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~The MCME Times~ #33/15 - bender400 promoted to Designer!


hon. Head Designer
Staff member

Opening Statement

Today the idea was brought up the bring the "meet the staff" section back once more to the Times, but as both I wanted something more innovative aswell as seconds after that suggestion "meet the artist" was brought up aswell and Trex urged not to forget about the poor droogs I got something new: #WeAreMCME; probably bit a sketchy title, but you will have to deal with it. The concept is really simple: I made a google form with a few questions in it where everyone can fill in his answers. The submissions with the most funny / entertaining answers will get featured in the Times, completely irrelevant of the rank.
Here's the google form: MCME Times survey
Everyone is more than welcome to submit! I also very gladly take new questions that may generate interesting or fun answers, please send me those via PM.

Project Progress

Andrast (In Progress) - Lead: @Tyranystrasz
While Tyranystrasz is voxelling in the south, jacen is still figuring out how Glaciers work. Seems like it isn't as easy as he initially thought :p
Anfalas (In Progress) - Lead: @otho
We've started Anfalas again, with two new project staff: @kisos and @wodleth! They have already begun terraforming in the northeast of the region, in the foothills and mountains. We are also continuing terraforming in the southeastern corner. Watch for more progress in the coming weeks!
Lamedon (In Progress) - Lead: @_Luk
Almost every staff has already his own small subproject in Lamedon:
@kisos has claimed a town in the Northern half of Lamedon, @Mandos is leading the construction of a river town further down which has already been named to Arassalath, which means as much as "deer-ground" or "deer-bottom".
@Eriol_Eandur has been leading jobs in the Morthond valley in order to construct some fields of all kinds there.
And lastly @kisos and @wodleth converted a huge area to sand and also performed some terraforming there at the border to the White Mountains.
Lond Daer (In Progress) - Lead: @Mandos
- Mandos
Misty Mountains (In Progress) - Lead: @Emilio_ & @Finrod_Amandil
@Demonataz has created incredible amounts of terrain already, still there was a lot to learn as he entered the MCME Misty Mountain building school this week. Together with me he created his first glacier and voxelled a first valley, by now he is almost done with his 2nd very long valley on the eastern side down to Lothlórien. After that he shall give adding the materials a try.

In the Highmoors I finished the first ravine and it looks just as awesome as I imagined. While I was doing that a typical MCME discussion took place, about whether that combination of ravines and moors now is possible or not. Don't think any other community on Earth could discuss about that as long as we did.
Moria (In Progress) - Lead: @Despot666 & @Finrod_Amandil
Some progress this week was once more behind the scenes: Despot is still working on the Resource Pack and will soon prove that even the awesome Beta2 can still be enhanced!

On site more staff joined the process of creating halls: Currently following are in progress:
- guest baths
- guest quarters
- guest dining hall
Also, various artists are helping in different areas. One of it is Goblin Cave.
- Despot666

Public Projects:
Mt. Gram (In Progress) - Lead: @_Thijs1801 - Reporter: @Nic1337
With the warg pens finished, only the military area remains. Atm im working on planning the barracks and Prison, after that I only have to make the command center and army musterfield.

Current Plotworld Jobs and Projects:

Currently no activities in the plotworld are available.

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

Status Updates

Congratulations to @bender400! He has been promoted to Designer after he proved his skills many times in almost half the palaces around the MCME map! I almost fear that in a few weeks every house built on MCME will now be a bender-style palace...

#WeAreMCME - Mandos
  • What story lies behind your username?
    When I came to this country in 1940 my slave name was Night Falconio. My owner was a very cruel drunken fish named Crederpio. He was a very hard owner but in 1960 after 20 years under him I was given freedom and was elevated in status. And I grew old and prosperous near the end of my life. When I became a prominent figure I got rid of my slave name and emerged Mandosi Tortali. Then I hired the a times dim Kisio Forrel to kill the drunken fish.... I mean wat <.< >.>

  • What was the funniest / weirdest thing / event you encountered on MCME?
    The Fall of Fire. A Song of Speedy and Fire. A cold wind was blowing throughout MCME as Crederp stirred from his throne to cast down Fire. He gathered his strength and slapped down the once mighty Fire from his seat at Crederp' side. One might even call it a pimp slap. Fire was sent to the farthest reaches of the mortal world. He inched and crawled his way back towards the high halls of Pelargir. While he was away Crederp raised the not so humble Speedy from his life among the mortals. But all of the sudden the Gates of Pelargir exploded and Fire strode through and in one fell slap sent Speedy hurtling back to earth.

  • What was the funniest / weirdest thing /event you encountered in real life?
    I once saw a clown..... that's it folks. Life isn't that exciting #GoingVirtual

  • 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?
    I would bring with me the humble knowledge of indoor plumbing. I would tell them it was a device that harnessed the power of Ulmo and pushed it through the pipes allowing them to bath with ease and to send their excrements far away.

  • Imagine you're sailing into the Undying Lands. Which LotR / Hobbit / Silmarillion character would you want to accompany you? (optional: why?)
    I think I would like to bring along Ulmo just because then he could be like woosh and get me there in seconds so I could party with Manwe.

