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LDShadowLady Server Donations
I noticed the LDShadowLady server has been going downhill lately and I really want to bring it back to life but I need your help. Every little thing you can do can make a HUGE difference. I have been playing on the server for 4+ years and it would break my heart to see it get shut down. I remember when it used to be packed with players and everyone was making towns and little shops.
If you can please donate to the server or spread word!
Website Upgrade & Server Status
Today I am posting to officially announce that the website has undergone some fairly major upgrades, as you can probably see.
As of this post, we are still waiting for the upgrade of our own look and feel to be completed for the new software, however most of the functionality has been restored already.
In addition we have some nice new features such as the Member Map and new Support System. All punishment appeals will now be run through the support system to better streamline the responsiveness of moderators and other team members. We hope this will ensure faster and more efficient responses from the team overall. In addition you will ALSO see that suggestions and bugs can be posted through here too. We prefer them posted there but if you want community input, you are welcome to use the existing forum to nut out your idea before posting it officially via the Suggestion Submission system.
Hopefully we will all notice some performance improvements with this upgrade as well as a much much higher compatibility with Mobile and Tablet Devices!
We are currently finished the prep work required to reset the server. There is a temporary Ancient World that has been put up to allow users to play around during this time. We expect the entire process to be completed before the end of this weekend.
As far as towns and emeralds are concerned, we HAVE calculated how much each town Mayor will be given. All recorded town mayors will be receiving a partial refund to allow them to establish towns of reasonable size after the reset. The number was built upon how many users each town had at the time our original announcement was made... NOT how many plots or outposts the town had.
Why can't we just get a full refund?
Villagers spawned at huge rates due to the way that towns were spawning. This resulted in a massive influx of ill-gotten emeralds that should not have existed. As mentioned in the previous topic there were towns with hundreds upon hundreds of emeralds and even a few with thousands... all within 2 weeks. As such we felt it unfair to take them all away as at least some would have been obtained legitimatly. Partial refund calculations have been saved and will be issued within the next week to mayors.
For all other members: look to your mayor for a re-invitiation or to otherwise negotiate your share of the refund. The Mayor has discretion at this time and we will not be stepping in to divvy up the spoils.
Over the coming weeks I will be organising 2 week passes for Premium users to reimburse for the past 2 weeks.
We sincerly apologize that the plugin failure has caused such a mess. We hope to rectify it and leave it be after this final set of fixes rolls out. We hope that you can all understand the reasons behind the reset (Even though the members voted for it)
Along with the server and website upgrades, the webstore has been updated to reflect both sets of changes. This includes the new currency and new discounts offered for Premium and VIP members. View the new store here.
We are still accepting suggestions for new items and even entire kits via the new suggestion system. While we try to take every suggestion seriously, we certainly can't guarantee that your idea will make it to live. You may suggest names, text colours, item stats and even the price we sell them at. If sold, you will be given the first created one (free of charge) and your name will be displayed in the store as 'Designed By: '
SIDENOTE: The TeamSpeak server has also received a minor codec upgrade which should improve the voice quality. Please let us know if there is anything wrong and we can rollback to the previous config.
Thank you for reading my Text-Wall. We sincerly welcome feedback and are thankful that you are all here to enjoy the new features with us.
The Abyssal Gaming Network Team
Hello AGAIN guys, today is the final stage to finishing the grand web update. The forums have now had the theme applied to them after much work to achieve a consistant feel between the site and forums.
There may be issues, and if you do come across them please let us know. We will give you a general run down of the changes and known issues below, unfortunatly many of them cannot be fixed as they are simply a limitation.
Before I list the changes/bugs I first want to explain what responsive is. Responsive means that the page reacts to the browser window being resized. This means that it can be viewed on Mobile Devices and desktops without looking too bad or breaking.
Unfortunatly the software we run is a little dated and are just beginning to delve into the responsive web. As such the existing software which is soon to be replaced, does not natively support responsiveness.
Why did I tell you all that? Because it is relevant to some bugs you might experience that won't stop functionality but might look a little weird. So without further ado here is a list of changes and known issues;
Changes: The sidebar on the main index page will hide itself when on a smaller screen, this is to prevent ugly wrapping of text and breaking of the layout. Don't worry it comes back when it detects there is room. The header will show a small menu when you are logged in on a small device, that way it doesnt break the navigation. Otherwise a full menu that is identical to the website now with the changes. All pages are now quickly accessible whilst within the forum. This includes the server status under the server menu at the top. Known Issues: Some text boxes are statically set by the software to be a certain width. As such if you shrink your screen too far they won't shrink with it. The Banner for 'similiar topics' is not formatting correctly (This is being looked into)
Don't forget, if you find a bug, big or small, please let us know so we can look into it. We will list and update known issues here as we get them and eliminate them.
