MunchyMC Newsletter - January 2021

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MunchyMC Newsletter: Edition 36 - January 2021

Welcome to this months’ newsletter! We’ve had many new additions to the staff team and lots of stuff happening, so lets dive straight in!

- Dishrespect

Staff Team

Promotions

Senior Moderator

NoEffortName - NoEffortName has been promoted to KitPvP, Wool Wars and Survival Games Senior Moderator!
BathtubDeathPog - Aiadeva has been promoted to Wool Wars Senior Moderator!

Moderator

AlluTheVallu - AlluTheVallu has been promoted to Survival Moderator!
Alkemystix - Alkemystix has been promoted to Survival Moderator!
rainbowscribble - rainbowscribble has been promoted to Wool Wars Moderator!
SierAlex - SierAlex has been promoted to Wool Wars Moderator!

Junior Moderator

SixBullets - SixBullets has been promoted to Wool Wars Junior Moderator!
kamidrgn - kamidrgn has been promoted to Survival Junior Moderator!
SmoonC - SmoonC has been promoted to Survival Junior Moderator!
ToastyGhostys - ToastyGhostys has been promoted to Survival Junior Moderator!
- Plazmal has been promoted to Wool Wars Junior Moderator!
Local - Local has been promoted to KitPvP Junior Moderator!
Pulp - Pulp has been promoted to KitPvP Junior Moderator!
NumptyMuffin - NumptyMuffin has been promoted to KitPvP and Wool Wars Junior Moderator!
QUEENRIM - QUEENRIM has been promoted to Survival Junior Moderator!
SkippoAPS - SkippoAPS has been promoted to Wool Wars Junior Moderator!

Helper

NumptyPotato - NumptyPotato has been promoted to KitPvP and Wool Wars Helper!
Myanisa - Myanisa has been promoted to Survival Helper!
toccataski - toccataski has been promoted to Survival Helper!
PlepDontFall - PlepDontFall has been promoted to Survival Helper!
Moon1e - Moon1e has been promoted to Wool Wars Helper!
beanep - beanep has been promoted to Wool Wars Helper!
Ripshot - Ripshot has been promoted to Wool Wars Helper!
Mddey - Mddey has been promoted to Wool Wars Helper!
HiraethRose - HiraethRose has been promoted to KitPvP and Survival Games Helper!

Event Team

KINGSADNEO - KINGSADNEO has joined the Event Team!
TbhJosephine - TbhJosephine has joined the Event Team!
iNateCo - iNateCo has joined the Event Team!
Teenyrobot - Teenyrobot has joined the Event Team!
DutchMTC - DutchMTC has joined the Event Team!

Bug & Idea Team

kaitttt - kaitttt has joined the Bug & Idea Team!
ZachDontFall - ZachDontFall has joined the Bug & Idea Team!

Written by BFI01.

Staff Member of the Month

With a new year starting, I would like to try out a new monthly tradition of honouring outstanding staff members an awarding them the Staff Member of the Month Badge. Essentially, this is a continuation of the very successful Munchy of the Year posts from the past years and I hope that it will give us a good opportunity to shine some more light on the people who deserve it. That being said, the format will be slightly different as I will be nominating the Staff Members of the Month directly rather than inviting the community to vote on them. We will see how this format works out and might make some changes in the future.

I would like to ask all of you to submit suggestions as to who should be the next month’s nominee by sending me a dm. I will take all messages into consideration when choosing the next Staff Member of the Month! Take this as an opportunity to point out the people you think are underappreciated or did something remarkable recently. Thank you!

Now, let’s go into this month’s nomination!

DragonsMaker

Even though this is the very first month of this award, we will start with a rather unusual nomination. While @DragonsMaker is a very important member of the team, this nomination is not for his great work on the servers, but rather for the joy he has all recently brought us with his artwork. Some of you may already know Drag as the person who illustrated the Survival keys in our store and are thus aware of how talented he is.
Throughout January, Drag has illustrated countless of fellow staff members as playing cards. They’ve become an absolute highlight in the staff discord and each release was celebrated joyfully. As one of the lucky ones, and in the name of everyone who received a card from you, thank you very much @DragonsMaker. We love you!

Art preview

Written by cheater_.

–|~News!~|–

KitPvP Highlights!

This month has been quiet compared to last in terms of new updates. Yes, we are aware that you are all waiting for the next season, and no it won’t be much longer. While unfortunately there is not much information to disclose as of this time, expect a different announcement not too long after the release of KitPvP Season V.

Written by Mikeal.

