Q:Hi, I'm a relatively new minecraft player, and I have a few questions on realms. I typically play minecraft pe, and I'd like to join a server, but I'm not sure how, or where to find a server that would allow someone so new. Do y'all have any ideas?
Well we don’t know anyone who has access to realms, but basically what it is is Mojang lets people rent private servers from them for short time periods. It’s good for friends who just want to play together once or twice.
However, if you want to get into a community, you’d definitely have to find a server. Most servers are pretty welcoming to new players, as long as they follow the rules. You could always join ours, although our situation is a bit of a mess right now. Basically all you need to join a server is the Server Address. It’ll either be an IP, like 220.127.116.119 or a name, like mc.example.com. You just go to “Multiplayer” in-game, click Add, put in the address and whatever you want for the name, then connect.
If you want to find a bunch of servers, you could always try sites like PlanetMinecraft that list servers and whatnot.
Hope this helped!
As far as Pocket Edition servers go, I do not think there are any PE public servers. They’re usually hosted directly from the device, meaning they’re only up when the hoster wants to play. Nathan got realms right for the most part, but if you have access to it right now they’re free I believe, at least on the PC version. Those are also only running when the player with the file wants them to be. Chances are good you won’t see dedicated servers for PE or Realms for a long time, if ever.
Q:Is that Phoenix Wright's office?
You got it. It’s the Wright Anything Agency.
Some shots from an office in the new survival world. Major props if you know what this is!
Q:seriously? you deleted literally an entire day's worth of work and you can't fix it at all?
I did say in advance that we were doing maintenance today. Besides, I was on kind of a tight schedule, what with it being my birthday and all, so I only had like 2 hours today in which to do the transfer.
Also, need I remind you, this is a temporary world that will be deleted after we get the new survival world ready for you guys, so you might want to calm down a bit.
However, if you’d like to file an issue report on our forums, we might be able to help you out.
I grabbed the world at 6:30am EST today. I was awake and I figured I’d make sure Nathan could transfer the worlds whenever he had an opportunity. Given it’s his birthday I didn’t want to make him sit around and wait for me to grab the save. So I’m sorry you lost about 10 hours worth of work, assuming you were working non-stop from 6:30 AM to approx. 4:00 PM today.
Q:Did you roll back the server? Because the changes I made before you switched hosts are not there anymore. Is this right?
you must have made them after we grabbed the world saves. They were uploaded separately from the plugin data. Lo siento.
The Core Server is back online!
The Core server is now up on the new host at play.the-minecraft-blog.com
The bad news is the Ontime data has been reset. I’ll see if I can get this restored in the next few days.
Beginning Server Transfer
Our server will be offline for a short time while I transfer us over to the new host. Standby for new server address.
Changing Server Hosts
So about a month ago we were forced to pick a new server host very quickly, due to the sudden disappearance of our old host. As it turned out, the host we chose wasn’t… fantastic. We’ve experienced a lot of world corruption and lag, so we’re switching to a new host this weekend. The swap will take place this Sunday (12/8). Expect the Core Server to be down for a while as this change is taking place. The server address for the Core Server will also change, and we’ll make sure to let you guys know what it is and when it’s all good to go. Everything from the current temporary world will be preserved for now. The Calendar is also updated to reflect this event. Thanks for understanding!
Also, this Sunday is our owner Nathan’s (that’s me!) Birthday, so make sure to wish him (me) a happy 21st! (You can do that here)
Coming December 25th, 2013
The Broville v11 demo
Featuring a totally fleshed out area right from the middle of town. Explore the mall, a familiar monument, loads of fully detailed interiors, and even the sewers. Find hidden unique customized items, blocks, and other easter eggs.
Just in time for Christmas!!!
Minecraft Snapshot: 13w49a
Added Chicken Jockeys
Fixed some bugs
- Fixed the decreased render distance in SP
- Fixed being unable to translate some texts
- Fixed the SetSlot packet no longer being able to set the item under the cursor
- Fixed: Minor optimisation to world gen
- Fixed: java.lang.IllegalStateException: Not a JSON Object: “\u0000\u0000\u0000\u0000\u0000\u0000\u0000\u0000\u0000\u0000\u0000\u0000\u0000\u0000\u0000\u0000\
To get the snapshot, open your launcher and press the “New Profile” button. Call it “snapshots” and check the box saying “Enable experimental development snapshots” and save. To switch to the normal version, you can select it in the dropdown at the bottom left corner of the launcher.
Found a Bug? Report it here
Server Review: Exadia Winds
Recently, we received a request to review the Exadia Winds server. This server is a non-vanilla hardcore survival server. The server has you run through a quick tutorial before you’re teleported to the main spawn. The main world is an amplified world, which makes for some awesome landscapes and dramatic hills. The spawn area is rather large, and has a lot of things around the different sides. I noticed a few areas where players could get stuck, and places where the spawn seemed unfinished, however you could always teleport to the spawn position, so it wasn’t a problem. The server uses various plugins such as MCMMO, iConomy, LogBlock, etc. Some are familiar and others are not. There is a guide available for players, however it’s over 40 pages long, and a daunting read for those more interested in just jumping into the game. One of the plugins used on this server causes all mobs to have effects that make them much tougher to deal with. Zombies regenerate unless you light them on fire, charged creepers spawn naturally, etc. This makes the server a great challenge for players who want something harder than normal survival. I died like a noob a few times before I had to take a break.
One major issue I had with this server was that it was rather disorganized. The website was a bit confusing, and I was unable to find information on the server itself. There was plenty of information around the spawn area on the server, but it was out of the way, and most players who come on our servers would never find it. Another issue I found was the starter kit you could receive on the server could be accessed via command, and while it did have a significant cooldown, it didn’t appear to have a limit on the number of times it could be accessed. On one hand it was a boon to get the starter kit every time I died so I wasn’t starting completely over every time, however there did seem to be potential for it to be abused.My advice to the server owners would be to clean up and streamline the available information to make it a bit easier to digest, as well as making the rules more specific, so players know what they’re allowed to do and where they’re allowed to do it.
Bottomline, Exadia Winds is a great server for more hardcore players who want something more challenging than vanilla hardcore. It’s a bit disorganized, but features some great plugins.
Site: exadiawinds.com | Server: minecraft.exadiawinds.com