Hi Benders, This post is a little early, but on Friday (the 30th) our lovely Noble Bending turns 3 years old! It's been a journey but I'm so glad to have made it this far. This has all been made possible by YOU, our amazing community. So to celebrate, we've put a little something together for everyone... Friday-Sunday: Pick up a FREE birthday kit! Included in this kit is a special Birthday Box, which contains a whole lot of fun stuff like gadgets, items, and more... Saturday: Birthday Stream! We will be hosting a stream on Bland's Youtube channel (BlandSoda) from 3-4 PST. Our planned event is an Ender Dragon bending battle AND we will have two special guests joining us on stream: Its3nder and FairyDustin from Stellar SMP! Bring your excitement and best bending skills, and be ready for fun! All week (Now-Oct 6th): Enjoy an anniversary sale on the webstore! All the new webstore perks are 15% off until Oct 6th. Details on the new perks below! Also, shoutout to @Agsgm10 for his help with the awesome decorations at spawn! ------------------------------ Some General Updates: Webstore: A ton of new stuff was just put out on the webstore! Donor Rank perks: Donor ranks have doubled in size (without a price increase!). Gadgets, Mounts, New Particle Trails, Supply Boxes, Mystery Crates, and more have been added to the existing ranks! Remastered Particle Effects: All the effects have been reworked to be fancier and more "conserving" in particle usage. Tons of new effects were added as well. You can now preview them live on the website here. Bending category: Bending Change Tokens are now available for purchase! These tokens can now be used in an in-game shop, making the process of changing elements 10x faster and easier. Element addons have now been changed to 1 month durations (Price change to $5 USD) with permanent element addons now being included in the Donor Ranks. (Existing purchases will not be changed). If you have feedback on the new system, please let us know! Mystery Crates: These are new "crates" that have a huge range of rewards, from gadgets, crate keys, particle effects, pets, emotes, rank upgrades, and more! They start at $1 USD, and each crate tier accumulates from the previous tier, plus NO duplicate rewards so you will always get something new! (Applies to "one time" rewards like pets) And as previously mentioned, everything is 15% off until Oct 6th! New players: With the release of the new Bending Change Tokens, the new player tutorial will now give new players one free token (good for one bending change!). This was a long overdue update for us, but it is just step one in making the server "new player" friendly! If you recently joined us (August-Today, or are just generally new) and would like a token on the house, please contact me in-game Bending Config Changes: I'm really excited to share with you all that I am now ready to take suggestions on changing our bending config for the better! I am looking to "crowdsource" our new config, meaning I want as much community input as possible. To find out how to share your ideas with me, check out this post in the suggestions forum! Post discussion: What is your favorite NobleBending memory?