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Hello Brawlers!

Yesterday we hosted two events on the 1.mc-hg.com server, King of the Hill and Deathswap. These went well hosting over 50 players each and we would like to congratulate the winners here:

King of the Hill winner: @Goatranium (2 weeks elite)
Deathswap winner: @JuliaSoyuz (2 weeks elite)
If you haven't received prizes yet please contact me or an admin.

We are changing the date to be on Saturdays so hopefully that will be more convenient for most people.

The top two voted on events will be played during this week's event, so make sure to leave your opinion on what should be played.

The events to be selected this week:
  • Red Rover
    • Mini-game where the goal is to not get tagged by a randomly chosen tagger. (killed), while running across a set line. Last man standing wins.
  • Team HG
    • Same as above, yet everyone is split into teams.
  • Deathswap
    • Normal HG game, but at random intervals everyone is teleported to another players location.
  • King of the Hill
    • HG game where the goal is the first to stay on top of a generated hill for 15 seconds interrupted.
We're open to more suggestions on more events as they become feasible. Please leave specific event ideas down below if you have any.

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When: Saturday January 21st, at 8PM CET / 2PM EST / 11AM PST / 7PM UTC
Where: 1.mc-hg.com
The event will also be broadcasted in-game around the start time.

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Sup Brawlers!

In the end, over the two weeks that the test was live, a total of 55 different people took the test. The average for the test was a 21.65/49. That's not bad, considering some of the facts! Interestingly enough, @Signatured's question was the question people missed most. Only 13/55 people got it correct! His fact was his favorite dog breed, which was a Dachshund.

Test Results
@Goatranium : 20/49
@Deppresso : 15/49
@Vezenite : 28/49
@Crystalizations : 30/49
@Mahdithebest : 9/49
@Lekosa1 : 28/49
@Theo92160_ : 14/49
@MessageForHelp : 21/49
@sjuka_legogubbar : 22/49
@phillip0602 : 20/49
@NateTheDerp : 30/49
@Grigglepuff : 17/49
@asvpbrvdv : 18/49
@ningeek212 : 19/49
@NeoGer : 22/49
@ZeFazzy : 16/49
@Ry23an : 14/49
@auora : 13/49
@TheCuriousGalaxy : 10/49
@EddKrumbs : 8/49
@Xavier1974 : 20/49
@tr1kim : 11/49
@Maeach : 19/49
@teostefi : 16/49
@Liamminecrafter9 : 11/49
@nezzr : 34/49
@Toxic_matt : 12/49
@WorldLift : 13/49
@marcel18167 : 16/49
@NMHRODMAN1SBEST : 25/49
@Ducksfan101 : 17/49
@Totalrock123 : 14/49
@Tjocko : 15/49
@Legolover : 18/49
@Nate2019 : 23/49
@BlinkingYou : 10/49
@Finnerdt : 22/49
@Sniper_Man101 : 16/49
@jango_bob : 10/49

The winner is Nezzr! Congratulations, you win 1 month global ELITE!

The average for the community was a 17.8/49.

A number of Staff Members took the test, but they do not count towards getting the first place prize because they have a significant advantage over the average Brawler.

@GetShadowRealmed : 31/49
@0racle : 42/49
@Overcapitalizing : 23/49
@AnonymousGalaxy : 34/49
@Snail_5_ : 24/49
@DeCasperr : 38/49
@Xelia_ : 28/49
@Viva : 49/49 (I swear he cheated)
@18kss : 45/49
@MattM1PVP : 28/49
@Snakeman4x5 : 28/49
@MrDasky : 29/49
@charlottethegirl : 18/49
@kevshadowslayer : 39/49
@RyGuy : 40/49
@Totom3 : 18/49


The overall winner from the Staff Team, was Viva who somehow scored a perfect 49/49. Props.

The average for the staff was a 32.125/49.

Thank you all for participating! I hope to do more stuff like this in the future. If you wish to get more detail on your results, feel free to PM me, I have all the info and I can tell you which ones you got wrong and more stuff like that.
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New year, new owner, new contest! The Build Team is now in charge of build competitions, so we’re going to shake things up a bit. Let’s get right down to business!
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First off, we’re going to be making these competitions more regular – they’re now monthly. That’s right, you’ve now got a chance to win a prize every single month!

