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    Just over 1/6th (almost 5 years) of my existence has been dedicated to A’therys. Crazy to think that one decision way back in 2011 would last for so long. Yet the time has come for me to move on but ensure A’therys is taken care of, as I promised I would in such an event. As of today, I will be freely handing the server/website and all the bits over to Sellt, who because of his situation has the means to support it, ensuring that A’therys continues. The staff will remain and Jess who every day is becoming more experienced in coding, will continue to provide A’therys with what it needs. It’s a time for new ideas, a new drive, understanding and enjoyment of what A’therys is but striving to make it better. I have full confidence the loyal A’therians can make that happen. Thank you to staff and players, past/present, it has been one hell of an experience, one that I have learned so much from. I will still be around somewhat, have to transition the server over fully and make sure everything is setup. After that, new adventure awaits. I appreciate you all and how much A’therys has impacted my life, -Edd
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    Hello Atherys! I guess a lot of you are waiting for me to tell you what now happens that i took over as Owner. The most important part is that Atherys is here to stay! Now to what is to come. First the bad stuff: Soon we will have a website downtime of approx. 2 days to move the Website, Forum and TS to a new server (so it switches over into my ownership). Around the same time the server itself will go down for approx. 3 days to also switch over to an Account I own. Unfortunately both is unavoidable and i hope you understand. The good stuff: - After Anvil stepped down from his position we needed a new Loremaster and behold we found one: Xathas ! Congratulations! - Now that i'm the owner i can't be in the Daggerlands Government and with the absence of Sirlars we needed someone new. This new person is GodofGales! Congratulations too! He will be the last player nationhead for a while. - NPC Towns will come back. Each nation will get two and we will talk with the nationheads to figure out the best spots for them. They will be there to improve travel. Additionally we will connect the nationroads with fake ferries,smugglers or what lore fits. They will be warps too. To offset the extremely easy warp travel we will increase the amount it costs. The idea is that we want more foot travel, so people explore more and to provide Conduits with a job again. - The Helper Team will be changed into the Event Team. This will move the focus of the group more to make content for the players. The goal isn't these big huge event chains (they are allowed to do that too) but more smaller /medium ones. - We are working on an Amusement Park (perhaps some players already heard of this, I actually started it while i still was a mod). This park will have rides, minigames and hang out spots. Basically a place you can go if you are bored but want to be on the server on do something. It will grow over time with all Staff being able to add stuff (we also take player ideas). - Roreg Capital! The poor nation of Roreg doesn't really have a capital and we want to change that. We decided to allow all players to send us designs for the future Roreg capital (you can check out where it would need to go on the Map). The deadline to send us something would be Christmas which will make this our Christmas present to Roreg. - This will make the asian town south of Roreg a bit superficial. We are working on an alternative use for it (i hope we will also get lore for it). Possibly a Newbie Town for new joiners. - Caches will be changed to a more fluid system. More on that later. - PvE world will be made more RP friendly. Meaning we work on something to make it more interesting to go there besides to just level. - We are working on adding new custom mobs in the sense that their looks will be different (if you know the new pet plugin we have you know what is possible). This is still in very early stage. - Jess is working hard on the backpack situation (its being moved from denizen to a real plugin). - We have some other irons in the fire but it is to early to talk about them (we don't want to get your hopes up and then something happens that makes it impossible to implement them). More on these at a later time too. - We will make it possible to switch between PVP and Non-PVP every day. We don't want to force certain groups (pvp and rp) to just play on certain days and we think that the people who want to PVP will still find enough towns to fight. It will have a cooldown so you won't be able to toggle it every second. - Advertisement: Sanders will take over PR in the form of a moderated Facebook Page and a Twitter Account and possibly more. We will start small and slow and see where it goes. - And finally for all the people that asked. I will have a "Sellt Chat" on TS on next friday at 20:00 GTZ. I know that not all these chances are liked by everyone and just ask to trust us a bit and join the atherys train and travel with us into the future. I see many glorious days still ahead. Many good times and stories we will have the opportunity to experience and many friendships to be made. Thank you! -Sellt
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    “FOR THE PAST FEW MONTHS.” I’m going to start this off with that quote. This has been going on for MONTHS. A great deal of respect would’ve been given to Blue if he were to admit the wrong he’s done BEFORE being demoted. The fact that it required Blue to be demoted in order for him to apologize, I don’t understand how anyone can respect that. In addition to that, “A good deal of what you did was for the good of other players, so you shouldn't be too hard on yourself” … using those powers to benefit other players does not justify his wrong doings. And “Plus, there are a lot of other staff who have done the same at some point at least..” I find this REALLY unfair for the other staff members. There are a lot of staff members who put time and effort into the game, legitimately. This comment basically degrades the image of the staff, and essentially making it an idea that people can’t trust staff members. All in all, this is my opinion (so please don’t hate, just voicing mine like everyone else is doing) and i’m sure i’m voicing the opinions of others who don’t want to say anything. NO HATE <3 <3 <3 Edit: I really don't want this to be looked at as a flamey comment. I usually don't comment my opinion on things but this is something I feel strongly about. I'm not one to put down others, I'm actually VERY against it.
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    Sunday, 7pm, 7 players online. At this point in time, it is very easy to think A’thersy won’t be around much longer, heck im sure there are people out there that wish it would just go away. Reading Tenacity’s cya later post just now it only drives the nail deeper, that I have failed, to just let it go but lets look at the facts: Atherys has lived for 4 years. In that time it has provided fun for thousands of people, literally. In that time it has seen people making friends, forming their own community’s. In that time it has helped people come out of their shell. In that time it has helped people get through their own really dark times. In that time it has even helped people get over truly dark thoughts. In that time it has seen mods / admins use their position in it, to gain a reference, which has aided them in getting jobs and college placements. It has helped people develop skills in art and in code. And so much more. You can say what you want about the server, or even about me but those right there, they are facts. So when people wonder why it doesn’t just die, why I or others don’t just quit, that right there is why. It is why we will push into 1.9, we will fight to deliver what we want, it is why, when I wake up in the morning as low and down as I can be, as burdened by the pressure as I can feel, I will continue fighting. This is not a soppy, praise me piece of bullshit attention seeking text, this is simply to drive home the very real point that I and others will continue trying. Whatever you are doing, wherever you may be, have a wonderful day A’therys and always, ALWAYS fight the good fight.
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    Hello Atherys! First of all, Thank you for your Feedback, this will hopefully help us to get better and provide you a better experience on the server! If possible please wait with comments and question till the Sellt Chat were i will be more than pleased to answer them all. Comments and ratings for Staff stays private (they can share some of it if they want) and actions taken on them will be handled in Staff Meeting and shouldn't be a item in any discussion in this topic. Thank you. The Numbers The range you could select was 1-5 while 5 was the best. Keeping that in mind i classified all under 3 as not good, 3-4 as ok and all above 4 as good. I will add two more numbers to this You were asked if the Staff Member fulfills basic staff duty and interacts positively with the community. The Average of fulfilling basic staff duty is: 3.72 The Average of interacting positively is: 3.95 So while staff overall is good at interacting with the community, we still have a lot to catch up on communicating needed information. And while staff overall is doing its basic duties, we lack a bit in the professionalism department. We also see here that the event team clearly needs to step up its game. The biggest problem for me personally are the 5 ones under issues brought to the staff. That number should always be 0 and I apologize to these 5 people that this happened. If you wish please contact me via PM and explain to me what happened so we can prevent it in the future. Same goes for the 5 that put in a two. Overall the numbers aren't as bad as they could be but leave a lot of room for improvement. Staff Meeting on sunday will workout a plan to improve these. The Comments I saw several comments on certain staff and from the last page I want to quickly address in public. Comment: About Jess, Crash and Head not being active or not known what they do. Answer: These 3 are doing their jobs in a way you don't personally see and a post is forthcoming to explain a bit in more detail what they do and why they are admin. Comment: Asking certain people for nudes, or complaining not getting any. Answer: Whoever you are, you disappoint me. Grow up and treat human beings with respect. If i ever see this happen I will ban you (and depending on age this could also have more far reaching issues for you than you may think). Comment: Too many mods / not enough mods Answer: Funnily I saw both appearing several times. The Important part here is to keep in mind that I don't have a max. Mod rule. So nobody is blocking the addition of other people as Mods/Admins. If you think you could be a good mod then please apply. A post about this is also forthcoming (i think 1 or 2 more mods would be good anyway). Comment: About the rule that staff needs to be 18 and it is written "no exception". Answer: Yes, this is true that we DID make exceptions. Both cases (from the numbers i saw on this feedback) turned out to be very good exceptions. It is also the only thing on the application we MAY think about. If you don't deliver good answers to the other questions it will have a huge impact on if you become Mod or not. Comment: Get cheaper hosting Answer: You really think i wouldn't like to safe money? Up to this point of time, all the options i was presented by people weren't good options. Hosters, while cheaper, with abysmal reviews. I rather pay a bit more and have the server actually online. And the support we get from phoenix NAP is THE BEST i ever saw in any field of customer service. With this provider I can be 100% sure if the issue is on their side it will be handled and solved in no time. Comment: Lore, nation heads etc missing from the survey. Answer: Yes, my fault. I didn't want the survey to be too big and this is basically the first time I did something like this. I will include them in the next. Overall, the positive comments are far more numerous than the negative which makes me a bit happy and i hope to turn at least some of the negatives to positive in the near future. --- We will repeat this Feedback once a month so we can see what improves and what not. Thank you all again for your feedback. It honestly will help us a lot in planing for the future. -Sellt
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    As some of you will know, our community received some shocking and tragic news. As of 2 days ago our friend zxIce was pronounced deceased in his home. He's been around on atherys for years, and was a friend to many. Ice was the original Taco Bell internet. Ice was the original speed 10 exemplar. Ice was always trying to make the server more enjoyable through pvp, or through just larking about. Below is some links where you can find out some information surrounding his death, if you so wish. There is also a gofundme page set up by his mother and cousin to try and help cover the funeral costs. Please donate if you can, even if it is just a fiver. RIP Alex. You will be missed. Gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/alexs-funeral-fund-2v4z9xt8 Imgur post by his cousin: http://imgur.com/gallery/WuQpb
