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This is going to be a very simple post regarding what I plan to do for the new year. (Which will be the same as it was last year)
The event(s) will consist of Fireworks and a Drop Party at the Clocktower ahead of Spawn.
The "Drop Party" will consist of mostly goodies, one or two dc here and there, decoration blocks, etc. Nothing too special but something ;)
As for Fireworks well if you want any special ones, type down below.

The first round of events will occur at 11:50pm EST aka 8:50pm PST on the 31st (Today)
(To sync with the eastern time ball dropping, good old NYC)

The second round will occur actual New Years Day so the 1st at 12am PST

I might do more but those are the set times so far,


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Happy New Year!

~Madi
The pines seemed to stretch up to the stars, the frosty air biting at their noses. They were all huddled to keep warm, the ice making their metal armor brittle and stiff. Soon, they thought, soon, their hearts raced for the impending adrenaline. There they waited, eyes finding comfort in each other with unspoken words, the shared mutual agreement, the promise of redemption for those dear to them. Just how much longer, the silence engulfed them all, it was as quiet as death, maybe it was a sign. The peace of death, snowflakes landing cold kisses on their faces, swords glistening with frost and sweat, eyes vacant, staring into the starry abyss above, waiting, impending. There, just there, one pointed with a small whisper at the small speckle of red in the abyss, maybe it was Mars, maybe... yet most forget this is all just a game. An ear piercing whistle came with the object spiraling down, and suddenly an explosion sent some flying into the front of their comrades. Death came thundering down and snow exploded, flying in all directions blinding them for a split second. Yet there h- it was, hanging low like a marionette with its strings cut. Then with one lumbering rotation upwards, no movement from the arms nor face, it sat in silence. Suddenly, a player moved, only a slight movement worthy of being dubbed snail like, but the beast didn't miss it. His arms snapped straight, already at an odd lanky length, almost reaching it's ankles, looking like a skeleton with its skin stretched tightly over the limbs. And then, with a crack, its head snapped up, popping sounds and a screech sounded as its crossed soul-staring beet red eyes flickered into its skull. Oh god they wanted to run, but with one cry of hopelessness and blind terror, they all followed into the night.

Howdy everyone! As most of you know we had a Nicholas the Renegade boss fight on Christmas at 9am PST
What was dropped:
5 second immunity crystal
Full Heal...

Winter... that familiar old friend you dread but find brief nostalgia in it's fleeting moments. It smells like that mildly moldy, wet artificial, concrete, not the man made cider’s tangy pungent odor or the wafting hot chocolate like we seem to think it does. No, Winter has always had a rough hand, pneumonia racking through innocent lungs, layers upon layers lacking the warm to keep out the chill, and split ends wet and flaky, connecting themselves to your skin. It's never pleasant. But then again… encased in your house, surrounded by loved ones, the laughter of a child there, the yip of a newborn puppy, or possibly just the crackle of the fire and the twinkle of a star upon the tree. It seems as it's said, a wonderland. Only to take one step outside to grab such a simple thing as the paper, you are now bulldozed in the face with how utterly cold, forgotten, and insignificant you are the fire now seems to you,
alone in the suffocating, sinking snow.

Haha a little uh... *clears throat* haunting way to start a holly jolly event/holiday huh?
Whelp… it’s been an entire year, can you believe it? It feels like just yesterday I was hosting the first of this event. I was very anxious on how it was going to turn out, even after going through the flu after day 8 and rushing just about everything when I was sick and jerry-rigging it, according to myself and players it was a hit, spectacular, fantastic, all those fun little words.

Since many of you probably have no clue what this event is or what in the heck I am talking about, I'll explain a little bit. (Here's the link to the first year of SCOMiss's thread just for a little background context if I reference it later - http://swordart.ancientrpg.net/index.php?threads/12-days-of-scomiss.632/)

Event Information

12 Days of SCOMiss (On Loop) is based off the song 12 Days of Christmas, with our own little fun...
Howdy everyone! As you can see most likely with the lack of a story before this, this is not the official Christmas Event information thread like I usually host, this is a thread to post what to expect and what the event is going to be in general before it starts next week.
(There will be a count down timer until the first day of the event and official thread event the day before the first day.)
Sorry if that sounded a bit confusing but here we go into what to expect!

