06 Dec 2016
Welcome to the PureZC news corner! It's been awhile, and so we've got a lot to catch up on. Let's get right to it.
First of all, two of our site's administrators have retired. LinktheMaster, PureZC's current owner, has retired from his admin role. Nick has also retired. Each of these people have contributed in a great many ways to the welfare of the site and the community, and have worked hard to help make PureZC the best it can be. Thanks to both for their hard work and dedication. Both will be around the community a bit, so don't worry about them vanishing completely. This leaves three active administrators here - Russ, TheSatellite, and myself.
While Nick and LinktheMaster's presence on the staff will certainly be missed, I feel our admin team and the staff team at large is composed of caring, hard working people who are more than capable of keeping the community running smoothly. Except for that Aevin guy. What a slacker. Can't even write a site news thing just once a freaking month.
We recently received some site updates, which most notably affected the database. Ratings and written reviews are now completely separate, so you can write a review without leaving a score, or vice versa! We've also updated the star descriptions for clarity, and clarified some existing rules. The first time you rate or review a quest after this update, you'll be asked to accept the database guidelines, first.
The Enemy of the Month
contest now has two new hosts - Anthus and NewJourneysFire! Why not stop by the forum to vote or participate in the contests, and see what changes the two of them bring? Congratulations to both of them for being selected. We're confident they'll do a fantastic job.
We've had five new quests
come out since our last update. HeroOfFire of Randomizer fame has produced Turtles Hate Candy, which originated as a 2-week quest but took several years to finish! Speaking of randomizers, he also put out Randomizer Returns, which aims to take a different approach to the concept. Link's Generic quest by Bombos is a small, classic-styled quest that can be completed in one sitting. The Dark Treasure by Cedric is a large game with several bonus dungeons! Finally, we have Quest 447, from Ben, the creator of the popular Quest 744. From a musician of Ben's caliber, 447's custom soundtrack sounds promising!
Looking forward to the next few months, there's a lot of exciting stuff ahead. I know of several new quests that are likely to hit by the end of this year or shortly after. The Superlatives are also coming up soon. For anyone who doesn't know, the Superlatives are awards given to recognize achievements both in Zelda Classic and on the forums here. We'll open nominations near the beginning of January, so be thinking about who/what you'd like to nominate or vote for.
That's about it for this update. I hope you all have happy holidays. See you next year!