Heroic Statues

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DEKMS

Built by DEKMS on each of the Hardcore Worlds for notable characters.

The general rationale is that a statue has to be earned, though the criteria for earning one are rather loose. This could be through accomplishments (or epic failure), deeds, behaviour, construction, and so forth. Some deeds such as 'the first to Slay the Dragon' obviously won't be repeated, some such as 'achieved massive bounty' are unlikely to warrant another statue for that reason, even if it tops the one already built. There is of course, nothing stopping others from building statues of themselves and others.

In terms of construction, the statues are meant to be 'carved' into a suitable mountainside - hence the grey-scale for the skin using wool, stone, and clay. The program MCSkin3D makes this very easy with tools to pull the skins from Minecraft.net, and edit them. I (DEKMS) usually use Photoshop as well to break apart the skin template and convert it to grey-scale. For added details I generally use obsidian for the eyes if suitable, and sometimes other 'precious materials' (gold, lapis, iron) for little details. The 'props' on the other hand are representative (somewhat) of the reason why the statue is built, and generally use whatever looks best.

Pixel to block issues - The Helm layer and corner 'pixels'

Apart from general hassle in collecting material and finding and preparing a suitable location, there are a few annoying issues with converting the 'pixels' of a skin into the blocks of a statue. The first of these is the 'helm' texture. In game, this floats just on top of the head, and both are 8x8x8 in terms of 'pixels'. This means that in order to make a statue wearing a 'helm' you generally need to bump it up to 10x10x10. In some cases such as hats, this is no problem. In others such as a full helmet (or in xCoyote18's case, most of Squidward's face) this might start to overlap with the arms and upper body. The second issue is that the corner 'pixels' of the skin also overlap, meaning you have to chose which colour you want to use. These two problems are shown to the right. Finally, you have to carefully pick and choose which blocks will represent which colours. In game the grey-scale available only has 5 shades (white, light, dark, black wool and stone), 7 if you add obsidian and clay.

If you want to build a statue, take into account that they take up a substantial amount of resources. The front facing of the statue (head, arms, body, legs) will take up 352 blocks, with another 100 or so around the edge to 'carve' it into the cliff face and add depth. The props are dependent on whatever they are.

November 2011

DEKMS

Dedicated to self, by self.

DEKMS

DEKMS

See above.

DEKMS

Savoie and gmxgeek

Founder and administrator, these statues were dedicated to the creators of the server and our original admins.

Savoie and gmxgeek

mike678 and LinkEiyu

A statue was dedicated to mike678 for long term survival, building, and trade. LinkEiyu on the other hand for amusingly short term survival and loitering

mike678 and LinkEiyu

MacgregorK

A statue was dedicated to MacgregorK for long term survival and building. Later became a moderator.

MacgregorK

SmurfyX

A statue was dedicated to SmurfyX for long term survival and the creation of the Reddit Community Center and Fort Gamma in World One.

SmurfyX

Cachu

A statue was dedicated to Cachu for his accomplishments in the field of murder. Also, leader of the NMR, notable figure, and moderator.

Cachu

December-January 2012

Random902

A statue was dedicated to Random902 for his accomplishments in the field of murder, specifically spawn camping, with a tally of some 70 dead Steve's. Now an Administrator.

Random902

EvlonAlpha

A statue was dedicated to EvlonAlpha for general PVP and as the first to seriously take advantage of Enchanting and potions (effortlessly shrugging off a 4-1 ambush)

EvlonAlpha

CaptainCrimson

A statue was dedicated to CaptainCrimson as the leader of The Crimson Crusaders and for general community service.

CaptainCrimson

HELPLESSOLDLADY

A statue was dedicated to HELPLESSOLDLADY for accomplishments in the field of melons.

HELPLESSOLDLADY

GigglesNPie

A statue was dedicated to GigglesNPie as the first to slay an Ender Dragon on HCSMP (together with Random902)

GiggleNPie

DEKMS

Yet again. Now in colour. Dedicated to self utilising two months worth of untold riches.

Now with Diamonds

February

mcfluffykins

A statue was dedicated to mcfluffykins for obtaining the highest bounty yet seen on HCSMP (3500+ diamonds) and general notoriety.

mcfluffykins


xCoyote18

A statue was dedicated to xCoyote18 for services of spawn protection - and then spawn killing. Now a Moderator.

xCoyote18


tabmonkey

A statue was dedicated to tabmonkey as a newly promoted Administrator of HCSMP, tirelessly defending us from xray and alts.

tabmonkey

tabmonkey with his statue for comparison

Latrop

A statue was dedicated to Latrop, leader of DAS_IMPERIUM for accomplishments in the field of grinding and enchanting.

