Yesterday the alpha test version of Minecraft Realms for Minecraft: Pocket Edition launched and of course we have to get a server for our readers to come play on, build stuff, and hang out on. There are a couple of limitations to Minecraft Realms, mainly that there’s no modding available just yet and there is a limit of 10 users who can be playing at any given time. You can, however, have up to 200 invited users per server. This is why we are saying our ‘first’ server, as we will probably end up needing more in order to accommodate everyone.
Tag: Minecraft Realms
Shortly after the release of Minecraft: Pocket Edition, one of the main features everyone wanted was some sort of server service where players could join up and play together, just like the PC version of Minecraft. This was to be Minecraft Realms, which was going to be hosted by Mojang themselves. Of course players of the PC version could always set up their own servers and a lot of players did. However getting that done for Minecraft: Pocket Edition was nowhere as easy, although with the launch of PocketMine it did become easier for sure.
Yesterday we reported on Mojang who did a live stream Q&A session on Twitch about Minecraft: Pocket Edition and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition. Everything from future plans for both versions of the game, to what we can expect in the very next update was covered. A few interesting tidbits did come out that fans of the franchise will be interested to know.
The main software to run your own hosted Minecraft: Pocket Edition server has now got itself a Minecraft Realms feature as well. The great thing about this new feature is that you can actually switch back and forth between PocketMine servers and official Mojng hosted Minecraft Realms servers. Oh and you don’t need to be rooted or anything like that to take advantage of it.
Starting last week Mojang has begun to roll out available Minecraft Realms server slots for folks interested in hosting their own server so they can play with their friends. Since this is still labeled as an Alpha release, there are some bugs with Minecraft Realms that are currently being worked on, with some of them already being fixed and others being made ready to be released in the upcoming 0.7.2 update for Minecraft: Pocket Edition.
Everyone has been waiting patiently for the 0.7.0 update for Minecraft: Pocket Edition to arrive for Android, having had to wait on the iOS version to get approved by Apple before we are graced with the update. It’s been about a month of delays due to bugs and whatnot as well but the wait is over and the 0.7.0 update is now available for download.
We have been following the progress of the Minecraft: Pocket Edition 0.7.0 update since its inception, from the additional features that will be arriving with it to the full multiplayer experience that will be arriving with Minecraft Pocket Realms and even the delays. Now we finally have some good news for everyone, the update is on the way!
The much anticipated 0.7.0 update for Minecraft: Pocket Edition has been slightly delayed from getting pushed out onto Android and iOS. Well there is some slightly bad news today for all of you chomping at the bit to get this update as well as getting on Minecraft Realms with your own server or onto your friend’s server.
With the 0.7.0 update closing in on actually getting released, we get to see glimpses of what the game will look like after all the UI changes that have been getting worked on to make the game a little more polished looking. We’ve already taken a look at the new home screen for Minecraft: Pocket Edition 0.7.0 and now we can a better look at the new menus that will be arriving with this rather big update.
While this might be the biggest addition to the upcoming 0.7.0 update for Minecraft: Pocket Edition, it is actually a pretty nice looking change. Mojang’s Johan Bernhardsson tweeted a picture of the new homescreen that will be coming with this new update and it is certainly a lot better looking than the current one is.