AvatarMC Soon™ - Issue 91: Veni, Vidi, Wiki

2021-07-09 20:30:00 +0000 UTC by _Guru and TurboClicks

Hi, folks! Guru and Turbo here, bringing you the latest update on your favourite part of the website. The forums!

Just kidding. We're here to announce a few changes to the wiki, as Phase 1 of an ongoing effort to spruce it up a bit. If you have any further ideas as to how we can improve this part of the website, let us know in the #suggestions channel in our Discord! We're sure you're eager to see what we've done already, so why don't we give you an outline?

Removal of the Help pages Direct Link

Sounds counter-intuitive at first glance, right? Wrong. We've moved these pages to the wiki (and provided redirects for those of you who've memorised the originals) to take advantage of updated formatting. Additionally, we no longer have two Fast Travel pages - they've been merged into one.

A New Category Direct Link

With this update to the wiki, we've taken the time to split out the Economy page into its own category. This new index will take you through to the following, including two entirely new pages:

  • Bounties
  • Lotus Tiles
  • Markets
  • Vendors

The vendors page has also been updated to reflect their current stock, alongside adding a couple of new entries that came shortly after Professions was released. You're welcome. Alongside that, we've added coordinates to the Markets page, so it's even harder to get lost.

Icon Updates Direct Link

Now this probably means nothing to 97% of our readers, but we've updated the site's Font Awesome icon library to v5.15.3, allowing us to choose slightly more relevant icons for individual topics. This can be seen in the Economy, Professions, and Dungeons categories.

Page Edits Direct Link

  • The Farmer and Ryu's Campfire have been moved to their proper place in the Dungeons category as Mini-Dungeons.
  • The Spirit World Capture page has been rewritten to be marginally more informational.
  • Navigational breadcrumbs have been added to all wiki pages, allowing you to move back a page without having to scroll up.

Full List of URL Changes Direct Link

  • Fast Travel: avatarmc.com/help/fasttravel → avatarmc.com/wiki/fast-travel
  • Resource Pack: avatarmc.com/help/rp → avatarmc.com/wiki/rp
  • Ban Appeal: avatarmc.com/help/banappeal → avatarmc.com/wiki/ban-appeal
  • Bending: avatarmc.com/wiki/category/bending → avatarmc.com/wiki/bending
  • Dungeons (note that dungeons is now plural): avatarmc.com/wiki/category/dungeon → avatarmc.com/wiki/dungeons
  • Professions: avatarmc.com/wiki/category/professions → avatarmc.com/wiki/professions


Well, that's all for now, folks. If you want to contribute, leave us a note in the #suggestions Discord channel linked above. Stay tuned for more changes!

AvatarMC Soon™ - Issue 90: Pride Fest 2021

2021-06-26 15:50:00 +0000 UTC by _Guru

banner image of Korra, Asami, Mako, and Bolin

Greetings and salutations, readers! It's that time of year again - you know the one. If you don't, I've a fantastic property underneath this here rock to sell you (It has fiber and everything).

This year, we've something a bit different for you. Caihong, the Rainbow Spirit, has invited everyone along to their realm in the Spirit World to celebrate love in all its forms! I'm sure you're excited to see what's in store, so, without any further ado, let's jump on into things!


The LGBTree Direct Link

tree

If you've visited the Pride Town of yesteryear, you'll recognize this one - except someone's been giving it premium fertilizer. 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. Nifty.

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


New Quests Direct Link

This event comes pre-packaged with four new quests for you to enjoy - "The Lost Mask", "Special Brew", "Welcome Party", and "Duck, Goose, Hot Air Balloon" as well as an introductory quest titled "Pride Fest 2021 Awaits". Check them out in /q today!

Quest NameStarting NPCRewards
Special BrewTei [654, 695]3 Lotus Tiles
Welcome PartyCook Amiti [807, 673]3 Lotus Tiles
The Lost MaskShi-ra Spirit [835, 848]3 Lotus Tiles
Duck, Goose, Hot Air BalloonConductor [672, 869]25k Yuans (5k Yuans for completing Duck and Goose routes, 15k Yuans for completing quest)

Fort Pride Direct Link

fort

Feel like getting lost in wonderland? Amazeingly enough, we can help you with that. Once you're done groaning at my clearly superior pun, grab a piece of string and make your way through the labyrinth.


The Hot Air Balloon Hangar Direct Link

Here at AvatarMC, the sky's the limit! Now you don't need to be an airbender to fly with the birds, you just need a hot air balloon! As long as you stay within this little box next to an open flame, that is.

The parkour is the basis for the 'Duck, Goose, Hot Air Balloon' quest, and upon completion you'll recieve some nice rewards! Though please note that pushing other players off to "reduce the weight" is not permitted. Talk to the Conductor at the top of the Marketplace Hill to get started.


New Cosmetics Direct Link

What would an event be without fresh new cosmetics? Head on down to the Marketplace and speak with Star, your neighborhood friendly entrepeneur. Purchase this event's cosmetics at 5 Lotus Tiles a piece, or, for nostalgia's sake, you can buy last year's for 3 Lotus Tiles each.

With a fresh stock of new cosmetics, we also have added base cosmetics featuring the Non Binary flag and the Pansexual flag! See below for the complete list of new items and their prices.

