Dear community, It's been a while since we had a positive announcement (other than the glorious mousepad giveaway), but today is a great day for us. No no no, hold your horses, Alpha is not here yet. I'm sorry to crush your hopes and dreams like this already. However, I'm very pleased to announce that we're getting some massive help on the development side. We are expanding the backend team (the nerd team) with not 1, not 2, but 3 new people! Please give a heart warming welcome to @MiniDigger, @MisterErwin and @Michael! @MiniDigger will be helping me out create more Minecraft plugins. His first job will be something that you're all gonna love; guilds! It's not an easy plugin, but if he's joining the team it means that we can deliver this feature a lot sooner to you guys than originally expected. He already fixed 1 bug in less than 2 hours after I gave him first access, so I have good hopes there. @MisterErwin will be helping us out with creating some more advanced software unrelated to Minecraft. His first job will massively help us straight away when we go live in Alpha. He's going to work on an application that allows us to massively keep statistics of everything that happens in our game. We can use it greatly for balancing purposes as it will give is a very clear eye on what exactly is happening, even if we have hundreds or thousands of players. It is also confirmed that he likes pine apple pizza. @Michael is a system administrator who's going to help me build a new development environment as well as production environment to host our game on. As some of you can probably imagine, Dyescape is a fairly complex project, and our network is no exception, hence why having a dedicated person for this special job could massively help out. Last but not least, @Astantos is currently taking a few steps back from being content manager and join as a regular content team member. Due to some personal reasons & the overall time he says he's able to invest in the project, we all came to the conclusion that it would be better for someone else to take over for the time being. @Aekalix will be using his iron fist to take the content team so the next level and structure the team in the most efficient way so we can deliver our project as soon as possible. I'd also like to massively thank everyone who's here in the Discord. The community is still growing every day and we really appreciate the support we are getting lately, we are getting close! Thanks to each and everyone of you for being with us!