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Welcome Mr. Victor Rand!

22 October 2017

We’d like to welcome a new citizen to DWO London! Mr Victor Rand has come all the way here from Texas to visit our great capital city! You may recognise his name from the last time he was here in 2007, when he was helped to co-finance the construction of the Rattigan Academy out in the suburbs. Please make sure our city is clean and tidy for his visit, we don’t want to give off a bad impression to such an influential businessman. Make sure you pop by and say hello if you see him! I’m sure he’ll be keen to do some business here so it’s important he has a good experience if we want him to invest in our city.

You might also notice lots of other London citizens popping up over the next week or so to welcome Mr. Rand - we’d very strongly encourage you to go have a chat to all of them. Get to know your neighbours, have a natter. After all, they do live here so it’d almost be rude not to. I’m sure more and more will keep arriving over the next week, and I hope you’ll find time to welcome them all!


Introducing: The Pin Collection!

08 September 2017

Ever wished you had something to prove you'd found that easter egg, come first in a game, or attended a special server event? Well wish no more!

Introducing new collectable DWO Minecraft Pins! With over 50 unique varieties to collect, they're fun for all the family! Start your collection today!

Pins are little collectable badges of honour - to prove you've been there, done that, and got the pin! There are pins for completing all sorts of things. Not just for doing well in the games, but for discovering hidden secrets, exploring the server, and taking part in special events.

Head to Gallifrey to meet a new Time Lord - Collector Thalia! She keeps watch of the Pin Collection inside the Collector's Room on Gallifrey, just outside the Hall of Records. She'll be able to help you out with starting your collection, and I'm sure if you have a nosey around her collection you might be able to spot some of the rarer pins for some help.

To collect a pin, all you need to do is complete that pin's objective. Some might be easy and you could easily get them without trying, while some are super tough and will require some hard work and dedication to earn! You'll need to work together to find the rarer pins, and figure out exactly what you need to do! There are a handful of exclusive pins which are limited edition, and can only be collected by coming to special server events; from Games Night to Christmas to our Doctor Who finale parties.

To view your personal collection, just run /mypins. You'll see all your pins in the order you collected them, and you can see their name and description by hovering over each one. Clicking the little Sort box in the bottom corner will re-arrange them into different orders. To view the entire 'Pindex' (that's Pin Index), you can do /pindex. This'll show you all the pins in pin order, and you'll see some which may have hints available.

But what's the point in collecting all these if you can't show off your hard earned pins? Sounds like you need a trophy cabinet! You can create cabinets anywhere you can build just by doing /trophy create, then punching the block you want to build it on. Select the pin you want to show, and your trophy cabinet will pop up! But choose wisely, you can't just show them all off - Gallifreyans can have a total of three trophies, and Cardinals five. To remove one, just do /trophy remove.

(You can do /pinhelp at any time in game to read Thalia's help book!)

We hope you all have fun collecting the 50 available now, and we hope you'll turn up at events in future to grab the limited edition ones!

As usual, if you have any issues just let us know asap and we'll get them fixed - or any ideas for something you think should earn a pin!


1.12 Update Time!

13 July 2017

Minecraft 1.12 is now here!

The update brings a variety of new coloured blocks, from concrete powder to beds (and also parrots but I think they'd resent being called blocks). Not to mention the whole new Advancement system which should give you plenty work to do in Survival!

But of course you all know what 1.12 brings, but what about 1.12 on DWO?

Well for starters, you'll notice you've gone from a measly 16 different consoles available for your TARDIS to a mighty 21! The five new consoles are the original give consoles that were in the TARDIS plugin, now updated and available to use. There's also one new room - the Birdcage for keeping all your trusty parrot pets! Parrots should stay on your shoulders when you go into your TARDIS, but keep in mind that when it comes to mobs in Minecraft you can never be sure anything'll work right.

Your TARDIS also has one fancy new feature - atmospheric excitation, built right into the lamp. Just scan your TARDIS sign with your sonic screwdriver to start a brief snowstorm around your Police Box! Alternatively, you can /tardis excite if you're sign-less.


Welcome to Stratford

07 July 2017

After being thought lost in the fallout of Survival 3.0, the DWO News team are returning to your screens again tonight.

