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Survival Server Status / Twenty Hour Server-Wide Rollback - 10/29/2018
« on: October 29, 2018, 10:20:07 AM »
 Short version:
 
 The server was temporarily a little bit broken. We are fixing it by restoring it to the way it was at around 8:00 am central time yesterday, Oct. 28, 2018. The server will be back up shortly. The Game server, Skyblock and Wastelands are all currently connectable if you'd like to play games while you wait. Everything is fine! :D


Long version:

 There will be a server-wide rollback on Classic and Main of approximately 20 hours as of about mid-day October 29th, 2018. This will restore all map and player-data to the way it was around 8am on October 28, 2018.

 The hardware was relocated, and as always we tried to make the relocation as seamless as possible.
 Unfortunately, at restart many of our plugins did not load properly which left the map vulnerable to a large assortment of problems.  Some of the issues included plugins such as clans, chest protections and other protections including fire-spread prevention not working properly. These issues went un-noticed by staff and players for many hours allowing leading to issues that require the map roll-back.

 Once the rollback is complete all player/map/plugin data should be restored and just as you left it yesterday morning. The Game server, Skyblock and Wastelands are all currently connectable if you'd like to hang out there or play games while you wait for the main server to be back online.

 Thank you for your patience and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. Thanks, yall!

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Other Minecraft themed creations / Minecraft Video by Sean_Crafting
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:50:28 PM »
 Check out this fun video made by Sean_Crafting!  8)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/l9yPDJo7L_I

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Whitelist Requests / Whitelist Requests
« on: September 18, 2018, 02:48:46 PM »
** PLEASE Do not create whitelist request topics **

We're making a change to how we handle whitelist requests on Famcraft. There will be two ways for new players to join the server:

  • If you have a friend or relative who plays on Famcraft, you can ask them to send a message to an admin and request that you be whitelisted. If the player who refers you has a long standing good record with Famcraft we will attempt to get you added to the whitelist sooner.
  • The whitelist is OFF when staff are available to assist new players, and all players are free to join when the whitelist is off.

Famcraft is a family friendly server. We take the safety of our players very seriously. We also strictly enforce the rules we have posted on the forum and on the server to help ensure the server stays safe and friendly.
 
Famcraft is not always whitelisted. This is a feature we turn off and on throughout the day as needed to help make sure we can keep up with our current players needs.

While you wait to join the server, please feel free to visit these links for more info:

Rules:
https://famcraft.com/index.php/topic,5926.msg31729.html#msg31729

Tour (jobs, homes, land protection info:)
https://famcraft.com/index.php/topic,1876.msg10988.html#msg10988

Thanks! We will look forward to seeing you on the server!  8)


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General Discussion / Happy Birthday Famcraft!
« on: April 29, 2018, 12:37:26 PM »
 Happy 6th Birthday, Famcraft!

 I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the players and all the staff members who have made Famcraft such an amazing place over the years.

 In theory, Famcraft sounds too good to be true. A community based on friendliness, fair play and respect. A community with strict rules and wholesome morals filled with incredible people who strive to offer one another friendship and support. A safe place where players and their families and friends can enjoy playing Minecraft together, or just hang out and enjoy the conversation.

 In reality, Famcraft is all of this and more. Famcraft is a community with a life and a personality of it's own. It's silly, like our funny Famcrafters and their puns, and sweet like our kind-hearted players who are always eager to lend a hand to those in need. It's strict- like our rules, forever helping to keep the server safe.
 
 Famcraft is always growing and changing and each new player makes their own contribution to the overall atmosphere of the server, giving Famcraft it's amazing personality. It's an honor to be here with you all.

 Famcraft exists so that everyone who is willing to follow the rules and be kind to one another can have a safe and happy place of their very own. The maps are permanent, the rules are here for good. No matter where you go or how much time has passed you can always log in on Famcraft and be home.

 Over the years we've watched many of you grow up. We've seen some of you go from barely able to play Minecraft or hold a full conversation to being Famstaff team members. We've seen little rule-breakers grow into incredible players who now help others to understand the rules better. Our Famcrafters have never ceased to impress me. Many of the people I have met here have had a huge impact on my life. I know my world is a better place because of Famcraft. 
 
We love it when you log in to share the special moments in your life like a great report card or getting a new puppy. We always love to hear about the happiness in your lives. We also like to serve as a safe distraction when things are less-than-sunny and you need to relax and play a game.

 Thank you to every player who has logged into Famcraft, followed the rules and helped us build this incredible home. You are Famcraft. <3

 Thank you to the staff team. Our beloved Famstaff team is made up of some of the most amazing people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Each member of the staff team has the best interest of every player in mind. They give up personal irl time as well as in game play time to be here with us and help keep us safe.
 
The Famcraft team genuinely cares about our players and always makes the effort to treat them like family and friends.
 
