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    VictoriaPorter reacted in connection issues   
    Should be fixed now!
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    VictoriaPorter reacted in 14/05/2015 - YAMS gets a Creative World   
    NEWS FLASH! YAMS now has a creative world as promised in the future of YAMS post!
    You can find the portal for it at the bottom of spawn tower inside the event portals room.
    I really hope you enjoy this, I've tried to be as fair as possible.
    Below is a copy of the rules on the forums for the creative world, but please read the signs when you go there as its explained in more detail including commands you need to know.
    The creative world is not the main part of YAMS, it's an addition to YAMS so you can test your ideas out and show your creativity with others easier. From time to time this world may reset. There is also a plot expiry time of 2 months, so if you become inactive for 2 months your plot will be removed. Each player is allowed one plot, you can however invite others to help on your plot by giving them permissions with a command. This world should be treated with respect don't abuse our trust, remember YAMS server rules apply as we are a family friendly minecraft server. Buildings should be family friendly. You can not /sethome in this world as its not the main world of YAMS, we still want players taking part in the main world. The only way home from this world is to die in lava or such. You will lose all expeirence levels and items you have on you so make sure you leave them at home. You can find more information and commands in the creative world, for which the portal is located at the bottom of spawn tower. Have fun!
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    VictoriaPorter reacted in 06/04/2015 - New Minecraft world for YAMS   
    So far I'm really enjoying it.  The freedom to build our homes in a preferred style, easy access to everyone, a centralized mining portal so people can group up and go in together if they want... There's a ton of potential to grow and expand YAMS.
    I would suggest we add a wooden or stone sword to the starter quest though.  Spawn Town has a lot of lighting, but there is still an occasional zombie that sneaks in, and I doubt anyone wants to lose their quest item and have to start over.
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    VictoriaPorter reacted in 06/04/2015 - New Minecraft world for YAMS   
    Its now been a month since our 3rd main world went live, a big thank you to everyone who came on here and posted as without proper feedback we cant know whether we did the right thing or not in continuing YAMS as this server has been going for quite a long time now, since January 2011.
    As a little celebration, I've increased the world border in the main world so you can explore further out, there's no public build yet but you'll be able to get a sense for the world and the effort that went into making the rails, such as the terraforming and the building of the rails, especially the details on the stations or the fact that every bridge that crosses a river had to be made.
    I quite enjoyed making the station at the end of the yellow line, I had to hollow out an entire mountain and then make it look natural so it wasn't just a dark hollowed out cave!
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    VictoriaPorter reacted in Places of interest in the new mining world   
    I thought I'd start a thread where we can put the coordinates for any places of interest we have found in the new mining world.  I or others have posted most of these in different threads so I thought it would be good to gather them in one thread.
    First off there have been 3 ocean monuments found at this point (at least that I know of).  The first 2 can be found at the coordinates below and have been mostly, if not completely, drained of water so everyone can move around easily in them.  Also, the elder guardians have been slain in both.
    ocean monuments
    x = 2185, z = 3177
    x = 2000, z = 700
    The third one I have found just recently.  With this one I thought it would be a good idea to not drain it completely so that everyone can use it as a "hunting ground" for guardians.  The elder guardians have been slain but there are plenty of regular guardians to hunt down.  I have gone through and created air pockets in almost every room so a player can easily get to air while hunting.  In certain rooms I have only made partial air pockets in because of openings between floors.  Leaving the water in these ceiling spaces is important for both players and guardians to get between floors.  (Added note: there are some rooms that are completely drained.  Use these to rest from swimming or to place crafting tables and furnaces as needed.)
    ocean monument for hunting
    x = -1957, z = 2343
    Near this third monument is a jungle that contains a jungle temple.  When I got to the temple the only thing in the chest was rotten flesh.  However, there are ocelots in the area and I saw a couple of melon patches as well.
    jungle temple
    x = -2302, z = 2569
    The other day a came across a dungeon with a zombie spawner.  I also saw some wood planks on the ceiling nearby.  I didn't have the time to explore but I wouldn't be surprised to find it to be part of a mineshaft.
    dungeon/zombie spawner  - likely mineshaft nearby
    x = -720, y = 19, z = 49
    The last thing I have for now is the location of a stronghold.  I have explored a little bit of it myself.  So far I have found one library.  I suspect someone will have to do some mining to get to the rest of the stronghold.  The coordinates I am listing is for the ground level entrance I made to get to the stronghold.
    stronghold entrance
    x = 726, z = -114
    That's all I have for now.  If anyone has found something not listed above please post it to this thread.
    Thanks and have fun mining, hunting, exploring!
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    VictoriaPorter reacted in First ocelots / cats of the new world!   
    Since the new world went live I've been looking for an ocelot... I did once see a wolf but never came across an ocelot.
    Today after nearly 2 weeks of searching I've finally got some cats and I believe they are the first from this world!
    Meet Simon and Steer! 

