Whispers have spread throughout the village on our new planet...a mysterious mansion has been discovered within the nearby forest...what secrets does it hold?

It's time for our annual :88: Halloween and Trick or Treating Event! :88:This year trick or treating will take place within the mansion, located near /explore spawn (across the bridge). Some staff may simply hide their treats for you to find, while others may hide with their treats for some fun hide and seek! Trick or Treating will continue until we depart this month's /explore planet. But be warned! The mansion may hold more secrets than it initially sure to check back for updates as the villagers explore the mansion...

Small note: to enhance your enjoyment and fully participate in the spirit of the event, we recommend not flying while within the mansion. :creeperface:

A Whole New World Player Towns Return To NCT!
Yes you read right - player towns are returning to NCT! Here is a great big long breakdown on everything you need to know to get your sparkly (or not-so-sparkly, if you're into that) player town up and running!

The Player Town Process is loosely broken down into three phases: Pre-Application, Pre-Build, and Build. Be sure to pay close attention to the details below, as many parts of each of these phases are significantly different from previous player town systems.

Phase 1: Pre-Application
So you've decided you'd like to try to build a player town - now what? To begin the process, you will need to consider broadly what you would like your town to look, feel, sound, and smell (lol) like. Will it be a tropical vacation paradise, or a smoky village in the heart of a volcano? Will its lore stretch back thousands of years, or will this be a new settlement with an eye towards a bright future? What will the architecture be inspired by? What will it be called? What colors/pictures/ideas does this town invoke? Where on the map would it best fit? All of these are great questions to consider at this stage in the process, to ensure that staff have a good idea of where you're aiming. Your plan doesn't need to be detailed (i.e. you don't need to know exactly what your town builds or roads will look like yet - please don't do an entire concept build), but you DO need to be able to clearly demonstrate your overall theme. Mood boards are awesome for this! We highly recommend starting a thread or two (read: not 10 different threads on the same town) in the new Player Town Brainstorming Forum so that others can chime in, and you have a cohesive place to store your ideas.

Phase 1.5: The Application
The application itself is located here, or can...
We will be having a Town Hall Meeting today, July 7th, at 6pm EST to cover the NEW player town procedures! It will be in our public discord, which you can access through the menu above. See you there!
A Whole New World VIP World!
The time has come... Our exploration leaders have been scouring the galaxy for an abundant home full of resources and low in gravity, and we have finally found it!

VIP WORLD GOES LIVE 4/26/2019 at 3 p.m. EST
That's right folks, all the creativey, unlimited fly goodness of VIP World has RETURNED to our server! We are so so excited to bring this to you all, and can't wait to see what you create! Here are a few ground rules and FAQs to get you all started:

  • Please be respectful of the builds of others. Between mail, forums, in game chat, and Discord, there is no reason you can't reach out to someone if you'd like to build near them, or work with them on something. If it's not yours/you don't have permission - don't touch it!
  • Label your stuff! Just a little sign a la point 1 will help a lot. :p
  • DO NOT claim a whole bunch of empty space. Claim what you're building, and build in that space. Try not to claim several spots at once for "future projects" - it gobbles up space you might not use and dampens the creativity of others.
  • Resources are not transferrable between worlds. If you notice your inventory seems to be carrying over, report it immediately.
  • NERDS! You can visit VIP world and zoom around to see all the great things your friends have built. However, you will have to upgrade to VIP status in order to build anywhere in VIP.

To access VIP world once staff gives the final word, simply head...
Code of Conduct Change Spoiler Free Zone!
Hey all!

With the upcoming Avengers: Endgame premiere, as well as many other exciting and potentially spoilery happenings in the Nerdy community, we have decided to implement a Spoiler Policy for the server. This gives people time to get caught up on their favorite shows/movies/games/etc. without feeling like they need to avoid the server in the meantime.

To be clear:
This is an addition to the Code of Conduct. Please refrain from discussing any recent release or episode of any movie/show/game/etc. for a period of one week following the Eastern U.S. release time of that media.

