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New Earth

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Dynmap view of the Minecraft world and current regions where building has been open(ed) as of 11 December 2020.

New Earth is an ongoing stream project originally beginning on 26th July 2020, where a 1:4000 scale map of the Earth is opened up in sections to the public to build, both on and off of stream.

The map is pre-made with the countries and borders (depicted with cobblestone blocks) laid out, and users are allowed to build down a little and up to around 40 blocks from sea level.

The builds can be viewed by joining the server (Instructions found here) and in your internet browser via the Dynmap here. Regions can be highlighted on the map by turning on the "WorldGuard" layers found on the left menu.

This is the first stream to be played on the 1.16.1 game version.

Rules

The full list of rules for builds can be found here. The rules apply for all on-stream and off-stream builds, and are updated over time as the server develops.

Stream 1 - Western Europe

The first stream, which premiered on 26th July 2020, featured a Western Europe section containing Ireland, the UK, (most of) France, Netherlands, Spain and Portugal.

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Uptime: 2:56:01
Date: July 26th 2020
Title: Let's build a new Earth in Minecraft. Starts 3pm BST. Type !server for login

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Public Build 1 - Central & Eastern Europe

Dynmap view of the first two complete regions. 5pm 30th July 2020

The second public build that opened at the end of Stream 1 featured a large portion of Central Europe, including locations such as Belgium, Italy, Switzerland and Austria to name a few.

This was expanded one day later to include much of Eastern Europe.

This build region closed at 5pm (BST) 30th July 2020, in preparation for the next stream two hours later.

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Stream 2 - Scandinavia

Dynmap view after the second stream. 11:30pm 30th July 2020

The second stream was on the 30th July 2020 at 7pm (BST) and lasted around three and a half hours. A majority of the Nordic region was available for construction, including Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. During the stream, RT visited and explored a lot of the Public Central Europe area built in between the streams before admiring what had been built during the stream itself.

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Uptime: 3:46:27
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Public Build 2 - Northern Russia

The second public build was opened after the stream on 30th July 2020, expanding to a northern section of Russia. It was later expanded to the East on the 5th August 2020, as the video released to include even more of Northern Russia. The zone was further expanded to the East once more on the 13th August. Once again this was finally expanded to the very East of Russia, going up to the edge of the world, on the 29th August 2020. This build zone finally closed on 13th September 2020 at 1pm, making this the largest and longest region at this time.

This region marked the debut of a greatly increased presence of build groups & much larger projects, armor stand builds, and note block builds, including jingles and full-length songs. The eastern zone of Russia also marked the introduction of full regional road systems across Public Builds; the road system in eastern Russia ranges across 3000 blocks. These concepts of builds would continue in following builds.

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Public Build 3 - Northwest Africa

Despite the cancellation of an expected stream, plans to open a new region still went into action. This area featured multiple countries including Morocco, Algeria, Western Sahara, Mali, Senegal, and the Canary Islands.

This region was temporarily closed on 16 September as RT was touring Russia and reopened once the stream had finished.

Concerns over Large Builds and Road Networks

Many concepts introduced from the public builds in Russia continued in this zone, but concern was brought up regarding larger builds and roads; firstly, community members expressed worry about the massive amounts of space that a road network was taking, which severely reduced free space for other builders to use. In addition, there was controversy over large builds being larger than their native countries. Both concerns led to the erasure of some builds. After these concerns were discussed and resolved in the community, builders have become much more considerate about the space they use; larger projects have been scaled down and road networks changed to be less wide. These ideas of common courtesy would continue into preceding build streams.

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Stream 3 - Northwest Asia & Viewing Northern Russia (Part 1)

On 16th September, RT set out to view what had been created in the Public Northern Russia area. Due to its sheer size and high amount of detail in builds, RT only managed to view around half of the region, even with the stream lasting four hours.

Throughout the stream, a new region was opened - Northwest Asia. This included Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey, and some of southern Russia.

Due to the region being less filled, this and the previous public area (Northwest Africa) were both left open for players to build on and was closed on 22 October, just over a month later.

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Stream 4 - Mainland America

On 22nd October 2020, a region was opened up that covered most of Mainland America (also known as the contiguous United States), where RT streamed and toured the area while people built for just under four hours.

Changes to New Earth

This stream marked the beginning of several features for the server.

Hybrid Build Region Model

This was the first build region in New Earth to follow a new "hybrid" model for build zones: it initially started as a stream build and still remained open for building after the end of the stream. This allowed for users to complete their builds, even if they were not done by the end of the stream; it also let users build in the region at any time if they were unable to make the stream. The region was closed on 3rd November 2020.

New Earth Travel Hub

On this day, the first fast travel hub for New Earth was created; it allowed players to travel from the spawn platform to the current portal in addition to previous build regions across the map. The hub featured a straight corridor with portals on each side. Prior to the travel hub's creation, players had to fly from the latest region to explore the rest of the world.

Vivecraft Support

A Vivecraft VR client (right) holding a trident beside a Vivecraft non-VR client (left). Taken in VR.
A Vivecraft VR client (right) holding a trident beside a Vivecraft non-VR client (left). This image was taken using a Vivecraft non-VR client.

On 19 September 2020, Vivecraft became a supported mod on the server. This new addition allowed players with appropriate devices and a Vivecraft client to play and build in virtual reality, also known as VR. Players without VR devices could also play using non-VR clients to see other players using VR to interact with the game. Mainland America was the first build stream which supported Vivecraft.

