On June of 2014 the name Stonebound was born. It’s got me thinking about all the path we have traveled.
I’m going to submit a post every day for the next few days. I’m going to tell the origin story at least from my point of view and also make an announcement surrounding the future direction of Stonebound.
The process of thinking about the history of this place has been really fun. It’s humbling to think about the friendships and great people I’ve had the chance to meet and hang with along the road. Building and watching relationships that started here but transcend Stonebound is in my opinion the best part of this place.
Each year for my birthday my best mate and I take 10 days and canoe camp in the waters found at the border between the US and Canada. ‘The Boundary Waters’ If you haven’t heard of this magical spot. It’s incredible.
Three years ago - logging back in after my trip. My avatar was moved into a different place on the map. I was in a room with Graphika, phit, Twitch,Panda, Alleluid, and Dwaing to name a few. I was on teamspeak as they gave me a tour of what they had built.
A ‘mini’ city - floating on a huge Airship. The statues of everyone from the server could be found around town - fishing, or walking about. Some sitting at the brewery. Others hanging in the library. The level of detail and effort made this place really cool. Inside jokes were played out with statues of people recently banned. Or friends lost to time. A very cool build indeed.
The folks on teamspeak then sang me happy birthday. Pretty cool huh?
Stories like this have colored my experience and have made my time with Stonebound fun and memorable.
Many people along the way have helped to shape this community. Stonebound has survived massive change. We have lost some great people along the way - we have banned terrible annoying people. We have lifted bans - only to ban again. The leadership structure and makeup has changed - from a single leader to panel leadership - and back again.
Stonebound at its core is a community setup to allow you to play modded Minecraft with very few rules and without a pay-wall. But what makes it special is the people who hang out here.
I’m going to raddle on for a few posts on how we got here, share some stories that have stuck out and some changes we are making as we move forward.
Did you know that when Stonebound was first created - it was called Mind-bacon?
FTB Revelation has received a big update, removing mods and adding new ones, including Thaumcraft, EnderIO, and Blood Magic. Due to the extensive nature of the update, we will be replacing our current Revelation server with a fresh map.
If you do not have Revelation yet, you can download it from the Twitch or FTB Launcher. Otherwise, update your pack to version 2.0.0.
To free up resources for the new server, the old Revelation server will be shut down this week. For those that want to continue playing it, you can get a map download by contacting phit on the forums or Discord.
We are happy to announce our next server, FTB Continuum. It finally happened; FTB released their long awaited Expert pack for 1.12, including hundreds of quests, a custom mod and countless recipe tweaks.
You can download the pack from the Twitch Launcher. Just search for FTB Continuum in the Feed The Beast modpack section.
As always, you can see the server map at map.stonebound.net/continuum and possibly pick a spot where you would want to live.
We look forward to seeing you on the server!
To free up resources for the new server, Rise of the Pack was shut down last weekend. For those that want to continue playing it, you can get a map download by contacting phit on the forums or Discord.
Based on the feedback we received from our recent age survey, the community is in overwhelming support of increasing our age requirement to 18+.
This means that we will no longer consider applicants that are 13-15 years old. Users that are 16+ will be considered, but will be under closer review than previously. We will be implementing this change in one month.
We are happy to announce our next server, running "Rise of the Pack". It's a small, expert pack loaded with quests and fun progression, sure to keep you busy for a while.
You can download the pack from the Twitch Launcher by searching for "Rise of the Pack" in the modpack section.
As always, you can see the server map at map.stonebound.net/rise-of-the-pack and possibly pick a spot where you would want to live.
We look forward to seeing you on the server!
You may have already seen on Discord, we are also planning on doing a full reset for FTB Revelation, meaning a new world, new seed and new chance to join the fun! The last day for the old map will be March 8th, following with the launch of a fresh map a day later around 8pm UTC.
Finally, we are doing a short survey regarding our age requirement policy, which you can find here.