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Community News 273 - 2nd September 2017

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Community

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

Advertising
Applications are now open for the team, and will be open until the 5th of September. If you have any questions, feel free to PM Hex. https://escaperestart.com/forum/threads/escaperestart-advertising-form-applications.20807/

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!

Suggestions & Bug Reports
We've changed how suggestions are done to ensure they actually get responded to! Find out about it at https://escaperestart.com/forum/threads/20795.

New Lobby
The Minecraft lobby has been updated, and it looks spectacular! Thanks to jackamel, Plive, Psycho and Swimmer for making it. There's a whole new commitment challenge, a maze and two parkours, rewarding you with custom advancements and special armour, so make sure you get on to earn the new rewards.
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With the recent acquisition of the AoD1 plugin, we're hosting a temporary 1.8 event server, complete with 120 AoD1 maps, the old lobby, messages, and bugs! Check the spoiler below for a full list of maps. (Though, unfortunately, we do not have the old player data)

The server opens on 2nd September at 12 PM GMT
Convert to your timezone here

Join the server with Minecraft 1.8 at lobby.EscapeRestart.com:25567
Classic
747
Abandoned Arena
Academy
Aerodash
Ancient City
Anubis Station
Arachnophobia
Arboretum
Artwood
Ascendant
Avenguard Keep
Barrow
Boarding Action
BuildBox
Bushwhacked
Camelot
Campus
Canopy
Carthwick
Cherry
City of Arches
Clockwork
Close Quarters
Cobwebs
Colosseum
Colourido
Contaminated
Cubism
Darkness
Deadhouse Gates
DeadsBall
Desert
Desert Ops
Dirt Mansion
Disneyland
Divided
Dog Fight
Dourbridge
Dragonwrecks
EmeraldArena
Eterno
Exhaust
Explosive Arena
Fetenia Bay
Flashback
Floating Castle
Floating Forest
Forest
Forest Frenzy
Forty Below
Frozen Sky
Grand Library
Haven
Herenya
Hightower
Icerun
Isolated
L4D2 Deadcenter Hotel
LilyPad Crossing
Lonely Tree
Magalord City
Mayhem
Morse Summit
Mushroom Kingdom
Narrows
Nightmare
Nimeitheiel
Nuclear
Oasis
Octopus of Love
Organic
Pac-man
Platform Panic
Platforms
PoolHall
Pripyat
Radiated
Rapture
RedTern
Relic
Reverence
Rings
Sanctum
Sectors
Serpents
Shambhala
Ship
Silver Edge
Skull Fortress
Skyscraper City
Smarqueris
Snochille
Stronghold
Sumo
Swordbase
Teneris
The Island
The Trip
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Welcome!


After a undeniably long wait (sorry!) I've finally got the google form around for the Advertising team. Advertising is a very important (and sometimes very subtle) role in the community. Advertising helps us put our name out there - and allow us to reach out to more users and further our platform.

Advertisers get access to a discord server dedicated to Advertising, with a forum too!

What can I do?

There's a lot to do, actually! I've taken the singular role of one Advertiser - and have spread out the jobs that normally one person would have a really hard time to handle. You can apply for one (or multiple!) of these jobs / positions.

• Graphic Designers
• Artists
• YouTuber / Video Producers
• Streamers
• Social Media Managers


If you feel like you can provide more to the team, even though the specific job isn't listed - don't be scared to apply! We want all the talent we can get on this team! There are many niches that could be filled - and if you can fill it, I'd be happy to have you on the team. If the form doesn't include anything useful for your skill, just PM me.

What other qualities do I need?

There's not much you need, but we always love seeing people who are:

• Determined
• Creative
• Positive
• Willing to spend time on advertising


It's always a plus to see people who are encouraged and ready to do things!

GOOGLE FORM: https://goo.gl/forms/7lmB8BJJYvxMKmn93

Current Team

Arelic - Graphic Designer
Jeercrul - Graphic Designer
Iggish - YouTuber
Velzerat - YouTuber
FreakyCupcake - Streamer / Social Media
Zelz - Streamer / Social Media
Vino - Streamer
Jolterino - Streamer

If you have any questions regarding this, feel free to PM me!​
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Community News 272 - 19th August 2017

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Community

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
Mulbery has resigned from Admin. Thank you for all you've done!
Join our Discord here!

Suggestions & Bug Reports
We've changed how suggestions are done to ensure they actually get responded to! Find out about it at https://escaperestart.com/forum/threads/20795.
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Create
This week's Crayola colour is: ((̲̅ ̲̅(̲̅C̲̅r̲̅a̲̅y̲̅o̲̅l̲̲̅̅a̲̅( ̲̅((>


General:
The Summer Competition results have been released; congratulations to the winners! Find the results here: http://bit.ly/Summer-Competition-Results

We'd like to remind everyone to please read and follow the rules.

Changes & Additions:
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Here's a quick update from your lovely admin team regarding changes that we're making to suggestions and bug reports! You might have noticed how when it comes to suggestions and bug reports, it can be rather difficult to navigate your way around the forums and find the relevant forum sections. Even so, your suggestion may receive close to no staff attention, or fail to see itself being implemented despite staff promising that they will add it in one way or another.

