EscapeRestart

Premier Gaming Community

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

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:
Check out Create's...​
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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...​