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Version number

Can someone fix the version number?It's now 21w08b,not 21w08a anymore. --Decyrex (talk) 22:37, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

Thoughts on a potential new introduction text?

The current introduction text is very long and has, in my opinion, quite a bunch of unnecessary facts in it that are not interesting to someone who would like to be introduced into the game. Also, some things are horribly outdated, for instance the Pi Edition as well as the Legacy Console Edition are in focus; both editions aren't actively developed on anymore.

We have changed the introduction text on the German wiki quite a while ago. This is a machine-translated version of the current one: (I couldn't be bothered to translate it myself)

Minecraft is an open-world game created by Markus Persson and developed by the Swedish game company Mojang AB. The whole world – a landscape with mountains, rivers, seas, forests, deserts and other landscape types – consists of blocks which the player can take away or place as he likes. So you can change the world according to your own ideas, create paths, cities and harbours and create fascinating buildings – either alone in single player mode or together in multiplayer mode. There are also different game modes that emphasize different aspects of the game.

Minecraft in the Java Edition for computers with Windows, macOS or Linux operating systems can be played free of charge in demo mode or purchased for 23.95 €. Once the game has been purchased, you can play in multiplayer mode and create as many worlds as you like. There are also other Minecraft editions for various mobile devices and game consoles, all of which must be purchased separately.

The development of Minecraft started on May 10th, 2009. The official completion date of Minecraft 1.0 was November 18th, 2011. Shortly afterwards Markus Persson handed over the development to Jens Bergensten and dedicated himself to other projects. Since then, the game has been constantly developed further. By October 2018, 29 million copies of the Java Edition had been sold, making it the best-selling PC game of all time. By the end of September 2018, all Minecraft editions had sold over 154 million copies. In addition, there are 100 million downloads in China.

Translated using deepl.com

This is of course only one possible text that of course still could be improved upon (it only mentions Java Edition, and it only mentions the price of Java Edition in Euros). But the main question is, should the introduction text be changed at all? What should it contain? | violine1101(Talk) 23:31, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

I agree that there doesn't need to be nearly as much text about the history of different versions, especially the discontinued ones. There's also way too many links in the "about Minecraft" section; for example, stuff like "sandbox" and "Android" probably don't need to be linked to. There could also be a bit more information on what a wiki is and how to contribute to it, though I'm not sure how that should be phrased. There is currently a link to Minecraft Wiki:How to help in the very top section, but I doubt most people will notice it with all of the other links on the main page. –Sonicwave talk 19:34, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
Agree with that, the introduction text should be way shorter. Also, with more place on the main page (just under the introduction for instance), we could implement the Trivia idea some people talked about on Discord at least. This section would display random facts about Minecraft (both about the franchise and the gameplay itself). • Yanis48 (talk) 19:52, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  • The intro text should definitely be shorter, but what would take its place, in order to balance out the columns? – Nixinova Nixinova sig1.png Nixinova sig2.png 05:44, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
Depending on how much it gets shortened, perhaps we could move the "Did you know" section into the left column instead of having it be a separate row? –Sonicwave talk 21:22, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
I've made a page without the discontinued versions and moved the DYK into the left column. Is this better? – Nixinova Nixinova sig1.png Nixinova sig2.png 03:55, 1 June 2019 (UTC)
It seems better than the current version of the page, although I still think it's too long. Maybe the historical information shouldn't be on the main page at all for simplicity's sake; it's already mentioned at Minecraft#Editions, which links to individual edition pages. I'm not really sure how to balance the columns if it gets shortened further though. –Sonicwave talk 06:40, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
I  Agree on the fact that there is no need for historical information as it's useless for newcomers. Take an example, the What is Minecraft page on Minecraft.net only briefly explains the gameplay and important stuff for newcomers.--skylord_wars (talk) 07:21, 28 October 2019 (UTC)
I made a rough mockup of a new main page at User:Sonicwave32/Main_Page. Basically, the intro sentence is reduced to two short paragraphs (which might be a bit too short), and the "Did you know" is moved to the right of it, with the "Play it" section underneath. I'd welcome people to give feedback or make edits to it. –Sonicwave talk 18:14, 6 November 2019 (UTC)
I'd say that the introduction text is enough, but could be improved. I don't have any feedback at the moment though. Also to revive this conversation, I've made some pretty significant changes to the "Play It!" section on Sonicwave's. I made it so that the edition boxes are going to flex with different screen sizes. While not directly related to the shortening of the introduction text, I've also added some links for Minecraft Earth and Minecraft Dungeons articles. Any thoughts? – ItsPlantseed|⟩ 05:49, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
I'll attempt to apply the changes to editcopy soon if no one objected. From there, further changes must be performed on the editcopy instead. – ItsPlantseed|⟩ 04:44, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

