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Week in Review - Week of August 16, 2015

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GrayRemnant
Level 55 : Grandmaster Senpai
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Hello there, ladies and gentlemen.  Today, on Week in Review, I'm going to be discussing the perils of playing tennis at 30,000 feet.  Hope you enjoy.  ;)



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The best structure of the week was Flying Apartments, created by jar9.  Jar9 is arguably one of the best modern builders here on PMC, and this build is symbolic of his ultra-polished, minimalist style.

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This build is an apartment complex, BUT WAIT, there’s a twist: it can fly!  How, you might ask?  That would probably be on account of the four massive turbines that give the build a strong resemblance to the helicarrier from The Avengers.

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So, yes, this apartment building can fly, which means that the tenants don’t even have to drive to work anymore.  Though, I would think there would be some disputes, amongst the occupants, over where and when they want the flying apartment complex to be.  I assume there’s some kind of wait list that they have to sign in advance.  Either way, I’m sure all of the tenants hate each other, but then that’s no different than regular apartment buildings.

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The buildings themselves have a unique tilted design, and the base of the helicarrier is decorated with trees, pools, and tennis courts.  That means that the tenants can go down and play a friendly game of tennis every once in a while.  Then again, if somebody sends a drop-shot a little wide, the ball is just going to end up sailing over the edge, plummeting down to earth where it will undoubtably strike an old woman as she’s crossing the street, leading to an inevitable lawsuit.  So, yeah, I guess tennis is out of the question.

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But, nevertheless, this build is a conceptual masterpiece.  It takes a lot of skill, not only to build an apartment complex of this scale and class, but also to set it on top of a giant helicarrier.  All of the components are executed perfectly, and jar9 demonstrates, for the millionth time, that he has an adept understanding of composition.  Well done!



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The best terraforming of the week was a jungle terrain titled Glauynra - The Forgotten City, created by MrBatou.  Glauynra is an ancient, crumbling temple situated at the bottom of a vast jungle basin.

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The ruin itself is a network of conical structures, bound together by a series of winding stone staircases.  They are elegantly draped in hanging foliage and vines, giving it a weathered atmosphere.  The cliffside is well textured, and packed with trees and hanging plant life.

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What really stands out in this terrain is the atmosphere.  It looks like something straight out of an Indiana Jones film.  It has a mysterious, uncharted vibe that begs for exploration.

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Additional Credit
Moustafa74 - Renders
Lemmy1916 - Renders



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The best organic project of the week, and possibly the best of the year, was a build called Hard Rain, created by Tober888.  Make no mistake, ladies and gentlemen.  This is pure art.

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This is basically an interpretation of one of Leonid Afremov's famous cityscape oil paintings.  Afremov is known for his extremely vibrant color patterns, which this build captures perfectly.

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There isn’t much to say about this other than its sheer beauty.  The bright red and yellow window panes and street lamps give them a warm glowing appearance, and the rain droplets come in an assortment of blue, green and purple.  When you have a haze of cool colors shrouded around a few sources of warmer hues, it creates a profound contrast.

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The architecture is sublime, and the organic figure with the umbrella and the leashed dog is excellent in its own right as well.  The streets and the buildings are saturated in bright colors, an effect intended to show how the rain is drenching everything in the map.

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Overall, this map does about as much justice to Afremov as physically possible.  It’s a brilliant rendition of a 2-dimensional image, transformed into a beautiful 3-dimensional environment.  It’s as if the image itself was brought to life.

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Additional Credit
Arieben - Renders



Qualifiers
Structures:
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/the-sinking-of-yamato/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/nuclear-research-facility---brutalist-3434372/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/clearwater-residencies---luxury-apartments/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/sheikh-zayed-grand-mosque/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/southampton-a-realistic-city-200-sub-special/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/futuristic-palace-v2/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/aura-a-custom-cruise-ship-full-interior-download/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/train-station-3382765/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/aircraft-bundle-11-to-101-scale/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/the-jungles-edge-city/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/sattelite-b5-a4-nasa/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/xenon---futuristic-mansion/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/city-of-petra-jordan/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/modern-beach-resort-3430671/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/latd-newfort---a-suburban-town/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/khuzdul-temple/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/-yanafusia-asiatique-fantaisy-spawn-18/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/small-gothic-plot/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/kingdom-of-alikathia---fully-furnished-castle/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/goetia/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/dawn-creative-spawn/

Terraforming:
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/glacial-meadows/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/the-zigouigoui-wall/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/survival-games-highveldten/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/what-minecraft-worlds-could-look-like/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/goldiriath---super-realistic-terrain/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/realistic-landscape-arctic-wasteland/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/caelitus-coral-reef-pack/

Organic Work:
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/sky-high-3421885/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/undead-wolf-tutorial/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/mineathon-build-contest/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/cubecraftgames-money-walls-lobby/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/deadpool-organic/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/mech-lunar-eclipse/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/brother-gods/
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/colorpeacock-organic/
Top Ten
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Thanks very much for reading!  Don't forget to toss me a diamond, and do be kind enough to supply the map creators with some diamonds as well.  I'll see you guys next week!


