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#3054 Pure and Monarch Map Expansion

Posted by Adam on 08 December 2014 - 11:41 AM

Pure and Monarch are now expanded to a radius 35,000.  Pure was previously 10,800 and Monarch was 12,000.  Enjoy the new block generation for 1.8. 

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#2349 Good One Acis!

Posted by Newstylz1983 on 28 July 2014 - 09:01 AM

Just Epic bro! Just Epic!

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#2350 Good One Acis!

Posted by Acis on 28 July 2014 - 09:12 AM


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#2169 Treasure Hunt!

Posted by Acis on 03 July 2014 - 07:44 AM

If anyone wants to do this in a team, I'm game. I'll list some pros and cons here so you can decide if our weaknesses and strengths compliment each other so that we may form an efficient and well balanced team. 


- Poor grasp of the English language.
- Poor attention span
- Somewhat poor memory
- Really poor attention span because it's Magic The Gathering spoiler season where they show new cards
- May ban you if I get frustrated
- Drawn to the wrong conclusion quickly and will defend those conclusions to the death.
- Despite claiming otherwise: never left ACME, ever. Except for the tunnel that connects to ACME. So poor grasp of where things are at on the map
- The contest host and creator called me a jerkhouse in this topic. Scroll up it's right there
- May or may not backstab you to claim all the prizes after doing zero work
- Somewhat poor memory

- Can fly
- Can ban competitors
- Can burglarise anything



- If Tarq reads that stuff above this section then I'm in trouble

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#631 Food And Cooking

Posted by JELLOMIX on 18 February 2014 - 02:56 PM

So fucking good.



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#4222 Mega Massive Metal Sale (the metal in question is iron)

Posted by deth_lettuce on 17 June 2016 - 05:57 PM

IronDeal is overstocked!!!


My  N I G H T M A R E  is your good fortune!  The overstock has driven me CRAAAAAZY, so I'm SLASHING prices on stacks of Iron Blocks to the TERRIFYINGLY unheard of price of:


$666  $500  $250




And you are CORRECT in that assessment!!!


HURRY before I get my ass into THERAPY!!!


/res tp irondeal  <-- no caps


DOOOOOOO IIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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#3572 Second Scavenger Hunt and Third Horse Race Saturday August 1st 6:00 PM EST (3...

Posted by astronomyfish on 01 August 2015 - 05:04 PM

:D :D :D

Winner 3rd Horse Race:


1st place: Mikill9

2nd place: %

3rd place: %


Only the horse of Mikill9 survived the 3rd Horse Race.


The race ended with a chaotic party at the winner podium. Racing members had let out the frustration on their lost horse at the Hippodrom of Astoria. But everyone was in good spirits and the racing organization hopes that all had fun

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#3014 Upgrade to 1.8

Posted by Adam on 01 December 2014 - 10:03 AM

Hello All,


The server is now upgraded to 1.8.  This should resolve a lot of stability issues we have been having. I will also be expanding the map on Pure and Monarch soon.

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#2845 Acis' Child Removal Service

Posted by Acis on 14 October 2014 - 10:09 AM

Has a something been pestering you lately?

Things coming into places where they do not belong?

Are you finding empty chests, half destroyed buildings and a chat full of verbal diarrhea?

You must have come across an unsupervised child, that is probably being raised by the youtube celebrities and minecraft chat.

Well no worries, I remove children for free, just post their name in this topic and they will be gone within 48 hours!


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#2565 Hallow love bugs :)

Posted by AnToast on 20 August 2014 - 05:07 PM


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#2167 Treasure Hunt!

Posted by Mr Fenderson on 03 July 2014 - 04:35 AM

Attached File  tumblr_lbku5gtUyg1qcf7tn.gif   76.83KB   0 downloadsHello Minecarts!


So, I have been thinking about setting up a scavenger/treasure hunt on the Pure server. This competition will be open to all and it will involve the deciphering of clues, the finding of things, the going to places, and the shaking your head at the inanity of any puns, portmanteaus or spoonerisms I will inflict on you during said competition.


