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Announcement FTB Departed Released
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Drifter, it is time for you to travel once more.

Feed The Beast is proud to release Departed, our newest adventure and exploration-themed pack.

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At Departed’s core is Nevermine: Advent of Ascension, an expansive mod that sports over 200 new creatures, countless magical and combative artifacts, and an ever-growing list of unique dimensions. It is your role as a vagabond to fight off wretched entities, drift between worlds, and unravel the mysterious that each realm holds.

To aid in your journey, player may find familiar tools and resources from popular magic-theme mods such as Thaumcraft, Witchery, Botania, and Thaumic Tinkerer.

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This weekend we also had a Twitch stream in which we discussed the development of Departed and showed off a preview of the pack. You can watch a copy of the stream below:


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Departed 1.0.0 is currently available to play on Curse Voice as well as the FTB Launcher. You can view the changelog here.

Departed-themed merchandise is also available on or storefront..

NOTE: There seems to be a delay on Curse Voice for Departed. We're investigating. Departed is also available on the FTB Launcher.
Super short news post this week. We’re all running around preparing for stuff, as usual!

Departed Pre-Release Stream:

We’re hosting a stream tomorrow to celebrate the release of FTB Departed, our newest pack. For more information, be sure to visit our forum thread here.

FTB Town Hall:

We’d also like to announce that we’ll be hosting our Town Hall meeting next week. For those who missed the initial announcement last month, the Town Hall is a monthly public Q&A with the Core FTB Team. We’ll be covering such topics as current FTB going-ons, future FTB projects, our release roadmap, and much more.

On Monday, we’ll post the official meeting time and open up a thread to submit and discuss questions. In the same vein as our PAX panels, we’ll do our best to cover these topics as well as take those that spring up from chat during the event.

Please stay tuned for more information and be sure to check back here on Monday.​
Like Trident before, Feed The Beast is planning a Twitch event for the release of its newest pack, Departed.

Join us this Friday, May, 22nd at 6:00PM EST (3PM PST, 10PM UTC, 11PM BST) on the Official Feed The Beast Twitch account for an afternoon of celebration and festivities. We’ll be discussing the development of Departed, exploring mods within the pack, showing off some new store merchandise, and hosting a Q&A session with both Watchful1, the head developer of Departed, and a few members of the Beta Tester group.

Hope to see you all there!

EDIT: For those who can't make it, we'll be uploading a copy of the stream onto our YouTube channel.
The wait is over! Back on schedule!

Pack Updates:

Short item on the docket this week! The updated Trident 1.1.0 is available on Curse Voice as well as our Launcher as a non-recommended build. This version contains a big round of various mod updates such as OpenModularTurrets 1.38.8-35, Flan’s Mod 4.10.0, and Battlegear 2 1.8.1.0.

Download the pack and give it a spin!​

FTB Departed Release Date + Stream:

The testing for Departed completed recently and our own Watchful1 has been making some last minute tweaks and changes. Thus, we’re excited to announce that Departed’s release date has been finalized. Travellers, your journey begins May 22nd.

Like Trident, we’ll also be hosting a Release Stream the same day over on our Twitch account (which recently got a bit of a facelift!). We’ll be having a pack showcase as well as a developer and tester Q&A. Final broadcasting time to be announced on Monday.​

Forum Moderators:

As many of you are aware, we were looking to expand its moderation staff to keep up with our ever-growing community of players. A few weeks ago, we opened up nominations and the forums put forth a whole slew of awesome suggestions and recommendations. Today, we’re proud to announce our newest members:

Feed The Beast would like to welcome VapourDrive, Padfoote, and Gideonseymour to the moderation team. Congratulations, guys!

Over the next few days, this intrepid trio will be given their tags and put into active duty.​

Jampacked II Submissions & Judging:

Just a reminder: last week saw the...​
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JamPacked Submissions/Judging:

Submissions are now open!
Your modpack must be a MultiMC instance containing only the files necessary to make your pack work. >HERE< is an example of how your submission zip should look.

Fill out >THIS SUBMISSION FORM< with the necessary details.

As a reminder, the competition closes 11:59pm UTC on the 15th May 2015.


Judges:

We will have two rounds of judging.
The first round will consist of volunteer judges from the community. Each modpack will be played by several people and scored on several different criteria. The packs who score well will move to a second round of judging by FTB staff who will pick the final winners.

We need your help for the first round. Fill out >THIS APPLICATION FORM< if you want to volunteer to be an impartial judge. We will contact you when we are ready to begin judging.
Ahem! Sorry for the wait.