For example, for Avengers: Endgame, the earliest public Eastern U.S. release is Thursday April 25th. So, to play it safe, you cannot talk about this movie until Thursday May 3rd. It's okay to say a general "omg I saw XYZ movie and it was AWESOME!!", but please please PLEASE nothing more than that. Even little slips can completely ruin the experience for others. This IS a part of our Code of Conduct from this point forward, and will be treated with the same seriousness as everything else in the Code.

We understand how exciting new movies, games, and shows can be, and we hope you'll work with us to preserve that excitement for your fellow players. :)

Scheduled Server/Forum Maintenance Something New Around The Corner
Hello friends! We are going to be whitelisting the server for an unknown amount of time to test a new plugin that will be a part of something you've all been waiting for!

We will edit this post and ping on discord when the matinence is completed.

The server is now unwhitelisted and available for play!
A Whole New World School Funded, Trade Opened!
Congratulations! Through your generosity, you have successfully funded a school for the children of the small village we found. As a show of thanks, the villagers have opened their homes to you. Each has their own wares to trade with our people, including a bank that allows for the exchange of our stars into their currency. As of now, there is no warp to this location, so be sure to plan your trips wisely! However, there is talk of a new mode of transport soon becoming available... Happy trading!
Maintenance/Issues The Server Has The Flu...
Hey all! The server appears to have gone down this morning with a myriad of errors following a regular restart. We are working hard on fixing it, but unfortunately as its a weekday and our staff have jobs, it may be a bit of time before it's back up and running. We appreciate your patience, and will post here when it's back!

UPDATE 10:10AM EST: The server has mustered its strength and is back up and running. However, it is still a bit woozy, so please bear with it if it has a few random crashes throughout the day. <3 Thanks for your patience!
A Whole New World What On Not-Earth?...
Some explorers have stumbled across a village that we didn't notice before! When they tried to approach, they were chased off, clearly not trusted by the people who lived there. Over time, they were able to speak to a leader of this village who indicated they may be willing to trust us if we contribute towards a school they are attempting to build. They want to see this be a community effort, and so have laid out the following rules in order to grant us entry into their village.
  1. A total donation of *200,000 is required to build the school.
  2. Each person's contribution may total no more than *10,000.
  3. Each person must personally raise or earn their *10,000, it cannot simply be given to them by another player. Any funny business and the villagers will only further distrust us, so please do not attempt to circumvent this rule!
Their leader indicated that, should we help them in this endeavor, they may be willing to engage in trade with us for unique and special items! We've placed a fundraiser bar below for easy tracking - let's do this! Simply create a /modreq in order to make your donation.

Current Progress: *200,000

*0 |==========================================================================| *200,000

OhMagicalUnicorn - *10,000
ToadSage7734 - *10,000
DecendiumXD - *10,000
BigBennyJ - *10,000
OrtyBortorty - *10,000
aquaarmor23 - *10,000
gw404 - *10,000
Refresne - *10,000
Mafersauro - *10,000
ruskels - *10,000
cowboat - *10,000
Nava01 - *10,000
DamonAverette - *10,000
shezzaholmes - *10,000
Horsefun - *10,000
Julizm - *5,000
Rykin_Generation - *10,000
bfq_8 - *10,000
Tzaphqiel - *4,000
sparklestar53 - *2,050
Siddalee - *8,950...​
Come one, come all, to the Fishing Guild's second Monthly-ish (ok probably gonna be more like bi-monthly)
Fishing Competition!!! Woooooooooo!!!



Join us at /warp Fish on Saturday February 23rd at 2pm EST for some music, fun, and friendly competition. This month, we're having a fish fry! Each competitor will be given a rod, a furnace, and a block of coal. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to catch and cook as many fish as you can in 15 minutes. You may keep your catches after scores are counted, and special trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners at the end of the competition.

:hanklerfish::hanklerfish::hanklerfish: Hope to see you there! :hanklerfish::hanklerfish::hanklerfish: