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A'therys Aeons Roadmap & Updates

As promised, more information - Our most recent "State of A'therys" address left many questions unanswered regarding the future of the A'therys project and the impact of EASY Company's partnership. In this post I'll be addressing some of the concerns and questions already asked. Please note, however, we will be having a live Discord Q&A on Friday the 5th of November between 7-9PM EST. Keep an eye on the #announcements channel in Discord for further details.

As for some of the questions already brought up in our previous post, I will be answering those in this post, as well as sharing an official Project Roadmap for everything planned for A'therys Aeons. This roadmap only goes up to the full release, and so does not contain any planned future updates, as those details will be shared on server launch.

State of Aeons - Our focus as a team recently has been to bring together the existing team and make organizing and sharing information and progress as seamless as possible. To that end, a lot of time has been put into introducing a new project management solution as well as reorganizing the leadership and staff structures. With that in mind, there has already been quite a bit of progress on organizing and developing the early stages of the Aeons server. In order to keep the community informed of current progress and decisions regarding design direction and project focus, we are sharing a roadmap. This graphic will hopefully get across what work has been done, what work needs to be done, and where we have focused our efforts so far.

Please note, the green checks signify that piece of the project has been completed. The teal exclamation points signify our current focus, or what is "work in progress". 

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Q&A

 

Why is there a time-skip for Aeons? - OccidentalAnvil crafted a fantastic setting and world unlike any created before for Minecraft as a medium. There is technically no "time-skip" that took place, as the current date on the A'therys website has been running since the end of EVO. This is also the same timeline Horizons takes place in, and this will make things less confusing going forwards. Many years have passed in the server, and to pay respect to that time, we kept the current date the same rather than jumping back or resetting the A'therian calendar. This progression was in effort to carry over some of the nostalgia from the V1/V2/EVO worlds, while also allowing new players to have a fresh experience without the need to know the five year old politics of the previous versions. This also allowed us many opportunities to craft fresh lore for players to enjoy, as well as opening up the server to more player freedoms.

 

What's happening to Horizons? - The A'therys Horizons server is still in development. The project has not and will not be abandoned. However, the effort and resources needed to get it to a perfect, polished state are immense. We will be posting an update regarding the roadmap and an open beta announcement for Horizons soon.

 

How is EASY Company helping A'therys release servers? - EASY Company's impact is almost exclusively felt by the staff team so far. In addition to the monetary support previously mentioned, EASY has given the A'therys Team new servers to work off of, help with media and planning advertisement, additional staff and builders, as well as a better administrative structure that has allowed the A'therys team to function and make decisions much quicker. The A'therys servers and all of the A'therys IP and such all still belong to A'therys. EASY Company's board doesn't interfere in the A'therys development process directly, and their leadership primarily checks up, gives advice, and helps direct resources where they are needed the most. A lot of the issues that had plagued the development of Horizons have been lessened by EASY's involvement, most obviously seen in the drive and excitement shared by the team.

 

What kinds of plugins will be used? - As mentioned in the "State of A'therys" post, the server will not just be the old A'therys configs pasted into a new server box with a new name. All of the configs, plugins, and permissions are being rebuilt from the ground up. While this certainly will take some more time than just updating the EVO server and wiping the map, this will make it much easier on us going forwards. With this in mind, we will be bringing back most of the core A'therys gameplay elements, while planning more features and updates down the line. In addition to the classic Classes and Towns gameplay, we will be using some fresh plugins that have some other features such as custom items, special leveled mobs to fight, focused PVP areas with abundant resources, as well as dungeon shards with unique loot.

 

Will I be able to snipe creepers from my watchtower? - Yes, you will. As previously mentioned, this server will be bringing back tons of loved features from previous A'therys versions, including Classes, while starting with a fresh slate that will make the server hopefully run much smoother, avoiding the issues caused by continuously updating already-configured plugins as versions change and new features pour in.

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All in before the good spots are claimed by mayors :3

On a serious note I am really excited for this.

Will there be more decent sized islands far off the coast of the mainland so people can live in solitude? I noticed there was a lot of open water in the previous version around the outer edges of the map away from the mainland. Definitely potential to be used there if there is time to add extras.

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6 hours ago, Apehega said:

I am excited! Cautiously excited, but still excited.

Pirate island when? 

For sure exciting! No notes on the pirates yet, perhaps some of the survivors from Steryon could rebuild a pirates guild of their own in a new location? 👀 

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On 11/2/2021 at 12:08 PM, Orita said:

Can I request that Baphus come back with the Tree skill please

 

On 11/2/2021 at 5:54 PM, carlthealien said:

No :)

 

On 11/4/2021 at 10:38 AM, Aroth2000 said:

this would make my year

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Who knows, maybe one day. Definitely not on launch, but one day 😇

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