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Insomnia i68 Minecraft Section With SeekaHost

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We were delighted to have hosted the Minecraft section for Insomnia i68 in April 2022. The biggest UK gaming festival and by far the best!

Insomnia Gaming Festival i68 | UK Gaming Festival

With lockdown restrictions eased the Insomnia gaming festival, hosted at the NEC in Birmingham is back and better than ever. Hosting a variety of different gaming challenges, fun activities, free arcade machines and anything else gaming you might want to see.

The SeekaHost team were invited to host the Minecraft section of the gaming festival so we brought along some great challenges, quizzes and massive prizes for anyone to take part in.

So lets take a look at some of the challenges that we had for Insomnia i68 festival so you can see what you in for when you join us on the next one!

SeekaHost Minecraft Challenges and Games For Insomnia 68

Bedrock Comes Alive | Bedrock Server

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A completely custom created bedrock server with add-ons you have never seen before! Create by Berry and the Yyfool team this really pushes the boundaries of bedrock in a spectacular way.

From animated teleportation rooms to escape rooms and much more, there is endless fun to be had with this spectacular bedrock game!

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This server created from scratch is a zombie game of which the player has to survive as long as possible whilst keeping his villagers safe. The player with the most zombie kills won £500! This was won by Timoty and Mark with a score of over 3000 zombies! They played through out the whole weekend and deservedly won the first prize.

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The Speedrun Challenge At Insomnia

Our challenge was to see who the quickest person was at the festival to complete a Minecraft Speedrun on version 1.18.2.

The challenge as completed and we had a first and second prize to give out for Ben and Lewis! Winning a combined total of £250 between them! The fasted time was just under 28 minutes and the second prize was 38 minutes. We have spoken t them since and have been assured they will be joining us on the next one.

 

 

The YouTuber And Mob Minecraft Quiz

Along with servers to play and challenges to complete, we also had quizzes that you can partake in with winning prizes of £100 each. These were hugely popular and we had a number of contestants enter. Out of the hundreds of entries it finally came down to two!

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For the YouTuber Quiz we had Oscar win with with a score of 3/15. That’s right guys, it was that hard! Never the less a great effort by everyone. For the Guess The Mob Quiz we had a winner called Thalia who has won another £100 for herself by getting the highest answers in the quiz.

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Great Time At The Insomnia Gaming Festival

Me and the whole team had a fantastic time at the Insomnia gaming festival i68 and look forward to coming again for the festival at NEC in the summer. All the gamers and enthusiast made it what it is and it was a friendly and enjoyable environment to be in, from tanks and party busses to F1 racing simulators. They have it all and its certainly a place to look out for when its next on.

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So make sure to get yourself down to the next event in August at the NEC for Insomnia i69 and we shall see you there.

SeekaHost Minecraft Servers December Newsletter

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Welcome to the first of our monthly newsletters.

Get the latest news and updates happening with SeekaHost, competition or past winners and other Minecraft related news.

November Competition

We started off our first competition last month to create our SeekaHost logo but in Minecraft. We just wanted to see the creativity and versatility between everyone’s designs as you are able to create so much from just simple blocks.

With so many different colours and textures you can really make anything as long as your imagination can create it. Our prize for this month’s winner is 2 months free hosting and an awesome SeekaHost T-shirt.

All competition entries can be left on our discord, and you can use this channel to also view other entries that have been made.

So let’s get down to our winner for this month!

The Winner!

SeekaHost Minecraft logo

Well done Literally just cheese! We absolutely loved the work put into this design. At first it gives you the impression of a fairly simple build until you look closer at the background.

You can then see how the biomes are merging from one corner to another, going from the snowy tundra, to the desert, the nether and even under water biomes. Not only do you have the biomes behind the SeekaHost logo but they have all been decorated with a super realistic Minecraft world generation as if they have been taken straight form the biome and placed section by section next to each other.

