AvatarMC Soon™ - Issue 104: Introducing Discord Forum Channels

2022-10-15 18:44:06 +0000 UTC by TurboClicks

Recently, Discord rolled out a new feature to Community servers called Forum Channels! This new channel type is designed to allow discussions to coexist without people talking over each other and aid in nurturing more structured conversations.

With our Discord server being an essential AvatarMC platform, our Moderation Team took a look at how to best integrate Forum Channels into our server. We have decided that the #suggestions and #bug-report channels will benefit the most from the new feature.

Forum Channels are exactly what you image — a forum nested within a channel. We've set post guidelines and created a collection of tags to categorize everything. Each post will require that you create a title, enter a message, and select a tag. You can hit the bell icon to add posts to your channels list and receive notifications on new messages. Both channels includes a search to ensure that a topic has not already been posted.

Suggestions Channel Direct Link

Use this channel to provide suggestions for AvatarMC. Add a "thumbs up" emoji to show your support for an idea.

The following tags have been created to help categorize posts in this channel:

  • Gameplay: For suggestions relating to our Minecraft server such as bending or builds.
  • Events: For suggestions on community events such as bending tournaments or writing competitions.
  • Discord: For suggestions relating to the AvatarMC Discord.
  • Server Store: For suggestions related to the offerings on the AvatarMC Server Store.
  • Website: For requesting updates to AvatarMC.com.
  • Server Improvements: For general suggestions relating to the improvement of AvatarMC.

Bug Report Channel Direct Link

Use this channel to report bugs or issues found across AvatarMC platforms. If you believe that the bug is too sensitive for the public, please message a Moderator or Admin.

The following tags have been created to help categorize posts in this channel:

  • Open: This is the default tag for all posts.
  • Acknowledged by AMC: This tag can only be applied by AvatarMC Moderators and will be used when the appropriate AvatarMC team has received word of the issue.
  • Closed: This tag can only be applied by AvatarMC Moderators and will be used when a report has been met with a resolution.

AvatarMC Soon™ - Issue 103: Halloween Writing and Art Competition

2022-10-02 19:01:48 +0000 UTC by KevinY3

banner imagine declaring writing and art competition

It’s Spooky Month, everyone! To celebrate, we’re holding a competition for the best AvatarMC or just Avatar spooky-themed artworks, poems and stories that you, the community, can put together!

There will be two competitions running simultaneously, with different prize pools and different entry requirements. The first will be the art competition, which you can submit any illustration to. All media are welcomed!

The second competition will be a writing competition, with a hard word limit of 2,000. But don’t feel pressured to brush up against the cap! You can submit anything that’s in text to the competition: poems, stories, non-fiction, anything that you can drum up.

There’ll be special prizes for the winners in each category, too. They are as follows:

  • 1st place: 100,000 yuans and up to $5 of cosmetics from the AvatarMC shop
  • 2nd place: 50,000 yuans
  • 3rd place: 20,000 yuans

You can hand in your submissions by posting them to the #event-signup channel on our Discord server. This means that you'll be able to see other people's submissions rolling in and get eyes on your own work ahead of the submission deadline. Of course, if you don’t want your work to be made public, you can instead DM your submission to the organiser, KevinY3. Entries close on the 31st of October, on Halloween. Winners will be announced on the 7th of November. Again, I want to stress — everyone’s work will be looked at and provided with a written review.

Happy Halloween!

AvatarMC Soon™ - Issue 102: Pride Fest 2022

2022-06-03 18:54:24 +0000 UTC by _Guru and TurboClicks

banner image of Korra, Asami, Mako, and Bolin

Greetings and salutations, readers! It’s that time of year again for AvatarMC’s annual Pride Fest. The Rainbow Spirit is back to welcome everyone to their realm in the Spirit World to celebrate love in all its forms!

Speak to the Rainbow Spirit in your capital to get started. Find the "Pride Fest 2022 Awaits" quest in /q for more help!

The LGBTree Direct Link


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!

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

Quests Direct Link

This event comes pre-packaged with four quests for you to enjoy - "The Lost Mask", "Tei's Special Brew", "Welcome Party", and "Duck, Goose, Hot Air Balloon" aswell as an introductory quest titled "Pride Fest 2022 Awaits". Check them out in /q today!

Quest NameStarting NPCRewards
Tei's 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


Feel like getting lost in wonderland? No need for a pocket watch-carrying rabbit this time. Head on over to Fort Pride, and try your hand at navigating your way through this showy little Schloss.

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 receive 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 entrepreneur. 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. Please be aware that the Cycling Pride Flag is not about a love of bicycles, but simply cycles between the pride flags for a colorful experience.

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

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!

2022 Changes Direct Link

A lot has been updated behind the scenes since last year's release, so our scripting team have given it some polishing touches. Here's what's changed:

Quests Direct Link
  • Duck, Goose, Hot Air Balloon?

