Server Revamp
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I'll be brief, as this was covered far more on our Discord.

The server's been lagging for a long time. People are frustrated with lag, and we've been feeling it, but have felt our hands were tied.

We've since decided to take down the Minecraft server to boil it back down to basics, with a fresher start, and a harkon back to the older days.

Much will remain unknown, as many details are in flux, but this much is certain:
  • We, IcicleCraft, will remain a community. This won't change.
  • Minecraft will be a thing we resume - even if not immediately.
  • We haven't forgotten the donors to this point. Without you all, I wouldn't be nearly as tooth-and-nail about every matter that comes up behind the scenes.
  • We aren't limited to Minecraft, even if it was what brought us all together originally.
Sincerely, thank you for such a wild journey. Take rest while you can, because more is coming.
A Place to Call Home - 2019 Holidays
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While the days of the server grew darker and colder, the merriment of the holiday season did everything to combat the bitter bite of cold. Food, drinks and snacks were had, as everyone reminisced about times past, about the memories built to this point, about some of the silly things that had happened along the way, and about each other. With fondness, well...

...while @Geval may have been largely incoherent for this collective sentiment, the rest of us on and from IcicleCraft would like to wish you a happy and safe holidays - and the best of luck in the new year!

Also, expect a surprise quite soon. =3
Minecraft 1.15: Buzzy Bees!
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We are now supporting the recent version of Minecraft 1.15 Buzzy Bees and its new features!
As with all major updates, expect some updates in the near future for better stability and bug fixes.

List of changes
Blocks
Beehives
  • Can be crafted using 6 planks and 3 honeycombs.
  • Can house bees.
  • Fills up with honey.
    • The amount of honey in the beehive increases as bees gather nectar and return to their hive.
    • The player can harvest honeycombs and honey bottles from the hive using shears and glass bottles respectively.
    • If the player breaks or harvests honey from the hive, the bees will become hostile on the player.
      • Bees inside the hive will not turn hostile if it is harvested with Silk Touch, but bees outside the hive will.
      • Bees will not turn hostile if there is a lit campfire or fire underneath the hive when honeycombs or honey bottles are...

Urgent Server maintenance - Hardware upgrade

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Evening!

The hardware running our server has been fairly untouched for quite some time. So we have decided to find replacement hardware to fully allow us to keep the community and server ready for future updates. However, this requires the server to be unavailable for some time while we move everything from databases to server files.

Live update:
Server has stopped: 1:05: PM GMT+2 (13:05 CEST)
Server has started: 4:04 PM GMT+2 (16:04 CEST)


Date of migration:
Saturday, 21st of September, 11 AM GMT+2 (11:00 CEST).
Expect a total downtime up to 6 hours.

New hardware:
  • 2x Intel Xeon E5-2420 v2 Six-Core CPU (12 physical cores in total)
  • 48 GB ECC RAM
  • 2x 480GB SSD dedicated for Minecraft
Minecraft 1.14.4 is here! Part of the new Village & Pillage update!
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We are now able to fully support the recent version of Minecraft, 1.14.4 which is part of the new Minecraft 1.14: Village & Pillage update!
As with all major updates, expect some updates in the near future for better stability and bug fixes

Resource world
There are a new Resource world and a new Resource nether to discover.
Portals can be found at the Hub!

Ride and control mobs
Apart from the update, there is also a hidden gem for each rank in-game.
Each rank are now able to ride and control mobs! Simply right-click on a mob to ride it.
Citizen
  • Sheep
  • Cow
Veteran
  • Chicken
  • Wolf
  • Cat
  • Ocelot
  • Mooshroom
Iron
  • Iron Golem
  • Bunny
  • Turtle
Gold
  • Zombie
  • Zombie Pigman
  • Creeper
  • Dolphin
Diamond
  • Blaze
  • Spider...
8 Years Strong! Iciclecraft's Anniversary
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Greetings dear friends,

As of this month our server official turns 8 years old! Furthermore, this month also celebrates Minecraft's 10 year anniversary as well. Our 1.13 world is roughly 8-9 months old and our 1.9 world has just turned 3 years old. Sadly we will have to be saying goodbye to our 1.9 world at the end of this month just as we said goodbye not too long ago to our 1.7 world, our longest world at 5 years within the server.

The server has hit some rocky times yet through the determination of its community it has continued to strive forth and breed new life in and outside of the game of Minecraft. Our players have set out in search of new adventures within the world of 1.13, bringing with them old memories, continued projects, and the hope for a new start in virgin lands. Our Discord server is still lively and has seem to be our most active space outside of the game, especially now that we've been able to integrate both of them together. While many of our older...
1.9 World says its goodbye
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Hey IcicleCrafters!

After just celebrating its third birthday, it is time to say goodbye to another world. The 1.9 World is set for closure on May 31st. 2019.
This means you have a little over two months to get a member of staff to move your buildings to the 1.13 world. Depending on size we can move up to 5 buildings, but it is solely up to staff on how much can be moved. The space we save on the server will be used for expansion of the end, the nether and the resourceworld.

We will again ask you to contact your friends who might've played here, but is now taking a break, so this doesn't fly over their heads and they come back to nothing.

As we did for 1.7 the world will also be available for download, so stay tuned!

Sincerely
IcicleCraft Staff

Urgent Network outage 2019-01-07

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The server is currently down due to a network outage at the provider. The storm, Alfrida hit Sweden recently and have caused power failures.

Field technicians have been informed look into the issue and we will update the thread once we have more information!
  • Update 1: Expected to be fixed latest 2019-01-08 5 PM CET (17:00)
  • Update 2: We are now alive, 2019-01-08 6:58 AM CET (06:58)

Due to the recent downtimes, expect some events and goodies once we are alive!

Happy New Year 2019!

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The staff members of IcicleCraft wishes everyone a great Happy New Year!

Don't forget to use the Holiday coupon on our store (25% off) by entering "iciclecraft2019". The coupon will end 7th of January!
A New Journey Once More - Christmas 2018
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The wind continued its relentless assault in a grand campaign to wreak havoc across the dying lands, disturbing the dead trees nearby into an unearthly weaving as the air screamed in agony through their hollow trunks. Aided by flurries of thick snow, the journey ahead was unforgivably blind, with the only consolation of progress being the remnants of footprints. Through the virgin woods and the rocky mountain terrain, the travelers pressed on, for they had no where else to go but forward. Amongst those in this unusual group were battle-hardened veterans, unyielding to the slightest hint of danger but cautious of what was to come: the life-or-death war against Winter. Among their companions however were also a few younglings, unused to the nomadic life cycle every few seasons that their elders had become accustomed to but were willingly eager to seek out the new territory.

As the group of travelers braved onward, their old world began to crumble and would embed itself into the...