How to comment properly on this wiki?

We haven't used this wiki much when speaking of accounts, but we do want to help people in the 'Talk' pages. So we've tried to comment on someone's post and it turned out as a really horrible-looking reply. Plus we can't get rid of the thing that says "You recently worked on an article. Would you like to save your changes to your friends?". So yeah, we need a bit of assistance. Book and Brook (talk) 13:14, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

First, wrong place for this type of question. You should have asked in the community portal, as was stated in the yellow message box when you edited this page.
To answer your questions, see the talk page guidelines, which was also linked in that yellow message box shown when editing this page. KnightMiner t/c 21:14, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

Add New Edu release to recent news

Can someone please add that education edition 1.14.31 was released on recent news?---Humiebee Discuss anything with me Look at my edits 23:25, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

also plz add MCE:0.23.0 for minecraft earth.---Humiebee Discuss anything with me Look at my edits 02:17, 16 August 2020 (UTC)
You can propose changes to the main page on the /editcopy subpage. – Unavailablehoax (talk) 12:01, 17 August 2020 (UTC)

Remove the hyperlink to Minecraft's Mixer channel.

Mixer is currently closed completely, and thus the Minecraft Mixer channel should be gutted from the main page. --DiamondIoanX (talk) 07:30, 17 August 2020 (UTC)

I proposed it on the /editcopy subpage. – Unavailablehoax (talk) 12:12, 17 August 2020 (UTC)
 Done by Sonicwave---Humiebee Discuss anything with me Look at my edits 19:05, 17 August 2020 (UTC)

This page STILL needs to update it's version

The front page STILL doesn't have a link to Java Edition 1.16.3 Release Candidate 1. I don't know why, but it has been a while since this page has updated. Is there some reason behind why it isn't there, or has it simply not been added yet? Blockofnetherite Talk Contributions 02:54, 8 September 2020 (UTC)

It's added by {{FPv}}, updating now.  Nixinova T  C   03:14, 8 September 2020 (UTC)

Hasn't been updated yet?

The main page still hasn't been updated with the iOS 14 logo, and Java Edition 1.16.3 on the recent updates section, which has been out for a week now. – Unavailablehoax (talk) 07:50, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

  1. If the main page is updated with the iOS14 logo, the file will have cascading protection so a new file would need to be uploaded.
---Humiebee Discuss anything with me Look at my edits 19:28, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

Simplify Bedrock Edition platforms

Bedrock Edition platforms on the main page was mainly to represent previous editions such as Gear VR Edition, Fire TV Edition, etc. However with the introduction of Bedrock Edition, Gear VR I don't think is related to– let's say a platform. It is quite ambiguous on how we define platforms, but mostly they are used to represent OSs. Which comes to my previous statement, Gear VR is pretty much a device and not an OS, so is a Fire TV. So should we remove them from the list?