That's right. COMPOOTISHUN. Here are the basics I have come up so far:


  • The competition will start at sometime in the near future at a certain point when the first clue will be announced LIVE in game. There will probably be cake.
  • You can enter the game with a PARTNER or go SOLO. Duos will share the prize.
  • There will be ten CLUES and ten PUZZLES/TASKS in ten LOCATIONS. Each clue will lead you to the next loaction. Each puzzle/task will give you one number in an X,Y,Z cooridinate. When you have all ten coordinate numbers, you will have the location of the TREASURE. Run, god damn it!
  • The locations will be in popular areas on the Pure server. The locations/whereabouts will be unknown to anyone but myself.


Now, as for prizes, I'm not sure what you guys would want or what I have to give. I was thinking of a sweepstakes, where every participant pays to enter and the winner takes all. This will also be supplemented with a bunch of stuff that I can think of. If this is an unpopular idea I'll have to think of more stuff.


Thanks to Jellomix for giving me ideas on this, AnToast for a generous book donation and Acis for calling the words that come from my mouth and fingers 'Crypto-Bullshit'. What a jerkhouse.


Let me know if you're into this, Mineshafts!

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#1809 Monarch is back up

Posted by Adam on 09 June 2014 - 03:49 PM

Please connect to the regular server now to access Monarch. It is back on the server hub. 

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#1498 FIreworks Demo by Peto

Posted by Guest on 09 May 2014 - 12:00 PM

Hey guys/gals.. so i was bored when i work up this morning so i decided to show off a little bit with my uber computer and HD MC Graphics/sounds/shader's XD so i did a small ish display of fireworks on a creative single player map real quick 


i apologize in advance for the epic fail transitions.... they were not bad until i compressed and uploaded to youtube -_- go figure




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#1313 Thank you!

Posted by Acis on 24 April 2014 - 07:09 AM

As a lot of you know, yesterday some kids griefed our server and did it in an admittedly clever way, a lot of spawn was covered in water, lava and a lot of blocks were destroyed at random.

Most of this avoided a part of our anti grief prevention.

However! I only had to ask in chat once for help, and everyone on the server wanted to help out!

So with some team effort (and a clever find on Jello's part) we cleaned up spawn in record time, fixing all lava and water.

This shows to me that we have a great community, something other servers could only wish for. With people like you we can get trough anything!

There's now a tiny monument near the spawn market that marks our quick cleanup and team effort  :D 

Some practical info in the form of an Q&A though:

Q: I still found a griefed block!
A: Try to fix it yourself it it's only minor / something easily fixed. There's still going to be a few missing blocks. If you can't fix it call in a moderator or admin to patch it up.

Q: building X is still simultaneously soaked and on fire, what do?
A: Besides the laws of common sense being broken here, the best option is to call one of the moderation crew, they can fix it up pretty quickly. 

Q: My chestshop signs are messed up, or my chests are locked and I can't acces them!
A: unfortunate side effect of this whole ordeal, Boot did try and lock up most chests for theft prevention though so just ask a moderator to remove the locks now in place. You'll have to re-do any shop signs that were broken though.

Q: Will this griefing stuff happen again?
A: Although I'd like to say no, something like this might happen again one day. After all, kids (and teens) are hormonal, moody, grumpy and burdened with a lot of spare time. We have so many great members that can fix this faster than it can be broken though, so there's that  :D 

Q: I still have a question that wasn't asked here
A: Fire away in the comments!

Thanks again for helping out all!

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#1211 Feelin' Artsy?

Posted by AnToast on 31 March 2014 - 12:01 PM

So, I play around with Photoshop sometimes when I'm bored. I used to use 3 different programs, but then my computer filed charges against me and my resources were cut in half because alimony while that trollop flaunts her circuits for anyone with an R9 series Radeon card... Anyways, Anyone could post in this thread. Any sort of artsy stuff you wanna show off and the like. Dont be shy; I'll let you paint me like one of your french girls. ;3


For instance, these are some things I've done: 









These are just a very few examples of things I did. The newest being that smudge of Tim McIllrath of Rise Against.


So I hope this takes off. :3 Share what you want, Comments are always fun. <3

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#1204 Gold farm mechanics

Posted by Kino on 30 March 2014 - 01:17 PM

This article explains the mechanics behind the gold farm on pure, and some general mechanics associated with gold farming in minecraft.Hello fellow Minecraftians,

In this article I’d like to explain the mechanics surrounding the gold farm I build on the Pure and Monarch server.

First of all, how does one farm gold?
Well as some of you might know Zombie Pigman have a chance of dropping gold nuggets when they die. So it'll have to be some sort of zombie pigman farm.

