When A Minecraft Server Turns into a Gambling Server

I like to play a bit of Pixelmon. Pixelmon is a mod for Minecraft that basically combines Minecraft and Pokemon. The best experience to do this is on a multiplayer server. There are lots out there, but I play on one in particular. Unfortunately, this server just seems to be turning into a place to gamble. To the point that, well, I really wouldn’t recommend playing on the RC-Gamers Pixelmon servers at all. Now, I understand that servers need to make money, but… I’m going to get this out of the way first. Yes, servers need donations to keep on… [Continue Reading]

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Some thoughts on the Caves and Cliffs Update announcement, Part 3

I thought this will only be a two-parter, boy was I wrong. Over the last two articles, I went through lush caves, mountains, and the new underground caves and structures. Basically, the main subject of the Caves and Cliffs Update. Now, I’ll be talking about the other things that are being added into this update. Bundles are a way to get 64 of any assorted items into a single inventory space. And honestly, this is amazing for projects when you have a lot of items you need to use, but you only need a couple of each item. What’s also… [Continue Reading]

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Some thoughts on the Caves and Cliffs Update announcement, Part 2

Last article, I talked about lush caves and mountains. This time, we’ll be talking about caves. The cave generation has been overhauled significantly. The new caves are now large and cavernous, and is much more majestic-looking than what we have now. Aside for that, caves now have local water levels, so some caves will be flooded. I am not sure how dense the cave networks will be, and how deep they will go. If they frequently stretches deep underground, it will significantly affect early-game resource gathering. The easiest early-game resource gathering method right now is strip mining, and the strip… [Continue Reading]

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Some thoughts on the Caves and Cliffs Update announcement, Part 1

In the most recent Minecraft Live event, Update 1.17, the Caves and Cliffs Update have been announced. The announcement video is right here: I’ll be going through the new stuff revealed in the update here. I won’t be going over everything in detail, just the parts that interests me. Lush caves are absolutely fantastic. The vegetation added in there allows so much more to be done when doing natural builds. One of the styles I really like is to have ruins that are being overtaken by nature, and the moss layers, moss blocks, glow berry vines and drip leaves gives… [Continue Reading]

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Big Ol’ Farms

There was a period of time in Minecraft where I like building giant farms. I’ve built a few for the past months. I’ve built a gold farm (waited till 1.16 before I built it), a passive, self-harvesting mushroom farm (24 mushrooms after 6 hours, I hate myself for it), and a cactus farm. But my most favourite farms that I’ve built are my creeper farm and my witch farm. The Creeper farm, by design, is meant to generate a ton of gunpowder and nothing else. This is vital for me as I am absolutely addicted to Elytra-flying and thus need… [Continue Reading]

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The End Needs A Nether Update

The Nether got a really nice update lately. What was once nothing but Netherrack and lava is now… almost a paradise. Alright, sure, the Nether is literally a hellscape. It’s designed to be a dangerous place full of scary, gloomy monsters. But the Nether at least now has some variation. The End could do with something similar. The original Nether was mediocre. Up until the Nether Fortresses were added, there was no real reason to even go to the Nether, aside from traveling. Distances in the nether are one eighth of that in the surface world, so you can use… [Continue Reading]

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On Raiding and Pillaging Other People’s Bases

A Minecraft server I play on is announcing that they’re wiping everything and having a fresh start. The catch is that you can transfer your items to the new server. There will also be two new, fresh servers, where everyone will start from scratch. But basically, we have a limited amount of time to strip everything down and move it to the ‘legacy’ server, before the six existing mini-servers all get nuked. The server owners have set up various processes and a timeline, so people know what they can do. Money and items can be ported over, no problem, albeit… [Continue Reading]

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Enjoying building in the Nether Update

The Nether is now much better with the latest update. Before, the Nether is just a dreary burning hellscape. Now, with all the new Nether biomes and mobs, it’s actually fun to explore and roam around. Out of all the new biomes, my favourite is the basalt delta. I’m not sure why, but I really like the atmosphere there. The biggest part for me, however, are the new blocks available for building. New wood, new stones, and even new lights! I enjoy building a lot, so I’ll be talking about those now. Shroomlights are the newest light blocks to be… [Continue Reading]

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No Man’s Sky – The Biggest Random Number Generator Of Them All

I’ve been playing a bit of No Man’s Sky now, and I’ve kinda started to notice something. Aside from the fact that I managed to play 13 hours of No Man’s Sky in 3 days. Simply put, there’s a lot of randomness in No Man’s Sky. It’s literally a game of random number generators. I don’t mean that in a bad way. I genuinely don’t. No Man’s Sky is, at its core, a huge amount of randomness. I mean, do you really think someone would sit there and make billions of planets? Of course not! But almost everything in No… [Continue Reading]

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Is Pixelmon the Most Complete Pokemon Game?

Pixelmon is an unofficial Pokemon mod made for Minecraft. It’s actually a mod I’ve discussed here before, and one of our most popular articles goes into depth about how depressing it is to play in single player. But for all the negatives that I throw at Pixelmon, it has an insane amount of features. And it also contains nearly every single Pokemon in the entire Pokemon series. And the most recent update started introducing Gen 8 Pokemon! Yep, we’re starting to get Generation 8 Pokemon. Not all of them, just some of them. The Galarian variants of other Pokemon aren’t… [Continue Reading]

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