TAW closed for Maintenance

TAW has closed for maintenance. Check back here for updates on when we will be re-opening as well as other news and updates. If you would like to receive email notifications when we post news you can subscribe by entering your email address below:

Medieval Factions

The previous Factions plugin we were using was buggy and was causing crashes on the server. It’s now been removed and replaced with a new plugin called Medieval Factions.

Medieval Factions is a system of mechanics that allows for the simulation of sovereign nations in Minecraft. Players can create nations, claim territory, engage in warfare or politics, write laws or hold dueling tournaments, and generally are able to attempt to recreate society somewhat.

Read the User Guide to get started!

TAW 1.18 is Here!

(Mythic Texture Pack)

TAW version 1.18 has arrived! Currently there is no Whitelist and the server is open to all. Here’s some the basics you need to know;

  • We’re running a Beta Factions plugin. Please report any issues
  • Voyagers Wharf remains our main spawn area, and is a safe zone. You are permitted to build in this area if you choose
  • I hope in the future we can expand the world map with new 1.18 landmasses
  • /sethome & /home commands are available for the moment.

The Ancient World is Returning

After almost 9 months in limbo, The Ancient World will be making a return before the end of 2021. You can expect TAW to re-open on the day of December 1st.

The server will be set up with essential plugins only, and so for the most part it will be a Vanilla Factions server and it will be running without a whitelist.

Visit the Join TAW page for important info such as connect info, Minecraft version number, and other resourceful links.

For any questions you can contact the administrator on Discord. #Drakortha3555

I hope to see you all again this December 1st

Server Back Online

Our Server is back online and is running TAW | Age of Exile on Minecraft version 1.12.2.

When are we going back to our main TAW map?

In the future.

When The Ancient World returns it will be on a much newer version of Minecraft than we’re on now. That’s all I can really say – I don’t have the time or resources to dedicate to TAW at this time. I hope that in the future we can return to our old map and do it the justice it deserves.

The Ancient World Burns Down

It’s a true story, and it’s a tragic one. The Ancient World has burned down.

The good news is I keep a million backups of everything, so we’re alright.

So I’ll see you all on the other side.

General view of firefighters working to extinguish a fire at the French cloud computing company OVHcloud in Strasbourg, France, March 10, 2021

Closure of the TAW Discord

On May 1st the official TAW Discord will be shutting down.

Over the past several years Discord has assisted us in bringing you the latest TAW news & updates in an accessible way and acted as a platform where you could chat and share experiences with other TAW players. While the benefits of having a Discord cannot be understated, the closure of our Discord is simply my own personal wish to no longer operate a public Discord server for reasons I have stated below.

What made you want to close our Discord?
I have several reasons that led me to this decision.

Moving forward with TAW I would like to utilize other methods of keeping everyone informed of updates. We have a website, for example, where the most important announcements are posted as well as my Youtube channel where I upload trailers and other videos. I might also look into Newsletter methods that send important news by email. Scheduled server meetings and a spawn area with a news board was how we traditionally did things, and I’d like for us to try to go back to that in the future where our spawn zones are the centralized point of our community instead of a separate server.

At the worst of times our public Discord server acted as a second platform for drama. An issue that was prevalent during active times was the amount of alt accounts, trolls, and other shenanigans that went on in our Discord while simultaneously we were trying to operate the Minecraft server.

With half of our attention always on operating a public Discord only half of our attention could be focused on The Ancient World itself. This, I feel, was valuable time and energy that was lost. This is something I would like to avoid moving forward for the next Chapter of The Ancient World. And by shutting down our Discord now and not depending on it for future ages, we will avoid falling into this pitfall again.

With the Discord gone, how will I keep in touch with my friends at TAW?
The TAW Discord will not be closing until May 1st. This should give adequate time to friend request others in our Discord or even organize and create your own.

I encourage everyone to send me a friend request if they’d like to keep a direct line with me. Alternatively you can email me directly.

How will we keep up with the latest news without a Discord?
The Ancient World has been running for over 10 years. For about 7 of those years we didn’t have a Discord. I’m sure we’ll manage.

The biggest and most important announcements will always appear on this website and video trailers on my Youtube channel. So please subscribe if you haven’t already, and bookmark this website. For everything else you can probably log into TAW itself to see what’s new.

My Discord: Drakortha#3555
Subscribe to my Youtube Channel: Drakortha Productions
Email me: drakorthaproductions@gmail.com

TAW’s 10th Anniversary!

TAW is Celebrating 10 years since it’s creation back in July 2010! The world has evolved so much in this time. The world has changed it’s shape and formed entirely new lands. Empires have risen and fallen, war has been fought and peace times have come and gone. Every action and every decision made has left it’s footprint on TAW in one way or another.

To celebrate our achievements & as a showcase of the evolution of TAW over the years, mctaw.net will be hosting a Downloads page where everyone will be able to download a plethora of TAW content – Snapshots of the world dating back to the earliest years will be available, as well as snapshots leading up to current year.

These Downloads will be available for the Month of December Only. So do not wait too long or you risk missing out!

What will be Included?

  • TAW Snapshots for each of the 10 Years (Excluding 2010, we no longer have these snapshots unfortunately. Old maps will be provided)
  • Map Renders for each Snapshot will be provided for the convenience of quick overview.
  • Bonus Worlds: Aquatic, The Empire, The New World, & More
  • Extra Content such as Promotional Videos, Wallpapers, & Images that were created for TAW over the years.