EscapeRestart

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When: 4 February 2017, 8 pm GMT (3 pm Eastern, 12 pm Pacific)
Where: Discord Server (https://discord.gg/h3Z9cvj), #voice-chat text channel and General voice channel
Who: Staff meeting will be open to public, for the most part. Runemen4 and Danni122112 is hosting and Infected_alien8_ is doing the notes and stuff

Convert to your timezone: https://greenwichmeantime.com/time-gadgets/event-time/Discord Staff Meeting 4 Feb/1486238400/game/

FAQ:

Why Discord? Why not Teamspeak?
We still love Teamspeak. It's true. The meeting after this might be hosted on ts. This is just a test to see how well everything goes.

Why can't I join the voice channel?
Download the client here: https://discordapp.com/download

Why Saturday?
The staff members voted on the date and what we decided on was 8 pm GMT, Saturday.

What's going to happen after the meeting?
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EVENT IS OVER.
Congrats to Jolt and Arelic for finding the solutions to two puzzles. Not all puzzles have been solved yet, so if you do manage to solve all of them and PM me the solutions, you might have a chance to get the Puzzle Master role on Discord. You can find the puzzles here: http://imgur.com/a/1zsaZ

Discord Puzzlehunt: January 2017

We're having a test event on Discord where players solve puzzles and more puzzles! As this is the first time we're having this, there will be no complicated puzzle mechanisms or metapuzzles to solve. Everyone is welcome and signups are done through Discord.


How do I join?

First of all, join our Discord Server if you haven't already: https://discord.gg/h3Z9cvj

You will find on the right that there are a couple of bots. Right click on GameMaster and click on message. You'll be brought to a Private Message with the GameMaster bot. To sign up for the puzzlehunt, just type >register and everything will be done for you.

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Once you register, GameMaster will provide you with a link to all the puzzles. Every puzzle will lead you to a 13 letter long Discord token. To prove that you have solved a puzzle, message GameMaster with >answer (token) and points will be added to your account. To see the leaderboard, type >rankings. For a list of commands, type >help.

All commands listed here are to be sent through direct message! If you need further assistence, ask @Kaoffie#4112 on Discord, or any of the Community Admins.


What kind of puzzles are there?
Everything's designed so that you could complete all the puzzles within a week or so. Most of the puzzles include some form of cryptography or crossword that you will have to solve to...​
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Community News - 20 January 2017
The Edition We Definitely Didn't Completely Forget About


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Community

Donations
We always rely on donations to help run the forum and servers. If people don't donate, we cannot stay up, so if you have some money spare we would really appreciate it! We have a Patreon page where you can donate whatever you want monthly, and gain a Discord donor rank if it's over $5/m.

Vote Here!
If you want the community to have easy advertising, make sure we show up on our vote sites.
http://escaperestart.com/forum/pages/VoteHere/

Staff
Vatumok resigned a while ago. I'm not sure whether we ever put that in. Just thank Vat!

Puzzlehunt
There's an ongoing event on the Discord Server! Check it out here: https://escaperestart.com/forum/threads/puzzlehunt-january-2017.20458/
Also...
Almost all of us forgot about this news, so expect empty sections to be edited in soon.

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Winter Competition
Thank you for all those who joined, the winners are:
3rd, Iggish!
2nd, PinkUnicornz!
And this competition winner isssssssssss, Robeans!

Congratulations to those three.

Staff
The requirements have changed when applying for Mod on Create, feel free to check them out!)
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SERVER RELEASE - 01/13/17 5:00 PM EST (10:00 PM GMT)
IP: lobby.escaperestart.com:27050


After working on the server for a month with my fellow staff squishing bugs, adding new features, and making sure everything is in working order. I am finally excited to announce that the DarkRP Server will be releasing the the public this Friday! I am very excited to show everyone all of the work we have done, and so are the rest of DarkRP Staff.

Important Links
What is DarkRP?
DarkRP Rules
Server Content (Subscribe to join faster)
Steam Group
How to fix purple/black textures, and errors.


Afternote

I just wanted to thank everybody for the opportunity to run this server.

SirComputer ,Vatumok and tnmjimbob thank you for the support and letting me do this :) I wouldn't have been able to do any of this without you guys (obviously).

Ogarci, thanks for all the encouragement. I really appreciate it

Hoogilan My right hand man, tbh we wouldn't be anywhere near where we are now without you. Thanks for the tremendous help, seriously. I remember when you said you were gonna make a joke application for DarkRP, now look at you ;).

@DarkRPStaff (This wont work) Thanks for all the support, help, and finding all the bugs I seemed to be blind too. If I pulled up the skeleton of the server we started with (which I still have) you all would be amazed by how much we have all gotten done together in such a short time.

Finally, thanks to the...​
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Community News - "06" January 2017
The Edition After Christmas but we got lazy to take down the Christmas Tree


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Community

News Posting
I apologise about the news posting time recently, namely the fact it's been Saturday morning instead of Friday night. Now I'm doing it, it seems, I'll try to get it out at the right time in future.

Voting
Our voting has been poor recently! Thank you Notme for voting very diligently indeed - it'd be great if we had a load of Notmes voting! See the Vote Here page for the links.

Donations
We always rely on donations to help run the forum and servers. If people don't donate, we cannot stay up, so if you have some money spare we would really it! We have a Patreon page where you can donate whatever you want monthly, and gain a Discord donor rank if it's over $5/m.