 Famcraft is not a job, it's a lifestyle. Some people are under the impression that the staff team is paid or otherwise compensated for their time here, they are not. The care and devotion you see from the staff is real, and out of the kindness of their own hearts. They expect nothing in return other than to be able to enjoy time in the community that they help to build and maintain.
 
Thank you, Famstaff Team. You are Famcraft. <3

 Thank you to our owner. While you may rarely see Micah in chat, he is always around to take care of us. He stays in the background, quietly. He never comes forth to take the credit he is due. He never asks for anything in return for providing Famcraft for us but he keeps us up and running. We know it means a great deal to him to know you all have a safe, happy, family friendly place to enjoy Minecraft. I know he might thinks it sounds a bit silly to say, but I think he love us, yall. :3
 
Micah - You are Famcraft. <3

 Thank you to the other admins, Kealper and Thoatt. They are the heartbeat of the server. They keep everything running as smooth as silk. This takes a LOT more work than you'd ever guess. Maintaining Famcraft is absolutely a full time job, and one the whole team is entirely devoted to. Each of us checks on the server around the clock. It is very much a  priority for us to know Famcraft is safe and running well. We know we will be here till the last player logs in. We're in this for the long haul so yall are kinda stuck with us.

 Kealper and Thoatt, You are Famcraft. <3

 On a personal note, without going into too much detail- this has been an incredibly rough past year for me. Some days have been particularly difficult. I've not been able to be as active here as I like to be. When I am here, I am not always up to a great deal of direct interaction but I want you all to know that even on my darkest days you've somehow managed to put a smile on my face. Seeing chat, quietly checking out your builds and new skyblocks, or hearing plans for your upcoming projects or clans, it all brightens my life. Famcraft is my safe place too. Thank you all for making it such a beautiful place to be. I love you all. <3333333333333333

 Thank you all so much for these six incredible years. I look forward to many more.
 
 We are Famcraft. <33333333333

 Happy 6th Birthday, Famcraft!
 
 

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Famcraft Survival / Famcraft Server Status
« on: April 13, 2018, 12:46:14 PM »
 The Famcraft family of servers is currently experiencing some connection issues. We are aware of this and are working to get the servers back online as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience!

UPDATE: While we work through the connection problems for the regular servers, you'll now be put into a temporary creative world where you can play in creative until the main servers are back up!
Please read the signs at spawn when you log in, they explain everything in detail!

FINAL UPDATE: The servers are back to normal again. Sorry about the disruption and happy Famcrafting!

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Famcraft Survival / Survival Server Status
« on: March 02, 2018, 01:49:41 PM »
 Famcraft is currently experiencing technical difficulties. The admin team is aware of the situation and we are working to restore server functionality as quickly as possible. Thank you all for your patience and support.

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Famcraft Survival / Let it Snow!
« on: November 19, 2017, 08:18:36 PM »


It's snowing on Famcraft AGAIN- and YOU can help!

 Famcrafter's are as varied as unique as wonderful wintery snowflakes! We are asking YOU to help us make it snow! We have a special area set up at /warp snowflakes. This region includes the ability to FLY so you can build way up high in the air :D *Note: You will NOT be able to place on the ground- only in the air.

 We need Famcrafters to help build beautiful snowflakes. As a thank-you for your help, everyone who participates will get to wear a single white snowflake after their name, all throughout the winter holiday season! A few random creations may be selected for display at /spawn <3

Participation is easy and the rules are simple!

1.) If you would like to participate, type "/request snow" in game! Once you have your snowflake next to your name, you'll be able to build in the snowflake area!

2.) Visit /warp SG and take the gate on the right OR go directly to /warp snowflakes

3.) Read the rules posted there

4.) Collect your supplies :o (Read the signs!) The snowflake world has a separate inventory, so the blocks you acquire there do not return to the main world with you.

5.) Build a snowflake! :D *Snowflakes ONLY - ONE per player, please
❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆ ❆

Feel free to build off of any available glass blocks for a starting place. Do NOT build off of other player's snowflakes.
* In the event of parent/child or siblings sharing accounts, please feel free to each build your own snowflake.

6.) Place a sign with your name on your snowflake if you like.

 Snowflakes will remain on display at /warp snowflakes year round, but building participation is for a limited time only.

*This is NOT a contest. No prizes will be given. This is strictly a for-fun event.

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UPDATE: The main server is back up and running again.
We've undone all the stuff that happened earlier today. All of your things should be exactly how you left them last night.
The restore took the main server back to how it was at around midnight last night. So just a few hours before the issues started happening.

Original:
We are aware of the issues on the Famcraft MAIN server. These issues have been occurring since approximately 4:00 am, CST. 

