It’s Tommy time! Community Liaison ThatTommyBoii reporting for newsletter duty!
We took a break off last month’s newsletter for PAX Unplugged and the holidays, thanks for being so patient, now let’s catch up on all the latest!
HermitCraft Season 9 draws to a close!
It’s hard to believe that the season is over! Starting back in March of 2022, the server reached a tender age of a year and nine months before ending. Don’t grieve this loss, and don’t rush forward for the next season either! Joe is not quite ready to say goodbye yet, as he’s still got some footage to edit and release throughout the month. You can look forward to that, but until then enjoy the world download!
Deep Field moves to stage 2!
While you enjoy the scale model pinball table from the download, Joe will be continuing to build it in real life! If you want to see it you can watch him do it live during his craft streams. Find out what times Joe plans to be live at joehills.net/soon!
If you’re curious about the materials and tools Joe will be using there is a spreadsheet available here for folks to follow along!
Music video release:
If you like seeing Joe in cool stuff, check him out featured in this music video! It’s definitely a fun watch!
PAX Unplugged panel
Speaking of cool stuff Joe has been featured in, Joe held a panel with fellow Hermit VintageBeef at PAX Unplugged! If you missed the event, you can enjoy the VOD of the panel over here!
If you enjoyed the PAX Unplugged panel, HermitCraft Season 9, or just like card games in general you can still get some! Booster boxes are still available for pre-orders until January 15th.
If you want a chance to play against other people, you should consider going to Tennessee Game Days! Joe and Quinn will be there, ready to battle any challengers. Do you have what it takes to win?
2023 Q4 Quarterly Meeting
We’ve got the VOD and minutes from the last quarterly meeting of 2023! You can find them on this page here.
DS9 November and December Petitions
The page for the VODs and minutes is right here.
Winter Snow Globe Build Contest
Update! The Snow Globe build contest judging day has been moved! The new date is now Saturday, January 27th! The time is to be determined based on judge availability. I’m excited to see what folks build!
DS9 event schedule
- DS9 Petitions
- Saturday, January 20th, Noon US Central Time.
- Winter Snow Globe Build Contest
- Saturday, January 27th, 1pm US Central Time.
October Everstorm missing reports
The survivors of October’s Everstorm share these final reports:
- Magenta built a lil house on the hill and survived by avoiding the sponges of doom
- SuperStone explored the borderland of the Infernal Deep and the Eternal Storm, building riches in the shore of the river that runs through the rock
- Moonroses built up spawn, attempted an iron farm that then fancy fixed, and survived a close encounter with a sponge.
- Kindalas worked hard to summon the sponge wither without success.
- Void almost died to a sponge due to curiosity and then decided to retreat to the safety of an ancient city
- MJ mined a bunch of diamonds for the surface dwellers.
- fancy didn’t do much but did fix an iron farm
- Dotty will never look at a sponge the same way again.
- Salem mined a lot and lives in fear of sponges now.
November Everstorm closes
Here are all the obituaries reported for November:
- MJ is pretty sure that Husk had a mustache.
- Arthr waterbent himself too far into the deep end and got impaled by a waterbending master (drowned).
- quilava got blown to bits by a creeper while getting jungle wood for the seaside outpost
- Magenta attempted to take on the sky dungeon as it claimed them as its victim
- Moonroses perished by the axe of a Big Danger Castle denizen. She never stood a chance even with full gear.
- Centuritron’s curiosity killed the fox, but ’twas no satisfaction to bring it back
The survivors of November’s Everstorm share these final reports:
- Gritmonger’s curiosity did not kill him, against all odds.
- CheftNutmeg was not sure she could really count it as work wise she only managed to get on for about fifteen minutes all month.
December Everstorm opens- and closes!
The Everstorm has come and gone for December already, folks seemed to not enjoy all the mobs that plagued their winter wonderland!
Here are all the obituaries reported for December:
- ChefNutmeg logged on, got into a building, lagged out of the building, and died to zombie.
- Moon ran into the forest and was never seen again.
