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Updates & Contest Scoring Information

Sep 14, 2018 • meowsome 2 comments

Here are some quick things that have been changed recently…

  • We had to say goodbye to another staff member, WickBubble, who requested to have his staff permissions removed. We loved having you here at Nogard, and we’re gonna miss you!!
  • Changed the name of the “Helper” rank to “Moderator” because it looks cooler 😎 and it makes more sense
  • Added back the top monthly voter leaderboard to the hub

Also, please note that the Autumn Build Contest is no longer open for submissions! You can view and comment on the submissions here, but you can’t upload any new ones. The submissions will be reviewed and scored throughout the course of this weekend and this upcoming week, and the winners will be announced sometimes soon. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Labor Day Weekend Building Contest Guidelines & Information

Sep 1, 2018 • meowsome 2 comments

Update: The contest deadline has been extended to next Friday, Sep 14. Be sure to get your submissions in by then!

Good afternoon,

As some of you know already, I’ve been planning to host a building contest on Nogard this weekend for a little while now, but I’ve kept the details a secret. However, now that the Labor Day weekend has come, it’s time for the contest! Below, you’ll find all the information you need to know about the contest.

 

Theme

The theme of this building contest is, suitably, “Autumn”

 

Timeline

The contest will run from Saturday, September 1st through Friday, September 7th at midnight (11:59pm on Friday) EDT. Late submissions will not be accepted, sorry!

 

Rules

  • Must be a map that could potentially be used on the server (Parkour, minigames, etc.)
  • No inappropriate builds (Includes no harassment, discrimination, making fun of, etc.)
  • Goes along with the given theme
  • Is built in and fits on a single plot in the Plot world
  • You may work with others
  • You may use world edit if you are a donor, but only in moderation (don’t go crazy with it)
  • You may create only one submission. If you helped somebody with their build, you may not submit another.

 

Submissions

To submit your map, please create a new thread in the Contest Submissions Forum with the following information:

  • Map name
  • List of creators
  • Location (Whose plot is it on?)
  • Intended game (What game on the server is it for?)
  • Course difficulty (For parkour courses only)
  • Description (Optional)
  • Screenshots (Optional)
  • Any other relevant information!

 

Rewards

During the weekend after the contest, the courses will be scored and ranked by the staff members. There are prizes for the top three winners, who will be announced sometime the week following the contest.  The prizes are as follows

  • 1st Place: $5 voucher for the Buycraft store, $50,000 in-game cash, a special tag on the server, a special role on the Discord
  • 2nd Place: $25,000 in-game cash
  • 3rd Place: $10,000 in-game cash

If you work with others, the prize will the split evenly amongst the creators.

 

Good luck with your build, and have fun! I’m looking forwards to seeing all of the submissions!

August Top Voters

Aug 31, 2018 • meowsome No comments

Good evening. Here are the top voters for the month of August:

  1. BucketMuncher
  2. Imerge
  3. CougarPVP

Thank you so much for voting! Keep in mind that whenever you vote, it gives you prizes on the server, makes the server look better, and if you are one of the top three voters each month, you’ll receive an in-game cash prize!

New Hunger Games Map, 1.12 / 1.13 Update, and Building Contest

Aug 29, 2018 • meowsome No comments

Hello! Nogard now has a new Hunger Games map called Colony, and it was built by Mzra and 6YearOld. Go check it out by clicking on “Minigames” in the main menu, select “Hunger Games”, and then select the map. Here’s a screenshot of it below.

Besides a sweet new map, here’s a few more things that have happened recently:

  • I got a great deal with our server host for a discounted server cost, so there was a tiny bit of downtime for the server couple days ago as things got transferred over. No data was lost, and everything should be acting normally now.
  • Added support for 1.13, and updated the base version from 1.10.2 to 1.12. You can no longer join using a version lower than 1.12, but you can now use the blocks and items that came with the 1.12 version. Exciting!
  • Fixed a bunch of bugs that came out with the 1.12 update.
  • Added Mending Book as a prize for the Prison Crate.
  • Fixed a broken link to the “Donators” page in the main menu on the server.

