~The MCME Times~ #25/15 - Summer Events Special

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Opening Statement

Today it finally starts! Even though most of you do only know about the summer events since a week, the preparations have been running since many more! With this special edition I will give you once more a chronological overview of all events and competitions starting today with the opening ceremony!

Both the staff and guide team hope that as many people as possible join this year's events, and even more important, that you all have as much fun as possible!

The Three Peaks Summer Event
>>Main thread<<
Here you have all events in chronological order! Don't miss out anything, the more participants, the more fun it will be!!

More information for each event can either be found in the main thread linked above, or in the Tavern Talk forum.

For your convenience I added links to timeanddate.com, so by clicking on any event time you will see what time that is for your time zone!

Saturday 4th
  • 9pm BST: Opening Ceremony
    Kicking off this year's summer events with a party worthy of MCME!
    Server: Build server, Mirrormere
    Resourcepack: Eriador
  • Skin Contest: Round 1: LotR-themed
Sunday 5th
  • 7pm BST: Eomer's Pig Race
    Horses are out of service, so get your pigs ready and ride them over a cliff through entire Rohan!
    Host: @Artie_ & @DarthRagnar
    Server: Build server, Edoras
    Resourcepack: Rohan

  • After Pig Race: Nostalgic River Dig
    We once built every river that way...
    Host: @Emilio_
    Server: Build server, near Rivendell
    Resourcepack: Eriador

  • Skin-Contest: LotR
Monday 6th
  • 9pm BST: Parkour Challenge
    Until now you only admired the MCME builds. Now it's time to climb them!
    Host: @Artie_
    Server: Build server, various locations

  • Skin-Contest: LotR
Tuesday 7th
  • 9pm BST: Spleef Tournament
    For once you don't dig rivers, but rather dig away the floor your friends are standing on.
    Host: @JordD04
    Server: Summer Events server (IP tba)
    Resourcepack: tba

  • Skin-Contest: Round 2: Your favorite era
Wednesday 8th
  • 4pm BST: Anduin Boat Race
    "Can we have boats?" - "Yes, this time you can!"
    Host: @CEFKILLA96
    Server: Build server
    Resourcepack: Rohan

  • 9pm BST: Great Lore Tour Part 1: Eriador
    "I'm going on an adventure!"
    Host: Guides
    Server: Build server, Bagend
    Resourcepack: Eriador

  • Skin-Contest: Eras
Thursday 9th
  • 4pm BST: Ultra-Pick Challenge
    The moment when you almost get scared by what you wield.
    Host: @CEFKILLA96 & @Finrod_Amandil
    Server: tba
    Resourcepack: tba

  • 9pm BST: Great Lore Tour Part 2: Eregion & Rhovanion
    "Not all those who wander are lost."
    Host: Guides
    Server: Build server, Trollshaws
    Resourcepack: Eriador

  • Skin-Contest: Eras
Friday 10th
  • 9pm BST: Great Lore Tour Part 3: Rohan & Gondor
    “Short cuts make long delays.”
    Host: Guides
    Server: Build server, Dead Marshes
    Resourcepack: Rohan

  • Skin-Contest: Round 3: Formal
Staurday 11th
  • 9pm BST: The Great River Race
    Real-life races are lame, this here is the truth of racing!
    Host: @Tryfor34 & @kisos
    Server: Freebuild (freebuild.mcmiddleearth.com)
    Resourcepack: Gondor

  • Skin-Contest: Formal
Sunday 12th
  • 3pm BST: "The Big Bang" Firework competition
    The task is simple: craft the most beautiful firework rocket MCME has ever seen.
    Host: @Finrod_Amandil
    Server: Freebuild or Summer Events server
    Resourcepack: Eriador
  • 9pm BST: Awards & Closing Ceremony
    “I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam.”
    Server: Summer Event server (IP tba)
    Resourcepack: Gondor

  • Skin-Contest: Formal


Project Progress


Andrast (In Progress) - Lead: @Tyranystrasz
The terrain at Fennas Forven is being reworked at the moment, furthermore the Ras Morthil fortress (aka Pyke) has made some more progress.​