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    ***I probably cussed a few times in here, so if you don't want to see it/can't handle it, leave the post now*** ***IF you came on this thread to flame or start a pointless argument, leave now.*** Hey guys. I usually don't make posts like these, and I usually don't even post too often on the forums. For those of you who don't know me, a little introduction. I am Velkas, but most of you know me as Mike. For V1 and V2 I was known as ManiiaC_Miichael. I have been a member of the A'therys community since December 2nd, 2012, since I've joined I've had the pleasure of being the First Captain of Valinta Carte (V1 Pirates Guild), holding numerous military ranks across a few nations, being the mayor of two towns who have won town of the month, and most recently, I was the nation head of Vrovona. I've had the opportunity to meet many fantastic people on A'therys, some of which I've met in real life, and some I've kept in touch with for years now. A'therys has been a wonderful community to me, and I wish more players in the minecraft community would get to experience what A'therys has to offer. There is truly- no other server out there like ours. Usually minecraft is just filled with very basic mini games servers and PVP faction servers. A'therys goes way beyond all of that. I think we can agree that is what attracts us to it, its complexity and its community. As a longstanding member of the A'therys community, I can say that I do enjoy and respect every aspect of A'therys and what it has to offer. From the lore, to the amazing player builds, to the unique player PVP experience A'therys delivers. But I think we can do more- and I think we can do better. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND, most of these suggestions will be long term issues to fix. I'm not expecting anyone to do any of these within the week, or even within a month. A huge problem for A'therys has always been new player retention, this is generally speaking up to the community to fix (there are some things outside of the community's control) I would ask you to look at V1. I know what you're thinking, I am a V1 enthusiast and want to go back to the glory days; While I loved V1 with all my heart, I am not dumb enough to think that is possible. But there are things we did in V1 as a community that made it easier to support new players. One huge thing I think, was actively recruiting towns. Think of how many towns had town posts with applications you could submit to join their town? Or towns that would just be ready to recruit you the second you joined their nation? There are some of you around who do this (thank you) but it could always be more. The only reason I don't do it for my town is because we have weeks of activity and inactivity and that isn't very suited for new players. So I'd like to encourage more of you to open up your doors, be more friendly with new players. Show them the ropes, invite them to your town or find someone that will. If you don't, there is a good chance nobody else will. Show them what A'therys has to offer, and what made you stay here all this time. If you don't know how to help a new player. Here are some things you can tell/ask them. 1. Welcome to A'therys! + your nation or town 2. What aspects of the server are you interested in? Building, PVP, RP, etc...(Helps you figure out what to talk about how to put them in the right place) 3. Have you checked out the forums? (Also ask about teamspeak, its easier to explain things and easier to have a more sincere interaction) This gets the conversation going and gives you an idea about why that person decided to put in the A'therys IP and join it. Also, there isn't jack shit to mine anymore. Not going to lie, I've contributed my fair share of sucking up all the ores you can find underground but A'therys needs places for new players to gather materials like that to make money, especially with the player to player transactions not being all to active. If there is a way to take a day or two and have someone go through and replenish the mines, that could be a good idea. I've heard some negative things about the current spawn where new players join, I haven't actually been able to see it myself, but that may be an issue that could be looked at. (Just heard this) Now onto some other things, Bugs There are TONS of bugs on live right now. Piggify kicks you for flying, (a lot of things kick you for flying actually), mounts are bugged, and hero skills don't work properly. For example, I can position swap my party members but not my enemies. Oh yeah, and you can use some skills on people in no PVP. I don't know how soon you guys plan on releasing the new heroes update but if its not for a while yet, if someone has the time to address these bugs, it would be great. I know I'm not the only one who is frustrated with it. I also heard you are fixing the regeneration and hunger bar in the new update, THANK YOU. Arenas are pretty buggy too. PVE- I've spent some time in the /golevel world over my winter break, and I have a few suggestions. For one, some classes excel at leveling in the PVE world, while others are helpless and need someone else to hold their hand and power level. Add something to the classes that struggle so that people aren't discouraged from leveling them. (Terramancer is a perfect example of this, think of how good haruspex is, and how awful terramancer is at leveling) Another thing is, honestly, just remove deadeyes. Now to address caches, I honestly think the rewards from the caches are pretty terrible. I know there is a randomized plugin or whatever, but if there is another plugin that you could use instead to fully customize the drops so that they aren't completely and utterly useless and really, not even valuable that would be more incentive to visit the PVE world more often. I talk about this issue a little more in my previous suggestion thread about this Continuing on PVE, Edd had promised dungeons before Evo had started and even teased us with pictures. Personally, I would LOVE to see dungeons. Especially ones with great builds. I know there is a post up on A'therys right now about submitting designs and all that, but I think if the staff would personally reach out to some of the amazing builders that A'therys has and try to get a team together to pump out some awesome dungeons. When I find the time to do one (I'm heading back to my University tomorrow and will be on a 13 inch acer with like 20FPS, not to mention school work and all that) I am probably going to crank one out personally. But seriously, have some of the guys who know the lore like the back of their hand create an awesome backstory for a dungeon, have some amazing builders create an epic, jaw dropping dungeon, and drop in some mobs. (YES I DO REALIZE THIS ISN'T EASY I AM JUST SAYING, it would be epic to have in game. For new and old players.) I also heard the nether island is in the works, so I won't suggest a PVP/PVE area with boosted XP. (THANK you to the team working on this, some of the greatest memories were on the nether island.) BUT please, please, reset the the nether island after a certain amount of time so it doesn't become a griefed hellhole with no resources. (also go back to my point of possibly refilling caves with ores/ restoring caves) Now to PVP To begin, I'm not going to be talking about the new heroes update, so if you've come here looking for it, sorry. I haven't really had a chance to really give it a try, or form an opinion on it. While I have fixed feelings on the concept of it, I'm haven't been around it enough to really talk about it. So I won't. Most of the talk about PVP will be targeted at the community. It seems there is an ongoing war between PVPers- and the people who enjoy the other aspects of the server. I truly wish this would stop, but there are negative attitudes, remarks and grudges. There is toxicity on both sides, don't deny it. We as a community need to sit down and try to have a conversation as civilized as possible to make rules that benefit both sides of the community as much as possible. Make negotiations, even if you don't like them. Not everything on the server will be suited to your preference, and that is something you will have to deal with. If both sides refuse to make negotiations and refuse to budge, then no progress will be made, and this will be a never ending argument. I'm actually currently sitting the Sellt chat and witnessing retarded arguments take place. People saying: "pvp doesnt create problems. non pvpers do" This logic is so incredibly stupid, and is the reason there is no progression. Oh yeah, and the response from the other side "PvPers cause toxicity to become an issue" This stupid, petty, immature, pre-pubescent argument is what causes a bridge in the community and leads to 0 progression. I have 13 and 14 year olds in my town, I would have never guessed some of these people are that age, because there are people in their 20's on A'therys who are less mature then they are. Grow the fudge up, be respectful of other opinions whether it clashes with your opinion or not. Don't make people wait an hour, or two hours at your town for you to ./hero whois every single one of them, change your comp, and gather more number than them. It wastes time, and makes PVP anti-fun for everyone involved. Try to be honest with your numbers, can't tell you how many times throughout Evo people tell me they have X amount of numbers, we match them and then they come out with more. It discourages PVP, and discourages activity on the server. Another problem currently on A'therys is EGO. SO many PVPers refuse to PVP under certain circumstances because they don't want to fight unless they are sureshot to win. This leads to abuse of bugs, unfair PVP, and will ultimately lead to a decline in server activity all together. (This hasn't been happening recently really, but I'm sure it could come up again) Honest PVP and good fights, regardless of the winner will lead to more of that type of good PVP. Economy I don't really have an idea about how to help the player to player economy interactions on the server, because that is the area of the server where I least participate. I'm listing it as an issue because most people on A'therys have the money that they do because they just spam sell to admin shops. Make players interact with each other to sell items. Once again, I don't really know how to approach this issue because its really not my domain. I'm just listing it as an issue because I used to have to make money by selling things and joining companies, and collecting supplies to send to players in need. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So, that's about all for now. If you have suggestions to add, please add them to the comments. I will probably come back to this thread and add more to it later. Once again. If you're going to drop some flamey comment down. Leave the post now. I'm trying to be progressive and positive here, for the better of A'therys. There's a reason I've been here for four years and why I plan on sticking around. No TLDR, because then the points I made wouldn't get across. Thanks for reading. Mike
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    "i feel as if i might actually be hitler now" - ByTheBurnside after he watched this vid
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    What started as a passion project 4 years ago has nowadays turned into a struggle of endless turmoil. Its late, 2.50am and I’m sat here getting closer to bedtime and once again I’m pm’ed on skype with information that an old player has taken it upon themselves to dictate that the server is going to shut down to others, trying hard to kill it off. I have had to deal with these types of people many times before now, imagine how tiring that is and how many feelings of negative retaliation I have to squash. Poor me right? Nah, part and parcel of this here thing. Anyway, we can all see A’therys is hurting bad and yeah, I myself have very little love for it left because of people like that, but its here still, I’m trying my best to keep it going and even in the event I couldn’t, I would find someone who could because as long as there are people willing, its worth keeping alive for those who enjoy it.
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    This rule addition is one that has been requested several times over since A’therys began. Looking back, the amount of real problems that have been created due to the issue this rule will prevent are insane. Before I go on I do wish to acknowledge that there will be some in the community, probably in each nation that will not like this rule at all but it is about the future of A’therys and more people quit or have quit because of the problem than they will because of the rule. The rule: From this day forward, it is prohibited to raid your own nation unless two towns mutually agree that one another can raid each other. My hope is, not only does this put a stop to future arguments, quitting’s and or misery within a nation but also helps band together a nation a bit more and maybe allow for a better spread of PvP orientated towns through all of the six nations. Of course you don’t have to integrate with your nation you just can’t attack them. The normal protocol will apply to this rule, doing so once will result in warnings for all members participating in a raid, bans will be issued for repeat offenders. We will even goes as far as removing towns if that’s what it takes to enforce the rule. Hopefully though, everyone understands this, understands why and does not push it. Thank you for reading.
