~The MCME Times~ #3/16

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Ardelenia

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Sunday, January 24, 2016


Opening Statement
Good day everyone. Another week has passed, and looking over the project updates I decided to do something a little special, and recognize @Ryiw as Player of the Week! He has been helping so much with every single project, and also working on his textures, and I was impressed. Good job, Ryiw.​


Announcements
No announcements this week.​


Project Progress


Andrast (In Progress) - Lead: @jacenpeter
It appears that jacen has only gotten a small amount more done on his mountains. Oh well, such is terraforming.​

Anfalas (In Progress) - Lead: @DSESGH
@bender400 has joined the project! As for progress, I have started doing rivers, and bender will finish up the vegetation. @greglas2 has also started work again on his salt flats, and he's made a new windmill that fits with the planned concept! Village and road jobs are growing ever closer...

- DSE

Lamedon (In Progress) - Lead: @Eriol_Eandur
The fields south of Rendul are almost done (thanks @Ryiw) and road jobs are going on. Thanks to all the hard-working road builders. @Eaglz will finish the farms north of Rendul. Thanks to @bender400 for your work there. I started terraforming at the lower parts of River Morthond.

- Eriol

Misty Mountains (In Progress) - Lead: @Emilio_ & @Finrod_Amandil
No progress on Fin’s side, due to his mandatory military service for Switzerland.​

Revamps (In Progress)
Fornost (@Demonataz) - Thanks to the Lord of the Ruins himself, aka @Ryiw, ruining progress on Fornost continues to inch its way forward. All are welcome to give it a shot on the Fornost plotbuild ruin (see below).

- Fire


Public Projects:

Special Public Projects Album because imgur was making it difficult to compile the two albums.

House of Tarannon Falastur (Finished) - Lead: @Wroxxite
It's all done! After an over two hour job we knocked out all the rest of the project. I just want to thank all the adventurers who helped me and also @kisos for giving me the project! :D

- Wrox
Congratulations from the Times on finishing your project, and being so efficient as well!​


Scheduled Events:

Upcoming Tours:
None scheduled right now.

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

Plotworld Builds:
Fornost Ruins - >>link<< - /mvtp plotworld and /warp Fornost FB - Adventurers can ruin one house at a time for Fornost.
@Eaglz's Shipyard - /mvtp plotworld and /warp Eaglz’ Shipyard - Artists and up, come try your hand at a ship of any of five styles (fishing, merchant, Gondorian navy, Umbar navy/corsairs, and Elven swanship). Adventurers, do not fear; you may be able to participate soon.

For an always up-to-date overview and a list of scheduled jobs, please refer to >>this<< subforum and look at the thread titled “Scheduled Jobs and Open Plotbuilds”.​


Rank Updates
  • @otho resigned from Designer this week. Thank you for all your work.

#WeAreMCME - @Jetfire301
  • What story lies behind your username?
    I was really obsessed with Transformers when I made my first online game account back in 2008, and Jetfire was my favorite. The 301 is completely arbitrary. Then, it just kinda stuck. I tried changing it; something just felt off the whole time.
  • What was the funniest / weirdest thing / event you encountered on MCME?
    During a Nindalf job digging and decorating the swamps, we had one of those platforms where everyone could go and 'flint' whatever blocks they needed. Then, Rwyland went AFK right above it, and someone built a cage around him. Then someone else jumped in and built twin set of spiral wool staircases leading up to it. Things got way out of hand and by the time it was over, we have a green stick-vampire stature with a top-hat and hoppers for teeth.
  • What was the funniest / weirdest thing /event you encountered in real life?
    There's this teacher at my school who has a floating stack of notecards in their office. Just floating. I looked for strings, magnets, mirrors, anything. But nope. They're just floating. He wasn't even in the room when I saw them.
  • If you could bring one item from Real Life Earth to Middle-Earth to show to Middle-Earth people, which would it be and how would you present / explain it?
    A copy of "The Silmarillion." Then I would sit back and watch their astonished faces.
  • Imagine you're sailing into the Undying Lands. Which LotR / Hobbit / Silmarillion character would you want to accompany you? (optional: why?)
    Gil-Galad. I've always thought he was kinda cool, being High King of all Elvendom in Middle-Earth and whatnot, and also am quite interested in the Elves of Lindon. He also saw quite a lot of things go down in his life, from the War of Wrath and breaking of Beleriand, to the downfall of Numenor, to the Last Alliance.
  • If you would be given the opportunity to lead any MCME project (regardless of being done already or not), which would you choose?
    The Grey Havens. I like the restful, enigmatic feeling they have to them.

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Themed Build

Carn Dum (1 week left!)
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Media of the Week

Once again, @Daddlio has garnered my attention, this time with his pictures of the world around us, not before us on a screen. I couldn’t (or didn’t want to have to) decide which was the best so here’s the entire page.
>>beautiful beautyness
Various subjects.


Community Outreach

Screenshots for Facebook
@Tyranystrasz has access to the MCME Facebook page and will regularly 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<<!​
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Closing Statement

In order to be efficient and because I was not feeling creative, I went on the server and asked for help thinking of a closing statement. So, here it is:

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- Fuss, 1-24-16
 

DSESGH

Manual Treebuilder
Mar 2, 2014
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#6
Added /warp House of Tarannon Falastur. The Ethir Anduin warp was right next to it, but having two warps is just easier;)
 

FireFuss

Yellow Flower Puncher
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Mar 6, 2014
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I thought you were joking about that whole "how should I end this weeks times" thing....