    • Updated Quest Journal to make the language clearer, and have the 'back' option
    • Added a hologram to make having to pick a path clearer

  • Tei's Mystery Brew

    • Updated Quest Journal to make the language clearer, and have the 'back' option
    • Simplified the way that the Guessing Game operates
    • Updated Game Solution

  • The Lost Mask

    • Updated Quest Journal to make the language clearer, and have the 'back' option
    • Created a counter for the pages, so that players know how many they have collected
    • Pages will now disappear after being collected (and only appear once the quest has started)
    • There are particles around the pages that disappear after they've been collected
    • Shi-ra is now positioned correctly on the bridge
    • Made a duplicate Shi-ra NPC that swaps out for the original once the quest has been completed, holding a book (to show the player handing over their journal)

  • Welcome Dinner

    • Updated Quest Journal to make the language clearer, and have the 'back' option
    • Created a counter for when the player collects the crops
    • Created a formatted message for when a player interacts with the crops before starting the quest (saying that they're for the quest)
    • Rewrote one of the messages that is sent as the player completes the quest, as it was misleading (saying the player was invited to the party, when there's no such thing)

Miscellaneous Direct Link
  • Market

    • Changed 'Zabanana' to 'Zanana' for consistency to what other NPCs mention (NPCs call them Zanana, when their custom name and actor was Zabanana)
    • Reduced the amount of mobs inside of Sqoorls Pet Shop
    • Added the different fancyman hats as decoration inside of Vince's shop

  • Maze

    • Updated region size (due to a new maze)
    • Added a hologram to clarify the reward and difficulty

Final Thoughts Direct Link

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 2023!

AvatarMC Soon™ - Issue 101: May Bending Tournament

2022-05-14 18:09:11 +0000 UTC by ShootItzStar

Event: Gaoling Bending Tournament // AvatarMC Discord Direct Link

Earth Rumble Arena

Spring back into action this upcoming weekend for a chance at the Championship Bracelet! Come and join the 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, May 21 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 bracket that will be posted in #event-announcements on Discord, and in chat at the beginning of the tournament.
  • 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 21 at 19:00 UTC!
AvatarMC Discord

AvatarMC Soon™ - Issue 100: The Festival of Kyoshi Day

2022-04-15 15:14:04 +0000 UTC by _Guru, KevinY3, QuietDove, and TurboClicks

Statues of the past 3 Avatars sitting in Kyoshi Island plaza

Spring is here, and with it comes the traditional Earth Kingdom festival of Kyoshi Day! It's a time when everyone comes together to celebrate the life and achievements of the 230 year old earthbending Avatar.

To celebrate this, the residents of Kyoshi Island have put together a festival for all to enjoy. Travel there, and see what's going on!

Note: For players that manually download and install the server's resource pack, remember to get the latest copy to access all the event's models and textures. Players who rely on automatic resource pack downloads need not take action.

Quests Direct Link

Chasing History Direct Link

Ruolan has been dragged into portraying Avatar Kyoshi for the annual ‘Kyoshi Day’ celebrations in her village. This is the centre piece of the festival, but it looks like stage fight might've got to Ruolan. Help her prepare and make this the most memorable Kyoshi Day ever!

Sous Chef Direct Link

Every good festival needs catering, and this one is no exception. Help Chef Yuun create the traditional snack of Kyoshi Day... unfried dough! Who knows, maybe Chef Yuun will teach you her secret recipe?

A Wild Turtle Duck Chase Direct Link

Hinro — the local turtle duck farmer — has lost one of his prized turtle ducks. Follow the trail of eggs to bring it home!

Maze Direct Link

Underground Kyoshi maze

Delve into the catacombs beneath Kyoshi Island, and explore the secluded shrine raised in her likeness in the same year that she passed from this world and traversed into the next. To reach them, speak to Gulao near the Kyoshi duelling grounds, across the river and inside a patch of trees.

Parkour Direct Link

Parkour event connecting harbour to lighthouse

What's an event without a bit of parkour! Head down to the harbour and jump across the water towards the lighthouse.

Kyoshi Island Updates Direct Link

We've taken the opportunity to give Kyoshi Island a bit of a facelift. Take a look around the new and improved Kyoshi Shrine, a fitting tribute to one of the finest Avatars. A new forest has been planted for when you need somewhere to relax after a hectic day at the festival.

Cosmetics Direct Link

Players wearing Kyoshi Day cosmetics

Up for a bit of role-play? Why not grab one of our themed cosmetics and take on the role as your favourite Avatar?

From Roku's luscious beard, to Aang's smooth head, these costumes are the perfect way to celebrate Avatar Day! To honour Avatar Kyoshi, the esteemed Warriors of Kyoshi have kindly gifted one of their headdresses for you to own.

If you'd prefer to instead look back on how Avatar Kyoshi created her home island, why not grab the famous helmet of Chin the Conqueror?

To own any of these, simply talk to Tonra in the village.