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The nieuws is supposed to record anything noteable that happens. If you do or hear about something noteable, report it here, filed under the appropriate year and month, with bullet points for each day. Nieuws that is just headlines is welcome and in fact encouraged. Full stories might go in their own article in the 'Nieuws:' namespace.

You should report noteable things that happen in-game or in the wider community. Here are some things you should announce in the nieuws:

  • Railway stations opening and closing.
  • Railway lines being built, including progress updates on construction.
  • New railway services
  • Construction or progress on construction for buildings.
  • Starting a new settlement.
  • Starting a new company.
  • Anything else noteable, to record it for posterity!

2020

November

October

  • 2020-10-28: Magmarr is officially opened and added to the wiki.
  • 2020-10-25: Magmarr is founded by Blockhead.
  • 2020-10-11/2020-10-12: The server reaches the in-game day number 147558 and thus, the in-game year 404. Happy in-game year not found!
  • 2020-10-10: The Banana is back at git.bananach.space!
  • 2020-10-09: The Hidden Lake Canal is completed and opened.
  • 2020-10-09 A Pink bike was found underwater (by User:Tulipa while placing the lines for a new ferry), maybe the first documented case of stolen bikes thrown at the sea.
  • 2020-10-06 The Personhood Metrorail underwent a notable reconfiguration. The change involved rerouting the S15 to terminate at Marnack Mills instead of Roses Gardens East thereby replacing the existing S16 and then renaming the S16a to be the S16.
  • 2020-10-06 Person Bridge Station is expanded and re-opened.

September

  • 2020-09-29 56independent has just founded 56 products, with company code FPRO (Five oh six PROducts), specialising in batteries, wood, stone brick and oil extract. their outle is inside independia town hall.
  • 2020-09-26 I_LOVE_DOGS Crystal farm spaceship construction complete.
  • 2020-09-26 #PotatoGate scandal is reported. See the full article.
  • 2020-09-24 independia is founded (🌍 30674,16,2052 (map)) by 56independent after the completion of the town hall and wbh-independia shuttle.
  • 2020-09-19 The Sulfur Hills Branch Line opened to great fanfare. The pioneering shunting system runs the locomotive around the wagon to ensure it's always at the front of the train. This is the first passenger service to offer such luxury. Service closed due to technical issues with the shunting system.

August

  • 2020-08-31 56independent has completed the wbx viaduct (details in his user page) all thta is left is the tunnel to be built.
a photo of the completed wbx viaduct, with the crane shown

July

  • 2020-07-26: πŸ‘‘ gabriel is implementing advanced shunting functions in advtrains. He managed to build a proof of concept in his local test world.
Shunt yard in test world

June

May

April

  • 2020-04-29: Grootshad-X Nihilo Station opened, leading to the closure of X Nihilo Regional Station. X Nihilo Commuter service got closed due to extremely low ridership, the rolling stock got moved to S14, ending service to X Nihilo Main Station.
  • 2020-04-28: βš–οΈ Ywang declared level C state of emergency in Crossroads, forcing all lines in Crossroads except ATL Bronze Line to shut down or skip the city.
  • 2020-04-26: Junglewood Hotel is completed and opened in Trisiston
  • 2020-04-24: Mario and Luigi have dissolved their plumbing and stool business. Report from βš–οΈ erstazi.
  • 2020-04-23: Blockhead and πŸ‘‘ gabriel have completely interlocked Spawn Subway Line 7.
  • 2020-04-18 56independent has finished building the triston observitory, a ugly tall tower to spy on everyone in trisiston. this was beore he went inactive due to alck of internet acces.
  • 2020-04-17: Pancakes and βš–οΈ Smacker finished renovating MapleSyrrup (Pancakes' shop). It is now open, like before.
  • 2020-04-15: Pancakes made a new donation center in Trisiston, where you can take items you need and donate the ones you don't need. Coordinates: 🌍 -4232,17,-3163 (map)
  • 2020-04-13: The John Conway Memorial Task Force was formed, the aim of which should be to make a suitable memorial to this great mathematician (without referring to the obvious Game of Life).
  • 2020-04-13: Report from πŸ‘‘ gabriel: "56independent died due to his own stupidity, he teleported to a list of 3 skin ids". The cause was that βš–οΈ Felfa enumerated the IDs of the invisible skins in the server: "888, 889, 1148", resulting in 56independent's death by falling from a great height. TRUTH: he did not fall down, as the mapblocks below him didnt load quickly enough for him to fall and hit the ground. he exagerrated this, and got into the news. he was stupid enough to teleport, thinking that there would be smartshops with invisible skins.
  • 2020-04-12: βš–οΈ Ywang announced level D state of emergency in Crossroads "due to extreme lag".
  • 2020-04-11: DURT made it's first financial delivery: a stack of artificial mechanically-processed diamond blocks. Blockhead purchased them for $891 MG, returning them to the econnomy in his digtron shop in the form of cheap digtron digger heads.
  • 2020-04-08: Area ID 12000 has been taken by RMHR. Blockhead missed out on such luck, getting area #12001...
  • 2020-04-06: βš–οΈ Och_Noe has built a house to spy on everyone have a nice overview over Elders Valley. It is a nice construction of sakura wood, obsidian glass and terracotta that sits on the mountainside northeast of town.
  • 2020-04-05: 56independent has started contructing the World Border Hotel.
  • 2020-04-05: Blockhead has reached the bottom of the world in his vertical mineshaft at Edenwood Beach. The final y coordinate is -30912. Hitting the bottom will not cause fall damage, but travellers are advised to stick as close to the ladder as possible so as to not hit objects on the way down.

