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Blacraft New Year 2014
« on: 2013 10 17, 12:55:08 »
So do people want to celebrate New Year same place as the last time again (in Spawntown), or do they want to do it somewhere else?

Discuss. If we can't agree, we could make a poll I guess.

I personally think it should at least be in an urban environment. We already have some infrastructure in Spawntown for the event now, so we can easily celebrate it here for another year if people prefer the tradition of celebrating it in the same place. And the 2013 banner could easily be modified a bit to accomodate for another year. :b

Edit: This year New Year will be celebrated in Oasis City, Kaeshar, at the midnight in UTC time between December 30 and December 31.
« Last Edit: 2013 12 25, 14:22:08 by Bla »

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #1 on: 2013 10 17, 20:20:03 »
wow it's been an year! inb4 the first firework launchers are still up

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #2 on: 2013 10 17, 22:13:16 »
I think there are a couple launchers still up.

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #3 on: 2013 10 18, 01:27:15 »
The launching battery behind the Pyrotechnics is still up, I think it has 14 dispensers, the rest should be gone.

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #4 on: 2013 10 18, 01:34:48 »
how about rotating the location each year to a different city? just make a list of possible cities, randomly order them, and cycle through it

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #5 on: 2013 10 18, 12:27:12 »
I don't like the idea of having it in a city if the one who built it isn't even interested in hosting the event. I think it's better that we agree where to host it rather than choosing the location randomly.

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #6 on: 2013 10 18, 13:28:06 »
I don't like the idea of having it in a city if the one who built it isn't even interested in hosting the event. I think it's better that we agree where to host it rather than choosing the location randomly.

Get a list of places from people who are interested and then randomly decide it from there? Though I think it should be in Spawntown again.

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #7 on: 2013 10 18, 19:04:52 »
fireworks in the end obsidian towers ^^

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #8 on: 2013 10 21, 17:30:16 »
have it in capital or wherever made the most progress in the past year

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #9 on: 2013 10 22, 09:21:56 »
Who is interested in hosting the event? Is Yqt interested in having it in Capital or any other UYP area?

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #10 on: 2013 10 22, 14:20:07 »
I think Oasis City would be a good place to do it and I would be interested in hosting the event.

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #11 on: 2013 10 22, 19:00:09 »
I'd be interested too

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #12 on: 2013 10 23, 04:33:32 »
(Also please tell if you're not interested in hosting the event so that I have an idea of when to make the poll)

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #13 on: 2013 10 23, 14:14:33 »
I'd be interested I guess.

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« Reply #14 on: 2013 10 23, 19:28:01 »
I'm interested as well
I am going to eat you like mudkipz, but I should probably kill you first.

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #15 on: 2013 10 23, 19:29:00 »
Specify where you're interested in having it, Revolt City and Capital I guess?

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« Reply #16 on: 2013 10 23, 22:44:35 »
yes revolt city
I am going to eat you like mudkipz, but I should probably kill you first.

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #17 on: 2013 10 24, 00:02:59 »
Specify where you're interested in having it, Revolt City and Capital I guess?

Capital and Vrus.

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #18 on: 2013 10 24, 06:03:01 »
desertopia

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #19 on: 2013 10 24, 21:33:01 »
shud do nether but ok

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #20 on: 2013 10 26, 06:01:44 »
but in the nether we'd have to have a ghast wall then blocks to prevent ghasts from spawning every so often

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #21 on: 2013 10 26, 11:45:11 »
how to: turn block damage off and get fireres

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #22 on: 2013 10 26, 11:52:05 »
I don't think the Nether is a good place for the fireworks, I think it looks pretty ugly and the ghasts would be annoying in the large open space that we would need, block damage or not. An urban environment seems like the best stage for a New Year party I think.

I'll close the option to submit potential areas for New Year on November 1st, then I will let people vote, and I think I'll disable voting for your own regions, because there are so many candidates now. I guess the voting center could be used for the poll.

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #23 on: 2013 10 26, 16:09:05 »
If we are going to do a system like this, we should probably have it so the same person/place can't host it two years in a row.

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #24 on: 2013 10 26, 16:35:36 »
If people don't want it the same place two years in a row I guess they'll just avoid voting for Spawntown.

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #25 on: 2013 10 27, 18:29:22 »
Because I'm moving in November I'm not sure how I'm going to record the Blacraft New Year if I celebrate it at my parents. I would have to transport my monitor if I should record it in 1920x1080 pixel resolution, which I'm not very happy with doing. The resolution on my laptop is 1366x768.

The question is whether people want to celebrate it at another time, or if they want it recorded in lower quality, or what they expect.

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #26 on: 2013 10 27, 21:10:37 »
doesn't matter either way for me

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #27 on: 2013 10 28, 00:44:26 »
doesn't matter either way for me



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I'm planning on building a better and more reasonable computer by 2014 so I could be able to record it if necessary.

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #28 on: 2013 10 28, 05:43:10 »
But do you have Fraps/recording program like that capable of recording in that quality and are you capable of recording in 1920x1080 resolution? And with your internet, would you upload the resulting file that would definitely end up being several GB?

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #29 on: 2013 10 28, 17:46:03 »
But do you have Fraps/recording program like that capable of recording in that quality and are you capable of recording in 1920x1080 resolution? And with your internet, would you upload the resulting file that would definitely end up being several GB?

