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My Dear Denizens,

I am sad to report that I have been greifed nearly ten times.  My farm animals have been repeatedly slaughtered, my home ruined over and over again, my chests smashed, and my hard earned items taken.      I tried to ride out the continual wave of vandalism and theft, but after one particularly horrific attack I am very sorry to say I lost my patience. In creative mode I removed all traces of my farm, freed the animals I still had left, and moved to Jeff’s hotel.  

Sadly, that too was attacked. Though thanks to you, my dear Denizens, I did not see the damage because you had repaired it.  This is a burden you should not have to bare, and I am sorry I have not been able to protect you from this.

I could give you excuses here, telling you why I’ve not been better, like how I wasn’t ready to take on the job of running a server, or how I don’t know Command Block code, but the reality is that I have simply tried to ignore the problem and hope it would fix it’s self.  It has only gotten worse.

Despite the fact that I have taken every measure I can to stop the grifers that haunt our world I have failed.  Not only has our property been damaged, but we as a community has been as well.

In the beginning people were carefree, happy, and eager to get to know each other, but now we are weary of each other, and we are weary of new people.  Suspicion and fear plague our ranks, and follow us like dogged shadows.

With out some changes this problem will only get worse.  In march we will have new Crafty Girl episodes airing, and with Alice in charge of the show, it’s going to be very very good.  And that will draw more people on to our server.  More new people mean more griefers.

I have taken a measure to stop the future players from becoming a problem by having the server set all new people to Adventure mode.  If people want to join our community and play in survival I or the mods will be happy to manually change your mode for you.  Grifers hide in the shadows, come on when no one else is around and strike when no one is looking.  

So those who join the community, play with others, and are trust worthy will be granted Survival.  Those who hide from us will be allowed to play with us, but they will not be able to hurt anybody or anything unless we let them.  I did this rather than white listing because everyone will have a chance to come play and have the opportunity to prove them selves as Denizens, rather than have the Ops create an elitist society that may not accept a Diamond in the Rough, because they did not recognize it.

While we are protected somewhat from future attacks by the Adventure mode/Survival mode we still have a griefer ghost on our map that has driven me to near despair.  And If I’m that fed up and I have creative mode I can only imagine what you all are feeling right now.  

The ops and I, then my bother and I have mulled the options over and we have come to decide the very best thing to do to protect our selves in the future is to reset the map.

At he mere suggestion of me resetting the world some of you have declared that you are never comeing back to the sever again.  I will remind you that I am not resetting the world on a whim, but I am trying to future proof for the Denizens who have yet to join us. This map is also free to play on, so you bought no guarantee against any loss.

I know loosing the world we have is hard, and I never wanted to have to be the “Destroyer of Worlds” again.  The new Minecraft command blocks will give me amazing new powers, and I can use them to protect you guys and all the new Denizens who are coming to live with us.

I have already selected a map for our new world spawn site, and I am building us a few very important “Government run” buildings, where I can personally watch over the most important items in our world.  I’m also shamelessly building my girls and I a castle, because I can.  It’s going to be amazing.  

The new map will have:
Keep inventory ON
Mob Griefing OFF (No creeper damage)
A new bank with locked chests.
A limited equivalent exchange market made of command blocks
Quests, community events and treasure hunts
A castle I am building for Mary and Alice that will have ballrooms and party halls
A “Studio” for us Crafty Girls to record in when we need “Extras”
And more

When the new map comes my brother and I will make the map we are currently on now available to down load for every one.  Then you could host it if you wanted too. (I warn you NOW, this map is incredibly big)

Everything you have done here is incredible, and I know with the new map all of that skill you have learned here is going to make it more amazing than I can imagine.  When we get the new Bukkit server I will take this new map with us.  Our numbers will grow, and we will have a lot of innocent new people.  I would like you to help me create a safe place for them here in our community.

I do not yet have an ETA of when the new map will be up, but I will have it done before the first episode of Crafty Girls comes out in March.

If you have questions please feel free to ask them.  

Your Queen, TT Snim/Stef
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:iconthejinxedangel:
TheJinxedAngel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   Digital Artist
It's truly a shame to hear that the server has been attacked like this. I've been on a few servers since I discovered the joy of playing with other people and have somehow avoided witnessing extensive griefing like this.

I was actually hoping to join the server so I could enjoy playing with a friendly community again, but seeing that a map reset is planned it may well be best I wait until that happens before I try joining in on the fun. I've thankfully gone through a couple map resets on past servers, so I understand the reasons behind why they're done, and they certainly haven't scared me off when they happened back then.

