Have you voted for MCME on Planet Minecraft yet? If not it will take you just 20 seconds to vote for MCME as a top server. Like every week, there was a lot of progress on the
Osgiliath (In Progress): Jobs are being constantly run in Osgiliath this week and next as the final two districts get closer and closer to being officially deemed "done". In other words, be sure to look out for job opportunities building walls, houses, roads, gardens and more with @Will_em , @wodleth , @Tryfor34
Cair Andros (In Progress): Cair Andros is inching towards completion at this point as the last few builds are being constructed. All that is left are roads, trees, and a structure or two. Keep an eye out for the upcoming builds!
Ithilien (In Progress): Progress continues to North Ithilien as trees are pasted, villages are built, and roads are added to connect the dots. In other words, there are plenty of jobs going on right now so be sure to keep an eye out for opportunities to help. And who knows, maybe you will find a ranger camp along the way!
Paths of the Dead (In Progress): The labyrinth that is the Paths of the Dead is continuing to develop at Dimholt. Currently most of the work is done by staff members with voxel and artist help, but be sure to look out for ways to involved yourself in the future. Until then, feel free to get lost in the tunnels!
Media of the Week
Curious what the staff were doing on Shaboozey's server this past week? Well here is the work in progress of a result. MCME Staff members were charged with the massive project of constructing the main castle and surrounding walls which, as you can imagine, took quite a lot of time, effort, and man power just to get this far! Well done guys!
Build of the Week
This week goes to @foxyyy1 who created and implemented a village concept to be used all across North Ithilien. It includes a mix of pointy and curved roof tops, green shingles, and lots of small cobble walls and gardens to add character and excitement. Thanks fox for your work!
Promotions: @Tryfor34 was promoted to Foreman and @MuddyDirt was promoted to Artist! Congratulations to you both!
Facebook Page: Have you checked out the MCME Facebook page? It is updated almost daily and provides not only great updates on the server, but also top screenshots, builds, promotions, and more! In other words, be sure to like us HERE.
Shaboozey Buildday: Many staff members of MCME participated in a large scale build day over at Shaboozey. Instructed to build the main castle, the participants worked all day and night to construct this as fast as they could and, though it isnt done, the project so far looks great so congratulations to all those who participated. We also won the award for "Most Sane Team" for the fact that MCME Staff are not, in fact, psycho.
Planet Minecraft Page: As stated before, please vote for us every day HERE. This helps draw attention and commemoration towards the server and is really appreciated by the community. So do your part and support MCME! Plus we have this really cool banner designed by @ScoobyDeezy so thats pretty cool!
Fable of the Five Wizards: Running on version 1.5 be sure to download the map and read up about it more HERE if you want to get the newest edition.
Blunder of the Week: Did you ever wonder how staff got so good at voxel and world edit? Did you ever think you suck at voxel and world edit? Well have no fear, because @jacenpeter sucks at voxel and is somehow staff:
Quote of the Week: This week goes to dex_dragon for making a pretty creative nickname. Thanks shen for capturing this wonderful screenshot!
Journalists Wanted: If you are interested in writing a section for the MCME Times, please message me on the forums with your idea for a guest column to be included in future editions. This can be anything from a brand new section, to taking over a current section that you think you can do better which, lets be honest, you probably can if you put your mind to it
Times Feedback: Have a thought concerning the presentation of the MCME Times and how it can be improved? Because I am always looking for new ways to mix up and improve the Times experience through any means necessary and, if you have a comment or concern, its likely that someone else had it as well and just didnt say anything about it. So be sure to message me your thoughts on the forums.
Meet the Ranger
How did you find out about MCME and when did you join?
Back in the spring of 2012 I was trying to come up with ideas for what my brothers and I should build on our server. I thought "Why not something LOTR?", so I Googled "Minecraft Middle Earth" and found MCME. I applied and was whitelisted on May 9th, 2012.
What was it like when you were a thrall/commoner (droog/member)? Any nostalgic moments?
Things were quite a bit different when I first joined. Back then we didn't have things like job plugins to protect the world and various types of griefing was much more common. Also when I joined Magic Carpet was still being used and there was player housing in Bree. I have lots of nostalgic moments from the past, but the one that stands out the most to me is being chased around the server by Doebi3d.
Why did you apply/shoot for Ranger in particular?
I actually never had any intention of getting any rank higher than Commoner. Back in the day there was no application for Ranger. You could let staff know of your interest, but that was it. As I said, I never stated in interest in any rank, but after awhile staff started PMing me about being either an Artist or a Ranger. I've never thought myself much of a builder, so I said that Ranger interested me more although I was perfectly happy as Commoner. Shortly after that I was asked by the staff to be a Ranger and was promoted Feb. 20th, 2013.
What is your favorite thing about MCME?
I know this is the cliche answer, but The MCME Community. The fact that people from all over the world can get together to play a game and have this much fun never ceases to amaze me.
Do you have any other hobbies outside of MCME (besides MC and gaming)?
I'm an avid sports fan and support the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota United FC, and ACF Fiorentina. I enjoy drawing. (You can see my artwork here.) Another big hobby of mine is Magic: The Gathering, the greatest trading card game ever created. I also enjoy studying history and am currently an interpreter at a local historical site.
A final reminder to everyone that I will be gone for a full two weeks as of Monday so it is unlikely that there will be an issue of the MCME Times during this period as I will be very far away from my keyboard. Until then, dont have too much fun while I am gone and go build some LotR!
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