Nov 02 2013 12:54 PM · GoldenTao
After quite a break, Intel Strike! from The Farlanders is back on Punching Blocks in the Arcade.
While 1.7 had disabled server side resource packs, we've update the map so it resembles the textured version as closely as possible. The Intel has instead become Intel Crystals, don't worry they are still accepted by the upload areas.
As always, if you have any trouble with the servers, please let us know on the forums and we'll have more game modes coming soon!
Oct 31 2013 01:26 PM · GoldenTao
Thanks to one of our moderators, Adam we have a brand new game type up and running for your Halloween fun. You can find it in the Arcade area of the lobby, just jump in with 2 or more people and collect as many pumpkins as you can find.
If you have any problems please let us know in the forums.
Oct 28 2013 01:45 AM · GoldenTao
After a bit of downtime due to hosting issues, we're now on a host that is super responsive and has some blisteringly fast servers.
Over the weekend we've spent some time getting the Lobby and Walls servers back up and running on 1.7.2. Unfortunately this is the older walls update and doesn't include our new timers and team selection but that will be up in the next week.
The survival server is currently also down because 1.7 just isn't quite stable enough to host a full survival server and a number of the mods have not even started looking at 1.7 compatibility yet.
Over the next few days, we'll bring more servers and game modes back online, including a new game type from one of our mods, Adam
Aug 05 2013 01:01 AM · GoldenTao
After quite the little break, we're back with updates!
Most have seen the new lobby that is now up for everyone to run about and see all the game types and servers that we have. We've now added the compass teleport and rules book to help get around and we have a new IP to connect to for all the servers.
Minecraft IP: play.punchingblocks.com
We've now pushed out an update for both the Survival Games and Walls servers and they are all up and running as is our Survival Server. If you want to play on the survival server please request to be whitelisted in this thread, http://punchingblock...urvival-server/
We'll be working on getting the PVP and Arcade servers up very soon, but in the meantime check out the Walls and Survival Games servers and let us know what you think or if you run into any bugs while playing.
May 02 2013 10:17 PM · GoldenTao
We've just updated all the Walls and our Survival Server to 1.5.2.
Please let us know if you have any problems in the forums.
Survival Games and PVP servers will be updated over the weekend.
Apr 13 2013 10:20 AM · GoldenTao
The Farlanders have been releasing some great content on YouTube and have just released their brand new PVP map, Intel Strike!
We've been lucky enough to be one of the first communities hosting the new map which you can find on pvp1.punchingblocks.com.
Check it out, it's a lot of fun while being extremely frustrating at the extreme precision that the TNT falls near you.
As always, if you have any troubles please let us know in the forums.
Mar 19 2013 12:15 PM · GoldenTao
It's time. With the Minecraft 1.5 update becoming available and the need to regenerate the nether so we can easily find Quartz, we're going to reset the Survival Server map.
To have some fun with the change over, we'll be having a little pre-reset event where TNT and all block damage will be enabled and we'll provide players with some explosives to have fun with for about an hour before we shut down the server and launch the new map.
This event will take place at 9pm GMT (link to world clock)
We're still looking for a good seed to use for the new world (leave you suggestions in this thread or the Survival Server forum) and those attending the event can help us pick a final seed.
Don't worry if you are not white listed, we will disable the white list for this event.
Feb 21 2013 08:25 AM · Rafael Rivera
It took us longer than expected but the team is proud to finally present the Punching Blocks version of Survival Games!
Today, we have two servers up and running with our handcrafted Survival Games plugin. This plugin also ties into a lobby/map voting system – something you’ll need as we’ve installed every single Vareide Survival Games map for maximum variety.
If you have any problems or want to suggest a tweak, give us a shout in the dedicated Survival Games forums.
Dec 22 2012 02:55 PM · GoldenTao
We've just completed upgrading all the servers to 1.4.6. Please let us know in the forums if you have any trouble as there have been some fairly major changes to the minecraft server we use (Bukkit) that could lead to issues with the plugins particularly on the survival server.
Enjoy and we here at PunchingBlocks hope you have a great holiday season.
Dec 06 2012 01:40 PM · Rafael Rivera
As part of our continuing efforts to make the servers and website more efficient and more useful, we're happy to share our new server listing!
As you can see, it looks very similar with a few key changes.
First, the back-end providing this data to your browser has been rewritten to be more efficient. There are too many changes to list out here, but an important one is that items on the page only change when the data changes. This gives the listing a "live" feeling. (And cuts down on browser queries to our server.)
Second, we added player status heads! These heads are dynamically severed from bodies on the back-end and shown on this page to help you visualize who's on what server. (You can see the owner of that head by moving the mouse over it.) You will see further linkage and improvements in this area when we roll out our upcoming leaderboard feature.
Third, we understand not everyone wants to see a sea of heads on the screen at load so we tuck away these details. You can use the expand/collapse button located to the right of each server to show/hide the heads.