12 Days of Christmas Giveaways
On the lead-up to Christmas, we will be hosting special giveaways each day!
This will be done through an external system such as gleam, however, nothing is confirmed yet.
These giveaways include many rewards, such as pickaxes, keys, exclusive admin items, store credit and even store...
Hope everyone had a sp00ky Halloween! Putting a close to October and the Halloween excitement, we are announcing the results of the build competition! Unfortunately, the judges didn't receive enough submissions to award all 3 prizes, so we have chosen two winners:
1st - MingoDaMango with his plot at /p h MingoDaMango 3 2nd - Richrex711 with his plot at /p h richrex711 8
Congratulations to the winners, and you may ask a staff member online to claim your rewards!
Additionally, we have had a few new changes to our staff team. First, we welcome @iPunish and @alexsaysso as the newest members to the team as Junior Moderators. Secondly, we congratulate @Meewoo on his promotion to Senior Moderator.
Bug Fixes & Server Additions
The management and developer team have been working tirelessly to address some pesty bugs. The following have been fixed or changed.
As Halloween approaches, we feel it is right to schedule some events to make the most of it!
1) Building Competition
We've arranged a build competition for Halloween this year! Starting now, you're able to build & submit your entries for the competition. Entries will close and be finalized at 4pm EST on November 1st. We'll announce the winners at around 5pm EST that day.
What are the rewards?
We will reward the winner and 2 runner ups. The prizes are as follows (and may be subject to change):
1st Place - $10 store credit, a random tier 5 pickaxe, a 2x multiplier for 24 hours & 1500 tokens
2nd Place - A random tier 5 pickaxe, a 2x multiplier for 12 hours & 500 tokens
3rd Place - A random tier 5 pickaxe, a 1.75x multiplier for 8 hours & 250 tokens
Winners will be evaluated by our Admins & Moderators.
How do I enter?
Build a Halloween-themed plot. Nothing is off limits.
Simply leave a reply with your username & plot number of...
Halloween is approaching (this year has flew in!) and it's time to welcome it. I've made some noticeable and not-so-noticeable changes over the past week, however I'll be noting them here and announcing some new features.
Firstly, some minor changes involve added Pickaxe durability warnings. A large title message will appear on your screen when your pickaxe durability is low.
The spawn's been slightly spookified! Be wary of the clowns...
And Gang Coins have been added to the KoTH loot pool.
We have also just added a Halloween Bundle, a limited time perk bundle on the Buycraft store (store.unionmc.net) for $22. This will be on sale until November 5th only!
Below is the listed items, perks and commands granted upon purchase. These will not expire, you will keep these commands forever.
I'm glad to announce a feature that has been on the list for many months now, and highly requested. We initially had gangs back in 1.0 however due to many exploits such as depositing money for prestiging, the system was removed. Over the past weeks we have been working with the developer of our older plugin, and the outcome; a custom fork of the plugin designed for Union MC.
This custom fork carries over the main features from our old implementation, however now is no longer tied to in-game money (a changing economy).
While everyone wants to own a Gang, we encourage users to work together instead of everyone having a separate gang. For this, we've added a hefty creation price of $325 billion in order to create a gang. This may change as our economy evolves (this is the only tie gangs have with in-game $).
A new currency named Gang Coins (or Gang Tokens) has been added which is the core currency of running a gang. Any gang...
Last week's DP proved a struggle with the high influx of players, however we've planned another one for tomorrow (Friday). Hopefully we won't suffer from any TPS issues we had last week.
This DP won't be on the huge scale that last Saturday's was, however we're organizing this to build hype for the PvP update we'll be releasing shortly after the drop party finishes!
The DP will be at 5:30pm EST (10:30pm GMT)
We acknowledge this is rather late however we're attempting to schedule it for whenever most players are not in school. If we postponed this any later other players from UK/Europe may not be able to attend.
I hope many of you can make it on this short notice! Stay tuned for tomorrow's updates.
I'd like to explain the lack of updates since the roll-out of Union MC 3.0.
School has started back, and evidently, we've seen much lower player peaks plus much fewer donations. Additionally, most of the staff team have also started back in School/college/University. With less of the team available, we have been unable to work on sophisticated worthy updates for the server. Most of the changes are too insignificant to deserve their own announcement thread.
While I'm at it, I'll announce that Zeus and Apollo pickaxes have now been reimbursed. If you purchased one in 2.0, please use /claimzeus or /claimapollo. If you have changed your name since buying it, let us know and we can sort this for you.
We will be hosting a drop party at /spawn on Saturday @ 3pm EST (8pm UK)
This will include Store Credit, Spawners, Tokens, Redeemables and much more items of value!
Note: We are actually working on some updates orientated around the entire...
We’ve made many changes in this update, most noticeably the spawn, mines and changes to donor ranks; and hopefully solved the crisis with our economy in 2.0.
Brand new builds:
Below are some quick screenshots of our new Spawn, A-Z mines and donor mines.
Changes to donor ranks:
We’re aware some users may disagree with our decisions here however we’ve decided to get rid of a few “unused” donor ranks and pack perks closer together. Especially as some of them have been as low as $2.
We’ll be removing the ranks Thug, Underboss, Legend and Champion. Users who have Thug will be moved to Convict, Underboss users will be moved to Gangster and users who have Legend and Champion will be moved to God. This...
We noticed that one of our machines (that handles all of our databases and the forums) was offline. Several hours later, we're getting back to normal.
But all is good now, we're in the process of changing a few settings on the server(s) as our IPs changed for some backend/internal stuff. However nothing will be different for you guys, you can all still join through play.unionmc.net and u-mc.co.
Plot PvP has been pushed back a little bit, to 7PM GMT (20 minutes from when this post was made).
Plots will become unprotected tomorrow.
Your lord and saviour,
And may the odds be in your favour (for those who take part in Plot PvP).
I'm writing this announcing that we'll be performing a prison revamp and reset by the 12th of August!
This will result in all data being wiped, including plots, inventories, PVs, A-Z rank, prestiges... everything (excluding donor packages which I shall explain shortly)
What time is the reset?
The reset will be between 12 noon - 1pm on Friday the 12th of August. Delays may follow, however hopefully things go to plan this time.
Why is this a good thing?
Many users have been complaining about how they stand no chance against longer-playing users in PvP, ranking up, etc. A reset would be a viable solution in order for all users to start equally again.
Not only does it reset stats, however opens up much more opportunities for us to improve the prison, such as adding new features, remove redundant ones, regain our old players, advertise...