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Paul

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  1. Howdy folks! After the change over to a single, dev tracker for the rest of our trackers, it got locked out and twitter is not responding to requests to unlock the account. As I don't exactly have the time to continuously unlock accounts and adding phone numbers that I don't have, I have decided to shut down the majority of the dev trackers on twitter and move them to FaceBook and our Discord server. Why facebook? Because I can have 90+ pages and NOT get banned! And Aethro's discord server because I'm not going to ban my own trackers. So as of now, a few of the trackers are already on Facebook and operational, like League of Legends, SWTOR, ESO and the rest will be moving over either later today or this week. Two Dev Trackers will be staying on twitter for the time being, ESO and SWTOR. All trackers are enabled on the discord server. I am also creating new landing pages for our dev trackers. Hopefully, people will enjoy these new pages but they are far from complete. They will contain our dev tracker facebook page, official pages, news and more! These will take a bit more time to get activated but, hopefully, people will appreciate them as well as the dev trackers that are already going. I want to thank those that have liked our trackers and continue to use them, and contact them on a regular basis. It means a lot to me to see so many people interested in what's going on in their favorite mmo's and we hope to continue to service them into the future.
  2. As a very few people know, Running 10 dev trackers (maintaining, fixing issues, twitter suspensions etc) can be daunting. Especially for one person. The twitter suspensions alone take hours if not a day at least to get the suspension removed, assuming they allow it (spoiler alert: they don't always allow it) and that's only after I swap the few phone numbers I have around to unlock specific accounts. Not to mention logging into numerous accounts flags as abuse due to IP restrictions and that becomes a problem. So, unfortunately, most of the dev trackers I have running right now are being merged to one main account on Twitter called a_devtrackers. This account will quite literally save me hours of coding issues, and if it gets locked it's a simple fix to unlock as I'll only personally have 3-5 accounts. There are a few exceptions to this news. The Elder Scrolls Online and Star Wars: The Old Republic trackers will be staying on their own separate accounts for the time being. They are the most responsive and active ones, so to move them right now would just not be in my best interest. This MAY change at anytime so don't be shocked if that happens down the road. This will also not affect any Facebook Pages for trackers and honestly I'll probably expand on them. I know this isn't something people will enjoy seeing as following one account is going to be a nightmare unless you like reading news about a bunch of MMOs. Which is why I also created hashtags for each game that are unique to Aethro so you can just follow those hashtags and it should make it easier. You can also join us on our discord which has all the trackers still separated into their own channels. The new Dev Trackers page will have a list soon of what Trackers and their hashtags are, and their own pages with other random tidbits of information. The page is not completed yet, but I hope to have it done this week. Thank you everyone for continuing to retweet, like and enjoy the trackers I build. I would have stopped caring years ago if I didn't see people really enjoying having the update forum information right there for them to find without digging or in some cases, even going to the forums which a lot of people avoid on MMOs.
  3. Aethro is now hiring volunteers to help keep up with its multiple products, including it's launching of a Ultima Online server. Each department will have different requirements so please take some time to consider each one before you apply. You may apply to multiple positions, if you so choose. The details are as follows: Community Manager This person will be responsible for the operations of our social media presence, actively promoting our products, and are in charge of the moderation teams both in discord and forums. They will also assist in acting as a bridge between the development team to make sure critical bugs and issues are responded to. Knowledge of Twitter and Facebook is required, understanding of zoho social or tweetdeck is a plus along with Invision Power Board and it's promotion tools. Forum Moderator This position requires a person to be responsible for overseeing the forums, making sure they are kept within our policies, follow up on reported content, and help keep the flow of conversation going. Knowledge of Invision Power Board is a plus. Discord Moderator This position requires a person to be responsible for overseeing the discord server, making sure all main chat rooms are within our policies, enforcing said policies when necessary and keeping the flow of conversation going. Knowledge of Discord is required. Game Master Game Masters help keep Aethro: Destinies going. They are to help answer pages, promote in game excitement with events, and making sure players are behaving within our respective rules. They directly work with the CM to promote events on our website and social media outlets. Knowledge of Ultima Online is required, ServUO is a huge plus. Game Developer Want to help shape the world? This is the position to do it in! Developers help keep things going in our game, including bug fixes, adding new and fun systems, and even can assist in running events. Knowledge of Ultima Online and ServUO is a requirement. If you would like to apply to any of the above positions, please feel free to visit https://www.aethro.net/apply/ today and fill out an application. Thank you for your interest.
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    UO Enhanced Client