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    VictoriaPorter reacted in 06/04/2015 - New Minecraft world for YAMS   
    Our family friendly minecraft server YAMS today celebrates the opening of our 3rd main world in YAMS history. It's been a busy 2 - 3 months discussing, preparing and building it.
    It may not be perfect for some, but I hope at least that you will give it a try!
    A lot of effort has been put into it and while some bits are confusing, I don't think we can fully tune it until players start joining, so I'm looking at you! Yes you! Come and join us!
    It's the same ip as before: play.yams.me
    With the added addition of a live map website: maps.yams.me
    I hope to see you in game, please remember this is a big change for YAMS, so please bear with me and the rest of the staff while we still work hard to make sure this new world is running smoothly.
    P.S. Remember to re read all rules/info etc as its new!
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    VictoriaPorter reacted in West: Perivale   
    This forum topic is now closed as we now have a new world.
    Thank you to everyone who has helped in Perivale, it's really appreciated!
    To those of you that lived there, I hope you enjoyed your time there.
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    VictoriaPorter reacted in 02/02/2015 - The Future of YAMS for 2015   
    I'm currently looking at April as being the month we change worlds, however there's still quite a bit to do especially in terms of finalising how YAMS will be run now, rules and such. So my apologies if we don't move over in April.
    In the mean time, here's some teasers of the new world.





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    VictoriaPorter reacted in Build competition #3 - Fly YAMS high with pride!   
    sounds like fun..... need to conquer my fear of heights lol
    I do have an idea though, could we not have the enderdragon breathing fire in the words of yams
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    VictoriaPorter reacted in Build competition #3 - Village houses [OFFICIAL]   
    The competition is now over!
    My original plan was to use these houses for my next YAMS adventure but it most likely wont be finished before we move to the new world, you may have already seen then first adventure out there? Ever heard of sounds coming from the temple of doom? Spooky place that temple... Can you feel the shivers down your spine? 
    Now where was I... Ahhh yes you are all doomed.... I mean winners, congratulations!
    I have decided that I would like to use all houses that were completed as demo houses for the new world.
    tdue21 - You made 3 houses, I will use at least one of yours, maybe 2. SteerpikeSister - I will be using your house. ryanfenton - I will be using one of your houses, the smaller one with furniture in it. MegMeowse (XxSkaterMegXx) - I will be using your house on the lake, I also like the small huts you made. Changingtuna88 - Sorry you did not complete your house so wont be used, but I'm sure it would have looked nice. I will leave you with the screenshot below, for some unknown reason... there were over 1000 (yes one thousand) animals outside all lined up just outside the village competition area... maybe waiting to attack! I couldn't render them all in one shot as they were everywhere, a whole army of them!

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    VictoriaPorter reacted in Build competition #3 - Fly YAMS high with pride!   
    I have an exciting competition for all you Minecraft players on YAMS!
    In our 2011-2012 world we had YAMS spelled out on the main spawn station.

    In our current 2012-2015 world we have YAMS spelled out on the side of the shopping centre.

    As well as down below in spawn tower station.

    But for our new world, its time to rise high and fly the YAMS lettering high with pride!
    Here's some ideas on how you could have YAMS spelled out in the air:
    Have the word YAMS down the side of a plane. Have the word YAMS on a flying banner that is being pulled by a plane. Have the word YAMS in the sky as smoke trailing from a plane! Have the word YAMS down the side of a blimp or barrage balloon. Have the word YAMS down the side of an Airship. Have the word YAMS around the sides of the Hot Air Balloon! Have the word YAMS spelled out by 4 hot air balloons side by side, so each balloon is a letter. You get the idea, find a creative way to display the words YAMS in the air so it can be seen from spawn tower or even down below.
    The competition is open from now until sometime before we move (sorry no date yet), everyone can take part including staff who have been helping me with the new world.
    The winner will of course get their build displayed in the new world as that's what we need it for and depending on what was built and how its been built I will try and make a warp to it, so don't forget to add details and such.
    If you would like to take part, please take a wander down to the bottom of spawn tower where you will find the events portal section with a portal to the fly high world. You'll want to make sure you leave your items at home, you will also loose experience to use it up before visiting!
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    VictoriaPorter reacted in 02/02/2015 - The Future of YAMS for 2015   
    A villager in the middle of a bunch of ice and switches?  Do I sense a new minigame coming our way?
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    VictoriaPorter reacted in 02/02/2015 - The Future of YAMS for 2015   
    Time for some teasers screenshots!
    Neighhhh....  Followwww meeeee saysssss the Horsey!