It just goes to show the versatility of Minecraft and what you can create! You can also find announcements about competition winners on our Facebook page.

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2 Months Free Hosting and an Awesome SeekaHost T-shirt are on the way to you Literally just cheese! And thank you for your great work!

The December Competition

So, with November over, let’s look at the new competition for December!

This month we have changed the challenge completely and made it more in-game. Join our SeekaHost Minigames server and rank top on Villager Defence to win this months competition prize of a fully paid for Minecraft Java Edition Game.

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This is perfect if you’re after a Christmas present for family or a friend. Perhaps to have a second account to use or whatever else you might want to do with a Java Edition Account.

This is in form of a digital download rather than a hard copy, and the competition runs until the last day of December. So make sure to get playing and scoring high!

For more details on the competition and how to enter please click here.

Our New Minecraft Minigames Server

As you might have noticed from the above competition we have started up our new Minigame server. You can play from a variety of single or multiplayer games with others.

This is primarily for our SeekaHost Minecraft community and users but also for anyone new looking to see what you can do with a SeekaHost server. You can find more information on the Minigames below.

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Villager Defence 1 -10 Players Survive waves of zombies and keep all your villagers alive. Unlock kits the more you progress. Buy upgraded weapons from the villagers. Buy wolf or golem helpers. Play on your own or with friends.

Murder Mystery 2-10 players Players with up to 10 players and try to guess stay alive from from secret murderer. Become a Murderer, Detective or just regular player. Pick up gold to spend on the magic cauldrons or enchantment tables for helpful bonuses. Survive the time limit or kill all the victims to win

Build Battle 2-10 Players Compete against friends to build the most impressive design. End spectating and voting to select the winner.

Bridge Battle 2-10 Players Start or either side of the bridge with your team and try to score by getting to the enemies side and jumping into their score area. Tower, build or whatever tactic it takes to win!

Skyblock Play alone or team up with friends. Create an ore generator, upgrade your island, buy and sell from the island shop in this fully immersive Skyblock minigame.

More Packages To Choose From

We understand that many of you have different intentions for your server, so we have increased the choices you get with our server packages to make sure you get the perfect Minecraft server package for you.
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Cheapest Minecraft Server Hosting

And not only do we have more packages to choose from but we have also made our prices some of the best around. Meaning you can get a cheap Minecraft server for as little as $2 per month. All the way up to a whopping 16GB server for as little as $36 per month.

What’s In Store For This Christmas?

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Love to play Minecraft on your Mobile Phone? Playing on a Minecraft server with friends has never been easier with easy connection from mobile device to Minecraft servers.

And here at SeekaHost we are working hard to make sure that everyone can get online and create their own Minecraft community. We are working on and are looking to get Pocketmine servers installed by the end of December.

Meaning that you can log in with Bedrock and play with others using a variety of devices but also get the extra features that Java gets such as plugins to use with your server.

The plugins you get for Pocketmine can drastically change your world type, from adding mobs, minigames, antic cheats and many other features you usually get with a Java server only.

Minecraft 1.18 Caves and Cliffs Update

We are all super excited about the new update. Releasing today, we want everyone to enjoy the experience as soon as possible and here at SeekaHost we always aim to get it added to your servers the very same morning it comes out.

Some advice we have for anyone wanting to bring over old spawns to use Amulet and reset the chunks around spawn. Meaning that you can start your new Minecraft experience with your same spawn but with the new world generation going on around you!

Get Yourself Online Today With Cheap Minecraft Server Hosting

Here at SeekaHost we are dedicated to getting you the best service possible, for as little as possible making it an affordable option for almost anyone wanting to play online with others using a Minecraft server. Take a look at our packages here and grab yourself a deal!

How to Install Sky Factory 4 Modpack to Your PC

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Step by step guide on how to install the Sky Factory 4 Modpack to your Windows PC. We will be using the easiest method possible to do so.

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Where to Download Sky Factory 4 Modpack From?

