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  1. GreasyTroll4

    Is This the End? Yes AND No.

    Hello everyone. A lot of you have probably been wondering where I've been for the last month and a half, and why I have not appeared on the server. Today, I wanted to dispel the rumors and talk about what's been going on in my life lately. Some time ago, we learned we had to move from our current house, and that the lease could not be extended to give us more time. This is all well and good, and I'm happy we're moving out of this dump finally, and the next house is a lot nicer, in a better neighborhood, and is a lot more calm and peaceful and quiet (with fresher air to boot). However, the problem is that because I also have to work and my brother has university studies, it's putting a lot of pressure on us to get packing and to pay the rent at the same time. This, coupled with longer shifts at work (due to me being one of the few people still available for longer shifts now that university/college has started again for most employees), already takes a lot of my time away from the server, and I need to do the longer shifts at work in order to cover for my brother. On top of that, I have to help take care of my mom, who is still heavily under the weather and sick. On top of that, I have been studying for my GED and my G1 drivers license, which takes even more time away from the server. These are both really important for me because of what I have planned for my future (which I will discuss in further detail below). For a long time, I thought that coding and computer programming were things I could do as a career, but I've learned that it just doesn't suit me. So, after a few more stumbles, I have finally found something that will suit me, as well as help me support both myself and my family. In about a month, my family will be moving to Ottawa, and after a few months of settling in (and finding another quick job to help pay for the rent), I will be sending in an application for the Canadian Armed Forces to serve in the Air Force as an aircraft technician. This position will not only discipline me and hone what skills I currently have, but will also teach my multiple trade skills I can use in future careers, should I ever leave the military. To apply, I have to first complete my GED, and I'm also aiming for my G1 (and, if possible, my G2) drivers license, in order to make my training easier. If my application is accepted, it means 3 months of basic training. During most of those three months, I will be completely cut off from the internet, mobile devices, computers, friends, and family (only on the weekends will a trainee be allowed to visit or call his family, and even then, not on the first month, unless it's an absolute emergency). Once my training is completed, I will be sent to a base somewhere in Ontario, where I will live for 4 years and complete my training for my field. All this to say, the future for me does not look good in regards to playing on the server. But despite this, I still want to go ahead with my plans. It brings good money, it gives me skills I desperately need for the future, and it gives me a purpose. The second reason for why I have not been active on the server is actually very simple: I don't want to get on. For me, Everneth has changed. It isn't the community I joined or the server I used to play on. When we first started, it was awesome and exciting and fun and new. Now, it's "same-old, same-old", and in my opinion the community has grown distant and too sarcastic/negative, preferring memes over actual fun. Yes, I know, "Everneth was built on memes" and all that, but it wasn't this excessive when we started. Most of the current members of Everneth I don't even know anymore. It's quite simply boring and draining for me now to get on. So, a while ago I had decided to not play anymore and instead focus on enjoying Minecraft the way I always had before, this time through a different outlet: singleplayer. No more resets. No more salt. No more memes. Just one big world for me to explore and build in and never have to worry about losing anything. And it worked. I can't recall a time when I've ever had this much fun playing the game since season 3. As for Everneth, while I don't want to play much on the server anymore, I will always be in the Discord and will always chat with folks here whenever I get a chance. I have made many friends here, and I don't want to lose them. Yes, even during my military service, I will always find time in the day to talk with you guys (when I can get a computer, that is, since I can't bring desktops with me, I'll have to buy another; which is actually good in the long run because the military gives discounts, plus I can get a brand new shiny Windows 10 with a good graphics card). In regards to being Staff, I want to announce my official, permanent retirement (until further notice, anyway), and I would ask to be excluded from getting any votes (even unofficial ones) during the elections. I have requested to the High Council to be excluded from the polls, so it won't do anyone any good to vote for me. I can't deal with the extra pressure of being Staff right now, and I probably won't ever be able to again down the road, until my life settles down again. I will complete this last term as Baron, but afterwards no more Staff positions for me, at least not for a while. In regards to all my stuff in my, ahem, "base", I will donate all the valuables to Interior, and as for everything else, it's all up for grabs (such as it is, anyway). I just wanted to let you all know about all this. However, I want to reassure everyone, this is NOT a "goodbye", this is a "so long". I'll still be around every so often, and who knows, I might even pop in to join in a UHC or game every so often, if I have the time and the computer to do it on. I will never forget the memories we've shared, nor will I ever forget the friends I've made on here. I would never trade the last few years for anything. I will always be a part of this community. However, until my application goes through, I will still be in the Discord server to talk with you guys. I am not leaving just yet. Today, however, marked my last time on the server, in order to prepare my place for anyone who wants to take some stuff. If anyone wants free stuff, my place is at 800, -1280. From the bottom of my heart...thank you all. When I joined this server, I was miserable and very discouraged at that point in my life, but you all brought back a lot of the joy I once had in my life, and I can never repay that in full. So, thank you. My final official order as a Baron: enjoy Everneth, and never stop enjoying it! You won't ever find another server quite like it! Click. *Save and Exit* GreasyTroll4 has left the game.
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    1000 Posts Game

