Our friends at ScoutLink provide some information on how to use Minecraft …
Minecraft during JOTA-JOTI
JOTA-JOTI 2016 is just around the corner, and while there are many ways you can connect during JOTA-JOTI, Minecraft is probably the newest and most intriguing addition to the list.
What is Minecraft?
Minecraft is a game all about mining and placing blocks. There are different types of blocks that you can craft into anything you can imagine. There are ores hidden in the ground that contain diamonds, gold, and more. There are different types of mobs from pigs and sheep which provide useful resources, to skeletons and creepers which you can fight. All of this takes place inside endless, unique worlds with a variety of terrains called biomes, such as jungle and savanna.
At ScoutLink, we have a whole team dedicated to developing and maintaining our own Minecraft servers, and making sure it is a fun and safe place to play and connect with Scouts and Guides from around the world. There are different ‘worlds’ available with each providing a different style of play.
The first world is Creative where the users are in creative mode and have unlimited resources. The world is split up into ‘plots’ that users can claim. Once claimed, they can build anything they can think of using their imagination.
The second world is Survival where the users are in survival mode. Resources are limited and the user has to protect themselves and stay alive. Monsters will attack, the weather will change, and health will drop as the user gets hungry. Survival is a very exciting world to play in!
The third world is City which is an attempt to plan and build a city with an aim of being as realistic as possible. Users earn their place on our building team by proving that they can build to a realistic standard. This is a very rewarding world to be a part of, and interesting for spectators to watch progress on the city!
Other worlds will include a variety of games such as SkyWars. We are always open to suggestions for new games.
Minecraft during JOTA-JOTI
The ScoutLink Minecraft Team are busy preparing for JOTA-JOTI and are making sure there is plenty to do throughout the weekend. You can expect to see minigames spotted all over the server, dedicated game worlds, including SkyWars, and chances to win ScoutLink badges. There will always be members of the Minecraft Team online throughout JOTA-JOTI to help you out if you don’t know what to do next!
Logging in is simple: just choose minecraft.scoutlink.net as your Minecraft server, or visit www.scoutlink.net/minecraft for more information.
Minecraft facilities are provided for JOTA-JOTI by ScoutLink.
ScoutLink is a JOTA-JOTI Trusted Partner.