Nerdcrafteria

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Important Updates We've updated to Bukkit 1.4.5
Nerdcrafteria has been updated to version 1.4.5, a 1.4.4 client will work with this, so make sure you let your Minecraft update for you :)
Important Updates Paper (Minecraft) Towns
So, there's been a lot of discussion recently about town protections, things like that, and it seems that the whole idea of player made towns really has taken off over the last couple of weeks.

And by taken off, I mean EVERYONE AND THEIR GRANDMOTHER'S PET GOLDFISH IS MAKING A FREAKING TOWN.

Since this has gone on, we've noticed an explosion in the number of wilderness constructions, a great deal of which are quite... interesting... and it's important that we halt this as quickly as possible.

That's why, effective TODAY, there will be no more new town protections, aside from the following towns:

- Medieval Town
- ONE flying city town (you guys really need to collaborate).
- Laketown, which has already been regioned.

Any other towns currently under construction are welcome to continue, but requests for protection, regardless of the money being ready or not, will not be accepted. We will discuss a date for reopening town protections soon, but it's likely that it won't be at least for 6-7 weeks.

We apologize if you guys have been working hard on towns (we know you have, we see the posts on the forums!) but this is really a measure we have to take out of necessity rather than desire. The map is only so big and it takes a LOT of work to expand it on Dom's part, so we really need to slow down so we can get a moment to breathe and work on expansion of the map!

Current towns are not affected at all. This only applies to up and coming towns.

EDIT: This also means we WILL NOT DO APPRAISALS. Since there's no protection being sold right now, there's no reason to appraise a town. Sorry.


Woefully yours,
Islid (Administrator)
Important Updates The Wiki is now (sort of) up!
Hey, guys! The website wiki page is in the process of being brought up and actually put to use - but I need you guys to help with this.

I've already gone ahead and put some of the obvious things in the wiki, like the Code of Conduct, the FAQ (courtesy of Dyaizon) and some archived things about the Podcast. Aside from that though, what should be put in? Do you have some pages you'd like to write or that you'd like to see written?

Feel free to go over there and take a look at what we've got so far. It's not as fancy as Wikipedia itself, but it does do the trick - and we'll fancy it up later. If you have an idea or a page you'd like to submit to the wiki, just post right here saying what idea you want to see or want to write. If your idea gets accepted, I'll contact you further through private messages in order to solidify details. :p

Enjoy the wiki, and we'll get to expanding it soon!


Regretfully yours,
Islid (Administrator)
NerdFighters,

Minecraft 1.4.4 has been released and I have to tell you, DO NOT update your clients as a 1.4.4 client cannot connect to a 1.4.2 server.

If you accidentally already upgraded and trying to join the server you’ll need the 1.4.2 jar and I’ll found the instructions from a previous post and pasted them to help you guide you through restoring to a 1.4.2 jar.

Once you've downgraded it’s going to says there is an update available, Press No and then it will bring you to the “menu screen”.


How to Downgrade to Minecraft 1.4.2 Jar from Minecraft 1.4.4
  1. Download a clean Minecraft 1.4.2 Jar Client (click here for link)
  2. Type %appdata% into the Start/Run menu box
  3. Open .minecraft folder
  4. Open the bin folder
  5. Delete the current Minecraft.jar file (or rename it to Minecraft.144)
  6. Paste in the Minecraft 1.4.2 jar[/URL] file (from the file you downloaded above)
  7. Done! Run Minecraft client and you're all set!
  8. Remember to NOT upgrade Minecraft when prompted, until Nerdfighteria server has been upgraded.
Thanks to SeeksNothing for the instructions! If you used them, be sure to "like" his post below! :)
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

Rule #16 has changed. This change regards Wilderness constructions. It's highlighted in green. The change to the rules is listed below:

