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We plan to update the main server to 1.18 on Saturday. There will be disruption between 11am and 12pm UTC.

After this scheduled maintenance period, you will be able to enjoy the latest Minecraft features on our main server.

Additionally, congratulations to @DirewolfofDoom, @BorisCrafter and @BaristaBeth for being the top players in our recent festive treasure hunt.

Best wishes,
The Shire’s Staff Team

Wishing you all the best for the festive season, from The Shire's staff team.

Competition Results

Thanks to the entrants of our Escape Rooms competition, where you could build anything you liked that featured a puzzle element. Congratulations to the winners;

  1. Dawn - Trivia Ghost Town
  2. SpooksDragon - Murder Investigation
  3. Theta108 - Scute Pyramid Maze

Festive Treasure Hunt

Now on in Ice Castle, Winterville, Ski Resort, Naoki, and Spawn. Good luck! Check your progress on the leaderboard. Ends 8 Jan.

1.18 is due to be released by the end of this year. We'll be resetting the survival world when we update to 1.18, so please keep this in mind if you're thinking of playing in this world before then.

If you've built something in Survival that you'd like to be transferred to the main world, please reply here with the coordinates of your project (if it's in the Nether/End then please specify this) and staff will consider moving it to the main world.

Our seasonal treasure hunt has started. Find spooky treats in Calisidia, Halloween Town, Frankrikeshavn and the competition world!

Treasure appears as dropped items in these areas. Be quick if you see one - they will vanish after a minute!

See how you're doing on the leaderboard (updated every 15 mins).

This is just for fun, and to get you to explore areas of The Shire that you might not have visited before.

It's time for our annual spooky competition... work alone or in a pair to create something with a puzzle element!

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What we're looking for:

  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Detail, both inside and out (this could be intricate redstone to make your puzzles work, storyline, or details in the building structure)


  • Build either on your own, or as a pair.
  • You may only contribute to one plot.
  • Our usual competition rules apply, that can be mostly summarised as don't do something that gives you an unfair advantage:


The winner and runner-up will have an opportunity to negotiate rewards with staff. Prizes may include WorldEdit, VoxelSniper, and fun commands like Beezooka!

How To Enter

Starts at 15:00 UTC / 16:00 BST / 11:00 ET / 08:00 PT.

At the start time, go to /warp BC and read the signs to learn how to get a plot.

Good luck!

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Railway Status

Aether Good service
Cerelia Good service
Dulcia Good service
East Shire Transit Good service.
Empire Part-suspended. Good service Sunspear-Venice, and good service Emerald City-Prontera. No other services are operational.
Franco Good service Venezia Cipriana - Lythia University. No service Lythia-Epsilon.
Hestia Good service
Hyperloop Good service
Juris Good service
Lamia Good service
Mainland Metro Good service
NSTA Major renovations; expect delays.
Nysa Nuovo Firenze station is closed. Otherwise, good service.
Phobean Subway Good service
Quintus Part-suspended New Vashon to Silex-Civis
Skira Good service
Thule Good service
Venezia Metro Good service Valeria-Biblioteca via Giardino. No service on other routes.
Venezia Overground Good service
West Shire Rail Good service Caffa-Solentse, UoC West-Thothum, and Zege-Groenevelden.
Zelos Good service