This week, buckg and JTtheEZkill joined the existing crew on the server. JT made quite the debut, filling the server chat with “OMG WHAT IS THAT” and “WHAT THE HECK IS HAPPENING” messages for most of his debut.
beebs and stormtalon42 teamed up at the last minute to kill the Ender Dragon Sunday afternoon after beebs went hunting for a Stronghold. It went well; the Dragon is dead and The End is now open for everyone to exploit. Anyone looking for the End Portal will need to travel to qatamari’s reef base. and swim east. You’ll see lanterns and some stairs up; the entrance to the portal is beyond that, marked by a netherbrick pillar with lanterns atop it. Enter via ladder at the base of the pillar, and you will be directly in the portal room. There’s a quick Nether Portal there for leaving, but it’s too close to q’s reef base to be a dedicated destination.
Nether Update: There is now a lot more minecart track available for most of the Nether portals. beebs constructed the Nether Mall just north of the starter town hub/portal, and directly outside the area that has rapidly become “rail line central” for getting around the Nether. The Nether Mall has several shops in it already (as of right now, they all belong to beebs), and room for more. Anyone who’d like to claim a corner in the mall can go ahead and do so, it’ll be a great place to make some diamonds off your fellow server residents!