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Level 78 : Legendary Technomancer
Published on 9/7/2012 - 9/7/12 11:20 am , last updated: 04/21/17 9:22:29 am

Server Info : RID 1398788

Status: Online! Pinged: 02/17/18
United States
Game Version:Minecraft 1.12
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What is Shotbow?

Shotbow is a server featuring high quality, original, custom coded gamemodes in Minecraft with no client side modifications required (you don’t need any mods to play!). We have been a server for over three years and have since had over a million unique players.

The Staff

The Shotbow network has a very professional team of staff members. From coders to graphic designers to the good ‘ol admins who ban the baddies, you can count on us to ensure that your time on our servers is fun and free of hackers, spammers, and all of the bad guys and that the staff will be professional.

Shotbow XP

Shotbow has a custom currency system called Shotbow XP which allows players to earn in game currency and buy new classes or other fun perks for games to enhance their playing experience. Want a special pet to follow you around in the lobby? Sure! Want to gain that edge in Annihilation? Of course! Items bought with XP encourage alternative play styles to spice up the game for everyone involved!

The Games


MineZ, the game that really started it all for Shotbow is a Minecraft interpretation of the DayZ mod. With custom coded zombie AI, it is a true hardcore experience. You can take up the role of a friendly healer or become an evil bandit. You can be a lone wolf or start a great clan. The custom coded items and over 33,000,000 block big map will surely keep you entertained, and once you’re a pro, you may be able to take on a giant or take on some of the dungeons scattered about. MineZ is a truly amazing Minecraft experience.


Annihilation is Shotbow’s current most popular game. It is a team based PvP gamemode in which four teams face off to destroy the other team’s nexus (a block deep in their base). What makes Annihilation an amazing game, is the variety. You can just do so much. Amazing builder? Maybe you want to help build a wall to protect your team’s nexus. Master PvPer? You may be better off on the front lines, trying to capture the middle (which holds valuable diamonds). Of course you could also brew potions for sneak attacks, defend your own nexus, and much much more. There are also over thirty custom classes and Thirteen maps to play on. In Annihilation, you’ll never get bored.


SMASH is Shotbow’s interpretation of the wildly popular Super Smash Bros. by Nintendo. Duke it out with up to seven others players on a variety of maps with custom items, and a double-jump feature to get around. If you’re looking for a quick game, you can just join in and play with fellow casuals. Once you’ve gotten good, you may find it better to join the competitive ELO based ranked matches to try to become the best!

Mine Theft Auto

Mine Theft Auto is Shotbow’s interpretation of Grand Theft Auto. With a detailed map and custom coding the possibilities with this gamemode are almost limitless! Use 40+ weapons to do intense heists! Race through the streets or in the air using one of 50+ vehicles. Earn money by doing many different jobs, and use that money to buy a house or gang base. You can even become a cop yourself and catch all the dirty criminals! With all this and more Mine Theft Auto will keep you entertained for hours on end!

And Much Much More

There could only be so much said here, and Shotbow has many more amazing games to try out. Try to get the quickest time in the daily Death By Void course or try to become the best gunfighter in GunGame. Fend off the hordes in Slaughter or touch up on your PvP skills in GG. In Shotbow, you can be sure to find hours upon hours of fun, engaging, and original games.

Visit www.shotbow.net to check out all of our completely custom game modes.

1.9, 1.10, 1.11 : 04/21/2017 9:22:15 am4/21/17

We've recently updated the base version of the servers. 1.7 and 1.8 versions can no longer connect. 1.9, 1.10, and 1.11 can now connect however.

With this change we've also retired MineZ 2 - which will be offline until further notice.

EULA Compliance : 10/16/2016 2:15:33 pm10/16/16

Starting today, at the demand of Mojang A.B., we are disabling votifier support until further notice.

Other server changes will be happening today, which you can read more about in our website post: "EULA Compliance News"

SHOTBOW 2016 ROADMAP : 01/30/2016 11:42:39 am1/30/16

Looking back at 2015, we decided to take a close look at the core goals for the network. While we’ve always committed to bringing innovative gameplay to our users, it was clear we’ve spread ourselves a little thin by trying to support every mode we’ve ever created. This resulted in us neglecting those modes that really drive the passion of our users, and in 2016 we have dedicated ourselves to reinventing Shotbow for the better. This will mean a lot of changes around the network, but we hope that bringing a laser focus to our most played modes will result in a great year for our players, our staff, and the network as a whole.

To the Garage!

