Welcome to my strange little corner

I enjoy the concept of games where you are given a world with certain rules and mechanics and within that world you are free to explore, build and shape your own fun.

I was introduced to Minecraft by my stepkids, who begged me to install the then-Pocket Edition of the game on the devices they were allowed to play with. This also meant it got installed on my phone, and it was all over from there.

I got into game hosting because I enjoy making worlds for other people to play in/explore. More importantly I enjoy creating worlds for people to express themselves more or less away from the rampant toxicity that so often mars online gaming with others. I maintain a mostly creative, kid-safe open game for Minecraft because I have friends with kids that play.

I hope you enjoy visiting my worlds. Feel free to stay awhile.

–ARBT

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A screen laid out to look like an old fashioned TV, with the game Castlevania VI playing in the main part. In a round window onthe right, a black woman with colorful braids gnaws on a SNES controller in frustration *blows the dust off* August 23, 2020 by ARBT - A long delayed news update from ARBT, with new Twitch schedule.

Minecraft

Theoretically, a Minecraft world is not, in fact, infinite.

This blog used to be called 51 Trillion Squares. Back in the wild west days when the sun rose in the north and infinite worlds had just become a thing in MCPE, I figured that You can get maybe 100,000 blocks away from your zero point before things got a little screwy. By that logic, an infinite world should amount to 200,000 blocks along each axis, times a world height of what was then 128 blocks… it works out to 51.2 trillion blocks in a world. Not infinite, but still a big wide world to explore.

Originally I started a blog as somewhere to put my thoughts on Minecraft as an experience, pass along news, and to show off my monster builds and document my journeys through the strange, not-so-little world I¬†carry around with me in my pocket. It’s gotten a little bit away from me as I opened my world to a ragtag bunch of reddit kids, first on Monday nights hosted from my phone, then 24/7 as I figured out how to move my now 3 year old main maps from phone to tablet to Win 10 computer.

I mostly played solo when I started this blog, and I mostly play solo again, though the world is open to visitors both new and old. With the debut of Better Together, I figured it was time to blow the dust off this blog, incorporate it with my other game hosting, and get exploring again.

Connect

Discord

ARBTServer


Minecraft Bedrock Edition

(formerly Pocket/Win10 Edition)

So hey, I have a realm now! Grab an invite, or enter “vxqy5ie3ibc” when Minecraft asks you for a code.

I do occasionally open up local games publicly as well:

Click “Play”, then the “Servers” tab, then the “Add New Server” button. The server address is play777.arbtserver.net, port 19132/19137 for Minecraft.

login information for Minecraft. Info mirrored in text.

There will be an announcement on Discord as to which game is open at what time.

Alternatively, you may also friend/follow me on XBOX Live. This is the only way to connect if you are playing Minecraft on XBox or Nintendo Switch.

/r/arbtserver
51 Trillion Squares (the old blog)


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