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Dec
02
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by Ambushment at 2:15 AM
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Hey guys, just checking in with a quick update regarding the recent, short-lived, forum hacking. The forum underwent an emergency shutdown earlier today issued by me. A group of hackers were able to exploit into our xenforo software and deface our forum.

Forum Downtime
Within minutes of the event, I ran immediate mitigation with our team and began further investigation. Despite the already high security across our network and website, it is our priority to ensure that your personal information is kept safe and encrypted through us. After further investigation, the hacking turned out to be a complete hoax. The user responsible for the hacking obtained a password belonging to one of our forums super-administrators (will not be named). After obtaining access to the account, the hacker used the administrator panel to update the index of the forum.

As always, we take precaution and are generally very quick with issues like these. I would like to inform all users that your information is completely safe and encrypted (with the way our forum software was made, we actually have no way of obtaining your passwords directly). We have taken further precaution to ensure issues like these no longer...
Nov
28
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by Annie at 12:08 AM
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Hello hello, Desteria! How was everyone's Black Friday? Hope everyone hauled in some good loot with their families today!

Black Friday Sale Extension
Firstly, I'd like to thank the owners for offering such a ridiculously huge price-cut to the community and those who might not have been able to afford ranks otherwise; I remember when I was thrilled with 30% sales as a wee new player! Tonight, on the server, I caught sight in chat a few conversations similar to "Poor XXX, they missed the sale, they so wanted a rank too." Well, luckily for whomever they were talking about, the sale will go on!

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The sale was very popular among the players, and the team saw no reason to cut short such a boon to the community, especially on such a joyous festival about giving-back. Therefore, until 11:59 PM (CST), this Sunday, all items in our store will continue to be discounted at 55%. Happy shopping, everyone - both on Desteria and in real-life. Have a great weekend!

Nov
24
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by Annie at 8:05 PM
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Hello hello, Desteria! Are any of us doing anything exciting for the upcoming Thanksgiving?
Today, I’m genuinely thrilled to bring you an announcement full of nothing but the best of news for most.

Black Friday Sale
As many have inquired about, there will be a Black Friday sale this coming Friday on our online store. The sale will be 50%, and will only last for 24 hours, till Friday midnight, CST. A sale this huge will be hard to come by in the future, so do make sure your shopping lists are ready to go, if you're going to buy something.

Many coupon emails have been coming into our payments inbox; if you’re one of them whom I’ve replied, I would recommend using your coupon while the sale lasts. (Don’t worry, our stores are completely trample-safe from crowds clamoring for a good discount).

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Event: White Christmas
I’m here with next month’s weather forecast, and it looks like we’ll be wading around knee deep - in presents! Our benevolent GloriousPanda has bestowed upon every realm a festive arena, in which an enormous tree towers over our forests....
Nov
14
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by Annie at 2:07 AM
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Hello, hello, Desteria! A few short notices for you today, and a follow-up on our newest gamemode.

New Store Interface
Some of you may have already noticed this change - gone live two nights ago on our online store. Before, our store was functional - but that may have been all that it was. Our artists have been working a good amount of time on the new shop user-interface, and they've done an absolutely fantastic job capturing the rustic, minimalist theme of the network and the sentimental fantasy of our forests. Go take a look, even if you don't plan on buying anything!

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This was a strictly visual change; none of the packages have been edited. However, the Halloween bundle has been re-added temporarily to the shop - its removal was a mistake. It is now on a hefty clearance sale for a short period of time.
FFA Follow-up
It's been a little while since the release of our new gamemode - Free For All! We've gotten mountains of feedback from you, and the team is overjoyed to see that a good number of players appreciate the addition. We've made a...
Nov
06
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by Annie at 12:47 AM
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Hello, hello, Desteria! Sensational news for all brave fighters out there. Our beloved gamemode, Free For All, has been made live on our network - players can access it anytime from the realm hubs.
Foreword
At the behest of the production team - and myself, I'd like to make one last sincere apology to the community. This is long overdue. There were unforeseen factors, of course. We didn't intentionally sit around twiddling our thumbs and playing darts while the network crumbled around us, but it is still our responsibility to provide quality content on time - a responsibility that had not been adequately met this update.

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Onto the actual update: next to nothing had been kept from the previous versions of FFA - this has been a complete re-haul. Therefore, I strongly recommend all players preparing to take part in this blood-fest to give this announcement a good read-through, even old FFA veterans. Let's begin!

Special thanks to @OhBlihv, our fantastical developer, for working so hard under pressure and producing exactly what was needed.

New Map
Starting with aesthetic...
Nov
04
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by Eraze at 8:40 PM
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Hello everyone. I know it has been a while since I have made a post, however I decided that todays announcement should be made by me. And yes, I know this post is very well overdue, but it is finally time to tell you what our plans are for completionist, and why it isn't here yet.

Before I Begin
I would like to start by saying that there will be no comment winner on this post. I know many of you are angry, but I am going to say nice and clear right now, that any negative behaviour caused by this post will not be tolerated. If any player reads this post, then starts to bust a spleen about how hard their life is without Completionist, they can be restricted and removed without warning.

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The Explanation
Now, time to explain why it isn't here yet. Since the very beginning of 5.0, we planned on opening up completionist. It was going to be different, new and it was meant to be on-time, but it wasn't. What we weren't prepared for was the rush of issues and bugs that followed after the initial release of 5.0 - I know many of you don't understand and never will, but 5.0 changed 50% of the back-end of all the...