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Week in Review - Week of July 5, 2015

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avatar GrayRemnant
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
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Hi guys, Gray Remnant here!  I'm back, once again, for another episode of Week in Review.  Please sit back, relax, and enjoy the best projects PMC has to offer.



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The best project of the week, and possibly the best server hub ever created, was Server hub: Polocraft, created by rowanos.  This map is the definition of quality over quantity.

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There are 7 different areas featured in this hub, but it is not the regular variety you might expect.  Most server hubs consist of either one common theme, or the traditional division of elements.  There might be a fire area, an ice area, and a jungle area, for example.  This is not that.

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The Polocraft server hub consists of areas with very specific, inspired themes; themes that could probably be considered maps with singular identities in and of themselves.  First we have a Neo-Victorian area, complete with a bustling city center, a massive ferris wheel, and a blimp hovering overhead.  Very classy.

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To the right, we have a Roman-era gladiator arena, a Western-themed mine shaft, and a massive treehouse overlooking rolling green hills, mountains, and large blooming flowers.

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To the left lies a pirate fortress overlooking a bay and grotto, a mountain-carved monastery, and a towering, futuristic industrial region.

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What’s truly fantastic about this map is that each area has its own feel to it.  No two areas are the same, and yet they all feel like cogs in the same great machine.  Each island tells its own story, and serves its own purpose.  It’s like different chapters in a great story, each of which hold their own and contribute to the overall idea.

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What is the overall idea?  It could probably be construed as either fantasy, imagination, or even a vague odyssey.  I see it as 7 unique nuggets of architectural mastery, strewn together in spectacular fashion.  Make of it what you will.

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Ever wonder what a 25K terrain looks like?  Well, look no further, because the best terraforming of the week was Athyon Ascesent (or perhaps ‘Athyon Ascent’ with ascent spelled horribly wrong).  This is a massive landscape molded by none other than Zwoeard.

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Luckily, Zwoeard’s terraforming skills are far superior to his spelling skills, because this map is a monstrous creation.  The map is divided into roughly 4 different continents, each of which contains a variety of different biomes.

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The central continent is a massive chunk of land, consisting of a temperate northern hemisphere, and an arid southern hemisphere.  Yes, I use the word ‘hemisphere’ because this map is big enough to be considered the face of a planet (at least in my opinion).

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The north is dominated by rolling planes, swamplands, and dense forestry.  There are a couple of rivers that bisect the planes with rigid cliff-side shores and veinous patterning.

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The south is pretty much just a desert wasteland.  Amongst the sandy dunes, and cracked planes, you can almost make out the abundance of absolutely no agriculture whatsoever.

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The south-eastern continent, which bears a strong resemblance to what I would imagine Australia would look like after the apocalypse, is a volcanic wasteland of jagged rock, and lava-filled craters.  Obviously, this isn’t a place I’d look forward to visiting on holiday, but it sure is terrifying to look at.

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And, to the west, there are two additional contents.  The northern island is basically Canada.  It’s a cold, desolate tundra where nothing interesting happens.  I’d like to apologize to all my Canadian fans who are surely irate over the fact that- never mind, Canadians are never angry about anything.  Well, almost never.  :P

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Oh, and the south-western continent looks like something straight out of Far Cry 3.  Very nice.

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Overall, this is a map so large, so detailed, and so diverse in climate that it seems to qualify as a world of its own.  That’s right, Zwoeard has created a planet with nothing more than a PC and (I’m assuming) a lot of caffein.  Thanks, Zwoeard!  Now we have somewhere to go after we nuke and pollute Earth into oblivion.

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Which brings us to the best organic work of the week, which was a map titled BATTLE OF GODS, created by PinguinEnte.  Yes, PinguinEnte deemed it necessary to use all caps.

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Basically, what we’ve got here is what I can only describe as an all-out brawl between a legion of angel-like figures, and a legion of demonic figures.  They are really going at it, folks.  In fact, take a moment to back away from your computer screen; you don’t want to get caught in the crossfire.

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Honestly, I don’t know what these guys are fighting over.  Maybe this symbolizes some kind of vague, eternal battle between good and evil.  Maybe it’s a reference to the great political divide in America that leads to a partisan, divided environment where nothing can ever get done.

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Or maybe, just maybe, this is something far deeper and more important.  Something that summarizes our generation in some elegant way.  Yes, it seems this is almost certainly the case.  This map symbolizes society’s growing discourse over Deflategate!  I KNEW IT!

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Of course!  The angelic figures represent the Patriots fans who are so single-mindedly confident that Tom Brady had no idea his balls were being illegally deflated, whereas the demon figures represent the haters, mindlessly lashing out against a team that keeps winning superbowls and outcompeting the Dolphins.

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Or maybe this is just a few organic figures arranged around a cloud castle and a giant pentagram that are just meant to look cool.  Perhaps . . .

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Thank you very much for checking out this blog!  If you enjoyed it, do be kind enough to toss me a diamond, and don't forget to spread the diamondy goodness to the map creators as well.  I'll see you guys next week!


