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๐ŸŒ The PMC Weekly May 29th, 2021chrome_reader_mode

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Happy weekend everyone! We hope you had a wonderful week. Also congratulations to everyone who passed their exams recently, and good luck to anyone who still has some things to finish before the summer vacation!

We're here with another weekly filled to the brim with fun community contests and events, art, texture and data packs, and more!




OFFICIAL EVENTS AND CONTESTS




โš ๏ธ 2 DAYS LEFT! โš ๏ธ

The official player skin contest, The Periodic Table of Elements is still live and accepting entries! Your goal is to create a skin based off of one of the elements from the periodic table. Here is a nice online resource for browsing and learning about the periodic table.

Discover one that inspires you! You should reference the element in your title or description of your skin. We'll learn together even it it's just why the element inspired your skin.






COMMUNITY EVENTS AND CONTESTS




๐ŸŒธ SPRING FLING EVENT

TODAY is Spxngie (Spongie) and xSwanna (Swanna/Ava)'s Spring Fling Event, being hosted on the PMC Server: play.planetminecraft.com.

Festivities begin at 6PM EST. Wear your best spring themed casual attire and bring a friendly attitude! There will be several activities and games including musical lawn chairs, a honey hunt, dance party and more!

Click here for all of the details!


PMC Community Event - Community Base Tours - TOMORROW!

hosted by: McMeddon
What
:
Going together from Base to Base and exploring your Builds!
When: TOMORROW 30th May: 20:00 UTC
Where: play.planetminecraft.com (you have to be PMC Level 5 to be able to join)
meeting at spawn

Click here for all of the details!




NEW!


๐Ÿงช In Experi-madness, DinowCookie is challenging you to Redesign Professor Pruts as a player skin or mob skin, that shows what the professor looks like after he messed up an experiment that affected his appearance! Be sure to check out the forum thread for all of the fun details!

Deadline: June 27

Check out her previous redesign contests, here!


A couple of new reshade contests popped up this week! In both of these contests, your goal is to reshade the skins they've provided. Check 'em out on the right!

kittywomp's reshade Luminescence
Deadline: July 5


PersonWhoPlaysMinecraft's reshade shining right
Deadline: July 30

๏ปฟ๐“ต๐“พ๐“ถ๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฎ๐“ผ๐“ฌ๐“ฎ๐“ท๐“ฌ๐“ฎ - 900 ๐“ป๐“ฎ๐“ผ๐“ฑ๐“ช๐“ญ๐“ฎ ๐“ฌ๐“ธ๐“ท๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ผ๐“ฝ Minecraft Skin
kittywomp's reshade
๐”ฐ๐”ฅ๐”ฆ๐”ซ๐”ฆ๐”ซ๐”ค ๐”ฏ๐”ฆ๐”ค๐”ฅ๐”ฑ โ˜“ ๐”ฏ๐”  Minecraft Skin
PersonWhoPlaysMinecraft's reshade


Other New Community Contests and Events:

Community Event
โญ Skin Fight 2021 โญ
Meiolki
June 1 - 30
Themed Contest
Sunlight VS Moonlight Skin Contest
SILVERxFLAME
June 10



Sign up for Skin Fight 2021!

During the entire month of June, two teams will be fighting an epic battle by "attacking" the other team with remakes (fan skins) of their original characters. This year, you can restyle and gender-bend several OC's too! Points are scored by quantity and quality of submissions.
Click here to lean more and to sign up!

