The first day of the new map soon revealed problems with the world generation plugin we'd been using. After 9 hours of pre-generation, the server was opened only to discover that the pre-generation hadn't actually done anything. The lag was bad, and there were several roll-backs. Unable to find another working world generation plugin, the users had to generate it themselves. Warnings were delivered that playing now would be very risky, and not to place items in chests, as they could be lost during a rollback.
As the month continued the server was found to be quite stable, the tick rate much improved, and mobs spawning like crazy.
BetilloMinor plants several highly dangerous traps around the map, including a TNT Giant Mushroom, and an NPC village house. The traps claim the lives of at least 2 people.
Futhermucker makes a post on the subreddit in an attempt to appeal to the better nature of hcsmp players. In response to this, talks begin about reforming the NMR, and public Noob outposts begin to appear in various places around the map. The New Minecraft Republic reforms a short time later. The NMR and the Black Hand work together on several Noob Outposts and Ravine Town, before some planned duels get out of hand, and Black Hand murder Cachu.
Borowse and LogicandReason begin their work on what comes to be known as The Island - an underground base is created first, then several large aboveground structures. Both players die, or move on. mcfluffykins and therokk grief a number of The Island builds, and JoeltheMole is killed by Black Hand while trying to repair them. Later on, TrumpeterSwann, BitShiftShadow, Moodh, Conrad9 and others rebuild The Island. [[The Black Hand again tear their progress down. TrumpeterSwann, BitShiftShadow and Moodh defend the build, and in the end BitShiftShadow challenges Hostimentum to a fight. After fighting for a while, Hostimentum runs, and logs out. Other Black Hand members arrive on the scene, and Hostimentum begs his friends for armour. Meanwhile, BitShiftShadow removes his armour and buries it, then heads back over to Hostimentum who promptly murders him, un-armoured and unarmed. Read BitShiftShadow's account here. Later on, Hostimentum trawls the ocean and digs up the chest hidden by BitShiftShadow.
MacgregorK and helloothere worked on a converted mushroom island build, replacing mycellium with grass, and built some experimental block swappers and a huge dark room grinder in a tree. The island and it's contents were griefed.
Ambrosia Laboratories created their Cow Collider, for scientific experiments.
DAS IMPERIUM raid the base of The Black Hand (kindly on loan from cliffnerd), killing [Kibbles93]]. The Black Hand kill TheOtherSavoie, and find on his person a journal (the little black book of betrayal) containing the location of Schooner902 and xCoyote18's base. The Black Hand destroy this base in retaliation for Schooner902's part in the raid.
PauseUnpause visits the server. He dies very quickly, then the community donate for him to get a resurrection, and he brings Etho back to the server with him to have a play. PauseUnpause and Etho head out of spawn being badgered by fanboys, and once they are far enough away gear themselves up with iron in an abandoned mineshaft, before heading back to Spawn for some fun PvPing - Hardcore SMP with Etho.
A new player named Legola joins the server. He inspires the community by living just outside of the Spawn border, wearing Iron and Gold armour, and throwing melon slices on new players from above. Unexpectedly, the known murderers leave him alone.
The Alliance forms, a group that accepts all players but every member must leave the others in peace.
11th March - Lag problems due to a world generation failure, and player exploration.
13th March - The tick rate problem we'd been having is fixed, but now we have too many ticks, and the growth and spawn rate is very high during times when there are fewer players.
13th March - A login queue system plugin is implemented by gmxgeek to let non-donators into slots that were previously reserved only for Donators.
23rd March - The server is updated to Minecraft 1.2.4. Cats become annoying. A genocide is expected.
18th April - telum12 resigns as a moderator and quits the server to spend more time on other hobbies.
1st May - The server time is added to the HCSMP website, to help other players from other timezones figure out when a ban reset will be. gkNova start's his [[|Category:Let's Play|Let's Play]], and promptly dies.
10th May - An experience multiplying plugin was included on the server, to save time on grinding.
12th May - Etho and PauseUnpause visit the server. New players pour in after the video is released - Hardcore SMP with Etho.
31st May - End of World Party.
Map and Build Coordinates
|Spawn (Protected Zone)||0, 0|
|The Arena (Protected Zone)||0, 0|
|Treasure Chest Loot Tower, provided by joethepro15||244,802|
|Small base with melon farm, made by DancingZoidberg||287, 841|
|Lucky 38 Island by RyanRolls and the Blackhand||-72,1252|
|SuperYoshi1141's Abandoned Base, provided by Shyguide and SuperYoshi1141||-730,1755|
|Shyguide's base, provided by Shyguide||-377,2251|
|Free Stuff Chest, provided by Savoie||-3149,733|
|Noob OutPost #2 Supplied by Jordan125||-3686,-3036|
|Jonz00r's base, provided by pharno||-3745,3775|
|The Noob Stop by Whoaman||3985,3811|
|MrSped and Co's Base, provided by Alxxy||-2694,6908|
|WolfTweak's Base, provided by WolfTweak||-4275,6913|
|Anything added to this list before the map reset will probably be griefed - you have been warned.||x, z|
Rei's Minimap .points file compatible list
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