The Dazzling December Announcement, part 1! Oh boy oh boy. Oh boy! This December, folks! This December is going to be crazy... Regardless of whether or not you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or another seasonal holiday next month, I promise you that December in Cubic Worlds is going to be the best time you've had all year. Maybe even all decade! No word of a lie! It's hard to know how to announce so much awesome in a place as small as this forum post without crossing the streams and causing a massive HYPESPLOSION, but I guess the best way it to just tackle things head-on: Something about a plugin Yeah, hmm, can't quite remember, what was it called? Minecraft Moo? Nope... ahh, wait, that was it... It's official: Cubic Worlds is levelling up and will be joining the rest of the world by adding mcMMO to our gameplay! While hundreds of servers have been playing this RPG-themed style of Minecraft for years, we're late to the party - the Tortoise to everyone else's Hare, if you will - but we're finally ready to test it out, see how it performs, and figure out the settings that will work best for us before finally opening the doors on a brand new MMO world! mcMMO is a huge plugin and there's only so much that I can do myself before throwing it onto CW. To get your feedback on bugs and balancing, there will be at least one "beta test" of mcMMO before we officially declare it added to the server and make it available 24/7. The first test will be held over the weekend of Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of December. Depending on how that goes there will probably be wipes, XP resets, and / or more weekend tests throughout the month, but don't panic: none of the wipes will affect Voxellia or any of your stuff there. Something about an island Just lately, a lot of Steves - most of them quite filthy and feigning tiredness from their sixteen-hour shifts of forced labour in my personal diamond mines - have had the audacity to approach me and ask me a question. Two questions, in fact, so great is their impudence! "Sir, 'scuse me," one asked me with dewy eyes and a pleading expression, "is Christmas Island going to open soon? Can we have Secret Santa again?" "NO!" I shout back in their face, sneering and snickering evilly to myself. "Bah humbug! Get back to the mines!" But suddenly, a thought flickered through my canopy. "How then will I be able to scam... hrm, persuade people to pay me rightful tribute for all the ridiculously hard work I do for them? I can't be seen to abuse my power by taking stuff directly from the hidden stashes they think I don't know about... too risky..." An idea comes to me. "Grhrahahahrh. You there!" I shout to the forlorn hunchbacked Steve shuffling his way back to the mines. "Tell anyone who cares to know that I'll see about opening the island from the 1st of December." The nameless Steve gawps at me with a strained expression on his face. "Next week," I explain carefully, with the patience only an ent of my standing can draw upon. "Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!" The Steve ran into the distance, arms flailing in circles like some kind of loony. Something about other things These two things are just the tip of the iceberg - there's much more to say, and trust me when I say that I'll be saying them with gusto through this week! Until then, mine and craft well, and may Herobrine never stalk you! Shoutout: Sad Steve pic adapted from the work of the very awesome Draw So Cute. Aw, soo cuuute!