CURSE VOICE FOR OSX:

This week saw the release of the early Apha version of Curse Voice for OSX. This public build contains the core Voice functionality such as messaging and VoIP communication, with the Minecraft plugin to be released at a later date.

You can download Voice from the Curse Voice forums located here. As this is an early Alpha, please also be sure to report any bugs or issues you find through the appropriate venue.​

PACK UPDATES:

Last week’s builds for Infinity and Direwolf20 1.7.10 have been cleared and moved to Recommended. On the FTB Launcher, you can grab versions 1.5.1 for Infinity and 1.3.1 for Direwolf20 1.7.10 under the Recommended tab. The pack updates are also available on Curse Voice.

Trident will be getting the update treatment this Monday.​

THIRD PARTY PACKS:

We’re pleased to announce that Hubris, a magic-themed HQM modpack from DrasticDemise, is now on our Launcher under the 3rd Party Packs tab. The pack features expansive dungeons, scaling difficulty, and over 270 different quests.

You can read more about DrasticDemise’s pack on his forum thread.​

JAMPACKED II:

Hey, Jammers! We’ll be releasing a second news post this weekend with submission and judging details. Be sure to keep your eyes open for important information!​

NEXT WEEK’S NEWS:

Much like this week, next week’s news will be slightly delayed.​
In the words of the great Stephen Fry: Gooooooooood evening, good evening, good evening, and welcome...To the May 1st edition of FTB Weekly news.

PACK UPDATES:

Lots of pack updates this week.The Direwolf20 pack has been updated to Beta 1.3.0 and Infinity got a similar update in the form of Beta 1.5.0. Both of these packs are listed as ‘non-recommended’ on our launcher (as well as Curse Voice) and will be pushed to recommended builds at a later date.

The first update of Trident will be arriving next week. We’re currently waiting on a handful of mods to switch to the latest version of Forge. Once the updates for these mods have been released and tested to our satisfaction, we’ll push the update.​

FUTURE PACKS:

Departed continues its second round of testing this week. Reactions to both the pack and the public trailer were positive; we’ll be announcing a release date once we’ve generated a release candidate.

We’re also excited to announce that FTB Relentless has entered the initial production stages. It joins Horizons 2 already in development.​

FORUM MODERATORS:

We’ve reviewed the submissions and have made our selections. There were some incredibly strong candidates so narrowing choices down to a handful was no easy task. We’ll be contacting and following up with these individuals in the coming days, so please watch your PM box!​


"They say that every journey begins somewhere...
Now, it appears that you are about to start your own."

Coming soon.​
Hello again! Welcome to FTB News for the week of April 24th. We’ve got a short-but-sweet update for you guys, so let’s get the ball rolling!

FORUM MODERATORS

We've just opened up Forum Moderator Applications/Nominations. You can learn more and submit your proposals here.
TOWN HALL:
Since the success of Trident stream, we've been discussing additional ways to interact with players using Twitch, especially in the realm of answering questions the community may have. Today, we're happy to announce FTB Town Hall. In short, we'll be conducting a monthly Twitch stream in which we will take both open and submitted questions and answer them to the best of our ability. We hope this serves as another link between users and Feed The Beast.

At the moment, we are currently nailing down appropriate dates and schedules. Look forward to more information as things get settled.
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The FTB forum team is now looking to expand and add an additional new moderation team for the forums. We will be looking to recruit several moderators who will be responsible for monitoring content on the FTB forums. Amongst the responsibilities will be ensuring that forum topics are generally kept on topic and moving threads and posts to appropriate sections when needed. They will also be asked to ensure that members of the forums refrain from getting involved in heated exchanges where the topics of conversation cross the normal boundaries of what is and is not appropriate for a youth friendly forum. Previous experience of forum software is preferred but not essential, however a good understanding of general software technology is something that would be highly useful when learning how to use forum tools.

Whilst FTB runs the forums, this is your community and we feel that moving forwards, the community should have a hand in helping to select the forum moderators. Our proposal for the selection of mods is as follows:

You can either volunteer yourself, or nominate someone else on the forums that you feel would be appropriate for the role. If you are volunteering yourself, you will need to find at least 2 other existing members in good standing to second and third your nomination. If you are volunteering someone else, you will need to find one other member (excluding the nominated member) to third the nomination. From there, depending on how many names we get, we will pick from the nominated members. If there are a wide spread of nominations, we will look to hold a form of election where the community can have a greater say in who will be eligible to be invited to become a moderator.

When choosing people for the role of moderator we will be looking for the following skills and experience.
  • Length of time of membership on FTB forums.
  • Post history.
  • Standing in community.
  • Previous forum moderation experience.
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