Prison Highlights!

prison map 8 banner

This month prisoners have illicitly smuggled in a new drug that is now circulating around the prison… Shrooms can now be grown and harvested in drug farms, and they sell for a hefty price! Not only can you grow shrooms in farms, but there have been confirmed sightings of huge mushrooms growing in the forest during the new Mushroom Madness event where you can make lots of cash!

Ultra legendaries are back once again! Upgrade your ultra rares by collecting 8 of the same ultra with an ultra legendary shard to upgrade your ultra abilities! Currently there are ultra legendaries for the deadpool set, space stone pickaxe and time stone.

When you next prestige, you may notice that you can now boost more stats! You can now boost your woodcutting drops, fishing drops and potion duration with prestige points. You can now further boost your sell and loot multiplier too!

This month saw the introduction of a new legendary and an exciting new mythical rare, so it is time to get looting again!

Finally, the farmers and gamblers will be happy to hear that there are now leaderboards to track those with the most crops harvested and most money gambled at the casino!

As per usual, there were many item buffs and nerfs. You can view the full list of updates and item balancing by typing /changelog in game.

prison leaderboards

:crown: Top Ranked :crown:

#1 - MonY__ - (IX)(C3)
#2 - Craz33 - (IX)(C2)
#3 - Shoblette - (VIII)(C1)
#4 - Chance1337 - (VII)(C2)
#5 - widow123456 - (VI)(A3)
#6 - bhi - (VI)(A2)
#7 - GUAPGETTERFELIX - (VI)(B4)
#8 - N0X - (VI)(B1)
#9 - QUEENHAKU - (V)(B3)
#10 - xCorgo - (V)(B1)

:survival: : Top Mined Blocks :survival:

#1 - Shoblette - ~ 32,794,000
#2 - Palm_Tree - ~ 26,713,000
#3 - akxmii - ~ 13,370,000
#4 - RubyFeynix - ~ 11,213,000
#5 - MonY__ - ~ 10,780,000
#6 - shadowgodz19 - ~ 6,645,000
#7 - Chance1337 - ~ 6,267,000
#8 - ObeyIsHot - ~ 5,740,000
#9 - ChefOG - ~ 5,733,000
#10 - KINGKAMIAF - ~ 5,667,000

:dagger: Most Chests Looted :dagger:

#1 - HqLo - ~ 895,000
#2 - GUAPGETTERFELIX - ~ 758,000
#3 - widow123456 - ~ 545,000
#4 - liambgames - ~ 444,000
#5 - RPPR - ~ 373,000
#6 - Gould_ - ~ 366,000
#7 - bhi - ~ 340,000
#8 - KINGERRXR - ~ 297,000
#9 - QUEENHAKU - ~ 294,000
#10- N0X - ~ 287,000

Written by dxlicaterose.

Survival Highlights!

survival

This month has brought us a many events, so get ready!


Merry and Bright Build Competition winners!

Each build competition we keep being amazed by the talent of our builders, and this one was no different. We can be proud of our community!

:1st_place_medal: First place:
The Night Before Christmas
By @Alkemystix & @ZeePog

Click to see the build

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:2nd_place_medal: Second place:
Holiday Garden
By @FireyAlex & @NorthToad

Click to see the build

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:3rd_place_medal: Third place:
Floating Winter Land
By @Brotherawesome, @Numathehusky & @SprinkleDonuts28

Click to see the build

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We can’t congratulate you guys enough, your builds were amazing and we hope to see you in another competition!


2021 Survival Valentine’s Event

February is the month of love, so be ready! Our seniors mods @oCrypt, @DragonsMaker, @RossRao plus @Devonymous himself are hosting a Valantine’s day event at 6pm EST. The prizes are amazing so be ready!

Prizes

Prizes and Awards:

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:1st_place_medal: First Place:

  • 1x Rainbow Rose Trophy
  • 3x Winter Crate Keys

:2nd_place_medal: Second Place:

  • 1x Rainbow Rose Trophy
  • 2x Winter Crate Keys

:3rd_place_medal: Third Place:

  • 1x Rainbow Rose Trophy
  • 1x Winter Crate Key

For more information, click here!


Map Art Build Competition!

Last but not least, we also currently have a Map Art build competition going on, the first of it’s kind in survival! Get yours blocks ready, and be ready to amaze our thee judges @spookywilloww, @DragonsMaker and @oCrypt! It’ll close the the 28th February at 11.30PM gmt (6.30pm EST) so make sure to submit your entries before!
The prizes are similar to the builds competition, so if you want an exclusive colored glow effect but couldn’t participate in the builds competition, now is your chance to get it!