You'll notice that under forums, there is a new section called Suggestions and Bug Reports, where all new Suggestions and Bug reports will now be placed under. We now have a dedicated section for Community Suggestions so that you don't have to place them in the Community Discussion subforum. There are also new formats, though unlike ban appeals or staff applications, you don't necessarily have to follow them.

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So, what changed?

First, there is now a time limit imposed on server staff and admins such that they are obliged to reply to suggestions. Next, when a suggestion is accepted, it will not be considered decided and moved to the decided pile until it has been implemented. Lastly, there are new sections for servers that do not have their own subforums, such as Discord or Teamspeak.

If suggestions are getting ignored, they will start piling up, and you, members of the community, can use this as an indicator of how hard we're working. More importantly, this sets up the framework such that any new servers and games can quickly be added to the system. This is summarized nicely here in this image:

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In Summary:
  • New forum section for Suggestions and Bug Reports.
  • Server Staff are now obliged to reply to your suggestions or bug reports within a week.
  • New games and game servers can more easily be added...
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Community News 271 - 5th August 2017

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Community

Donations
This month's donation counter reached $165! That is mad! Thank you to everyone who donated, including Jawshee who donated $100, which is insane. And now, the usual message.
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!

Advertising

No news.
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Create
This week's Crayola colour is: ((̲̅ ̲̅(̲̅C̲̅r̲̅a̲̅y̲̅o̲̅l̲̲̅̅a̲̅( ̲̅((>


General
The Create Summer Competition has ended!
The results will be released in the coming days, stay tuned!​

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The Prestige Update. SoonTM...​
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7 DAYS TO DIE - The Survival Horde Crafting Game
After doing the community poll, and talking with staff - we have decided to go ahead and start a 7 Day to Die event. If you don't know what 7DtD is, it is a zombie survival game that has tons of mechanics, including building, crafting, quests, and more! If you want a more in depth explanation, I recommend you read Ogarci's Thread, since he goes into more detail there. You can also view the trailer here.
Store Pages

Steam
Humble Bundle (ON SALE FOR LIMITED TIME!)​
Server Info

IP: lobby.escaperestart.com
PORT: 26900
The server is a pure vanilla with nothing edited. It will play like any default 7 Days to Die server, and will feature Land Claims, Randomly Generated world. PvP is enabled, since Allies / land claims / safes ensure safety otherwise. All PvE is still enabled too, so dont worry about that.

The server is opened up with no password as of this post, so you can go ahead and jump right on! I hope everyone enjoys the server, and if there is any problems just contact me via Discord / Forums. Have fun!​
Due to some discussion by some users recently, we've decided to go ahead and do a short survey on people's opinions on meetings.

For those who are unaware, meetings take place on Discord every 2 weeks at 8PM GMT (the next meeting is 5th August) where staff read out news from servers and users can ask questions before the recap is posted.

It won't take too long to complete, but we just wanted some opinions on the current format and ways we could improve it.

Respond to the survey here:
https://goo.gl/forms/M9Tz1Z2l03FtxQR13

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Thanks!

7 Days to Die is an open-world game that is a unique combination of first person shooter, survival horror, tower defense, and role-playing games. Play the definitive zombie survival sandbox RPG that came first. Navezgane awaits!
http://store.steampowered.com/app/251570/7_Days_to_Die/

If you don't know what 7 Days to Die is, I'd highly recommend reading this post from Ogarci - he explains the game brilliantly there. In a nutshell, 7 Days to Die is a zombie survival game, where you start with nothing in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, filled with zombie hordes. You must survive against the environment and your own thirst and hunger as you build and craft to defend yourself. The creators describe it as "the survival horde crafting game" - whilst 7DTD provides new elements of challenge, Minecraft players shouldn't feel too out of their comfort zone!

But why am I telling you about this game? There has recently been a petition for creating an event server for this (read Ogarci's post yet?) that has been gaining quite a bit of momentum recently, so we'd like to see what you guys think of the game. What you should know, though, is that the game is on sale right now on Humble Bundle for $9.99! The sale only lasts for one week, so if you'd like to play on the event and you don't already have the game, make your way down to https://www.humblebundle.com/store/7-days-to-die to take advantage of the 60% off deal before it runs out. The game is usually $24.99, so it is a massive saving. Even if you don't have the time to play with us, it is a fantastic game to get anyway.

If you'd like us to host an event server for this, it is essential that you show your support in the poll attached to the post. We need to know if enough people are going to play...​
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Community News 270 - 22nd July 2017

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Community

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/
Ban Appeals
The ban appeal system has had a few changes to it. Please see https://escaperestart.com/forum/threads/changes-to-ban-appeals.20745 for more info.

Discord
Join our Discord here!

Advertising
Streaming / Social Media - I'll be releasing google forms soon so people can apply to either be a Streamer for EscRes or help run Social Media. The post will be coming up within this week, so keep your eyes peeled for that. IF you are really interested and want to help soon, just PM Hex.

Afternote - If you want to help with advertising, and you think you are able to in any way (Graphics, Videos, Rendering, Social Media, etc) Don't be afraid to contact me! I will be opening a google form for this soon to gather more people, but if you want to be an immediate help - you can always PM Hex.
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