Empire Minecraft News: August and September 2016

Discussion in 'Empire News' started by Krysyy, Sep 23, 2016.

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  1. MINECON 2016
    It's almost here! Krysyy and Aikar, along with DWMom11 will be onsite representing the Empire Minecraft staff September 24th and 25th in Anaheim, CA. If you are going, Aikar's shirt will say his username so we'll be pretty easy to spot. Krysyy will be costumed up in tow (and hopefully not running into things), We'll also be tweeting behind the scenes photos with the @EmpireMinecraft twitter handle. Krysyy even gave in and bought a selfie stick for the event. Come give us a tweet!

    July Referral Contest Winners
    Most Clicks (receive blocks of clickyness):
    1st: OmegaDustMC
    2nd: Olaf_C
    3rd: LuckyPat

    Most Referrals (receive voucher prize):
    Gold Voucher: SachRock and WyntrReavyn*
    *Due to minimum referrals, there was no 1st/2nd/3rd place. We are awarding those with substantial amounts.

    August Referral Contest Winners
    Most Clicks (receive blocks of clickyness):
    1st: OmegaDustMC
    2nd: Olaf_C
    3rd: Rezxz

    Most Referrals (receive voucher prize):
    Gold Voucher: Racer3451*
    *Due to minimum referrals, there was no 1st/2nd/3rd place. We are awarding those with substantial amounts.

    Wallpaper Contest Voting Form
    This year, we're running votes a little differently. Everything is in this one google spreadsheet. View them all and vote for your favorite 3 to win! Voting will be open until October 9th at 11:59 pm EMC time. NO Alts!

    Go Vote Now: CLICK ME!

    Voting Contest Nearing Completion
    The voting contest is only days from completion. Then after getting the stats from Aikar and running the random selectors, we'll announce the winners in the October News. In case you forgot what I'm talking about, here's the link: https://empireminecraft.com/threads/contest-voting-contest-2016.66452/

    October News Changes
    Starting with October, the monthly news will be a little different. I can't say much because it's not yet solid just yet on what all we are changing, but it will be 'different'. Stay tuned for more in early October!
  2. Awesome! I can't wait to see the new monthly news update :)
  3. Wow, meet Krysyy and Aikar in real life! That would be cool. Wish I had time to go down there...boo hoo. Have fun and represent!
  4. Have fun at Minecon :D
  5. I presume the chickens and herobrine heads are for mine con? :p Edit: :O first krysyy like w00t :p
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  6. Ooo, 2 months :)
  7. I assumed the banner was for minecon, I'm guessing I was right.
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  8. Awesome! I love the banner. Though I believe the entry with the diamond horse armor is a template on NovaSkin or something. Or I maybe confused.
  9. Wish I could be at minecon, can't wait to see all of your pictures ^_^
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  10. Hey this is FoxyRavenger here and let's geeett rriiighht into the news!

    Entry #6,10, 11, & 24 are pre-filled wallpapers with slapped on EMC logos and propaganda? Let's dig in! With some simple searching we are positive that three contestants have stolen art for their gain!
    Entry #6 http://minecraft.novaskin.me/wallpapers#theater

    Entry #10 http://minecraft.novaskin.me/wallpapers#family_photo

    Entry #11 http://minecraft.novaskin.me/wallpapers#horse4

    Thanks to Sachrock for helping the case
    Entry #24 http://minecraft.novaskin.me/wallpapers#fly2

    We asked for a explanation to this unjust and cheating nature of these contestants
    Which wasn't the case, with my background knowledge and with Sachrock, it was roughly 15 minutes of searching. Thank goodness that the final review will remove these entries.
    So if you are voting in this contest, just watch out for these novaskin entries since they don't seem to be going to be removed until the end. We can all thank this to Minecon priories.

    In other News
    Apparently EMC has a Twitter account that they will start using now for related MineCon action, if you don't have a twitter get one now!

    That is all the news I can post that is relevant in EMC community. Hope you all have a good day.
  11. I like my name dwmom11 ;) I'm so super excited. Boarding my flight now! Can't wait to hang out with Krysyy again and to meet aikar!!
  12. Just a heads up that initial staff review knocked out any inappropriate entries. Final staff review will occur before winners are finalized and that will include a Web search, including novaskin.

    We're on our way to the airport.
  13. i like entry 17, wonder who made it :rolleyes:
  14. Noice I live to read these news articles can't wait to see the new system
  15. I think you should knock them out now. People will be confused and pick the novaskin ones, not the ones players created. If a novaskin banner won, that would be bad. D:
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  16. I agree, I mean you can just edit your google fourm entry to remove any novaskin banners and just state that we all need to revote. It shouldn't take a arm and limb to remove the votes, ask to re-vote, and remove 4 pictures.
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  17. It was past midnight when I posted this and we're a tad busy for Minecon. My costume even had a last minute breakdown. I want to make sure I do a thorough search of Internet resources for not just novaskin rips, but others too. Vote for your favorite and in the end, the one with the most votes and not disqualified will win.
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  18. Yeah, i see no harm.
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