World: Arcane Ender Maze

Mysterious and also very unusual world made of a huge maze. Dark place full of unpredictable endermans and full of rare rocks. Many warriors have died by falling in to the bottomless void. And yet the place is attractive to some, those are the treasure hunters. With the right set of parkour skills this can be quite a challenge.

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World: Metropolis of running death

A new gate has oppened into the future. The world beyond looks like a giant city striked by a great chaos. A deadly infection has turned all the living to dead and the streets are full of running zombies now.

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Location: Marketplace

The center of Prime City may be full of server-controlled shops, but players have their place as well. In the first place it is a great tent market beyond the city gate. And the richer ones can rent real shops in the new shopping district.

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Quest: Zombocalypse

No catastrophe will avoid Prime City this year, it seems. Spiders, blazers, even dragons… Now it's time for zombies. And because that's not bad enough, sometimes a thing worse than regular zombies appears - Undead giant, able to shoot fireballs and to kill with his bare foot. Noone know that to do with him, but the reward is high. Do you dare?

Dungeon: Slime Farm

There are rumors about a hidden Slime farm in the Inferno. Prime City has got its own problems now and there is lack of explorers. It means it's on the voluntary heroes. Are you the chosen traveler, who will manage to find the place?
Or is it just a myth…?

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Location: Pigman village

A inconspicuous village is hidden in Inferno, behind the Blaze bridges. Pigmans live in it and, contrary to popular believe, they are quite peaceful creatures. They also are quite good merchants - not only that you can buy nether material 33% cheaper, but you can also sell spider eyes for 2 crowns each. Pigmans value this ingredience.

Quest: Creeper Anomaly

A mysterious object fell from the sky in the desert not far from Prime City. It causes unpleasant anomalies - dozens of creepers are walking around and electrical discharges are frequent in the night. Creepers have atacked and destroyed the walls of Prime City and Sir Jameson decided to put reward for their cleanup.

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Quest: Arachnophobia

There was a danger hiding in Prime City's forrest, which now came out. Hundreds of spiders terrorize the Hotel's inhabitants and the shopkeepers. Back the home-defence up, because Prime City's people won't hold on for much longer, and help to push the spiders back. People say that Sir Jameson offers 2000 Crowns for 50 spiders ;) Read more..

Dungeon: Blaze bridges

The Blazers occupied a part of the Inferno and they transformed it to their liking. Heroes were annoying them often in the tower, so they created an underground bridge complex which offers them excelent attack point against uninvited visitors. However, they hide the valuables of their victims, which is a great temptation for even more volunteers to look into Death's eyes. Read more..

Dungeon: Bone swamp

Deep down in the Inferno, where the remains of ancient and huge creatures are decaying.. But not everyone knows, that these remains are creating a fertiliser for the rare Nether Wart. It is essential for the alchemists, but many adventurers payed with lives for the "red gold". Evil ghosts living in skeletons are haunting and protecting the place.. Read more..

1.2 Update

Finally, an update has come. However, have in mind the complexity of the server. Some minor issues may be present.

1.2 Update

 

So! We can finally enjoy the advantages of Minecraft 1.2 (:

... Some of the most interesting features are...

  • New Jungle biome 
  • New tamable mob - ocelot - they do not attack, however creepers avoid them. 
  • Iron Golems, protecting the Villagers
  • Improved AI of some of the mobs 
  • Zombie mobs can break wooden doors 
  • You can craft a lamp out of glowstone 

You can read the whole changelog here: minecraft wiki.

Updates come and will be coming even from GateCraft's side. The current new feature is cancelling /sethome, a command, that was misused often. /home works as expected, except for the fact, that the direction you are teleported to is the bed you've slept in the last time. That means, that home is set by rightclicking your bed. Of course, we don't expect everyone to  be satisfied with that, but GateCraft is a server for hardcore players and this just feels right. Also, an update, who comes soon, will have something to do with this tweak ;)

Temporary problems

This is a major and crucial update that requires update of many of our plugins. We must be prepared for problems. At the moment we are having those:

  • Data collection for statistics is not working 
  • Data collection for the "addict players" is not working
  • Quest from NPC are not working
  • Skylands and Nordic lands are out of service
  • Communication is somewhat uglier... 
    • IRC now does not show nickname color nor decorations, plus it shows the in-game channel in the IRC channel. 
    • In-game messages coming from IRC don't transfer nickname colors correctly and the "#" is now changed for "IRC". 

Although the testing was long and wide, it's possible that they will be some problems. CraftBukkit is still in the beta phase and many of the plugins are still being finely-tuned. Look at it from the bright side... It brings us more possibilities for the future ;)