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~The MCME Times~ #23/16


Hardcore MCME-er

Opening Statement

Welcome to my very first edition of the MCME Times! That's right, it's not Fire or Finrod writing, it's DSE!​

As Fire mentioned last week, he and I are alternating weeks of writing the Times to give Finrod more time to study. Hopefully the Times have been written to your liking, and hopefully I've included a sufficient number of bad jokes. So sit back and relax (or don't, you might fall asleep), and read 2016's 23rd edition of the MCME Times!​

What's Up?

Project Progress

Andrast (In Progress) - Lead: @jacenpeter

On Wroxx's coast he has been working steadily on refining peaks and slopes to get the desired shapes. While on my side I have been working out some details and recently as of yesterday turned a few more peaks to stone. This means the large sandy gap near the end of Andrast is growing smaller every week.

Anfalas (In Progress) - Lead: @kisos

Kisos and Wroxxite worked did a fair bit of work on Anfalas today - kisos got a bunch of trees pasted! Along with that @Wraith_Knight and @RubenPieterMark are making good progress on their farms, and @ViggyIggy is working on an inn! Hopefully we'll see this region finished up soon!​

Belfalas (In Progress) - Lead: @Thijs1801

Terrain of the valley of Goldacre is finished, working on the streams now.​

Lamedon (In Progress) - Lead: @Eriol_Eandur

No progress this week
Misty Mountains (In Progress) - Lead: @Finrod_Amandil

@Wroxxite ran a job on Saturday and finished 3 islands in the Gladden Fields, including one big one! A big thanks and great job to everyone who helped!
Tolfalas (In Progress) - Lead: @Tyranystrasz

Our beloved t-rex and fish are working together (fairly unexpected, ecologically) to find a way to export @Tyranystrasz's Tolfalas directly onto the main map. For anyone who missed last week's Times, Tyr made Tolfalas in a third-party program called World Machine, and I'd say it turned out quite well. We should be seeing it in Middle-earth soon!
Valleys of Celos and Sirith (In Progress) - Lead: @Fireinferno13

Progress is creeping back up to speed. Luk has finally returned from vacation and several jobs were run to finish up the remaining details in Tumladen.​

[Public Project] Fennas Drúnin (In Progress) - Lead: @thomasd_17

The wall is being ruined; I now have 2 segments left to do. All the farms are being worked on and some should be close to completion. The warp has also updated to its permanent location.​


Plugin Development
Animation Plugin (In Progress) - Dev: @Ivan1pl

No progress this week.​

Plotbuild Plugin (Small fixes in progress) - Devs: @Eriol_Eandur & @Ivan1pl

Eriol has already done his part of the bug fixes, everything that is related to the generation of the plot borders, and Ivan is working on all the other small things as we speak!​

New New Player World (Testing in progress) - Dev: @Eriol_Eandur, Assistance: @_Luk

The staff are still discussing the details of the quiz, like the number of questions on each topic and the number of checkpoints. Maybe we'll see this new New (that was intentional) Player World implemented soon!​

MCME-Architect and Minigames (Testing in progress) - Dev: @Eriol_Eandur

No progress this week.​

Resource Packs
Mordor Pack (In Progress) - Lead: @bender400

Bender is steadily making progress on more textures, and has promised that he will roll out more textures soon.
Alternative Elvish Tools (Added)- Creator: @Wodleth

Wodleth's alternate "gold weapons" variation have been added to all resource packs.​

Mobs (In Progress) - Creator: @Fireinferno13

Fire has released a spooky retexture of the creeper as a ghost. Will we see it added to the resource packs? Whoooooo can tell?
Rank Updates

@Eaglz has resigned from his rank as designer due to the notorious staff killer, the lack of time and motivation. However, we'll still be seeing him - he tells me he won't be leaving the server altogether.
Media of the Week

Fire's creeper texture definitely deserves a highlight:

Along with his new head textures:

Fanfiction #3: The Manners of a Dwarf by "The Yuggster"

As requested by @RubenPieterMark and @samgamgee10, I bring you a fanfiction about dwarves! Here we see a visit to the Lonely Mountain by Legolas and Gimli.​

Link to the story: The Manners of a Dwarf

What sort of fanfiction would you like to see next time? Post below!​


Themed Build
Theme: Oliphaunt
Resource Pack: Gondor
Thread: #17/16 - Oliphaunt

Scheduled Events

There was no audiobook reading this Saturday, as @Finrod_Amandil ditched to go to a concert. The next audiobook reading will probably be the usual Saturday at 6 pm BST, but Finrod will have to confirm that.​

Jobs & Plotbuilds

Jobs for next Saturday will be announced in this thread over the course of the week. Be sure to ask Designers for jobs at any time, maybe they can offer something!​

Nic's Tours

@NicTheFifth started new scheduled tours last week, and the first one was a huge success! His second scheduled tour will be Sunday, June 12 at 3 pm BST.​

Community Outreach
Builder School (New!)

Several players have gotten together to rebuild and update @Will_em 's famous Builder School, which sought to teach new players how to build in the distinctive "MCME Style." We are all looking forward to how this will turn out!​

Facebook Page

@Fireinferno13 would like to know what YOU want to see on the MCME Facebook page. He would greatly appreciate if you would leave your feedback here or in THIS thread.​

Closing Statement

If any of you are living under a rock (well, in the US you'd have to; I can't say about Europe or elsewhere) and were not aware of Muhammed Ali's passing last week - you know now. So, I will be the conformist that I am and make a small tribute to him, like every other publication in existence. Here are two quotes from the man himself: one serious, and one not so serious; read whichever you like (or both):​

"Don't count the days, make the days count."

Not so serious:
"I should be a postage stamp. That's the only way I'll ever get licked."

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Can you add to the Builder school that if they see me or will_em that they can ask us to build. It is not a private project and we want people to help!