News & Updates
Seventh Passing of the Blades
Many short months have passed, and we finally have a new full set of staff members! The Elections ended a couple weeks ago, and the public has decided that GreasyTroll4 and Kaddaschatzi are to fill the temporary Baron seats left empty by the purge of the Parliament.
The ceremony is to be held at the spawn stage, on July 21st at 1 PM EST. Due to some scheduling issues (you know which GT caused them), we've had to push the ceremony to this date to accommodate all those involved. P_Puddles shall be seen to pass on his official Blade of Parliament to GreasyTroll4, while Kaddaschatzi shall keep her previous blade.
What is the Order of Everneth?
Our community is in constant expansion, so for those who do not know what the Order is; the Order was originally founded on August 30th, 2016 at the closure of Term 1 as a means of elevating the old "Distinguished Member Medal" to something more meaningful. You may have seen people in game with the Sir or Lady titles. This is the Order's rank shown. To give a quote from the old post:Quote
In order to become a member of the Order, one must go above and beyond expectations and truly dedicate themselves to this community. This honor will be difficult to obtain and must be so to maintain its integrity.
The intention is that this honor is difficult to get. Much like real life honors, going above and beyond is absolutely a minimum requirement before the Order is even considered to be given to someone. Most of those who have been inducted to the Order are past and present staff. It's no secret that its skewed this way, but Staff have been given an extra opportunity to serve this community and those who have been exceptional and representing what Everneth is meant to be have been awarded appropriately.
If you are aiming for the Order, we encourage you to aim high and don't give up. Keep in mind that you need to go beyond the lower precedence awards (King's Cross, Virtuous Medal, et al) and truly make your mark among the cornerstone of this community. This doesn't mean budding up with staff, and simply working silently away at your base. Get involved, engage with people, participate, and contribute in the best way you can.
As a final note, make sure to wish GreasyTroll4 and Kaddaschatzi luck to their re-entrances to staff as our new Barons!
Glory to the Order!
Season 4 Awards
Traditionally we haven't seen monthly awards in several months and while this season draws to a close it is again time to honor the accomplishments of the citizens of this community. These awards aim to recognise our citizens for their hard work, service to the community and exceptional achievements in building, redstoning and PvP. While most awards are given out exclusively based on merit, the Companion of Everneth and Parliament Service Medal are time-based and are thus awarded automatically for being a citizen of Everneth for six months and completing a term on parliament, respectively.
Other awards that are being given out this time are:
- Beer award: For committing the derpiest act for the given month (or in this case several months).
- Purple Heart of Dedication: Awarded to players who go the extra mile in helping new players transition into our community.
- Outstanding Build Medal: For completing a truly exceptional project or build on the server.
- Virtuous Medal: For significant contributions to public works and projects.
- Ministerial Excellence Medal: The equivalent of employee of the month or student of the month. The Ministerial Excellence medal is awarded to the top performer of all ministries.
- Order of Everneth Medal: This medal is awarded to members inducted into the Order. This award is the hardest to achieve and is Everneth's highest honor. Members of the order are knighted and respectable members of our community.