    "15 puppies?! Why Pongo boy, that's marvelous!" (from 101 Dalmatians, an ol' favorite Disney classic of mine)
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    Everneth's Eighth Council Nomination: Nominate Here!

    I, too, nominate Kaddaschatzi once more for Baron.
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    Ultra Hardcore Season IX Signups

    Depending on whether I have to go to work that day or not, I will try my best to make it if I can.
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    Ultra Hardcore Season IX

    ULTRA HARDCORE SEASON IX LAST MAN STANDING | Free-for-All Saturday, January 27th | 1PM EST IP: games.everneth.com OVERVIEW ――――――――――― In the early days of the new year, families enjoy the warmth of their home and time spent with their loved ones as they huddle around their fireplace, warding off the cold of the outside and reveling in the joy that being with those close to you brings. As the frosty air brings an icy coat to everything it touches, we recognize this as a time of peace and tranquility above all else, and one to be savored. ...No, sorry, I can't keep that up. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN ――――――――――― This January is the first Ultra Hardcore season of the year, and we're going to start it off with a fresh slate. No silly twists, no changes to the game or special terrain - just you, in random terrain, tasked with one goal; Don't die. You don't get a teammate to rely on or any sort of leniency in the rules. You will either prove yourself as the single most strong, clever, well-rounded champion to ever log on to the Everneth server, or you'll be mowed down by whoever is. This is Ultra Hardcore. No twists this time. No leniency. The two main tenants of Ultra Hardcore are that the world border is shrinking, and that your health will not regenerate. This is all that remains; all else is unnecessary and a distraction for the purposes of this season. You already know how this game works, either by virtue of being a former combatant or by the sheer fame that Ultra Hardcore has earned over the years. The game is as follows; prove yourself or die trying. DETAILS ――――――――――― Ultra Hardcore has a number of tenants. Breaking these tenants is a sign of weakness and will be punished accordingly. Fallen combatants must cut off all communication with all other players. There are no exceptions for any reason. Potions of Regeneration are banned. Players are safe from PvP for the first 20 minutes of the match. An automated message will be posted in the ingame chat after 20 minutes have passed. Spectators and dead players are not allowed to use the ingame chat. Violators will be kicked or banned. Mods are not allowed, with the exceptions of Optifine and the Replay Mod. Optifine's zoom function is disallowed; see with your own two eyes or not at all. "Skybasing" - defined as building high up into the air to create an artificial chokepoint - is disallowed. Prove that you can fight, not that you can hide. Branch mining is disallowed. Staircasing and digging downwards are both acceptable. AWARDS ――――――――――― Everyone wants to be the best. Champion - Awarded to the last team standing! Ironman - Awarded to the last player to receive a point of damage. Sanguine - Awarded to the player to slay the most opponents. Midas - Awarded to the player to acquire and eat the most Golden Apples. First Blood - Awarded to the first player to kill an opponent. CLOSING AND SIGNUPS ――――――――――― As always, this season will be hosted on games.everneth.com - the server will open 15 minutes before the scheduled starting time. The game will begin at 1:05 PM, and anyone arriving later will be automatically put into spectator mode and will not be able to participate in the match. Don't be late; we can't and won't start over for you. To sign up for this season of UHC, reply to this thread! To discuss this season of UHC, go to this thread! We'd like to thank gerrybrano for his UHC BLOX module, which is the machine that runs the match. Kill or be killed.
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    I'm a builder, as are Kathi and several others. Here's a sample of a city I made on our last map (sorry if it looks a bit stretched in some spots, my FOV is at 90, not the normal 70):
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    Secret Santa Signups 2017!

