by royalkingkb at 4:23 PM
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Hi all,

Some early April updates for you!

We have been working on some revisions to Ruinscraft to make it more attractive to new players (and old players alike). One of those changes includes a rebranding of our famous Creative Plots server.

As many of you know, we have had success with our MCATLAS branding, website, etc. We want to bring the same love to our Creative Plots server with MCPLOTS.

You can connect to MCPLOTS right now with play.mcplots.net

What about Ruinscraft?
You may be thinking, "okay... they're getting rid of Ruinscraft and just have MCATLAS and MCPLOTS now."

This is far from the truth. Ruinscraft will stand as the organization which makes all the gamemodes/servers you enjoy playing. Think of Ruinscraft as the overarching owner/creator of our gamemodes/servers. It's easier for people to understand that MCPLOTS is a creative server and MCATLAS is an Earth towny server rather than: Ruinscraft is a combined creative and towny server.

The Ruinscraft Hub will still be accessible with mc.ruinscraft.com and will display our current gamemodes (MCATLAS and MCPLOTS).

Creative Infinite & Skyblock
It has informally been the case that Creative Infinite and Skyblock are no longer officially supported but still exist for anyone who chooses to continue playing. This will continue to be the case.

The portals to Creative Infinite and Skyblock will likely be removed at some point, but they will still be accessible via command.

Ruinscraft Store

Some large changes will be coming to the Ruinscraft Store very soon. The Ruinscraft Store will continue to be the place where you can purchase ranks and other items for our servers (MCATLAS and MCPLOTS).

Will the world/my plots be reset?
A: Nope

I will gladly answer any other questions you may have. Feel free to post them below.
by royalkingkb at 4:56 PM
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MCAtlas Players,

Yes, the server is laggy. It's quite possibly the most limiting feature we have to deal with. For example, we've had to severely limit mob spawns, reduce render distance, etc...

It is my primary focus to fix the lag and find a better way to scale our Minecraft server. As only then can we begin working on supporting new features.

I want to let you know that we are working on a system to enable us to:
  • Support many more players
  • Update Minecraft versions (to 1.15/1.16)
  • Increase mob limits
  • Increase render distance
I hope to give you more details within the coming months.
by Icedragon789 at 6:30 PM
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Thank you to everyone who participated in the MCAtlas End of Year Contest! We heard your feedback, and the winners of the categories listed are as follows:

Most well known Nation: German_Empire
Most generous Nation: Atlantic
Most likely to fall under Communist Rule: Soviet_Union
Most likely to take over MCAtlas: Roman_Empire
Nation with the best builds: California
Nation that is most accurate to the original: Japan
Nation that is the most unique: Antarctica
Nation with the best leader: Pacifica
Most active on the Server: moust4che2
Most active on the Discord: StupidDrew9
Most likely to mine out the Planet: Troncatcomfy
Most likely to become a real-life politician: SGT_P_Bacon
Most likely to overthrow the government: Mint_101
Most likely to achieve world peace: Kittyt
Most likely to become famous: Loxures
Most likely to narrate a documentary based on MCAtlas: JoeBoney
Most likely to discover the meaning of life: MrGriiinch
Life of the party: Tkalash
Biggest meme: goyya
Best builder: Arthursao21
Most talkative: ObamaBoney

Congratulations to all of the winners! We hope that you all enjoyed this year's Year in Review Contest. We hope you have a fantastic 2020!
by royalkingkb at 3:25 PM
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Our Minecraft servers are back online!
We would like to apologize once again for the couple days of down time. I hope you all can enjoy your holiday break and maybe play some Minecraft while you're at it! We have a few festive things planned for the upcoming week so stay tuned!

For the holidays, we have a 50% off sale on everything in our store

A note on the MCAtlas Sponsor rank:
We have many features in the works for the Sponsor rank. We would also like to hear your ideas for perks in #ideas. By purchasing any VIP Tier on Ruinscraft now, you will automatically get the Sponsor rank. In the future, the Sponsor rank will be a separate purchase.
by StupidDrew9 at 11:54 AM
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Hi everyone. We have been hit pretty hard with traffic the past few days, causing the server to remain offline (obviously).

We've been in contact with our hosting provider and they have segregated our server from the rest of their network to prevent further damage. All of the server files and worlds are safe despite the rumors.

We will unfortunately be forced to remain offline until today or tomorrow when the network segregation has lifted. I really apologize for the down time and can guarantee you we will do our best to prevent this in the future. For the record, our current host does indeed have DDoS mitigation. We don't have exact numbers right now but we do know it was in the many hundreds of Gbps and was able to saturate their network.

P.S: Make sure to join our Discord to talk to other users and stay updated on the current state of the server! This announcement was posted there yesterday, and copied to here.
by royalkingkb at 6:33 PM
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MCAtlas will be offline for roughly 8-12 hours on Thursday, Dec. 12.

We will be performing necessary updates and data conversion to allow us to add new features and update our plugins (such as Towny). Backups will be made to ensure data is safe if update operations fail. We apologize for the downtime but it will be ultimately very beneficial for the future of MCAtlas.