  • If you would be given the opportunity to lead any MCME project (regardless of being done already or not), which would you choose?
    I would like to lead doing all the villages in Gondor. I believe we need more cool stuff like castles and lords and manors and other things like forges, stables, inns, tavern, brothels, and everything in-between.

Media of the Week

This week we have a true flood of new awesome media, which is absolutely awesome :D

Using MCME's Cinematic server, @Demonataz created this, and a lot more >>here<<:


Here's @mandolore1000's entry along with these >>here<<!

Durins Tower

Right the full equipment @Speeder45 installed to get his screenshots done: Shaders and even the mod to make High-resolution pictures! Below one of them, many more can be found >>here<<.

The Prancing Pony

@mattlego offers a thorough walk-through of recently finished Pelargir with #25 of his MCME video series:

As most recent addition we have @Scar__, find his entire image assembly >>here<<

Mount Gram


Project Build 3 weeks of which 1 week left on 164 x 164 block plots made by @Mandos!
>>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

"oh s**t my right arrow key fell off D:"
- Mandos
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And lastly one yet unknown person has again converted a huge area to sand and also performed some terraforming there at the border to the White Mountains.​
If you are serious about not knowing who it was, @wodleth and @kisos did that. They tell me it's all actually part of Anfalas, as the border between the two regions is the Morthond.


hon. Head Designer
Staff member
Wut?!? When did this conversation go down? I've been framed! I hate droogs!! We all know that! Halp, halp!! It's a conspiracy! But...
The logs never lie
[21:11:13] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Designer Tyranystrasz: fin you should do meet the staff again
[21:11:14] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Artist thomasd16: I will have to speak to my boss before i can continue the interview
[21:11:20] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Designer Tyranystrasz: or meat the staff
[21:11:21] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] [A] Mandos: it is druedan
[21:11:24] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Designer Tyranystrasz: as u like
[21:11:25] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Adventurer astabeno: I can here you
[21:11:29] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Artist Thijs1801: *eat the staff
[21:11:33] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Guide Artie_: lel
[21:11:36] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Artist thomasd16: he does not like the media
[21:11:52] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Designer Finrod_Amandil: hmm yeah that may be a cool idea, thanks tyr that you hereby agreed to commit the first edition
[21:12:04] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Makoto_22 joined the game.
[21:12:10] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Artist Thijs1801: or better, meet the artist :p
[21:12:14] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] MrMigas left the game.
[21:12:19] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Adventurer astabeno: ok
[21:12:22] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] TheRealViden joined the game.
[21:12:23] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Artist thomasd16: Meet the droog would be a cool idea
[21:12:27] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] [Mandos -> me] this is one of the druedan villages in the north part. It is the hall of the chief
[21:12:28] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Guide Artie_: pff
[21:12:33] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Artist Thijs1801: shadup art
[21:12:36] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] [me -> Mandos] hmm oke
[21:12:40] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Guide Artie_: i remember the Meet the Ranger section
[21:12:41] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Artist thomasd16: Just because you are still one
[21:12:58] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Adventurer BorisBullrunner: what other cool sights are there
[21:13:13] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Designer Finrod_Amandil: I think I rather make a mix, one time a staff, one time an artist or guide
[21:13:23] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Artist Thijs1801: :O
[21:13:27] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Artist Thijs1801: kewl
[21:13:31] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] [Mandos -> me] do you like jace's new glacier with decreased size
[21:13:43] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Designer Finrod_Amandil: gonna think of some fun questions then ya can fill in
[21:13:50] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Artist Thijs1801: lel
[21:13:53] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] [me -> Mandos] was just about to check
[21:14:11] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Designer Mandos: like the fact that I have a 6th toe?
[21:14:17] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Artist Thijs1801: wut
[21:14:21] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Designer Mandos: jk
[21:14:22] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Adventurer BorisBullrunner: i have a tenth toe
[21:14:22] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Designer Finrod_Amandil: yeah something like that
[21:14:24] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Designer Mandos: or am I
[21:14:29] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] [LVIMDOESGAMES -> me] You where in the Mistys :)
[21:14:31] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Ypsilon_ joined the game.
[21:14:41] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] [LVIMDOESGAMES -> me] Google Imagens
[21:14:49] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] madany joined the game.
[21:14:52] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Artist thomasd16: Mandos i would love to read about that 6th toe
[21:15:08] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Adventurer astabeno: Dang I have to leave. I'll check back later.
[21:15:12] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] astabeno left the game.
[21:15:12] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] [me -> LVIMDOESGAMES] link too long, use goo.gl to shorten it
[21:15:14] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Designer Mandos: well I have 4 on one foot and 6 on the other
[21:15:19] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Designer Tyranystrasz: And droogs fin
[21:15:21] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Designer Finrod_Amandil: just as I do!
[21:15:33] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Designer Tyranystrasz: remember the droogs!

Oh wait I'm just getting a message from that ominous guy that told me to write that as opening for this weeks Times... He says the statements given there are by no means related to any real or fictional persons, the only purpose of it is to retain the unmarred image of staff's disrelishing droogs...

No srsly no idea how my mind confused you with trex xDDD