Hello everyone, and welcome to this special issue of the CraftBlock Weekly! A lot of crazy things went down this past week, so let's get right to it!
CraftBlock WeeklyIssue #55
Server Reset!Wohoo! We finally made it! We're finally ready to present a brand new server to your guys! Everyone's put in a lot of hard work to get this server ready to play on, so we appreciate your patience and support. Please enjoy everything we have to offer! ^_^
Security BreachUnfortunately, this reset didn't go as smoothly as we had hoped. The second before we were about to update, someone hacked our server! I ask you not to worry. Look, I even made a list of reasons why you shouldn't worry:
Considering this is definitely not the first time CraftBlock has been hacked (this is my third or fourth hacking attempt that I've lived through, myself), I suppose @misskoa has had enough of it, so now we're adding extra security measures to our protocol. We've updated our forums, which is has stronger security now, and we've also added some security in-game....
- They didn't destroy much of our server or forum content, and we were able to recover what they modified.
- We know the IP address of the guy who hacked us and we've reported it to the authorities.
- We've taken measures to make sure that this doesn't happen again. (More info below~)
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Created by misskoa
- May 4, 2017
TL;DR. We got hacked! If you had a forum account, we advise you to sign-in to your forum account and change it, as well as your Minecraft account password IF both passwords were the same!
A few days ago, one of our administrator accounts were breached, including their Minecraft account. After we've fixed the situation relating to MC account, the users who breached the MC account also got a hold of the forum account of the admin.
They've caused no damage but trolled the forums with silly "Hacked By" posts, as well as attempt to delete threads. Thankfully, our permissions are pretty strict and you can only soft delete threads as a staff member, so we was able to restore any deleted threads.
We do not know what kind of data these users had access too. They've admitted to have access to our users and their passwords, and it could be true. After a day of the breach, they got through one of the moderator accounts and attempted to delete threads again and posted a few threads as well.
To hopefully remedy this situation, we've did the following:
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- Updated the forums to the latest version.
- Force password change to all forum accounts.
- Demoted all moderators and admins on the forums. We're now requiring all current and future staff members to enable two-step verification on the forums before their promoted.
- Other internal security measures have been put in placed.
- We're also looking into more security in-game for our...
Created by Chiplover2
Hello everyone, and welcome to another issue of the CraftBlock Weekly! There's nothing particularly surprising in this Weekly, but things are about to get interesting soon, so stay tuned!
- Apr 30, 2017
CraftBlock WeeklyIssue #54
Server Update Extremely SoonSince I haven't been insanely active this past week, I'm not entirely in touch, but I've heard that the server reset and update is going to happen extremely soon, as it is almost May already. If you have any questions about this reset, please check out the Server Reset FAQ (which can also be accessed via /faq in-game). I'm excited for a fresh start!
Vehicles@NintendoFrosty has been working hard on improving vehicles on Beta! For a little taste of the more customized vehicles that Nin's been working on, here's a preview of the "Eco-Friendly Car," made of leaf blocks. It's my personal favorite of what he's made so far. ^_^ The rest of the vehicles will have to be a surprise, so get excited!
Build Move OrderBuild moves are usually pretty chaotic, so in order to keep everyone in control, we're going to start moving the builds of higher ranks first, and then work our way down to the lower ranks on the server. This makes it more...Comments: 10 Views: 307Continue reading»
Created by NintendoFrosty
- Apr 29, 2017
Submission: So This is a basically a tree that is formed like a heart as branches, and as you notice there is a fire between the heart so it means burning love. I chose this design since i can show the beauty of nature and how can it be interpreted. I had a great time building this.. (P.S. I used Shaders) Check out their post here for more!
Submission: A giant tree with under the ground a place where there will be info about the tree and how the tree gets his water, I also built a visitor area to look. Check out their post here for more!
Submission: A Jungle Themed build for the Nature theme. Ponds filled with lilypads and trees. There is vines, coconuts, and trees. Many trees. We also have...Comments: 1 Views: 198Continue reading»
Created by Chiplover2
Hello everyone, and welcome to the 53rd issue of the CraftBlock Weekly! Nothing earth-shattering happened this week, but there's no harm in catching up on what happened. Anyway, let's get right into it!
- Apr 23, 2017
CraftBlock WeeklyIssue #53
TokenEnchantAlong with all the other cool stuff we plan to ship out to you soon, Beta will have a cool new plugin called TokenEnchant installed! This plugin allows you to purchase enchantments for your items with "tokens" that you would acquire in-game. You'd be able to enchant things normally, but earning enchantments for yourself rather than leaving it to chance sounds pretty rad to me. I'm not sure of the specifics myself, but this plugin has some very in-depth configurations going for it! If you'd like to see these for yourself, check out the plugin's Spigot page if you're interested. Happy enchanting, everyone!
Enchantment RoomIn addition to the above, we've made a cool room in Beta where you can use TokenEnchant! Using /warp enchantroom, I was teleported to a gorgeous enchanting chamber created by @WaffleRaws and set up to work with the plugin by @Mattman096! Thank them for all their hard work! The area feels more like a little shopping mall for enchantments rather than a "room." Here's a sneak peek of a...Comments: 11 Views: 273Continue reading»
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