Thank you

EDIT: Maintenance is complete
by StupidDrew9 at 6:59 PM
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Hi all,

There's been several changes and updates on MCAtlas over the past couple of weeks that I'd like to share:

  • Old locks and locks in the wilderness can now be broken! Locks can no longer be placed in the wilderness, and must be in a Town
  • Town owners can handle locked chests more easily by breaking any lock within their Town
  • [town name] can be added to a lock to allow any Town access to the container. For example: [Berlin]
  • Exploits with locks have been fixed, such as using hoppers to pull items or placing locks in restricted areas
  • /near has been added to show players near you
  • /seen now shows how long a player has been online
  • You can type /suicide more often now!

The map at https://mcatlas.net/map has been updated!

Town colors have been updated to show better information, and the info boxes are more condensed with more information as well.
Blue border: Part of a Nation
Green border: Not part of a Nation
Red border: Closed to the public (by teleport)
Red interior: PvP is enabled
Blue interior: No PvP​

  • Several rules have been updated. We recommend to look through them at https://mcatlas.net/rules
  • /dab has finally ended! Top 15 dabbers have been given a Discord role, a "Dabber" powder, and an armor stand disguise! Top 5 have been given $10 in store credit, along with those perks. JetTG, our top dabber who dabbed a total of 8355 times (equal to 348 days of nonstop dabbing), has been given his own "JetDabber" powder.
  • Mob rates have been increased by about 50%
  • Town claims have been increased by 20-50% if you have 5 or more players
  • A Powder hunt has been ongoing -- it ends tonight, so hurry and find yourself some Powders! Type /clues on MCAtlas for more info
This information has all been posted already on our Discord, and you will be updated on information sooner if you join it! You can talk to over 2000 of our members as well.
by dukesmart at 1:57 PM
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Happy Halloween!

Everything in our webstore is 25% off until Nov. 1st! Make a purchase and get access to two exclusive powders!
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As a bonus, every player that logs in from now until Nov 1st will have access to a special powder!
/pow PumpkinEmoji

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by royalkingkb at 1:05 PM
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We've been working hard to ensure Ruinscraft stays relevant in the ever changing Minecraft server ecosystem. It's tough to develop a play experience which keeps new players coming in and old players coming back. We've developed a taste for what's good, and we're going to use that to make Ruinscraft better.

Say hello to MCAtlas, a Minecraft server of the Earth. We're devoted to make this a unique experience that will be intriguing to new users who may have never played a Ruinscraft server before. We'd like to make it clear that MCAtlas is very much a Ruinscraft server. Although, for gameplay’s sake, it will have some separation.

MCAtlas is centered around a realistic 1:1000 scale map of the Earth. As a player in survival mode, you can join a town and work with others to grow your domain, or you can go alone and form your own village. Form nations, create and crumble alliances, or go to war. Gold is the primary currency of the server, so mining and trading it is essential. Please make yourself familiar with the rules which can be found on the MCAtlas website (link below).

The website
MCAtlas will have a separate website for gameplay purposes. It will contain features such as: viewing current economy statistics of the server, viewing a live map of the server, viewing Towny statistics, voting for the server (to get gold!), a listing of the rules, and more.

Visit the website: https://mcatlas.net

When MCAtlas is released, you will be able to connect to it in a couple different ways. First, you will be able to join the MCAtlas server with the portal on the Ruinscraft Hub or with the command /mcatlas. Second, because we want to make it easy for new players to understand how to join, we have created a new address which you can use to skip the Hub and directly join the MCAtlas server: play.mcatlas.net (this makes it easy for you to invite people too)! MCAtlas is a 1.13 server, but you will be able to connect with the usual Ruinscraft supported Minecraft versions, 1.12-1.14.

Our goal for MCAtlas is to be fresh and inviting to new players. To embrace this, the server will not have the same donator ranks as our other servers. Any previous purchaser of a Ruinscraft VIP Tier will automatically receive the MCAtlas donator rank (there will be only one) free for lifetime*. We REALLY appreciate our donors. We couldn’t run any of this without you all.

*In order to receive the MCAtlas donator rank for free, you must have purchased any Ruinscraft VIP Tier before the time of this announcement (if you’re reading this, it’s too late).

In order to figure out what benefits the donator rank should have in order to be desirable and fair, it will start with no benefits other than a prefix and possibly other chat cosmetics. The rank will not be for purchase until some time after the server launches.

Launch date
MCAtlas is ready to go, are you? We are launching the server one week from today, on July 1st!

Other Ruinscraft updates
The update to 1.13 for our Plots server last month was a success. It took the hard work of many, many developers in the Minecraft community to pull it off. Notably FastAsyncWorldEdit and PlotSquared (and our modified version of it) were huge undertakings. A few minor issues are still being resolved, but just about everything is now operating as it should on our Plots server. You can view the remaining 1.13 related issues here.

Our new hub has been received well. We are aware of a FPS stuttering issue on 1.14; hopefully we can resolve this soon. It is recommended to use 1.12.2 or 1.13.2 on our servers.

See you on the server!
by royalkingkb at 6:25 PM
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A new hub has been teleported into Ruinscraft from the future! We hope you like it!
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