August Newsletter 8.5.19


Not A Pirate
Staff member

First day, 5th of Mistset, 2306
Server News

Server Policy Updates, Announcements, & Changes
  • 1.14 (Village and Pillage) update--The server upgrade is planned to be put into effect on August 16th 2019, though this date may be adjusted. For details regarding how this update will effect The Sorrows and The Nether please refer here. [x]
  • Cults!--A very interesting update has been made regarding the ongoing balancing of Divine and Arcane magics, for all things Cult related please refer here. [x]
  • Skraag--Domains of Skraag have been changed to include Envy and Vampirism [x]
  • Divine Art--New art has been added to most of the Gods, drawn by Mentor Bartooliinii [x]
On-Going Server Facets
  • Support Tickets - Support Tickets are still available for utilization of all members of the community for increased ease in contacting staff and logged/recorded tickets so less is forgotten. [x]

Campaign Events
  • Unfortunately, the previously upcoming event 'Schism' has been shelved indefinitely. Though, a number of interesting events are coming up to take its place. 'A Reaching Hand' will be a shorter event chain lasting 2-3 weeks and 'Unhinged' will be a larger server wide campaign tentatively expected some time in October. More information to come regarding both! [x]
Player Events
  • Aug. 6th 22:00h GMT+2 - [Frostwarts] - The Start of a New Term [x] - Similar to previous events hosted at the school this event will be open to everyone to attend, being a scavenger hunt of sorts it is sure to be both fun and engaging for all who attend!
  • Aug. 8th 21:30h GMT+2 - [Frostwarts] - Observation of the Bloodmoon [x] - An Astronomy lesson and research session rolled into one, with the hope of uncovering more information on the mysterious Bloodmoon which has remained present longer than any similar astrological event anywhere listed within Frostwarts' vast library.
  • Aug 12th 5:00 p.m. EST - Masquerade Ball [x] - An invitation extended to all citizens of Altera to attend a masquerade ball hosted within the Astrakhan Ballroom and by the esteemed Lady Carling Herennia, musicians are still needed and any who wish are encouraged to sign up.
  • Make sure to check the calendar or front page of the forums for any new events. [x]
Recipe of the Month

✾Diamond Chalice
  • Gold Ingots (8), Diamond.

Rule of the Month
  • A temporary rules adjustment has been made regarding The Frontier where as griefing has been disallowed from now until the 1.14 update. [x]
Riddle of the Month

This Months Riddle -- If you think you know the answer PM Tideborne, the first five people who get it right will be featured in the following issue of the Newsletter along with the answer, and receive a 1000 radiant cash prize.
  • What is it that’s blind with an eye in its head, but the race of mankind its use cannot spare; spends all its life in clothing the dead, but always itself is naked and bare?
Future of the Newsletter

✾Future Issues of the Newsletter
The Newsletter is back after it's short one month break. If you have suggestions on information you would like to see, or information you just don't find helpful, send me note. PM Tideborne suggestions. In addition to these upcoming changes, I would like to make a note that we are still accepting community produced pieces to feature in the Newsletter. If you have an article of some kind you would like us to see, please let us know. Unfamiliar with what to submit us? Look below for guidelines and above in "Featurette" for an example.

What will we accept?
Anything that is Forum appropriate but here are a few examples.
  • Publish an IC story? Can do so. However please keep length in mind here. If its too long it may not get featured. Also if it is already featured on the forums in the Tales of Altera section, likelihood of it being shown is small.
  • Roleplay/Writing Tips? Everyone on the server even our best writers can benefit from these sorts of things.
  • Advertise your City, Town or organization? Write a small piece advertising it and we will publish it for you.
  • Useful Basement Threads- Cooking Tips, Movie, TV shows, and or game reviews could also be published
Want to enter something for next month's Newsletter? PM Tideborne

QnA - [Will be expanded as/if we receive questions]

  1. What if I'm not that great of a writer but I can make a video? We will publish it so long as your video doesn't break forum rules.
  2. What about Art submissions? A limited amount of art may be advertised as well. If one person is highlighted one issue they likely won't be highlighted the next issue so feel free to continue submitting art each cycle.
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