 The admin team is well aware of the situation and we are busily working to get everything back to normal. Currently, if you join Famcraft you will land on the Fallback server, and from there you can join /server games, /server wastelands or /server classic - the MAIN server is not currently available, but it should be back up and running shortly.

 Thank you for your patience while we work on things.

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Plea to be unbanned / MinecraftMan1013 Ban Plea
« on: October 10, 2017, 07:16:31 PM »
 Sent to an Admin:

Quote
Dear famcraft admins,
I love famcraft. It is my favorite server I have ever played on. The moment I got on, I knew it would be a lot of in, and it is. I previously got banned for mentioning [another]l server on famcraft. I promise I will not make that error again. I would really like to play on the famcraft server, as it is, and I hope it still will be, my favorite server and first choice of using my time.
I really hope you consider unbanning me.

Thanks,
MinecraftMan1013

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Famcraft Tutorials, Links and Info / Famcraft Custom Recipes
« on: July 20, 2017, 03:16:57 PM »
Famcraft Custom Recipes also available at /warp recipe


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Famcraft Survival / Woot! 1.12 is here!
« on: June 30, 2017, 02:04:03 AM »
 Yay! Famcraft has updated to 1.12! Please set your clients to use Minecraft version 1.12 in order to connect to the server. Thanks!

 Claim your free parrot at /warp parrots

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Famcraft Tutorials, Links and Info / CoinShop Info/Preview
« on: June 05, 2017, 01:56:01 PM »
 We get a lot of questions about CoinShop.

 CoinShop was formerly known as the DonorShop. In the distant past it was available as a reward for a donation of $20 USD or more. This is NO LONGER the case, and CoinShop IS NOT available as a donation reward as we make every effort to be EULA compliant. However, if you did receive access to /warp donate for donations in the past, you DO  have access to /warp coinshop. They are one in the same.

 Coinshop allows us to offer everything we have offered as donator rewards in the past for in-game currency called Famcoins. These items can no longer be obtained through donations.
 Famcoins can not be obtained through donations and they can not be purchased. Famcoins can only be obtained through gameplay on Famcraft. You can collect Famcoins with /kit allowance, by selling items in chestshops or in chat, and by working the jobs as explained at /warp jobs.

 Access to /warp coinshop is available for a cost of 1,000,000 Famcoins in game.

 Once you have 1,000,000 coins, you can contact an admin to request CoinShop access. If no admin is in game, you can use /admin or visit /warp admin to make a request and we will get you set up as soon as possible.

 Once you purchase CoinShop access, your name will appear in (brackets) to denote that you have CoinShop access which entitles you to other benefits such as free World Edit structure relocation, and free World Edit land clearing down to sea-level.
  IF you have donated in the past and have a dark green name, you will NOT have (brackets)  around your name. If you have (brackets) and donate at a later time, the (brackets) will be removed and you will have a dark green name instead but you will retain CoinShop access.

 CoinShop offers an assortment of interesting things.

 Some example include:

- 5 extra homes with the /sethome command  - 3,000,000 Famcoins

- DeathChest - 10,000,000 Famcoins
DeathChest Info: http://u.famcraft.com/8i

- CoinMove Perm Pack - 5,000,000 Famcoins
Includes /b , /up, /jump
*/b is like /back- but you don't have to die first to use it
*/up allows you to specify a number of blocks to move up, then puts you on a glass block at that Y level
*/jump lets you look at an area and /jump to move there, similar to enderpearls

- CoinCraft Perm Pack - 5,000,000 Famcoins
Includes /echest, /craft, /stack
*/echest is access to your EnderChest via command
*/craft is access to a full crafting grid via command
*/stack allows you to hold any item and /stack to 64 (even things that do not usually stack)

- Fly - 100,000,000 Famcoins (yes, it is intentionally expensive)

- Access to request an admin to spawn mobs for you for a fee

- Access to request an admin to clear land for you, down to sea-level, at no charge

- Access to request structure relocation of a structure you created or purchased, at no charge.

 The CoinShop also sells several common items such as enchanted items (only survival obtainable enchants), golden notch apples, dyes, decorative skull blocks, basic white alphabet banners and a few other common items. The prices are HIGH as the CoinShop is NOT intended to interfere with the player market. The items in the CoinShop are not intended to be particularly affordable, just convenient and in stock.

 There are also some resources such as an enchanting table, a /heal button, a sheep farm (/warp sheep is better!) a small iron golem spawner, and another small xp spawer. These are not amazing resources, just something to help fill the space and offer a little extra benefit to the area.




















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My child has a disability- what should I expect from their time on Famcraft?

 You should expect your child to be treated exactly the same as every other player on Famcraft. We expect players of all ages and all ability ranges to know and follow the rules. We expect all players to remain respectful of one another and of the staff team.

