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For those of us in the Northern side of the globe, it's finally summer! The sun is shining, the trees are green and the air has started to smell of BBQs and cut grass.

And when it's summer.. it can mean only one thing CARNIVAL!!

Now is the time to start planning. As with last year, everyone at staff would also love to join the players in creating an event to remember. So.. this is a post to recruit you all!

Here's the details so far:
  • The carnival will last for the first week of July 2nd-10th! Our current projections have us building the majority of it throughout the weekend of July 1st-2nd, with the carnival's grand-opening in the afternoon of July 2nd.. Luckily, we have a bit of wiggle room, since we do have an entire month, so these can change to meet our needs.
  • We will have a channel on the Nerdcrafteria Discord Server to have discussions regarding the roles of certain organizations, planning, and expectations for the carnival.
  • We hope that player organizations, whatever type they may be, or simply new groups of players and friends, will come up with unique, fun events, games, and builds that will add to the fun of the carnival. These could be decorations, they could be games, they could be events... the possibilities are endless and we would love your ideas.
How can you join us?
  • Single Players or groups (town committees, player organizations, etc.) are welcome to enter builds
  • Message PerfectFlaw or WildWitch12 on the forums if you wish to join. Include the following:
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"The next time someone asks you why LGBT Pride marches exist or why [LGBT] Pride Month is June tell them 'A bisexual woman named Brenda Howard thought it should be.'"
~Tom Limoncelli

Hello Nerdcrafteria!

Today is the start of June, a month also known as Pride Month that has been declared a month of overcoming prejudice and discrimination.

To celebrate this month on the server we decided to have a bit of fun with some of the colorful pride flags that represent sexual orientations and gender identities.
So I'm happy to announce a new month long event:


Cap
ture The Pride Flag!

Throughout this entire month, you will be able to collect 10 different colors of berries to complete pride flag related sets and get prizes. Of course we can't inculde all variations of pride flags in this so we limited it to 6 of the more common ones. We didn't entirely forget other identities though. At /warp prideflags, MOGAI, an active player organisation founded to support acceptance of sexual and gender idendity varieties, and staff members worked together to create a lovely pride viallage that will include a few more flags and an explanation of what they represent.
Which kinds of colors you need to complete a flag will depend on the flag's colors and will be slightly simplified. That means for example that royal blue, light blue, and cyan will all be represented by blueberries and pinkberries will also be used for magenta. To claim the prize for a set you need to right click the trade siigns at /warp prideflags with the appropriate number and kinds of berries in your inv. Should you be able to complete all 6 sets, you can /modreq to get a special...
Hello friends~ As the month of May has ended, so must our Spring Gardening Competition Event! :( But who knows, maybe you'll see it again next year...

We saw a lot of beautiful gardens during this event, and thought they deserved some showing off~ Enjoy the pretty pictures!

First contest - Cat0Ninetails:



2nd contest - Banesidhe:
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3rd contest - Poprorptop:
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4th contest - Ripplez13:

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5th contest - Aquaarmor23:
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6th contest - Darcera:
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7th contest - JayCee23:
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8th contest - Darcera (again!):
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9th contest - Cat0Ninetails (again!):
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10th and final contest - ikilledrobot:
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Congrats again to all the winners! We hope everyone had fun building gardens~


-The Staff of Nerdcrafteria
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Summer Secret Llama 2017

Howdy everyone! The hotter and longer days signal the start of this year's Summer Secret Llama!!
How it Works:

Secret Llama is like other Secret Santa gift exchanges with the exception that it all happens in-game on Nerdcrafteria!

To participate, please follow these steps:

1. Fill out the nifty Secret Llama Registration Form, which can be found here : http://nerdcrafteria.com/forms/secret-llama-summer-2017-registration.68/respond by 11:55 PM (Midnight) June 9th EST.

PLEASE put your actual Minecraft username so that your Secret Llama will not get confused if you have a nickname in-game or have a different forum username. Additionally, thoroughly filling out the interests/favorite sections will greatly help your Secret Llama give you more personalized gifts!

2. You will receive a FORUM PM with...
Scheduled Server/Forum Maintenance The Llama Update! (1.11) Sunday, May 14th - 10am EST
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1.11 is now live!



:ftl: Everyone hold onto your hats... because 1.11 is coming! :ftl:

We will be updating the server version on Sunday, May 14th around 10am EST. We only anticipate the server being down for around an hour, barring any unforeseen issues. We will keep you guys informed of the progress that day on this post and on Twitter and Tumblr.

Please note: Mineworld will also be reset during the update, so be prepared to clear any things out beforehand.

Thank you and see you on the other (llama) side!

