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The Brawl News - 2019

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  1. Charlie_0014

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    Volume II, Edition I ... No. 63 [​IMG] 1 March 2020 [​IMG] FREE​

    New Format (Coming Soon)
    The Brawl News will now be posted quarterly instead of monthly, meaning the News months will be January, April (Fools), July, and October. Yes, this one is two months late. The quarterly news will be in a new format (just an soon as SoCool returns and shows us what that is). This means more information, more competitions, more prizes. We have quite a docket, so let’s get started.

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    January 2019

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    Map 4 is coming to a close, and we have a new update and a new map ready for you. This update brings back a lot of old features and some new ones, as the community has requested. Map 5 will start on 7PM UTC. Read more here: https://www.brawl.com/threads/74226/

    February 2019

    New Party System
    We have added a way to create in-game parties! Parties allow you to create a group of people who you can talk to at the same time. When the party leader goes to a new gamemode, everyone in the party will follow. This makes it very convenient for you to play together with your friends. For more information, see this thread: https://www.brawl.com/threads/74332/.

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    New Cosmetics + Updated Tags
    We've added new cosmetics to the shop, including 16 new tags and over 120 sprays for you to enjoy. Sprays are a new type of cosmetic that allows you to place an item frame showing a picture - this could be food, an emoji, or even your own skin!
    Updates like these will allow us to fund future updates and advertisement for the server, so we really appreciate everyone who has supported us by buying these new cosmetics. For more information, see this thread: https://www.brawl.com/threads/74260/.
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    March 2019

    New Cosmetics - style to CTF and War flag banners
    Thanks to our diligent developer, @redslime, we bring you new designs that you can purchase, in place of the plain colored design when carrying the flag. VIPs, MVPs, and ELITEs get free access to one banner each (VIP = 1, MVP = 2, ELITE = 3). Some of the banners can be simply unlocked in-game using tokens, others can be bought at our store. Check them out yourself in-game by doing /banners or via the cosmetic menu. More info here: https://www.brawl.com/threads/74357/.
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    Targeting Protocol
    A new protocol has been put in place that punishes people who target others, and has been effective since Sunday, March 24th 2019. As targeting ruins gameplay, hopefully this will encourage a less toxic environment. Punishment varies from gamemode to gamemode. For more information, see this thread: https://www.brawl.com/threads/74421/.

    April Fools 2019

    Removal of Wild West Breaks Second Amendment, Supreme Court Rules
    Recently, as I'm sure you're all aware, there has been a lot of controversy about Wild West. Some people are sad to see the gamemode go, but the majority of complaints are about the fact that we have taken away people's guns by removing the gamemode. The issue has recently been escalated and the supreme court has ruled that removing Wild West does indeed infringe upon your gun rights. The US government has given us 7 days to bring back the gamemode. Get your guns here: https://www.brawl.com/threads/74480/.

    April 2019

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    At long last, we have finally updated our backend and have been able to add a 1.13 server to build. You can now use all the new 1.13 blocks and features in your builds. While you can't use this server to make gamemode maps, you can still make some awesome builds with new blocks. If you're an avid builder, make sure you check it out! More info here: http://www.brawl.com/threads/74585/

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    This April, the CTF staff team have released one of the biggest updates to CTF since it was released on Brawl... featuring:
    New Scout Class
    Major Engineer Rework
    Tweaks to Ninja, Pyro, Chemist and Mage
    Quality of life changes
    New quick commands
    Bug fixes
    And more!
    Click here for the full changelog: https://www.brawl.com/threads/74527/

    Or if you'd prefer a very fancy video summarising everything, here's an awesome trailer, courtesy of @gewkawdah!