So, without further ado, here are the awards for Season 4 (December-July), as per usual in order of precedence:
Companion of Everneth
SillyEmily, X_Master20, SoupsIsEz, Ploog, choocola, Thosmabubla, liddo, Demi_Goddess, RealQuin, Jake_Sawyer, FallenearthTV, medo_gamer2003, Bogart00, MarioStar621, Pikachu044, MinecraftGran, Soheen, LordGeokal, artichoke_cat, Alphawolf2350, Foximity, PseudoStorm, Temmies, Mthai93, MohaKA, Teagles_, ShawnTheSheep, Shawn_Turtle, Frn, Dave Tran, MintyToothpaste, ParkyParks, Savanni, MADelements, Bonii, Peeche, alligatoahFTW, LoneWolf, RashE, Vo1tz, DMiGaming, Arozica, owencr1, wubwubwub79, LuckyRabbitZ, BamboozledAgain, KingNicku, EmmJea, DanklyDavid, 3at_me, Aekuros, Rkji, Stoopidmunkey1o1, Boombayah, Pee_Sin, Crav, Luvion, TheSteelNinja14, Ebokk, Alosion, KGuida, TwoEdgedDeath, Danolicious, maddie, Teewie, USAWarrior, Wyrmnus, AbsurdoBurgo, NeoStar, Brun3o, Deathinmate, William_Lindstr, heuh, Vluxed, MakenziePK, Sybey, Alfrety, Beolyx, Spojinowski, Etalis, JackWagon_, 0zm0sis, SH4D0W, HiromiMC, miraxtseos, Sprngsteen, Rexel, goodjop, Birgutter, PrincessBubbles, iifallen, AverySD, Bzsears, wasilla, NikeNeonNitro, Cats, Hoodiey, boofsly
Parliament Service Medal
Mr_Yogi_Bear - messing up the paths at spawn
Purple Heart of Dedication
Outstanding Build Medal
Faug_ - Faug_s Season 4 Base
Puddles - The Mountain Build
Kaddaschatzi - The Mountain Build
QueenMunchii - Buckles Bay, Season 4 Spawn
Puddles - Season 4 Spawn
Kaddaschatzi - Season 4 Spawn
Ministerial Excellence Medal
FearlessPie - Rebooting Interior
Kaddaschatzi - Season 4 Spawn
Order of Everneth Medal
We would like to congratulate every recipient of these awards. They are all very well deserved. If you have been missed for Companion of Everneth please PM and it will be fixed ASAP.
The Parliament of Everneth
Evernethian Council Election
Nominations for the elected Council members have closed - we have our finalists, and hence, we begin the final vote! Our finalists for this seat are as follows:
You may have noticed that there are no incumbents included on the list. This is because the previous barons were removed from office during the purge, thus there are only 3 candidates.
Our anonymous polls will be open until 11:59 PM EST on June 30th (A week from Saturday), at which point votes will no longer be able to be cast. Once the polls close, all the votes will be tallied together from both polls, and the two top-voted candidates will win the two open seats. Until then, however, you are free to cast your votes as you please. If you need to change your vote for whatever reason, please ask a Staff member and we will do it for you, since IPS doesn't allow members to change votes on polls. Also, pick only one person to vote for PER POLL. This will help stop vote manipulation. Those who vote for the same person on both polls will forfeit their votes. The winners' term as Council members will begin on July 1st, 2018 and last until September 30th, 2018.
As the purpose of these elections are to give Evernethian Citizens a voice in the management of the server, we strongly encourage each and every one of you to cast your votes and let your voice be heard.
Thank you for voting and good luck to all of our candidates!
Evernethian Council Nomination
With the purge over and the new provisional parliament appointed, it is now time to nominate our temporary barons. The two winners of this election will fill our two currently empty temporary council seats and begin their terms on July 1st, 2018. According to the three month term, those elected will end their terms on September 30th, 2018.
The following is a transcript of Section 3f of the Everneth Charter for reference of the election procedure:Quote
Handling and Process of Council Elections
1: The Chancellor must announce upcoming elections 1 month prior to the end of the term.
2: The Chancellor must create a nomination thread for members to choose who they would like to see in Council.
3: The top 3 nominees plus the incumbents will be entered into a voting poll 1 week prior to close of the term.
4: Players will vote on their 2 choices for Council until the end of the 1 week period.
5: At the end of the term, the winners of the polls will then become Council the following day.
6: In the event of a tie, Parliament will hold a vote that will remain open for 24 hours.
7: If Parliament produces an additional tie, the King will make the tie breaking decision.
8: If the King is unavailable at the time of the vote, the Duke may make the tie breaking decision.
9: All campaigning done by nominees is disallowed. Any nominee caught campaigning will forfeit the election after 1 warning.
10: Advocating for nominees is allowed, but may not be excessive. Any excessive campaigning will result in a Minor Offense.
We ask you, our whitelisted community members, to reply to this thread with your nominations for the winners of the two open seats. Only the three players with the most nominations will make it into the election! In one week from now (June 21st) the nominations will close. A separate topic will then be created with a poll including the top three nominees, allowing all citizens to cast their vote during the final week (and a few days) of June.
