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Vanwa-Arda - News


All of our recent news and info

Combate Update Details

2016-03-01 00:16:47 ~ by ShadowSplicer

Big problems, guys.
A lot of our supporting plugins have outdated officially, as of 1.9! I either need to re-code some of them, or just pray that they update... I'll keep everybody posted, but it looks like there will be a bit of a delay on the update of Vanwa-arda.
At least it gives me time to polish our new RPG plugin up more! :D

EDIT: That took a ton less time than anticipated. All servers running 1.9, and Characters is coming out of beta!

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Huge RPG update

2016-01-05 13:27:58 ~ by ShadowSplicer

1.8.8 is up and running, with SIX new realms opening up!
Vanwa-arda was intended to be a massive RPG server, and this finally marks the start of that. All new plugins and skill sets are being crafted right now, but the realms themselves will be open soon! This is the biggest launch of VA so far, and we hope to continue to build upon what we've created.

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2015-07-13 13:05:23 ~ by ShadowSplicer

We now have FORUMS available to the community! As I type this, there are threads for all 3 of our new game servers. As well as this, we will be migrating ALL VANWA-ARDA ACCOUNTS into the new forum accounts, so please head on over and register now to combine the two.

Here they are!

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2015-06-29 03:07:06 ~ by ShadowSplicer

Hello there, Terraria update!

1.3 looks amazing, so we are going to hop on this train early on. Expect a huge Terraria server (or two) to be launched soon after the update itself, which should be on June 30th. Please note that we have to wait for the API to update before actually launching, due to a Linux version lagging behind.

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1.8+ Transitions

2015-06-05 02:05:48 ~ by ShadowSplicer

Hey guys,

Just so you know, the transition between 1.8 and 1.9 will be a harsh one in general, (seeing as combat mechanics will be changing), so we will be launching our own versions of current plugins. This ensures level gameplay, without too many hard feelings due to bugs or vagueness.

EDIT (6/8):
We are now running 1.8.7, so a lot of bugs have been fixed. This will help our transition into 1.9 to be much easier!

EDIT (6/29):
Here is a little more information on the update:

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Market Update

2015-04-30 00:31:50 ~ by ShadowSplicer

The ability to create half-step shops is granted to everybody; this promotes open markets and long-term investments for the few active players that are left.
Check out this link for more info.

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1.8.1 Update!

2015-01-20 15:04:04 ~ by ShadowSplicer

We've finally updated to 1.8.1, and retained all normal plugins; no changes, really. We plan on releasing a feature update sometime soon, so look forward to more details!

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Vanwa-arda Back Online!

2014-12-24 00:35:33 ~ by ShadowSplicer

Hey all!
Just wanted to say Merry Christmas, and I hope that everybody has a wonderful time celebrating the server being open again. Spread the joy, invite your friends! :)

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2014-12-17 00:34:24 ~ by ShadowSplicer

Hello all Minecrafters! Our Christmas gift to you, is BRINGING THE SERVER BACK ONLINE!
We have decided to attempt an update to MC 1.7.9 (unfortunately the last Craftbukkit build available due to DCMA requests), and open up the server to normal use. You won't be able to purchase UselessPoints (UP) anymore, but WILL be able to trade and gift UP, as well as earn it through multiplayer events and challenges.

We will be up and stable by December 24th - 12:01 am (PST). Anybody logging into the server for the first time, will receive a LARGE welcome bonus, to jump start our UP economy.
Just tell your friends to join the IP "" and start playing!
Our primary world and subworlds will be online, as will our UNIQUE Skyblock Warriors minigame, and our timed parkour course!

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2014-08-20 10:47:01 ~ by ShadowSplicer

Unfortunately, Vanwa-arda has decided to close! With the recent ToS clarification, we've determined that it would be nearly impossible to run our server without our currency (UselessPoints). We cannot pay for a licence with Mojang, so it means no currency or buyable ANYTHING. Since donation levels are low, it is a better option to just call it quits. We have put years of work into this server, as have some of our players, and we regret having to make this decision; but the server costs a lot to host (electricity, internet cost, cooling, etc.), and we cannot do it without shop support.

We sincerely apologize for the shutdown, and hope to someday be able to open our doors again!
In the meantime, Vanwa-arda will push forward with it's other goals; we are currently processing development options for a couple brand-new games we would like to launch! This site will be taken down (maybe moved) once development starts, and info will be sent out to all current VA members.

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Much more to come!

2014-05-19 16:44:36 ~ by ShadowSplicer

College finals for the Admins are nearly over! We're gearing up to have a week of solid plugin development, so expect to see some great things happening in the SMP (and new RPG) server!
We'll be launching 1 or 2 minigames by the end of the week, as well, so check back soon to see exactly what we have planned.

Happy Minecrafting!

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Minigame #1: Skyblock Warriors

2014-05-07 02:13:26 ~ by ShadowSplicer

We're proud to release minigame #1: Skyblock Warriors.
Just the basics are in this minigame right now; we'll be adding more features and tweaks in here later! We currently have 2-player and 4-player lobbies open, with an 8-player lobby ready to launch in a couple of days.
Invite your friends to check out our server, and play some minigames with the community! Remember, our lobby ( is no-whitelist so anybody can join and play minigames, without having to create an account.