For additional information: Yes, I do realize that most of them came with their own store, perhaps we can separate store links into its own section. (please note that I'm not familiar with any of these devices.) – ItsPlantseed|⟩ 17:35, 22 September 2020 (UTC)

To add more insight, I just realized that Gear VR and Windows 10 Mobile are discontinued. So removing them would not cause much of an issue. This discussion will be just about Fire TV now. – ItsPlantseed|⟩ 17:47, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
 Strong support on removing discontinued platforms at the very least. -PancakeIdentity (talk) 02:57, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
 Weak support for keeping ps4 and psvr merged,  Weak oppose for fire tv and fire os to get merged bc fire tv was originally an edition of it's own and fire os was part of pocket edition so i oppose---Humiebee Discuss anything with me Look at my edits 21:58, 8 November 2020 (UTC)

Add links to "sister" wikis

I think we should include links to the Feed the Beast and Minecraft Servers Wikis. It would help bring new contributors, especially to the servers wiki, and those looking for mods (because we used to host pages about them) would be able to access the mod pages easier. Fadyblok240 (talk) 02:45, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

The links section already contains a link to the FTB wiki. I would not be against including other English Minecraft Gamepedia wikis in the links section though. Make an edit to Minecraft Wiki/editcopy to propose your change. KnightMiner t/c 15:54, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

Merge this talk page with the talk page of the editcopy

The Main Page of the Minecraft Wiki has an editcopy for all editors (and possibly all readers) to propose changes to the Main Page. However, the editcopy has a separate talk page, which doesn't make much sense since the editcopy is (almost) identical to the Main Page. To centralize discussion, I think we should merge the talk page of the editcopy with this talk page. The archives will be merged first. Fadyblok240 (talk) 03:19, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

Well first, this talk page should be unprotected, otherwise  Support.---Humiebee Discuss anything with me Look at my edits 21:55, 8 November 2020 (UTC)
This page should't be unprotected, as it is "a first page, to which user will go". --TreeIsLife (talk) 08:40, 11 November 2020 (UTC)
What does as it is "a first page, to which user will go" mean in this context? Why is it in quotes? Was this said somewhere as reason for this pages protection? (To be clear, I think this page being semi-protected is fine.) -- DigiDuncan (talk) 01:36, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

Official Minecraft Wiki?

Why is this an official Minecraft wiki? Minecraft's official site says it isn't. [1] scroll down to the bottom and you will see our wiki. Why is it official then? That's false information. K1401986 Talk with me My edits 15:36, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

By official they mean its the official gamepedia wiki, not an official source of info. James Haydon (talk) 15:39, 5 February 2021 (UTC)
Mojang cannot legally call it official unless they own or host it, according to Dhranios. Several Mojang employees have accounts on the wiki and mention this wiki, which is why Gamepedia calls it official. It was even used as the bug tracker at one point before Mojira was made. – Unavailablehoax (talk) 05:17, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
Also, when a thing on the bug tracker is marked as "duplicate" or "invalid", the template used to notifiy contains "Game Wiki" on the bottom right.Humiebeetalk contribs 02:14, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

ko Interwiki is wrong

in Minecraft Wiki, ko interwiki is written to '마인크래프트 위키'. But in Korean Minecraft Wiki, name is 'Minecraft Wiki'. It needs to change 'ko:Minecraft Wiki'. |minejango2|(Talk) the admin[ko] 15:12, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

@Minejango2:, I think you can edit the page as it is protected to directors only.Humiebeetalk contribs 13:56, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
umm... I cannot. I already tried. It seems that the main page is being protected by another system. |minejango2|(Talk) the admin[ko] 13:45, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

Did you Know section

Where is the "Did you Know" section facts stored in the wiki? Is it randomized? I wanted to add some facts. TheLogicalMine (talk) 13:26, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

Nevermind, I have seen it, thanks! TheLogicalMine (talk) 13:29, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

I would like to know where it is too. I have a bunch of facts in my head that I want to share. I have seen every fact so far about 7 times so I want to change it up a bit. TL;DR Where is it? *Insert Cool Signature Here* -Minecraftemery (talk) 23:53, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

Its not up to date

The current game versions are not up to date by a few weeks. – Unsigned comment added by Legomasterer21 (talkcontribs) at 01:19, 23 March 2021 (UTC). Sign comments with ~~~~

