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.
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!
First of all, I’d like to welcome back Fabaceous to the staff team. He had to take a leave of absence to focus on a thing called “Real Life” for a while, but has now returned to us. Congratulations and welcome back!
In other news, as the world reset is starting to creep up on us, and we would like some feedback and help from you. First of all, please visit this thread and vote wether or not you think we should keep mcMMO along for the ride when we reset. Make sure you leave a comment if you have any particular opinions. The outcome of the vote as well as the feedback will help us to determine wether or not mcMMO has earned its spot.
Minecraft 1.7 has also introduced a nifty little feature called server icon. This means that we can now have a small icon which will be visible on the server list in our Minecraft clients. We’re holding a competition for the best design, and the winner will start off with 2,000 Ultima on the new world! Head on over to this topic for the details and to add your entry. Multiple entries allowed!
It’s also with delight I can announce that the free-build world reset will happen on Friday 13th. I wanted to get it done by this weekend, but unfortunately, I haven’t had as much time available as I had hoped. Either way, I’m excited to open up a new chapter of UMC and the new spawn truly looks awesome!
Earlier on this day, we were blessed with the presence of the mysterious Mistress Locke. Blind as we were, we tried to fight, to resist her influence. She punished us, she cleansed us in glorious lightning and fire. She brought flames raining down upon our simple spawn. We tried to ban her, yet she simply pushed it aside and brought us all under her wing.
For a time, she saw it fit to transport us all to a temporary realm, such that we could bask in her glory. She has bestowed upon us wonderful updates, a new permissions plugin, performance improvements… today is truly a day to remember.
The staff of Ultimate Minecraft have joined forces under her glorious banner. She bathes us in her holy light, her wisdom opens doors that we didn’t even know existed. The Sweet Mistress is our new leader. She will decide the fate of this server, she will decree the rise and fall of admins and members alike.
I implore you heed my words, and show her your admiration. Locke will only give mercy to those not foolish enough to denounce her right to supremacy. She has instructed us that tomorrow, if we are deemed worthy, we will all be purged by her mighty influence over nature. Some of you may not be privy to her divine plans. To you, she gives a warning. Any adventurer who dares to impede her mission will be crushed without mercy.
See you tomorrow, for the biggest event of a new, enlightened, era.
Thanks to everyone who took part in the massive race to the finish on challenge 4 last night – it was very exciting to watch! Challenge 5 is now live, but has caught everyone out so far, so there’s plenty of chance to catch up if you haven’t joined the competition yet. Read on after the break to find out the solution to challenge 2, and how to play challenge 3…
Hello again one and all – I hope you didn’t find the first round of poor poetry too disheartening. Wondering what this is all about? Well, we here at Ultimate Minecraft have something exciting to announce to you in the near future. What better way for us to announce it then for you guys to discover the truth for yourselves? Hidden in the previous post was a secret message. For those of you who haven’t spotted it yet, read beyond the break to see the answer – and advance to the next puzzle!
This has been an exciting week for promotions! The lovely and dainty JoibJorn was promoted June 4th, and today we have 2 more spectacular people promoted! DDancer has graciously joined our staff team, and shall help us smite the evil-doers whilst aiding our fellow members and community mates in the glorious world of UMC! Additionally, please help us welcome Kyroce to the Architect team. His mastery of redstone along with his building prowess are an excellent addition to the Arch team.
Thanks to all three of our recent promotees. Your dedication and willingness to help are very much appreciated, and we expect great things from you all!
Today saw an act of unbelievable, albeit sanctioned destruction in spawn. There were fireworks, spiderweb parties, and prizes for the most destructive players in a free-for-all bank demo. That’s right, the dismantling of the bank was the main event of the evening, an event that saw the entire range of human emotion on display. Chaoskills93′s cries of triumph and joy as he won the ‘Most Destructive’ award by clearing away 1,313 blocks of the old Bank building. ks07′s cries of anguish as he had to struggle against his miserly tendancies and hand over gold blocks to the first, second, and third place block removal winners.
The destruction was both impressive and frightening.
At the end of the day, the entire event served three purposes. 1) It allowed many of our more grief-prone members to scratch the itch without us having to ban them for forever. 2. It was a fun community project/contest with prizes and luls. 3. It paved the way for the new bank:
Thanks to Rezos for helping put together this great new upgrade to our spawn. We look forward to taking all of your gold from this new location!
Destruction Contest Winners:
1st place: Chaoskills93 with 1,313 blocks destroyed
2nd place: xlentanx with 1,137 blocks destroyed
3rd place: piggy_of_doom with 1,081 blocks destroyed.
Runner up: DukeOfNuke with 1,064 blocks destroyed
Prizes Given Away:
1st place: Chest full of 1 each spawn egg, 15 gold blocks, something loose that ks07 had in his pocket, 1 month of free VIP+ and a link and code for a Humble Indie Bundle game package.
2nd place: Chest full of 1 each spawn egg, 10 gold blocks, something loose that ks07 had in his pocket.
3rd place: Chest full of 1 each spawn egg, 5 gold blocks, ks07′s pants.
For more images of the event: CLICK HERE
Thanks to everyone that was able to make it, we had a blast! Any future events will be posted in our forums, so be sure to check it frequently for updates!
Starting now, until this time Monday, all members now have access to a large selection of VIP perks, absolutely free! When you log into the server this weekend, provided you are a member, you’ll have access to a large selection of VIP commands. The available perks include:
- /tp <player>
- /tp up <distance>
- /tp back
- New kits, irontools and plus
- Coloured sign text (Use &<colour code>)
Don’t forget to ask before you teleport to players, and keep in mind that abusing these perks may lead to you losing them or in some cases more harsh punishments. We want you to enjoy them, so don’t waste the opportunity! Remember than you can stop players from teleporting to you by using ‘/tp toggle’.
One final thing – don’t forget that for a week from now, donating will give you an extra 15 days of VIP absolutely free! So, if you like having the VIP perks, why not donate now, help us out, and bag yourself some extra time in the process!