Español, 日本語版 Welcome to the official Shotbow Winterfest of 2022. For the last couple of weeks we’ve been working on this update to make sure we’re pushing out enough content for you to enjoy the winter, and especially the December month. Once again fasten your seatbelts, because I'm here to take you through all of it! Network in General We will be having a network-wide 2x XP Multiplier through the December month, and a 3x XP Multiplier from December 24th onwards. Use code WINTERFEST2022 for 15,000 Shotbow XP. Lobby Head-Hunt Huge thanks to our build team for building a brand new lobby specially for the Shotbow Winterfest. Not only will you be able to enjoy the beauty of it, you will also be able to go look around for a total of 11 winter-themed heads spread throughout of it. When you've found all of them, you will be rewarded with a limited edition Christmas Particle Trail which can only be obtained this year. You can claim a head by standing on them! Additionally, you can use /snow to either toggle it on or off in the lobby! Events We will be hosting numerous events through the month of December, so make sure to stay alert on the events section in our Discord server. Winter Bundle We’ve released a Winter Bundle which is now available for $69.99 in the store! The Winter Bundle includes: Platinum Rank Winterfest Particle Trail Winterfest Balloon Note: All cosmetics in the Winterfest Bundle are limited edition and will not return to the Shotbow Store. Click here to buy now! In celebration of the Shotbow Winterfest of 2022 we have decided to host a Selfie Contest and anyone can participate! We have yet again some exciting prizes to compete for, so make sure to not miss out on this. This thread will help you to participate, and provides you with all the information you should know before submitting your in-game selfie! Prizes 1st place - Gold Rank for you or a friend. 2nd place - Silver Rank & 20k Shotbow XP for you or a friend. 3rd place - 3 Shout Tokens & Gradient Armor Set for you or a friend. Rules Selfies must be taken in-game on the Shotbow server. Only Winter themed selfies will be taken into consideration. You may edit your selfie as you like. Shaders, edits (texts such as Happy New Year!) and resource packs are allowed. Do not use any inappropriate texts or images. Submit Your Selfie You can submit your selfie by simply uploading your screenshot to imgur and submitting it to this thread. Deadline The Selfie Competition ends on the 1st of January 2023, winners will be contacted through Discord and announced on both the Forums and in the Discord announcements channel! Goodluck to everyone! Hello Shotbow! Winterfest is starting so I hope you're all excited about that. Over the last month some exciting things happened, such as the 1.16 Annihilation playtests and the MineZ Christmas Build Competition! I'm your host Axyy and I will be taking you through what happened during November. Network Updates New Muting System I'm happy to announce that we're no longer banning for Mild-Chat offenses. We now have a new muting system which allows us to punish chat offenders accordingly. Please note, we will still be banning people for extreme chat offenses. If you're permanently banned for chat offenses you may appeal it here. Black Friday & Thanksgiving Last week we activated a 30% sale on purchases made at the Shotbow Store. Additionally, we had a 3x XP-Multiplier to celebrate Thanksgiving. Event Section Do you enjoy participating in events? Then you're definitely in the right place! We now have an official Events Section on our Discord server. From now on all upcoming events will be announced in the #event-news channel, so make sure to keep an eye out for that. Would you like to be notified? Use the #notifications channel to select your roles. We're also giving you the opportunity to come up with event suggestions, and we will read through ALL of them! Before posting your ideas, make sure to mark them with the respective gamemode tag. Once a suggestion is being looked into it will be given the considering tag. After that, the suggestion will either be accepted or denied. Team Applications Ever wanted to join the Shotbow Staff Team? The following teams are accepting applications: Development Team Annihilation Administrative Team Warband and Wasted: Control Staff Team Gamemode Updates Annihilation Updates The Annihilation Team hosted a few 1.16 base playtests during November. On the 25th of November the official Annihilation 1.16 base update was released. Read the full changelog here. On November 12th the Annihilation Miners Events were hosted, where all classes except for Miner and Enchanter were disabled until Phase 5, there were massive XP-Bottle drops and nexus health was increased to 125! Read all about this event here. Additionally, the Annihilation team hosted 7 clan wars this month. More coming soon! MineZ Updates This month, the MineZ team released Patch 5.1.6 on 11/14/2022. Read the full changelog here. The MineZ Team came with a Christmas Build Contest, read all about it here. Statistics SMASH Rankings The autumn season has started, here are the current standings: 1st - _BrightDarkness_  2nd - _YouGotSmoked_  3rd - sunbreathing  Network in General Staff updates: Sevy13 was promoted to Annihilation Co-Lead Axyy joined the Annihilation Mini Admin team Other statistics: 1846 in-game reports were handled in the last month There were 466 players banned in the last month 55 ban appeals were handled in the last month There were 42 support tickets resolved in the last month This month we achieved a peak playercount of 187 on November 20th 30,575,472 XP was earned by players this month Closing Words Fun Fact, December 1st was my birthday so I definitely started the holiday season very well. I wish everyone of you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance. Lastly, I would like to end this edition of Dentril's New Moon with a beautiful quote! "December: a month of lights, snow and feasts; time to make amends and tie loose ends; finish off what you started and hope your wishes come true" I'm Axyy and this was Dentril's New Moon for December, and again Happy Holidays!