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Weekly News Digest – April 15th, 2021

Posted: Apr 15, 2021 in Company News

mc head By Kevin Lott

Minecraft News

Hello everyone, and welcome to yet another awesome week of action-packed news. Lucky for you guys, I have a brand-spankin’ new snapshot here on display. Snapshot 21w14a is supposedly smaller than the ones that we’ve been getting used to, as most of the Mojang team was off for Easter. Some big changes come in the small package though, as the texture for Gold, Iron, and Copper Ore have been changed along with name changes.


They are now called ‘Raw ___” which I find quite interesting. So many classic designs and blocks are going away for good, and I’m very emotional about the whole thing. I’ll never see these blocks again. I’ll never see these items again. Minecraft is not only ever-growing, but ever-changing. Waxing Copper has also been fully implemented now, so we can preserve whatever stage of the corroding block we want. You can check out the official snapshot page here. This, along with a modest sum of bug fixes concludes the snapshot and all of the Minecraft news.

Apex Hosting News

The latest and greatest, coming at you (not) live from the most wholesome workgroup DM ever.

Daniel: Daniel just got his first vinyl records yesterday, and he has more on the way in the coming weeks.

Cory: Cory just bought a new 1TB SSD. Sheeeesh!

Daniel 2: Daniel 2 acquired a new phone, and it’s an iPhone. Ew!

Kevin: Kevin bought a 5600x and installed it. It did however reset all his settings.

Erika: Erika wants to knit a loot llama!

Dave: I just got a few Displates in the mail, and they look sick. Will totally post pictures in the Discord once they’re done.

Kenneth: Kenneth just bought full plate armor, can’t wait to see that!

Amber: Amber just received a book.

Apex Hosting Changelog

– The Multicraft panel now has an idle timeout on pages where there are ajax refreshes. It will display a popup after 6 minutes, until the popup is closed all live refreshes are disabled, this should help with a lot of random web server load.

Community Gulp

The community is split over the extremely polarizing decision to redesign and change iconic ores that have been in Minecraft for essentially a decade. Coal, Iron, Gold, Redstone, Lapis, and Diamond are all being changed These new changes are… interesting to say the least. As I said before, it is difficult to see iconic blocks such as Diamond Ore being changed, even if the changes are minimal. It almost looks like a mod for the game, rather than a legitimate change.

new ores

Reworking different aspects of the game is how Mojang has done things for the past half dozen updates, and for the most part, they have had little resistance as the community agreed with them on almost everything. But as they tread dangerous waters into one of the biggest parts of Minecraft, the mining, they reach a wall. These ores are nothing less than pure nostalgia, recognizable to all players, and even people who have never played. They are literally the building blocks of our in game experience, and it’s sad to see them changed. Community forums such as Reddit, Discord, and more are all up in debate as to whether the changes should be reverted, which they are subject to change, for all of you that believe in that. Regardless, assuming the changes are here to stay, we better get used to them.


Welp, that’s everything. Minecraft is an ever-growing and ever-changing game, sort of like the American legislation system! We had a small yet captivating snapshot with changes that brought upon discourse and debate, albeit civil. The new ores are not necessarily bad, but I still don’t know if 1.17 is worth my nostalgia. In regards to the Apex crew, we’ve all got our own stuff going on, some more interesting than others. Anyway, that’s all I have for you this week. I hope you all have a great day!

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