Possible In-Server Game! 20000+ Rupees Prize

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by TheRocketSurgeon, Apr 30, 2013.


Do you think I should do this on EMC??

Yes 26 vote(s) 86.7%
Maybe 0 vote(s) 0.0%
It needs some improvement before I will play 3 vote(s) 10.0%
Definitely not 1 vote(s) 3.3%
  1. Alrighty guys, so I just finished this book:


    tl;dr the book, here is summary
    It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune—and remarkable power—to whoever can unlock them. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday’s riddles are based in the pop culture he loved—that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday’s icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes’s oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig.And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle.Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt—among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life—and love—in the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape. A world at stake.A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready?

    Still tl;dr? Epic fully immersive virtual reality video game called OASIS created with 80's references, creator is socially awkward, no heir, hides easter egg protected by three keys and three gates and lots of puzzles, first person to find easter egg and acquire it wins creator's entire inheritance, $240,000,000,000 and a controlling stock share in the company that owns the game

    So, I just finished reading the book, which you should all read btw!

    But then I thought it would be amazing to do it Minecraft, more specifically EMC!

    The challenges/gates/etc. would be spread across all 10 servers and hundreds of residences if people are willing to help out, but just know that if something related to the contest is placed onto your res, you are ineligible to enter in the competition, so I need players that don't really wanna play to allow me a small portion of their residences, most likely a 5x5x3, 15x15x3 maximum (LxWxH)

    If this gets enough interest, and I can get people to allow me parts of their residences, then this will definitely be started up. Just make sure you know as much about me before then, because like the original book, that will play a large part in the challenge.

    The winner will win anywhere from 20000r-50000r, depending on how much money I have after prepping the contest. Donations towards the prize pool will be accepted, and donating will NOT disqualify you from the contest.

    Every player starts with the same clue, at the same time, no matter where they are. It all depends on who can decipher them faster.

    Also, if you are good at writing riddles, please comment or PM me, because I need someone to help me write out the riddles/clues!

    So, let me know what you think and be sure to vote in the poll!
  2. I think its an amazing thing. It could possible be done here!
  3. Thanks!
  4. Any other questions/comments/concerns?
  5. You can use my res. what server you need it on? send me a PM
  6. I would help but this sounds like to much fun.
    Kirby want to be my best friend?
  7. Doesn't matter what server, I'm not gonna start planning until I get some good feedback from the community, and as I plan I will start finding residences to use, I'll keep in mind that you wanna help though!
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  8. Hmm this looks pretty cool :D I'd be glad to let you use my residence, as scary as it looks right now :p
  9. I will be contacting residence owners in private to keep res numbers and such a secret so players cannot skip around.
  10. Not sure how much space I have, but you could use all 4 of my res'.... (they are a tad messy lol)
  11. Wow its confusing, but i think itll be fun
  12. OOOOH BOY! You most definitely an use my res. I can also do free redstone work.
  13. This could fit very well into my Utopia project...
  14. Thanks for all the great feedback guys!!!
  15. I will lend some of my res's. Two, actually. But, a question and a concern. What if players go derelict? Those res's will get deleted. Maybe ask an admin for a few spots in the /town roads will work, I don't really know.
  16. Hrm, you are right about the possibility of derelict residences. I'll have to find a way around that, perhaps alerting a senior staff member to the residences used in the contest and have all of them put on a non-reset list like they do for people whose residences go derelict while they are on vacation.
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  17. Alright guys, so I am most definitely doing this! I am going to probably have AlexChance build me a huge build at one of my residences solely for the contest, but his builds are expensive. I have about 60k, and his builds cost 200k+, so I am mining and selling like nuts, but if you wanna help, use the command /v 4116 and the donations chests are dead ahead of you!