Prizes

:1st_place_medal: First Place:

  • 1 Month VIP++ rank
  • exclusive coloured glow effect (of your choice)
  • 15 Winter Crate keys

:2nd_place_medal: Second Place:

  • 1 Month VIP+ rank
  • Exclusive coloured glow effect (of your choice)
  • 10 Winter Crate keys

:3rd_place_medal: Third Place:

  • Exclusive coloured glow effect (of your choice)
  • 8 Winter Crate keys

For more information, click here!


We hope you will enjoy those events, it always makes us happy to see you guys enjoying what we organize for you, and we will see you all in game!

Written by Aiadeva.

Woolwars Highlights!

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There were quite a few exciting things that happened this month for woolwars!
This month introduced New Map Monday! Every Monday, a new map will be introduced to the map rotation!

The maps introduced this month were:

Week One: Kiwi Monster by @Aiadeva

Summary

Week Two: Aquatic Adventures by @Rimurulu and @ZeePog

Summary

I’m also happy to announce the winners of the first WoolWars 1v1 Bracket Tournament!
This tournament ran through January with 6 rounds of competition!

In Third Place: @DaanB

Winning a month of SUPER!

In Second Place: @IceBreaker420!

Winning a month of ELITE!

And In First Place: @joekoe!

Winning a month of Legend and the exclusive WOOLY tag!

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who participated!

To join future events, join this discord:

Some minor changes to loot tables were made, most notably addition of jump boost II potions!

That’s all for this month, stay tuned for more woolwars news!

Written by Serioux.

Build Team


MunchyMC Dirt Hut Contest!

As our first Build Team news of this year, we start off this 2021 with a brand new BUILD COMPETITION hosted by us! (woo!). The Dirt Hut contest is a new competition where you don’t need to be the best builder to win, you can win amazing prizes such as :star: 1 month of LEGEND, ELITE & SUPER rank! :star:

Check it out clicking here!

AND NEW MAPS!

I will post a sneak peek of new maps in the next newsletter, our amazing builders have been working really hard to make and update maps to make Munchy look better, be sure to take a look at the february’s newsletter :open_mouth:.

Written by SierAlex.

RedVelvetCake Interview

RedVelvetCake

@TheRedVelvetCake is the brains behind prison. As manager of prison, he spends hours brainstorming item ideas and features to be added to each prison map and ensures that it runs smoothly and remains balanced. His love for prison and hard work in maintaining it is unrivalled… There is no doubt that without him, prison would not be in the incredible place that it is today.
With the recent release of map 8 of prison and his promotion to global admin, this month we decided to interview him about his incredible work on Munchy! Click on each question to view his answer.

Questions:


How and when did you start playing munchy?

I started playing Munchy when I was looking for a new server to play in late 2016. I searched “storage wars in Minecraft” on YouTube hoping there was a server where I could purchase a unit full of people’s stuff for loot and found BadBoyHalo’s cell wars series.


What made you decide to apply for staff on munchy?

It was around the end of map 3. During the map after a certain point there weren’t many staff playing, but there were a number of things that would glitch and needed fixing, like people’s prestige getting reset, and I started messaging Antfrost with these issues. He’d come on and fix them pretty quick usually, and I thought I’d apply so I could do the same, fix whatever problems I could while playing the game.


What does your role as manager of prison entail?

I write up a couple dozen documents over the course of the map for just about everything new. I’ve already written about 25,000 words for Map 8 in documents. Varmetek reads them all, adds to them and spends countless time developing everything on prison, and adding awesome details to everything at the same time. The fishing system, for example, I mapped out how it would work roughly on a document and Varm figured out how to make it and make all the nice reward/level up/commands and in-game messages for them look and work amazing. I bug test and balance test every rare and make a bunch of tweaks to it with Varm before they’re added. We aim to get out some kind of update whether it be big or small every weekend. It also entails overseeing building of the map. Map 8’s inside is huge, with four detailed blocks a massive spawn + forest, a brute lounge and casino, and full prestige mines, which in all took a lot of management and oversight and time to build, using 6 different builders by the end to complete. It also entails resolving in game situations, such as support tickets, hackers/glitchers, and dealing with blacklisted players.
I am also helping to manage the excellent prison staff team. I also, along with Varmetek, check for ideas from the idea team and spend a lot of time talking to players about the server about what they want to see changed and what they like about the way things are.


This is the second prison map that you have managed. What is the hardest aspect of developing a new prison map?

