0.13.2 And 0.14
Hope everyone is having a great 2016!
Last week 0.13.2 was released to fix some bugs and a new skin pack called Journey to the West.
The teams at Mojang and Redmond have been hard at work preparing 0.14. Added to the game are: Hoppers, Droppers, Dispensers, Item Frames, Maps, Witches, Slime blocks, Redstone Repeaters and Comparators, Dyeable Leather Armor, Cauldrons, and Wearable Mob Heads. The beta is currently on build 6. Hopefully 0.14 will fix the performance issues, affecting android and windows phone devices. Since playing MCPE for me via ARBTServer, has been like presenting a slideshow, I welcome these changes.
What will you ask me?
Since my cake day is coming up soon, I thought of celebrating with you all by hosting a AMA (Ask me Anything). Time is TBA, and will be announced on the subreddit and here on the blog also. Be sure to come up with some questions to ask me.
Been a little quiet on the website lately! For that I apologize – my non-Minecraft life has been eating me alive, and many of the ARBiTors are back in school, so really everyone’s been busy. But I wanted to delurk long enough to say HEY I HAVE SOME BIG NEWS OH WAIT THE FEATURED IMAGE FOR THIS POST AND THE SIDEBAR ALREADY SPOILED IT WELLP. To make a short story long, October 7th was my birthday, and I got myself and by extension the rest of the gang a little present: An Acer Iconia One 7, the sole planned use … continue
August is drawing to a close and comes with several new faces from WSE, a blip with the website domain, and many amazing builds being built or just getting started on. Today I would like to highlight, a cottage near spawn. The cottage was built by BatMan3054 and the farm was built by Swarmhut. I like the use of bricks as part of the path material, because it really pops against the green of the surrounding grass. I admire how the windows of the building are irregular and somewhat mismatch. The windows of the house make it feel quirky. Stepping … continue
Sorry about the couple days of blog downtime, y’all. Your fearless leader had a brain-fart and a few strategically important emails land in the spambox and long story short my domain expired. All better now!
On the Server transfer front, my desktop is proving harder to resurrect than initially expected. No sooner did I get the drive failure addressed when the CMOS decided to die. She’s an ancient machine by any standard, so none of this is exactly surprising, but it is no less frustrating for it. I’ll keep trying to get her up and running, but worst comes to worst, My husband and I are working on drafting a part list for a brand new box so we can finally let this one be honorably discharged after years of faithful service.
As an alternative, I’ve been looking into the wide world of minecraft hosts. It seems like most of them are crap. HOWEVER. I recently remembered that my webhost, whom I’ve had for years (and are awesome people) does offer Minecraft server hosting. No real word on whether they offer Pocketmine/MCPE, but I do have a little experience running one on my own, so I could self-install at the very least if Pocketmine is the way I decide to go. I’m still waffling on it, honestly – I like working mobs! But I’d also like to host more than 5 people at a time! But PHP is a platform I can actually work in! But laaaaaaaaaaaaaag. It’s a dilemma to be sure. To make things worse, I’ve checked out MiNet and while the terrain generation is hilarious (post about that later) it does seem poised to be a capable contender in the MCPE hosting department.
Of course with 0.12.0 on the horizon and Win 10 out, all of this could be rendered moot. We’ll see.
Anyway! Sorry again for the downtime. See y’all Monday!
As July is coming to a close, with it comes exciting news from Minecon, a redesign of the subreddit and many of fun server runs. FBoM is in its 2nd month and is here to highlight Hachi’s base. The first thing I like about this build is the bottom floor with the checkered pattern used on the bottom floor. The diorite fountains are a nice touch, because they contrast well with the blue stained clay. Going up the large staircase we enter the main room that houses the bedroom, a living room and a small bathroom. A nice detail that … continue