EscapeRestart

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Credits to Arelic for the graphic as always

Hello again!​

The SMP team is looking for a Quest Master to join our team. We have established the baseline lore for the server, and now we need somebody to help us with making intricate and fun quest lines! The plugin that we will use is a custom plugin (made by Nottycat) that fits what we want for our quests. General Minecraft coding knowledge would be helpful but not required; all you really need to do is write out the quest lines and also write what each quests rewards and requirements are. You’ll also have to write the NPC dialogue for quests.

If you want to write just a few quests for the server, and are not interested in having the main responsibility, that is fine! You could choose just one location if that interests you, expand the lore on that, and write the NPCs and quests as you wish. We want—and need—all the help we can with Quests, NPCs and Lore, in that order.

If this sounds like something you could be interested in, please contact Danni122112 on either Discord or on the forums, or Jolt if you do not like Danni. We look forward to having you join us!

Thanks,
SMP Team
Hi,

Despite the success of GMod right now with their Deathrun, Minecraft's Deathrun hasn't quite been working. Under my lacklustre management, we've lacked activity and direction. Due to low staff levels caused by the huge amount of effort going into SMP, we've been unable to gather a large enough team to effectively collaborate, with meetings trying to be attended by three people, two on opposite sides of the world, which just isn't sustainable.

We've also had to ask ourselves if Deathrun is really what you want, or whether it was a dubious decision made under immense pressure, purely for the sake of change. Was it really what would attract people, or was it what someone thought would attract people? We had some admin talks a while back on the state of the community where we also decided on Deception, and the primary reason Deathrun was created was that I and the RoF team felt we had to save lava survival, arguably the community's primary USP, from an, in my opinion, idiotic death. Servers should be developed out of care, not necessity.

For these reasons, we're deciding to cease development of Deathrun, and focus development back onto Rituals of Fire. We believe we can offer more by improving what we have rather than restarting from nothing. We're here to create a unique server, not a Hypixel clone. We believe we can create something that people want to join. Rituals of Fire attracts the majority of new users, but just doesn't quite retain - is it due to people online, perhaps? Something else? We can look at that and develop it, which we've talked about for a while, and were getting on our way to doing so. Finally, we can create a server that we all believe in with momentum behind us, and if we all care about what we create, we're going to create something a hell of a lot better.

Throughout this, there has been one user who has offered to maintain development when I thought we couldn't go on, and created a list of improvements for RoF that...
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Community News 297 - 28th July 2018

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Community

Staff

tnm has resigned from Community Admin! Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication over the years!

Freaky has been promoted to Community Admin, Hex will assume ASSHAT responsibilities in tnm's absense.


Community Events

Pixelmon
Pixelmon is out! Thanks to Notty and Ooglie (with the help of Arelic and a few admins) for setting up such a great server! More information on Pixelmon and how to join can be found here;
https://escaperestart.com/forum/threads/pixelmon-event-server.21088/

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

Minecraft Account Link
Register your forum account and get a [Member] rank in the Lobby. More rewards coming soon for forum registration and donors!
https://escaperestart.com/forum/pages/mcbridge/

• Please post any feedback/suggestions or emoji...
Pull back your ponytas

READY YOUR RAPIDASHES
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Pictured (Left to right): Magikarp, Eevee, Vaporeon, Mudkip, Notty, 2 Miltanks, Mega-Altaria and Mega-Scizor.


Pixelmon is back! Will you catch them all?
A while back Pixelmon was discontinued but that did not stop several other modders to continue it and now we have Pixelmon Reforged! A lot of people seemed to enjoy the latest pixelmon event, myself included, so now EscapeRestart is hosting another official pixelmon server! Made by me and Ooglie101 with help of Arelic and a few admins.

Featuring:
- Actual working auto-generated gyms
- 6 generations worth of pokemon
- Mega evolutions
- No hunger problems
- Some quality of life side mods that are server-side only and you won't have to install.
- A spawn town so beautiful Arceus might have made it
- Hopefully you!

The server should be ready for release this friday, however because 3 days is a short notice we have put a poll™ at the top to ask if you would rather have the release of pixelmon saturday or next weekend. Most popular vote wins unless people vote for never then second most popular wins.
This friday July 27th 8PM GMT has been chosen for release date and time!

IT'S HERE NOW! IP: lobby.escaperestart.com:25566

Here's some more information (including installation) incase you have any questions. Feel free to ask more though.
What versions?
Minecraft: 1.12.2
Forge: 1.12.2 - 14.23.4.2705
Pixelmon Reforged: 1.12.2-6.3.2
Pixelmon Reforged: 1.12.2-6.3.4

How do I install pixelmon reforged?
There is a page for that on the wiki: https://pixelmonmod.com/wiki/index.php?title=Installation

The one downside of pixelmon having been taken over by another mod team is that they use some download website that is blocked by my adblocker and because of that I couldn't download the pixelmon jar myself. If this happens to you,...
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(thanks to Arelic for putting the Deathrun text on my crappy image)

Hey guys,

Exciting news: we're going to be opening a second Garry's Mod server - Deathrun!