Anfalas (In Progress) - Lead: @otho

- no progress this week -
Lamedon (In Progress) - Lead: @_Luk
A massive step forward this project took this week: Terraforming progress in literally every corner of the fief, especially though on the northern end where the Blackroot Vale is being created. For some time the southern exit of the Paths of the Dead was closed due to that, but it is now open again, however still WIP.
Additionally a very beautiful castle has been built in western Lamedon, a neighbouring village to it has already been marked out almost completely.
Lond Daer (In Progress) - Lead: @Mandos
Mandos along with the help of @bender400 and other Artists has made this project take a vertical take-off: Wall and main gate with a massive bridge over the river Gwathló (Greyflood) are to a large part done and a majestic shrine has been constructed in record time!
Lothlórien Vegetation (In Progress) - Lead: @Eriol_Eandur
We started to work on region 2 this week. Some nice small streams were made flowing down the mountainsides. All new trees were pasted in. All trees were root fixed in jobs, thanks a lot to all who helped.
Bush building is finished in seven out of nine sections. Thanks to @Ryiw for building tons of wonderful bushes in awesome speed.
We will see if we can finish the region during the summer event. There will be flower placing jobs ;).
- Eriol_Eandur
Maegoth (Finished) - Lead: @Fireinferno13
Done and done! The purple legion struck again with the help of a few adventures and cranked out the ruining of this small town in two days which was awesome. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this last Arnorian town for now
- Fireinferno13
Misty Mountains (In Progress) - Lead: @Emilio_ & @Finrod_Amandil
- no progress this week - (busy with Summer Event stuff)
Moria (In Progress) - Lead: @Despot666 & @Finrod_Amandil
With every week Despots orc structures look more awesome. Checl out his detailed work!
Pelargir (In Progress) - Lead: @Credoo & @kisos
Also a very remarkable leap has taken the western part of Pelargir, both about a dozen regular houses and some big buildings have popped up this week. The number of buildings there are now is truly incredible!​

Public Projects:

Freca's Fortress (In Progress) - Lead: @Brazen_Helm
- no progress this week -
Mt. Gram (In Progress) - Lead: @_Thijs1801 - Reporter: @Nic1337
The 2nd cave has been finished and the cave with the gate to Angmar is in progress! I am working on the prison in the Angmar cave, and @thomasd16 and @Nic1337 led jobs for goblin houses in the caves. This week has been very hard work for Gram, on to the next! :D
-_Thijs1801

Current Plotworld Jobs and Projects:

For an always up-to-date overview, please refer to >>this<< thread.


Status Updates

- none this week. -

Media of the Week

Remember where the summer event ended last year? Exactly, just at the spot @Glov took this nice screenshot:
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And you know where this years events will start? Well, here:
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Themed Build

PROJECT BUILD 3 weeks
Harlond (elven haven in Lindon)

July 5th until july 26th.
>>Themed Build thread<<

MCME Activities - Summer Event!
Of course I do not provide any additional activities this week, you all will be busy enough will all the Summer Event happenings!
Community Outreach

Screenshots for Facebook
@Tyranystrasz now has access to the MCME Facebook page and will start to regularily upload stuff there. For that he needs of course the very best of MCME and for that he needs YOUR help! If you have a really awesome screenshot to share, submit it >>here<<!
Scheduled Tours
No weekly tours this week, tune in to the Great Lore Tour though!​

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Closing Statement

“One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn't as individuals. When we pool our strength and share the work and responsibility, we can welcome many people, even those in deep distress, and perhaps help them find self-confidence and inner healing.”
- Jean Vanier
 
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Ardelenia

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@Artie_ and @DarthRagnar do you have an estimate/prediction for when the pig race will be over and the river dig will begin? For those of us with busy schedules who may hopefully be able to participate in the later event, but probably not the first.
 

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@Artie_ and @DarthRagnar do you have an estimate/prediction for when the pig race will be over and the river dig will begin? For those of us with busy schedules who may hopefully be able to participate in the later event, but probably not the first.
Well, that will mostly depend on how long each of the 4 rounds takes. I'm guessing that the event will last about an hour, but I haven't timed the course or anything like that.