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Race for the Wool - an Open House Event

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Race for the Wool is quickly becoming a Minecraft staple - the game pits two teams against each other in a race to collect a number of colored wools from an incredibly difficult obstacle course, with the first team to collect and mount their wool on the victory pedestal being declared the winners.  Today, we take a look at the upcoming community event - hosted by RMCT - which pits various YouTube personalities against real players!

For the first match on June 16th, watch the Redstoners (Etho, SethBling, FVDisco, and CraftDynasty) and the Whiskey Brigade (Trazlander, Jikosh, Rixiot, and xSugoix), champions of the first and second Reddit Race for Wool tournaments respectively, battle it out on an all-new Race for Wool map created by some of the most respected mapmakers in the community, just for this event. Who will triumph?  How can you see the action?  You can watch the match LIVE on RMCT TV on Saturday, June 16th, 2012, at 6:00 PM EDT!

Then on Sunday, June 17th, RMCT will be hosting a "master class" for Race for the Wool, where players can learn the ropes of the game mode, hear secrets from the masters, and even participate in the event!  The event will follow this schedule:

June 16th:
  • 3:00-6:00 PM EDT - RFW Open House
  • 6:00 PM EDT - Redstoners vs. Whiskey Brigade Match
  • 7:00-11:00 PM EDT - Casual RFW Matches
June 17th:
  • 2:00-3:00 PM EDT - RFW Master Class
  • 3:00-6:00 PM EDT - Casual RFW Matches

Want to know more?  Want to get in on this amazing event?  Check the event hoster's thread for all the details (by clicking here, or the banner above), which includes the full schedule, sign-up details, and more. See you on the battlefield!

What is "Race for the Wool", Anyway?

Race for Wool is a Minecraft competitive game-type originally created by Vechs, known for his Super Hostile series, in which two teams of four players compete to be the first to retrieve a certain number of different blocks of colored wool from a course, and place them on their “victory monument”. RFW courses are made up of two mirrored lanes, with void lane between them, and players are not allowed to leave or build outside their team’s lane at any time.

Courses are set up to encourage players to use bows and arrows, and TNT cannons to disrupt each other’s progress. A big part of the excitement around RFW matches is seeing teams take advantage of the huge range of creative gameplay options unique to Minecraft to achieve their goals in innovative ways.
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#1

aidybee
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 01:16 AM

First yay
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NichoMarpaunk

Posted 15 June 2012 - 01:29 AM

Nice, imma join for sure :)

#3

FlyingPikachu

Posted 15 June 2012 - 01:45 AM

Looks cool. Might have to try this myself sometime.
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#4

FlawlessInstinctz

Posted 15 June 2012 - 01:55 AM

Is there a certain server limit? If so i should go in and AFK until it starts to reserve a spot :3

#5

darkplayer028

Posted 15 June 2012 - 01:58 AM

LoL, I need a back up team incase my friends won't be able to play. I want to practice with couple of guys. i can host a hamachi server for practices. on vech's map

#6

johntheminecrafter

Posted 15 June 2012 - 02:13 AM

Looks good, I suppose.
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#7

BlueThunder00

Posted 15 June 2012 - 02:21 AM

Well Vechs Has done it. Made it on the front page of minecraft
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fatterchick3

Posted 15 June 2012 - 02:28 AM

I'm apart of the commitee putting this together, and i think it is truely a great chance. Get a team of friends, or go solo, we will pair you up. only requirement, get mumble. We have beginner maps for those completly new, and even more experienced maps for those who have done a few games. Show up, it will be awesome :D!
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Ive made a CTM map, check it out. http://www.minecraft...y-fatterchick3/

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Honney
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 02:36 AM

IF you can't get into the server no worries we'll cover all the action on the streams :)

-Honney
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Purplesoup

Posted 15 June 2012 - 03:16 AM

that sounds fun, wool is awesome  :Pink: [img]http://static.minecraftforum.net//public/style_emoticons/default/mobsheep.png[/img]
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#11

Unsquarable

Posted 15 June 2012 - 03:31 AM

Cheers for more community events!

#12

BlairBros

Posted 15 June 2012 - 03:52 AM

Damn, I so want to do that, but I don't have Mumble :( Good luck to all who get to go :)

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#13

HariboTer

Posted 15 June 2012 - 04:33 AM

Now you only need to have Gronkh (FTW!! :D ) participating to complete the awesomeness ;)
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MaiseyAndBasilFTW

Posted 15 June 2012 - 04:58 AM

Go AnderZ!! Battlefield 3 for life!!!
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:29 AM

Woo! Etho get's another great reference on the front page! Go Redstoners!

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:39 AM

Interesting, i would like to see what is all about! Peace
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:42 AM

Could someone tell me if this is the American time zone and what day and time I would need to be on to watch it in Australia?

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#18

Jerico555

Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:17 AM

Who is this imposter Direwolf - Diredwarf!?

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Plaatinum10

Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:32 AM

[quote name='Jerico555' timestamp='1339741036' post='15749948']
Who is this imposter Direwolf - Diredwarf!?
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He isn't an imposter. Diredwarf is a member of the community, and he's also a member of the Mindcrack Fan Server, and a really good commentator for RFW videos. Check his [url="http://www.youtube.com/diredwarf"]youtube channel[/url] out.
www >.<

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Kasumi10102

Posted 15 June 2012 - 11:13 AM

I have a [size=3][b][i]question: what time can i see that,,i mean the world dont have the same time,,,im in europa, what time should i start to see that???[/i][/b][/size]
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