Blocks With Friends – The Time is Right to Play Minecraft Multiplayer
Minecraft, the independent blocky mining, building and exploring game from Swedish developer Mojang is a huge hit, selling 3.7 million copies since its release in 2009. Once the project of one man, Minecraft is now worked on by a dedicated team turning out updates and enhancing both aesthetics and gameplay. There has never been a better time for players to start the adventure on a brand-new Minecraft survival multiplayer server than right now, and here's why.
The adventure update has been live for a while now, and the game has changed. Many Minecraft fans put the game down after a few months, because once you've finished a few projects, there wasn't much left to do. Until the recent patches, there was little in the way of rewards for exploring the randomly generated worlds. That all changed since the release of version 1.8. New code allowing for more caves, grander mountains, flowing rivers, abandoned mineshafts, dungeons, and even villages made brand new worlds more exciting to explore. New monsters to fight and treasures to claim lurk in the dark corners of the world, but only in places that have not already been explored and built upon, making newly-generated worlds ideal. Experience points are now earned for fighting, and hunger has to be managed in explorations across and beneath the surface of the different environments.
Many established multiplayer servers have excellent communities and breathtaking constructions, but the new and upcoming features of Minecraft are best explored with a small community ready to make its mark on unspoiled territory. Enhancements to the system since the release of 1.8 have focused on final adjustments to the code that allows creation and manipulation of the world, and then adding reasons to explore and build in those worlds. Before long, systems will be in place for brewing potions, enchanting items and breeding animals on player-run farms. Deadlier creatures will be placed in the elusive stronghold dungeons and the hellish Nether realm. Exploring the landscape and building towers, cabins, castles, railroads or other powered machines is an experience best shared with a group of friends.Continued on the next page