"…but what makes you any different?" The impetuous noob asked. I struggled to find an answer that would both fit in the chat’s character limit and do our server justice. As it turns out there are loads of reasons our servers are different than your run-of-the-mill Minecraft server. Many reasons why we’re not “normal and jus factions.” Here is a list of ways we stand out, according to our players.

  • Our mature and welcoming community. We are a 16+ community, with many players college-age or above. That means no 12.9-year-olds constantly asking to team. If you play for any amount of time, players will remember you and consider you a part of the community.
  • Our zero-tolerance griefing policy. Griefing rarely ever happens, but when it does, we can instantly revert the damage and ban the griefer, keeping your builds safe!
  • Self-repairing creeper damage. After 60 seconds, all block damage from creepers will self-repair, saving you time and materials.
  • Lack of tired Minecraft server tropes. No Factions, no MCMMO, no annoying name prefixes. We do things our own way.
  • Loads of custom-built content, including New Core City. Every server build is constructed by staff, staff-appointed builders, or the community. We don’t use other people’s builds. This means that everything you see on our server is unique and reflects the amount of hard work we’ve put into it.
  • Events and Contests. We have monthly build contests, and periodic events such as Arena Night and Cards Against Humanity Night. Not to mention our seasonal events, such as Melon World and the famous Halloween Event.
  • And lastly, our team of responsible staff that are always around to welcome new players, solve issues, and make the server a better place.

Like what you read here? Why not give us a shot? You can find us at play.the-minecraft-blog.com.

The reward for referring your friends has been upgraded to a Diamond Block. Invite your friends to the server and have them type “/referred by <yourUsername>" when they join, and you both get a diamond block when they reach 12 total hours of playtime! Whoa! Amazing! Invite your friends, invite your family, invite your dog, invite your entire class if you want! There’s no limit on how many players you can refer, meaning no limit on how many diamond blocks you can score.

Haven’t tried us out yet? Join today! play.the-minecraft-blog.com

It’s a spiritual successor to the map we had last year. It’s similar, but those who played last year will still be in for some surprises.

Some shots from Terminal, the Zombie Survival map that’s coming in the Halloween Event. Up to 4 players can play together to survive swarms of zombies and other monsters in an abandoned subway. Survive for 10 minutes and you will be teleported back to the safe house to trade in your drops for better gear.

Remember, the Halloween Event is coming at you the whole month of October, so get excited! We hope to see you on.

Server address: play.the-minecraft-blog.com

How to Change your Minecraft Version for Servers

A few weeks ago, Mojang released version 1.8 for Minecraft. Following this, a lot of drama took place concerning a lot of third-party server software. As usual, this means that almost all servers will not be able to update to the new version of Minecraft until we get updated server software. As many of you have realized, this means you will need to be in version 1.7.9 or 1.7.10 in order to play on most servers (including ours)

So how do you change your version? Surely it must be some godawful process involving game files, right? Well there is where you’re wrong. You can change your version very easily in just a few steps.

1. Open the Minecraft Launcher

The Launcher being the bit of Minecraft where you sign in. You should be seeing this:

Next you’re going to go down to the bottom-left corner and click “New Profile.” This will allow you to create a new “Profile” (a group of login settings, has nothing to do with your Minecraft account).

2. Change your Version

A window should appear, looking like this:

Right in the middle, where it says “Use version:” you’ll want to change the version to “release 1.7.9” or “release 1.7.10”

No other settings need to be changed unless you know what you’re doing. I like to name each profile after the version it uses.

After that hit Save Profile, and you should be good.

