Aloneness in a bottle
Ah, the peace and quiet of the countryside. Now in a bottle!
Are you also tired of trying to complete a hard mini with 10 other smilies doing just the same?
You can’t make out yourself in the swarm of smilies!
Well take a zip of the potion of solitude, and feel all alone in the world.
The potion of solitude makes all other players in the world invisible for a duration of 5 minutes.
Even though the other players are invisible they’re still around and they can still see you. You are not protected from zombies or curses, so you may not want to use it in zombie arena worlds. You can still chat with the other players.
Other players will not be able to tell that you are invisible.
The potion has id 13 if you want to turn it off in your worlds.
We changed the profile of the report abuse command a bit. It now requires a player name (of the player you wish to report), and a reason (meaning the reason is no longer optional).
Hence a report now has the form:
/reportabuse #playername# #reason#
For quite some time we’ve had themed weekly updates all spanning three weeks. Updates usually includes a set of blocks, a smiley and a potion.
These weekly updates takes time away from other tasks we would like to do. And we think the block and smiley selection is quite large already.
So we have decided to cut down on themed updates and instead spend more time on making the game better, faster and more fun.
We will still launch themed packs of blocks, backgrounds and decorations, and we will introduce new smilies and potions. Just not on a weekly basis.
This also means that you’ll see the update notice from time to time, without new features showing up.
Several players have requested more competitions from us, so we thought we’d start with a little “create-a-smiley-and-get-it-in-the-game” competition:
- The best smiley gets implemented at a magic class you decide (but below 10). And at a cost of 1000 energy. You decide the name, but please don’t make it too long :)
- The winner smiley for free (ofcourse).
- 1 month of Builders Club (or 1 month extension if you are already a member).
- The fanboy smiley if you don’t have it already.
Who can submit: Everybody! But only one smiley per player.
Deadline: May 15th, 2013.
Judges: MrSecretGraphicsGuyWhoDoesAllOfOurGraphics, MrShoe and MrVoid.
Please do not use characters that could be interpreted as copyright infringement or the likes. That means avoid; Comic characters (yeah yeah, we know there’s a superman smiley in there), film characters, litterature characters and stuff like that. Go for the more generic types.
All smilies are boxed in a 16×26 px sprite.
All smilies have a 1 px white outline (which is allowed to be broken in small areas). The outline may have transparency.
The png must be fully transparent where there is no graphics.
All graphical content below pixel 21 (from the top), including the white border is rendered below the ingame floor, so use this as your baseline. Likewise everything above pixel 5 (from the top) will overlap a ceiling. So to stay within the bounds of a block you should go for a 16×16 px smiley including the white border.
If we cannot make your smiley look good ingame, or if it’s too large you can’t win, no matter how good your smiley looks.
Smilies can not be animated.
You can use this .png as a template (right click, save as):
Submit your smilies to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fixed basic gray background block bug