For your inspiration, here are some of our favorite "attacks" from last year's edition:

ORIGINAL
ATTACK
ATTACK

Honey Calm Down - Minecraft Skin
Honey Calm Down - by angelicteaaa

Honey Bee - SF (Rosie) Minecraft Skin
Honey Bee by Michiru

.โ—‹โ€ข๐บ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘› โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ฆโ€ขโ—‹. Minecraft Skin
Golden Honey by Wisteri

Rocket Boy ๐Ÿš€ Minecraft Skin
Rocket Boy ๐Ÿš€ by DinowCookie

Rocket Lad ๐Ÿš€ | SF Minecraft Skin
Rocket Lad ๐Ÿš€ by Auri
Rocket Boy - Skin Fight Minecraft Skin
Rockey Boy by Lemilas

Dusk Till Dawn Minecraft Skin
Dusk Till Dawn by VinylReplica

Vengeance- SF Entry Minecraft Skin
Vengeance by Phosphor
First Blow - Skin Fight :D Minecraft Skin
First Blow by Inro



COMMUNITY CONTESTS AND EVENTS ENDING SOON
๐Ÿ  (Projects) TypeTitle + LinkHostDeadline*
Themed Contest
Tropical Skin and Bedrock map contestBigBuilds
May 30
Themed Contest
Second Annual Spring Building Competition - Crystal Falls
Gamefruitpulp
May 31
๐Ÿ˜ (Skins) TypeTitle + LinkHostDeadline
Themed Contest
Animal Skin Contestkittencrafter
TODAY
Themed Contest
Silk Symmetry Skin ContestNoodleRat
May 31
Themed Contest
Perfect Imperfections
Alderleaf
May 31
Themed Contest
Fanskins 100 Sub Contest
IndigoDusky
June 1
๐ŸŽจ (Art) Type


Art/Skinning ContestLugiaGal's 100 Subscriber Art Contest!LugiaGal-
June 5

Be sure to check out the Community Event Calendar for a complete list of contests and events!


โญOTHER HIGHLIGHTS





Hex-'s Minecraft short story, The Shadows, features members of Planet Minecraft who go on an adventure together! This week the first chapter was published. We're looking forward to "more coming soon" and learning which other site members will become part of the story!



The shadows (minecraft short story)
by Hex-

Naimarra updated their art blog this week, adding some new 2021 artworks. Make sure to visit the blog to see the newest additions!


โ˜† mara's art blog โ˜†
by Naimarra

What do you do when there's no place to post your art? Dump it in a blog! We're glad Mimicry did so this week, because they created some fun drawings, doodles and pixel pictures for us to see. ๐ŸŽจ


= Random art dumb- =
by Mimicry
Another artsy post that stood out to us this week was this wall post in which CatherineCat shared their painting titled "Midnight's waltz".

Wonderful work!



DATA PACKS TO TRY
This week, Sipilus published a review of Data Packs they think everyone should try! The review includes 10 high quality Data Packs; from Floracraft by Hashs to Vampirism Data-Pack byKooriKitsune38. Below are two of the data packs we found intriguing, but be sure to check out the forum thread and pick one that you like best!
Floracraft, just updated a this week, focuses on the power of "essence" drawn from the natural environment. The three types of essence you'll discover are Arid, Aqueous and Verdant all of which can be used in different recipes to create powerful items.
Mechanization is a Minecraft datapack aimed at recreating popular tech mods like IC2 and Thermal Expansion. Over the course of 5 years Mechanization has expanded into the single largest survival datapack with almost 50 machines, 150 items, and an extensive feature set.



TERRIFIC TRANSFORMATION

Have you ever stumbled upon a jungle temple in Minecraft and thought to yourself, "wow, I could probably turn that into a massive Mayan temple with a fully functional mini game dungeon crawler!"? No? Us either. Thankfully we have talented members such as Hiimz who not only transformed the vanilla structure, but also integrated a fully functional mini game dungeon crawler experience complete with parkour arena with scaling loot, leveling and more.

Using redstone, he's created several contraptions and traps you have to avoid while working your way through the temple's 3 levels. You spawn at the base of the temple where you'll find a book with an intriguing lore, along with the rules. Walk up the staircase and enter into a world of tricks, treasures and traps!

Hiimz warns that this map isn't for the faint of heart, stating "this map was made to make you want to quit", but we encourage you DON'T quit! Keep trying! Click here to view the submission!



