Fuzzlr and KlutchDecals share a special moment as CooleysWorld gapes in awe
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Meeptimes Turns Fifty!
It has been over two years since Meeptimes began! In that time, countless writers have contributed to not only keep it going, but continually expanding its content and interest. In twenty-five months, there have been fifty editions of the Meeptimes, with an average word count of one thousand, six hundred words! For the more statistical readers, there are approximately 77,982 words in the previous forty-nine editions, made up of 438,216 characters.
This more detailed chart shows the edition numbers ranked based on their word count.
Now, enough math! Meeptimes would not be what it is without the people who’ve worked on it, and though I may try to include everyone, there will always be some that get missed, so my apologies ahead of time!
Medieval Build Competition
In the wake of the build event hosted by Meepcraft Staff, @Yuu_Otosoka decided to host a Medieval Build Competition for a grand prize of 330k! Read about the event here, and the winners here.
Evilalec’s Spleef Event
Deciding to share in some of his wealth, @evilalec555 hosted several public spleef events, giving away over 500k in prizes!
Storytime with the Crew - The Tragedy of Darth Clueless the Ruthless
Clueless quickly reread the script. “Alright, that should be done. Can you give that a readthrough, Mid?” Midnight took the script, had a quick readthrough and gave a thumbs-up. “Should be ready to go. Nice job, CK.”
Clueless smiled. “Thanks. It’s gotta be something special for our 50th edition. Meeptimes has come a long way,”
“It sure has. The story idea is great, but isn’t it supposed to be based on something that actually happ..?” A woosh of wind swept past Midnight and Clueless, and they heard a sound of breaking glass, suddenly rendering them blind for a few seconds. When vision returned, Midnight coughed. “What was that?” she questioned, puzzled.
“I don’t know. A disturbance in the force, I sense.”
“Not more of your Star Wars jokes, CK! We have a problem! The script is gone!” Midnight looked on the ground around her. If t simply was the wind, it couldn’t be too for away. She and Clueless searched the bushes around, but nothing. There was only one thing to conclude.
“I don’t think that was a woosh of wind. That must’ve been an ambush. The glass? That was a potion. This was set up,” Clueless concluded.
CK and Mid checked some logs - who was it? And only one name popped up in the result - AdrianBFaust.
“Adrian! What do you think you’re doing? That’s for staff eyes only! You can’t just go swiping things from Midnight,” Clueless confronted in Nation Chat.
“What are you talking about, CK? I’ve been working on Operation Takeover, like you said!” Adrian defended.
“Well, tell me how these logs say you took a specific piece of paper from Midnight, then. Logs don’t lie.”
“I don’t know! I didn’t take it! I swear!”
Clueless was still skeptical; teleporting to Adrian, he checked the logs in the vicinity. Was there a chest opening? A teleport? A /chest, or /ec? But nothing. Adrian was innocent. He had been here for the last hour, working on Operation Takeover.
“Alright, fine. Nothing here. Sorry,” apologised Clueless.
“It’s all good, man. Oh, by the way, we got some updates on Operation Takeov...”
“Shh! Not here! People could be listening! Do you know how insecure local chat can be?”
Adrian paused. “Well, I do now. Talk on Discord later.”
Clueless gave a small wave, and teleported back to Midnight.
“Anything? We need that paper back. Lord wants to post this edition, and he’s getting unhappy. We’re gonna be late,” Midnight asked, clearly concerned.
“No. Adrian didn’t have it,” Clueless confirmed.
Midnight checked the logs again - and it was still there. ‘AdrlanBFaust - item_throw(potion) - 15 min ago’.
“It’s still the same thing. Adrian threw it. So he had to have taken it.” Midnight concluded.
“No, wait a sec. Check the logs again. Pay attention to the name,” Clueless requested.
Midnight, wondering what on Earth Clueless was up to, checked again. “AdrlanBFaust“.
“Aha! It’s a different name. What a sneaky guy...” smiled Midnight. “So we go get him?”
Clueless nodded. “We go get him.”
The duo teleported to the name, technically AdrLanBFaust. They quickly /vanish’d, looking around and talking in messge to hide their presense. They were in a mesa biome, in Towns. The town that had claimed the plot - “douknodawae”. Quite ironic; the duo did know the way. Quickly flying down deep into the plot, they discovered hundreds and hundreds of pistons, creating a rackety din in the depth of the area. Water flowed at the bottom, gradually levelling out into a hopper. It was a duping system, no doubt about that.
“This is... interesting,” said Midnight, in awe at the sheer scale of the system. “How did we not discover this until now?” she inquired.
Clueless, leaning from foot to foot on the deep floor of the plot, shuffled anxiously, appearing to be in deep thought. “I don’t know. And this is very, very strange,” he admitted.
They found AdrLan a short while later - in the depths of the plot. Through a small, 1x2 tunnel that seemed to go on forever, he was there. Flicking levers and buttons, and oh, the beacons. So many beacons. And in the middle of countless, countless beacons was the paper. The paper that the duo needed.
