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~The MCME Times~ #28/16 - Anfalas is Finished!

Discussion in 'Development Blogs' started by DSESGH, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. DSESGH

    DSESGH Dirt Conaisseur

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    Opening Statement

    Anfalas is finished! If you haven't taken the time to fly through it, you should! @kisos did a fabulous job, and I have to say Anfalas is very high on my list of favorite builds.

    And with that, Keep Calm and Read the MCME Times (which, by the way, is from a British World War II propaganda poster, as I found out this week. Quite unexpected if I do say so myself).​

    What's Up?

    Project Progress



    Andrast (In Progress) - Lead: @jacenpeter

    Work on North Andrast has jumped like a 78 year old on steroids.

    -jacenpeter

    I've been working on the area around Ras Morthil

    -Wroxxite
    Anfalas (Finished) - Lead: @kisos

    After 1 year, 4 months, and 28 days, Anfalas is finished! Go have a look around, because it is AWESOME!​

    Belfalas (In Progress) - Lead: @Thijs1801

    Goldacre and Rimaer are finished! Additionally, @Eriol_Eandur finished up some terrain, so Windmaw (led by @greglas2) and Basinfell (led by @kisos) are being started!

    -Darki190
    Lamedon (In Progress) - Lead: @_Luk

    I hear that Lamedon has been put On Hold for the time being, as Eriol is working on Belfalas instead.

    Edit by Finrod:
    @_Luk decided to take over the completion of Lamedon.

    Misty Mountains (In Progress) - Lead: @Finrod_Amandil

    Kudos to @Darki190 who restlessly led jobs in the Gladden Fields until they were completely done! (except main island and the edges).
    Additionally, together with the Artists @roger1013, @Ragsna123 and @gestgeorg123, I finished the glaciers by refining the glacier ends, adding the glacier tunnels and the glacier ravines as well as a fancy medial moraine!

    -Finrod_Amandil
    Tolfalas (In Progress) - Lead: @Tyranystrasz

    Some trees were pasted this week, and the T-Rex has started planning a village.

    -Wroxxite
    Valleys of Celos and Sirith (In Progress) - Lead: @Fireinferno13

    Rome was not built in a day, and this valley won't be either. I am investing as much time as possible into these mountains and hills, but the overall progress is relatively slow as I would like each area to be high quality and somewhat unique. Hopefully another staff member will join me soon and we can crank out this project in the coming weeks (SOS).

    -Fireinferno13
    Southern Beacons (New | Finished) - Lead: @otho

    You may not have known it, but otho has been working on the Southern Beacons, which go from Minas Tirith to Dol Amroth. He's finished those up now, and has received Finrod's official seal of approval. Go check them out!
    Switch-It (Finished) - Lead: @Fireinferno13

    Fire finished his very quick vegetation switch this week. Remember, if you see any old beets in crops, tell a staff member so they can be removed!​

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

    I finished updating animation editor to support different types of animations. Next step: make moving animations actually work (for now you can create one but you can't play it).

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

    Bugs from the 1.10 update are in the process of being fixed, and Plotbuild should be implemented after that!​

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

    Both me and Dyno have now double-checked the new NPW and are now confident that we picked reasonable content to give the new players the maximum amount of information and least amount of frustration.

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

    As with Plotbuild, bugs from the 1.10 update are being fixed.​

    Resource Packs
    Mordor Pack (On Hold) - Lead: @bender400

    Bender has put the Mordor pack on hold partly because he needs a break from texturing, but mostly because it won't be needed for a while, and he feels his services would be more useful elsewhere.​

    Beets (In Progress) - Creator: @Fireinferno13

    Now that beet crops have been added throughout the server, I am back to working on the beet textures that I started a few months ago. Hopefully these will be done sooner rather than later.

    -Fireinferno13
    3D Models (In Progress) - Creator: @NEEPcrafter

    These textures are in the process of being added to the packs. Look out for some beautiful 3D Models!
    Rank Updates

    @Darki190 has left the Purple Legion and is now a Designer! As put by @mandolore100,

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    A total of 8 Artists have been found inactive and have been contacted about whether they are still up to get active again to keep their ranks. 3 out of the 8 were demoted.

    Edit by Finrod:
    @LVIMDOESGAMES finally applied for the Artist rank and well, immidiately got it of course ;)
    Media of the Week

    @RubenPieterMark has been making some pretty nice maps, which are posted in his thread: Some maps. His most recent is of Pelargir:


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    Fanfiction #5: The Way is the Goal by "Shiyaki"

    As I was searching around for a fanfiction, I found an interesting Harry Potter/Middle-earth combo.

    Link to the story: The Way is the Goal

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

    Upcoming

    Themed Build

    Theme: Tol-in-Gaurhoth
    Resource Pack: Rohan
    Thread: #22/16 - Tol-in-Gaurhoth

    Scheduled Events

    Audiobook

    There wasn't an audiobook tour this week, so if you thought you missed it, you're in luck! Next week's tour hasn't been scheduled yet, so watch out for that!
    Jobs & Plotbuilds

    Scheduled Saturday Jobs seem to be suffering a bit from @Finrod_Amandil's extra time spent studying. But, if there are to be any jobs on Saturday, they will be announced in this thread. Be sure to ask Designers for jobs at any time, maybe they can offer something!​

    Nic's Tours

    No tours have been scheduled for the coming week. Keep an eye out on the thread for any announcements!
    Community Outreach


    Builder School (In Progress)

    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

    I think XKCD is hilarious, so here's another one. Hopefully you think it's funny:

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    #1 DSESGH, Jul 15, 2016
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  2. mandolore100

    mandolore100 Head Guide
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    Such a bad yet good pun :D
     
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  3. Ardelenia

    Ardelenia Yellow flower puncher

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    Fanfiction request: no more crossfiction!
     
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  4. DynoDaring

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    Just me or is the "Closing" image derped?
     
  5. RubenPieterMark

    RubenPieterMark Dirt Conaisseur
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    Just you
     
  6. MaDIIReD

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    @Darki190 this is a terrible thing to have happened.

    Also, I realise this is late but I was away from the 13th of July to yesterday.
     
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