Hey guys, it's been a productive day here at the Nerdcrafteria Offices

We've installed an arcade here on the forums! We've added a handful of classic arcade games like "Snake" and "Asteroids" with more to come in the future! Check up above on the navigation bar for the "Arcade" button ^

Also Pixelmon has been given a facelift :D We've added the BukkitForge mod (which you've seen recently on FTB) which allows us to use Bukkit plugins on the Pixelmon server!

The new commands will be the same as on FTB:

/sethome - To set your home
/home - To get there
/warp list - To see the list of warps
/warp (name) - To go to a warp (once they're setup)
/spawn - To go to spawn (also the pc, trader and healers now work at spawn)
/modreq - To fill out a help ticket for the Staff to look at
/who - To see who is online
/msg - To message another player
/away - To go AFK
/money - To see your Nerdcrafteria balance
/mail - For sending and checking your mail

Hope you guys enjoy the new features! and DFTBA!

Important Updates FTB Updated to 8.2.0
Update: 13-March-2013 3:30pm Pacific
The day has arrived, folks! We're officially updating UPDATED to FTB MindCrack 8.2.0! Feel free to re-join the server!

When starting your FTB Launcher, you can now choose the "Recommended" option in the launcher menu, and say "YES" to "Do you want to upgrade?":

Expect some minor server re-starts today as we tweak config files and confirm that all plugins are functioning correctly.

Chunk Loader Limit Coming Soon!
With the new 8.2 Mindcrack, there is a way for us to configure and control how many chunks each player is able to load. Given the growing popularity of the server, and some of our lag issues at certain points, we will be implementing a restriction soon - 200 chunks per player.

- For now (immediately following 8.2 server upgrade), all players will have a default restriction of 1000 chunks. This is just so you can clearly see how many chunks you are loading with chunk & spot loaders right now. Educate yourself, but do not abuse this limit - it only hurts lag and the entire server populace.

- To check how many chunks you are actively loading right now, just right click on any chunk loader you own, and you will see a new counter at the bottom of the GUI display, which tells you: "Total xxxx/1000 Chunks".

- I recommend all players to begin to look at how they could better utilize chunk loaders (eg. at your bases, in the nether, Twilight, etc.), and begin to reduce your loaded chunks to <200. Personally, I was able to reposition two chunk...
Hello everyone! For those of you who do not know, I am Ugra, the former moderator reborn as Ugra the White! Er, I mean, Ugra the Admin! I look forward to doing the same thing I've always done with a shiny new title!

1) Minecraft 1.5 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday the 13th. While this is very exciting to many people due to all the new items and changes being implemented, there are a few downsides. The server will not be updating right away as we need all the proper plugins to update as well. This can take anywhere from a day to several weeks. If you wish to keep playing on the server, you cannot update your client to 1.5.

-------Do Not Update!-------

If you do wish to play 1.5, you can always make a 2nd copy of your minecraft.jar file to have one updated and one that is not. You can do this manually or use a separate launcher. This will allow you to play with us on the server, and still be able to play 1.5 in single player. In the end,

2) We've have a recent change in mayor-ship for some of our staff towns. Please Welcome Banesidhe as the mayor of Agloe and Sarahsfast as the mayor Green Hills! With the recent influx of new mods, some player towns have undergone a few changes as well. Blackguard Bay has become a mod town, and is retaining Scribble as their mayor. Laketown is now being run by Shelithia, and we wish her the best of luck!

3) There will be some changes going around all the admins towns in an effort to clean up the plot names and locations. What does this mean for the player? Not much really. There will be periods where certain admin towns cannot be built in as we work on them. Your plots will not change, rather just the number associated with it will. At the moment, Lighthouse Point is being reworked and should be finished within the next day or two. Agloe and Green Hills are undergoing some quality of life changes all around...
So, as some of you might have noticed recently, there are sponge and wool blocks appearing in front of your plots in towns occasionally - this is nothing to do with what any of you have done.

It stems from some of the problems that were a result of the major server crash we had a few days ago. During the crash, our regions.yml file became corrupted, and we had to revert to an earlier version of it - this changes all of the owned regions (including people who own the plots, or people who are members of it) but doesn't change anything that was actually built. This had the nasty side-effect of plots that had been purchased by people from other players having been built on by their new owners, but in some rare instances reverting back to old ownership by mistake.

Now this is where the blocks in front of plots come in - in order to prevent any serious issues due to this (luckily there were very few) the affected plots that were found to fit a certain list of criteria were marked a certain way and locked, so that players did not lose anything on those plots.

In order to remedy this situation, we need your help - if your plot was locked and you find yourself unable to build on it, you'll need to do the following things:

1. File a /modreq saying that your plot in a given city has been locked, and you need to file for it to be unlocked.

2. Wait just a bit for the staff to check your plot out and see what's going on. This process could take up to 48 hours, although we expect most will be resolved within 24 hours. Please be patient with us - there are several records we need to check in order to ensure that no one loses their plot!

3. If you did recently purchase the plot from a player, try to get in contact with them (if you can remember who you bought it from) and ask them to file a /modreq saying that they sold the plot to you, what city it was in, and for how much. This will help our records and accelerate the process to get you your plot back.