-Gray Remnant
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44 replies

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07/17/2015 1:20 pm
Level 29 : Expert Creeper Hugger
appmine
Those gods are pure awesomeness and so is your video!
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07/17/2015 1:59 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
Lol, thanks my friend.  ;)
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07/14/2015 5:42 pm
Level 1 : New Network
Deathonator3759
Cool structures dude! How to give diamonds? Ill give u.
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07/14/2015 5:55 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
Oh, there's a little diamond button on the top left of the page.  ;)
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07/14/2015 5:59 pm
Level 1 : New Network
Deathonator3759
Thnx, you can check out some of my maps that i created with my frineds. Trust me they're really cool. Invite some of yours to try out mine.
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07/14/2015 6:01 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
I'll be sure to check them out.
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07/14/2015 9:24 am
Level 35 : Artisan Blockhead
Rush_Official
and smal builds (like my cars o3o)
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07/14/2015 5:10 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
It would be difficult to incorporate builds like that.  But never say never.  :P
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07/13/2015 3:28 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Vampire
Wooouh
Cute :D
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07/13/2015 11:41 am
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Batman
taterman88
Add a skin section plz k thnx
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07/13/2015 3:35 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
Skins really aren't something I want to review.  I wouldn't be able to explore them in the way that I explore these projects.
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07/13/2015 3:46 pm
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Batman
taterman88
r00d whatevs
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07/13/2015 9:02 am
Level 4 : Apprentice Network
PinguinEnte
Thanks for the medal man! I feel honored :P
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07/13/2015 3:33 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
My pleasure!  ;)
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07/13/2015 8:31 am
Level 12 : Journeyman Engineer
56Nare
You just had to put in that comment about us, then linko the article... I hve a sneaking suspicion I know why you did that.xD
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07/13/2015 3:36 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
I don't know why I keep mocking Canada.  I don't even dislike any of the Canadian teams.  xD
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07/14/2015 7:20 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Engineer
56Nare
Y U gotta b so ruuud? xD
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07/13/2015 6:27 am
Level 12 : Journeyman Skinner
Apprentice K
Great Review!
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07/13/2015 3:33 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
Thanks a bunch!
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07/13/2015 6:15 am
Level 56 : Grandmaster Meme
CroatiaTheMan
Great Review Gray!
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07/13/2015 3:32 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
Thanks, buddy!
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07/13/2015 3:43 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Meme
CroatiaTheMan
No Problem this week isn't as weird as the last one
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07/13/2015 5:52 am
Level 9 : Apprentice Network
WhoIsThis
Is that terraforming a planet that's far away or is it just my eyes that think of it as something made out of real terrain placed in minecraft?  xD
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07/13/2015 3:32 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
It makes me wonder if Zwoeard is actually a visitor from another galaxy.  o.O
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07/14/2015 11:03 am
Level 9 : Apprentice Network
WhoIsThis
Yeah, maybe where he lives is an alien planet soon to be discovered by Zoeward himself and the people there play Worldpainter-terrain craft instead of minecraft.
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07/13/2015 5:41 am
Level 27 : Expert Mountaineer
Creatizkit
Athyon "Ascesent" is not minecraft. Its just amazing photos of planets...Planets far far away...
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07/13/2015 3:30 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
That's what I thought when I first saw it.  xD
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07/13/2015 3:31 am
Level 32 : Artisan Cake
mrpancakestak
nice work boss
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07/13/2015 3:29 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
Thanks, dude!  ;)
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07/12/2015 9:31 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Mage
Spectre
That terraforming is Trancendant! Also, hello again, My friend :) Ran out of internet?
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07/13/2015 3:29 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
No, I was watching Wimbledon.  :P
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07/13/2015 9:52 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Mage
Spectre
xD
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07/12/2015 9:25 pm
Level 47 : Master Taco
Kevaasaurus
top 10 hype!
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07/12/2015 9:17 pm
Level 28 : Expert Robot
L3gend_Reborn
EPICCCCCC!
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07/12/2015 9:00 pm
Level 28 : Expert Robot
Horwitz1011
Hurm, I think its a disagreement of deflategate... :3
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07/13/2015 3:28 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
Deflategate is the greatest controversy of all time.  :P
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07/13/2015 6:43 pm
Level 28 : Expert Robot
Horwitz1011
Nah, probably the lunar landing ;p
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07/14/2015 5:09 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
Nah, that was just silly.  The PSI of a ball has a far greater impact on society than space travel.  :P
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07/14/2015 5:17 pm
Level 28 : Expert Robot
Horwitz1011
Hmm.. Sounds debateable.  Cause I bet there are more sports fans in the world, and they probably dont have a care in the world about space travel... Hurmmm
1
07/12/2015 8:31 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Taco
otzi
Almost at 2k, congrats Gray!
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07/13/2015 3:26 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
Thanks, buddy!  ;)
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07/12/2015 7:44 pm
Level 47 : Master Fox
Orbiter
Grey, the "98% off" is actually "98% eff" or 98% efficiency :P
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07/12/2015 7:47 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
LOL!  Good catch.  I don't know how I missed that.  xD
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07/12/2015 7:54 pm
Level 47 : Master Fox
Orbiter
Although if it's a nuclear reactor, we may have a problem if it's only 98% XD

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