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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 was 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.

Yes I know we are a little late in announcing the winner of our competition from the summer, but we thought we would let everyone have a little bit of extra time when we changed i.p and had some downtime.


Anyway, all this week we have been looking around the creative world and visiting all the plots that had competition entry signs and we have been really pleased with the entries into the competition, obviously with a competition theme of "what summer means to you" this had scope to include all sorts of entries, and they did, We had the obvious entries of sandy beaches and big waves which were all great to see, we even had surf boarding dogs and snowmen! there were giant ice lollies, rollercoasters and waterparks.

Eventually we had to stop looking around and  we chose the third place runner us as, PinkyBandit's Caravan Holiday, well done Pinky you win yourself 3000 points to spend on the server.



In second place winning 4000 points to spend in the shop was Thotch with his fantastic stables, pasture and trampoline, looks like a fun packed summer there Thotch, Well done.



And the overall winner, and winner of all the official Minecraft Books & 5000 points, with a simple but fun design is Zapped By The Sky, he also had a mixture of activities, including a swimming pool, basketball court, beach with sun shades, but what we thought was fun was the underground Teachers Prison! just to make sure they don't come out and ruin your summer fun! and he even managed to get in a nice sun high above it all, So Zapped get your family to contact us with an address and we will get your prize in the post and out on its way to you.



We would like to thank everyone who took part in the competition, we really enjoyed all of your buildings, We will be holding our next competition later in the year, for Christmas 2014.



After a few weeks of speculation, stories flying around social media, and forums absolutely dripping with the words Mojang and Microsoft, Mojang yesterday officially announced that they were in the process of a Super Deal buyout by Microsoft.

In an announcement from Owen of Mojang he said "Yes, the deal is real. Mojang is being bought by Microsoft. It was reassuring to see how many of your opinions mirrored those of the Mojangstas when we heard the news. Change is scary, and this is a big change for all of us. It’s going to be good though. Everything is going to be OK. <3"

Its nice to hear some sort of reassurance from them but there is still a huge amount of debate about how this will really affect Minecraft, especially in the Online PC/Mac world of Minecraft, who are already within a period of unknown futures because of the whole CraftBukkit nightmare we talked about last week, add to this the uncertainty of a new owner, an owner as big as Microsoft and you can imagine, many server owners (us included) really are wondering what the future has to hold for us.

Mojang went on to say "Please remember that the future of Minecraft and you – the community – are extremely important to everyone involved. If you take one thing away from this post, let it be that.

We can only share so much information right now, but we've decided that being as honest as possible is the best approach. We’re still working a lot of this stuff out. Mega-deals are serious business."

They went on to answer probably some of the most asked questions, that have been floating around the electronic ether for a few days now, the first and most obvious was,

Why did you sell Minecraft? 

"Minecraft has grown from a simple game to a project of monumental significance. Though we’re massively proud of what Minecraft has become, it was never Notch’s intention for it to get this big.

As you might already know, Notch is the creator of Minecraft and the majority shareholder at Mojang. He’s decided that he doesn’t want the responsibility of owning a company of such global significance. Over the past few years he’s made attempts to work on smaller projects, but the pressure of owning Minecraft became too much for him to handle. The only option was to sell Mojang. He’ll continue to do cool stuff though. Don’t worry about that."

I bet Notch will be doing some cool stuff, with his third of the $2.5 billion he's just about to earn for Minecraft, I can think of loads of cool things to do!

They go on further to explain why Microsoft is the one for them to sell to "There are only a handful of potential buyers with the resources to grow Minecraft on a scale that it deserves. We’ve worked closely with Microsoft since 2012, and have been impressed by their continued dedication to our game and its development. We’re confident that Minecraft will continue to grow in an awesome way. 

Minecraft means many different things to millions of people across the world, and to each and every Mojangsta. We feel that this is the best way for everyone – you guys included – to benefit."

We feel that only time will tell if this is the best way forward for everyone, its hard to imagine it will please everyone, but were really hoping they don't mess too much with the 16 million plus buyers of the PC/Mac version of Minecraft, and in fact make this area a priority to sort out, at the moment, online play for Minecraft PC/Mac versions is dead in the water, this really must be a priority to sort out.

What about the other editions of Minecraft? Will they stop being developed?

"There’s no reason for the development, sales, and support of the PC/Mac, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Vita, iOS, and Android versions of Minecraft to stop. Of course, Microsoft can’t make decisions for other companies or predict the choices that they might make in the future.

We’re extremely proud of all editions and the awesome things you have achieved through playing together."

We here at SafeCraft would actually like to see a Windows Phone version of our favorite game to come out, especially me and Lucywin as we are both Windows Phone users!

Is the game going to change? Will we still be able to make videos, mods, awesome builds, and all the cool stuff we've created over the past few years?


"Minecraft will continue to evolve, just like it has since the start of development. We don’t know specific plans for Minecraft’s future yet, but we do know that everyone involved wants the community to grow and become even more amazing than it’s ever been. Stopping players making cool stuff is not in anyone’s interests."