Vote Here!
http://escaperestart.com/forum/pages/VoteHere/

Discord
Join our Discord here! We're having a couple of changes; read more about it here.
Mulbery is our new Discord Admin!​

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Winter Competition
Competition is over. Sal is away at the moment and winners will be announced soon!...​
Community News Discord Revamp!
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About a year ago we started using Discord as a means for the community to talk to each other, and as with all the decisions the community has made this was a good one. We've now grown to about 350 users with approximately 2-3 users joining (and leaving) per day without any advertising and the only link on the forums, so we've got that going for us.

A while back you heard from Vatumok that we're gonna revamp the community and make Discord centre of it all. While this is somewhat related to that, you won't see a major change to a community anytime soon. What we're doing here is clearing up our Discord and make it look and feel nicer, based on what we've heard from you guys and generally how most Discord servers are structured.
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New Channels

Right off the bat you'll see that the text channels and voice channels have been changed significantly - we've changed them such that they're more fitting of a proper gaming community, which means that our hosted servers no longer get their own text channels, but instead a merged channel for each game.

The number of public text channels actually increases, hence you won't be seeing any loss of chat history - most of the new text channels are just renamed channels with their histories intact.
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New Roles

In addition to the LoP Family Roles, which will be assigned to you by LoP Nobles or Staff, we've added game roles! These roles can be self-assigned with the help of our friendly bot, ESCBot. You can assign roles to yourself based on what games you play the most, and find other players who play the same games as you.
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Community News - 23 December 2016
The Edition Before Christmas


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Community

Happy Holidays!
This is the last community news of 2016, nevermind the one before Christmas, so from everyone at EscapeRestart, Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays, and have a great new year!

Legacies of Primordia
LoP is set to release Dec, 26th, 8 PM GMT! (Convert timezone here) Make sure to be there for the release and join all of us on the new SMP server! Hope to see everyone there.

Donations
We always rely on donations to help run the forum and servers. If people don't donate, we cannot stay up, so if you have some money spare we would really it! We have a Patreon page where you can donate whatever you want monthly, and gain a Discord donor rank if it's over $5/m.

Vote Here!
http://escaperestart.com/forum/pages/VoteHere/

Advertising
Thank you to Wimali and friends for making an excellent Legacies of Primordia trailer! Find the link in the Legacies of Primordia section.​

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

Winter Competition
Build Christmas stuff! Win prizes!...​

BETA WEEKEND
Friday, Dec. 23rd, 2016 - Monday, Dec. 26th, 2016


IP: 85.114.128.114:27050 PASS: beta97
Beta Weekend

Alright so, the #1 thing about DarkRP is that it should cater to the players, and its kinda hard to do that when you don't have... players. That is why I'm inviting everyone on the forums to join the server and test it out. Make sure to look at the Beginners Resources, it has good information, and also contains the server content link. Everyone who joins will get a custom tag behind their name once the official server launches, it will look like this [Tester]. I am also debating on wether or not to give out custom classes for beta testers, but I still need to talk about that.

If you are interested in the beta, you can signup here

Beta Rules
  • Everything will be cleared after the beta. Money, Inventory, everything.​
  • If you find a bug, please report it here. The staff will address it and fix it ASAP!​
  • Do not withold on Glitches/Bugs.​
  • NO CHEATING​
  • Some DarkRP rules may be mended / twisted as this is a beta for testing bugs and looking for suggestions.​
Hello everyone. (I'm not resigning you mugs)

Ever since the overhaul 1.5 year ago the idea was to become a more gaming orientated community rather than focus on Minecraft. There hasn't really been a strong opportunity to branch out simply because it's hard to get new players for games we can't host. A huge thanks goes to Mulbery for informing me about this stuff, we can use our discord server as an actually viable way to become relevant again and not just in Minecraft.

So the idea is that we focus our community around our discord server while the forums have a supportive function to discuss larger topics. We make use of discord server lists for people to find us. Connecting to a discord server is a very small commitment, much smaller than joining our game servers, and people will join to take a look. If we then have an interesting setup with channels, ranks, bots and discord games we will bring in people that are just here to chill, talk about games and play games together. Discord has an enormous amount of possibilities.

Now, this will require an overhaul of our discord server, almost everything will have to be thrown around. Channels and ranks will be have to be added and removed. It will require a lot of thinking and planning to do such thing, that's why I want to make a post now so that the community can help out. This is the direction I want the community to move in to stay relevant as player count aren't the best on our servers. If our discord server would hit off it would also mean a good boost to our game server players.

Here's a nice representation of what I want made with epic paint skills:
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I'd thought I post this because I want to keep everyone updated and not lose hope "because we're dying". This will also be good news for people that are not very interested in minecraft. Feel free to ask questions or post suggestions. If there's anything I forgot to say let me know.

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Community News - 09 December 2016
The Edition Before the Edition Before Christmas



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Community

Donations
We still rely on donations to help run the forum and servers. If people don't donate, we cannot stay up, so if you have some money spare we would really it! We have a Patreon page where you can donate whatever you want monthly, and gain a Discord donor rank if it's over $5/m.

Vote Here!
http://escaperestart.com/forum/pages/VoteHere/

Advertising
superstein has joined the Advertising Team! Thank you to the other user who applied.​

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Create
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Winter Competition
Build Christmas stuff! Win prizes! https://escaperestart.com/forum/threads/20271/

Staff
SalientGorilla has been promoted to Director/Admin/Scrub/Overlord/Leader/Guv'na/Boss Man/Big man
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