About

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MCAU is one of the top Minecraft servers in Australia. With over four years of continuous running, it has become the top destination for Australian Minecrafters.

We run a Survival world, Event world, whitelisted Vanilla world, and an exclusive Creative world for donors, plus more! Grief protection will be available to all players to use on Survival.

Our staff team work hard to ensure that your Minecraft experience will be fun and grief-free. If you have been banned and wish to complain, please do so on the Ban Appeals forum rather than by commenting here.

Current State of Things

Good Morning MCAU!
Just writing this to let everyone know where we are at at the moment.

We’re still running the Temporary map(Frontier Justice!) and we’re still doing what we can on it to make it fun and reduce griefing.
If you want the 1.7 server it’s still reachable at 17.mcau.org

We’ve currently got a Parkour Event above spawn (With the prize for completing it a small love heart that will follow you around)
We’ve also got some small Halloween stuff going on like Trick or Treat and a SpoOoOoOoky Potion (Candy :p) Vendor (BGR has plans to expand on this)
If you haven’t checked in in a while the temp map spawn has also had a makeover for an overall better and cleaner layout and villager shops.

In Searching for a 1.8 plugin capable server news we’ve been evaluating/looking into a couple of different things:
Spigot – MD_5 has plans to get a stable 1.8 Spigot out by the end of next month.
Sponge – It looks like the going is still slow here but they’ve been making progress. It seems like this’ll be the long term goal
Glowstone – Working for 1.8 but is not at an acceptable level for a Survival server (mobs, hunger, health, so on don’t work)
Granite – Working for 1.8 but uses a new API which is far from complete and has no plugins (Watched them talk for an hour the other day about not having the ability to write a plugin to teleport players)
Husk – Came out of no where and has released next to no information apart from “We have a working 1.8 server” but you can’t look at it.

There are also some plugins like Carbon that require the 1.8 protocol hack version of Spigot but in testing we’ve come across some areas where it is unreliable (ex: They had a bug where anyone could crash the server with a specific command a week or so ago) and at best is only a short term solution.

So as you can see we’ve still been busy while waiting for a new 1.8 plugin capable server. Whether it’s testing out different server software or in the temp map case writing / making our own hacked together things (Big thanks to Terrorbite, Robotoraccoon, Giestes and anyone I forgot) or getting our butts kicked with command blocks to setup things like the Vault, Parkour, Villager Shops, Welcome Messages, Coloured Names, Trick or Treat, so on and so on.

Test server for 1.8

Hey guys!

There’s a test server up for 1.8, it’s got no plugins (because they’re not available yet!) but it’s up and ready to go. If you want to log in and have a play, feel free, just remember that there’s no regions or anything, so you’ll probably get griefed. We’ll ban people who suck, but we’re not able to do too much else.

Check it out by connecting to TEMP.MCAU.ORG

Cheers!
<3 hug

The Bountiful Update (1.8) is here!

So 1.8 was released a short while ago (Thanks to Malimonkee for telling us).

If you’re having trouble connecting to the server it’s most likely because your game is set to auto update. To change your game back to an older version all you have to do is:

1. Click the ‘New Profile’ button on the bottom left hand side of you launcher.
2. At the top of the screen it’ll say ‘Profile Name’. Name your profile 1.7 (or Old I guess).
3. In the middle of the screen it will say ‘Use version:’ followed by a version. Click the box and select 1.7.9 or 1.7.10.
4. Click ‘Save Profile’
5. You can now switch between the 1.7 and the 1.8 versions of the game.

If you need more help feel free to pop into IRC or Facebook.

Other 1.8 related stuff:
New map / 1.8 FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Contains a list of all the new things

Buildcomp: Winner Announcement.

Hey guys, thanks to everyone who participated! It’s time to announce a winner of the build comp, whose building goes to spawn. The runner uppers get a sneak peak of the spawn build, and everyone who participated is winning a small prize as a token of our appreciation for joining in. (You’ll see that prize later, guys!)

Without further ado, the winning build was by…

FUPERY!

The runners up are htaliffy, Iyssden, _Zandros.

Winners were judged mostly on how well they fit in with the look of spawn as described by the hints, and a lot of you did such good jobs it was hard to decide on the runner-up winners.

Thanks again to everyone who joined in!

<3 hug.