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Volume II, Edition I ... No. 28 [​IMG] December 1st, 2016 [​IMG] FREE

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20% off - Flash Cyber Monday Sale

War 2.0 - Premium Testing Sessions


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HG Kit Rotation
Normal: Berserker, Crafter, Kaya, Suppressor
VIP: Vulture, Forger, Hades
MVP: Copycat, Fisherman, Levitator, Redstoner, Turtle
ELITE: All kits, as always

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Featured Brawler
Taking a look through Wildwest's forums section, it's clear to see that the community has been busy working together to create great new ideas and also to report any possible bugs. The one leading the charge is, without a doubt, our featured brawler for this month; @Endermaster3000! With a ton of new idea threads posted by him, as well as multiple bug reports and chat reports, it's easy to see that Endermaster3000 really cares about Wildwest. We met up with him to see if we could get a couple words from him. Below is the interview summary.

When did you start playing Brawl?

I started about 2 years ago on a different account.
When did you start playing Wild West and did you ever consider becoming a sheriff?
I've played since the beginning [the premium beta] and yes I have considered becoming a sheriff.
In your opinion, what has been the best moment on Wild West and the worst moment on Wild West?
The best moment for wild west had been before the reset. My worst moment on wild west is when I 1v2'd JokerDoflamingo and DougPlayzMC, but then got killed by his alt.
What prompted you to get so involved in the Wild West community?
I liked how immature everyone was, just like I was, and it was just so exciting to constantly be afraid of dying.
Are there any big ideas for Wild West you'd really like to see added?
Team limits, one team processing at a time, cattle driving, and roles.

Trivia Question
Last month's question was: What is the total number of kills on KitBrawl 2.0 right now on November 1st? (Hint: Twelve days after the server's release, 164,821 players were killed). Each member can only post one guess, the closest guess wins.
The answer was 451,384. @MattM1PVP got the closest guess with 457,291 and earned a forums trophy!

This month's question is: How many lines of code has Totom written for War 2.0 from him beginning to this thread release? 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
For this month's group advertisement, we're taking a look at our beloved MC-War server! By now, we hope you all know about the War 2.0 project that is nearing completion. If you don't, check out the premium testing session thread here. With the release of War 2.0, we will, undoubtedly, be needing fresh, new maps for a fresh, new server. @_JennyLove was thinking ahead and has already begun the preparations! She has been recruiting builders of all types to begin creating maps based on Call of Duty. She hopes to create new experiences for players and is asking for any people willing to lend a helping hand. If you would like to learn more and possibly become a part of the group, head on over to her original thread here.

Sponsored Literature
By @MattM1PVP

Sponsored Media


Articles 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: @Mason479, Congratulations!

Rule Breaker Report Champions
Here are the players who reported the most valid rule breaker reports.
  • First: @Lekosa1 (270 valid reports) - $25 coupon for the Brawl shop
  • Second: @Prouddyyy (153 valid reports) - $20 coupon for the Brawl shop
  • Third: @ChicknSlayr (64 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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Promotions
Global Junior Moderator:

Miskey, TheTrogs

New Moderators
Verlyn: Wild West Junior Moderator
DerpyChristmas: Build Junior Moderator
DeCasperr: KitBrawl Junior Moderator

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Statistics
Monthly votes: 4,611 (2,205 decrease)

Total mutes: 24,697 (1,730 increase)
Total bans/temp bans: 215,874 (9,777 increase)
Total players: 3,503,574 (18,432 increase)

Forum discussions: 56,454 (530 increase)
Forum messages: 763,093 (7,274 increase)
Forum members: 36,824 (268 increase)

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Flash Cyber Monday Sale

Starting now!
Ends on: November 28, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST


Shop at http://shop.brawl.com/

We're bringing back some old items just for the sale too.
Be sure to check out the store if you are interested in that.

All packages 20% off!
(excluding unbans/mutes)
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Congratulations to all the winners! We will be giving out prizes shortly. We hope you enjoy them. For everyone else, thank you for participating in our Build Contest!

There was a total of 21 entries and we saw some great builds, but only three could make it to the top 3!

