News & Updates
Everneth Easter Island
As we all know, on its way is one bright holiday filled with entertainment, happiness and more - Easter! Easter is a holiday in which the whole family gets together to spend time, have fun, and hunt for presents from the Easter Bunny. This year Easter occurs on Sunday, April 21st.
But what is Everneth doing for Easter?
All we know is that a few members of the Ministry of the Interior were spotted heading to an unknown island far out in the ocean. Our paparazzi followed them and managed to figure out its coordinates: x= -800, z=1300. Also, we captured some pictures of them carrying heavy moai statues, bunnies, and even more in their boats to the island! Suspicious don't you think?
THAT IS RIGHT FOLKS, IT'S EASTER TIME! And of course the Ministry of the Interior has prepared a lot of fun things to do this year:
What would Easter be without a good hunt? This year's hunt is going to be slightly different than the ones we've had before. This time you will have to kill some bunnies! (We can't have phony bunnies running around pretending to be the real Easter bunny!) This event begins on April 19th when a [MOTD] message on the server will show you more information about it. A scoreboard will also be displayed on the right side of your screen to count the number of killed rabbits. Whoever has the most will win the big prize! The winner will receive a Custom Trophy Item. The event will be happening from 1 pm EST on April 19th to the same time on April 22nd. Enjoy! 😁
To add to the Easter antics, Interior has prepared an exciting and death-defying survival course! The course will incorporate the adventurous Indiana Jones style thanks to our amazing minister/
professionalredstoner FearlessPie. It will be filled with dangerous trails, parkour, and more. This will make it a bit harder to get the Golden Egg, the marvelous reward found at the end. The course will be open from 1 pm EST on April 19th to 1 pm EST on April 22nd. Have fun!
As part of Interior's Everneth Easter island, we are hosting an Easter-themed Build Competition! I'm sure it needs no introduction by this point so without further adieu, the themes for this one are Bunny & Easter Eggs!
Everyone is encouraged to join and "sign up"! Just place a sign with your name on it on one of the pre-made plots on Easter Island located at -814/1403 [X/Z]. It probably sounds easy to you, but no, this will be a great challenge! The judges of this competition will be chosen from members of the Interior, and we will be utilizing an edited version of past judging rubrics. The Build Comp. will be open from 1 pm EST on April 19th to 1 pm EST on April 22nd. Have fun!
TL;DR Biggest average score from judging wins. We will only choose the most creative, good looking, silliest, and aaaamazing ones. So do your best!
You will be given a 10x10 area to work with. The categories and point values that your build will be scored on are shown below.
- Creativity - 0 to 5
- Looks - 0 to 5
- Silliness - 0 to 5
- Effort - 0 to 5
ULTRA HARDCORE SEASON XII
BRING A FRIEND | Teams of Two
Saturday, April 27th | 1PM EST
UHC is a gamemode designed to test every aspect of a player's prowess. It requires you to be resourceful as you react to the hand that the world deals you when you spawn, it requires you to be swift in gathering resources and surviving the monsters of the night, and occasionally, it requires you to work in sync with a partner. This is one of those times.
In this season of Ultra Hardcore, players will be allowed to invite a teammate from outside the server. They will be able to participate alongside you, fighting for victory just as you are. Should you not have a friend to bring along on your adventure, don't worry; you'll be paired with another player who also lacks a second, but be aware that all such pairings will be completely random.
To accommodate our new players, this season features the return of a mechanic last used over a year ago; all players will find themselves with two Absorption hearts that refresh every 60 seconds. This shield will grant you a slight buffer, hopefully preventing you from having your health chipped down by the environment before you even come across an enemy.
Lastly, this season features a number of sweeping balance changes which will also affect all future matches. They're listed in detail further down this post, and it's strongly recommended that you give them a look; they're likely to fundamentally affect your strategy!
For those who have not had the pleasure of participating in a UHC match before, it is a PvP event in which players are spread throughout a world of naturally-generated Minecraft terrain, and natural health regeneration is turned off. The only way to regain lost health is by eating a golden apple, drinking a Potion of Healing, or by eating a golden head. The last team standing is the victor!
- Dead players must cut off all communication with all other players. There are no exceptions for any reason.
- Trapping Nether Portals is not allowed.
- Potions of Regeneration are banned; ghasts will drop gold ingots instead of tears.
- Players are safe from PvP for the first 20 minutes of the match. An automated message will be posted in the in-game chat after 20 minutes have passed.
- Mods are not allowed, with the exceptions of Optifine and the Replay Mod.