FEATURED TEXTURE PACKS

Alastor's coins is a simple but pretty genius and you'll wonder why you never thought of it yourself. This texture pack by Alastor Crowley replaces the textures of gold and iron nuggets with coins, while the texture of the coins themselves changes with an increase in the number of coins in the slot.
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Our second texture pack feature is for those that have a low end PC!
If you've been dying to play Minecraft with one of your favorite texture packs, ItsChawk_ released a "LITE" version of his Overgrowth pack, Overgrowth Lite! This pack is a less CPU intensive version and will run better for those with low end PCs. Overgrowth tries to update the textures and give them a new fresh look, but still leaving the vanilla style. You will also have cool 3D models for blocks and mobs.




BAROQUE HÔPITAL

Aeonis, a team of friends who are creating an elaborate 18th century Minecraft world, shared a massive baroque style hospital build this week!

The Hôpital Saint-Louise is part of the city of Lucrecy in a country called Castaire. The project is more than just a map: it has its own elaborate history including key characters in the ever-expanding lore of the planet called Æonis:

"The Hôpital Saint-Louise in central Lucrecy is the largest medical facility in the city. It was named after its benefactress and patroness Louise von Prussien, Impératrice de Castaire as the wife of Nathanaël II."

Click here to read more about this impressive project.


OFFICIAL INTERVIEW


This weeks official interview is with...
Stevecurious representing Aeonis!

"We are a small and selected community of some friends who love to create beautiful builds in Minecraft. Together, we try to create a vivid 18th
century world on an earth-like planet called Æonis."


Æonis questions


Can you share something about how Æonis started?

Our predecessor was Glaciem, which went off as a fork of a former project called "The Four Kingdoms". Some members felt increasingly unhappy there and created Glaciem in middle/late 2013, led by Lukrezia. They got their old map and continued working on that. Beginning in early 2014, plans changed a bit, members became inactive, others joined and the first iteration of our city project Lucrécy started. It got some changes in the following years, different layouts, buildings got rearranged etc. When Lukrezia dropped out as an active staff member in 2016, Flo0498 and I decided to keep the project running, but we renamed it to differentiate from what we called "the good ol' times". So Æonis was born in 2016 and we have continued with our world building project since then. Click here to read more about the history of Æonis.


What inspired the team to be 18th century themed?

The style, the architecture, the people ... just everything was so elaborate and beautiful back then. Personally, several people were interested in architecture of that period and wanted to become architects when done with school (and two of them did), so it was more or less a natural choice to go for that style. Also we have some history fans on the server who greatly help out with world building, when contributing facts and stories to the world.

And on the other hand, there were practical reasons besides these as well. One guy already built a city with renaissance architecture on the Glaciem server ... and we somehow adapted the concept. Originally we planned on building a fantasy world with different continents, where only one part should actually be a human realm in a baroque style. That whole project never came to fruition, so we just started with a city (Lucrécy) and continued with that.


How did the team pick the name Æonis? Does it mean anything special?

As I mentioned we were named Glaciem before. It's the Latin word for ice, but we had no connection or resemblance in our server to it, it was rather randomly chosen because it sounded nice. (At least I guess, I wasn't around back then)

When Flo0498 (AKA Creator_of_Future) and I revived and continued it's works we decided to settle for a name which makes sense (at least partially). Until the very time we had to decide on a new name for the team, our whole world building so far just consisted of two nations, Castaire (with its capital Lucrécy) and Cantoras (which was part of the old map from Glaciem/The Four Kingdoms).

We wanted to eventually expand that and thought about how we could name a planet then which comprises all the countries which were to come. The word derives from ancient greek aiลn, meaning either age or eternity, and the -is at the end just looked good. Our thought was that a planet exists for a seemingly endless time in the eyes of its inhabitants, so they named it for eternity.

We have been around for seven years now, which is like a quarter of most of our members' lifetime. So also for them, Æonis has been around for a small eternity ;D


Can you share a little bit about who does what on the team?

