Welcome to a new world! Stronghold, Day 142 and counting. While other servers are shutting down, here at Stronghold, we are growing bigger and better every day. We want to take a moment and thank all of you for making that happen. Our goal has always been to build a community that we can all call home. While we do not all have the same play styles PvP, PvE, RP or OCD, we all call the Stronghold home. Over that last few months we have seen groups band together to defend Zimms. We have killed our friends in BRs, Pit events and on Purge night. I personally cant wait to see where this new patch takes us.
A lot of big things happened this week so I am going to take a moment to cover those. First off we have a band new shiny set of RULES. Please take a moment to read through these as you will be held accountable for them. Make sure before you build your huge 12 tamper base, that it is not violating any of the new locational building restrictions. Not knowing will not give you a free pass, so do not waste all that scrap metal on a base that you will have to take down.
This cycle we are testing a gridlocking system in relation to Unrestricted/Restricted PvP regions. Ranchito Taquito (H2,I2, H3, and I2) now is all 4 Squares. Pleasant Valley/Cranberry is D5, E5, D6-F6, D7-H7. The Neutral Area is I4, J4, I5, and J5. This new grid system will allow people to quickly see if they are in a KOS/Neutral zone or not without having to tab out. This new system is something we are testing this cycle and will be looking for feedback on before the next cycle.
Purge night was fun as always with people raiding the town and shooting their friends in their bases. But today is a new day and back to business as usual today. Keep in mind that resources are low for the first few days and robbery is up. Be safe and stay alive. While last week it was probably safe to stand in the middle of Bubbas gathering metal. This weekend you are probably going to get robbed and/or killed. As this happens please again read the rules on interactions and what is and is not a KOS. Also remember to check your setting as they all reset with the patch, so your mic may not be set up.
This weekend we also welcomed three new clans to the server. Fluffy Unicorns, Lost and AK are now calling Stronghold home as well. Remember if you are a Clan leader get yourself set up on the clan council and select your alternate representatives as well. Remember to have your members set their in-game name and clan name under the user control panel.
This cycle the Town of Jericho will be moving to the East side of the Villas. In a structure we fondly call Terrace Town. Anyone interested in living the peaceful life can contact Expiredpass for more information. If there is anything you would like to see in the town drop on by the town forum and let us know. So far we have plans for a new pit, car Jumps and maybe even a shooting range. I look forward to seeing what the next month brings.
Remember when opportunity knocks, do not open your gate, She can not be trusted!