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Happy holidays, Shotbow! I'm Mistri, your host for the December edition of Dentril's New Moon.
As you may remember, last month we transferred hosts to Path. During that time, however, not all servers were transferred completely, including the server used for development. For this reason, the developers and builders have been unable to make progress for a significant amount of this month, which is why there were not many gamemode updates this month. This issue is near resolved and you should be seeing updates once again starting in a few days.
On another note, we opened applications for the Film Crew, which are evaluated on a rolling basis. If you are experienced in editing or recording videos, and you're interested in producing content for the official Shotbow Youtube channel, apply now! Applications close December 15.
In the last month, we've seen a lot of new faces on MineZ thanks to streamers. However, we unfortunately had to create new rules to deter people with malicious intent from ruining the streamer's experience, thereby deterring new players from Shotbow. This process, called "stream sniping", is now bannable. You can view these new rules here.
The winter season is in session, so rack up that ELO quickly before it's over! The current standings are:
- 1st - Cometcat13 (1115)
- 2nd - jiren74 (1111)
- 3rd - Veghetto (1094)
MTA Leaderboards for November 2019
- 1st - mikasateitoku KDR: 70:1 (70.0)
- 2nd - hetase KDR: 56:1 (56.0)
- 3rd - burakuma KDR: 37:2 (18.5)
- 1st - hetase Arrests: 23.0
- 2nd - MESLEG Arrests: 8.0
- 3rd - Azura_04 Arrests: 5.0
- 1st - MESLEG Experience gained: 31050.0
- 2nd - Viral333 Experience gained: 15157.0
- 3rd - hetase Experience gained: 8118.0
- 1st - Viral333 Minigames won: 21.0
- 2nd - ImMeikyyy Minigames won: 17.0
- 3rd - MESLEG Minigames won: 15.0
- Mosh_Von_Void was promoted to Full Developer
- LegendaryAlex joined the Film Crew
- A total of 32,913,277 XP was earned by players this month
- There were 1,034 players banned in the last month
- This month, we reached a peak playercount of 307 on November 10
Greetings, fellow survivors!
In light of recent events, the MineZ staff team has been debating the implementation of new "stream sniping" rules to the MineZ game. We've been thrilled to have an influx of new players thanks to recent streamers on MineZ, but most of us have agreed that people with malicious intent to kill streamers on MineZ is deterring streamers from bringing new players to the game.
What counts as "stream sniping"?
Stream sniping is an obvious attempt to hunt down a Shotbow player with the Media Creator or Media Partner role, while they are streaming, and kill them. Examples of stream sniping in MineZ include, but are not limited to:
- Running in a straight line, directly toward the streamer, and consequently attempting to kill them
- Waiting in an area with full gear where the streamer has announced they are heading towards, and consequently attempting to kill them
- Killing yourself and respawning multiple times until you get a spawn close to the streamer, and consequently attempting to kill them
What are the exceptions to this rule?
The first exception to this rule is self defense, which is defined as protecting yourself in case a streamer initiates the attack. If this happens, you are free to kill the streamer without punishment.
The second exception to this rule is killing a streamer in a "PvP hotspot", which is defined by the following locations circled in red on the maps below.
If you kill a streamer inside any red location on these maps, you will not be punished.
Additionally, if you initiate an attack in one of these regions, you may carry it through, even if a chase leads the streamer outside of a PvP hotspot.
What are the punishments?
If staff are certain that a player is stream sniping, we will ban them. However, if we are not sure, we will warn the player first. If the player continues to stream snipe, we will ban them.
These rules are subject to change, and we will be posting announcements for future rule changes if they occur. We will be posting these rules, along with other MineZ-specific rules, on the rules page within the next few weeks. If we have any updates to these rules, they will be announced, but the latest info for this rule will be posted on the MineZ-specific rules page for everyone to adhere to.
Thanks for understanding. With these new rules, hopefully we'll be able to bring some new faces to the server! Thanks for flying Shotbow.
- The MineZ Team
What is the Film Crew?
The Film Crew is a sub-team of the Public Relations team, dedicated to the production of videos for the official Shotbow YouTube channel. You may have noticed a recent lack of videos being uploaded to the Shotbow YouTube — which is why we want you on the team to change that!
What is the Film Crew looking for?
We are looking for people who love to spend their time putting together videos. Whether it's the collecting of beautiful shots or the processing and editing of video clips, we are happy to have you. There are currently two roles within the team: Recorder and Editor. Let's take a brief look at the key duties of these two roles.
Recorder: As recorder, you are responsible for the making of the shots that will be used in a video. You will work closely with the editors as they will be the ones telling you what kind of clips they need in order to make a visually stimulating video. There are a few standards that have to be met in order to apply for recorder:
- You can run shaders and record at 60FPS
- The clips have to be at least 720p (preferrably 1080p)
Editor: As editor, you are the one who uses your creativity to decide the way a video will look in the end. Once you have your vision set, you communicate your ideas and required shots with the recorders, and make sure you get everything you need. Once everything is collected, you will begin editing the footage. As editor, you not only edit videos, you occasionally record them alongside the recorders as well, so the above mentioned requirements are recommendations. In order to be eligible for this role, you will need the following:
- Reliable editing software
- Teamwork and leadership skills
- A YouTube channel or list of videos that indicate you are familiar with video making
- Have basic video recording knowledge
Applications close on December 15th. Interested in joining? Apply now!