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~:~ ~:~ ~:~ ~:~ MCME Instructor Program ~:~ ~:~ ~:~ ~:~Hello all, this is the fourth public and second private step in the Expansion Update. This will be the biggest and most unique update in the Expansion Update but certainly not the last. This program is connected to the https://www.mcmiddleearth.com/threads/realism-guides.4603/ , https://www.mcmiddleearth.com/threads/promotion-program.4602/ , ~Server Partners~ and coming soon the Builder School and Training Program.
There are two versions of this Program:
-MCME Instructor Program (Basic)
-MCME Instructor Program (Advanced: YouTube and Builder Academy Teacher certified)
What is an MCME Instructor:
And MCME Instructor is an Artist+ Individual which is invited to the Program due to their leadership, loyalty and building experience.
What does an MCME Instructor do?
1) Realism Guide/Builder School Program
Individuals in the MCME Instructor Program (Basic) are required to do one of the two to be kept in the program
An MCME Instructor will be asked to either actively make Realism Guides or Participate in the Builder School Program and Revamp. This is required for Individuals in the Basic program however Individuals in the Advanced Program are also encouraged to partipate.
2) Guaranteed Invitation to Speed Builds and other Events representing official MCME
As a member of the program, you will be invited to events representing the MCME community. You can choose whether to participate or not.
3) Promotion Program
Members involved in the program will be asked frequently to write a promotion for the server every so often, it is so required to be active in this program to remain a member of the Instructor Program.
4) YouTube Instructor Program and Builder Academy Teacher certified
If you are selected for this program more information will be provided to you. At the moment only members of staff are open to the (advanced option program).
Hope this sheds light on the subject if you were so wondering and were not invited to this program yet.
~:~ ~:~ ~:~ ~:~ Realism Guides ~:~ ~:~ ~:~ ~:~Hello all, this is the third public step in the Expansion Update. As usual there are a couple steps to this program but is quite straight-forward. The program is to allow anyone of the community that has skill in a specific topic or is an experienced builder to now write quickly an official Realism Guide. This program will follow simple guidelines to ensure uniformity and quality. You will submit the Realism Guide in the Realism Guide Inbox Thread. The Realism Guide will be reviewed and then if accepted by a Valar it will be distributed and used by the official MCME Builder Team.
What is a Realism Guide?
A Realism Guide is a simple written guide on a specific topic, including pictures and text with reliable and sited sources on the topic. A more simple definition would be to; and educational document on a specific topic.
Example of a Realism Guide:
Although this format is not correct, the balance of pictures and explanation is very well done in this excerpt from @RubenPieterMark 's short interior guide.
Another excerpt of good example:
How do I submit one?
In order to get a realism guide approved, create one in a google doc and then respond to the Realism Guide Inbox with the provided template and the google doc shared link (add only the view only link, the edit access link the Valar will request privately)
Follow this format inside the google document:
That is the required format you must comply with inside the google document.
With that given; here is the format needed in the response in the Realism Guide Inbox:
Realism Guide Title: TITLE
Google Link (read/view-only): LINK
If your Realism Guide is accepted the Valar will respond underneath accepted.
If your Realism Guide is used; your name and promotion will be recognized in the MCME Times and across the communities outlets.
Good luck and hope you participate!
~:~ ~:~ ~:~ ~:~ Promotion Program ~:~ ~:~ ~:~ ~:~Hello all, this is the second public step to the Expansion Update. There are a couple steps to this program but it is quite simple. The basic idea is that anyone from the community can write a Promotion. This promotion will follow simple guidelines to ensure uniformity and quality. You will submit the Promotion in the Promotion Inbox Thread. The Promotion will be reviewed and then if accepted by a Valar it will be distributed and used by the official MCME Team.
How do I make a Promotion?
Promotion can be created by using one of the few templates, choose the right one for the Media outlet you want to write a Promotion for and then use your creativity and skills to create a Promotion for MCME. If your Promotion is used; your name and promotion will be recognized in the MCME Times and across the communities outlets.
What Media Outlets are there?