The versions have been updated. However, in the future please request main page version updates via this link, not here. | violine1101 (talk) 20:50, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

Gamepedia wiki discussions when

where discussions and posts – Unsigned comment added by BadEnglishFixer (talkcontribs) at 19:34, 24 March 2021 (UTC). Sign comments with ~~~~

It was decided that the discussion and post namespaces wouldn't be enabled on the wiki per this discussion. The talk namespace can be used for discussing articles, or you can join the wiki discord to discuss other things – JEC talk @ 20:09, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

Bedrock Edition 1.15

Should It be added that The RTX Update was supposed to be 1.15.0? – Unsigned comment added by Meme1212 (talkcontribs) at 12:36, 22 April 2021 (UTC). Sign comments with ~~~~

No, cuz it is unconfirmed.--DeliBirdA (talk) 07:27, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Update Minecraft wiki skin

The textures of stone and grass are outdated on the wiki skin. Can someone fix that?--ShaughnPlays14 (talk) 18:54, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Make 'old texture' section for pages with old texture

I'm not saying I like the old textures more and that the new ones should go back, but what I'm requesting is that we show the old texture in the 'Images' section for everything that has an old texture.
What do you think? Pacomatic (talk)

I have something like this in progress, which should make documentation of such things as comprehensive as possible. See Stairs/Asset history and Redstone Repeater/Asset history for work-in-progress examples. - User-12316399 (talk) 14:11, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
Thats very good Pacomatic (talk)

Change "Mechanics" link

I was checking the user friendliness of the main page, and seems like the "Mechanics" link on the main page leads to Tutorials/Mechanisms, which is a very specific page related to redstone mechanisms. Ideally links on the main page should lead views to more general pages that serve as catalogs for the materials. On this regard, I suggest that the link Tutorials/Mechanisms|Mechanics be simply linked to "Mechanics". The page is a very general catalog of most of the mechanics in the game, in a similar spirit to the main page's purpose, so it can serve well as sort of a extension of the main page. Windwend (talk) 06:27, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

 Done by ATCN. –Sonicwave talk 19:48, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

Builders & Biomes

Does Builders & Biomes count as a game?Pi31-dot (talk) 17:28, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

I'd consider it more along the lines of spin-off media like the Minecraft Books and movie, as it doesn't have the depth, continuous development and attention like the main games. –Sonicwave talk 19:46, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

When was Minecraft Wiki founded

When was the Minecraft Wiki created? K1401986 Talk with me My edits 23:13, 29 May 2021 (UTC)

Looking at the oldest edits, it was created on June 17th, 2009. James Haydon (talk) 17:30, 1 June 2021 (UTC)
@NineTreyBlud: So just a few months after Minecraft itself was created! Wow. K1401986 Talk with me My edits 15:00, 6 June 2021 (UTC)
I think you meant weeks, because that's exactly 1 month after Minecraft came out. James Haydon (talk) 18:00, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

Bedrock Edition 1.16.230

Please remove 1.16.230 from the "Planned versions" and add a link to Bedrock Edition 1.17.10, since Bedrock Edition 1.16.230 has been merged into Bedrock Edition 1.17.0. — Lumincand 16:57, 6 June 2021 (UTC)

Ads

I recently reset all my settings. Before I did, there were no ads. However, after the reset, ads started to pop up. Is there a setting to disable ads? Pi31-dot (talk) 16:25, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

No there isn't. The only way to get rid of ads on Gamepedia without adblockers is to get the PRO rank. Did you have a pro badge right beside your account name before you reset your settings? Because when I reset mine a while ago it got rid of my PRO status. James Haydon (talk) 17:42, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
Oh :( Guess I'll just have to work to it again Pi31-dot (talk) 19:37, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
I managed to get mine back within a day by submitting a ticket to Fandom staff. Staff members can manually give you PRO, but you will need to submit a ticket with a detailed description of what happened so they believe you. James Haydon (talk) 23:10, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

