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Oct
13
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by Annie at 12:04 AM
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Hello hello, Desteria! As the month of September draws to a close and the festival of spooksies creeps near, it's my pleasure to bring you another sated announcement of good things to come.

Aesthetic Changes
If you've paid our forests a visit tonight, you might have already seen a few small changes that we've put together to enhance the aesthetic pleasure of Desteria. For one, the hubs have been meticulously decorated by our delightful team. From little pumpkins and mushrooms to the very big, slightly hungry skull that has replaced our realm portal, the forests of Desteria are in full preparation for the scariest festival of the year. Our server icon has also been updated to fit the part. From all of us at Desteria, we wish the community a happy October and a very joyous Halloween!

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Spooky Store Sale: 40%
As with all special occasions, we'll be hosting a sale! As I write this announcement, a massive discount of 40% has been applied to every item in our store. For those who have recently gotten their coupons, or just have some change to spare, this is your chance - it's doubtful...
Oct
04
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by Annie at 6:02 PM
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Hello hello Desteria, I'm here again once more tonight to bring great tidings! Not only has our efforts to freshen the our battle arena come to fruit, but we've also opened a huge opportunity for all and everyone to bring home huge goodies from our online store.

PvP Arena Update
As many have noticed already, the PvP arena has been given a massive makeover.
Firstly, the bothersome pieces of land that hinder movement have been removed entirely, allowing battles to progress without the occasional someone getting caught on a piece of dirt. On the same note, all trees except those bordering the field have also been cut down, leaving more space for fighting and less for tripping.

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The spawn building has been raised greatly, to prevent those pesky bow-hoppers from escaping the deaths they deserve, and a few enchantment tables have been added to it for easier gear enhancement. Glowstone also now speckles the floor for easier fighting past sunset.

Last but not least, all water pools have been drained and replaced with glittering glass, so that battles do not unexpectedly, and unpleasantly turn...
Sep
30
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by Annie at 11:39 PM
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Hello hello, Desteria! Another little update: October has come rolling in, and it's time to bid farewell to the September votes!

Vote Reset
As always, a massive thanks to all who have been loyally voting away to keep our server at the very top. Without further ado, here are our top voters for September!
itsDrew_ [176] | Official_Iede [148] | Necr0maNceR [140] | Ethaaannn [138]
BlazzingBlocks [130] | KriticalKing [129] | gsjan [127] | BlueFlashThunder [126]
LordFronkowski [126] | LeyseAnton [125]

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The players above will be sent a coupon code - if you do not receive your code within 24 hours, I most likely was unable to find match your username to your forum account. Do send me a PM with proof of your minecraft username. Keep voting, everyone, and once more, you have our gratitude for your support.
Comments Winner
On each announcement made, a random commenter is chosen at the end of the next announcement. The winner receives a $50.00 USD voucher code usable on our store. Multiple comments can...
Sep
29
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by Annie at 11:43 PM
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Hello hello, Desteria! Only have a small update for you today - but a little something that should make nights a lot more convenient for most players.
Auto-Restart Improvements
We've upgraded /ar - the plugin that forces the server into a restart everyday to apply updates and refresh the network - to a far more appealing system. In the old one, restarts were forced exactly 25 hours after every update. This led to a large difference between restarts of each realm - we would never be able to plan ahead for the restarts; it could even happen halfway through peak time!

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Now, the timing message is much easier to understand, and all realms restart at set times, starting with Aelin and finishing at Zelah. Each realm restarts 30 minutes apart sharp at the lowest point of the day - early morning for America - and the hubs restart before the realms just as a check for potential issues.

What does this mean? Well, aside from no more being surprise-kicked midway through a fight, it means you can plan your fights with NEX, as the boss fights will be at the same time every day! It's also easier for us to manage...
Sep
20
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by Annie at 1:23 AM
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Hello, hello, Desteria! How is everyone doing tonight? I've just received a whole lot of good news, and it's my pleasure as always to be able to share it with you all. Let's get started!

Event: Red Rover
An ancient, bloodied arena has been discovered in the northern hemisphere of Calen. As word spreads like wildfire, the bravest of all the lands are gathering to meet in its core, for glory or for death. Join forces with the strongest, and weave a team of loyalty - this bloodbath will require no less than 5 adventurers to conquer. The challenge; a 5v5 red-rover style pvp match, with a single elimination ladder. For more information on the match style and to sign up for your 5-man team, please see this thread: http://tiny.cc/DEventRR

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"Make a Difference" Conclusion
Our recent event for charity has just drawn to a close. This update for the community took longer than I would have liked - but you guys sent in so many great and thoughtful charity suggestions, that we took a little while to decide on a cause to support.

We eventually set our sights on the charity organisation:...
Sep
11
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by Annie at 4:44 AM
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Hello, hello, Desteria! A little later than I promised with the announcement, but there were a few factors that held us back. I do hope everyone understands!

Event: Make A Difference
This is one vastly unique event! Not only will it depend entirely on the community, it will also have a lasting and positive impact on people in real life! This is an opportunity for Desteria's community to show that despite our conflicts and differences, we can achieve great things if we work together.

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A global pot of gold has been created across the realms. To add to this pot, simply do /pot add [amount]. Here's the catch: for every 1 million in-game dollars, Desteria will donate $5.00 real-life money to a charity. Considering how many players frequent Desteria actively, this event could result in an amazing turn-out. Also feel free to add that competitive touch by comparing what realm is contributing the most! To do this, use /pot top.

Contributions of any size are completely welcome and, in all senses, every cent counts. The iron piling up in your chests, the gold and bones and rotten flesh flowing through your hoppers - all that could turn out to...