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Hello Everyone,
Me and Panda (mainly him) manadged to fix the server, turns out the Host decided to restart the Box and that is what messed up some stuff, Should be all working again and a XP booster will be activated for the next 12h!
Hello everyone, recently there have been a few problems with installation of the modpack, this is due to us moving from our old file host to a new one because of bandwidth restrictions, this should be fixed with 24h, We are sorry for any problems this has caused.
Hello everyone, I know the past few weeks have been hard on the server... I just want to thank you all for sticking with the community in these hard times and you have my total respect for helping keep the community alive.

You might have already seen the new Owner playing from time to time on the server and I think it about time that I formally introduce myself to you all.

I am @Sky_BigBoss , The new Owner of ARPG.

I look forward to working with you guys in the future, I am going to keep the rest of this announcement short so I can focus on making some more things for the server.

More announcements will come with some small changes to donations and general updates

-Sky
Not many updates have been done to the server recently due to some events (NPC wipe, me away on holiday for 2 weeks, new owner etc...) However, I'm finally getting back on top of development and adding/fixing features in the server

I've added the smaller features into the server first as the other major plugins (Such as player housing and guilds) will take some time to adjust

Key:

+ New addition to the servers/network
- Removal of something from the servers/network
~ Change or a bug fix

+ [SAO] Remade an Auto Restart feature. This feature will actually alert players of a shutdown
+ [SAO] Added a player data reset feature. Do /sao for the menu (WARNING: THIS MENU IS IN BETA AND BEING TESTED. MORE WILL BE ADDED TO IT SOON) You will have to confirm whether you reset your player data. We cannot refund players if they reset their player data using this feature.
+ [SAO] Made a chat filter feature, blocking swear words and excessive caps. Some non-swear words are blocked for some reason (I just found a list online, I wasn't going to go through the effort of writing all the vulgar words I know) Just comment if any non-swear words are blocked.

~ [SAO] Autorestarting the server will send you to the hub rather than kick you from the server, making you log in again
~ [SAO] New auto restart plugin doesn't work during backups.
~ [SAO] 5 days worth of backups will now be kept due to recent events

Guilds and player housing fixes next! Also friends, party and marriage plugin coming later on. If you have any more suggestions, feel free to add them in a comment below

~ Panda
Hello all...

So today I have some info which could come true, its very likely.

I am stepping down as owner of the server, it was a god damn fun ride and I bludy love all of you, I literally have tears in my eyes right now, this community has been my life for a long time now, it helped me feel happy and sometimes sad (in good and bad ways :p) .

This server was originally just a fun little project I started with some random crazy German called @Leolele99 and it grew into something that, over time, I started to dislike and like in different ways. I always wanted this server for just a little fun, but it grew, which lead to us getting better servers, costing money, getting donations etc. This all lead to it becoming more of a business than a fun project, I was even forced by UK law to register as a damn business... kinda stupid. I love this server, I love this community and I damn don't want it to go. I love all your messages and feedback, I got more messages on here saying Happy Birthday than from people I regard as friends in real life, which means a huge damn ton to me, like, a huge ton, and its not just that.

I don't want to swear so eh
I fucking love you all, like, this server has been my life. I have made so many fucking friends and I don't wanna leave, damn I am tearing up :/ I know many people may hate me for this...
. Ugh I don't know how to put this in text but man I feel so bad writing this.

I will maybe stay on as staff, I wont be too active. This is due to me starting university and also me not wanting to manage the server anymore, I also wanna make some more irl friends. I also really dislike some of the things that happen between players and staff. Often I wake up finding some new argument or 'issue' between mostly staff and sometimes players which I have to deal with.

I closely regard many of you lot, especially the ones who come on teamspeak or have me on skype as friends, I have even made...
All the rumours you heard were more or less wrong!
Here is what I can confirm:

-the server is not going down, and the NPC wipe has mostly been fixed
-Otto will resign from his Owner position
-someone else will take over
-the new owner is not yet confirmed
-I will still be Owner or similar when the new Owner takes over
-Bright might still be Admin or similar but thats not yet confirmed
-a part of the staff team is probably going to stay
-for the players themself not too much is gonna change right now
-we lost a lot of money due to chargebacks this month, so if you want to help us please consider donating ^^

Don't believe random rumours! More infos will follow in the next days!
Hey it's me again, Leo.
Because of the recent Floor 1 downtime, I decided to launch an event centered around the Build Server.

So welcome to the Questline Build and Art Competition!!!

Builds:

This is basicly a normal build competition but with a theme! This theme are the Quest Line Ideas from the previous Quest Line Competition. Your job is it to go onto our build server and build something that can be used when we introduce one of the quests into the live server (you will of course be credited if your build is used). You can also build something related to one of those quest ideas, but something that can later be implemented is highly appreciated. This can range from normal houses to whole dungeons or megabuilds.
Please use primarily the winning entries or the most complete Quest Ideas.