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    I don't normally feel I have a lot to say, but really wanted to let you guys know what I was thinking. I love playing Minecraft and have been looking, for quite some time, for a server that had what I wanted. I was blessed to come across A'therys mentioned in a book. When I read what the server is about, I was so excited! And so, I joined. My first night on, I was amazed at the A'therys world. You have all made a beautiful place to play. TeddyTazer gave me food and tools when he found out I was new and some pointers. Soon, Rynelf(Coding13) invited me to join Gearwork. I have been amazed at the level of thought and creativity put into every aspect of Gearwork, and into every aspect of A'therys. lnShane, Douggy, even Magni and Equitem, have given me guidance along the way and made the play fun. The dungeons are well thought out and I enjoy that there are different levels of challenge available. Many others have reached out to me, in fun, to offer help, and I see it often when new players are on. I think what I am trying to say is that I greatly appreciated the server, the hard work, the community of players. You all make it a pleasure to be on. Sure, there are times when it's quiet and I'd like to see more people, but I wanted to let you know that they are out there. And when they come across you all, and are welcomed and helped by you all, if this is what they're looking for in a server, they'll stay. And if they weren't looking for it, they might be surprised at how much they enjoy the play and the players. I appreciate that you all care enough to be so active in discussions about the server and how to grow it forward. It says a lot about all of you. And I just thought I'd let you know.
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    Below you will find an extensive timeline of every date in canon lore. I will hopefully update it as more events appear, and if you see a mistake please let me know. A’therian Timeline 1C270: Completion of Methes Avonthes (Link) c. 1C310: Calastore is finished for the first time (Link) 1C440: Consolidation of the western peoples of Aloreh (Link) Last centuries of the first Cycle: Ithero returns to the seas with new vessels (Link) 1C560: Tensions between Vrovona and Ithero at their height, Sundering of the Eclipse begins (Link) End of the first cycle: Tensions between Ithero and Vrovona find their way to Aloreh (Link) c. 2C30: Crestwright School of Navigation is founded (Link) 2C240: A stalemate in the war is reached (Link) 2C300: Thesse mediates between Vrovona and Veser and Naios, ending the war (Link) 2nd Cycle: The Ghost Prince’s state if founded (Link) Early 3rd Cycle: Koszka Dzedt’s nation is destroyed (Link) 3C114: Birth of Kassenias Anton (Link) 3C134: Anton goes to Calastore (Link) 3C142: Birth of Agosto Marcolo (Link) 3C145: Anton returns to Aloreh (Link) 3C149: The Twingods choose to destroy the realm of Corata Aiya (Link) 3C169: Agosto Marcolo explores the region of Steryon (Link) 3C174: Agosto Marcolo departs Calastore in his mission to circle the globe (Link) 3C177: Agosto Marcolo first circumnavigates the globe (Link) c. 3C205: Death of Agosto Marcolo (Link) 3C206: Crestwright moves to a larger campus in Calastore and begins accepting international students (Link) 3C294: Ithero delivers the first ship not built for itself to Vrovona (Link) 3C419: Ithero has taken over all smaller nearby states, save Corata Aiya’s, which is destroyed; the Twingods disappear (Link) 3C420: Mortal-ruled nations are all but gone (Link) 3C422: Itheri Admiralty institutes martial law in absence of the Twingods (Link) 3C427: The School of Trade is started at Crestwright (Link) 3C431: A human-led thalassocratic government is instituted (Link) 3C507: The Itheri Priesthood begins formally advising the Office of the Lord Admiral (Link) 3C519: The Board of Admirals votes to disallow the Church from investing in businesses (Link) 3C670-700: Ithero is fully settled into military rule (Link) 3C626: The Itheri Navy begins arresting supposed shapeshifters (Link) End of the 3rd Cycle: No mention of Tovikh legionnaires in Vrovonic archives (Link) 4C51: Ithero now exists in a state of fear induced martial law (Link) 4C157: The Aspirants’ Hall is no longer used as a barracks (Link) 4C268: A new Lord Admiral takes legislative action against the Itheri church (Link) 4C275: Most clergymen have been replaced (Link) 4C691: Ithero reaches out to Vrovona for aid to mend their image (Link) 4C850: The empire of Limnas Von disappears (Link) 5C112: Ithero grants sovereignty to states that it can’t afford to take over forcibly (Link) 5C469: Caswell Carver graduates from the Crestwright School (Link) Mid 5th Cycle: Sjilea claims land (Link) 5C507: Caswell is executed for murdering a beggar (Link) 5C703: Ithero begins to resemble its former self (Link) 5C773: The School of Engineering is started at Crestwright (Link) 5C798: Colonization of Virion Alesce (Link) 6C267: Colonization of Halion as an argentate mine (Link) 6C612: The name Parashel is first seen in Loghec records (Link) 6C729: Appearance of the Aristocrat in the Court of Thesse (Link) 6C733: Appearance of the Mortal Heroes in Aloreh (Link) Late 6th Cycle: Irin becomes capital of Paladosa (Link) 6C837: The last hunter known to have visited the Red Forest is killed (Link) 7C0: The Second Calling (Meh) 7C4: Raviyna returns to Qhul Rahav and takes the throne of Ar-Selukk (Link) 7C14: Provisional government in Monas Roth (Link) 7C14: Trade agreement between the Daggerlands and Aloreh concerning education (Link) 7C26: Aloreh fractures into separate states (Link) 7C32: An Alor supply shipment arrived after the annual envoy from Eztalpaltl didn’t arrive on time (Link) Early in the 7th Cycle: The last furnace in Monas Roth combusts (Link) 7C34: A set of argentate armor is gifted to patriarch Ludovic Longweather after a treaty is signed between Halion and Aloreh (Link) 7C48: Umber and his followers go to Vrovona and begin tearing down statues to Sun God, but are executed (Link) 7C49: First hot air balloon takes flight east of Ciondel (Link) 7C63: House Blackstone runs out of business (Link) 7C102: Calix Moraeos invades Halion successfully (Link) 7C104: Tension between the Noble Houses (Link) 7C108: The Daggerlands reform their Alor alliance (Link) 7C132: Alor vessels sent to the Kestrin and Marcolo Seas (Link) 7C141: Peasants in Aloreh put to work improving infrastructure (Link) 7C148: WATC is founded by Aldric Ironstride’s grandfather (Link) 7C176: The first Synod of Blades (Link) 7C179: Birth of Ravas av-Haresh (Link) 7C182: Birth of Jonathan Winnow (Link) 7C190: Aloreh begins to resemble its former self (Link) 7C201: Birth of Calon Gwyrhelm in Rhyn Ueald (Link) 7C208: Winnow and Sons is founded as Winnow Demolitions and sells gunpowder (Link) 7C212: Birth of Theobald Whistwallow (Link) 7C218: Birth of Genedi Coldhaven (Link) 7C219: Invention of the phonograph by Alor scientists (Link) 7C219: Birth of Oscelle Ashwalker (Link) 7C226: Negotiations with Daidama for merchant passage (Link) 7C226: Birth of Erassios Shroudbearer (Link) 7C226: Birth of Celese Farriese (Link) 7C226: Birth of Selett Galewind (Link) 7C228: Theobald becomes Orator Prince of House Whistwallow (Link) 7C229: Birth of Kurrick Flint (Link) 7C230: Aloreh and Ithero develop their rivalry (Link) 7C231: Last of the argentate is drained from Halion (Link) 7C231: First demonstrated short-distance telephone call in Aloreh (Link) 7C231: Birth of Symahl rav-Sane’eim (Link) 7C231: Corrigan Broad is found with the Chancellor of Crestwright’s daughter and is expelled (Link) 7C231: Birth of Ennoc Gyrebolt (Link) 7C237: Ravas av-Haresh becomes Archmage of the Mages’ Guild (Link) 7C239: Tholses Murrhon becomes Solemnus of Roreg Logh (Link) 7C239: Birth of Ventus Benivatore (Link) 7C240: Conflicts between Ithero and Aloreh begin (Link) 7C241: Solodav Ksavik becomes Paragon (Link) 7C242: Kurrick’s father is injured and his family relies on him for providing (Link) 7C242: The HQ of the Merchants’ Guild blows up after experiments with re-purposing a soul furnace (Link) 7C243: Mentions of Cazmiro disappear (Link) 7C243: Selett travels to the far wastes and becomes a Mirekeep (Link) 7C245: Oscelle Ashwalker wins the Redcoast Magisterial (Link) 7C243: The Merchants’ Guild almost moves to Sablemarch but due to space allocation issues instead choose Port Roslund (Link) 7C247: Ennoc begins an apprenticeship at a small library (Link) 7C249: The WATC commissions the Mirekeepers to protect their Loghec trading (Link) 7C250: Ithero and Aloreh have established themselves as the most powerful nations in the eastern hemisphere (Link) 7C252: Ennoc ends his apprenticeship and opens a library in the Scar (Link) 7C253: Selett moves to Monas Roth and works in the Mirekeep chief offices (Link) 7C254: Selett relocates to the Scar (Link) 7C254: WATC submarines arrive at Virion Alesce (Link) 7C255: Ennoc sells his library; becomes a founding member of the League of Progress (Link) 7C255: Thyron Parashel leads his flock to Pariadh Fel (Link) 7C255: Thyron Parashel’s name is first mentioned (Link) 7C255: An Alor spy is found in the Admiralty’s Council chambers (Link) 7C255: Founding of the League of Progress (Link) 7C256: Baldovino Baldassare becomes Lord Admiral of Ithero (Link) 7C257: Cazmiro begins his prophesying (Link) 7C257: By this time Ventus had gained a reputation for making a profit (Link) 7C257: Aldric Ironstride announces he intends to travel A’therys for exotic locales (Link) 7C258: Selett almost successfully negotiates the third International Exposition for Scar (Link) 7C258: The Merchants’ Guild returns to the hands of Daggerlanders after a short ownership from House Adrano (Link) 7C258: Bandit attacks between Ithero and Aloreh subside (Link) 7C258: Kurrick becomes the Master Merchant of the Merchants’ Guild (Link) 7C259: Ventus is expelled from the Itheri Navy; flees to the criminal underground (Link) 7C259: The Eventide War begins between Aloreh and Ithero (Link) 7C259: After an attempt on the Admiral’s (Baldovino) life on Alor ground war begins (Link) 7C259: The Eventide war begins (Link) 7C260: Selett runs for Magister of the Scar, but fails (Link) 7C260: Captain Vierad and his smugglers revive Steryon (Link) 7C261: Ithero prepares its first land assault on Aloreh, frees Captain Vierad and his pirates to hire them 7C261: Mages in Cyridon Spire use the frozen stone of Kaherii to push back Itheri forces, which cracked the seal of the stone (Link) 24th of Stormshift, 7C261: Valbert Moscriefe’s family is killed; he works for a Selukkite caravan (Link) 7C261: The rebuilding of Monas Roth begins (Link) 7C262: Genedi Coldhaven becomes Magister Elect (Link) 7C263: Vierad and his pirates move to Steryon as the Eventide ends (Link) 7C264: Peace treaty signed (Link) 7C264: Ventus returns, having to flee during the Battle of the Crescent Run, and moves to Aloreh, later moving to Halion to become dockmaster (Link) 7C264: Oriane Nicodon almost captures Calastore in the Crescent Run (Link) 7C264: Oriane Nicodon petitions for barony on Halion (Link) 7C264: Symahl reappears, leading a tribe called the Rahavine (Link) 7C264: Peace treaty between Aloreh and Ithero (Link) 7C264: Celese becomes Lord Admiral after Baldovino is ousted (Link) 7C264: Selett runs again for Magister of the Scar, this time succeeding (Link) 7C265: Valbert moves to Halion and purchases a casino (Link) 7C265: Steele and Grim move to Halion after getting blacklisted by Port Roslund and the WATC (Link) 7C265: Calon Gwyrhelm has finished notes on 4 of his possible deaths (Link) 7C265: First radio broadcast for entertainment from Methes to Tireneas (Link) 7C265: Monas Roth is complete (Link) 7C265: Selett implements new trade agreements with Roreg and Vrovona (Link) 49th of Sand’s Song, 7C265: Ice cultists attack an Itheri trading vessel (Link) 67th of Sand’s Song, 7C265: Ravas av-Haresh arranges a transport of the stone to Methes Avonthes (Link) 78th of Tides’ Flux, 7C265: Loghecs attack Steryon but are defeated by the possessed brigands (Link) 3rd of Stormshift, 7C265:: Possessed Vrovonic Legionnaires march into the Daggerlands (Link)
