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    Hi all,

    I have some pretty big news: we're opening a new survival server/world. The purpose of this survival world is to replace both Blue and Red server, so we are calling it Purple. You'll be able to move all your items, ranks, etc over to the new world, and start setting up new towns and claims.

    The main question you might have is:

    Why are you doing this?

    The answer is, by switching to a single survival server again we can fix a number of the issues we have been having over the last year. Not being able to /vote in both servers, people not receiving their Buycraft items properly, people losing their inventories on restarts, messaging problems, not being able to do /back, and more. A single survival server will fix these issues.

    When will Purple open?
    I am currently pre-generating the world to reduce lag once it opens. I will let you know when this process is complete, but it shouldn't be more than a day or so.

    How do I get there and how big will it be?
    Purple world will be the new /spawn point. The world will be 50,000 x 50,000 until Blue and Red close, at which point it will expand out to 150,000 x 150,000. A wild warp will be available for Purple so you can find places to build. As I don’t want to encourage people to keep building in Blue and Red, I will be removing the wild warp for these worlds.

    What will happen to red and blue world?
    Blue and Red world will close eventually. The tentative close date is the 1st of January 2018. When these worlds close I will transfer them to another server where you can look at your old builds and explore, however you won’t be able to build. A world download will be made available for Red and Blue.

    Will the plugins change? How will gameplay change?

    No existing plugins will change, and the gameplay will remain the same. We do have two new plugins coming in which are a Shops plugin to let you claim shops more easily, and a plugin called HopperLimiter, which stops people from having more than 500 hoppers in their visible area.

    What happens to the shop setup? What are we doing about shops?
    The best thing about the new server is that we have a new shop area. Everyone will be able to claim new shops, and it will be a lot easier to find available plots (by doing the command /shops free). The /setshop command has also been improved so that it records the direction you face when you set a shop plot.

    What will happen to existing towns and capitals?
    Existing towns and capitals are encouraged to move to the new server and begin again. More towns in the new server will be managed using the Towns plugin (which is currently reserved for Capitals only), so running a town will be even easier.

    What about my builds and items?
    You will be able to keep 100% of your items, you will just need to transfer them across to Purple. You will need to rebuild any buildings on the Purple server as we aren’t transferring builds across. However, if you are worried about your builds you can download Schematica (find link) which will allow you to copy your existing builds and rebuild them (assuming you have the materials) in Purple.

    What about map art?
    All map art that exists on the Blue server has already been transferred across to the Purple server.

    How will claim blocks work?
    Your new claim blocks in Purple will be your claim blocks from Blue or Red, whichever is highest.

    What about my spawners and spawn eggs?
    Admins will be able to refund your spawners and spawn eggs. Only placed spawners will be refunded. We have about two months to do this refund process, so don’t worry if the refunds don’t take place immediately!

    Will anything about my rank change?
    You will keep your donor rank, and nothing about your donor rank will change (except /back will work now!).

    Please post any other concerns or questions you have below.

    I appreciate that this is a big decision, and it's one that a lot of players may not be happy with. I know we've all spent a lot of time over the past two years on our builds, but I wouldn't be doing this if I didn't think it is the best thing for the server in the long term.
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    Hi Applecrafters!

    We have just started a new UHC build competition! The goal is to build a deathmatch arena which can be used at the end of UHC. The build can be any theme you like.

    To enter, you have to be Ranger rank or above. You can find a plot by pressing the "Build Competition" icon in the /minigames menu and then doing /plot auto.

    The competition will close on the 7th of October. The winner will receive ARCHITECT RANK!

    (Please note: you can work in teams, but only ONE player will win Architect rank)

    When you're ready to submit, post your build in this thread using the following form:

    In-game name:
    Build Coordinates:
    Comments (if any):
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    Hi Applecrafters!

    I'm sure many of you have noticed the warp to Haven at spawn. Haven was a town that we created to test a new town plugin I made. The plugin lets a town owner register plots, clear plots, and check when a plot was last used. Best of all, it can provide a list of free plots for newbies to join!

    We're opening up the floor to applications for our next Capital. A Capital is a large town where all players are welcome to join and build. There are many reasons why you might want to be the mayor of a Capital, including:

    A special warp at spawn
    1,000,000 claim blocks (to claim the town)
    Shop plots inside the town

    You can nominate existing towns to become a Capital. However, be advised that in order to be a Capital, each plot must be a subdivision of one parent plot. That means you may need to reclaim your town!

    However, you don't need to have an existing town to become a Capital! All you need to do is fill out the application below. I'll be reading over the applications in the next week to select the next Capital.
    Mayors: [Please provide the name of at least THREE town mayors]
    Existing Town: [Yes/No]
    Town Name: [e.g. Haven]
    Town Theme: [e.g. Savannah]
    Town Ideas: [e.g. Custom shop district, themed zones...]
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    Applecraft is celebrating reaching 100,000 unique players!

    Since we started back in January 2016, over 100,000 players have joined the server. To celebrate, this month you have a chance of winning a legendary pick when you /vote!

    Allows you to mine 5x bedrock!

    Allows you to mine 1x spawner!

    All gold and iron you mine is auto smelted!


    Get double experience for mining ores!

    Good luck! These rewards will be available for all of August.
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    Hi Applecrafters...
    It's time to announce the winner of the spawn build competition! There were so many amazing builds, everyone worked really hard on putting them together and it was definitely a difficult decision. I've made a video showcasing some of the top builds - check it out below!

    The winner is...

    (click here to see a video of the build!)

    It came down to personal preference and what I think will work best on the server, so please don't get too hurt if you weren't chosen this round. The spawn will be edited slightly in the coming days, but hopefully it will be in for the weekend. If you have any questions about the judging process or want feedback on your plot please message me on Discord and I'll get back to you. :)

    For anyone who still wants another shot at building, we'll be hosting another build competition soon where we'll be choosing five or six winners! That means that more people can have their work showcased on the server.