You can download this modpack from the more well known CurseForge Launcher. We will be using the launcher due to its ease of use for Modpacks. This is because installing the correct server jars, creating the right mod folders, accepting the EULA agreement and more is done for you automatically.

This is by far the easiest way of downloading Sky Factory 4 modpack and playing with with your Minecraft launcher. So lets find out how to install this modpack with the CurseForge Launcher.

If you want to find out more information on the modpack click here first.

CurseForge Launcher

Install Sky Factory 4 Modpack to Your PC

  1. Download the CurseForge Launcher to your PC.
    download curseforge launcher
  2. Run the .exe file, follow the installation steps and login in to your Mojang/Microsoft acount.
    download curseforge launcher
  3. From the CurseForge Launcher select Minecraft.
    install SevTech Ages Modpack
  4. Now use the top search bar to search for Sky Factory 4.
    download sky factory 4 modpack
  5. Tap Install on the version of Sky Factory 4 you want to play. You can always try out some older versions instead, it is the same process.
    install sky factory 4 modpack
  6. Wait for all the folders/files to be created. This can take up to 10 minutes depending on your internet speed. Its got over 200 mods so might take a little longer than smaller Modpacks.
    install sky factory 4 modpack
  7. Now its simply a case of pressing Play and playing the Sky Factory 4 Modpack. Be aware that due to how large the modpack is, it may look like its frozen at points when loading. This will sort it self out if you are patient with the loading process.
    play sky factory 4 modpack

With so many mods its always good to have a the wiki link handy. This way you can get the best experience for your modpack as you will have a much better knowledge of features you have available to use.

Many times people play entire Modpacks with out realising you had a feature to help you along the whole way. So we always suggest taking a read of the features first.

Playing Sky Factory 4 Online on a Server

Sky Factory 4 is also playable on a server with other friends. To do this download the server files from the CurseForge launcher. Found by tapping the image to the right of the 3 dots next to play on the modpack and downloading the server pack.

The you need to upload the files needed for your server to run with the same mods. Replacing any older server libraries or mod folders with the new ones. For any more assistance on setting this modpack up with SeekaHost servers simply send us a ticket and we can help you set up your modded Minecraft server.

And get yourself a cheap Minecraft server with our super competitive pricing.

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How to Install SevTech Ages Modpack on Your PC

how to install the SevTech Ages Modpack

Step by step guide on how to install the SevTech Ages Modpack to your Windows PC. We will be using the easiest method possible to do so.

sevtech ages modpack

Where to Download SevTech Ages Modpack From?

You can download this modpack from the more well known CurseForge Launcher. We will be using the launcher due to its ease of use for Modpacks. This is because installing the correct server jars, creating the right mod folders, accepting the EULA agreement and more is done for you automatically.

This is by far the easiest way of downloading SevTech Ages modpack and playing with with your Minecraft launcher. So lets find out how to install this modpack with the CurseForge Launcher.

If you want to find out more information on the modpack click here first.

CurseForge Launcher

Install SevTech Ages Modpack to Your PC

  1. Download the CurseForge Launcher to your PC.
    download curseforge launcher
  2. Run the .exe file, follow the installation steps and login in to your Mojang/Microsoft acount.
    download curseforge launcher
  3. From the CurseForge Launcher select Minecraft.
    install SevTech Ages Modpack
  4. Now use the top search bar to search for SevTech Ages.
    where to find SevTech ages
  5. Tap Install on the version of SevTech Ages you want to play. For this example we will download SevTech: Ages, but the same applies for SevTech Ages of the Sky.
    install sevtech modpack
  6. Wait for all the folders/files to be created. This can take up to 10 minutes depending on your internet speed. Its got over 200 mods so might take a little longer than smaller Modpacks.
    install sevtech modpack
  7. Now its simply a case of pressing play and playing the SevTech Ages Modpack. Be aware that due to how large the modpack is, it may look like its frozen at points when loading. This will sort it self out if you are patient with the loading process.
    play sevtech ages modpack

With so many mods its always good to have a the wiki link handy. This way you can get the best experience for your modpack as you will have a much better knowledge of features you have available to use.

