[Official] 26th AoA Newsletter: 28/06/15

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  1. Leo

    Leo Community Manager Staff Member Legend Hero Warlord Veteran Knight Young Knight Seasoned Adventurer Oldtimer

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    AoA Newsletter
    Be sure to drop a like if you enjoyed the newsletter!

    Development News

    Newsletter Screenshot:
    Starting on the next Newsletter, a new In-Game Screenshot will be published here, every 2 weeks!
    Be sure to read it!


    3D Models
    The AoA Team as recently posted some new 3D Models on the AoA's Official Facebook.
    You can even mess around with the models, look from different angles and in different views.
    The designs are looking pretty good looking, take a look at them bellow:

    Stone Golem:

    https://sketchfab.com/models/8fedabced8d548b7b31e4daa75f595c9

    Coal Ore:

    https://sketchfab.com/models/c240983ab8f549b1bb7cf2e47bb2a72d

    Copper Ore:

    https://sketchfab.com/models/f6f97e02e4e64ea0b23e3141fecb672d

    Zinc Ore:

    https://sketchfab.com/models/8ab2ae33faed4b6daf0ff56cf49d9387

    Cobalt Ore:

    https://sketchfab.com/models/58ed91b08e2c4b5b8a9d0a8826f48ca1

    Iron ore:
    https://sketchfab.com/models/a3fbafe2d9a44dd1ae0c1c2fba96af25


    Special News:
    Changes regarding the Forum and Shoutbox
    "Since I became the new Head Mod some time ago, I made a few direct changes for the Forum and the Shoutbox to get back some order. I recently made some other changes and now we're introducing something new."
    post by: @Beater-kun
    News:

    Rule Changes
    Forum Cleanup
    Warning Points System

    Click on the Title to read the full thread.


    Events:

    AoA Alpha Key Drawing Competition
    "Draw us an opponent you'd like to see in Age of Aincrad.
    It can be either be a floor boss or a regular mob. (Human/Non-Human)
    There are no specific rules on what tools you can use, maybe the computer or just draw it by hand."
    Post by: @KaliTan
    Basically, send an email with your entry to aoacompetitions@gmail.com , and you are in!
    Don't forget to read the rules and the rest of the thread.
    This is your chance to get an alpha key!
    Plus: The Top 3 also gets a GE Key!


    New Summer events
    Summer break is coming, meaning one thing: New Events!
    As the vacation time is coming, the team and i will have more time to organize events for you.
    Expect Movie Nights, Karaoke Nights, Tournaments, Competitions, and who knows, Maybe Giveaways!
    Stay close!

    List Of Events:
    1vs1 - Chess Series
    This was an event suggested by @KernelPad !
    This event base is simple: Battle 1vs1 on chess, with Special Rules!
    Bo12, Limited time, Limited Turn Time, And many others!

    The First event will be Saturday, 13/06/15!
    @Leo
    VS
    @KernelPad

    The first 2 games have been played, finals date will be released soon

    Guild's Competit
    ions
    New Events for GUILDS are coming soon!
    AoA Will have a Guild Rating.
    The most competitions you participate, the more points you get.
    The points you get will depends on your classification on the competition.
    It may also be linked with Project GE!

    List of Events:
    Guild VS Guild: Chess Tournament
    It's time for some Team Chess!
    It has pretty much the basic chess rules, but you play it as a team.
    This can make some pretty interesting games, as 5 minds Think better than 1!
    or maybe not...
    Stay close!

    Another possible tournaments
    The AoA Team may be Organizing a new tournament soon.
    CS:GO may be the main choice.
    Stay close for more info!



    Website News:

    New MC server!
    As the previous server had to be put down due to inactivity, I'm hosting the new MC server.
    The server is Up and Running!
    Feel free to play in the server Again!
    Check the new IP address by clicking the title!


    Suggestions Monthly Review
    From now on, i will do a Monthly Get together
    of some of the In-game suggestions.
    This will make it easier for the members and developers to check the suggestions,
    and it will be fun brainstorming about all of it!

    Keep Active to find more about this!
    Coming SOON™


    Top 3 Guilds:
    (by activity, Number of replies to thread)

    The Black Knights of Aincrad

    New World Knights

    Ascencion Warriors


    New Guilds

    The Azure Brigade
    Debauchery Tea Party
    [AE] - Aincrad's Elite
    Band of the Hawk
    Knights of the Lunar Cross


    Biweekly Newsletter fan-fic
    New section on the Newsletter!
    Write your fan-fic and post them on the forums, and they might get chosen and be posted here!

    This newsletter's fan-fic is:
    V̶i̶r̶t̶u̶a̶l̶ Reality
    Fanfic by: Kathrall


    Worthy Thread Mention
    This is a new Newsletter section where i'll mention a "worth taking a look" thread.

    This Newsletter's thread is:

    AincradRO - Hardcore Mode Ragnarok Online

    This is a Thread made by @Reach !
    He is Hosting a Single Life Server, if you die, you are out!
    Definitely worth checking!




