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Welcome back to Minecraft Ann Arbor!

Thu, 04/16/2020 - 4:10pm by eli

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Back many years after its mysterious disappearance, we're pleased to relaunch MINECRAFT ANN ARBOR! On the server, you'll find a huge flat map of the Ann Arbor area, where players have been building their own homes or their favorite buildings! You can connect to it from the most recent version of Minecraft Java Edition using Multiplayer Direct Connect to minecraft.aadl.org . Note: we're sorry, but this server is not compatible with Minecraft Pocket Edition on mobile devices or Minecraft on Game Consoles.

Most of the Downtown Area in Minecraft Ann Arbor was built by local legend Jan Wolter, who put a ton of time into the server. He passed away in 2015, but his work on this server has been preserved so you can still enjoy a bit of Downtown Ann Arbor while socially distancing!

Part of the idea is to make the outsides of buildings as real as possible, but the insides can be whatever you want, whether just like they are, or what you always hoped they would be. A mix between the real and the fantasy worlds is fun for everyone!

Please note that the core of Downtown has been protected from edits. You can built whatever you want if you move outside the Downtown area. If you'd like to be registered as a builder and have edit privileges inside the protected zone, build us a sample building somewhere on the map, and email us at minecraft@aadl.org for more info!

A quick ground rule: this is our community in Minecraft, so be nice! All chat and edits are logged, and any users posting offensive messages to the chat or building offensive structures in-world will be permanently banned from the server.

If you'd like to have a look at the world without playing Minecraft, there's a live web map available!

Let us know if you have any questions, and have fun hanging around a blocky version of our town with a blocky version of your friends!

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