Hello everyone, welcome to this month's edition of the Alora Newspaper.
As always, we hope that all of you are doing well during these hectic times around the globe. We are inching ever closer to the public release of Runelite as we entered V3 of beta testing on the 31st of May. More information on beta testing can be found here or via the link under News & Updates.
Earlier this month we announced that a new PVM based event would be coming to Alora, the PVM League. Not much has been mentioned since the announcement post that can be found here. But rest assured, we have not forgotten about it. We've decided to wait to launch the PVM League with the public release of Runelite. More information on the event itself and a more accurate date will be coming soon so stay tuned!
Alora 2020 Statistics Infographic - May 22nd, 2020
Runelite Beta Testing Starts Today - May 12th, 2020
Tangleroot Morphs, Nightmare Bonus & More - May 8th, 2020
If you want to check out the entire update list, click here.
There haven't been any changes to the rules this month, but feel free to look them over for a refresher.
The Official Rules can be found here.
There have been quite a few changes to the staff team this month, you can see them below.
May 22nd, 2020
Kharyrll has resigned from Administrator.
Fiji has resigned from Server Moderator.
May 9th, 2020
Name changes/Secondary Ranks:
elite yin has changed his name to
arcadus has changed his name to Aritus and added a secondary rank to Chestplate.
Vape Tricks has resigned from Server Moderator.
Miya has resigned from Server Moderator.
We are currently looking for active and motivated members of the community to join our team. If you wish to apply for Server Support and meet the requirements to do so, please fill out an application here.
For more info on Staff Updates, click here.
Let's start off with Swaggydabzzz...
Swaggydabzzz: Yes, I was originally offered the ADC spot on Cloud9s roster assuming I would join and play with Vulcan but they had something else in mind. They were going to make me duo lane with @Gonansson as my support instead of joining the roster with Vulcan and I decided to decline the offer due to not wanting to lane with a feeder.
Swaggydabzzz: I recently made an EIM and have been enjoying the ironman game mode since. The only problem I seem to keep having is that I don't know where my partner went.
Swaggydabzzz: I came up with this name ages ago, back in the days of MW2 lobbies on xbox360. My original name was going to be TurboDiesel but it was taken.
I would say for me personally I need to have goals, both short term, and long term to keep myself motivated. Like when I came back I instantly maxed out and went onto working towards all quests/diaries with a long-term goal of getting the Monkey.
Now that I have the Monkey and achieved all the goals I first set when I came back I work on getting 4,6B exp for the Trimmed Monkey with a side goal of 1000 Theatre of Blood killcount.
So naturally when I came back to Alora, I again started to mess around with Pixlr and it has become quite a success. I have 2 people who won my Hide & Seek competitions so I have avatars & signatures to make for them then I will plan more Avatar/Signature giveaways in the future.
To my surprise, a lot of them did and a lot of people I never met recognized me and welcomed me back with open arms so I thought "Why not start playing again?".
And here I am grinding every day towards my goals. Playing with both new and old faces enjoying every single day on here.
Last but not least, Open Casket.
Open Casket: For me, the most interesting thing about the Realism game mode is the XP, I’ve managed to max the normal, normal iron and UIM game modes, so I thought it was time to challenge myself and max a realism account, the separate economy and also just how friendly Realism is as a community can be enough to make anyone want to try this, a great challenge with good people! Initially, I had tried the idea with a Hardcore Ironman, and while I wished that this had worked out to have specific items on an account that couldn’t trade, I died and could not bring myself to carry it on with such a high XP rate, it wasn’t for me. While wanting to try out realism anyway, that’s what I went with, and I certainly didn’t think I’d get this far!
Open Casket: I had watched a lot of Only trails at the time, and with a community like Alora we pushed for the changes that have happened with Treasure trails on this server, I wanted to make a progression series on this so I could showcase what we had all done and achieved as a server, Clues probably took a lot of time and effort to be updated to where they are now, so I’d like to try and motivate more people to do them and appreciate the rewards you can get from them.
Open Casket: The ultimate goal is obviously to max a realism, though this goal is on par with collecting every clue unique, through clues and not impling hunting (I’m aware this is going to take a long time).
If you'd like to see a particular member of the Alora community interviewed and/or particular question answered, make sure leave your nomination on the Newspaper Interview Nomination thread each month.
Here we honor our fallen comrades from the last month. We wish them the best on their new Ironman journeys and better luck next time.
Goals & Achievements
Stay up to date with the progress threads from the following members of the Alora community:
Congratulations to Not Shadow & Co on the TOB Speed Record
However, it wasn't held for too long as 2 Ridiculous & Co claimed the title back. Let's hope to see the competition continue!
Check your jealousy at the door before reading GiM Matt's Road to all Sigils
Cheers to UnCreative on reaching 3 years here on Alora!
Check out 2 Ridiculous's thread on the fastest Solo Raids records for COX & TOB
Take a look at
Here's an update on HC Ashley's Comped HCIM Bank Progress
Want to be featured in the newest section of the Alora Newspaper?
Make a topic in our Goals and Achievements section or PM me on the forums/Discord with your accomplishment!
The winner of May MOTM is...
Congratulations! You have stood out in the eyes of the Alora community. Thank you for being a great member here on Alora and enjoy your rewards. :)
The link to the Member of the Month thread can be found here.
The Community Awards have been changed to a seasonal voting competition. More information on the change can be found here.
The voting for the Summer 2020 Community Awards will take place at the end of June.
Also, please make sure to check out our streamers and video makers. They would love to have you keep them company during their streams and check out the content they create for Alora.
Video of the Month
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If I've missed anyone I do apologize, just message me on the forums or on Discord with a link to your channel and I will add you in.
That concludes this month’s edition of the Alora Newspaper!
You can read the previous edition by clicking here.