First, we plan to take down a number of games that were either never meant to be supported long term or need to have some serious time with a developer. Many of these will make a return in a future arcade mode whereby users can group up together and compete by seamlessly playing a variety of mini-games (think WarioWare). Others will be recoded to be released as standalone offerings. But for the time being we are going to be bringing them into the Shotbow garage. These modes include Ghostcraft, Lightbikes, Crafting Mama, Hidden in Plain Sight, Flappy Chick, Sweepers, Craftybomber, Wasted, and Assault. For some, this will be difficult news, but the idea is that we can recode/refine these games to be relaunched at a later time in a much better format. This lets us focus on our core offerings.

Community Feedback

Community feedback will be a pillar for Shotbow in 2016. Starting in March, the lead staff member for each active game mode will open up a monthly feedback thread meant to identify game breaking bugs, balance issues, and get a general pulse on the community. We will then take that feedback and spend development resources accordingly. We hope that this is a big step towards ensuring the community is heard and changes are made in a rapid fashion. Why March? We plan to do a lot of bug fixing in February so we start things with a clean slate.

Something New!

We will continue to offer new game mode experiences and tweaks to our existing offering. Some things to look forward to in 2016:
  • Gold Rush: A fast paced pvp mode with a dynamic objective system. Our feedback on this mode so far is fantastic, and we anticipate you enjoying its frantic and balanced gameplay.
  • When in Rogue: Our beloved rogue-like came at a difficult time for the network and was released right before the 1.8 update. It fills a co-operative experience we feel is neglected in the community, and we plan to re-release WiR with a slew of updates. The new WiR will be an amazing experience, and we hope to impress the community with its redesign.
  • Wasted Sandbox: ABUDoctor is going to grab Wasted and give it a much needed overhaul. The new Wasted will address some of the issues we had with the old mode, while making it more fast paced and integrating a progressive upgrade system. Our design document is looking great for this mode, and old players can expect a refreshing take on our popular gun based sandbox mode. Gun Game and Control will be standalone offerings.
  • MineZ (Classic): We know there are some issues with damage and some major bugs in the game. These are a high priority and will be fixed rapidly.
  • MineZ 2 rebalance: Many people have wondered why MineZ 2 never took off. After a pretty close look, it is apparent that we tried to make MineZ 2 too much of an RPG and introduced way too much grind. Also, we severely hurt the PvP aspect of the game through a number of mistakes. Socom is heading up a major balance update to the mode, which plans to fix a huge number of major gameplay elements that should keep all of the great aspects of MineZ while expanding on those elements without adding additional grind.
  • Gun Game: Playable Now! We've re-released Gun Game as a standalone offering that players are sure to enjoy. Come check it out!

Final Thoughts

Shotbow was one of the original Minecraft networks and we are still going strong. However, it is apparent we are long due for some much needed housekeeping. We hope that by providing a slimmer offering we can focus more on our existing game modes while continuing to produce new experiences for players to enjoy. Want to help as a player? Let us know your thoughts on the forums and most importantly, tell your friends about Shotbow! We look forward to an exciting 2016.

Mine Theft Auto Public Release : 01/04/2016 5:44:21 pm1/04/16

Mine Theft Auto is out now!  

Come play the new hit game everyone in Minecraft is talking about - www.minetheftauto.com

Mine Theft Auto Premium Beta : 12/12/2015 1:53:33 pm12/12/15

Mine Theft Auto has entered Premium Beta.  Active Subscribers, Silver, Gold, Platinum+ members are all able to access the beta.

Find out more about the game at www.minetheftauto.com

Advent Calendar: Day 8 : 12/08/2015 5:02:06 pm12/08/15

Today begins the 8th Advent Calendar Day!

What do we have in store for you today?  Why, it's a Christmas Head hunt through all of our popular games!

Click through to Read More about our Christmas Head Hunt, such as prizes!

A very MineZ Christmas : 12/04/2015 6:14:33 pm12/04/15

Today is Advent Calendar Day #4 and for it we've released a slew of additional Christmasy content.  First off, we've finally rolled out the MineZ 2 Christmas Towns.  Secondly, we've put in a very special boat in MineZ - something far different and far cooler than the Ghost Ship.

Come check it out!

Update #13 : 11/30/2015 6:33:03 pm11/30/15

Join Shotbow to check out our brand new Christmas Lobby!  Explore the depths of it, and check out the absolutely massive amount of gamesigns we have! Wow!

Special thanks to our amazing friends at Qubion for putting it together!

Update #12 : 11/29/2015 6:14:08 pm11/29/15

Added the teaser trailer for Mine Theft Auto - Coming soon to Shotbow!

Update #11 : 01/26/2014 2:56:20 am1/26/14

Added image for LightBikes, our new TRON inspired mode where you take on other users on the grid.

Update #10 : 01/14/2014 11:40:05 pm1/14/14

Fully updated to 1.7.4, new Wasted vehicles, SMASH bugfixes, and much more!

