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This is kind of an unusual news announcement but meh, I thought I would keep you guys updated.

To start things off with three relatively big announcements…

Hardcore Survival is still happening. Sorry it’s being pushed back so much. I hope everyone is still excited.

Survival map will be resetting when we update to Minecraft 1.11. Now if for some god awful reason it takes forever (over a month) for Minecraft 1.11 to release, we may reset beforehand. Yes you will lose all your items, but if you made a good build(s) you can request it to be transferred over to the new map. This process and more information will become available when we are actually planning/working on the map reset, this is still a few weeks away.

I have been (and will continue to be) on a slight hiatus until I become more active when Minecraft 1.11 releases. Klaine has also been busy with school and other things starting up for her. Our new survival maintainer (EidolonXIV) will be the one primarily working on the server at the moment and will be adding new things for you all to enjoy. Once he gets back from his vacation on the 31st, he will work on Hardcore Survival for a release date that is planned November 10. I will still be around but primarily won't be adding new things, only will be updating plugins, answering questions on discord, etc.

Now for the personal stuff. If you don’t care, you don’t need to read.

Lately I’ve been busy with in real life things and have generally been taking better care...
Hey everyone!

I am happy to announce that today (Saturday, October 1) we will be running a Parkour event on the server. This is thanks to KingonFarm's hard work, he has been working on this project for over two weeks.

The event will take place in our Survival Server on Saturday, October 1 @ 7 PM EST. That's 4 PM PST and 11 PM GMT.

When the event is starting, all of you will be teleported to the Parkour area and you'll need to click on a sign to join the parkour arena for the event.

The actual parkour course should take at least ten minutes to complete, and the first 3 people to finish the course will win a prize! These prizes are listed below.

1st Place: Champion or Titan donator rank.
2nd Place: Knight or Conqueror donator rank.
3rd Place: $50,000 in-game cash on a server of your choice.
If you already have a donator rank you can be upgraded to a higher rank or give a rank to a friend.

- No cheating. No using /fly, /thru, or /jumpto commands.
- Don't use anything that gives you an unfair advantage in the parkour course.
Failure to follow these rules will result in you being disqualified.

Shortly after the Parkour course event is over there will be a drop party in the server where the server admins will drop enchanted / valuable items at the server spawn. You will be teleported when this starts and shouldn't start any longer than 30 minutes from when the Parkour event is...
First of all, thank you to all of those who helped with these changes.

Tonight, the staff and I have made some improvements to the Survival Server. I also got help from some players when I was doing the wild locations.

New Spawn
We have switched Spawns on the server. The new spawn is located at 0,0 and features an entirely new build. Big thanks to EidolonXIV and Kingonfarm for helping with the spawn signs.
The old spawn is still accessible: /warp oldspawn OR /warp shop to teleport to it.

Border Expansions

Since we've switched Spawns, we've decided to increase the borders a bit.
Overworld: 25,000 --> 27,500 blocks.
Normal Nether: 25,000 --> 27,500 blocks.
Normal End: 5,000 --> 7,500 blocks.

New command: /wild
With the new Spawn, we've also added a new command that can prove very helpful for new and existing players. Simply do the command /wild, and it will teleport you to 1 of 8 predefined locations that we've set. It chooses which location to teleport you to randomly, which will help to spread out players in a natural way outside of Spawn. Adding this was a lot of work so we hope you all enjoy it....
These are brief notes as to what was discussed in the "unofficial" player meeting on September 3, it was not scheduled and was done out of the blue because of how many people were online on Discord.

It also can serve as a "what's upcoming" for this entire month. I highly recommend reading through all of it if you are interested in what is changing and improving.

Server Advertising: long but please read!
A few things upcoming in regards to getting players onto the server.
1. We've added vote crates to Skyblock, when you vote you get a Basic Crate Key. You can take this Crate Key
to the /warp votecrates location and use it to unlock a chest to receive a random item. Feel free to try it for yourself! There will be advanced, and ultimate keys available soon. Also, this will be coming to our Survival server soon.
2. We've added VoteParty to Skyblock, essentially this means whenever there are 50 cumulative votes for the server everyone who is online at the time receives a free basic vote key. You can view progress to the next vote party by doing /vp. This will be added to Survival Soon.
3. We're going to be on the front page on an advertising website during these times (approximately): Thursday 11 PM September 15 - 11 PM Friday September 16. Times are in EST. During this time we will be getting anywhere from 50-150+ people attempting to join the server. During most of this time, the server will be whitelisted. However, when there are...
Summary -
Release simply means that me and @The_Loyal_One feel the website is in a state that is secure and ready for full release, instead of a beta state. This means that the North-Craft website will be advertised more than it is currently being, it also means that we can slow down on the development of the website. This does not mean that the website will not have frequent updates and additions. You are still free to make suggestions and report bugs. The change from beta to release was not a large change, but during the time of beta, we made a lot of changes, some of those changes essential to the way the website functions, and for user compatibility. Going into release we will not have any changes, the website will stay the way it is right now.

Thank you everyone,
- Marc