    CTF Spotlight Saturdays
    We're very appreciative of our map creators, as without them, we wouldn't be able to have regular map waves as awesome as they always are. To support them, we've added a new event, Spotlight Saturday. Every so often, we'll play some upcoming maps on CTF, giving map makers the opportunity to try their maps out in a real game and get better quality feedback. Click here for the latest Spotlight Saturday: https://www.brawl.com/threads/75752/

    May 2019

    War - Huge Gun and Map Update

    The War staff team have been spending the last couple of months rebalancing all the guns for you. The update is now ready and released - almost every gun has been changed to improve balance. As well as gun changes, we've also added 3 new maps!

    For more information, or to leave feedback, check here: https://www.brawl.com/threads/74715/

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    This past summer, all of Minecraft Build received a huge update, featuring less WorldEdit restrictions, new help books, exiting map options, purchasable map expansions, map downloading, an all-new head database, and /item. Build more here: https://www.brawl.com/threads/74722/.

    June 2019

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    As we always at least once a year, we have released a new map wave for CTF - Wave XV. This map wave adds 20 new maps and removes some unpopular ones - bringing the total amount of maps in the rotation to 50. Have fun playing them all! Click here for more info: https://www.brawl.com/threads/74829/.

    Following tradition, we also have a trailer for the update. Huge thanks to @wintergreen3 for making such an awesome trailer!

    July 2019

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    Say hello to Map 6 on Raid as we will be resetting the world shortly after the End of the Map event on Saturday, 10th of August, at 3pm EST. This means that all bases, items, warps, teams and gold will be gone with the reset. With this reset, there will be a few changes based on discussions and feedback we have received from both players and staff members. Some of these changes include the return of the dragon spawn and restyled KOTH platforms that do not contain any water. All details about the reset can be viewed on this thread here: https://www.brawl.com/threads/74963/.

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    THis past July, we had 15 exiting days of Brawl events featuring every gamemode, including Plotwars, All-Star match-ups, bracket tournaments, FFAs and Staff v. Players! More was here: https://www.brawl.com/threads/74758/.

    August 2019

    Kitbrawl Updates
    New FFA Map
    We figured that the KitBrawl needed some refreshment by adding a new map as its FFA arena!
    KitBrawl Update | Soup Changes
    We implemented two small changes into KitBrawl, which were the addition of soup signs scattered around the map and all kits now have a full inventory of soup, rather than just one hotbar. This will make it more possible for players to kill other players that have a higher streak. The soup signs will place one soup in your inventory if clicked. If you encounter any issues or bugs related to these changes, report them to us via our Discord Community Server. More information regarding the changes can be read in this thread here: https://www.brawl.com/threads/75105/.

    KitBrawl QOL Change | /play KitBrawl
    Finally! Since forever, we had to type out /play kitpvp to join KitBrawl, even though our gamemode is called KitBrawl. However, we have changed this to allow players to join using the command /play KitBrawl. I was wondering why we had to type out KitPvP all this time...

    September 2019

    Brawl Roadmap to 2020 and Beyond

    Significant updates to WarZ, Party and Build. Gamemode sub-lobbies. More events. These are just some of the things announced in our newly released Roadmap - the first time we have released long-term plans in over 4 years. Click here see the full list of upcoming changes: https://www.brawl.com/threads/75217/.

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    As if there wasn't already enough things to do on Brawl, we have added achievements for you to collect! There are over 500 achievements added for you to obtain, and we will add more as time goes on. Will you be the first person to unlock them all? Click here for more information: https://www.brawl.com/threads/75238/.

    WarZ Comeback
    We have recently announced some significant changes to WarZ, which we will add very soon. More servers, major map changes and the very first Zone 7 will be added.
    For more information, click here: https://www.brawl.com/threads/75244/.

    Major Abuse
    We have added a new warning category to deal with major glitches, which heavier punishments than regular glitch abuse. Click here for more information: https://www.brawl.com/threads/75202/.

    October 2019

    WarZ Top 10 Clips

    This past October we started a hopefully reoccurring clips event. If you have a kill clip on WarZ, submit it here. This month, we were able to create a pretty good Top 10 Clips video, on the new WarZ Community Channel, based on your submissions! Keep ‘em coming. Film more here: https://www.brawl.com/threads/75321/.

