I am once again asking for your support.
We're currently looking for capable people willing to manage our official YouTube channel in order to bring it back to life and actually start providing content for the community.
The submissions are closed! Thanks to everyone who showed interest, we'll make sure to pick a good candidate in short times.
If you're interested then feel free to submit an application in which you "showcase" some ideas for videos and/or series of videos that you'd like to push.
Reporters Without Borders’ Uncensored Minecraft Library is Going to Fundamentally Undermine Government Censorship of the Press.
Minecraft - the best selling single video game of all time - may be at the forefront of a clever new method to deliver banned media to those behind oppressive government firewalls.
When Reporters Without Borders came up with the idea to build an uncensored Minecraft library, they opened up a new venue allowing citizens to see news which they otherwise would not have. On top of that, adding the ability for users to add to it themselves provides for a broad, open-sourced, uncensored news platform that foreign governments are going to find difficult to block.
It’s easy enough for regimes to block access to websites and apps, especially when those who administrate the aforementioned platforms are the ones pushing out the content which governments hostile to a free press may disapprove. It’s another story when it comes to blocking a platform like Minecraft, which already has 300 million accounts in China.
The Chinese government could theoretically ban Minecraft in the country, but the company itself, which is owned by Microsoft, isn’t creating or even promoting “The Unlicensed Library”. It is highly unlikely Microsoft would prevent a popular NGO, such as Reporters Without Borders, from developing and maintaining the downloadable world required to access the library.
Less populous countries with less pull in the business world have an even smaller chance of preventing their citizens access to the library. It doesn’t take much to download a map and servers can be run on personal PCs. The only way to truly prevent access to it is to limit access to the internet. We’ve seen internet shutoffs in the past, proving governments are willing to go to those extremes if they deem it necessary.
What remains to be seen though is how the library, and those who maintain it, respond to the misinformation which will likely arise within its pixelated halls. The library itself may end up being a window into a world iron-fisted governments don’t want you to see, but the content in it will need to be vetted. If contributors to The Unlicensed Library can do that, it’s going to become a powerful resource for those looking to maintain freedom of the press.
You can manage your friend list also through commands, you can see the list of available commands with /fr help
We're also currently hosting a Giveaway on Instagram so be sure to not miss it: https://www.instagram.com/p/B9TvCsTqDZH/Our website now also has social buttons on top so that they're more easily accessible but for the lazy ones:
After a slightly minor delay here's for you the list of winners of the past BuildBattle with screens of the plots:
1st place - Zziu (/p v -76;-53)
2nd place - UnsiW (/p v -420;-697)
3rd place - BlueberryTechLUL (/p v 108;-97)
Starting from April build battles will start automatically the 1st of the month every 2 months (1st April, 1st June, 1st August etc) and they will last 2 weeks, you will know the theme from regular broadcasts that you will see in game and on Discord.
Also rewards will be a little bit better with higher value coupons and stuff, you'll see :shrug:
We decided to make Nitro Boosting on our Discord server (Click here) a little bit more worth it.
If you don't know what Nitro Boosting is read here: https://support.discordapp.com/hc/en-us/articles/360028038352-Server-Boosting-
If you don't want to read too much and want the super simplified version then here:
Nitro users can decide to "boost" discord servers, once a server reaches enough boosts it will unlock special perks for everyone (i.e. more emoji slots)
From now on you will receive daily and automatically 1 extra vote reward (vote keys + money, skulls on creative)
We might add more rewards in the future if people appreciate it
Not just that, you also get to unlock special commands and perks for our Discord bot:
There you have it a brand new build battle :ok_hand:
You have 2 weeks starting from now to submit.
These are the prizes you will receive if you win:
1st - The last plot remaining next to the spawn, 1 pet of your choice, 2 titles
2nd - 1 pet of your choice, 1 title
3rd - 1 title
Yes, if you win you can gift your reward/rewards to someone else.
All the winners will be contacted and asked to join the builders team without application.
The theme this time will be: winter
You can build anything you like as long as it's winter themed, it's not a pixel art and it's not copied from somewhere/someone
Alright it's been 6 months and it's time to reset again.
This time things will be a little bit different, we based new changes on the community feedback so let's see how it goes, here's what changed:
And that's about it, we'll monitor the new changes in the next few days and apply fixes or changes if needed, you can submit your feedback here
Here's the list for this season winners: