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Announcing Antiqua Italia (In Development)

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~ Announcing the development of Antiqua Italia! ~

As some of you might have noticed, we've been rather quiet about the Vanillicus server lately. We believe it's time now to fill you guys in on what's been happening with regards to the future of Romecraft. Vanillicus has been a very interesting venture, and for the most part, it was pretty entertaining. But now, as the year is coming to a close, so too is Vanillicus. Fear not, however, for there is more Romecraft to come -- for the past month, we've been brainstorming and planning for a server to replace Vanillicus as the flagship Romecraft server. With introductions out of the way, we hereby announce Antiqua Italia!

This upcoming server will have a heavy roleplay focus, and will include many new features that have not been seen before on previous Romecraft servers. Set in Italy during the Second Punic War, the server will be centered around both civilian and military life in a proper Roman city, as Hannibal's army roams the countryside. The Romans will be the only playable faction, and the civilian side of the server will focus on local politics and political/social status climbing. Following the historicity of the times, the legion will follow the maniple system, with velites, hastati, principes, and triarii being the main ranks to climb as a legionary. Officer ranks will remain mostly the same as typical Romecraft servers. We've been putting in a lot of effort to set up a multitude of avenues for players to engage with each other in meaningful ways, from social politicking to taverngoing, and even gambling on board games and dice. Using optifine's CIT system with our resource pack, we've found a number of ways to enhance the RP experience by adding various 3D cosmetic items to buy using in-game currency, with certain items being used to demonstrate one's social status or military rank, thus creating a true RP purpose for making money. Legionaries, for example, will earn money from receiving certain commendations and looting battlefields, and will have the ability to purchase improved equipment with that money. Civilians, meanwhile, will earn money from selling resources or running businesses, which can then be used to purchase a domus, to advance one's social class, or to simply purchase a particularly expensive cosmetic item. All of these systems are designed to serve the server's main purpose: to facilitate solid, enjoyable RP experiences.

As of right now, there is no certain date in place for this upcoming server's launch, so stay tuned. In the meantime, Vanillicus will remain open until the end of the year, so don't worry.

Antiqua Italia is set to release in early July of 2020!

As of February of 2021, Antiqua currently has no set release date as to not make false promises. It will be done when it's done!

For more updates and to keep up with the Romecraft community, check our PMC page and check out our website at: https://www.antiquaitalia.org/

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04/22/2020 8:35 am
Level 1 : New Miner
FireHa avatar
Hello! Is there any particular way to get updates on this server? Or has it been already released? Thanks
04/22/2020 1:37 pm
Level 55 : Grandmaster Network
Romecraft Community
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Hi FireHa, there is! You can follow updates on PMC through our devblogs and our page wall, as well as keeping up with anything we post on our website at https://www.romecraft.org/

It's not released yet but it should be some time this summer hopefully. See you soon!
01/12/2020 5:52 pmhistory
Level 13 : Journeyman Miner
Snatti avatar
Really looking forward to start on this server :) i played the first map with Wlhokes, stugace and more dont remember the name of it ! I got so inspired that i made an insula not done yet but getting there. Any date when the server will be up ?

Insula Project:
01/12/2020 9:58 pm
Level 55 : Grandmaster Network
Romecraft Community
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Hey! We're always glad to see someone return from the old days of Romecraft come visit us again. We're not too sure when the server will be up but hopefully some time in the next couple months.

Cool insula project too!
12/07/2019 8:56 pm
Level 26 : Expert Architect
cel_eri avatar
I'm so excited for this. Any estimated release dates?
12/08/2019 12:42 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Network
Romecraft Community
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We're not 100% yet but *maybe* in 1-2 months. We'll let everyone know when we have a solid release date!
11/26/2019 11:38 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Toast
Looks interesting, ill be following developments
11/25/2019 11:20 am
Level 5 : Apprentice Blacksmith
Auxilia avatar
salt time
11/20/2019 2:32 pm
Level 58 : Grandmaster Senpai
Dwarfsosi avatar
Sounds awesome
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