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The first trailer for SMP has now been released, Enjoy!

Thanks a lot to Psycho for creating the trailer!
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This is it.

With change sweeping through the community, it's time we showed the community what RoF was made of once more. This is the biggest update to the server in a very long time, and that's not just because the last one was ages ago. We, the RoF staff team, are all very excited to bring everything we've been developing to the community. If you have any questions about the update, please ask, and we hope you all enjoy.
-SirC

• A new lobby
I personally think this is spectacular. Robo has led a project to create a new lobby for the server. A new lobby is something that has been queried about for a long time now, and it is finally here, in a very grand fashion. Bigger and better, this should give off a big impression to anyone playing for the first time.

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• Other
We've also received a brand new colour scheme, as a nice new lick of paint the server fairly desperately needed. This should add a hint of refinement to the whole server experience. The ability for KotL to have kits has also been built-in, so we'll be looking into that. Oh yeah, there’s also vaults for everyone too.

• When will this release?
As with the reset update, this will not have a release time, rather than just a going down time. This 'soft launch' will allow us to ensure a timely and hopefully fairly bug-free experience when we release. We’ll have a bit of a party before going down on Saturday 3rd March at 9pm GMT. We might even blow up the old lobby! Once everything is finished being added to the main server, we will then announce our release on Discord and forums.

(Thanks to Arelic for all the nice graphics and formatting.)
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Community News 285 - 17th February 2018

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Community

Community Plans
Read about our plans for the community here. These are pretty damn massive, you ought to give them a glance. https://escaperestart.com/forum/threads/things-are-happening-state-of-the-community.20942

Community Events
Want to host an event? Check out our CDE guidelines!
https://escaperestart.com/forum/threads/community-event-guidelines.20879/

Donations
If you have some money spare, we would really appreciate a donation! We also have a Patreon page where you can donate however much you want monthly, and gain a Discord donor rank if it's over $5/m: check it out here! https://www.patreon.com/escaperestart
Thanks a lot to RaizzanX for filling the donation bar by donating 50$ last month!

Vote Here!
Voting helps make our server more visible and is the easiest way to give our server free publicity. On top of that, you get rewards for doing it. Please help us out!
http://escaperestart.com/forum/pages/VoteHere/

Discord
Join our Discord here!
• Give feedback/suggestions in #discord-feedback!​

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Create
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General:
Check out Create's...​
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Community News 284 - 3rd February 2018

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Community

Important!
Read about our plans for the community here. These are pretty damn massive, you ought to give them a glance. https://escaperestart.com/forum/threads/things-are-happening-state-of-the-community.20942

Community Events
Want to host an event? Check out our CDE guidelines!
https://escaperestart.com/forum/threads/community-event-guidelines.20879/

Donations
If you have some money spare, we would really appreciate a donation! We also have a Patreon page where you can donate however much you want monthly, and gain a Discord donor rank if it's over $5/m: check it out here! https://www.patreon.com/escaperestart
Thanks a lot to RaizzanX for filling the donation bar by donating 50$ last month!

Vote Here!
Voting helps make our server more visible and is the easiest way to give our server free publicity. On top of that, you get rewards for doing it. Please help us out!
http://escaperestart.com/forum/pages/VoteHere/

Discord
Join our Discord here!
• Give feedback/suggestions in #discord-feedback!​

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Create
This week's Crayola colour is: ((̲̅ ̲̅(̲̅C̲̅r̲̅a̲̅y̲̅o̲̅l̲̲̅̅a̲̅( ̲̅((>

General:
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Hi
So with the new upcoming launch of Deathrun, we wanted to do something a little fun for the community.
From 28th Jan to 27th Feb, we're hosting a map competition on create. Details are as follows:​