Secondly, you’ll now be posting your submissions in the Build Showcases subforum. This means that, if you want to, you’ll be able to make a beautiful post showing every part of your build instead of having to squeeze it into one reply on a thread. And don’t forget – by posting there you’ll be in with a chance of winning Builder of the Month! More information here!

Finally, the prizes are going to be a bit different. Since the competitions are more regular the prize money has gone down, but we’ve sweetened the deal by giving you some maps to build on, free of charge! Check it out below.

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This month’s contest theme is PARTY MAPS.
You’ll be making a map of your choice for our very own Minecraft Party gamemode, so get creative – the possibilities are endless!

There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Winners will receive special prizes and will be posted in the “Sponsored events” thread under the News & Info shortly after the contest ends.

All entries (teams and their map ID) will be listed in this thread for viewing purposes. This will also make it easier to detect plagiarism.

PRIZES

1st place: $20 to spend in the Brawl store, 3 FREE maps and a sweet contest winner medal!
2nd place: $15 to spend in the Brawl store and 2 FREE maps!
3rd place: $10 to spend in the Brawl store and 1 FREE map!

Also, every single map that is submitted is eligible to become an official Minecraft Party map, for which you will receive a Mapmaker Forum Medal.

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Connect to MinecraftBuild.com and type /create to make a map, then get building! If you've used up all your maps, feel free to ask me and I'll give you member perms on a void map.

Once you’re done, head over to the Build Showcases subforum and post a thread using the application form below. Make sure to change your prefix to "Contest Entry"!

You may work in a team of up to a maximum of 3 players, including you. Prizes will be split as equally as possible between teammates. Please also keep in mind that only the builders you mentioned in your application will receive a prize if your build is part of the top 3.

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  • You will be making a map for any minigame from Minecraft Party. Make sure to read this thread for minigame-specific rules.
  • The play area should be around 100x100 in size, and centred around 0,0 where possible.
  • [VERY IMPORTANT]: your entry should follow the general Party theme of colourful, basic and fun. Don’t make a super detailed gothic castle courtyard, for example – it may look really nice, but if it doesn’t fit in with the rest of the Minecraft Party maps, it’s not going to stand a chance!
  • Plagiarism is not allowed; including copying other players’ builds from other worlds with WorldEdit.
  • Do not build anything that would be considered inappropriate or vulgar.
  • You may copy old creations that you built previously. Keep in mind that anyone who helped out with them will only receive a prize if they are mentioned in your application.
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23:00 UTC February 5

Timezones

All entries must be submitted HERE before the deadline. Please see the timezone converter to find out when the deadline is for you. All entries will be judged after the deadline. Winners will be announced a few days after the deadline.

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A list of all contestants. Feel free to go to each other's maps - just make sure to leave if they tell you to. Report any sign of plagiarism to a member of staff.

1. Red Light, Green Light
Birdgirl
/map 367192​
2. Rainbow Parkour
_featherpaw_, PoixMine, heroui, nezzr
/map 319404​
3. Smoke Monster
_xRazer8Gaming
/map 367368​
4. Wool Mix-up
Charlie_0014
/map 332181​
5. Sheep Shear
_featherpaw_
/map 342605​

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Remember that your builds will only be accepted if they’re built on our MinecraftBuild server, MinecraftBuild.com.

Have fun!
Brawl Staff Team
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Hello Brawlers!

Today we would like to announce the creation of a few weekly mini-events for the Hardcore Games! For the next few weekends we will host events on 1.mc-hg.com, and depending on the success of them maybe more.

Please vote in the poll above which events you would like to do first. Top two voted events will be featured this coming Friday. Prizes will be based on amount of people but minimum will be a week of elite for the winner.

Events are picked at random from a list which includes:
  • Regular HG
    • Normal HG game, winner takes the prize.
  • Team HG
    • Same as above, yet everyone is split into teams.
  • Deathswap
    • Normal HG game, but at random intervals everyone is teleported to another players location.
  • King of the Hill
    • HG game where the goal is the first to stay on top of a generated hill for 15 seconds interrupted.
Various ideas to be added later.

We'd appreciate suggestions on potential other events such as Red Rover, Noob in the box, just to name a few ideas.

