Points, points, who wants to earn points!?
Merit Points can be earned in various ways (voting, contests and more, see below), and then redeemed for various in-game perks or kept for later to potentially earn prizes. You can type
/points at any time in-game to view your currently available reserve and the available perks. Alternatively, you can check your profile on the forums.
How to use points
Points that have been earned can be cashed-in during gameplay for various bonuses.
Duration: 15 minutes Keep your current inventory and levels if you die. Unused on Events Nights.
Single use. Be invisible. Great for outdoors builders in unprotected areas, as monsters won't attack unless very close.
Duration: 30 minutes Sends you instantly to the End of Time so you can exit at any location.
Single use. Clear the rain for a while.
Duration: 15 minutes minimum Double the XP that mobs drop within 50 blocks of you.
Duration: 30 minutes
All of these are available 24/7 at the cost of 2 Merit Points, except the End of Time access which is worth 4. During Events Night, these prices get slashed by half!
An indicator bar will appear at the top of the screen to show the remaining time. Please note that the clock still runs down if you're online or not. For example, if you start a XP boost command at 10:10, that means it'll expire at 10:40 no matter what. Your status will be restored if you reconnect, and it sticks across servers if you move around. You can also enter a command again at any time to extend a perk for the given amount of time, at the price of using up more points.
Cost: 10 points
How to earn points
There are multiple opportunities to earn points.
/vote, or from the help page. Voting helps us, so please do it as often as possible! Every month, a different challenge is accessible from the lobby. Different challenges come with different targets and rewards. UHC happens most often, with these fixed targets:
- Crafting a bookshelf
- Crafting an enchantment table
- Accessing the Nether
- Picking up a blaze rod