AvatarMC Soon™ - Issue 96: January Bending Tournament

2022-01-08 18:40:00 +0000 UTC by ShootItzStar

Event: Gaoling Bending Tournament // AvatarMC Discord Direct Link

Nearing the end of the holiday season, AvatarMC welcomes back its champions to compete once more for the famous Championship Bracelet! Come join and fight!

Like previous months, there will be no Professions items permitted during the tournament.


When will it be? Direct Link
  • The event will take place on Saturday, January 15 at 19:00 UTC. For those who use Google's search engine, this query will find exactly what time this is in your time zone. World Time Buddy is also a helpful resource.

How do I join? Direct Link
  • Please join the Discord and sign up in the Tournament Chat or message a Mod or Chat Mod in-game. You can always sign up at the event, but you may not be paired with someone who best matches your skill level — so sign up as soon as you can!
  • NOTE: If you can't make it to the tournament after signing up, please delete your sign up and/or notify a tournament volunteer for day-of cancellations. Failing to do this could result in sanctions.

Am I limited to the bending I chose? Direct Link
  • No! This event will take place off the main server by typing /server event once the event is open for joining. You will be able to select any bending you wish and change it at any point before the tournament officially starts. The event server will be open 30 minutes before the tournament starts to allow players to have time to pick.

Will there be elytras? Direct Link
  • At the moment, we have decided to not provide elytras for players to use. These can be used to avoid combat completely by airbenders and serve no purpose in combat since they are disabled after taking damage.

Will we be able to eat to heal during the match? Direct Link
  • No. In the past when we've allowed food and healing, matches lasted far longer than anyone felt was enjoyable. Because of that, health restoration from eating will be disabled.

Will there be stats and levels? Direct Link
  • Just like on the main server you will have stat points to allocate typing /c. You will be automatically set to max level and have all moves available from the moment you select a bending. You can reset your stats throughout the tournament to change your build based on the bender you will be fighting by speaking to the stat spirit near spawn.

Will there be rewards? Direct Link
  • First Place: 250,000¥ + Championship Bracelet
  • Second Place: 150,000¥
  • Third Place: 75,000¥
  • Fourth Place: 50,000¥
  • Participation: Everyone who signs up for the tournament and participates in it without missing any matches will receive a participation prize. This will consist of 32 spirit essence and four decorative heads. Winners will receive these as well.
  • There will be no raffle this month.

How do I join the Discord? Direct Link
  • You can simply join with this direct invite. Below are instructions to link your AvatarMC account with Discord; however, this is not required!
  • First, you need to create an AvatarMC Forum account by performing /register while on the server.
  • Once you have the forum account set up, go to discord.avatarmc.com and log in with your forum information. This will link your account to your Discord account.
  • If you already have an AvatarMC Forum account, but don't remember your log-in information, please contact GuoKao.

Various notes on how the event will function: Direct Link
  • The tournament will operate off of a public leaderboard that you can request the link to at any time (after the tournament has started).
  • For this tournament the brackets will be semi-randomized. Players will be fighting against other players who may not be of similar skill level, but could be disproportionately higher or lower in skill level. Matches can be semi-balanced based on the pairings, but it is no guarantee.
  • Players who lose in the semi-final fights will match against each other to determine 3rd and 4th place.
  • Time will be set to sunrise, so no advantage can be gained for either waterbenders or firebenders.
  • This tournament is not only a way for you to earn free money, but also a way for us to gain balancing opinions on the elements. After the tournament, do not be afraid to share your opinions on the server Discord or on the forums!

If you have any questions regarding the event, you can ask in our Discord or message a moderator in-game.

We hope you join the fight on Saturday, January 15 at 19:00 UTC!
AvatarMC Discord

AvatarMC Soon™ - Issue 95: A Winter Funderland

2021-12-01 22:00:00 +0000 UTC by _Guru

Event: Christmas Event // AvatarMC Discord Direct Link

Christmas Event Hub

Season's greetings and happy holidays! You know what time of year it is, ladies and gents, and it's not just the time to start putting Mariah Carey and Wham on repeat everywhere you go. Keep reading to get the breakdown of this year's event!

To get started, speak with NUKTUK, HERO OF THE SOUTH!

Due to a miscalculation in a highly classified quantum physics experiment, Nuktuk is enjoying the sights of each bending capital. All at once. While we let the big brains of the operation figure out the hows, feel free to enjoy the fact that he can teleport you to and from our Christmas event.

Limited Time Cosmetics Direct Link

Wanting to dress up as Santa and needing a fancy hat cosmetic to complete the ensemble? We've got you covered. Check out the store to purchase these festive delights. If you want to dress as a reindeer, we have that too - minus any judgment you may or may not deserve.

Cosmetic
Red Santa Hat
Green Santa Hat
Blue Santa Hat
Reindeer Antlers
Santa Hat Bundle (Red, Green, Blue Santa Hats)

The Wonderland Direct Link

The Wonderland is the main hub of this event, offering plenty to get you in the festive mood. Complete activities located in or around this area to earn snowflakes - you can use these to buy heads and cosmetics from our vendors!

