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May
24
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Hello you wonderful people!

So KingPin Prison has been released on the Network and we hope you all love it as much as we do!
Prison has amazing aspects from 26 ranks to go up through, purchasable cells and a range of exciting kits and tokens!
You can access Prison by using /warp Prison-1 or clicking the Iron Bars on the Compass!

And now the time has come to announce the winners of the Skyblock Competition!
We would like to thank all of you guys for working hard and entering, all the islands are beautiful and you should keep up the amazing work!

Here's the results!

First place: _Swift_, ImperfectManiac, MrSuperSalty - Winning a $50 coupon in our store each
Second place: Qwantum, Spawl - Winning a $25 coupon in our store each
Third place: TheApplePie - Winning a $15 coupon in our store each

All island members will get a voucher each.

Hope you guys had fun and keep an eye out for more fun events in the future! The amount of entries during this one was awesome and it's great to see you guys support each other.

- @Narnia filling in for @MrSuperSweet

*Winner's please PM MrSuperSweet on the forums to receive your voucher.*
May
15
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What's up beautiful's!
So this week, we hit 200 players... on a monday. Monday's are a terrible day for everyone. I mean really terrible. School starts, YouTube views drop, player count drops, I heard it's Santa Clause's least favorite day. Yet for us, it was awesome. 200 people were playing on our network, our creation, something we have been building up for way, way too long... on a Monday!

All of that said, @Emily has brought it to our attention, that you guys may have some questions! Maybe the process we go through for a new game, who our developers are, how we manage everything, what's coming up next etc! So we will be holding our first community Q&A where myself, @Spawl , and many of the staff, Ascend Members, and the like will be here to answer your questions! Now, let's get into the details!

When?
This Saturday (The 16th) at 3pm EST.
Where?
Our teamspeak (ts.nirvanamc.com)
Who?
Myself, @Spawl, and a bunch of other sexy people!
How?
So to make everything go as smoothly as possible, there will be a very straight forward process to submitting, then asking your questions! You will submit your questions by tweeting @nirvananetwork with your question, then tagging who you would like to answer it, along with your teamspeak name. If your question is accepted, you will be unmuted, and you may verbally ask your question to the person! Once the question has been answered, you will be muted again and we will continue! If you don't have a twitter account, ask a friend to tweet it on your behalf!

Rules
No Swearing.
No Sexual Questions.
No being inappropriate.

You can ask personal questions, like what we do outside of running the network, our favorite color, or even what side of the bed we sleep on! Anything you would like to know about us!

See you there!
May
10
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Hello everyone!
I want to start this off by thanking each and every one of you. We hit 290 players this weekend, and it was truly awesome. I want to thank Logdotzip for showcasing the server, and all his gracious fans for playing on and supporting the server. With all the new people enjoying skyblock we thought we should do our very first competition! So let's get right into it!

Competition ID - Top Skyblock Island
Dates - May the 11th - May the 22nd
Rewards - 1st. $50 coupon in our store *For each island member
2nd. $25 coupon in our store *For each island member
3rd. $15 coupon in our store *For each island member

Judging -
Your island will be judged by the following rubric.

Functionality x/10 (Organization of farms, storage, pathways, etc.)
Farms x/10 (Size and variety of farms.)
Innovation x/10 (Unique systems, farms, methods, etc.)
Buildings x/10 (Houses, Barns, Etc.)
Creativity x/10 (Themes, Aesthetics, Etc.)
The Islands will be out of 50 points!

Submission -
To submit your island, take at least 5 screenshots and post them in a thread on the forums. If you want to, you can upload a video in place of the screenshots, or in addition to them. If you post a video to be sure to tweet it @NirvanaNetwork, as well as post it in your thread. Be sure to put [Competition] in your thread title! Post your threads here.

The winners will be announced on the forums, and via twitter. The winners will be contacted via direct message on the forums so be sure to check your inbox!

We have lots of new things planned for next weekend, so be sure to stay updated for the rest of May MADneSS!

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Apr
21
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Hello Ladies and Gents!
It's my pleasure to announce that we will be releasing Skyblock as part of the NirvanaNetwork in preparation for "May MADneSS".

You are probably thinking to yourself, "Super have you gone insane?! What the heck is May MADneSS!". Well, May MADneSS is a term, that I just created, trademarked, copyrighted, and well... claim, that symbolizes the crazy updates coming to our network in preparation for... you guessed it... May MADneSS.

But what is it?! Well I'm glad I asked. The Network has big plans for May, huge plans, the biggest of the biggest of plans, I'm talking Dinosaur level plans. We will be having at least 3 new game modes, constant updates, and best of all... players! We have tons of promotion lined up, which should bring us to around 500 players (and thats low balling it). You will see lot's of your favorite you tubers, tons of people, updates, and you will think to yourself... ho-ly poo balls.