March

  • 2020-03-31: Spawn Subway Line 6 has finally had the destination displays updated to say 'Library' or 'Anju Crossing'!
  • 2020-03-31: The stimulus package money for Trisiston has run out. The jungle area has been protected as an open area and will remain perpetually as a public forest for wood gathering. Imre plans to continue incentives with a shop that will buy oil extract.
  • 2020-03-31: On-demand service is operational on Spawn Subway line 2a!
  • 2020-03-30: Pancakes just finished building her hospital called Pancakes Meowreal Hospital. Coordinates are: 🌍 -240,12,-313 (map)
  • 2020-03-26: Blockhead's Digtron Shop is now open for business.
  • 2020-03-26 56independent has started construction on his world border home, a home located on the border and cut in half. it has a digitron unloader and sorting system
  • 2020-03-26 Pancakes built new skyscrapers recently, and two new shops. One is located in her skyscraper: 🌍 -237,51,-240 (map) The other is a pet shop located in her zoo: 🌍 -267,16,-210 (map)
  • 2020-03-22: The construction of the local shuttle line in Elders Valley continues and will be expanded to a ringline at the outer city border
  • 2020-03-18: The South Forest Subway Monitoring System is successfully rolled out by DURT
  • 2020-03-18: Blockhead is proud to announce a $1555 stimulus package for the deforestation of Trisiston. Mithril axes are provided for only MG$10 and stacks of jungle wood and leaves will be bought for MG$5/stack, saplings $5MG/50. There is a new smartshop near a rail underpass: 🌍 -4308,14,-3050 (map).
  • 2020-03-17: Construction of the ferry station in Bamboo Bay Village is completed.
  • 2020-03-15: S31 has been extended to Elders Valley
  • 2020-03-14: Elders Valley Northwest station is constructed, after some track duplication.
  • 2020-03-13: The Holiday Beach Canal is completed and opened.
  • 2020-03-12: S31 has been rerouted, nouw using a new alignment north of trisiston.
  • 2020-03-11: The Northern Gateway Canal is completed and opened.
  • 2020-03-10: The Garden Contest has officially started
  • 2020-03-02: The Mountain Refuge Contest has ended and is nouw in the voting phase

February

January

2019

December

  • 2019-12-14: Construction of the water tower in Bamboo Bay Village is completed.
  • 2019-12-13: A server memory leak causes downtime, forcing the upgrade to version 5.1.
  • 2019-12-12: The remaining west half of South Forest Subway re-opened after the west section was completed. A pioneering new LuaATC-based system that works along with interlocking was deployed by DURT. The station/stop tracks were removed and replaced with LuaATC tracks. ARS is disabled on the signals and routes are set from LuaATC.
  • 2019-12-10: The eastern section of the South Forest Subway was-reopened after complete tunnel re-walling, an arduous process. The system operates on interlocking and station tracks, with an additional LuaATC track for next station information after departure.
  • 2019-12-11: A third track opens north of The Cube Station, pursuant to a project to increase capacity on the mainline.
  • 2019-12-08: The Noob Express is formed by merging the X Nihilo Express and E35.
  • 2019-12-05: Blockhead and by de facto extension DURT were granted authority over South Forest Subway, after it having been out of service for a very long time. πŸ‘‘ gabriel requested the line be converted to interlocking.

November

October

September

August

July

June

May

  • 2019-05-19: ATL Silver Line (now Zinc) is rerouted to Ocean City via a new tunnel under Silver Coast Bay. Most of the floating stone tile rail bridge is demolished.

April

March

  • 2019-03-26: This wiki is founded.

2018

February

2017

December

November

  • 2017-11-27: The first plans for South Forest Subway are presented by πŸ‘‘ gabriel. Only one line is later implemented and it forms a loop at Dubulti instead of the straight end shown on the map. The west part of the alignment shown for the other line is used for the Spawn-South Forest Mainline instead.
  • 2017-11-26/2017-12-14: The Moderators House was demolished, and the Spawn Info Center was built in place. Also during this time, the old Admin Shop in Spawn was demolished where the Smacker's Market currently stands.

October

September

  • Early in the month: The jungle east of Origin is mostly clearfelled and bamboo grass planted.

August

April

  • 2017-04-27: The forum thread was posted to the minetest forums!

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