It's time for the next forum competition I'm really excited about this one, because it should be accessible to all of you, and there's a also a lot of room to come up with interesting and entertaining ideas
The below will be posted on each and every monthly FanArt competition due to the fact that some people have never seen them before, so just bear with me!
For those of you that are not sure what these monthly competitions are:
We'll be having monthly forum competitions. Every month there will be a different topic and a different way you will be able to show your talent ^^ We want to keep the general theme as FanArt (Minecraft related) but we might have a totally random theme some months!
With each topic you will also be limited to the way you can express your FanArt since it's hard to judge an awesome render against a great poem.
The winner of these monthly competitions will have...
We've reached the end of our third forum competition! It was to create an image (or a video) of Minecraft in real life. All the entries were fantastic, so it was hard to pick a winner. However, after a vote, we've decided upon the two winners. I loved all the entries though
The two winners are:
@Lizzard This was really unique, and hence was well liked. It was also very well made!
@DrKeanu this was also very well made, and we liked the idea of a sport being linked to Minecraft.
Well done again to everyone who entered!
Thanks to everyone who submitted an entry The next forum competition is coming soon!
Firstly, this is a slightly older changelog than the friends changelog, although I've been finalising various aspects over the past few weeks.
There was a bug causing the communication between servers in our different regions to become interrupted, and fail to re-establish. We've altered how this communication protocol deals with failure, so that it shouldn't happen in future, and we're going to keep monitoring and improving here.
It's party time!
You're probably familiar with parties from other games and servers, but if not, they have a few features that make it really simple to talk to, and play alongside, your friends:
Cross server chat seen by everyone in the party
The party leader can queue the entire party for one place
To create a party, you simply run /party invite...
What could be more fun than playing with your friends? It is one of the most fundamental parts of a fun server, hence why we've been working hard to get friends just right
Adding friends is easy. You just do /friend add [username]. The other user will then get a message (as shown above), and they can click to deal with it. If you send a request to someone while they're offline, you'll get a message similar to the image below. Then, when they log on, they'll be prompted to accept or deny any requests they got while offline.
It's easy to accept, no commands are needed to be typed, you can just click. The friend requests are then removed after you log off, so the next time you log on, you don't get spammed.
In order to correlate with Mojang's recently released Minecraft Name Changing feature, we have released a tool which you can use to change your forum username too! Since we (the Admin team) were getting a lot of requests to change people's names (which we don't mind doing!), we thought it'd be easier to allow you guys to request a change yourself; especially since we would've got a lot more of these requests in the future.
How the process works:
First, navigate to https://gurugamers.net/account/UserNameChange
You can get here from any page by hovering over your name in the user bar, pressing "Personal Details" and then selecting "Change username" on the left navigation bar. You will see a screen like this:
Simply fill in this form with your existing password, the username you wish to change to and a note to Moderators. Please include why you wish to change your name in this note. For example "This will match my...