Latrop

April

robotdude39

A statue was dedicated to robotdude39, former leader of Team Spearhead for the Siege of Newbtown - it portrays his astounding level of PvP skill.

robotdude39

JoeltheMole

A statue was dedicated to JoeltheMole, member of DAS_IMPERIUM, for long term play, moderation duties - the statue portrays his 'noob gladiators' - makign newbies jump across pillars above lava.

JoeltheMole

telum12

A statue was dedicated to telum12 for long term play and duties as a mod - the statue is frozen in ice to keep him fresh, should he return to HCSMP. This statue was part of the 'Borowse Island Group' - a building project

telum12

BitShiftShadow

A statue was dedicated to BitShiftShadow for construction of undersea domes as part of the Borowse Island Group.

BitShiftShadow

Borowse

A statue was dedicated to Borowse for builds and founding a new peaceful community

Borowse

TrumpeterSwann

A statue was dedicated to TrumpeterSwann as part of the Borowse Island group for builds, and as a long term player and mod.

TrumpeterSwann

LogicAndReason

A statue was dedicated to LogicAndReason, key member of the former NMR as part of the Borowse Island group for builds, and as a long term player and mod.

LogicAndReason

May

Moodh

A statue was dedicated to Moodh for long term play, moderation, and depicts his handouts of bread for the needy. Also Sweeden.

Moodh

Kibble93

A statue was dedicated to Kibbles93 for long term play and moderation. Depicts MURDER MOST FOUL. Typical The_Black_Hand,_v3.

Kibble93

BroBuzz

A statue was dedicated to BroBuzz for long term play and moderation. Depict 1337 survival skillz.

BroBuzz

fractal13

A statue was dedicated to fractal13 for long term play and moderation. References his building of ridiculous/annoying walls.

fractal13

xMopx

A statue was dedicated to xMopx for long term play and moderation. I have no idea what the fuck he does on the server (as opposed to loitering in the IRC), and I was temporarily murdered in the process (by cheaters). Hence a ? FEEL FREE TO ALTER (in a positive way).

xMopx

Lewbot

A statue was dedicated to Lewbot, a member of DAS_IMPERIUM, for long term play and moderation. Shows varied behaviour of helping/harming by murdering some bread.

Lewbot

djmixerbox

A statue was dedicated to djmixerbox as a new admin and long term player

djmixerbox

Foxitude

A statue was dedicated to Foxitude as a new admin and long term player. He asked for rainbows, he got rainbows

Foxitude

jonz00r

A statue was dedicated to jonz00r as a mod and long term player. Depicted is a generic (definitely not youtube) window.

jonz00r

July

Unfortunately didn't have the time to do much this time round, but made a couple.

Scatcycle

A statue was built of Scatcycle, fellow day 1 player, leader of the group 'Black Hand' (general scourge of the server for the last 3 months). Depicted is a still beating heart.

Scatcycle

Scatcycle

cliffnerd5

A statue was built of cliffnerd5, leading the murder tables month after month, and holding an (terribad) Ender Pearl, representing his style of minecraft combat. If there are complaints about being next to Scatcycle (couldn't be arsed finding another cliff), please direct them to my Indian call centre.

cliffnerd5

March 2013

Following several months of no statues, lost time was made up with 16 of them in one huge project

ApacheBlitz

ApacheBlitz

cbarber

cbarber

Dignan

Dignan

DukeBammerfire

DukeBammerfire

FoolsPower

FoolsPower

goon77

goon77

hawtre

hawtre

helloothere

helloothere

kp10708

kp10708

laflamablanca

laflamablanca

ocelotpotpie

ocelotpotpie

RubblePile

RubblePile

RyanRolls

RyanRolls

spellcasters

spellcasters

the2010OG

the2010OG

Yakra

Yakra

August 2013

SvenBoogie

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DarkestRye

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literani

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Inspired by DEKMS

Drake_XD

Inspired by DEKMS, Drake_XD made one of himself

Drake_XD

Other Heroic Statues

Foxitude

Foxitude, fairly new to the server at the time, made this of himself as his 2nd moderately sized build.

foxitude