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Seven people decided to ride the rails to the new hangar and build an entry in the trains contests! Both Exodio and Toad_ volunteered as judges and scored each entry from 1 to 10, commenting on the build quality and their appreciation for the various details included. Here is the list of the winners along with what they won!
First place: Kagato
Special set of armor
Stack of iron blocks
Four stacks of rails
One stack of powered rails + redstone torches
18 Detector rails
Second place: Dr. Cossack
Special set of armor
Two stacks of rails
Halfstack of powered rails + redstone torches
Halfstack of iron blocks
Third place: JaimeReaper
Stack of rails
16 Powered rails + redstone torches
16 Iron blocks
Random participant: cmzangetsu93
Chest full of minecarts
The full list of entries along with comments are available, as always, on the results page. The hangar is now opened to everyone who wants to build a second train element, or newcomers looking to make their own addition! 2 indoor and 3 outdoor spots are still available.
Thank you to everyone who participate, and to Skreelink for coming up with the idea and running the entire thing!
The train building contest has now reached its midway point! There are 3 indoor spots and 4 outdoor ones left if you want to participate. The available space is relatively small, so you still have plenty of time to design and build something!
The prizes have been determined, but will remain secret until the winners are announced. All I've been allowed to tell you is that they consist of in-game items that are, of course, related to trains! There are three prizes for the top winners, plus one package for a random participant.
Skreelink is now looking for two judges to score the various entries that are being built. If you're not participating and would like to give him a hand, please contact him directly!
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If you're looking for a new building challenge, Skreelink has one ready for you! You are formally invited to join us in a competition to build a favorite of many of us from the Creeper's Lab: TRAINS.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, consists of building a train or a train component. The exact type of what you build is up to you: train engines, cars, cabooses and so on are all welcome, along with similar vehicles like streetcars. However, it has to be something realistic in design, like you could find somewhere in the real world. If it belongs on rails, it's most likely fine!
Skree has built a large hangar to house your creations, while a few outside plots in front are available as well. To visit this new location, from Central, use the overworld Western Line to the first branch (third stop). Once there, switch to the side line and disembark at the first stop! Alternatively, from Nether Central, use the West line, get out of the first substation (Alucard), then select the Canada line.
There are only 10 inside lots and 4 outside ones available. Once they're gone, they're gone, so you'll want to hurry up to reserve your spot! Please put a sign somewhere on your lot or its direct border so we can tell which entry is yours. Each lot is 12 blocks wide, 40 blocks long and 14 blocks high. You can't dig up the ground.
This new contest will run for about two weeks, starting from now. You have until Tuesday, August 25th at 23:59:59 Eastern time to complete your entry. It will then be judged in the following days, and the results will be posted here later on.
Skreelink is still working on the full set of prizes, which will be revealed later!
Good luck to everyone who decides to enter!
Several people spent up to a month designing and building sand castles, and it's now time to announce the results! HimochiKouen, MediaKlepto and myself went from entry to entry, judging them on a score from 1 to 10 to determine who was best at following the give theme and designing an attractive castle. Without further wait, the winners:
First place: doorgunnerjgs
Second place: Skreelink
Third place: Exodio
Congratulations to all! As described previously, doorgunnerjgs won a diamond helmet suitable for underwater work and movement. You will find it in your mailbox in Nether Central. door also scored 50 Merit Points, while Skreelink and Exodio earned 30 and 15 respectively. This gives them a chance to earn some fancy prizes down the line, which will be detailed later! All contest entries and results can be viewed on the results page.
As a reminder, you can check your points score at any time on the forums or by typing /points in game. Additionally, you can track your position compared to the others on the brand new Merit Points leaderboard! Contestants all earn a point for trying, with will be given to them soon.
A big round of applause to everyone who participated (or tried!) and helped make this new concept of having a seasonal map a success!
The next seasonal map will be an Halloween special in October! Stay tuned!
For those looking to wash away all that sand gathered while building castles, Coneva has prepared something for you!