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    Here is the UO Enhanced Client with a patcher to connect to our server. Please read How to connect after you have downloaded it for more information.
  5. After a lot of delays, and a lot of weird things that continued to happen, I am happy to announce we will be officially launching Destinies this Friday! What will you need? Well Ultima Online will be a start. It will be located on our website with instructions on how to connect, along with Sovereign information, Housing controls, staff positions because yes, I need staff at this point to handle things. If you wish to apply, visit https://www.aethro.net/apply/ and fill out an application! I know this is a short news article but it's almost my bed time for my 9-5 job tomorrow so until then, enjoy your week! Edit: due to life issues this was pushed back.
  6. This past week I spent time on some other projects that will be discussed in another article at a later date, but I also had time to work on two new Dev Trackers! One didn't pan out because it's a bit more complex with the back end code, so that's a bummer. But the Guild Wars 2 dev tracker is in full testing to see how it works out! 😃 It is located at https://twitter.com/gw2_devtracker and on our discord server! Again it is in testing, so some things may break and it might spam to high hell. I won't know till I let it go a full week so good times for all! Except for my tweetdeck account... so many twitter accounts listed to tweet as, I might have to get another full sized tv to actually keep an eye on it all! I haven't gone out and done any advertising for staff yet, as I am doing some cleaning up in the back end before I actually have other people outside my immediate family looking at, but the applications are up and available for people to fill out at https://www.aethro.net/staffapplications/ This week will be fun and exciting with more stuff coming so stay tuned folks!
  7. Hello everyone! Currently I am in the process of switching a lot of the dev trackers to new software again (yes I change things a lot ) and it's working out great! Firstly, the League of Legend Dev Trackers now show up on Facebook! You can follow it at https://www.facebook.com/loldevtracker/. This way if you're not a fan of twitter, you can at least now find it on facebook! Also, on our newly semi finished Discord Server, you can also watch all the trackers on there! I am currently working on a few more trackers, which may or may not work, but this is where all the new ones get released to first. You can join at https://discord.gg/xp33yT5 More updates are coming and I'm also going to be getting a team together to actually help with running everything. This will take more time since interviews and such are a slow process when you work a full time job as well hehe. Till next weekend folks!
  8. The dev trackers have been taking a back seat, along with almost everything lately, due to work, family and what not. Today, I'm pleased to announce that our dev tracker network has grown! League of Legends Dev Tracker The LoL Dev Tracker was once a major DT that I ran, however after constant reports of abuse on twitter, I gave up on operating it for awhile as I was tired of having to recode 4 major feeds every time Twitter said it was too much. As some know, we run the RU, NA, EUW and BR dev trackers through one account. The purpose of this was because, simply put, I already have enough Dev Tracker accounts that my tweet deck is getting a bit interesting when having to post things. I do have plans to expand into other LoL regions, and possibly expand out to create new dev tracker accounts, but for now I think having it all managed under one is the best way to go about it. You can follow it on twitter at @LoL_DevTracker. DC Universe Online Dev Tracker Due to the shut down of Wildstar, I had room to create and expand to a new dev tracker and as such decided DCUO sounded like a great opportunity! You can follow it on Twitter at @DCUO_DevTracker. I have not created it's own facebook page as the tracker is still growing. It will have one in the next week or two however, as it is a planned expansion. I want to thank everyone that follows our Dev Trackers, tweets to them, even retweets them! It makes me see that they are something you enjoy, and I will continue to work on for the foreseeable future. There will be weekly updates to Aethro now, as the holidays are over and I am back to my normal routines so get ready for some updates, some job openings as well and more! Until next week!
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    Community Manager

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    We need something that will help promote our brand, keep the moderators in line, hire new ones as necessary, and report any critical issues to developers be it our Dev Trackers, Apps or Games. This is considered a management level position and as such, there will be a detailed interview along with an age requirement of at least 17 years of age. Further, a Non Disclosure Agreement will be required.
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    Forum Moderator

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    Want to help keep the site under control, and help promote it? Become a forum moderator today!
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    Developer

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    Think you got what it takes to be a developer? Join us!
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    Game Master

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    We are looking for Game Masters to help promote stability in the game, follow rules and policies but also insure our players have fun!
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    Rules of play

