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Hey Partiers!
Valentines Day is just around the corner and the Event Team thought it would be a great idea to have our first ever Story Contest! This competition will allow our creative writers to show off their amazing writing ability! The contest will run from now until the 15th of February.

Players will be able to submit a story following one of the three prompts (themes) written below. You will need to follow a prompt for your story's plot, but other than that it can be about anything! The prompts are as follows:
  • A world where love doesn't exist, but two people have fallen in love...
  • Love at first sight...
  • Tragic breakup...
RULES
In order to compete you must follow these rules:

• You must be the owner of the story.
• Do not include gory or inappropriate topics in your stories.
• Stick to the prompt, don't write about donkeys falling off cliffs.
• One submission per author and one author per submission.
• The story must have been written between the 7th and the 15th of February.
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We're doing some spring cleaning a bit early this year! We've updated the hub, tweaked some of the games, and moved stuff around to make room for new stuff later this year!

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We're moving the Party Games to our new Arcade! Okay, this might take a little getting used to, but trust us, it will be MUCH better. It will free up space for a lot of new Arcade Games as well as giving us a new type of game we will call Party Games.
  • Arcade Games will consist of various short, quick games that take about 2-3 minutes to play.
  • Freeze Tag, Ditto, and now Color Chase all fit that description and will continue to live happily in our Arcade cabinet.
  • Party Games got a re-design and has been closed off temporarily. There's a lot of new games coming soon.

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We're currently in the process of fully releasing Color Chase which will now be with Freeze Tag and Ditto in the Arcade! If you didn't get a chance to play Color Chase in testing, here's a little hint to how it works.

2 teams compete to gather colored blocks and deliver them to their rightfully colored rooms. Power-ups can be collected to hurt the other team's progress or boost your own. First team to collect their team's blocks wins!

  • - We've fixed FT so you can actually play now
  • - Ditto goes faster
  • - Ditto & FT will now give you coins for winning
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Hey, everyone!

I feel like I just posted here a few days ago… weird. Anyways, it’s time for a large update -- this weekend, we’re going to be releasing a major update for three beloved gamemodes: Downgrade, Freeze Tag, and Murder! There will be different streamers online throughout the day for the update; make sure to check out their streams and play with them! Downgrade and Murder will be updated at 1PM ET today, and Freeze Tag will be updated later tonight.

Downgrade is getting the biggest update tomorrow to resolve the biggest issue with the game -- it’s too repetitive. With only 2 maps and the same set of weapons every game, it makes sense. So, we’ve added 3 completely new maps and remade the old ones -- all of these maps will be smaller than before, so it should be easier to find each other, and make the game more fast-paced. We’ve also changed the weapon system to randomly pick a different (fair) weapon for each tier per match, and added 20 new weapons -- so there are now hundreds of different possible weapon sets each game could have. And, yeah, we removed the rail gun. If this update is received well, we’ll crank out some more maps and new guns to make Downgrade even better!

We all love Freeze Tag, but it definitely needed an update! Here’s a list of improvements we’ve made to it:
  • New UI (scoreboard, messages, etc.) with more thematic colors
  • Fixed a bug where chasers sometimes were never chosen -- whoops
  • You now get coins for playing, and even more for winning
  • A bunch of other smaller things not worth mentioning
Like what I said for the DG update, if this update is received well, then we’ll pour more resources into Freeze Tag: new maps, new features, and more.

Murder’s update tomorrow isn’t huge, but it’s still definitely worth mentioning! We’re going to:
  • Add 4 new maps -- Snowglobe, Woodfield, Garden Estate, and FNaF2
  • Update...
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Hey, everyone!

Happy New Year! I know I’ve only been around for a small part of 2017, but my last month and a half here at PartyZone has been pretty awesome. It’s been so much fun getting to know you guys and working on improving the network; and your support during the adjustment is something I’ll always be grateful for.

On top of adjusting to the ownership changes, our team has done a lot of major things in the last 6 weeks:
  • We’ve added network points, which have improved connections for players all around the world -- especially in Europe and Australia
  • Major Creative update
    • Updated the server to 1.12
    • Fixed the crashing and general lag on Creative; and increased the amount of slots by 60, since the server can actually handle those players now
  • Fixed the random network crashes that happened once a week or so
  • Started advertising PZ again, which has helped us start to grow for the first time in a long time -- we hit 485 players today! We were hitting 375 players at peak time just 6 weeks ago
  • Started laying groundwork for major code updates that make pushing updates and releasing new games soooooo much easier

So, that’s a wrap for 2017! Let’s take a quick peek at what we've got planned for 2018:
  • Major Update to Downgrade
  • Releasing our anticheat from neme, SARAH, onto PZ (currently in testing on the network)
  • Update to Creative so it can support 500+ players without any lag or any changes to gameplay
  • Updates to Elite Survival
  • PartyGames updates (including fixing up Freeze Tag)
  • Adding new gamemodes
  • Keep growing the network, and ideally hit at least 1000 players at peak time in the next few months
… And some more secret stuff that we can’t talk about quite yet!

Now that we’re adjusted and all of the admins are on the same page, we can really start to get the ball rolling. Here’s to 2018 and moving PartyZone forward!
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CLUBS SYSTEM -
Quick! Start thinking of a good club name- before it’s taken! We are proud to introduce our new Club System! Creating a club is a great way of getting all of your friends together, but if you want to make a few new friends, you can advertise your club here on the forums! Click through the spoilers below to learn more about club commands, roles, and how clubs work.

