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Easter Events!

The Return of A Very Creeper Easter

Did you know that Easter is the Creeper's absolute FAVORITE holiday?

This year the creepers wanted to go all out with a major celebration. They got all dressed up, gave candies and gifts to their friends, and dyed eggs to hide. It turns out that mobs not only don't like to share, they are greedy and they ruin everything! Now the creepers don't want to give up the beautiful eggs they colored and are keeping them to themselves.

The antics have started and will run through approximately 11pm EDT April 17th.

To get the full experience use tict0c's Easter resource pack by typing /usepack to list your options. There are 2 options /usepack easter or /usepack easter-no-music. You can use /resetpack to clear the resource pack you were using.

Here's a breakdown of what you can expect during the event-

Most regular mobs (zombie varieties, skeleton varieties, witches, and of course creepers) will be replaced with an Easter version. All Easter mobs will appear in the overworld only. Zombies, skeletons, witches, spiders, and endermen may spawn holding Easter goodies. Creepers will spawn with a chance to drop an Easter Egg skull or an Easter Boomer!

There are 20 Easter Eggs to collect, as well as 7 deco skulls and 4 different candies.

Map Wide Easter Egg Hunt

Can you find them all?

Also returning this year is a map wide egg hunt. The hunt will begin on Friday and will stay in place until the end of the revision. Explore the map or check out the live map to find 50 eggs hidden in the overworld. All eggs are 2D and are 9 blocks tall (N/S) and 7 blocks wide (E/W). Some eggs may be slightly hidden (partially under a tree or half in a cave) but all should be mostly visible on the live map.

Once you find the egg you must find the hidden sign with 25 blocks of the egg to claim your prize. You will receive 2 items when you hit the sign, an Easter Egg (deco skull) and an Egg Token. If you can find all 50 Eggs you can turn in the 50 Egg Tokens for a Grand Prize! (the prize box will include event tokens, Guilders, a few other goodies and an Eff VI pick!)

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE 2 OPEN SPACES IN YOUR INVENTORY BEFORE HITTING THE SIGN!!!!!

Struggling to find some of the Eggs (or just too lazy to put some effort in?) on May 1st a trader will arrive in spawn to sell Hint Tokens for a hefty price. The hint tokens will be a compass that will lead you to the egg, but you will still need to locate the prize sign on your own.

This Dragon Fight is the GOAT

The custom dragon fight is finally here!

You are now able to earn an elytra by defeating the Dragon and the 10 bosses that protect it. This is a custom fight, and will not be easy.

To summon the dragon you must place 4 end crystals on the 4 sides of the exit portal in the end. All crystals will be invulnerable once spawned. Each crystal will summon a boss mob that you must defeat before you can do any damage to the dragon.

The player that places the fourth end crystal to spawn the dragon (the fight “owner”) will receive the prize box when the dragon is defeated, even if they’re off-line. If your inventory is full when the dragon dies and you own the fight, the plugin will record your victory and you can claim it later by running /dragon prize. You can check the current stage and owner of the dragon fight by running /dragon info.

Fights that are abandoned by a player unable to defeat the bosses will have ownership transferred by admins to a player willing to complete the fight. If you feel you cannot defeat the dragon solo, please ask for help or ask someone to take over before logging out. Admins can change ownership of the dragon fight for you. If there are no admins online, please run /dragon info and /seen on the fight owner, take a screenshot of that info, then modreq that the fight was abandoned (with an imgur link to the screenshot) BEFORE killing the dragon. Otherwise we cannot look back to see who to contact about the prize box.

The Prize box will be 1 of 10 different shulkers. Prizes will include the dragon head, elytra, a mob skull and other goodies. Want to be the Ultimate Dragon Slayer? Trade your dragon heads in for a dragon egg with the number of dragon fights completed as the egg name. Hang the egg in an item frame to show your DragonSlayer level! (DragonSlayer levels will start at 5 dragons killed, for higher levels you will need to trade in your lower level egg plus additional dragon heads)

A few more words from the padmins:

  • The DragonFight plugin was developed by totemo, and the bosses were designed by cujobear.
  • We reserve the right to adjust the difficulty of the fight and to make any changes as are necessary to correct any problems discovered. We will factor your feedback into this evaluation.
  • We also ask that you be considerate of other players and allow everyone an opportunity to obtain a set of elytras before you start trying to speed run the dragon fight.

