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Who's Ready to Rock Around the Block?!

The custom dragon fight is finally here!

Starting Friday night after event (9:30pm Eastern US) you will be 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, 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 and totemo.
  • 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

We ask that players be respectful of each other and the arena. Please clean up the arena after your fight including killing left over support mobs, putting out fires, and picking up blocks, boxes, and 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.

~cujo

2022 Is coming to an End.... Let's go out with a BANG!

Some old friends will be popping in to send 2022 off with a bang. Keep a watchful eye on the sparkly ones. They've got a trick or two up their... well if they only had arms...

A good bow is recommended. Some blast protection armor would be even better. Failing that, you'd better be a good runner.

We'll be kicking off the festivities at the next restart, and celebrating throughout the weekend.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas......

What have those Naughty Elves done ???

Starting December 1st and running through Christmas Day, the Padmins will be Once More hosting the 12 Days of PvE Christmas.

It seems the elves ate too many Christmas cookies and drank the Eggnog when Santa wasn't looking. Too much sugar and "Nog" have led to some Naughty Elf Behavior. Taking a page from their cousins The Elf on the Shelf , Santa's helpers have been running amok at the North Pole. Now and through Christmas Day Be on the lookout for proof of their Mischief! They have hidden around the map evidence of their Crimes against Santa.

They are pleased with themselves and want to show-off all the work they have done so they set up a Christmas Market Stall at Spawn. It's not hard to find , Look for the Candy Canes and Noel the Elf. He will gleefully sneak you a copy of the locations. Rumor has it they took things from Santa's WorkShop and have left gifts for everyone lucky enough to find them.

New locations will be revealed Every 2 days around 8pm EST , Be sure to look for the Elf Broadcast. Always make sure you have the inventory space for your Compass and your Gift !!

These Locations will be Visible Through New Year's Day, when the Elf's Christmas Magic fades away and Noel and the Market must return to the North Pole.

Happy Holidays from the Padmin team !

Halloween Happenings

It's spoopy season once again!!

This year some of the mobs have decided to dress up as their favorite nerd.nu admins.

Hunt mobs dressed as cadmins, techs, heads, and padmins for a chance to collect a jack o'lantern,

Players will work together to earn a prize that will be given out on Halloween.

The number of jack o'lanterns turned in at the spawn trading stall will determine what level prize all players will earn.

9 stacks of jack o'lanterns - Low Tier Prize Box

18 stacks of jack oi'lanterns - Mid Tier Prize Box

27 stacks of jack o'lanterns - High Tier Prize Box

The Halloween Mob Event will start tonight after our weekly event and run through the evening of Oct 31st (US Central (cujobear) time)

Once the tally is done a prize sign will be placed at the trader for players to collect their prize. The prize sign will stay up for 1 week and then will be removed.

Want to be a part of a Map Wide Event in Rev29?

PvE's Revision 29 will launch on October 7th with the theme: 'English Countryside' and the padmins want your help sprucing the map with your best builds!

For this revision we are looking for Folly style buildings for the overworld. Check out wikipedia for an example https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folly.

We have been doing this style event for a few revs now, but in case you forgot here is a quick rundown. 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 20-25 collectibles so the best builds will be chosen.

Due to not having 1.19 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 1.19 world and judged. For those without litematica we can change some blocks to 1.19 blocks after pasting (talk with cujo via discord before beginning your build if you want blocks replaced)

How To Participate:

In game

  • log into the Creative server
  • 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, Sep 24th, at 9PM EDT.

Using Litematica

  • Keep builds to a 25x25 area footprint, you can build 50 high and 25 deep
  • build on flat land
  • Send a copy of the schematic to cujobear via discord by Sep 24th

Rules

  • Builds must follow all regular PvE 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

  • 1.19 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

Rev 29 is coming!

Hiya Nerds!

The end of Rev 28 is upon us, but fear not, Rev 29 is on the way!

On Friday 7th October 2022 PvE Rev 29 will begin. We will be launching on 1.19.2 with measures in place to disable the controversial chat reporting.

Rev 28's final save will be on Thursday 6th October and there will be 1 day of chaos before closing for maintenance.

As with previous revs we will be running a build competition for hidden structures, which we will reveal in a separate post soon.

We will have more information about Rev 29 in the coming weeks so look out for that! In the meantime, here is a teaser of whats to come.

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.