The system is currently being tested and might contain a lot of bugs. We do expect lots of things to go wrong for now but that's okay, we'll be checking bug reports constantly, fixing as we go!

CLUB COMMANDS:
ALL PLAYERS:
/club create -
Creates a new club (Be sure to add a name!)
/club help - Displays a list of all commands
/club leave - Leave your current club
/club accept - Accepts a club invite
/club reject - Rejects a club invite
/club invites - View your invites
ALL CLUB MEMBERS:
/club chat -
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Recently we’ve revamped the PartyZone Insights Team
and we know what you must be thinking...


What is The PartyZone Insights Team?
The Insights Team, also referred to as Insights, has been around since March of 2017, but has been relatively small... until now, that is. In the weeks to come, we plan to expand our Insights Team in order to allow it to reach its fullest potential. This week, we have worked to reform the way the team operates, and we would like to explain our new system and allow more of our community members to join.

So, you may be asking, what does Insights do?
Well, it’s all in the name. Gaining insight, or an accurate and deep intuitive understanding of a person or thing is what our team is all about. I know, that’s a lot of big words so I’ll break it down. Insight is an in-depth understanding of something, which in this case is the way the PartyZone Network operates. Insight allows the staff members to understand what the players want, and allows the players understand how the staff team works. This way...
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Happy Holidays PartyZone community! We hope you are enjoying all of the winter activities we’ve released so far, and the ones to come. Speaking of which, we are bringing back a highly requested previous event, the Holiday Build Contest!

In this event, you are challenged to create a holiday-themed build and submit it for a chance to win a prize!

CONTEST RULES
In order to compete in the contest you must fit the following criteria:
  • You must be the owner of the plot.
  • One submission per person.
  • Only one builder may submit the plot.
  • The build must have been made between December 18th - 31st.
  • If you have a layered plot, the submitted build must be only one layer of the plot (Please specify which layer the build is on in your entry).
  • Build must be on the PartyZone Creative server.
  • Only submit your build once (Don't worry, we will look at them all).
  • No group submissions.
  • WorldEdit is allowed. (If you do not have world edit, you may ask for assistance from a player who does).
  • Additional help other than world edit will not be permitted.(We also suggest you be very cautious with whom you add to your plot).
  • Do not copy builds.
  • You may not submit for a friend.
  • You may delete your builds once the winners are announced. Deletion of a build before it has been judged will result in the build being ineligible to win.
  • Standard PartyZone creative rules apply.
SUBMIT YOUR BUILD HERE!

This event ends December 31st, so get building! If you need anything, we’ll be wrapping Christmas...
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It's that magical time of the year again...
No, Santa isn't here yet silly. But our annual PartyZone Holiday Stream sure is on the way.

The Warming Backstory
As you may (or may not) know, PartyZone regularly livestreams every Friday at 6pm EST and we've been doing this for over a year now. We also occasionally will host special streams that start earlier, go on forever and feature our faces for you to laugh at when we get spooked in Murder.

Last year we hosted a special Halloween Livestream where the team carved pumpkins on camera and goofed around on the network with you guys. Then the Friday before Christmas, we hosted a special Holiday Stream where GamerGuts worked hard to make gingerbread houses while the rest of the staff team stared on, along with a bunch of minigame playing and ukulele jams.

Let's not forget our tiring but perfect 24 Hour Livestream we did for our 3 Year Anniversary on April 4th 2017 of starting up this server, going from 3pm till 3pm the next day. Well done to gigosaurus and GamerGuts who managed to stay awake the entire time on camera.


Well, we're back at it again! (with the white vans)
This year we're continuing on our stream specials tradition by broadcasting a special Holiday Livestream bigger and better than ever, for your viewing entertainment. Join the stream team as we get into the festive spirit partaking in a plethora of activities:
  • Festive Ukulele Singalongs
  • Stream Team Webcams
  • Webcam Gingerbread House Building (or attempting to!)
  • PartyZone Minigames
  • Community Festive Building on Creative
  • Boardgames in the...
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Hey everyone,

Our Christmas holiday sale has started. Get 50% off of our entire store for a limited time here!

Enjoy!
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Hey Partiers!

This holiday, PartyZone has decided to host an Art Competition! And, just because it's giving season, one lucky winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Players will be able to submit their art pieces relating to one of our three chosen themes: PartyZone, Snowball Fight and Christmas Tree! You are able to use any form of art: drawing with pens, pencils, markers, painting, digital and more! There will be two pieces of art chosen from each theme and their artists will receive a prize, and another lucky winner will receive an amazon gift card!

This event begins on the 8th of December and will end on the 25th of December, so go summon your inner Bob Ross and Picasso!

RULES
In order to take place in the contest you must abide by all of the following:
  • Only one submission allowed.
  • Submission must follow the format.
  • Submissions must be submitted on this thread.
  • Pictures must be uploaded using Gyazo, Imgur or Lightshot links.
  • Only one artist allowed per drawing.
  • Drawings must be made after the competition begins.
  • Art must be made by the player who submits it.
  • PartyZone rules still apply.
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR ART!

If you have any questions, feel free to message a member of staff or comment below!