When I was in London, I met a lot of people. One of the helpers at the MCM convention runs a website known as Skyrie.net. A gaming website. Since we're both minecraft fans, we've been trying to start a project together for quite some time.
I can't go into more details just yet, but I can tell you now that we've got a tentative plan for a monthly tournament contest. The idea would be that over on Skyrie.net we'd have a notification for the time and server for a PVP match each week. At the end of the week we'd all log on and compete against each other in various minecraft PVP maps (such as "the walls" or the abundant "survival games," etc). At the end of the month, winners would be given a prize, which most likely will be an indi steam game or something.
The details are, naturally, still being fleshed out. Me and the host of the maps would be participating as contestants (though obviously we can't win any prizes) as a means to record the matches and post them to YouTube for everyone who couldn't make it in to watch.
Like I said, we're working on it, but I gotta say I'm really excited about this idea. I'll give you guys more info as we figure it out and hopefully we can have our first tournament pretty soon.
A few days ago I made a journal encouraging everyone who commented to go through and give feedback and critiques to anyone who requested it. It was... moderately successful. Some people got lots of critiques, some people got nothing. I've been thinking about this idea and I would like to continue it again, but maybe with a bit more of a focus.
So here's the new idea. Sometime later this week I'll make another journal, asking for people to post (at max) 2 deviations they want feedback on. Since this will be an ongoing thing, there will be a cap of the first 40 people to comment being the max per journal as a way of keeping things from getting out of hand. To make things even simpler, I just want the : thumb : link from the deviations themselves (which can be found on the right hand side underneath the deviation). I'll then copy/paste those all into the next journal, allowing people to just click on the deviations themselves rather than having to hunt down names. I won't even list user names, just display the deviations.
I think that will help people get more specific feedback, and keep things simple and accessible. Please don't post any now, I'm not ready for them just yet. But... What do you guys think, though? Do you think this will work better?
Listening to: Yogscast Tekkit Series
Watching: Doctor Who
Playing: Minecraft: Tekkit
Eating: Jaffa Cakes
Drinking: English Breakfast Tea