About

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

We run a Survival world, Event 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.

Donations are fixed, again

I shut down Donations earlier this year, because we were having some problems with Paypal, and updates not being received correctly from them, and people randomly losing their D privileges.

This is now fixed! Once and for all!

Everything is now done automatically, and paypal tells us what to do. This doesn’t mean PAYPAL is going to be correct, but at least I know who to point the finger at when things mess up in the future!

So, if you want those sweet, sweet, D perks, you can go and click on Donate now and get your promotion immediately!

 

1.8 Server Showcase

For those that missed the Facebook post, the showcase video for the 1.8 map is finally here! 20 awesome builders are featured in this one, with 1 more video to come hopefully some time this year. For those who applied to be in this video and sadly didn’t make it in, don’t worry there’s always the next one! If you think your build will look awesome in the next video, be sure to /mail send Austy in game who will be happy to consider it. Enjoy!

Donations are back!

After some head scratching and discussions, we’ve re-opened donations!  I’ve been trying to not take your money without a good reason as to why I’m taking it, and apart from the 30-odd-hours I spent writing all the new backend stuff for Donations, we’ve also got a brand new cluster of servers.

Yes, I’ve been spending your money on Minecraft. I know you expect me to blow it all on Blackjack and Hookers, but it turns out, computers are EXPENSIVE.

Admittedly, we now do own a massively large amount of computing power.  About 200 CPU cores, and 700GB of RAM, spread out over 25 HP Blades.  This is all good, but this has now exposed my next issue – we don’t have enough fast storage!

So my next purchase is going to be 18 500G-ish SSDs, and 3 servers to put them in, to act as our new Swift storage cluster.  Oh, did I mention we’re also now running on OpenStack?

Yeah, we’re nerding it all up here.  Anyway. Enjoy! And feel free to hit that Donations link up there and throw a few dollars our way 😎