Hello Everyone! Merry Christmas! (Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Saint Nickolas Day, Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Saint Lucia Day, Three Kings Day (or Epiphany), Omisoka, Saturnalia, Yule, and last but certainly not least, Happy Festivus)

As always the top players for last month can be seen here.

It's time for your December OSB News update!

Staff Changes
Our one and only, favourite Moderator, LexiSnow has stepped down. Pirate unfortunately has a tight schedule with school and therefore does not have spare time for OSB right now. She'll be missed and we wish her all the best moving forward!

Christmas Events
As always the staff team has loads of holiday activities planned! To get started you'll need need to head on over to
/warp Christmas where you can participate in the festive maze, the boat-skating rink and of course Santa's workshop, which hosts the advent calendar scavenger hunt!
While you're there, you can admire the giant Santa looming over you, just checking to see if you're being naughty or nice :D

Twitter Giveaway!
Once again we're hosting a holiday twitter giveaway! This one is little different then usual, in order to enter, you have to tweet a selfie of your Minecraft character at /warp Christmas taking part in the festivities! For more information you can see our twitter account here.

Christmas Discounts!
Using the promo code Christmas you will get 50% off your next purchase at the server store! Hurry though because it expires December 31st!

Christmas Prefixes
Just like last year we've changed all the prefixes on the server to match the festivities! Of course you can always check the Tab list or hover over someone's name in chat to see their rank, but here's the list for reference:

[Member] -> [Reindeer]

[VIP] -> [Dasher]

[Elite] -> [Dancer]

[Extreme] -> [Prancer]

[Skymaster] -> [Vixen]

[God] -> [Comet]

[Overlord] -> [Cupid]

[Titan] -> [Donner]

[Immortal] -> [Blitzen]

Here's to another great year of OSB!
~OSB Staff Team
Hey Guys! Happy Halloween!

We've had an eventful couple of weeks, so this post will (hopefully) let everyone know of the latest news as well as clear up all those swirling rumours!

The Future of OSB?
You've probably noticed a lack of activity on the server and forums, it's no secret that we've had a decrease in players. School coming back along with server bugs has not helped the server's popularity. This among other reasons has led to speculation of the server closing. The server is not closing, in fact we're actually in the middle of changing some things on the server backend to make it better!

Staff (and rank) Changes!
I'm sure most of you have read Amanda's post about her resigning, it's unfortunate, but after over 2 years of being staff, I think she deserves a happy retirement!

You may have also noticed that Sammie's statue is no longer at the staff area in spawn. Sammie,
a 3 year veteran of the staff, is taking a step back from the administration team, she'll still be around to help out with some stuff, you just won't see her as much in game.

In light of this, after consulting with the past HeadAdmins, we've changed the ranks around a little. We removed the original [Admin] rank, and [HeadAdmin] is now just [Admin] (it wouldn't make sense having a HeadAdmin without any admins now would it?). We also created a new staff rank, [SrMod] (AKA senior mod). Another small change we made is removing the [TrialStaff] rank.

So to clarify, the staff ranks now go
[Helper] -> [Mod] -> [SrMod] -> [Admin] and of course, [Server Owner]

Planned Features!
As your new (Head)Admin, I've already had some really positive conversations with the other staff, and we have some really great ideas moving forward!
One of which has all ready been put into place: OSB's
annual Halloween event was built as a collaberative effort between staff, it's all setup and ready to go and you can see it at "/warp Halloween".
If you don't get too scared and leave, prizes can be found...

Fixed Bugs:
- We've fixed the rewards at the end of the parkours.
- There was a bug where you couldn't always see staff in the tab list, this is now fixed.

Like I said, we have lots planned, but in the mean time we want to hear from you guys! What do you want to see on OSB? We're keeping a very close eye on the suggestions section of the forums...

That's all for now,

~OSB Staff Team