And so begins a time of gingerbread, hot beverages, advent calendars and… llamas?!
December is starting and we have two announcements related to this season of holidays.​

I guess we all know stories of Santa’s reindeer Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph. They’ve been told and sung about many many times.
Turns out those stories have been misleading. Those reindeer have been llamas all along :eek::ftl:
And this year… they are missing! It seems that they found out about Nerdcrafteria and decided to pay us a visit. We heard they are very sneaky though and aren’t limited to the server but can appear all over Nerdcrafteria related content. They also won’t appear all at once but over the course of several days.
Santa needs them though so we should help him find all 9 of them and convince them to go back. Maybe he will leave us a pleasant surprise for our help :)
So if you see one of Santa’s llamas, please post a screenshot of their location on this thread so Santa can find them and talk to them. Each llama will have a unique hiding spot and will be clearly labeled with its name.

Nerdcrafteria's Advent Calendar 2017

Leading up to Christmas, each day you can open up a new door at main’s new holiday season spawn. Behind each door waits a little present for you. Come to /spawn on /server Nerdcrafteria and enjoy some hot chocolate and gingerbread with us!
Current Winter Survival
Saturday 2nd Dec
This is another short season, 1-2 months

For those of you who are completing the challenge hall, its still here :)
And prepare to get cold.... very very cold.....

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Update: Survival appears to be thawing into some different biomes!
Check out the map in the challenge hall near -4096, -3072

DFTBA about these new and exclusive resources. Please share and don't claim them all

New Skyblock Season!!

The new skyblock season has arrived! We hope you have a wonderful time making your islands.
This season we have a
new mod and a build competition.
The season will run from now until the end of February

Your new mod is greenhouses!
This lets you build a glass greenhouse, then if you put certain blocks in there, it will change the biome to match.. spawning biome specific mods (early mooshrooms!) and plants. Some, like the clay river biome will even slowly convert your dirt blocks to clay.

Of course, this mod is optional - so you don't need to use it if you are going for the true skyblock experience. See the end for how to build a greenhouse

Build Competition!
This season, we're having another build competition.

The theme is CITIES
What would be your ideal city or town on your floating island?
An eco paradise? Full of skyscrapers? A little skyfishing village?

Prizes will be awarded at the end of the season.
Keep an eye on the forums for the entry form and more details

Greenhouses Tutorial
To build a greenhouse
  1. Make glass blocks and build a rectangular set of glass walls with a flat roof.
  2. Put a hopper in the wall or roof.
  3. Put a door in the wall so you can get in and out.
  4. Type...
Hello everyone~ We've counted all the candies, pumpkins, and wheat, and it's time to announce the winners of our Halloween events!

Trick or Treating
We actually have two winners for trick or treating: @tomsk31 and @Xieandra , who both snagged 13 treats!

Your prizes will be placed on your plots after this thread has been posted, and both of you should have perms for the special vanity tag :D

Harvest Competition
The winner for most combined pumpkins and wheat goes to @AwesomelyToad , who farmed more than 5 double chests of each crop. That is astounding, and you have earned the grand prize!

The player who farmed the most pumpkins is @Zombiedragon2001 , with more than 6 double chests. We did not have an entry with more wheat than Toad, but we have awarded the prize for most wheat to the player with the second-most - @Cat0Nine , with 1 full double chest and 14 stacks of wheat~

Prizes will be placed on your plots, and Toad, you should have perms for the special vanity tag as well~

Defend Nerdcrafteria Event
Thank you to everyone who participated in this event~ We hope you guys had fun - we know we had fun spawning in all those creepers riding bats!

Special thanks as well to @ThePotatoOne , who managed to kill over 1,000 mobs during the event! Nerdcrafteria is a safer place thanks to you, and we appreciate your help in our battle against the Titans!

Prizes for this event are now ready, and are available for 100, 200, 300, and 400 mobs, with a special prize for players who killed 500+ mobs - a full set of...
The End of The Skyblock World is Nigh!
Reset on Nov 5th
Take your screenshots now!
(and post them in comments or on the forums for us to see :) )

Time flies and we've reached the end of another skyblock season.
Congratulations on your beautiful islands - over 200 were created! Many fell into the void.

But some islands were bigger than others.
To put levels in context, one level is about equal to 100 blocks of dirt.
With that in mind, our Top Ten finalists are:

Honorable Mention
__rusty: level 422
blazesong: level 431
artsylaurie: level 621
_vitamind_: level 657
btimpe: level 689
sliz_: level 737

timesorceror: level 1100
birdynerd: level 1179
abros_vii: level 1294

And the winner
captscribble: level 3282!!

captscribble will receive 5000ll for their amazing island over the next few days
Timesorceror, birdynerd and abros_vill will each receive 2000ll for reaching 1000 levels

A special creative prize of 1000ll will go to artsylaurie for their super cute mini biome islands :)

Their islands are up until reset on Nov 5th, so go and explore!

