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Dentril's New Moon June 2020

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Mistri, Jun 1, 2020.

Dentril's New Moon June 2020
  1. Mistri Network Lead

    日本語版 | Español


    Hey Shotbow! I'm Mistri and I'll be your host for this month's edition of Dentril's New Moon. This month was absolutely crazy — there were 2 full pages of announcements since the last newsletter. Let's jump right into it!

    Network Updates
    We're recruiting! If you've ever wanted to be on the Shotbow team, now's your chance! We opened up 2 applications for staff this month:
    • Development Team - we've always had developer applications open, but we didn't have a form until now. This will stay open for the forseeable future, and if you lose track of it, we've also added it to the "Contact Us" form at the bottom of the page. We're specifically looking for Java developers who are proficient with the Bukkit/Spigot API. If you're interested, apply here!
    • Localization Team - In conjunction with Shotbow's long-lasting efforts to make our content widely available across the globe, we're re-opening Localization Team applications. If you're fluent in a language other than English, we want you on our team to make our content available to those who natively speak your language. Interested? Read more here!
    Rule Updates
    We added a new rule to our network-wide rules page:
    Also, thanks to the Localization Team's efforts, our network wide rules and our gamemode specific rule pages have been translated to the following languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Nederlands, 日本語, Türkçe!

    Film Crew
    The Film Crew is looking for your help with our next project! Now that the current season of Annihilation Clan War tournaments have wrapped up, we want you to think about your favorite moments from the tournament! Whether you participated or just watched the streams, we have had plenty of epic moments that would fit great into a montage. Along with our in-progress MineZ Community Montage, we also are dipping into the Annihilation scene to show off some of the greatest hits!

    We posted a thread to the Annihlation forum looking for highlights. If you recorded your perspective and want to share that as well, feel free! Look back on the VODs, and get some ideas, and our team will begin working on it over the next few weeks. You can find the thread here — thanks everyone!

    Technical Support
    Over the last month, I went through the Technical Support forum and did the following:
    • Removed old, out-dated threads from the pins
    • Updated relevant threads with new information
    • Resolved all issues on this thread, this thread, and this thread. Sorry for the delays: you can expect faster response times for these threads in the future!
    Website Updates
    The website has finally been migrated to our new host (Path), and we have resolved a ton of issues with website:
    • Deliverability to Microsoft hosted email addresses (Outlook, Hotmail, etc.) has been resolved
    • Thread timestamps can now be clicked to link to a specific post
    However, we're aware of some issues remaining logged in to the website. We are investigating. If you are experiencing this issue you can clear your cookies for Shotbow as a temporary solution.

    MineZ Updates
    The long awaited update, MineZ: Origins, was announced and released this month. If you missed it, check out its stunning trailer here, and read the (lengthly) changelog here.

    After the Origins update, we've made a concious effort to continue pushing out bugfixes and content updates much more frequently than before. Since release, we've rolled out 17 bugfixes & updates, which are being posted daily in our Discord and on this thread.

    We also posted an update about the MineZ Map, and challenged our players to complete the hardest dungeon in the game for a prize. In case you missed it, read more here.

    Finally, we rolled an update yesterday with tons of new changes: new legendary items, new builds, new dungeons, and tons more. Read more about it here!

    When in Rogue Updates
    Alpha Preview Weekends #3 and #4 happened this month, with tons of new content updates and a few public test sessions! If you missed out on the fun, be sure to stay tuned on the Shotbow forums throughout the next month for more tests.

    Annihilation Updates
    Content updates have been delayed while Annihilation is being updated to a 1.12.2 base version — which will come with improved stability and the ability for us to implement awesome new mechanics. Please bear with us as we make this important update!

    However, the community-run Annihilation Clan War series continued this month, with matches 4, 5, 6, and 7 taking place on our YouTube channel!

    SMASH Rankings
    The spring season ends soon, so be sure to climb up the leaderboards for ranked matches! Current standings are:
    • 1st - Daggez with 1203 ELO
    • 2nd - jiren74 with 1202 ELO
    • 3rd - PUSEI with 1143 ELO
    Network in General
    Staff updates:
    • Bjarn re-joined the team as a Jr. Developer
    • AlecJ and Wayvernia re-joined the Full Admin team
    • JACOBSMILE was promoted to Film Crew Lead
    • M4bi joined the MineZ mini admin team
    • Raku2316 and Outra were promoted to Jr. Localizer
    • dLeMoNb has been promoted to SMASH Lead
    • JACOBSMILE joined the Ban Appeal Counselor team
    Other statistics:
    • A total of 182,646,057 XP was earned by players this month
    • There were 3,488 players banned in the last month
    • This month we achieved a peak playercount of 719 on May 10
    • 220 ban appeals were resolved in the last month
    • 13,367 in-game reports were resolved in the last month
    • (NEW) 187 Rank Upgrade Requests were handled in the last month
    Player Peak
    This month, if we can hit over 900 players online at one time, we will do a giveaway on our Twitter! This time, we'll be giving 10 lucky winners a 1-month subscriber package.

    What can I do to help?
    Play on Shotbow! During the COVID-19 outbreak, it's important to stay indoors to avoid spread of the virus — so invite your friends, and invite their friends too! Heck, make friends and invite them to Shotbow! Spread the word about our amazing games, and in return we'll work as hard as we can to make your experience the best it can possibly be. :)

    Closing Words
    I hope you enjoyed reading this newsletter as much as I enjoyed writing it! As always, comments are appreciated. I'm your host, Mistri — thanks for flying Shotbow!

  2. notswipe Jr. Developer

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  3. Axyy Obsidian

    Probably the thing I'm most excited about, I absolutely love it!
    ranger958 and Mistri like this.
  4. FunkadelicPeach Regular Member

    If you really want that peak player count to go up more, Support 1.13, 1.14, 1.15, and 1.16. Plenty of other servers do it! :wink: Not sure why this hasn't happened already. Would love some info on this.
  5. Mistri Network Lead

    We're working on it! Hopefully should be out soon.
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