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Hello Brawlers!

This weekend we will be hosting two events on the Hardcore Games servers, King of the Hill and a round of Regular HG. We will play two games this Saturday at 2pm EST and 7pm UTC. We will be playing perhaps two of our most popular events so be prepared.
  • Regular HG
    • Just a normal game of HG.
    • Last man standing wins.
  • King of the Hill
    • HG game where the goal is the first to stay on top of a generated hill for 15 seconds uninterrupted.
    • Players must be alone on the hill for the time to count.
    • Time isn't cumulative.
    • Certain kits are disabled.
Prizes for the winners of each event will be 1 week of Global Elite. We will start the Regular HG game first and the KOTH will be broadcasted whenever the first game ends, so be alert. There will be around 15 minutes to join the game before the start time.

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When: Saturday March 25th, 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!
Hey Brawlers,

Recently we put out a thread about gun changes, and with some of the feedback, we changed some of the guns.
So saying this, I bring to you my first update as War Manager!

Gun changes:

PP90M1

  • Increased Damage from 4 to 5
  • Decreased range from 70m to 65m

Barret:

  • Increased Damage from 26 to 27
  • Changed delay between shots from 20 to 21
MP7:
  • Changed Magazine size from 20 + 44 to 25+ 39

Map changes:

  • Cove (Removed 2 OOM's)
  • Underground (Removed 1 OOM)
  • Stronghold (Fixed some glitch spots)
  • Downhill (Removed 1 OOM)

Hope you enjoy these new updates! This should make it more fair for you all!

~Brawl Staff Team
Hello Brawlers,

I always love it when simple cosmetic improvements can be made to the servers. We got a little sidetracked today on some well needed appearance updates. Along with the addition of polls and a new server banner, this update serves well as some good advertising preparation. Be sure to read until the end and answer the thread poll!

I'll get back to that, but first here are the tweaks we did...

Tweaks

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1. Server menu:
  • We've finally updated the old Brawl logo to the new fist. We couldn't part from the old one <3
  • The 2nd line is a random message advertising the gamemodes. Expect to see this when nothing super special is happening.
  • The gray dots, they are important, they look fancy, right?

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2. Lobby tweaks:
  • Gamemode descriptions now show above each portal
  • The type/style of the gamemode is is listed above its player count
  • All gamemode statues now have a fancy outfit on (oooh!)
Just some general fixes to ensure that new players have as much information as possible. Surprisingly, the lobby is a lot more characterized and colorful with the new additions.


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3. Polls added!
They can do the question above and anything else we can dream of! Imagine all the possibilities :finger:

The poll above will help us find out where we should be putting more (or even less) effort into future advertising at. Your honest vote is appreciated, you may for this poll on the lobby!

You will probably be so tired of answering these because we already have so many questions already in mind. We can make the polls specific per gamemode, so it is a really helpful feedback tool for us. #communication

4. More in-game tips!
The staff whipped up some helpful messages for the in-game auto announcer. These have been added in attempt to help players understand the server better. Why not, right?