    Horsey says going once... going twice... sold to the Villager!

    Congratulations on winning a ticket to an all inclusive feeding frenzy with you on the menu!

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    VictoriaPorter reacted in 02/02/2015 - The Future of YAMS for 2015   
    Still lots to do in preparation for a new world but here's a very small teaser.... *shivers* I feel I'm being watched...

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    VictoriaPorter reacted in 09/01/2015 - YAMS 4th Year Anniversary   
    While I'm not sure if anyone did anything for the anniversary, I hope you all cherished the moment in your own little ways!
    4 years of YAMS is quite an achievement and I'm glad we have a way forward from here, progress with the new world is getting there so Id publicly like to thank all those staff members who have helped me out so far, its been a great help and is giving me that boost that I needed of hope that we can still make YAMS a place to call our home on Minecraft.
    Best wishes for the future whatever it may hold.
    Topic will now be closed. 
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    VictoriaPorter reacted in 09/01/2015 - YAMS 4th Year Anniversary   
    Today our beloved YAMS is 4 years old which is great news, we have come so far and there's so much more that could be done!
    Unfortunately however I also have sad news as it will more than likely be its last year, last year I asked everyone in The Future of YAMS post for their feedback on how we could progress with the server but feedback wasn't as forthcoming as I had hoped, I was hoping we could really change things, be less restrictive in areas and allow more freedom but I think a lot of people were happy with how things are currently.
    From the feedback I decided to make some changes and renew the server for another year with the following conditions:
    However a year on and I don't think we have truly celebrated YAMS as it should have been, if anything things have got worse, there's hardly any players on any more and I haven't seen some staff on in over 5 months, it feels like people have given up which makes me very sad as so much love, time, money and effort has been put into YAMS!
    I don't currently have anything planned event wise for this anniversary as I'm quite upset about how things have gone, doesn't help that the last few events I have done not many people have turned up if at all.
    But if you would like to celebrate YAMS, please go ahead and celebrate, it would make me very happy!
    We have all made friends here and had some great times with some of us even having the chance to meet in person, all the good that has come from YAMS should not be forgotten.
    Remember YAMS always, because while it is "Yet Another Minecraft Server" it isn't just any old server, it is a family friendly community that brought joy to many peoples hearts.
    Also Id like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported me personally or YAMS, from donations to helping me with feedback, it's all been appreciated.
    Thank you everyone.
    Previous anniversary posts:
    YAMS 1st Year Anniversary YAMS 2nd Year Anniversary YAMS 3rd Year Anniversary
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    VictoriaPorter reacted in spamfg would like to be whitelisted   
    Hi Sam,
    So this is why she was trying to whitelist this account! Well I've gone ahead and done it now!
    Anyway welcome to YAMS, hopefully you've heard nice things?
    I'm sure Vicky will give you the tour but heres what to do anyway:
    Once you join please walk down the stairs to the rules room and read the information in there, after you have done so please walk down the next set of stairs to the commands room and read all the information in there.
    Once all info has been read, please carry on walking down spawn tower until you have reached the ground floor of spawn tower with the compass directions in the floor, from here please proceed north towards sandbox, you can use /compass to work out what way is north.

    Once you have arrived at sandbox please read the sandbox rules, the front of the board on the left. This board is pretty big but very detailed in explaining that you are in sandbox to build a house and get to know the community better before you decide which town you would like to move too.

    Please make sure everything is read that needs to be, as it explains everything very well and ensures everything runs smoothly for both me and you and everyone else on the server.

    You can find a mining world portal in spawn town or at the end of sandbox.

    If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to ask, we are all here to help.     