We strongly suggest

  • Be well prepared with good armor, lots of food, arrows, shield, etc
  • Be sure to have at least 30 mins to fight (first time will most likely take longer)
  • Try the battle with a group, and take turns summoning the dragon
  • Sleep in a bed near the end portal before entering the end to fight
  • Keep spare armor, extra food, and weapons somewhere safe nearby

I ask that players be respectful of each other and the arena. Please clean up the arena after your fight including fixing carpet breaks, killing left over mobs, putting out fires, and picking up blocks and boxes / shulkers.

And finally, I want to thank everyone for their patience while I struggled putting this dragon fight together and while totemo worked through some technical difficulties. I think I was more disappointed in my self that I was late then any complaining or criticism I heard from the community. You guys are the best!

~cujo

Valentine's Event

Phantoms are stupid,

axolotls are cute!,

It's time to be cupid,

and deliver some loot!

Hi all!

February is here and love is in the air! Padmins once again would love to host a Valentine’s Day gift event

Here’s how it would work: Create a mailbox at your location It can be as simple or as fancy as you would like Something like this -

Something like this

or this -

or this

Just make sure to include a mailbox (donation chest) with your name on it.

Send the coordinates to me via in game mail (/mail send cujobear) or a dm on discord and say “I want to share the love!” by Feb 11th. Next gather some Valentines - a simple named item, or go all out! You will also be able to buy gifts from spawn traders (five me a day to get the booth up). On Feb 12th there will be guide books available at the same trader to let you know who has a mailbox you can place a valentine in. Please make sure to visit all the locations to deliver your Valentines.

We have asked the techs to turn on the lovedup plugin on P for the month of February. You can find info about the plug in here.

Update on Revision 27 close and Revision 28 launch

Hello fellow Nerds!

We just want to give you a heads up regarding the Revision 28 launch.

We will be adjusting the Revision launch time to Saturday, Jan 22 at 2pm Eastern time. This will work best for LadyCailin, the tech leading the switch over.

Revision 27 will come to a close 2 hours before . This should give us ample time to for a smooth transition.

On Friday Night we will have a mob event in an arena built by Stormblade.

You can help be donating materials for withers and dopples (2 diamond blocks and a carved pumpkin named a player)

Following the event we will take the final save of the map and then switch to chaos mode for the end of the rev.

This depends mostly on tech and staff availability and is subject to change.

Help us add a map wide event to Rev 28!

PvE's Revision 28 will launch on January 21st with the theme: Steampunk and the padmins want your help sprucing the map with your best builds!

For this revision we are looking for Steampunk style buildings or vehicles for the overworld. This will be similar to the Roadside Attractions from Rev 25. Padmins will hide the builds around the overworld before the revision launch for players to explore and find a collectible. We are limitng the complete set at 20 collectibles so the 20 best builds will be chosen.

Due to not having 1.18 blocks available on the Creative server we will allow players to build in their single player worlds and turn in a litematica schem to be pasted into a 1.18 world and judged. For those without litematica we can change some blocks to 1.18 blocks after pasting (talk with cujo via discord before beginning your build if you want blocks replaced)

How To Participate:

In game

  • type /warp WeeklyBuild
  • Make sure to read the rules below and the category before starting
  • Find an empty plot and type /nerdplot claim
  • You may build with a friend, and you do have access to World Edit!
  • The contest will run from tonight until Saturday, Jan 15th, at 9PM EDT.

Using Litematica

  • Keep builds to a 25x25x50 area ( 25 x 25 wide and 25 deep)
  • build on flat land
  • Send a copy of the schematic to cujobear via discord by Jan 15th

Rules

  • No NSFW builds
  • builds can be any size, as long as it fits within the build plot, no more than 25 blocks deep.
  • you can enter as many builds as you would like, and can even build more than one entry per plot
  • All entries become the property of Nerd.nu
  • Not all entries will be used in the next map, depending on how the build fits in the theme, build size, and how the build will fit on the map

Recap & Other Info

  • 1.18 blocks will not be available on the Creative Server
  • these builds are for the overworld
  • Like in previous revs, padmins will be adding a collectible to the builds used
  • Builds should be able to be explored in under 10 mins
  • Your builds will be protected from grief, but also be sure not to include player traps or areas that would require the player to dig or build

~the padmins

New Revision and Feedback for Rev27

As the year draws to a close, so does PvE Revision 27. Don't be sad, however, as Rev 28 is just around the corner! On the 21st of January 2022 PvE Rev 28 will begin. The theme for the new rev will be "Steampunk" and we'll be launching on 1.18.1! More information will follow in the info post 24 hours before rev launch.