Map Criteria
  • We're going to be racing here. Try to make your map suitable for competing for the fastest time. That being said, don't be afraid to be different.
  • At the same time, if possible, try to break up parkour a bit. It doesn't all need to be flippy stuff!
  • Smaller areas flooded with lava will help lag the server less.
  • Try to consider both aesthetics and gameplay!
  • Please also make sure that your map is reasonably difficult and not too long. Don't make the maps too short though. The average map should be around 1-2 minutes.
  • We encourage you to include new and unique ways to get through a map. You’re not solely limited to parkour! The use of elytra and other stuff can make your map really stand out.
  • We will be adding the ability for points in the map to have multiple routes to the same destination that can open/close randomly each round. By making players take different paths, this can really add some variety to a map, so we encourage you to try this.
  • Harder shortcuts will add some challenge for more experienced users.
  • Puzzles are not prohibited, but they should be playable each time by an individual (so one player doesn't just unlock it for everyone) and easy enough to do quickly. This is difficult though, so we'd recommend straying away from them.
  • Don't be scared to stick perfectly to the guidelines. If you have a good enough reason for straying away from our advice, that's fine - rules are made to be broken!

Prizes:
1st
- Name placed in the hall of fame/Custom...
Because in our community TTT and games like mafia and werewolves have been pretty popular, one of our new minecraft servers that we want to make is a deception based gamemode.

Here are the core mechanics that define deception based games: (examples are mafia, werewolves, TTT)
  • Good team vs bad team
  • Bad guys are hidden to the players
  • Good team has to complete an objective, examples:
    • eliminating all bad guys
    • completing quests or a quest
    • moving through a map while staying alive
  • Bad team has to prevent good team from completing their objective
  • Optional: 3rd parties that have their own win condition

There already is a similar gamemode on other MC servers named Murder Mystery, but it doesn't really work well in minecraft at all. I do think there is huge potentional for a gamemode based on deception mechanics and so that's why we should give it a try.

We already have some ideas of what to make but there are so many things possible we could do and it's important that we are creative to make a nice and unique server. That's why we are looking for some people to join the team and dedicate to help with ideas/design and later help with testing and moderating.

Here's what we expect from you as "deception" staff:
  • Willing to think of ideas for the server and discuss them respectfully with the rest.
  • Having time to occasionally test the server and attend meetings.
  • Experience with games like mafia/werewolves/TTT/Avalon/etc is a bonus but not a requirement.
I hope some people are interested in helping us make this project great. If you are interested simply send me a PM on the forums or discord where you simply tell me your idea or ideas of how our deception server should look like. Please also add things that are useful for me to know regarding you being staff.

We don't have much yet but I hope...
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Community News 283 - 20th January 2018

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Community

Important!
Read about our plans for the community here. These are pretty damn massive, you ought to give them a glance. https://escaperestart.com/forum/threads/things-are-happening-state-of-the-community.20942

Staff
Arelic has been promoted to CA!
SirComputer has resigned from CA (but is still RoF Admin).

Community Events
Want to host an event? Check out our CDE guidelines!
https://escaperestart.com/forum/threads/community-event-guidelines.20879/

Donations
If you have some money spare, we would really appreciate a donation! We also have a Patreon page where you can donate however much you want monthly, and gain a Discord donor rank if it's over $5/m: check it out here! https://www.patreon.com/escaperestart

Vote Here!
Voting helps make our server more visible and is the easiest way to give our server free publicity. On top of that, you get rewards for doing it. Please help us out!
http://escaperestart.com/forum/pages/VoteHere/

Discord
Join our Discord here!
• Give feedback/suggestions in #discord-feedback!​

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Create
This week's Crayola colour is: ((̲̅ ̲̅(̲̅C̲̅r̲̅a̲̅y̲̅o̲̅l̲̲̅̅a̲̅( ̲̅((>

General:
Inventurous
has been...​
Well, this one’s going to be fun. Don’t shoot the messenger!

