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Ardelenia

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Sunday, November 29, 2015


Opening Statement
Hello everyone. Another week has passed, December is very close, magic is in the air, time for family meetings, lights, music and wishes. We are all looking forward to the holidays.
This week we also decided that it’s time to introduce something new -- more information below! So what are you waiting for? Start reading the Times!​


Announcements
@BurgundyStig has left the Times Team, but thankfully he will continue fulfill his position as Guide.

There was also an update to the Rohan resource pack! Find it under Resources!​


Project Progress

I had a lot of assistance with pictures this week, but for some reason imgur wasn’t taking the links from our media, so here are more pictures separate from the album:
Andrast, courtesy of @Emilio_

The main valley jacen has been working on in the White Mountains

Anfalas, courtesy of @Finrod_Amandil

The White Mountains of kisos

Lamedon, courtesy of @Finrod_Amandil

The central mountains eriol is working on

Lamedon, courtesy of @Finrod_Amandil

Farms @bender400 is building; in the right background is Cardhi Medli and in the left background is Tree's Hollow

Lamedon, courtesy of @Finrod_Amandil

A future field and some outlines outside of Tarnost

Misty Mountains, courtesy of @Finrod_Amandil

The Hollin Ridge - the gap of sand between the ridge and the range keeps getting smaller!

Aldburg Revamp (In Progress) - Lead: @Fireinferno13
Farmhouses were implemented into the outskirts of the city. All that is left to do currently is fields and details within the city while we await the arrival of the keep. Artists are requested to please build a rich house (yellow) or one of the barns around the outskirts.
- Fire

Andrast (In Progress) - Lead: @jacenpeter
Jacen worked on his forests more. He also developed a design for silver beeches, which now grace the upper ranges of Andrast’s mountains.​

Anfalas (In Progress) - Lead: @DSESGH
Hello all and welcome to yet another edition of Anfalas news. This week has been a whirlwind of activity on the voxelling front. There have been great strides in the de-sanding of Anfalas. Hills, valleys, town sites, and rivers have either been planned or prepped for further work. As stated by a member of the project staff @kisos, "major terraforming in middle anfalas, dse working in south east as well". Only more good things can come from this team.
- @Durtalathion

Lamedon (In Progress) - Lead: @_Luk
The new terrain north west of Tarnost is almost finished, only the rivers and small streams are left. @Thijs1801 started to work on the farms there. Bender started to make farms north of Rendul. @conorpo, @BlairBros135, @WalpoleLegoMen and @jefferboy12 added materials and water to some more small streams at the Mountains of Lamedon during a job on Saturday. Some Artists, especially @Wroxxite worked on small streams there too. Thanks a lot!
- @Eriol_Eandur

Lond Daer (In Progress) - Lead: @Mandos
No apparent progress.​

Misty Mountains (In Progress) - Lead: @Emilio_ & @Finrod_Amandil
Emilio has finished voxelling the rough terrain into sand for the Hollin Ridge. He now needs to smooth things out, which will be done by hand to have a better result. Once he finishes smoothing, it will be covered in grass, and materials will be added. In the last days there have been some bush fixing jobs. Emil is also very thankful for all the help @Robindecreeper has given him terraforming.
There has been no progress on the high moors or the rest of the mountains.

Revamps (In Progress)
Fornost (@Demonataz) - Progress is house by house, street by street. Artists are reminded that they can ruin all of the buildings with red wool!​


Public Projects:

Linhir Outskirts (In Progress) - Lead: @Nic1337
The village has a name! It is called Algodan. Also the terrain around the town is finished and all the fields have been outlined, so be on the lookout as there may be jobs coming if a designer and I are online.
-Nic​


Scheduled Events:

Upcoming Tours:
None scheduled at time of publication.
For an always up-to-date overview, please refer to >>this<< thread.

Plotworld Builds:
Gondor Treebuild - /mvtp plotworld and /warp Treebuild - trees for Anfalas and later to be used elsewhere in Gondor
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
  • Our lovely veteran member, @CEFKILLA96 has decided to step down from Guide. Thank you for your long service!
  • @Thijs1801 got promoted to Designer. Congrats! Finrod says “He has proven his skills and ability to make bold but wise decisions various times during his time as Artist, mainly with his Mount Gram public project.”
Future Features

So, as mentioned last week, we are trying to shake up this section by adding some more options than We Are MCME. I now present to you three ideas that I hope you enjoy! Please feel free to comment on these below or even suggest other feature ideas; we will gladly consider them.
Our new sections place an emphasis on creativity, which I would surely like to believe is everywhere in this illustrious group of people. However, please tell me specifically if this is bad and you would prefer easier question-answer type things.

NEW! The MCME Time Machine! While we have our well-used Nostalgia thread, perhaps you have a longer memory, or want to share and explain something newer members might not get. Perhaps you want to be a storyteller and MCME is the best subject out there. In any case, now you can get those moments featured in the Times! For this first attempt, I am leaving it very unstructured, but if the public response wants more then we can edit the format.
>>The MCME Time Machine<<

NEW! The Times Review! We are all members of a highly focused and cultured community, MCME. However, the Times is sure that you enjoy things other than reading/watching Lord of the Rings! Therefore, we have made this option as a way for you to share with us some of your favorite things in other categories. Things we thought of are: games, books, movies, poems, songs, musicals, plays, podcasts (for the lols). If you have some other thing you are excited to share, though, by all means do it!
>>The MCME Times Review<<

NEW! (ish) The MCME Travel Guide! Recycling and expanding an idea one of my predecessors had, this is chance to not just tell some newly joined droog where they should warp, but convince even the oldest member to revisit a certain server location. Employ your eloquence and describe the charm of some particular location. Similarly to the first option, I left it pretty open but more structure could probably be added.
>>The MCME Travel Guide<<

AND just a reminder about We Are MCME, which I am not completely dismissing until all of the good (in the opinion of the Times) answers are used. This is a short survey @Finrod_Amandil made with some sensible and some more absurd questions, to get to know our community members better.
>>We Are MCME<<


Themed Build

The Old Mill
>>more information<<


Media of the Week

Unfortunately, I did not see any new screenshots or exciting media this week. If I missed anything please feel free to add your own Media section below!


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
I hope you like the changes that have been made in the Times this week. We always try to do our best, although we don’t always manage to.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw
 
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DSESGH

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All of the "More Project Picture" links are broken except the first one.
 

gadget271

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All of the "More Project Picture" links are broken except the first one.
They wasn't working for me but when I refreshed this thread, they now work for me
 

Ardelenia

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Not sure how to help you there @DSESGH, they all show up for me. However all of the hyperlinks, which had been broken should work now.
 

Finrod_Amandil

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I added them to the Media gallery only visible for Arde and Art (thinking they'd add it to the imgur slideshow). made the privacy setting public now, should work for everyone now