EscapeRestart

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Hi,

I just wanted to post a quick thing about the ban appeal forum. The staff team have recently decided to reopen ban appeals to registered users. This was a decision made in the staff forum, started 2 weeks ago, and passed without any opposition that we know of. I've recently had a chat with a user who was concerned about this, so I thought I'd tell people our reasons for making this change, just so we can clear up any questions or confusion.

We want you to feel safe in your community. Say someone's been banned for harassment, and they're getting unbanned because it was only once or minor. Say that person has harassed you too. We want to make sure people know if people are getting unbanned so they can notify staff if we've not got the full picture here. Obviously, we'd hope issues were raised with us sooner, so we can deal with them quicker, but this could possibly happen.

We want to make sure you know what's happening in the community. Of course, the previous point can go the other way - if someone's going to be banned, and people don't think we've got the full picture, they can help fill us in if necessary. As well, if a big decision has been made on an appeal, we want to make sure people know why and understand the decision that has been made.

We want you to trust us as staff. If someone is being banned, and the staff aren't saying why they were banned, this can lead to mistrust of staff members. We feel it is important that our members trust us, and that we are doing our job the best we can.

Obviously, there are issues raised with privacy in this. People can feel embarrassed appealing, and perhaps you may feel people's bans are really necessary for everyone to see. However, we feel being transparent with bans will be more beneficial to us and the community in the long-run. You never know, apologising publicly, although daunting at first, could even help them to feel better about it in the long-run. We want to rebuild, not to...

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Community News - 2th February 2017

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Donations
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Vote Here!
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Discord
Join our Discord here! We're having a couple of changes; read more about it here.

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Create
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General
No general news.

Staff
Nothing.
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Staff
Dessern5 has been promoted to...​
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Community News - 11 February 2017

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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/

Discord
Join our Discord here! We're having a couple of changes; read more about it here.

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Create
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General
No general news.

Staff
Nothing.
(this wasn't really me or anythinupt upg)

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Headhunter's Gallery
There's been a few technical...
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You complained, and we listened!

DarkRP was nice and non-buggy somewhat non buggy, but it seems we overlooked a few things while making the server, like the economy, or the server being kinda grindy. We had many player complaints about our ranking system, and printing system, so we threw that all away! We balanced the economy more too, so you can have more fun easier! Come join today and check it out!

Changelog

+ New Map! Much more areas to explore
+ Higher paying jobs
+ Added new cars
- Removed Lithium Printers
+ Added Circle Printers (Easier, Less Grindy)
* Printing should be much less of a chore now!
- Removed ranking system and restrictions of ranks
* Most jobs and printers available to everyone now!
* Donor system coming soon!
- Removed Purge
- Removed Graffiti Artist
* AFK Timer Increased

Suggestions

We know we still aren't perfect! Hoog and myself are always looking for ways to improve the server and tailor it so that its much more enjoyable for everyone. IF you ever have a suggestion, either try to get ahold of Hoogilan or Hexical_, or post it on the suggestion forum here.

Thanks

Make sure to thank Hoogilan and Shinyshark for doing most of the work whilst I was busy! I'm sure they'd appreciate it! They've been a tremendous help and I'm glad to have them on my team.


Community Music Night
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We had an impromptu music night last week on Discord after the meeting and it was a great success-- so we figured we'd do that again! Everyone will be able to queue music and talk and have lots of fun! Waow! In the future, we'll look into having more music nights and movie nights.

Music night after meeting (Saturday february 11th 20:15/20:20 GMT)
Click me for time in YOUR area

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Community News - 03 February 2017
An Edition That's Actually Posted On Time


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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 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/

Discord
Join our Discord here! We're having a couple of changes; read more about it here.

Staff
Ogarci has resigned as Community Admin. Please thank him for what he has done!​

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Create
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General
No general news.

Staff
Fluffers - Promoted to mod!
SirComputer resigned from Controller.
Fragile/Katman - Placed on two week trial!
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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...​