MineCove - MineCraft Server

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Oct
13
Howdy do MineCovians!

Until November 30th we are running a very special MineCove Gold Rush Event!

What does this mean exactly?!

You should collect as much gold as possible over the next 7 weeks! Gold can be found in an array of new methods. Some will be added over time, others removed. We won't officially announce the methods, but we'll drop some hints periodically. Like any Gold Rush, you don't know where you're going to strike - It's all based on rumor!

Some hints to start:

  • Planting trees may yield you the infamous 'Golden Tree'
  • Most crates may drop gold
  • Try putting 2 gold ingots on the top two corners of a 3x3 crafting grid
  • You may earn gold by simply hanging out at /spawn
  • Mining gold will always be a reliable option
  • Gold will be key for the November giftcard contest

Thinking you might just want to sell your gold? Limited quantities can be sold at /spawn! Limited quantities means that only a limited amount of gold will be bought in given time frame intervals. If you're looking to sell, best do it quick before someone else does - Otherwise you'll need to wait for the shop to be ready to buy more!

Have fun guys, and good luck!
Oct
02
September's giftcard contest was a simple one:-

Obtain the highest McMMO Power Level by the end of the month

We were pleasantly surprised by the amount of effort and grinding put in by the community throughout the month, but three stood out far above the rest.

Without further ado, our first giftcard winners (and their power levels at the end of the contest):

1st: $500 Amazon Giftcard - magicalwiz2 - 23,929
2nd: $250 Amazon Giftcard - Voice_Selected - 23,535
3rd: $100 Amazon Giftcard - Skepta_ShutDown - 14,250

Congratulations!
**These players are not eligible to win giftcards in future contests**

Remember, if you didn't win this time there's another round of giftcards up for grabs in the October Giftcard Contest - Best of luck to those who decide to enter!
Oct
01
**Failure to read this post in it's entirety may result in you unknowingly disqualifying yourself from winning. Please read this post in its entirety**
Objective:

Construct a massive cube using only coal, iron, lapis, redstone, gold, emerald, and diamond blocks!

Each cube will have the following points tallied:

Each redstone block used = +1 points
Each coal block used = +2 points
Each iron block used = +2 points
Each emerald block used = +4 points
Each lapis block used = +5 points
Each gold block used = +15 points
Each diamond block used = +25 points
Any other blocks used = -4 points

Each air block = -5 points


Some things to make a note of:

  • Cubes must be built in /warp contest, a special flatmap world.
  • This special flatmap world will be removed following contest completion. You will lose blocks you placed.
  • You must construct a perfect cube. Six faces and same length, width, and height.
  • Non-perfect cubes are docked -10% of their score for each block that it is off.
  • All cubes must be free floating, NOT touching the ground.
  • No teams, this involves actively setting blocks down for someone who is competing.

Prizes:
1st: $500 Amazon Giftcard
2nd: $250 Amazon Giftcard
3rd: $100 Amazon Giftcard

The contest world will be locked from any further changes being made at 10pm EST October 30th. After this point you will not be able to retrieve your placed blocks.

In order to place, you must reply here with your in game name and the coordinates of your cube. You are welcome to edit your post, so long as that occurs before October 31st.

Tallying of scores will take...
Aug
31
We have quite a bit to announce, so much so that we'll need to sub-divide this into numerous other announcements!

First, here's the general stuff:

New map! MineCove is now running our largest map to date. A whooping 100k border! This map will be the new Survival.

The old map will now be called 'Legacy'. Only players who logged into MineCove during the month of August will have access to Legacy. These players will be MineCove's Legacy players. You may access Legacy with /legacy.

A run down on transfers and all that fun stuff:

- Items transfer between Survival and Legacy
- McMMO levels transfer between Survival and Legacy
- Webshop packages will only go into effect on Survival, not Legacy
- Private worlds may submit transfer requests on September 14th*
- Towns may submit transfer requests on September 21st*
- Builds will be open to transfer on January 1st*

*Details on transfer procedures will be posted later on

Legacy will stay open for another year until September 1st 2018, or until it is typically empty - Whichever occurs first.

