An Update

Hello everyone, this is Sun from the (former) Block Brothers. Just making a real quick post informing you guys of my new blog, From The Sun, which I update every Friday. Even though Jonah and I may have canceled the Block Brothers, I still continue making posts on From The Sun. Although I won’t be updating posts nearly as often as we used to on this blog, I still do weekly posts, and will be branching out to more games than just Minecraft.

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So yeah, if you guys still would like to read about Minecraft and other games, come check my  blog out right here!

And, if you’re feeling really awesome, then you could also hit the follow button!

-Sun

Farewell, and thanks for everything!

Hello everybody, Tyler and Jonah here. Long time no post, right?

Well we come to you today with some sort of sad news. As you may know, we haven’t written a post in almost two months. We are writing this post today to let you know that we are officially leaving the blog now.

We are going to talk about why we have decided to stop writing, what our plans for the future are, and we will thank all of you for making this blog awesome. Let’s begin our final post.

Jonah-

Since I came back to college I have been designing and working on a new blog for my school’s newspaper. Initially I believed that I could manage this new blog and our Minecraft blog, but it was more difficult than I originally believed it to be.

In addition to working on a new time-consuming blog, I have started to hang out with friends a lot more than I had in the past which has taken up a fair amount of time as well.

Finally, I have lost a lot of my joy for Minecraft these days. I contribute most of this to the fact that I am unable to play on servers at college due to the internet here. It’s irritating, but I can’t do anything about it. All of these things combined led to me eventually giving up on writing for the blog.

So what’s next for me? Not much. I plan to continue working on my school newspaper’s blog for as long as I can. And while I am doing so, it seems unlikely that I will return to personal blogging. Perhaps one day, but not anytime soon. I have thought about doing a blog on my own (whether it be about games or something else I do not know), but I may start a new blog one day.

We will not be deleting this blog. We want it to remain on the Internet as long as we can so people can check it out if they want. But even more than that, this was a huge achievement for Tyler and I, this blog has a bit of sentimental value to it and I feel that we are leaving it online mostly for our sake. It stands as a reminder to us that we succeeded in our goal of writing one post a day for an entire year.

While I am sad that this blog is done, I do not regret our decision to officially call it quits. The odds of us writing anymore posts was so low that it was our duty to write this post to let our viewers know that this was the end.

Tyler-

 

Alright. First off, I would like to personally apologize for the delay in posts. I feel really bad about it, although I feel I do have a good reason. Simple, I was tired. Writing a post nearly every day really took it out of me, both physically and mentally. I found that, when it came to writing posts, I no longer had that reserve of post ideas. Before starting this blog, I had a lot of ideas, and continued to get ideas but it became more difficult to write about them. It didn’t have the same charm, although I really enjoyed seeing how many people actually read our blog everyday. For that, I thank you. As Jonah said, college was also part of that reason. I had a lot of stuff going on for me.

As for the future, I have an idea. I have created a new blog, called From the Sun through WordPress. Basically, I plan on doing something similar to what we did, with the Block Brothers, but with a little difference. I will still do posts on Minecraft, but I will be also include other games such as Skyrim, Elder Scrolls Online, Don’t Starve, Starforge and mainly a few indie games. I want to make a transition towards a game blog, not just a Minecraft blog. Not that there is anything wrong with Minecraft, I just think that I could write about more than that. I will be doing similar things with other games, do a few playthroughs, custom maps, strategy, tips, ideas, and all that fun stuff. If you are interested in something like that, then check out my new blog; fromsun.wordpress.com (There isn’t much there yet, but there will be soon)

We would like to say one more big thank you to our viewers for reading this blog. We would never had made it all 365 days if it wasn’t for you and we mean that.

So…thank you.

This is Jonah and Tyler saying for one final time…

Happy Mining!

The Great Server Giveaway!

There comes a time for every Minecrafter when you think about starting, or even renting a server. Whether this is for some friends and yourself to hang out and build that epic castle you’ve always dreamed about, or maybe you wanted to always host a huge server where people all over the internet can get together and play. Maybe you just need a server for a little while for a project, or for a video. Perhaps you wanted to try out a server before dedicating yourself to a certain host. Well, have I got the answer for you, and guess what? It’s free. Introducing FreeMc, a website specializing in free servers.

Now, this isn’t a server listing website, but rather a giveaway. If you want to have your own server for a month, for absolutely no cost, this is the place to go. I’m going to go over it in a bit more detail, along with how to register for the next giveaway. I proudly present you;

Free Mc

Click inside the red square. I dare you.

Click inside the red square. I dare you.

I can’t stress enough just how awesome of an idea this is. For a long time I had looked for something just like this, while looking for a way for Jonah and I to work together on posts. As much as we wanted to rent a server then, we didn’t have the money or the methods to do so just yet. Since Riley had offered to host a server on his computer, we had initially agreed out of need.

Sadly, hosting a server for three people and playing on it is a lot of stress for even a good computer like his. We moved onto an old computer of Jonah’s, the one he had played before he got a new computer. We used that for awhile, although even that didn’t last long. Whether it was the lag from the computer, or Jonah’s internet that would cut out, we needed a different server. I suppose if a computer can barely handle ¬†Minecraft, it definitely can’t handle a server.

Eventually we moved onto an old computer of mine,one that was only slightly worse than mine.(This was before my new beast of a computer) Sadly, after a few weeks the computer crapped out and we had to move on.

Thankfully, at this time, I had a credit card and we were able to rent a server from Exodushosting. We still use them for all of our posts, and playing some Minecraft for fun naturally. During that time, it would have been awesome to have a free server.

Although we no longer need a free server(For posts at least), some people want a server where they can try somethings out and create something awesome. Free Mc is just that. A chance to play with friends for free! Why not.

Registering is easy enough. Create a free account,(If you already have an enjiin account, then just log in with that. Create a post about why you want a server, how long you have played Minecraft and all that jazz. Reply to the other forums and you are golden. You are now entered to win a free server for a month.

I wish you the best of luck, and maybe we’ll see you on your server sometime!

Remember: The winners will be announced on February 28th and this is where you can apply.

We are also applying, and assuming we win one, we will finally have a real server for our fans to play on.

-Sun