MC 1.8 coming very, very soon!
Mojang has confirmed the official release of Minecraft 1.8 to be this coming Tuesday September 2, 2014! This means Sproocraft as well will be updating to the new version of MC soon afterwards. However, along with the update and it's new content, comes a map reset. A map reset is required for the new items and blocks to become natural as part of the map that will be played on. A new spawn and warp areas will also be included in the new map. The Event Map (The End) will remain the same while the Nether is reset as well. We have already begun updating a few of our mods and the server for the beautiful update.
Players will be allowed to carry over 3 items (or 3 stacks of items) to the new map using our 1.8 storage that is yet to be opened. In the mean time, we ask that all players remove all items from the current storages as they will be reset and closed in 3 days (August 31, 2014). Afterwards, on September 1st, 2014, we will open the 1.8 storage where you will be able to store up to 3 items or stacks to save over to the new map.
If you are unaware of the new content coming up in the new update, check this out!
Instructions on how to update to Minecraft 1.8 will be posted here as soon as the update is released!
What changes will be brought to SC after the update?
Besides everything mentioned above, TNT will be banned to eliminate TNT cannons. This will allow players to construct awesome and beautiful homes/bases without having to worry about losing it overnight. With plenty of new decorative/building items and blocks, players will have more fun building rather than raiding. However, raiding by means of PvP and claiming is still enabled. Creeper explosions will still be enabled. However, creeper eggs will no longer be obtainable. Therefore, luring natural creepers will be the only way of blowing something up by means of using creepers.
We are also bringing a few more classic faction features such as faction chat and other typical commands like in the old days.
Quests will no longer exist in the server. We decided to remove them considering they will have little purpose in the new map and are not what we want players to focus on. Instead, rewards will be given for completing the built-in Minecraft achievements while your stats are also recorded onto our website for public viewing.
New changes going on right now!
Ever worry about losing your horse to animal abusers in the spawn? No need! Now, you can protect your horse using our private saddles! Use our guide under "Horses" here to protect your horse! In addition to protecting your horse from other players, your horse will also teleport with you (if riding it) whenever teleporting any where in the map.
The Ender Bow is now a craftable item and a new one! Using this bow will allow you to shoot ender pearls at farther distances not possible by simply throwing. The bow will consume ender pearls in your inventory, so make sure to carry plenty! To view the crafting recipe, click here to view our guide!
A new perk has been added to Titan ranked users! Titans now have the ability to transform any horse of their own into a Zombie or Skeleton horse! As always, check out our guide under "Horses" to learn how to do it!
One more perk for Titan ranked players that has been added during the last update, but not mentioned, is the ability to use multiple trails at once! To use multiple trails, use the commend: /trail multi <list of trails separated by spaces>