After his chaotic appearance on DWO News this evening, the Mayor of London's Office has issued a press statement to clarify his speech and to further deny anything he may have said about a pyramid -

The Mayor of London is proud to announce that due to unfortunate destruction caused by a film crew in the North East of London, the area will now be redeveloped to form the borough of Stratford. The redevelopments aim to reduce travel time for north east areas to just 20 minutes into the city centre, through a brand new DLR service, running from Stratford's new transit hub in the north east straight to Heron Quays in Canary Wharf. Transport for London realises that the line only runs three stops, but unfortunately they ran out of money after they spent it all building and demolishing different line layouts. The biggest new area of Stratford is the Westfield Shopping Centre, full of empty shop units just waiting to be used! Any citizens who would like to set up a shop need only ask, as well as pay the small fee of £250,000. These redevelopments will also bring new standards of education to London, by doubling the number of schools in the entire city! (City of London can not not guarantee that the new school is not run by an evil corporation). The Mayor would finally like to apologise to the unfortunate citizens who were completely obliterated when the pyrami- FILM SET crushed their houses. Please collect your belongings from the lost and found.

  • The Mayor Of London

Shop Rental FAQ's and How To's

With the recent renovations and additions made in the North-East of London, questions have arisen about shop rental in the new shopping centre. Here's a few things to help out those of you interested in building a shop interior:

Steps to claiming a shop space:
  1. Find an available store space that you are certain you want to work on.

  2. Make sure you have a concrete, creative and logical idea for said store space.

  3. Make a /modreq while standing in the space you wish to use which contains your idea for the store. If there is more than one person working on it, make sure to state the full username of who else will be joining you.

  4. Be patient and wait for approval. If the idea gets denied, don't be discouraged- just try to think of a use for the store space that suits it's surroundings better.
  1. "Where are the shops located?" They are all located within the Westfield shopping centre, in North-East London.

  2. "Can I change the floors?" For any level above ground level- no. For ground level, yes, just make sure it suits the build.

  3. "Can I build a store that's not found in the UK?" Nope. Sorry, but in order to keep to what would be there realistically, the store has to be British or is able to be commonly found in the UK.

  4. "Can I customise the storefront?" Yes, but keep the general shape of it and placement of pillars, doorway(s) and windows.

  5. "Can I work on more than one store at once?" If it's just yourself working on both, then no- that'd be unfair on others. However, while you can only own one, you are able to work on other stores as a team build with another player or players.

  6. "Can I remove the stone bricks/sandstone?" That's the exterior wall of the building, so unfortunately not- just build in front of it if it clashes with your interior.

  7. "Can more than one person work on one shop?" Yes, that's absolutely fine. Just ask for the additional player(s) to be added, or make a /modreq if nobody able to add them is available.

  8. "Can I change the roof?" Nope, again, just build over it if it bothers you.

  9. "Will my shop remain there permanently?" This won't be guaranteed- It is likely that shops will change as time progresses in order to give others a shot at building interiors for them. But don't stress over this- if the shop is approved, it will probably be there for a reasonably lengthy amount of time.

The most important thing to remember with this project is to have patience- Patience in planning, patience in building and patience while waiting for approval. Have a fun time building, everyone!


Series 10 Party!

8 April 2017

We're now officially less than a week away from brand new Doctor Who, which can only mean one thing - time for another Doctor Who Launch Party!

Our Series 10 party will be replacing Games Night next week at 6pm BST on the 15th, before the first episode airs at 7:20pm. As usual we'll be hosting it in London's Trafalgar Square, and our team of magicians have already been busy getting the decorations ready. You might even have a chance to win a prize, as we'll be hosting a few competitions across the hour!

  • The Doctor Who Quiz is back! It's fastest finger first on Who trivia, so brush up on your knowledge (and typing skills)!
  • Doctor Who Skin Competition! Come dressed up in your fanciest party skin and show it off at the party. Get your photo snapped in the party photo booth on the night, and staff will pick a winner for our favourite Doctor Who related skin! (But remember no spoiler skins please!)

At the end of the night, we'll watch the final few minutes tick down on our oversized countdown clock, then after the episode hop back on to /spoilerchat to discuss every little detail of what just happened!


Hope to see as many of you there as possible, because it's not a DWO party without a huge group of people all spamming fireworks together!