mcctf.com: &eGetting hit by an Archer's arrow from 20+ blocks will instakill you
mcctf.com: &6See a Pyro with enchanted armor? Run away if you're on fire!
mcctf.com: &bBlock with your sword to avoid Assassin's instakill
mcctf.com: &dStay alert for Ninjas, they can pop out of invisibility at any moment
mcctf.com: &aHit an Engineer's turret to break it
mcctf.com: &9Type &7/qq &9while looking at a teammate and holding an item to ask them to wait up
mcctf.com: &6Type &7/md &6to signal to your team that you're in need of a medic
mcctf.com: &bCoordinate with other players on offense to increase your chances of a clean steal
mcctf.com: &dUse the steak in your inventory to heal 4 hearts during battle
mc-war.com: &dRight click to scope in, it makes your bullets more accurate!
mc-war.com: &eLearn the maps and their names at &7http://www.brawl.com/wiki/maps-war/
mc-warz.com: &dRight click to scope in, it makes your bullets more accurate!
minecraftparty.com: &bWant to move around freely to spectate a minigame? Use &7/spec
minecraftparty.com: &aDon't forget to use power-ups to give you an edge in the competition!
minecraftparty.com: &eGetting good at this? Use &7/coins &eto view how many coins you've picked up from placing in minigames!
raid.mcpvp.com: &cWant to learn how to track players? Learn at &7http://www.brawl.com/wiki/tracking-raid/
raid.mcpvp.com: &eSoup can be created with mushrooms, melons, cactus, potatoes, carrots, and even cocoa beans! Simply combine them with bowls
raid.mcpvp.com: &aGet mob-eggs by crouching and throwing a chicken egg at any mob in exchange for XP levels
raid.mcpvp.com: &eThere is a KOTH Event every Saturday at 3PM EST. The winner gets prizes!
raid.mcpvp.com: &5A Nether and End portal can be found under spawn in the waterfall
raid.mcpvp.com: &dRunning low on health? Drink some soup to instantly heal some hearts
raid.mcpvp.com: &6Make sure you &7/deposit &byour gold ingots as money!
raid.mcpvp.com: &bTry not to stay at a warp too long, you might get tracked!
kit.brawl.com: &dJoin the free-for-all arenas! Right click with the compass in lobby
kit.brawl.com: &6Use &7/kbstats &6to view all of your current stats
wildwest.brawl.com: &dRight click to scope in, it makes your bullets more accurate!
wildwest.brawl.com: &aWant to learn how to become an experienced cowboy? Read our wiki at &7http://www.brawl.com/wiki/wildwest/
mc-hg.com: &dDrink some mushroom soup to restore 3.5 hearts instantly!
mc-hg.com: &eDoing &7/spawn &ebefore the game starts will put you on the map. Use it to find a swamp!
mc-hg.com: &aTo get new kits, buy them with credits. You get credits by killing, winning, and surviving!
mc-hg.com: &bFinding souping difficult? Find a ravine and get full iron.
mc-hg.com: &cThe feast has lots of diamond gear and potions, use &7/feast &cto find it when it's announced.
mc-hg.com: &6Right click with your compass to point to the closest player.
mc-hg.com: &2Finding a minifeast? Use F5 to see a larger area around you.


Advertising Prep Talk
Now back to the thing about advertising. We're trying to make the network player friendly enough that advertising strategies will work. I don't want to spend tons of effort and money on getting players on to have them leave immediately. With multiple gamemodes around the corner from major updates and improvements, its the perfect time to begin.

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We recently had a new voting site banner made to get the ball rolling. Feel free to use this on any site (respectfully) to advertise and to represent Brawl.

Other plans include restructuring our voting system and to implement some concept of a "reward" system to encourage daily logins along with rewards for supporting Brawl via social media, the forums, etc.

These will come down the line after the new cosmetic system is implemented. You may have noticed a few staff using some of these new titles or gadgets (its pretty hype). We just need to figure out some more specifics and work on implementing them into each gamemode.

I also plan to get in touch with a web developer to see if we can get the site spiced up. There are some major functionality improvements that can also boost our search engine ranking.


Regarding this thread's poll
Lastly, regarding the poll on this thread. I'm asking if you would be fine with making non-specific (not numbered) IPs go to the hub instead of a random server for that gamemode. So for example it would function like this:
brawl.com -> goes to hub

minecraftparty.com -> goes to hub (currently goes to a random Party server)
1.minecraftparty.com -> goes to server #1 Party
2.minecraftparty.com -> goes to server #2 Party

mc-war.com -> goes to hub (currently goes to a random War server)
1.mc-war.com -> goes to server #1 War
2.mc-war.com -> goes to server #2 War

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The pros of this is that everyone is kind of forced to visit the hub. This means that people finding the gamemode IP from a specific YouTube video or advertisement will learn that Brawl has even more gamemodes. In return, the player could find interest in our other gamemodes too.

The cons of this would be that it could slow regulars down that use the specific IPs. For example, most players on Build probably just log on any random server with "minecraftbuild.com" with no interest of joining the hub before. However, perhaps a we could allow you to put "random" in place of the number to join a random server.

Let me know your thoughts (on everything),
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It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for: Build Comp results! But first, I want to chat a little bit about the Build Competition format itself.

As you may or may not have noticed, we haven’t had a huge amount of submissions this time round. Not really a big deal, it’s only our second try and stuff like this helps us to make contests even better for you guys in the future! So, we’ve been having a little brainstorm as to why we didn’t get as many entries this time and what we can do to change that.
  1. One reason was that the theme of the contest wasn’t great, and I take full responsibility for this: my reasoning was that if we chose a theme that a lot of people were familiar with, naturally we’d get a lot of entries. What I didn’t account for was that the theme was a bit TOO broad and directionless, which meant it was difficult to know what to build.
  2. The other reason came straight from @chickenputty, the big dog himself. He argued that the frequency of the competitions made them less special. And he’s right: while our intentions were good, advertising a contest 24/7 with no breaks in between means you’ll just get bored of them.
What that means is that from now on, Build Contests will be bi-monthly (once every two months). They’ll still last a month, but you’ll have a break in between. This has the added benefit of letting the Build Team spend more time to make sure that the next contest is perfect.

