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Hello Minecrafters!

As some of you may already know, the Minecraft 1.13 Aquatic Update is right around the corner. And with that being said we have a few things we would like to announce.


Aquatic Update!

So what is the Aquatic Update?

The Aquatic update is actually a mixture between two planned updates for Minecraft. The first being a more technical one, with tweaks to many commands. But the main part of this update is as the name suggests Aquatic related. Some of the new additions include the following.

  • New Ocean Biomes, and Structures
  • New hostile mobs
  • Dolphins, Turtles, and Fish
  • New blocks, and Items

And quite a bit more, which you can look at on the Official Minecraft Wiki

How does this impact our server?

Here is the not so fun part, with this update it makes changes to the world generation of the game itself. The addition of the new biomes changes not only the look of the oceans, but the classifications of them as well. So any currently generated oceans on any worlds prior to the update will not have any of the new content. So for our server it could mean exploring outwards thousands of blocks, which doesn't quite sound like fun.


A Whole New World!

With the information above in mind we have decided to reset the map, and start fresh for the new update. As well as what you will need to know moving forward.

Map Reset:

This will all be done server side, and what will happen is we will no longer be playing on our current world. Meaning you will lose any items you have on your person, or in chests/storage. As well as any current building you have around the world. The server IP will not be changing during any of this, only the map itself, and the game version.


What will happen to the current world?

The world save will remain, we wont be deleting it after the update hits. But it will no longer be active, or used moving forward. At a later date we will provide a world download for those interested in having a copy saved. As well as the possibility of having some builds moved onto the new server, such as the Medieval town. 


How can I join the server?

Our Minecraft server is currently whitelist only to prevent abuse, so in order to join, you simply need to fill in a signup form! We do have a few rules though, so when signing up please do read them.


New Addition to the Guidelines!

The server is for the community as a whole, and we have noticed a few things put a damper on the fun. That being railways in the sky, these not only cut over others builds. But also ruins the view for those who live around the rail ways. So as we move forward and we have the map reset, the sky railways won't be allowed.


What is still allowed with railways:

  • You can still build them in the over world, just no longer across the skyline. And remember other people could live in the area, ask before you cut through with a rail system. And if you are unsure who lives there, just don't build near it.
  • Rail systems in the Nether will still be allowed, no changes have been made here.



Monthly Games!

Moving forward with the server as well, we will be working on implementing monthly games for our active players. With the chance to win some nice in-game loot. 

Some examples of games:

  • Building games
  • Map wide puzzles
  • Races
  • PvP fun
  • And many more~


Minecraft Team!

With all these updates comes an exciting new addition to the OpenCommunity teams - the Minecraft Team!

We will be creating a new team to go along with all the fun we have planned. What we are looking for is a small group of people who would want to help us setting up these monthly games, participate in constructing the new spawn area, as well as keep an eye on the server to make sure everything is running smoothly. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, please do consider signing up!

How to join:

To apply for the team, all you have to do is fill out the Signups form!

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August Update

The Minecraft server is now up and running! You can find it by connecting to

  • minecraft.theopencommunity.org

Or using the direct IP:



Special Event: Name the Minecraft Village

A special limited time event is happening in the community - a tiny village next to the spawn location is being adopted by the community, and we need a name for it! Head over to the Minecraft page and send in your suggestion! The suggestions are open until August 5th!

Make sure to keep an eye on the Minecraft page for news & updates about events and other shenanigans!


Guidelines updated

The Minecraft section of the Community Guidelines (Section E) has been updated.


Line I.f - Changed into a note.

Line II.e - Rephrased for clarification and moved under Article I, can now be found as line I.f.

Article IV. - Expanded to include not only spawn, but also hubs and other special areas.

Article V. - Expanded to include exploits, automated macros, and plugins that provide unfair advantages.

Article VI. - Removed.


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August Update 1.1 😛 

Line V.a of the Minecraft guidelines has been updated with a note that clarifies that it does include AFK fishing.

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Address: ts.theopencommunity.org

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