News & Updates
ULTRA HARDCORE SEASON XIII
SECRET RIVALS | Free for All
Saturday, August 3rd | 1PM EST
Over time, certain competitors acquire a reputation for being fearsome on the battlefield. Discerning players might find themselves choosing to avoid confrontation with those individuals when they can, but today, the balance of power shifts. This season, every player will, for better or for worse, be disguised as our king, Faceman. The powerhouses will lose the shield granted by their reputation, and other players will gain the boon of mystery. Those who are able to adapt to this situation will find themselves with the winning edge!
Additionally, this season features a new medal! Titanslayer will be awarded to any player who kills a winner from last season - this time around, the foes in question are Sybillian and PearUhDox. Will you be the first to earn this trophy? Not only that, but the winner of this season will receive the exclusive UHC Champion role on Discord until another player takes their crown!
After a warm reception last season, a mechanic from the past will be returning once again, potentially permanently; all players will find themselves with two Absorption hearts that refresh every 60 seconds until 60 minutes have passed. 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.
Titanslayer - Awarded to the player who kills the previous season's Champion(s).
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! Also, mind that the server will most likely be in Minecraft 1.13.2.
Temporary Amplified Server
Courtesy of Mojang and the lag machine they refer to as "Minecraft 1.14", we are currently unable to run our main server without horrendous lag and crashes. Instead of making everyone idly sit around on Discord and wait until Mojang fixes their game, we have created a Temporary Amplified Server for everyone to play on!
The Temporary Amplified Server has three major features distinguishing it from the main server:
As the name implies, we have set this world's terrain to amplified. For those who have never played in a world with amplified terrain, this means that the terrain is stretched vertically, creating extreme mountains and cliffs in nearly every Overworld biome.
Be very careful, because this change will make sure death is always only a step away! Not only do you have to worry about falling, but there are considerably more dark areas for mobs to spawn too.
Small World Border:
We suspect that our current lag issues are primarily due to a bug labelled MC-151082. Since we're still running the latest version of Minecraft (Java Edition 1.14.3 as of this post), we're aiming to prevent this bug from affecting the server by limiting the world to a mere 256x256 blocks - 128 blocks in each direction from 0, 0 - in all three dimensions.
This means that resources are very limited, so we will have to adjust our playstyle in order to survive. Some resources, like diamonds and other ores, will be limited to the amount that has generated in our little chunk of the world. Other items, like melons, will require us to find creative new ways to obtain them. A few valuables, like prismarine and treasures from the outer End islands, will be completely impossible to obtain.
In order to ramp up the challenge a bit, the server has been set to hard difficulty. This means that hostile mobs will do more damage, and zombies and spiders have some other special abilities. Additionally, if you let your hunger run out, you will starve to death.
To go along with the unique map, we also have a few rule changes to help this map function effectively:
Claims older than two days (48 hours) will not be protected by staff:
Anything you build is still safe, but land claims are an exception; we need to save the little space we have! If you don't use the entire area of your claim, other players are welcome to build on the unused portions. If you want to know the age of a claim, please check with a member of the Interior or Parliament.
Players don't have to ask permission to build above or below another player:
Due to the three-dimensional quality of amplified terrain, claims don't extend upwards or downwards unless specified. Any ill deeds taking advantage of this rule change can still be dealt with by Parliament.
High Council will not provide slime chunk maps:
Players who wish to build a slime farm will have to find their own slime chunks. We'll give you a hint, though; 23 out of the 256 chunks are slime chunks.
Players may not build above y=200 on Spawn Mountain:
The spawn point of this world is on the highest point of an extremely tall mountain. In order to protect the spawn point, the Ministry of the Interior owns all of Spawn Mountain above y=200 (this claim does not expire).
PVP is permitted across all three dimensions and all items are permitted:
To spice things up, Section 2, rules a and c of the Charter will not be enforced on the Temporary Amplified Server. Mind that Section 2, rule b will still be fully enforced, so players will still be held responsible should they kill without consent or destroy anyone's items.
The Temporary Amplified Server is online NOW!
You may join the server at any time at our normal IP address: play.everneth.com
We will keep this server online until we are able to stably run the main server or until the encroaching darkness of 1.14 takes over our new creation; whichever comes first.
Thank you for reading this lengthy post in detail, and please enjoy the entire 256x256 world we have to offer!
The Parliament of Everneth
- Amplified Terrain:
Eleventh Passing of the Blades
Once again, three months are now in the past, and the Eleventh Parliament of Everneth has come to an end! With the elections finally done, the public has decided that Faug is to replace our previous temporary baron, Redstonehax, and Beolyx is to keep his seat for a second term.
The ceremony is to be held on Saturday, July 6th at 1 PM EST at our spawn stage. The spawn stage is in the large cave located at (40, 90). During our ceremony, Redstonehax will pass his blade to Faug, while Beolyx shall keep his previous blade. Since it is Beolyx's second consecutive term, he shall be able to rename his blade to whatever he wishes.
As per usual, there might 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 Faug good luck for their next three months as our new Barons!
Glory to the Order!
11th Term Awards (April - June 2019)
And here we go again! Even though the server has had a few issues lately another Term has passed and even though we could only play for about two out of three months we still want to recognize our players for their accomplishments.
Even though some medals are time based most of them aim to reward our 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.
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.
Order of Everneth: 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.
These Awards are chosen from nominations within the Ministries.
So without further ado, here are the awards for the 11th Term (April-June 2019). As per usual, listed in order of precedence;
Companion of Everneth
BlueberryHill, Posuane, DaEndGame, Ajiv_, Dragoon, _Leigo_, imcalledtheo, Jaxxx1e, Drashig, Gam3rri, MCLegoLover, Reexy, Logiogi, 99loulou999, WilliamBilliam
Parliament Service Medal
aaron, Mojang (because reasons...)
Purple Heart of Dedication
Outstanding Build Medal
Mr_Puddles - Spleef Map
Kaddaschatzi - Spleef Map
Ministerial Excellence Medal
Kings Cross Medal
Order of Everneth
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:
Our anonymous polls will be open until 11:59 PM EST on June 30th, 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 July 1st, 2019 and last until September 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!
Chancellor Pandeoo & The Parliament of Everneth