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Welcome to SafeCraft.

Elliswin AdminOwner posted Jun 26, 14  -  News
SafeCraft is a 'White listed' Minecraft server that is designed to be a safe place for children and the families & friends of children that have autistic conditions, to play Minecraft on line.

If you are a child or a family member, or friend of a child with an autistic condition, and you have the PC/Mac version of Minecraft you can apply to be added to the whitelist and granted access to the Minecraft Server.

SafeCraft we created by myself Ellis Deacon (in game name EllisWin) & my wife Michelle Deacon (in game name ShellyWin) after we took part in an autism awareness anti-bullying campaign, and decided that we wanted to do more as a family, so we started SafeCraft, SafeCraft is the first UK based Minecraft server, with owners that are trained in Safeguarding Children & Adults. the server and website have been specifically designed to be a place where children with autistic conditions can play safely, together with their friends & families without being judged, bullied or mistreated in any way.

We also invite applications from parents of any child, no matter what their ability, who would like a safe place for their children to play Minecraft online.

Some SafeCraft features include:
  • Sophisticated chat filtering software to keep in game chat friendly and supportive.
  • Survival worlds with no PVP and inventory protection.
  • Anti griefing software to protect your builds.
  • In game simple support ticket system for all players to access and ask for help.
  • Mini-games that add enhanced game play to Minecraft.
  • No pay to play, all items within the server shop can be bought with 'Points' which can be earned in game.
  • Friendly, supportive & helpful Admin/Moderation staff.
  • Safeguarding Children & Adults trained Owners & Staff
For more information please read our FAQ and Parent Information pages, we look forward to meeting you all on the server.

Minecraft Update 1.8

Elliswin AdminOwner posted 16 hours ago  -  1.8 UpdateNews
As you all probably know Minecraft updated today to version 1.8, and most if not all of you have updated your version of Minecraft on your PC's only to find you cannont access the servers.

Unfortunately when Mojang update Minecraft, developers of the software that allow us to run multiplayer server have to create an update of their software that is compatible with the new version of minecraft.

In our case we need both Spigot and Bungeecord to be updated to support Minecraft 1.8, there are some versions of these updates out there now, but they remain unstable as they are not fully tested yet (they couldn't be until the final release of Minecraft 1.8 came out), additionally these versions are not yet available to us to use, as our host company has not promulgated them yet.

So if you want to continue to access the server you will need to play Minecraft in version 1.7.10
Now I know most of you have updated already to 1.8 (I'm excited about it too) but please dont worry, all is not lost, those clever chaps at Mojang have given you all the ability to select which version of Minecraft you want to use, and you are free to change it when ever and as often as you like, to do this, so you can come back to the server in 1.7.10 for now, please follow the following step by step instructions:

1. Launch Minecraft as normal with the Minecraft launcher icon.
2. when you are presented with the login/play & Minecraft News screen of the launcher, select the "Edit Profile" button close to the bottom left of the launcher box.
3. When your profile page opens in the middle section of the box you will see a section titled "Version Selection" at the bottom of this section you will see the words "Use version:" followed by a drop down selection box, click the down arrow and scroll through the list until you find "1.7.10 pre4" select this option and save your profile
4. Click the play button and you will be able to access the server as normal

We will update things so you can enjoy the new things bring you with Minecraft 1.8 the Bountiful Update.
For almost three years before we started SafeCraft, we used to run Minecraft servers for our children and the public at large, we always tried to keep the server a happy and fun place for our children and other children to play, but despite our best efforts there was always a possibility that someone would come along and ruin things for everyone else, and to be honest this happened on quite a regular basis, and after several months of having to deal with the more unsavory elements of the gaming community, we came very close to shutting the whole thing down, feedback from players was almost non existent, and we, as a family were getting very little pleasure from the experience.

It was only when we were invited to take part in an anti-bullying campaign as part of Autism Awareness Month, that we eventually arrived at the day when we re-opened our server doors as SafeCraft following a complete rebuild, welcoming our first official member on May the 28th.

In just a couple of months we have now welcomed over 100 members, 3 parents and now, 1 new parent as an Admin for the server Blue354. During these few weeks we have received more feedback from players and their families than we ever did in 3 years, and you cannot believe how much it means to us, we feel that the players of SafeCraft are some of the best gamers we have ever had the pleasure to meet.

We are truly happy to see players forging new friendships, working as teams, and as adversaries when playing competitive games, and dealing with everything that these situations throw at them, for the most part in incredibly responsible and mature ways, with empathy and kindness, it really is a wonderful thing to witness.

