Server Status 9-24-2018

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Hello everyone!

It's quite rare we do so many announcements, but the issues we've had updating to 1.13 has been serious. After working our asses off the last couple of days I am happy to tell you all, that most issues has been resolved. Everything is working as it should again.

New stuff we've added:
- New 1.13 World
- New Spawn
- New Hub
- New Marketplace
- Mob-arena(s)
- Spleef
- New and fresh resource world
- New nether
- New memorial world (TBA)

You are now also able to carry over your items from the old worlds to the new 1.13 world. We are still working on the issue where some have lost their inventory in the first couple of days after the update. Stay tuned!

Urgent Server Status 9-23-2018

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Hello everyone!

We have been trying to rollback the server to post 1.13.1, but have failed to do so. We would like to apologise to everyone for the troubles that it has caused.
  • Please keep your items in chests. We are currently trying to restore everyones inventory and enderchests to post 1.13.1, as many have lost items.
  • Be aware that we might restart and take the server down numerous times in the next couple of days. We will ofcourse let everyone online know before doing so.
  • We will regenerate the 1.13.1 World, so get your ressources from the ressource world instead. The A worlds inventory might get affected.
  • We will try to do some hotfixes the next week to solve all the issues like no nether fortresses, item loss and structures.

Again I would like to apologize for these issues. We are doing our best to counter them. Feel free to use our discord for any questions.

Urgent Server Status 9-22-2018

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Hey peeps!

As many of you are aware atm the server is currently down at the time of this thread. Here is the current list of items that are being done and addressed:
  • Due to the amount of internal stress on the server and errors affecting it from the update, we are currently creating a backup of the server in order to revert back to 1.12.2 version of Minecraft. We expect this to last 1-2 weeks before performing another update.
  • We are preparing to do a rollback of the server from the past 1-2 days in order to bring everyone's saved data back to a point in the coming hours. Note: During the time of the rollback, there may be a chance that we are unable to recover items from inventories and ender chests.
  • You will be able to play on the server within the next few hours of this thread being made. Thereafter we will investigate how to fix the persistent issues that were being experienced during the past day on the 1.13.1 version on a test...
Urgent 1.13.1 incoming!
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Hello everyone!

We know it's been quite a wait for 1.13.1, as there have been numerous reported bugs that deemed it too risky to update. Everything seems to be working okay now on our test server, so we are ready to roll out an update tomorrow september 21st.

Maintenance time frame:
Starting 19.00 CEST / UTC +2 (7.00 PM)
Expected done by: 21.00-22.00 CEST / UTC +2 (9.00-10.00 PM)

Bunch of new stuff
Ofcourse we also got some goodies for our players. We have been quite busy behind the scenes lately and its probably the biggest update to IcicleCraft since launch!

- New 1.13 World
- New Spawn
- New Hub
- New Marketplace
- Mob-arena(s)
- Spleef
- New and fresh resource world
- New nether
- New memorial world (TBA)

I'd also like to address that you won't be able to move your items between worlds at the moment. This is something we are working on, but we would rather get the update out than let you wait for several more...
August Updates!!!
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Hey peeps! Thought I'd make this thread to give a few quick updates and news regarding sever information:

  • Thanks to @Bavu you are now able to scroll paintings! No more frustration in waiting for the right paintings to decorate your wall. Simply right click a painting that is placed on a wall and you will be able to scroll with your cursor until you find the painting of your choice, then right click to exit the editor.
  • A brand new Mob Arena will be coming soon in the very near future! For those unfamiliar, Mob Arena features a closed map where you may pick one of a handful of classes in order to face countless hordes of mobs and the occasional floor boss. The new one will be ~2-3x larger than the old version and potentially even more terrifying!!! See screenshot for a sneak peek!!!
  • In the works with @Omio , @Cetec and myself is hopefully a solution to fixing the AutoRank plugin issue that...
A new month of voting!
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A new month to earn more Gold and more Loyalty Points is here!
You can get up to 300 gold and 9 loyalty points by voting on all 3 sites each day.

The long awaited Minecraft 1.13 Update Aquatic is here and we are eager to update to support the latest version. There should not be many days left before we are able to update to support all the new features, but we are currently waiting for everything to get stable enough to fully support it without any major issues.


Our (almost) annual trusted round

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Greetings IcicleCraftians!

It's been a long 2 years and 4 months since we last promoted any loyal players to the trusted position. That's why we have decided its long overdue! We have been discussing it for almost a month and finally found the 4 people who deserved it the most.

The new trusted players are...

Ladies and gentlemen, give a big round of applause for our 4 new trusted players!

Current trusted players:
Trusted round 1:
PyroWarrior99, N00bykilla, mattoa, mrmunroe, cloakedassassin4
Trusted round 2: MudkipNinjaGM, x_sephiria_x, Anders123DK, molkusque, Markus_OL
Trusted round 3: marlin2202, Hydrillla, Awesome10C00L, astrotrain24, ZiiimZooon, lolkittyfufu
Trusted round 4: jeroo, Jelka, Coxy06, LordIce_Wolf, agarfin...

NPC Villagers now fully functional!

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We have finally managed to return NPC villager functions to normal Minecraft standards! This means they are now able to spawn, break crops to eat, be turned from zombie villagers, and (hopefully breed). We have also done this without exposing any potential griefing weaknesses that we are aware of. This has been a hot topic on the server for several years at the very least, but I am glad to say that they should be functioning properly. We hope that these changes remain in effect as we progress, but please be sure to report any issues if they arise.

Special thanks to @Omio and @Cetec as well!


Urgent Server maintenance - Backend changes

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Server up and running!
Maintenance time frame:
Started 12:34 CEST / UTC +2 (12:34 PM), 23rd of June
Ended 00:14 CEST / UTC +2 (12:14 AM), 24th of June

There will be an upcoming maintenance window this weekend.

Since the recent SQL outage a few days ago we noticed how vulnerable our backend have become after several years in active duty. Therefore are we going to take this opportunity to completely redesign our backend, upgrading and changing several key systems to secure the future service of our community and server.

This upcoming maintenance window will result in a server downtime for up to 48 hours, the longest maintence window we have had since the start back in 2011.

  • Date: Saturday - Sunday, 23rd - 24th of June
  • Start time: 12:30 CEST...
Lucky #7: Iciclecraft's Anniversary!!!
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Greetings once again my dear friends,

With this coming month of May we have reached yet another milestone of the server as it turns 7 years old! This is indeed noteworthy as we are among the few servers that can hold such an accomplishment within the overarching community of Minecraft. The 1.9 World is now 2 years old and the 1.7 world is 4.5 as of this thread, our longest world to date with both world still showing signs of life.

The past year has not been without its own struggles, if not being our most challenging year to date. Many will note that activity on the server has thinned over time. We've also experienced a few changes in staff with our longtime Admin Kate stepping down for a well-deserved break and introducing Omio and Ziiim as new Moderators. Forums itself has also gone quiet with only occasional threads from time to time, some usage of the chatbox, and a status bar that we will fix soon hopefully! ;) We've also had our fair share of members gone inactive or...