I definitely look forward to joining in on the fun in the future <8)
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Natade13 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When will it be reset?
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:iconacaroa:
acaroa Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ignolian:  I've seen many servers over the years, all of them griefed, destroyed or abandoned.  I never settled down or made friends, and constantly had to fight for my life.  But on this server, I finally found a sense of community and effort unlike anything I had ever seen before.  It was a truly unique experience, and it's what got me to stay.

I remember when the original server was accidentally deleted only a day or so after opening, and I remember constructing a Nether Portal in a small cave system near spawn almost immediately.  Despite all of the griefing that occurred at points, I was still glad that I stuck around.  I made friends, constructed towers and underwater chambers (which were well worth the effort), and I even had some fun role-playing with others for a while.  I was there from the beginning and I witnessed Serendipity's rise and fall over time, and I will remember all of it fondly.

But now is not the time for reminiscing of the past, but planning ahead to a brave and bold future.  One with no more griefing and much more prosperity for all.  I have finally found a place to call home in Minecraftia, and I will be there to aid it and it's denizens (provided I don't have to go to my job).

I will see you all in the refreshed Crafty Girls Server.  GERONIMO!!! 
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JackXantho Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Would you import the current inventories of the players?
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Broteas Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Though it saddens me that everything has come to this, it does mean that we the denizens and good people of the server will be safe from most, if not all, sordid and putrescent forms of griefing.

GuardianMiner signing off, for only a short while.
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Nethgar Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
So... we have, at the latest, until March to build our Ark.  Maybe we could... re-do...  the one that was hastily slapped together in a panic by those who thought the reset would be today?  Just a suggestion.
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:iconmetaknightrules:
Metaknightrules Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm sad i'll be losing my nice cave spiders, but you guys have to do what you must to prevent greifers :)
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:icontigerwarrior13:
Tigerwarrior13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Um, do you lose your stuff as the old server restarts?
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:iconnatade13:
Natade13 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unless you put them in the Ark, yes.

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Tigerwarrior13 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh
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:iconnatade13:
Natade13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh and /doFireTick false
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:iconnatade13:
Natade13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just want to suggest a couple things. 
First of all, for the newbies' Adventure mode, if theres a sign saying that it's, well, a trial/test, then I'd add one saying that we're no accusing them of griefing, just in case.
And, definately testing the people who aren't as. . .  trustworthy as others.
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swiftX123alt1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hm, I might play much MUCH more come march. I dont really play at all except on events because of grief, but it really seems like the servers gonna get better with that sort of thing come march. Yay!
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tamsinrj Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, I'll loose my awesome bow. ._. (Unless you move our items over?) But no matter, It's not hard to do over. It's not like I have 50 diamonds or something xD. And if it means less griefers that's good. :)
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Wariogirl-64 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well that means I have to rebuild my house but I'm hoping that all of the resources won't be taken away from and enable me to build an awesome building. But it would be an interesting change of scenery~
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Diana-Grimm Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
I'll miss the map but hey now we got a chance to get everything in place, plus the new stuff sounds great!
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Jonislav Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
as sad as this makes me, i can't but feel a bit of releef. If there is anything i would sugest it would be:
 TP pads teleport horses (with the e selector),
every built city should have a "government building" in the middle, in which there will also be a TNT and lava remover command block,

if i come up with anything else i'll edit this comment...
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Jonislav Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
as sad as this makes me, i can't but feel a bit of releef. If there is anything i would sugest it would be: TP pads teleport horses (the e selector), every build city should have a "government building" in the middle, in which there will also be a TNT and lava remover command block.
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TTSnim Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Actually, because of the lag it seems to be causing, my brother has banned Teleport pads in the new world and now there should be less lag. 
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:iconjonislav:
Jonislav Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So that's what was causing it? Good to know... But there should still be a way to travel between citys faster... Maybe a nether portal system?
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:iconnethgar:
Nethgar Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014

Or Powered rail. Rail lines look good, when properly done.

