TAW Newsletter September 24th 2019

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Can you believe our current Portal Chamber hasn’t seen an upgrade for 8 years? It was first built in The Shire during the Age of Gods, one of the earliest Ages on TAW. It was located under the Shire, and remains there to this day – even after The Shire was destroyed all those years ago!

So that brings us to our new Build Competition. We want YOU to build our new Portal Chamber for the Ages! When the competition concludes we will be choosing 1 build to replace our old portal chamber. The Portal Chamber Building Competition begins this Saturday, September 28th at 12pm EST.

Watch the Orientation video below

Contact Drakortha to reserve a spot in the competition area.

There are prizes to be won for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. These are;

  • 1st Place
    A Stack of XP Bottles + A Gift from the Gods
    1 Month of Free TAW Premium Membership
  • 2nd Place
    A Stack of XP Bottles
    1 Month of Free TAW Membership
  • 3rd Place
    A Stack of XP Bottles

Requirements for the Build;

  • A Minimum of 12 Portals (more may be seen as a bonus)
  • At least 1 Central Portal that leads to the Port Orange Lighthouse
  • Must be enclosed (closed in walls, floors, and ceiling), as it will be located underground on TAW.

How to Join?
From the starting date you will be able to claim one of our competition portals. Simply PM Drakortha in-game or on Discord and he will assist you in claiming your portal.

We recommend something with an Ancient World theme. For example Ancient heads or something else familiar and recognizable. However, we will leave the creativity to you!

 

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forums.jpgIt’s been requested many times over the years and it’s now finally returned. The TAW forums are now open for discussion! You can now find the direct link on our website.

 

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McMMO has now arrived once again on The Ancient Worlds. McMMO is an RPG mod where you can gain new skills and abilities while you go about your normal activities. Chop down trees faster with the Woodcutting skill, or learn new fighting abilities with the Sword or Axe skills. And much more! For the full guide we recommend viewing the Official Wiki HERE

 

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The general store is now open (again) We have a new quick exchange center which charges a small fee to use, and a new buyback promotion that will pay you for collecting or making items. These buyback items will change weekly!

 

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Our next Server Meeting is scheduled for this Sunday September 29th, 5pm EST at our usual location at Euloria. Simply be online at this time to become a participant and contribute your ideas and concerns in an open forum.

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Thank you everyone for visiting!
We hope to see you soon when you Enter The Ancient Worlds
play.mctaw.net

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Server Meeting Concluded

Our Server Meeting for Sunday September 15th has now concluded. Check out the video recording of the event below! Note that Drakortha messed up badly and forgot to turn his microphone on for the video recording.. nice one mate.

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Our City Name has been decided, New world events have taken place, New Features, and more. So let’s dive right into it!

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Our City Name Poll has concluded and we now have a name for our new city.
Voyager’s Wharf!

 

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We have introduced 3 new chat channels which are not ranged channels but are global channels. One of these new channels is a universal channel. This means it doesn’t matter if your friends are on TAW and you are in the Creative World or the Lobby, you can still chat to them. Details on the new channels below.

  • [Faction Channel] Global – Same World Only (Alias: fc)
    This is a private global channel shared between you and your Faction mates. All players who are in a Faction have access to this channel. No cooldowns.
  • [World Channel] Global – Same World Only (Alias: wc)
    A global channel accessible to all players that can only be heard by others on the same world. Useful for making announcements, asking a question, making a trade offer, and other things of that nature.  180 second cooldown.
  • [Ancient Worlds Channel] Universal – All Worlds (Alias: taw)
    This is a Universal channel that is accessible to TAW Members and acts as a new form of chat that reaches all worlds. No cooldown. Note: This is a private channel and can only be heard by TAW Members & Staff

To learn all about our new chat system, visit the complete Chat Guide on the TAW Codex.

 

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Daily Login Rewards have arrived! These new rewards are quite simple at this time but will be developed to be more in-depth in the future. You will receive this reward automatically when you Enter The Ancient World once every 24 hours. Here are the rewards as of right now;

All Players

  • 2 XP Bottles

Members

  • 5 XP Bottles

 

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Sometime in the coming week Vertigo Gaming will be visiting and taking a video tour of our world for his Youtube channel. During this event we will be tackling a tough dungeon with a lot of monsters and a boss fight. We expect we will need some assistance.. If you are online in the evening (EST) this week, keep an eye out for an announcement on our Discord for this event and come join us.