Update #9 : 12/14/2013 8:48:47 pm12/14/13

Change version drop down to 1.7.2, still supporting 1.6 and 1.7 clients.

Update #8 : 11/05/2013 12:30:01 am11/05/13

Updated to support 1.6.2, 1.6.4, and 1.7.2 clients.

Update #7 : 09/19/2013 10:08:57 pm9/19/13

Updated to 1.6.4

Update #6 : 09/01/2013 4:10:36 pm9/01/13

Added the EU hub, located at EU.SHOTBOW.NET

Update #5 : 08/27/2013 6:05:09 pm8/27/13

Updating page to reflect the entire Shotbow Network, readded Votifier support so you can earn xp for voting.

Update #4 : 03/13/2013 4:38:13 pm3/13/13

Updated to 1.5

Update #3 : 12/21/2012 2:32:25 pm12/21/12

MineZ has been updated to 1.4.6

MineZ is 1.4 : 11/06/2012 1:22:57 pm11/06/12

MineZ is 1.4

Update #1 : 09/08/2012 3:26:32 pm9/08/12

New website at www.minez.net!

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This server was always my favorite! But recent changes have quite ruined it for the lot of us. Would you please consider bringing GhostCraft back, and the setting server up with bungee so purists can still use its 1.7 and 1.8 versions?
  • HighlifeTTU
  • Level 78
  • Legendary Technomancer
  • January 2, 2018, 2:47 pm
GhostCraft is back, but we won't revert versions. We never went back to 1.4, after all.
  • Torek101
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Architect
  • May 26, 2017, 6:29 am
I miss the old annihilation :/
I frickin hate all the simplies
They changed the server too much after 1.7 :(
  • Nomad_00
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • January 6, 2017, 9:08 am
y do u not upgrade it to 1.11? you will get more popular.
  • HighlifeTTU
  • Level 78
  • Legendary Technomancer
  • April 29, 2017, 9:09 am
Shotbow now supports 1.9/1.10/1.11
  • nascar1234
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • December 28, 2016, 2:05 pm
please update to 1.11
Are you mad!? It was already bag enough when the downgraded to 1.9!
  • HighlifeTTU
  • Level 78
  • Legendary Technomancer
  • April 29, 2017, 9:09 am
Shotbow now supports 1.9/1.10/1.11
  • LordGamer091
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • December 13, 2016, 11:17 am
Can i become a mod?
I want to help keep the server safe
  • ChickenMac7
  • Level 21
  • Expert Botanist
  • December 14, 2016, 5:57 pm
Go apply at their site, not sure if they are accepting apps right now, but you could go try.
Funny that I've been banned for a compromised account, yet not even playing in the server for a second, and due to this I'm unable to appeal to that ban since I have to sign up for an forum account, but to sign up, you'd have to be able to join the server and register your email and get your password there, which I cannot do since I've been banned. It's just sooo funny to me!
  • HighlifeTTU
  • Level 78
  • Legendary Technomancer
  • August 9, 2016, 1:25 pm
The "How to Appeal your Ban" thread contains alternate instructions for appealing when you can't create a forum account.

Please re-read it :)
when will you update to 1.9?
  • HighlifeTTU
  • Level 78
  • Legendary Technomancer
  • April 29, 2017, 9:09 am
Shotbow now supports 1.9/1.10/1.11
  • HighlifeTTU
  • Level 78
  • Legendary Technomancer
  • May 14, 2016, 10:44 am
Our developers are currently working on updating our entire popular library to 1.9.
  • Winston24
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Ranger
  • April 14, 2016, 6:11 pm
I've noticed that my connection to the network (especilly in minez/minez 2) has been very poor compared with most other servers. Have you downgraded the server hosting for some games?
  • HighlifeTTU
  • Level 78
  • Legendary Technomancer
  • April 16, 2016, 6:00 pm
Absolutely not.

We have recently moved our EU host from RedStation to OVH (SBG) - so if you're in the UK and you've seen increased latency that might be why.

If you're on US - we've seen decreasing stability with our current host. We've been working on a migration plan and plan to move to the Psychz LA datacenter this week - which should improve latency and stability on the US network.