Many times people play entire Modpacks with out realising you had a feature to help you along the whole way. So we always suggest taking a read of the features first.

Playing SevTech Ages Online on a Server

If your looking to get online with your modpack and play with others. You can do this easily with SeekaHost’s 1 Click Installation feature. Find out more about installing Modpacks on SeekaHost servers here.

And get yourself a cheap Minecraft server with our super competitive pricing.

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How To Install The CrazyCraft 4 Modpack to Your PC

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Step by step guide on how to install the CrazyCraft 4 modpack on your PC and start playing using the Void Wrath Launcher.

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Where Can I Download the CrazyCraft 4 Modpack?

 

This Modpack will not be found in CurseForge, FTB or other well known launchers. You will find this only on the Voids Wrath Launcher. A lesser known launcher that offers you many completely different Modpacks to normal.

Primarily based on older 1.7.1 versions they have some truly crazy and huge Modpacks you can play easily. With CrazyCraft 4 having hundreds of mods they tend to use 1.12.2 versions and below for stability with the game.

Luckily due to the amount of mods in the modpack you will certainly not be having the normal 1.7.1 experience when playing Minecraft, so lets get in to how to download the CrazyCraft 4 modpack to your PC.

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How to Install CrazyCraft 4 Modpack to a Window PC

  1. Search for Void Wrath Launcher or use the link here.
  2. Once on the main page navigate down to the “Play Free Now” button.
    download crazycraft 4
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select “Download For Windows
    download void launcher
  4. Once downloaded open the file and look for the “VoiLauncher.exe” and double click to open the Launcher. You might get a warning about opening this executable but its safe so procced.
    open void wrath launcher
  5. Sign in to you Mojang or Microsoft acount if you have migrated.
  6. Choose the “Modpacks” option from the main launcher page.
    install CrazyCraft 4 on void launcher
  7. Now select the CrazyCraft 4 modpack from the left and tap “Install” (mine is showing re install as I previously installed it).
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  9. Now its just a case of pressing “Play” and you can start playing on CrazyCraft 4 using the Void Wrath Launcher.
    play crazycraft 4

Playing CrazyCraft 4 on a Server

As with most Modpacks you can also install the files on to a server and play this modpack with others. Grab yourself a server and upload all the correct files from the modpack to your server, including the correct forge jar.

If your not too tech savvy thats no problem. Simply send our team a ticket requesting the modpack on your server and we can get it installed for you. Meaning you can just follow the steps above and get playing with others on the CrazyCraft 4 Modpack.

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How to Change Seed on a Minecraft Server

How to Change Minecraft Seeds on Your Server

Lets look into how we can change the seed on a Minecraft Server. You will be able to load a new world with your chosen seed to play on.

What is a Minecraft Seed?

A Minecraft seed is an identifier to your world creation. For instance I start a world with a certain seed. For example 454545. Any one else starting a world with the same seed would also find the same world generation. Almost like been able to pin point the exact place on the endless Minecraft map of where you started your world off.

You can use this to share with others players so they can explore the world in creative before they travel on survival. All the worlds with matching seeds with have the same creation and characteristics. So you can effectively have another copy of your world.

Just be aware that you cant add a seed to an existing world. You will need to start with a new one to load up the right seed for the world.

How to Change Seed on a Minecraft Server

  1. Stop your server from the multicraft dashboard.
  1. If you want to keep a save of your last world, use the backup option now before we delete it.
  1. Go to FTP File Access > Login > And look for your world file. It will have the same name as the world section of your dashboard. In this example my world is called “world”
  1. Select the file with your world name, and the 2 files below it with the nether and the end. This is so the seeds match all the worlds when they are created. Now select delete to delete the old worlds before we insert the new seed to our server.
  1. Now, from your multicraft dashboard. Go to Files > Config Files > Server Settings > and find the section called Level Seed.
  1. Enter in your required Minecraft Seed and press save.
  1. From your main multicraft dashboard, Start your server. When you join on it will now be on a world with your chosen Minecraft seed.