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    I'm starting to lose hope. PvP is practically at a standstill. Most of the pvp on the server occurs between two towns, Harvikir and TZ (Bahir_Dar). Fighting the same people gets really stale really quick. I've noticed the server population is down in the past week or two, as well. PvP lags quite a bit even during small fights like 5v5s. I just want to ask one last time; PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, FORGET everything other than fixing the lag. Take the server down for a month or a year. Delete my masteries (I have quite a few and paid for quite a few). Delete my town. Delete my items (I have an elytra, its probably worth more than 90% of the towns on the server). Delete everything if you have to. Just PLEASE fix this lag. Give @Farnsworth a chance. Hire a professional server admin. ASK FOR HELP IF YOU HAVEN'T; it's not shameful to do so. I get this server doesn't get the most money from donations and doesn't have the most experienced coders/staff, but that shouldn't be an excuse. Why? If the server is too big or complicated to be run in its current state, simplify it. Remove things that are inefficient. Reinvent the server and free yourselves from the box that the tech admins/Edd always placed themselves in. You don't HAVE to keep Towny. You don't HAVE to keep Heroes (yes I'm serious, there are alternatives). You don't HAVE to keep everything on the backend. Your community is the most important asset you have, not some poorly coded server files and annoyingly large/cumbersome map. Case and point is Sinister PvP. Please, please, please don't lose them. I honestly don't care what A'therys looks like at this point, I just want it to be playable. Sellt: i renamed the title so people know what this topic is about.
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    Greetings! It is I, your ever-mysterious administrator with no purpose. The title of this thread is actually a direct quote from one of the reviews I got. Figured it was as good of a quote as any to start the thread off. Others include: Alright, I take your point. My work on the server really is more behind the scenes. Few people know what my involvement exactly consists of, and most of those don't even know what I work on half the time. So, who am I then? Well, hello, my name is HaedHutner, and I've been part of the A'therys Ascended server for a good 4 years now ( joined January of 2013, during the Jesse Cox wave ). During V1, I really didn't do much, mostly just stuck around Vrovona and helped out my fellow countrymen. I stuck around Dreghorn during my early days on the server, after which I transitioned into PvP and went through a couple of PvP-centric towns like Tear and Ilusia. I'm sorry to say that most of the people I interacted with back then have moved away from A'therys, and I really haven't seen many ( if any ) of them since V1. During V2, I switched nations a few times, initially joining the Daggerlands and being townless for a bit, after which I went back to Vrovona and helped out with Dreghorn, until that died early on. Clearwater was next, where I spent some time PvPing ( or trying to ), and immediately after that skipped over to the Mages Guild where I finally got to scratch my itch for some proper RP. After spending some time there, I got a bit homesick, so I made my way back to Dreghorn in Vrovona, where I sort of became the lead-architect and helped @Hype and @Rynelf lead the town. In early Evo, I really just dedicated myself to helping Dreghorn from the start, and it seemed for a time like the town was going to flourish during the new version. Too bad that didn't work out. I believe Rynelf still gets on every now and again and slaves away at building Dreghorn's new keep, but I'm sorry to say I haven't been keeping much track as of late because of my involvement with the Staff team. And speaking of the Staff team, what is my purpose there then? Well, in short, I write plugins. Or, I try to, anyway. Programming for the server has been an adventure by itself because I've been learning as I've been coding. I'm not some sort of professional with years of experience, I'm just some guy who does programming as a hobby ( and maybe in the future, as a career ). I coded a couple of skills for the upcoming Heroes patch ( You know, the one @Farnsworth has primarily been contributing to ). Right now on the server, Caches are a plugin I created, followed by the Journal. It's not a very impressive resume so far, I know, but there are far more things in the works than there are on the server right now. And I really do wish I could tell you what they are, but I promise you not even @Sellt knows all of them. The way I tend to work is I just sort of come up with a concept for something new ( or something we have already but need to replace ) and just start doing it. I never announce I've started working on something new, since there really is no guarantee I would finish it. Recently though, after working on a few plugin projects I ultimately decided weren't viable, I've gotten to work on something big which A'therys has needed for a very long time, one which the spigot community has been unable to provide. The reason you don't get to see much of me is because I really don't spend much time on the server or interacting with the community. My thinking is that instead of playing in-game, I could be spending that time in front of an IDE, creating something which could improve it. Additionally, I personally do not enjoy having to deal with community drama. I think it not only removes from the A'therys experience, but it also scares off players who learn of it. Another reason you might think I'm inactive is because of my timezone. You see, I'm from Bulgaria, so there's a timezone issue there. Not only that, I'm also a student, which means I'm not always available. I don't do Events ( nor do I like them ), since I don't believe they're an efficient way to deliver content in any shape or form. Instead of spending my time organizing an Event, I could spend that exact same time working on a plugin which could introduce a new mechanic to the server, which would mimic the event ( and as an added bonus, it could be automatic and completely independent of any one person's availability ). My plans for the future are to see A'therys transform, and help it through this transition. It's no secret that A'therys is changing, and I think of it as a privilege to be able to not only see it, but also to help with it. It's our job to make sure this server is a truly unique experience with a wonderful community. For those of you who read through this, thank you, and I don't know how you managed through my terrible writing, but good job!
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    So. You’re here, looking at this thread. Either you’re simply curious, or you want to join. Either way, I have some things to set straight. Firstly, there is a strict set of rules to adhere to- If these are broken in any way, shape, or form, you will be kicked for doing these, no questions asked. Breaking blocks- Steryon is a town that was built in creative, and may have fancy, oh-so desirable blocks here and there. There are plenty of places to mine, and our lovely island is not one of them. Exploiting actual(i.e:, Snare Shot, not Doomsayer) glitches in any way- I do not care if it’s the only way you can win a fight. If I catch you doing this, I will kick you. I know, I’m a tyrant. If you are banned at any time during your stay in Steryon, even if it’s only temporarily, consider your membership revoked. We have a reputation to uphold, after all. If you are inactive for more than thirty days without giving proper notice, I will kick you. Breaking any of those four rules will get you kicked out, just in case you didn’t get it the first time. For all but the first and last one, I’ll give you time to move your stuff out of town and even help you do it. This all may seem pretty harsh, but it’s all pretty generic stuff that you’d find in any guild, other than the third rule. That’s more for my sanity, than anything. Now, more rules. Just what you wanted to see, I’m sure! You may not like to RP. That’s fine. At the very least, I’d like you to have some respect for people when they do roleplay, or for when we do events that involve it. Listen to your higher ups. I don’t care if you don’t respect them or like them. If you think they’re abusing their authority over you, tell a captain. Treat your fellow brigands kindly. If you hate somebody, suck it up and be the bigger person. Do not raid our allies. I don’t care if they’re the only people on. If you raid them, you will be reprimanded. I’ll make you cut down a double chest of wood and burn it all right in front of your eyes. Continuing on that rule, if people ask you to leave or are very clearly not going to come out, leave. No local or global flame. I know, I’m so stifling! But I mean it. This is for your own good. The average “gg or gf” is fine, but if you’re calling people trash for not being able to track your mountebank ass down and kill it, then you are not the type of person we want in this town. Of course, this comes pretty naturally- Follow A’therys Ascended terms of service. Shouldn’t need to be said, but it never hurts to make sure. Here at the Marcolo Brigands, we are actually pretty organized and have a rank system- I’m currently looking for Captains and High Captains to help me keep everybody in line. I won’t just give out these titles to people who walk up, ask for it, and start kissing my ass so much that their nose is brown. More than anything, that’ll prove that you’re simply meant to be a lowly deckhand for the rest of your life. Needless to say, when you join you’ll start at the same rank everyone else does, Swabbie. From there, they go as follows: Cabin Boy(or girl I guess. Gender doesn’t matter, it’s the internet.) Rigger Mate Boatswain Quartermaster Captain High Captain Pirate King(This is me. Wanting this is mutiny.) Currently, no one holds any of the ranks below Pirate King. Naturally, I’m quite lonely, so if you’d like to join even after reading all of the boring, law-filled stuffy junk, the application is here. ~Click for Link~ For current members, I’m going to keep you in town until February 5th. If you haven’t reapplied by then, I’m going to kick you. This is more of an activity checker than anything, and to see whether or not you really care enough about the guild to put in the effort to stay in it. Exceptions to this are of course, zxIce, the speed 10 exemplar who we’ll never forget, and Crunch, who is an admin. On a sidenote, sorry for the terrible formatting- It looked pretty in the google doc, I swear.