As you can tell I'm pretty excited, and you should be too! So let's go over all the crazy things we plan on having for May MADneSS.

Numero Uno: Zombies!
Yes, we plan on having zombies completely finished, bug tested, polished and ready for May... MADneSS.
Number 2: New Hub
All those crazy hub updates you guys have seen?! Welp they were for May MADneSS!
Number 4-1= x: Prisons!
Yes we will be adding prisons to our network! We will put our beautiful spin on it as always so don't worry your pretty little faces off about it being boring!
3 Number: Skyblock!
Yes, Skyblock is coming to Nirvana!

We have some projects that may or may not make it for may... MADneSS, those include -

UHC
Arcade
Factions
(Yes a new factions, we aren't too happy with the one we have now!)

IMPORTANT
But wait, there's more! For the low low price of replying to this thread with your username, you can Privately test Skyblock!

Skyblock is currently in what we like...
Apr
18
Hey guys,
@Spawl and Myself have been working on "Nirvana" for over a year. We have accomplished amazing things, we created something where people are willing to spend their time. A place where roads that where never meant to meet, have. We've created websites, hundreds of thousands of line of code, amazing artwork, builds, and infrastructure. Not to mention our more direct charity work, but the life's we have helped.

We have been working extremely hard to get the network ready for summer. One of the things that has been done recently has been our hub.

Snow Brawl Hub Game
PVP Island Hub Game
Sheep Shooter Hub Game
Parkour 1-3
Maze
Do Not Press Button
Funzone Revamp
21 New Gadgets
VIP Island
Punch Sheep
Easter eggs

and more...

All of the above has been completed by our new fantastic developer @DotTyler . Tyler will be taking on a more vital roll on the server, so if you see him be sure to say hi! Be sure to say hi to him if you see him around, as he will be working on all the major projects on Nirvana! Some of his upcoming projects include Zombies, and UHC. We are extremely excited to welcome Tyler to the Nirvana family, and look forward to the great things to come. Be sure to follow him on twitter for updates! https://twitter.com/NirvanaDotTyler

@Spawl will be working on back end infrastructure such as banning, servers, and behind the scenes things that make the server tick! Though if there are any game related bugs, make sure to post them in the bugs section of the forum, and they will be most likely answered by Tyler!

We have some very big plans leading up to May, and have lots of promotion planned! So be sure to stay tuned for the next few days, as you will see many new game modes pop up!

Welp that's all the news that's fit to print! We look forward to the new things to come! If any of you know any great developers, be sure to shoot me an email [email protected]

Try...
Mar
18
Hey dudes!
We did it, or we kinda did it! After a year, we finally reached Beta! So this may be a bit confusing to all of you who have been playing on the server for a while, but let me explain!

So there have been a few stages to NirvanaMC over the past year,
Pre-Alpha: When @Kyle and I first met <3, till we created a server for you to play on!
Alpha: Remember when we where testing Survival Games, Sploof and the like? Well that was Alpha!
Beta: Where we are now!

So let's go over what this all means, and to make it short i'll keep it a sentence or less. Lots of updates! Beta is the point where you figured out what you want to do, the kind of server you want to be, and well, all the networking, back end, hosting, and who you want to do it with.

So let's talk about whats been added for Beta 1.0!

New Hub
New SubHubs
Crusade Update
CubedChaos v.5 (Crazy to believe there have been 5 maps for CubedChaos right?!)
Factions
Ascend Creative
Friends System was re-done
Settings was re-done
Fun Zone was re-done
Profile
Tons of Optimization
and lots of little hoopla that you will never know about ;)

But wait, there's more! Every Saturday at 12pm EST you can expect something new on the server, and not just little stuff, but cool stuff, big stuff, the kinda stuff that makes you go "woah, thats alot of stuff". We also are proud to announce the next parody is coming out in the next few weeks, along with a website re-vamp (including forums), and an Ascend website!

Welp, that's all the news that's fit to print! Be sure to check the updates thread for more in depth updates as they come out!
Jan
08
Hey everyone!

It’s been quite some time since the last news post, so let’s fix that! It’s become clear to me that the community is concerned about the dropping player count, this is normal in a growing server. Since we are currently in BETA, and clearly this is our first time ever running a network, we are feeling out how everything works! There are a lot of moving parts in a server network, and we feel this would be a good time to shed some light on the “Behind the Scenes” of running a server network, then talk about the future plans for the server!

With anything, the larger the mountain you wish to climb, the more complicated gear you need to make it to the top. So far these are the main things we have found are necessary to get this far with the network.