Conclusion

Using a Minecraft Seed to start your world with is great for many reasons. It allows you to share the world you are playing in. If you find villages or monuments you can simply share the co ordinates and anyone using the same Minecraft seed can find them in the same location.

It also means you can start a world in a specific seed of your choice. Some come with spawn in areas in mushroom biomes, with 4 or 5 biomes surrounding them and many other variations so its worth checking them out first before you choose one to start your world off with.

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Minecraft Update 1.17 Everything You Need to Know

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Everything you need to know about the new Minecraft Update 1.17 caves and cliffs. After the latest Minecraft announcement we have some great news for all you Minecrafters out there.

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Minecraft Update 1.17 Caves and Cliffs

With the update date imminent they have released a new announcement to clear up a few questions many of us have had. Through this article we will be covering the difference between versions. Update dates and what the plans are for after the updates part 1 and 2.

More we will be finding out a bit more about caves, cliff’s and world generation and how it will work with our existing worlds. This subject has been talked about a lot by the Minecraft community. There has always been a worry about how new chunks will load, if any of our worlds wont work or get corrupted and how it will all blend together.

You will be happy to hear that all this and more has been answered.

To Skip to The Minecraft Update Video Click Here.

Table of Content

  1. When Are Both The Updates Happening?
  2. Why Aren’t All The Features Being Released at Once?
  3. How Will The Version Numbers Work In Part 1 and 2 of the Minecraft 1.17 Update
  4. How Will Biomes Work In Part 2 Will They Be 3D?
  5. How Will Mountain Generation Work In Part 2?
  6. Is Minecraft Becoming Less Simple With These Updates?
  7. What Are The Goals For World Generation?
  8. How Will The Borders of Worlds Work?
  9. Will Branch Mining Still Be Do Able?
  10. Will The Split Between Caves and Cliffs Effect Future Updates?
  11. Will Part 1 Be Updated On Both Platforms at Once?

1. When Are Both The Updates Happening?

Minecraft have announced the date of part 1 and thats the 8th of June 2021! with only a few days to go the anticipation is growing with all Minecraft Fans. Although the update has been split into 2 part, everyone has understood that we want quality over speed of the update coming out.

Part 2 we have been told is at the end of the year or “the winter update” So although we don’t have a specific date we at least know that by the end of the year we will have both parts of this huge 1.17 Minecraft Update.

2. Why Aren’t All The Features Being Released at Once?

One of the reasons is to focus on certain features of the game. As releasing one part and then a second means they get to focus on a smaller amount of features for each update making sure they test every to make sure it is working and doesn’t have any bugs.

There is nothing worse than a game or update coming out only to find out it is riddled with bugs and either make it unplayable or just not fun to play.

By splitting it up they have been really able to focus on features, for part one we will be expecting lots of new blocks and mobs along with other features they haven’t discussed. As even Minecraft likes to leave a few surprises for us to find out ourselves whilst playing.

The second reason is so they can gather as much player feedback as possible to make sure everything is running well and most of all is enjoyable to play. Minecraft has a very specific game play fashion and its important to keep the same feel through out all the updates.

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3. How Will The Version Numbers Work In Part 1 and 2 of the Minecraft 1.17 Update?

They were very clear in letting us know that they will both be major version numbers. So Part 1 will be 1.17 and part 2 will be 1.18.

The reason for this is due to both the parts being such major updates that they feel they both deserve a whole number update rather than a  decimal point.

We hope this will be more successful than last year when we had a series of small updates that left many players either loosing worlds or unable to log into Minecraft it self. Resulting in many people giving up on the game all together! How ever this new update it ready to bring every body back to the number 1 selling game in the world!

