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=68 Landrush Schedule

landrushThe new =68 map is created and ready to go!  Everyone can access it, regardless of level, via the telepad hidden away at the southwest of Root.

This map is more build-focused, and as such does not spawn mobs and has a totally flat terrain.

While everyone can view the map now, no one can build until their Landrush phase opens up.  If you try to place before your Landrush slot opens, you'll get a countdown of exact time remaining.  Here is the schedule for landrush:

  • 1/6 - Ultimate Landrush ($500+ during Novemberbit)
  • 1/7 - Super Landrush  ($200+ during Novemberbit)
  • 1/8 - Normal Landrush  ($70+ during Novemberbit)
  • 1/9 - Open to All

Bitmas 2015!

Bitmas 2015 has officially begun!  Check out all the Bitmastivities:

/Tele Gift

Visit the linkpad in root to be teleported to the Bitmas 2015 map!


There's a hidden reward block to find.  Also while you're exploring, you'll meet...



Speak with Draco the Archiclaus.  If you registered before today, he'll have a gift for you!

100,000 Gold Giveaway

Enter the giveaway for a chance to win 100,000 gold, sponsored by Kjh787.  This time around, the winner must have an 8BitMMO user account that has been logged into on at least two different days.

Bitmas Hats

The Bitmas hats are back in stock in the shop.  Get one before they're gone!


Doubleplat 2015!


And for once I saved the stream, so here's an archived copy oops, didn't realize one of the vocaloid tracks is not okay to use on youtube so I had to take it down. My bad, sorry 🙁


Novemberbit 2015 is over!

With $9,043 raised, we've just finished our biggest Novemberbit ever!  Thank you for your generous support!


Most of the backer rewards are already available to be claimed here, however, I'll keep you updated on some of the remaining reward items and the winner of the KJH gold giveaway.

I can also confirm that the winning hat is the Dragonhat, with an overwhelming 91% of votes (rawr!)


Vote for your Exclusive Novemberbit Hat

Thanks to everyone who joined for the hatstream today.  We made SEVEN potential NovemberBit hats.

The Novemberbit reward page has been updated with a voting system.  If you've backed $49+, you can vote for the official Novemberbit Exclusive Reward Hat.  The winning hat will only be available to the $49+ backers.

The hats that don't win will either be discarded, made available for public purchase, or added to my secret hat stockpile.

HatStream2015VoteAlso, wild grass has been fixed so that it gives the correct number of wild grasses.  If you previously claimed them, you can reclaim to get your additional +1 wild grass.


Novemberbit 2015!

3dGlasses2Our annual server fundraiser / mega-sale has just kicked-off... and it's the most exciting one yet!  It includes a new landrush, possible doubleplat, and a variety of new items.  There's even a 500,000 gold giveaway that's free to enter, sponsored by Kjh787.

New this year: most rewards can be gotten right away, including the mysterious 3D Test Glasses.  What do they do?


Merry Bitmas!

Merry Bitmas everybody!  We all opened our Bitmas gifts together:

bitmas gifts

Afterwards, in true holiday spirit, there was a zombie outbreak and everyone killed each other  😛

<SnakeZXZ> Wow this christmas party took a turn

Speaking of Bitmas gifts, asedita1 sent me a pretty amazing one!  Check out this 3D Printed 8BitMMO set & poem.  Awesome asedita1, thanks so much! 🙂




Aww, thanks!  And I really appreciate everyone's kind wishes at /tele bitmas as well:


You guys are the best.  A Merry Bitmas to everyone! <3


Bitmas Gifts!


Take the new telepad in root to meet Dracoclaus.  He'll be giving out Bitmas Gifts for the next few days.

Special thanks to Grim & Asedita for the Bitmas area!



Our fundraiser promotion is officially over!  Thanks everyone for making this by far our most successful one yet with $6,789 raised.  You're amazing!

Today fundraiser gold & plat was doubled and the region expander blocks delivered to player inventories:



90% Funded — New Backer Options!

We're halfway through our server fundraiser and 90% funded!  Thanks to everyone who has contributed!

Many people have asked about substitutions for various reward tiers, so I have made a few of the reward tiers be options:

  • The Pocket Universe tier is now the  $70 Choice Pack -- your choice of ONE of the following: (at the conclusion of the fundraiser, a survey will be mailed out for you to select one -- ensure your e-mail is setup in account options!)
    • Second Pocket Universe, pre-expanded to 5x5 regions. (I realized 4x4 regions were an odd size for a town, so I upped it to 5x5 regions!)
      • Before the end of the fundraiser, you should ensure your first pocket universe is accessible through telepad or towntele, since a second PU may change which PU the root telepad takes you to.
      • I will create a second PU for you of usual 2x2 size and give you a token for a free white TS.  I will also place a temporary publicpad to there and notify you of its name.
      • Place your TS in the PU as desired (this expands it to 3x3), and ensure it is named so you can towntele there.  Then notify me you are ready for the expand.
      • I will townexpand once for you, bringing the second PU to 5x5
    • Or, Existing Pocket Universe Upgrade - upgrade your existing PU from a purple townstone to a white townstone, then town expand one time to 5x5 regions total (include current town name in survey)
    • Or, Existing Town Upgrade - upgrade your existing townstone with 3x3 townstone once to a 5x5 town (include current town name in survey)
  • 250blockRegion Expand blocks - massively more being given out, and even a new type of expander.  If you spend at least $100, then for each $50 you have purchased, you will receive BOTH:
    • Two 2k expand blocks - Sets the max objects for a region to 2,000 blocks
    • AND: Seven +250 expand blocks - Increases the max objects for a region by 250 blocks (no higher than 2k blocks total)
    • These items will be granted for each $50 spent as long as you spend at least $100, so for example $100 would net you four 2k blocks and fourteen +250 blocks, $150 would net you six 2k blocks and twenty one +250 blocks, etc...
    • Also note that more objects in a region can create more latency, although people seem generally pretty happy with the 2k regions from the last fundraiser.
  • Origin plot is now $500 Choice Reward -- Your choice of ONE of the following (at the conclusion of the fundraiser, a survey will be mailed out for you to select one -- ensure your e-mail is setup in account options!)
    • Origin plot - subject to building height restrictions
    • Or: 10x "water" objects
  • $2k Clarification: if you purchase $2k+ during the fundraiser (wow), I will do one custom designed object per $1k purchased.

And as a reminder, if we make it to 100% of our funding goal, I will double your gold & plat purchased during the fundraiser!