If you need help getting around the event, /nav is your friend.

Presents Missing Direct Link

It's five in the morning, and the parents of this little town have been woken up by their overeager children (who needs alarm clocks anyway?). Disaster strikes, however, with screams reaching decibel levels previously thought impossible. Why, you ask? Their presents have gone missing!

Explore the cave entrance and locate the town's missing presents before we need to call in a doctor over a mass case of tinnitus. Take a complementary pair of earplugs and head on into the Christmas Dungeon!

The Castle Direct Link

Ascend the stairs to the Castle, and prepare for a boss fight. Defeat its keeper to earn a reward. However, if fighting isn't your thing, you can always try the dropper on for size.

Activities List Direct Link
  • Christmas Tree Parkour - Get to the top of the tree and claim your snowflakes.
  • Frosty the Snowman - Parkour up Frosty and earn some snowflakes.
  • Snowball Arena - Fight your friends with snowballs in this Free-For-All arena. (Best results for this gamemode are with FoV set to 'Quake Pro')
  • Workshop Maze - Head through the twisty maze for a reward. (Optional: Find the children and reunite them with their mom!)
  • Snow Maze - Make it to the end for your reward. Ball of string is optional. No minotaurs in this one, we promise. They don't like the cold.
  • Castle Dropper - Fall into the water at the bottom without hitting any blocks to win.
  • Ice Cave Dropper - Take the ski lift to this dropper, and make sure not to hit any blocks or you won't make it to the bottom.
  • Helper Hunt - Gao is setting up an event, and needs his friends! Find him to get started on tracking them down.
  • Christmas Dungeon - Enter the cave and track down the town's presents!
  • Castle Miniboss - Defeat the keeper of the castle!

Vendors Direct Link

Some friendly elves are here to sell some Christmas goodies. Or just give you puppy dog eyes until you buy something, your choice. Just remember these poor folks don't have an elf union.

VendorItemPrice
Cosmetic VendorRed Candy Cane Focus15 Snowflakes
Green Candy Cane Focus15 Snowflakes
Gray Candy Cane Focus15 Snowflakes
Purple Candy Cane Focus15 Snowflakes
Yellow Candy Cane Focus15 Snowflakes
Blue Candy Cane Focus15 Snowflakes
Elf Hat15 Snowflakes
Decorations VendorOrnament Heads1 Snowflake Each
Present Heads1 Snowflake Each

Capture the Flag Direct Link

The Club Penguin extension has been removed (tragic, I know), but you can still play the Capture The Flag mode we introduced with it. Just head on over to the hot air balloon you used to use to access the Club Penguin hub, and it'll take you there for some festive fun.

And that's all for now, folks! Keep your eyes peeled for the next blog post. Or don't. Peeling your eyes is bad for your health.

AvatarMC Soon™ - Issue 94: Spooky Times are Here again...

2021-11-01 19:00:00 +0000 UTC by QuietDove

Welcome one and welcome all to another spooktacular edition of the AvatarMC Halloween event. This is the final time we will see this version of the event, so enjoy it while you can!

You can experience the terror right now by visiting the warp areas in you capital.

Midnight in Gaipan Direct Link

"Something is afoot in the usually sleepy village of Gaipan. The Festival of Sun Li is normally a time for celebration, for it marks a time when the spirits meet the living.

This time, something has gone horribly wrong. The benevolent spirits are no where to be seen. In fact, no one is to be seen, the town is nearly deserted. Let us pray that you don't meet the same fate..."

The dead have risen from the earth. Put them back where they belong, before you join them. They say that familiar faces have been spotted amongst the walking dead. Just who could they mean by that?

Candy, meant to be enjoyed by those at the festival, has been dropped all over the village. Gather as much of it as you can, you never know what rewards await you.

Each capital city has a hub where you can teleport straight to the event.

Ghost Island Direct Link

A seasonal quest returns this year.

When Watt's nephew goes missing on a deserted island, he enlists the player's help to find him. Tread carefully; unspeakable horrors happened here, and the spirits are restless. One more thing: try not to stare into the dark too long. The dark might stare back, and you'll find out what kind of thing goes bump in the night.

The Village Ghosts Direct Link

We also have a brand new quest for you to enjoy.

A simple delivery job looks easy enough, but not everything is as it seems...

Across The Bridge Direct Link

An unseasonably large pumpkin has grown across the bridge of Gaipan. No doubt that dark and evil forces are at work. Investigate this massive gourd and discover its secrets.

Inside you will find a new area for this year, Bwake's Maze of Horrors. Watch your sanity as you try to reach the end, ten candies await you if you do!

There's more to see in this area. The Great Pumpkin Hunt is exactly what it says on the tin. Seek out the hidden pumpkins and gain a reward.

There are two new achievements for the event for completing the tasks in this new area, Bwake's Maze of Horrors and The Great Pumpkin Hunt. Both offer 5 candy upon completion.

Cosmetics Direct Link

Spooky cosmetics are available once again. The merchant will be more than happy to give them to you, for a price of course.

All cosmetics from previous years are available, alongside three new ones!

