Long Live Minecraft

Some unfortunate news I have to report today. I discovered that the Bukkit project has been more or less discontinued as a result of a recent DMCA notice filed against them. As a result, all Bukkit downloads have been removed and are no longer available for download, and most Bukkit staff have formally resigned. Similarly, the Spigot project received a similar notice, and has also removed all downloads; however, the Spigot team has released a program which can update Spigot through binary patching, allowing the project to continue updating within legal boundaries. As a result of these recent developments, the future of Livecraft and the 1.8 update are in question. The server will continue to be online, but many difficulties, such as the lack of future updates may be encountered.

I would like to give a personal thank you to all of the talented people who have contributed to both Bukkit and Spigot, and I have appreciated being able to have used Bukkit and Spigot for the past four years. The software was useful to hundreds of thousands, and it will be missed. I do hope that the legal issues can be resolved, but for now, the futures of both Bukkit and Spigot are unknown.

Regarding my minecraft-init and mc*NIX projects, I will update them shortly to allow binary patching of Spigot and remove downloads to both the Bukkit and Spigot projects, considering it is no longer possible to download them directly.

Jonathan Alfonso (alfonsojon)

For more information on the subject, visit the following links:
Bukkit Community Announcements & News
SpigotMC – High Performance Minecraft

Time Warner Network Problems

Hi, I would like to update you all on some recent network problems with Time Warner Cable that have been affecting Livecraft directly for the past few days. Around 24 hours ago, Time Warner Cable experienced a nationwide service outage which affected Livecraft by causing a large amount of lag and times where the server was not accessible at all. It seems the issue has been dealt with upstream; however, I feel that the quality of the connection has degraded. This may result in the server being slower to respond or occasionally disconnecting players. I would like to announce that this is unfortunately out of my control, and I will be looking to other internet service providers as I feel that Time Warner Cable is not adequate. I appreciate your cooperation as I attempt to work around this issue.

On a personal note, I suggest not getting Time Warner internet. Get Charter or Comcast, you will be a much happier customer.

Cube World!

Hey guys, I’m rather excited to bring some news to you who may or may not be aware of a game called Cube World. It is a fantastic game that is currently in alpha, but is a very feature-filled and stable role-playing game. Due to my recent interest in this game, I’ve decided that I will hopefully be hosting a Cube World Livecraft server. No worries, however; I will never replace the Minecraft side of things, so no need to worry about the two servers conflicting. For those interested, this game is experimental and currently in alpha, so the future of this server will not be concrete.

Note: The server is not online 24/7 and will only be online when it is ready (when I get an init.d script working).

For more information about Cube World, click here.

Jonathan Alfonso (alfonsojon)

What’s New: Week 18

** Please do NOT change your username until all plugins support the new UUID system. See this post for more info.

What’s new:

  • Updated to Minecraft 1.7.10 **
  • Updated various plugins
  • PvP arena redesigned
  • Various permissions changed, see ranks page
  • Hidden bonus-room added
  • WorldEdit fixed

Version information:

  • Spigot updated to build 1546 **
  • Announcer not updated
  • ClickEdit installed (Disabled)
  • CompatNoCheatPlus updated to build 68
  • CraftBook updated to version 3.9 Beta 2
  • Essentials updated to version Preview
  • EssentialsChat updated to version Preview
  • EssentialsGeoIP updated to version Preview
  • EssentialsGroupManager updated to version Preview
  • EssentialsSpawn updated to version Preview
  • Give Anything Listener not updated
  • Honeypot not updated (Scheduled for Deletion)
  • LWC updated to build 918
  • MCBans updated to version 4.3.4
  • mcMMO not updated
  • MotdManager not updated
  • Multiverse-Core updated to build 691
  • Multiverse-Inventories updated to build 376
  • Multiverse-Portals updated to build 712
  • NCore updated to version 0.6.6
  • NoCheatPlus not updated
  • NoOp not updated
  • NTheEndAgain updated to version 0.6.6
  • Poke not updated
  • Prism updated to version 2.0.2
  • ProtocolLib updated to version 3.4.0 (Disabled)
  • SignEditor not updated (Scheduled for Deletion)
  • TagAPI updated to version 3.0.5
  • VanishNoPacket not updated
  • Votifier not updated
  • WorldBorder not updated
  • WorldEdit updated to version 5.6.2
  • WorldGuard not updated

Temporary downtime

The server will be offline for a week, or from June 2nd to June 9th 11th, 2014. I am moving from Florida to Wisconsin and the server needs to be packed for moving. I will bring it back online as soon as possible. Furthermore, Prism will need to be fixed once I have relocated, as it is currently broken. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Jonathan Alfonso (alfonsojon)

UUID Plugin Checklist

Livecraft is currently operating using Minecraft 1.7.5 server software that has been modified to support Minecraft versions 1.7.2 to 1.7.9. Although it works well, this is far from optimal as the new Minecraft versions (1.7.9 and 1.7.10) support name changing. Most plugins must be updated, meaning it is a very large update on the server side of things, resulting in many things that can prevent the update. A checklist will be provided here for what is currently working under 1.7.10 and what still needs to be updated.

At the current moment, name changing is NOT SUPPORTED. You WILL lose player data if you change your username, and the server WILL TREAT YOU AS A NEW PLAYER. In the event Mojang allows name changing in the near future, you accept this risk and the potential loss of data that goes along with it.


  • Spigot for 1.7.10
  • CompatNoCheatPlus
  • [ # ] Craftbook
  • [ # ] LWC
  • MCBans
  • NoCheatPlus
  • Prism
  • ProtocolLib
  • Vanish
  • WorldEdit
  • [ # ] WorldGuard

[CLEAR] Not dependent upon UUID:

  • [ ? ] MotdManager
  • NCore
  • NTheEndAgain
  • Poke
  • [ ? ] SignEditor
  • WorldEdit

[BREAKING] Not UUID ready:

  • Essentials
  • mcMMO
  • [ x ] Multiverse


  • GAListener
  • NoOp
  • TagAPI
  • Votifier

Status information:
[ ! ] = Unstable.
[ # ] = Version specific (1.7.8+ ONLY)
[ ? ] = Most likely to be replaced by an alternative
[ x ] = Most likely to be removed