Grab a cup of hot chocolate and get comfy - this is gonna be a long post!
December is here and (depending where you live) the snow has come with it - at least in Hogwarts it has. Staff has been quiet following October's festivities due to the planning and execution of what we have in store for this month. Let's dive right in:
- First and foremost, we would like to announce we are trialing a new tradition - every December DA will be taking ALL contributions towards the Donor Store and donating it to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. For those not familiar, click on the forums tab and read the bit of information at the top - it's an amazing program. We simply can not stress enough how awesome of a position the community is in to be able to directly benefit the lives of another child (while getting unique features in-game!), so please take the time to read and consider!
- In light of the charity this month a store coupon has been created for 20% off all items and unlimited usage; just use coupon 'XMAS17'
- During the month of December ALL donors will automatically receive a [StJude17] tag in-game as well as a fancy forum award
- Both the server and website have gotten a makeover in light of winter's arrival. Enjoy the snow while it lasts!
- The 25-Day Advert Christmas Calendar plugin is back! Enjoy all it's benefits starting the 1st of December by logging on the main server and typing '/calendar', '/ac', or '/adventcalendar'. Randomized Santa item-drop events are still in effect!
- Order of Merlin First, Second, and Third Class awards have been created and ready for issuing to members on the forums! We will create an official thread with the current recipients as well as more information on how to acquire such awards
- A 'Bans' page has been created and located in the top-right of the global nav bar. We have currently restricted it to staff-viewing only until we are ready to publicly release. The purpose of this page is to display all applicable punishments real-time all while increasing transparency between the community and staff
- Top Players for the month of November have been announced, please click here for more information!
- Top Tag Suggestion for the month of November has been decided, please click here for more information!
- Last but certainly not least congratulations to Slytherin House for securing the November House Cup with 247 points! Gryffindor came in second with 139 points, Ravenclaw third with 68 points and Hufflepuff fourth with 49 points. Slytherin's house colors will be displayed both in-game and on the website
Well, I think that's about it, for now. We've all been busy with lives outside of here but staff is still dedicated to the constant updating/improvement of all player's experience. Any complaints/comments/suggestions please continue to post in the appropriate forum sections or send Felix a shout directly. Oh, and seriously, consider donating this month, even if it's only a few cents. We have never once in DA's existence asked players to donate but all these contributions are going directly into the hands of families with more struggles than you and I could possibly imagine. Stay warm and study hard, enjoy the holidays while they last!
- DA Staff