Voting has been closed

After a review of the data that’s been gathered from the voting system, it’s pretty clear that the turnout hasn’t been as good as had been hoped, despite the energy that players have put into it. To keep players from putting additional energy into voting, it’s been closed. Just as in the past, if you enjoy playing here, please tell your friends.  

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Update Log: The Better Late Than Never Edition

So a couple of updates went out that I forgot to announce, so here’s the “better-late-than-never” edition of the update log: Disabled the plugin that provides the /tpa set of commands, as development of this plugin was going in a direction that wasn’t in line with the server goals. Disabled scrollback for moderators in the console channel. This reduces the level of noise as well as provides an additional layer of privacy for players. Moderators can see current messages while they have Discord open. Updated many plugins. In case of unexpected…

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Important Changes 7-19

A new plugin now monitors players and will remove any unnatural items, items with unnatural enchantments, and suspicious items. This helps ensure that players are adhering to to the rules and remain closer to vanilla Minecraft mechanics, and helps prevent exploits. Players who have items removed will get a message from the server telling them what item(s) were removed and why. Other notable changes: Adjustments to enforce vanilla mob types on spawners Adjustments to MCBans enforcement Removal of buggy catacombs Other adjustments to internal bells and whistles

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Updates 7-15

Many updates have been applied, as well as re-enabling McMMO. These will take effect after tonight’s reboot. If issues are found, please report them on the bug tracker.

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Gameplay mechanics and anti-cheat

One of the key points around The Hard Block Life is an emphasis on fair play, which is especially important when players can do damage to each other. Making sure that players aren’t unfairly dealing damage to or evading damage from other players is essential to keeping gameplay fun and enjoyable. Unfortunately, the vanilla gameplay mechanics leave a lot to be desired in terms of making sure that clients adhere to movement and gameplay mechanics, and it’s essential that any Minecraft server which allows PvP between players maintain a good…

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Minecraft 1.12

The server has been upgraded to Minecraft 1.12. There were no apparent issues with the update. I’ve also set up a 32×32 resource pack for the server which will be pushed out on join depending on your local client settings. If you find any issues, please report them on the issue tracker.

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Announcing 1.12-pre6

Today The Hard Block Life has been updated to 1.12-pre6. Although this is a prerelease, we’re pretty confident that the bits are mostly working as intended and things are going to go pretty well. In the event that some bits aren’t in their proper places, the server is still set to perform updates every night, so check back regularly for more of your favorite automatic bug squashing updates. What to expect:  Things are going to mostly run as they have been, with the exception of the following changes for compatibility:…

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