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.

1.8 FAQ

Lots of questions about what’ll be happening with 1.8 so it’s FAQ TIME! (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: When will we have the 1.8 map?
A: Whenever CraftBukkit and our necessary plugins are updated. Plugins like Essentials, Logblock and CommandHelper.

Q: Will we be able to take our Rank?
A: Yes, yes you will.

Q: Will we be able to take our money?
A: No, all money will be left behind on the old map.

Q: Will we be able to take our Cards?
A: Only your collectable and staff cards will transfer across. All other cards will be removed.

Q: What about McMMO?
A: McMMO will be reset completely. To offset this for the first week of the new map gaining McMMO Skills will be doubled!

Q: Will we be able to take our Builds?
A: Some extraordinary builds can be transferred across BUT only if you apply for it HERE. Note: We will be removing all chests, diamond/iron/gold/emerald blocks from these builds.

Q: Someone said something about Helicopters in 1.8?
A: NO HELICOPTERS!

Q: Will there be a temp map while we wait?
A: We aren’t currently planning to have a temp map but this could change depending on how long it takes for plugins to be updated.

If you have anymore questions post them here or in the forums and we’ll answer them :D

A couple of changes leading up to 1.8

For those that haven’t been in the loop, I should first announce that RobotoRaccoon has been promoted to Operations Manager. He is the one that’s been writing and managing all the awesome day-to-day stuff that keeps MCAU ticking along nicely. Roboto has been with MCAU since the very beginning, and he’s one of the most important members of the crew here, and I want to publically thank him for being so awesome! Bravo, Roboto, and congrats on your promotion.

Secondly, we’re no longer accepting Donations. People who currently have an existing donation get to keep their perks, but, once their subscription is cancelled for any reason, players will be demoted back to normal rank. Whilst I felt that we aren’t a pay-to-win server, we are technically in violation of the EULA. So, we’re fixing that, by no longer accepting Donations.

That’s pretty much it. I’ve been playing a lot of 1.8 locally, and I can’t wait for it to be released. See you online! 8)

Want YOUR building in spawn?!

We’re running a building competition, first prize is having your building copied over to new spawn!
There are a few things to explain about this competition, so PLEASE READ THE WHOLE POST. If you don’t read the whole post, and ask silly questions, we’ll get unhappy at you.

The details are as follows:

Build a building in the area provided. The best building, as judged by staff, wins.

There are some keywords to think about when it comes to fitting in with the ‘theme’ of spawn: Light, pretty, colourful, ethereal, flowery, airy.

Definitely NOT medieval, dark, “modern”, heavy.

We’ve set aside an area for the competition, in the event world, and you all get creative mode. You have to be a + or donor to compete, though. Changed my mind. Open to everyone.
There’s an area you have to build inside of, outlined in quartz steps. Think of this area like an island or cave, so you can’t really build outside of it.
The red-stone blocks indicate the entranceway. Think of a path or hallway joining up to the build area.
The building can’t be too big or too small. The floor is grass, and you can, if you like, have plants on it.
There’s no time limit set yet — we’ll make an announcement when it’s time to stop building.
You can build in teams if you like, up to about three people or so.
Please don’t build a house. If it’s a house, it won’t win.

If you grief in the build area, you’ll be permabanned. From all servers. No chances. You’ve been warned.

You can’t start yet, though! You can get to the build area by going to the /event server, and doing “/warp buildcomp”, so you have an idea of the space you have to work in.

The build competition will start on Friday evening after Friday Night Games. Start thinking about what you’re going to build!