It is our pleasure to announce that we’re officially partnering up with DusDavidGames to bring the best of both worlds to our collective playerbase! Before we get into the nitty-gritty, we’d like to introduce David Harms and the DusDavidGames-server.
David Harms is one of the first large Dutch YouTubers. He started out with a couple different English channels before creating the DusDavid channel. His best friend created a gaming channel, and not long after that David followed suite with DusDavidGames. He then gathered all the large YouTube personalities in the Netherlands to join in one large medieval-fantasy themed roleplay series - The Kingdom.
From this background, the DusDavidGames-server came into existence. The DDG-server is the largest Minecraft server for players in Belgium and the Netherlands with around 7,000 unique players a day and a large variety of games. There are plenty of minigames and a couple long-term games such as Minetopia and Open Kingdom - and there are always more on the way.
Now, I’m sure you all have some questions on how this is going to work, so let’s handle what the two most obvious ones are:
What does this mean for the future?
One of the biggest and most exciting parts of this partnership is the sharing of development resources and games. This means in the future you’ll be able to play some of Shotbow’s hit games on DDG servers (staffed by DDG staff), and some of DDG’s hit games on Shotbow servers (staffed by Shotbow staff). While we don’t have the exact details to announce at this time, we’re incredibly excited at the possibility and look forward to announcing specifics in the future.
Will my ranks, items, or other in-game details carry over to Shotbow/DDG?
No. While we are partnering up we are still maintaining separate ecosystems. This means that your rank, inventories, stats, bans and other information will remain completely separate.
Where is the DDG-server located?
The DusDavidGames-server is hosted out of France - the perfect location for our legions of European fans.
What does this mean for our existing games?
While we’re sharing games - we’re also sharing our development resources! With these combined resources, we open the possibility for quicker and better updates, as well as a chance for games in our garage to get a little more love, too.
What are some of DDG-server’s games?
DDG-server has lots of minigames like Skyblock, Skywars, CastleDefend, and others - in addition to their major, longer-term games:
A massive game where players can enjoy a “real-life experience,” Minetopia requires players to choose a city to live in, find a job, buy a house, furniture, food, cars, and clothing! Players can trade or sell their items, start a business, or choose to live out a criminal life.
A game where people can choose a kingdom and start from the bottom up. Become a builder and help your King build the largest castle and strongest wall; a farmer or miner to gather supplies to feed armies or craft the strongest gear; or even a knight to protect the Kingdom during wars on event-days in huge PvP fights with hundreds of players.
And that’s just only a taste of what the DDG-server has to offer.
We’re happy to be joining forces with DusDavidGames and we have much more planned for the future, so stay tuned and thanks for flying Shotbow!
DDG Forum - Announcement
The long wait is over, we bring to you another MTA map update!
A whole new area of the map will now be open to you, to adventure and discover the many new locations we have brought to you.
This update also includes:
- 3 new dungeons and changes were made to all the current ones
- 2 New Car Races
- 2 New Death matches
- 1 New Last Team Standing
- 1 New Last Man Standing
- Brand new stealable aircraft around the map!
- New Gang levelling system (Unlock more member/house slots by ranking up your gang)!
- Some general map fixed
The MineTheftAuto Build Team!
Video made by the fantastic Shotbow Film Crew !
The Summer Festival was a huge success, with the bonus XP multiplier, sale, custom pet, custom Annihilation lobby and map, and more! Fun fact: over the entire week, a total of 17,904,086 Shotbow XP was earned!
The SMASH team has introduced a new system which allows Media Partners and Creators to host their own events on an exclusive map which they can customise to their own liking. This feature can be accessed using the small YouTube block which is located near the big fountain in the SMASH lobby. Stay tuned for broadcasts that signal when these fun events are starting!
The upcoming Annihilation update has been going really well and you can expect it soon. If you want to stay updated with what's going on, be sure to check the Twitter for updates!
The current phase is getting to an end and there will be a new phase within the next month. The rought timeframe is around 2 weeks until someone wins, and then 1 week of downtime (where the server will still be up). After this, Civ-War will release its second beta (with a lot of new features), open to the public. Until then, all premiums can still join the server!
This month, once again, the MineZ team has been hard at work to bring some new updates that are coming soon, as well as work to fix the lag. Lots more is on its way, so stay tuned!
Qubion has recently announced that they have completely terminated all operations. Read about it here.
The summer season ends on October 1st, so be sure to climb up the leaderboards for ranked matches! Current standings are:
- 1st place: BigGiantKing with 1263 ELO
- 2nd place: InvernalAngel with 1195 ELO
- 3rd place: _BrightDarkness_ with 1173 ELO
- Catsage was promoted to full admin
- DJ_Pedro, JTGangsterLP6, Lomrun_, and Mistri joined the MineZ Mini Admin team
- There were 1,502 players banned in the last month
- This month we achieved a peak playercount of 880 on August 19.
This month, we're bringing back Player Peak, but in a slightly different way. As you can see above, our highest playercount was 880 people, which is amazing. However, if we can hit over 1,000 players online at one time during the next month, we will do a Platinum rank giveaway on the Twitter!
What can I do?
Play on Shotbow, invite your friends, and invite their friends! Make friends and invite them to Shotbow! Spread the word about our amazing games, and in return we'll work as hard as we can to make your experience the best it can possibly be.
I'm your host, Mistri. See you next time - and thank you for flying Shotbow!
Dentril's New Moon image provided courtesy of Mistri
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