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JDRGaming Minecraft server now running version 1.8.3

Apparently version 1.8.3 of Minecraft was released on February 20 to address a crashing bug. There was no proper announcement for this update. A couple of lines were added to the version 1.8.2 announcement on the Mojang blog, but this meant that there was no corresponding RSS update.

The JDRGaming Minecraft server is now running version 1.8.3. The Minecraft page on this site has been updated with all the latest information.

Game servers are down

The server hosting the JDRGaming game servers has experienced a major hard drive failure and is down until the failed drive can be replaced. I expect to have the server itself up and running later today, but the game servers may not be up until Sunday. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Update: The server (and all three game servers running on it) are back up as of 10:33am, March 7.

Minecraft 1.8.2 released

Mojang has released a new version of Minecraft, 1.8.2.

Notable changes in 1.8.2:

  • New statistics
  • New frame time graph in debug screen. Activated by pressing Alt+F3 to display frame time bar chart in lower left of screen.
  • Spectator Mode: Mobs no longer follow/attack you in spectator mode.
  • TNT: Reverted explosion physic changes to those before the 14w31a snapshot. Explosion force is no longer directionally biased.
  • Oak and Dark oak trees: Oak and Dark oak branches no longer replace blocks.
  • Beacons: Now ignore bedrock above them when determining a clear view to the sky.
  • Mobs: Ocelots now spawn at or above sea level, rather than at Y=63. Squids now spawn below sea level, rather than at Y=63.
  • Carrot on a Stick: Crafting one now removes all enchantments from the original fishing rod.
  • A rather massive list of bugfixes!

The Minecraft page on this site has been updated with the latest information.

The JDRGaming server has been updated to version 1.8.2.

Minecraft 1.8.1 released

Minecraft 1.8.1 fixes 116 bugs and improves performance.

Other changes of note in 1.8.1:

  • Jack o'Lanterns - Can be used to create iron golems and snow golems again
  • Maps - Changed some colors
  • Mobs - No longer run from creepers
  • Potion of Leaping - Can now be extended with redstone
  • Witch huts - Newly generated witch huts can spawn witches on Y 64 to 71; this allows for three spawning floors in witch farms
  • Options - Renamed "Multiplayer Settings" to "Chat Settings". Off/fancy/fast clouds. Off/on entity shadows. Fast/fancy now only controls leaves and rain particles.
  • Dropped items - Now rotate on fast graphics

The main Minecraft page on this site has been updated with information about version 1.8.1. The JDRGaming Minecraft server will be updated to version 1.8.1 shortly.

Minecraft 1.8 released

Minecraft 1.8 was released to the general public today. The new version fixes a ton of bugs, and adds numerous new block types (including several special blocks), new mobs, new mob behaviour, a spectator game mode, new stats, new server rules, and much more. Client performance has been improved, as has the server list.

You can find all the details about the new version on the Mojang blog, the Minecraft forum, and the Minecraft Tumblr page.

Your client should update itself to the latest version automatically. The JDRGaming Minecraft server will be updated to the new version later today. The Minecraft page will be updated at the same time.

JDRGaming Minecraft server updated to 1.7.10

The JDRGaming Minecraft server is now running the latest version, 1.7.10. All of the changes in the new version are related to Realms, so there's nothing of interest for anyone playing on the JDRGaming server.

Game servers down for maintenance

All JDRGaming game servers will be down this morning for up to an hour, starting immediately (6:45am PST).

Things will hopefully be back up and running normally by 8am PST.

UPDATE 2014Jun22 8:29am PST: having problems with the router. Still hoping to have things back up within the next few hours.

UPDATE 2014Jun22 2:15pm PST: Had to replace the router. Things should be basically working again, but the server IP address changed, from to

New Twitter account for JDRGaming status updates

I've created a Twitter account for status updates for all JDRGaming systems. My plan is to use this account to provide basic information regarding status changes to JDRGaming game servers and related services. Tweets will include planned and unplanned outages, version updates, and so on.

Minecraft 1.7.9 released

Yet another new version of Minecraft was released yesterday. As with the previous two versions, there was no proper announcement. Mojang staff instead chose to update existing posts for previous updates on the Minecraft Tumblr and the Mojang blog.

Minecraft 1.7.9 fixes issues with skins and the new player name changing process (which has yet to be actually enabled).

The JDRGaming Minecraft server will be upgraded to version 1.7.9 shortly.

Minecraft 1.7.8 released

Today there's another Minecraft update, 1.7.8. As with version 1.7.7, this update was released in a big hurry with little to no fanfare. Details on the new version are sketchy, but apparently it fixes more server stability issues.

Unfortunately, instead of creating new posts on the Mojang blog and the Minecraft announcement Tumblr, Mojang staff chose to edit the titles and content of previous announcements, which is just confusing.

The JDRGaming Minecraft server will be updated to 1.7.8 later today.

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