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The Future of Podcrash+

Feb 13, 2021 | Community & Server, Podcrash Play

WHAT IS PODCRASH+

If you don’t know what Podcrash+ is let me explain. Podcrash+ is our mod for playing on popular Minecraft servers like Hypixel, Cubecraft, and Mineplex. It was initially designed with the goal of creating a more competitive environment within these servers alongside adding unique game enhancing abilities into them. This included features for Minestrike, Dominate, Cops Vs Crims, and more.

What was soon realized by doing so is that we locked ourselves into a situation where we can only appeal to players in very specific niches. Podcrash+, from its branding to its functionality, was designed with only the competitive player in mind. We’re proud to announce the beginning of a new era for our mod as it transitions to its own stand-alone client for not only competitive but casual play as well.

Podcrash Play Logo

WHAT MAKES PODCRASH PLAY DIFFERENT?

Podcrash Play is designed to not just make playing fun, but to make playing sociable. We believe we are the first platform in Minecraft to encourage fun, fair competitive play in a sociable and welcoming environment. This starts with introducing our own launcher as well as overhauling our UI design to be much more player friendly. 

Since Podcrash Play is transitioning from a mod to becoming a stand-alone client, this opens a huge amount of opportunities for us to develop you some amazing features that weren’t even imaginable in Podcrash+! 

TIMELINE

Podcrash Play has been in development in various forms for nearly 3 years. We want to make sure we get this update right for you, our players. Everything you see here is coming to Podcrash Play in the coming months, but our focus is on stability and quality over quantity, therefore you will see some features before others in this list. We are constantly looking at your suggestions left at feedback.podcrash.com to decide where and what we prioritize our focus on, so if you are as enthusiastic as I am, please spend some time voting for the features you love, and discussing the feature suggestions to help us understand where we should focus our time first!

FEATURES:

1) PRE-EXISTING STUFF

Podcrash+ has always been about improving play, be it improving FPS in-game or improving some much-loved game modes like Minestrike, Dominate and Bridges. All while adding a bunch of features like GUI overlay’s, Arrow tracers and more.

2) CLIENT

So the first big change you should know is, Podcrash Play is becoming its own standalone client. Rather than just a mod that you install over others, Podcrash will now allow you to experience a more social way to play Minecraft.

3) DISCORD INTEGRATION

You asked, and well yeah to be honest, I agree… Podcrash will now start supporting Discord integration, so if you load up the client your friends will be able to see that you are playing on Podcrash Play.

4) FRIENDS

Podcrash isn’t just a place to play Minecraft, it isn’t just a place to add shiny features, our vision of Podcrash is a place where you can share your greatest moments and build your best memories. Since we first launched Cops and Robbers, we have always been about bringing people together. With this update, you will be able to add your friends, see what servers or games they are playing and even join in on the fun by clicking straight into their game, on supported servers. As you can see, our friend John is playing on Hypixel on his favorite account DrMelon, by being able to share this information you and your friends can quickly join one another and cut out the various boring menus and distractions.

(Note: This is a demonstration account the DrMelon account is not associated with Podcrash)

5) COSMETICS

Playing Minecraft is fun. Playing Minecraft whilst showing off your exclusive cosmetics, or rocking your favorite youtubers merch in game… Well that’s just cool. Podcrash Play will be building in support for an in client store allowing you to customize your character and make you truly stand out in the crowd. 

I can also confirm that, starting today, Podcrash will be opening applications for Youtubers and Streamers to get access to our platform to release custom cosmetics at the best share ratio currently available on all platforms. You can apply early by going to https://podcrash.com/partnerships

6) MY PODCRASH ACCOUNT

I don’t know about you, but I get so annoyed having to remember multiple emails and passwords to access all my Minecraft accounts and on website logins. It’s annoying and there must be an easier way! Well maybe there is, you can create a Podcrash account and use it to just login to our client, website and any other services we provide, and gain immediate access to your account and to your information. No more annoying registration pages!

If you’d like to set up your Podcrash account early, and maybe grab an OG username, early sign ups for a Podcrash account is available right now! You can get started by heading over to https://my.podcrash.com/register and creating an account.  

You can read more about My Podcrash, how we store data, and what technologies we use to ensure that everything you do is absolutely safe and secure. https://podcrash.com/blog/what-is-my-podcrash-single-sign-on/

7) MULTIPLE MINECRAFT ACCOUNTS? NO PROBLEM!