Please do tell us what you think – in the end, all we want to do is make it more fun for you, so any suggestions are welcome! This includes ideas for the theme of the next contest, which will likely be announced on April 1st (actually, that gives me an idea already…). Is there anything in particular you want to build? Do you enjoy building for Brawl gamemodes or is that too restrictive? Are bimonthly contests a great idea or what? Let us know!

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Enough chit-chat – let’s get down to business. This is what you really came for… the results! This month very much prioritised quality over quantity and it was actually very difficult to choose a top 3. That said, we managed, so without further ado here are your contest winners!

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In third place is a familiar face - @Fordale! Fordale’s already proven herself to be a great builder by winning Builder of the Month last month and placing in the previous contest, and her latest entry, Drogon vs Maleficent, is somehow even more impressive than those submissions. The reason it didn’t place higher was partly because it’s more fantasy-themed than medieval, and partly because of the other great submissions. Nevertheless, she’s earned herself ten bucks to spend in the Brawl store and an extra map!

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In second place is @ciberblock67, for Kingdom of Jehovah! Ciber (AKA captainserious97) has improved tremendously since his WE1 application in 2014, and this map is proof of that. While on a smaller scale there’s still room for improvement, he’s shown proficiency in terraforming, organics, buildings, originality, composition and dedication to a build. It’s a very impressive combination of lots of different style of building and we can’t wait to see what comes next! For his efforts, Ciberblock67 gets $15 to spend in the Brawl store and two extra maps.

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And finally, in first place is someone who’s been waiting anxiously on the results, and for good reason – congratulations to @Pyrotheum, creator of Sky Islands! We all know that Pyro’s a great builder (having also won BotM) and this map’s no exception to the rule – it’s got beautiful details, interesting colours and a fun concept. Overall, it’s a refined map by a very proficient and hardworking builder, and one that’s very much deserving of first place! Pyro earns himself $20 to spend in the Brawl store, 3 free maps and a contest winner forum medal. Great work!
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Build Contest II: Medieval!
Hardcore Games Weekly Events for 2/11/17
Giveaway! Lifetime Elite Contest on Raid!

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Say Hi to Your Lord and Savior New Senior Moderator!
That's right, we have a new senior moderator among us! Please welcome the man, the myth, the legend: @GreenPeas! This spectacular dude has been playing Brawl since Chap knows when! As a former admin for the network still possessing obvious leadership material combined with his knack for community involvement, he earned his promotion earlier this month. Currently, he serves as the SMOD manager for both Party and WarZ. Never one to lord power over others, he has immersed himself into the community and surrounded himself with dedicated staff members such as @RyGuy, @Sn4x5, and others in order to ensure the greatest possible future for the servers he cares for. Already, the results of this mighty group effort can be observed. An achievement brainstorming thread for party, a WarZ community questionnaire, and a new militia camp on WarZ stand testament to the effort's success. And that's not all! Behind the scenes in the staff chat, Peas is actively involved in discussion regarding the servers and has really taken the initiative in handling the never ending flood of reports pertaining to alting WarZ hackers. So take the time to thank GreenPeas. Take the time to thank the staff working with him. But don't forget to take the time to pat yourselves on the back as well! The staff team would not be able to best serve you without your input. So thank you all for your care for Party and WarZ!

New News Manager! ("New News" lol :v)
You might be looking at this month's news pondering to yourself, "Whaaaat? Where's Roke? ;-;" No worries! The prodigiously spectacular, devilishly handsome, dubiously monumentally humble @randomcitizen1 has been told to graciously taken it upon himself to volunteer his writing genius, and with all solemnity and respect, has taken responsibility for handling the monthly news! That's right! Your favorite unsocialized nerd charming rogue/walking memebag has once again made it his mission to feed his ego serve you in yet another area of your Brawly lives. Have a good read m8! :V

HG Kit Rotation
Normal: Lumberjack, Spellmaster, Snail, Kaya
VIP: Endermage, Toolmaster, Plague
MVP: Viper, Miner, Kangaroo, Thor, Jackhammer
ELITE: All kits, as always

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Featured Brawler
There’s none better at reporting than this fantastic Brawler! In the last six months, this guy has compiled 1,471 successful reports. That’s more than any other player on Brawl in the past YEAR. He has a passion for Brawl and greatly contributes to keeping rule breakers to a minimum. Oh, I forgot to mention that this guy's at the top of the War leaderboards! He’s one of a kind! That’s right, its @Lekosa1! Be sure to give him your hearty congratulations!

