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  1. A'therys Aeons Beta Launch Date Change What's Changing: Due to a great deal more people signing up for the beta than we initially expected, we are going to be opening the full beta server Monday, 20th December. The delay is unfortunate, but due to scheduling conflicts with a majority of our available staff, the large number of those already signed up, and the infrastructure we need to upgrade to ensure the beta gets us the information we need to make the launch successful, we feel this delay is 100% necessary. Date Changes: With this in mind, not too many other dates are being changed, however, we will continue to take beta applications until Sunday, 19th December. See our previous post for the beta application link. This likely won't move any other planned dates, and we will be opening the beta up to anyone right after the Christmas holidays. Some More Information: There have been a ton of questions asked about the beta, the full release, and all the features, plugins, and plans in place. For the sake of clarity, and to save everyone time scrolling through discord chats to find the answers, I'll post a mini Q&A here: Q: How will player towns be handled? A: Player towns will be available for players to lay down, so long as they have a few members in their party and enough Yora in their bank. The numbers of both players and Yora will be determined during the beta, as will the availability of players to self claim, however neither aspect has been 100% decided. Q: Will there be a wipe? A: Yes, the beta is a way for us to ensure there aren't any game-breaking bugs or economy-breaking exploits, and we will likely find tons of both. The day before the full server launch the map, player profiles, and towns will all be wiped fresh for the new release. There will not, however, be a bunch of wipes during the beta itself. Also, as previously mentioned, there will be permanent rewards given to those who partake in the beta! Q: How will Heroes levels / exp be handled? A: There will be some testing to be done on the beta server, but heroes levels will be fairly easy to acquire, and players can master as many classes as they like, allowing swaps ever 10 or so minutes (with an extended timer if in combat). Also, while darkrooms likely won't be of benefit to players due to mob spawning settings, there will be custom Dungeons that you can go to as a place to grind PVE experience and items. These dungeons are on a separate instance from the main server, so no matter how many people are in dungeons, there shouldn't be reduced mob spawning on the main world! Q: How will the Nether / End be handled? A: As previously mentioned, we have dungeon instances which will be accessible to all players. Some of these dungeons will take place in a Nether or End based environment. This solves a lot of problems we have had in the past, such as players being able to destroy towns by spamming nether portals, and the End dragon never being reset. What you can do to prepare! Join the Discord: In order to take part in this beta, there are a few things we recommend setting up on your end to be ready to partake. First of all, and most importantly, join the A'therys Discord! This is the location where we'll be assembling to discuss the beta, drop the IP, accept feedback, and give other announcements going forwards. Once you join the discord, go to the #rules channel and hit the A'therys reaction to accept the server rules and unlock the entirety of the server. Reinstall Minecraft: A lot of those folks already in the discord have already mentioned needing to re-install Minecraft and get their profiles set up for the beta. The server will be releasing on Minecraft version 1.16.5, however you can connect on 1.16.5 or newer (up to 1.18). Prepare your Optifine, Maps, and Macros mods for exploring the server. Optional: A'therys Aeons Curseforge: A member of the community has been spending time making a community-sourced Curseforge Launcher for A'therys Aeons, including some favorite mods such as a new Macros mod, a minimap, and the A'therys Resource Pack built in! Keep an eye on the discord for that link soon.
  2. A'therys Aeons Beta Announcement Ready to Launch: The A'therys Aeons project is nearing it's completion, and we need the help of the A'therys community once again! The A'therys Aeons Vanilla Beta will be launching December 18th, 2021. Beta Tester : As we near the beta launch, we are looking for those who wish to help us off the start. The beta will be a lot of bugs, for sure, as well as tons of experimenting and changes, so those wishing to sign up for the beta should be ready to give feedback whenever possible on their experience! Apply Below: Below, you will find the application, if you're interested, please fill it out! There will be rewards for those who complete the beta test, such as in-game cosmetics or titles that no one else will be able to receive except those exclusive beta testers. Click Here for Beta Tester Application Link Beta Structure: The structure and timeline of the beta is as follows: - Beta Applications open and are accepted (Dec 14-Dec 18) - Beta Opens for applicants only (Dec 18-Dec 26) - Beta Opens for all A'therians (Dec 27-Jan 2) - A'therys Aeons Launch (Early 2022)
  3. A'therys Aeons Project Update Nearing the Finish Line: The Aeons project is advancing quickly, and as we put the finishing touches on the world map of A'therys, the need to update the capitals draws near. In addition to this, there are quite a few projects for the build team to work on in the coming months after initial release. To that end, under direction of long-time Gazamo Build Team Member TazHD, we have the need to bring on more builders. Build Team Leadership: In addition to recruiting more members, I would like to introduce our new Build Team Lead, Zero! He has been apart of this community back in the v1 A'therys days and is excited to bring the Aeons project across the finish line. A'therys Aeons Build Team Recruitment The Aeons Project: As the map is completed, we need new builders to join the ranks of the build team. This project takes place in a vanilla setting, with Minecraft Version 1.16.5. As you all know we have been working on Horizons, but as Aeon nears it's first release, we need more members on the team to complete it. If you are interested in joining, reach out to our new build team lead as mentioned earlier, via discord: Zero#0008. What is the scope of the project? A'therys Aeons aims to be a easy-to-access vanilla experience for players of all skill levels, and to enable that, our scale of builds is small. Our current goals are a new spawn region, updating the previous nation capitals, and custom dungeon instances for PVE content. What is the schedule for the project? We plan to have a full, release ready product by early 2022. We have gotten a format for work based around specific build days. For those that have busier schedules, we will attempt to group individuals based around availability. What do I need to do to join? There are no skill requirements or time requirements to join the build team, one must simply fill out a short application via the link below, and make sure to select "Build Team" from the drop down! ↣ https://forms.gle/na2D6vNxpo9KZdzT8 ↢ Where can I contact the Build Team with questions?: Feel free to reach out to Zero, the Build Team Lead, or myself Hexxie, via the A'therys Discord (link below). Be sure to follow and join us on Discord , Twitter , YouTube , Twitch , Instagram , and Planet Minecraft with more to come, so you’ll be able to see and share more about the A'therys developments.
  4. 👀 Who knows, maybe one day. Definitely not on launch, but one day 😇
  5. 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? 👀
  6. 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". 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.
  7. A lot of work left, for sure, but I'm certain we'll be able to bring A'therys back!
  8. All Hail Lord Cuddles and his all powerful alpha updates! Long Live A'therys! I mean, if you're inactive for three+ months, town go bye bye.
  9. Congrats guys! Let's hope they don't overthrow the Vorske!
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