I bought Fraps a while back and my internet is supposingly getting upgraded in November. A lot of ifs here but I could be a backup option if necessary.

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #30 on: 2013 10 28, 19:28:15 »
Ok, we can decide that closer to New Year I guess, I just want to make sure that we don't end up without any video. Sounds good.

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #31 on: 2013 11 02, 18:47:47 »
So the candidates we have are

Spawntown, Kaktoland
Capital, Aahrus
Vrus, Aahrus
Oasis City, Kaeshar
Revolt City, Revolute De Snow
Desertopia, Desertopia
The Nether

I uhh will make a poll in the Blacraft Voting Center soon I guess. Voting for places you manage will not be allowed.

Also I suggest that we move the Blacraft New Year celebration to the UTC midnight between December 30 and 31, so that it will not interfere with people's IRL New Year celebrations, even though I know it sounds a bit uncool to celebrate it the day before, but then again, New Year actually happens at different moments for all of us because of the time zones in the first place, so I assume it shouldn't make too much of a difference.
« Last Edit: 2013 11 02, 18:50:07 by Bla »

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #32 on: 2013 11 05, 07:32:27 »
About the first poll about us celebrating it at exactly the same time every year, I think that since it's more of a special event and Blacraft isn't likely to last 10 more years, that giving it regulations is silly, and also if say yqt is on vacation at that time, he won't be able to participate because it has a set time and won't be moved.

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #33 on: 2013 11 05, 10:43:51 »
The poll simply says that the event will be defined at that time so that we won't have to make the same poll every year. Now we can just make a new poll if we want to change it, for example if Yqt is on vacation we could set a poll for the event to be at another day for a single year, and this poll would apply for the other years. I don't see how that is silly, it seems pretty simple to me.

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #34 on: 2013 11 07, 16:34:55 »
2 people voted for and 2 people voted against the New Year time poll.

http://blacraft.wikia.com/wiki/Blacraft/Kaktoland/Spawntown/Blacraft_Voting_Center/201311021910

Smj, Darvince, why did you vote against it? What time do you think it should be celebrated?
« Last Edit: 2013 11 07, 16:36:29 by Bla »

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #35 on: 2013 11 08, 14:40:25 »
I just think it should be flexible and not at a set time every year and I think the evening of the 31st would be good, even if it's a bit early for those in the US.

Or we could do it by central atlantic time zone or something to balance things out.

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #36 on: 2013 11 08, 17:11:02 »
I agree with smjjames about flexibility, I'm fine if it's celebrated when you said it would be for this year, but what if, for example, in 2015, yqt is on vacation at that time and the poll that year lands it in Aahrus, why celebrate it when Yqt can't when it's in his own territory? Also, since it's a once-a-year event I think it is needless to come up with rules and regulations for it as in my opinion, it would reduce its importance as it would become a systematic thing that doesn't adjust itself so that all people can celebrate it/be there for it just like everything else in Blacraft.
« Last Edit: 2013 11 08, 17:14:22 by oobeinfo »

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #37 on: 2013 11 08, 18:10:37 »
Ok I think I already gave a response to both of your arguments (which seem to be the same), that it isn't flexible. My intention with the poll was simply to make the time the default time, so that we will not have to make a poll every year to celebrate it at that time. Instead, if Yqt is on vacation, we could then make a poll that year to move the celebration a day or whatever, that would be no problem, and simpler than making a poll every year about when it should be. I guess the poll was just badly worded, anyway, if I put up a new poll with this intention, would you vote for it?

As for the other point that it's "needless to come up with rules and regulations", that's like saying it's needless to even define the date we should celebrate it. The question is just whether we should let that simple rule - when we celebrate New Year - cover this time only or simply be the default rule where we can just change the rule if we ever need to.

Now smjjames' comment on when it should be celebrated, ok I understand that you prefer it to be at that time, but consider that many people (or at least I) are busy on the New Year day because they celebrate it with their family - luckily for me UTC is an hour off from midnight so I can get to do and see some fireworks before Blacraft, but it's a bit of an interruption in the party. Additionally, I will no longer live at my parents when we celebrate New Year, so I would have to bring my computer over to come on Blacraft, not that it's impossible. At least for me, it would be much easier if we celebrated it on December 30. Then there's no interference and we have two separate days to celebrate New Year, one with the Blacraft community and one with IRL people. Did that change anyone's opinion?
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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #38 on: 2013 11 09, 05:34:14 »
Oh, kol, I thought the poll meant that it would have to be at that time every year. In that case I change my wote to yes.

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #39 on: 2013 11 12, 22:46:53 »
Oh, kol, I thought the poll meant that it would have to be at that time every year. In that case I change my wote to yes.

That's pretty much how I interpreted it. I'll change the vote back to yes.

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #40 on: 2013 11 13, 00:39:13 »
Ok, I'll just change your votes to yes on the wiki then, no point in wasting time running the poll again.

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #41 on: 2013 12 25, 13:06:10 »
So it will be Oasis City during December 30 midnight UTC right

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #42 on: 2013 12 25, 14:20:16 »
So it will be Oasis City during December 30 midnight UTC right
Yes.

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #43 on: 2013 12 31, 02:55:53 »
so i lost like a sharpness I diamond sword

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Re: Blacraft New Year 2014
« Reply #44 on: 2013 12 31, 16:46:35 »
also like a fishingpole enchatned a bit, anyone seen it

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