New Years 2022
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|New Years 2022|
|Organizers||The City of Leon and the Dogcraft Creative Team|
"Let's put on a show." eybwam
New Years 2022 was an event on the Dogcraft Server that took place on the 31st of December 2022, held three times at different time zones, to mark the passage of the new year from 2022 to 2023. In partnership with the Dogcraft Creative Team, the City of Leon hosted the event and was accessible via the
/phome Leon warp.
Players were invited to head to the City of Leon. Here, they were spawned into a room in the Warp House. Behind them was an overview map of the City. A labyrinthine cityscape awaited them. Fortunately, they were greeted by a banner and arrow leading them outside towards the venue as they step out of the room.
The 100-block long fireworks contraption was situated in the middle of a river, providing excellent 360-degree views. On one side of the river was the traditional European-styled neighbourhood of the city. Across from it was the vertical and more modern island district of Saint-Pierre. The "2023" sign was placed on a footbridge that connected both riverbanks. A clock tower stood on the north side while the actual redstone-powered countdown clock used for the show was constructed into 2 Northold Tower, one of the skyscrapers.
An area for people to submit their New Year's resolutions was located adjacent to the clock tower. A list of contributors can also be found inside the hall. Previously empty, the Thalia Gallery, an amphitheater, was chosen to be the new "board" where the resolutions would appear. As people submitted their favourite wool colour in the books they wrote their resolutions in, a wool block of the same colour would be placed on its steps. The messages were then posted onto the wool. Then a random mob head was placed on top of it. Collectively, they formed individual "audience members" of the Gallery.
|Danielsama007||Princess223||Donators and Suppliers|
A pyro musical show, or a firework display choreographed to music, lasting 15-minutes long was held at three separate times, namely: 13:00 GMT (0:00 ACT, Australia), 00:00 GMT (0:00 GMT, United Kingdom), and 06:00 GMT (0:00 CT, US). Designed by eybwam, the pyrotechnic aspect of the show cumulatively involved over 900 stacks of fireworks shot from 320 out of 367 dispensers. It also involved 4 distinct lightshows. A countdown clock made by EtaThetaZeta was wired to the main contraption.
The soundtrack included voice snippets of New Year's greetings from the public as well as from Renthedog himself, in whatever language they wanted. The songs used for the show was publicly-sourced and shortlisted by eybwam. It was later edited by Txp_. The final soundtrack contained the following songs, in order:
|Did I Make You Wait - Instrumental Version||Staffan Carlén|
|The Less I know The Better||Tame Impala|
|Raise Your Glass||P!nk|
|Hum Nashe Mein Toh Nahim (From "Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2")||Pritam, Arijit Signh, Tulsi Kumar|
|Lavender Haze||Taylor Swift|
|Tiroteo - Remix||Marc Segui, Rauw Alejandro, Pol Granch|
|Way Back Home||SHAUN|
|Blinding Lights||The Weeknd|
|194 Länder||Mark Forster|
|Love Me Now||Ofenbach, FAST BOY|
|Auld Lang Syne||Royal Scots Dragoon Guards|
1. Fireworks Watching
On the stroke of midnight, players were invited to join a voice channel on Discord, and listen in as the sky came to life to a custom soundtrack along with the fireworks display synced to that same soundtrack.
2. Merch Shopping
A designated area for merchandise stalls were designed at Leon. However, signs directed players to purchase them at the mall instead due to plugin constraints. The mementos prepared included:
- A yellow and purple blanket (carpet)
- Three Specialized Firework Rockets, namely: Happy New Year! 2022/2023, City of Leon, and Purple Power.
- Four top Leon NYE banners and one bottom Leon NYE banner.
3. Resolutions Submissions
Players were encouraged to share their resolutions for the year ahead.
- A rerun of the display was announced privately in the Leon Discord as a special coverage for the CDNN.
- The soundtrack was intended to represent Dogcraft's diversity. Originally meant to feature 10 languages, it was cut down to 6 due to time and stylistic reasons.
- The song Lavender Haze by Taylor Swift had to be reedited posthaste due to one non-PG word slipping away unnoticed. This brought the soundtrack's final number of versions to 4.
- Inspired by eybwam's childhood memories of the Nagaoka Fireworks Festival in Japan, the idea of hosting a riverine pyro musical in Minecraft was already in the works years prior to Survival 5.