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Moving Buildings

By PrettyBlueDemon, June 27, 2016 0 News

Hey guys,

As we promised we will move your builds if you want, BUT we do have some rules so this doesn’t get too out of hand.

  1.  We will only move 1 build per person.. The reason for this is so that we aren’t moving 10,000 builds and filling up the new map.
  2.  We will be emptying ALL chests that are in your builds.
  3.  All hidden rare blocks will be deleted so even try.

If you would still like to have your build moved there’s a new ice block at the spawn where you can write the warp to the build you want moved. Just push the button to get a book and quill and drop it into the hopper.

Love, The Icecraft Team

Under New Management!

By TheLonelyGod, June 11, 2016 3 News

Hey, guys, it’s TLG, Aev, and PBD here.

We would like to start off saying that IceCraft was our first server, and it is to this day still our home. We have not always been active, but we have always been around. We care very deeply about this server and in saying that, we want the server to remain running as long as possible. We also want the server to flourish. In saying this, we all may know that illusion9 is a very busy guy. He hasn’t had a whole lot of time for the server in the recent years, and it has become much more of a chore to him than it originally was. This, to us, is completely understandable.

Icecraft has been running since early 2011, possibly even late 2010. A lot of time, work and money have been pushed into IceCraft and as a result of everyone’s lives moving on IceCraft has been a little bit neglected. Since the days of playing IceCraft, I have learned a lot regarding running a server. We will not boast; We do not know everything and we may not be the best candidate. However, we asked to purchase the server from Alex/illusion9.

Thankfully, he accepted. We have purchased IceCraft in its entirety. We are now the owners of IceCraft.

As the owners, We feel it is only right to inform you of our plans.

To start off with we would like to let you know, just because we have purchased the server does not mean it is completely ours or that we will be solely running it.
illusion9 has decided he will stay around and assist with technical management.
forshadow4 has offered to assist with funding also.

The first major, definite change we will be making is changing the server to premium. This means cracked clients will no longer be able to connect next week. This was a tough choice to make; We know there are still a few players left who are not premium. We understand you may not be able to afford premium and this may be a huge downer for you.
My reasoning for making IceCraft premium is rather simple. There is a severe lack of support for cracked now. You can’t vote, you can’t advertise, and that’s just a couple of things.

We will be undergoing a lot of bug fixing and plugin replacing just to make sure everything is up and running nice and smoothly.
Current bugs we are aware of:
1. /ms (mobshop) is broken because you pull the eggs out
2. /PVP does not work
3. weird pr glitch where in some prs you own you can do anything but build (no chest access)
5. chicken egg drop rates and growth rates are REALLY weird in chicken farms. (don’t really work for some reason)
6. banners have a weird 7 design limit on them

We will also be changing jr-mod to helper.

As some of us may know there is a new Minecraft update out 1.10. We will be looking into this and considering a server update. This may require a map reset.
As for a map reset, we feel like it should be left up to the community. We will be posting a poll on the forums.

If you have any further suggestions or bug reports, please inform us on IRC, in-game or on the forums.
Thank you, everyone, we hope to have a long future with all of you.

Love, The IceCraft Team.

By alex, March 26, 2016 1 News

Hi guys!

I’ve just updated the server to 1.9. As usual, things seem okay but something could be horribly broken.
If anything seems off please post a forum thread or send me a PM on IRC and I’ll have a look.

P.S. Just a warning, the End will be reset in a few days too.

New things!!

By brookie, March 13, 2016 1 News

Hello, I just wanted to make a quick post saying we now have a tab on the website called “vote” you can also view the page HERE. This page will be updated when new sites are advertised on. Please feel free to vote as much as possible to help grow this server with new players, which will bring more builds, and more importantly new friends to interact with!