Everyone builds as I command. Jokes aside, first and foremost, we are a building team, so we build a lot. Normally, Flo and I do the planning on where goes what and the general layout of cities, villages, larger buildings etc., but the other members are encouraged to do their own things as well. It's often a bit difficult to have them do this, because they don't want to destroy anything. They think we have a greater plan for everything, which ... we just don't have at all. Æonis isn't that much about a hierarchical team which does stuff according to certain plans, but more a small and selected group of friends and like-minded people loving to build together.

Besides the building part, we encourage every member to contribute to our storyline, like creating or expanding on a certain fantasy country, its background lore, characters etc. That's why we occasionally post collab skins as well, OneCord and Chabilulu helped very much with working some of the character designs out. We also had a collaboration with teamTopNotch, who created a lot of skins for our various characters.


What are the team's proudest PMC submissions? (You could ask a few team members to pick theirs and share a bit about why it is their favorite.)


Chabilulu's proudest. Their most recent collab skin!
ArcaneKnight's proudest. The skin of Jocques Cendrefort from the
[Æonis/Top Notch] - Baroque Skin Collaboration


Lukrezia: What a question ... THE GRAND TOILET OFC! Because it is a great memorial for a great friend. We even got a report for it!

The joke about the toilet is the following one: we had a member named kllo which we had some arguments with at that time. We eventually sorted them out, but way after the post. The fun thing is his username, in German "Klo" is a slang word for toilet ... we always made fun of the name (he never changed it, even when name changes became possible and stuff)

Paulzero's
proudest (#1), "criminally underrated"



[Æonis] - Jardin du Marbre
by Aeonis

Paulzero's
proudest (#2), "georgous and beautiful and perfect"



[Æonis] - Église de Fleuviel
by Aeonis


Questions for Stevecurious


Can you share a bit about yourself and how you got into Minecraft?

My personal Minecraft experience started way back in 2010. A friend of mine told me of the game and brought it with him when he was visiting. So we installed it and played it for a few hours. The blocky view and the possibilities caught my attention from the very beginning. I loved how you could literally build anything you want, even with the then limited blocks (I started playing with the Beta 1.6.6). For the first few years, a small group of my friends had a server where we just played survival and built some small villages with houses and stuff. Before we even got to Bukkit and the possibilities of plugins, we created our very own, wheat-based economy system. Yes, it was the great time of automatic wheat farms

When they introduced the creative mode with Beta 1.8, my focus more and more went into that direction and I started constructing larger buildings with more intricate layouts. In the beginning, I learnt a lot from the Hypixel maps and a server called Forgotten Realms. I took inspiration from their buildings and refined my own style. I also had my own private server (don't look at it) for some time back then before I eventually joined Glaciem/Æonis.


What's your fondest Minecraft memory?

Oh that's a difficult one. As I've been around for such a long time, I don't recall a single perfect memory. What I love to do is to take a stroll between my older and oldest creations and get all that nostalgia back from the day. All the memories and what we played where with whom come back, and then remembering parts of my family playing with me and growing up with the game are some of the coolest things that come to my mind.

Also, what happens from time to time when building, and that's really something I love, is when two people have the very same idea for something. I remember the very first palace/castle I interiored on Glaciem back then, when I created a long hallway between several offices and other official rooms. Lukrezia told me when she got online that she loves the design and she could really imagine being a bureaucrat there running around with piles of paperwork and books (writable books were brand new back then!) ... and then I told her that I had the very same image in my head when building it as well!


Are there any teams or builders that you look up to or take inspiration from? Who are they and what is your favorite project of theirs?

In the beginning, the most fabled project similar to ours was the well known Imperial City by Rigolo and their mates. The sheer scale and grandeur inspired many fellow builders, and it still passes a very good source for inspiration. Over time, when my style improved, I started to draw less inspiration from other minecraft builders and instead drew more inspiration from real buildings. But I certainly still admire some of the older members like Schnogot, oakley09 and RezolutnyDarek, for example. Their creations are still outstanding and it is a pity that there hasn't been that much from them in more recent times. I also really loved Sillouetes ship designs, which still are used in several locations on our server.