By vote on the server from the general population of players alike, we have decided to host yet another Twelve Days of SCOMiss!
(I can't believe its been one entire year O.O.........)
I don't know if it's just myself, but, I thoroughly enjoyed last years, probably my second favorite event so far, and I hold it fondly in my heart. Hopefully this years will exceed expectations (considering I was sick with the flu and work got sloppy by the 8th day last year....) and those returning or new will enjoy this years SCO Christmas Event.

For those who need a bit of explanation, Twelve Days of SCOMiss is based after the song I'm sure you've heard '12 days of Christmas' with our own little twist. Essentially for Twelve Days there will be a new something added each day, the reason I used the word something is because that something could range from an item, to a building, maybe a new skin in the shop, a possible discount, anything that pertains to the server and Holiday/Christmas related.
Each item will last through the entire Twelve Days, so no need to worry on a specific time to show up or if you'll miss that days event because it will be there, waiting for you :D.

The first day of the event will be hosted/added on the 13th of December (next Wednesday) and will last until the 25th aka Christmas Day!

Questions or comments (point out if I missed something because I usually do) below.

I hope to see you all here, until then, Happy Holidays!
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Look below for post-event information and pictures!

Night was a time for fear. If you hadn't the slightest of shiver down your spine at the sound of something puttering in the alley, or invisible eyes staring holes into the back of your neck, you might be daft. Fear, fear is what keeps you alive, your blood pumping, the adrenaline running through your system forcing you to breathe in the cool, foggy air.
The blank face with their wide smiled asks, "Who will you be tonight ?" Ah, that time of year, Halloween. The one day where you can be someone else entirely, cover the unrelenting pressure of recognition with a weightless mask. There were no eyes, no whispers, only your own, only within your brain. Around the corner it creeps, a slight metal glint from the pocket within, who, you ask? They are no one. Remove the mask, they are no one, anyone, everyone to exist. A splitting grin, a splitting neck, straining eyes, a strained leg, pudgy and squishy cheeks, there lied your red pudding. Fear creeps in the dark, the cloak over death, the barb wired on both sides.
"Who will you be tonight?" fluttering smile, fluttering laugh.

Who will I be?
I will be fear.

Is that the sound of a thump, I hear?

Heyo everyone! We are back in business. I hope you enjoyed my off-the-top-of-my-head-five-minuet-odd-story that I try and add to these events.

I am sad to announce (to those who haven't seen my mood on my profile) my original plan was to release a pvp event Sunday/Saturday and host the event I am announcing now either Sunday Night or Halloween night (unlikely since y'all will be out and about spooking). However, due to files failing to upload and issues with plug-ins, I am disappointed in myself to admit we will not be able to pull it off :(. Maybe next year! Now into this years event, it is a familiar concept but hey, I hope it is...
Bombs rained down with each marching step, every click of a round loading into the chamber. Shrapnel was even deadlier than bullets, you could eye down the gun that would bring your death, yet you couldn't see the shards of metal coming towards your body faster[​IMG] than lighting to deliver the blow. The soldier sat there, frozen as a statue as his bunk-mate charged ahead, screaming and following blindly yet knowing. Another pair of hands hauled him up and screamed in his ear, spitting blood, gunpowder, spit, and grit onto his face, both the material and feeling, "Soldier, get moving, you're too far in hell now[​IMG] to stop." And with that, the slug of boots kept that tune in his heart to have his own marching forward. Left and right, forward and behind, death was closing in, he chuckled as he could recognize and place the severed limb lying at his feet to it's owner several yards away. He was looking down at the grenade that was there, tick, tick, tick, click, click, and as it grew in interval slowly it turned into a spoon? A red and white cover was laying underneath the glass of lemonade with the gre- spoon stirring it, his eyes met the soft ones sitting across from him. A small voice asked, "Are you ok?" The man shook his head, smiled, and replied "Yes" as a comfort to the fireworks exploding above them.

A bit of a longer little mood-setting story hmm?
You all know what this means[​IMG], another event! Yay! (right?)

Before I roll into this event's details I am glad to say that Mr. Papa Bear aka Ursa has granted me permission to officially make events without having to wait for revamp since we haven't had one since Easter.