Trivia Question
Last month's question was: At the time of writing, how many forums users use the dark theme?
The answer was 3,198. @Deppresso was closest with 2,935 and earned a forums trophy!

This month's question is: How many gamemodes has Brawl fully released?
The answer will be revealed along with the winner in the next edition of The Brawl News.

Group Advertisement
Been playing WarZ and don't have a solid team to back you up? Are you experienced in WarZ and just looking for new beginning? It doesn't matter! This team is a handful of skilled players that combine teamwork with respect to rule the WarZ server! Led by @Pardoning, Slayr is a perfect fit for you! Check their team thread out here, and apply!

Sponsored Literature
By @Eil

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Articles written by @randomcitizen1, @Viva, @Rhoske @DarkTitan_, and @charlottethegirl.
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Builder of the Month
This month’s winner of BOTM is @Pyrotheum! Congratulations!

Pyrotheum has submitted 2 maps to Build Showcases and both of them are fantastic, but it’s Lian Yu that really caught our attention – an enormous, detailed oriental map. It’s not just the buildings, either: the terrain surrounding it is both original and beautifully made. An amazing map and a well-deserved winner. No map ID at the moment because it’s not finished yet, but Pyro’s been kind enough to give is a little sneak peek over here.

For his efforts, Pyrotheum has earned himself a Builder of the Month medal and 3 extra maps to build on. Great job!

Think you can do better? Head over to Build Showcases and submit your map – everything is considered for BOTM, and there’s no limit to the amount you can post. So get building!

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 month's winner: @Alylox, Congratulations!

Rule Breaker Report Champions
Here are the players who reported the most valid rule breaker reports.
  • First: @Lekosa1 (90 valid reports) - $25 coupon for the Brawl shop
  • Second: @Xion (35 valid reports) - $20 coupon for the Brawl shop
  • Third: @UraniumTheGoat (33 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:

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Resignations
Wario
_featherpaw_
0racle
UnknownPleasures

Promotions
Global Junior Moderator:
Charlottethegirl

Senior Moderator:

GreenPeas

New Moderators
Aboves WarZ JMOD
SkullcrusherLD War JMOD
Algelier War JMOD

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Statistics
Monthly votes: 8,251 (1,244 decrease)

Total mutes: 29,036 (1,028 increase)
Total bans/temp bans: 240,391 (8,589 increase)
Total players: 3,575,134 (22,206 increase)

Forum discussions: 58,565 (617 increase)
Forum messages: 790,899 (7,992 increase)
Forum members: 37,805 (234 increase)

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Hello Raiders!​

Although this was not planned in the original event schedule, we would like to host this optional event to thank each and every one of you for your support for the new map. Without further ado, let's get into the event!

To enter this competition, your team must pay a 100 gold fee that will go towards the pot. You will then be paired up against another team who you will fight with in a random open arena with no battle rules. This means you can build anything you want, use any item you please, and spawn in any mobs necessary to help you win. The winning team will then be paired up with another winning team in a bracket style order. The final 2 teams will receive a portion of the gold pot (25% for second place, and 75% for first).

The matchings will be drawn at random and will be posted a week prior to the event, which will take place on Saturday, February 25th starting at 1pm EST / 6pm UTC. The competition will be in a bracket style, and we will progress to the next rounds immediately.

To enter: please leave your team name below, and message me in game to pay the entry fee. I will be keeping track of all the payments and announce the final pot at the time of the event.

Rules / Notes:
  • If you warp out, you are disqualified
  • Leaving the arena will also disqualify you
  • Teams will be of 8, if your other members cannot attend, too bad! Your team will have to fight the other team regardless of sizes
  • You can only be on one team! If you try to cheat this, then you will be disqualified
Good luck!

ENTERED TEAMS: Hype

Brawl Staff Team
THE CONTEST IS NOW OVER! Thanks to everyone who took part!

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Thanks for all your entries in last month’s build contest – it was a great success!
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We got a ton of great maps for last month’s contest, and hopefully you’ll see some of them in the future. This month’s theme is Medieval, and you’ll be able to find more information on that below… but first, results!