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    Right so, after speaking with md_5 the founder/head developer of Spigot and after he's taken a look at the timing reports we've been able to deduce what may be causing the lag. I was looking in the wrong spots to begin with, however everything has a contribution to the lag issue one of the main non-plugin issue seems to be the amount of mobs in the world. The PvP world, not PvE. However he also pointed out that the amount of RAM that has been allocated to the server is too high which can in fact be a bad thing. So, basically the way the garbage collector works in Java is once it's reached a certain limit of objects in memory the collector comes and collects all the not used objects off the heap. So, it's storing around 16GB of garbage objects on the heap before collection however if we had less RAM allocated the garbage collection will happen more often reducing the amount of load happening on the server when the collection happens. Anyway, this has resulted in me wanting to host a test fight on my server a 5v5 is fine. It'll hopefully have the exact same configs and files as the A'therys live server and will allow me to properly diagnose the lag while also trying various things to remedy the lag as I don't have back end access to the live server as of this time.
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    From The Office of The Pithkeeper This will be my final statement at Pithkeeper of The Daggerlands. My time as a nation head of the best nation on A’therys has been an extremely enriching experience. I’ve met amazing people. People who I consider some of my greatest friends on a real scale I met through my time as nation head. I am stepping down because of real life reasons. Nothing bad, nothing bad. I just don’t have the time to run this nation like it deserves. I did my best when I could, but I realize to continue this, it can’t be done under me anymore. I could honestly name so many people who picked me up along the way, and make a mega post about my experiences; however, I’m just going to list a few out of the very many I could. @Helious & @Sellt @[email protected] & @Jay-lee @Rhykker @Foe @HelloImWeird @Galindaan Thewisy @Everybody who served in the Daggerlands' government @Gauth Ironstaff, @lnShane, & @_JailBr3aK_ And to everybody else. Nobody has hurt my time as nation head; on the contrary, you only inspired me to continue on. It’s what was making me typing this so long, teary-eyed and clouded mind, about what this community has given me. Thank you all so, so much. I know I left people out. It’s impossible that I didn’t. I’ll be editing this post like crazy, I’m sure. I’m not leaving A’therys; let me clear that up. And to all the future applicants for who pursues the nation head of The Daggerlands, treat it right. This nation is like a baby to me. Other nations have had old timers come back and revive people. That’s not what we did. We had a new kid on the block come in, and grow a whole new group of people, sprinkled with some aged wonders. I have faith whoever takes office will respect that, and more importantly, respect our democracy. I’ll always be on speed dial if you need me; or need help with your application. I, Magister Elect Genedi Coldhaven of the Democratic Daggerlander Union of The Daggerlands, officially give an honorable discharge of duties to Pithkeeper Former Monas Iaeon. add on: As I clicked post, I forgot to add a title, so it wouldn't let me post it. A single tear did fall in that moment, typing the title: I couldn't believe I actually resigned from the best post in all of A'therys.
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    I'm coming for that heavenly booty! It's been awhile since I posted anything in the community creation sub-forum, so without further ado here is Cerulia Citadel - the floating fortress of the sky. It's still very WIP and it's oriental ofc. As seen from a sailors perspective encountering it on the sea. Still a lot of work to be had beneath the epicenter, but it's taking grand shape. You were most likely expecting some dank pirate build, or a creepy organic of a booty - either way I hope this was a pleasant little entry. Disclaimer: the title might be clickbait.
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    From my experience during the past three or four days of coming back, I've seen the reworks of each class on paper and and in execution, it will not be good for the server. The reason I say this is due the fact that a lot of these classes can, and will be stacked- it remains the same as is currently. People who know how to comp will still win teamfights, even quicker even. It won't make new players begin to win fights; instead those who know how to comp still will. Towns such as TZ or Harvikir would most certainly win almost every team fight still as it's been for a while. People who know how to comp around situations will always win compared to those who do not, and it will be even worse in this current situation. I will genuinely be as blunt to say that a majority of these class concepts are actually stupid. Lurker can one shot itself against adjudicator. 3 dooms can be taken in a teamfight and if you don't GA every 11 second cooldown livingbomb if they're synced properly (client permissions are disabled, so echo...) you will lose the fight. Two exemplars can loop 50% damage reduction. Plague has an infinite AOE unheal, according to people I've talked to (havn't tested this myself, though.) Terramancer has a 6 second cooldown on tackle with exemplar armor. It has 10 walls that can be infinitely used regardless of how many you've placed with a 1.5 second delay on every 10 walls. Lurker's backstab does absurd damage. Pyromancer does 70 damage every .5 seconds. Urthkeep stacking with pyro will be absurd. I suppose it could be balanced, however, why not try to fix how it is now, rather than implementing and fixing an already broken system? If the reason this is happening is to make it easier, whoever thought of this is actually denser than osmium. PvP will not be made easier, it will be completely about execution of stacked classes... Please, just do not ruin the server past the point it already is. I may sound rude, disrespectful, and even downright toxic. However, please, just please, figure out another way to do this without making teamfights last 2-3 seconds. If skill reduction is seen as necessary, might I reference another heroes server that begins with H, they have had addition of heroes skills since 2012 with their Zeal map, with people still enjoying their PvP without the need to reduce skills. I have played heroes servers for almost 5-6 years and it genuinely pains me to see heroes be starting to transform into this. Even if you don't agree with me; please just offer to have a conversation with me about why this is a genuinely bad idea. I beg you, even. This will not make your time on the server any easier, just worse. If you don't like being raided, you won't like being raided now even more due to the fact you will die so much quicker. @JupiterRome @MisChiv @Sellt @vehnehdapooh @jonathanbak @Chadrian Sorry in advance for possibly missing tags, did it in a hurry.
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    ~ Winter Wonderland ~ Merry Christmas A’therys! ~ Credits ~ This Christmas we will be celebrating in style with our very own Christmas Wonderland... Built, laughed over and put together by our Staff Team. On Saturday 17th, we will be opening up the Winter Wonderland Island to you and each nation will have a warp to it for FREE! At the Winter Wonderland, there is… Parkour. Collectable food & drink. The naughty and nice list. A Christmas Tree. A Snowman. A gingerbread man factory. Carol Singers. Snow. More snow. Ice. Sweets. Presents. And the Polar Express. So, on December 17th, a week before Christmas, I will be opening this place to you lot. There will be a warp at each capital’s warp rooms so you can come visit the project which has been worked on for hours! Have a wonderful Holiday you awesome lot. - The A’therys Staff Team xox
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    Hello A’therians and season’s greetings. Figured I’d pop my head in and say hello and wish you all a happy holiday season (at 2.42am apparently). Hope all is well with you all, great job with the server, extremely happy to see it all work out! All the best, Edd (Vorske)
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    A'therys Custom Loot Upon killing a mob in our PvE world, you may receive a Cache of Wonders. Upon opening the Cache, you will notice that the GUI looks completely different. One of our Devs, HeadHunter has transferred our Loot Cache system over to Java language in order to decrease the amount of scripts we have running via Denizen. Things to note: The chance of receiving a cache is the same, that has not been changed. The blocks have not changed in amounts, however we have added some which were missing and added some which we can afford to add. Tools and Armour obtained from the cache are now completely random. By using our suffixes and prefixes, the items are able to generate randomly with random enchants based on the name of the item also, so have fun with what you get from those. The annoying of where you would lose a cache if you misc-licked, fumbled around in the GUI.. Fixed. Doesn't happen now, sorted that. Here is an example item I got when playing around with it earlier: Quite a nice item. But, there are many many more awesome ones out there which you can get. As always, if there is something we haven't spotted, possibly a bug or quite a severe exploit, please come to any staff member and report it, it is appreciated. However, if you choose to try and be clever about it and think we won't find out, you won't be here very long if you do. Thankyou all for reading, enjoy cache hunting!
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    Astorite exp from 800 --> 1200 All difficult mobs exp from 150 --> 200 Horde Incursion added to boost easy area levelling exp rates slightly. Horde mobs spawn in packs of 12, and give off 60 exp each, and have a very low chance to spawn Tainted DeadEye exp from 150 --> 250 Tainted DeadEye damage from 30 --> 20 ForceTP and ForcePulls have all been changed to Haruspex-esque with vectors and not just plain TPs Thanks to Brady for changes. Please report any bugs you find.
