It's been a while since the last post (half a year!), so I thought I might as well let you know how things are going.
We're slowly getting more and more popular, as I'm seeing more and more artwork submitted everyday. This is great to see, let's keep up with the awesome art everyone! Most people have also gotten the hang of the folder system, which is great to see to. It just helps keep things tidier and easier for someone to access a specific type of art they might like in particular, or if they're looking for inspiration for their next big build.
That being said we still get a few submissions every day not going to a specific folder, which is a shame because it's the artist who doesn't get their work shown. It's really easy to submit to a folder, all you have to do is click on the folder that you want to submit to, and then press the 'Submit to This Folder' button. Some people do know how to submit to a folder but submit to the wrong one, and that's perfectly fine because sometimes you'll envision your artwork as something different to what other people see it as. The most common error we'll get is people submitting artwork to the 3D Block Art folder, when it actually belongs in the Digital Art folder. To help this I've changed the names of the Pixel Art folder to In-Game Pixel Art, and the 3D Block art folder to In-Game 3D Block Art. Hopefully this will help with the confusion!
Also 1.8 came out quite recently (the Bountiful update), featuring some awesome stuff such as a ton of new commands, ocean monuments, slime blocks, sponges, and banners. I think that the new commands are definitely going to help out map makers in particular, as command blocks are becoming more and more dynamic with every command they add for it to use. Sea Lanterns are going to be great, and I think they'll become the new Glowstone decoration-wise. Banners are probably my favourite part of the update, faction servers are going to absolutely love them! Another few of my favourites are the slime blocks and the return of sponges. It's great that we can finally have trampolines in Minecraft, and I always liked the use of sponges so hopefully they'll be a great resource to have. What do you all think of the new update? Give your thoughts in the comments, along with your favourite part of the update! Apart from that, keep up the great artwork everyone!
EDIT: I also forgot to mention that Minecraft has also been acquired by Microsoft recently for $2.5 billion dollars. It'll certainly be interesting to see what happens to the game over the next period of time, and what Microsoft will do with Minecraft (or not do). If you would like to know more about it, you can visit Mojang's article about it here: www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…