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Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 14:58
by Kibbie
Server is down. The hosting company must be having an issue (again) because the forum is down as well. Sorry folks, they are usually pretty responsive when they need to fix an issue, hopefully the server will be back up soon!

Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 15:00
by Lone_Wolf
Kibbie wrote:Server is down. The hosting company must be having an issue (again) because the forum is down as well. Sorry folks, they are usually pretty responsive when they need to fix an issue, hopefully the server will be back up soon!
Forum works fine for me. Will try the server...
EDIT: Everything is up and running

Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 15:31
by ExeterDad
Must of been a network thing. I see no evidence that the server went down. We just "vanished". Hate that.

Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 03:16
by harmony
Hey everyone! So I am quitting Minetest forever, I'm not coming back. I'm retiring my moderator place. I'm sorry ya'll, I have to move on to something different, not new games or anything but life. Real life. I'm serious this time. Good bye all, I'll be on tomorrow and a few days after to give away my things and sell things, and say my good byes. I have to leave.

Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 03:22
by BBmine
harmony wrote:Hey everyone! So I am quitting Minetest forever, I'm not coming back. I'm retiring my moderator place. I'm sorry ya'll, I have to move on to something different, not new games or anything but life. Real life. I'm serious this time. Good bye all, I'll be on tomorrow and a few days after to give away my things and sell things, and say my good byes. I have to leave.
Forever?? :( I guess when real life's calling, then you gotta do whatcha gotta do.

Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:56
by SFP
harmony wrote:Hey everyone! So I am quitting Minetest forever, I'm not coming back. I'm retiring my moderator place. I'm sorry ya'll, I have to move on to something different, not new games or anything but life. Real life. I'm serious this time. Good bye all, I'll be on tomorrow and a few days after to give away my things and sell things, and say my good byes. I have to leave.
:( Well i wish you all the best in real life!

Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:31
by angelo1123_
harmony wrote:Hey everyone! So I am quitting Minetest forever, I'm not coming back. I'm retiring my moderator place. I'm sorry ya'll, I have to move on to something different, not new games or anything but life. Real life. I'm serious this time. Good bye all, I'll be on tomorrow and a few days after to give away my things and sell things, and say my good byes. I have to leave.


Goodbye , you served the server well and you served team amarza well aswel. I hope you have a great time.

Btw u can always come back u know.

Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 13:16
by BBmine
ynomrah, rana_89 wants you to know she loves you.

Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 14:08
by Kibbie
harmony wrote:Hey everyone! So I am quitting Minetest forever, I'm not coming back. I'm retiring my moderator place. I'm sorry ya'll, I have to move on to something different, not new games or anything but life. Real life. I'm serious this time. Good bye all, I'll be on tomorrow and a few days after to give away my things and sell things, and say my good byes. I have to leave.
You are going to be missed dearly. You know you have our support, and EDad and I wish you all the luck in the world with your music and pursuits. Love ya, chickie. <3

Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 14:33
by MommyKat
harmony wrote:Hey everyone! So I am quitting Minetest forever, I'm not coming back. I'm retiring my moderator place. I'm sorry ya'll, I have to move on to something different, not new games or anything but life. Real life. I'm serious this time. Good bye all, I'll be on tomorrow and a few days after to give away my things and sell things, and say my good byes. I have to leave.
You'll be back. So far everyone that has left "forever" has come back. BUT....try to enjoy real life. Far too many people are substituting a digital life for a real one, and online friends for real human interaction. Go out there and seize the day, and throttle it hard!!!

If you come back, you'll be welcomed with big hugs. If you don't, we'll know you've successfully carpe'd the diem. Luv you lots, nom nom!

Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 15:09
by Chem871
ynomrah, gone?! It won't be the same, not ever :( It was nice to know you, ynom ynom!

Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 15:57
by Chem871
Get yourself an autograph from BTS, tiger!

Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 16:01
by Kibbie
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We want to congratulate the brave players who used their cleverness and critical thinking skills to figure out what needed to be done to complete HOMETOWN's very first quest! This was not an easy challenge, and many players gave up, including some of our staff members! The players who completed the quest are:

AspireMint
kievski
Lone_Wolf
ooooh
ynomrah
Texan
GreenDimond

Well done, everyone! Like most quests, the answers were not immediately clear and required some detective skills. I'm so impressed with the players who put on their thinking caps and took out their proverbial magnifying glasses! It is now November 1st, and the spirits are at rest. The center of town (spawn) has returned to normal. Here is a summarized explanation of the quest for those who did not finish it (or attempt it).




  • A strangely evil looking tree appeared in town, seemingly out of nowhere. Right after Friday the 13th - eerie female voices could be heard throughout the town area, beseeching and sad - and a tunnel opened within the tree.

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    Within the tunnel - which was a maze with identical corridors and scaffolding to make travel difficult - players encountered the spirits of Amelia, Mariana, and Elizabeth Ainsworth. The girls were Alistair's nieces, and they were not only restless, they were angry. These sad spirits spoke and gave clues, but also tried to kill anyone they encountered so they could have some companionship.