4. How Will Biomes Work In Part 2 Will They Be 3D?

So to explain what we mean by 3D biomes. We mean an area where you might have one biome on the top on the world and have a different biome under it. For instance you might have a dessert over ground level. How ever underneath you will have a lush caves biome.

Admittedly they said this part is still in development for part two but they give us  good reference to it looking nice as they have seen it already. Again we want to remind everyone that the Minecraft update 1.17 and 1.18 will be such a big update with so many major things changed that we need to allow a creator time to perfect the product. Bit updates like this need a lot of testing from both Minecraft employees but also the beta testers.

5. How Will Mountain Generation Work In Part 2?

Thankfully they have made a big point about how it will be an extension of the current terrane generation meaning that although there ill be big changes they will be mixing it together so that players wont even notice the how they have blended together.

Minecraft 1.17 update will be adding a 2 types of mountains to the game.

The first type of mountain generation they have told us about is Hilly. Compared to Mt Fuji or Kilimanjaro this mountain generation will have a a large style mountain with a very hilly top of the mountain.

Minecraft 1.17 mountain generation
Picture From The Official Update Video

The second type of mountain will be Steep. Compared to mountains such as Patagonia or Matterhorn. These mountains have much steeper sides and have a different feel to the hilly mountains from the first Minecraft .1.17 mountain generation.

Picture From The Official Update Video

There has been a large emphasis on re creating the adventurous feeling of mountaineering. With the addition of powdered snow and winding trails you can follow to the top or use to explore the mountain, this is set to be a huge bonus for all the survivalists out there.

6. Is Minecraft Becoming Less Simple With These Updates?

With all these updates coming out with more life like world generation and mountain generation. Items that you can interact with further and other things coming out in the 1.17 update. They have answered the question of “is Minecraft Becoming Less Simple” like so:

They want to keep the important aspects of Minecraft such as simple integration with blocks and an easy playing style. So rather than changing this they want to enhance the experience so that anyone can play and interact with the normal Minecraft world. Once you have learned the simple factors it then leads to more complex gameplay if you choose to take it further. This means you wont be getting bored of your game as there is always something else to discover.

In essence they state it is still looks like the Minecraft we know and love but with exiting new features.

7. What Are The Goals For World Generation?

Although this is for part 2 of the update and we are told it is still a work in progress. We are re assured that they have in fact had a look at the world generation for the update and tell us it looks really good. Always a worry after updates is the way the new chunks will load, especially in this case there the whole world will have different height limits.

Agnes and Alex are very clear in stating that it is very important that they are able to combine both world generation in well from the old chunks to the new ones.

minecraft 1.17 update
Curtesy of Pixabay

8. How Will The Borders of Worlds Work?

Thankfully they start by explaining that it is important we are able to play the same worlds for many years. This comes as great news to sceptics of world generation for the new Minecraft 1.17 update. Furthermore wanting to be respectful to all our existing worlds.

The word they use is blending in terms of how the generation will work after the update. Rather than a sharp change in the world they will blend the two terranes using chunks you have seen and not explored. The way it will work is that chunks that you have visited will stay un changed. Chunks you haven’t visited but have seen will be the start of the blending process prior to the new chunks and then the new chunks will be updated to support the new biomes, mountains etc.

  • Visited Chunks – Wont Update
  • Seen But Not Visited Chunks – Will be Blended
  • New Unseen Chunks – Will be Updated

9. Will Branch Mining Still Be Do Able?

This has explicit from the get go of the update, its clear that Minecraft do listen to their player base and this is a main mining method for many players. Loosing this feature would put many off as they cant use their preferred method of mining.

All this is, is adding more possibilities to what your already able to do in the Minecraft worlds.

10. Will The Split Between Caves and Cliffs Effect Future Updates?

Its is important that Part 1 and Part 2 are of good quality. Rather than taking on one huge project they have split it up to make sure that each element will be the best.