- Gritmonger was too confident in their ability to fight zombies, and didn’t remember they have always been a noob.
The sole survivor of December’s Everstorm shares this final report:
- Centuritron logged on, raided a distant village, planted a potato farm, & forgot to log back in.
January Everstorm opens
This month’s Everstorm comes kitted out with lots of structure generating mods! Here’s a handy list for you!
- Repurposed structures
- Towns and Towers
- Dungeons and Taverns
- Lios Overhauled Villages
Check out the mod’s pages linked above if you’re curious about it! It’s all server-side, no need to download anything to play! Just be a Minecraft level patron on Joe’s Patreon and join with the server information posted under Realms and Servers > #everstorm-jan-2024
Toxxic Vault Hunters server
Server Operator ToxxicGlitter is back with a fun new modded server! Using the same seed as the Hermits are using in their current Vault Hunter series, you too can run some vaults! The modpack and server information is available under SMP: Vault Hunters By ToxxicGlitter > #vh-setup, there’s also #vh-setup-help for if you need assistance installing the mods!
Pinball FX Weekly Tournament
- Week 1: Twilight Zone results are available here and the winner was ButterflyGirlKMC, congrats on 1st place! 2nd place goes to jsparker77!
- Week 2: Hurricane results are available here and the winner was JoeHills, congrats on 1st place! 2nd place goes to Laxmi13!
- Week 3: World Cup Soccer results are available here and the winner was JoeHills, congrats on 1st place! 2nd place goes to ButterflyGirlKMC!
- Week 4: Road Show results are available here and the winner was ButterflyGirlKMC, congrats on 1st place! 2nd place goes to Laxmi13!
The full results are available here, now here’s the November series winners!
Congratulations to ButterflyGirlKMC for taking first, JoeHills for 2nd, jsparker77 for taking 3rd, and Laxmi13 for 4th!
- Week 1: Cirqus Voltaire results are available here and the winner was jsparker77, congrats on 1st place! 2nd place goes to JoeHills!
- Week 2: Tales of the Arabian Nights results are available here and the winner was JoeHills, congrats on 1st place! 2nd place goes to Laxmi13!
- Week 3: No Good Gofers results are available here and the winner was JoeHills, congrats on 1st place! 2nd place goes to Laxmi13!
- Week 4: Indiana Jones results are available here and the winner was jsparker77, congrats on 1st place! 2nd place goes to JoeHills!
- Week 5: Sword of Fury results are available here and the winner was JoeHills, congrats on 1st place! 2nd place goes to jsparker77!
The full results are available here, now here’s the December series winners!
Congratulations to JoeHills for taking first, jsparker77 for 2nd, Laxmi13 for taking 3rd, ButterflyGirlKMC for 4th, and Mr. Hardluck for 5th!
Here are the tables you can expect for January’s series!
- Week 1: Whirlwind
- Week 2: The Machine: Bride of Pinbot
- Week 3: Space Station
- Week 4: Funhouse
Even though Joe will be releasing his last episodes of HermitCraft season 9 this month, you can still enjoy the Hermits in their Vault Hunters series! Check out Joe’s playlist over here.
HermitCraft 9 Videos
Before the last of season 9 gets uploaded, make sure you’re up to date on all of Joe’s episodes! Here’s the HermitCraft 9 episodes playlist!
If you’re looking for a place to find out when Joe is streaming, have I got the answer for you! You can see a calendar of all Joe’s upcoming streams over at this page over here!
Notable streams playlists
Crafts stream fans can enjoy all the latest arts and crafts VODs over at this playlist!
Watch Joe play Vault Hunters with his fellow Hermits in this convenient playlist!
- Friday, March 1st – Sunday March 3rd in Nashville, TN: Tennessee Game Days
So long for now…
Wow that was a lot of updating and formatting and editing! As always, if you spot an error of any kind please let me know under Joe Hills Meta > #feedback-newsletter. Thank you, and Happy New Year!
This has been TommyBoii reporting for newsletter duty.
See you around!