Should we announce the winners or keep up the suspense? Okay, fine! Before you do find out who the winners are I just wanted to thank everyone for participating in this contest. The guidelines were very very restrictive.  Not only that the information that we were getting from MineconSE wasn't always accurate and some of those changes messed with this contest. So lets review the rewards and then lets see who won! 

1st Place:
$100 ThinkGeek Gift Card
Ranks: Legendary, Inferno, Olympian, and EmberCrafter(creative[coming soon])
Beta Tester Tag on the website
Unique Forum Tag that is currently being designed
MineconSE Emerald VIP rank on the MineconSE Server

2nd Place:
$50 ThinkGeek Gift Card
Ranks: EmberCrafter(creative[coming soon])
Beta Tester Tag on the website
MineconSE Emerald VIP rank on the MineconSE Server

3rd Place: 
$25 ThinkGeek Gift Card
MineconSE Emerald VIP rank on the MineconSE Server

1st Place Winner - Nidhux
Entry - Gucci-Wucci - THE DESTROYER (with kid)
Info - This build was selected for how it stood out, technical ability, and the fact that organic builds are very hard to pull off in such a small space.

Nidhux 1st Place

2nd Place Winner - Pixie6658
Entry - EmberCraft is not just a server. It's family <3
Info - This build was picked not because of the build itself but how the builder captured the feel of EmberCraft with the information on the signs/booth.

3rd Place Winner - basketballfan25
Entry - Mini CubeClimber
Info - This was picked because it was a very unique aspect of EmberCraft that usually isn't utilized as good as it should be.  It had great information, stood out from all the builds, and was interactive.

NOTICE: Prizes will be given out tomorrow morning. ThinkGeek is taking its sweet time activating the gift cards. Their customer service stated they should be good to go sometime tomorrow. Once I receive them I will pass them on. Each winner will receive a private message from me (SolarXD) tomorrow with all of your prize details!

xX_BaxteR_Xx And no one reminded me about this? Gonna go cry in my bed now but first a congratulations to the winners.
Pixie6658 *ghasp!* OMG thank you so much for considering my build and congrats to the other winners <3 my family in a server!
maxwellpj Congratz!

The votes have been tallied and the fish have been weighed. For the month of August 2014 we would like to congratulate the following winners!

JerseySkies - Top voter tag and free rank upgrade worth $50
Felicitaaay - Top voter tag and free rank upgrade worth $35
Jerzeychick - Top voter tag and free rank upgrade worth $25

JerseySkies - with a fish weighing in at 5093 lbs!
Your prize via random selection is 10,000 claim blocks!
JerseySkies wins!

bolebaboni - with a fish weighing in at 1783 lbs!
Your prize via random selection is a Rank Upgrade worth $30!
bolebaboni wins!

Congratulations to all of the winners and we look forward to seeing next months winners! Just remember to tell your friends about EmberCraft! You are the key to EmberCrafts growth!!!


1.8 Update is near!
The 1.8 update is just around the corner! As usual it does break some things. Even the protocol patch that would allow 1.8 clients to connect to our 1.7 network has some pretty big bugs at this time. Once those are worked out we will implement the patch to allow 1.8 clients to connect. Until that time if you have updated to 1.8 please revert back to 1.7.x to connect to EmberCraft. For information on how to change your minecraft version then check this out!

PvP Fishing Contest
The PvP fishing contest has been discontinued until further notice due to the lack of participation. The contest will resume once we are able to give the PvP server some much needed love.  

MineconSE Booth Contest
The MineconSE Booth Contest has not been forgotten and will be announced soon. We honestly didn't expect to get so many quality builds. So we have had to really break down how we are judging them to pick the best one. We are getting close though so stay tuned! Also, we will be awarding some nice rewards for 2nd and 3rd place!

Creative Server
Now that the Booth contest is over the creative server will be coming back to life. Here in the next week it should be finalized and released as long as there are no unforeseen issues.  We will make a news post that will detail all the new changes and cool things :)

If you have any questions, suggestions, comments, problems, or just want to yell at me please let us know in the comments below!

TheDarkLord48 For once an asterisk had some good news...
kevinhow Solar (( I'm dying to know the winners. ...
JerseySkies & Congrats to the other rude of me! #BlameShadow for having me playing Agrarian Skies with him all af ...

Hello EmberCraftians!

       I just wanted to make a follow up post to clarify some things with the current build contest as well as some changes. Originally our builder fell through due to real life stuff and that is what led us to create this contest. The builder has once again become available and will be continuing with the build.

       Even though this seems like a pretty big change we will continue the contest. Just in case the builder falls through or doesn't work out we still have your amazing builds to fall back on.  If the builder does work out we will still pick a winner. The only difference will be that the winning booth won’t be featured on MineconSE. To make up for this we will be increasing the $50 gift certificate to think geek to a $100 gift certificate if the winning build doesn't make it to MineconSE.

       We are sorry for any confusion this has caused. We hope that people continue to participate in the contest for the great prizes involved. If you have any questions about anything please feel free to ask us. We value honest and open communication with our amazing community.

Thank you,


MagicCookie_ So, The other prizes are able to be won correct? (with the mineconSE booth aside) or is it just the Think Geek Gift card ...
Swiftpain this mean we can use water n stuff?
kevinhow who was the designated builder?

       Do you have what it takes to make an awesome build in a confined space? Do you want everybody who goes to MineconSE to see it? If so then you're in luck because we need somebody to make a 15x15x15 booth that will represent EmberCraft at the event! Head on over to creative and walk into the portal to get started. Solar and I will look at all of the booth entries on the 29th and pick the one which we believe screams EmberCraft

The winner will receive the following rewards:
- Top rank on ALL servers!
- $50 Think Geek gift card!
- A sign in the booth giving them credit for the build!
- BetaTester tag!
- 1 of a kind forum tag!

Build Requirements & Restrictions
- Must be 15x15x15 or less
- The booth can be open on all sides! (Doesn't require walls/ceiling)
- Must represent EmberCraft
- Limit 1 entry per person*
- No water, lava, books, or redstone

*1 entry per person, only the primary owner of the plot wins if the plot is chosen, the winner will be notified via message and posted up on the front page.

Want EmberCraft to grow? Share this post and tell the world about your most favoritist, awesomest, and most coolest Minecraft server!

Dmobmoon im confused about this what do we do.
Timbers007 Something that screams it ehh..? Mwahahahaha.. I have just the idea... > ...
Blue_Blaze72 Dev Can we use non-creative accessible blocks like dragon eggs and portal pieces? if so, how do we get our hands on those?

ScreenShot Contest Winners!

July 11 - August 4

First place - Kevinhow 

Second place - Blue_Blaze72 

Third place - pinksocks15 
Entry: Island

Congrats to all of the winners and we look forward to next set of great screenshots!

e_n_d_b_o_s_s Interesting choices staff.. ...
pinksocks15 Yeah boi
Bronzechill260 Congrats!
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