AvatarMC Soon™ - Issue 93: Bwaking Bad

2021-10-22 19:00:00 +0000 UTC by TurboClicks

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the retirement of one of the server's finest. Due to the work he's done over the last six years, our Team Leaders have nominated Bwake_ to join the Order of the Golden Lotus!

Let's take a trip down memory lane, so we can explain just why he deserves the title.

Sqoorl's Render

Bwake first joined the server back in May 2015 to lead the newly formed Soundtracks Team, and quickly became synonymous with the many beautiful tracks that players are greeted with when entering canon cities. You can listen to your favorite Bwake tunes on his Soundcloud profile!

Beyond his work leading the Soundtracks Team, Bwake has made significant contributions towards keeping the community safe through his role on the Moderation Team. He has also spent countless hours constructing some of our most memorable holiday events as a Builder.

Additionally, did you know that all of the secret mazes across the server were constructed by Bwake? He's even built a cult following of players looking to solve them.

Bwake has spent over 6 years of his life working to constantly improve AvatarMC. It would be difficult to come across a member of the community who hasn't had an interaction with or hasn’t heard of Bwake. He was even AvatarMC's very first Player of the Month back in 2016!

As part of his new role, Bwake receives a special place on our Team page as well as a fancy Discord tag. With this nomination, he joins a group of people who have been invaluable with their contributions through the years.

AvatarMC Soon™ - Issue 92: September Bending Tournament

2021-09-11 18:57:54 +0000 UTC by ShootItzStar

Event: Gaoling Bending Tournament // AvatarMC Discord Direct Link

Earth Rumble Arena

Autumn approaches and so marks the return of the monthly bending tournament! Get together with friends and foes alike, and duke it out or grab a cup of apple cider and watch!

Like previous months, there will be no Professions items permitted during the tournament.


When will it be? Direct Link
  • The event will take place on Saturday, September 18 at 19:00 UTC. For those who use Google's search engine, this query will find exactly what time this is in your time zone. World Time Buddy is also a helpful resource.

How do I join? Direct Link
  • Please join the Discord and sign up in the Tournament Chat or message a Mod or Chat Mod in-game. You can always sign up at the event, but you may not be paired with someone who best matches your skill level—so sign up as soon as you can!

Am I limited to the bending I chose? Direct Link
  • No! This event will take place off the main server by typing /server event once the event is open for joining. You will be able to select any bending you wish and change it at any point before the tournament officially starts. The event server will be open 25 minutes before the tournament starts to allow players to have time to pick.

Will there be elytras? Direct Link
  • At the moment, we have decided to not provide elytras for players to use. These can be used to avoid combat completely by airbenders and serve no purpose in combat since they are disabled after taking damage.

Will we be able to eat to heal during the match? Direct Link
  • No. In the past when we've allowed food and healing, matches lasted far longer than anyone felt was enjoyable. Because of that, health restoration from eating will be disabled. However, you will be able to eat while outside the arena and water healing moves will be allowed.

Will there be stats and levels? Direct Link
  • Just like on the main server you will have stat points to allocate typing /c. You will be automatically set to max level and have all moves available from the moment you select a bending. You can reset your stats throughout the tournament to change your build based on the bender you will be fighting by speaking to the stat spirit near spawn.

Will there be rewards? Direct Link
  • First Place: 250,000¥ + Championship Bracelet
  • Second Place: 150,000¥
  • Third Place: 75,000¥
  • Fourth Place: 50,000¥
  • Participation: Everyone who signs up for the tournament and participates in it without missing any matches will receive a participation prize. This will consist of 32 spirit essence and four decorative heads. Winners will receive these as well.
  • As an additional reward for this month, every participant will be entered into a raffle to win $20 of cosmetics from the server store. One lucky player will be able to claim this prize!

How do I join the Discord? Direct Link
  • You can simply join with this direct invite. Below are instructions to link your AvatarMC account with Discord; however, this is not required!
  • First, you need to create an AvatarMC Forum account by performing /register while on the server.
  • Once you have the forum account set up, go to discord.avatarmc.com and log in with your forum information. This will link your account to your Discord account.
  • If you already have an AvatarMC Forum account, but don't remember your log-in information, please contact GuoKao.

Various notes on how the event will function: Direct Link
  • The tournament will operate off of a public leaderboard that you can request the link to at any time (after the tournament has started).
  • For this tournament the brackets will be semi-randomized. Players will be fighting against other players who may not be of similar skill level, but could be disproportionately higher or lower in skill level. Matches can be semi-balanced based on the pairings, but it is no guarantee.
  • Players who lose in the semi-final fights will match against each other to determine 3rd and 4th place.
  • Time will be set to sunrise, so no advantage can be gained for either waterbenders or firebenders.
  • This tournament is not only a way for you to earn free money, but also a way for us to gain balancing opinions on the elements. After the tournament, do not be afraid to share your opinions on the server Discord or on the forums!

If you have any questions regarding the event, you can ask in our Discord or message a moderator in-game.

We hope you join the fight on Saturday, September 18 at 19:00 UTC!
AvatarMC Discord