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In third place is @Fordale's Phleora, for the Smoke Monster minigame! We all loved the beautiful pattern she made, it’s given it a really different feel to previous Smoke Monster maps, but we think it’ll fit in perfectly. In any case, she must be doing something right, because she won Builder of the Month too! For her efforts, Fordale wins $10 to spend in the Brawl store and an extra map. Congrats!

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In second place is @Birdgirl's Stadt, for the Red Light, Green Light minigame! Bird’s a veteran CTF mapmaker and an ex Build mod to boot, so it comes as no surprise that she’s great at Party maps as well. Stadt comes as a much-needed update for the original RLGL map, with rows of beautiful houses lining the outside. For coming in second place, Birdgirl wins $15 to spend in the Brawl store and two extra maps. Nice work!

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And finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for… first place goes to @NateTheDerp's Mario Circuit, for the Horse Race minigame! We loved this map: not only does it fit in perfectly with the Party theme, it looks absolutely stunning. A well-deserved first place for a great map. For winning the contest, Nate has earned himself $20 to spend in the Brawl store, 3 free maps and a Contest Winner forum medal. Great job Nate!

Thanks to all who took part!

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This month’s contest theme is MEDIEVAL.
If there’s one thing you guys like to build it’s medieval stuff – believe me, I’ve noticed! – and Minecraft very much lends itself to the medieval style. After last month’s competition for dedicated Party maps we thought we’d get right back to our creative roots and have a competition where there’s no limit on what you can or can’t do. Get creative! You could make a giant castle, or a sprawling city, maybe even get some fantasy stuff in there and make a giant mythical creature. Impress us!

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.

Don’t forget that 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 on top of that, by posting there you’ll be in with a chance of winning Builder of the Month! More information here!

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!

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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 flat 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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  • 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.​
  • Build specific rules and general rules still apply.​
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MARCH 7TH 23:00 UTC
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. Tower Mission by @_xRazer8Gaming (/map 370248)
  2. Vevo by @larsdepaauw1 and @LappenDuddel (/map 368777)
  3. Sky Islands by @Pyrotheum (/map 370742)
  4. Kingdom of Wilark by @legolouie
  5. Drogon vs Maleficent by @Fordale
  6. Kingdom of Jehovah by @ciberblock67
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Remember that your builds will only be accepted if they’re built on our Build server, MinecraftBuild.com.

Have fun!
Brawl Staff Team
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Hello Brawlers!
Yesterday, due to time constraints and timing with the Raid reset we were only able to host one game, Team HG. The event however was streamed on www.twitch.tv/mcpvp and reached over 80 players. Please let us know what you thought of the stream and if there's anything we could do better.

Team HG winners: @X_SUS, @Teamien and @DdDiamentdD (2 weeks elite)
If you haven't received prizes yet please contact me or an admin.

We'd like to thank you all for attending and hope you all had fun.

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:
  • Regular HG
    • Just a normal game of HG.
  • 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 uninterrupted.
  • Red Rover
    • Minigame in which the goal is to be the last man standing while trying to avoid a killer as you cross sides of a small map.
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 February 11th, 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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Hello Brawlers!​

In honour of the Raid reset, we will be giving away a Lifetime Elite rank!
Anyone is able to participate, so get ready for this epic contest!​

To win, you must have the best score out of all players at the end of the month. The scoring is based on multiple point values for each thing you do. So, there are many ways to potentially win this contest. Perhaps you like killing more than mining, you could earn your points while killing things.

Below are the point values for each action:

Kill: 0.1 points each
Gold balance: 0.7 points per ingot
Ingame hour: 0.1 points each hour
Ores mined:
Emerald Ore: 0.4 points each
Diamond Ore: 0.4 points each
Gold Ore: 0.3 points each
Iron Ore: 0.3 points each
Redstone Ore: 0.2 points each
Lapis Ore: 0.2 points each
Coal Ore: 0.2 points each​
Passive mob kill: 0.2 points each kill
Hostile mob kill: 0.3 points each kill
Ghasts kill: 2 points each
Wither boss kill: 10 points each
Ender dragon kill: 30 points each

So, each of the stats above will grant you X amount of points each. So if you had 100 gold in your balance, you would have 70 points towards the leader board.
The contest will close at the end of the month on February 28 at 11:59 PM EST. Remember, there can only be one winner, so be sure to give this contest all you've got!