Now for the big ticket items!

New Market Place! https://minecove.net/threads/market-place.13778/
Monthly Contests Re-done! https://minecove.net/threads/monthly-contests.13782/
New Road System! https://minecove.net/threads/road-system.13779/
New Pets! https://minecove.net/threads/new-pets.13777/
$500, $250, and $100 giftcard contests! https://minecove.net/threads/giftcard-contests.13781/

Misc Stuff:

- Legacy on new machine with double memory, best available processor, and a bit more general improvements
- -20% annual birthday sale will last Sept 1st to Sept 7th
- Votes will only be counted on Survival, not Legacy
- /god changed to /kermit
- /kermit moved from Z rank to prestige A
- VPN/proxy watchdog added
- Chat line limiter added for default ranks
- Onions added to /market infinite listings. You...
Aug
31
**Failure to read this post in it's entirety may result in you unknowingly disqualifying yourself from winning. Please read this post in its entirety**

September's giftcard contest is a simple one:-

Obtain the highest McMMO Power Level by the end of the month

The McMMO Power Level is the total of all your McMMO skills combined. If your swords is 50, your mining is 100, and your repair is 30, your McMMO Power Level will be 180.

McMMO has been reset. The /credits system has been temporarily disabled until October. You must work from 0 mining, digging, woodcutting, taming, repairing, or fighting mobs to build up your McMMO Power Level.

Some things to make a note of:

McMMO now works at at a curve. You'll find that as you get a higher level in one skill, the rest of the skills gradually become more difficult to level. Choose wisely which skills you decide to level up.
Your best bet is to work in a McMMO Party. You'll earn more experience this way

At 10 PM Eastern time September 30th a screenshot of the /mctop scoreboard will be taken. The top three, assuming we find them to be authentic, will win the following prizes:

1st: $500 Amazon Giftcard
2nd: $250 Amazon Giftcard
3rd: $100 Amazon Giftcard

The results will be posted on Monday, October 2nd following our thorough authenticity verification.

In order to place, you must reply here with your in game name.

There will be a zero tolerance for cheating or exploiting in any form. No automation of any kind is allowed. You will be disqualified from this and all future contests and, depending on severity, banned from MineCove with your data irreversibly wiped.

No use of alts is allowed in any form.

To be clear - We understand that this might be coming off as overly strict. We want competitive...
Aug
31
Monthly contests are being completely rehashed with some new tweaks to spice things up!

First off! Prizes. There are now twelve prizes for the winner of each contest to choose from. Once a prize has been chosen once, that prize becomes unavailable for the rest of the MineCove Calendar Year.

A MineCove Calendar Year starts in September, MineCove's birthday!

The prizes are as follows:
  • /fix for all users
  • /fly for all users
  • No air in playerboxes + 3 active collector's items
  • McMMO triple XP event in survival and farmzone + McMMO cooldowns halved
  • Votes needed for a VoteParty reduced to 10 + Double drop rates from votecrates
  • ABC rankup costs reduced by 25%
  • /land, Buybuild, and Painting prices reduced by 30%
  • -15% Webshop sale
  • +50% Contest Tokens awarded at the end of next month's contest
  • Unlimited car fuel for all players
  • Double shiny pokemon drop rates + access to /kit Pokemon for all players
  • All players can activate /boost effects for free

Also, there will be more Contest Tokens up for grabs, as well as all-new Contest Trophies!
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These will be awarded to the top 4 teams as follows:

1st: 40 Contest Tokens + 'Diamond' Contest Trophy
2nd: 30 Contest Tokens + 'Emerald' Contest Trophy
3rd: 20 Contest Tokens + 'Gold' Contest Trophy
4th: 10 Contest Tokens + 'Iron' Contest Trophy​

On top of this, each team that makes a genuine submission will receive 1 Contest Token!

Second! We will provide a special monthly contest flatmap for you to build your submissions. You can enter it with /contest. Contest submissions must be located in /contest, but if you just feel like building freely there that is fine too. Please note that at the conclusion of the contest phase this map will be removed.