We have had some minor issues, which have all been dealt with quickly, and without causing too much upset for anyone, and always with players making up and getting along, I guarantee that you can count on one hand the amount of other Minecraft servers where such a supportive, kind, community feeling exists, and the credit lies with you all, our community members, players and now friends.

I would like to share with you just one of many examples of this attitude on the server, recently I was called by EnderBenBlue to join him as he had a surprise for me, he thought that because I had to deal with a minor incident earlier in the day, "I may need cheering up" and this is what I was greeted with when I got there.



A large present with a tag that reads "Ellis I'm glad you are ok, I just thouth that this would cheer you up, Have fun - EnderBenBlue, p.s. its not shades :( (I want a pair of shades his player wears!)

When I opened the give I found a chest inside, I opened the chest to find this:



A happy smiling face made of gold blocks, redstone, and a diamond nose.
He then got me to close my eyes as he dug away some grass that was hiding something behind it, and when he finished, I opened my eyes to see a giant picture of my players face.




Such a thoughtful, selfless and considerate act, its true the simple things in life are free, but they are also priceless, thank you EnderBenBlue for my gifts, It did far more than cheer me up, to be honest it made me "well up" and I loved the surprise.

Like I said though this is just one example of the acts of kindness, empathy and support we are seeing every day, we are so proud of you all, and we would like to extend our thanks to all the parents that allowed their children to join our server, we take our hats of to you all, you are all heroes.

So what to do to recognise these sort of acts, well we have decided to introduce a new award for just such acts, we have introduced "Player of the Week" each week on a Sunday evening we will pick one player to be our player of the week, and when we choose someone that person will have their achievement recognised publicly on the front page of the website, they will get the website tag "player of the week" but best of all they will win The SafeCraft Diamond Sword of Awesomeness a unique sword that can only be obtained by getting the player of the week award, a special sword with some magical powers, this will be given automatically when you next log in to the survival worlds, and is for use only in the survival worlds.

As always we look forward to seeing you all on the server, remember we will be on the lookout for the first Player of the Week

Ellis & Michelle

SafeCraft are pleased to announce that as a part of our continuing dedication to SafeCraft, and with the support from our sponsor StickyPiston.co we have been able to purchase increased resources for SafeCraft, which will mean so much to us all, as we will be able to improve the servers we have, and be able to offer our players more variety and choice when playing online.

In addition to this we have also purchased a new domain name for the website and have a new server i.p.  we took this course of action to help avoid any confusion between SafeCraft and Win Family Survival, so from now on we are officially know as SafeCraft and our website domain name is now www.safecraft.co.uk

In addition to this and to keep things simple again the SafeCraft Multi-player server i.p. is now play.safecraft.co.

Over the last few days StickyPiston.co have been moving our servers to a new physical location, and we are now hosted on some brand new servers, these have increased processing power, and we have increased levels of dedicated RAM allocated to us, along with our very own section of the server that we are free to work with.

What this all means to our players is that we will be able (over time) to offer a wider selection of mini-games for players to enjoy, and our existing servers will have more resources allocated to them, which will eliminate any instances of the dreaded lag.

So we look forward to seeing you all soon over on the server, there are some surprises in the building works going on, so keep an eye on the website for more news.


Ellis

SafeCraft is very proud to be sponsored by Sticky Piston - Managed Minecraft Hosting and Quantum Print UK.

Sticky Piston sponsor us with essential resources that have allowed us to not only create SafeCraft, but also to secure its future and planned expansion.


The David Walton and the entire team at StickyPiston are always on hand should we need advice, and support, and our servers have enjoyed almost 100% up-time, which not many server providers can boast, StickyPiston.co is currently the top Minecraft server hosting company in the UK.


StickyPiston are the first place you should look for a modpacks from Technic, Feed the Beast, AT Launcher and VoidWrath. With over 80 + modpacks to choose from they are the worlds largest Modpack host! If you can’t find what your want then just ask their dedicated support team.


In addition to all that they also do standard Minecraft Server Hosting for Vanilla, CraftBukkit, Spigot not forgetting those essentials weekly SnapShots from Mojang.






Quantum print as some of you may know sponsored us by having their team help us with the design and creation of our tri-fold information leaflets and posters/flyers that we use when presenting SafeCraft to local support groups and schools.


Lee Esslemont and his team at Quantum Print in Corby were recommended to us as a high quality, affordable, local printing company that could be relied upon, so we were very surprised, and happy when they offered to sponsor us, especially as we initially visited them for a quote for the work to be done.


Without these two fantastic sponsors we would struggle to keep SafeCraft going, let alone getting it to grow, and expand, so from all of us here at SafeCraft, and on behalf of all our members we would like to thank these two businesses for their continued support.


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