Other Changes

  • Death Messages Returned
  • Faction Territory Popup Mid-Screen is back
  • Factions which had +10 power from the Grace Period has now been deducted
  • Kalbaldur & Templar City now fall under Worldguard instead of Factions

 

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Ancient Stories are true Roleplaying Events that have taken place on TAW and we have documented them for all to enjoy! This week we have 2 new stories to tell.

 

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It was discovered that a bloodthirsty killer was living right under the noses of the Citizens of Voyager’s Wharf. The Killer, Mrtrustme, was ruthless in his serial killing of many innocents of the new city. Nobody suspected anything could have been wrong in the quaint port town. But sometimes evil can lurk in the dark corners of the most unexpected places..

Read the full story on the TAW Codex HERE

 

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A mysterious portal opened up nearby the Freelancer Fort. A large group of well geared TAWers took the main road from Euloria to Freelancer Fort to investigate.

What they found was a dimensional portal with a strange mix between nether & aether spewing out a variety of mob types. Enderman, Endermites, Witches, Summoners, and Blazes poured from the gates and advanced towards Freelancer Fort. As the skies darkened the danger grew and the corruption spread further and faster.

Just as the situation grew further out of control, the heavens were said to have cracked open with a flash of light, and a being glowing with light descended, relighting the landscape below and smiting all evil mobs that were crawling the landscape. The corruption was purified, and a voice was heard. The Mortals below gathered to hear the words.

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Thank you everyone for visiting!
We hope to see you soon when you Enter The Ancient Worlds
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TAW Newsletter 12th September 2019

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The bonds of reality weaken. Is our world coming asunder? Time and space have been weakened by unknown forces. Time Lost of Ages Past

realityportal2.pngStarting this weekend we will be beginning the first of several precursor events for a new chain of events and content releases. Simply be online this weekend for the announcement and come join us!

 

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This is it folks. The final round of our City Name Poll! We have narrowed down the Poll choices to the Top 3 City Names. Cast your vote and make history!

VOTE NOW

 

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The Mob Arena is now here. Join the fight today! Bring your own gear or choose one of the preset kits. Battle waves of monsters, loot the chests, earn some extra XP! You can find the new Mob Arena across the road from the Cathedral.

 

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Congratulations to those who already purchased their Gift of the Month. However due to fast sellout many players missed the opportunity. The Gift chest will be restocked over the weekend with 5 more Gifts, but at an increased price for these rare one time Gifts before they’re gone forever. Be online this weekend & don’t miss out!

 

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There’s been some changes to the way our Chat works on TAW. We now have Chat Channels you can switch between. These new Channels are;

  • Whisper – 5 Block Radius (Alias: w)
  • Talk – 50 Block Radius (Alias: t)
  • Yell – 300 Block Radius (Alias: y)

To switch between channels, type the command /ch <channel alias>

For Example; to switch to the Talk Channel, type /ch t

You may also send a singular message to a channel without having to switch to it. Simply use the channel alias you would like to send a one-off message to. For Example; /y hello!

To private message at any distance, use the /message & /reply commands.

 

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Our next Server Meeting is scheduled for this Sunday September 15th, 5pm EST at our usual location at Euloria. Simply be online at this time to become a participant and contribute your ideas and concerns in an open forum.

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Thank you everyone for visiting!
We hope to see you soon when you Enter The Ancient Worlds
play.mctaw.net

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Server Meeting Concluded

Our Server Meeting for Sunday September 1st has now Concluded! Thank you to everyone who attended and participated. For those who couldn’t make it, a video recording on the event can be seen below!

 

 

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Many things were discussed at our server meeting. For those interested we recommend watching the video in full. However, I have included some of the covered topics below as a recap, as well as things that we forgot to mention at the meeting. So take a look below.

 

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We are beginning a second round of voting for the name of our new city. Vote Now!

 

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Continuing our tradition of Artifacts of the Month from past ages, Gifts of the Month are our new flavor of Artifacts. These will  be sold in the city Patheon.

The first Gift, Vaestian’s Holy Lance, had a limited stock of 5 and is already Sold Out! But do not fret. There may be a small restock coming very soon. So save up your XP and stay updated on our Discord

 

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Ordinator Laws are not to be confused with Server Rules. Ordinator Laws are RP laws that are set for citizens of the city to assist in keeping order. They do not deal with wilderness raiders, brigands, or factioners. Breaking said laws will result in fines, imprisonment, and even exile from the city.

High Ranking Ords double as server moderators who enforce server rules OOC.

