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Reminder: UHC Teams!


I’d like to remind everyone that if you have donated $5 or more in the past and you want to participate in tomorrow’s UHC, you MUST email me with your team members by TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT CDT.


I have received one full team so far: lordplato92, finchbird, and Hemera are on a team. Remember that in order for your team to be registered, EVERY MEMBER must email me or message me on Reddit with the full team roster. To reiterate, if one person sends an email, it’s not enough. Everyone has to do so.


It’s not going to be a very fun UHC with only one team. If you want to join but can’t find a team, register solo! But you HAVE to send me an email telling me that you are planning to do so.


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UHC Voting Ended


Hello, everyone!


Voting has ended for the people who donated this month.


Anyone who has donated at any time in the past is able to participate in the Ultra Hardcore event on February 1. Following is a summary of the winning options for the game:


  • 1:00 PM CST / 7:00 PM GMT
  • Teams chosen in advance
  • Teams of 1-3
  • Map size of 3000 x 3000 blocks
  • Tunneling under Y=40 not allowed


In order to be able to enforce the tunneling rule, I will not be participating in this UHC. I will be invisible and cycling through each of the players so that I can make sure that no one is cheating. The first offense will result in a warning and the second will result in a disqualification for your whole team.


If you’d like to participate in this event, you’ll need to find a team (or enter by yourself). To enter the event, send me an email at The subject of the email should be “UHC”. Please include all members of your team in the email, or just yourself if it’s just you. IMPORTANT: All team members must email me with the same team list. This is to ensure that everyone agrees on their team.


If you don’t email me (or message me on Reddit, /u/masonsbro) by midnight CST on February 1, you will not be able to participate.


Thanks again for helping us reach our goal! Stay tuned for another fundraiser in February or March!


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Attention Donors of January


If you would like to help make some important decisions about the UHC event on February 1, please email with answers to the following questions. Responses will be weighted based on how much the person has donated this month. Remember, the fundraiser is still going on (even though we’ve reached our goal), so if you haven’t donated yet this month but you want to have any input in the following questions, feel free to do so now!


And, as a reminder, everyone who has ever donated to the server gets to participate in the UHC event; however, only the January donors get to help decide the following topics.


1. What time of day should the event occur? The event can be expected to last 3 to 5 hours. (All times are CST / GMT)

  • 11:00 AM / 5:00 PM
  • 12:00 PM / 6:00 PM
  • 1:00 PM / 7:00 PM
  • 2:00 PM / 8:00 PM

2. Should players play individually (free-for-all) or in teams?

  • Solo
  • Random teams
  • Chosen teams

3. If we do teams, what size should they be? (Answer this question regardless of your answer to the previous question)

  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

4. What size, in blocks, should the map be?

  • 2000 x 2000
  • 3000 x 3000
  • 4000 x 4000
  • 1 x 9001 (2D UHC)

5. Should tunneling be allowed (mining for resources)? If not, people must explore caves and not dig randomly or in search of resources below Y=40.

  • Yes, tunneling should be allowed
  • No, tunneling should not be allowed


I would like to say thanks to all the donors that helped us reach our goal this month, and I hope we can reach our ultimate goal of a dedicated server soon!


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January Goal Reached!


We’ve raised $100 in donations! That means that all donors (from all time, not just this month) will be able to participate in a UHC event on February 1.


Thanks to all the donors for supporting the server!


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January Update


Happy New Year Pearland nerds!


This month we will be running ads once again. We will be running the usual 2 on:

  • Saturday, January 11
  • Saturday, January 25


Our goal for this year is to save enough money to upgrade to a dedicated server. In order to reach this goal, we will be holding a series of fundraisers.  This month, if we raise $100 in donations, we will be holding a ultra hardcore event for the donors on February first. Click here for more information.


Don’t forget to submit pictures to Featured Builds!


Our 4th spawn should be set soon. It is located at x: 24100 z:14330.


And that’s January! Have a great month and a wonderful year!


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The moderators and I met on December 28 to discuss, among many other subjects, possible ways to raise funds for the server. We came up with several good ideas. The first fundraiser is taking place during the month of January.


There will be an Ultra Hardcore event held on Saturday, February 1 — IF we receive $100 in donations during the month of January. And the UHC event will be open to donors only. If you want to support the event, make sure to donate! If you have donated in the past but do not donate in the month of January and we do reach our goal, you may still participate in the event — it’s open to all donors, not just those who donated for the fundraiser.


Those who donate during the 31-day period will also get a say in how the event is run: teams or solo? team sizes? map size?


If we don’t raise $100 by January 31, there will unfortunately not be a UHC event.


I would like to make clear that this is a fundraiser for the server. Any donations made during the fundraiser are just that: donations. They are non-refundable and you are donating for the good of the server. If the $100 goal is not met, I will not be refunding any donations. Also: donations made during the fundraiser still count for the in-game benefits (colored name, protected regions, creative server).


I hope we reach this goal! I’d love to play UHC again with you guys! And stay tuned after January for other fundraising opportunities!


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The server is now on 1.7.2.


Have fun!


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The Return of Featured Builds


It’s been 14 months and 3 empty promises, but Featured Builds is finally (finally!) back!


This time around, I’ll be posting Featured Builds on a biweekly basis. If you would like to submit something you’ve built, take a couple pictures with the default texture pack (and without shaders) and upload them. Then, send the pictures to me at Once I choose yours as a Featured Build, I’ll ask you a couple questions about it and put the build an some quotes up on the website.


You won’t need to resubmit your entry unless you take new pictures that you would prefer to be featured.


I’d like to post the first Featured Build on Saturday, the 28th, so if you’ve built anything cool, please sent me some pictures!


I hope you all are as excited about this as I am. If you’ve got any questions, feel free to ask!


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For Donors


Hey, everyone! Sorry I haven’t been around much in the past few months.


I’m announcing the long-awaited donor-only creative server! For now, I’d like to see some people design spawn ideas on it for when we update on the main server — oh, and did I mention that the creative server is 1.7.2?


As I’m sure most of you expect, I won’t be online much. I hope that in my absence you can all make some cool ideas for new-new-new spawn!






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December Update


Happy December, Pearland Nerds!

There will be a couple more events going on before the year ends and we settle down a bit. Hope y’all are excited for this last bit of the year!


We will not be running any ads this month due to the holidays and the update (or lack of an update) to 1.7.


There is a Christmas tree south of Compass Spawn to decorate! Make your way over there sometime and contribute to it or help out with the Christmas Village we’ll be building.


Speaking of the tree, we will be holding our second annual Secret Santa this year at the tree. If you would like to participate, please email me at or send me a message on reddit by Sunday the 8th. For the sake of organization, I will not be  able to accept any entries on the server. Recipients will be announced on Monday   the 9th. Gifts will be due at the tree by Christmas Eve, Tuesday, the 24th. There will be more information on this to come.


We will be taking a Christmas photo at the tree on Saturday the 21st at 5 pm Central. Hope to see you there!


Finally, I will finally be bringing back Build of the Week as a biweekly Featured Build showcase. I’ll get more information to you all on this soon!


Have a great month, everyone!  Happy holidays!


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