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Hey all, November announcements is finally here!

  1. New Owner
  2. November Events
  3. October Top Voters
  4. October Hall of Fame

New Owner
I'd like to inform you that I will be running the server from now due to Harry being very busy with exams, life, etc. Harry will remain an owner. I will be working on updates and give my best to HCSurvival. I do plan on continuing MC-Ages and the progress of that will be posted very frequently. There won't be any huge changes that disrupt everything but more subtle fixes. I want to keep the server the way Harry wanted it.

I can't wait to meet you all in game!


November Events
More information on this months events can be found at,
https://www.hcsurvival.com/threads/november-events.1358/

October Top Voters
Thank you to everyone that is continuing to vote for the server! October Top Voters are as follows:
  1. Walkeruno with 407 votes! ($25 Store Credit)
  2. Sharkykzn with 400 votes! ($10 Store Credit)
  3. cobrex with 392 votes! (1 Gem Pouch, 1 Claim Pouch & 1 Claim fly)
October Hall of Fame
cobrex
is our top supporter for October! Thank you so much!
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Hey, everyone! Keeping this one short while we work on MC Ages development! In today's update...
  1. MC Ages Progress
  2. October Events
  3. September Top Voters
  4. September Hall of Fame
MC Ages Progress

Progress is coming along nicely for MC Ages. I believe we are going to choose the following games to add (may change):
  1. Skyblock
  2. Creative
  3. Factions or a PvP game
  4. Arcade (TBC)
October Events

It's that time of year... SSPooooOkKYY! Here are the October Events:
  1. Dark Themed Build ($25 Store Credit)
  2. Scary Skin Contest ($15 Store Credit)
  3. Scary Armor Set ($5 Store Credit) (?)
(?) Salvage the scariest leather.. or the most ruthless diamond leggings you can obtain. You may even choose to rename your gear for extra spookiness...

Reply to this thread with submissions! Good luck.

September Top Voters

Thank you to everyone that is continuing to vote for the server! September Top Voters are as follows:
  1. Sharkykzn ($40 Store Credit)
  2. Walkeruno ($25 Store Credit)
  3. cobrex ($10 Store Credit)

September Hall of Fame

cobrex is our Top Supporter for the month of September! Thank you so much.
Hey everyone,

I'm pleased to announce that I am back after I have been settling into my new place. This is a big announcement, so I would appreciate if you read it all!

Since the server launched, the number of player joins has been poor compared to what it should be, and this has then resulted in poor performance across the board. This is due to multiple reasons, but one of the more obvious reasons is because the server is named "HCSurvival" - the name alone puts casual players off joining because it sounds too hard (even though we all know it isn't ;)). This made lots of advertising campaigns unsuccessful for the price they cost. Furthermore, we are trying to compete with servers that have a plethora of games, and as such they are much more successful in getting new players.

As we only advertise to survival players, we are only getting say 1/4 of the player joins (compared to a network with 4 games). This, you guessed it, leads to less advertising performance and stops us from growing. Sure, I could start lots of advertisements and get the server back to where it was in a couple of weeks, but it would not be sustainable. Due to this, we are going to be rebranding the server and adding more games (+ more fun!).

The server will be rebranded to "MC Ages" and will contain various games (decided by you). The name is much more open and allows us to expand. You will choose the age (e.g. Survival) that you want to play! We will have lots of cool features such as global tribes and global chat, so there will still be the community feel. Furthermore, advertising campaigns will attract many more players, and as a result we will be able to produce lots MORE content!

Not only will there be more games, but we will also be simplifying a lot of things. I am going to try to automate a lot of staff tasks, and there will only be two staff roles (Admin and Moderator). There will be much more to come, which I hope will mostly come from you! Please take the time to answer this...
Hi,

This is a quick announcement because we are changing our rules so that they are more suited to what you have asked for. Read more at https://www.hcsurvival.com/threads/big-changes-to-our-rules.1175/ As highlighted in that post, there is also a 50% sale on pouches: https://store.hcsurvival.com/category/900670!

A few players have been asking what has happened to the server. I've previously mentioned that I am currently in the process of moving, and we are also trying to make lots of positive changes to the server before we advertise again. Advertising costs anywhere from $400-$20000, which we simply can't afford to continuesly do. Our results from advertising haven't been great either, which is another reason why we want to make changes before we launch new campaigns.

Thanks
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New month, new events :cool: Good luck everyone and I hope you all join in!!
Apologies this is up late we've been quite busy, hopefully you can all get going on the build event this weekend!!


Build Event
We're trying something completely new this month! Last months build-offs were great but we think it'd be better to try some quicker build contests. Hopefully this will mean more of you can join in!
Note: Any builds made before the week start date will be disqualified. Build entries must have coordinates in the post.

We will have one build event per week these must be done alone, voting will commence for 48 hours at the end of each week and one winner will be chosen. A poll will be posted for everyone to vote on.
After 3 weeks and 3 winners, there will be a build-off for the 4th week between the winners of the previous 3 weeks. This will have a 24hour vote for the final winner!


WEEK 1: 1st-8th (Sorry its a bit late) WEEK 1 ENDED
Build Subject: Something animal related.

Voting: 8th-10th - Winner announced for week 1

WEEK 2: 8th-15th - WEEK 2 ENDED
Build Subject: A famous landmark. Landmark must be an already existing real-world structure.

Voting: 15th-17th - Winner announced for week 2

WEEK 3: 15th-22nd - WEEK 3 ENDED
Build Subject: Staff-chosen (thanks @Beabie) block build, Concrete (any colour).

