~The MCME Times~ #39/16

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Finrod_Amandil

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Opening statement


Please forgive me for this belated and still rather minimalistic edition of the Times this week, but I am just feeling a bit overwhelmed and worn out by some IRL shenanigans currently. But hey, I think I can see the light at the end of this tunnel, so things should get brighter again very soon!

But now, don't occupy yourselves with humble Fin's worries, I am sure everyone has his own burden to carry, and instead lean back and enjoy a short but hopefully still good read!
Whats Up?

Project Progress


Andrast (In Progress) - Lead: @jacenpeter

Jacen has started to apply the materials - snow, stone and grass, to a rather large area in northern Andrast, meanwhile Wrox has continued his terraforming in the south.
Belfalas (In Progress) - Lead: @Thijs1801

This week Brazen has continued his work on the surroundings of Methrast, there's also a Plotbuild running there, if you're quick you might even still be able to claim one of the few remaining plots! Additionally a vinyard hops plantation and a lumbering place was added near Methrast's wall.
Progress in the rest of Belfalas is a bit tricky to pin down tbh, but it seems as this week all of the coastline and the neighbouring areas between Methrast and Lostfalls was completed, oh and it looks absolutely gorgeous! Lovely work on the flowers and of course the terrain shapes!
Lamedon (In Progress) - Lead: @_Luk

The town of Smailholm is almost finished, only a last checkup is needed now! Additionally the Lamedon building team has conquered a large chunk of terrain, only adding some materials left to do there, and have begun an all new village, located in one valley to the west of Smailholm. There is a Plotbuild running too, if you're quick you can still get a plot!
MORIA (In Progress) - Lead: @Despot666 & @Finrod_Amandil

So in principle witing updates on Moria is pretty simple: Fire made progress on his hall, Darki made a nice hall, Depot finished a hall, oh yeah, and I made progress on the Hall Chamber of Light for the upcoming build day!
Tolfalas (In Progress) - Lead: @Tyranystrasz

No progress this week.
Valley of Erui (In Progress) - Lead: @Mandos

Another all new village has been created in the valley of Erui, centered around a nice small lake it's a nice bunch of wooden houses, check it out, even more as I was too lazy to take screenshots for you :p

Texture Development
  • @NEEPcrafter has submitted a few more 3D models, as of the next RP update you'll hopefully find 3D chain rails (for cranes and log stacks) as well as actually wheel-shaped wheels for carts, or handles for cranes.
  • @SKy_the_Thunder has added two more designs to his fantastic banner textures: A swan boat for Dol Amroth and Durins Crown over a Hammer and Anvil for Dwarven realms.

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

No progress this week?
Plotbuild, Architect & Minigames (Implemented) - Devs: @Eriol_Eandur & @Ivan1pl
  • Added command /get flowers (gems in Dwarven RP) which are placeable everywhere
  • Added command /get bed for half beds
  • Improved /plot warp command for plot in Moria (for cuboid plots brings you to center of plot now).
  • Added command /itex <durability> to support durability dependent item textures.
- Eriol

All Plugin progress is kept track of in Eriol's thread here: http://www.mcmiddleearth.com/threads/plugin-status.3475/
Rank Updates

None this week.​

Media of the week

@mattlego has extracted a bunch of city maps from his journeymap render, e.g. this one of Linhir:

Find more in his thread here: Matt's Maps
Upcoming

Community Outreach

  • @NicTheFifth is celebrating his Birthday soon, and for that occasion he wants to host a couple of fun game events so he can celebrate with all of you! According to his profile, the date is November the 17th, but he will probably supply you with more information through this thread: Birthday party!

  • @NicTheFifth is also working on a new map for the PvP server: Corrupted Isengard! If you are interested in helping him out in the construction of this map, please notify him! Oh and also remind all the Designers to host some more PvP now and then!
Themed Build
Themed Builds are weekly build events that serve to show off your building skills and/or help you to gain the skills required to get promoted to the Artist rank! All instructions on how to participate can be found in the thread linked below.

Theme: Great Gate of Minas Tirith
Resource Pack: Gondor
Link: #33/16 - Great Gate of Minas Tirith

Closing statement

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”
- Albert Camus
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samgamgee10

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#4
Here @Finrod_Amandil, I got you the screenshots

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Jacen's new terrain in Andrast around a glacier

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Methrast, with Daddlio's new vineyard (Forgot to turn off HUD, sry)

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The new unnamed village in the Ringló Vale

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The new village in the Erui Valley

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Darki's hall (Officer's Quarters)

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Fire's hall (I have absolutely no idea what purpose this hall serves, maybe some military storage for the officers???)

Oh and @bender400, didn't see your post until afterwards, so here
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Ya I know it's dark, just click on it and put your brightness all the way up, then it looks nice
 

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Daddlio

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#5
outside methrast that farm.. ya its a hops farm not vineyard ;)

love the closing statement