Greetings, Minecave players!

As you know, we finally reset the server yesterday and everything's running smooth now. However, there's one big problem that we still need to address.

That, of course, is money.

Fish never really liked to talk money with players. Me, I don't really care tbh. Anyway, Minecave is currently in a little bit of debt, thanks to a chargeback from the one and only @zuki04 and now our paypal is negative $250. Minecave costs a pretty penny to run each month, and we have expiration dates for our servers right around the corner.

To try to raise more money, I put on the 70% off sale, but that hasn't been very effective yet...

So I'm not here asking for your pity money saying "donate now or your favorite server will die", I'm just saying that I need help coming up with things in the store that you or others would want to buy so that I can do this without having to beg my players and make me feel bad for taking their money.

If you got anything, please leave it in the comments below, thanks.
Good morning, Minecave players.

Today is the day of our reset, and I need to explain some things real fast.

Firstly, we're not coming out with all, or even most of, the features we said in the previous forum post.
When I originally thought about writing this, I was going to make up some fake excuse like "we think it'd be better for the server if we give players time to learn the features and so we have more content for new updates." But I'm not going to do that. I'm going to be transparent with you all so you all know what's happening and why things didn't happen when I said they would.

A big part of it is just that I have a terrible habit of overhyping things. I come up with some great idea and announce it before any work is even put into it. That's basically what's happened over the past couple weeks. We come up with all these good ideas for prison and we announce a release date and everything before we even start work on any of it. Then, the impending release date causes stress, and I don't work well under stress... Or at all, in some cases. Added on top, I've been busy with real life stuff, soccer practice twice a week, filming concerts for school, etc. And I recently had an emotional 5 or so days with friends which I'm not going to get into. We've been losing players at a very constant rate and I've had people telling me how bad of an owner I am, and I'm still battling a chargeback with you-know-who and my paypal is negative $250.

All of that garbage combined leads to me having near-zero motivation to work on Minecave, or even write this article. But you all deserve to know what the hell has been happening in the time that the reset has been looming above our heads. No, I'm not Keemstar and I'm not playing the victim card and I don't expect you all to go send me handwritten heartfelt letters in the mail. I'm simply saying these are the facts, and there's not much I can do about them. If I don't reset and release Minecave today, it will...
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Greetings, Minecave players!

Today, I'm finally announcing the RESET on MineCaveMC.

Now trust me, there have been extensive talks between the staff and players about this reset, what we should reset, how we should do it, what we should add, what we should remove, etc. etc. etc. However I know a majority of you will be happy to know that contrary to my previous post, we will not be going the "classic prison" route. We will not be shrinking the economy. We will not be replacing plots with cells.

However, there's a pretty sweet list of things that we will be changing and adding, so let's jump right into some of these. These may be changed between now and February 11th, and some stuff might be added, but this is some of the things we have down so far.

Making the economy more readable.
This was one of my big complaints and the big reason I wanted to lower the economy. Instead, we will be changing the prices everywhere possible to read short and simple. If you do want to check your full balance, you can always look on the tablist.
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Mine Crates
This is a pretty cool feature. Basically, while you're mining, there's a chance for a crate to appear which acts like a vote crate or mystery crate and has a random chance to give you something good like a kit or money!

Improved and fair PvP system
Minecave in it's current state is pretty pay-to-win and I want to try to minimize that a bit. I always feel bad for new players because they have nothing. One way I'm going to change this is by switching up warp pvp. When you enter, your inventory will be saved and cleared, and you will be given a designated pvp kit which is equal for everyone. When you kill players, you get heads which you can then sell based on the player's...
Greetings, Minecave players!

For two weeks now, a massive gray cloud has been looming over our heads, waiting to pour. You've probably noticed it, directly or not. It's effects are widespread. From name change bugs and massive inflation, to general talk on the forums and discord. You have probably heard of the reset.

Now we have been talking and thinking. Debating and discussing. Arguing and battling. We have been back-and-forth for weeks now, player to player, staff to staff, and staff to player. All of us have discussed, argued, and agreed that we think a reset is not a matter of if at this point, but rather a matter of when.

As many will agree, we've definitely passed the point of no return. Things are just too broken in their current state to not have a reset. However, for a number of reasons, myself and the staff are holding off on jumping the gun and doing it so fast. The reason for that is because we have so many ideas and just need to plan and get everything organized before we go through with it. Many features need to be carefully thought out and agreed upon and drastic changes need to be decided.

What drastic changes?
Well here's the thing. I don't know how happy you will be hearing me say this, but prison is a fast-dying game mode. Look at any server these days and the vast majority of them are factions and minigames. Since the whole EULA scare, prison servers have trickled down to far and few between. The only prison servers these days that are left are those who spend loads of money advertising (which we don't have) and those which are vastly unique. I think you know who I'm talking about.