Over the years we have had players with a wide range of disabilities from physical disabilities to learning disabilities. We have many players who deal with add, adhd, ocd or who are on the spectrum. We've had players who were deaf and players who are partially sighted. We've also had players who have been coping with long-term or chronic illness. Most of these player have done great here!

 To put it simply- we expect everyone to follow the rules and have a good time. All players regardless of disability or illness are treated the same. We do not exclude these players from any of the fun stuff, but we also do not exclude them from any of the rules.

 If you feel your child may struggle with the rules or experience behavior issues other difficulties while playing on Famcraft, then you will want to make sure you are available to assist them.

  Famcraft is a public server. It is always free to play on Famcraft. We have an all volunteer staff team here to keep players safe. All players are expected to follow the rules at all times, with no exceptions.

 Just as you would not drop off your child in any other public place and leave them unattended, you will want to remain available to assist your child throughout their playtime on Famcraft.

 If a player of any age or ability breaks the rules or causes issues on the server, disciplinary action may be taken. The disciplinary actions we use include:

mute - Temporarily removing the player's ability to type in chat. This is often used if a player is using unkind words to other players or staff, if a player is spamming chat, or if a player's chat is being overall negative. If a player swears- we do not mute them, we ban them.

kick - A brief kick from the server. the player can log back in immediately. This is most often used to get a player's attention when they will not acknowledged a staff-correction.

tempban A temp ban is a temporary ban that prevents a player from joining the server for a number of days. A typical tempban is 1-7 days but they can be shorter or longer. A tempban is usually used for smaller offences like repeatedly failing to replant the public farms. If a player has already been tempbanned for something, it's likely the next ban will be permanent. 

ban A ban means the player will no longer be allowed to play on Famcraft. This is most often used when a player has been very disrespectful of the rules and/or other players. We permban for things such as swearing, intentional griefing or repeatedly breaking the same rules.

** We DO NOT use a warning system. The warning is the fact that there are rules stating what is not allowed when you join this server. If a player breaks the rules, then disciplinary action may be taken at the discretion of the available FamStaff team member.

 We have had some parents tell us that their child becomes easily upset by corrections. If this is the case, perhaps going over the types of disciplinary actions we use and the reasons these actions might be taken will help your child be more prepared and less upset in the event they are corrected. Most issues can be avoided by knowing the rules and being respectful of others.

  If you feel confident you or your child may become overly upset if your child is corrected, then they might not be quite ready for Famcraft.
 If you are still trying to decide if Famcraft is right for your child, please consider reading this:
https://famcraft.com/index.php/topic,10389.0.html

 If you decide to give us a try, we hope you and your child will enjoy your time on the server.  Please feel free to contact a staff member if you have any questions at all.

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Dear Parent,

 I am so very sorry to be the one to have to break this to you.

 Your child is dear, sweet, kind, talented, creative and unique, yes, beyond a doubt- but... they are not perfect. They are human. They can, and will make mistakes. Some you see, some you may never know about, but they will mess up.

 This doesn't mean they've failed as a child. It doesn't mean you've failed as a parent. It does mean they are living, and growing and learning. Learning from our mistakes is an important part of life.
 Accountability is an important part of life.

 If your child is corrected or receives other disciplinary action on this server, you can rest assured it was needed.
 We are busy people. We do not stop what we are doing to correct a player for no reason. If your child was corrected then they were breaking the rules or misbehaving in some way.

 When we correct a player, it is to give them and/or their parent an opportunity to review the behavior that lead up to the correction or punishment, and give them a chance to learn how to avoid a correction or punishment for the same thing in the future.

 For the child OR the parent-  becoming argumentative, rule lawyering, using the player's age as an excuse, or resorting to calling the staff mean names is not the proper way to handle a correction. Instead, take the opportunity to learn what caused the issue, and prevent it in the future.

 In short, no, your kid isn't perfect. They're pretty great- but expecting them to be perfect will only lead to disappointment for you and your child alike.

 If you have an issue with your child being corrected if they misbehave then this might not be the server for you. We enforce the rules among all players, regardless of their age or level of perfection. Thank you for understanding.

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General Discussion / New 2017 Family Photo Sign-up
« on: March 15, 2017, 08:05:50 PM »
It's time for a NEW Famcraft Family photo!
 
 If you are not sure what I mean, I am referring to the image at the top right of your Famcraft screen. This is a custom made image we do about once a year.

 How? It's easy! Just add your name to this list! :D

 When? When this list is long enough to justify all the work it takes to make a new Family photo!  8) We'd like to have quite a few names before we get started. The list will probably sit here for quite a few weeks before we begin working on the new picture.

 To be very clear, you do not have to be in game, this is not a screen shot. We use a Minecraft skin viewer to collect and assemble the images into a nice big picture. :D All you have to do is add your name to this list. Please make sure you use the exact caps and or numbers in your name. No nick-names please, we need your actual user name.

 Thanks!

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