-The Staff of Nerdcrafteria
Important Updates Change in Server Staff
This transition has been in the works for several weeks now (perhaps a few keen-eyed players noticed already ;)) but I’m incredibly happy to announce that LordStormy will be taking over as your Senior Administrator of Player and Staff Affairs and I will be stepping down from staff entirely. It’s been an incredible four years on the server, one year as a player and three as staff, and I know I will never forget my time on Nerdcrafteria but I am also excited to see where new opportunities will bring me. As always, the staff have many exciting things planned for the future of the server and I leave knowing that everything is in more than capable hands.

Thank you for your patience, understanding, and faith in me and the staff over the years. It means more than you’ll ever know~

Sincerely,
Jinxblog

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Hello friends~ We've decided to kick off the month of May with some gardening competitions!

Competitions will be held in Mineworld 2-3 times a week throughout the month, and the schedules will be announced here at the beginning of each week, so keep checking back!

Here are the rules:

1) You will be given 1 hour to beautify a 15x15 garden plot.
2) You may gather resources in Mineworld or use items you already have in storage.
3) We encourage you to terraform your plots, but please do not go outside the wooden slab border!
4) As is the rule with any Mineworld builds, griefing another player's garden plot is against the rules, and is naturally an automatic disqualification.
5) Once the hour is up, you will be asked to halt all building so the judging can begin.
6) Once the judging has completed, you are welcome to remove any materials you used in building your own plot. Please make sure you remove anything you want to keep, because if it's still there when it comes time for the next contest, we will magic it away and the items will disappear.

Now for the fun stuff - the prizes!
First place will receive 2,000 llamas and a special item! (Those of you who participate and manage to win more than one contest - you will receive the llama prize, but you can only get one of the item). Second place will receive 1,000 llamas, and third place will receive 500 llamas. In addition, everyone will receive a cute little something for participating~

For the fourth week, our contest times are Tuesday, May 23rd at 5pm EST; Friday, May 26th, at 7pm EST; and Saturday, May 27th, at 5pm...

WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
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We are very proud to announce the winners of our Skyblock and Mainworld build contests. Thank you all for your submissions~

Skyblock Build Contest
This was a very, very close, and we were blown away by the quality of the entries. Our winners put hours of work into their builds that beautifully reflected the nature of NC's towns. You can also warp to the winner's islands to take a look yourselves :)

In third place, we present aquaarmor23!!
-who wins a basket of impossible-to-get Skyblock blocks! Aquaarmor's Emerald Falls themed build contained an awesome (and hilarious) maze which we loved exploring. Judges' comments:

"Super cute and creative!"
"A+ use of humorous signs and a very fun and engaging build"
"Made me laugh out loud"
"The maze idea is pretty original and the signs are cute"
Here's some screenshots for you all:

In second place, we present Gloindin and Tomsk31!!
-who win a large basket of impossible-to-get blocks! Their Thistledown themed island was large and beautiful, and definitely captured some of that Thistledown magic! Judges' comments:

"Lovely build of an extremely grand scale"
"Really impressive tree, super pretty"
"Soo much work must have gone into this"
"This little mini TD was really well done. I love how they had an example of all three plot types"
"The build looks amazing, and it was really close for me."
Some screenshots below:
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Downtime (Resolved) Emergency Server Maintenance
Server is back up!


Hey folks,
due to some rather unforseen issues that cropped up rather suddenly we had to shut down the server.
We don't have an exact ETA yet on when we will go online again, but be assured we are working on it :)

Thanks for your patience.

~The Staff of Nerdcrafteria~
Server Event The Great Fairy Quest!
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~Happy spring everyone!~

I know we're all hyped for the opening of Viridian Isles, but we've also got our Spring Event starting today!​

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In celebration of spring, it seems 8 magical fairies have appeared across Nerdcrafteria, and together they've built a quest just for all of you!

Think you have what it takes to find all the fairies and snag the prize? Here's what you need to know…​

  • The quest starts with Navi in Hub. You can't miss her!​
  • There are fairies in every world, and each fairy will give a quest book that will lead to the next one.​
  • Each quest book will also have a riddle you will need to solve to get the next book, as well as a code letter.​
  • Some of the answers to the riddles are passwords, and sometimes you'll need an item. Which the solution is will be clear once you have found the fairy.​
  • While it is possible to find the fairies before getting their clue, the final code is random, so you will need to do the quest in order to make sure the code is correct if you want the prize. (Because you can't exactly bring the quest books across worlds, we highly recommend writing these letters down somewhere!)​
  • Once you have found all the letters, you'll be directed to modreq for your prize~​
Something else that should be noted: giving out solutions to the riddles or the code letters (and their order!) will disqualify you from the event. Please do not do this even as a joke - what may have been easy for you to figure out may not be so for...