Empire Newsletter: April 2023

Discussion in 'Empire News' started by MoreMoople, Apr 1, 2023.

  1. A new month, a new banner design! We have a lot of updates this month from community teams, staff, developers, and more. Read on, but don't forget to stop and smell the flowers!

    Community Team Updates
    • Build Team
      • The Build Team has been working hard and making great progress on the next major event build. It will be released in a couple of weeks, so make sure you check it out!
    • Think Team
      • The new Think Team is now officially announced! Check out the thread to learn what the team is about and how to apply. The new team members will be announced soon, so keep an eye on the front page!
    • Media Team
      • Progress has been made for preparing the official release of the Media Team. Once applications are open, it will be announced on the front page of the forums!
    • Contribution Team
    Do you want to help the Empire? Consider joining a Community Team! Click here for more information.

    Staff Updates
    • The staff team continues to work on the new tutorial. There are some new features in the 1.19.4 update that we are hoping to use to display written information in a cleaner way!
    • In addition to the tutorial work, the Sr. Staff+ are splitting up the New Player Guide to prioritize certain information and make it less overwhelming for new players.
    • The Leprechaun Hat is still available for people to claim by visiting /town on any SMP and then following the shiny footprints! If you haven't claimed it yet, hurry! This special treat will not be available for much longer.
    Use /report to let staff members know about activity that breaks the rules!

    Developer Updates
    • EMC is now on 1.19.4! This means that you will need to switch to 1.19.4 to join. chickeneer posted a thread with information about what the update included and his plans for the next month. Check it out here!
    Please remember to report any bugs to pmdev.emc.gs!

    Blog Post Writing Contest
    Write a blog post for the Official EMC Blog! One entry will be chosen as the winner, and that player will receive a special item and 250k rupees. Other entries that are high-quality and require little editing will receive 50k rupees per accepted post. I can't wait to see what you all write!

    Check out the Contest Thread!

    Note Block Music Contest
    The Note Block Music Contest is now over. Thank you to the 10 people who entered the contest! JNightwind and I will be judging the entries, and winners will be announced later this week!

    Event Schedule
    We are in the process of updating the Event Calendar to better reflect the variety of events! The new events are now in place, but we are still working on new calendar graphics, so some of them will still look the same for now.

    Week 1:
    • Friday, April 7th (10:00 PM EMC time): Build a Base
    • Sunday, April 9th (10:00 PM EMC time): Art Class
    Week 2:
    • Friday, April 14th (8:00 PM EMC time): Harvest Day
    • Saturday, April 15th (10:00 PM EMC time): Miner Mania: New Beginnings Edition
    Week 3:
    • Friday, April 21st (10:00 PM EMC time): Ocean Explorers
    • Saturday, April 22nd (2:00 PM EMC time): FireFloor
    Week 4:
    • Friday, April 28th (10:00 PM EMC time): Mob Arena
    • Saturday, April 29th (2:00 PM EMC time): Death Event

    Thank you for reading! Wishing you all a wonderful April. :D

    Why did the egg hide?

    It was a little chicken! :rofl: :lmao:

    Why was the math book sad?

    It had a lot of problems! :(

    What do you call a hammer bought on April 1st?

    An April tool! ;)
  2. I like the new banner design for the newsletter. It has a slight nerdy technical look. Very nice.
  3. Q. What do we need for EMC NEWS?

    A. MoreMoople
  4. Whoever did it must have a passion for graphic design. I bet they used very fancy tools like a Wacom tablet and Photoshop. Quality work right there.
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  5. I agree that it's time for a change in the wastelands reset policy. Anon and Katy are surely going to love that! So am I.
  6. Hey all! I am rescheduling tomorrow's Art Class event for Sunday at 10:00 PM (EMC time). Unfortunately, my car is having issues and it's not worth fixing it again, so I am going to be looking for a new one tomorrow. See you all there! ;)
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  7. Hello everyone! Johnkid will be hosting Harvest Day tonight. The time has changed to 8PM EMC time!

    Additionally, tomorrow's Miner Mania event will be hosted at 10:00 PM EMC time. I will be out of the house during the usual time while I finish up stuff for my new car. :)
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  8. Ended up shifting to 9 because of family stuff, but the res is open now! Will go as long as there's interest if any, or until 2 hours pass. Thanks for anyone that shows!
  9. I'm so sorry that I missed it! I hate needing 12 hours of sleep to feel well-rested. Maybe if I didn't, I wouldn't have missed it.
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  10. A lovely newsletter! Fun to read, even if I'm not so much involved in EMC myself anymore. :)
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  11. Katy does love the fresh waste explorations (⁠◠⁠‿⁠◕⁠)
  12. Agreed, Katy! It may entice me to come back and rip up the wastelands, I-i-i mean... explore them~
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