Empire Newsletter: January 2023

Discussion in 'Empire News' started by MoreMoople, Dec 31, 2022.

  1. Happy 2023, EMC! We have another exciting year ahead of us, and I'm thrilled that I have the opportunity to share it with all of you. This month's newsletter will cover updates from all of the teams, a new contest, and event schedule changes. Read on to learn more!

    Community Team Updates
    • Build Team
      • Last month, the Build Team released Snowshoe Village, the winter chest hunt event. The event will remain open until at least the 15th of January, so if you haven't seen it yet, make sure you go claim your chests!
      • The Build Team also released a new build for the Secret Santa event! Gifts became available for pickup on December 19th, so make sure to grab your gift on SMP6 at /v secret-santa if you haven't done so yet!
      • Work will begin on the next major Build Team event very soon! Keep an eye out on the future newsletters for progress updates and information about when it will be released.
    • Contribution Team
      • Last month, the Contribution Team edited 8 Wiki pages and created 9 new pages. Open the spoiler below for the list of pages that were changed.

    There are some big changes being worked on behind the scenes for Community Teams. There is no current estimate on when these changes will become public, but make sure to keep an eye on the newsletter and the front page of the forums for future updates.

    Do you want to help the Empire? Consider joining a Community Team! Click here for more information.

    Staff Updates
    • Last month, multiple promos were released to celebrate the holiday season (thread). The "little tree" and little sapling items can be claimed with /promo littletree.
    • Dominick the donkey, a new Ugly Sweater, the Holiday Candle, and 16 Chocolate Chocolate Cookies can be claimed using /promo holiday22. Both Dominick and the Ugly Sweater can be purchased in /shopworld for 20220 rupees. Make sure to claim your promos soon if you haven't received them yet!
    • A new Empire Firework was released to celebrate the start of 2023! Senior Staff+ also hosted a surprise event. Check out this thread for details on the event and how to claim the new promo!
    • The Senior Staff are looking for new moderators to join the staff team! If you think you would be a good fit for the position, apply here!
    • Do you know somebody who would make a good staff member? Recommend them here!
    Don't forget to use /report to let staff members know about activity that breaks the rules!

    Developer Updates
    • Chickeneer recently released an EMC Roadmap thread, which covers the direction for the future of EMC on the development side. It lists current, ongoing, and future projects, so make sure to check it out to learn more about the modern vision of EMC!
    • The 1.19.3/Discord Update was released last month. The update added Discord verification, as well as the ability for supporters to chat from Discord to in-game and vice versa. A lot of code was added to make it easier for future features to be added. If you have a suggestion for the Discord update, post it here!
    Please remember to report any bugs to pmdev.emc.gs!

    Discord Banner Contest
    We're looking for a new Discord banner! Submit a new banner design by January 31st, 2023 at 11:59 PM (EMC time) for the chance to win the Graphic Designer's Stylus and up to 250,000 rupees! Click here to see the thread for more details!

    EMC Time Capsule Event
    It's time to open the time capsule again! This event will be hosted at 2:00 PM on January 7th, 2023. It will remain open for 10 days after that to allow people to open their time capsule and put new stuff in. More details can be found on the event thread!

    Forum Trophy Names
    Now that EMC has surpassed 10 years, we need new forum trophies to celebrate the next few years. Please leave a comment on this thread with your suggestions for new trophy names!

    Show Yourself Thread 2023
    It's a new year, and that means that there's a new Show Yourself Thread. Let the picture posting commence!

    Event Schedule Changes
    With the new year, we're moving to a new event schedule! With this new schedule, there will be two different events every week. The event schedule will be released at the start of the month. Don't forget to check out the new times!

    The January Event Schedule is as follows:

    Week 1:
    • Friday, January 6th (10:00 PM EMC time): FireFloor
    • Saturday, January 7th (2:00 PM EMC time): EMC Time Capsule
    Week 2:
    • Saturday, January 14th (10:00 PM EMC time): Netherspleef
    • Saturday, January 14th (2:00 PM EMC time): Miner Mania: New Beginnings
    Week 3:
    • Friday, January 20th (10:00 PM EMC time): TNT Run
    • Saturday, January 21st (2:00 PM EMC time): Mob Arena
    Week 4:
    • Friday, January 27th (10:00 PM EMC time): Ocean Explorers
    • Saturday, January 28th (2:00 PM EMC time): Art Class
    • Tuesday, January 31st (11:59 PM EMC time): Discord Banner Contest Deadline

    Thank you all for reading the newsletter. There are many new things happening on EMC this year and it's going to be a lot of fun! See you around. :D

    What do cows say on January 1st?

    Happy Moo Year! :D

    An iPhone and a firework were arrested on New Year's Eve...

    One was charged and the other was let off. :rofl: :lmao:

    Why should you stand on just your left foot during the New Year's Eve countdown?

    So you start the New Year on the right foot! ;)
  2. i must say, i absolutely love the chickeneer art
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  3. What a lot of news! :D Thanks for the newsletter.
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  4. Hey all! I'm going to spend tomorrow evening with a friend (Uncle_Vermin) before she goes back to school. Netherspleef is rescheduled for Saturday at 10:00 PM EMC time. See you all there! :D
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