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Weekly News Digest #145 – April 14th, 2023

Posted: Apr 14, 2023 in Server Updates

mc head By Kevin Lott

Minecraft

Hello and great morning to all you lovely folks! It’s about that time of the week. All your awesome gaming and server hosting news is bundled up into this relatively well written blog! How about we get started with the Minecraft news?

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Minecraft has released a preview build of the upcoming 1.20 Tales and Trails update which brings numerous changes and additions to the game. One of the most significant features of the new build is the introduction of an archaeology system, which allows players to dig up ancient artifacts such as pottery and brushes. This system will allow you to find the newly added content that came with Caves and Cliffs such as the amethyst geode and the spyglass.

In addition to the archaeology system, Minecraft Preview 1.20.0.20 includes updated textures for a few blocks, items, and mobs in the game. Players will also notice new sounds for some of the items, such as the copper blocks and lightning rods. The update also fixes various bugs and issues present in the previous version of the game. As a preview build, players should expect some bugs and glitches while playing the Minecraft Preview 1.20.0.20. However, it is an excellent opportunity for players to try out the new features and provide feedback to the developers. Minecraft continues to evolve and innovate, and this preview build is just one example of the developers’ commitment to providing exciting new content to the players.

Team News

Our group chats are looking nice and full.

Antonio – Antonio finished Attack On Titan. He liked it a lot, but that makes me angry because I hate AOT!

Diana – Diana had a very relaxed weekend, riding her bike and watching movies. Nothing better than that!

Leslie – Lesie’s weekend was lazy, watching tv shows and taking her cat out for a walk. People do that?

Dave – Bring Dark and Darker back please! I am so bored!

Rust

So, Rust coming at us with yet another neat update. Glad to see it! The “Make Your Mark” update was recently released. The update introduces a new pinging system, allowing players to mark locations on the map and communicate with their teammates more effectively. Players can now press a button to place a marker on the map, which will be visible to everyone on their team. This can be used to indicate points of interest, enemy locations, or other important information.

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In addition to the pinging system, the update also includes new map markers that can be placed on the terrain. Players can now place custom markers on the ground, indicating locations for meeting up or marking points of interest. The markers can be customized with different colors and icons, allowing for more specific communication. The update also adds a new compass that shows the direction the player is facing and the cardinal directions on the map. This can be useful for navigation and communication with teammates, allowing players to quickly indicate which direction they are heading or facing. Overall, the new pinging and map marker features in Rust’s “Make Your Mark” update enhance communication and teamwork among players, making it easier to coordinate and strategize in the game. The new features provide more options for customization and flexibility in gameplay, allowing players to tailor their strategies and playstyles to their preferences.

Conclusion

That’s the week! Minecraft Preview 1.20 offered players exciting new features such as the archaeology system, updated textures, and bug fixes. The update is still in its preview stage, so players should expect some bugs and glitches. However, this is an excellent opportunity for players to try out the new features and provide feedback to the developers. The Rust “Make Your Mark” update also offers new pinging and map marker features that enhance communication and teamwork among players, providing more options for customization and flexibility in gameplay. As always, these updates demonstrate the developers’ commitment to providing exciting new content and improving the gaming experience for players. With that being said, I wish you all a wonderful day!

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