But how do you get enough pigman together for the farm to be efficient?
You can build a “common” mob farm in the nether, so pigman will spawn naturally in it, the downside of this is the mob cap. (if there are too many mobs around, no new ones will spawn)
A more efficient way is building it in the overworld using nether portals. Every portal block (the purple field inside the obsidian frame) has a chance of spawning a Zombie Pigman. The portal blocks don’t check for the amount of mobs in the area. This allows a greater build up of Zombie Pigman and thus is more efficient.

What size should you use?
There are a few things to take into account when thinking about the size. Sure, more portal blocks means more Pigman will spawn. The problem is mobs stop moving if they are too far away from a player (with default settings this is 32 blocks).
A farm stretching 200x200 blocks wouldn’t be much faster than a farm stretching 64x64 blocks. Also take into account that large amount of portals will create lag, so don’t overdo it!
The gold farm i designed is 49x49 blocks. The hight should always be the max. portal hight (23 blocks including both obsidian blocks).
To minimize obsidian use, you can use portals size 23x23 only, i didn't do so to keep things symmetrical.

Where should you place the kill room?
The kill room should be very close to the bottom level of the portals. The reason for this is to get the most Pigman to move when you standing in the kill room.Second, Pigman get angry when you hit one of them, so you should make sure all angry Pigman run straight into the mob transportation system (explained later), so they don’t keep running around in the farm, but get killed asap instead. In my design, the kill room is in the center of all the portals, very close to the bottom of the portals.

How do you get the mobs from the portals to the kill room?
To get the Pigman to move out of the portals, place signs (or trap doors) allong the bottom blocks of the portals.

Underneath the portals is a water system, all spots have running water, and they all run into the center of the farm.
On every side of the kill room is an entrance where the Pigman enter the mob elevators. (basically a tunnel upwards with water and signs). On top of the elevators is a connection platform where all elevators are directed to the same block.
This block should be the start of their drop down (to kill drop them 23+ blocks, to damage drop them 21 blocks).

Pigman are dangerous creatures, especially if they have full health. So you must make sure no pigman can escape the farm, or you’ll be in a lot of trouble. That’s why you should first build the entire farm, double check if there is no way for the pigman to get out (including the baby pigman), before you light up all the portals!

About the design:
The design I’ve come up with has 72 nether portals, each one 9x23 blocks (including the obsidian border). Every portal has 7x21=147 portal blocks (the purple blocks in the middle) so in total there are 10584 portal blocks. I used 6 mob elevators (4 normal elevators and 2 baby elevators). Also a switch controls two options: damage mode (xp farm) and kill mode (afk farm).
The design has portals with 9x23 size because of the water mechanics, since water flows 8 blocks it makes the transportation system a lot easier. Finally the design also allows you to switch between afk and damage mode. The trick is to make the elevators just high enough so you can put the kill room at the bottom level of the portals.

If you like to see one in action, the gold farm on the Pure server is the easiest one to check out (since the Monarch farm is underground and protected by towny).
To check it out, got to the Pure server and visit my base (/res tp KinoShop), the farm is upstairs!

For more information, contact Kino :)

I've started a Let's Play series on single player vanilla minecraft, in this series I'm building a Gold/XP farm using these principles. The design is a little different to make it more efficient and increase the speed.

For the next part, check the comments below :)

Click here to view the article
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#4602 Pure Server Footrace on Saturday, January 28th at 2:00 PM EST

Posted by JELLOMIX on 28 January 2017 - 12:46 PM

Sorry for the date mix up again, thanks to everyone who attended, the next event is on Saturday, February 25th and will be a bridge building competition (more information to come).


Results were:

1st Race

  1. Sven
  2. Time
  3. Acis

2nd Race

  1. Time
  2. Sven
  3. Acis

3rd Race

  1. Time
  2. Sven
  3. Acis
Footrace 1 28 17 1
Footrace 1 28 17 5
Footrace 1 28 17 6
Footrace 1 28 17 8
Footrace 1 28 17 7
Footrace 1 28 17 3
Footrace 1 28 17 4
Footrace 1 28 17 2



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#4588 Monthly Server Events Start On The 28th!