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When: Friday January 13th, at 8PM CET / 2PM EST / 11AM PST / 7PM UTC
Where: 1.mc-hg.com
The event will also be broadcasted in-game around the start time.

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Hope to see you guys there!
We hosted another Build Contest and this time the theme was "Happy Holidays". We want to congratulate all the winners and their builds! For everyone else that participated, we hope you still enjoyed the contest!

This contest did not get as much attention as the previous one. One reason in particular could be the theme we picked - it was too similar in comparison with the previous contest, apologise for that. News is that all future Build contests will be hosted by @Rhoske, and I can promise you that there will be some quite interesting and enjoyable themes for you to look forward to. ;)

Without further adieu, here are the winners!

1st: 'Christmas Cottage' by @zylp & @WolfieDaLlama, 25$ Coupon Code in the Brawl Store.
Map ID: 366140
Judges: "Thinking outside of the box really does pay off sometimes!"
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2nd:
'Holiday Village' by @Lekosa1, 20$ Coupon Code in the Brawl Store.
Map ID: 365315
Judges: "Classic holiday village in all its glory."
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3rd:
'Christmas Island' by @Insomniac__, 15$ Coupon Code in the Brawl Store.
Map ID: 333291
Judges: "You can really feel that holiday spirit on this elegantly pulled off island - size doesn't always matter!"
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Entries:
Thank you everyone for participating! Make sure to keep your eye out for more Build contests in the future. ;)
Brawl Staff Team
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Official Brawl Discord

❄ 30% off until Jan. 8 - Holiday Sale! ❄


Recovery of Brawl


New Warning System


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Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!
Hello fellow brawlers! We hope you’ve been enjoying the holidays as much as we have been and can’t wait to share the joy of the season with you in-game! It’s important to spend precious time with family, but don’t forget your friends here at Brawl. Whether it’s gun slinging with your posey on wildwest, competing in fast-paced mini games for bragging rights with your friends, or even building a giant igloo mansion with all of build, you can be rest-assured that there’s never a dull moment on Brawl. This month, take the moment to say thanks to the build team for the fantastic christmas lobby they’ve created and pop into war to see our christmas-themed spawn as well. We can’t wait to make more memories with you in the years to come and from the entire staff team here at Brawl, we’d like to wish you Happy Holidays and a happy New Year!


How well do you know the Brawl Staff?

@DarkTitan_ created a test for all of you to take, to test your knowledge of the Brawl staff team! The test is in 3 segments. The first one, you just simply type in your name. The second one, are the questions about the JMODS and MODS. There is strictly 1 fact per staff member. There could be a staff member listed multiple times in questions, but each staff member has only 1 answer.

Each question is multiple choice, and each question counts as one point. The final section are SMODs, Developers, Admins, and the Owner. The facts are very random. They can spread from the Staff's personal lives to the stuff they do on Brawl.

Click here to begin the test!​

The scores will be revealed in a thread posted on January 15th. The player who got the most facts right will win 1 month global ELITE!


New Build Team Manager

@Rhoske has been promoted to Build Team manager during the last month. Here is an introduction from him:

Hi everyone, I’m very excited to be a part of the Build Team again, this time as manager! I’ve got a bunch of plans for the team: my main goals are to make sure we’re as productive as possible, and to increase our visibility and interaction with the community. The former consists of a bunch of boring administrative stuff but the latter is a bit more exciting, and more relevant to you guys. The first thing I’ve changed is the introduction of Builder Trial Weeks.

If your Build Team application is good, but you’re not quite ready yet, you might have a trial week. The purpose of this is to train you up so that you can become good enough to become a part of the Build Team. You’ll be paired with a Builder, who’ll work closely with you to overcome any shortcomings you may have in the application. The Builder has full autonomy as to what they’ll do with you, as long as they can prove by the end of the week that you’ve improved, or are working hard to improve. Trial weeks won’t guarantee you a spot and there likely won’t be more than one happening at a time, but they will make it slightly easier to get in - so get applying!

That’s just a teaser – there’s much more to come. Big things are being worked on and the Builders have been doing an amazing job, I can’t wait for you guys to see!

