A Mini mid-October Update (non-technical)

Discussion in 'Empire News' started by Krysyy, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. Hey everyone,

    Following up on Aikar's AWESOME post from in the early morning hours (see here: http://empireminecraft.com/threads/big-fix-quality-updates-10-19-14.44158/), I figured I can go ahead and do a mini mid-October update on the non-technical side of things to keep everyone up to date and in the loop if they haven't been watching the forums closely...So here goes!

    As always, my inbox never closes. If I am not online, feel free to leave me a message and I will do my best to get to it as soon as possible. Nothing is too small to message me about. I am here to listen and to help players. If it is bothering you, you have an idea, or just want to talk, message me! :D

    Looking for Staff
    We are ALWAYS looking for more staff, but recently did a major rework of the application. So if you haven't applied with the new app, please do so. Old applications are not being referenced at all. Take your time when filling out the app. Effort definitely shows when we are reading these. Expect a round of new greenish blood to appear soon.
    Apply at: http://staffapp.emc.gs

    The New Tutorial and Its Effect on New Players
    We've been watching and the new tutorial is definitely helping. If you haven't explored it yet for yourself, type /tutorial in-game. If you see something that the new players are still confused on that we could maybe cover more, please send krysyyjane9191 a message on the forums.

    Contributor Team and The Empire Blog
    The contributor team is now going to be releasing a new blog post AT LEAST every Friday. We say 'at least' because sometimes there are awesome posts that are thought of and we don't want to limit the releases. So from now on, look for something new every Friday around 6 pm EMC time (except this time around, since it was just published today). Go check out AlexChance's post about the Microsoft acquisition of Mojang!
    The contributor team will also be working on something special to be released in November, so stay tuned!
    Apply for Contributor Team at: http://emc.gs/ContribApp

    Build Team and Special Projects
    The build team is working on some awesome new things for the server whilst Aikar gets some other things done before Games Server, some of which have been asked for quite a few times by different players. We took note and they are in design/building phase. We created a schedule so look for these new things to be announced at periodic points here in the next month(s). Please do NOT bug the team about what they are doing. They are instructed to keep things between team and staff members only. If you are interested in being an Empire Minecraft Build Team Member, message a portfolio of some large scale builds you have made to the Community Managers. We are always looking for more builders!

    Youtubers Needed!
    If you think you could be a good youtuber for the Empire, please send the Community Managers a sample promo video (Please no Let's Plays). The current Youtuber team is working on some videos to accompany the new tutorial, but we definitely need more video makers. Apply Today!

    Haunted House Build Contest
    The contest deadline is October 31st, 2014 at 11:59 EMC time. Please get your submissions in on time. Any late submissions will not be accepted. You can expect the results in the first week of November.
    See more at: http://empireminecraft.com/threads/contest-build-a-haunted-house.43727/

    Voting Contest
    No entry form is required for this contest, but I wanted to remind you all that the end of the contest is approaching on October 31st, 2014 at 11:59 pm EMC time, so do your best to keep voting every day. Winners should be announced in the first week of November.
    See more at: http://empireminecraft.com/threads/contest-voting-streaks.43295/

    Events on the Empire
    If you are planning a big event, put it on the Calendar! The Empire is always having events and it's great to see you all there. See the current calendar here: http://empireminecraft.com/pages/events/

    Lotteries are Disallowed
    Due to scamming and bad people being bad people, we have had to get rid of lotteries on the Empire. Read More: http://empireminecraft.com/threads/the-end-of-lotteries.43956/

    Reminder About Blind/Mystery Auctions In-Game
    They are not allowed. If you see someone holding one, please report it using /report in-game.
    Read more: http://empireminecraft.com/threads/reminder-about-in-game-auctions.44169/

    Thanks for reading,
  2. Lots of new stuff as always! Thanks for putting it all into one thread Krystal, that's quite helpful :p Lot's of contests and looking for new staff and community helpers is always a good sign of growth on the Empire. Good luck to everyone who applies for a certain position or enters a contest!
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  3. Cool only thing i haven't checked out is the haunted house thing great job krysyy :D
  4. I applied for the contest and submitted my map for the Applications.

    Best of all to luck!
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  5. Hmmmm staff application...
  6. click that then fill it out then press submit... do it... I dare you.....
  7. I'll accept your dare...
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  8. *diabolical accent* goooood..... you have done well... *evil laugh* muhahahahaha....
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  9. Awesome! :D Can't wait to find out what the Build Team's been up to. :) You've been a busy krysyy! :p
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  10. This post, I like it. Now I don't have to do any work to get caught up on everything new on the Empire.

    Thank you for helping me in my pursuit of infinite laziness krysyy!
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  11. Wow, there's a lot going on. Thanks so much for all this info! :D
    607 likes this.
  12. Awesome Krysyy! All of these updates and the ability to require more community team members certain shows the Empire's growth!
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  13. Might try out for a few things here and there. ;3
  14. Hm, interesting... (even though I already knew most of the things, an overview is nice :p)
    I'm really considering applying for the youtube team...
    I probably won't though.
  15. You should. The current team could definitely use more help.
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  16. I can't wait for you all to find out what we're working on! :p
    607, krysyyjane9191 and TechFilmer like this.
  17. Now you need yet ANOTHER form for the youtuber applications. Do you go to bed with a headache?
  18. I believe you just send them a video of you doing a great EMC video.
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  19. Woud I get banned four disobeying staff buy not applying for staff?
  20. Awesome post Kryssy! Thank you for the overview and updates. I can't wait to see what the build team has in store for us. Yay!!
    Happy dayz people. =D