~The MCME Times~ #37/15

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Ardelenia

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Sunday, September 27, 2015


Opening Statement
Another week has passed in our beloved world of MCME. Some new promotion here and there, sadly some demotion as well but all is well in our community and will continue to stay that way (unless someone crashed the server again). Anyway sit back and relax and enjoy the 37th edition of the MCME Times.

-ooitsbirdo​


Announcements
Nothing to announce this week.​


Project Progress


Andrast (In Progress) - Lead: @Tyranystrasz
More voxelling happened.​

Anfalas (In Progress) - Lead: @otho
Reporter - @Durtalathion

Hello one and all, this is Durtalation with your latest Anfalas news. Let me begin with saying that it is an honor to be taking this job as reporter and hope to bring information and a smile to all of your faces. So let us begin. From a communiqué that came directly from the staff, progress has been slow in this region. @DSESGH informed me that the majority of the work done was terraforming and to look at the northwestern edge of the province, stating to this reporter; "@kisos changed his first big section to stone this week! Check it out in the northwest corner of the region! Besides that, some more sand was terraformed.”. I was shocked to find that what had taken nature to form in centuries, the Anfalas team had managed to do in a week, as though they ripped the genesis device from the pages of the Wrath of Khan and fired it directly at that region of Anfalas. The tall spires of stone only challenged by the most beautiful peaks in the real world and rival even the stark beauty of the revamped Misties. I recommend giving it a fly by, some very interesting stuff has happened there.

Meanwhile, in the south along the coast, at the mouth of a small river there is a scene slightly reminiscent of war of the worlds. Floating discs in the sky, but never fear, these discs are actually the work of staff practicing and playing around with their craft before pasting it down below to create a small settlement with a very formidable keep. Keep your eyes in that region, @Mandos has been busy.​

Lamedon (In Progress) - Lead: @_Luk
Some farms, rivers, etc.​

Lond Daer (In Progress) - Lead: @Mandos
The wall of Lond Daer falls to the siege weapons of artists and adventurer. If you're flying through the city and you see the thing that looks like a spine, that'd be the ruined section of wall. Be on the lookout for wall ruining jobs for adventurers!

- @bender400


Misty Mountains (In Progress) - Lead: @Emilio_ & @Finrod_Amandil
Emil is still working on his Hollin Ridge. Given the amount of time he invests there the result will be truly majestic!

This week we also had the first scheduled jobs and were able to complete two more glaciers in the Misty Mountains near the Gladden pass. We also made a bit of progress in the High Moors, but as we encountered a really strange bug with double plants progress there may pause a bit.

Expect more glacier jobs next Saturday!

- @Finrod_Amandil

Moria (In Progress) - Lead: @Despot666 & @Finrod_Amandil
Taking a break atm.

- @Despot666


Public Projects:
Aldburg Revamp (New) - Lead: @Fireinferno13
The old Aldburg has been obliterated from the map, and sand has replaced it. Planning for the new Aldburg is under way. The project thread is >>here<<, go check it out.​

Mt. Gram (In Progress) - Lead: @Thijs1801
No progress.

You may have noticed that @Durtalathion is now a reporter. Thanks, Dur! Would you like to help with the Times too? Volunteer to be a project reporter! Contact one of the Times writers for details. (@Ardelenia, @DarthRagnar, @ooitsbirdo, or @Speeder45)​


Jobs and Projects:
Current Plotworld Jobs
Currently no activities in the plotworld are available.

Scheduled Jobs
We now have scheduled jobs!

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


Rank Updates
  • @TheFunnyFace and @yourie98 were promoted to Artist! Congratulations!
  • Five artists were demoted for inactivity, mostly due to IRL obligations. The unfortunate truth of our server...
  • @Credoo has, thankfully, been unable to deprive us of his skill and is once more a Designer.


#WeAreMCME - @mingthemusical
  • What story lies behind your username?
    cats sing opera, didn't you know?

  • What was the funniest / weirdest thing / event you encountered on MCME?
    @Nic1337

  • What was the funniest / weirdest thing /event you encountered in real life?
    @mandolore100 such sisterly love - the editors

  • 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?
    your mum. who needs an explanation?

  • Imagine you're sailing into the Undying Lands. Which LotR / Hobbit / Silmarillion character would you want to accompany you? (optional: why?)
    the mouth of sauron

  • If you would be given the opportunity to lead any MCME project (regardless of being done already or not), which would you choose?
    "Sooo, she didn’t fill this one in, what a scrub" - @ooitsbirdo
Do you want to get featured in the MCME Times? Fill out your responses >>here<<!!


Themed Build
Tirion upon Tuna
Themed builds are no longer required for Artist applications. However, Finrod thinks that “these [themed builds] had too many good points about them too get rid of them,” so they are being reinstated. You can use them just for fun, for an application, for a building exercise, etc. You could even get designer feedback! Currently the plugin is broken, so if you would like to try your hand at Tirion just claim an empty plot and start building.​


Media of the Week
Here we have 2 beautiful screenshots by @mandolore100 of Annuminas, enjoy
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Come on, guys! Mando is probably developing quite the ego from this constant featuring of his work. It is our job to protect him by putting out other screenshots that the Times can use!


Community Outreach
WANTED: Texturers!

As you all hopefully know already, @Despot666 has evolved into one of our most active and skilled texturers; almost the entire dwarven pack is his work. But now he is looking for helping hands as his future contributions will not only remain in the dwarven packs but also the other MCME Resource Packs. If you are not sure about your graphics skills, do not worry: Despot has offered to teach you the drills with gimp and co. So, if you are interested in influencing the look of future MCME, speak forth through a PM directed to Despot!

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
This was a pretty quiet week, especially compared with the last few. Not everyone enjoys watching small progress occur, but it is as important as big progress, and without it we would not finish.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
- Barack Obama
 

DSESGH

Manual Treebuilder
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Y'all should use some shaders in your Project Progress screens;)
 

neubiberger

Aspiring Commoner
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Congratz Yourie!! :DAfter so much time you bcecame this rank finally! But, i am 1 of the 5 :(...