    Server Tags
    For the first time ever, we are releasing server-specific cosmetic tags! With these new gamemode-themed tags, you can have different tags for different gamemodes. As well as this, we have added 14 tags as rewards for completing all achievements for a specific CTF class - flexing on everyone else has never been easier! Click here for more information: https://www.brawl.com/threads/75249/.

    November 2019

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    The CTF Autumn Update brings a multitude of changes, including a full redesign of Necro, with zombies, a reduced flag pickup time, a reduced price on Scout, the Christmas Map Rotation, and much more! Try picking up the flag here: https://www.brawl.com/threads/75469/.

    Ghost Client Protocol Changes
    1. Ghost clients are now permanent bans.
    2. SMODs (specifically, the ban managers) will be making the final decision on ghost client bans. Mods will always be consulted before bans are made.
    3. We are now banning for admission of ghost client hacking (on all platforms, on and off Brawl).

    Ghost clients are officially defined as the following:
    - Aim Assist (equivalent to Smooth Aim Assist)
    - Autoclicker
    - Reach
    - Velocity (equivalent to KB Modifiers (reduced knockback, NOT NO/ANTI-KB))
    - Triggerbot
    - Player Xray
    - Tracers


    December 2019

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    This past December, we hosted another a month-long Build Competition, themed Winter. Results are as follows:

    In third place: @TijuanaPhatt
    In second place: @Crowowo
    In first place: @Knaber

    Winter more here: https://www.brawl.com/threads/75693/.

    WarZ Top 10 Kills: Christmas Edition

    All news from 2020 will be released in the next edition.
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    4,000,000 Unique Players
    During February 2019, Brawl has hit a huge milestone - we passed 4,000,000 unique players to have logged on to the server. It's insane to think how far Brawl has come over the years and this wouldn't be possible without you guys - thank you for the ongoing support.

    Featured Brawler
    This edition's Featured Brawler is at the top of the all-time CTF flag captures leader-board with 7,476 flag captures! That's right, it's @Ducksfan101, with over 7,000 captures and 94,000 kills, most of which are spread between four classes, Medic, Ninja, Heavy, and Archer! He has contributed over twenty significant game-mode improvements and currently has five maps in the current rotation! This duck defiantly deserves the medal!
    Congratulations to @Ducksfan101!

    Group Advertisement
    This newly official CTF team is a group of friends, banded together who mostly want to have fun in competitive scene. Ethereal is growing quickly with 19 of 25 members and 15 mercenaries. Check them out here: https://www.brawl.com/threads/75793/.

    Trivia Question
    Last month's question was: How many different countries are staff members from?
    The answer is 10. @Mnkynoodles answered correctly first earned a forums trophy!

    This month's question is: Which five (5) staff members are from Britain?
    The answer will be revealed along with the winner in the next edition of The Brawl News.
    Answers must be the staff member's in-game names.

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    All Recurring Prizes are from December.
    Comment Giveaway
    Every edition of Brawl News now comes with the chance to win a month of global ELITE. To enter, just leave any kind of comment below. The winner will be announced in next month's edition.

    Last months winner: @Champloo, Congratulations!

    Rule Breaker Report Champions
    Here are the players who submitted the most valid rule breaker reports.
    • First: @Mnkynoodles (27 valid reports) - $15 coupon for the Brawl shop
    • Second: @Nlcole5 (20 valid reports) - $10 coupon for the Brawl shop
    • Third: @Hankerson (15 valid reports) - $5 coupon for the Brawl shop
    Be sure to keep an eye out for pesky rule breakers to possibly rake in some prizes next month!

