The time has come!
I bring great news! GMs. Remember a-while back we advertised, "APPLY TO BECOME PMOD"??, well.. The time has come! We've ranked up a-couple individuals who have shown extreme promise and enormous dedication to the longevity of the game! Note: These individuals have been ranked temporarily and they know this, now.. that doesn't mean they lack any power.. The current GMs are obligated to maintain and uphold the rules and regulations of DungeonRealms along with Network Bound mandates and regulations from DestinyMC. Didn't get a reply to your application? Don't worry! Once Beta is fully released we're looking into more applications!
Can you believe that we're already 64% done?.. I can't.. Anyhow.. Let's talk a little bit about Closed-Beta. ;-) I can't say much.. but I can reiterate a-couple of things. AntiDupe: Using our new Dynamic Item Unix Epoch API we've completely halted all possible duplications. NO TWO("2") Items in the-game will harbor the same Epoch time. It's impossible. And.. if two items do, they're dupe.. ;-) Duplicating will result in a[n] immediate and with-out warning ban from in-game, or maybe a troll message like so; "An unknown error occurred, try again later." followed by an inventory flush.. and a[n] embarrassing global broadcast. All options are being explored.. Performance: Closed-Beta is run completely asynchronous and will harbor the capabilities of holding upward of 200+ players per-shard. Closed-Beta contains "Closed", meaning that it's closed. To gain access to closed-beta you'll have to purchase one of the subscriber ranks, either ("sub", or "sub+"). These rank prices haven't been announced or discussed yet, but I can say that we're taking into account p2w. DungeonRealms not now nor ever in our possession will become p2w. Closed-Beta is to ensure with a controlled environment the stability of the game and its new infrastructure.
I've taken the time to speak to several different individuals around the community regarding Developer Diaries.. seems a-lot of people would like to see the videos returned! AND SO SHALL IT BE! I can't make guarantees.. but I can for SURE that they will return! The forums.. they're not forgotten! But.. we're working extremely hard on switching forum software. We're at a bit of a stalemate, deciding whether or not to incorporate live statistics from Beta and a-couple of other things, regardless the current GMs will harbor ranks soon enough!