-Gray Remnant
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  • SexyDerp
  • Level 22
  • Expert Architect
  • August 30, 2015, 2:06 pm
Terraforming of the week -- Amazing
  • Jet Fuel
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • August 26, 2015, 1:34 am
Awesome Review I Really Loved These Weeks Medalists,And Dude Just Give Pinguinente The Badge Of All Badges Because He Was On Week In Review For The 7 Time,6th In A Row XD
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 26, 2015, 11:48 am
'The Badge of all Badges'?  Never heard of that one.  xD
  • Jet Fuel
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • August 26, 2015, 11:57 am
Well That Like The Ultimate Badge Or Idk :P
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 26, 2015, 12:58 pm
There's the Demigod Badge, but you can only get that by getting 1,000 points overall (which equates to 333 bronze medals or 166 silver medals or 111 gold medals).  :P
  • Jet Fuel
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • August 27, 2015, 12:51 am
True But Isn't That 334 bronze medals,167 silver or 112 because otherwise it's only 999 points
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 27, 2015, 1:05 am
I'm assuming there's at least one ribbon ribbon somewhere in there.  :P
  • Jet Fuel
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • August 27, 2015, 1:11 am
True :P
Yay I qualified! Thanks man :)
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 24, 2015, 9:45 pm
No problem, buddy.  ;)
  • Spectre
  • Level 48
  • Master Mage
  • August 24, 2015, 7:27 pm
Lol BTW i'm gonna' make a map for you as soon as i'm ready ;) 

And no it's not a rage map :.

Yep it's a horror map
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 24, 2015, 8:03 pm
It'd better not have anything to do with bouncing boats.  :P
  • Spectre
  • Level 48
  • Master Mage
  • August 24, 2015, 8:07 pm
Yep, The horror :O
GreyRemnent play my new map its called TOTALLY NO BOUNCY BOATS INVOLVED!
thinks: shit the map is full of bouncing boats, but he doesnt know hahahaha

(what i just said was a joke)
  • Spectre
  • Level 48
  • Master Mage
  • August 24, 2015, 7:25 pm
PUT THE COOKIE DOWN ( ಠ_ಠ) oh, it--- it's just a tenis ball :P
Isn't that one of the text things in the title screen of Minecraft?
"Put that cookie down!"
  • Spectre
  • Level 48
  • Master Mage
  • August 27, 2015, 5:56 pm
Oh, i just remembered, yeah, it is xD
  • C_S
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Pony
  • August 24, 2015, 4:14 pm
Woah so many diamonds :0 ! This is really popular and people seen to like to very much!Nice work!
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 24, 2015, 5:18 pm
Thank you.  :)
  • C_S
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Pony
  • August 24, 2015, 6:39 pm
:D
  • 7thbatalion
  • Level 43
  • Master Artist
  • August 24, 2015, 4:01 am
nice review
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 24, 2015, 10:48 am
Thanks, my friend!  Go do some terraforming; it's been a while since I've seen anything from you.  ;)
  • TwizZted_uP
  • Level 29
  • Expert Cowboy
  • August 24, 2015, 3:28 am
Cant wait to see your penthouse!
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 24, 2015, 10:48 am
Be careful what you wish for.  Some things cannot be unseen . . .  o_o
  • Sondrebol
  • Level 28
  • Expert Engineer
  • August 23, 2015, 10:25 pm
Nice helicarrier on the structure today. Hope this one dosent get taken down by one arrow... Or three micro chips...
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 24, 2015, 12:04 am
Haha, I think this one is far more likely to be taken down by one too many stray tennis balls clogging the turbines.  xD
  • Sondrebol
  • Level 28
  • Expert Engineer
  • August 24, 2015, 1:58 am
Haha. Probaly. Alot more old wommen are going to get this one in theyr head...

and i dont know why but i think it seems a bit like a massive turtle. XD
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 24, 2015, 10:47 am
That would explain jar9's avatar.  xD
  • Sondrebol
  • Level 28
  • Expert Engineer
  • August 24, 2015, 10:20 pm
Is hes skin a turtle?
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 24, 2015, 11:29 pm
Of a sort.
  • Sondrebol
  • Level 28
  • Expert Engineer
  • August 25, 2015, 12:05 am
Hehe lol.
  • Horwitz1011
  • Level 25
  • Expert Robot
  • August 23, 2015, 4:11 pm
Nice like usual :D
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 23, 2015, 11:45 pm
Glad you enjoyed.  ;)
  • Orbiter
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Fox
  • August 23, 2015, 2:42 pm
Awesome review ;)
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 23, 2015, 3:21 pm
Thanks, buddy!  :)
  • Orbiter
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Fox
  • August 23, 2015, 4:06 pm
:D
  • mick_5
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Crafter
  • August 23, 2015, 2:40 pm
Awesome again
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 23, 2015, 3:21 pm
Thanks, dude!
  • GhostXavier
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Architect
  • August 23, 2015, 2:15 pm
Awesome to have taken Silver! Thanks Gray and keep up the solid work! :D
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 23, 2015, 3:21 pm
No problem, buddy!  ;)

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