-Facebook: requires a screenshot with shaders and a small descriptor. Has to be a very dramatic shot.
-Reddit: requires a screenshot with a bit of writing some creativity and a small review. Also you have to be able and ready to answer the many questions these posts usually get.
-Imgur: requires a screenshot with a bit of writing some creativity and a small review. Also you have to be able and ready to answer the many questions these posts usually get.
-Instagram: requires a very high-resolution screenshot with a small description.
-Video cinematic: requires a lot of time and planning and also some programs and shaders. If you are planning to do one you must submit a plan and get approval from the Admins.
What Promotion are we looking for most?
We are looking for Reddit posts and Video cinematics as these get the most attention. We will also post these on our newest Server Partner: Builder's Refuge Discord. We do not require the other Media Outlets as much as we are already supplied in the plenty with great Screenshots from our Media Team and Times Photography Team.
Facebook/Instagram Promotion Template:
Type of Promotion: Facebook/Imgur
Description: One line description of picture
Reddit/Imgur Promotion Template:
Type of Promotion: Reddit/Imgur
Post: Here is an example:
The Theatre of Dol Amroth
Picture(s): (must be with shaders)
The Theatre of Dol Amroth is one of the spectacle of the Princes City of Dol Amroth, located in southern Gondor; Belfalas. With its blue and white banners of swans and large domed roof its a centerpiece to the Royal Town District of the grand city.
Based off a citadel located in England this building with a Mediterranean and Gondorian twist the building is being built by me and uses a custom resource pack unique to our server. All can visit it at /warp Dol Amroth. Currently the city is a main project on our server and right now the New Town district is in progress and host multiple build days open to everyone. Hope you enjoy and visit and my ign is BWOT.
This is a build on the Minecraft Middle Earth server, owner by q220 and ip: build.mcmiddleearth.com and website: www.mcmiddleearth.com , follow our Reddit page: /rMineCraftMiddleEarth , Facebook and Instagram. We welcome all players to recreate the world of Tolkien.
Video Cinematic Promotion Template:
Type of Promotion: Video Cinematic
In the plan should include what you will cover: locations, with or without players, voice over or music or none
Media Outlet: Youtube/Twitch
We hope you will be interested in participating in this program. It is open to anyone.
~:~ ~:~ ~:~ ~:~ Server Partners ~:~ ~:~ ~:~ ~:~Hello all, a lot of you have been bombarding me with questions on what are Server Partners? If this is a merge? ...and a bundle of other questions. So let me explain to you in the easiest fashion.
To start off with this idea is just the beginning of a major update to possible processes that can be implemented. There are a lot of ideas coming together. I am calling this the Expansion Update. Many of the ideas have already been put in motion: 32px resource pack, reformation of the builder school, realism guides, harder and more structured promotion processes, more structure to organization of events and also promotion. Also hopefully we will be able to implement some ideas voiced from outside of staff but still in the community; eg, the badges.
However, a proper explanation of the Expansion Update is not ready yet. A lot more detail on the features will be coming out this week however so stay tuned but for now let's focus on the first aspect: Server Partners and promotion.
What are server partners?
Server partners are heads of other servers, that are just recognized on our discord and possibly in the future, the server as well. We are currently working with them on ways to promote our server with their resources. Currently the only server we are working with is Builder's Refuge and another separate organization but owned and run by same person (mikedmd) Builder's Academy.
Are we merging with another server?
No no no no no no no.... and no.
Does q220 approve of this?
What is Builder's Refuge?
Straight from the website: "Welcome to the Builder’s Refuge. The refuge is a passion project we started to accommodate professional Minecraft builders who are looking for a personal or commercial space to build and create art. We offer premium services at no charge along with a network of other builders and resources to help you become successful."
What is Builder's Academy?
Straight from the website: "The Builder’s Academy is an organizational system that connects students with teachers so that the knowledge, skill, and passion of building in Minecraft can be spread over a growing community.