    Secret Santa 2017 Introduction As has become tradition, the Ministry of the Interior will once again be hosting a Secret Santa gift exchange! After reading how our Secret Santa will be working this year, you can sign up by leaving a reply to this post. How It Works Sign Up From now to a week before Christmas Eve (Sunday the 17th), signups will be open for any whitelisted members who want to join the Secret Santa. Pair Everyone Up Once sign ups are closed, everyone who is signed up will be randomly mixed up and will be PMed on the forums with the name of who they will be giving a gift to this year. Think of Gift Ideas Once you receive your person's name, you are free to start thinking of gift ideas. Place Gifts Under the Tree As soon as you have found the perfect gift for your person, you may place your gift in a wrapped box underneath the Christmas tree at spawn. The Christmas tree is currently being built by the Ministry of the Interior at the coordinates -27, 17, right next to the world spawn point. Players may place gifts underneath the tree all the way up to Christmas. Remember to label your gift with your person's name so they know which one to open. Open Your Gifts! Come Christmas morning (December 25th), players can search underneath the tree for a present with their name and open it! This should go without saying, but anything given to you is yours to keep. Reveal Yourself (Optional) After your person opens their gift, you may optionally reveal to them that you were their secret Santa. Some Santas like to keep their identities secret while others do not, it is just personal preference. Remember to sign up by replying below! List of participants: Pandeoo GreasyTroll4 DefendPopPunk/DPP Kaddaschatzi Puddles Warwolf595 lopp Zieon EarthCube Pontuzaa Vluxed JazziBelle korbinyt AmzCuriousPanda Morgoth_LotR YogBog Agunua RashE Cerium TheSteelNinja Javious Sh3mm Sybillian Remy EspioEclipse IzzyArcher JoMiGo (Removed due to ban) rolo_
  8. Weekly Projects Week 2: Community Mega Build 1: Modern City ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The second week of weekly projects is at hand! This week, starting today, December 17 and ending on December 23, we shall be starting the community's first mega build: the modern city, a very popular choice by the community! We already have the perfect location picked out: the plains at -700, -3380. Materials such as concrete, wood, glass, and various other materials are needed to make this build a reality, so any aid is appreciated! We will also need volunteers for terraforming work to fix any holes, clean up the plains, and clear out any trees in the way, as well as to set up a staging point (for supplies, beds, etc.) and Nether portal and lay out the groundwork for the city. Unlike the Arena project, the city's foundations will not be using Schematica at first, and will instead be made in a similar way to plots. Plots can vary in size, but the maximum is 60x60. Any dimensions smaller than that are fair game. Once the plots and foundations have been laid out, we can get to work on designing buildings on the Test server, at -1300, 4700 (or, if you'd like, you could design and build some buildings at the actual build site, since everyone has different ways of doing things). After some designs have been finalized, Schematica can be used to start construction. We know this feels like a lot of work, and we won't sugarcoat this, it is a lot of work. That is why this mega build will be appearing every 2 (maybe 3) weeks so that people can not only refresh their minds after a week of building, but also so that people can have more time to gather resources, work on other projects, build their own base, and work on designs on their own time. Anyone who helps build this week will receive the Stone Tier for the city 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. Thank you for your time! ---- The Ministry of the Interior
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    Favourite and Least favourite versions of minecraft.