What also is a very great, awe-inspiring, impressive and inspirational project is the Studio Ghibli server were they recreate the worlds of different Ghibli movies like Howls Moving Castle. Because of the similar architecture, it is a great source to get different approaches and ideas on how to do things.


If you could pick the theme for the next PMC official build contest, what would you choose?

We once had a "Historical Splendour" skin contest, (and no, certainly, I had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with that ), so I would wish for something similar as a building contest again. The task could be to create a building that shows off the specific grandeur of a time period, be it a magnificent chateau, an awesome tower or just a nice mansion. That would also lower the scale of the contest again and allow more people to participate. The last building contests were very wide and complex or very specific, so something smaller scaled like a single building again would be nice.


Fun questions


As a Steve in the Minecraft community, how do you feel about sharing your name with Minecraft’s Steve?

Well ... it has been a pain in the ass sometimes. Normally it's fine, but every then and now, you find people making stupid jokes about this. Just a small story: recently, I signed a message with "~ Steve" ... and the answer was like "steve? xD" ... as if people don't have normal names.

Also, let's just be serious here. I'm the original. I'm older than Minecraft Steve. I'm less blocky, I can bend my arms and knees. (Though, to be honest, Notch somehow got my visuals quite closely: brown hair and blue eyes o.O)


Is there any fun or interesting historical fact you’d like to share with Planet Minecraft?

Probably one of my favourite anecdotes is an event in Australia in late 1932. They had a severe issue with emus trampling wheat fields there (yes, the birds) and ordered the military to get rid of them. So Australia more or less waged a war against the emus ... and lost it. They were unable to overcome nature. Ironic.

Yuki must have nightmares of emus all the time xD



If you could eat only one color of food for the rest of your life, which color would you pick and why?

Yellow. Potatoes are yellow (more or less) and I'm German. Do I need to explain any more?


Anything you'd like to add?

I would like to say thanks to PMC, both the staff for keeping the site online, the mods for keeping the site clean and the community for keeping the site alive. PMC is a great place to share ideas and meet new people, and for me and Æonis it has been a gate to many new members, and if I may say so, friends as well. We have one of the best communities of a game I know and it makes me/us glad to be a part of it.

Also thanks to you Dinow, for taking your time and reading through my lengthy answers, it was a pleasure!



this weekly was co-written with DinowCookie! ๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿช
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05/31/2021 4:05 pm
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mirabilia
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Thank you for featuring Skin Fight! The staff and host are very grateful! :D
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05/31/2021 9:20 am
Level 35 : Artisan Engineer
Venator_
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The review of high quality Data Packs is great ! And give Spotlight to big datapack is a good thing.



I also like the interview, these builders are amazing!
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05/30/2021 8:39 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
allyourbases
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The art is pretty nice.
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05/29/2021 9:58 am
Level 31 : Artisan Magical Girl
Hex-
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I'm so happy that my story got featured thank you so much ^w^
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05/29/2021 3:03 pm
Level 57 : Grandmaster Magical Girl
Spxngie
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Thanks for including the Spring Fling event!! ♥
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05/29/2021 1:50 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Sus
Naimarra
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๏ปฟthanks for the feature!
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05/29/2021 1:29 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Goblin
Sipilus
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I was surprised to see that my forum post got a mention! Thank you so much for helping me get some more exposure for these amazing datapacks!
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05/29/2021 10:24 am
Level 28 : Expert Network
BigBuilds
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Great to see all the creativity in the community!!
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05/29/2021 2:47 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Botanist
Hashs
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Eyyy thanks for the shoutout!
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05/29/2021 12:47 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Button Pusher
Diiby
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I see genshin art

Im intrigued
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05/29/2021 10:09 am
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Whispearl
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Excellent weekly as usual!
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05/29/2021 10:42 am
Level 31 : Artisan Engineer
Lioncat6
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Hello
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05/29/2021 5:18 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Theorist
Kord
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That coins texture pack is amazing! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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