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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!
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Today, I am pleased to announce that we have launched a new Auctions system. The new system is bug-free and actually works! Plus... you actually bid on items! :eek:

When you type /ah, the following menu will appear:

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There are 5 sections:
  • All Auctions (opens the current auctions)
  • Watching (opens the auctions that you are bidding on)
  • Your Auctions (opens the auctions that you are running)
  • Winnings (opens your winnings)
  • Expired items (opens your expired auction items)
Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favour (or the money?). Let us know what you think and if you have any suggestions. I understand that you may prefer the old system, however, it had far too many issues for us to continue using and we hope that you understand!
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We are happy to announce that we are adding a new rank to the server. This will be known as the
Guru rank. This will predominately be given by staff members to players who have an interest in becoming staff.

Sometimes when we are looking at someone who wants to become a staff member we might have some reservations (for a number of reasons I wont bore you with). We are introducing this rank so we can give some players a chance. The rank will have access to limited staff commands and will give players a great idea about what joining the staff team would actually be like and what work would be involved.

The rank will last for around a week, at which time a helper application will be rewarded or a player can return to their own rank. Feedback will be given along the way and dedicated staff members will be on hand.

An interesting twist on this rank is that we are open for player nominations :) That’s right you don’t just need to necessarily apply to be a staff member to get this. We understand that there are a lot of players in game who show fantastic staff potential and just may not see it in themselves, so don’t apply to be staff. We want YOUR help to find them :)

If you know about a helpful in game player then please be sure to comment below. We need to know the player’s IGN and what they did. Please provide a screenshot here. It will hold a lot more weight on your suggestion. If you don’t have a screenshot perhaps wait until you see that player helping out again. If appropriate you can send Discord screenshots and forum links.

While a nomination may not immediately be given a Guru rank it helps us identify which players we should speak to :) It also helps any player who has a current application and will also help to a certain Forum medal…

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Hey, everyone! I'm here to brighten up what is probably your average terrible Monday... unless you're on your holidays and if so I am very jealous! In today's update...
  1. Giveaway
  2. Crates
Giveaway

Congratulations to Drew M who is the previous winner of the last giveaway! We have contacted you to receive your coupon. And with that over... it is time for a new giveaway! This one is a bit different, and is based on our Discord. To enter, join our Discord at https://www.hcsurvival.com/discord and post your Minecraft name in the #giveaway channel. You will then be entered into the draw of winning a $10 Store Coupon! The giveaway will end on 1st August. Good luck!

Crates

After popular request since we opened, I am pleased to finally announce the addition of Crates to the server. Crates contain various loot which you can use on your conquest across HCSurvival! You can purchase Tier 1 Crate Keys from the Gem Shop (15 gems), and from that, you could go on to win a Tier 3 Crate Key! Tier 2 and Tier 3 Crate Keys are available from the store. Click here to browse our range of Crate Keys. They are currently discounted with trial prices to figure out what works best. Be sure to take advantage of this!

We are aware of the various server bugs that you are all currently experiencing, and with the extra funds that we hope to raise from Crate Keys, we hope to fund more development.

Thanks to @ChainOfLightning and @Beabie for working very hard on putting the loot tables together. And thanks to @Noxy for the awesome screenshot in today's post! P.s... talking of...