Nerdcrafteria

DFTBA

Howdy everyone~

The Minecraft 1.11 update has been officially released by Mojang! As usual, we don't have a concrete timeline on when the server will be switching over to 1.11, but this update is also on the smaller side so hopefully sooner rather than later! The main thing we always have to wait on is for the plugins we use to update to 1.11 too. As a reminder, if you are stuck on a Minecraft version and find yourself unable to connect to Nerdcrafteria, please read the information in this post: http://nerdcrafteria.com/threads/stuck-on-a-minecraft-version-read-this.8102/.

If you want more information on the new and shiny things coming in 1.11, the Minecraft Wiki has a great compilation on the update: http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/1.11.

Sincerely,
The Staff of Nerdcrafteria

Llamaaaaaaaas <3
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Server Contest Halloween Followup
I am sure you have all been waiting with bated breath for the results of Halloween! :eek: Well, don't scream just yet, for I present to you the winners of the various contests that happened!
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[Pumpkin Guessing]
If you wandered around the carnival, you found a pumpkin patch with large pumpkins in it. Your goal was to guess how much the pumpkins weighed (in blocks). The total was 1,383. The 5 closest guessers received a special Base64 Jack o'lantern head.

The winners are:
-IntroJet
-nonfiction8
-PerfectFlaw
-Sassstrid
-TerBobornator06

Winners have already received their prizes. Congratulations! :D

[Trick or Treating]
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All modreqs for candy counting were due by November 2nd. There were a total of 12 treats that players could receive from staff. Some candies were more elusive than others.

With a stunning 11 treats, FIREALLCAPS has won the special Halloween elytra!... not that they needed another one. :D

CONGRATULATIONS!

[Haunted House]
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We received 4 very spooky haunted houses. It made it difficult to choose just one. Each build was unique.
We did eventually choose one, though.


Pagophilus entered a very spoopy, Victorian inspired Haunted House! It will be pasted onto the main map. When? Guess...
Important Updates VIP Packages are now live!
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Lifetime VIPs now have access to /nick. You can do /nicky help for a full list of commands.

On the Hub Server, you can do /uc menu main to see the full list of all your new particles, pets, mounts, gadgets, and hats!

Kits have also been added to the main server! Use /kit to see the full list. Fly kit will give you 1 hour of flying time per day. Additionally, Monthly VIPs have access to the VIP Cria Kit while Lifetime VIPs have access to the VIP Llama Kit. Each will have their respective goodies, including keys for the new Crate de Awesome!

To use those new Crate keys, find the Crate de Awesome at spawn and right click on the chest for your rewards. Each kit will also have tokens to hand in for boons. To claim your boon, make a /modreq and ask for assistance on activating it on the server!

We are still having issues with voting and the new Tokens plugin for now, so the vote shop is still down at the moment. We are working as best as we can on getting it back up for you guys, so stay tuned.

Reminder that VIP World is closing next week! Get your Build Save Form in soon!

As always, if you notice anything that you think it's working correctly, please submit a Bug Report so we can take a look.

Thanks,
The Staff of Nerdcrafteria
Scheduled Server/Forum Maintenance Post Update News!
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Hey guys!

We have now successfully updated to Minecraft 1.10! :D

There are a few housekeeping and plugin changes that happened. In preparation for the VIP Changes that'll be out on Monday, we have switched the Vote Shop plugin to BeastTokens. All your balances have been converted, however we are still having issues with voting on PMC and Minecraft Forum. Be warned we will still be tinkering with this for the next day or so. You will not be able to get new tokens for voting until this is fixed. The Vote Shop is also down until Monday when the new perks go live!

Changes will also be dropping in Buycraft on Monday, so stay tuned.

We have also updated LWC which locks your chests, doors, etc. Because of this, anything you had locked or password protected will need to be re-locked.

VIP World will come down on November 1st so get your save in here ASAP.

*clear throat* Polar Bears!



Thanks,

The Staff of Nerdcrafteria
Downtime (Resolved) 1.10 Update
Hi everyone - the update to 1.10 is now in-progress.

All servers will be down while the update takes place, the should be back up with 1.10 later today.

Back up! Go read the update post here
:91:~Happy Halloween, Nerdcrafteria~:91:

Yes, we're a little early, but you can never have too much spoopy in your life! :eek:

There is a spooky forest that has appeared to the northeast of Nerdtropolis. What is contained within its shadowy clutches? And who exactly lives in that house on the hill? I would be wary, Nerdfighters. Spirits inhabit these dark woods. If you wish to brave the dangers, visit /warp halloween.


Venturing far enough into the forest one will discover a dance floor where the ghosts and goblins boogie! You may also find some staff hanging around.