HG Kit Rotation
Normal: Blink, Cuddler, Magma, Souper
VIP: Grenadier, Neo, Nightlock
MVP: Backpacker, Explorer, Launcher, Poseiden, Warder
ELITE: All kits, as always


Donations

We thank the users below for donating to Brawl during the last month!
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Featured Brawler
This month’s featured brawler is someone that will not come as a surprise to many people. She’s been working diligently on making Wildwest a safer place (for everyone but sheriffs, that is) and has put both a lot of time and money into “boosting” up the processing.

@charlottethegirl is not only a well-known bandit, but also a well-beloved community member and she is December’s featured brawler! We dragged her away after another successful processing event to ask her a couple questions. They will be shown below. Congratulations Charlotte!

Trivia Question
Last month's question was: How many lines of code has Totom written for War 2.0 from him beginning to this thread release?
The answer was 11,489. @Theo92160_ got the closest guess with 12,000 and earned a forums trophy!

This month's question is: How many maps does Build currently hold excluding archived maps? One guess per user, the closest guess will win!
The answer will be revealed along with the winner in the next edition of The Brawl News.

Group Advertisement
Through all the busy war testing, new party maps, changes to the staff team, and other holiday surprises, we've realized that CTF has been feeling neglected. So this month, we are bringing you a new CTF team; Emoji. A rag-tag group of friends who started out as randies, Team Emoji is determined to become an official ctf team. Led by @Baeee and @auromelt, Team Emoji is sure to be the best fit for anyone! You can learn more about their team and apply here.

Sponsored Literature
By @Crystalizations

Sponsored Media
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View more of @Xelia_ 's artwork here.

Articles & some announcements written by @_featherpaw_ and @randomcitizen1

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Comment Giveaway
Every edition of Brawl News now comes with the chance to win a month of global ELITE. To enter, just leave any kind of comment below. The winner will be announced in next month's edition.

Last months winner: @Endermaster3000, Congratulations!

Rule Breaker Report Champions
Here are the players who reported the most valid rule breaker reports.
  • First: @Lekosa1 (245 valid reports) - $25 coupon for the Brawl shop
  • Second: @Eil (111 valid reports) - $20 coupon for the Brawl shop
  • Third: @dankpepe69 (90 valid reports) - $15 coupon for the Brawl shop
Be sure to keep an eye out for pesky rule breakers to possibly rake in some prizes next month!

Top Voters
We congratulate the voters below for their support:
  • First: @Lekosa1, @Vincz, @C6_H12_O6 and @Tredecuple (150 votes) - $25 coupon for the Brawl shop
  • Second: @cheers4rushing (107 votes) - $20 coupon for the Brawl shop
  • Third: @Sir_Isaac_Nooton (92 votes) - $15 coupon for the Brawl shop

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Resignations
Aboves

Promotions
Global Junior Moderator:
Decasperr, NateTheDerp, Verlyn and UnknownPleasures

Global Moderator:
Xelia, Jul13n, Miskey, Thetrogs, Ryguy, MattM1PVP, Sn4x5, Rhoske and rocktomb34

Global Senior Moderator:

randomcitizen1

New Moderators
gamren: CTF Junior Moderator
ChicknSlayr: WarZ Junior Moderator
AnonymousGalaxy: Raid Junior Moderator

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Statistics
Monthly votes: 6,170 (1,559 increase)

Total mutes: 26,401 (1,704 increase)
Total bans/temp bans: 222,967 (7,093 increase)
Total players: 3,522,752 (19,178 increase)

Forum discussions: 57,129 (675 increase)
Forum messages: 772,172 (9,079 increase)
Forum members: 37,133 (309 increase)

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Hello Brawlers!

Yesterday we hosted a mini-event to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. The event went smoothly, and a total of 40 players attended the event.

Onto the winners:

1st place - @Uraniuum (1 month of ELITE)

2nd place - @MattM1PVP

3rd place - @StoleYaKillz (1 month of MVP)

4th place - @cheers4zach (1 month of VIP)

If you have not received your ranks, contact @Lord_Roke on the forums.

We thank you all for attending the event and making it a huge success. We hope you have enjoyed yourselves, and see you all at the next event!

Cheers,

~Brawl Staff Team
Hello Brawlers,

In the past our staff members often had issues with players frequently breaking the rules. Because the players may get punishments from various staff members, it is hard to escalate these punishments after several offenses. To solve this issue and implement all the suggested escalating punishments, we developed a warning system.