    Players breaking the following rules may be banned (up to and including a permanent ban) or have their characters reset at the GM's discretion: Do not abuse other players (insults, swearing, and the like directed to a particular person or persons) No bots (including ANY AFK activity or automated following) No spamming / flooding (including trade spam) No begging Speak English on public chat Treat others the same way you would like to be treated No Keyloggers, hoaxes/phishing websites No Hateful language about race, religion, country (Example: US vs. EU), political beliefs, gender, etc. No Nudity/Sexually explicit content No Content that is considered illegal by law No Referral links for contests, promotions, or anything else AFK botting will be determined by talking to players who are moving and/or attacking. Automated following will be determined by observation.
  14. While I haven’t posted a lot lately, and am behind in a few posts, Aethro Destinies is actually pretty close to being released. Currently, I am writing this on my iPad so I don’t have any screenshots to share other than what was posted on facebook, this game will be available on all operating systems including chrome. The full release notes and pages will be done this week, along with screenshots and opportunities to join the Aethro staff. So until later this week, have fun and enjoy!
  15. So.. it has been a minute since I've made a post. Those that have kids know that life kinda goes a different direction when you have a newborn lol. But, since I seemingly got my time management skills back (or at least as much as our son will let me), I've decided to put forth a lot of effort into getting things back on track here at Aethro. So lets get started with some things that were done today or in the past few days and I just have waited till now to make a massive post hehe - Dev Trackers have been updated! The dev trackers have been given a permanent home on the website. You can find them all at https://www.aethro.net/dev-trackers/ and lists every one of them that is currently operational and supported by me. They have also all been given a touch up and gloss over to make sure they are reporting all the proper details, not like ESO was doing and missing out on things, and are now working with our discord systems. Which brings me up to paragraph two - Aethro now has a discord server! It's not like it's like the biggest news of the century, but I created a discord server as since we are planning to have games, and having all the trackers in a nice chat area is also a plus. The trackers are still very much in testing on the discord server, but are setup to run even faster than the twitter and facebook pushed information. So if you join now, you'll see tests done allover the place, but that should slowly be replaced by actual developer posts. The Dev Tracker chat rooms are NOT for chatting at all, for obvious reasons, so you could always join the server mute everything else and keep that one you want to follow on notice so you get the details as soon as possible. If you wish to join, you're more than welcome to by hitting the link - https://discord.gg/xp33yT5 Destinies is coming to completion! Shockingly enough, Aethro Destinies is getting close to being launched! I hope to have purchased a new server for it in a week or two and at that point, start having beta tests to give it a try. New screenshots and details will be coming soon as in most likely next week, so keep an eye out if you're interested in not only trying out a 2.5D free to play game, but also working with me as a staff member as currently... I have no staff lol. Shards of Time still under development. I haven't stopped writing or working on SoT as making a single player game is something I've wanted to do for awhile. From what I'm thinking, it will be released in pieces. Some will call it a "not finished game" but I have no intention of it ever being done so that thought process doesn't work lol. It will be a game with updates to the story. New chapters will be given out freely, new quests, new towns until I think the story has progressed enough to go into the second episode. Aethro itself (the full story which I'm writing most of it out but the details are there), is approximately 3 episodes long with enough story in each episode to be quite adequate enough to hold down a single player game. So I'm happily looking forward to people trying it out and telling me their thoughts as I don't mind listening to criticism and changing as needed! Website has changed a little as well. The website needed some TLC lately as well and has been updated software wise, payment processor wise, forums (they now exist heh) and so on. By no means is it completed as I'm more focused in working on the games, but the basics are there. In the next week the staff application system will be fully ready to go so I can hopefully start getting people to help design or at least help run this community. If you read this entire post, thank you! I know there is a lot of information and I tried to be as short as possible to get the basics out there. I will be starting up the weekly data dump like I was doing before my son was born once again so get ready for details on games, the site, dev trackers and more on a regular basis! Till next time folks - keep enjoying life and game on!
  16. While I am busy with becoming a new dad, I've taken some time to also work on another passion of mine which is creating an MORPG. I have designed games, both online and not, before but this time I'm starting pretty much from scratch on Destinies. Will this game be out soon? Possibly for alpha testing to make sure as I go along I'm not screwing up quests and making sure my wording is accurate (which when tired, it can easily be wrong lol). At the very least the main town of Kalismor must be completed in my mind, along with at least a few dungeons, before the game is ready to go. Since my time becoming a dad has become more predictable there will be more updates on this and Shards of Time. I know it's been awhile since anything was posted but that's because, having a kid? Kinda changes your priorities like it or not lol. More information about this new MORPG (Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) will be released soon. Enjoy the month folks!
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    More music making

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    Music making

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    Hero and friend

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    Hero at a waterfall

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    Our Hero

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    Hero's house

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  23. I am working on getting all the detailed information done on the site today. So enjoy! A lot of information is coming out.
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