View your ranking at: http://www.brawl.com/RaidEvent2017/
Updates every 5 minutes

Prize: Lifetime ELITE
Where: "/play Raid" for Map 2
Starts: Feb. 4 at 4:00PM EST (when Raid resets)
Ends: February 28 at 11:59PM EST

Have fun, good luck, and may the best prevail!


Brawl Staff Team
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Volume II, Edition I ... No. 30 [​IMG] February 1st, 2017 [​IMG] FREE

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Raid Map Reset!
Build Contest Results
How well do you know the Brawl Staff? - Results
Build Contest: Party!
More Boosters, More Ammo, & Ladders Added

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New ELITE feature!

Users with the lifetime ELITE rank on the forums can now enjoy a new option: making their profile picture a GIF! This special ability is no longer limited to Mario stomping poor Gumbas, you can now use a GIF with a maximum file size of 161.2 KB as your profile picture if you purchased lifetime ELITE. You can change your picture and test this out here.

HG Kit Rotation
Normal: Fisherman, Tank, Worm, Cultivator
VIP: Airdrop, Flash, Glider
MVP: Anchor, Forger, Jumper, Scorch, Viper
ELITE: All kits, as always

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Featured Brawler
This month's featured Brawler sports a knack for a highly unusual combination of our servers. He's invested in the party community, yet he knows how to wield a gun? That's right, he really brings the heat in wildwest. But that's not all! He also plays quite a bit of CTF. What? A gun user that can hold his own in vanilla PVP? Weird right? He's a partying sheriff that captures flags! This month's featured Brawler is @xPurest! Congratulations! Keep doing what you're doing!

Trivia Question
Last month's question was: How many maps does Build currently hold excluding archived maps? One guess per user, the closest guess will win!
The answer was 298,407 maps that are not archived with 363,634 maps in total. @Charlie_0014 was closest with 300,000 and has earned a forums trophy!

This month's question is: At the time of writing, how many forums users use the dark theme?
The answer will be revealed along with the winner in the next edition of The Brawl News.

Group Advertisement
Ever get tired of the same old maps on CTF? Ever wish there was something you could do to help spice things up a little? Sure you could build a map yourself, but that's quite a lot of work. If only there was a group of CTF enthusiasts for you to team up with. Maybe then making maps wouldn't be so difficult. Well, beginning this month, such a team actually exists! Introducing the unofficial CTF Build Team! Join today while applications are still open! Make sure and check out their home thread here.

Sponsored Literature
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Sponsored Media


Articles written by @randomcitizen1, @Viva, @18kss and @Rhoske

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Congratulations to Fordale for being the first Builder of the Month!
Fordale is the creator of a map also called Fordale, an amazingly detailed fantasy world that’s so enormous it fills up the entire 512x512 map. In fact, it’s so awesome it’s already inspired two builders (at least) to get to work on a giant adventure map of their own! But don’t just take our word for it, go and check it out! You can visit it by logging onto MinecraftBuild.com and typing /map 344472.
For her efforts, Fordale has earnt herself the first ever Builder of the Month forum medal and 3 extra maps to build on. We’re excited to see what she can come up with next!

Think you can win too? Head over to Build Showcases and submit your map – everything is considered for BOTM, and there’s no limit to the amount you can post. So get building!

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: @Speedcell , Congratulations!

Rule Breaker Report Champions
Here are the players who reported the most valid rule breaker reports.
  • First: @Lekosa1 (159 valid reports) - $25 coupon for the Brawl shop
  • Second: @19kss (131 valid reports) - $20 coupon for the Brawl shop
  • Third: @xPurest (31 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 (146 votes) - $25 coupon for the Brawl shop
  • Second: @moldyfishcake (129 votes) - $20 coupon for the Brawl shop
  • Third: @Buiscuit (83 votes) - $15 coupon for the Brawl shop

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Resignations
SoCool, amazingallen234

Promotions
Global Junior Moderator:
gamren, chicknslayer, Anonymousgalaxy, Overkill_, Eil

Global Moderator:
Greenpeas

New Moderators
Charlottethegirl - WildWest JMOD

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Statistics
Monthly votes: 9,495 (3325 increase)

Total mutes: 28,008 (1,607 increase)
Total bans/temp bans: 231,802 (8835 increase)
Total players: 3,552,928 (30,176 increase)

Forum discussions: 57,948 (819 increase)
Forum messages: 782,907 (10,375 increase)
Forum members: 37,571 (438 increase)

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