Also… I’m happy to announce that on Labor Day Weekend (September 1st – 3rd), Nogard will be hosting a building contest! This contest will take place in the span of a few hours on either Saturday, Sunday, or Monday, however, the date, time, and theme will not be announced just yet. Please stay tuned for more information!

Prison Donor Club Updates & More

Aug 8, 2018 • meowsome No comments

Hello! Here is a list of updates that were added today:

  • Added new donor perks in Prison!
    • Added a Wyvern donor mine and a Dragon donor mine, which contain the same blocks as all the other mines to comply with the EULA, but rarer blocks appear in a higher percentage. You can get to these mines by going to the Donor Club in the prison, or by using the menus (/mines).
    • Added beacons near the Donor Club which give Haste I to donors when they are mining in the donor mines.
  • Added the radio plugin back to the server! You can use it exactly like it was before, but it no longer starts up automatically for all players upon joining the server. Access it using the /prefs menu (Chest item in hub hotbar), or by using /music and /radio.
  • Added the Pokécord bot to the Discord server upon request. Have fun spamming the bots channel.
  • Added a “Retired Staff” tag to the Discord server for retired staff members.
  • Added back some shortcuts to the website (such as nogard.us/plugdj and nogard.us/applications) because I forgot to add them with the website update.
  • All players now have access to the /seen command, which shows when a player was last seen, and if the player is banned, a reason for the ban.
  • Removed the Minecraft Forum vote link because they shut down their voting services.
  • Removed a large lag machine on a plot and the following players were permanently banned and IP banned: GayBoi1, GayBoi2, GayBoi3, GayBoi4, 7FishSwimming, and Cutter035.
  • Fixed an issue with the old hub maps under the hub area disappearing.
  • Fixed a few weird plots that didn’t have an owner but were un-claimable.
  • Fixed an issue with lilypads not killing the player in the Swamp parkour course.

July Top Voters & Saying Goodbye to a Staff Member

Aug 1, 2018 • meowsome 1 comment

Good evening!

If you participate in the server often, then you should already know that I’ve been on a work trip for a little while now. That is almost over, since I return home on August 3rd, which is in just a few days now! You can expect to see some new changes happening when I return.

For now, I’d like to give out some rewards and say thanks to our top voters for the month of July! They are…

  1. BucketMuncher
  2. Ephemeralic
  3. Mzra

Thank you so much for voting – it really helps the server to stay alive and grow too! Voting is much appreciated, and gives you some prizes too!

And now on a more serious note, I’m sad to announce that one of our staff members, Coasterteam, is retiring. He announced that he is retiring from the Helper position and the staff team altogether on July 29 because he will move on to other ambitions in his life shortly. He was a great staff member, helping the server as it grew for somewhere around two and a half years! Coasterteam’s contributions to the server will never be forgotten, and I hope to see him around every now and then. If you see him around, be sure to thank him for all that he did for Nogard! Best of luck to you, Coast!

That about wraps it up for this news post. Hope to see you on Nogard soon! Stay tuned for more updates soon to come, and feel free to leave feedback in the comments below.

New Website

Jun 16, 2018 • meowsome No comments

Welcome to Nogard’s new website, which has been made possible through our change of hosts recently! It’s been redesigned to allow for easier navigability and a to give a more completed look, and now boasts its own built-in forum as well as a comment system. You can even register a new account with the website to use for all of the features, such as commenting or posting things in the forum!

The home page of the website now acts as the news page, and you’ll see updates here instead of on a dedicated news page. All of the old news posts can be access at this link, but won’t be moved over to the new site.

If you have any suggestions for any new features that should be added to the site, or if you notice something that’s gone wrong, please feel free to comment below or contact the staff.

Switching Hosts

Jun 12, 2018 • meowsome No comments

Both the website and the server experienced a bit of downtime today as we transitioned to our new host. However, both are back online now! We’ve decided to move to the new host for their much cheaper prices and their included web hosting, so you can expect a new website soon, but you won’t see anything different on the server at the moment. However, we do have some cool things planned for the near future! The website and the server are back online and hopefully running smoothly at the moment, but if you happen to notice any errors on either of them, please contact a staff member so they can get to fixing it!

Also, Bucket added a new secret to the hub 😉

Thanks, and enjoy!