In the special map, there is an expansive 100k x 100k border limit. Regions can be placed for free here, but you are only allowed one region. Using alts to bypass this is...
Aug
31
To celebrate our 5th year, it's proper that we have an event that will last the rest of the year!

During the months September, October, November, and December we will be running four very special contests. Each month the contest will be different from the last. They will be challenging.

But what makes these exceptional?

The prizes for EACH month are as follows:

1st place - A $500 Amazon Giftcard
2nd place - A $250 Amazon Giftcard
3rd place - A $100 Amazon Giftcard


Thinking you might not have a chance against some of our seasoned players?

There's good news!

Any player can only place ONCE. That means if someone places 1st, 2nd, OR 3rd in September, they are not eligible to place for any of the other contests.

No less than 12 MineCovians will be winning a significant prize!

Now, naturally a contest of this nature has special rules and policies.

This is for responsible players only. Anyone who is not a responsible player will be disqualified from all contests of this nature permanently. You are a responsible player if you:
  1. Remain a good sport in the event that you do not win
  2. Remain a good sport even if you do win
  3. Play fairly and responsibly*

Where playing fairly is concerned, we will not allow any kind of cheating or exploiting. This includes but is not limited to any forms of automation. Please be authentic in your submissions. We will have a zero tolerance for this.
As far as being responsible goes, you are not to behave in an unhealthy manner. This may sound odd. We understand that a $500 grand prize is substantial. Some of you may be inclined to miss school, work, or sleep over this. If we come to find that this is the case for you, you will be permanently disqualified from all contests of this nature.


With all of that being said, we know some will not abide by these terms. We will end up having to disqualify some players. Some will be poor sports about losing, some may go as far as to cheat. Please...
Aug
31
Road system

Originally, MineCove's road system was built on top of an already built up map. This resulted in some odd problems and some fairly creative solutions to resolve them

For our new map, this road is placed down initially. It goes straight from the center of the map outwards in each compass direction

  • The North Road is Red
  • The East Road is Green
  • The South Road is Blue
  • The West Road is Yellow

The color coding on these roads exists in the road barrier like so. Additionally, a wall exists to assist in identification if it wasn't readily apparent

In a nutshell, the highway on MineCove's new map is already completed.

Now, we know there was a group of players who enjoyed building the road. This time around, instead of building the road itself, players are welcome to build the following for the road:

  • Tunnels
  • Bridges
  • Points of interest

Please note that you cannot 'own' a section of the road, meaning it will always be a server project.

Upon completion of a road section, players entering that area will be alerted to your contributions!

Private roads may be built that connect to the main road, however these do not need to meet any specifications. It would be in your best interests however to build them sensibly!

Shops on the road

Along the road you'll find some special shops that buy/sell items or Pokemon cards. Keep an eye out for these!

Minecove Staff Team!
Aug
31
Market Place

At the very center of MineCove's map will now exist the market place. The new market place will contain 32 shop plots divided into 8 block areas. The current block areas are:

Coal
Iron
Gold
Emerald
Diamond
Lapis
Redstone
Quartz

Keep in mind each ore type is merely for organizational purposes.

At this time you pay purchase a shop plot for 100,000 Lunas. Note that you own the shop plot outright until one of these conditions are met:

- You become inactive for a period over one week
- Your shop remains consistently empty or unused
- You are banned or otherwise unable to access your shop

Once your shop becomes inactive, it is relisted for 100,000. Anything left within the shop area is permanently cleared. You may resell your shop plot to another user for a price you determine, but keep in mind you only get one shop per user.

The Minecove Staff
Aug
31
New pets are available on survival! Unlike the old pet system where mobs would simply follow you around, these pets now:

Have an experience system
An array of skills
Quite a bit more functionality!

Pets must now be captured by using a lead. However, pets that can be captured are limited by ABC ranks. Check the ABC rank rooms to see what you are able to capture.

Let us know what you think and if there is anything you'd like to see expanded!

The Minecove Staff

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