    Honestly, since I started playing at the tail end of 1.7.10, my favorite update has been 1.9 (elytras, End cities, new blocks, the introduction of shulkers, new boats, new combat, etc.), and my least favorite update is 1.10 (it isn't "bad", mind you, it's just a bit underwhelming compared to what came later; it didn't add much, and didn't change much -- fun, but just...there). Although, 1.13 + 1.14 are looking to top 1.9 and tie as my two favorite updates of all time. So many new things for builders to play around with, and we haven't even seen much from 1.14 yet.
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    6th Passing of the Blades

    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: 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. Current Members: StuartSnook GreasyTroll4 rolo_ AmzCuriousPanda Sybillian Pandeoo 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!
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    Seventh Parliament Election - Poll

    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: P. / Puddles Warwolf595 FearlessPie Kaddaschatzi (Incumbent) You may have noticed that Baron lopp is missing from this list. In a usual situation, he would be listed as an incumbent for the office of Baron, but earlier he requested to be taken off the list of candidates because he does not want to run again. As such, we've honored his request, and thus there are only 4 candidates. Our anonymous polls will be open until 11:59 PM EST on November 30th (Thursday), 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 December 1st, 2017 and last until February 28th, 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, and as for the candidates: good luck!
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    Everneth's Seventh Council Nomination: Nominate Here!

    Nominations now closed! Thank you all for your responses and nominations, and we'll see you at the polls!
  13. Evernethian Council Nomination Nominate your choice for the next Baron here! Remember, you can only nominate ONE person, but when the polls come on the 23rd, you can vote for two. If you need more info on how the Nominations work, see HERE! (I know how to forum, I swear...) ---------------------------------------------------------- Current Nominations: P. / Puddles - 9 Warwolf595 - 8 FearlessPie - 6 Javious - 4 Bonii - 1 KorbinYT - 1
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    Everneth's Seventh Council Nomination: Nominate Here!

    I nominate FearlessPie.
  15. Evernethian Council Nomination As per Sections 3a and 3f of the Everneth Charter, the time has come for the citizens of Everneth to nominate two new Council members. The winners of the election will replace Kaddaschatzi and lopp, who began their term on July 22nd and September 1st (respectively) and will step down on November 30th. The following is a transcript of Section 3f of the Everneth Charter: Therefore, the newly-elected Baron will begin their term on December 1st. We ask you, our whitelisted community members, to reply to this thread with your nominations for the winners of the two open seats. In about 3 weeks from now (on November 23rd) the nominations will close. A separate topic will then be created with a poll including the top nominees, allowing the Evernethian citizenship to cast their vote during the final week of November. You may only nominate ONE person, but when the polls come, you can vote for TWO. So choose wisely! You can nominate people over in this thread here: Everneth's Seventh Council Nomination Thread Thank you for your time! --- The Parliament of Everneth
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    I'm Resigning.

    Just a word of advice, though: try not to make multiple posts at once, and instead try to condense it into one post, as you can quote multiple people in once post. Clears out clutter, ya know?
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    I'm Resigning.

    Just doin' my duty. I hope you have fun here!
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    I'm Resigning.

    Ah, don't worry about it. We've had people who left the community before because they personally didn't like us for varying reasons. It's sort of like anticipating a newly-released video game. If you're feeling a little anxious about the reviews, try the game out yourself to see if you'll like it. It's the same thing with joining a server: try it, and you just might like it.
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    I'm Resigning.

    Hey, don't knock us 'til ya try us!
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    I'm Resigning.

    ^ What Syb said (and I cannot really improve on it or add anything else). It's sad to see people go, but if you don't want to play with us, that's alright. I wish you luck and hope that whichever server you go to next will be the one for you that will fit your style like a glove.
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    Zieon's Retirement

    One Baron Out, Another Comes In Over the past few months, you may have noticed that one of our permanent Barons, Zieon, has become a rare sight on Discord, the forums, and on the server itself. This is unfortunately a side-effect of him having lots of work and school to do in real life, so he recently decided that it was time to retire and let someone else more active take up the mantle as Baron, and asked the High Council to select a replacement for him. While we are saddened that Zieon has to leave Parliament, you can be assured that he is not leaving the community, and will still be around. We thank you for your service, Zieon. You will always be welcome in Parliament should you ever wish to run again when you have more time. -------------------------- In light of Zieon's decision to leave Parliament, the High Council has officially decided on a suitable and very reliable replacement. You all know him, as he's served in Parliament before, and has since been considered one of our best Barons. Citizens of Everneth, we present EarthCube, the new permanent Baron in Parliament! May he serve the community long and well, and may he be a shining example of excellence! Glory to the Order, and long live Everneth! With Regards, The Parliament of Everneth
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    Spawn and Districts Update