Some exiting news is that they are already planning on the New Minecraft Update after 1.18! Very exiting news and seems like the good news just keeps coming. They haven’t let us know whether it will be a large update. Potentially updating to 1.19. And if you want to check out the announcement of this New Minecraft Update, it will be announced at Minecraft Live 2021. But they wont tell us more than this.

11. Will Part 1 Be Updated On Both Platforms at Once?

The simple answer is yes, both Bedrock users and Java users will be receiving the Minecraft 1.17 Update on the same day. The date the update is coming out is the 8th of June 2021. And we all cant wait to get started!

The Official Update Video 04/06/21

How to Make Concrete in Minecraft

How to make concrete Minecraft

Looking to know how to make Concrete in Minecraft? 

This is your guide to learnt how to create it step by step.

How to make concrete powder and then create concrete with various colours in both Bedrock and Java Edition in Minecraft. Follow the easy process and start building with the amazing coloured blocks.

Crafting Items Needed To Make Concrete

This will be for multiples of 8 Concrete/Concrete Powder

  • 4 Sand Blocks
  • 4 Gravel
  • 1 Dye
  • 1 Pickaxe
  • 1 Water Source
  • Crafting Table

How to Make Concrete In Minecraft Guide

1. Place your crafting table, open it and place 4 gravel in a cross shape.

How to Make Concrete Minecraft

2. Insert the sand blocks in all four corners of the crafting table.

How to Make Concrete Minecraft

3. Place the dye in the middle to create the concrete powder used to make concrete.

How to Make Concrete Minecraft

4. Now you can pick up your concrete powder your pick axe and your water source. Place the water bucket down or find the nearest water source and place you concrete next to the water. It will instantly turn to concrete and you can now mine it and put it into your inventory. Note that it needs to be directly next to water otherwise it will stay as concrete powder.

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Additional Information

Sand

Sand can be found in many places, often near water such as sides of rivers, small ponds or mostly in the desert areas. You can use your hands or a spade to collect gravel.

Gravel

Gravel can be found in oceans, in rivers and mostly near water sources. You can use your hands or a spade to collect gravel.

Coloured Dye

You can craft dye by collecting flowers and using your crafting table, craft them into different coloured dyes. Be aware to get blue you will need Lapiz.

Water Source

I prefer to break a cross in the ground and insert my water bucket there so it flows directly into the 4 squares. You can however use any method as long as the block is next to the water.

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How to Build an Automatic Cactus Farm in Minecraft (6 Steps)

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Looking for how to build an automatic cactus farm in Minecraft?.

Using no Redstone and minimal blocks its the ideal farm to have near your house to collect cactus whilst your busy doing something else.

Whats The Need For Cactus?

Many servers have some sort of economy, whether it be with an in game currency using plugins such as Essentialsx, Vault or the currency in other Minigames Such as Skyblock, Factions and others. Furthermore, in Bedrock, you might be playing on one of the larger servers or simply be on a server with a command block currency set up.

So to have an automatic way for earning currency is a perfect way of making some dollars whilst busy building at the same time.

How to Build a Cactus Farm Minecraft

Step 1

You will need the following items (per floor)

  1. 40 Blocks of your choice for the frame.
  2. 16 Sand blocks
  3. 16 Cactus
  4. 12 Fence
  5. 1 Hopper
  6. 1 Chest
  7. 4 Water buckets

Step 2

Build an 11 by 11 square with your block of choice on top of flat ground, then break of mark the centre block.

How to Build a Cactus Farm Minecraft

Step 3

As the picture above place the sand blocks to fill the square with one block space between each one of them. This will be to support the cactus and make sure they have enough room to grow.

Then place a water bucket in every corner of your farm so it flows toward the middle.

Step 4

Place a fence between the gaps where the cactus will grow too after its first block.

Use the picture below as an guide.

