AvatarMC Soon™ - Issue 125: Pride Fest 2024

2024-06-07 21:55:25 +0000 UTC by GuoKao, TurboClicks, and VeerSky

banner image of Korra, Asami, Mako, and Bolin

AvatarMC’s annual Pride Fest has returned! The Rainbow Spirit is here once again, ready to welcome everyone into their realm in the Spirit World and to celebrate love in all of its forms.

Speak to the Rainbow Spirit in your capital to get started. Find the Pride Fest 2024 Awaits quest in /q for more help!

Overview Direct Link

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This event is shipped with a variety of activities for you to enjoy and to be challenged by. You can find out where to find them, as well as their rewards, in a handy overview below.

Find these in the /q menu for more information.

ActivityStarting AreaRewards
Tei's Special BrewTei [654, 695]3 Rainbows
Welcome DinnerCook Amiti [807, 673]3 Rainbows
The Lost MaskShi-ra Spirit [835, 848]3 Rainbows
Duck, Goose, Hot Air BalloonConductor [672, 869]15k Yuans + 1 Rainbow for each path
Pride Flag FrenzyRainbow Studios [373, 893]1 Rainbow + 3 Rainbows for each win
Rainbow CrossoverFort Pride [830, 760]1 Rainbow
Pride LabyrinthFort Pride [830, 760]1 Rainbow
Path of DestinyFort Pride [830, 760]1 Rainbow

New This Year Direct Link

Rainbow Currency Direct Link

This year marks the introduction of the special Rainbow event currency, granted by mini games, puzzles, quests and mazes throughout the event. You will still be able to find lovely little Pai Sho pieces throughout the event, for those with a completionist mindset, but you will need Rainbows to purchase the cosmetics from now on.

Pride Flag Frenzy Direct Link

Test you knowledge of Pride flags with this brand new game show-style mini game!

In the Flag Frenzy game, a flag is randomly selected at the start of each stage. The game show host will provide a hint about the flag's meaning and it's first color.

Still learning the flags? Not to worry! All 11 flags included in the game are displayed across the studio to help you out, so you are allowed to take a peak.

Players must run to the colored tile that they think matches the next color of the flag (the colors of the flag are in order from top to bottom). Once the time's up, the floor drops out from under those standing on the wrong tiles. Only those who selected the correct colored tile move onto the next color of the flag, and eventually the next flag!

As the game progresses, each round will increase in difficulty by shortening the time that that player has to run to the next correct tile. By looking at the Flagmaster's platform, you will be able to see where the colors for the next round will be.

The game's quest will be completed after 5 stages, and the player will also get 3 Rainbows each time they finish all 10 stages of the game.

Event Spawn and Map Direct Link

Once again, the event is centered around the trusty LGBTree, plus its festive decorations. This is where you'll spawn when you enter the event, and it's also how you'll get to the different parts of the map!

If you've managed to get lost in the event, our professional cartographer has drafted a map for you, which can be seen below.

map of event

Cosmetics Direct Link

Head on down to the Marketplace and speak with Star, your friendly neighborhood entrepreneur. Trade in 5 Rainbows for a flag or 3 Rainbows for a headpiece.

See below for the complete list of our pride offerings and their prices.

VendorCosmetic ItemPrice
Star's Propellers and FlagsAnimated Waving Pride Flag5 Rainbows
Animated Waving Lesbian Flag
Animated Waving Bisexual Flag
Animated Waving Transgender Flag
Animated Waving Asexual Flag
Animated Waving Pansexual Flag
Animated Waving Non-Binary Flag
Animated Cycling Pride Flag
Non-Binary Cap3 Rainbows
Non-Binary Beanie
Non-Binary Flag Focus
Pansexual Cap
Pansexual Beanie
Pansexual Flag Focus
AvatarMC StoreAnimated Lesbian Propeller Hat4.99 USD + local tax
Animated Bisexual Propeller Hat
Animated Transgender Propeller Hat
Animated Asexual Propeller Hat
Animated Non-Binary Propeller Hat
Animated Pansexual Propeller Hat

Final Thoughts Direct Link

And as always, happy Pride Month to everyone here celebrating it at AvatarMC. We hope you have a great month, and we're all so excited to see you next year for Pride Fest 2025!

AvatarMC Soon™ - Issue 124: Meet the Communications Team

2024-05-06 21:23:05 +0000 UTC by TurboClicks

Hello! My name is TurboClicks, and I lead AvatarMC's Communications Team. In this blogpost, I shine a light on this team's incredible work, with the hope of moving you to consider applying!

Our Responsibilities Direct Link

The Communications Team has a broad skillset with a primary goal of showcasing the server and all of its creations. Our current positions include Photographer, Social Media Specialist, Videographer, Web Specialist, Writer, and 3D Render Artist.

Below are some of the major functions that the Communications Team oversees:

  • Wiki: The AvatarMC Wiki is the definitive source of truth for players looking for a Towny command to those wanting to learn about which dungeons best fit into their bending level range. Chat Moderators regularly reference the wiki when fielding questions in game. We are in need of Writers who can help us continue to maintain and grow the wiki. This could mean something like updating stats on the Waterbending entry or creating entirely new categories like what our staff is currently doing for the server's custom soundtracks.

  • Blog: We are also seeking talented Writers who can help contribute to the AvatarMC Blog. Blogposts are used to announce server updates like the recent Towny outpost rework or kick off yearly events like the Festival of Kyoshi Day. Blogposts are crucial, as they help AvatarMC reach new audiences through search engine and social media traffic.

  • Website: The Communications Team even helps maintain AvatarMC.com to help lessen the burden for the server's Development Team. Our Website Specialists do everything from uploading blogposts to coding entirely new wiki entries. Every blogpost is written using the lightweight markup language, Markdown. The rest of the website is composed of HTML, CSS, and some minor usage of JavaScript. An understanding of Git is necessary for managing the website through our repositories. I am open to working with somebody with the knowledge and passion to continue modernizing the website through new frameworks and libraries.

  • Media: With our limited resources, we would benefit greatly from additional help in the social media space. We have designed the Social Media Specialist position to create all of the social media content that the server produces for platforms like Instagram and Twitter. The Photographer and Videographer positions help create the media that ends up on our social media platforms and website. Additionally, the 3D Render Artist position works to create renders of our 3D models like the one featured in the recent blogpost announcing new Sokka cosmetics.

Joining the Team Direct Link

Thank you for taking the time to read!

Even if you believe that you don't fully fit into one of the above roles, I still encourage you to visit the Communications Team Application. If you've got the motivation and work ethic, we would love to hear from you.

If you have any questions along the way, feel free to send me a message on Discord!

— TurboClicks