3. Start Minecraft

Now that you’ve made a new profile, your launcher should look like this:

Notice how in the bottom left it has “1.7.10” as the profile and in the bottom right it says “Ready to play Minecraft 1.7.10”

You are now ready to play Minecraft on your favorite servers!

tmbmodcardiaque:

Tonight at 9pm, on The Minecraft Blog!
Test your knowledge of the New Core City - in an expanded challenge.
Last week, you had to find 5 locations around the city with clues and riddles! This week we will make it just a bit tougher. With 10 Brand New Locations! More obscure clues! So study the map, study your bus routes. Study the landmarks, and meet us tonight in the New Core City and be given an Honorary “KEY TO THE CITY” an exclusive item that will go to one winner only. And dont forget, the bonus round is always worth more points, so you always have a chance of winning!
Tonight on The-Minecraft-Blog.com server!
IP: play.the-minecraft-blog.com
Don’t forget the Hardcore Season 5 is still ongoing! Check out the details on the website!


Reminder that this is starting soon. Hop on and play with us!

tmbmodcardiaque:

Tonight at 9pm, on The Minecraft Blog!

Test your knowledge of the New Core City - in an expanded challenge.

Last week, you had to find 5 locations around the city with clues and riddles! This week we will make it just a bit tougher. With 10 Brand New Locations! More obscure clues! So study the map, study your bus routes. Study the landmarks, and meet us tonight in the New Core City and be given an Honorary “KEY TO THE CITY” an exclusive item that will go to one winner only. And dont forget, the bonus round is always worth more points, so you always have a chance of winning!

Tonight on The-Minecraft-Blog.com server!

IP: play.the-minecraft-blog.com

Don’t forget the Hardcore Season 5 is still ongoing! Check out the details on the website!

Reminder that this is starting soon. Hop on and play with us!

ibuildpixels:

Minecraft creations by Notux

Sponsor Conversion Initiative Ending Soon

If you were a Donor or Gold Donor before the big permissions change that took place last month, you are still eligible to receive free months of Sponsor rank (1 month for Donors, 4 months for Gold Donors). Make sure to apply on the forum here before Sept. 30th to get your coupon code! No codes will be given out after that time.

10 Days Remaining for the Halloween Build Contest

Entries for the September Halloween Build Contest close after Sept. 30th. The winning build will be featured in the Halloween Event, which spans the entire month of October. We have 2 submissions so far, and need at least 3 more to enable community voting. We want to see what you all can do, so build something awesome and submit it!

For more information and submissions, visit the forum thread here.

Nate’s Resource Pack v5.0.0 is now on the Core Server

The preview of the new version of the resource pack is now live on the Core Server. You can check out the new texture changes before the pack releases this week.

milk-tea-and-cookies replied to your post: “Very tired of advertising the server on PlanetMinecraft. We pretty…”:
We greatly dislike using that site for our advertisement as well, we end up with a lot of kids coming through demanding OP and that they’re from PM.

Yeah, basically anything bad you typically associate with new players, people from PMC will do. I don’t want to get into all the issues I have with that site, but let’s just say they don’t exactly help foster a mature community.

Very tired of advertising the server on PlanetMinecraft. We pretty much exclusively get disrespectful children from that site. Not to mention I strongly disagree with some of the ways that site is run.

daynastea:

Saint Ruth’s Hospital for NCC by player Foxistant on the TMB Server

This is my Hospital build for the Builder application on the amaze-balls server i play on. I am thrilled with how it came out even if i did take me forever to achieve! :)

daynastea:

My home in  the survival world on TMB Minecraft server!

daynastea:

My home in  the survival world on TMB Minecraft server!

I hope you guys are ready for Nate&#8217;s Resource Pack v5.0.0. It&#8217;s headed your way very shortly. I don&#8217;t want to give away too much, but I will say that this is the biggest update in the history of the pack. Nearly every new 1.8 texture has been changed, along with loads of pre-1.8 textures. It also includes new splashes, as seen above.
Players will be able to get a sneak preview on the Core Server this weekend before the pack releases to the public. Get excited!

I hope you guys are ready for Nate’s Resource Pack v5.0.0. It’s headed your way very shortly. I don’t want to give away too much, but I will say that this is the biggest update in the history of the pack. Nearly every new 1.8 texture has been changed, along with loads of pre-1.8 textures. It also includes new splashes, as seen above.

Players will be able to get a sneak preview on the Core Server this weekend before the pack releases to the public. Get excited!

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