This is the statement we most wanted to be answered as fully as possible, and we find this response way to vague to put our minds fully at rest, we can only presume that they are unable to quote further until all outstanding legal issues surrounding the sale and CraftBukkit take downs are resolved and put to bed, Fingers Crossed!

What about the Mojang staff? What’s happening to you guys?


"Though it’s too early to confirm which of us will continue working on Minecraft or other projects, we predict that the vast majority (if not all) Mojangstas will continue to work at Mojang for the time being."

The founders: Notch, Carl, and Jakob are leaving. We don’t know what they’re planning. It won’t be Minecraft-related but it will probably be cool."

What’s happening to the other Mojang projects, like Scrolls?

We don’t know yet. We’ll share any news as soon as we do.

Will you still be able to tweet about features and interact with the community on a personal level, just like you've done over the years?

Yes! That’s not going to change.

How much money was the company bought for?
Microsoft acquired Mojang for a smooth 2.5 BILLION dollars.

How Much!!!! for a game, seriously how can that be justified!

We wondered what you could actually buy with $2.5 Billion dollars, and how it could be spent to help the world, so we did a bit of research to see what this sort of money could do, how could it improve the lives of some people of the world, and back in 2011 UNICEF said that for just $2 billion they could:

What can 2 billion dollars buy?

Vaccines (757 million)

2.5 billion doses of vaccines to 99 countries reaching 58% of the world’s children

390.7 million auto-disable syringes

156  million doses of vaccines and 187 million pieces of safe injection supplies

Pharmaceuticals (203 million)

389 million de-worming tablets

41.3 million malaria treatments

13.1 million packs of antiretroviral formulations to 44 countries

11.7 million worth of co-trimoxazole for HIV treatment and prevention of mother to child transmission

International Freight (104 million)

Over 10,000 international shipments

110.8 million worth of goods delivered from warehouses

Medical Supplies and Equipment (102 million)

Over 73 million malaria diagnostic tests

20.4 million worth of cold chain equipment

176 million HIV tests

Construction (138 million)

Support provided to 41 countries engaged in construction activities mainly related to education projects

Nutrition (117 million)

633.5 million Vitamin A capsules shipped to 76 countries

190 million zinc tablets

225 million sachets of multiple micronutrient powder

20,700 metric tonnes of peanut-based Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Food

Bednets/Household Technology (116 million)

23 million long lasting insecticidal nets to 41 countries

Water and Sanitation (88 million)

Approximately 123 billion water purification tablets

Approximately 500,000 hygiene kits

4,346 hand pumps

Education Supplies (72 million)

165,941 education kits to 31 countries and 10,267 recreation kits to 23 countries

18,053 early childhood development kits to 32 countries

Printing (68 million)

UNICEF country offices print advocacy and education materials and in some countries, schoolbooks. In 2010, for example, they printed over 13 million textbooks and distributed them to more than 5,500 schools in Zimbabwe

 

Dont get us wrong, we all love playing Minecraft, and are seeing daily how SafeCraft is having a positive impact in some great peoples lives, but It makes you think doesn't it.

Elliswin AdminOwner No they have bought the entire Mojang company and now Own Minecraft on all platforms
FlamingGamer9000 MemberJnr-mod I thought it was only xbox? is it only

Horse Kits Now Available.

Elliswin AdminOwner posted Tue at 15:20  -  Horse Kits Store ItemsNews

With people getting horses on the server we thought we would make Horse Kits available for you all to purchase with your SafeCraft Points we had a suggestion to add handy kits for horses, so we have put together 3 new kits for your horse.

The following kits are now available in the server store:

        


The Iron Horse Kit includes a set of Iron Horse Armour

1 x Saddle

1x Lead

64 x Apples

The Gold Horse Kit includes a set of Gold Horse Armour

1 x Saddle

1 x Lead

64 x Apples

The Diamond Horse Kit includes a set of Diamond Horse Armour

1 x Saddle

1 x Lead

64 x Apples

To get your hands on one of these kits for your horse, then simply use the /buy command in game or click on the Server Store Tab at the top of this page.




Server Status - ***** UPDATE *****

Elliswin AdminOwner posted Mon at 18:15  -  Server statusNews

As you all probably know, yesterday we suffered a complete loss of service from our host company, they quite quickly restored the server and players should of had full access all day today, we still are unable to access our webmail from the company, so have not received any email since 17:49 yesterday.

Those of you on the server will notice signs asking players not to use /buy, as this was not issuing commands following purchases with points, I did manage to get a support ticket off to enjin for this to be investigated yesterday before the mail service went down, I have been unable to receive any response from enjin, but we are assuming it is working as now as we see purchases going through ok.

Yet again we apologise for these extended periods of down time, we are discussing this with our hosts in the hope we can get some assurances that this wont happen again, and we will keep you all informed as to how things are proceeding.

As always, see you all on the server.

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