Nerdcrafteria

DFTBA

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!

September 16th!

Our actual birthday is Friday,...
Once there was a verdant land. People came and they farmed and they built and they mined. And when they mined, deep within the bones of the land, they found an abundance of precious ores.

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More people came. They cut down the forests, they dug up the land, they tore open the rock to get at the ores. And as the people worked, a hunger grew. The people began to fight, and to steal, and to divide themselves. And then the hunger divided itself from them.

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And as the people fought, it ate. And as the people hoarded, it ate. And as the people stole, it ate. And as it ate, it grew ravenous. It rooted itself in the land and devoured all it could. Crops withered, plants died, and the land was no longer quite so verdant.

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The people abandoned the land and fled, but the ravenous hunger followed, devouring anything in its ever growing reach. Finally, in desperation, the land was sundered to contain its spread.

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The ravenous hunger found itself trapped, but no less hungry. It turned back to what little land it had left and ate all it could. It ate the grass and swallowed whole trees. It drank the rivers and lakes dry. When it had none of those left, it gnawed down the mountains leaving little but dust. Some resisted it. Some mountains repelled it, some trees held fast, some lakes remained. Try as it might, some things would not be taken by the hunger. As it fought it grew exhausted. Finally it settled deep beneath its dusty wasteland and slept.

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Ages passed. New people found themselves within this land. They began to...
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Emerald Falls: Finally Open!

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The Story of Emerald Falls

Captain Lemon glanced at the men shuffling around the ship’s deck. All looked weary and worse-for-wear, though they had good reason to be. They had been sailing for months with no sign of any land since leaving their home. Their provisions were running low, but Captain Lemon feared that returning to their industry-stripped homeland with no news would be the end of the Emerald Trading Company and everything she held dear. As her heart was sinking with the setting sun, the captain happened to notice that the rays appeared to be bending slightly. Despite countless crushed hopes, she once again scaled the mast to the crow’s nest, and pulled out a spyglass. Peering through it, she felt her her sorrows melt away - land! “Land ho!” she cried to her men below, and grinned at the shocked expressions on their faces. Instantly the tired crew sprang to life and bustled about the deck, adjusting the sails and rigging to put them on course towards the discovery. It took them several hours to draw near enough to the island to see any real detail. As they got closer, they began to notice that what they had originally believed to be hills were in fact giant trees! Every once in awhile, they would see massive shapes swoop up out of these trees and stain the dusk sky an inky black, blotting out the stars, before diving back down into the...
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Server Downtime Skyblock Reset: Part Two
Hi guys,

We're really sorry about this, but due to some people being less than awesome at spawn while WorldGuard protection was off, we had to restart the Skyblock game to be fair to everyone else who has played fairly. This means that all maps, inventories, and player data has been wiped.

Obligatory reminder that if you think something is a bug, please send us a modreq! Don't forget to be awesome!

-The Staff of Nerdcrafteria
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Great news everyone!

Skyblock and Survival are now open with brand new maps! For Skyblock we've gone back to ASkyblock this cycle. You'll have to option of three different island types and you'll get 5 restarts total. Many thanks for @flash_fire13 and @keeko4 for working very hard on our spawn this season. They've included tons of helpful tips to help everyone succeed!

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For Survival, we've gone Western! A little throwback to Cactus Gulch. We have a great map for you guys to test the elements! Many thanks to @LuvianBlue, @Ellifaey, and @Theo da Kaffei for also helping set this up.

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Have fun everyone! :D

-The Staff of Nerdcrafteria
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It's now August 1st and you may be wondering what to do with all the tickets you amassed during the Carnival. Fear not, for the the Carnival Ticket Trade-In Tent has been re-created in Mineworld! Just go to /warp carnival and you can peruse all of the lovely prizes we have for all those Guess Who games & Archery Contests you won.

The prizes are marked with signs stating ticket prices- there are tons of prizes costing either 1, 2, 3, or 5 tickets apiece. Once you've figured out what prize(s) you want- and made sure you have enough tickets for them- please modreq and a helpful staff member will hand them out whenever they get a free moment.

This tent will stay set up in Mineworld for the next two weeks, and will be taken down on August 15th- so make sure you trade in your tickets before then.

If you have any questions, please ask below! Thank you all for a fun-filled Carnival, and a special shout-out to all of the players, player-organizations, and staff who spent so much time making it all come together for an absolutely magical month.
Howdy all,

Survival and Skyblock are now offline for reset. Staff will be spending a day or two getting spawns set up and testing out any potential config issues. Both will be open Monday, August 1st around 4pm EST. Get excited!!

I'd also like to announce that the server texture pack has finally been updated to 1.9! @JentheGeek worked really hard on this. She also added back our custom Nerdfighter music pack featuring Madisyn Bowen, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Queen, Star Wars, and of course Hank Green! The direct download link can be found here. You can also fill out this form if you have any suggestions for future updates.

Thank you,
The Staff of Nerdcrafteria