Results:

1st: "Pre-Christmas" by @_Crihz_ & @_Akirah_, 25$ Coupon Code in the Brawl Store.
Map ID: 357142
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2nd: "Christmas Town" by @PolandRocks1 & @Shadowslayer560, 20$ Coupon Code
Map ID: 357141
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3rd: "Snowblind" by @Fordale, 15$ Coupon Code
Map ID: 357163
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Entries:
Thank you everyone for participating! Make sure to keep your eye out for more contests like these in the future. ;)
Brawl Staff Team
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In before you ask whether this is a Game of Thrones Brawl fanclub or some list gathering references.. no. However, this reference is quite suitable - winter is actually coming, and so is the time for MinecraftBuild on Brawl to host its first ever week-long contest!

Building Information
The theme will be "Winter is Coming". It can be everything from late fall’ish towns with signs of winter to snowy landscapes, as long as it’s related to the theme. Be creative! 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.

Please sign up to enter ↓

Prizes
1st Place: 25$ Coupon Code
2nd Place: 20$ Coupon Code
3rd Place: 15$ Coupon Code

Coupon codes for the Brawl store. Coupons shared between team members. Ranks can be offered instead of coupons.

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1) Sign up yourself and your eventual teammates in this thread. Each team will be given a map to build on by a Build Staff member. Contact @MrDasky in a PM if you by some reason would not get a map to build on. All members of the team will be given Manager rank of the map. Note that this contest is held on Build, not Creative.

2) When you have finished your build, fill out the application below and post it on this thread:
The builders you signed up with are not required to be a part of the application - you can change teammates. Keep in mind that only, and only the Builders which you mention in your application will receive a prize if your build is part of the top 3, so it is not recommended to change teammates in the middle of the contest.

You will have the possibility to become Owner of the map a week after the results are out.

Requirements & Info
The build must have some aspects of winter. Staff and Build Team members will judge the entries based on detail, creativity, and the name you decide for your build. If you have any further questions about requirements or info, please PM me or any Build staff member.

Teams: The maximum team size is 4. You can only be on one team. Keep in mind that you can build by yourself.

Rules
  • Plagiarism is not allowed; includes copying other players builds from other worlds with WorldEdit.
  • Do not build anything that would be considered inappropriate or vulgar.
It is allowed to copy old buildings (since we don’t have a function to disable it). Keep in mind that other players that may have helped to build those copied builds will not get a prize whatsoever if they are not mentioned in your application.
Remember that the Build Specific Rules and Brawl General rules still apply.

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November 13 at 24:00 PM (UTC)
Timezones

All entries must be submitted (in this thread) 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.
  • _featherpaw_, Brann22 | Map ID: N/A
  • Eil, Lekosa1, Toki_12 | Map ID: 357133
  • ImDualley, Lemprincess192 | Map ID: 349648
  • NateTheDerp | Map ID: 357135
  • Fotobomb | Map ID: 357138
  • Charlie_0014 | Map ID: 357139
  • WolfieTheSpook | Map ID: 353940
  • inRainbows | Map ID: 357140
  • Shadowslayer560, PolandRocks1 | Map ID: 357141
  • _Crihz_, _Akirah_ | Map ID: 357142
  • PikaTheSavage | Map ID: 357143
  • MidnightDawn | Map ID: 357160
  • ScaryBunny359, girlgogamer, Theemeraldgirl28 | Map ID: 357162
  • Fordale | Map ID: 357163
  • DyvingPenguins | Map ID: 357164
  • MollyTrashCan | Map ID: 357165
  • DarkTitan_, TheTitaniumTitan, ThePlatinumTitan | Map ID: 357166
  • GoldDarkness | Map ID: 357167
  • ZeFazzy | Map ID: 361959
  • 19kss | Map ID: 361961
  • YourPalAnnie | Map ID: 303903
  • MrDaGree, Wiki_kiki, ninja_monkey1215, soulaylay | Map ID: 361429
Remember, 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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Volume II, Edition I ... No. 27 [​IMG] November 1st, 2016 [​IMG] FREE

