1. Hoooowwwwdy Applecraft players!

    Below is a list of 12 Days of Christmas events leading up to the most wonderful time of year. The below dates are in accordance with Western Australian dates and I have provided a couple of times so you can hope on to enjoy!

    Important Information at the bottom! Please read all the way down

    Day 1 (December 13th, 2020): TAG

    Day 2: PVP Tournament 1 (December 14th, 2020)
    8am EST / 1am GMT
    4pm EST / 9pm GMT
    12am EST / 5pm GMT

    Day 3 (December 15th, 2020): TAG

    Day 4 (December 16th, 2020): Pixel Art / Sleigh Competition

    Day 5 (December 17th, 2020): TAG

    Day 6: Christmas Kahoot (December 18th, 2020)
    8am EST / 1am GMT
    4pm EST / 9pm GMT
    12am EST / 5pm GMT

    Day 7 (December 19th, 2020): TAG

    Day 8 (December 20th, 2020): Christmas Skin Competition

    Day 9 (December 21st, 2020): TAG

    Day 10: PVP Tournament 2 (December 22nd, 2020)
    8am EST / 1am GMT
    4pm EST / 9pm GMT
    12am EST / 5pm GMT

    Day 11 (December 23rd, 2020): TAG

    Day 12 (December 24th, 2020): Christmas Spawn Hunt

    !! Important Information !!

    1. Details for the The Sleigh and Pixel Art Competitions:
    - These will be held on Creative on your own plots. Please reply to this post with the coords of your plot to be entered in the event
    - We will be judging based on: Originality, Detail, and how well you stick to the Theme (Christmas).

    2. Skin Competition Details:
    - This will be judged in the Christmas world on Red on the 21st of December at 1am EST / 6pm GMT
    - If you cannot make the judging time, please send a full body picture of your skin back and front to FunnkieMonkey on discord (Mandy Reynolds#8695) before this time
    - We will be judging based on: Originality, Detail, and how well you stick to the Theme (Christmas).

    3. PVP Tournament 1 & 2 Details:
    - The PVP Tournament will be held on a separate world in an arena with special kits made for this event
    - The winner will be the last person standing at the end of the tournament

    4. Christmas Kahoot:
    - This will be a Christmas themed Kahoot. All you need to do is acquire the room name which will be posted on Discord in (put the #channelname here) at each time interval it is open
    - The winner will be the one with the highest overall point count
    5. All other events:
    - These will be run periodically throughout day, allowing you to join at your convenience.

    ! Prizes !
    The winner/s of each event will receive their prize on their server of choice

    Pixel Art / Sleigh Building / Skin Competition:
    1st. One-of-a-Kind Christmas Rare
    2nd. 1x Advent Key
    3rd. 1x Advent Key

    PVP Competitions:
    1st. Special Christmas Rare (1 awarded for each tournament)

    Christmas Kahoot:
    - Special Christmas Rare (1 awarded for each session)​
  2. HALLOWEEN BUILD COMPETITION RESULTS!

    With the help of special guest judge MelonMarauda, I'm excited to announce the results of the 2020 Halloween Build Competition!

    Choosing winners was exceptionally difficult as after a first review I ended up with a "short list" of 20 plots. The builds were all so different! There was parkour, mazes, quests, and a lot of dragons! Some builders went super-detailed with armor stands and storyline, while others worked on a larger scale.

    If you submitted a build and didn't get selected, just know that there's a very good chance you were on my long "short list". The quality of the builds was exceptional.

    FIRST PLACE:
    Lord_of_Cipher, Aliicc, buddhaboi ($100 PayPal and Architect Rank)

    SECOND PLACE:
    Brokolii ($50 PayPal)

    THIRD PLACE:
    LuckyMinecraft1 ($25 Store Voucher)

    HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
    wentaxe, CoconutChunks, Elementiger_1985, Amir_Bor, Eeevvh ($10 Store Voucher)

    Congratulations to the winners, and thank you very much to everyone who entered! I will be in touch shortly regarding prizes.
  3. One late fall night, you are traveling a few towns over to go and visit some relatives when your horses are spooked by something in the woods. They go wild trying to run away from whatever is creeping in the trees, and before you can try to calm them down your carriage tips over and you are flung from it, hitting the ground with a thud.

    When you awake you find yourself in the middle of a small village. The villagers welcome you, inviting you to join in their festivities. It’s All Hallows Eve after all! You decided to stay for a bit while they offer to repair your wagon but soon things take a dark turn.

    Children are getting violently ill everywhere and the villagers start to turn against you. “This is all your fault!” They point their fingers and demand you fix whatever curse you put upon their children or else it is your head. You plead your innocence but they refuse to listen as more kids become sick.

    “I’ll prove it to you!” You finally exclaim to the angry mob. “I’ll go out and find whoever is responsible and I will cure your children of this sickness!”
    And so your journey begins, can you figure out what exactly is going on in this village? Can you find out who is the true culprit and save these poor children?


    Welcome to Applecraft’s Halloween 2020 Adventure Map!
    Once you do /halloween (from any world) You will be spawned into where our story begins right by the wagon. Go forward through the path towards the town and start your journey by interacting with the NPCs. Make sure you click all the NPCs! If you skip an NPC, you might miss some important clues to help you figure out who the true culprit is! Some NPCs give out valuable information, others give out kits that might help you! remember to set plenty of homes! You will die a lot.

    -Do NOT cheat or share the ending! This is about everyone having fun and enjoying the adventure!
    -The first 3 players to finish the map gets a special prize, but everyone who participates will get a generic prize.
    -Once you have reached the end of the map, turn in all the items (7 relics) you’ve collected to earn your prize! PM tunny#7280 on discord! I repeat that is: tunny#7280 on DISCORD!

    I Would also like to give a huge thanks to Koree, Jess, Eeevvh, Toby Kers. Brok, Misty, SJstoby, SJCreeper, Lupito, Tom, And all the other staff who have been amazing throughout this whole process of building!

    Have fun! A mixed group of staff and some players came together to make this for you all, so remember
    to have fun and enjoy your time playing! :)


    ~tunny13
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    Hi Applecrafters!

    It's time for our next build competition... and it's HALLOWEEN themed!
    Your build can be absolutely anything as long as it fits the theme. Haunted mansions, spooky forests, or quiet graveyards -- whatever you like!

    To enter you just need to be PLAYER rank or above.
    Click the Build Comp NPC at spawn on the /creative server to start building!
    You can build solo or join a team of up to THREE players (total).
    The competition closes on the 30th of October.
    Submit your builds HERE.

    - - - FIRST PRIZE - - -
    Architect Rank
    $100 USD (via PayPal)

    - - - SECOND PRIZE - - -
    $50 USD (via PayPal)

    - - - THIRD PRIZE - - -
    $25 Applecraft Store Voucher

    - - - HONOURABLE MENTIONS - - -
    $10 Applecraft Store Voucher

    Good luck everyone! If you have questions regarding the competition, please post them below!
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    It's time to announce our new Helpers!

    In total, we had over 300 applications which we then shortlisted down to a list of 40 people. Admins, moderators, and myself then voted on who they thought would be a good fit for the staff team. It was a very difficult process, and there were many tough decisions and close calls. However, our new batch of Helpers are...

    Aewyin
    Aresss_
    buddhaboi
    Cheag
    jannick_0123
    j0fu
    _mrhappy360
    NicePeople_
    nonamelikethis
    Rulfayem
    Strawb3rryMiLk
    SunSh1nes
    Tangentrine
    WORGATHORG
    Xu_Shu

    Thank you to everyone who applied for Helper for this round!