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    Greetings, all who voted in @BlackRuins poll on how they would like to see heroes progress! As we all saw, the option "5-6 Active skills" Was by far the most picked, achieving almost 3 times as many votes as other categories. With 7-8 and 4-5 coming in behind. Given that feedback, we've come up with a new structure for all our heroes classes. All classes will have 5-6 active skills, as well as 1 or 2 passive/toggle skills. The heroes team thinks this is the best way to reach a balance between those who want simplified combat options with those who value the more complicated style of combat. Let me give an example concept. Sentinel -600HP -Diamond Helmet -Diamond Chestplate -Diamond Leggings -Diamond Boots -Dia. Sword: 20 (Numbers are subject to change in balance) Skill Level Cooldown Description Values Kick 1 20 - - Resolve 1 (Passive) Players nearby the Sentinel can’t take more than 50 damage from any single source. Radius: 3 Guard 10 15 - - Rescue 20 20 - - Innerlight 40 30 - - Battlecry 50 25 - - Ram 70 30 - - Divine Strength 100 (Passive) When the player hits 90HP, they fly 15 blocks into the air, heal, then come crashing down, knocking enemies up, dealing damage and silencing them. HP Restored: 60 Radius: 8 Silence: 3 Damage: 45 Cooldown: 120 As you can see, the sentinel has 6 active skills, only 6 buttons need to be bound. This can easily be done in binds and in macros. It also has 2 passives, one of which is a nice, small buff to allies, and the other is a high-impact, high cooldown passive. So whilst you do not have to bind "Divine Strength", you still get to utilise it with ease. (Note sections with '-' in them just mean the values are the same as the configuration right now) We hope this is a good option for all parties concerned! Thanks for reading -Chiv
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    A beloved friend passed away Thursday morning, Nov 24. Jimmbear was a kind soul. He cared for everyone who crossed his path and stuck his neck out to people he didn't know. He made friends with many people throughout the years he played on the server. He was a true friend and I am happy to say that I got to know him. He was the first person I met when I was brought to the server along with @Foereaper and @SengySama. I was happy to talk to him any chance i got. There were times i got in trouble for staying up so late talking to him about life and the future and weeaboo horror stories. (Very fun to listen to when you can't get caught talking). He was truly a great friend to have. I am disheartened to say that his family is having a hard time paying for his funeral and has made a gofundme so that they can make enough money for his funeral. I will link it down below for anyone wanting to help out. https://www.gofundme.com/jimmy-nguyens-funeral-fund
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    I can't tell if you're being sarcastic, because this is laughable to me. Realistically, I'm not sure how many of us have embraced the idea of 24/7 PvP--it's simply something that's been forced on us and that we have to work around, whether we like it or not. Anyway, if the few of us who remain on the server truly have begun to value it, then you should have nothing to fear by Sellt/staff making it toggleable, because (by that logic) we will be just as likely to have it on as we are to have it off. You also have to consider what the server is going through right now. This is a period of reinvention and rebirth. If we are looking to acquire and retain new consumers, then there should be some amount of lenience. New players (and those of us who are constructing towns) deserve the option to build and play in peace, until we are ready to be beleaguered by testy PvPers. PvP will never disappear from the server. It will still exist constantly in wilderness, on designated PvP days, and in those towns that are prepared to face that challenge. PvPers have always cried the loudest about their real and perceived injustices, so they've often been the first in line for recompense. If they wish to cry over this too, they have that right. But just because they cry doesn't mean they should get their way. They are not the most special, or the most important. What matters now is recovery. If you or anyone else wants to be a thorn in Sellt's side over this decision, then maybe you need to reconsider whose ends you're serving--the server's or your own. And I'm sorry, but as owner, Sellt CAN just undo work like that. Suck it up.
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    As you go about your daily business in your hometown, you notice a young boy holding a wad of newspapers. As you approach him, he cries out "Extra, extra! Skirmish reported on undiscovered island!". When you approach him further, he hands you a newspaper with the title 'Independent Sentinel', and you hand him three Yora. You find a nearby bench, and begin to read... The newspaper, also, has a small note on its rear page. It reads: "Interested in journalism? The Independent Sentinel is HIRING regional and specialist writers and journalists in order to collect stories and write articles about events in the specific nations and specialties in A'therys. Or do you have an advertisement which you wish to display in our next issue? If either option sounds like something you would consider, send a letter to Editor-In-Chief Mr. Direstone in the city of Monas Roth."
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    Hi Atherys! And welcome to my first Diary entry Please forgive me if this first one is still a bit uncut but i promise to get better at this. Announcements Heroes Team The heroes team got a bit restructured and now @MisChiv and @jonathanbak will "lead" the team. Both don't have executive power and their job is more or less organizing the team, meetings, votes etc. While the decision making will be democratic. Spencer stepped away as a Heroes-Dev and while Jess and take up some of the work we are actively looking for new coders to join the team. Content Creators In the last weeks i was approached by several individuals who wanted to help creating content for the server. To help this we created the Content Team which is overseen by @redninja685 who will distribute projects and keep Staff and the teams up to date. Now every team that wants to help us create content (Builds, dungeons, Quest etc) can contact @redninja685 and become a Content Masters. You will not be forced to do stuff (but if you never do you will be stricken from the list). We will show you all what we need and you can pick and work on it. Of course if you have your own ideas we love to hear them an most often will be approved. So if you have some friends and you guys are good builders, show us what you can do and become a team. Even if you only want to build something or do something every few weeks or month. Coders As mentioned up under Heroes Team. We are actively looking for coders to join us. Primarily to help finish the skills, but we can also use help with our plugins (guessing streamlining them never hurts! :)) Lag We still are running tests to pinpoint the issues. We have several leads and as soon as we have details i will of course share them with you. Bias One of the biggest issues we have and I read in the feedback is Bias. Now what I also see is that most often its just perspective. First and foremost, nobody is bias free when he interacts with people on a daily basis. And you know what makes it worse? Yelling at the staff, being disrespectful, or outright malevolent. There is a reason why convicts are nice in front of a judge, because even the guys trained for this can't stay 100% bias free, so why do you expect more from normal people? A problem is also that you don't see everything. While you know exactly what happened because you were there, a mod is new to the scene and needs to work of the proof he gets (because while you may tell the truth, the same may apply to the other person). And while you see the mod standing there he most likely is talking to people via msg, gathering information, looking at screenshots. So don't get mad if it takes a moment for possible punishment. Rather appreciate that the mod takes the time to get to the truth. And just because a decision was made against you doesn't mean the staff member was biased against you. If you have an actual case of bias please report it via: https://atherys.com/forum/index.php?/forum/92-report-a-staff-member/ or https://atherys.com/forum/index.php?/forum/91-report-a-player/ TL;DR: Bias has become something of a buzzword and is use way too much. Brewery Still working on the ingredients that don't work and changing most of the recipes because of the recent leak. Work got slowed down because if a illness wave in staff. Official Announcement will come when its finished. 1.11 We are also working on upgrading the server to 1.11, checking the plugins, replacing the ones that don't get updated anymore, looking for less laggy replacements. The upgrade itself probably helps with the lag too. Also trying to get the numbers of plugins down, combining what we can. Money The last few days i heard a lot about how much money we make and why we don't use it. So let me explain. Only in the last two month we made a lot more than the needed 500.-. Now these were the two month in the year were one can expect spikes (Christmas and after Christmas). So yes, right now we have some money saved, but this money is there for potential low months, possible expenses (emergency money) and the future of Atherys. At some point in the far future I think we all want a V4. But if we ever do that i want to do it right, that means a lot of time. Possible down times. Jobs that need to be done by externals (costing money) and i would like to do that with the normal income and not with a donation run like for Evo. I can guarantee you that the money is used to pay stuff and people for atherys and that i personally have not taken out 1 cent for myself (rather the opposite). Thoughts I probably forgot to add some points but I promise if that's the case I will add them next week. Between this diary and Sellt Chat you have now two points in the week to get the information you want/need. Of course we will still announce stuff outside of this diary and so probably nothing gets missed again (of course you also need to read the forum :D). Ofc, i'm always reachable via forum pm and skype if you need anything or want to tell/ask me anything. Till next time! -Sellt
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    Greetings to my esteemed countrymen and respected neighbors! It is my honor to be addressing all of you today as the newly appointed Lord Admiral of Ithero. I am so excited to have this opportunity, and I plan to get right down to business! As anyone who knows me can attest, I have many plans for helping us revitalize the nation. However, these plans represent only part of overall objectives; the other part will come from you, my fellow Itheri. Therefore, over the next few weeks, I will spend time visiting towns across the nation to meet one-on-one with players and town leaders to assess their needs, discuss potential opportunities, cultivate solid working relationships, and freely dialogue about the future of Ithero. At that time, I also hope to scout out other potential candidates for current and future leadership roles. In the meantime, I invite you to come to me with any questions, ideas, or matters you would like to discuss. If, however, you are a city who would like to schedule a townhall-style meeting with me in which to address the things mentioned above, please comment below, and I will contact you to set something up. And, for those of you who just want to hang out in Calastore and get to know me, I am more than happy to do so, and can even throw in a shoddy tour of the capital to sweeten the deal. On another note, I would like to invite you all to the Inauguration and Valediction Ceremony, set for Saturday, December 17, at 2:30 PM ATZ at the Palace of Calastore. This event is open to all who are interested, and complete details will be included in a future announcement, so keep an eye out for that in the next few days! Additionally, I am looking to schedule a Nation Meeting within the next 2 weeks, so I would like to get some input on what times would work well for everyone. The last Nation Meeting was held on a Saturday at 3 PM ATZ, and I am happy to host it at the same time this Saturday (Dec. 10th), if that is still good for everyone. Just comment below or in our Ithero Nation Chat on Skype to let me know what works. And finally, a big thanks to everyone for your interest, collaboration and support as we move forward; I am amped to begin meeting with all of you! ultravioletpixie (“Pixie”), Lord Admiral of Ithero ~May you find happiness and success in all you pursue, and may the twin gods light your way when your journey becomes shrouded in darkness.
