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Introducing Accessible Worlds for Early Content Testing!

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I wanted to take a moment to express my sincerest gratitude for your understanding and support during these past few days. As a solo developer for our game, it's been challenging to manage everything while dealing with health complications. However, your kindness and patience have made a world of difference.

I'm grateful for your understanding of the delays in updates and the occasional hiccups that may have arisen. Your encouragement and supportive messages have truly lifted my spirits and helped me stay motivated during some of the toughest times.

I'm honored to be part of such a wonderful community that truly cares for its members. Your generosity and compassion are what make this community so special, and I feel blessed to be a part of it.

Once again, thank you for being so understanding and supportive. Your kindness means more to me than words can express.


Before we get started, here's a TLDR!



New process: Code written & tested by me -> in-dev branch -> accessible to Unofficial Devs -> Test World for The Council & Wiki team -> Release to production server.

New accessible worlds for volunteers: Test Server for Council & Wiki team to test new content, Development Server for Unofficial Devs to test in-dev content.

Improvements for Council, Wiki team, and Unofficial Devs to be more involved in development process. Support tickets still available for bug reporting.



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The Council

I am excited to introduce you to "The Council" team! The Council is a group of hardcore and dedicated players who have a direct line of contact with the game development team. Their suggestions and feedback are prioritized, ensuring that the game evolves to meet the community's needs.

Contrary to what some may believe, to apply for The Council, you don't need to be a technical or programming wizard. The most important requirement is the ability to express yourself clearly and concisely. I welcome players of all types, PvP, PvM, Minigame enthusiasts or Skillers, as I believe that diversity is essential to the success of our server.

As a member of The Council, you'll have the opportunity to provide direct input into the game's development process. You'll receive early access to new features and updates via the Test Server, and your feedback will be heard loud and clear. You'll also have the chance to connect with like-minded players and build friendships within the community.

To apply for The Council, simply reach out to me via the Support - Ancestral page, which will open on Friday the 10th of March. Please include a brief introduction about yourself and why you think you would make a valuable addition to the team. I'll review all applications carefully and select those who I feel would be the best fit for the team.

I'm thrilled to be working with such a passionate and dedicated group of players, and I can't wait to see what ideas and suggestions The Council comes up with next!

The wiki team

I'm also just as excited to introduce you to my dedicated Wiki Team! The Wiki Team is a group of skilled individuals who help build and maintain our game's wiki, in-game and forum guides. Their hard work and dedication will be instrumental in helping new players navigate and learn the server, and I'm sure everyone will be grateful for all that they do.

To join The Wiki Team, technical and web skills are required, as you will need to be familiar with the Wiki software to contribute effectively. However, if you're passionate about the game and want to learn how to use the Wiki software, I encourage you to apply anyway! I'll be happy to guide you through the process and help you develop the skills you need to make a valuable contribution to the team.

As a member of The Wiki Team, you'll have the opportunity to help build and maintain the game's knowledge base, ensuring that our players have access to the information they need to succeed. You'll work closely with other members of the team to ensure that guides are accurate, up-to-date, and easy to understand.

To apply for The Wiki Team, simply reach out to me via the Support - Ancestral page, which will open on Friday the 10th of March. with a brief introduction about yourself and your technical/web skills, if you have any. If you don't have the required skills, but you're interested in joining the team and learning how to use the Wiki software, please let me know, and I'll be happy to help you get started.

I'm thrilled to be working with such a talented and dedicated group of individuals, and I can't wait to see what The Wiki Team comes up with next!


Unofficial Developers

Lastly, I'd like to introduce the "Unofficial Developers" team. As a solo developer, I appreciate any help that I can get from volunteers who are interested in assisting with the configuration of various projects. Solid knowledge of mathematics is required, and an understanding of JSON and Java is recommended but not mandatory.

As an Unofficial Developer, you will be responsible for configuration tasks rather than having access to the source code of any games. This often time-consuming task is essential for the game's development, and your help will be greatly appreciated.

If you're interested in joining the Unofficial Developers team, please let me know. I'll provide you with tasks to complete on a voluntary basis, and I'll be available to answer any questions you may have. Thank you for considering joining the team!

Just a quick note: for the tasks assigned to you as part of the Unofficial Developers team, I'll supply you with blank code to fill out. This will help ensure consistency across the project and make it easier for everyone to work together. Thank you for your understanding and willingness to contribute!

I'd like to clarify the role and authority of our volunteer teams, including The Council, The Wiki Team, and the Unofficial Developers. While these teams play an essential role in helping me develop the game further, they do not have any sort of authority over the game or its players, and are not Moderators or Administrators.

All members of these teams work on a voluntary basis, giving their time and expertise to help improve the game for everyone. While I cannot offer any in-game authority or power, I appreciate their hard work and dedication, and sometimes offer bonds as a gesture of thanks.

In some cases, if a team member truly blows me away with their contributions and dedication, I may offer to pay them via PayPal or OSRS GP as a token of my appreciation. However, this is not a guarantee, and I want to emphasize that our teams are primarily motivated by their passion for the game and their desire to help make it better.

I'm looking forward to continuing to work with such a dedicated and talented group of individuals who have volunteered to help me improve the game. I'm truly grateful for all that they do, and I want to express my appreciation for their hard work and dedication. I hope that by clarifying the role of our volunteer teams, we can continue to collaborate in the future and make the game even better for all players.

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Support Tickets

I want to let you know that I am implementing a new support ticket system for reporting bugs and player misconduct. This change is being made because the amount of Direct Messages that I receive has become overwhelming, and it has been difficult to keep track of all reported issues. As a result, some bugs have been overlooked or missed.

Starting from Friday, the 10th of March, you will need to open a support ticket to report any bugs or player misconduct. This will ensure that all reported issues are properly tracked and addressed by our support team. By using this new system, I will be able to provide better and more efficient support to our players.

To open a support ticket, you will need to register or create an account on our forums. Once you have done this, you can visit our support page and click "New Request". From there, you will be prompted to choose the type of ticket you want to make, whether it is related to a bug or a player report.

I understand that this is a new process for our players, but I believe that it will ultimately lead to a better experience for everyone. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

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New Worlds and Change in the Development process


I have created two new accessible worlds for our volunteer teams to improve the development process of our game. The first world, called the "Test Server," is for the Council and Wiki team members to test new content and features before they are released to the public. The second world, called the "Development Server," is for our Unofficial Developers to test in-development content before it goes to the Test Server. These worlds will provide our volunteer teams with an opportunity to be more involved in the development process, and I believe it will help us to deliver a better experience to our players.

The new development process involves several stages, starting with code being written and tested by me on my own computer. This is done in a branch that is still in development and not yet ready for release. Once it reaches a certain set of criteria, it will be made accessible to Unofficial Developers on the Development Server. They can test their code, collaborate with others, and provide feedback before it is released to the public. After the team and I agree that the code is ready for further testing, it will be moved to the Test Server where The Council will test the new features and provide feedback. The Wiki Team will also have access to the Test Server to collect information early and prepare for the eventual release to the production server, which is the public game world that all players can access. This process aims to ensure that new features are thoroughly tested and refined before being released to the public, providing a smoother and more enjoyable gameplay experience for all players.

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