In my defense, though, I didn't want them too close to one another. Maybe we should just roll with it and do Monday-Friday news posts. Who knows? Let me hear about it in the comments.


1. We had a ROUSING game (actually, it was quite a lot of games) of PVP in the wee hours of the morning last night, and as a result, pretty much all participants lost all of their items in their inventories. Seems there's still some problems with the plugin, and we'll probably have to tell everyone to chest their items before joining or something of that nature... not sure. The plugin shouldn't do that in the first place!

Anyways, sorry to all of you guys who lost your stuff. We're going to do our best to replace it all. :/ The PVP plugin, arenas, and worlds are still in progress, so we'll be working through the kinks there for a bit.


2. You may have noticed the server hardware upgrade is in progress, as of the time of this posting! This means we'll finally be bumping up from 16 to 32gb of memory, as well as a much faster processor. It started about an hour and a half ago, from the time of this post, and by the time I finish, it should be done - so check out the server and log in! :)


3. The spleef arena competition is nearly complete, we're approaching the 1 week mark for the entries - I've seen a few more people enter, but if you're waiting for the last day to make something and throw it in, you'd better hurry up! The end date is October 20th, and NO late entries will be accepted. Dom and Panda will fly around to review all of the entries and choose the one that they like the most shortly after the competition ends. So hurry up and enter!


4. The forums are ever-changing, although not as much recently, with only one major change...
My bad... I promise I won't make it a habit. Anyways, here's a few updates about what's going on in the server's life:

1. You might have noticed on the forums that we have ourselves a new logo at the right of the screen on the main page of the forums - because we're being sponsored by MPServ, we've decided to give them a little press in return! Check them out if you're ever interested in hosting your own server, they've done a great deal for us. :) There are also some minor cosmetic changes.

Note: If you've not received your activation email yet and have been trying to register your account, send a ticket to us in-game and we can activate your account for you without an email. I'd hate for people to miss out on the forums because the emailer is being stupid! We're so sorry about that.


2. The spleef arena competition should be concluded on October 20th, 2012, so make sure you have your entry done by then! Only one entry is allowed per person (hasn't been a problem so far, but I just want to clarify) and you'll need to post on the official Spleef Arena Competition thread (linked right here) with pictures of your construction, the coordinates of your plot, and a short explanation about how your arena works (whether it's with signs, a particular plugin, or just redstone). Got some great entries so far... should be a good one! :D


3. Anticheat is... mostly... properly configured, so if you're getting bumped for it, it's likely recognizing something you're doing as troublesome. I don't see many notices, so I assume that at least a portion of them have to be true, lol. Our general policy on hacks is that you shouldn't be using them, so you're gonna get kicked if you're caught doing it, but we're not going...
Over the past few weeks user Clyane has gone above and beyond being involved in the server. Being helpful and kind to users and staff, and is a regular on the forums as well. So I'd like to welcome her to the Moderator team, and I hope you all will too :D

Maintenance/Issues The Fault in Our Server
Seems we've had a bit of a hiccup in the server for some reason... not a clue what could have caused it.

Unfortunately, it's causing us to have to roll back the server a bit, in order to fix everything. We'll be rolling it back to 3:00 PM BST (which is 9:00 AM Central Standard Time US on Oct. 6th, 2012, for our American readers).

That means a loss of about 16 hours of work, something that we can't really avoid. If you've lost something significant, let us know and we'll do our best to replace it.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

- Islid (Administrator)
So the hardware upgrade I mentioned a few days ago, is most likely going to happen on Monday, so expect the server to go down for a few hours. I'll tweet when it goes down, and I'll tweet again when it's back up and running :D

Thanks for everyone's patience, and DFTBA!


the upgrade is happening Friday, because we have to get a new part shipped in
Important Updates So Many Updates!
So, although I said in my last post that the update news posts would probably be every week, I sort of kind of lied... There's just so much going on, I can hardly wait to tell you all about it! I finally got to Thursday and I thought, "There is just so much stuff here, I can't afford NOT to tell them about it." So, the result is a LOOOONG news post about all of the recent changes and events going on in Nerdcrafteria! Without further ado, here you go...

Server Events:

- The Hall of Honors is officially open for business! Feel free to drop by the Hall of Honors (you'll have to find the location for yourself...) and follow the instructions on the signs posted at the entrance. It's a nice little tribute to you guys, the awesome community that made this server possible and sustainable. We couldn't have done it without you guys.