How to Build a Cactus Farm Minecraft

Step 5

Break a tunnel underneath, 3 blocks deep and work your way to the centre of the grid.

Place a chest followed by a hopper ontop of it, leaving one block space for you to be able to jump out into the centre of your farm.

How to Build a Cactus Farm Minecraft

Step 6

Now simply place a cactus on each one of the sand blocks and you’re ready to go, the cactus will collect in your chest whenever the chunks are loaded.

Optional

You can create multiple levels and build as high or low as you require. To do this just repeat the same process directly on top of the original farm with the centres lining up. I recommend leaving a space between the fence and the next floor in case you want to add lighting.

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Minecraft 1.17 Caves And Cliffs Update

1.17 Caves And Cliffs Update

With the new Minecraft 1.17 Caves And Cliffs Update out this summer, we take a look at the latest snapshot to see what new blocks and items we have in game look like and what their uses are.

1.17 Caves And Cliffs Snapshot

Version (21w07a)

With the latest snap shot we take a good look into new blocks and how they interact with the environment and players. Including some blocks that work with Redstone in different ways than normal gameplay supports.

From Sculk Sensors that detect sound’s in varied amounts, to my absolute favourite item. The Spyglass! We will explain more about both these further down this article.

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1.17 Caves And Cliffs Update

1.17 Caves And Cliffs New Items

1.17 Cliffs And Caves Update

Grimstone

Variant of the Stone or Blackstone, the Grimestone can be used in much the same way.

List of Craftable Items

  • Brewing stand
  • Furnace
  • Grimstone slab/stairs/walls and other building blocks
  • Stone axe/shovel/sword/hoe/pickaxe

1.17 Caves and Cliffs Update

Copper

An amazing brand new ore to find mining, the copper ore can be turned into many other blocks and also weapons and tools. Not only that but the block type actively changes through out its life going from normal copper, to weathered, oxidized and so on. It even includes a great way of preserving your block by waxing it.

1.17 Caves And Cliffs Update

List of Craftable Items

  • Copper ingot
  • Copper blocks/slabs/stairs and weathered/oxidized/waxed variants
  • Copper pipe
  • Copper tools/weapons

1.17 Caves and Cliffs Update

Tinted Glass

Similar to the stained glass we are already used too, the Tinted glass will darken the view through the block much like the black stained block.

1.17 Caves And Cliffs Update

Spyglass

By far my favourite item so far this incredible item is used to zoom in on a specific players area of view with great details.

This can help you see hostile mobs from vey far. You can also use it to view the spectacular landscape and potentially find yourself another place to settle whilst looking from the glorious new cliffs that will be generated.

1.17 Caves And Cliffs Update

Sculk Sensor

Sculk sensors can detect vibrations in an 8 block radius around it. A vibration is anything that causes physical motion, although there are some motions that are undetectable to sensors by sneaking.

They also emit a Redstone pulse when activated depending on how loud the sound is (determined by how close and what sort off action has happened)

1.17 Caves And Cliffs Update

Candles

Candles are another light source similar tot he sea pickle.

You can group them together by adding more candles to the same block with a maximum of 4 candles.

When first created they are un lit, how ever to light them simply use a flint and steel.

1.17 Caves And Cliffs Update

Dripstone

Stalactites

Stalactites are created when pointed dripstone is placed on the bottom of a block.

Stalagmites

Stalagmites are created when pointed dripstone is placed on the ground.

1.17 Caves And Cliffs Update

Big Dripleaf

A great block for minigames this large leaf will carry the weight of a player for a second or two and then fold downward in two stages, dropping the player.

1.17 Caves And Cliffs Update

Spore Blossom

Part of the 1.17 Caves And Cliffs Update is this beautiful looking flower that will grow from the top of the caves and drop green particles underneath it.

It currently cant be crafted and only summoned with commands or obtained through the creative menu but will naturally generate in the lush caves biomes.

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