Some of the following laws discussed so far:

  • No stealing from players at spawn (Jail, then exile if reoccurring)
  • Terth Worship and Terthian items are outlawed (Will be confiscated + defaced) Punishment: (Banishment from spawn town and public humiliation – God disapproval)
  • Lord Worship is frowned upon (Gods must be found in the cathedral at spawn) Punishment: (Jail and possibly a sermon from a priest or another method of brainwas- … converting)
  • No bad talking the Ordinators or the Gods – they are here to help (Fine of 3 gold ingots, jail if not able to pay)
  • Gold armor is not allowed as it is impersonation of an Ordinator (Warning, then fine of 5 gold ingots, then jail)

 

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Citizens are not the only ones who must follow a guideline to avoid strife. The Ordinators themselves have their own code they must adhere to when they are sworn in. The PRIMARY focus for any Ordinator (RP-Ordinator or Otherwise) are to be a helpful presence to all citizens of TAW. We don’t want to give the impression that all Ordinators do is enforce laws – laws are only enforced for the betterment of all Mortals in the interest of peacekeeping. An Ordinators day to day duties will be welcoming new arrivals, assisting them, providing conflict resolution to all and much more.

Ordinator Code:

  • Assist citizens to the best of their ability in all matters. If a task is too great, it may be referred to a higher ranking Ordinator.
  • When passing by a shrine to the Lady or Vaestian, an Ordinator must offer a small prayer.
  • All golden items confiscated by Ordinators must be smelted down into bars if applicable and placed in the Ordinator vault. Taking the gold for their own benefit is a serious crime worthy of demotion.
  • Heretical items must be offered to the gods by Ordinators so that their powers may be drained and destroyed. Failure to do so will result in Demotion and Banishment.
  • Maintain golden armor at all times, to ensure the citizens know who can aid them at a moments notice.
  • Assist fellow mortals against the manifestations of Terth whenever and wherever possible.
  • Never harm another mortal unless such person has been banished from spawn town and is acting aggressively.
  • Do not jail a citizen unless there is the proper justification. The citizen must be guilty of breaking a city law.

 

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It was revealed at our Server Meeting that a new Dungeon event is currently in the works. It has not be revealed yet when this will be ready, but it is coming.

Read the teaser synopsis below;

The Ancient Worlds consists of countless worlds. Usually, these worlds exist independently of one another, their presence unnoticed by those living elsewhere. However, Terth, God of Darkness, has always put our realm, the Mortal Realm, under siege from his own. Each attack, a rift, strains the fabric that keeps worlds independent.

During the Age of Rifts 2, Terth’s final rift brought his world and ours closer than ever. Since then, strange objects and structures have begun appearing all over the Mortal Realm. Most notable are strange floating stones, each seems to whisper a coming doom, and a potential solution.

 

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Our proposed Vanilla – Anarchy World is now available to access from the Lobby

 

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The No-Raid Grace Period for August is now over. If a faction has not yet returned for 1.14 to reclaim their base and possessions, then they are now free for the taking. They may also be converted into ruins.

 

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Plots are now available to rent in the new second district! Simply visit the plot of your choice and right click it’s sign to rent the plot. Each time you right click the sign you will rent an extra day, up to a maximum of 30 days at once. If you need assistance setting up your plot, reach out to an Ordinator for help.

 

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The City General Store (Admin Shop) is now open for business! Visit to buy some of your basic essentials, or trade in resources for XP.

 

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At our meeting several potential bonus worlds were revealed to the community. We would like to see all of these worlds & more become available in the future. However, only one can be developed at a time so we are opening a new poll on which world you would like to see become available first.

VOTE for the world that looks the most intriguing to you! But please note that the proposed worlds below are conceptual at this stage and may differ in some ways to the released product. If you have your own ideas for a world please let us know.

Age of Darkness World

  • Minecraft Version 1.8
  • Always Night
  • Powerful Mobs
  • Harsh Weather

Take a trip back to an age frozen in time. The world as it was in 2012, upgraded to Minecraft 1.8.

The New World

  • Minecraft Version 1.8 (or updated to 1.14)
  • MCMMO
  • Factions

Travel back to The New World the way we left it in 2015. We can revisit a snapshot of the server in it’s Minecraft Version 1.8 state, or we upgrade it to the latest version. To be determined.

The Darklands World

The Darklands was a modded server we ran in 2014 that most TAW players never experienced. The Terrafirmacraft mod totally converts Minecraft survival into a deeper and more pure survival experience. Read more about Terrafirmacraft on it’s Wiki page

 

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Our next Server Meeting is scheduled for Sunday September 15th, 5pm EST at our usual location at Euloria. Simply be online at this time to become a participant and contribute your ideas and concerns in an open forum.

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Thank you everyone for visiting!
We hope to see you soon when you Enter The Ancient Worlds
play.mctaw.net

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