This system is designed with two ideas in mind:
∙ to make it easy for students to locate a class on a subject of interest
∙ to make it easy for teachers to host a class and get the word out to those who may be interested in attending"
What will we be doing on Builder's Refuge?
Promoting our server on their discord: more on that soon on how we will do that. Then we will also be going over on their server to do speedbuilds with our top builders: We will probably invite you and make some great showcases.
What will we be doing with Builder's Academy?
Staff will be able to sign-up as teachers on their website under one banner of MCME Instructors. These teachers will make tutorial videos on many different aspects of Minecraft such as: Architectual Styles, Middle Earth Styles, Plug-in tricks, RP tricks, Terrain, etc, etc. These videos will be going on a new MCME Instructors YouTube channel and also showcased on Builder's Academy. The YouTube channel will be linked of course to the official MCME channel.
I think that is all you need to know. Good luck everyone and hope you are ready for change
The Official MCME Times
Warm Days to Come (Hopefully)!
Some pretty cold weather everywhere and some stagnation in carrying out plans due to a majority of things however hopefully some more progress soon now that most of the planning is done.
Editor's Note by BWOT
Sorry for such a late Times, but ladies and gentlemen it is finally out! We have had one Build Day this week and two more to come same time, one in same place next week. Hopefully we can finish New Town off by then. Sorry for not being as active as usual. I am in America currently deciding some major things but anyway; back to Europe very soon and some big things coming up for sure. Thank you so much @superlolster for all the great work you did in this edition. It helped a lot! Thanks to the rest of the Times team as well. Now I hope you enjoy this edition of the Times.
~ Project Progress ~
Andrast - Lead: @jacenpeter | In Progress
Report by BWOT
A lot of planning is going on behind the scenes so expect a lot of progress real soon.
Belfalas - Lead: @Darki | In Progress
Report by Eriol
No progress (I believe).
Dol Amroth - Lead: @Thijs1801 | In Progress
Report by BWOT
Wow we have come far. Royal Town buildings have all been completed which is just great. New Town was started and through the build day almost completed. Great work everyone! Now to finish this project off we are doing street detailing in the main city and going to have another Build Day next week. Also keep your eyes peeled for the sewers are starting again very soon.
Mordor Terrain - Lead: TBD | In Progress
Report by BWOT
Small progress has been made but a lot of work is being put into Dol Amroth and the resource packs at the moment. If you haven’t noticed work on the Morgul Vale has appeared.
The Noman Lands and Dagorlad - Lead: @Fireinferno | In Progress
Report by BWOT
No progress has been made these last two weeks.
Moria - Lead: @Despot | In Progress
Report by BWOT
Close to no progress has been made in the Deep Halls, Ivan was there working but we need our other short and cave loving Designers back. Upcoming build day though
Tolfalas- Lead: TBD | In Progress
Report by BWOT
No progress has been made these last two weeks.
**NEW** Ship Build - Lead: @BWOT | In Progress
Report by BWOT
Hello all, there is a new place to build ships. This area will be a hub for all ships on the server. /warp Shipplots to access to the location. The organization of this project is still at the beginning however at the moment we do have some aspects which are open to Artist+.
A realism guide in-game and out will be coming soon but for now here is the first plot build for ships. Current Ship plot build will be led by @didi45 and @BWOT. Please look at the forum post provided:
Plotworld - Ship Building
Tree Build - Lead: @RubenPieterMark | In Progress
Report by superlolster
No progress these last two weeks.
**Please note some of the screenshots were taken by @Merlinc01 this week.
~ Texture Development ~ Report by Finrod
Gondor RP merge
The work on the merge of the two RP’s is continuing and there will be some first changes, although only temporary on the actual map this weekend: As Dol Amroth lies both in the Gondor as well as the Dol Amroth Resource region I need to create a temporary resource region that excludes DA to prevent that the blocks in Dol Amroth will be affected by the Block Replacer plugin. You may notice the change on the Dynmap if you enable the RP regions, but otherwise you should not notice anything about that. After that I will implement a handful of changes to the new Gondor RP which will be rolled out prior to the replacement.
All info on the replacing /...
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