You are not forced to vote and do not have to if you do not wish to, however, it will greatly help out the server if you do! One of the best ways to help spread the word is for everyone to invite their friends to join. If we all stick together, we can make IceCraft great again! (Totally stole that from Trump, hopefully he doesn’t sue me)

If you know of any other sites you suggest we advertise on, or if you make a YouTube video of the server and wish to show everyone how awesome it is, please either post it in the comments on this post, or on the forums! We CAN make Ice have 100+ players, but it all starts with the help of each and every one of you. Without the players, minecraft is not as fun!

Thanks for reading!

Love, Brookie

Maintenance (past)

By alex, April 5, 2015 3 News

Edit: Maintenance over, everything went well! So far it appears that most issues have been solved.

The server and website will be down for a few hours on Wednesday (8th April) due to some much needed maintenance; IRC and TeamSpeak should remain operational.

Technicalities ahead! Here’s the plan:

  • Upgrade the RAID controller firmware
  • Add 8 extra GB of RAM (upgrades from donations!)
  • Upgrade ESXi to 5.5.0U2 and hopefully fix some latency issues with the LSI RAID
  • Replace a misbehaving 3com switch which has been causing random network dropouts

Hope it all goes well!

– Alex

Planned downtime

By alex, March 15, 2015 0 News

The server and forums will be down tomorrow morning (16.03 around 8-9am GMT) due to ISP work. I don’t expect it to last longer than an hour.

If it’s taking longer hop on IRC for extra details.

Edit: downtime over

New feature: world map

By alex, March 9, 2015 1 News

Hey guys!

I added a new feature yesterday, an online map so you can see where everyone is. You can browse it here:

By alex, February 25, 2015 15 News

Edit: Server’s up!

Hello! I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on the site, so here goes.

I am truly blown away by the awesome community and the amount of support that I have received so as promised more than a year ago the map reset is now a fact! It’s been a bit of a challenge for me – I have been really pressed for time from university so this has taken a lot longer than it should have. With that being said, I’ll skip the long comments and skip directly to what I believe most of you are interested in reading:

What’s new:

  • New map
  • New hardware
  • Empty banlist
  • Running on Minecraft 1.8

What’s the same as before:

  • Your username and password to log in (note: name changes aren’t supported – you will be treated as a new player)
  • Your rank
  • The old map is still available (read-only) and old warps can be accessed using the /oldwarp command

The map is still very new – It would take us a few weeks to get everything polished out, so please be patient! I hope there won’t be any more technical issues hindering the launch. Stuff is going to change in the days following the launch, but I believe that what we currently have is playable.

That being said, if nothing goes wrong (I seriously hope nothing does!) the server should go up on Wednesday around 10PM GMT (25.02.2015 22:00). This post will be updated tomorrow with additional details on how to connect and a quick intro to the new settlements plugin.


Server Status, Plans & the Future

By TheLonelyGod, March 27, 2014 15 News

Yes, I know this is just a bummer of a post to read when you all thought “OMG NEWS!” but yes, we’re still 1.6.2. For all of you having problems joining the server, or not receiving a ping or “offline” in your launcher, that’s the reason why.

On a completely UNRELATED note, unfortunately there’s a temporary issue right now meaning the server appears to be crashing when players join, this WILL be fixed ASAP.

As for the long awaited 1.7/maybe 1.8 now update, I’ll try answer this in a small FAQ as concise as I can. Any further questions can be directed to me on the forums.

Why are we still 1.6.2?

With the addition of different resources, blocks and etc in 1.7, it was highlighted that it would be better to generate a new map due to having used the same one for..well, years. Unfortunately due to whatever circumstances, this was delayed. A lot of the plugins for Icecraft are custom coded by Illusion9, Dmarto and Ruan. Not every time but when there’s a major update or certain code is altered by Mojang, these plugins need to update..such as any plugin. On closer inspection it was noted that as well a new map needing to be generated, the custom plugins would need updating, modifying and in some cases rewritten.

Why are said plugins not updated yet?

