Discord is a popular platform for communication amongst many different communities. Whether you use Discord to share memes with your friends, stream to your favorite server, or to appreciate Wumpus’ beautiful face, it’s imperative to take a few minutes to make sure your account is secure.[Read more…]
The Empire Minecraft Outpost Tour series is written by me, JDHallows, a staff member on Empire Minecraft. I travel out to different outposts throughout the frontier on EMC. While there, I take notes and pictures of these players outposts and create an informative tour of each one. This tour is based on the outpost kingdom of Hyrule, as founded and built by lauwenmark.
Minecraft Advancements 101
Advancements are trophies that clearly mark the barrier between the casual player and the intense gamer. For some, they are just notifications which pop up on your screen every now and then. For others, they add a whole new dimension to the game. In the case of Minecraft advancements, they can be ignored or pursued vigorously.
Mojang overhauled the Java Edition’s achievement system in March 2017, with the release of 1.12. The old mechanic was relatively simple, serving as a way to introduce new players to various aspects of gameplay, represented by a tree of possible achievements. Now, with advancements, this purpose lives on with the added intricacy of five different categories (represented as tabs) of accomplishments: Minecraft, Adventure, Nether, The End, and Husbandry.
Each tab contains a tree, and while each advancement can be earned independently of those before it, you have to unlock the advancement before it to view later advancements on the tree. You will notice that there are three different types of advancements which comprise each tree: normal (square icon), goal (ellipses icon), and challenges (the fancy square icon). Challenge advancements will reward you with varying amounts of experience points when completed.
There are a few dozen Minecraft advancements to complete, but here I’ll be listing off what I believe to be the four hardest challenge advancements to earn in a survival world.
I often find that a lot of people who are new to Minecraft end up asking the same technical questions. One that I hear often is “How do I change my Minecraft name?”. Thankfully, this question is easily answered now! Read on to find out about changing your name, and the limitations associated with it.
Your Minecraft name is your identity on servers. Everyone will know you by that name. People can easily find you by searching it up, and you might even be the envy of your server if your name is unique and fun. There are a variety of reasons for why you may want to change your Minecraft name. It may be because you’re tired of it, or because it’s causing you grief by being embarrassing or silly. Regardless of the reason, the process of changing it is pretty straightforward.
Since 2010, users have been waiting on the official plugin API for Minecraft, which is a system promised by Mojang that would simplify the process of adding modifications to all versions of the game, through Minecraft add-ons.
Although regular computer edition users will have to wait a little longer, Pocket Edition players (including those on the iOS, Android, Windows 10, Gear VR, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV platforms) can enjoy it now. Last October, Mojang released Alpha version .16 on all Pocket Edition platforms. Along with a ton of new features, it introduced some early aspects of the long-awaited plugin API, with official support for making ‘add-ons’ which change the game’s look and mob behavior.