Clueless sensed a smell. A smell of... potion. A creation of AdrLan’s, he was not sure. He wasn’t going to risk going in there without potions of himself. Quickly collecting potions of invisibility and harming from his /chest, he gave some to Midnight, and threw them at his feet, hoping the sound of the breaking glass wouldn’t alert AdrLan to their presence.
Through the racket of the pistons, the glass broke. The duo froze, waiting for AdrLan’s next move, but nothing. He didn’t move. He hadn’t heard the potions.
Clueless let out a long, quiet sigh. They were in.
Sneaking as they walked, they made their way behind AdrLan, and observed the machine. It was intense. The beacons changed color every millisecond, it seemed. And the paper inside was constantly being pushed aside by the pistons behind the beacons. And the racket, oh, it was unbearable. Clueless privately messaged Midnight, saying, “I’m going to get my bow out. Become visible, then negotiate with him. If he tries to escape, all he will see is my bow.”
Midnight grinned. “Sounds like a good plan.” And with that, she toggled her /vanish.
AdrLan jumped in surprised. “Oh my… what are you doing here? I’m not doing anything! Nothing! I swear! I’m not!” he shouted over the din of the pistons. Midnight smiled, wincing as the pistons pierced her ears. “We’re only here for the paper! Turn the pistons off! Now!” she demanded.
AdrLan shouted, “No! The process is almost complete. Soon, the MeepCraft Server, Forums and Discord will all be destroyed! And it will be my doing!” he laughed, an evil type of laugh.
Clueless looked at Midnight. She’s not going to crack under the pressure. She’s not. Sweat dripping off her face, Midnight shouted. “I’m going to give you one last time! Turn off the pistons!”
AdrLan sighed. “What are you going to do about it?”
And that was CK’s cue.
The arrow found its mark. He slumped to the floor. With a puff of smoke, his lifeless body disappeared. CK quickly toggled his vanish, and yelled, “Quickly, we need to turn this machine off and get out of here!” He walked over to the beacons, and with his Nutcracker, started breaking them in hope to reach the paper before anything worse could happen.
Midnight found a big, red button on his desk over the wailing sirens. She sincerely hoped it was the kill switch, and hit it as hard as she could.
The plot went silent.
And a voice came from the tunnel.
“You didn’t expect it to be that easy, did y…”
And the world exploded.
The sky was raining fire. Chunks of clay, stone and grass fell through the air, breaking to pieces as they burned in mid-air. CK sat up, looked around; Midnight was lying on the ground. He crawled over to her – unresponsive. There was no time for romantic ending shenanigans. He picked her up, walked over to the bundle of beacons and grabbed the paper. As much as he hated the millions and millions of Meebles that were lost in these beacons, he had to go. This plot was about to go sky-high.
He tried a /warp towns. ‘Error: You do not have permission to execute this command.’ Clueless frowned, and tried again. ‘Error: You do not have permission to execute this command.’ Panicking, he went back through the tunnel they had came through, hoping to fly out of the plot before it went up. Hoping it wouldn’t cave in, he stepped in, and saw none other than AdrLan himself. He looked over at the figure, low health and low hunger. “You haven’t seen the last of me, I promise you that,” said AdrLan, before he disappeared with a poof of smoke.
Clueless shook his head. Using the control key to the best of his ability, he sprinted through the tunnel, flew up above the plot and watched from the sky as the mesa biome exploded. TNT had been placed all throughout the plot – Clueless guessed it was for this exact reason. He smiled. ‘That’s one more thing we don’t have to worry about, I guess.’
Lord was shouting.
“Are you guys done yet? It’s been hours! We need this story ready for the Times, or we’re not going to get it out on time!”
Clueless and Midnight sat on a slab at Towns spawn. They looked at each other, with a small smile. “We’re done. Have you got it, CK?” asked Midnight.
CK nodded, then checked his /chests. His smile disappeared. “I don’t have it.”
“What?! Are you serious? You’ve been wasting all this time?” Lord looked thoroughly disappointed. “Can you rewrite it quickly? We could still have time to get it out today…”
“I’m only kidding, Lord. It’s right here,” CK smiled, and showed him the piece of paper.
Lord let out a sigh of relief. “Thank goodness. Is it done?”
Clueless quickly reread the script. “Alright, that should be done. Can you give that a readthrough, Mid?” Midnight took the script, had a quick read through and gave a thumbs-up. “Should be ready to go. Nice job, CK.”
Lord shook his head, then laughed. “So uncivilized.”
The Project - Valentines Day
What is the Valentines Day Project?
The Valentines Day project is a seasonal event in which spawn was decorated heavily, and a exclusive quest was added to celebrate the holiday!
What role did you fulfill in putting on this event?
I helped create the spawn and made up the idea and outline for the valentine’s day quest. - @xAlexbearx
The role I had with this event was writing the majority of the quest and helping lord test it and figure out solutions to the mini issues. - @Midnight_Galaxy
I made sure that a copy of the world was available for the architects to work on, coded the new quest, and implemented the Valentines world and quest plugin for St. Valentine's Day. - @LordInateur
Which part did you enjoy the most?
I was impressed by how smoothly this event went, and was happy to see that all staff members had the opportunity to come together to work on it. I don't think I had a specific part that I really enjoyed. - @LordInateur
I love making quests, making the characters, figuring how they will act and what they say. Basically telling a story, I love it! - @Midnight_Galaxy
I enjoyed mostly the making of the quest, but the spawn was fun too. - @xAlexbearx
Do you believe people have enjoyed the event?
I’ve been busy over these past few days, but I believe that a lot of people enjoy the spawn and some of it’s humor as well as the quest. - @xAlexbearx
When I was asking around about the quest people said they enjoyed it, they also gave suggestions for future quests which I will be taking on board in future! - @Midnight_Galaxy
Yeah, I think people always like new worlds and builds that pop on the server. - @LordInateur
Why do you believe it is necessary to do these kinds of events?
I think it’s important to honor a lot of holidays and special days to make the playerbase have some fun. Especially for the meepers that don’t have family or friends to spend holidays with, I think we should try our bests to make everyone’s holidays enjoyable. - @xAlexbearx
These events are necessary to keep the community engaged, because the community is the part of Meep that keep old players around and makes Meep exciting for new players. - @LordInateur
I don't know if it's necessary, I just think it's fun! You know have a specialised event or quest or anything for anything is fun. It's something different, encourages the community to get together and have fun! - @Midnight_Galaxy
Anything else you’d like to add?
I really hope you enjoyed your Valentine's Day! I hope you loved the quest and if you have ideas you want me to try to incorporate send me a message in game or on forums, I'm always up for checking them out and seeing if I can use them! (That includes quest ideas!) - @Midnight_Galaxy
I was very impressed by the staff team for this event, great work to everyone! - @LordInatuer
It is neither confirmed or non confirmed that fuzzlr and klutch are dating as of valentine’s day - @xAlexbearx
Humans Of MeepCraft - Feat. @Lilliya
How did you first find the server?
The old Meepcraft trailer on YouTube. I didn't own Minecraft at the time (legally) until I saw the trailer. It had millions of viewers, I can't remember but it's out there somewhere.
What is your greatest achievement on Meepcraft?
My greatest, hmm... That's a tough one there, but I'd probably say changes on my behaviour. I used to be very toxic, I don't know if some of you know. In a sense I still am, but I try my hardest to lay off it. I would say the cheesy "getting staff", but in my point of view, I find my attitude more drastic and greater than becoming staff.
Which block is the best block and why?
Wow, this is harder than I thought. Oh, wait a minute - TNT is the best block.
If you could add one command to the server that could never be removed, what would it be and what would it do?
Oh boy. Everything I'm thinking of would get me banned! I'd probably add /vkl, and it'd be put in local to count VKL's ban count. Here's to hoping he gets unbanned soon, never forget.
Coke or Pepsi?
Pepsi, hands down.
Can I get a high five please?
Was that a suitable high five? I think so. I just wish my husband Kling would see me as a suitable partner.
Which day of the week is the best, and why?
'oof', Friday. That's the day I like to take walks, it feels relaxing on a Friday more than any other day. I have no reason to why, it just feels natural.
(After OKNEM was kicked for spam while trying to post link in chat) Do you understand this sentence?
What in the bloody heavens is this? I can't say I've ever heard of it. What is this boulderdash? I mean, it's English, so I can understand it, sure.
(After looking at the sentence with grammar)
Ahhh, I see it now. Good heavens, I feel daft, that's a bloody tricky one, innit?
Which (Star Wars) prequel movie is the best?
Had you said movie, I would have known straight off the bat, but for prequels... Probably the Godfather 2 or Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. Wait, what? Star Wars? I've never seen a Star Wars! I didn't even know what a Jedi was until I was 17. I'm more of a war movies or fantasy type of guy.
How fast can you get kicked for spam?
(Multiple speedrun attempts, ranging from 1710ms to 1450ms)
You know what, I'm gonna stick with being trash. All of human evolution has lead to 1710, and I can take it.
Anything else you’d like to add?
I would like to add a single phrase.
Welcomes and Farewells
Congratulations to @EllieEllie on her return to the staff team after a short break, and @NinjaRoxy on her promotion to Admin!
We say farewell to 0zblox as he departs from the staff team. Thank you for all your work!
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This issue was created by @CluelessKlutz and @OKNEM
Best Posts in Thread: Meeptimes #50: The Fiftieth Edition
and the graph made me think that it was a player count through the months/years xdddd pls change thx tends
(i like it overall tho, but feelsbadman for ellie since last)