EscapeRestart

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Welcome everyone to the second iteration of Gamenight. This week's event will be on Saturday 24.03. 19:00/7pm GMT [Timezone Translator]. There will be a gamenight every other weekend, e.g. every 2 weeks, until (for now) Saturday, hosted by the friendly staff of EscapeRestart and organized by me.

So you might ask, how does a Gamenight work? What is Gamenight? What do I have to do to participate?
Simple, a server gets hosted, players come and go, be it community members or outsiders and people have fun.
Now, what do you, the player have to do? Nothing. Just join whenever you feel like, have fun in whatever game we might be playing and look forward to the next event.

The main point of these Gamenights is to give the community something special. Something members can look forward to, to end the monotony, which is why the gamenight won’t be fixated on a single game but will try to explore multiple games, known or unknown, which we together as a community can enjoy.
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Now to this week’s event:
Time for the follow up to the first Gamenight! Even though, the first Gamenight's success was rather underwhelming it still surpassed my expectations, so at least that's something!
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It has been decided!
Boardgame Online will be played as part of the second GameNight! Starting on Saturday at 7pm UTC a room will be opened, the invite link will be put into discord as well as into this thread. It will go on as long as there are players(this means it actually will last for this night)
~Finished~
To those coming in late, there will be multiple rounds, link will be updated when a new round starts.​

Anyway, since...​
A new SMP trailer has unexpectedly appeared!



Thanks to Mulbery for creating this!​
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Community News 287 -17rd March 2018

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TheOne was at the meeting today!
Community


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 $5/m: check it out here! https://www.patreon.com/escaperestart
Thanks a lot to uhtr5r for filling the donation bar by donating 50$ 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( ̲̅((>

Please make sure to check out the Create Feedback Form! You can read about it here. It will help me a lot in the Create Renovation project, thank you.
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It's not a pretty situation. It's about roadkill levels of gruesome, I'd say. Except more toxic, as it's the internet.

Last Wednesday, our server reached maximum capacity, and RoF's data files storing tokens, vaults, and achievements glitched out and effectively erased themselves. Prestige Points would have been affected, but nothing was modified, so nothing was overwritten. Inventories of users who have logged in during this time have also been affected.

Achievements will automatically rebuild themselves, and have been restored anyway from a backup from the 3rd of this month, just before the server was updated for Prestige. Tokens have been restored from a backup from the 11th, 5 days ago. Vaults have not had a monthly backup yet, so have been completely erased. The effect on inventories will depend on whether a user has logged in during the time the issue was active for, so restoration for this will come on a user-by-user basis upon request.

If you require any reimbursement for any lost possessions, I've set up a form to try and keep my PM box fairly clear. The link is at https://goo.gl/forms/2KDa8hfmMPM4SZSr2. Please answer in as much detail as possible to make this easier for all of us. I'll try to review things fairly sharpish, although my schedule will be busy for the next week due to exams and other work. Don't try to use this as a quick way to get a few extra cookies - I can see who has logged on in this timeframe and I will take action if you try to use this as such. It's about as smart as trying to take the diamond blocks from the lobby tutorial during the lobby exploding event. Yes, I did catch that, and you're lucky I have tons of other things I need to do right now. Back on topic, though.

SMP has also been having issues potentially relating to this, so you'll be delighted to know it isn't just my incompetence that's caused things! If you discover any other issues with lost or corrupted data on servers, please contact the...
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Hello! If you didn't see on the big announcement we had a month ago about our servers, I'm planning on completely renovating create and putting a new breath of fresh air in it. I have some ideas myself, and my staff are helping a lot - but I want to focus on the community aspect also. I decided to make a short little survey for people who frequent / used to frequent create, to help me get a gauge on some of my ideas, and get some ideas that they may have.

If you are at all interested in helping with this project, just PM me! If you've ever wanted to see a change in create, or help make one - now is the time to help :-). I need a hand in just about anything, so feel free to offer help with anything.

Anyways, thanks in advanced for taking the survey, I really appreciate it!

P.S: I'm not intending on anything resetting at all, and all player builds will be transferred.

Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/pB5Pw3uEb7Yw61IA2
Welcome everyone to the first iteration of Gamenight. Starting from Friday 09.03. 19:00 / 7pm GMT [Timezone Translator] there will be a gamenight every other weekend, e.g. every 2 weeks, until (for now) Saturday, hosted by the friendly staff of EscapeRestart and organized by me.

So you might ask, how does a Gamenight work? What do I have to do to participate?
Simple, a server gets hosted, players come and go, be it community members or outsiders and people have fun.
Now, what do you, the player have to do? Nothing. Just join whenever you feel like, have fun in whatever game we might be playing and look forward to the next event.

The main point of these Gamenights is to give the community something special. Something members can look forward to, to end the monotony, which is why the gamenight won’t be fixated on a single game but will try to explore multiple games, known or unknown, which we together as a community can enjoy.
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Now to this week’s event:
The first Gamenight is here! Now since the event will begin in about 2 days, a game has been randomly picked. The game in question:
Double Action: Boogaloo
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It is a free fast-paced third person shooter available on Steam, where the player is required to shoot other players while doing stunts, which includes jumping around, using bullet time and sliding along the floor while killing(or boxing) someone. Occasional checkpoint races happen as well in matches and sometimes a bounty is placed on a player.
The controls are your average TPS controls, except that right click makes you perform stunts, by which you multiply your...​
Rituals of Fire has returned!

Echoing what I put on Discord - we're now back from updating! I'll copy what I put on Discord.

Few things - I forgot to mention a couple of features in the main post.
  • There's now a round extension vote. If you're playing a really fun round, there's no need for it to come to an end. Just vote to extend it another 5 minutes for as long as you need.
  • We've added a bar at the top that will show the progress of the lava. You can toggle this in /settings.
  • I'm not sure if I did mention it, but we have a new help menu in /help that actually works.
I've set up a form to report bugs at - https://goo.gl/forms/8tyB6vgfD0enQwet2. This is so it doesn't have to all flood into my PM box instead! If there's any enquiries, feel free to post that through my PM box. I've probably forgot to explain a few things. Apart from that though, have fun - we'll be happy to see you on!

(Also huge thanks to Robo for helping a ton with this - he's just so good - and also for Danni for offering to help too)
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Community News 286 -3rd March 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 $5/m: check it out here! https://www.patreon.com/escaperestart
Thanks a lot to uhtr5r for filling the donation bar by donating 50$ 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( ̲̅((>
being kept prisoner, have to make new crayole colors each week, send help
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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.)
The first trailer for SMP has now been released, Enjoy!

Thanks a lot to Psycho for creating the trailer!