Art:
Additionaly I decided to add a sub-section to this competition that is centered around art (again related to the Quest Lines from the Quest Line Competition). Here you can submit anything that is quest line related but does not fall under the "Builds" category. This ranges from pictures to whole trailers for one questline. Let your creativity flow :)
Please use primarily the winning entries or the most complete Quest Ideas.

Prizes:
Builds:
1st Place will recieve two Beater+ Ranks for them self or for friends.
2nd Place will recieve one Beater+ Rank for them self or for friends.
3rd Place will recieve one Beater Rank for them self or for friends.

Art:
Since I don't expect the Art sub-section to be as populated as the build section the prizes here will be a bit smaller. However if there are enough good quality submissions to this section I will alter the prizes of the...
Hey it's me, Leo.
You all probably know it already, but our Floor 1 server was on maintenance mode for the last days and is now completely shut down until we fixed it.

This is all due to a member of staff issuing the "/stoplag" command. This was done because the server was experiencing a high amount of lag at the time. What this member of staff didn't know was that this command is not compatible with our npc mod and thus deleted all the npcs on our Floor 1 server. This was still all an accident and this member of staff did NOT do it on purpose so please do not go an a hate rampage against him/her.

We should have backups but I cannot restore them from ingame and I lost my file access due to our box migration a couple weeks ago. I haven't recieved the new access yet because I was on a hiking/climbing trip in the mountains and had absolutely no access to the internet at that time. I only came back yesterday and can now start to deal with this. To add to the situation both Panda and Bright are currently away (on their well deserved holidays I think) and more or less unable to help me with this today.

What I ask you to do is to be patient and sit this out without flaming or hating. We are doing our best to ensure that our server is up as soon as possible again but you have to understand that this is harder than usual since this accident happened in the worst posisble moment (all 2 owners and the dev away).

In the meantime I kindly redirect you to our buildserver and if you want an entire different experience, I encourage you to bridge the Floor 1 offline time with my second modpack ArcaniaCraft.

Sincerely, Leo
Build server is still available to build skins/structures for the server!

Breaking News!
Floor1 has been infested by spiders and was shut down temporarily.

Because of a few unnamed players, spiders were being taken advantage of, multiplying in mass numbers for the addition of extra EXP, mostly during boosters. Unfortunately, the mass amount of spiders was too much for little old floor1 to handle, causing mass amounts of lag. Under the pressure of all this, a certain unnamed staff member used the most obvious command, /stoplag.

Yet, this staff member did not know the consequences of using said command.

In result of this command, floor1 was shut down and all of our precious NPCS were deleted. Poof, gone, vanished. However, do not panic for we do have backups that are working to restore the server as we speak.

The server will be down for a small amount of time until it is fixed thoroughly. During this time we will focus even more time on the new map and features you're sure to get excited about. While our maintenance is working on restoring the revamp, do not fret for we are coming up with ideas to keep you entertained. From a possible build competition to you just scanning the forum, vote, ban, or donation pages we are trying our best to turn this inconvenience into a convenience.

I am terribly sorry for what has happened, all those who are responsible for this have apologized and will atone for their actions. However, I will not tolerate any kind of accusations about who these players are or any 'beef' being held against them. We will not have an 'accusation/blame war' in the comments, understood?

Thank you all for having such great patience in this ordeal. If you have any questions or comments about the issue, comment below.

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Hey all,

So today I just want to make a small post about our plans, restrictions and also a an idea which a few people might be interested in.

First lets begin with our plans for floor 1 & 2. In the last week a ton of new plans have been made and people in the staff team are getting put to work on new build ideas, quests, lore etc. (As you can notice many mods have temp admin to work on things). The most important plan we have is a whole rework / redesign of floor 1 terrain wise. Doing this will cost us quite a bit of money, when the new map is made we do plan to make a ton of new builds, remake all the dungeons etc. The only place that will carry across will be the main city and maybe a few of the towns.

One of the issues we will have with redesigning floor 1 (And maybe floor 2?) is the cost issue. No one on our staff team knows how to properly use programms like worldmachine which is essential to make epic maps. We also dont have a huge staff / build team to work on new builds. With this in mind we plan on hiring an external build team and world terrain developer to help us make an epic map. The downside to this is we dont have the money to fund such a team. I would like to say that we are looking for people who may be interested in investing into the server, and in return getting a percentage of donations until it is paid of alongside a little extra, if we can. Most importantly we are also looking for anyone part of a build team who may work for free or know someone who can use worldmachine in detail for free. If we cant get any of the above to happen we may have enough money in a couple of months to get the terrain made without any builds, so the project will still happen, it just wont be ready for a long long time.

Another set of plans we have regard our Kingdoms server! This is the server where you select a predefined house/faction (Around 3-4) and fight for land, trade, raid dungeons etc. This server is a long term...