Deathrun is a gamemode where there are two teams, the Runners and the Deaths. The Runners have to complete an obstacle course of some sort with lots of different types of challenges along the way, while the Deaths press buttons to timely activate traps on the Runners to try to kill them off before they get to the end. If you get to the finish, you get to choose a minigame to play with the Deaths to try to kill them and win the round. There are loads of different maps with different courses, traps and minigames to play, and I'll be updating the server regularly.

It's a lot of fun and it can be a really chilled out gamemode that we can hopefully have a really nice time with. I used to spend many days playing this, and many evenings winding down with a few maps and some music before bed. I've had a lot of fun on Deathrun in the past, and I hope we can have some good fun with this server.

In terms of features, we have autoclaim (so once you stand in front of a button, other Deaths can't steal it from you), autohop (means you can hold down space to keep jumping automatically, this can be disabled in your settings), customaziable GUI/HUD and cross-hairs, optional third-person mode, and pointshop.

We'll also have the !jukebox, a bunch of playermodels (more than TTT) and maps, and that's all there really is to it, so expect the download to be fairly short and sweet because it'll just be playermodels.

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We're going to be treating this server as a new permanent server in our lineup alongside TTT. If/when it gets to a point where it's far more dead than alive and people are no longer having fun with it though, we'll...
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Community News 296 - 7th July 2018

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Community

Exam season is upon us, and a lot of our staff (and probably you guys as well!) are really busy with exams. Apologies for things moving a bit slower than usual.

1.13
Due to the vast behind-the-scenes changes with Minecraft in 1.13, for those wondering, our long-term solution will most likely be a patch allowing 1.13 clients to connect to our 1.12 servers. Many plugins will have to be redeveloped for servers, meaning that there will be a longer wait than usual if servers are to update to 1.13 - if at all. -SirC

Community Events

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

Minecraft Account Link
Register your forum account and get a [Member] rank in the Lobby. More rewards coming soon for forum registration and donors!
https://escaperestart.com/forum/pages/mcbridge/
• Give feedback/suggestions in #discord-feedback!

• Notty is working on fixing Topians and...​
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Community News 295 - 2nd June 2018

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Community

Exam season is upon us, and a lot of our staff (and probably you guys as well!) are really busy with exams. Apologies for things moving a bit slower than usual.

Community Events

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

Minecraft Account Link
Register your forum account and get a [Member] rank in the Lobby. More rewards coming soon for forum registration and donors!
https://escaperestart.com/forum/pages/mcbridge/
• Give feedback/suggestions in #discord-feedback!
• A new Pokemon channel is up! Discuss anything Pokemon related there!
• There's a new emote poll up! Vote for which emotes you'd like to add or deny from the server. Poll closes next Saturday.
• There's been some restructuring of staff roles over the past week. These changes are not final but are a starting point for streamlining the roles on discord.
• Notty is working on fixing Topians and re-adding...​
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Welcome to Garry's Mod: Murder

A gamemode of deception and murder, based off of Murder in the Dark.
One person is a murderer with a knife, who is trying to secretly kill off the other players.
The other players must use their wits to find out who it is and kill them first. Unfortunately they only have the one gun between them.

When?

The event will begin right after the meeting, which is on June 2nd @ 8 PM UTC (4 PM EST)

Info: (Password will be removed on release)
IP: 85.114.128.114:27050
Workshop Link (For Errors / Loading Faster): Workshop
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Hello!
Why hello everyone! My name is Nillbugwtw, or William. I live in the Bay Area of California and am currently in my nth year of studying Software Engineering.

What do you do for EscapeRestart?
While I’m a Community Admin, my specific role is that of Treasurer/Bill Payer/Finances Guy. I process the donations from both our Patreon and single donation page and use them to pay our web hosting and dedicated server fees for the month. This isn’t something I could do alone, but thanks to the generous donations of users like you, we’ve been able to support ourselves exclusively from community donations, and not from the admins own wallets, for a year and a half now – but more on that in a separate post. As a CA, I also consult with Hex and tnm when we make community-wide decisions or head staff changes.

Why do you staff for EscapeRestart?
When I first joined EscapeRestart Blocktopia TheOne’s in 2010, I was 15, a sophomore in high school, fresh out of Runescape, and using a lot more “u” than “you” in my chats. The next eight years sent me on a journey that found me at every rank on Zombie Survival, eventually running the server, switching over to running Create Buildbox after Classic shutdown, and ultimately to this position as a CA. I found myself maturing with each promotion, having the responsibility of managing more people and projects. While the responsibilities I’ve had in this community will never find their way onto my resumé, the experienced I gained, especially during my formative high school years, I’ve applied in team-leadership opportunities both in employment and in academics, and I’ll be forever grateful to this community for smacking the Runescape...