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    posted a message on Welcome to the new Minecraft Realms Section

    The Minecraft Realms section is for sharing and inviting players to your realm. Below are some tips to advertise your Realm.


    How to Effectively Promote Your Multiplayer Thread

    So, you're looking for advice about how to format your multiplayer thread? Or perhaps you'd like to optimize your existing thread to garner more views? In this guide, we will cover the very basics of creating a clear and well presented multiplayer thread.

    The aim of a multiplayer thread is to entice players to join your game or help with your projects. To do this, we have to start from the very beginning:


    Your thread title is important

    The title of your thread is incredibly important in attracting people to your topic. Here is a list of ways to clearly format your titles:


    • Always create a clear, to the point title
    • Threads which do not have a clear title often look messy and unprofessional.
    • Include key details about your game or project in the title, using [prefixes]
    • Are you playing Survival? if so, put [Survival] in the title. Maybe you have specific type of Survival server. Maybe you have factions. in this case add [Factions] to the title. Perhaps your game is geared towards PVP? Add [PVP] to the topic title. If you often run building contests, add [Contests] to the title. If you are looking for friends, staff or need help building something? We have [Friends], [Staff] and [Builder(s)] prefixes also.
    • To Add Prefixes to a New Thread

    • To add Prefixes to an already created thread.
    Step 1




    Step 2



    Good titles:

    Titles which clearly display your game name, or purpose for your thread.


    • [Survival] [Factions] [PVP] Kingdom Quest
    • [Builder(s)] [Staff] Minigames
    • [Friends] [Help] New to Minecraft

    Bad titles:

    Titles which are unclear, messy and non-descriptive.


    • JOIN NOW!
    • WE NEED ONE MORE!
    • ATTENTION: More players needed!

    The contents of your thread should be inviting, clear and descriptive

    The layout and look of your thread is equally as important as your thread titles. Let's list a few things which will help your multiplayer thread stand out and shine:


    • Imagery
    • Having either a banner, logo or some form of an image at the top of your thread is a big plus. This will be the first thing potential members see and are drawn towards. Images and videos elsewhere in the thread will help a lot too.
    • Introduce your game or request
    • A short (or long if you prefer) introduction is important to explain exactly what your game or request is all about. If you're focused on PVP and fighting stuff, make this clear in your opening text. If you're more geared towards co-operative building, add this within your introduction. If you need help, let people know exactly what you need help with.
    • List your Realm's features
    • Do you have a list of jobs that your game has? If so, this would be a good time to list them. Similarly, if you have a list of member ranks, put them beneath your intro.
    • Rules
    • Being clear about your rules is incredibly important. Display them somewhere in your thread, or you may find people just do what they want.
    • Provide an application form
    • The best way to invite players into your game is to provide them with a list of questions to answer. This helps them know you're serious and helps you know who may soon be a part of your game.
    • Application form example:
    Name (IGN/GT):
    Age:
    Location (timezone):
    Minecraft experience:
    Why you want to join:
    How you'd contribute:

    • Keep the text formatting simple and clean
    • Format your threads nicely, but don't overuse bold, underline, excessively large fonts or a crazy amount of colours. Threads which over use text formatting can look messy and amateur.

    That's it for now. If you have any questions or suggestions about formatting multiplayer threads, feel free to add them as a reply to this thread.

    This is not a recruitment thread. All posts looking to join a realm or using this post to advertise will be removed.

    Posted in: Realms
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    posted a message on pronouns option

    The Minecraft Forums welcomes everyone from all walks of life. While we don't have a specific profile field for gender there is nothing stopping you from adding that info to your profile's bio at this time.

    Posted in: Forum Discussion & Info
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    posted a message on Regarding disappearing threads, posts and users

    This is not something we have forgotten about. With the closing and then "reopening" of the forum we've not had time to look at this issue. Right now the focus is transitioning owners and things on the backend of the website which I'm not personally apart of/have much knowledge on so I can't really say much.

    https://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/forums/forum-discussion-info/2967111-with-the-forum-rapidly-changing-hands-what-will?

    We are looking into ways, but please bear with us as we continue to find a solution. We are hoping to provide better support moving forward.

