On June 1st 2009, Minecraft first gained multiplayer as part of Classic build 0.0.15a_01. Almost 2 months later, on July 24th, TheOne’s opened up business for the first time - a pioneer of custom Minecraft server software. 10 years on, a couple of name changes and many Minecraft versions later, we stand here today as EscapeRestart.
If you’d like to learn more about our long and storied history, visit Notme’s post here. In the meantime: thank you. To all our staff, helpers, developers, and especially users - we don’t have a community without you. We are one of the oldest Minecraft communities still in existence, and that is a testament to the strength of the community and the character of the people within it.
Onto the festivities! We’ve got 5 events lined up...
Hi everyone. As you are all aware of the unfortunate news, Jack (SalientGorilla) passed away a little over three weeks ago after his long fought battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma.
Before he went I told him that I’ll be doing a 5K run for cancer to gain awareness about Ewing’s Sarcoma, which is a cancer that affects the bone and soft tissue’s surrounding it and typically affects teens from the age of 10 through till 20 as it inherently affects young people.
Unfortunately only 50% of people with Ewing’s Sarcoma live upto 5 years, and while it is a rare cancer and highly treatable now, it is aggressive and incurable when it spreads.
I appreciate that in recent years I’ve not had a good impact on the community, but a lot has changed and I want to do Jack proud.
I have set up a donation page that has so far garnered £160 of the £500 goal, as this money will go to a charity chosen by Jack when the race has been completed! Any donations would be forever appreciated, and if you can’t...
Create Updates & Stability Improvements “We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” -Bob Ross
In my efforts to update create right out of work and just getting done with the forums, I made a little mistake and erm updated Create to 1.13.2! It's a pretty funny story but I won't bore you with the admin details. This update does mean you can now use 1.13.2 items on Create, along with stability and performance! (You can join on 1.12.2 but you will not render 1.13.2 content correctly)
There may be bugs though, because some plugins had be to be replace or are developmental builds.If you encounter any, feel free to report them on our bug tracker here.
I will also note that instead of opting to keep the server closed for ~2-3 days rendering chunks on 1.13.2, i will let players do it themselves. Realize this does mean there may sometimes be some TPS drops, but no crashes like before...
It's great to see that everyone's flocked to join our new bug tracker which I so nicely set up for the community-
Wait, what? Ah. I don't think it's been given a good introduction - let me do the honours.
This is Phabricator, our new bug tracking platform. You may remember we used to use "Mantis" to track bugs before replacing it with subforums, but we wanted something a bit more powerful (and Mantis broke). To put it into perspective, this is the same system used by Wikipedia, Uber and Facebook. Here's a little rundown on how to use it.
Welcome to the new EscapeRestart Forums, powered by Xenforo 2.1! This marks a massive upgrade over XF 1.5.6, an update that took place more than three years ago, and allows for a ton more flexibility of use and exciting features!
· · ────────────── ·𖥸· ────────────── · ·
First and foremost, you'll notice a refreshed theme, designed by Hex, with a new dark theme coming shortly!
The forums have been re-arranged slightly to make things less spread apart and easier to find.
We now have full emoji support through Twemoji! You'll recognize this style from Twitter, Discord, and now the EscapeRestart forums!
The rich text editor is now basically everywhere! You can now post images, media(see below!) and take full advantage of rich text on profile posts, post comments...
Found some spare change in your couch and are feeling generous? Donate to us to ensure our servers stay up! 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
Donor Rewards & Lobby Updates
I'm finally implementing Donor Rewards into our servers! There are donor prefix's currently in Lobby + Create, and there will be cosmetic support soon. Expect a forum post regarding Donor Rewards some...