You may only nominate ONE person, but when the polls come, you can vote for TWO. So choose wisely!
To nominate a candidate, see HERE!
Good luck to all!
- Chancellor Pandeoo & The Parliament of Everneth
Things have been quiet, much too quiet
For a while now, we've been kinda coasting on by as a community. Much of us have been straight up burnt out, waiting for new features, moved on to other games, suddenly became adults, started college, and so on. Some side effects of this has been that we missed out on the last elections and haven't pushed to make amends to this just for the sake of time and activity. Lots of rumblings have been heard, and I'm mainly going to dispel rumors and confirm most of what many of you have already been talking about. So lets get started here with a non-exhaustive list of whats to come.
Its no secret, the discord casts a large shadow on the website. While we use the website as a gateway to the community, its largely a pile of mud that players must dredge through in order to join us. For those that do manage to join us, the mud is so overpowered they move on to a new community. Who knows, we might even make them reevaluate their lives and discover Minecraft just isn't worth it. I have no idea.
So whats going to happen to discord? Psych! Nothing huge. Well, not overtly huge anyway. Some channels may be disappearing... Most notably the map development areas. Categories will return very soon for staff areas and maaaaaaybe the events section. Projects will probably disappear. Most importantly however; a new #help channel will be implemented. This was suggested by FearlessPie some time ago and I believe its a good time to try and beta test his plan.
#help will be used to contact staff for problems or ask questions. Once these have been sorted, the messages will be deleted from #help to keep it clean and to show our queue of issues. This should help two-fold: you will have a primary point of contact to get staff help and you will see more transparency between staff and players. In a nutshell, treat this channel like a hospital:
- Only use it when you need help
- If its empty, no news is good news
The reports forum on the site will remain! So don't fret! For those who don't use or participate in discord, it will still be there.
About the staff...
Again, its no secret that staff has been running on fumes for a looooooong looooooong time. When 1.13 comes closer to pre-release, we'll have people return to play and check out the new content. At the same time, Parliament will be dissolved down to just myself and will form a temporary provisional Parliament much akin to how Everneth began 2 years ago. Once Par has been dissolved, I will appoint 2 barons(esses) for the permanent seats, one (or two if it works out that way) of these Council members will head up the Ministry of the Interior. Then an election will be started like usual for the temporary Council members. As for the High Council, I will be seeking 1 member for the HC position who is more technically inclined to assist with server administration.
The goal here is to have the lower council outnumber the high council as sort of a social experiment, as well as put more technical expertise toward the top so that the load is more evenly spread. While the HC member appointed may as well effectively be the Duke, this may or may not be the case.
About the map...
Without hesitation, 1.13 changes everything and anything to do with water. As such, this means we will start fresh with a new map to get the most out of the new content. Much akin to the previous reset, Par (as much as it is stable at the time) and the Interior will aim for getting basic infrastructure laid out before unleashing the floodgates.
One thing I want to try for 1.13 is the addition of challenges. These challenges are something you would find in old survival maps such as skyblock or deserted island such as: build a cobble generator, build a mob farm, etc. The challenges for us won't be nearly as simple since we aren't restricted to a small floating island, but the idea is there. Feel free to toss ideas around here on the site or in our discord.
About the site...
The site will stay. Its still a bastion of information that should stay posted regardless of what communication tools we use. The forums will stay for now. Some tools to integrate with Steam may come in later on down the line. Some tools to connect your in-game stats may come later as well. Its a slow and endearing process.
About the Charter...
There are some proposals I have in mind to pitch once Par is back up and running strong with 1.13 coming out to amend the charter. Most notably is the treatment of thefts. Do we want to remove the ability to return items and jump straight to a 72 hour ban? Do we want to forgo charter points for thefts unless the victim of the theft "presses charges" for it? Reason for the consideration is that 62% of the issues that arise within our community are theft related and the current due process for theft is fairly exhaustive and a long process.
Definitely something to debate/discuss/rage/shrug about. For sure let me or a member of par know! A couple of them are representing you after all!
We have quite a bit to look forward to. Some changes are being made. The map is getting reset when 1.13 launches. Staff is being shaken up around the same time. If you have any questions, ask!