I thought it was worth mentioning that Scrolls has just received a massive patch. All kinds of things have been improved, added, and tweaked. It's more fun than it's ever been before!
Gary has written a great post outlining all the changes over at Scrolls.com. Give it a read, eh?
Oh, and if you haven't bought Scrolls yet, click here to download the demo. It's a happy bundle of fun.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Owen – @bopogamel
Finally, after many weeks of development and seven pre-releases, Minecraft 1.8.2 is ready for release. It is now available in the Minecraft launcher and the server can be downloaded from the Minecraft website download page.
Only minor changes were made since pre-release 7 which was available since Monday. Version 1.8.2 is also fully compatible with all previous server versions (1.8 and 1.8.1), but we recommend to update to 1.8.2 as soon as possible to benefit from all bug fixes and improvements we made in the game.
Report bugs here:
We are getting close to the release of Minecraft 1.8.2, here is just one more snapshot to make sure we did not break anything with our latest bugfixes and performance tweaks. If everything goes as planned, version 1.8.2 will be released on Thursday, 19th of February 2015.
These issues were solved in this pre-release:
To get pre-releases, open your launcher and press the “New Profile” button. Call it “pre-releases” 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. Back up your world first or run the game on in a different folder (See the “new profile” dialog).
Cross-platform server jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/1.8.2-pre7/minecraft_server.1.8.2-pre7.jar
Report bugs here:
The Humble Card Game Bundle was a big success! The bundle earned over 1 million dollars after 2 weeks, raising lots for money for various charities! Thank you everybody who participated.
It's time again to announce the next MINECON!
If you like Minecraft, and you like people who like Minecraft, you'll probably like MINECON. It's THE place to see all the cool Mojangstas you fancy, meet people who love Minecraft maybe even as much as you do, and attend panels and events full of YouTube creators and a ton of other talented folks!
This summer we are heading to London, UK to hang out with 10,000 of our closest friends (hint: that's you!). As usual there will be panels, contests, tournaments, events and a soon-to-be-announced show-of-some-sort for our Saturday night bash.
WHEN: July 4-5, 2015
WHERE: ExCeL London Exhibition and Conference Centre
WHO: You, hopefully!
Since you're bound to have more questions, I'll ask myself some in this handy Q&A:
How do I get tickets?
Ticket sales will happen in February, exact date and time will be announced in the next two weeks. You'll head to minecon.mojang.com to purchase them, but they will go fast! To accommodate different people's schedules, they will be released in two batches on the same day, different times, 5,000 tickets in each batch. When you buy your ticket you'll also get access to our discounted hotel pricing, so don't go booking a hotel room just yet!
How do I become a volunteer (aka MINECON Agent)?
So you want to be a part of the event? We will be taking volunteer submissions next week. You'll fill out an online form and we will get back to you before tickets go on sale. Watch mojang.com for more details.
I have a great idea for a panel, how can I make it happen?
Our community submitted panels have been some of the best panels we've had! Panel submissions will begin in early March. You'll need to fill out an online form about the panel, who would be best on it, and submit a video of yourself describing the panel and why it should be at MINECON.
I want to exhibit at MINECON. How do I get a booth?
Each year we have a nice selection of awesome exhibitors, and you could be one of them! You can contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org for exhibition booth requests.
More details and information will be coming in the next couple weeks, keep watching mojang.com for all the answers you seek!
Thanks for reading!
Vu – @vubui
Most of you are familiar with the way Minecraft servers work, but lots of you aren’t. We’d like to fix that.
Put simply, servers give Minecraft players the opportunity to play together online.
There are many different types of servers, and we love almost all of them
Apart from Minecraft Realms (which is another way for players to enjoy a persistent world with friends), no servers are owned or run by us. They are independent and set up by many different types of people for many different reasons. Some are set up by fans of the game so they can play with their friends and family, some are created to make money, some are weird social experiments that we don't really understand.
Many third-party Minecraft servers give our players innovative and interesting ways to play. And we’re thankful that they exist. Without them, Minecraft wouldn't be as successful or diverse as it is today.
We're not responsible for the way servers are operated
Having freedom to create awesome things and express yourself without boundaries is one of the things that makes Minecraft so great, but it can lead to content that some may deem inappropriate, or in people doing things we're not too keen on. We're not responsible for the content on third party servers.
We're also not responsible for the way these servers take payments or store users’ credentials online. Just like making a purchase anywhere on the internet, it’s extremely important that you trust whoever you're dealing with (in this case, a server host) before you hand over personal details or credit card information.
The internet can be a crazy place
It’s the responsibility of individual users or (in many cases) their parents / guardians, to track what Minecraft content is appropriate for specific users. That said, unmodded Minecraft for PC/Mac, the console versions, and Minecraft: Realms are our responsibility. We do our best to provide a safe, secure experience and keep things as fun as possible.
Thanks for reading, everybody.
Owen – @bopogamel
Hey! Remember the Humble Card Game Bundle we mentioned last week? It just got even better! Now, if you pay over the average you get the two snazzy Scrolls avatar heads you can see up there, along with a bunch of other cool stuff.
Not too shabby. For more info, check out the Scrolls Humble Bundle FAQ.
Thanks for reading!
Owen – @bopogamel
Have you been hacked? What's going on, Moj?
No! We haven’t been hacked. A bunch of bad people have tricked some of our users into disclosing their account information. We’ve emailed everyone affected, and reset all compromised passwords. If you haven't received an email from us, you don’t need to worry.
No-one has gained access to the Mojang mainframe. Even if they did, we store your passwords in a super encrypted format. Honestly, you don’t need to panic.
So how did they get the info? You were hacked, weren’t you?
No – we weren’t hacked. The bad people got their hands on other people’s passwords by using an evil technique called “phishing.” That basically means they pretend to be Mojang and fool people into entering their private details onto fake websites.
What can I learn from this?
You should never, ever, enter your Mojang account details on websites that aren’t owned by us. It’s good practice to use different passwords for each of your internet logins too. That way, if someone does get hold of one password, they won’t get access to your other stuff.
I’d still like to reset my Mojang password. Just to be safe
Fair enough. You sound like a sensible one. Here’s a link: minecraft.net/resetpassword. If you have any other support issues, help.mojang.com is your friend.
Thanks for reading.
Owen – @bopogamel
Pay what you want, contribute to charity, and get Scrolls, three other cool card games, and a secret surprise! Chip in above the average and you'll get two bonus games!
There are even more options going on (including completely free games), so check it out here:
Do you like digital card games? What about real-life, physical ones? T Shirts? Secret stuff? I bet you do.
For that reason, you should obviously buy the Humble Card Game Bundle. It's a very clever thing; you get different amounts of stuff depending on how much money you're willing to pony up. You also get to choose exactly where your money goes. Hand it over to one of a few different charities, the games developers, or the good folks at Humble Bundle.
Here's an explanation of what you get for your cash. If it seems confusing, that's because it is! Sorry.
Free (available without purchase)
Pay What You Want
Beat the Average
Pay At Least $12
Pay At Least $35
Go forth and purchase, crafters!