- As you saw in the last news post from Amsterdom, we're getting a server hardware upgrade pretty soon! It's actually going to be happening over the next day or two, and it'll mean several things:

1. More ram, an increase from 16GB to 32GB
2. Better processors, from the Intel Xeon E3-1270 to the Intel Xeon E3-1270 v2 (Ivy Bridge)

These things will mean that we can run many more plugins for you guys to have fun with, like PVP and spleef plugins, various world plugins, a bunch of fun little toy plugins to make everyday events a little more interesting, and a variety of other things. The downage is expected to take place in the next 48 hours, and will probably take several hours to complete. We'll be posting...
Hello everyone! :D

Due to the wonderful amount of donations we're able to upgrade the server's hardware.
Expect the server to go down sometime tonight or tomorrow.

For those interested:We're upgrading from the Intel Xeon E3-1270 to the Intel Xeon E3-1270 v2 (Ivy Bridge)
and we're also getting 2x the amount of ram that we have, from 16gb to 32gb.

Hopefully this doesn't take more than a couple of hours, and we apologize for the downtime :)

It's been noticed that there are quite a few plots (especially in nerdville) that have been bought but are still empty, and haven't been touched for over a week.

Over the next few days we'll be going through and putting these back up for sale, refunding the current owners. We want thriving towns, so if you've been meaning to build something but have been putting it off, please do so soon! Otherwise you may find that your plot has been bought and built on by someone else!

If you're going away for a while, please post in the AFK thread so we know not to re-appropriate your plots!
...we're doing GREAT!

Thanks to all of you guys who have already registered on the forums - I see 174 registered members already, and the forum hasn't been online for more than 24 hours! Hard to believe this was only a concept less than a week ago, lol.

Now, the only way to make the forums truly successful is for you guys to post. A LOT. Any and everything that you see and feel like posting about, go ahead and do it - everything (almost) is welcome! If you have a cool construction in creative, post about it here! If you have a plugin you want us to look at, post about it here! If you want to ask people what their favourite videogames besides minecraft are, post about it here!!! If the forums don't get enough people on them posting regularly, then they won't be a worthwhile investment, so don't let us down. :)

Now, onto more important details...

I'm going to start posting weekly (or possibly bi-weekly, depending on how much stuff is going on) about the server, updates and plugins we add or change, and events that are going on for you guys to be able to join. I'll be posting about livestreams, chats, and various "extracurricular" - for lack of a better word - activities that will be happening within the next week or two. That way, you guys can keep relatively up to date about the going-ons of the server, and not have to ask TOO many questions, hopefully, about what's happening. (That's the idea, anyways.)

Server Events:

- We're having a SPLEEF ARENA competition that's in-progress right now, run by the illustrious PandaHP, who runs most of our building competitions! We're currently looking for players who can build a good-looking Spleef Arena that will be placed somewhere in Nerdcrafteria and used with a plugin for people to run spleef games for themselves....

Alright, now that that's out of the way...

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the brand new Nerdcrafteria Forums! This is the OFFICIAL forum for the website, and as you'll see, all of the administrators and moderators in-game are also on here. Make sure you tell them hello!

My name is Cory – I’m an Admin for Nerdfighteria, I have a lot experience with Bukkit Plugins, Forums, Coding and Linux/Windows. If you have any issues with the forums don’t hesitate to contact me via PM.

Now, as you know, this server is Nerdcrafteria - the Nerdfighter-centric server started by the famous vlogger Hank Green (along with a little help from friends) and it is managed by the head admin, Amsterdom, and his crack-team of staff (including myself).

Such a fantastic, AWESOME server certainly can't just rest and be happy with it's own existence though - we're going to make it even better! That's why we're setting up a new Plugin and Donation System where you, the nerd fighters, will have the opportunity to donate directly to the Foundation to Decrease Worldsuck (a foundation that countless numbers of you are undoubtedly familiar with) in exchange for various benefits, such as a special VIP rank, a whole host of privileges, and even another, special VIP-exclusive world all to yourselves! More details about that will be released very, very soon, so we'll keep you posted.

The server has been on for awhile now, and despite a lot of bumps and jumps as we move down the road, we're quickly progressing closer and closer to the stage of moving past Beta and into full server swing. We REALLY appreciate you guys hanging around and being so patient with us while we work out all of the kinks - obviously, losing all of your items on a near-daily basis, combined...