Welcome to the 2019 Blockheads Advent Calendar! Just like last year I’ve decided to host this event with something new each day.
What is this?
Each day from today until the 24th, I (or someone else helping out) will be posting something new for the community to enjoy. This could be:
- Something new built on a server
- A guide on some little-known feature of the game
- A scavenger hunt across servers for a prize
- A server credit giveaway
- Something else… post ideas!
How do I make sure I don’t miss anything?
Watch this thread. I’ll be updating the OP daily with the event/giveaway/build for that day + replying with a link if necessary.
How can I help?
Last year several people signed up to host an event, only to pull out at the last minute… sometimes leaving me with <2 hours to get something up. For this reason, unless you are planning to do something quick (e.g. click post on a guide you write before the day) I ask that you coordinate with at least one other player so that you have a backup if something unexpected happens.
Also, last year taught me that some ideas are more likely to be successful than others. Events which just try to bring people together on a server rely on people having the time to show up, remembering the time, and nothing unexpected happening. This can work, but it is incredibly difficult to pull off well… unless you are Milla or something. Several events last year had an unfortunately very small turnout, a couple only had one or two people show. I won’t say don’t do this, but be aware that it probably won’t attract a large turnout.
I also learned that making events too long isn’t a good idea. I spent a LOT of time on the Grinch Scavenger Hunt but the search was so long that only two people finished it. I’ll probably be doing something similar this year, but will be more careful to keep it timeboxed so it can be completed in an hour or two.