Newsletter #56 for August 7th, 2023

Howdy folks!

It’s Tommy time! Community Liaison ThatTommyBoii reporting for newsletter duty!

We’re getting this newsletter out despite Joe’s internet suffering this thunderstorm season! Woo!

2023 Q3 Quarterly Meeting

Current 2023Q2 Agenda

  • No YT stream notifications – Maahes0
    • Stream announcement channel -BadgerSpanner
  • Website usability and changes -Joe
  • Moderation philosophy review -Joe
  • SMART goals – Joe
    • Complete pinball machine by end of season
    • Sustainably meet fans for signings and TCG games in 2024
    • Identify where we are reliant on twitter and move that functionality in-house or elsewhere
      • Website usability and changes
      • Monthly newsletter cross-posted to Patreon
    • Prepare for the 2024 launch of Vanilla SMP Season 10 by experimenting with game design concepts during the final months of 2023
    • Without having to change Corrinne’s schools midyear, postpone having to start at a new day job until after season 10 launches so I can attend the first recording sessions.

Minecraft Servers

Folks should know that at the next petitions, August 19th, Joe will be announcing a new long term build contest! All of the information and discussion will be happening live at petitions, so you should attend if you can! If not a VOD and minutes will be available like always. We also have a feedback channel, so please share your thoughts pre and post petitions over in Joe Hills Meta > #feedback-build-contests.

DS9 event schedule

  • DS9 Petitions
    • Saturday, August 19th, Noon US Central Time
  • National Independent Worker Day, hosted by Team Deztiny
    • Saturday, August 19th, 1pm US Central Time
  • Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day, hosted by Team Warden Hunters
    • Saturday, September 23rd, 1pm US Central Time

Pinball FX Weekly Tournament

Week 5: Whirlwind

Congratulations again for another win Toxxic!

1st: ToxxicGlitter. 2nd: Laxmi13. 3rd: @JoeHills. 4th: R1X5.13. 5th: ButterflyGirlKMC. 6th: jsparker77. 7th: Kingicecream_11. 8th: DarkHorseAsh. 9th: NJCoffeeJunkie. 10th: Drewbacca81. 11th: narya.

Week 6: Junk Yard

Play some pinball with us! You can join in this week by using the code available under Activity-Sign-Ups > #weekly-pinball-challenges!

Tournament Standings

Here’s the standings for week 5!

You can also see how your best scores compare and where you place in the full tournament! Take a look at that over here!

HermitCraft 9 Videos


Upcoming Streams

You can see a calendar of all Joe’s upcoming streams over at the new page here!

Notable streams

Upcoming conventions

Music City Multi Con tickets sales have still not opened. Fall dates for TGD have been confirmed, so you can mark that on your calendar! We still have a tentative date for Spring TGD.

So long for now…

Let’s continue to have a great August! Thanks for reading the newsletter!

This has been TommyBoii reporting for newsletter duty.

See you around!