I hadn't thought of making a 4th of July event until yesterday when I asked most of you on the server and you had asked "What is the 4th of July event gonna be" and to put it simply I was a little thrown for a loop, I hadn't expected it to be well... anticipated. Now since it is a day of remembering the independence achieved by soldiers specifically American but hey everyone can join in) I would like to not host a PVP event and more of a gathering of sorts.
(To be honest I wouldn't have been able to anyways since the Event server isn't up yet but hey we won't focus[​IMG] on that.)
Let's get into the Event Details shall we?

Event Details

The Event is going to be a BBQ Gathering of sorts. (Since that is usually what most Americans do when they cannot go out on the Fourth of July, kick back with the family and have BBQ)
There will be multiple types of new NPCs around the map in lit up, specific areas (Which you will have to find ;)) with tags under their name so you know if they are the correct ones or not, that you have to hunt and kill.
These NPCs will drop food unique to themselves[​IMG] and their themes, you will return[​IMG] to the BBQ area which will be disclosed at a later date (stay tuned for it's location) to cook and eat them.
I know I know, don't worry, that's not all.
Every hour I will be firing off Fireworks and with them, small gifts will fall. Nothing to race around and get excited about but as I said I am focusing[​IMG] on more of a gathering event than anything else.

I wanted to make this type of an event as a sort of break from the constant farming, fighting dungeons and everything everyone is forced to do on loop as there is nothing else currently to do. It gives you all a chance to settle in one place and interact with everyone, sit down, eat some virtual food and talk to your fellow players as respectable, compatible[​IMG], and in-common human beings. At least I hope.


This Event will last[​IMG] from 1:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time) to 6:00 pm PST on July 4th (PST).

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Thank You and have a happy Independence Day

~
Madi
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Forums Restart or Revamp in the works!
Hihi everyone! For awhile there has been the one or two things that don't quite work on the forums as well as hoped. So we are having two posible soulutions in the work here!

Restarting the forums!:

Restarting the forums is the likely possiblity but hopefully not the actual outcome. Please back up any forum posts that you don't wish to lose just incase!
Select all > Copy > Paste into a word document or something for reposting at some later date.

Revamp:

So we are trying to make the forums work a little better! So stick in there and hang around for the development on here! ...Or possible backfire. I'll be teaching myself to work with xenforo with all my knowledge from making enjin servers.
And in advance, there is no need to go out of your way to...
Hi all,

If you haven't yet noticed, there's been a lot of plugins removed and new features added to the server as the revamp gets closer. I've taken the time to code a new all-in-one plugin that will make it easier for players to play, and admins to monitor the server.

SCO

Simply do /sco in game to access all the new features coming soon. The whole plugin is GUI based to make information more representable.

So far, a new version of Boosters have been added onto the server with new features. If you have any suggestions, post them below.


Thanks

Panda​
Hello everyone, Madi here. As some of you have probably guessed Revamp will not be released for testing or official launch today. Before I explain why we have had to stretch the release date even further I would like to formally apologize for myself and the entire Revamp work team in letting you down. We are trying our hardest to finish this Revamp but I myself will not allowed us to rush another revamp.

The simple answer is this, we are testing thoroughly, even more than ever. We are documenting just about every npc under the sun and we also have been trying to figure out working armor equations, xp equations, damage equations, etc. It's a time consuming process in which we are guaranteed working and efficient results the player base can be happy and diligent with if we are allowed the time and cooperation from such base.

You make our server function, without each and everyone of you we would not have any of this today. No fun events, no dungeons, no questionably kind player base, no fun little surprise exploiters, nothing. But with such great numbers remember us little guys, the staff team. Who are pulling each other's legs to try and give you all the best experience in game we possibly can. Despite what many say yes we are living, breathing, thinking, and feeling humans, we've got those rare things called lives, we have problems, we have human life. Now I know some people have spent an unhealthy amount of time on the Revamp and I thank and applaud them yet the rest of us have school, functions, family issues etc. I am not trying to give excuses or ask for a pity party, just trying to show you all what is going on in the inner workings and have some understanding grounds for us to come to.

Without further ado we will continue working on the Revamp as Panda demands and slave drives us too (love ya Pands ;)) and plow through all of this like a freight train and knock it out of the park.

Thank...