Ultimate Minecraft is a medium sized yet busy freebuild minecraft community. We run the awesome bukkit server mod with a large list of plugins that provide us with area ownership, economy and anti-grief, as well as new commands and features. We also have a team of active moderators and admins, who are in game regurlarly to assist. We offer gameplay that is a mix of vanilla Minecraft survival with traditional SMP freebuild mechanics. We do offer a minimal PVP experience by way of designated map areas, although for the most part Ultimate Minecraft is non-pvp. More detail about our server can be found on our info page here.
Our server is currently greylisted. This means that new players are restricted to building in a seperate world for visitors imaginatively called “The Guest World”. Play for a while, and if you like the server then apply using the link to the top right to be promoted to member and get access to the entire world! In the unlikely event you find yourself not enjoying Ultimate Minecraft, you haven’t wasted any time signing up for a whitelist. It’s the best of both worlds, while keeping quick and efficient for all involved.
Any questions? Check out our FAQ by clicking here. Information on how to appeal a ban, if you happen to have been put in that situation, is also available within the FAQ. As well as reading the FAQ, please take a moment to browse our website using the navigation bar at the top of the page for other useful resources.
For the latest news, read on below!
Rejoice with us, UMC, as we welcome two new moderators to our awesome Staff Team! The ever vigilant (I swear this guy types /modlist more in five minutes than everyone in the history of the server combined) voldemort12, has graciously stepped up to help out with modding duties! Likewise join us in welcoming the glorious builder extraordinaire Rezos, who has made the hard decision of leaving the Architect rank behind to help out the UMC community in a different way. Everyone on the staff team is very much looking forward to working alongside the two of you to help the UMC community grow and prosper in the coming year.
We also have a new and exciting builder rising to the rank of Architect. nighthawk57 has several amazing builds already under his belt, and we’re hoping that with the addition of the Architect toolkit his builds will continue to inspire others, and drop the jaws of those that lay eyes on them.
Congratulations to the three of you on your well-earned promotions. On behalf of the UMC community, thank you for the time and effort you’ve already put into the server we call home. We look forward to seeing where this new direction takes you all.
Since Frej just had a group photo of the GMs taken, we just had to add another so he had to do it all again! Our choice landed on Jim1105, who has been with us since May 2012 and as Moderator since January 2013. He is now the 13th Game Master in UMC’s history (Lucky number). He was originally nominated for Moderator with the following argument:
He is a very polite player. He always joins in with the fun and often answers peoples questions. He’s a very active player and he has continued to support the server and giving us a good face.
I can only say that he has certainly lived up to our expectations and we are thrilled to have him on board the Admin team! Congratulations and welcome onboard Jim! Fair warning, we conduct some serious business!
On a sadder note, it’s my duty to inform you all that our architect, WolfAtTheDoor63, has chosen to step down from his position. He missed the survival aspect and can now be caught mining away deep underground. We’ll miss him for his brilliant building skills, but thankfully, he’ll stick around to Mine Another Day!
Greetings players and a Happy New Year to you all! We hope you’ve all had an amazing holiday, whether you’ve spent your time on Minecraft or celebrated with your family and friends!
We’ve shuffled the ranks again, introducing some new faces as well as one really old one. First of all, a huge congratulations to PuReMiner1997, xlentanx and slemire_meows – our most recent Moderators, and best of luck on your tasks – we know you’ll do great.
I’m also really excited that we’re lucky enough to be able to welcome our Game Master ProChorus back - he went off on a little break, but we tracked him down and gave him an offer he couldn’t refuse, luckily for us.
We would also like to thank Jaxxn for hosting his second UMC Christmas Raffle in true community spirit. The winners of the raffle and VIP-prizes are code5725, Kais_UMC, zacky213 and Voldemort12 – Congratulations guys! Read more about the raffle on Jaxxn’s forum post.
Lastly, I want to thank everyone for your donations and votes to the server lately, it really means a lot to me. Traffic has really picked up ever since the free-build reset. Keep up the good work!
