Another big rail tower

Lately I’ve been filling in the area around spawn and Turtle Base with new construction. That includes building a new railway to connect our other areas. Turns out that Mesa biomes have a lot of gold in them, so it’s been easy to find the material for power rails.

This is a sneak preview. There will be more later. Come on and play!

Server updated to MC 1.12.2

Hello wood punchers!  I have finally updated the server to the latest 1.12.2, so the latest Minecraft client will work just fine on the server.  While I was at it, I updated all of our plugins, so we should be on all the latest and greatest now.

As always, please let me know if you spot any problems!  Happy mining and crafting!

Server back up!

The server move should be completed now.  It is possible DNS records will take a little while to update, so both mc.lafes.net and mc2.lafes.net work as server addresses, and should be giving out the right IP address now.

Please let me know if you experience any issues!

Server down-time

If y’all hadn’t noticed yet, our server is currently down.

It seems our datacenter (in New York) has been under-going lots of support and maintenance headaches.  This has resulted in extended down-time for our server now twice.  It is under-doing a move to a new location, which will hopefully have less (or none!) of these types of incidents.  I am hoping that this move will be completed in the next 24 hours… but I do not have any guarantees that this will be the case.  Once the move is complete, we’ll also have to update the IP address for the server, which may incur some additional DNS delay, though I have that on a pretty short TTL.

We do have some pretty recent backups of the world, so if anything goes wrong, we shouldn’t lose much.  If everything goes right… we won’t lose anything at all!

I will update here as events progress!  Feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Map weirdness finally sorted out.

Hello wood punchers!  A minor update today.  (Vacation has been good for the minecraft server!)

The weirdness with the map generation has finally been sorted out, and new and updated maps are on their way!  We don’t have one set up for the new new new world yet, but Punchwood and PW19 should be fresh and happy!  The Turtles’ roller coaster is finally visible!

Happy exploring!

New world on-line!

Hello again wood punchers!

A new world has been created to be 100% Minecraft 1.12 generated!  It’s online now as “P2”, and the portals at spawn of Punchwood and P9 that previously went to the spawn point of P1 have been modified to take you to the spawn point of P2.  It also has portals back to Punchwood and P9.  The world for Punchwood 1.11 (aka P1) has been taken offline.

I personally will be starting fresh in P2, and working my way up from scratch!

As always, let me know if you have any problems, questions, suggestions, or whatever!

Server updated to 1.12

Hello fellow miners!  Big news today!

The server has been updated to version 1.12!  There’s a whole lot of new stuff in this new update!

Since world 1.11 never really got off the ground, we are very likely to kill that map and start a new world of 1.12 in its place.  I know the Turtle clan is still active in 1.9, so it makes sense not to replace that world.  We’ll keep classic Punchwood online as usual!

PLEASE let me know if you see any problems, bugs, or any other types of issues!  We’re still at full plugin strength, so also let me know if any of our usual plugin commands change their behavior.

Let me know what you think!

General update from the Turtles!

Hello Punchwood People! It’s been a long time since we’ve posted anything. We’re in the middle of a campaign to build a sky bridge across as much of the 1.9 world a possible. We’re doing this at Y113 and we’re now beginning to add rail to make a comfortable way to get across the entire land.

We’ve been adding onto the Sky Palace to try to turn it into structure from sea-level to cloud-level. There’s no rhyme or reason to how we’re building this. We are just improvising as best we can. We’d love to have people add on to this monstrosity.

But our quest to connect the entire world via the sky bridge beckons. Here we’re looking towards the sun as we begin a night of laying the bridge to destinations unknown. The exploring is the best part!

This is the location of a new base we’re building along the way. There’s something magical about level 113 and we’re determined to connect the beams that will provide for easier exploration across the world.


And this is our new factory that we’re using to make stone to use as the railway bed. Come join us!