While we have a basic plan for the new revision, we do still want to hear your feedback from the current revision. Your thoughts on the new things we did for rev27 are especially needed, so we can see what worked and what didn't. You can fill out the google form here, comment on the reddit thread, or message any of the PAdmins to give your feedback.

The Snowmen are ready to fight!

Snowmen have come alive and are on the attack!

Starting tonight and lasting through New Years Day, you will encounter some Winter Snowmen ready for a snowball fight.

But be careful, their snowballs pack a punch and can be dangerous. Side effects of getting hit include blindness, weakness, poison, and more!

Defeating the snowman will earn you some nice loot that can include 6 different snowman heads, 2 plushies, $pudcoin, and sometimes an Event Token!

Other mobs are also feeling the cold and will rarely drop snowy heads.

Hope you all have a happy holiday season, and expect word of a new rev to be coming very soon! ~the padmins

Trick or Treat, Smell zombie feet, Give me something GOOD!

It's that spooky time again and we will be celebrating with a mob event!

Starting this Thursday night and running through the end of October, the zombies on PvE will be trick or treating.

The zombies really want to go trick or treating, and nothing will get in their way. Zombies will spawn dressed in costume and have a chance of carrying a trick, a treat, or a trick or treat basket. The zombies will be slightly stronger than normal, but should not be too difficult to beat. (about the same level as the mods from the Rev 25 sta-cation event)

This event will be full of collectibles which will include:

  • 20 costumes (skull, shirt, pants, boots)
  • 9 treats
  • 9 tricks
  • 6 trick or treat baskets

Don't Forget! Halloween Town's Halloween Party will be held on Friday Oct 29th and Saturday Oct 30th at the usual event times.

Happy Halloween!

~the padmins

NITWITS has returned!!!

The National Institution of Turning Wittiness Into Treasure Society has made it's return to PvE.

The NITWITS strive to stump you with riddles, codes, and hunts to test your wordplay repartee. The first challenge has been posted on the top floor of spawn. A reminder of how to play can be found on the back side of the wall. New clues will be added periodically, but all starting clues will be kept up so the hunt can be done at your own pace.

Each hunt will be in three parts:

Part one a riddle - will be posted in the book on the lectern on the top floor of spawn. Click the corresponding sign with the correct answer and you will be given a piece of paper with coordinates. Take the item from the riddle to this location and find. . .

Part two a code - break the code and you will be led to an area of the map. The area will be a town, portal, or landmark.

Part three a hunt - explore that area for the NITWITS iconic sculpture to earn your prize! You will need to click the beacon sign with the paper you received at spawn to earn your prize. The Location given in part is only an area (aka, If I didn't get permission from an owner you may need to look on the outskirts of the location rather than within.)

*Make sure to have at least one inventory spot open to receive items from sign clicks.

*Beacons can be found high or low, in caves, behind doors, and maybe even in buildings, but will always be accessible without digging or building.

*New riddles will be added periodically, so be sure to check back once in a while.

*Be sure to keep all prizes, as a reward for completion is a very good possibility

Please contact me with any questions or concerns or anything really!

But most of all Have Fun!

PvP is coming to PvE!

As was hinted in the Rev 27 announcement post, we now have a PvP toggle on PvE! It's a pretty basic plugin, with just three commands: /pvp on, /pvp off, and /pvp list.

Turning PvP on will give you a red name in the scoreboard and above your head, as well as you showing up in /pvp list. For PvP to be allowed, both the attacker and the defender must have PvP on.

With this plugin introducing some new mechanics to PvE, we have new rules and guidelines to go with it:

  • Do not trick, bait, or pressure people into turning on PvP.

  • PvP enabled is at your own risk. Unplanned kills by random passers-by are one of these risks.

  • If there is an agreement to return drops after a PvP fight, this must be followed.

  • Combat logging, specific tool or armour use and other agreements are not enforced by staff. If someone you are pvping with breaks an agreement other than drops being returned, move on and don’t PvP with that person again.

  • Normal chat rules surrounding civility and abuse still apply.

  • There is a PvP clanchat for discussion of PvP fights, if it gets too spammy in general chat.

Remember you can use /dynmap hide or /dynmap show to hide/show yourself on dynmap.