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New stuff for our members

I have big news today and a lot to announce.

First, all of our servers are running Minecraft 1.8 and are nearly bug free at this point. A new world has been generated for the Vanilla and the old Survival server.

The computing platform we were on was at its limit for running our game servers. So this week we moved our game servers to a new very powerful computing platform that will allow for more expansion and we took full advantage of that.

We have joined forces with another mature adult group called Better In Game who have a variety of Minecraft game variations. You probably have already noticed chatting with them but you can also play with them by typing /server lobby. By being registered in Banana Smores you will have full builder benefits on all servers and they can come play with you as well.

Our Semi-Vanilla Survival server has been renamed to Dream and still has all the great features that you love including an economy, shops, residence protection, world map, chest protection, and player voting for condition changes. The new URL to the game server and world map is We have a new direct URL to our Creative server which is and there is a new creative world map that you can access using the same web address. And last but not least our first to update and often reset vanilla world can be accessed using

The new game variations include a Towney/ mcMMO server called Monarch, a Hunger Games server called Famine, a PVP raiding server called Splinter, a Flat world creative server called Sandbox, and a Semi-Vanilla server called Pure. All of these servers can viewed and accessed with the /server command.

We hope you enjoy access to all these fun game variations and enjoy the benefits to this new more powerful computing platform.

Big Changes! Connected servers

Hello fellow Smores!

I am pleased to announce some big changes that may not affect most of you! Our survival server is now a hub for our other members servers. And soon there will be some mini minecraft games for all members to play.

To use this awesome new system all you have to do is join our survival world at once you are in you can see all of our worlds with /server and you can switch between servers with /server NAME.

This change will allow you to talk to and see all of all the Banana Smores members on all of our different servers.

Also look forward to a news release of our new Feed the Beast server.

New Forums

Woohoo! We are now up and running on a forum system that I am hoping would take better care of us. Please give them a view over and see how you like them.

Let us know if you find any issues with the new forum system.

Happy New Years Banana Smores!

Map updates to 1.7

Hello fellow S'mores.

Now that we have 1.7.2 map support we are updating our features so that you have new biomes and fun things to find and play with.

During this process we are having server hangups that are causing disconnections and latency. For the meantime I am going to open up our Vanilla world for our current members. To connect use the address Please be respectful of others builds on this server and remember that it is Minecraft without modifications.

Sponsor System Live

Hello everyone. I have some great news for you today. We have finally finished our sponsor system and have everything set up. Here is what you should know.

Sponsors start by paying $25 USD for the first month through PayPal. This will give you 2 extra residences, larger residences, and more home teleports.  We also have two other servers under Banana S'mores one is a completely vanilla world with a 1.7.2 map reset and whitelisted for active sponsors only. Our third server is a creative world where active sponsors are whitelisted. Sponsors get the addresses to these upon receipt of payment.

What are active sponsors? They are sponsors that after the first month they pay for a $5 a month subscription. Inactive sponsors do not have access to the other servers or the residence discount. They will still have the increased number and size of residences and the extra home teleports.

Everything for regular members is the same except that now your residences cost 10 cents per cube.

Donations are also available now. Donations do not grant you more permissions but they are appreciated just as much.

Thanks for being apart of this community. I really do appreciate all of our members and want to do everything I can to make your gaming experience the best it can be.

Minecraft version 1.6.4 is in use.

Version 1.6.4 is here. There is basic support on enough plugins that we can upgrade now.

So next time you join the game make sure you click on Edit Profile in the bottom left corner and then select 1.6.4 in the Version drop down.

If you are using Magic Launcher then click on Setup and then Browse for the new version. After you find 1.6.4 in the Versions folder save the setup and then launch the game.

I will get some pictures up to document this process eventually.

Steps for troubleshooting your Minecraft connection

Mojang has been acting weird a lot lately. Start your troubleshooting here If there are red items on that page you may not be able to connect to any minecraft server.

If minecraft is up check to make sure our server is up. A good ez resource are any of our profiles at voting sites. I like

Our game server has an uptime of 99.2% so we have less than 6 hours of downtime a month. Our server is hosted on on a Level 2 fiber optic connection provided by cognet a company known to provide lightspeed connectivity and excellent uptime.

Finally if you are having a hard time check to make sure you are using the same version as we are. Our server is currently using version 1.7.2 and your client will need to match that for you to play. Please refer to the post below to find out how to make sure you client is matching our server's version.

If you are experiencing game lag while playing lets check to see if its your network. Open your command prompt (Windows click start, search for cmd and open) then type traceroute Use the three sets of numbers on the left and look for a large difference from one line to another. If you results have one copy the results and email them to me at cynixx3 at gmail dot com (ignore any *).

New version of Minecraft.

Hello all. If you are having a hard time joining our server because we are out of date here is what you can do to play with us.

If you game is open close it. Re run your launcher. Before you click play! Click on Edit Profile in the bottom left corner. In the new window look for Use Version about half way down and select 1.6.2 in the dropdown box. Now just click Save Profile and Play.

Why are we not updating right away?
As you may know we are using a craftbukkit server. Now that Mojang released an update the Bukkit community needs time to rewrite their API and plugins so that they are compatible with the latest update. As soon as they have a stable build and our important plugins are compatible with the new API we will upgrade and ask everyone to update their profiles to use the new version.

If you have any questions feel free to ask and hopefully we will still see everyone in the game.