgclilly.

General Effect: The entry is rated on the general feel of the build, and how well that feel is communicated by the builder. Essentially a combination of the other three categories. Judged by SaiTitan.

Each of these categories were combined and equally weighted to create a final score for the build. Here are the final results:

1st place: Cornboyz
2nd place: King_Weasel
3rd place: Yas_Arizona
Honorable mentions: aPandaOnceSaid, xGreatful, jusRobin, MrStickMike, Jim_Rat
Please contact an admin to receive your prizes.

All users who participated in the build competition have received a "BuildComp2018" Powder, and all winners (honorable mentions included) have received a "BuildComp2018Winner" Powder.

Download the world here
Click the download button in the top right corner. Then unzip and move the "world" folder to your .minecraft/saves folder on your computer. Here is a tutorial for how to get to the .minecraft/saves folder.

Thank you to everyone who participated! There were tons of amazing builds out there, and it was difficult to determine the winners with so many great entries. We hope to be hosting another build competition soon!

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Pictures

Cornboyz: 1st place

This take on the lost city of Atlantis is an immense build which screenshots don’t do justice. The individual detail in every element of this masterpiece blends perfectly into a wonderful mix of sea life and ancient mythology.

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King_Weasel: 2nd place

The contrast between the simple sailboat above the water and the huge ecosystem of coral, huge monsters, and wrecks underneath makes this take on the Bermuda Triangle unique. This huge mix of the giant octopus, an oil tanker, a plane, a battleship, a lava ravine, various sea life, and other terrific creations mixes together wonderfully.

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Yas_Arizona: 3rd place

This build chooses an interesting perspective on the “Under the Sea” idea -- a bedroom which feels as if it’s under the sea. Every single part of the room is aquatically themed, with seahorse bedsheets, a dolphin wallpaper, and even a conch shell clock.

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aPandaOnceSaid: Honorable Mention

A bird with a fish in its mouth sits over the water as an old man drops his fishing rod into the spectacular depths below. There’s so much in this build to find, with neat details and secrets in every corner.

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jusRobin: Honorable Mention

A giant turtle island alongside a ship sail along the rough sea, as a glorious temple sits underneath. This creation takes the “Under the Sea” topic to heart, with the focus placed on the charms underneath the waters.

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xGreatful:

Yet another unique twist is taken on the aquatic topic, with the “muirauqA” reversing the roles of fish and people. In this universe, people swim around in their own people tanks, while the fish watch them move around....
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