    Spawn and Districts Update The server has been up for a few weeks now, and districts have been laid out since the beginning. However, many people seemed to have missed this, so we felt the need to clarify a few things. New District Regulations First of all, all builds must be built in their appropriate districts as shown in the map below. The map is easily accessible, so beginning now district borders will be strictly enforced. Certain buildings that have already been completed have been pardoned from this rule, but this will not be the case anymore. The Interior will notify the owners of all builds that need to be moved. The Ministry of the Interior reserves the right to have any build in spawn (square from -500, 500 to 500, -500) removed if it is located in the wrong district, is overly aesthetically displeasing, or causes any other serious problems. Additionally, no nether portals are to be built from -500, 400 to 300, -400 (the area in the overworld corresponding to the hub) except for district portals. Before Starting a Build... It is very important that you use the system of notifying Interior before beginning a build in Spawn. Simply sending a DM on the forums or in Discord is enough; you don't need to wait for an approval. Although we can't force anyone to use this system, it greatly benefits you as well as us. In the long run, notifying a member of Interior before beginning a build will save you the effort of having to tear down and rebuild in the event your project must be removed. If you have any questions, please DM any member of the Interior. We'll be glad to be of assistance. Regards, The Ministry of the Interior
  23. Moved this to the tech support, questions, and suggestions section. The last 3 maps lasted about 6 months each (mostly due to burnout and/or school or jobs), but we're aiming to hopefully make this one last longer this time. (Then again, we said that last map too...my poor city...)
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    Season IV Dragon Fight!

    End Dragon Fight! Saturday, October 14th | 1PM EST Meeting place: Spawn Portal in the Nether (Coordinates: 0, 70, 0) End Portal Nether Tunnel Coordinates: 0, 70, -50 (Overworld Coordinates: -3000, -3000) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- The map has been up for almost 2 weeks already and so far the skies of Everneth have not been conquered. It is time to search the world, to find the rift that will lead us to a new dimension. The brave warriors of Everneth shall once again gather to slay the horrible beast that guards this new and unexplored world and to steal the wings hidden inside the fortresses of its inhabitants. We will finally be able to see our kingdom and all its wonders from above! Details: The dragon fight will be hosted by the Ministry of the Interior at 1PM EST on Saturday, October 14th. We will meet up at the spawn portal in the nether so that we can all head over to the end portal together. A member of the Interior will open the portal and only then you may enter the End. Please try to be on time as we do not want to have to wait for anyone. In case you should miss it the Interior will have set up a temporary nether tunnel leading to the portal. Once the dragon is dead the end will be open for raiding so don't forget to bring all the materials you need, to get to the outer end islands and explore them. We wish you great fortune on your exploits! Oh, and for all those unaware, the Dragon Egg is claimed by Parliament and Interior for use in the official Everneth Museum. If anyone should pick up the egg after the battle, please give it to the nearest Staff member immediately so that it isn't lost. Regards, The Ministry of the Interior
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    Reset Discussion Thread

    Now, before we kick things off here, I want to apologize if I came off as biased against a reset in the reset poll. In a way, I actually am, since I really do not want to give up this map (my love for the city I worked so hard to build comes to mind). However, it was not my intention to force people to vote against a reset. If my wording made it look that way, I truly am sorry. Now then, there are many good reasons why people want a reset or don't want a reset. There are also many good reasons why a reset is both good and bad. In my point of view, a reset can cause a huge increase in activity and will inspire people again. However, on the flip side, the current map may still have life in it if you try your best to get that spark of inspiration again, and some awesome, astonishing projects may forever be left unfinished if you don't. I'm not here to say what to think or what not to think. The point of this post is for you all to discuss your reasons for why you want/don't want a reset, and why you think it would be beneficial for the community as a whole. Remember, whether to have a reset or not is a huge community decision, and all of your voices must be heard. You can speak for yourself, but keep that in mind when you type. Now that that's finished, let the discussion begin!