Happy Holidays & New Years to everyone!

It's that time of the year again to to go sledding, have family dinners, spreading the holiday cheer, giving gifts and most importantly, a fresh start for a lot of us venturing into the New Year. GlacialRealms first launched on August 19th, it's crazy that it has already been five months since we first released. I just want to give a big thank you to everyone that's stuck around and welcome to all of the Newcomers.
How to enter:
To kick off the last month of the year, we're doing a Essay Event, it'll end on December 31st, 11:59 PM Eastern.
All you need to do is write a short essay on what your favorite holiday is and why, it needs to be at least 250 (1,000 characters) words long. Good luck and I look forwarding to reading them!

Submit Your Essay: http://GlacialRealms.com/essay-submission


What are the rewards:

  • The user with the best Essay will receive $100.00 USD via PayPal or a GiftCard of their choice.
  • There will be two runners up that'll receive 50 Credits and anyone that submits a moderately decent essay will receive 5 Credits.

Rules:
  • You are limited to 1 submission per player (You cannot use alts to make multiple submissions).
  • Plagiarizing will have you automatically disqualified from the event and could result in a temporary ban from the Network.
  • You can write about any Holiday as long as it's a valid holiday (i.e. System Admins Day).
Winners will be announced on Janauary 6th at 2:00 PM Eastern.

Submissions Are Closed.

Stay tuned for more events like this, we will have more contests in the future on the network that involve cash prizes.​

Happy Holidays,
GlacialRealms Staff
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Welcome back for another TeamSpeak Event!

The last few TeamSpeak Events we hosted had a great turnover!

This event is a little different and will have a few runner up prizes as well.
Anyone can join, just hop on TeamSpeak during the intended time of the event and message an Event Host.
Everyone will have 60 seconds, your goal is to make everyone laugh as hard as possible during those 60 seconds, there will be multiple rounds depending on how quickly the judges weave through everyone.

The Event will start at 3:00PM Eastern on Sunday the 11th.
Live Countdown: http://itsalmo.st/#comedynight

WARNING: Any use of offensive / vulgar humor will be dealt with accordingly and is prohibited.

The prizes are as followed:
1st Place - 25 Credits
2nd Place - 15 Credits
3rd Place - 10 Credits

(Credits are the same as Store Credit but allows you to use them in-game via /creditshop, you can also give them or sell them to others by using the /credits pay <username> <amount> command)

Winners:
To Be Announced~

Event Hosts:
@Mannyyy
@Hamm3rTimes18

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Everyone! It’s Time for a Glacial Realms Building Event, Get Ready!

Both myself and Lauren are very excited to announce an event that will appeal to all of you that want to show off what you can build, demonstrate your creativity, and showcase your creations to the community!

A classic, straight forward build off between players will be held on on Sunday, December 4th on the event server from 1pm-4pm EST. There is no set theme to this competition, so build whatever style / theme you prefer most and do your best! There will be a number of staff online monitoring the event, looking at builds, and just enjoying the wonderful creations made by the participants of the event!

Live Countdown: http://itsalmo.st/#grbuildevent

How To Join The Fun:
  1. In order to enter just hop online during the set time period and get going with your build!
  2. Type /plot auto to grab yourself a plot.
  3. Start building and let Shine or Lauren know you've entered so they can keep track of your plot!
  4. You have access to WorldEdit, VoxelSniper and the /i (alias: /item) command.
If you have any questions regarding further information on this event, please don’t hesitate to message @ShinE or @Lauren5803 on the forums so that you can be filled in and have the best and most enjoyable time possible!

Prizes:
As always, there will be prizes for this event and the top three builders that get the most votes from staff who were online during the event. Winners will have the choice of one of the following prizes:

Factions:
1 Iron Golem Spawner
50,000$ In-Game...​
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Welcome back for another quick update Warriors!

I just want to start off by wishing everyone a huge thank you for those that continued to vote on the server despite the recent dip in players due to the announcement of the reset, we were still hitting roughly 200 votes per day, that's just truly amazing to see (We receive more than 5,500 Votes on each Voting Site for November!).

Thanks to some bidders not playing for their advertisement, we are now currently live on Minecraft-Server-List with Slot #7!


The long awaited reset for both Skyblock & Factions is here!
The recent resets have all been focused on balancing the economy / server for a more thrilling game play. There will be a lot more changes throughout the week as we continue to receive live feedback from everyone. I'm also surprised that so many of you enjoyed our Multilblock Structures, there were more than 400 structures built among the few servers!
Skyblock Reset Highlights:
  • Shop Balance Revamp​
  • Balanced Crates (Chances have been adjusted, more items coming!)​
  • Small Limitations on the amount of major Tile Entity Items (Hoppers, Spawners, Redstone, etc)​
  • Merged both Skyblock North & South into one​
  • Reworked the Ore Geneator, much more balanced now.​
  • Increased Island Sizes from 150x150 => 200x200 with a distance of 600 inbetween Islands (I wonder..)​
  • Lowered Maximum Amount of Players from 12 => 8 per Island​
  • You're now limited to a maximum of 4 Custom Enchantments per Item​
  • Anything on a Island belongs to the Island Owner except for spawners​
  • We introduced Spawner Locking, if you're kicked off an Island you can retrieve your Spawner by looking at it and typing the command: /breakspawner (Alias: /bs)​
    ...
Hey Warriors, just making a quick update to inform you we got a slot for Minecraft-Server-List (MCSL) this Month!

We were going to initially split so we could have a higher budge so that means we only get 2 weeks out of December, however we worked out a deal so we get 1 week at the start of December (Which means we're resetting with an Ad) then at the end of the December (To finish off the New Year!). Thank you so much everyone, I really do appreciate all of the support we have been getting, let's finish off this year with a Big Bang!

Much Love, Swifty & The GR Staff Team

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