As happened last year, staff again will be handing out candy for trick or treating. When they are available, they will be at this dance floor with music playing and the colorful discoball over the area will be lit up. To receive candy say in chat or /msg the mod saying "Trick or Treat!" Try to collect them all!
Some things to note:
-Staff will announce when Trick or Treating is happening. Please do not bother them about the activity. They will host it periodically throughout the day.
-The goal is to collect the most individual items. While you are welcome to collect multiple of one, your final count will only be unique candy items.
-Players are welcome to trade the candy amongst themselves, but cannot sell them. Anyone found selling the items will be disqualified from the event.

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Trick or treating will be happening from now until October 31st.
Whoever collects the most candy will win a special Halloween Elytra!

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Important Updates VIP Package Updates!
It’s here! The time has come! Nobody panic!

We are very excited to announce the newly updated Lifetime and Temp VIP Packages that will be available for donation starting Monday, October 24th.

Before I get into the nitty gritty details of these long-awaited changes, we wanted to say thank you. Thank you for your patience with us these past few months as this project got discussed, debated, pushed back, and overcame more than a few technical hurdles. We ask for your continued support as I’m sure there will be a few more bumps as everything falls into place.

As I said back in May when I started taking over the Head Administrator role, working within the EULA regulations is not the easiest task, but we’re trying our best as a staff to give you guys some great stuff in exchange for your support of the Foundation to Decrease World Suck. Your money goes to some fantastic causes each year during the Project for Awesome, and Hank and the rest of the staff definitely want to thank you for that generosity. We’ve done our best to try and make everything fair to you guys while also keeping in mind what’s best for the server overall.

With that said, let’s dive in!

The Lifetime VIP Package - $100

*Note* As always, these perks are subject to change in the future and will continue as long as the server is active. The server Code of Conduct applies at all times. Any abuse of these perks, such as /nick, may result in the loss of current or future privileges.

  • VIP Tag in-game, on the forums, and on Discord
  • Whitelist access to our FTB Server
  • Special access to Ultra Cosmetics Package in Hub including VIP-exclusive mounts, hats, gadgets, morphs, pets, and particles
  • Access to daily Fly Kit - 1 hour of flying time per day
  • Access to /nick command
  • 5 free vanity tags of your choice
  • 4 Crate de Awesome keys per month
  • 2 Ancient’s Boon per month
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Scheduled Server/Forum Maintenance 1.10 Update Incoming!
Hello everyone -

As news trickles in for 1.11 (Llama Hype!) - we wanted to let you guys know that the Senior Admins and I have set a date for us to update to 1.10!! We will be bringing down the server on Saturday, October 22nd early in the morning to update all servers and update a few plugins as well.

We will keep you guys informed of the progress that day both here and on Twitter. Barring any unforeseen issues, we don't expect to be down more than a few hours that morning.

Please note: Mineworld/Nether reset will be scheduled as normal that month, so expect a week between the update and a new resource worlds.

Thank you and see you on the other side!
-The Staff of Nerdcrafteria
Server Event Solara Needs Heroes!
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It seems like dark forces intend to interrupt the server's birthday celebrations:

A long time ago, when Solara was still young, a mythical creature came to town to spread chaos and despair. Back then, sorcerers and witches of Solara were able to freeze the dangerous beast to stop it from destroying the whole town. They decided to hide its presence from the people of Solara so they wouldn't live in constant fear of the creature. A few generations later, the event was forgotten.

But the invisibility spell wore off!

There's no way of hiding it now!

The Hydra is attacking Solara!



It has been attacking for ages.

If the invisibility spell is gone how can we be sure the spell that keeps the monster in check will persist? Is that magic slowly wearing off?

A dark portal appeared underneath the Hydra. We need heroes, brave enough to explore what lies beyond it. Can you find a way to renew the spell that protected Solara for centuries?


Brave citizens of Nerdcrafteria, please come to /warp soquest and help us save Solara!

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~Ellifaey~
Co-Mayor of Solara
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Happy Birthday Nerdcrafteria!

You're cordially invited to celebrate 4 years of the Nerdcrafteria Server!

Starting today through the rest of this week, it's party time in Nerdcrafteria! We've got tons of cool stuff planned for you guys, so buckle up and put on your party hats!


Elytra Giveaways!

Throughout the week, we will be giving away several chances to win your very own set of special wings on social media. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Tumblr so you don't miss out!

Birthday Tag and Buycraft Discount!

The exclusive 4th Birthday tag is now up for free (yes, for free) on Buycraft! Go grab it before it's gone forever. While your there, you can use the coupon code HappyBDay at checkout to get 20% off your entire cart!

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Free One Week dFTBa Trial!
Ever wanted to give dFTBa a try but wasn't sure you wanted to commit to it? Now's your chance! As part of the birthday celebrations we'll be offering a free One Week Trial of FTB. We are currently running a modded version of skyblock, so is the perfect time to try your hand at different parts of the FTB experience. Head on over <here> to find out more information on how to join, and some tips to get started. There's almost always someone around, so head over to the donation page to start your FREE trial!

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