Progress report from PC Gamer Minecraft Republic

Michael Quach

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Click for a massive version to zoom in and explore every detail of our fine Republic.

World of Warcraft isn't the only place PC Gamer readers have been braving a cataclysm! Residents of the PC Gamer Minecraft Republic have recently braved all manner of natural upheaval: lands torn asunder as mountains appeared, oceans engulfed, and lush green valleys turned into barren deserts! But through it all, the brave citizens of the PC Gamer Republic continue to build.

Following up on our earlier report , I'm proud to say that new lands have been claimed in the name of the Republic as more visitors continue to arrive on our fair shores and, despite some criminals vandalizing public buildings, many great buildings continue to arise from nothingness, thanks to dedicated builders! We've got full details and screenshots of the best creations made within the past month below.

The essential info:

  • Find the PC Gamer official Minecraft server at 207.210.252.12:25566
  • Share your creations and story by posting in our forums and send screenshots to letters@pcgamer.com with "PRTSCN" in the subject line.
  • Hint: Hold down F1 while taking screenshots to get rid of the heads-up-display elements like the crosshair, inventory, and version number.

The current map of our world:

Click to see a massive version and explore every detail of our fine Republic.

Even more detailed versions can be seen of our world's hotspots:

  • Here is t he "North-West pole" . Located on a frigid icy plot of land, the North-West pole is the first time snow has been discovered in the Republic.
  • Central is the center of our map. Here is where the Republic of PC Gamer was born and where most of the structures erected since birth reside.
  • Freedom Cove was founded after the inhabitants grew tired of new immigrants moving in around Central. Seeking out for more space, and a better life, the group sailed across the ocean before landing at a secluded coast that was far enough from the mainland that few visitors would find it.

The top additions made to the server in the past month:

1. The Cornish Memorial Library

Every library needs pillars on the outside.

Residents of this large building seem to be well-versed in literature, based on all the almost-absurd number of books found inside. And like every library I've been to, there's an ominous portal in the attic. It appeared oddly void of players everytime that I visited, leading me to conclude that it must be a haunted library.

Below is the interior of the lirbary. The empty reception desk in the lobby of the library only confirmed my haunted library theory! But at least we were able to peruse the massive library and it's two floors full of of books without getting shushed by an angry librarian.

Front lobby of Cornish Library.

2. Claptrap

Looks harmless, actually.

Nearby is a statue of some sort of robot. The sculptor is Pos3idon and I was amazed at the speed he worked while building up each layer of the statue over the course of the few days.  I just hope lightning doesn't strike it and turn the statue into a ninja robot of doom bent on taking over the world.

3. The scarred land

The land has been ripped apart!

Further explorations shows that parts of the land that was ravaged by the natural disaster is already being rebuilt. Here we have a bridge spanning the chasm created during the disaster and towers have already been erected.

4. It's a huge waterslide!

Pigs, get off that house.

Here, near the Farnsworth building, is a giant water slide from a giant tower. The purpose remains unknown but we've witnessed residents taking boats to the top and then riding the boats down the very large slide. Screams of horrors could be heard as they plummeted into the abyss below the tower.

5. Hypnoised's curvy structure

I bet we could play tic-tac-toe in the center.

Off near Freedom Cove, I discovered land that was flattened and the materials hauled away. Over the days when I returned, I saw parts of this structure being created. The Hypnoised structure even has a rooftop farm. I couldn't find the entrance into the building however. It seems like it's more of an art piece than a functional house.

6. Statue of Helios

Someone needs to make a Coconut Monkey statue.

Loosly based on the Greek god Helios, this Collossus looks out into the ocean, bow at the ready for any intruders. It's torch, a beacon to incoming travelers escaping griefers from the main land.

7. Formally known as Tom Francis Cactus Fort

More pigs invade the land.

Once our sanctuary, the Tom Francis Cactus Fort has been razed by the locals in an act they called “ eminent domain. ” In its place, a walkway was built and pigs roam free. At least the locals replanted the cactus alongside the road.

8. Pixel art of Mario and Pacman

A few more statues of idols were also found nearby. Our scientists think that the mustached man is trying to steal the cherry and the two other stone creatures are running away from him.

9. The local residents pose for a shot.

We were able to sneak up on some residents at a new construction site named “North West Citadel” even though they were on the South-West corner of our maps. We didn't want to push the issue in case the residents became enraged.

10. The completed North-West Citadel.

Here is a view of the "North-West Citadel" a few days after the ground breaking. Made up of several floors that expand wider and wider as it reaches the top floor, the citadel is currently the largest structure in that part of the country.

11. A view of Sky City.

Below is Sky City. Along a floating highway in the sky, residents have created a floating city in the sky. Secluded away in a valley a fair distance away from the center of our map, Sky City is small right now. Consisting of less than a dozen buildings, Sky City is already expanding to the depths of the earth.

Things have settled down a bit since we've arrived and the locals seem more friendly to us now. It seems though that more and more groups have been splitting off from the center of the republic and starting up their own towns in the out-lying areas. We'll investigate these new towns sprouting up and report back soon.

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