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    Some of you may know me, but to those who don't - hi! My name is Rae, and I first joined the server October 28th, 2012. I started out in a town called Ebon Hold in Vrovona with some people I met on a Tekkit server over the summer, and stayed there until January, I think. I moved to Winds of Thesse in Aloreh after meeting some cool peeps. ( @CarterJennings @Rokat @Yvetta Pravi ) There were lots of cool fights, lots of laughs, and lots of drama. (even though the town was 99.9% guys..) I became a Sage early 2013, I think.. Where my old Sage peeps at? In July I became a mod, even though I just turned 17 in April. I stayed on the staff team until Novemberish 2014, and was banned soon after that lol. I'm sure some people know why, but I was a silly 18 year old girl who liked to get a rise out of people. I grew up a lot, I moved out to California to live with my boyfriend, Carter, and next semester I'm going to graduate with my Associate's and move up to a 4-year university to get a degree in History and to get my teacher's certification. I just recently got unbanned, and now I'm back in Vro! I hope to be more active in the community and to make a bunch of new friends, and reconnect with some old.
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    For those who didn't know Ice, you should know that he was a great person who was always there for his friends and could always make people laugh. If you ask around, you can find plenty of stories about him. Ice had great ideas, not just for the server but for a lot of things in general. He was a fun, great guy and his family deserves all the support they can get. Funerals are very, very expensive.
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    There is apparently a rumour going around that I am shutting down the server. I am well aware things are tougher than they used to be but that’s for me to endlessly worry about, shutting the server down, if that were to happen I would be extremely forthcoming about that. Anyway, its crap from someone who probably just wants to harm the server for whatever twisted reason. Sorry for a negative post, hope all are having / have had a nice day.
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    Tomorrow is the day, Crash, one of our long time staff members here at A'therys, leaves us to go off to basic training for the US airforce. I thank you Crash for all your support and help over the years here at A'therys and will look forward to hearing all about it when you have completed training. Take care buddy, stay safe and in the meatime, please enjoy this fine art of your blowing up one of those evil sky pirates.
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    A labor of love, time, and blood. We present to you the first Content Team build, Dorrod Muth. After a long design and development phase, Dorrod Muth is ready to be unveiled. The plague will be fought back, and the sacred mountain where Dorrod Muth resides shall belong to Roreg Logh once more. Produced by @InsanibleLector and @mercymike Build designed by @mercymike Built by @InsanibleLector, @mercymike, @Altairas, @Scickar, and @Aller. Special thanks to @AkilaTajar, @redninja685 for access to build server and @Chrisblox for cavern terraforming.
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    omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg if you stare at that long enough it kind of looks like Hindi script So guys, some of you know, I have been praying and running about to get into this program that is competitive and honorable. And, against all odds, I got in! I will be representing the United States as a youth ambassador, and in turn, they are funding me for a full year in India. This opportunity is absolutely invaluable!! All things said, I would like to thank everyone here. If you were wondering the hidden reason behind my nation head resignation, hopes of getting into this program was that reason. The past week, the highest anticipation before denials and acceptance came out, I was too big of a mess to focus. I missed a lot, most publically notably, the Magister Debate! I hope everyone is participating in that event. With this, comes the news I will be practically completely inactive in-game. I'll be on the forums, though. If you guys want to follow me on my journey, shoot me a PM! I don't want to hand out any deets to just anyone, yeah yeah safety and stuff. But a big purpose of this program is building bonds cross-culturally, so I do want to reach as many as I can. I have a few things to tie up, thanks for hearing me nervously type as I am freaking out that this is happening. Special shoutout to @Ravyhn & @ThickerDragon2 who has literally been by my side since my interview. So much support through them! I didn't expect to get into such a program so they were a lot of emotional help. Thankssss guysss Oh and my man @HelloImWeird
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    The Ratification of the Ithero-Vrovona Alliance An event to rejoice & reclaim the glory of the past! Hear ye, hear ye! It has been announced that the Empire of Sun and the Empire of the Lunar Twins has both agreed to meet in Calastore and Vrovona to discuss their ancient alliance! Rumor has it that it will end in the forging of a new set of treaties: the Treaty of Calastore and the Treaty of Vrovona. Everybody has been invited to attend the conversation, which will start in Calastore on the date of Toldei, 13 Wind's Revival 268 ((Mob event on Saturday, February 11th, 2017, 4pm EST))! This so happens to fall on the same day as the annual Festival of the Flux, so be sure to attend this after the momentous discussion! Furthermore, a rarity has been announced; Vrovona will openly welcome foreigners of all nationalities to listen in on discussion of the Treaty of Vrovona on, Toldei, 13 Wind's Revival 268 (February the 12th, 4pm est)! As fate has it, the Festival of the Shield also occurs on this day, so be sure to optimize this luck and attend it as well! Keeping the trend of a Vrovonic festival, there will be a 2v2 tournament at the end! Here is a form you can mail to the Vrovonic Office on International Tournaments (comment below) to enter! ~ IGNs: Nation(s): Town(s): Classes intended to play: ~ This will be an open registration, so impromptu teams can be formed on Sunday. ((OOC: This Saturday at 4pm est, Ithero and Vrovona will discuss the terms of an economic/commerce/trade treaty. Afterwards, a mob event shall be hosted. The next day on Sunday 4pm est, the Treaty of Vrovona will be discussed and will escalate into a 2v2 PvP tourny event! Prizes will be announced on a later day. No banned classes, but no duplicates per pair.)) Thanks to @ultravioletpixie for working with us. Calender Links:
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    Hello friends, Vrovona, to the rest of Atherys. I’m grateful and honored to announce that I have been selected as the nation head of Vrovona. The nation head of Vrovona has always seemed to be a cursed position with many leaders of the past being short lived (All the way to V1). I am aware of how heavy this duty is and I’m eager to end this curse. My legacy will be, Did Chad revive this nation, or did he fail? I’m looking forward to the challenge of reviving this nation to its former glory. I already have a few plans, but I’ll need the help of the current nation members and possibly the cooperation of other nations during my time as nation head. I’ll get straight to it to what I’ll generally look for in my first few weeks. Right now what this nation needs the most right now is a repopulation, and from history the way super populous nations are always formed is through new player towns. Taking a page out of Ithero and Roreg’s history I will be establishing a new player hub town and employing the capital to teach them the ins and outs of the server as well as figuring out what focus that they want to be a part of. From there new players will move on to different towns that they so choose, even a different nation if they wanted to. I will also be reworking the government to work with my needs as a leader. I’ll admit it, I will be weak in some points in the government and I’m going to need a cabinet of members to help me run the government so I’ll be bringing back the praetors. I will be tough in pointing out people’s inactivity/motivation in government roles. The legion will also be reworked and I may restart the monthly Vrovonic tournaments that I used to run. For now, I have no plans for a nation meeting unless people are interested in it. I’d rather talk to people more personally (I’m not that good with bigger crowds) and I encourage to do so. If you have any concerns, questions, comments, or suggestions, just poke me on ts, pm me on the forums or server, I will do my best to answer to you and concerns, ideas, whatever it may be. This goes out to anyone not just nation members but to the other nations as well, in particular, other nation heads. I’m looking forward to cooperating, feuding whatever it may be, but once again I will always be open for discussion/talks. Forgive me ahead of time for my weak rp game.
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    A’therys Ascended Daily Event The Daily Events are brought to you by the event team; they are small scale events revolving mainly around riddles or puzzles leading to a location in the world. Daily events are a form of motivation to help players have an objective every day. Using a new plugin, everyone has an equal chance of getting something everyday! That's right! It is not a first come first serve system, everyone can participate and earn something. Each chest will contain something for everyone that opens it. The puzzle or riddle will indicate an area on the server where a treasure chest will be hidden. It is your objective to decode the riddle/ puzzle and find the chest! Be aware though, sometimes it can be found in plain sight, sometimes it may be very well hidden. The riddles and puzzles will for the most part surround lore based locations, which will encourage you to read lore and explore the world! There are of course some rules accompanying the daily events; it is meant to be an individual objective and not a shared one! Information on the current Daily Event can be found on the main forums page. Daily Event Rules: Do not ask Staff for help regarding the location of the Daily Event. Do not use any in game public chat channel (Global, Nation, & Local) to ask for assistance on the daily event or reveal its location; this will be moderated. Private messaging and teamspeak conversations about the daily event are allowed, however it is discouraged and staff will remind you about that. You can help new or confused players, but we urge you to instead point them in a direction rather than revealing the location. Selling 'tours' to the location or selling information about it is also illegal. Claiming the daily reward shall be limited to one per person. Do not use alt accounts to bypass this rule. The first daily event will be released soon!
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    Hi Atherys! This is the official topic for the Build contest. The goal is to get Roreg a new capital that will fit into the mountain where the current Roreg spawn is. You will have time to send us a worldsave or schematic file till End of January 2017. Keep in mind that it should fit the build style of Roreg. Additionally the Roreg Government has the following requests for the Capital and would be happy if they appear in the build: Capital building for in game meeting up of officials; A Priesthood temple; Market district; The Halls which is a labyrinth of catacombs beneath; Housing district; Embassy district; RP Tavern ( Its a Roreg tradition ); Docks; Capital Arena; Introduction Area; And the Government advises on the pallet for Roreg too: Netherack, Stonebrick, Cracked Stone brick, Mossy Stone Brick, Spurce or Dark oak planks and Logs; Cobble; Smoothstone; Purple wool; etc. If your build wins you will get the following: Bragging rights that you build the Roreg Capital on Atherys! 250'000 yora 100'000 yora from Roreg Wings for all the involved buildes (net worth 250'000) Amusement Park advantage soon to be revealed. (more worth than wings)
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    Auction House We have swapped out the old Auction House plugin with a newer, more structured plugin. Like before you have to be in a national market to see or start an auction. Currently you are limited to 4 listings at a time. Listed below are the important commands you need to know to use the plugin. If you have any questions just feel free to ask. /ah - Opens the auction house. /ah sell <price> - Sell the item you're holding for the price you want. /ah expired - View and manage your expired listings. /ah listed - View and manage your currently selling items /ah search <keyword> - Search for specific items in the Auction House.