Illusion9 actually coded the plugins that seem to be the ones with the issues at the moment. This isn’t slack or bad coding on his part, but because of certain updates to Minecraft it’s necessary. These are the most crucial plugins on Icecraft. The “issue” long term is that as he’s advancing in his education, taking on projects and other things in his life, the time he has to update these things becomes less and less.

Does that mean they’re never going to be updated and that Icecraft is dead with no chance of revival?

No, Icecraft within the past few weeks has been attracting players back for whatever reason, more than it has done over the past several months. As for the plugins, Illusion9 is working on the crucial ones, such as our custom banning system and protection plugins. As for older plugins that have just been “forked” (adapted to work with newer versions of Minecraft), we’re looking into using an alternative that will have continued development by the author while Illu is busy with his personal life.

So what are the plans right now and how long will this take?

At the moment we know there’s a LOT of (semi) manual work involved in transferring information from the “forked” plugins to the alternatives we’re eyeing. There’s no clear set date on when things will update, and yes we’ve been optimistic about things previously. Personally I’m a realist and I would say within a month, the server could definitely be up, as for reality it’s another matter based on Illu’s free time and the awkwardness of converting data.

When this is sorted, will I keep my rank, money or items?

You will most certainly keep your rank, you earned it. Will you keep your money, unknown but entirely possible. Will you keep your items? You’ll have access to enderchests for a certain number of days so you can transfer some or all your items as you see fit. This means there’s no reason for you not to play right now..

..but what about my builds?

You may tear them down and rebuild as you wish, you could also think of it as a way to “spring clean” or refurbish. After the “lock down” on the current map I’ll be taking requests to have builds moved to the new map. Please bear in mind wasting my or other staff time requesting mediocre houses, boxes or even dicks isn’t appreciated. It has to be a build of notable worth or “grandeur”.

What will be new about Icecraft after the new map and etc?

We want to try keep what you loved about playing Icecraft the same but we hope to introduce more minigames of sorts. Please don’t expect a minigame network such as I’m sure you’ve all played on before. Think of it more as an extension to the survival, with ways of making some more money by playing them. An idea we’ve also played with is tokens that may be exchanged for items or money in game.

Is there anything I can do or help with?

Yes, get yourself in the game. I’ve spoken in depth with Illu about the “map reset” and there’s no reason for you not to play. The idea is that we’ll be generating a new world and in time “locking down” the current one. Up until that time you can play freely as you always could. As said above, we’ll even throw in some enderchests so you can TRANSFER YOUR STUFF from the current world to the new one when it’s generated.

I apologise if  I’ve missed something or none of this has answered your questions so far. I’ll add to this post if a crucial question is asked that I have missed. Please refer to the forum topic I’ll be posting shortly where I’ll respond to your questions you have as best I can.

Forum Topic:



1.7 – Map Reset !

By TheLonelyGod, November 7, 2013 2 News

Due to the large map we have and the griefed structures 1.7 along with the new biomes will come a new map !

This means everything WILL be reset, homes, the map, warps etc etc. But never fear! illu is here! Alex, our owner has plans for a museum world where you can re-visit the old map but not edit it. that’s pretty cool don’t ya think?


Upon this map reset there will be maybe 1/2 new plugins and ranks, i can not and will not promise a whole heap of updates/new things however we will DEFINITELY have a new spawn!

We have planned an Icecraft 3.0 with a heap of new plugins and a few new ranks, but this update can not happen if we do not have an active enough server so let your friends know about the server!

It is important to note I TLG, will be moving 1 BUILD per person. this does not apply to anyone and everyone contact TheLonelyG0d on irc or skype if you think you have a worthy build to be transferred. When the reset happens we will hand out an OPTIONAL starter kit (contents are determined by your rank) for everyone.


Remember guys there are ways you can help icecraft and be rewarded!

Use /refer in game for rewards !

Vote + Comment on minestatus and contact TLG