We're sorry for the inconvenience.
Can you update Wasted? That'd be great. In my opinion it's your best game mode but it's showing age :/
  • HighlifeTTU
  • Level 78
  • Legendary Technomancer
  • February 16, 2016, 1:08 pm
Wasted is currently in The Garage where a developer is working hard on it.  We plan to re-release it in the future, completely revitalized.
Wooo! So happy to hear that!
GET on play.shotbow.net TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT AND TELL THEM TO THERES it has great minigames and will become a good community better then is is know it can come back from 700 peeps usally to ITS MAX
  • Ender_Kule
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • November 22, 2015, 11:09 am
this server is a good arcade server but it needs to do some thing about some of its games :example in assault IT SO ANNOYING TO PLAY WITH ABILITYS FIRST NOT THE BLASTER/LIGHTSABER ITS TO F***ING ANNOYING TO PLAY LIKE THAT ADD A SETTING TO CHANGE THE ORDER OF THE ABILITYS AND THE WEAPONS
  • abcdefgih9
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Enderdragon
  • November 9, 2015, 8:24 am
My account name is chrisjr1107 at us.shotbow
Awesome that they finally updated the PMC page, looks great!
  • Deeno
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 41
  • Master Mlem Mlem Bat
  • September 7, 2015, 8:15 am
  • Orbiter
  • Level 40
  • Master Fox
  • June 27, 2016, 3:47 pm
Oh hey, oneeD. Fancy meeting you here :p
  • Deeno
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 41
  • Master Mlem Mlem Bat
  • June 28, 2016, 2:35 am
you play sb? <3
  • Orbiter
  • Level 40
  • Master Fox
  • June 28, 2016, 7:55 am
I used to a couple years back, before I even had a PMC account. (And also when my Minecraft worked)
  • Deeno
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 41
  • Master Mlem Mlem Bat
  • June 28, 2016, 9:00 am
I used to no-life Annihilation ;D
  • Orbiter
  • Level 40
  • Master Fox
  • June 28, 2016, 9:13 am
Wow.. I could never do that. xD
  • Deeno
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 41
  • Master Mlem Mlem Bat
  • June 28, 2016, 12:13 pm
Well, it's really fun to be in a clan, and be on teamspeak the whole day.
  • Orbiter
  • Level 40
  • Master Fox
  • June 28, 2016, 1:04 pm
Mm.. I seriously need to get Skype.
  • Dr_Bosch
  • Level 23
  • Expert Artist
  • September 1, 2015, 9:37 am
One of my favorite servers! :D If you have not gone on it yet, then open up mincraft and do so now. It's awesome. :)
  • boogaert
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 13, 2015, 6:32 pm
Amazing server in general. MineZ 1 (not 2 :P) is probably my favorite game, and easily the best Minecraft experience I've ever had! Try it out!
Thank you
  • Meyling
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • June 2, 2015, 4:51 pm
Love it a ton! I love playing Slaughter and Anni! MineZ is great too! I love the Shotbow network!
Great server my favorite is wasted!
  • Hughzaz
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • June 10, 2015, 7:30 am
  • Winston24
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Ranger
  • May 1, 2015, 6:51 am
Are light bikes even there anymore?
Yes they are, you can find them in the arrow arcade or by using the menu in your inventory. They are somewhat fun to play but not too popular anymore.
  • Winston24
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Ranger
  • May 15, 2015, 2:45 am
Ok thanks
No problem. ;)
  • minininja_19
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Architect
  • April 14, 2015, 6:26 pm
this server is the best! join my faction dudes (i am an officer so i didn't come up with the name)
Every time someone advertises ia comment section, a bunny dies.
  • moute3
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • April 6, 2015, 10:28 pm
Cute ones, that also magicaly feed 200 hungry people, and would save the adverisers life some day.
  • Andren
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 24, 2015, 11:16 pm
best comment ever
They should update some of these pictures, a few are from ages ago. xD
  • boogaert
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 2, 2015, 10:53 am
That is going to happen soon :)
Cool. ;)
  • boogaert
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 1, 2015, 10:51 am
10/10 best server out there.
  • Lithia
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Network
  • February 27, 2015, 1:45 pm
I’m Commander Shepard, and this is my favourite Server on Minecraft
  • KoolTehGamer
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Architect
  • February 27, 2015, 7:39 am
Awesome! :D

I love what you've done with the comment section! xD
dont vote you dont get any thing good
  • boogaert
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • February 24, 2015, 3:31 pm
First of all, voting isn't about only getting perks. It's to show you're appreciation to the server. Two, it does gove you rewards: XP!
  • Viper0518
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • January 26, 2015, 3:49 am
Wow why so many advertisers??? o.o
Because they're just jealous they aint got de zweg
  • abraham5361
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Architect
  • January 25, 2015, 11:11 pm
i hate the viruses in my computer turns the server pictures into ads
PM if you need a minecraft alt I currently have 30 in stock but I can get more in an hour!! PM me
  • amanogaia
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 25, 2014, 9:30 pm
I like this server
Really freaking amazing server. Ignore all the spammers.
  • amanogaia
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 21, 2014, 7:40 pm
  • amanogaia
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 21, 2014, 5:53 pm
  • rickard256
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 18, 2014, 6:04 pm
mineZ 2 is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!  :D
nice to meet you
from the looks kool!

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