Happy anniversary to the Minecraft Division!
Congratulations to everyone for a year of building magnificent structures, mining big holes in the ground and battling green creepers as a TOG Division. We have gone from a single peaceful world with no damage to a survival universe that has explosions and arrows around every corner in multiple dimensions. With version Beta 1.8, we are now facing even more challenges and opportunities. Who knows what Notch will throw at us on 18-19 November when version 1.0 is finally released.
To commemorate this occasion we are running two new worlds for a day or so. The first, Tir na Tog, is run in the new Creative mode so you can fly around and build with access to an infinite supply of anything without having to fear any monsters or other animals getting in the way. There is a border to the world but 4000x4000 blocks is pretty large. There is no damage and no hunger so may your creative appetite be quenched. Build something big, bold, bright and brilliant. Or better still, join with others and find an area to build to a theme. One idea was to build a Minecraft version of the Las Vegas strip or something similar. Or maybe you want to build a mega-sized Spleef arena, or may be a large garden.
But not everything is new. For those who would like to see how far we came in the first year, we are running a copy of the first world we played on - the Creative World. This is where we started before we were a Division. But this time, we are playing it with the threat of monsters included. Hence it is called Creepy Creative! All the buildings are as they were when we stopped using the world, but now the spawn village has endermen and creepers walking about our houses. They can and will attack you so you will have defend yourself. You see, we never thought of defenses when we built on the Creative world. So you can revisit your old haunts but beware that that term has other meanings. You might have a skeleton literally in your closet now!
CreepyCreative has /teleport and /home commands as before. I have not got the /warp working yet. The difficulty is set to hard, and you will need food and weapons if you are going to survive long. You are welcome to build up fortifications etc but please respect other players' buildings.
So celebrate playing Minecraft in the Division however you like to best - build or survival or both. Something old and something new!