New Plugin New Mail Plugin!
Hey guys, finally a mail plugin has been updated to a good enough version for us to use!
Commands:
/Mail - Help menu
/inbox - Check your inbox
/outbox - Check your outbox
/sendmail (player) (message) - Send mail
/readmail (id) - Read one of your messages
/delmail (id) - Delete one of your messages

Enjoy! :D
So, I've been hearing NONSTOP chatter about Laketown and it's status, and I am so incredibly annoyed by it all that I've decided to finally post all about it so you guys will quit nipping at my ankles every five seconds. :D


HERE IS THE SITUATION:

Laketown was started originally as a method for me to have a city of my own to deal with - something I didn't initially think would be much of a time constraint. However, after not only seeing the work and effort put in just by the people who were ONLY mayors, combined with business of my own I've had to deal with, it has come to my attention that managing a city is nearly impossible for me. I'm already sort of the de-facto mayor of Watertown, a town with no expansions planned at all in the future, and that's almost too much as it is. Therefore, I have decided to Auction Laketown off.
Now, this won't be like your normal auction, where you just get to bid and bid and the price starts at $0 or $1,000,000 or whatever, and anyone can bid. There's going to be a few rules here to ensure that there's no funny business going on, and that a responsible builder and town developer (and more importantly, a responsible mayor) gets ahold of the land for development.

I will not be changing any shop prices during this three week period (barring specific requests from Dom, which has only ever happened once in the history of this server), so you may use all of the current prices for calculations and whatnot in order to figure out what kind of money you'll need to earn.


HERE ARE THE RULES:

Rule #1 - The person who bids for Laketown must be prepared to come up with the full amount required to pay for the town within THREE WEEKS of the closing of the auction. This means that you CAN BID if you...
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Custom Player Heads are now available on Nerdcrafteria starting this week!

They aren't free though, as it takes me a few minutes to download, edit and re-upload each player file.

There's a purchase package for $5.00 which will give you a stack of 12 heads of your player, or the player of your choosing (e.g. Notch, Honeydew, Etho)

Things to make sure of before purchasing:
1. Heads, once placed cannot be retrieved (unless you want a Steve head)
2. If you place a head inside of an item frame, it will display Steve, but will give you back your head when removed.
3. You can store your heads in a chest, or Enderchest (although I would recommend against using Enderchests, just in case)
4. When purchasing make sure you put YOUR username, if you intend to purchase another players head, let a Staff member know, before you make your purchase.

Ok we're ready to go, head over to http://nerdcrafteria.buycraft.net/ to purchase the package :D

-Dom


Hey, about time for that next news post... Sorry for the lateness, I've had a hundred thousand things to do these last couple of weeks. :/

1. As everyone has seen, we've upgraded to 1.4 now - this has come with a whole host of problems in and of itself, not the least of which has been attempting to repair and update all of our now broken plugins and systems in place to make your Nerdcrafteria experience as awesome as it can be! This has come with... a few complaints, so to speak, lol. More info can be found here, I don't like repeating myself very much. :p

2. Speaking of the above issue, we've had a bit of instability as far as bukkit is concerned - it's because we're not currently running a recommended build (just a "stable" one). That should be fixed up pretty soon.

3. If you are AFK for any reason, it's quite important that you post it in this forum here. We'll be checking there pretty soon, because we need to do another run-through of doubled plots in the next week or so. That being said, anyone displaced by Sandy has been given a great deal of time and for a few weeks we will not be checking the /lastseen dates of any players for empty plots, in the event that Sandy prevented them from getting online. We expect to resume that around the end of November.

4. Once again, it's vitally important to preserve your creative plot in this thread right here! I've also explained in this thread why it's important to do so. We'll be resetting Creative on the 10th - that's in 5 days - so...
I've gone ahead an updated the server texture pack to 1.4, and also replaced the new Wither Boss painting with our Nerdcrafteria logo :D

The server should ask you to download it when you log in, and if it doesn't you can download it here:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/27614460/Nerdcrafteriatexturepack1.4.zip

Enjoy!