Monthly archives: November 2012

New Rules

Hi all,

In response to recent incidents on the server, I’ve introduced several new rules to help bring some clarity on what is acceptable and not acceptable on the server.

In the General Rules:

  • “No excessive swearing.” now becomes “No excessive arguing or swearing in the public chat.”

In the Construction Rules:

  • Areas on the server are claimed on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may use signs to claim areas for future construction, but do not abuse this by claiming too many areas, areas that are too large, or areas that infringe on other people’s builds.
  • All incomplete builds are subject to removal or modification after 1 month.
  • Ask a mod or admin before adding a new road or modifying an existing road.
  • Ask a mod or admin before adding a new rail line that crosses the map or connects existing stations. Private rail lines within your own build and existing rail lines of your own creation are okay.
  • Before building in an established town or city, ask the mayor of it first for permission.

A full list is available on the Rules page.

If you have any questions or comments about these rule changes, please send an email to admin [at]


MRT Server 004, Blobstudios Livestream 2, Snapshot w12

Talk about video-palooza! Stuff is being published on all three major channels (mine, Frumple’s and thomas’), so here’s what’s been uploaded:

On Frumple’s channel: MRT Server 004: The Redstone Gaming Centre. This major attraction is located at G11 station and has two fully-functional and a couple in-progress redstone games. The currently functional games are Tic-Tac-Toe and Connect Four. Frumple’s video features our Connect Four tournament that we hosted back in August. You can also access the station via teleport booth or via the LRT 780.

On my channel: The Snapshot, week 12 as expected. The featured station is B29 (Cactusville).

On thomas’ main channel: thomasfyfe will be hosting his second annual Blobstudios Gaming Livestream on Saturday, which will include Minecraft and Xbox gameplay as well as some non-gaming footage, such as flatmates cooking strange things and who knows what else. You can watch the stream right here on our website.

During the livestream the MRT will be the host of a Minecraft community build. Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to build a new town at G22 Station. Anyone can help build – even guests – in this very special event. To participate, take the orange teleport booth at Spawn and follow the instructions in the information center. Push the button at the information center and you will automatically be given building permissions for the area for 6 hours (you’ll need to renew them afterwards).

Here’s the livestream module.

Enjoy the videos; hope to see you on the server!
— chief

Blobstudios 24-Hour Gaming Livestream 2

Hey guys,

As you may or may not know, thomasfyfe, one of our moderators, has a popular YouTube channel called Blobstudios. On this channel, he primarily makes cool “brickfilms” which are stop-motion videos using Lego.

Thomas will be hosting his second 24-Hour Gaming Livestream next Saturday, November 17th starting at 11:00am GMT. During the livestream, the MRT Server will be doing some sort of collaborative build project at some location on the server, and the livestream will periodically show off the build as it progresses. We haven’t decided what exactly the project will be yet, but we will finalize the details closer to the date. Both members of the server and newcomers from the livestream are welcome to participate in this build project.

For more information about the livestream itself, check this link:

Hope to see you there!

Minecraft 1.4

I know you guys are very excited for 1.4. I am too – there are tons of new awesome things coming out that I can’t wait to play with on the server.

However, we have to wait for Bukkit and our plugins before we can update. It’s much like our 1.2.5 to 1.3 update. However this time we’re going to wait a little longer to ensure that plugins will work without crashing the server (there have been some very interesting incidents…), which will further delay our update process.

We can’t give an exact estimate as to when we’ll be able to update, but we will probably be ready to go by the end of the month if all goes well. As usual, we’ll keep you updated. For now, though, we’re still on 1.3.2.

If you have updated your Minecraft client to 1.4.2 or 1.4.3 and wish to continue playing on the server, please follow these instructions to downgrade:

  • Back up your Minecraft folder (world saves, mods, JARs, etc).
  • Visit
  • Place the file “minecraft.jar” (which will automatically download) in your .minecraft/bin folder, then launch Minecraft. You will not be prompted to update.

Hopefully this should alleviate some confusion and allow you to continue playing. If you want to have multiple saves, I encourage you to check out some third-party launchers such as Magic Launcher or MultiMC.

— chief