Feel free to put suggestions and comments about this season in the comments and we'll try to take everything on board.

Nerdcrafteria, the unthinkable has happened - something has freed the Titans from under the sea in Solara, and they've brought an army of monsters to wreak havoc on the server!

However, in our time of need Solara's citizens have banded together to protect Nerdcrafteria from their reign of terror! They've taken refuge in the Coliseum, and we need YOU to help them keep the destruction at bay!

How can you help? Here's what you need to know:
- You can be teleported to the Coliseum to help by using /server Halloween.
- There are hidden chests of supplies, and you can also scavenge your own from available materials.
- You can also receive some basic supplies with /kit use defender, which can be used once every hour.
- Work together and share materials, fight mobs, and keep the Coliseum safe!

Other things of note:
- The event begins from the time of this post, and will run for at least the next twenty four hours to ensure everyone has a chance to join in on the fun. (However, it may run longer if you guys are really enjoying yourselves!)
- Inventory is not shared at all with Mainworld, so keep in mind that you will not be able to bring things back and forth.
- Please share resources. The Halloween server is not an economy, and is not set up for shop creation. Hoarding or trying to barter resources is also very unawesome.
- Mob spawning is on, so make sure to light up any areas you need to keep safe!
- We (the staff) will also be "helping" by spawning lots of monsters for you to fight! There is a strong possibility you will be overwhelmed by mobs on...
Server Contest Fall Harvest Competition!
Hello friends~ We hope you've all been enjoying Trick or Treating! As promised in that news post, we've got a little contest for you guys as we wait for Halloween - the Fall Harvest Competition!

The rules for this are pretty simple - whoever harvests the most pumpkins and wheat wins! Should be easy enough, right? :p

Some expanded rules below:
  1. Players can only work individually.
  2. You may not purchase your produce. This is a harvest festival, so get harvesting!
  3. You may harvest from public farms.
  4. Farms must abide by the CoC and can be in mainworld, mineworld, or both.
  5. Griefing of any kind/breaking any rules will automatically disqualify you from the competition.
  6. Store all pumpkins and wheat in labelled chests. Modreq by Nov 1st 11:55pm EST to have your produce counted and be included in the player totals.
  7. The winner will be announced along with the Trick or Treating winner. The player will receive $5,000 llamas, a special vanity tag, and a special treat.
Happy farming, everyone~

-The Staff of Nerdcrafteria
Hello all,

The Staff and I were finally able to narrow down our top 3 and pick our favorite from all of our submissions. I want to thank our participants for their kind and thoughtful answers:


We made all of our submissions anonymous, and our 3 finalists were... @tomsk31 , @palinalif , and @Nodred who will all be receiving $20 in Buycraft credit. *drum roll* Andddd our Grand Prize Winner out of those 3 was...

Congratulations, Nod! Please be sure to send me a private message so I can get a shipping address for your poster signed by Hank! :D

Thanks again, everyone, for celebrating 5 years with us.
Important Updates The current survival season
Time flies! 3 months has flown by and you may have noticed you can no longer access survival. That can only mean one thing - it's time for another survival reset!

Excitingly, the nerdcrafteria medical teams are well on their way to curing all of the diseases in survival world (phew! Those illnesses had us worried..).
In fact we're, proud to announce that we've made a new disease free space for you!

Next time you log into survival, you'll wake up in The Safe Zone

It's not very big at the moment, but as the season goes on, the quarantine will be slowly lifted so that your survival world will get larger and larger.
By the end of the season, you'll have thousands of blocks of disease free space to enjoy. For now, we ask you to be patient and to work together to enjoy the small safe space that you have access to right now.
[Remember you can lock your chests with /lock , the Code of Conduct still applies and griefing/theft is strictly forbidden]

To celebrate our new disease free world, we also have a challenge for you to complete:
We want you to work together as a team to collect every single block, then place it in block museum.
Of course, you might have to wait a while for new biomes to make it into the safe zone - but we know you can do it! If you collect every block, expect amazing prizes. More details to come in comments.

We'll also do everything in our power to help you adjust to life in an expanding mineworld. Our scouts about life...
We will be updating the server version on Sunday, November 5th around 10am EST. We only anticipate the server being down for around an hour, barring any unforeseen issues. We will keep you guys informed of the progress that day on this post and on Twitter and Tumblr.

We will also reset Mineworld and our Skyblock server at this time, so be prepared by clearing out your things and taking final screenshots of your builds.

Another post will be coming for Survival and Skyblock resets.

-The Staff of Nerdcrafteria