Hi all,

Before we get onto the juicy part of this, let’s handle staff first. As you will most likely know from our meetings, FreakyCupcake has resigned and has been replaced by Hex, who will do good. Freaky was a fantastic admin, so thanks for all your work there. As well, I will be resigning from Community Admin, but I will stay on as Lava Admin. It’s been an honour people, so thanks. I haven’t been great, but it’s been fun, so hey. My long-awaited replacement is already a great admin, and was the real reason you got those 25 days of events. Yep, you guessed it, you've probably been on the hypetrain for ages, it’s Arelic! Please be nice to her. I trust she’ll do a mighty fine job as part of our leadership team.

Now, this is the part that gets really fun. I think we’ve seen we’re not doing fantastic right now. Server numbers are down, everything’s not great. Not fun. Therefore, we’re going to go a bit out there. Now, I’ll give credit to Vatumok for a lot of this, as he’s been working with us to help get things done, so thanks a lot. What we’re planning is to replace RoF and AoD. I’ll just give that a moment to settle in. Are you alright? Good. Let’s continue.

Before you get going in the comment section with “wtf you are killing the community against our will you are not listening reeeee”, I must stress this is not completely finalised. There is every possibility we can scrap this if it goes wrong, or if there is enough reason discussed now to reverse this. However, it’s worth doing something. There’s a good few proposals in our News forum that have never came to fruition, and it’s about time one of them did. The date for shutting off RoF and AoD, if this does happen, will be a long way off, giving us a good bit of time to backtrack if necessary, and will only happen once the new server is completely ready. I should also note that the Prestige Update for RoF, well...
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Community News 282 - 6th January 2018

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Community

• The Developer rank makes a return on Discord and the forums. Our current developers are Nottykitten (Discord + SMP) and Okx (SMP). cheatyface, ComputerGuy_ and SirComputer develop for SMP, AoD and RoF respectively, but they also act as the servers' Controller/Admins.

• The forums and Minecraft lobby are no longer festive. EscapeRestart wishes you a happy new year!


Want to host an event? Check out our CDE guidelines!
https://escaperestart.com/forum/threads/community-event-guidelines.20879/

Donations
If you have some money spare, we would really appreciate a donation! We also have a Patreon page where you can donate however much you want monthly, and gain a Discord donor rank if it's over $5/m: check it out here! https://www.patreon.com/escaperestart

Vote Here!
Voting helps make our server more visible and is the easiest way to give our server free publicity. On top of that, you get rewards for doing it. Please help us out!
http://escaperestart.com/forum/pages/VoteHere/

Discord
Join our Discord here!
• Give feedback/suggestions in #discord-feedback!​

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Create
This week's Crayola colour is: ((̲̅ ̲̅(̲̅C̲̅r̲̅a̲̅y̲̅o̲̅l̲̲̅̅a̲̅(...
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Hello!​

We know you’ve all been waiting for some news on SMP and we really can’t blame you. I can assure you that work is being done on the server every day, progress is moving along quite quickly at this point! We have so many great builders that spend a lot of time on the server and are quite frankly doing amazing work. We’re also not short on developers and a lot of our plugins are going to be custom developed to fit the needs of the server and player base. Our team is starting to function as a single unit now and you can see that morale is on the rise.

• So why is it taking so long?
The scope of the server is massive, much larger than any other SMP we’ve ever had before. Where in previous SMPs we had barely fleshed out ideas we are making sure that those ideas are fully fleshed out and perfected and that there is no lack of content. The server is the amalgamation of all our previous SMPs along with a ton of new ideas and content. It is our last chance and we absolutely can’t afford to waste it. We are not going to be setting a release date just yet but we can however deliver a feature overview and progress update.

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• Why I think this server will be the best SMP we are able to make
I have read through every single thread on the forums about SMP to identify what worked and what did not with every previous SMP. I have also played on every SMP since Legends of Primordia and have personally experienced what worked and what didn’t on these servers. We have been sure to avoid all of this and have made sure there was few flaws as possible in the fundamental ideas of the server. We are also ensuring to test everything before release to prevent any bugs.

• When is SMP being released?
There will be no release date before we are 100% sure the server...