VendorCosmetic ItemPrice
Star's Propellers and FlagsAnimated Waving Pride Flag5 Lotus Tiles
Animated Waving Lesbian Flag5 Lotus Tiles
Animated Waving Bisexual Flag5 Lotus Tiles
Animated Waving Transgender Flag5 Lotus Tiles
Animated Waving Asexual Flag5 Lotus Tiles
Animated Waving Pansexual Flag5 Lotus Tiles
Animated Waving Non Binary Flag5 Lotus Tiles
Animated Cycling Pride Flag (cycles through all the pride flags available)5 Lotus Tiles
Non Binary Cap3 Lotus Tiles
Non Binary Beanie3 Lotus Tiles
Non Binary Flag Focus3 Lotus Tiles
Pansexual Cap3 Lotus Tiles
Pansexual Beanie3 Lotus Tiles
Pansexual Flag Focus3 Lotus Tiles
AvatarMC StoreAnimated Lesbian Propeller Hat4.99 USD
Animated Bisexual Propeller Hat4.99 USD
Animated Transgender Propeller Hat4.99 USD
Animated Asexual Propeller Hat4.99 USD
Animated Non Binary Propeller Hat4.99 USD
Animated Pansexual Propeller Hat4.99 USD

Lotus Tiles Direct Link

Whether you're running out of Lotus Tiles or you're a completionist, we've got you covered. Explore the map to find ten more of those lovely little Pai Sho pieces!


And as always, Happy Pride Month to everyone here celebrating it at AvatarMC. We hope you had a great month and we're all so excited to see you next year for Pride Fest 2022!

AvatarMC Soon™ - Issue 89: June Bending Tournament

2021-06-18 21:15:00 +0000 UTC by AvatarKorra_

Event: Gaoling Bending Tournament // AvatarMC Discord Direct Link

Earth Rumble Arena

Summer is on the horizon, so get out those beach balls and sunscreen and get ready to fight your friends and foes!

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

The tournament will be broadcast LIVE on the server's very own Twitch channel. Tune in for some prime Zuko content.


When will it be? Direct Link
  • The event will take place on Saturday, June 26 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 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. 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, June 26 at 19:00 UTC!
AvatarMC Discord

AvatarMC Soon™ - Issue 88: May Bending Tournament

2021-05-16 17:00:00 +0000 UTC by AvatarKorra_

Event: Gaoling Bending Tournament // AvatarMC Discord Direct Link

Earth Rumble Arena

The rain has come and gone, and the flowers are blooming! Now's the perfect time to head to the ring and see if your PvP skills are blooming as well (and if they aren't, better luck next month)!

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

The tournament will be broadcast LIVE on the server's very own Twitch channel. Tune in for some prime Zuko content.


When will it be? Direct Link
  • The event will take place on Saturday, May 22 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 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. 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, May 22 at 19:00 UTC!
AvatarMC Discord

AvatarMC Soon™ - Issue 87: v0.6.1, The Musical Marathon

2021-04-30 22:09:16 +0000 UTC by _Guru

Greetings and salutations, readers! This is your captain host Guru speaking, here filling in for the usual suspects. We've got a whole lot of things to go over with the server's update to 0.6.1, so let's make our way down the list, shall we? I've been informed they checked it twice. Honest.


The Gates of Azulon Direct Link

Statue of Fire Lord Azulon

If you've passed the Gates in the past, you'll have noticed that they were a bit small. With this update, we've given them the grandeur they deserve. Unfortunately, they don't have the dragons just yet. A really committed cult made off with both of them in the night. They know who they are.


More Music? Direct Link

You read that right. With the coming update, we're adding custom music for the following:

  • Kyoshi Island
  • Northern Air Temple
  • Limbo

If you needed any more reason to explore, there you have it. Because of course, exploring is always better with a snazzy soundtrack. Make sure to update your music pack here.


Custom Music Discs Direct Link

Record Dealer NPC

Do you love our custom music enough to want it playing in your town? Say no more. From this update onwards, you'll be able to purchase each track individually from a specially placed vendor in all major city markets — that'll be the Northern Water Tribe, Ba Sing Se, the Fire Nation Capital, and the Southern Air Temple.

You may craft a jukebox or purchase one from the markets to pop in the disc and let those beautiful soundtracks roll.


The Stamina System Direct Link

With 0.6.1, we've done the impossible for you and solved world hunger. But only within the confines of the server. You're welcome. Hunger has been effectively removed, and replaced with a stamina system.

It's fairly basic — essentially, the more you sprint, the more it goes down. Stand still to catch your breath or just walk normally and it'll go back up. Be wary, though — if you take damage, you'll get a longer regeneration cooldown. However, you'll be able to eat food to increase your stamina, so eat to your heart's content (and ignore its complaints when you eat six pizzas over the course of ten minutes).


Fast Travel Vehicle Markers Direct Link

Fast Travel sky bison

Moving on, you'll now find that Fast Travel nodes have a nifty new hologram hovering above them. Should be a fair bit harder to miss them now, if the locations aren't seared into your brains already.


Misc. Changes Direct Link

  • Removal of Mythic Mobs and Citizens: I'm sure those two names mean nearly nothing to most of you, so to put it simply: we've ported over any remaining legacy mobs to our neat scripting system. Should be a bit more efficient to play through.
  • Meet the musicians: Ever wanted to see the instruments from the server store in person before purchasing them? Now you can view musician NPCs showcasing the drum, erhu, flute, and guqin in each of the bending capitals.
  • Agrarian Zone regions: We've added above-hotbar text for entering certain Agrarian Zone regions, such as villages and landmarks. Now it's slightly easier to avoid getting lost.
  • Farmer boss rewards: Defeating Jun-Fan will now earn you a bit of fertilizer as a reward!
  • Breeding vanilla animals: Vendors have been placed in each bending capital to allow players to breed vanilla animals again.
  • Fishing profession updates: We've also added a few extra features to the fishing profession. New lures and rods are now available, and nine extra fish have been added to the Spirit World. Happy hunting!
  • Global Fast Travel tweaks: Oh, and if you're still reading, we've gone ahead and unlocked global Fast Travel nodes to the bending capitals by default. No need to try to make the trip to the Northern Water Tribe in a hastily-constructed dinghy any more.