Tales of IcicleCraft
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Alright, so the short of it is that I want to hear - from all of you - your best memory of IcicleCraft. The rules are simple enough:
  • Don't break rules with the telling of the memory.
  • Don't include a memory that broke rules.
  • Quality over length; grammar, spelling, and word order will help.
I may need to ask for translators for parts where a lot of Swedish gets involved, and I'll be stepping back from this not-quite-competition. There will be prizes to be won, from my own hands, but as to what those prizes are, well... ...you'll just have to recount the story to find out, now, won't you? I will spoil this much: All who participate get a prize.

The due date is February 9th, 23:59:59 EST (GMT-5) - or, in other words, anytime before February 10th. This is non-negotiable. Other than that, have fun, and I can't wait to see all the stories everyone brings. =3

Example stories:

story1 said:
When I was building the Tower of Zot, I remember all the lag...

January - February 2017 Event Suggestions!

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Hey guys!

We're in the next period for our bi-monthly events! Seeing as more of you have been active the last week or so I am posting this now in order for everyone to be able to suggest event ideas. Be sure to do so ASAP so we can plan accordingly ;)

Previous events:

Urgent Server maintenance - Thursday

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Server up and running again!

The server will be unavailable this Thursday, 5/1-17, starting 1 PM CET (GMT+1). This is a planned maintenance as we will perform a few "under the hood" upgrades for the server. Estimated downtime is set to be between 3-4 hours to allow us to check everything before the server open again to the public.

  • Date: Thursday, 5th of January
  • Start time: 13:30 CET/GMT+1 (1:30 PM)
  • Estimated downtime: ~3-4 hours (may be less)

I will of course keep you posted in this thread if anything new comes up along the way!

Update: We will also take the time to do a Nether reset during the maintenance. We also expect to reset the Resource world, but we have yet to find a...
Happy New Year!
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The staff members of IcicleCraft wishes everyone a great Happy New Year!
Hope all of you have a great time today wherever you may be! Enjoy yourself!
We have lots of new stuff around the corner for 2017, hope to see you there!

Don't forget to use the Holiday coupon on our store (25% off) by entering "iciclecraft2017". The coupon will end 8th of January.
A Christmas Surprise
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Since time began, Mother Earth tilts further from the great fiery flame in the sky and hibernates to the sound of cold winds and frozen weather; thus the season of Winter makes its stage appearance. As she wraps herself in her white blanket to rest for Spring, the slumbering spirits in the hills and forests jump at the opportunity of her diminishing influence on the lands. Joyous in their short freedom, they linger and run amok, sapping the ground of its natural warmth and brew strong storms. They call to the awakened snow spirits in the sky, beckoning them to join them in playfulness on the cool soil. Dash! Dash! They tumble downward, the race ventures on and eagerness takes them. They batter onto trees, homes, and wherever the winds takes them. Finally tired and weary from their fun, the spirits slow their dance until silence remains. The white stillness blankets the field of vision, and slowly those of this realm begin to emerge from the absence of otherworldly things. And so...
1.7 Survival World turns 3!!
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Yes my friends, it is December 8, 2016 and another year has passed; thusly the 1.7 World has passed another milestone of 3 years!! Much has happened since last year's thread.

Another fierce winter brought cold winds and snow mountains, yet our players managed by the warmth of the fire and survived. Great tidings brought forth another Christmas tale, as Santa invited all the ICers to visit the Elf Village and his Workshop to receive presents. The New Year followed and 2015 closed its doors as 2016 took its place. The winter appeared as quiet as the snow that remained still on gentle hills, but 'tis was not the case.

Rumors spread that Mojang, after over a year of slumber, would awaken from the dark depths of the Void and release another update. At long last, the Minecraft overlords presented the prophesied 1.9...
Minecraft 1.11: The Exploration Update!
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We are now officially running the latest version of Minecraft: 1.11 - The Exploration Update! As with all updates, expect a few updates here and there for better overall stability and bug fixes.

There will be a reset of the Resource world this Saturday (3rd of December) for those who wish to discover a fresh world created in Minecraft 1.11! The Nether will also be facing a world reset in about 2 weeks, 18th of December. So if you have anything you would like to save in those two worlds, then move those items to the Survival world!

The Nether will be facing a reset once we upgrade to 1.11.2. Expect a Nether reset by the end of this year!

List of changes:
  • Woodland Mansion – Giant end-game dungeons that spawn in in Dark Oak Forests.
  • Treasure Map – Leads to hidden structures like monuments and dungeons.
  • Shulker Shell and Shulker Box – Shells...

A new month of voting!

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A new month of voting is here! Don't forget to vote each day to earn Loyalty Points and ingame Gold... and of course to make Santa happy in December!

Don't forget to take the opportunity to be a part of the the Christmas community building event!


Christmas Build ready for use!

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Hey peeps!

This has already been posted in the previous announcements thread, but the area for making the Xmas community build is ready for use!

The community build will compose of a rail that players will travel from plot to plot, hence as if "traveling through a winter wonderland." Here are the general rules to keep in mind with the plots:
  • You may pick any plot, however pick the next plot chronologically next to the last plot. So for example, if player A picks plot 1, then player B should pick plot 2, then player C picks plot 3, etc.
  • You are permitted to build whatever you like (however preferably it is Xmas themed) so long as it is within the confines of your plot and you connect the two rails on each end of the plot.
  • Have fun ;)
There is a warp sign located in the Creative World spawn for players to access in order to build in the area. Everyone has until Xmas to...

Vote! - Option for Christmas Event

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Hey peeps!

So after having as many of you respond to the recommendation thread for the November-December period, it appears the popular choice was the community build option! Now, Christmas is just slightly over a month away at the time of this post, however to get a better idea of what we should do I will once again create a poll and list some options that we haven't done before for you all to decide.

Option 1: Christmas Ornaments

The gist of this idea is that we will build a massive tree in a snow biome. Then we will ask players to go to the Creative world and build ornaments (anything the player desires, could be candy canes, wreaths, TARDIS, ornamental balls, dragons, etc) to be "hung" from the tree. They will most likely be of a specific size (for example: 20x20x20 limit) as to fit as many as possible onto the tree. Whether 3D or Pixel art is up to the...