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Discussion in 'Development Blogs' started by Smaug_Niphredil, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. Cousins

    27 vote(s)
  2. Uncle/Nephew

    52 vote(s)
  1. Smaug_Niphredil

    Smaug_Niphredil Enforcer
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    Aug 23, 2015
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    Opening statement

    This week we have seen the continuation of on hold projects and not so much progress in other places. We have also had progress going on behind the scenes to help get the server updated to 1.12. This week I have also included something that was brought up in the public meeting.
    Project Progress

    Andrast (In Progress) - Lead: @jacenpeter

    "No progress in Andrast this week as jace has been on a trip and I'm getting ready to leave for a trip." -mattlego
    Belfalas (In Progress) - Lead: @Darki

    No progress this week in Belfalas apart from terrain smoothing in PlotBuilds.
    Dol Amroth (In Progress) - Lead: @Thijs1801

    No progress this week as we are waiting for 1.12 to continue.
    Lamedon (In Progress) - Lead: @Fireinferno13

    It is back and now brought to you by @Fireinferno13! Yes, Fire has came out of the dark depths of Moria to finally finish Lamedon. This project has had many project leaders and Fire is hoping to be the last. Fire has started to build a mining village with a quarry and several artists have been helping there. Streams have been layed out for a job that will be run by Daddlio.
    Mordor Terrain (In Progress) - Lead: @Tyranystrasz

    No news this week.
    Moria (In Progress) - Lead: @Despot666

    There has not been too much progress this week for Fire is now working in Lamedon and other Designers are busy IRL with exams, etc. @Despot666 would like all artists with unfinished halls to finish them. If you are unable to finish them please message Despot.
    Tolfalas (In Progress) - Lead: @Tyranystrasz

    No progress this week.​

    Texture Development

    No texture development this week.

    Plugin Development

    Custom inventories / itemblocks (In progress) - Dev: @Eriol_Eandur

    Finrod has added all of Eriol's new blocks ready for the 1.12 update which Finrod has now started working on for the custom inventories. The building blocks will also be separated by material (ie. Sandstone or White/grey blocks). Andrast texturesare also ready to be implemented.
    1.12 Plugin Testing

    Over the past week many staff have been testing all the plugins we have on the Dev server, which is 1.12. This will ensure we have a swift update to 1.12 on Main when we get around to it. Most plugins are performing well with 1.12 so the server update should be soon.
    Rank Updates

    No rank updates this week.

    Media of the Week

    @Daddlio has certainly made the best media this week with his screenshots that cycle day and night:

    Call For Guides

    Are you looking for a rank where you are not required to be good at building? Do you love the lore of Middle-earth? Would you like to help organise events? Yes, then Guide is the rank for YOU! The Guide rank is responsible for for helping new players, running tours and games, and organising events. Although you may not think it, the Guide rank does help you develop skills you need daily in real life such as communication, confidence and organisation. When I was first promoted to a Guide, I didn't always feel confident talking to people, but now I have met many people from around the world and I feel much more confident with people. Where can the Guide rank take you on MCME? The Guide rank gives you most of the nesesary skills for Foreman* and being a Guide greatly improves your chances of getting Enforcer! So, if Guide is the rank for you, apply here NOW!

    If you have any questions about Guide, then please ask the Head Enforcer/Guide @DynoDaring, any current Guides, or myself.

    *You must submit one good Theme Build.


    WANTED: Short stories!
    Mapthor has had his bookstore for a few weeks now but he has got very few stories in it. Mapthor needs your stories, so if you enjoy a bit of writing or even reading, here is more information about the bookstore and how to get your books in it:

    @mapthor has been making a Bookstore in Bree with stories written by you in it. If you want another one of your stories in the store, then please write your story down and message it to Finrod! The length is pretty irrelevant, all it has to be is authentic. That especially means:
    - No items that would not exist in Middle-earth.
    - No MCME player names.
    - No conflicts with the known storylines.
    Themed Build
    Theme: Helcar
    Resource Pack: Gondor
    Duration: 1 Week
    MCME Audiobook
    The Audiobook, hosted by @TI_020601 is taking place regularly on Saturday evenings, 8:20pm BST, unless announced otherwise in this thread: The New Audio Book
    Smaug's Lore Fact of the Week

    This week I have something about the relationship between Frodo and Bilbo.

    Fact: Cousin or Uncle/Nephew?

    Is Bilbo Frodo's cousin or uncle? Well, according to the family trees in Appendix D of the Lord of the Rings, they are shown to be biologically cousins. However, in Bilbo's farewell speech and in other places in the book, Bilbo calls Frodo his nephew suggesting that Bilbo is Frodo's uncle. I will let you decide what their relation is in the poll above.
    Closing statement

    As I can't think of anything to say, I will say have a very fine day.​

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    #1 Smaug_Niphredil, Jun 26, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2017
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  2. ryttyr

    ryttyr Yellow flower puncher

    Apr 22, 2014
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    Have a fine day you too.
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  3. Indorilian

    Indorilian Yellow flower puncher

    Mar 1, 2014
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    They call each other uncle and nephew because of the age difference, not because they're related that way, I'd take facts from the appendix over the character's preferred pronouns.
  4. NicTheFifth

    NicTheFifth Yellow flower puncher

    Jan 10, 2015
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    they are not uncle and nephew, but are cousins, right?
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  5. Fireinferno13

    Fireinferno13 One of Us

    Mar 1, 2014
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    I like how I am both the cause of both progress in one project and a lack of progress in another, does that make me schrodinger's designer?
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  6. slaMoria

    slaMoria Yellow flower puncher

    Dec 21, 2016
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    Nop, Frogo is the Drogo's son and Drogo is a cousin of Bilbo, so they aren't cousin, there are like 80 years of différents between Frodo and Bilbo.
    (Pls, correct this sentence).
  7. Despot666

    Despot666 Designer
    Staff Member Designer

    Mar 26, 2014
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    Please dont pm me, I am trying to take some break after working on RP <which still needs work>.
  8. acegravity

    acegravity Aspiring Commoner

    Jul 1, 2016
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    They're second cousins once removed on the Baggins side and first cousins once removed on the Took side.
  9. TheSpeedy_

    TheSpeedy_ Dirt Conaisseur

    Mar 17, 2014
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    Did you just assume their relationship? They're obviously Samsung washers and driers!
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  10. BWOT

    BWOT Head Designer
    Staff Member Head Designer Designer

    Jul 31, 2016
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    It's been a long time since a new times, rip 26/17, 3/17 or 10/17
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  11. Smaug_Niphredil

    Smaug_Niphredil Enforcer
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    Aug 23, 2015
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    Sorry I haven't done any for a couple of weeks. I have been very busy in the past 2 weeks and this week I haven't been feeling very well.
  12. Gary_Baggins

    Gary_Baggins Aspiring Commoner

    Jan 7, 2017
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    Did you eat some stale Dwarves?