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    I've been on the server for a while now, for 5 years now, (but not exactly because I missed all of V2), but yeah I have never made one of these in my entire existence on the server and I wanted to make one because of how similar my story is to Brady's or Josh... (but really only the doge and pvp part but whatever). So yeah, my ingame name is Chadrian. Which is just a combination of my name, Adrian, and the first two letters of my dog's name, Chewy. At first, I didn't really like the fact that people called me Chad, but over time I got used to it. So a little bit about me irl, I'm 20, from San Diego, and I work as an apprentice electrician. I also like corgis. This server was always something special to me, It had an allure that always got me back to playing and that reason without a doubt is the community and the pvp. I started in V1 in an Itheri town called Riftweld, it was led by the earlier Lady Admiral, thequestingbeast. Other names in that town I recognize is tonydamore, jsterwart, conman, exxonic, etc. At the time I was amazed at how pvp worked on the server, it was heroes, not just vanilla pvp so I thought the skills were amazing at the time. I also liked the fact that it had rpg aspects like nations too. All I did was level, level, level, so I can join the big fights. For the old vets, you know what I'm talking about. V1 had massive fights. The class I primarily played was marauder, ya know the one that had the 30 block tackle, tether, wrestle combo. Riftweld fell a part, and I'll be honest with you, I'm not quite sure why. There was a massive move to the Winds of Thesse in Aloreh. This is where I think I made my first real mark on the server. This town had a lot of recognizable names like Carter, Goddess, Osiris, commando, rokat, and other names that came from Riftweld too like conman, tony, and properbo. I also met two of my all time favorite people in this town too, Keems and Shibonator. I had the pleasure of fighting with and against famous towns like Svelty, Golgotha, SSB, Exodus, Clearwater, Wintersong, the list goes on. The Winds died down and I found myself in Butterfly Haven in the Daggerlands(And to this day wtf is that name lul). Keems was the mayor and had members like blindsniper and Dr Potato, another favorite member of mine. I played under the account Chemmenue at the time just playing paladin and chilllin, Not a lot of pvp before I went on a massive hiatus. I missed all of V2, I think I was absorbed in league and I was burnt out on the server, but I came back in 3vo because I heard a lot of rumors of another restart. I thought I would join again. I joined back, not many people remembered me (I forgot to mention I also refused to use the mic in V1 so I was a pretty forgettable dude). I joined Hearthcrest for a few days so I can scout the server (Thank you to those at hearthcrest even tho I didn't have the intention of staying long you guys treated me well). This guy named Velkas msged me and told me he was maniac michael or whatever. Anyone in v1 would recognize that name as a pirate in v1. They took me in and I made my second major mark on the server in Vrovona's Harvikir. Going all the way up to one of the leaders of the legion and becoming a mod a little later, but I lost that after going inactive again hehe. I'm on injured leave for a bit so I've been active recently but ya, dis place pretty tight tho. All in all, I'm just a dude that likes to kill things, but rest assured I'm friendly even though I'm a pvper/killer thing. Sorry this kinda turned out to be more of my server history then an intro, but I like to think of where I've been.
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    I can make it so people who are in towns/safe zones cannot be pushed or pulled. If the administration agrees that would be the best action.
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    It's a bird! It's a plane! It's an awkward teenage gamer who has no friends ( ಠ◡ಠ ) Hi, I'm Rez, but you can also call me Liz. I kinda joined like 2 days ago but I honestly didn't know what I was doing then and I still don't (⊙‿⊙✿) A'therys seems really interesting, but I still have to figure out how to do literally everything (◡‿◡✿) I sure hope I can be part of this community! I've never really been part of something like this, so I hope I manage to do well here ´ ▽ ` )ノ
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    Welcome to A'therys Administration @Sanders, @HaedHutner & @jonathanbak. I'm very confident you will be great additions to the team. For those of you who don't know, Jon was recently handed over responsibility of the Event Team. I no longer run the team. Jon will continue to run it aswell as being an admin and hopefully we will have some new and cool events soon Much much thanks to you Jon for your hard work after being back. Haed has been working on developing several things for A'therys recently, including the new caches plugin. He completely re structured and re-coded the whole mechanic and is now what we use ingame. Many many thankyous to him for all his hard work recently and hopefully soon we will have some more things to show Sanders now handles the Public Relations sector to A'therys and the social media, youtube etc. All the links to them can be found under the Media tab above. He has worked brilliantly as a Mod and we saw no reason to not make him an Admin, so many congratulations to him and apologies for not announcing this in a post sooner. That is all from me to tonight, many thanks for all your continuous support these past couple months A'therians, we will and always do appreciate it. Goodnight.
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    By now, you should all mostly know me. My name is Xathas; and I joined A'therys on the 12th of December, 2012 (yes, 12/12/12). I'm a professional audio engineer - specifically specialized for concert venues and theatre, and I've recently been promoted to fill Anvil's position as Loremaster. So I'm using this opportunity to put a few minds, and questions, to rest. Will the lore change? As a player, I've always believed in following the world's history and rules as best I can. The policy of accepting what came before you, to build upon it. To put it shortly, the pre-existing lore will not drastically alter. I will be looking over the existing content, double checking for existing discrepancies (and directions), and possibly pulling out a few of the old lost wiki files to be returned. From there, I have a few priorities for cleaning up and expanding on the existing world. Can you tell us these priorities? I will say outright that I would love to have another world-scale event such as the Summer Rime. Wiki-wise, I really want to put a priority on giving every nation a fully fleshed out culture section - akin to what exists for Aloreh and Ithero. I also really want to work on expanding the bestiary. Lastly, I have the opportunity to publish the work I do have on magic in A'therys, a mechanic I know many have been fascinated on - if attendance at the Mage's College has been anything to judge by. Scribes of Order? There've been various incarnations of them under various regimes and reasoning. From what I was told, there is still a conversation for them - and they've been getting chatty with OA's reigns up for grabs. I don't want to alienate my fellow writers and roleplayers - but my first priority, above all else, is going to be maintaining a high integrity of written lore to the sever. So what the Scribes will be, I'm still working on. And honestly, I've debated scratching the name and starting fresh without the bias of the orders' past. Do you really want to do a world event? 100% hell to the yes. It's not only fun for the community to participate in, but it's the best opportunity for players to flesh out the progression of an active story. It's great in aiding server activity, and it helps to generate advertisement for what the server is doing. Races? No, I won't be adding dwarves, elves, orks, etc. to the server lore. But I want to play a _________ As has always been the rule - you may play whatever you like in the server. And we may choose to consider it non-canon if it falls outside of the world's rules. Aren't you on a boat? Yes, I am working on a cruise ship. I still plan to be able to put out lore posts from sea, as I do not need to be online to write; only to post. Thank you for your concern. You're so mysterious and dreamy; are you single? Yes. Feel free to ask any more questions below!!!
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    As I start what I hope to be my first true "megabuild" I figured I'd post some pictures to show you guys for some constructive criticism and cheerleading support. What you see in these pictures is basically the "background" that the build will be placed upon, its pedestal, if you will. It was also an experiment to try doing 3D pixel art/glass art/whatever Denzarou calls that crazy style he does. This is what I started with, lots of different tiles that I laid out based on a 21x7 rectangular mix of colours. Then on a level below the tiles, I did a //replace air 2%quartz,98%air layer to add a faint starry backdrop and thus get rid of the "squarey-ness" of the tiles. From far away... and close up... I'm going to try to update this about every week or so. I find that this kind of "blog-esque" approach to working on a project helps me to stay motivated and excited, it's almost like I'm setting deadlines for myself. Anyways, I hope you guys like it!
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    *The following is my way of getting out a very clear message that I need to get out* This server has been through a lot, especially recently. It has impacted many people both in a positive and negative way. Much has been said, a lot of damage has been done and for many of us regardless of what we do here all feel a bit let down. I myself feel very broken and in a constant status of running around putting out fires. The only thing I want to do right now is mend and make everything better. So the following five objectives are going to be my sheer focus for the next few months. Keep my problems and what I have to deal with as far away from the community as possible. When dealing with negative situations, try to keep it isolated to only those involved and identify the people who create the problems. Continue pushing for technical improvement. Continue pushing for content improvements and additions including finding a way to drive more new players to the server. Make a conscious effort to appreciate and celebrate those who help and positively impact all of our lives here on the server. If you will allow it, A’therys, please just let me keep trying. Thank you.
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    So after 4 days of what has been shock to the body, vast quantities of eye drops and drugs and overall discomfort, I am now home, only issue is I can’t see my screen all that well. Keyboard seems to be ok because I can mainly do this form muscle memory but the screen is pretty tough. Im not allowed right now to strain my eye so much so will have to do work in short bursts which is highly interruptive to the fact that I have a million things to do but I guess I will just have to stick it out. On Tuesday, I will have the optical bandage (very large contact lense looking thing) removed so I would assume my vision will be better then and all will be back to normal if not slightly better. Jusyt wanted to update everyone , hope all of you are good and all is ok. I guess I will be on ts a lot more so if you wanna come have a chat, doesn’t matter if its atheyrs related or general, id be more than happy to. 4 days isolation and no internet means not such a happy vorske. Oh one last thing, im just typing here and hoping all of this has made sense as I cant really proof read lol.
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    So for those of you who have not noticed the shiny red name, as of last night I have been promoted to Admin status! So what do I do? In addition to my Loremaster work, which I already had backend forum access to work on the wiki with, I have gained access to MythicMob creation and Command block/Dungeon programming. I'll be working closely with the content and build teams to streamline releases and design horrific death traps for you to die in. Over the next few days I'll also be learning the general administration commands, and will be able to handle admin tickets, and will be most commonly seen around late night A'therys

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