Posted by JELLOMIX on 08 January 2017 - 02:12 PM

Hey fellow Minecrafters! I'd like to officially announce the beginning of monthly server events! All events will take place on the last Saturday of the month at 2:00 PM EST, that's 11:00 AM PST and 7:00 PM GMT. This months event is going to be the first ever footrace on the Pure server. I'll be posting more details as soon as my damn internet gets fixed, this was via my phone. Clear your schedules for Saturday the 28th and keep an eye out for more details on exciting server wide events!
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#4285 Epic Mega Wicked Boat Race: Clockwise Edition!!!

Posted by deth_lettuce on 23 July 2016 - 11:06 AM

The race will be Saturday August 6th at 6:00 PM EDT (3:00 PM PDT) on the Pure server.

- Unless there’s popular revolt for an alternate date.  There will be more races as well.


I noticed that the natural rivers around Spawn were nearly connected, and decided they should be.  Check the original thread if you’re curious.  Tons of work went into this course from a large talent pool, and I’m enormously grateful for everyone’s help!


The race takes about an hour and fifteen minutes.  Aside from the fun, lotsa PRIZES:



8 stacks of iron blocks

diamond horse armor

3 saddles

3 nametags

$10,000 Pure Cash



4 stacks of iron blocks

gold horse armor

2 saddles

2 nametags

$5,000 Pure Cash



1 stack of iron blocks

iron horse armor

1 saddle

1 nametag

$1,000 Pure Cash


All other racers who finish the course will get 1 stack of iron ingots and $200 Pure Cash


The start / finish line is southwest of Astoria, and can be accessed by typing /res tp boatrace or by rail from Astoria’s Central Station.


There are tons of great builds in the area, so make sure to spend time there before the race:

Boat Dispensing Area

Visitors Areas - Grandstands for spectators, shops, restaurants

Racer Cabins - Racers can get dyed leather hats and jackets here


Respond to this thread if you’d like to race.  There are 21 spots in the starting gates which we’re unlikely to fill, but we can accommodate more if needed behind those.  The later you sign up, the worse your starting position will be, but that will have very little impact on a race this long.  Your signup number is also your cabin access, if you want your free racing clothes.  Follow the signs at the TP point.


The starting gate has an audible countdown before the gate opens.


There will be several night cycles throughout the race, so skeletons are a real hazard.  They can shoot you and your boat, which either ejects you from your boat, or can even destroy your boat, so BRING EXTRA BOATS.  You can have weapons to fight mobs in case you have a crazy lead and want to snipe a skeleton before it can de-boat you, but breaking other racers’ boats will disqualify you.


Landmarks and Features:


At the start of the race follow the traffic sign, or you’ll be blocked by fence.  Shortly after there’s a one-way fence that will open as you approach.  After that gate, do NOT turn right, go straight to continue the race.



Whenever you see a line of light buoys, don’t cross through them.  Either stay between buoys and land, or between two lines of buoys.  Cutting through them will only take you off course, as there are no shortcuts.



There are a few areas that look like dead ends, but are actually boat elevators.  Boat up to the slime blocks and let them launch you to the next level.  Sometimes it takes a few tries, so once you’re on the slime, don’t keep pressing forward or you’ll get stuck at the wall.  Just sit on the slime until you’re up.  The elevators work in both directions, so if it looks like you’ll boat off a ledge, go for it!  You’ll just fall safely to a lower level and continue.



Forks in the river all go the same way.


Success in this course depends on avoiding collisions, picking the best path between corners, and luck avoiding skeletons.


As always, the most important rule is, don’t be a dick. ;)


After the race: Come to the winner’s podium to see all the gloating and tears at the presentation ceremony. Eat up all the cake and party down.


The start/finish area:




Here's a LARGE map of the course.

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#2870 Kino's youtube channel

Posted by Kino on 21 October 2014 - 10:38 AM

Hey everybody,


I have had the idea of making some youtube videos on Minecraft for a while now. And I'm finally getting started on it. I've created a new youtube channel: Kino Minecraft and I want to start making some videos on the server.


The first video I have uploaded is a birds eye view of the USS Voyager on the Pure server, build by JediExile.


I will post the new vids in the comments :)


If you guys have any suggestions or ideas, I'm kinda new to this stuff, so advice is always welcome!



I've started a Let's Play series on Monarch!


Edit 2:

Finally started on a Gold Farm tutorial here's part 1 & 2  :)



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