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I thought it was time for a little MineZ Status Update.
The game has been updated to 1.12.2 and it's now on the dev server. The admin team and build team are hard at work testing this update while working with me to iron out the bugs we have based on the update. This will take some time as everything has to be tested, from gameplay to every dungeon.
With that note, since we have the map updated and instanced updated all to 1.12.2, we can not roll any changes until everything is completed. We are back to hard work to complete this task and bring updates back to the game.
The event server will be coming back soon (so keep a eye out as we will broadcast when ready), and with this it will allow you to help us test 1.12.2 update with events being hosted again.
Please note this will mean that you can ONLY join the event server using 1.12.2, so other versions of Minecraft will not work.
Thanks for sticking with us as we try improve the game with new updates and Minecraft updates.
See you all out there in the wasteland,
Happy holidays, Shotbow! I'm Mistri, your host for the December edition of Dentril's New Moon.
As you may remember, last month we transferred hosts to Path. During that time, however, not all servers were transferred completely, including the server used for development. For this reason, the developers and builders have been unable to make progress for a significant amount of this month, which is why there were not many gamemode updates this month. This issue is near resolved and you should be seeing updates once again starting in a few days.
On another note, we opened applications for the Film Crew, which are evaluated on a rolling basis. If you are experienced in editing or recording videos, and you're interested in producing content for the official Shotbow Youtube channel, apply now! Applications close December 15.
In the last month, we've seen a lot of new faces on MineZ thanks to streamers. However, we unfortunately had to create new rules to deter people with malicious intent from ruining the streamer's experience, thereby deterring new players from Shotbow. This process, called "stream sniping", is now bannable. You can view these new rules here.
The winter season is in session, so rack up that ELO quickly before it's over! The current standings are:
- 1st - Cometcat13 (1115)
- 2nd - jiren74 (1111)
- 3rd - Veghetto (1094)
MTA Leaderboards for November 2019
- 1st - mikasateitoku KDR: 70:1 (70.0)
- 2nd - hetase KDR: 56:1 (56.0)
- 3rd - burakuma KDR: 37:2 (18.5)
- 1st - hetase Arrests: 23.0
- 2nd - MESLEG Arrests: 8.0
- 3rd - Azura_04 Arrests: 5.0
- 1st - MESLEG Experience gained: 31050.0
- 2nd - Viral333 Experience gained: 15157.0
- 3rd - hetase Experience gained: 8118.0
- 1st - Viral333 Minigames won: 21.0
- 2nd - ImMeikyyy Minigames won: 17.0
- 3rd - MESLEG Minigames won: 15.0
- Mosh_Von_Void was promoted to Full Developer
- LegendaryAlex joined the Film Crew
- A total of 32,913,277 XP was earned by players this month
- There were 1,034 players banned in the last month
- This month, we reached a peak playercount of 307 on November 10
Greetings, fellow survivors!
In light of recent events, the MineZ staff team has been debating the implementation of new "stream sniping" rules to the MineZ game. We've been thrilled to have an influx of new players thanks to recent streamers on MineZ, but most of us have agreed that people with malicious intent to kill streamers on MineZ is deterring streamers from bringing new players to the game.
What counts as "stream sniping"?
Stream sniping is an obvious attempt to hunt down a Shotbow player with the Media Creator or Media Partner role, while they are streaming, and kill them. Examples of stream sniping in MineZ include, but are not limited to:
- Running in a straight line, directly toward the streamer, and consequently attempting to kill them
- Waiting in an area with full gear where the streamer has announced they are heading towards, and consequently attempting to kill them
- Killing yourself and respawning multiple times until you get a spawn close to the streamer, and consequently attempting to kill them
What are the exceptions to this rule?
The first exception to this rule is self defense, which is defined as protecting yourself in case a streamer initiates the attack. If this happens, you are free to kill the streamer without punishment.
The second exception to this rule is killing a streamer in a "PvP hotspot", which is defined by the following locations circled in red on the maps below.
If you kill a streamer inside any red location on these maps, you will not be punished.
Additionally, if you initiate an attack in one of these regions, you may carry it through, even if a chase leads the streamer outside of a PvP hotspot.
What are the punishments?
If staff are certain that a player is stream sniping, we will ban them. However, if we are not sure, we will warn the player first. If the player continues to stream snipe, we will ban them.
These rules are subject to change, and we will be posting announcements for future rule changes if they occur. We will be posting these rules, along with other MineZ-specific rules, on the rules page within the next few weeks. If we have any updates to these rules, they will be announced, but the latest info for this rule will be posted on the MineZ-specific rules page for everyone to adhere to.
Thanks for understanding. With these new rules, hopefully we'll be able to bring some new faces to the server! Thanks for flying Shotbow.
- The MineZ Team