We'll be running the 1.3 pre-release for this survival marathon, and be upgrading to the official 1.3 once it's been released. If you don't know how to get it up and running, here's a video tutorial on it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kYr2Mt_GqE
It's that happy time of year again! Mojang has just announced
that they will be releasing a 1.3 pre-release on Wednesday or Thursday. Assuming all goes to plan, I hope to organize a Minecraft survival marathon for this Saturday, July 28th
, starting at 20:13
I'll post instructions on how to install the pre-release soon.
(If there are delays in the release schedule, I'll announce a new date. Check back later this week).
In order to take full advantage of any new world generation features, we'll be running straight up vanilla without any mods, so no skylands this time around. If you guys have any ideas or suggestions for this marathon or future marathons, feel free to share them with us in the comments below.
From what I've heard, the 1.3 update is the largest Minecraft update since the 1.8 adventure update back in September, so this marathon is certainly one you should try not to miss! As some of us (me) are trying to keep the features of 1.3 a surprise until we first play it, I'd ask that anyone who wants to discuss these new features in the comments do so in [ hide ][ / hide ] tags.
As usual, we'll be shouting at each other over teamspeak throughout the night. You're all welcome to join in and bring your friends along, even if you don't plan to play. If you haven't used our teamspeak server yet, here are instructions on how to get everything set up.
Also, if anyone is interested in recording parts of the event like leemcd56 did for the Baconham marathon
for youtube, that would be really cool.
As usual, if you plan to attend, leave your name below and I'll add you to the list. If you want to bring any friends along, give me their in-game usernames and I'll make sure they're whitelisted.
2. Gradius (Grand-High Gamer)
6. Kitsune (DesertFox)
13. Gemori (Glen)
Equivilant start times:
UK, Ireland: July 28th, 20:13
France, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark etc.: July 28th, 21:13
Eastern Europe: July 28th, 22:13
U.S. East Coast: July 28th, 3:13PM
U.S. Central (Texas etc.): July 28th, 2:13PM
U.S. West Coast (California etc.): July 28th 12:13PM (I'm sorry if this is too early, but we have to try and accomadate for everyone)