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~The MCME Times~ #29/15 - Fire down, Mando & Speedie up


hon. Head Designer
Staff member

Opening Statement

*yawn* even though these are the first lines you read, they usually are the last ones I write, and this time it kinda fills me with relief as it means I can at last travel towards the land of dreams; probs I just should schedule a bit better so that its not 3am when I can finish the Times :p
There were some rank changes again, read on for some exclusive news from our #1 reporter Stig Burgundy!​

Project Progress

Andrast (In Progress) - Lead: @Tyranystrasz
We've been going through the books and wikis again and have therefore revised some work and plans done to match the lore better. Practically this mainly means less buildings on the western shoreline aka Drúwaith Iaur, the fortfication Golf Rovlug has been removed again.
Maybe someone has glued the voxel arrow to @jacenpeter's hand, for sure is that he has created a huge chunk of all-new and completely revamped terrain on the western shores.​

Anfalas (On hold) - Lead: @otho

Anfalas is currently on hold and will receive again proper attention once Pelargir is done.
Lamedon (In Progress) - Lead: @_Luk
There has been tons of progress in Lamedon this week. A lot of Terrain has been worked on in the south, with the help of our beloved @Demonataz . Also @Mandos has made a smaller revamp for his village, to make it even greater! Me and @kisos have been busy making a nice castle at /warp pathu canas, which is now going to guard the street. Apart from that, just some smaller tweakings and changes have been made, so u gotta check it out yourself . :)

Update: The castle has been named hithrengarth, The Grey Castle, why, is obvious probably.
- Luk_
Lond Daer (In Progress) - Lead: @Mandos
Small changes have been made this week with Ivan finishing up his school, and work on the palace continues
- Mandos
Lothlórien Vegetation (In Progress) - Lead: @Eriol_Eandur
- no progress this week -
Misty Mountains (In Progress) - Lead: @Emilio_ & @Finrod_Amandil
Emil has continued with the Bruinen and has already completed a noteable stretch of it. However the rest, aswell as the new Hollin Ridge which he already claimed for himself, have to wait now until he's back from holidays.

The jobs in the High Moors have started, first slowly with the section that has been used to create the guide, aswell as the special version in the forest, but then merely every evening jobs have taken place and amazing progress could be made, thanks a lot to all who helped! A special shoutout to @aifendragon who has taken part in more jobs than anyone else, and as I write these lines is just leading another Highmoors job. Many more jobs to come there...
Voxel-wise I have continued the work on the forest and for now planted all the trees. Currently I am working on a realistic forest floor which basically means crawling under every single of the couple hundred trees to splatter some Podzol around...
Moria (In Progress) - Lead: @Despot666 & @Finrod_Amandil
3rd Hall is done (entrances will be done when bordering hall/corridor is made). Focus switch to 2nd hall contest, big trading hall and finishing stuff south of 2nd hall.
- Despot666
Pelargir (In Progress) - Lead: @Credoo & @kisos
Pelargir going strong. The western slums are finished and the other two slums are being worked on. The northern slum has a nice training facility, done by Mr. Credoo and some helpers. Fire has left us after his final brothel in the north section. The western section is growing steadily. Inside the city, all of you that claimed sections to decorate: better get on it. :D
- kisos

Public Projects:

Freca's Fortress (Finished) - Lead: @Brazen_Helm
After a few weeks of silence before the final push @Ma5terMinD this week was able to shout out Freca's fortress being done! It's the small things like such projects that are the things that really add the character to our map, /warp Freca's Fortress to check out this beauty!
Mt. Gram (In Progress) - Lead: @_Thijs1801 - Reporter: @Nic1337
Being a Moria pillar finalist, Thijs' focus is laying there now, but he takes care of his project and assures a steady progress.​

Current Plotworld Jobs and Projects:

The only plotworld activity currently are the Moria pillar finals, subject to the four finalist teams.

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

Status Updates

Guide Droog_of_Rohan: I think you are the first person that was never a Commoner to be a Guide and Enforcer
A special promotion thus it is that we can celebrate this week: @mandolore100 has stepped up from Guide to Enforcer! He had already an extensive lesson with Kulmo for the anti grief plugin of our server, on regarding the commands that have been pasted into chat I can say: This does not seem to be all easy! Congratulations mando!

Many months have passed since his last visitation. From a remote location deep within the Amazon, Stig Burgundy made aware his quest to discover and report upon a mysterious visage that has terrorized natives of the Amazon. As time pass, he was thought to be lost, forever to be a myth... A victim of the natural world... Alas, he would emerge from the jungle on the back of a newly discovered dinosaur, the Prattosaurus! His reporting ways made their back to Middle Earth to continue his time as Guide Speeder45.
- speedie

Unfortunately we also have to take notice of a resignation: @Fireinferno13 stepped down from Designer to Artist, but have no fear, it's all just because he will be physically away for some time, and a return is already scheduled (kind of).

Media of the Week

I have combined Shaders, a mod to take High resolution screenshots and my not too bad graphics card with the Cinematic server and have taken some impressive 4K screenshots. In >>this thread<< I am constantly adding more screenshots, leave a suggestion if you want to see your favorite location bathing in the morning sun!

Here a small selection of the screenshots so far:

Already without shaders Imloth Melui is a lovely place, but this way its even better:

Since one year I am working on the Misty Mountains. Thats the reward:

Themed Build

White House - Residence of Faramir and Éowyn (normal TB, 1 week)
Gondor 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
If you look out for a tour and never manage to catch a guide to give you one, join us on Saturday at 9pm GMT to follow the weekly tour run by all available guides. Now you can even vote which tour you'd like to see happen, simply add your choice in >>this poll<<!​
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Closing Statement

Not often it gets down to being 3am when I have to look out for a nice quote to conclude the Times, therefore its best to use this one this time:

“Who said nights were for sleep?”
- Marilyn Monroe


Experienced Member
The man (skrub) in red returns to familiar ground, while I temporarily lose my favorite job runner :/. I've hit another (smaller) burnout on MCME. Haven't been on nearly as reliably since my week away, but it won't be another two months before I return as a contributing member. Mostly because after the 20th it's very likely you won't see me until November or Winter Break.