 

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:iconjonislav:
Jonislav Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
powered rails in the nether XD
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:iconnethgar:
Nethgar Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
That would work. I hate the Nether, so I would like an overworld railroad as well.
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:iconjonislav:
Jonislav Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yaaay for making plans for the new map before it's even on XD
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:iconnethgar:
Nethgar Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Of course, otherwise the new map will be a tangled mess, like the current map. :D
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:icontigerwarrior13:
Tigerwarrior13 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Majesty, I can help. I want to be a griefer cop myself, and I spot weird and unusual activities like broken windows
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:iconghostmaster12345:
GhostMaster12345 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Who are you on the server? I can add you to the CGGPD list {Crafty Girls Grief Police Department}
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Wariogirl-64 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could I join the CGGPD list? I would be glad to help out and investigate some strange events that happened to others like me. (My stuff was stolen (including my cake) and someone broke my windows and killed my pet chicken which I haven't given it a name yet).
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GhostMaster12345 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure ^^
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:iconwariogirl-64:
Wariogirl-64 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! ^U^
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:icontigerwarrior13:
Tigerwarrior13 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Tigerwarrior13 I'm still on here
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GhostMaster12345 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ok
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:icontigerwarrior13:
Tigerwarrior13 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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:iconghostmaster12345:
GhostMaster12345 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
what's so funny?
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:icontigerwarrior13:
Tigerwarrior13 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nothin'
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GhostMaster12345 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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Dove-Staar Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I am so sorry TT. :( I wihs I could help you solve who it is, but really I have no clue. I hope you will be able to make it to the farewell party. It will be in the flower forest. just follow the clay. 
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FlowerWoman13 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Come one everyone! Look at the bright side of this! We'll be able to find more land, get our own supplies without cheats, and we can help build! We stopped one griefer tonight, we'll do it again. As long as we have each other, we'll be safe. So what if we loose a few things? We'll find em again! The most important thing is we're a team. No, not a team. A family. We can always ask the admins if we really need something! The only thing I'm going to want back is my unbreaking III and power IV bow and that is that! Trust me. Plus, TT will be able to protect us from all of the awful losers known as griefers. You were all getting sick of griefing and this is the only solution. But some of you don't want that. If you wanna go onto another server, fine. But I'm staying. It'll be sad to see all of the people who are leaving go. But I'm a true Denizen and I'm staying for as long as I can! Crafty Girls and Diamond Denizens UNITE!!!!
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:iconacaroa:
acaroa Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
"SALUTE!"

Ye Verily.  Diamond Denizens Together!
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:iconthe-true-zx:
The-True-ZX Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
*raises glass* Very inspirational words. You all can rebuild and make the new world better than the last.
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:iconflowerwoman13:
FlowerWoman13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
*Chuckle* Yea...I just wish a few more people would be a bit more open minded.
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:iconjonislav:
Jonislav Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
here here!!!
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Groecs Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As sad as its sounds to me, i think if this will create a new beginnings for the better then go for it! I know it will be a good and better place to be!

Im not sure if i will still play on the new server but i had lots of fun with
The players the mods and you guys!! I honed my building skills thanks to this amazing server!  And i think its time to look for some new adventure and new people ! Who knows we might see each other again! Maybe in the metroplolis that i will build! 
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:iconnatade13:
Natade13 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I am offically quitting my favorite server.
I hate Adventure mode. THIS WAS THE ONLY SERVER I PLAYED ON THAT WAS COMPLETELY VANILLA, AND NO MORONS MURDERING ME ALL THE TIME. 
This is the only server that will work for me!
I spent half an hour crying about this server changing, when I thought it was just the map getting reset. THIS MAKES IT A THOUSAND TIMES WORSE. Since I won't be playing on that server, I won't even be playing Minecraft anymore because there are no servers I like that will stay good!
I had 59 diamond blocks! 64 gold blocks! I had the most amazing horse!
Now I will have nothing, and no server to play on. Singleplayer is unbelievably boring, and the only other server I play on, has too much people talking to be any fun, and it's almost always full.
Farewell, Natade.
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acaroa Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Miss Natade, may I recommend calming down for a moment?
The Server reboot gives everyone a chance to start fresh on new land and find things they never had before.
Also, Adventure Mode won't last very long if you're an established / known player; it's mainly to stop brand new players / griefers coming on and destroying everything that people have worked hard to build.

I do hope that we will see you on the refreshed server when it comes up.  It's always sad to say goodbye to someone, and I would not wish it to happen on this day.
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:iconnatade13:
Natade13 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have calmed down, this was on a night when I had had a horrible day, and I had lost a $30 lunch box, brand new $20 mittens, and my friends sweatshirt.
Then I learned that my favorite server was resetting, and I would lose all my stuff.
As you can see, I kinda flipped out.
Also, whats your Minecraft Username?
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:iconacaroa:
acaroa Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
We are Ignolian.  Nice for us to meet you on DA.
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:iconnatade13:
Natade13 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, hi Ignolian
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:iconthe-true-zx:
The-True-ZX Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well, if you already established yourself as a respectful player to the other Denizens on the previous map, you should be granted Survival rights right away in this one.
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:iconnatade13:
Natade13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But it will be modded. I hate modded servers.
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