Now that the egg has been taken and the dragon has been defeated, I think it's as good of a time of any to announce this. Welcome to the first of what I hope will be many build contests in the survival world!
Ender Shrine Build Contest
Build a shrine/podium/generic structure to place the dragon egg in! This is a totally free build with no specific themes on building so go crazy! The winning design will be rebuilt at the spawn where it will proudly display the dragon egg in all its glory!
1) All resources used must be obtained legitimately and by means within the rules.
2) Your entry must be built at the contest build site (location further down)
3) Your entry is limited to a 20x20 area (no bigger). You have freedom over how high it is however you are asked to keep it reasonable (too high of a structure may affect how your building is judged)
4) If you wish to enter, ask one of the moderators on the survival server to mark out a 20x20 area for you.
5) You must have a sign visibly by or within your 20x20 area with your name on it or your entry will not be judged.
5) You may not build outside your 20x20 area.
6) One entry per user, group entries are allowed and count as the one entry of each person involved.
7) Group entries may be by teams no bigger than two.
8) Your structure should include a SECURE area for the egg to sit (you can put a place holder where the egg will be)
9) Entries will be closed and judged on March 16th, 2014.
Where's the Build Area?:
To access the build area, first head to the nether hub. Go down the blue tunnel and there will be a tunnel marked with the build contest (this is also the tunnel that leads to SincX's house, but there is a split). Follow the minecart tracks (you WILL need a minecart to make it all the way, there are two sets of very long tracks you need to follow). Once you go as far as you can by rail, you will reach a small room, follow the sign to get to a nether portal, through this portal is the build site and a simplified version of the rules. Remember, YOU MUST REQUEST SPACE BEFORE YOU START BUILDING.
So the contest ended today and amazingly judging didn't take me that long. It's unfortunate that we only had four entries but never the less, our winner is this entry by Falconpunch.
When I saw this entry being built in it's early days, I wasn't entirely sure where FP was going with it. The cobble was initially something that threw me off but the addition of plants for colour was very smart. The cobble compliments the plants surprisingly well (much better than another stone material would have). The quarts flooring within the shrine is also a nice touch, alongside the matching stained glass.
The honorary mention goes to NinjaPickle's entry (you can see it just next to FP's). While the use of cobblestone walls were very nice, I feel like it lacked the vibrant design that FP's had. It needed something to make it stand out. I also felt that the lighting in Ninja's could have been a little more subtly done (the torches everywhere were a bit off putting).
So what happens now? We need the help of the community to recreate this build at spawn. Contributions are greatly appreciated. Once it is complete, we will add the egg that p4 is currently holding on to into it.
So, as of yesterday, and after 3 days of endless killing, I managed to obtain 3 Wither Skeleton Skulls. I would like to fight the Wither, but I would also like to gain enough people to help me out, if they'd like. I would like to know if anyone would be interested in helping.
With my new PC I think I'll try to get back onto this server. You might of seen my crappy house somewhere near spawn unless the map is gone or someone built over it ;3 either way it's good to see that there is a good MC community here at SMWC.
I have been organizing everything for the Wither fight, including potions and weapons. I have finalized the date of the battle, which will be Monday, at 3PM PST / 6PM EST / 8PM CST. The current participants in the fight are me, Mogsiah, MercuryPenny (MemorialDime in-game), Falconpunch, and ggamer77. The battle will be in The End. If anyone else wishes to partake in the battle, stand in front of the overworld End Portal 10 minutes before the battle. It is recommended you fight with full enchanted diamond armor, lots of potions and food, and a good sword, and, optionally, an enchanted bow.
(To get to the End Portal - If you're still living in the old spawn: go to the old nether hub, then go down the green tunnel, and look for a tunnel on the right of the tunnel that says "Stronghold and The End". If you live in or near the new spawn: go to the nether hub, and go all the way down the prismarine tunnel, then find the above mentioned Stronghold and The End tunnel.)
And the battle was an amazing success! The Wither was defeated within 3 minutes, we got the Nether Star, made a Beacon, and the only casualty was Falconpunch. MercuryPenny could not attend the battle, unfortunately, but I thank Falconpunch, Mogsiah, and ggamer, who did. Here'ssomepictures,too! (I'm "6pakMax" - don't ask about the username )
Here's hoping we perhaps have another fun Wither battle sometime!
With the recent news post, I thought it might be a good idea to revive this thread as well. As nice as the news comment section is for leaving a quick comment, this place is probably nicer for getting an actual discussion going, if anyone cares enough for it.
So far a fair bit of people seem interested in the map being reset, but we've also had some recent activity and those people are more against it. It seems like the amount of people who'd start playing is quite a bit higher than those who would stop though - that makes me in favor of a reset.
I also want to note that the server is still running - though unless you don't mind your progress probably being reset soon I wouldn't recommend starting to play right now.
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