    Top Voters
    We congratulate the voters below for their support:
    • First: @Lichterfelde (153 votes) - $15 coupon for the Brawl shop
    • Second: @Larh (149 votes) - $10 coupon for the Brawl shop
    • Third: @wulfi98 (146 votes) - $5 coupon for the Brawl shop

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    December
    Resignations

    redslime - Developer

    Promotions
    AURailing - WarZ Junior Moderator

    Auromelt - CTF Junior Moderator
    Spades_ - CTF Junior Moderator

    Atum - Global Junior Moderator

    Foodcourt - Moderator

    November
    Resignations
    ArcticGalaxy - JMod

    Promotions
    xxMineSheepxx - Administrator

    Ritzy - SMod: WarZ Manager
    Carnotauros - SMod: Raid Manager and Events Manager

    Yairster - KitPvP Manager
    Cardonation - Assistant Events Manager

    Carsonn - Mod
    Cardonation - Mod
    Gould_ Mod
    Havai - Mod
    MoistMayonnaise - Mod
    Ninsanity - Mod
    NMHRODMAN1SBEST - Mod
    Swit2427 - Mod
    Yorei - Mod

    Atum - Trial JMod
    buhmblebee - Trial JMod
    Necromancer51572 - Trial JMod

    October
    Resignations
    @Prouddyyy
    @Ice_Bear1

    Promotions
    @Gould_ - Global Junior Moderator
    @Yupper - Global Junior Moderator

    @Carsonn - WarZ Junior Moderator

    September
    Promotions
    Cardonation - Global Junior Moderator

    Ninsanity - CTF Junior Moderator

    MoistMayonnaise - Raid Junior Moderator

    Gould_ - WarZ Junior Moderator
    Havai - WarZ Junior Moderator
    NMHRODMAN1SBEST - WarZ Junior Moderator
    Ritzy - WarZ Junior Moderator
    Yorei - WarZ Junior Moderator
    Yupper - WarZ Junior Moderator


    August
    Promotions

    Felladona - Trial Junior Moderator

    July
    Promotions

    Versions - Senior Moderator
    Prooddyyy - Senior Moderator

    scapezar - Moderator
    yairster - Moderator
    Charlie_0014 - Moderator

    Swit2427 - Junior Moderator

    June
    Resignations

    ningeek212 - Global Moderator

    Promotions
    Foodcourt - Trial Junior Moderator

    DeZilla - Developer

    May
    Resignations
    Collector - Moderator

    Promotions
    Lceman502 - Trial JMod
    CoCaptainBlue - Trial JMod

    yairster - Global JMod

    April
    Promotions

    NickManEA - Global JMod

    Resignations
    ExtremeEvoBoost - Media Team

    March
    Promotions
    @scapezar - Global JMOD

    February
    Resignations

    featherpaw - Global JMod

    Promotions
    scapezar - CTF JMod

    ArcticGalaxy - Global JMod
    Kayrex - Global JMod

    January
    Resignations

    @Champloo - Builder

    @TheZombieKat - Moderator

    @MrDasky - Senior Moderator

    Promotions
    @ArcticGalaxy - CTF Junior Moderator
    @Kayrex - Kit Junior Moderator

    @Ice_Bear1 - Moderator
    @tchuckraider - Moderator

    @Prouddyyy - Events Manager (No rank change)
    @Carnotauros - Assistant Social Media & Advertisement Manager (No rank change)

    @SoCool21 - Senior Moderator - Bans & Appeals, Hack Test and Brawl News Manager
    @xxMineSheepxx - Senior Moderator - Staff Manager (JMods and Mods) and Build Team Manager
    @Snail_5_ - Media Team Manager (No rank change)

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    Note: due to lack of recording, forum statistics cannot be reported.
    Statistics (2019)
    Total mutes: 9681 (3220 increase)
    Total bans/temp bans: 111303 (21074 increase)
    Total players: 4118596 (129159 increase)

    Statistics (December)
    Monthly votes: 6584 (12807 decrease)

    Total mutes: 9681 (534 increase)
    Total bans/temp bans: 111303 (1158 increase)
    Total players: 4118596 (8894 increase)
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    You got Mod last January, right?
     
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