Voting:...
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Oh no, that time has arrived again... for some of you! Back to school. The best time of year, right? Anyway, in today's update...
  1. August Top Voters
  2. August Hall of Fame
  3. August Event Winners
  4. Community Highlight: Fantasia Theme Park
August Top Voters

Thanks to everyone that voted for the server in August! We are continuing to see new players without advertising, which is all down to our voters!
  1. Ribby ($40 Store Credit)
  2. Astro_Dragon ($25 Store Credit)
  3. Crook69 ($10 Store Credit)
August Hall of Fame

@YouNeedHelp is the top supporter once more! I don't think he wants to share the Hall of Fame...! But seriously, massive thanks as it really benefits the server. Thank you!

August Event Winners

The winners are in! Drum roll pleas- oh wait... these were already announced! You can read the August Event winners here. The September events will be live soon!

Community Highlight: Fantasia Theme Park

If you have been alive recently, you may have seen the new Fantasia Theme Park created by players in-game! It looks amazing! Check it out at /warp fantasia. See a thread for it here!

Would you like to see more community projects highlighted? Let me know!
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Hello, all. This is just a quick update...
  1. New Auctions (again)
  2. Status
New Auctions (again)

After a Buy It Now feature was heavily requested in a new system, we now have yet another system which has both Buy It Now auctions and Bidding auctions. The best of both worlds! Access the new system with /ah. If you have any old items in the old auctions system, you can access it with /auctiongui (for a few days!).

There is also a new Auctions Scroll available from our store. This allows you to auction 15 Buy It Now items and 15 Bidding items (30 total). Thanks for the support!

Status

I just wanted to let you know that we have stopped our advertising campaigns while we work to improve the longevity of the server gameplay to make sure that we are taking the best advantage of the campaigns (as they are very pricey!). We also want to focus on retaining players before trying to gain new ones.

With that being said, I am currently getting ready to move house across the country so I have a lot going on right now, which means that for the next few weeks I am going to be very busy. Don't worry though as I am doing lots of planning for future server updates! We're in for a fun ride :)
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Evening all. We are working on lots of content updates at the moment, however, I've leaked too much on the server, so I guess I should announce some of it! In today's update...
  1. A Co-Owner?!
  2. HCLevels
  3. Website Leaderboards and Player Profiles
  4. Quality of Life Voting changes
  5. Let us know your thoughts
  6. Graphics overhaul
  7. Mob spawning increased
  8. Store offers
A Co-Owner?!

@Beabie has been working incredibly hard on HCSurvival since we opened, so I am honoured to announce that her title is changing from "Head-Admin" to "Co-Owner". This new title better fits the executive decisions that she makes on the server. Please join me in congratulating and thanking her for everything she has done for HCSurvival!

HCLevels

A new levelling system has been added; HCLevels. You gain points from killing different mobs as well as players, which count towards your level. At the moment it is simply for bragging rights, however, it will be used for events and competitions in the future. It should also encourage some friendly competition ;)

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Website Leaderboards and Player Profiles

A system that I have wanted since day one, we now have website leaderboards as well as player profiles which display various server statistics. You can view the leaderboard at https://www.hcsurvival.com/pages/leaderboard/! I will continue to add further statistics to it.

A HUGE thanks to the Web Hero herself @Noxy for...
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Hey, everyone! Are you enjoying your summer...? Ah... Australians thought I forgot you there. But don't worry, you have nothing to complain about as your winter is just as hot as our summers! :( Anyway... rant over. Time for some announcements! In today's update...
  1. A recap
  2. Voting update
  3. August Events
  4. July Hall of Fame
  5. July Top Voters
  6. July Event Winners
A recap

We have had an awesome few months since launching in May of this year. I just wanted to go over a few random numbers, as I am very proud of where the server is today! Thanks for forming an awesome community.

100,000 - Website views
25,000 - Number of total server votes
11,000 - Server unique joins
1,000 - Website members
780 - Number of server tribes
350 - Discord members

Voting update

Voting has really helped us grow and become exposed to new players. As such, I have added two new vote sites! The links for these sites
are https://www.hcsurvival.com/vote/6 and https://www.hcsurvival.com/vote/7. Thanks for continuing to support the server by voting!

August Events

This month we have a new array of events ready to be conquered!
  1. Theme Park Build
  2. Skin and Cape Contest
  3. Favourite Block Build
  4. Event Lottery
Check out the details for these events and enter here. Beabie put a lot of time into these events so we hope you enjoy them!...
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Hello, everyone! In today's update...
  1. Gem Shop update
  2. Sponsored Slots
Gem shop update

The Gem shop has been redesigned so that each category now has a separate menu. This not only looks better, but it makes it much easier to add future content. New tags have been added (all suggested by the community!) and a shovel has been added to the items shop (it was about time...).

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Sponsored Slots


After you started using the Auction House as a means to advertise your products and services, it was only fitting that a dedicated feature for such transactions! At the market, there are now 4 NPCs. When you click them, a slots menu will be opened like below:

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Premium players can purchase a slot that will last for a short while. You can set a custom message such as "Dodgy Building Services" or, as @enderstyle decided to go for "Free Bacon for @themiraclezom":

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There are no guidelines as to what you can set your message to, but normal rules apply.

P.s. We are aware of the issue with the 3rd slot. It was working fine on our development server, the issue has appeared since being put on the live server. We are looking into it!