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CharlieCraft Survival Minecraft Server.

Sep
20
by ntall1 at 8:45 AM
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CharlieCraft is a Minecraft server and community. We offer a family friendly casual build server with RPG elements.


What does CharlieCraft cost to play?
  • CharlieCraft is 100% free to play, for everyone, forever. Our website will allow the purchase of cosmetic perks & upgrades, but all of these are completely optional, and players can have a complete, fulfilling gaming experience without spending a penny.
I still don't understand how it's free to play - what's the catch?
  • There is no catch at all, if you already own Minecraft you are free to play for as long as you like, with no charge.
  • While there is no cost for members to play on CharlieCraft, CharlieCraft does need donation each month to keep running. Players that have the means to donate are encouraged to do so even if they do not find value in any of the perks.
  • Recommended donation is about 5 - 15$ for a month of play. If you do not have the means to donate we fully understand, and would still love to have you playing on the server.
How can I support CharlieCraft?
  • Players can purchase Supporter Ranks from the Donation Rank page.
  • Supporter Ranks offer players the ability to change their name color, wear an item as a hat, and other cosmetic features.
  • Players can also use the donation link on the forum index if they wish to simply donate for the sake of donating.
Thanks for your support.
-ntall1
Sep
07
by ntall1 at 1:13 AM
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A lot of you guys just log into your favorite servers and start playing, and not really pay attention to what is going on with all the back end server owner/hosting, bukkit, and all that. So for those of you who don't really know whats going on right now I want to try to shed some light on why servers are not updating to 1.8.

To host an MC server that is more than basic Vanilla you need some for of server modification that allows plugins. The main one used by most ppl today is Bukkit. Server hosts have been using Bukkit for almost 4 years now so they can do all the wonderful modifications that make each server unique. Without Bukkit servers would be no more than normal vanilla MC.

So what is going on with Bukkit, and why might there not be a Bukkit for 1.8?
Bukkit has always been a community project with code submitted by a wide variety of contributes. A few days ago one of the main contributors to the Bukkit project issued a DMCA take down request saying basically that Bukkit can no longer legally use his code that he had contributed. So right now all official download sources for Bukkit have been removed, and it is no longer accessible via official distribution.

What about Spigot?
Spigot uses bukkits code as its foundation as is subject to the same DMCA takedown.

So what happens to all servers?
We still don't really know yet. There is the option to stay at 1.7, but this still requires us to use software that with no longer receive active development, including plugins.

So where do we go from here?
Minecraft modding is a massive community that is already working on the next big thing to take bukkits place. Right now some very respected devs inside the MC community are leading a new project called Sponge that will mix a Bukkit style modding API with the already existing FORGE mod. The only downside is that old Bukkit plugins will not work because of the whole copyrighted code issue.

So what about CharlieCraft?
Right now our future is very unclear.

This whole thing with Bukkit could get sorted out tomorrow, Dinnerbone might release his 1.8 update and everything might continue as it always has. This issue with Bukkit only started a few days ago, and no one is certain yet on who has the rights to do what. Mojang believes that the DMCA take down is not valid, so there is a good chance this will all just blow over. Or Bukkit could be officially dead.

If Bukkit does die, if we continue to be funded to a reasonable degree I would love to move forward with whatever the next big server mod is gonna be.

For more information on the Sponge Project please check out this link.
Jun
20
by ntall1 at 1:10 AM
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Whats happening on the server right now?

There are lots of changes that need to be made in preparation for the 1.8 update. One major things is becoming complaint with Mojangs new EULA, and attempting to fix a few of the not so great things about the server.

Heroes, and McMMo.
As you all know we have been running McMMo for a while. I require Heroes to implement the features that will allow me to be complaint with Mojangs new EULA and still allow current donors to keep their existing perks. I was planning on running both heroes and McMMo, but they conflict with each other and create performance issues. So we have to choose one over the other.

Heroes offers much of the same things that McMMo offers, but much more customizable. For now, I only have a basic setup, enough to allow me to test the things I need to test in order to move towards the 1.8 update.

Currently I am just testing server performance with heroes installed, and the speed at which players level up with the current exp setup. Many of the skills available from heroes I do not have enabled, and will slowly enable them as the test goes on.

Once heroes is all set up it will allow players to level up, gain skills that also gain in power as you level, increase power with weapons and items thru leveling, permissions, perks, rank upgrades and more.

The Economy.
I am not going to be making immediate changes to the economy, but expect to see changes after or just before the 1.8 update. I do not have great details on the changes I will be making, but do expect changes. The current economy does not work and needs massive changes to fix. I already have an idea I am working on, but do not want to get into detail until I have it all figured out.

I just want you to know that I am aware of the current state of the economy, and this is something we are working to change for the 1.8 update.

Here is an insider tip to prepare for the new economy. Save all your unwanted socket gems if they are slimeballs.

New Map?
Yes there will be a new map for the 1.8 update. No we are not getting rid of the old map. You will still have full access to all of your stuff.

There are going to be new ores, and generated structures so we will have a new map for the update.

Minecraft EULA changes and Donation perks.
I have lots of changes to make to be compliant with Mojangs new EULA. This includes changes to donor packages, and how perks on the server are obtained.

As of August 1st I will only be able to sell cosmetic upgrades, server wide perks, or fund the server thru pure donation for donations sake. Such is the will of Mojang. I will not have to take away perks players have already purchased, so if you see perks you want, make sure you get them before August 1st.

Please leave feedback on your Heroes leveling experience so I can fine tune it. Remember also that not all skills are available, and I will be slowly adding them as the test goes on.
Jun
06
by ntall1 at 8:19 PM
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In an effort to reach our goal this month we will be giving out free steam games to players who donate!