It takes a lot lot lot of time to get all of the moving parts together and finished with the build, ideas, and development from start to finish. This last map Varmetek put in a lot of work adding a lot of new features. Forest system, challenges, prestige shop, skills, zones, custom mobs, reworking rares protection, new gang system, new lockdown system, hints, new rarity, and a load of new rares was a lot to add for the release of a new map. The build was also difficult to manage, with some people getting overextended and new builders coming in to help make sure everything got finished in time for release. Each block, A through D were built by a seperate builder, and all look AMAZING. For me, overseeing both of those can sometimes be a lot, and there’s always plenty of bugs to be squashed with big new features and tweaks/changes to be made to builds being built, but the most difficult but also fun aspects of developing a new map has been balancing everything to make sure the rares are how I want them. I try for every rare to have some level of relevance, and so organize them all by the types of utility to fulfill to ensure no armor-piece is being made completely obsolete by another, and then also by balancing items to make sure all aspects of prison (farming, fishing, wood, mining) have their utility and ability to make good profits relative to the others.


How long was the development stage of map 8?

Development for map 8 started in late June of 2020 and lasted up until release in November.


What’s your favourite prison map 8 item that has been released so far?

Epic- Doctor Strange Pickaxe
Ultra- Starlord Blaster (or RPPR’s toe LOL)
Legendary- Venom Tongue
Mythical- Reality Stone


Which prison map has been your favourite and why?

I’m not going to include this map as it’s only been a month, but map 7. The balance of the map I thought was great. I saw everyone do everything; farming, fishing, mining, looting, gambling, etc. and there was a set for them all. Other maps had full mining sets and looting sets but by map 7 seeing the sets people had was awesome. A whole set for cell raiding/buying. A full set for gambling. One for PvP. Like 6-10 rares for farming in people’s farming sets. I would see people loot sometimes with 15+ rares outside. I would see people like Shoblette mining with 12-18 unique rares. The amount of rares that got used and the amount of new content to keep you busy by this point really started to give prison the longevity I think it was lacking in prior maps. Melon mine, an engaging farming system, fishing, prestige areas, prisonbreak, fableds and charms were all new features introduced throughout the map. There were player side issues with people like Faris but I choose to ignore that, and outside of people trying to ruin the fun I enjoyed map 7 and thought it was the best balanced map of any past map.


Do you have any pets?

Yes, I “have” (belongs to my parents) a cute pup named Woodrow. At some point in 2021 I plan on moving in with Antfrost, and hopefully we’ll have our own dog and cat not too long after that.

Written by dxlicaterose.

Community Polls!

2 years ago we had some community polls that were very interesting! I’m curious to see if anything has changed since then, so feel free to vote on these polls!

What region of the world do you live in?

  • Americas
  • Europe
  • Aussie
  • Asia/Africa/ME

0 voters

What ping do you get on average?

  • 10
  • 20
  • 30
  • 40
  • 50
  • 60
  • 70
  • 80
  • 90
  • 100
  • 110
  • 120
  • 130
  • 140
  • 150
  • 160
  • 170
  • 180

0 voters

What age group are you in?

(Anonymous results)

  • Under 13
  • 13-14
  • 15-17
  • 18-19
  • 20-25
  • Over 25

0 voters

How tall are you ?

  • 3’2"
  • Less than 5 foot
  • Between 5’ and 5’3
  • Between 5’4 and 5’6
  • Between 5’7 and 5’9
  • Between 6’ and 6’2
  • Between 6’3 and 6’6
  • Taller than 6’7

0 voters


And that is all for this month!


VERY epic, thanks for reading! - Dishrespect
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Gamers rising UP!!! ^^^^^

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Epic gamer moment

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pog moment :orangutan:
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klmsdpaksmnd

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post above is true +1

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Woooo, amazing post as always. Also congrats to all the promotions and winners for the build competition! Excited to see the winners for the other events going on right now :eyes:

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Wait I didn’t mean to put under 13…

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Wooo lets goo spinning gorilla.
(i didn’t mean to put american, im from Europe)

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+1 Active

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That is February stuff u noob

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wait wasn’t zee already builder?

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I see what ur doing here :eyes::eyes:

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That’s me lol

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YESSSS I was so excited for this, it looks great!! :star_struck: :star_struck:

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for the people who put under 13…

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i really like gorillas

Very well-written newsletter as always!

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epic.

3`2" choice within “How tall are you ?” question is for @KINGFINESSEDKID :slight_smile:

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Amazing newsletter!
Congrats everyone!