- Skybasing - defined as building high up into the air to create an artificial chokepoint - is banned.
- Branch mining is banned. Staircasing and digging downwards are both acceptable, but you must explore caves to find your treasures.
The following section will detail the ways in which matches of UHC differ from vanilla survival. Largely, the game will function exactly the same, but a few minor tweaks have been made to encourage exciting and fair gameplay. In the future, these rules will be listed in the Ultra Hardcore hub post instead of in season announcements.
- When players die, they will drop their head. If you surround the head with gold ingots in a crafting table, you will create a Golden Head, which, when eaten, will restore twice as much health as a golden apple does.
- Endermen will always drop an ender pearl.
- Endermen have a 20% chance of dropping 1 dragon's breath.
- Blazes will always drop one blaze rod.
- Zombie Pigmen will always drop 1-2 gold nuggets (previously had a 50% chance of dropping 1)
- Zombie Pigmen have a 50% chance of dropping nether wart.
- Horses & llamas will always drop at least one leather.
- Baby wolves will never grow up (and thus cannot be bred exponentially).
- Tamed wolves have 8 health points (the same as their wild counterparts) instead of 20.
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 start over for you!
Tenth Passing of the Blades
Another three months are past us, and the Tenth Parliament of Everneth has come to an end! With the elections having just ended, the public has decided that Beolyx and Redstonehax are to replace Sybillian and Kordon_Luis as our temporary Barons.
The ceremony is to be held on Saturday, April 6th at 1 PM EST at our spawn stage. The spawn stage is in the large cave located at (40, 90). During our ceremony, Kordon_Luis will pass his blade to Beolyx, while Sybillian shall pass his to Redstonehax.
As usual, you should anticipate some surprises near the end of the ceremony!
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 Beolyx and Redstonehax good luck for their next three months as our new Barons!
Glory to the Order!
10th Term Awards (January - March 2019)
Another term has passed on the Everneth server and during the last 3 months a lot has happened. Builds were finished and shops went bankrupt and to remember all these deeds by our citizens we give out medals to reward them for their achievements and more importantly, to make sure they never forget their blunders.
Even though some medals are time based most of them aim to recognise players for their examplary efforts in building, redstoning and PvP as well as their commitment towards the community.
The awards that are being given out this time around are:
Companion of Everneth: Awarded to members who have been a part of the Evernethian community for 6 months.
Parliament Service Medal: Awarded to players who have successfully served for one term of Parliament.
Beer Award: For committing a truly derpy act on the Server.
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.
Outstanding Redstone Creation: For engineering and designing an exceptional redstone contraption, device, or implementation.
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.
Kings Cross Medal: Awarded to the player who exceeds expectations for the better of the community. Everneth's second highest honor.
These Awards are chosen from nominations within the Ministries.
So without further ado, here are the awards for the 10th Term (January-March 2019). As per usual, listed in order of precedence;
Companion of Everneth
ZeeNormanz, Vendetros, Joeker1, San ta, SamWise56, Le3, Chaibh, wyatt_01, MENTCHOUKOV, PoeDamneron, TFWarcry, CallMeMoshi, Hakatsuki, Krattyboi67, vlor, Brie24, AngelOfUsui, Infushii, ParseeT, Link593, Mituna, mcyummy,Herrimanboy, Kito_Boo, fzx, Kamuio, PvPwarsPlayer, OfficialFluffy, Panda_DJ, Grigglepuff, chook100, FateOfThePast, Hypeg, lukasr0509, 123koan, trondor69, MissKoan, Michael_Fred_N, Kazunno, Vastrix, vhbob, CeddV2, Swoozie_
Parliament Service Medal
Purple Heart of Dedication
Outstanding Build Medal
Puddles - Season 5 Hub design
Kaddaschatzi - Season 5 Parliament building
Pandeoo - Spawn house in the housing district
Cerium - Spawn house in the housing district
FearlessPie - Public Iron farm
Kaddaschatzi - landscaping around spawn
Ministerial Excellence Medal
Kings Cross Medal
Congratulations to all of you. You are what helps this server to move forward and we would like to thank you for all your hard work. If you have been passed over for the Companion of Everneth Medal, please message any Staff Member 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 the two seats are as follows:
You may have noticed that we only have 4 finalists for this election. This is because incumbent Sybillian has shared with the high council that he does not wish to run in this term's election.
Our anonymous polls will be open until 11:59 PM EST on March 31st, 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.
Remember, those who vote for the same candidate on both polls will forfeit their votes.
The winners' term as Council members will begin on April 1st, 2019 and last until June 30th, 2019.
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!