News & Updates
Weekly Projects Week 1: PVP Arena
The first week of Weekly Projects begins today, December 10, and will end on Saturday, 15! This week we will be working on the PVP arena built by IzzyArcher. The build, which is shown in the picture below can be found at -1320, 260 on the test server. The arena will be built at -405, -360 in the Games District on main. This location has been marked by Izzy along with some materials to help you begin building.
We're going to start the arena by terraforming the area around it and flattening the terrain. Once that's done, we will copy it over from test. Once the arena is fully copied over, we may add some more details in and around the arena if we decide to revisit it another week.
Feel free to use Schematica to copy the build, but use of the printer function is prohibited. For anyone who wants to use Schematica, the schematic has been provided for you here: arena.schematic. If you use it, be sure to align the schematic at -471, 68, -374. Also make sure the main entrance (the side with the storage chests) faces east.
Anyone who helps build this week will receive the Stone Tier for the arena project medal. Simply PM @EarthCube or @Kaddaschatzi if you helped, so they're aware of your contribution. You can read this post to learn more about weekly projects.
The Second Voter Raffle Result
In October 2017, I launched a raffle to everyone who votes for our server on our MSL listing. Once you vote, your IGN is recorded in our database and counts as an entry to the raffle. Please note that only real IGNs will be accepted for the raffle. So if the player selected did not recently own this name, it will be disregarded and the raffle will redraw. The winner of the raffle will receive a $10 USD (or native equivalent) Steam wallet code. In order to be awarded the code, the winner must have a Steam account and must provide a link to the account in order to receive the code.
Without further adieu, the winner is...
Congrats my dude! Please PM me on site or DM on discord with your information and I will get your code to you as soon as possible.
For those who also voted, thank you for your entries and better luck next month. If you would like a chance to win, vote for us! Each vote counts as one entry into the raffle.
Lord of the High Council, King of Everneth
Season 3 Awards & Beyond
Due to reasons unknown, (Throne Abdication?, Formation of Privy Council?, Zieon is a bloody mess?), the realm of Everneth has not seen monthly awards in months. These awards are meant to highlight achievements of merit, notable blunders, and outstanding performances by the citizens of this community. Their presence on your profile and beside your posts also helps to commemorate seasons past after a reset. So, without further ado, here are the awards for the closing of Season 3 (June-September 2017) and some awards from the start of Season 4 and their recipients in order of precedence!
Companion of Everneth
DigitalRocker, hearsay, HelloDoodGames, Fixemega, Zippur, sirignol, MagicDave_, Xmplary, OriginalYT, Sh3mm, _Cash_, Puddles, KiemPlant, Cookeh, livelaughdream, RoscoesWetsuit, Toxic_Crumpets, sofiahana, DivineBovineYT, Gantoxx, freddysee, InchTech, Legit_Flash, korbinyt, LieutenantChip, Pontuzaa, Kaddaschatzi, NuclearPhys, JazziBelle, Ultimatenotch, NeonNarwhal4, AlohaDood, Javious, ENGLuke, JoMiGo, EspioEclipse, HGWicks, LeonGospel, GeminiBrian, Cerium, Toby_Teal, Mr_Yogi_Bear, UltraMoreGaming, Brenegan, DedBoii, SaltyBac, chiptzel, SableVigilante, N0MOARBISCUITZ, Altimadark, ProfessorDangle, Outkast_, BobIce1026, kemari_kemai, Adriano1804, sam8ddd, UnbreakableWill, Empryzz, BurntCobalt, RemyBoyz_, campbell529, AlexSanchez, Jtm12, BenSwift, Blades88, Juice328, BuddahPlayz, Kenner, wagzal,
Parliament Service Medal
EarthCube, Zieon, Kaddaschatzi, lopp
Pandeoo - Absolute Drunk UHC death
Javious - Claiming to be best player on the server and dying moments later
Purple Heart of Dedication
Kaddaschatzi, RashE, lopp
Outstanding Build Medal
GreasyTroll4 - Raventon Build
RashE - Kingstone Build
Kaddaschatzi - Kanada Build
Outstanding Redstone Creation
DauntlessFive513 - Shulker Storage system
Puddles - Season 4 spawn and Hub
Pandeoo - Season 4 Spawn and Hub
EarthCube - Season 4 Hub
Kaddaschatzi - Season 3 Spawn
Ministerial Excellence Medal
FearlessPie - Late Season 3
Morgoth_LotR - November 2017
King's Cross Medal
Order of Everneth Medal
DMost of these awards have been given based on memory (vague at best in some circumstances) due to being very far behind in handing out monthly awards. So I do apologize for those who feel they have been skipped over or missed. I would say though to get recognized for certain items, there are certain criteria we look for. Some examples of the criteria:
- Purple Heart: Be active in helping players transition from newly registered to pending to citizen.
- Outstanding Build: More often than not, we consider builds posted in Builds and Map Talk forum to be worth consideration, however; the rest is left up to written nominations. Post your builds! Don't be scared to share!
- Outstanding Redstone: Same criteria and procedure as the build.
- Beer: Be drunk and fail
- Virtuous: Be active in public projects that affect the community as a whole. (Int is a good place to start)
If i missed you for the Companion of Everneth award, this could be that I haven't seen you play in a while or i potentially passed over your name in the member list accidentally,. If you fall into the latter category, please PM and I will fix that ASAP!