    Community Member of the Week:

    @Angus

    &

    @Tarulia

    (From the previous Newsletter)

    Tarulia's Interview:
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    Angus's Interview


    Who are you? Tell us a bit about you!
    - My name is Angus, I'm a Scottish composer and performing musician based in the UK. I've been doing music since I was very young, beginning with piano. I've been composing since the age of 12. Outside of music, I enjoy long walks on the beach, and candlelit dinners. I do enjoy gaming a lot, too, especially roleplaying.

    How and when did you Join AoA?
    - I joined AoA just over a year ago. My last composition project had just ended, so I was keen to keep composing, especially for a bigger project than the previous I had done. I had also just finished watching SAO, so after searching for an SAO game I came across AoA, and lo behold, they were after a composer! A year later and I'm the Lead, wouldn't have expected it when I first joined to do a few tunes.

    What is the origin of your username?
    - My username used to be Kelian, but as some people knew me as Angus and it's easier for sake of my soundcloud, I changed it to Angus. Kelian was the name of my first and favourite roleplay character I had on World of Warcraft.

    What are your plans for the future?
    - In the immediate future I'm going to be doing a lot more composing for AoA, as well as releasing an EP this summer which is pretty pop punk. In the long run, continuing as a video game composer is the plan, but otherwise I may focus on practical musicianship should that not work out.

    What are your top 3 Songs?
    - Honest Eyes by Black Tide, it's just so brilliant.
    - Stutter by Olafur Arnalds
    - The Nightfly by Donald Fagen, absolutely amazing stuff

    How did you become a composer?
    - I began composing initially around about the same time that I decided I wanted to pursue music as a career. As with anything, my first attempts were dreadful, but with practice I found I was getting better, and eventually I decided that within a musical career I wanted to focus on composing, focusing on video game composition. The focus on video games came naturally to me as I've always loved games, from when I was very young to this day. The game that really made me go "wow" musically was Spellforce: The Order of Dawn. The game was nothing that special, but the music created a whole other layer of character to the game it would have otherwise lacked. That's what inspires me.

    What's your favourite hobby?
    - My favourite hobby, aside from music, is game design. In the last year and a half I've taken part in some very small projects, in which only two or three people will do all jobs. My last completed project, for a competition, was a text based (with sound) investigative horror, set in Norway. I was fortunate enough to have a team consisting of a writer, who is very talented, a dedicated artist for illustrations, leaving the sound and implementation to me. I love all aspects of creation, probably why I enjoy composition and this kind of thing. My next game is currently in it's concept stage, but it's going to be a lot more ambitious.

    Is there anything else you want to say?
    - Anything else I'd say would be to check out not only my soundcloud, which is filled with wacky and zany tunes, but also to check out and talk to the other composers! There's nothing better than getting feedback and knowing people have listened to your stuff!

    https://soundcloud.com/angus-macnaughton



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    Cheers,
    Leo
     
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    Nice interview!
     
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    Yu-Gi-Oh! should be the next tournament.. It's free and recently a ton of members have been playing.
     
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    Leo Community Manager Staff Member Legend Hero Warlord Veteran Knight Young Knight Seasoned Adventurer Oldtimer

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    Maybe, Maybe!
     
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    Cormac Treasure Hunter Knight | YGO 2015 2nd Place Red VIP Black VIP Knight Young Knight Seasoned Adventurer Adventurer

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    I agree, Dueling Network has been very popular so we should ride the hype
     
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    DevPro might be a better option. Dueling Network can be a bit overwhelming for first timers.. Well both can actually.. Conflict is real.. One thing's for certain though, Yu-Gi-Oh! is the biggest trend right now!
     
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    Yea I finally have people I know to play with :D
     
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    The only drawbacks I see with DevPro is that it doesn't have a very good chat system in mid-duel, and some mechanics may be a little buggy (discarding effects to target something in graveyard etc. If someone has played on DevPro much, he'll know what I mean). But in comparison to the yugioh simulator we know as Dueling Network, it's probably the better idea.

    We can even open our own chatroom in the chat lounge there. I approve.
     
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    Alright, with so many requests, i'll make a Wu-gi-oh tournament.
    BTW, can you do doubles in Any of those Websites?
     
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    I'm pretty sure you can do 2v2 on Devpro.
     
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    Yes, 2 vs 2 is possible only on DevPro. Or what do you mean with "doubles"?
    Spectating a match is easily possible if you have the respective user in your friend list, in case you're wondering.
     
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    Sweet. I have an Idea.
    i mean 2vs2
     
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    why would we do 2v2s over 1v1s?
     
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    Its more fun?
     
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    2v2 is a gongshow, lol
     
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    2v2 limits people who can join because a some either wont have partners or wont want a partner. Also, anyone new to yugioh is gonna have a way harder time learning how to 2v2, i feel like most teammates would be more of a burden than help.

    Yugioh should be based on individual skill
     
  18. Illyon

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    In fact 2v2 will make it a bit easier for rather new players, because most of the more experienced players never really play 2v2, giving everyone a similar amount of experience in that way of duelling. I guess that's what he's thinking.
    Also,
    Not really true. The mechanics are exactly the same, but they can provide much more tactical variety.
     
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    1v1 makes a lot more sense than 2v2.
     
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    That on the other hand is pretty much correct .-.
     
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