Important Updates Updates: 12/16/12
Hey everyone, its Cory also known as the AFK Admin and bringing you a little heads up of what we've been doing and planning.

PandaHP has updated the server-side texture pack, be sure to checkout the details at the following link. Read More...

Recently, we've received a forum allowance to be able to purchase plugins for the forum! This helps give us moderators and admins some much-needed tools, but we were also thinking of you, and added some extra goodies related to Minecraft.
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      • Members who start a thread may edit the thread title by editing the first post and selecting the 'More options...' button.
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    • Add Poll to existing thread
      • Members who start a thread may add a poll to the thread by editing the first post and selecting the 'More options...' button.
    • User Name Change
      • Members may change their user name 1 time by selecting the 'Change User Name' link on their Account page. Option to display previous names via a tab on the member's profile page. Names changed via the ACP may also be displayed on this tab.
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      • Users may provide a reason for their edits.
  • Minecraft Server Status
    • On the front page – We have an online status to check if the Minecraft server is online. Also displays current players and max players with the MOTD.
  • Minecraft Username Validation
    • Open registering with the forums you input your Minecraft username for validation otherwise you won’t...
Important Updates Some quick updates/changes
A lot of stuff happened all at once (of course, once I post the news post, ALL the things happen) and I just wanted to make people aware of them here:

1. /home teleports to people that aren't you are now disallowed. It was a feature that wasn't ever really intended to be there, and it's just taken us this long to get rid of it (running a massive server does cause some things to slip the mind, you know, lol) and since we've left it in so long, it's sort of become something you guys expect.

I've heard the complaints about it, and I understand (although I think it's just complaints about no more access to free warps, but that's just me) so we're willing to make some accommodations for you guys.

EDIT: After speaking to Dom, I've got some specifics nailed down:

For the next 5 days, you can purchase a warp for only 40k! This is a limited time offer, but you can buy as many warps as you want for this price.

Additionally, we're implementing a "moving/renaming fee" that will cover the cost of the increased moves and renames that people will inevitable be requesting since other people's /homes can no longer be used for free teleporting. This fee will be 5k per rename or 5k per move, totaling to 10k if you want to do both at the same time. Simply make a ticket requesting these things and we'll assess the fee when we move or rename the warp you request. This fee is permanent from now onwards.

2. Mayors have been experiencing some permissions issues lately, from Cory going through the permissions file and cleaning everything out. There's a lot of redundancy in there, and it's just sort of messy, so he's fixing that. If you're missing something, just let me or Cory know somehow and we'll get it fixed up.

3. Lockette is now fixed! Instead of wasting tons of money on that stupid lockette thing that auto-locks chests, you don't have to worry about that anymore! In order to lock a chest, place a sign in front of the chest and put...
Important Updates Bric-A-Brac Updates
A bunch of updates and bits of information for people curious about what's going on...

1. Creative is still down, but good news - the plugin is updated! This means we're getting closer to Creative world coming back in all of it's new splendiferous glory (4x plot sizes... yus...) pretty soon. If you're interested in following the update progress of the plugin, here's the link:

2. The forums are being tinkered with, and many things are being added. You might have noticed the front page has a place now stating the current up/down status of the server, as well as the number of people online at the moment you've logged in and the list of people on. Additionally, if a person's name that you hover over with your mouse becomes clickable, that means their forum account name exactly matches their in-game account name, allowing you to go check out their forum account if you want to know more about them!

If you're interested in changing your forum name (ONE TIME CHANGE ONLY) to your in-game name, send me a short PM telling me what your in-game name is and I'll pop in to change it. :)

3. There are plenty of holidays being celebrated here in Nerdcrafteria, and we just kicked off the first day of Hanukkah with the lighting of the first candle! Feel free to tune in around midnight GMT -6 to see further lightings. Thank you, Crimson_Regret, for reading the prayer to us while we light it. :)

Other holidays are being supported as well. If anyone wants to organize some solo work or possibly even caroling via TeamSpeak (if you can make it work, lol) then please do! Christmas carols of all kinds are welcome - anyone want to sing some songs from A Cthulhu Christmas? :p

4. We're officially all out of 100k packages (took you guys long enough) as well as 25k, 10k, and other packages. There are only three 50k llama doubling packages available. Remember, if you buy one and want to redeem doubling, you HAVE to make...
Important Updates The Importance of Where
There's been a lot of discussion amongst the staff about the wilderness and it's purpose in Nerdcrafteria, as well as some complaints by players and various things of that nature, so beginning now, we're enacting the following setup:

1. For the next two weeks, EVERYONE in the wilderness that is building, hiding items, mining, whatever you may be doing - ANYTHING in the wilderness will be required to move operations over to a plot, with a few *tiny* exceptions that will be privately messaged in order to minimize drama. (I.E. - if you don't get a personal Private Message from me either on the forums or in-game, you are not excluded from this). You need to move anything you want to keep - materials used to build, chests full of stuff, anything.

2. At the end of this two week period, the entire wilderness will be globally protected from further editing and a purging process will begin which will mean that EVERY SINGLE CONSTRUCTION will be erased from the wilderness, with the aforementioned exceptions being excused. VIP plots, of course, are spared - you will not have to worry about any of your constructions being destroyed, everything is safe. This includes all rainforest treehouses, all underground bunker storage, all random cobble castles in the wilderness, and nearly every single planned town that has been worked on.

3. The town creation process, as a result of this global protection, will obviously be very different, the details of which are still being hashed out. Needless to say, there will be a lengthy application process and money will most likely be required up front for any major town plans, as well as explicit administrative approval and protection....
Due to some errors regarding the WorldGuard plugin, the region surrounding Cactus Gulch was absolutely deleted! Due to the limitations of the plugin, we were unable to restore it by itself, so unfortunately we had to issue a rollback that set us back approximately 4 hours in the past.

If you have built anything or lost any items in the process of this rollback, we will NOT be restoring them, due to the universal nature of the rollback (everyone lost items). Your building and mining is just set back a little more than it was before - consider this a good opportunity to occupy yourself here and chat with your fellow nerdfighters even more!

Once again, we're sorry for the rollback. We don't expect it to happen again. Thank you!

Indubitably yours,
Islid (Administrator)
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.


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)

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! :)

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