~The MCME Times~ #28/15 - Fords of Bruinen getting a facelift

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Finrod_Amandil

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Opening Statement

Long I have been promising to finally fill in the gap in the route of the fellowship between Rivendell and the Argonath. With the the current progress of myself and @Emilio_ we finally got a huge step closer to that being reality. And similarly we can soon almost complete the footprint tracks through Gondor, then the only thing missing will be Mordor (will probs take about a week to finish... :p). In case you have not gave these footprints a try, warp to Bagend and look at the ground, they will lead you to many small locations you usually don't come along, like farmer Maggot's farm or Tom Bombadil's house, but first, read up on this weeks happenings on MCME!​

Project Progress


Andrast (In Progress) - Lead: @Tyranystrasz
Various changes in Andrast: remarkable terrain progress especially in Drúwaith Iaur but also at other spots of the White Mountains, additionally some of the many locations spread throughout the area have gotten small additions and therefore Golf Rovlug and Cirion Faer are now fully done.
Altogether new is an island created by Mandos near the shores of Drúwaith Iaur, its name: Ship Breaker Island.​

Anfalas (In Progress) - Lead: @otho

No progress this week here, oth has joined the Pelargir staff team, and will return with them to Anfalas after Pelargir is done.
Lamedon (In Progress) - Lead: @_Luk
Rendûl is the town who got the most attention this week: Both fields and other supply installations aswell as houses for the village have been built and Rendûl is making good progress now. Some more changes in both terrain and structures could too be observed in other places.
Lond Daer (In Progress) - Lead: @Mandos
I have nearly finished exterior of throne hall for the palace, ivan has continued working on the school near the temple, besides those, no further progress. Once projects in Gondor have been finished, things will start picking up.
- bender400
Lothlórien Vegetation (In Progress) - Lead: @Eriol_Eandur
No progress this week.
Misty Mountains (In Progress) - Lead: @Emilio_ & @Finrod_Amandil
Emil has been busy in an area that may have seemed to be done already: Around the Redhorn Pass. There he added the new warg hill (where the fellowhip gets attacked after they had to turn back from the Redhorn Pass), aswell removed the old one further south. Furthermore he added a few small paths in that region, few of which the fellowship did take to get to Moria. With all that another major part of the fellowships route has been finished.
Also on the fellowships route lies the Ford of Bruinen; one shore has been made by Mandos and the other one is being finished by me now. I always imagined a large forest south of the ford, and thus I am currently placing trees like crazy, but its worth it! Besides the Ford itself (which has now a warp) I also finished the Bruinen from the Ford to Rivendell and together with both new and old workers (thanks for the help @Demonataz :)) we finished the main roads connecting the Fords to the High Pass aswell as to the road leading into Eregion. The small path to Rivendell has been started too, and in accordance to the lore is marked out with the white stones, however the majority of it is bound to the completion of the High Moors, which are still a large chunk of work to do.
Moria (In Progress) - Lead: @Despot666 & @Finrod_Amandil
Many a pillar and rather few wall designs have been, and are still being built and I gave quite many feedbacks and many of the contributions are now looking just like we imagined them. Until wednesday 24:00 GMT the contest will be running, and after that we will evaluate the results, maybe we can announce a winner, or we'll add another final round for some more changes. Anyway already a huge thanks to the many participants, if anyone of you wants some feedback, don't hesitate to contact me!
Pelargir (In Progress) - Lead: @Credoo & @kisos
Progress in Pelargir is back on track again,
@Fireinferno13 is working hard on the northern slum with the arena (previously located in the rich district) being a centerpiece.
@kisos is also working hard on getting the west slum done, check out the very pretty stables or the brand new brewery for a nice cold one!
@otho has joined the team and will be working on the east slum area, me (Wodleth) has almost finished laying out the rich district and if you have checked it out, there has been alot of progress there too. A brand new College, bathhouse, some high end shops and fancy big houses have been done (almost) this weekend.
- wodleth

Public Projects:

Freca's Fortress (In Progress) - Lead: @Brazen_Helm
- no progress this week -
Mt. Gram (In Progress) - Lead: @_Thijs1801 - Reporter: @Nic1337
After the spectacular Gram restart Thijs has really kicked this project in the butt and has made amazing progress both in quality as in quantity. Brace yourself when you enter Mount Gram now, they have slave torturing areas instead of public toilets now.​

Current Plotworld Jobs and Projects:
For an always up-to-date overview, please refer to >>this<< thread.

Status Updates

Our former Vala @Ryanturambar felt again the urge to punch blocks, and to create god damn awesome things, so that he can do that again his name is now purple.

Media of the Week

No question what makes it into this section of the Times this week. Dallen has got the max out of the new Cinematic server which allows far larger render distances and incredibly much more amazing screenshots.
Below you find a selection of his recent work, all of it can be found >>here<<.
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This one has been enhanced with @Glov's image editing skills:




Themed Build

Ports of Lothlórien (normal TB, 1 week)
Lothlórien Pack
>>TB Thread<<

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
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Closing Statement

“What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain."
- Maya Angelou
 
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