Congrats to all!
King of Everneth, Lord of the High Council
Sixth Passing of the Blades
Three short months have passed, and December 1st, 2017, marked the end of Everneth's 6th Parliament and Council. The Elections ended only a couple days ago, and the public has decided that P. / Puddles is to fulfill lopp's legacy as a Baron of the realm, with incumbent Kaddaschatzi remaining as the second temporary Baron (incidentally making her the first ever incumbent to be re-elected for another term).
The ceremony is to be held at SPAWN, on December 9th at 1pm EST (Standard Event Time). Due to some scheduling issues, we've had to push the ceremony to this date to accommodate all those involved. Nevertheless, attendance of this traditional spectacle is much appreciated by the Crown! It is then that lopp shall be seen to pass on his official Blade of Parliament. Your full support as a community is needed to help these events remain a possibility.
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, I 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 Puddles the best of luck in his servitude to the realm, and to thank Kaddaschatzi for her continued service!
Glory to the Order!
Monthly dispatch-like things re-re-restarted
As the nominations have closed, the vote is now on for the next term of parliament elections. Your top candidates and current Council are
- Kaddaschatzi (Incumbent)
This vote will last a week which started on November 23rd, 2017 and will close on November 30th, 2017. Once the voting closes, the electorate shall start their term the following day on December 1st.
High Council Changes
For a while now, there have been 2 Dukes at the upper echelons of the HC. This was never the intended purpose of Duke as it is meant to be a singular position as second in command of staff and not co-inhabited. As such both rolo_ and GT have agreed to voluntarily descend to the rank of Count for the time being. Dependent on the changes coming in Term 7, I may be faced with re-selecting one of them to regain the role of Duke. For now however, there is no inherent need for a Duke at this time.
Raffle and Voting
The first monthly raffle was a huge success resulting in 271 entries into the contest. With the success of this raffle, I will continue supporting the raffle monetarily. In case you missed it, the first winner of the raffle was none other than Mr_Yogi_Bear. Please drop a quick congrats to Yogi and thanks to all who participated in October! Let's keep this up and keep our community growing!
Map Longevity Survey
On November 20th, 2017, I posted a survey in discord asking for feedback on keeping the map alive for much longer than are usual time. Most of our maps last roughly 6 months and we would like to aim for a year and follow through with that for the first time in our communities history. With that I will provide some data collected from this survey and let you all know where we are headed from here.
- The top 3 picks for top priority projects were the Modern City Megabuild with 62.2% favor, Spawn Subway with 48.6%, and then PVP arena with 40.5%. So expect to see these 3 projects scheduled more frequently in the calendar.
- With the implementation of the community projects, the average response was roughly 67.8% somewhat confident in these changes, 18.9% very confident, 10.2% somewhat not confident, and 3.1% not confident at all.
Out of 22 responses at the time of this writing, staff will be investigating these ideas
- Tour videos
- More frequent small events
- Bring back weekly minigames
- Customization achievements/advancements
- Weekly challenges that record the top players on a sidebar scoreboard
- RP events using Dungeons & Dragons style characters that players create. Tellraw lore/interaction and Summon'd entities for events
- Promote community based projects
- Better/More frequent vote reminders for growth. reduce pings
- Resurrect staff from the dead
Out of 37 responses, the top 3 events that were requested to happen more frequently were (in order of 1st to 3rd in votes) the following:
- PVP Battle Tournaments (56.8% response)
- Spleef Tournaments (45.9% response)
- (Tied) Generic RP Events & Archery Tournaments (37.8% response)
- With the implementation of more frequent events varying in size, over all confidence was roughly 63.9% very confident, 27.8% somewhat confident, and 8.3% somewhat not confident.
- For the reintroduction of a spleef league, overall reaction to this was somewhat split between Maybe at 48.6%, Yes at 40.5%, and No being 10.8%.
Overall wish list ideas that I intend on investigating are the following
- PVP battles that involve invisibility
- Custom Advancements
- Underground labyrinths in the game district
- Haunted mansion as a tour or rollercoaster
- Ice Boat Races
This is an attempt at starting large projects that the community can contribute to as a whole. These projects change each week so that we don't get burnt out with one project in particular and consistently get some change happening each week. These projects will be coordinated by the the Ministry of the Interior and Parliament (staff) and will be led by Kathi and Earthcube. For more detailed information on the community projects and how they will be handled, please check out this announcement:
The decision and discussion behind moving to Sponge is still very theoretical is not remotely close to being feasible at this time. The major features/plugins we need don't quite line up just yet. Its something along the lines of this:
- Map - There is a solution available but it is NOT real time. That said, in-game signs on this other map can appear on the map which could be used for base marking
- Discord Link - There is a solution available much like the current.
- Permissions - There is a solution available much like the current.
- WorldGuard/Edit - There is currently no solution available to setup commands restriction by region
Until these core requirements are met, we're going to stick with the battle-tested spigot. If you know of a plugin for sponge that's stable and offers command restriction by region, feel free to DM me on discord or PM on site.
In case you missed it, this is a quick tl;dr of recent events:
- We recently had our map reset on October 1st, 2017
- There is now a raffle every month for those who vote for our community
- We are starting community project builds that rotate every week
- A couple editions of Roleplay are on the way
- A survey happened to get your feedback and it was a huge success
- There is an election going on. Go vote!!!