As you may have noticed, there have been some changes with chat. We now have a truly linked chat setup between servers.
Each server still has it’s own chat (/ch c), but we’ve added a Global chat along side of it (/ch g), to replace HubLink, as well as linked a few other channels, most of which don’t affect the general server population.
There are some formatting changes that have happened as well.
If somebody speaks on the same server as you, chat will appears as normal:
- [vip] rylinaux: This is a test message.
If somebody sends a message from another server however, the channel name changes into [channel:server]:
- [vip:S] rylinaux: This is a test message.
The server key’s are as follows:
- Freebuild: F
- Games: G
- Hub: H
- SkyBlock: S
The following channels are also linked:
As for regulations on how the Global chat will be used, let’s lay down some guidelines that are subject to change:
- Don’t: Use it for general chat
- Don’t: Use it as a means to talk to friends between servers.
- Do: Use it to greet people who’ve joined the Hub (it will be the default channel there).
- Do: Use it to ask for people to join a game (ie “SG game starting in 2 mins”)
- Basically just don’t use it for general chat and you’ll be fine.
Channels such as trade, help, etc aren’t linked – those are server specific.
Also, please remember to chat channels properly. Local for talking to friends, Trade for trade, Help for help, etc.
Sadly, one of our GMs has decided to step down from his post. We’d like to thank Sk8r2K10 for his time as a staff member, he’s been with us for two years – we’re sad to see him go. Not all is grim though, he will remain on the server as a developer and we hope to see him around from time to time!
It’s that time again, time to release the previous map as we move forward. The previous map lasted throughout 2012 and the better part of 2013 – countless man hours of hard work have gone into this map, I’d like to thank everyone who took part in this adventure.
As with previous releases of maps, if you run this with vanilla Minecraft you’ll run the risk of causing fires where people have places lava or fire too close to wool, wood, etc – make sure to keep a backup of this map just in-case.
The server reset has been carried through and the new free-build map is open! Our opening was a success with over 30 players joining us.
A Mining World has been added to allow you to gather resources, with a size double the guest world. Resets will happen monthly. You’re permitted to mine, gather resources or build freely in this world (within the limitations of the server rules, of course). This also means that members are no longer permitted to mine in the guest world, which will still be reset weekly.
For those of you who have applied for a transfer and had it approved, please make a home called transfer, then your building will be transferred within a week.
First of all, the new free-build server will reset at exactly 15:00 (3PM) GMT on Saturday 14 December, or 09:00/9AM CST for you Americans.
I know I said it would happen on Friday, but due to unforeseen events, I had to delay it a little bit. Nonetheless, I am truly excited for the reset, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the architects who have worked on our new spawn for several weeks. This reset would certainly not have been possible without the help of WolfAtTheDoor, Sagethor, Mrtmcflyy, Rezos and Gdlovesugly! Make sure you let them all know how much you like our new spawn.
We have done a few changes with the reset. First and foremost, we have removed mcMMO after a discussion and vote in our forums. This was due to a numerous of reasons, most noteworthy due to the major impact it had on our economy.
We have replaced our bank with ATMs. That means you can exchange your gold (which is still worth 100 Ultima/ingot) 24/7 regardless of whether a GM or Administrator is online!
We have added an entirely new world, the resource world, where you can mine and gather resources. It has been added to meet the demand, and the world will be reset monthly. This also means that members will no longer be allowed to mine or gather resources in the guest world. The resource world is double the size of the guest world.
We’ve also reintroduced Ultima reward for voting, you’ll receive 100 Ultima each time you vote.
Looking forward to see as many of you as possible on for the reset on Saturday!
As we’re getting closer to the reset, we need to bring the free-build server offline to make some preparation for the reset. The downtime will begin at approximately 19:45/7:45PM GMT and everything should be back up by 21:00/9:00PM. The other servers, SkyBlock/HG/Hub and Games will not be affected. More news on the reset will be posted later on.
Thank you for your patience!
UPDATE: Server is now back up