There's been some rumours that AusCraft may be resetting the map for 1.7, and I'm here to confirm those rumours.
AusCraft will be resetting the map for 1.7. This means everything. Money, Inventories, Skills, you name it. The current map is 7 months old and is very, very cluttered. Seeing as 1.7 has so much more to offer in terms of world generation, we decided that it would be best to start fresh.
However, all is not lost!
We're giving you the opportunity to give yourselves a leg-up in the new world, by allowing you to take a single (not a double!) chest of items with you. I'd recommend taking useful things like building materials, tools, armour and food, but what you put in your chest is entirely up to you.
This transfer area is open RIGHT NOW at /warp transfer. This will be made available until we switch over...
EDIT #2: There is a 1.7 build of Bukkit available, except that it is not fully compatible with the new content. All new content is blacklisted, meaning that no 1.7 blocks are attainable or usable in any way. We are waiting for a less-buggy build which supports all of the new blocks before we update.
EDIT #1: Turns out that our current configuration for Survival (the barebones setup) turns every single tree in the roofed forest in to a regular tree. Looks like its going to be a bit longer folks.
As most of you are well aware, 1.7 is due to come out today.
Although, our server setup may not be.
We recommend that you do not update, to ensure that you can still play.
Although, Mojang's new launcher allows players to easily downgrade, and so staying on 1.6.4 isn't of paramount importance.
For us to update to 1.7 successfully, we rely on many factors.
Bukkit must update.
Normally, this happens within the first week of the release, although...
Previously, voting for us has given players a max of $750 per vote, but this doesn't seem as good of an incentive to some.
So, we've upped the stakes and gone for a full blown monthly voting competition!
Our system for picking winners will not follow a "First, Second, Third" system, but a random draft from four separate pools. This system allows players who don't vote every day to have a similar chance of winning as players who vote everyday (or even more?) will.
The pools are based on your monthly vote count, and so the more times you vote, the higher chance you have of winning (of course). The pools will be read from the top 20 voters from each month, and will be split with increments of 5, as displayed below.
Further explanation? Sure.
The first pool is made up from the top 5 voters that month,
The second pool is made up from the top 10 voters that month (including the first pool's content),
25/9 JEDI EDIT
The new server has arrived! To celebrate, we're back offline again to make a snapshot of everything done in the last ~24 hours to ensure that when we come back up again, the new server will be just like the old - only much, much faster!
24/9 JEDI EDIT
We have secured hosting for AusCraft until the new server is installed, for now only Survival will be online until the move is completed.
23/9 JEDI EDIT
AusCraft Survival will be going down tomorrow morning (10AM GMT +10) for backup in preparation for the server transfer. Pending any unforseen delays or issues with our hosting provider, we should be back up and running on the new server within 24 hours.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, some servers are required downtime.
This downtime comes as a response to our new server's slow shipping (currently in New Zealand Customs on its way to the datacenter).
The new server is expected to arrive around the 25th of September, which is the same day that...