This August 19th through 21st, Shotbow will be presenting the Summer Festival!
We have a lot in store, including:
- Network-wide XP Multiplier (+1x Multiplier)
- Summer Festival Sale
- Custom themed Coastal Map
- Limited Edition Pet for Sale
- and much, much more!
This event is thanks to the hard work of the Public Relations Team and our lovely Japanese Media Producers - and most of all Mamedenkyu_ and gunso_, who made this all possible.
Civ-War Closed Beta Is Open!
Calling all premiums! Whether you're a basic member or an Obsidian subscriber, Civ-War is back from its hibernation, available to you!
What is Civ-War?
Civ-War is a game about building civilizations set in a large, persisent world filled with players. Players start out as nomads, gathering resources and making allies until they can build a camp. Gather more resources and allies and found a civilization! Research technology! Build structures! Conquer the world!
Venture outward from spawn into the wild and find a spot to settle. You may encounter trade resources, and other player towns which will influence your decision on where to settle. Different biomes generate different resources.
Resources and Materials
Civ-War contains many new custom items. These items are crafted using a crafting bench and combining many more normal Minecraft items into higher tier items. Certain items like iron, gold, diamonds, and emeralds can be exchanged for Coins at the Bank structures. Coins can be traded for materials at the Market.
Towns can be created by players to protect areas from outsiders. Inside a town the owners are free to build creatively without interference from griefers. Towns cost materials to create and Coins to maintain. Towns can build functional structures which allow its residents access to more features. Towns can only be built inside of a civilization.
Civilizations are collections of towns. All towns inside of the civilization share technology which is researched by the civ. Many items and structures in Civ-War are only obtainable through the use of technology. Founding your own civ is a lot of work, you must be a natural leader and bring people together in order for your civ to survive and flourish.
War allows civilizations to settle their differences. Normally, all structures inside a civilization are protected from damage. However, civs have the option to declare war on each other and do damage to each other's structures, and even capture towns from each other. Each weekend, WarTime is enabled for two hours during which players at war must defend their civ and conquer their enemies.
How Can I Play?
If you're a premium, you automatically have access to Civ-War, so just join our hub and find "Civ-War" in the server selector. Not a premium? Premium packages such as basic and subscriber can be purchased for as little as $10, which will allow you to join us in the closed beta! Can't afford premium? Unfortunately, you'll have to wait 2-3 months while the current Civ-War phase comes to completion, at which time Civ-War will open to the public!
Want more info about Civ-War? Check out their website! Thanks for flying Shotbow, and see you on Civ-War!
This past weekend, Civ-War announced that their release date will be the 5th August at 9pm GMT+2, 3pm EDT, and 12pm PDT! Closed beta applications have been closed, but you can still track their progress by joining their Discord!
This past weekend, Shotbow participated in a charity event called Craftathon where the Shotbow and Civ-War teams participated in a panel talking about game design. We answered interview questions on the topic of designing a fun and exciting game, and then proceeded to answer questions and give teasers about Shotbow in general, be sure to check it out here!
This month, the MineZ team has been hard at work to bring the community much-wanted updates, including but not limited to:
- Dungeon Loot Overhaul
- Zombie Infection Fix
- Giant Spawning Adjusted
- Small Loot Changes
- Hit Detection Tweaked
Mine Theft Auto Updates
The long-awaited player data merge from the EU region is now here for MTA! Upon joining MTA, you will be forced to choose between their US or EU data. Check it out here!
Qubion has recently announced their termination of partnership with Shotbow, you can read more here. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavours!
The summer season ends on October 1st, so be sure to climb up the leaderboards for ranked matches! Current standings are:
- 1st place: BrightDarkness with 1173 ELO
- 2nd place: BigGiantKing with 1144 ELO
- 3rd place: Cometcat13 with 1142 ELO
- Miyuka was promoted to full admin and GG Lead
- Sherlock_Ikers joined the Annihilation Mini Admin team
- Mistri joined the Graphic Artist team
- ono8907 joined the Media Program
Lots of secret stuff has been going on.
I'm your host, Mistri. See you next time - and thank you for flying Shotbow!
P.S. I have a riddle for you all, who can solve it?
Dentril's New Moon image provided courtesy of Mistri
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