    Thank you,
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    VictoriaPorter reacted in 02/02/2015 - The Future of YAMS for 2015   
    Hello everyone,
    As I'm hope most of you are aware from The Yams 4th Anniversary post and The Future of YAMS for 2014 post some decisions had to be made as to how to carry on with YAMS if at all due to time, budget and other constraints.
    I didn't want to see YAMS end so abruptly without a proper end so after the anniversary post I started thinking of what could be done to have one last go of YAMS. I have came up with some ideas and have proposed these to staff to see who was interested in carrying on as staff in the hope of making these ideas a reality.
    I have now had most of the staff reply, I'm still waiting on a few to reply but while I wait (I'd really like to have them on board) work has started already as we are on the clock and also id like to start getting members thoughts!
    So here's the current plan, please bear in mind things may change as this isn't final:
    We will be switching minecraft hosts, I can no longer justify paying what we do with our current hosts. This will mean the ip address will change, but you should be using play.yams.me as the ip address anyway so you will be able to connect no problem once we switch as I will update it. I will try and get us over to Minecraft 1.8 with all the new blocks. New survival world, items will not transfer over as it would be nice if we all start of as new players, we have had our current 2nd world for some time now so a refresh will do everyone good giving players a chance for a fresh start. Mining world will stay, but will be refreshed, all mining to be done in mining world to prevent players digging into peoples basements or getting in the way of each other. Mining world will of course be refreshed. Test build world will hopefuly be replaced with a creative world. Old YAMS Normal worlds to be available as read only worlds for visits if possible, this will depend on RAM. Nether portal will most likely be more accessible this time, its currently hidden and you have to find it. Access to the end has yet to be decided. PvP will remain off except for certain pvp arena areas, we are a family friendly server we don't need people killing each other all the time. New world will not be as large radius wise, but may expand if needed as at a latter date. The big one.... no sandbox and no towns..... There will be no set theme unlike our current towns but there will be certain building rules. Players will build their houses along the side of the 4 main rails coming out of spawn tower, we will ask you to place your name at the side of the rails and that you build a path to your house and you don't go really far back (players should be able to see your house from the rails). So that's no plots... We are still a community and players should stick together don't try and separate yourselves out massively, be friendly with each other and explain to your neighbours what you plan on doing so you can wok out space between you. Only 1 house per player, but community projects will be allowed. We could maybe have 1 of the rails for community projects, we shall have to think. Small outbuildings such as wells and outside toilet etc around house will most likely be allowed as well as small farms and such. Building rules will include things such as not building offensive structures, not building houses that go very high up, floating houses (includes trying to attach it to the ground with say a 1x1 pillar to try and get round it) There will be good farms in spawn town as everyone should be provided with a good chance to start just as they were in sandbox. No mass claiming of land (i.e fencing massive areas off for future use), take the land you need there and then to build and expand as and when needed. Talk to your neighbours if you think you need space. Evictions could happen to those who don't come back in a long time, so keep active. There will be opportunities for new staff and internal staff promotions. Well these are some of the ideas that I'm thinking of going along with, as I said at the start things could change, nothings final but I need to start somewhere. I'm hoping you agree on what we have planned?
    Have anything to say, post below!
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    VictoriaPorter reacted in Freebuild weekend - November 2014 #4 [OFFICIAL]   
    It wasn't closed yesterday and it's still open today and maybe even tomorrow!
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    VictoriaPorter reacted in Full Server Day [SUGGESTION]   
    I was on the server today, and I thought about how much more fun it is with more people online. So, I had the idea of attempting to fill up the server, it doesn't matter how long it's full, but just seeing that "16/16" would make me really happy. Comment below any days/times that you are free and we can try to organize a day when we can fill the You don't necessarily have to participate, but I will be playing tons of mini games (16 player hide and seek ) to keep us entertained. If we don't want to play any of those, we can certainly work on one of the build projects going on right now, like the roller coaster or castle (Remember: you can work on these at any time no matter what town you are from, even if no one else is online). This isn't really an event per say, but I think we should bring the server back to its glory days, and at least get a decent amount of people online.
    I am free pretty much any time, however not before 4 PM GMT, on the weekends. That is unless I have something going on Don't feel obligated to come, at this point it is just an idea. Remember, its all about having fun
    To Darren: I didn't know if I should have put it here with a [sUGGESTION] tag or in General YAMS discussion...sorry if I placed it  wrong >.<
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    VictoriaPorter reacted in North: Snowheim   
    Sorry about that. Happy Halloween everyone! I've left everyone in Snowheim a little something. I didn't manage to get through every town - but there's some little treats outside my house in Snowheim if you're up for trick or treating!
    Hope everyone has a great day
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    VictoriaPorter reacted in Witch Spotted in Snowheim!   
    I was exploring the castle hill today when I came across a witch!  She nearly killed me but I left her alone in case other players would like to see her.  Hope she hangs around!
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    VictoriaPorter reacted in MCM London Comic Con October 2014   
    I know there was some talk this year about people from YAMS meeting up again for this Octobers MCM London Comic Con but nothing is really going ahead as far as I know.
    Just wondered if anyone is going?
    I also just wanted to post the photo below from MCM London October 2013, happy memories! BRAINSSS... BRAINSSS... BANG BANG SHOTGUN! Zombie dice is a good game.
    It would be great if come Minecon 2015 London, we could meetup again..... if we can get tickets....
    Hope the people in the photo don't mind me posting it.

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    VictoriaPorter reacted in 28/09/2014 - YAMS Halloween 2014   
    can we play hide and seek?
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