Good morning and happy Monday and Labor Day from New England! Another fantastic day for reporting on marginally important news from a niche political Minecraft server!
Quite a different week in terms of news, definitely a lot quieter than I was expecting, so it’s nice to have a change of pace this week? Who knows, I was volunteering for most of the week and not really paying attention that much on Civ. Anyway, here’s the news…
This week’s featured image is Provence, a developing city within Lusitania. Over the course of the last few weeks Rekt_Tangle has been building the area up with brand new areas sort of evocative of a northern Italian style, including a trolley, a roman way, markets, and much more all seamlessly integrated into the landscape.
Carson was one of the most influential cities in Civcraft 2.0, serving as a landmark for both cultural and economic activity on the server. The country was highlighted by its large city sunken into the ocean. By the server’s end, the city was built up with large skyscrapers where many of its cooperatives were headquartered. The city operated using different cooperative companies to further the country’s growth. Among notable cooperatives was Carson Infrastructure Corporation (CIC), which dug and built a large network of international underground rails stretching across the server. Its additional claim in the nether also played a large part during the Nox and Titan wars.
Carson’s legacy lives on in many aspects of the Civ genre, while many notable residents would go on to become admins in future servers (notably, Jacinth_Joy on Civcraft 3.0 and iebagi on CivClassic), its city’s design as a stronghold in the middle of the ocean has inspired new iterations like CivCorp in CivRealms, and CivMarket in CivMC, while its rail design has influenced future rail projects like the HITS and the Great Overland Railway. (Full article…)
This week’s featured picture is an early overview of Carson city and its skyscapers in Civcraft 2.0.
This week’s featured picture is the Abbysal Column, a currently under construction arena built in the Nether by TolpyeVelleda.
- Serial raiders Ez2Clutch and Vah accused people of “xraying” and “cheating” this past month, after Enclave players discovered a bunker of theirs. This was all thanks to Tybug’s snitch visualizer bot on discord!
- The Nut is offering compensation for recovering some of these goods, so keep an eye out if you’re interested.
- In somewhat related news, Vah returned some stolen goods in a dropchest to Pacem.
- Clutch and Vah have been adamantly posting on the subreddit reaffirming they aren’t weaklings, but they’ve garnered large amounts of downvotes.
- Blockchainistan has continued to deny efforts of aiding Rhode Island, but “routed” Titan after stopping a skybridge attempt and winning a PvP battle.
- Later that week, Blockchainistan unilaterally “unclaimed” Titan Industries and IMC land, and a new country named Lemuria immediately claimed land in the process. This has generally been disputed by Titan players.
- Speaking of spurious land claims, the Imperial Federation overclaimed Hyperborean Federation land, while the latter confirmed their use of the land., with a map published soon after.
- Fortunately, this was resolved peacefully as the IF found land claimed land south of the current location.
- After MrJoCrafter was unbanned earlier this week, he was immediately pearled by Zachtack and sent to the Arsenio Pact.
- Bing Chilling has joined Grand Imperium.
- Icenia’s September elections have been completed, with most returning but notable additions Motoko_Kusanagi, and Shadno as well as notable Civ player Gjum all gaining seats.
- Danzilona’s September elections resulted in a complete sweep with all positions up for election being won by Des23.
As this newsletter is intended to cover all Civ events, this section is dedicated to mostly non-CivMC news.
- CivMC leadership have come increasingly under fire this week.
- Without announcement, many players from Rhode Island have been seemingly banned. No reasons for the bans have been made public.
- meat312 has called out the admins’ policy, citing transparency issues, something that has been lacking in both development and moderation decisions.
- RektTangle’s normal brewery clue was cancelled as he called out admins for unreasonable treatment while he was a developer working on Brewery; SoundTech argued about his personal character, especially when quitting, but both sides seem to have conflicting views on the subject.
- Tvman pointed out that many server promotional posters were actually false.
- CivVie has finally launched their beta server to selected participants, with community admins responding quickly to suggestions.
- CivReign has made a large announcement about their plans for their upcoming server, with many CivRealms-like mechanics returning as well as seasons within Realistic Biomes, a “fingerprinting” mechanic to track players, and the return of Nether Factories. They’ve also announced a build contest at the end of the month.
The Fun Stuff
This section’s featured picture is of the Two Cities bridge in Lambat, bridging the gap between Katipan district and Valle Occidental.
- The Grandestine Lightcave has been discovered by Garundistan
- A good view of new developments in the Katipan district in Lambat.
- A last week thing, but Lambat’s road map looks really cool, especially in high definition (when you can)
- The North Africa Rail, a part of Commonwealth, has been constructed looking very cool in a cave acting with their combo shopping mall-rail hub
Eye Catchers but in a different way
- Icenia’s war effort is also present in memes, remember August 18!
- What the hell is this world I just walked into
- Mr George Washington returns for another month
- No raiding?!
- Sorry Mr. Tate
- Turn yourself in for a reduced sentence
- I can’t wait for an Enlightening Discussion About The Game
- So you’re saying, Civtale?
- This isn’t a meme, but it isn’t news, but HanTzu is leaving, so I’m putting it here?
- See, I was expecting a Justice poster, not a justice poster
- bgbba reminds us that the server doesn’t die unless you want it to
- The CivThinkTank asks us to think about what Civ is this week (although I personally think it should use a better name)
- In light of the many discussions of the Civ universe, SpeedyJustice is committing to a weekly podcast with conversations of many Civ individuals
- I made a short survey on recruitment that I really think you should fill out
Motivating Cry for Help
This section’s featured picture is an Icenian propaganda poster of the current war and their continued efforts to supply materials and recover from previous attacks.
Thanks for reading this week’s newsletter, I’m still extremely shocked about the support this newsletter and the survey has gotten over this past week.
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