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Server Amount Adjustments
New Protocol: Continuous Rule Violations
Removal of Grappling Hooks on 10/29
[1] The State of the Game - An Update from the CTF Committee
Build Report 10/23-2016

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New Protocol: Continuous Rule Violations
Recently it had been made known to us that there were some players who had accumulated an excessive amount of rule violations in a short amount of time. These players were made aware of our rules on our forums, teamspeak, and also in-game multiple times without changing their behavior accordingly. To help combat the rule breakers making other Brawlers' experiences bad and to help assist the staff team in punishing these players, a new protocol was put into place. Beginning on October 20th, any player that accumulates 40+ kicks, bans, and mutes within a span of 8 months will be permanently banned on their next offense. Some FAQs are shown below.
HG Kit Rotation
Normal: Dwarf, Chemist, Grandpa, Thermo
VIP: Tank, Rider, Grenadier,
MVP: Copycat, Adventurer, Hulk, Nightlock, Urgal
ELITE: All kits, as always

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Featured Brawler
What do you get when you combine someone who does drugs, no-lifes in-game, and helps keep the chat clean? No, not a Mod silly, it's this month's featured Brawler! This unsung hero of Brawl hails from the dusty wastelands of wildwest where he can be found processing drugs, riding around on a speedy horse, and packing heat with a model. When he isn't keeping the sheriffs and rival gangs busy, he hones his skills on KitBrawl. All the while, he actively utilizes the chatreport command in order to keep the junk on the servers to a minimum. Fun fact: He has a strange thing with pelicans and eggs. We'll leave you to ask him about that one. The ever so interesting featured Brawler this month is @Verlyn! Congratulations!

Trivia Question
Last month's question was: Who was the first non-staff member to log onto the new Raid server?
The answer was DemonicObelisk. @Verlyn answered it first and earned a forums trophy!

This month's question is: What is the total number of kills on KitBrawl 2.0 right now on November 1st? (Hint: Twelve days after the server's release, 164,821 players were killed). Each member can only post one guess, the closest guess wins.
The answer will be revealed along with the winner in the next edition of The Brawl News.

Group Advertisement
For this group advertisement we wanted to step away from the main focus of Meta and Apex and instead focus on a team with truces that extend past our raid server. This group is the newest up and coming team and if you're lucky enough to join this rag-tag team of trackers and raiders, you can be sure that you'll have the same teammates in HG! They're known for their tracking skills, but also their unbreakable bonds. Come team up with Team Magma! They're the next hottest team! Find out more about them here.

Sponsored Literature
By @SoullessSpooky

Sponsored Media


Articles by @pumpkinpaw 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: @Theo92160_, Congratulations!

Rule Breaker Report Champions
Here are the players who reported the most valid rule breaker reports.
  • First: @Verlyn (246 valid reports) - $25 coupon for the Brawl shop
  • Second: @Lekosa1 (219 valid reports) - $20 coupon for the Brawl shop
  • Third: @Eil (117 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
Lozzylouise, ExpertZJP

Promotions
Global Junior Moderator:
DarkTitan_, NooMatt, Sn4x5, Corporal_Pudding, RyGuy88228, Jul13n, Gehenna_beam, Xelia_

Global Moderator:
iMacro, Xelasi, aGuyInASuite, Dank_Roke, Chaos_Overseer, SoullessSpooky

Senior Moderator:

Wario

New Moderators
Miskey: CTF JMod
TheTrogs: KitBrawl JMod

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Statistics
Monthly votes: 6816 (210 increase)

Total mutes: 22,967 (2,031 increase)
Total bans/temp bans: 206,097 (12,897 increase)
Total players: 3,485,142 (22,936 increase)

Forum discussions: 55,924 (668 increase)
Forum messages: 755,819 (9,732 increase)
Forum members: 36,556 (329 increase)

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Hey Brawlers,

This last Saturday (10/30/16) we hosted a Halloween HG event on 1.mc-hg.com. The event overall was a success, as the maximum of 85 people attended. We featured a lot of custom spooky events such as zombie attacks, thunderstorms, and insect attacks.