Please, share this with all of your friends! Really big news for us to start our first launch of minigames!

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The "minigame" update

2014-05-01 13:39:13 ~ by ShadowSplicer

After this Linux upgrade, guess what we're prepared to do? Launch some minigames! Ohhhh yes!

We've been talking about it for a long time, and we are finally at the place where we can achieve it. A bit of downtime right now for the servers themselves, but our website is up and being updated with upgrade progress. Once we're set up again and running smoothly, we'll open up the SMP/Lobby servers again, and later tomorrow, launch our first open-play minigame!

Skyblock Warriors is the first up on the launchpad... we've added some little modifications to it, but the concept is the same. We will have 5 server slots open for anybody to join, (via easy to use signs), and each slot hosts 4 players. Invite your friends to play, tomorrow night! We're giving away a little UP to people who help us make the launch a bit deal, so make sure you show up!*
Check out the map here.

*Please note, Vanwa-arda users: if you invite friends, they can get UP as well, but they'll have to sign up for a Vanwa-arda account in order to do so. Please refer them to

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Account Info

2014-04-28 13:39:22 ~ by ShadowSplicer

Hey all, just wanted to let you know that it's now possible to change/reset your account password!

If you're a previous user that totally blanked on what your password is, you can reset it using your email address or username you gave us on signup. Just go to Account->Login and check out the bottom of the page.
If you're a current user and want to update your password, just log in, and go to Account->Settings to change it. You can also update a few other nifty settings there, too.

If you have any issues with this, let us know via a Support Ticket. Thanks, everybody!

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It's minigame time!

2014-04-15 01:42:41 ~ by TheFencingJedi

Okay everybody, send submissions of ANY minigame you want to see us host! We are looking for puzzle maps, adventure maps, and PvP games (simple ones for now). We will be going through all entries, and awarding players with UP if we host the game you suggest!
You can send us links to the maps via a Facebook message/post, tweet, or via a support ticket (mark as "minigame suggestion").

We are all looking forward to seeing a lot more people on the server! Remember; the more active players we have, the more motivated we will be to release new content!

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Downtime for debug

2014-04-14 02:34:34 ~ by ShadowSplicer

Issues with the new server rack; network is acting up. Website is the only thing up right now, and even that is flaky at best.

The good news is, that as SOON as we come back up, we will have a TON of new content ready to launch! Bear with us, everybody!

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Hey look, actual progress!

2014-04-08 03:48:16 ~ by ShadowSplicer

Hey Minecrafters, exciting news!

Just bought our first server rack, and we are going to set it up tomorrow and get things streamlined. Our lobby will stay online, but the SMP server will be going down for stress testing on this new rig. We will be up later tomorrow night (if all goes well), and may or may not be beta-ing some minigame servers after that.

We will keep you guys posted as we figure out how much we can cram onto this new server. Most likely, we will be able to host around 20 or so minigames, with around 200 players total.

Another tiny update; we now have working server statuses on the website. We will be tweaking these, and adding more intricate statuses as we set up more servers.

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Slow Progress...

2014-03-19 13:25:30 ~ by ShadowSplicer

Hello everybody! It has been quite a while since we've posted anything here, hasn't it? All of our Admins and support team have been busy with midterms and work; but that doesn't mean the ball has stopped rolling!

We are currently finishing up discussions for our new RPG realm, and a couple of new minigames. We are super excited to release these, and hope to get them announced within a month!

As for the website, you will be noticing a few more features popping up over the next couple weeks. We are adding detailed server statuses, as well as minigame info on running matches.
Also with the website, we will be adding a type of merch! We will be supplying mini Minecraft figurines, buyable through our UselessPoints. You can either earn these ingame to get the figurines, or purchase UP to get them. We will post more details on this later.

We hope you guys are as excited as us!
~The Admins

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Livestream Videos

2013-12-09 00:19:52 ~ by ShadowSplicer

So we finally have our first YouTube videos up! Hooray!

These two videos outline the next 6-8 months for us. We go over some of our plans, and answer a few questions along the way!

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Future Plans Livestream!

2013-12-05 19:41:38 ~ by TheFencingJedi

Hey guys, big things coming in the next few months! Join us tomorrow (Friday 12/6) at 10pm as we livestream and discuss some of the plans and steps going forward. See you there!

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Yeah, registration is still down.

2013-11-13 04:29:16 ~ by ShadowSplicer

The site is still wobbling to its feet, and there are some features we're still fixing... A specific instance is the registration page. That's down for right now, but will be rebuilt as soon as we can find the time for it. It should be up in a couple days or so, hopefully.

If any new users want to apply, they can open a support ticket in the meantime! :D

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Just in: support tickets!

2013-11-12 17:53:11 ~ by ShadowSplicer

We just released a new support ticket system! It works beautifully, and is super easy to use.
No longer will support requests get lost in the mail; we have assigned support staff to individual types of tickets, so we're not spread thin.

Hopefully these work well for you guys. Let us know what you think! :D

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2013-11-10 20:36:10 ~ by ShadowSplicer

This is our first "real" post on our new news feed. All the Admins and Moderators have access to it, so it will actually be somewhat active. Hopefully.

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