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Dear all,

Over the last year I’ve seen the DowsingRod community grow and having fun together. This is what I always had in mind for the server. I want to thank you for that upfront. Now, I regret to inform you that I’m no longer in a place, financially, to support all the server costs alone. I’ve spent countless hours on the server but right now it’s just a leech in my wallet. With an upkeep cost of 55$ a month I just can’t pay for it anymore and work myself into financial trouble. So as a last resort I’m going to setup a Patreon page where you can pledge a monthly amount to keep the server running. If the total of monthly pledges is enough I will keep it running and will start working more on the server again. However if not I will be forced to sell or close the server.

I don’t want to force you into paying anything, but this is just how it is. We can all put a little into it and keep it running or we have to let it go.

DowsingRod is creating Minecraft Server | Patreon


Pledging a monthly amount does get you ranks.
"Boomba! Where have you been!?" I hear you ask. Well with the start of school and my mind set on another project the server development was kinda put on hold. But I just finished a part of our next update :).

This update will add 5 new custom items, these items will serve as currency items. You can exchange these items for gear and tools with crazy high vanilla enchants + custom enchants! These items can be obtained through mining ores, fishing, woodcutting and trading + more ways soon, such as quests. Go to "/warp ex" (short for exchange) to check out the latest progress on this feature.

Starting from tomorrow you can start earning the new items through the ways mentioned above, the rewards will be added soon.

Thanks for sticking with us!

- DarkBoomba​
Server Revamp

Hey people!
Over the last few weeks I have been brainstorming to bring new features to DowsingRod and how to make it more succesful. As I said before, for that to happen things will have to change. In this post you will find everything that will change. Check it out sometimes as I may still alter it now and then.


First of with something that will influence you, the player, the most. Looking at our current /baltop things don't seem really normal. Most rich players still have a residue balance from ages ago. Before I made changes to jobs, voting etc. To change this all players will start of with a clean slate.
What will be removed? I'll list that below.
We will also reset our entire world, towns and nations included. This is necesarry to for our new custom world!

- In-game money
- Experience points
- Playtime ranks
- Jobs and McMMO progression
- Towns & Nations


Now for the revamp, I will be changing a lot.


Skyblock will be removed due to it's impopularity.

The jobs will get removed to balance the economy

New spawn
We will start using our new spawn built by PrinceBerley

I will add slimefun to give access to many hours of optional gameplay. Slimefun gives you access to various tools, special armor and way and way more.

Voting system
I will make big changes to the voting system. Firstly I'll add crates, by voting you will get a vote crate key. Per vote you will also get money and Rod points. These points can buy you various things, such as keys for other crates.

We are going back to our old ranking system. Every rank above master will be removed. But! All the perms that they gave will be gained through other ways. I will be adding custom items that you can use to buy these...​

It's been almost one whole year since I started to work on DowsingRod. I just checked my old payments and found that I started on August 28 2016. To celebrate this we will have a SALE :). From the 27th untill the 29th there will be a 20% discount on everything! Below is a countdown :).

It's Almost

Hey! We are going to something entirely new. We're making a YouTube channel where the weekly updates will be presented to you in a video. Not only this but more server related things such as showcases, event results etc!

We need two or more people to be our anchors though! They will be the ones that present the videos, me and Ceiling_Cat will record. I will edit and upload.

Are you interested in becoming an anchor? Mail me a sound fragment where you present this forum post. This is to review your mic quality, as well as your english skills and voice sound in general.


I'm looking forward to what this will become!
Build event!

Date: August 18
Time: 20:00 (8pm) CEST
Countdown: It's Almost


Yes this is what you voted for! Our next event will be a build event. During you will compete with other players for the prizes listed below. You will receive 1 plot to build on and show us the best you've got. You will not be able to see other peoples build untill after the event.

Additional info
  • You HAVE to apply for this event. Last time I let people join even though they didn't. But this time that's no an option because I have to prepare all the plots!
  • Apply by commenting below with your IGN and "I'm in!"
  • The event will take place in the creative world and you will be assigned a plot before it starts.
  • You have 2 hours to build your project!
  • There will be 3 winners!
  • You are allowed to build anything as long as it's not inapropriate!
  • WE is active during the event.

1st: 15$ coupon for our store
2nd: 10$ coupon at our store
3rd: 5$ coupon at our store

1st: nutty135
2nd: Sk1dle
3rd: TheDrSkippy


We are always looking to expand our community and now we need your help to do so!
I have tried so many ways of getting more players and most of them worked fine, chances are high you found us by them!

However no matter what I do, the most effective way of getting new people to join has always been player to player contact! Help us by spreading word of us, tell people about the server and invite them to try it sometime.

Here are some things you could do to help us apart from donating:

  • Voting, as much as you can
  • Tell people about us
  • Share our website, Facebook and Twitter
  • Use our banner in your signature at forums you use.
Most forums allow a signature to be made with BB codes, when someone visits your profile or sees a post of you it will show them your signature. It would be great if that was our banner!
To do this insert the following code as signature:

Thanks for helping us out!

- DarkBoomba

It's actually been 2 weeks since the last update but I was focussing on repairing the server after the attack.
Below I'll list all the changes I made in the last 2 weeks. Well as far as I wrote them down ;).
  • Added /tgui
  • Fixed /rules, to point at the website
  • 15% permanent money boost to producing jobs so buying required items is still profitable
  • Added enderman to the hunter job
  • Added multiple words to the spam prevention white list
  • Fixed potato in cook job, it's now cooked potato
  • Added new vote link
  • Removed old warp
  • Updated the rules
  • Added /ah
  • New default pet skilltree by Ceiling_Cat
  • Fixed boat at spawn not sending /rtp, immediately
  • Added beetroot soup to the cook job
There probably is more x).

So just a small sneak peak of what new things are coming soon:

  • A new spawn for towny
  • Quests
  • Custom achievements
  • And something way bigger that will remain a secret for now ;)
Any more bugs? Please report them :)
See yah!

- DarkBoomba

So I want to decide what the next event will be, however I would like your input for it. Take part in the poll please :)

Now during the event I'm actually going to be in Rome, I will try to come online and help out. It might be possible that I can't so the other staff members will take over. We haven't discussed this yet that's why there is no date available yet. Also because I am probably going to be away it has to be something easy to setup and easy to be monitored. Why not set it up before hand? I'd love to be in 2 weeks I'll have some exams so I need to focus on that ;)....

I've come up with a few ideas and some of you also did, I've listed them below and explained what they will be.

Nether Star Race

In this event people will be teleported to a new world without their inventory. PvP will be enabled. In a big square 3 nether stars will be placed on top of a block as high as one could build. The idea is that one must gather resources to build a tower to reach the nether stars. The three people that obtain a nether star will be the winners of this event.

Diamond Dig

During this event 3 Diamond blocks will be placed within a chunk of stone. Everyone will be equiped with an OP pickaxe, McMMO and Jobs will be disabled. The first 3 people to obtain the diamond block will win this event. I have not yet decided if PvP will be enabled here.

Build Tournament

In this event people will battle others by building the best looking structured within the creative world. Head-Mod rank and above will discuss which 3 structures will be the winners. They won't know which is who's before hand.

I've heard other great event ideas. I did write those down for another time. Leave your vote!

- DarkBoomba


So once again I may welcome you to our new website. The design is a little different from before but it acts the same!

Let me know what you think. Missing anything? Do request it below in the comments!

- DarkBoomba​