Hey everyone,As we near the end of November, I've got just a few updates for you all so everyone stays on the same page. Don't worry, this isn't a big wall of text =PLet's get started...New Blog Post: Making Map Arthttp://empireminecraft.com/blog/tips-and-tricks/design/782-guide-to-minecraft-map-art/ItsMeMatheus is well known for his amazing map art skills. In this blog entry, he reveals a nice how-to so that others may make them as well.Build Team Re-AssembleThanks to Aikar's amazing work, the stage server is back up and running. The build team projects got a little delayed so look for quite a few somethings from them in December. (spoilers)November Poem Contest Ending Soonhttp://empireminecraft.com/threads/contest-what-are-you-grateful-for.44529/Deadline is November 30th at 11:59 EMC time so get writing!Krysyyjane9191 has a life!Well sorta anyways...My family is taking a 'escape the extended family' trip out of the country next week so I will be gone November 23rd/24th - December 1st. I WILL have my computer, so please pm me if you have an issue/vouchers that need to be redeemed. I'll try to check it everyday, but it is vacation so there might be a small delay. Invite Aikar to anything that needs IMMEDIATE attention. The November Poem Contest winners will be announced December 2nd and the new contest will be posted on the 2nd as well. It will be Holiday themed so start getting in the holiday spirit.As a reminder of my not being here, my avatar will have a little note once I am 'on vacation'. If someone is in-game and doesn't visit the forums and needs to get a hold of me, please remind them that I am only available through the forums for this week.Thanks and I'll miss you all!