Empire Minecraft News: January 2015

Discussion in 'Empire News' started by Krysyy, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. A new thing this year: I'll be doing a wrap-up post in the form of a news bulletin at the beginning of every month with bits and pieces from the last month and what you can expect in the month ahead. It keeps me from spamming the front page too much. If you have never read the forums, I advise you at least read these in order to keep up.

    Empire Minecraft 2014 Survey!
    The Empire Minecraft Staff would like to thank you for being a part of our 2014 year and we look forward to seeing you in 2015 and beyond. To start off, we've opened a review in order for you, the community, to give us feedback on what we have been doing and what YOU want to see in 2015. Only the admins will read this review in full detail, but we will post an analysis of some of the polls so you can get a better look at what your peers have said.

    Take the survey at: emc.gs/2014review

    EMC Community Appreciation Award Nominations
    (July - December 2014)
    It's that time of year again. Submit your two nominations to emc.gs/nominate asap.
    There will be 2-4 winners and the last day to nominate will be January 31st.
    Link for more info: http://empireminecraft.com/threads/empire-community-appreciation-awards-july-december-2014.46395/

    JustinGuy Tribute Build Contest
    The contest is ending on February 14th, 2014. The build MUST be on Empire Minecraft.
    Submit your build: emc.gs/justinguybuild
    More info: http://empireminecraft.com/threads/build-contest-justinguy-tribute.44625/

    December Referral Winners
    Most Clicks: Receive Referral Blocks of Clickyness December 2014 Edition
    1st - FDNY21
    2nd - OmegaDustMC
    3rd - LuckyPat

    Most Referrals: Receive Supporter Vouchers
    1st - FDNY21
    2nd - xstebex
    3rd - ShelLuser

    Reminder about the clicks contest: DO NOT use spam sites that promise to generate traffic from your link for you. Not only does it affect our real page analysis (and yes we can tell), it also is not counted in these monthly contests due to its illegit nature. Just don't do it please.

    December Holiday Card Contest Winners
    This month's winners are as follows:
    1st -AlexChance: https://i.imgur.com/l6jyl3A.png
    2nd - AcerbusOrphanus: http://imgur.com/rGmvyTw
    3rd - luneyia: Unlisted.

    Honorable mentions: will receive 20k each
    AliceF3: https://i.imgur.com/h7eGXGB.png
    hashhog3000: https://i.imgur.com/t4QuVqd.jpg

    Imgur gallery with all submissions: http://imgur.com/a/80rBl
    Thank you to all that participated. Prizes will be divided up and I will pm you on the forums when they are ready.

    Other News:
    • Mr. Blizz Ard is leaving town some time in January. We don't have the exact date, but he's getting a little tired of being killed for his nose =P
    • The Holiday Sales and Promo Items will disappear on January 10th, with a possible extension through the 11th. If you have no idea what I am talking about, click here: http://empireminecraft.com/threads/jingle-bells-and-holiday-sales.45621/
    • The Holidays brought new Town Spawns, a new Mob Arena, and 4 new PvP Arena designs. If you haven't seen them, go check them out!
    • New sections on the Forums: Meet the Staff and Meet the Teams. You can find them by clicking the 'Community' tab. (still working on getting it in the pull down menu). If you are interested in joining the teams, please see their pages in the wiki for more instructions.
    • Forum Auction Archives: Auctions (community, supporter, and reverse) will now be moved to the archives section once completed. This will help clean up each section some. Be patient with staff while they move them.
    • Pending Outpost Establishment Section added under Wilderness discussion. If you have a base you want established and it meets the guidelines, please post it in this section so that the Staff have a general list of things to check. ALL STAFF CAN ESTABLISH AN OUTPOST.
    • New year means New Show Yourself Thread. Check out the pretty faces at: http://empireminecraft.com/threads/official-emc-show-yourself-thread-2015-edition.46312/

    In closing, I'd like to mention that a few of our moderators have stepped down due to personal reasons and a few were removed from their position due to inactivity heading into the new year. DO NOT HARASS THEM ABOUT THE REASON. That is their business and not yours.
    If you feel you meet the requirements to be the next Empire Minecraft Moderator, please apply at emc.gs/staffapp
    These applications are kept and referenced in the future until the next version is released so if you don't get a message this round, don't be discouraged. We might message you the next time 'round or just out of the blue one day.

    (If I made grammatical or syntax or spelling errors on this thread that are not detrimental to society, please do not post about them. I got my point across and it's a very long thread)
  2. If I forgot something, please let me know in a private message and I will add it to this thread.
    All prizes from last month's contests will be sent out shortly.
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  3. First
    Do you guys ever plan on having a nap maybe a kat nap haha (iamkhatru)
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  4. Nice and complete. Thanks for the cheat sheet :D
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  5. You work so hard for all if us :eek: Do you remember what sleep is? :'(
  6. Thanks for the update.
  7. Awesome! Thanks so much :D
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  8. Still no word on what the nose will actually do...? :(
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  9. Fab start to 2015, let's hope the rest of the year is this good! ^.^
  10. Those cards look amazing... great job guys!
  11. Staff, do any of you have an estimation for updating EMC to 1.8's features?
    It's been 4 months since Minecraft 1.8 was initially released.
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  12. That would be an Aikar question, though I believe he did answer it recently. Keep in mind all the changes that did occur with 1.8 and the Bukkit, etc drama.
  13. This will only make sense to a handful of people, but Aikar must convert EMC's changes to CraftBukkit/Bukki into a new format for the conversion to 1.8, but certain updates are prioritized before this update still, and only then can noticeable work begin.
  14. Those cards are great, I'm looking forward to seeing more entries! (even though other entries may not be as good, if effort went into them, people'll sure appreciate them :))
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  16. Wow, lots of information, with winners and lots of new additions to the Empire alike! The end of last year was a big time with lots of changes and they've made the Empire even better. Good job to all the teams that have worked on everything in the past months and well done to all of the winners of the recent Contests! :)
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  17. It,s quite simple we need a machine that duplicates Aikar several times over. :)

    I like the new news article.
  18. I like this we should have the Empire Times every month :p
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  19. Awesome! I just happen to like that disclaimer at the bottom :p
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