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Basic Information about our Servers




EVO Minecraft MOOC 1.17.1 server


How to be sure you are running the correct version of Java Minecraft


In Aug, 2021 our server hosted by Aaron Schwartz was upgraded to  1.17.1



You'll need the Java version noted here in order to play on the EVO server until it is again upgraded

You have to ensure that the version of Minecraft you are running on your device is the same as the one running on the server.


To change Minecraft versions using the new launcher, here is what you do ... 


STEP 1 - Select INSTALLATIONS from the main splash screen.

If you miss it here and enter where you select game mode (individual or multiplayer)

you'll have to quit the application and restart it to return to this screen.


STEP 2 - Create a new installation


We are aware that the bubble at bottom right should say "Do it now" - we'll fix it later.


If the server version you want is showing here, your can CREATE the new installation


I find it good practice to include the version number in the name I give my installations.


OR if you want an older version because the server you wish to play on is running a previous version, then


STEP 3 - Launch the new installation 


Shown here are the names given to previous installations created on this device





Video showing how to set your PLAY profile in an older version of the Minecraft Launcher


Olivetree made a 3:38 min:sec video to show you how to change your profile from the latest version to the one we were using at the time: 1.12.2. You can try following the instructions below the video, but note that the new Minecraft launcher has changed its appearance to that shown above, though the principle is the same.





How to connect with our server at mc.evomc.net


Once you have the correct installation version running, you have to configure your app to connect to the EVO Minecraft MOOC Server running out of Athens, Ohio.


Video instructions for server connection


Olivetree made a 5:28 min:sec video to show you how to connect with the EVO Minecraft Server once you have the correct profile running. You can try following the instructions below the video, but keep in mind that our installation version has changed.



Text and visual instructions for server connection


If you want to refresh your knowledge without watching the video again, try following these instructions.

Keep in mind that what you see might be a little different since the installer itself has changed, but the current view is similar and the principle is the same.


  1. Run Minecraft and select "Multiplayer"

  2. Click "Add Server"
  3. In "Server Address" type in the IP address of our server mc.evomc.net and then select "Done".
    1. Be careful there are no extra spaces before or after the server name
    2. Extra spaces will be significant and will not connect you with our server
  4. Write in the server name EVOMC 2022 or whatever you wish to call this server.
    Best practices suggest that the name you give it include the version#; currently. EVOMC 2022 1.17.1


4. From here click on the server EVOMC 2022 (or whatever you called it) and then click the button "Join Server".



If you get a connection error, click REFRESH and try again.


Thanks to EVO Minecraft MOOC co-moderator Aaron Schwartz for setting up and maintaining the EVO server

from a nether portal in his office at Ohio University, Athens, Georgia. That nether portal might have by now emerged at one of his home computers, but that is immaterial to us here. 


Our server has rules - please follow them



You can see these rules  while paying on our server.


  • In Minecraft press the forward leaning slash key /
  • This will bring up the text you see in red and yellow above
  • Type /rules to see the rules as shown above 


A model Community Minecraft Charter 


We were honored to have Jo Kay with us in EVOMC17. She did a formal session on Jokadia which we recorded here



We think that the Massively@jokaydia Community Minecraft Charter provides reasonable guidelines governing behavior on our server. It was developed by some of the kids playing on Massively Minecraft.


Here are the first two sections of the 



Where do we build? 

  • We build on land that we have claimed for ourselves.
  • This land must be a reasonable distance from other peoples builds!
    • Use 1mins minecraft walking distance as a guide,
    • or ask a Moderator for advice on where to build!
  • If you want to build nearer, or with anyone else – you need to ask first and get their permission.



  • We are a community of explorers and builders who work together with kindness and honesty.
  • We will not take resources (things) such as materials, objects, tools, dyes, food, flowers, wood that other people have collected.
  • We will not loot other people’s chests, or take any objects from their builds.
  • We will not use mods or resource packs that give us an unfair advantage (eg. Xray mod etc).
  • We will tell the truth and understand we will be asked to leave if we cannot.


Our policy regarding whom we accept to join us during EVO each year


We also have a policy, given in our EVO proposal



We accept join requests from educators (and sometimes their students and/or their children) whose profiles appear to link to identifiable people who could become potential colleagues as opposed to gamers apparently using pseudonyms, and whose reasons for joining us would likely be incompatible with our goals and passions, which relate to gamification in education, not just playing Minecraft for hedonistic reasons. As we are a community of practice interested in assisting each other in using Minecraft creatively and constructively with students, we might reject profiles that appear irrelevant to our goals or indicate no evidence of shared aspirations. 




Minecraft is constantly coming out with updates, so instructions and server details may go out of date here.

If you notice anything that is incorrect, please notify us.



Latest updates

November 24, 2021 - 03:00 UTC - Teacher Vance





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