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    Hi Applecrafters!

    I'd like to say a massive congratulations to everyone who has entered the snowglobe build competition over December. The entries have been seriously fantastic, and it was very difficult to choose winners given that everyone has had a very different approach to the theme.

    ~ FIRST PLACE ~

    Architect rank, the largest share of diamond blocks and special award.
    Zimited

    ~ SECOND PLACE ~

    Second largest share of diamond blocks and special award.
    Thunderbirdkid, ninja_since_1987 & 000Daiking

    ~ THIRD PLACE ~
    Third largest share of diamond blocks and special award.
    Ra1ncheck (aka rainistired)

    ~ HONOURABLE MENTION ~
    Entry fee refunded and special award.
    Negative_Nevets & Mitapod

    Everyone that entered the competition will be eligible for a participation award. Please contact @SpannaBanana for your reward.

    Once again, thank you so much to everyone who participated!

    We will aim to have another build competition shortly.
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    Hello Applecraftians!

    As Christmas is approaching the staff have been working very hard to put on some events for you all to enjoy and be merry!

    ADVENT CRATE
    Staff have been making their items for the December crate. You will be able to win a Crate key per day in December to win as many of these items as you can.

    CHRISTMAS WORLD
    There will be a world opening up with many things to explore and do. Just do /CHRISTMAS from any world once this opens.
    There are the following things to do here:

    WHO DUNNIT: CHRISTMAS EDITION!
    Back by popular demand for a Christmas edition!
    Board the polar express to find out who has been stealing the Christmas presents!
    Speak to the Admins and figure out who dunnit!
    Message Koree on discord with your answer and which world you are from and she will sort out a prize if you are correct.

    MINIGAMES
    Minigames will be opening up each week and be open for 1 week, there will be prizes for the top 3 (or more) winners in the world of their choosing.

    Parkour - Fastest to Finish
    Dropper - Fastest to Finish
    Boat Race - Fastest to Finish
    Elytra Course - Fastest to Finish
    Ice Fishing - Most Fish Win
    Snowball Fight - Most Hits Win

    SNOW GLOBE COMPETITION
    The snow globe competition is available for Ranger rank and above. This event costs 32 diamond blocks to enter. Message an Admin for a plot. The competition will close on Christmas day, and winners will be announced in the new year!

    Top Prize: Achitect Rank and largest share of the diamond blocks
    2nd Place: Fly for 2 weeks and Share of the diamond blocks
    3rd Place: Fly for 1 week and share of the diamond blocks

    The place is you to hopefully enjoy and have fun!

    P.S. Cheating in the minigames will get you disqualified and banned from the world.
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    Helloooo everyone!

    Good news! The latest round of Helpers has been announced. As always, thank you to everyone who applied - there were a lot of excellent applications and tough decisions.

    All Helper applications were voted on by the Mod and Admin team to create a shortlist, and we also took into account play time and time zones in our decision.

    NEW HELPERS
    Berrypai
    Combat__Wombat
    DeseCatChan
    Diddlemypickle
    Fantastic_Oreo
    FetteGurke
    Ghost_of_ender
    JrPhyre
    Lornon
    LukesharpYT
    Lupita_
    UnreachedStars


    If you weren't chosen this time, don't worry! New Helper applications will be posted in a couple of months.

    Please join me in congratulating out latest batch of Helpers! :D
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    Hi everyone,
    The Blue server will be closed from 12pm GMT today for a period of at least 12 hours while the server upgrades to 1.14.4. Thank you for your patience during this time.

    Updates will be posted on Discord. If you haven't joined Discord before, now is a great time!

    http://discord.applecraft.org
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    Good news!
    The RED server is updating to Version 1.14.4.
    The bad news is that this means that Red has been temporarily closed while the update takes place.

    During the upgrade, the server processes every chunk in the world and converts it so that it's compatible with the latest version. As the Red server has 26,055,637 chunks (and yes, this is the real number!) this process is going to take a very long time.

    The server will be closed from approximately 4pm GMT, and it is expected that it will be down for at least 12 hours.

    I apologise for the long downtime, however if all goes well Red will be on 1.14.4 in time for the weekend.

    Wish me luck! ;)