"Did You Know" section label

Why is "Did You Know" section labeled "Community" on the main page? Coderkid (talk) 15:52, 18 June 2021 (UTC)

links to ftb wiki, ftb reddit on main page, also more modded minecraft content

^^ says it all Hhmonger (talk) 9:14 20 June 2021 (CST)

Minecraft games list

Can someone who has access to editing the main page put Minecraft Earth under the discontinued games section? XJeViLX (talk) 12:48, 4 July 2021 (CDT)

This has already been changed in the editcopy. Many of the admins are inactive and there is a discussion that you can participate in if you want more admin and therefore more frequent updates to the main page. Humiebeetalk contribs 13:59, 12 July 2021 (UTC)

Main page should have a place to post things like pictures, memes polls etc

In many other wikis i visited the main page has a place to post stuff. Why can't this one have it too?

I think This would be a great idea! I would add it but I’m not a Director. Anyways, good idea! Also, who wrote this request? There’s no signature. *Insert Cool Signature Here* -Minecraftemery (talk) 18:58, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

I noticed there is a slightly simpler version of the Minecraft logo on the loading screen in the Bedrock Edition beta 1.17.20.22. It seems to be the new logo, as seen on the Caves and Cliffs logo. I hope this won't be for the Main menu logo. Also should we stick to the current logo on this wiki? Blazerun19 (talk) 00:19, 28 July 2021 (UTC)

Sync

Excluding the changes for the windows 11 files, can some update the news, updates, lead section (to change to current games) and remove 1.17.10 from planned versions? Humiebeetalk contribs 18:11, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

Again

Link changes, <center> changes, and change a windows 11.svg to windows.svg. Humiebeetalk contribs 01:04, 18 August 2021 (UTC)

I found a new minecraft version

I found it with Flashpoint. It's called Minecraft 4K. Am I allowed to add it to Missing versions? Also, can I add this screenshot of Minecraft 4K to Missing Versions/screenshots? OrrinPants (talk) 21:02, 8 August 2021 (UTC)

4k flashpoint.png

Minecraft 4k is already documented on the wiki. Is that what you found? --AttemptToCallNil (talk) 22:38, 8 August 2021 (UTC)
Yes. OrrinPants (talk) 21:19, 9 August 2021 (UTC)
FYI, if you're wondering about the thing listed as "Version 2", that's an unofficial modified version of 4k. I've already sent in a patch to rename it accordingly to highlight this (as well as add the older official version of 4k), but it might not appear in the next Flashpoint release. - User-12316399 (talk) 21:29, 9 August 2021 (UTC)

Talk pages

With the new format, I can't find talk pages (for regular pages). How do I switch back to the previous format? Alternately, how do I access the talk page for a page I'm visiting? (Without having to manually edit the URL and put "talk:" in front of the page name.) SirDaddicus (talk) 18:23, 31 August 2021 (UTC)

  1. On the top right of the page, click on a button (next to edit) and Talk (#) will appear.
  2. Fandomdesktop cannot be changed back to hydra, your only choice is to stay or use vector (which messes up the sidebar).
  3. Wrong place to ask questions, do it on the admin noticeboard, all of these questions have already been answered on the community portal as well.
Humiebeetalk contribs 16:46, 1 September 2021 (UTC)
Thank you! SirDaddicus (talk) 21:47, 1 September 2021 (UTC)

Add "The"

When Micro$oft demanded that this wiki nolonger brand itself as "official", the word was removed from the mainpage. But how about if the wiki logo on the main page would not just say "Minecraft Wiki" and said "The Minecraft Wiki" instead? Adding the "The" would be a legit way to embiggen the site name there. It would just sound way better by having this enbiggening implication. GMRE (talk) 17:58, 10 October 2021 (UTC)

Windows development version is off

Unlike the Android and Xbox next to it, Windows for Bedrock development version shows "beta 1.18.0.20"

It should show instead: "1.18.0 beta 1.18.0.20"

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