Happy Holidays, Survivors! This year has been tough for all of us. No matter our experiences or our distance from one another, we’ve all dealt with our fair share of hardship. The holidays have always been a uniting time for most, and this year should be no exception. It was especially important to us that we could provide you with a wonderful Christmas. Read ahead to learn about what is in store for the Wonderland 2020 update to MineZ! Delve into Santa's Domain (NEW!) Through the power of friendship and Christmas magic, the snowman at Clarce gained the power to open a doorway to Santa's Workshop! This truly is a Christmas surprise to everyone, as we have brought back the old Christmas dungeon, and it has received a massive facelift! But first, I want to give a humongous shoutout to builder wmn, who worked extremely hard on this dungeon over this month. New challenges and adventures await you in Santa's Workshop! You can find the entrance in the Clarce Mines. But please do note, this doorway is not permanent! The magic of Christmas begins to fade quickly after the holidays are over, and we anticipate it will only have enough power to last until January 7th. So please, check it out before it seals for the rest of the year! Santa's Yuletide Journey (NEW!) It is time again for that jolly old elf from the north pole to make his way around the globe once a year on Christmas Eve. Though prior years have been too dangerous for Santa, this year he has found a way to visit the towns we know and love once again. From previous years, we know that Santa generally travels from north to south, east to west in a zigzagging motion across the map. Records show that he generally begins delivering gifts around 2PM EST and finishes soon after 4PM. We don't anticipate he will stop north of Sercaul, due to the dangerous conditions of the Jungle, though. Santa has been known to give out personalized gifts to all the good people of the world. If you happen to meet him in any of the towns he stops at, he might have a gift or two for you! Note from Halo: This event is meant to be joined at any time. It will be hosted on the first public server and will be announced 10 minutes prior to Santa's first stop. You do not need to follow Santa Claus for the entirety of his journey, though you may do that if you please. Santa's route takes him through a few of the towns below the PvE line, for those hesitant to risk it. Santa generally gives gifts to those within 8 blocks of him, so make sure you're close by when he arrives. We hope you enjoy this incredibly special event, and it is my hope that you all have a very Merry Christmas and a safe holiday. The Traveling Snowman As with previous years, The Traveling Snowman has begun his journey south. Throughout the month of December, he will visit various locations around the map. We’ll be building off the Halloween spooky chests from October with a large twist, though. This snowman travels! He does not remain in one place and he does not carry a chest. The snowman has a special task, and he requires your help! How it works Approximately 10 minutes before the snowman arrives at a location, the network will be alerted to the Snowman’s presence. The snowman can appear at any point within 150 blocks of the location and will survey the area. He will wait for players to arrive and greet them with gifts for sharing their locational knowledge. The snowman will then travel to another spot close by until he completes his survey. Word from Halo ~ These events could last longer than your average treat chest and will definitely give more then you’re expecting. Without a chest, you’ll need to remain close to the snowman until he moves, if you’re looking to get some of his goodies. Also, if there happens to be an issue with the snowman event that causes it not to run, he will be rescheduled to give players another opportunity. Schedule & Times US Time: 6 PM EST EU TIME: 1 PM EST December 1st: US Chest December 3rd: EU Chest December 5th: 2PM EST (All Time Zones) December 8th: US Chest December 10th: EU Chest December 12th: 2PM EST (All Time Zones) December 15th: US Chest December 16th: EU Chest December 17th: US Chest December 18th: EU Chest December 19th: 2PM EST (All Time Zones) December 20th: US Chest December 21st: EU Chest December 22nd: US Chest December 23rd : EU Chest December 24th: World Event : 2PM EST ~ 4 PM EST December 26th: 2PM EST Event Chest December 29th: US Chest December 31st: EU Chest Do you want to build a Snowman? No one should have to spend the Holiday’s alone. You can be that difference. While the Cartographer was journeying through the frigid north, he came upon a sad Snowman. If you can find him, I assure you the reward will last 24 days! That’s right, if you can find this quest and complete it, you will receive an advent calendar! Notes from your Christmas Elf - This questline is intended to be run solo. - If you complete it late in the season, you will still have access to all 24 gifts until the end of December, though you must get your advent calendar by December 24th. Walking in a Winter Wonderland MineZ's Christmas wouldn't be complete without the setting. We've spent quite a bit of time in making your journey across the map just a little bit more cheerful this holiday season. Holiday Decorations A common theme across many of our holiday events - location rebuilds! Take your time exploring the world, and come across the redecorated locations in MineZ! I hear they are housing some seasonal loot that will definitely bring some warmth to this cold season. The Wonderland Radio While traveling through the world, tune into a special broadcast of your favorite Christmas songs! From anywhere in MineZ, simply run the command /christmasradio to tune into one of several stations! We may be adding more throughout the month, so stay tuned! Where's Waddles? Everyone's favorite winter friend has waddled his way back to MineZ for Wonderland 2020! 25 different Waddles are visiting all over the map... Can you find them all? If you find and take screenshots with all 25 Waddles you can win a unique in-game prize! While Waddles is too scared to visit any dungeons, he is a big fan of lots of places on the map - this means you could find him anywhere that is a non-instanced major or minor location on the MineZ Map! You might not always be able to reach wherever Waddles is standing, but if you can take a picture with him from a reasonable distance that works just as well! Once you've gotten pictures with all 25, you'll need to compile them together to send to us... here's the steps you should take: Upload your images into a complete album on Imgur. Please don't send us 25 individual images! Waddles must be clearly visible in-frame - we want to see those beautiful eyes! Please take your screenshots in third person view with the a message in the chat to prove it's you! We've provided an example screenshot below: Send your completed Imgur albums to wmn on the forums via direct message. Completed screenshot albums are due by December 24th, 2020 to qualify! Prize(s) will be distributed from December 25th, 2020 to December 31st, 2020. If you're eligible for prizes you'll be contacted through the forums on December 25th, 2020; keep your eyes peeled when the time comes! In Closing It wouldn't be called the most wonderful time of year if we didn't bring the holiday spirit! We hope these cheerful additions to MineZ will help bring you away from the dread of the zombie disease, as well as the never-ending bloodshed in the north. But in all seriousness, while it has been a difficult year for many, we still would like to look back and thank everyone for the continued support this year. 2020 brought the long awaited Origins update, loot rebalances, many new dungeons, and so much more. We are committed to deliver a captivating holiday event, and then returning in the new year with more new content. But for now, be sure to stay warm by the fire! Thanks for flying Shotbow!