    Posted in: Forum Discussion & Info
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    posted a message on Are You Looking for a Java Edition Server?

    The Minecraft: Looking For section is for finding staff and others that would like to play on Mojang's Minecraft game. This includes the mobile, windows 10, Xbox One, and Switch version of the game. This does not include the Minecraft: Java Edition, which used to be called Minecraft.


    If you are looking to join a server for Java Edition, the links below will direct you where to go.


    http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/servers-java-edition


    Why is this called Minecraft then? I'm posting a Minecraft server?


    https://minecraft.net/en-us/article/better-together-faq

    Q: What will this version be called?
    A: Going forward, the Bedrock Engine-based version of Minecraft will be called simply Minecraft on all platforms. Our general rule of thumb is that if a version can play together with the others, it’s called Minecraft. The original Java PC version and all other isolated versions will have “Edition” names, like Minecraft: Wii U Edition and Minecraft: Java Edition.
    Posted in: Looking For
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    posted a message on Are You Hosting A Java Minecraft Realm?

    With the release of Mojang's new version of Minecraft that allows cross-play between the Xbox One, Windows 10, mobile editions and more of the game, the new version has been renamed to just Minecraft.


    What if I'm not playing Mojang's new Minecraft?


    That's perfectly fine, Java servers and realms are still playable, nothing has changed besides the game being renamed to Minecraft: Java Edition. You can still share your Realm for others to play on in the section linked below.


    Java Minecraft Realms


    If you would like to read up on the new version of Minecraft, you can follow the link below.


    https://minecraft.net/en-us/article/better-together-faq


    Q: What will this version be called?
    A: Going forward, the Bedrock Engine-based version of Minecraft will be called simply Minecraft on all platforms. Our general rule of thumb is that if a version can play together with the others, it’s called Minecraft. The original Java PC version and all other isolated versions will have “Edition” names, like Minecraft: Wii U Edition and Minecraft: Java Edition.
    Posted in: Realms
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    posted a message on How?

    If your account is a child account it will not be able to play online. If your parents set up your account you will need to talk with them in order to change your account.

    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Hello Minecraft Forum

    Welcome to the forum! Be sure to review our rules and if there are pinned threads in a section please be sure to review them.


    Your Introduction post would fit better in the pinned thread in this section:


    http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/off-topic/general-off-topic/2616489-introductions-leavings

    Posted in: General Off Topic
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    posted a message on Making a MCWin 10 Fourm!

    I'm sorry for the late reply to this.


    The Minecraft Windows 10 Edition did, at one time, have its own section. I had requested for it to be added into the PE's main section since Maps, Seeds, and Multiplayer would work together and having multiple places to post the same thing is redundant. (We have this issue currently still with the Console Versions).


    When the "Better Together/Bedrock/Minecraft" version has an official release date we will accommodate the new section. As of right now, we are discussing and planning how this will work since, to be honest, this is rather a complicated task.


    Any feedback is appreciated and will be considered.

    Posted in: Forum Discussion & Info
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    posted a message on Terrible forums
    With the recent news of officially unifying Win10/PE/XboxOne/Switch versions to play together and the WiiU, Sony, and 360 versions of the game will remain separate this throws a wrench into consolidating console sections.
    Quote from ubergine»

    People would talk about upcoming features in the discussion thread. Given the features are generally the same for all platforms, the per-platform sections probably shouldn't be called that. "Patch notes and bug discussion" maybe.


    I've consolidated the Recent & Upcoming Sections into one in the next mock up design. I will still consider doing away with it if there truly is no value in keeping it. As for Patch notes I will still need to talk with 4J to see what is easier for them.



    Seeds too. Instead of splitting via platform, split them via size, eg Classic and Large. (I know there's medium for Switch but too many divisions become redundant, I think people would work it out or could put it in thread titles.)



    Do the seed maps change that drastically? If you were to input "Sony" as a seed on Xbox 360 and then recreated it on Xbox One would the seed be completely different because the map is bigger, or would the seed just be expanded due to the map being bigger? I do not have anything but the 360 console version to even cross check this personally.
    Posted in: Forum Discussion & Info
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