EMC Time Capsule

May 21, 2020
EMC Time Capsule
  • The official EMC Time Capsule began on December 23rd, 2014, and has taken place in the December-January period of each year since. The event allows players to contact Senior Staff to receive a dedicated access chest in the capsule and then store any possession they like in it for a year (or longer), when the capsule is re-opened.

    The opening of the capsule was celebrated with a party in all but the first events. Prizes were given out.

    When it is open, the capsule & chests are accessible through the command /v timetemple.capsule on SMP2. It was previously /v empire_park@time on SMP2, located under the /park.

    Finding your chest(top)

    The 2016-19 occurrence of the event introduced a spreadsheet to allow players to easily find their chest. It is organised by column, which correspond to the numbers assigned to sets of chests in the capsule, and can be found here: timecapsulelog.emc.gs.

    From December 2019, chests have been moved to a location, and they can be tracked at capsule.emc.gs.


    Time Capsule events have taken place on EMC in numerous forms, even before the official one was held. They can all be uncovered with a search of our forums, if that is where they were promoted.

    On December 23rd, 2014 the official event began, with the capsule open until December 31st, 2014 at 11:59 pm EMC Time (thread).

    The capsule was opened again on December 30th, 2015 at 9 pm EMC Time and it was closed on January 1st, 2016 at 11:59 pm EMC Time (thread).

    The capsule was opened for the third time on December 31st, 2016 at 4 pm EMC Time and it was closed on January 7th, 2017 at 11:59 pm EMC Time (thread).

    January 3rd, 2018 saw another opening of the capsule, before it was closed on January 9th, 2018 (thread).

    The capsule was then opened for a fifth time on December 31st, 2018, and closed January 10th, 2019.

    The pre-2020 capsule is shown below:

    Current capsule(top)

    New Years 2020 brought a new design for the capsule: the Time Temple. This was constructed by the Build Team. The capsule itself is located at /v timetemple.capsule on SMP2, although there is a building on top, accessible by using the command /v timecapsule.

    The first opening of the new Time Temple took place on December 31st, 2019 and it closed on January 10th, 2020 (thread).

    For comparison, the new capsule revealed is shown below:

    A diagram of the layout of the current capsule can be found on the thread announcing the opening of the Temple.

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