Pokémon in Minecraft?!? That's right!
What is Pixelmon?
So after the huge success of Feed The Beast, I've decided to add another modded server to the list :D Pixelmon is a Forge mod that adds quite a few new craftable items to the game, as well as 128 Pokémon that you can find roaming the Minecraft world that can be caught, trained, battled and evolved exactly the same as the Gameboy Pokémon games.
For more info on the Pixelmon modpack, visit
How do I get on the Pixelmon server?
Access to the Pixelmon server will be exactly the same as the FTB server. Meaning anyone who purchases (or has purchased) Life-Time VIP , the 25$ Whitelist Fee from or who has payed the 350,000 Llama fee, will be granted access to the whitelist.
How do I get the Pixelmon mod pack?
I wanted to make the install process and simple as possible since they don't have a launcher yet (like FTB does) so I've zipped all the files together and included these install instructions:
1. Open your minecraft.jar (using winrar or 7zip)
2. Open the META-INF folder, and delete the files with MOJANG in the name
Downtime (Resolved) FTB - Back up!
Hello there FTB users. Although you might see the FTB server come "online" now and then, please refrain from logging in until further notice.

We will notify you here when it's been restored AND tested.

Thank you! :) Enjoy some main NC server fun in the meantime!

UPDATE 230PM Pacific Time - 5-Mar-2013

FTB is back online. Yes, there's a bit of a roll back (about 7 hrs), but this is the best safely, recoverable backup that has been tested to work properly. I encourage you to help one another from your supplies, or your time, as we all work with re-doing things from this point of the rollback. Be awesome, go play, have fun! :) (Thanks Cory!)

UPDATE 2:53PM Pacific Time 5-Mar-2013
FTB is offline at the moment, just while admins and the server folks sort out some things in the backend. Stay tuned, and we'll post here when service is restored. Sorry for the confusion! :)

UPDATE: 6:58pm Pacific - 5-Mar-2013
FTB is back up - being monitored on the back end, but everything should be good to go. Remember, there WAS a rollback, so help each other out to progress back to where you were.
Downtime (Resolved) Creative is back! (again)
Creative world is back up and running, and all plots are safe and sound as we expected! As a result, all of those fancy creative contests you guys have been running are more than welcome to continue. In addition, our creative spawn contest will be extended for an additional two weeks past the date of this news post. I will be re-opening the form for you to resubmit.

As mentioned in the previous news post, creative plot schematics from the old world need to be requested via /modreq pretty soon - you have four weeks from the date of this post to claim those. Afterwards, those schematics will be removed and thrown out to cut down on clutter in the schematics folder. So make sure you grab those quickly!

Thanks for all the patience, and we're sorry for giving you guys a heart attack about almost losing Creative AGAIN... we don't think it will happen again. Have fun, and DFTBA!

Islid (Administrator)
Goodness gracious, this is a doozy of an update news post! I only have a few points to cover, but they're still pretty big. Without further ado, here we go:

1. We've got a TON of new staff that we've hired over the last day or two - six new people, as well as one returning to us! Say CONGRATS if you see our new/returning moderators, BossyBoots, Scribble, Muffinsandsuch, Sky_Pirate_Girl, Sarahsfast, Driox, and SeeksNothing!

These guys are ALL quite new, obviously, so don't pressure them too much. They'll all be focusing quite hard to learn how to do what they're doing, so be careful and patient with them, please!

Some of these people will be nearly exclusive to FTB as well, so the staff presence on that server should be a bit more consistent. So, that's exciting!

2. As you may or may not have noticed, Lifetime VIPs have forum tags now! We were only able to do this for lifetime VIPs, partially because we have about 32988734513284 monthly VIPs and tracking all of that without a plugin hooked to the forums (which doesn't currently exist in a free format, lol) is a major pain.

If you are a lifetime VIP and you're still missing your tag, let us know! Additionally, if you're a mayor and you want to display your tag but it isn't showing up, do say something as well, we can make both of them display for you. Just give us a shout.

3. Creative is down... again... ugh. As you can very well imagine, all of us are completely in the dark about why this is happening, but at least we know this time around that it isn't just us - it turns out that iClaims has apparently been shutting down entire worlds and servers across the board of users, and dozens of reports and complaints have been filed to the developer about it.

Needless to say, there's nothing we can really do about it now, except to let you know that all of your...
Downtime (Resolved) Server Downtime 02/23/13
We're experiencing issues with our host, as well as a few plugins that are acting up significantly, so we've temporarily had to shut down the server for maintenance. We will keep you guys posted here as we resolve the problems, and hopefully we'll be back up soon!

Thank you for your patience - please understand that we're working under huge pressure as it is, so repeated attempts to pester any of the staff about the problem might not be met with the most kind responses. This is not because of you guys, it's just because we're trying to work as quickly as possible to resolve the problem, and we need to concentrate as much as possible.

Thanks for understanding. See you guys soon, and DFTBA!


UPDATE #1 (8:00 PM GMT -6): Seems to be running well enough, after some minor changes. We'll see how it goes, but no guarantees for a little while.

UPDATE #2 (8:33 PM GMT -6): Not looking good... a bit more downtime. Sorry for the sporadic behavior, we're doing our best.

UPDATE #3 (1:00 AM GMT -6): Server's getting better, but downtime can still be expected to some extent. We'll do our best to restore full functionality soon. Thanks for bearing with us.


- Islid (Señor Administrator)

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