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    Players who were able to survive their encounters with the spirits in the tunnel and find their way through the maze, eventually found a ladder leading to the basement of the Ainsworth home. However, inside the Ainsworth home was the most angry spirit of all, Alistair Ainsworth. Alistair's disembodied head attacked without mercy, and he yelled for intruders to "GET OUT!" and said he cursed HOMETOWN.

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    The spirit of Alistair was hard to beat, and there was no escape from the house except for the way players came in, but some players were able to fight their way to the attic and find a book. The 27 page book explained the tragic tale, and how Alistair - a loving but misguided recluse - had unknowingly locked his nieces in the tunnel before he was executed by townspeople who mistakenly thought he had killed the girls. Elizabeth waited for her love Alexander to come for her and her sisters, but he never did because he thought the girls had been murdered. The girls eventually perished in the tunnel.

    Most players thought finding and reading the book signaled the end of the quest, and some players didn't even finish the book. The handful of players who completed the quest knew there must be more to it, something that needed to be done. Texan was the first to search the entire house, looking for another room or exit. Players who thoroughly searched found a note from Alexander to Elizabeth, located within Elizabeth's dusty bedroom.

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    The note didn't explain much that was not already mentioned in the book, so players turned back to the book and looked for clues about Alexander, the man Elizabeth was secretly betrothed to. In the book it was mentioned he was the grocer's son. Our tenacious players decided to search the HOMETOWN grocery store for clues, and on the third floor they found a journal entry written by an older Alexander, who had never stopped pining for his dead love. In the entry, Alexander expressed his regret he could not give Elizabeth a red rose (a common gift from him during their courtship) one last time, to show her he was still devoted to her even years after her death. Alexander also wished he knew where her body was, so that when his life ended his remains could be laid to rest with hers and perhaps they could be reunited in the afterlife.

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    Aside from the grocery store, the only other building in town that was referenced in the book was the church. Our clever players searched the church and the church grounds and found a crypt containing the remains of Alexander (along with a vendor for his bones).

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    The only thing left to do was to figure out where Elizabeth's body was. In the book it was mentioned Elizabeth died while propped against the locked door at the end of the tunnel (after she and her sisters traveled the length of the tunnel maze from the house). The majority of players who started the quest never noticed Elizabeth's skull in the dim light at the beginning of the tunnel underneath the tree. Next to Elizabeth's skull was a hopper, where players delivered Alexander's bones and a red rose. Elizabeth and Alexander were reunited in death, and the spirit of Elizabeth was reassured Alexander had never stopped loving her and he had finally come to lead Elizabeth and her sisters out of the tunnel, to the afterlife.
Thank you so much for participating in the quest, and we hope it was enjoyable. I'm a big fan of easter eggs, so here are a few little facts about the quest...

* ExeterDad is the voice of Alistair, although he doesn't usually sound that freaky. O.O

* Some of the names or initials in the story are names or initials of some of our beloved HOMETOWN staff. No, I will not tell you who. ;)

* There is a last name mentioned in the book which is the name of one of the founding families of the real HOMETOWN, and that family has numerous stories and legends of hauntings and weird happenings.

* The Alistair house is modeled after a real life house, with it's own urban legends of restless spirits.

Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 19:04
by Lone_Wolf
I enjoyed every second of the quest. You did an amazing job!

Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 19:26
by Chem871
I never play with audio, so I'll never know what Edad sounded like :/

Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 20:00
by SFP
Can i get liquid priv, i need it to fill up place on top floor where river should be?

Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 20:17
by Lone_Wolf
SFP wrote:Can i get liquid priv, i need it to fill up place on top floor where river should be?
I don't trust you.
(jk I'm logging on to grant it now)

Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 20:59
by angelo1123_
Oh that's what liquid priv does

Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 22:54
by BBmine
angelo1123_ wrote:Oh that's what liquid priv does
Yep. Sadly, it still doesn't let you dump lava.

Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 01:02
by ExeterDad
BBmine wrote:
angelo1123_ wrote:Oh that's what liquid priv does
Yep. Sadly, it still doesn't let you dump lava.
That's why we have the lava priv silly.

Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 01:55
by BBmine
ExeterDad wrote:
BBmine wrote:
angelo1123_ wrote:Oh that's what liquid priv does
Yep. Sadly, it still doesn't let you dump lava.
That's why we have the lava priv silly.
Yes I know, but it isn't given out to people like me :'(

xD

Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 02:11
by Chem871
You can trust me with the lava priv. *winks*

Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 02:49
by BBmine
Chem871 wrote:You can trust me with the lava priv. *winks*
Yeah buddy, I know.

Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 15:05
by Chem871
I've never been banned from any server, clean record ;P

Re: [Server] HOMETOWN

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 15:35
by SFP
Chem871 wrote:I've never been banned from any server, clean record ;P
I have been banned from almost half of Minetest server list.

*crys*