Thank you all for your continued support, we are so lucky to have you as a part of this amazing community and we look forward to offering you more fun servers and interactions in the future. We truely hope you enjoy the website and forums update.
- Abyssal Gaming Management
Hello again guys!
I have another update for you, this time the store has been upgraded a little bit. The new 'front shop' can be found at the following link and is easier to sort through quickly. As always if you have feedback, suggestions or see an issue, let us know
Web Store: http://www.abyssalgaming.com/store
Welcome to the New Website
Hello and Welcome to the new website!
Please be sure to look around and let us know what you think! There are many new sections to explore and a lot to read over. If you find any issues or have feedback, please don't hesitate to let us know!
You will notice that the server's status can easily be identified from almost any page within the website! We wanted to make it easy for people to check the status rather than guess if something is going on. All known issues will be posted to the front page of the website where they will remain until rectified. Note that we can't always identify or post them up immediatly.
Each server will have its own section on the website. Keep in mind that they may be subject to name change or content change at any time, we will always do our best to keep the pages up to date. Hints, Tricks and Tips will be kept up to date for each as well as any live maps or other features we decide to offer.
The Premium & VIP System is undergoing some minor changes. In the past we have simply listed what we offer without regard to what server offers what. No More! We will further describe and associate features and benefits so that you understand what you are receiving. We want to ensure that our supporters don't feel cheated, as has happened in the past.
We are changing some policies internally to try to smoothen the process on some servers. The Main change is that on the LDShadowlady Server. Where a grief has occured, moderators may choose to repair and replace broken/stolen items for you. They can't build you houses and give you free stuff though, so please don't ask
Cross-System Login: You are now shown as logged in when browsing the new section of the website. Details are the same as forums! (You may need to logout and log back in to get it working the first time) Front Page News Feed: We used to have a very basic front page news feed that never looked or felt right. This is a new custom coded module, so it's all as we want it instead of what we can find to use. Mobile Friendly: The entire new website is Mobile-Friendly, meaning that you can check the status of servers and commands on your Phone or Tablet. SEO Friendly: The Website is fully Search Engine Friendly; That should make finding us a bit easier Full-Featured FAQ: We are trying to keep our FAQ up to date, it will cover all servers as well as the website and general broad questions. If you have a suggestion of something that needs to be listed there, let us know! Full Documentation: All legal documents have been updated to reflect any changes that have occured since their last update as well as clarify on existing documents that were never properly finished. Forum Quick Links: Wherever you are, there are links in the header to the most visited sections of the forums, that way you can always switch through without having to load the index page a hundred times! Advertising Space: We are removing banner ads from everywhere on the website except for the designated advertising space on the bottom of the page. If you see anything you like feel free to click through, it helps us, however don't feel pressured into doing so for our sake. Guides: You will notice that servers have their own guides for getting started or doing specific things. These can be really helpful if you or someone you know needs some help. Issue Tracker: If there is a major issue or outage with the server(s) we will post it on the front page of the website under the issue tracker
COMING SOON: The forums will be undergoing an overhaul to match the website, this shouldn't take too much longer to complete! COMING SOON: The HardCore Server will be making a return, more details will follow in coming weeks, we expect it to be a lot more fun in the past and give you something to play for a while.
Please feel free to change your bookmarks to be www.abyssalgaming.com as it will now be a faster source for finding the information you are after. Please read the Legal Documentation and Community Rules (Links are at the top of every page)(ShortURL: abgn.net/legal & abgn.net/rules) Take a look through the FAQ Section (ShortURL: abgn.net/faq) View the Getting Started Guide (ShortURL: abgn.net/startld) Visit the website URL Directory to see all the Short URL's. (ShortURL: abgn.net/directory)
I hope you enjoy what I have enjoyed making, it has been a long couple of weeks keeping most of it under wraps and holding off the release, but here it is. We will adapt the website and fill in the blanks as we have more information on certain servers or features.
Some features may seem broken or incomplete, this is likely due to design as we are waiting for certain modules before those features can be enabled.
Sick of Reading? Start Exploring the new site and please don't forget to leave us feedback!