In celebration of his (upcoming) 100th episode of “Mhykol Mines”, Mhykol has decided to step into SatoriLove’s shoes (not sure about the heels, Mhykol ;)) to host the third Capture the Record event! The date of this popular build-and-battle extravaganza is scheduled for Saturday 23 July 2011:
- Build Phase: 7pm Central Daylight Time (5pm Pacific; 8pm Eastern; 1am UK BST);
- Search-and-Battle Phase: 12am CDT (10pm Pacific; 1am Eastern; 6am UK BST).
For those of you not playing, the event will be livestreamed at The Spawn’s Livestream site, technology and the Interwebs permitting 🙂 So, Notch, if you can please avoid releasing any Minecraft updates too closely before that date, we’d be grateful! 😉 (Satori had to postpone CTR2 for a week because of the “fun” with 1.6!)
The last two events have featured some of the biggest and best names in Minecraft, including Mhykol, MinecraftChick, MinecraftTeachr, Maz (aka extremebeyond), PretzelCast’s xwcg, jessartisan, Thefre, Avidya, SatoriLove, Madmommy, Teddanator, alefnull, dewtroid, BitBurner, JuneyBug, TiniestBit, Nosirrah, Imperialistic, hojjosh, The Half-Bakes’ Ironfruit and Bethness, The Guys from The Shaft Podcast, and many more! Oh, and some idiot called Astragali. Don’t worry, though – I haven’t got a strategy figured out for this one, so I can’t give away what I don’t have!
At the time of writing, the Internet location for the sign-up form hasn’t yet been released, but if you follow Mhykol on Twitter, he should be giving us that information very soon.
If you’re not familiar with how we play Capture the Record (really?), here’s a quick run-down:
Two teams, each possessing a record, have five hours to build an impregnable fortress within which their record will be hidden, inside a chest (and only a chest – no sneaking it into a furnace!). Why so long? Well, you’ve got to get all the materials first… legitimately… Oh, and you’re not allowed to attack the opposing team during this phase, either.
After the build phase, the wall separating the two build areas comes down, and the teams have to find the other’s record, while also fending off attacks from their opponents! When the record is found, it’s brought to the record player outside the arena, and played for all to hear…
If that description was a little too dry for you, head on over to YouTube and check out the special I Am Sux video by Maz – who also just happened to be the guy who won CTR2 for the Green Team… And I also blogged about the first and second CTR events, if you want to see what happened from my teams’ point of view (one winning side, one losing side, to date).
Anyway, get your game face on for 23 July… See you there! 😀