Paul

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  1. Hello folks! Today (April 21st, 2019) at around 7:30pm PDT (UTC -8) we will be taking the server offline to perform the following updates - New client required - Fafurion client will be required to continue play. You may download it in our downloads area. Fixes and updates are as follows - Anton has been changed to properly describe what he does now. XP rewards for high level monsters has been corrected. Clan level can now reach 15 properly. You cannot exploit raid bosses using disabling skills. Fury of Eviscerator has been fixed. Dimensional blessing has been added. XP rewards in certain other areas have been adjusted and fixed based on Fafurion. Adventure Guildsmen spawns have been added where missing. Life stone pack has been added. R110 grade gear has been added. The ability to de-level your character has been added to the Community Board. The ability to send mail has been added to the Community Board. Level 99 or below get free teleports from the Gatekeepers. Mystic Tavern npc's got some serious love. Numerous (and I do mean numerous) behind the scene skill updates were done. The majority were renumbering due to fafurion and also brings a few in line to new base powers. Certain areas had ground issues to where npc's would walk on air, through the hills etc. This has been fixed in most instances. Please realize this is not an exhaustive list of everything that was done, however these are the major highlights.
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    From now till April 30th, gain double the XP, SP and Adena when battling the enemies across the land of Aden! Invite your friends for even a bigger boost while in a party! Enjoy the global gatekeeper teleporting you to all the areas needed, buffs accessible without a buffer following you and more! Visit our http://www.aethro.net/destinies/how-to-connect/ page to find out how to get started in our world!
  3. Today a bunch of the dev trackers got some love. The majority of them should be working a little bit faster, and their landing pages on the main site have been changed to utilize more of the facebook platform for simplistic use and ease of not getting banned on twitter for having numerous accounts. There is only two that I have not finished as of this writing which are DCUO and WoW. You can visit the landing page at http://www.aethro.net/dev_trackers/ to see all the current dev trackers we have running. You can also visit our discord ( https://discord.gg/xp33yT5 ) and have them all in one server! Thank you for enjoying their use. It makes me smile everytime I see the utilization for the trackers (twitter, facebook or otherwise) and I'm glad that I have provided a service many people use. Enjoy the weekend folks as we get closer to that bunny showing up and plopping colored eggs everywhere!
  4. We are pleased to welcome Unstoppable to the Aethro team! Unstoppable will be one of the L2 Game Masters and be assisting in our players in making sure they have fun and helping them solve their issues. He comes with experience in both running and being a GM on private servers, so his experience is a great asset to be adding to our team. With unstoppable joining our L2 GM team, we are no longer taking applications for that position. Thank you to everyone that applied, and if we open up the position again in the future I will relook at applicants at that time.
  5. The issue with data for TI should have been fixed.
  6. I am pleased to welcome our first Game Master for our Lineage 2 server, Retpircs! Retpircs has a very lengthy resume of working with communities to make them better, make the players happy and enforcing policies set by the administration team. I am looking forward to working with him, and I'm sure that he will be an excellent addition to the team.
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  8. From now till April 30th, gain double the XP, SP and Adena when battling the enemies across the land of Aden! Invite your friends for even a bigger boost while in a party! Enjoy the global gatekeeper teleporting you to all the areas needed, buffs accessible without a buffer following you and more! Visit our http://www.aethro.net/destinies/how-to-connect/ page to find out how to get started in our world!
  9. Our new Lineage 2 server is online and ready for players! Join a new server based on Salvation client (152) where we will attempt to bring balanced fun and enjoyment without pay to play being a thing. First off, everything you can get by donations you can get in game by hard work. That includes premium level access. I will be building those in the next few days for pricing but for now it's all in game in the Community Board and accessible before we put it in our web store. Information: XP, SP, VIT = 30x while we have our month long opening event! Normal rates are 15x Premium rates are 60x during the month long opening event. Community Board is enabled for teleports and buffs, however they are only open for the month then be disappearing! Champion Monsters can be found anywhere with increased XP and loot! Vote Rewards! Premium accounts get attendance rewards per day. No Delevling on loss of XP. And more! We are also hiring multiple positions, including Community Manager, Game Masters, Developers and the likes. For more details, visit http://www.aethro.net/apply/. Ready to download and go? Head on over to Download it and jump on in. Look forward to seeing you in game!
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    Lineage 2 client

    Version 2.0.0

    14 downloads

    Lineage 2 client folder for our server. Just unzip and run L2.exe in the system folder!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. 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!
  16. 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

    Places: 1

    Applicants: 0

    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) Bots are allowed, however you run the risk of dying a lot. 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
  22. 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!
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    More music making

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