Put your hand up if you own more than one Minecraft account…. Come on 🙋‍♂️

Let’s be honest, we all have, and it’s so annoying having to close Minecraft every time, login, launch the game and ugh I’m bored just writing about it. With the new release, you will be able to change out your account in no time. (Oh and did I mention, any cosmetics you have, are automatically linked to all your Minecraft accounts, not just the one!)

8) IRC FIX

IRC was the only social feature of Podcrash+ and it was loved and used by a large number of our daily players. So much so that when it had to be removed, you spammed my dms asking when it would be fixed. Well we are back, better than ever and this time, spammers beware, we bring moderators. All IRC channels will be reactivated in the next update alongside global spam and chat filtering.

9) LANGUAGE SUPPORT

Olá, Bonjour, Hallo and Ciao! Say hello to our new language support, our installer, client and game will now allow you to use our GUI in multiple languages. This will need a little help from you though! If you are a fluent speaker of any language aside from English please reach out on our discord to help us out!

10) GAME ON

We love hearing about the games you play, and we love that some communities and games we don’t support use our mod fulltime despite not supporting or adding anything to the games! Well, we hear you, we are committed to improving the games you play, on whatever server you play, and we are actively developing new features for games within our community! 

Currently we support Hypixel’s Cops Vs Crims and Mineplex’s Bridges, Minestrike and Domination. We plan to bring some long awaited updates to these.

I can also say that Mineplex’s CakeWars, MicroBattles and Block Hunt will be shortly added we are beginning to look at future games to start supporting.

11) THE LIGHT! IT BURNS!

Who needs lights when your monitor can light up your entire room every time you open Minecraft. Toggle dark mode on or off at anytime and never have to worry about being blinded by light at 1am ever again!

12) SO I CAN JUST CLICK AND PLAY?

Who wants to deal with the hassle of installing a new map? Finding IPs are also just such a thing of the past! In Podcrash Play, you’re able to click on any of the featured servers and maps you regularly play on, and jump right in!

If we don’t have your favorite server listed you can also add it to the quick launch.

13) PROFILE PAGES

Want a convenient way to show off all of your achievements, all your OG usernames and all the competition’s you have won? With your own profile page you have the perfect way to do it! Whether you want to display your latest game stats, or want to show off your favorite servers, these pages are all about you!

14) LOCATION PINGS

He’s hiding round the corner. What corner. That corner. Surely there’s a better way to share information in game than screaming down voice comms… Why not just show them! With location pings, you are able to show your team exactly where you are looking. Gone are the days of frustrated yelling voice comms!

15)RIGHT ON TARGET

Crosshairs. Ironically they are never really the focus of much love. Especially Minecraft and that’s just not fair! With our custom crosshairs feature, you can choose the perfect style for you and improve your aim!

16) COLOR BLINDNESS SUPPORT

1 in 12 males and 1 in 200 females suffer from color blindness. We’re adding different color profiles to our client in order to help any players who may be affected by this. We are working with experts at the Color Blind Awareness Organization to ensure we provide the best possible design to help you enjoy the game we all love.

THE PODCRASH SERVER IS CLOSING

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that the Podcrash Server will be closing down effective immediately. Our server was started as a way to support communities and games that were unable to get the help they needed. We remain committed to doing just that, but to do it through communication and cooperation with as many servers as possible. Since we started 10 years ago, since the first YouTube collaborations with SkyDoesMinecraft all the way to now, we have always prided ourselves on our ability to work closely with other members of the community. The Podcrash server did not uphold those core values, and instead of helping the community we divided it. 

In the coming weeks we will open source our entire Minecraft game engine and the various games we created using it. How you choose to use this is completely up to you!

PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

Podcrash is about bringing together communities and players. What better way than by working with servers, creators and communities that already do this!

Our mission is to create a client that’ll enhance the experience of Minecraft for everyone. We want to include as many servers and communities as possible in challenging the boundaries of this game and creating a customizable and enjoyable experience. We’re currently working in partnership with the MCCL community to promote a new type of competitive experience within their leagues.

We’re also happy to announce that we are looking for partners to help us further our goal! Whether you’re a content creator making videos or doing live streams or a server manager, we’re looking to work with you! Get in touch with us by applying using the link below!
https://podcrash.com/partnerships

THAT’S IT FOLKS

This has been a long time coming. We aren’t quite at the finish line yet, but we are so so so close and we thing it’s about time you know everything you have coming in 2021 to your Podcrash Play experience.

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7 months ago

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