Staff

The staff are the foundation of the community, and the community the foundation of the server. Each staff member starts out as a dedicated player, each with a passion for the server and the players. The Staff’s job is to monitor player’s actions, and interactions on the server. It would be naive to think this is all they do. Staff not only help players in game, but in life, providing a social safe haven where those can be themselves. The server could never have gotten to this point without this family as its foundation. I would also like to take this moment to welcome our newest staff, Ross, Weezy, and Josh! Welcome to the family guys!

Development

There is a common misconception that the only development is simply “Games”. There is also a misconception as to the speed at which this development can take place. There are 3 types of development that you will find on the server.

Game Development

The games you play on the server.

System Development

The back-end of the server, Statistics, Game Joining, Friend Systems, Etc!

System Administration

The management of the hardware, and software that allows us to do what we do.

Web Development

The management and...
Nov
25
Hey guys!

So as some of you may have noticed, we have had some people making videos on the server! This is not only a huge help to the server, but incredibly gratifying! Now the question is, who are your favorite Minecraft Youtubers? Big or small, be sure to list them all, as we will reach out to them and give them "Youtuber" rank on the server ( If they produce quality content)! If you guys want your favorite Youtubers to record on the server, be sure to mention it in the comment section of their videos!

Here is one of my favorite videos recorded on the server! What's yours?


Now, lets talk about some things that you guys can expect in the near future! Many of you guys asked for it, so we are adding it, Kit PVP. Now like all things we do on Nirvana, normal KIT PVP just wasn't good enough. So we added crazy Kit Abilities, Kill Streaks, Leveling System, and some other crazy twists! You can expect "Crusade", in the upcoming days. Be sure to respond with any kits and abilities, kill streaks, or any other things you would like to add! Be sure to tag @Spawl in your suggestions! Here is a sneak peek of the "Crusade" Map built by the "Ascend" build team!

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Finally, its time we talk about Players! So I'm sure you have all wanted to jump into a game of Survival Games, or maybe a round of Draw My Thing, but there just simply aren't enough players. We are working very hard on plans to advertise the server, but if you have any suggestions on where you find your servers, be sure to tell us! As a result of a lack of players, this also means a lack of funds. You don't need to worry about Nirvana going down, because of course we planned for a slow start, and are in it for the long run. This does mean however, that you will notice more things being monetized on the...
Nov
03
We have officially launched into public BETA this Saturday! That said, we thought this would be the perfect time to talk about what will be added in the near future!

Features-
We are planning on adding a lot of new features and games before official launch! Currently all features within the Nirvana Menu are working perfectly with the exception of the "JukeBox" and the "Party" system! These will be added within the next few weeks. After these features have been added our main focus will be games and specified updates to different features on the server!

Games-
Currently we have Sploof, Survival Games, and Draw My Thing. You may have noticed while looking in the game selector that there are quite a few empty spots, and for good reason! We have lots of ideas and plans for future games, but if you have any suggestions be sure to post them in the "Minigame Idea" thread! Some games you can expect to release during the month of November are...

"Arcade" - collection of fun mini games that continuously loop in none stop fun!

"Rush" - A combination of KIT PVP and roll play! Complete Quests while battling your opponents 24/7! With supply drops and map events, leveling system, this is the perfect game for any PVP fanatic!

"Ascend" - One of the things we pride our self's in on the NirvanaNetwork are our superior maps. So we will be launching our build team "Ascend" along with a public creative server... Here is some information about ascend!

The Ascend Build Team, founded by NirvanaMC, is an amiable build team deeply rooted in organic styles and natural portrayal of fantasy design. To uphold the values of our build team we strive to perfect our work, while maintaining a riveting environment for new and experienced builds alike.

For more updates be sure to follow @AscendBT and @NirvanaNetwork on twitter!

[Secret Game] - We are also working on a revolutionary new game... Tho due to the uncertainty of the development process we are hesitant to put any...
Sep
24
It all started January 11th 2014, as all great ideas do, with a dazed outreach to a best friend..."NirvanaMC.com?".

After 257 days, dozens of people, and more mistakes than we can count, a feeling of accomplishment washes over us. Our journey is far from over, but we are far from where we started. From the base of a mountain the peak is distant, seemingly unreachable, but with drive and determination you can achieve anything you put your heart, soul, and blood into. Looking down, its easy to see better routes, hard to fathom why you never quit. We gain strength, courage, and confidence in every moment, of every day.

Success is continuing when you could stop, accomplishment is the total of your victories, and confidence is the scar of your failures. I truly hope, from the bottom of my heart, that one day we will look back on this journey, and know that it has forever shaped our character. Failure isn't an option... simply because we have already won.

-MrSuperSweet