  • How to get a free steam game from CharlieCraft:
    • Donate $10 or more.
    • For every $10 in donation you can choose 1 free game up to a total of 3 games per user.
    • You must have a Steam account to receive a free Steam game.
  • What games can we choose from?
99 Levels to Hell
A New Beginning - Final Cut
A New Beginning - Final Cut
AI War: Fleet Command
Air Conflicts: Secret Wars
AirBuccaneers
Alien Shooter 2 Conscription
Alien Shooter 2: Reloaded
Alien Shooter 2: Reloaded
Alien Shooter 2: Reloaded
Angvik
Angvik
Anodyne
Arcane Worlds
Avencast: Rise of the Mage
Aztaka
Aztaka
Aztaka
Bridge It (plus)
Bridge It (plus)
Bridge it (plus)
Cargo Commander
Chains
Chrome
Cognition Episode 1: The Hangman
Cthulhu Saves the World
Dawn of Fantasy: Kingdom Wars
Dead Hungry Diner
Dead Hungry Diner
Dead Hungry Diner
Dead Hungry Diner
Dear Esther
Dear Esther
Death to Spies : Gold
Death to Spies : Gold
Death to Spies : Gold
Death to Spies : Gold
Death to Spies : Gold
Death to Spies : Gold
Diehard Dungeon
Driftmoon
Droid Assault
Dungeonland
Dysfunctional Systems: Learning to Manage Chaos
Enclave
Ethan: Meteor Hunter
Ethan: Meteor Hunter
Ether Vapor Remaster
eXceed - Gun Bullet Children
eXceed - Gun Bullet Children
eXceed 2nd - Vampire REX
Fairy Bloom Fresia
Fantasy Wars
Fireburst
Flatout
Fuel
Gateways
Gateways
Glowfish
Gravi
Gravi
Gravi
Gravi
Gravity Badgers
Greed Corp
Greed: Black Border
Greed: Black Border
Greed: Black Border
Greed: Black Border
Gun Metal
Gun Metal
Gun Metal
Gun Metal
Gun Monkeys
Gun Monkeys
Hack, Slash, Loot
Hamlet
Hero Siege
Hero Siege
Hydrophobia: Prophecy
Hydrophobia: Prophecy
iBomber Defense
Kings Bounty the Legend
Kings Bounty the Legend
Knytt Underground
Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior's Rise
Larva Mortus
Legends of Aethereus
Love
Lucid
Lucius
Lucius
Lunar Pack – Lunnye Devitsy and Wake
Madballs in Babo: Invasion
Madballs in Babo: Invasion
Madballs in Babo: Invasion DLCs
Madballs in Babo: Invasion DLCs
Men of War : Red Tide
Men of War : Red Tide
Men of War : Red Tide
Men of War : Red Tide
Men of War : Red Tide
Men of War : Red Tide
Men of War: Condemned Heroes
Men of War: Condemned Heroes
Men of War: Condemned Heroes
Men of War: Condemned Heroes
Men of War: Condemned Heroes
Men of War: Condemned Heroes
Men of War: Condemned Heroes
Millennium - A New Hope
Millennium - A New Hope
Naval Warfare
NecrovisioN
NecrovisioN: Lost Company
Nightmares from the Deep
Nightsky
Not the Robots
Numen: Contest of Heroes
Obulis
Obulis
Obulis
Obulis
Oniken
Organ Trail: Director's Cut
Pickers
Pid
Pid
Pineapple Smash Crew
Post Apocalyptic Mayhem
Post Mortem
Primordia
Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45
Reign: Conflict of Nations
Reign: Conflict of Nations
Reign: Conflict of Nations
Reign: Conflict of Nations
Reign: Conflict of Nations
Reign: Conflict of Nations
Reign: Conflict of Nations
Renegade Ops Coldstrike Campaign DLC
Renegade Ops Reinforcement Pack DLC
Rig 'n' Roll
Rush Bros
Rush Bros
Sanctum
Sang-Froid - Tales of Werewolves
Satazius
Satazius
Section 8
Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter
Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter
Shank 2
Space Pirates and Zombies
Space Pirates and Zombies
Space Trader: Merchant Marine
Space Trader: Merchant Marine
Space Trader: Merchant Marine
Space Trader: Merchant Marine
SpaceChem
Stellar Impact
Storm in a Teacup
The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps
The Journey Down: Chapter One
Trainz Simulator 12
Trainz Simulator 12
Two Worlds II
Ultratron
Universe Sandbox
Vanguard Princess
Vanguard Princess
Vessel
Waking Mars
War Of the Human Tanks
Warlock Master of the Arcane
Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space
Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space
XIII Century - Gold Edition
XIII Century - Gold Edition
XIII Century - Gold Edition
XIII Century - Gold Edition
XIII Century - Gold Edition
Zafehouse Diaries
Zombie Bowl-o-Rama
Zombie Shooter
Zombie Shooter 2

As games go they will get crossed off the list. Games are first come first serve. You must have a Steam account in order to receive a Steam game.
Apr
06
by ntall1 at 1:46 AM
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Creative Mode on the Survival Map
Recently I have been setting up the server to allow for the use of creative mode on the main world without it interfering with the economy or legit survival players. This will allow me to sell creative mode once again, and bring in some much needed revenue. After looking at last years donations it became clear that our main source of donations came from users buying creative mode. So it only seems logical to bring it back to help curb the low donation trend this year.

The creative mode perk can be found inside the new SuperVIP rank. This perk is not for everyone tho as it comes with a pretty hefty price tag. We feel that creative mode on the survival map is such a game changer for anyone who has it, and even those around them that do not have it, that we would make it a very premium perk.

I sold creative mode to a some players back in charliecraft 2.0. These players can contact me and I will gladly restore their creative permissions.

Slight Changes to Rank Packages
The points obtained thru the purchase of rank packages has been increased.
New Perk: Adjust your fly speed has been added to the VIP rank.

New Donation Store
I have set up a new donation store. This store looks better than the old store, and will allow me to do sales more easily, and some other significant back end stuff that you guys probably don't care about. Point is, it is better. It should look better, and be slightly more user friendly.

In honor of our new donation store setup I am going to be placing everything at 25% off for the next 2 weeks.