Mineplex

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Mineplex
Developer(s)Mineplex LLC
Initial releaseJanuary 24, 2013; 6 years ago (2013-01-24)
TypeGame server
Websitewww.mineplex.com/home/hy

Mineplex is a Minecraft game server officially partnered with Mojang.[1][2] It was founded on January 24, 2013 by two players under the usernames "Sterling_" and "Spu_".[3] Currently, the server has over 1,000 players playing simultaneously at almost any given time.[3][4] However, as Mineplex's popularity has been declining, this number used to be around 10,000.[5] The server's record, 34,434 players on January 28, 2015, is the highest in all of Minecraft and was recognized by Guinness World Records in Guinness World Records 2016: Gamer's Edition.[6] The amount of unique log-ins on the server is unknown, although it could be well into the millions as implied by the 500,000+ users on the server's forums.[3]

The server's main feature is its minigames, specially customized and heavily-modded multiplayer maps with different challenges.[7][4] These minigames provide winnable gameplay mechanics to the sandbox game.[8] They are divided into categories such as Classics, Arcade, Champions, Clans, and Holiday minigames. To pay for the server and its development, Mineplex sells in-game cosmetics and special features to players.[3]

History[edit]

The server was founded on January 24, 2013, making it among some of the oldest Minecraft servers.[3] The server received population booms after YouTube celebrity Captain Sparklez's uploaded videos on the server.[9] In 2016, the Dallas Mavericks partnered with Mineplex to create Dallas Mavericks World, a minigame for the server. According to a news release by the team, it will allow players to compete in building competitions and play a basketball minigame on a full-scale model of the American Airlines Center. The minigame was launched on the server in the summer of 2016.[10][11][12][13] In Guinness World Records 2016: Gamers Edition, Mineplex was listed as the most popular Minecraft server network, having 34,434 players on the server at once on January 28, 2015.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ford James (June 11, 2017). "Mojang to partner up with popular Minecraft servers". Gamereactor.
  2. ^ "BETTER TOGETHER FAQ". minecraft.net.
  3. ^ a b c d e "7 Oldest Minecraft Servers". oldest.org. February 22, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "The best Minecraft servers". PCGamesN.
  5. ^ Master Builder 3.0 Advanced: Minecraft Secrets and Strategies from the Game's Greatest Players. Triumph Books, 2015. p. 50. ISBN 9781633191884.
  6. ^ a b Guinness World Records 2016: Gamer's Edition. Macmillan. p. 115.
  7. ^ Wiltshire, Alex (September 15, 2015). "The Future Of Minecraft's Biggest Servers". Rock, Paper, Shotgun.
  8. ^ Huntermann, Nina. Now to Play Video Games (illustrated ed.). NYU Press, 2019. p. 280. ISBN 9781479802142.
  9. ^ Matt Weinberger (May 20, 2016). "Mark Cuban explains why he plays 'Minecraft' with his kids". Business Insider.
  10. ^ Adam Wermuth (May 18, 2016). "Dallas Mavs Partner With Minecraft Server to Engage a new Generation of Basketball Fans". mavs.com.
  11. ^ Kurt Schlosser (May 24, 2016). "Mark Cuban calls Minecraft 'intellectually engaging' as his NBA team creates new game with Mineplex". GeekWire.
  12. ^ Manouk Akopyan (May 1, 2016). "Mark Cuban Explains Why The Mavericks Are Mashing Up With 'Minecraft'". AListDaily.
  13. ^ David Humphrey (May 19, 2016). "Dallas Mavericks joining computer games world in Minecraft". Fort Worth Star-Telegram.