The time has come: As the weirdest summer we’ve all ever collectively experienced comes to an end, so does our Virtual Office Hours, where our reporters live-streamed playing video games and our readers built Downtown Long Beach together in Minecraft.
We laughed, we cried (when I broke stuff on accident) and we built something cool when we had to be apart because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Post launched a Minecraft server because we wanted to continue a virtual version of our Office Hours, where we met with readers face-to-face to answer questions and chat. We had to figure out a way to make it more fun than yet another Zoom meeting and still keep it productive.
Since late May, nearly 400 people have signed up to join the server and build. With that sign up came a weekly newsletter where you got a summary of the latest news from the week as we highlighted the newest builds
We got to see the Convention Center and historic buildings come to life, our favorite burger and taco joints get built, crazy creations like rollercoasters and waterslides inside buildings, beautiful murals and (FINALLY) see the Queen Mary finished.
Now we’re going to go out with a bang! Minecrafter RobThePiMaster built a Grand Prix race track in our server out of ice and we’re going to race boats on it!
We’re also going to see some old friends we had on the show together (we’re even breaking out special sound effects). So join us Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. for our series finale show!
As for our server, don’t fret, it’ll still be up for the foreseeable future! You can even sign up and start building:
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