The largest prison server in Minecraft right now, Cosmic Prisons, has its massive player base thanks to their never before seen ideas and mechanics. Sure, the Cosmic brand and big youtubers will bring people initially, but to keep them, you must have something fun, exciting, and unique for them to...
Greetings, MineCave Players!

I know you're probably asking- PORKY WHERE WERE YOU?
The answer: dying, pretty much.
I have had the worst sickness/flu/whatever for the past week. I've made very good friends with my couch and TV. I couldn't stop coughing for days to the point where I went to the ER because it wouldn't stop. It was awful. I was on and off minechat some days but I was mainly inactive.

But today though I started feeling better so I got on the server and did a whoooooooole bunch of updates for you that you're all going to be very happy about!

New Pickaxes, and pickaxe upgrades!

We have added back the wonderful Nuker Pick as well as the Frost Pickaxe and Earthquake Pickaxe.
You can buy Nuker from the shop, and Frost and Earthquake can be had from the new Pickaxe crate, also available for purchase on the shop.

All pickaxes also now have levels, upgrade points, and a blocks broken counter.
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Voting is finally here!

Finally, people have been asking for it, we got voting running. If you type /vote in game, you can see that we currently have 3 voting links, though a 4th should be coming soon. Once you vote, you will be given a vote crate at the new crates area near pvp.

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Free World!

If you now type /warp free and click the grass, you will be taken to a free world! There's not too much special about this world other than it has some resources you maybe couldn't get in prison. A lot of people wanted it, so here it is.

Auction House

Wanted somewhere to sell your rare items? Here it is! The auction house! Type /ah to get started.

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Minor fixes
We also fixed a few small things such as added water/lava to the shop, and fixed the stupid chat filter not letting you type caps.

There's probably something I missed in this post but that's the main bit of it. Thank you all so much for supporting the server and I hope...
Good Morning, MineCave Players!

Yesterday was the day that MineCave finally came back from being dead for a year and oh my god I don't think any of us were expecting as many of you as there were. We had 70 players in under a minute. That's just absolutely insane. We were expecting like maybe 20 or 30.

Of course, there was a massive lag issue and a massive rank issue but most of that seems to be fixed now. The server was lagging hardcore nonstop so we migrated over to a bigger (and more expensive- ouch) machine. That seems to have cured it. There's still a few little lag spikes here and there and the server has crashed a couple times, but our devs are looking into it and we think we found a piece of the problem. We'll let you know when we think it's 100% fixed.

Also, most people got their donation ranks back, though I know some are a bit strange and have to be done manually. If you still don't have your rank, please PM me on the forums or on Discord and I'll get right on it.

A few other bugs exist too such as Mystery Crates not giving multipliers, the autosell being rather strange, and more. We're fixing all that as fast as we can. Opening minecave after a year of it being offline is like trying to start a truck that hasn't ran since 2005. There will be problems even after you take it out on the road for the first time, but at least it runs. If you had any of those crate bugs, also message me on the forums and I'll get you another one and try to fix it.

Also, we're adding lots of cool things soon. I'm not sure but I'm guessing that one of the first new features you'll see is Nuker Pick coming back. Casino and other stuff also coming soon. We have lots of plans of things to add onto the server, so get ready for all that. If you have any questions then please message me on here or discord. Thank you all for reading and thanks for such a successful launch!
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Hey guys, MisterPorkchops here. I have some super exciting news to post here. Finally, after about a year of it being gone, Minecave is back. Now I know you all have some questions about it so let me explain.

For people who have never heard of Minecave before/don't know the full story:

Firstly, welcome! Thanks for stopping by.
Minecave is a super custom and extremely well-made prison server in Minecraft. We feature tons of unique features and plugins, an awesome economy, and the best builds of almost any server out there.

Minecave ran from fall of 2014 to about winter of 2015/2016, before closing down. The server averaged about 100-200 players online and had over 100,000 unique visitors.

I was one of the only YouTube ranks on this server and played very regularly (every day!) and loved the server and it was a shame to see it go. It shut down because the owner lost interest in the game and had other interests. Well, recently I have talked with the old owner (we had been friends even before he opened Minecave) and we worked out a deal, and I have purchased Minecave and will be constantly developing it and reopening it soon.

IP: minecave.com


For people who HAVE heard of Minecave and have loads of questions:

Thanks for sticking around after all this time, that's epic! I've gotten tons of questions through my YouTube comments from people asking about the server, so I'll answer them all here and in a video on my channel.

Will we keep our ranks?
Donator ranks will be kept of...