The following events occurred during the Hopeful Era:
- The server is updated to 1.17. A 'drop party' is hosted by Fix at Saint Marie and the server received mystery crates.
- CombatLogX, an anti-claimhide plugin, is implemented.
- Fix spawns in an axolotl.
- A new queue system is implemented.
- _Smithyy found the first axolotl in the Atlantic Ocean.
- PycckueBnepeg finds the second axolotl near Indochina.
- T3Z1A found the third axolotl of the server in Acadia. It was put in display at GoldenNugget's property in Fredericton.
- The custom crafting recipes for 1.17 were added.
- The nation of Bulgaria was created by EliteFromYT, with the capital being Sliven_Novo_Selo.
- KazakhKhanate was created by NotArii_
- Pulau joined Majapahit as a colony
- Ghana joined the Commonwealth
- Keewatin joined the Salish Federation
- Yamato joined Japan as a colony
- TAAF and Arctic were created by bebop2525 and konichiwah89, respectively
- Katanga (led by Yoshigamer1298) joined the Commonwealth
- True Russia (led by Java_Wolf) was formed by Golden Federation, CCCP, USSR, World, Yakutia, Soviet Union, Siberia, Far East, Pakistan and Northern Russia.
- The People's Republic of Russia was dissolved after the formation of True Russia
- NWT (led by Hoodtrap21) was disbanded
- Jouf joined Ancient Egypt as a colony
- Oranje was created by Aoostan
- The peace negotiations on the Majapahit-Kai War began.
- Pulau and Atyrau were disbanded
- USA (led by Hoodtrap21) joined Philippines as a colony.
- Alaska was disbanded
- Cape Verde joined the Federation of Indian Ocean
- AdrianHES is re-elected Prime Minister of Quebec for the third consecutive time. He ran as the Supreme Chairman of the Solidarity Party.
- Limkid uploads YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THIS METHOD! HOW TO FIND 250+ GOLD PER HOUR ON THE EarthMC? to YouTube, displaying the 1050 generation exploit. Limkid, L3th (although he was also an alt.) and Kumtiox are banned for violating rule 1.3.
- Lorriaz is banned for using the 1050 generation exploit.
- The North American Ultimatum is created, led by Quebec. In this ultimatum, the nations of Quebec, Cascadia, the United States of America, Jefferson, Acadia, Texas Republic, Illinois, Cuba and Minnesota vow to go to war against the Philippines and West Russia if colonies in North America are not disbanded.
- Soon after, the Philippines responded to the Ultimatum by assuring their colonies will be re-located to Sunbelt Alliance-controlled Texas.
- British Deseret is founded with the capital being Argent
- British Deseret is inducted into Britain as a direct colony
- Christmas Eve is observed globally.
- Quebec Prime Minister Adrian and former emperors Takii and Morgini issue Christmas Eve addresses.
- Bleeblob, the famous USA politician and mayor of Boston, is banned for making, displaying and selling illegal map art.
- The nation of New Holland was created by ShadowVoider, with the capital being New_Holland.
- Adolf_Hitlar, former leader of Nazi Germany joins AdrianHES' town of Albany in Quebec. Hitlar is subsequently permabanned there.
- Battle of Kosova between Austria and IDC forces happens. Turns into a huge battle consisting many players from all around the world. Ended in a stalemate.
- AdrianHES, mayor of Albany and chairman of the Solidarity Party is re-elected prime minister of Quebec for the fourth consecutive time.
- The Detente Phase of the Cold War between Quebec and the USA ends, following harassment and claim battles from Coblobster and Lucas2011, directed at Albany mayor and Quebec prime minister AdrianHES. In addition, the Burlington Project was recognized by the Quebec oligarchy around this time to be a claimblock, as it was placed and managed strategically to blockade Albany to the east.
- The Third Phase of the Cold War between Quebec and the USA begins. Relations between the two nations drop significantly.
- The Tank Man incident occurs. New York points tanks and TNT at Quebec non-combatant civilians, captured in a famous photograph.
- Klondike, led by PaintedIndigo, joins Imperial Quebec as a state. It receives a new flag and is officially reclassified as the "Republic of Klondike."