This means that staff members will use /warn when players violate the rules and the system - rather than the staff member - gives out punishments based on the offense and the amount of previous offenses of the same type.

There are several different categories to cover all possible offenses and they all have a unique set of escalating punishments as well as an expiration time. Obviously, only warnings that have not expired account for the given punishments. To view your own active warnings, you can use /warnings.

These are the current categories and punishments:
Subject to change

Rule violations such as hacking or alting that result in an immediate permanent ban will be handled manually by the staff members.

Our staff members will start using this system on Saturday, January 7th.

Please note that no rules have been changed, only the way how staff members punish for rule violations. We hope this system helps to create a more friendly environment for playing on Brawl's servers.

Brawl Staff Team
Surprise, I'm back. After a good amount of reconsideration and talking to Chap, I've decided to come back. This time with a different rank. I'll be explaining all of that and what I'll be doing at Brawl within this thread. Please take the time to read it before commenting.

What's going on?
I've worked out a new deal with Chap. It's been agreed that I will handle nearly everything, except for owning the assets. I'll be in charge of hiring, paying, organizing, making decisions, and everything else. With that, Chap will no longer have the "Owner" rank status on Brawl and I will instead.

I have quite the plans in store to re-energize Brawl. I'm still working on getting everything ironed out since this is quite the transition. Myself, the staff team, and community will need to work intelligently and efficiency in order to restore Brawl to a comfortable state.

What are the future plans?
Proceeding into the future, the plans are to make Brawl sustainable while increasing popularity and game amounts. To start, the main goal is to resolve all issues of management and organization. We need to be more efficient and well planned in order to restore Brawl quickly. Every gamemode should be paired with an active developer. Because of this, we will need to refocus on our popular gamemodes once we find and hire new developers. War and WarZ are already very close to a new version, so we're already off to a good start. Before spending money on advertising, the in-game and website layouts need to heavily change to just refresh everything. We've been running the same look at Brawl for a long time now and it would be good to touch it all up.

Heres my rough plan list so far: (out of order)
  • New in-game systems
    • Voting improvements and heavier encouragement
    • Improved and better cosmetics
  • Protocol changes/updates
    • Implementation of in-game warning system
    • Possibly more calm staff moderation
    • More strict and unforgiving for DDoS, DoX, and threats
  • Staff
    • New systems for communication and efficiency
    • Resolve Build Team mangement
    • Find and hire more developers
  • New formats
    • New website layout
    • New forums theme
    • Different TeamSpeak setup
    • Refresh/change of in-game look and feel
    • Implement a Discord
  • Money
    • Reduce monthly expenses
    • Add Brawl themed merch
    • Sponsors and referral programs
    • Modification of forum advertisements
    • Advertise Brawl (off-site ads and YouTubers)

What we need from you

We simply need your understanding, patience, and encouragement. It is essential in Brawl's restoration for the community to be more positive. No one wants to join a negative community and I'm afraid that's what Brawl is lately. With a new active lead, I hope we will turn around everyone's outlook on the future. The staff team and community will have to work together in order to restore Brawl. The staff cannot do it by themselves.

To conclude

I'm very eager to get these plans flowing. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them below. Let's get everything addressed as soon as possible. I hope to keep an open window of staff to player communication.

Thanks,
chickenputty
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Hello Brawlers!

In the spirit of giving on Christmas, we have decided to host a mini-event! The mini-event will consist of one regular HG game. View the highlights of the previous mini-event here:



The game will be no different from a regular HG game besides the fact that you stand a chance to win a month of global ELITE, which means all kits will be allowed, no team cap, and 2 feasts. There will not be a player cap as well.

Come on over to 1.mc-hg.com on the 31st of December and usher in New Year's Eve with Brawl!

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When: Satuday December 31st, at 9 PM CET /3PM EST / 12 PM PST / 8PM UTC
Where: 1.mc-hg.com
The event will also be broadcasted in-game around the start time.

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Prizes
1st place:
1 month of global ELITE
2nd place: 1 month of global MVP
3rd place: 1 month of global VIP

We hope to see you there, and may the odds be ever in your favour!

Brawl Staff Team