She's been working for a while on a new water park with several activities included, and everyone is invited to attend the grand opening this Saturday at 9pm, Eastern time! A fireworks show is expected to launch the place and the first official boat race to happen on the premises! Visitors will be free to explore and race each other.
Afterwards, those looking for something a bit more active will want to join us at the also new Sea Dome, an underwater arena. Two events are planned to take place over there!
Protect The Villager: You and others must work together in order to protect a defenseless villager against hordes of attacking zombies. Protect him with your life if you must! There will be no prizes for this activity, besides the satisfaction of a job well done.
Last Man Standing: Once the life of our long-nosed friend has been preserved, the group will move on to mass PvP! Everyone goes into the arena at once, bringing their own weapons and armor, and duke it out until only one remains standing. As such, once you've been killed, you can't reenter the battleground until the end of the round. Three such rounds will be done, the three winners each winning a prize. Those will be announced at a later time.
So, that's three events in one, all this Saturday the 1st of August at 9pm Eastern time. Coneva and I are hoping to see many of you there!
Another entry in the long running 1.8 series is set to be released tomorrow to fix a few bugs. This newest version is compatible with all previous 1.8 installs, so you're free to upgrade whenever you want.
Yesterday's Connect Four tournament was a success by attracting 9 players plus several watchers. The level of competition was higher than expected, with many rounds lasting until only a few moves were possible. Some players also refused to be defeated quickly, using every trick possible to keep things running. Eventually, after a few rounds of elimination, HimochiKouen came up on top and claimed the pot of 30 diamonds!
Congrats, Himo, and thanks to everyone who helped make this even more interesting than we hoped!
It is time for a new competition, one that has severed friendships, led to major feuds and bloodshed: CONNECT FOUR!!
If you don't know how this game is played, the rules are simple: two players alternate placing board pieces in any of the seven columns, said pieces falling from the top. The goal is to be the first to line up four pieces either horizontally, vertically or diagonally. All contestants will play 1 vs 1, tournament style, until only one remains standing!
The Connect Four installation has been updated to feature two playing fields. One board will be used to play the tournament while the second one can be used for practice and fun.
The entrance fee is 3 diamonds. All of these will be placed in a chest, and the winner of the competition takes it all! As such, the more competitors show up, the better the final prize!
Be sure to show up at Port Townshend's Boardwalk before 10pm Eastern time this Saturday the 25th with your entrance fee. You can quickly reach the area by accessing the End of Time, entering the Assorted Attractions portal, then hit the Townshend Boardwalk gateway.
See you then!
As I indicated in my contest announcement, the prizes were yet to be revealed. It's time to pull the veil from this!
I'm launching today a new structure of prizes to be used in the seasonal events and other contests:
Merit Points! These are points that can be earned through various competitions and stacked up over time. These points will later allow you to be entered in draws to earn prizes!
The prizes might include, among other options:
- Gift cards
- Steam games
- Signed postcards
- Personalized Minecraft items
- And more!
Everyone who enters a competition, like the ongoing sand castles competition, will earn a few points. The top three winners will get a lot more based on their ranking. Some of the seasonal events will be participation-based (and not always building events), such as exploring an area, so this gives us the flexibility of awarding prizes for completing various tasks.
After a while (the current plan calls for a year of collecting points), the various scores will be tallied up and names will be drawn. Each point will represent one chance of winning. As such, those who won events (and have a larger score) will be in a good position to win, while everyone else who simply participated will also have a shot at earning something!
To check the number of Merit Points you're currently holding, you can type /points in-game. Alternatively, you can look at your Minecraft profile on the forums at any time! Of course, at this moment, everyone's score is at 0.
Now, for this actual contest. The #1 castle will earn its builder a special refreshment after all this sand: a mighty diamond helmet dedicated to working under water! Everyone else, as explained above, will get a specific amount of Merit Points to hopefully win something later on!
As a side note, I'd like the assistance of two judges to help me determine the winners of this building competition. Please drop me a note on the forums if you're not entering and want to help with this!
All good, thank you!