- An urgent call-to-action for all Minecraft Java Edition maestros! There's a migration deadline looming, and trust us, you wouldn't want to miss the benefits that come with the switch! Plus, there's a free cape up for grabs.
- Calling all ARK: Survival Ascended players! The folks at Community Crunch 361 have some thrilling tidbits to share. There's a sneak preview of some new assets, a bounty program, and an EVO Event that you wouldn't want to miss.
- Finally, for our Project Zomboid fanatics, we've got news from the frontlines of Build 42. From wild animals to engine upgrades and crafting updates, there's a lot that's brewing!
Attention all Minecraft Java Edition players! This is your final reminder to migrate your Mojang accounts to Microsoft accounts before September 19, 2023. Since 2021, millions of players have already made the switch, enjoying benefits like a single account for all Minecraft games, enhanced security features, and even cool capes.
Starting from September 19, unmigrated Mojang accounts will no longer be able to sign in to Minecraft.net or the Minecraft Launcher for migration. This move is aimed at ensuring improved security and player safety for everyone. Support for MSA migration-related tickets will also cease two weeks prior to the deadline, starting from September 5, 2023.
To ensure you don't miss out on keeping your account, accessing Minecraft: Bedrock Edition for Windows, and claiming your free cape, make sure to complete the migration process before the deadline. It only takes a few minutes and all your data, including username, progress, creations, and skins, will remain intact. Refer to the Java migration FAQ and helpful how-to articles for detailed instructions on the migration process.
ARK: Survival Evolved
Community Crunch 361 brings exciting updates and announcements for ARK: Survival Ascended players. The creators have unveiled fresh elements of the game, providing a sneak peek into future developments. The demonstration of the gameplay is still in the pipeline, but more revelations and insights are set to unfold in the weeks preceding the game's debut.
In addition to the asset reveals, the developers are encouraging players to report any exploits or hacks found on the official servers. They have a bounty program in place to reward players who report such issues, ensuring fair gameplay and server stability.
Furthermore, an EVO Event is underway for all platforms, providing various bonuses to players. These include increased XP, harvesting, taming, breeding, and reduced mating intervals. The event is active until May 15th and applies to different server types, such as Official, Small Tribe, ARKPocalypse, and Conquest.
In this update, the developers discuss three main aspects of Build 42 for the game Project Zomboid. Firstly, they highlight the work on animals and their migration patterns. The inclusion of wild animals adds ambiance to the game and makes hunting a viable survival technique. Players will be able to track animals using footprints, poop, broken twigs, and other signs. The team is also considering adding a Tracking skill and factoring in human smell and wind direction to affect animal behavior.
Next, they provide an update on the engine upgrade, mentioning that optimization efforts have been successful in improving FPS. However, they need to further optimize the fog and puddle systems to enhance visual effects and ensure compatibility with the new rendering system. The developers plan to revisit these systems in a future build to optimize them accordingly.
Lastly, they discuss the crafting update and the importance of expanding the tech tree of recipes. The goal is to provide extensive crafting possibilities, allowing players to build functional villages even in wilderness maps. Clay is given as an example, as it can be used to make various items such as bricks, tiles, roofing, and pottery. These expanded crafting systems also aim to provide opportunities for modders to create diverse and expansive tech mods for the game.