Full game log:
Now onto the winners:

1. Duderocks11 - 3 Months Elite

2. @NooMatt

3. @Eil - 2 MonthsElite

4. @Eso - 1 Month Elite

Everyone on this list should’ve received their prize already. If not, message me on the forums.

We hope you all enjoyed the event and if you have any thoughts/ideas put them down below.

~Brawl Staff Team
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Fall Sale

Begins: October 24, 2016
Ends: November 7, 2016


Shop at http://shop.brawl.com/

All packages 30% off!
(excluding unbans/mutes)
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Hello Brawlers!

This coming Saturday, in anticipation for Halloween on the 31st, we will be hosting a Halloween tournament on Hardcore Games with some special features. As we haven’t held an event in some time we felt this would be appropriate.​


This event will utilize exclusively all of the halloween themed kits. Only these will be available, but to everyone:

This event will also feature some custom events to make the event extra spooky. These will have to be discovered in-game however, so be alert and crafty. Prepare for battles, towers, or traps, if that’s your taste.

The goal of the game is to simply be last man standing. Teams of maximum 2 players will be allowed. If players are found teaming with more than one player, they are subject to be kicked from the event (staff will be watching!)

The player cap will be around 85 players, it may change depending on the server performance.

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When: Saturday October 29th, at 2PM EST / 1PM CST/ 12PM MST / 11AM PST / 6PM 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:
3 months global ELITE
2nd place: 2 months global ELITE
3rd place: 1 month global ELITE

We hope to see you there, and good luck!

Brawl Staff Team
Back with more server adjustments!

Our host just released some new cheaper servers that seem to perform better than our old ones (game server wise), so we have/are migrating to those new server boxes. With that, comes more size adjustments...

Changes:
  • War reduced to 2 servers
  • Party reduced to 3 servers
  • WarZ reduced to 3 servers
  • Lobby, CTF, KitBrawl, and Build moved boxes (means nothing to the normal player)
  • Slither removed
We will boot up more servers for each gamemode if and when needed.

Impending Changes:
  • Hardcore Games announcement
  • WarZ server amounts to be reduced
  • Creative to be removed
    • Details about the map, ranks, etc. coming soon [nothing will be lost]
  • WarZ, Raid, and Wild West to move boxes (means nothing to the normal player)

We use to have 14 game server boxes (at $110 a month per) and after these changes we will have 5 game server boxes (at $80 a month per). These changes should make the servers more populated per while saving money for investment into further developing and upkeeping Brawl.

Thanks,
Brawl Staff Team
Hello Brawlers,

Recently we got frequent reports from Junior Moderators about players who keep on breaking minor chat rules and don't change their behaviour even though they sometimes have dozens of punishments. A system with constantly increasing punishments is hard to implement because of alternate accounts and punishments given by different staff members, so we decided to invent a punishment limit. This new protocol was enforced too quickly which was my fault for not thinking it through beforehand, but now have discussed the protocol again and we believe we covered any issues occuring with it.

The protocol for Continuous Rule Violations is as follows:
If a player has a total of 40 or more punishments (kicks, mutes, bans) within the last 8 months, no matter for which rule violation, they will be banned permanently upon the next rule violation. False, requested and duplicate punishments, punishments which were lifted because of a purchase, automatic bans and CTF match kicks do not count.

We reserve the right to ban permanently for a lower amount of rule violations if the rule violations were more severe (threats, major chat offenses).

Further details and clarifications:
  • If a player was banned for Continuous Rule Violations before and either purchased an unban or appealed the ban, they may be banned again after only 10 more rule violations of any kind.
  • Bans for Continuous Rule Violations will not be lifted within less than 3 months unless they are false.
  • Punishments across alternate accounts do not add up (Bans for Continuous Rule Violations still count towards the total of 3 bans across accounts).

This new protocol will come into effect in two weeks, on October 20th 2016.

This means anyone who has 40 or more punishments and violates the rules again once the protocol is in effect will be banned.

We hope this protocol will help to get rid of notorious rule breakers, make the community a better place and the job of our staff members easier.

This thread will be locked when the protocol comes into effect; until then you can ask questions below.

Brawl Staff Team