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Public Build 4 - Northern Africa

Beginning on 22nd October 2020 following the previous stream, the new region of Northern Africa opened up, featuring countries including Libya, Chad, Cameroon and Central Africa Republic. This stayed open for an extended time for off-stream building.

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Stream 5 - Viewing Northern Russia (Part 2)

On 27th October 2020, RT planned to view the rest of Northern Russia that was missed in his previous tour, viewing the last half of builds. The stream was over four hours in length, where he also viewed the Northwest Asia region after travelling through Northern Russia. During the stream, people were limited to building within the Northern Africa region to aid in server performance; this meant mainland America was temporarily put "on hold". After the stream, the whole world re-opened, and people could build in either of the two open regions.

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Stream 6 - Canada

On 1st November 2020, RT held a stream for the majority of Canada. The stream lasted three and a half hours, where people built in the area while RT toured and looked around the build area.

This region also followed the "hybrid" model and remained open for building after the stream. It was closed on 4 December 2020.

This region was the first area to introduce the "No Tesco Rule", prohibiting the building of Tesco stores in regions that do not carry this shopping chain. The rule later changed to apply more broadly to the ban of retailers unrelated to the given country of the build stream.

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Stream 7 - Greenland

Two of the domes before the stream

On 7th November 2020, RT streamed Greenland. This was the first time a build region in New Earth had a special theme: builders were to construct their work solely inside four domes. These large spheres were made out of white and black glass and were located above Greenland; the country previously was an ice spike biome, but these were removed and replaced with grass within the domes.

Two of the domes opened for the stream, leaving the remaining pair to open for building post-stream. They were closed on 1 December 2020, one hour prior to the tour stream viewing all the domes.

The Void

Partway through the stream, players started covering the walls of one dome with black concrete, removing all natural light source. This was a controversial move, as it broke how people had lit up their builds. A decision was made that it was to be removed from the original dome, but would be allowed on one of the post-stream domes.

Two hours after opening, a team of players worked together and completed covering the whole inside of "dome 2" in black concrete. Nicknamed "The Void Dome", the builds inside feature a theme pertaining to outer space or the general darkness. What started as a controversial build ultimately became an iconic build theme and a favourite among builders, viewers and RT himself.

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Public Build 5 - Northeast Africa

On the 1st of December, RT revisited Greenland to tour the domes that were built off-stream. During this tour, players could join and build in the northeastern part of Africa. This region included countries such as Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia.

The region stayed open after the stream, and closed a few hours prior to the New Atlantis stream on the 17th of December.

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Stream 8 - Atlantis

On 17th December, a new square region sitting between Canada, America and West Europe was created to represent Atlantis.

This region had all water removed from it, and build height was only as tall as the water level of the ocean, meaning players were destined to dig down to create larger builds.

After the stream, this region stayed open for players to continue building.

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Stream 9 - Alaska

This region had a special Christmas theme for building. It opened on the 22nd of December, a few days before Christmas during a stream. This region stayed open after the stream, allowing people to build Christmas-related things until the end of the holidays.

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Public Build 6 - Central Africa

Central Africa opened on the 4th of January as a public build area. The region stayed open for about a month, closing on the 5th of February.

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Public Build 7 - Southern Africa

The Southern Africa region opened on the 5th of February, and remained open until the 11th of March.

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Stream 10 - Japan & Korea

This build region contained Japan, North & South Korea, with small sections of Russia and China opening on the 11th March 2021. Due to the large amount of water in this stream build, the rule regarding the consideration of coastlines was lifted slightly, allowing players to build in the ocean. This region closed on the 25th March, 2021 at 5pm.

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Public Build 8 - East Asia

This area containing Mongolia, China and Russia opened after the stream on the 11th March 2021. This was open for a month, closing on the 11th April at 5pm.

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Stream 11 - East Asia and Viewing Africa

A stream on the 20th March 2021 led RT to view all of the previously built areas in Africa. During this time, players were allowed to continue building in the Japan, Korea, and East Asia regions.

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Stream 12 - New Zealand

On the 25th March 2021, New Zealand was opened up on stream. As it was a smaller region, some lesser islands closer to the spawn platform were permitted for build use. Due to the size, this was planned to only be open for a short time post-stream. It was closed at 9pm 27th March. This was a unique build in that this stream that featured the edge of the world, built to loom over the void.

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Stream 13 - Australia

On the 11th April 2021, a stream was held for Australia. This featured less underground building space, so the height was increased compared to previous regions. It was planned to stay open for one week, but ended up closing on the 2nd May 2021 at 5pm.

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Stream 14 - Underground Australia

On the 18th of April, RT streamed a region featuring underground Australia as the build site. This was positioned in the same space as the previous above-ground Australia build, with the underground area completely wiped ahead of time. The one additional rule in the area was to build upside down. This region closed at 5pm, 2nd May 2021.

Due to the lack of natural light, this spawned a lot of creations with lights, similar to The Void Greenland domes.

After this time, RT stated that he planned to have a break from Minecraft streams, although future public build areas would continue to open over the break.

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Public Build 9 - Central Asia

This area containing Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Russia, and small portions of China, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan opened on the 2nd May 2021. This area was open for two months, closing on the 4th July at 5pm.

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