Hello everyone! Some of you may have noticed recently that a few players have logged in to The Sandlot with a dot at the beginning of their name. These are Sandlot staff members testing out whether or not The Sandlot can support Minecraft: Bedrock Edition. I realize this is exciting and you probably have a bajillion questions and are thinking about a ton of new possibilities, but please do not get your hopes up yet. This is merely a test, and we are not saying that we will be supporting Minecraft: Bedrock Edition for certain yet. There are still many unknowns. Below I will try to propose and answer any questions you may have. Please read it thoroughly and if you still have more questions, the moderator team will try our best to answer them. Please note below that JE means Java Edition and BE means Bedrock Edition. Why do some players have a dot "." in front of their name? Since BE and JE usernames are different, it is possible that a player can have the exact same name in each version of Minecraft. Because usernames must be unique, BE usernames are automatically prefixed with a dot. This is not part of their username outside of The Sandlot--it only appears on The Sandlot. You will use the dot when interacting with these players. For example, to private message me, you would type /pm .c0wg0d8909 Hi c0w! Can I help test? Not at this time, no. Only staff members are allowed to help with testing. How long will the test last? We don't know yet. My guess would be at least a month. Does that mean we might be able to play on The Sandlot with BE in a month?! No. We still have a lot of behind-the-scenes testing and administration to do. We don't even know if some of our systems will support this yet, such as our ban system and our whitelist system. Are we allowed to share gamertags or add people as friends? No. The Sandlot strives to maintain a safe environment for everyone. Our rules have not changed. I will reiterate two important points from our rules, just so we are perfectly clear. Do not share any usernames, gamertags, friend codes, or any other information on any gaming platforms. Do not attempt to contact anyone from The Sandlot outside of our own servers and forums. Will The Sandlot support all devices that run BE? We don't know yet. There are a lot of unknowns, and most of the moderator team is not very familiar with the nuances of BE. For example, I know that Nintendo Switch requires a paid subscription to Nintendo Online, but I don't think you can join custom servers without a custom networking work around. These are the types of questions we are trying to get answers to ourselves. Will there be a separate server just for BE? No. We have no desire to run a separate server or moderate two distinct communities. We are testing to see if our JE server can support connections from BE clients. Will PvP/PvE be different on BE? Yes and no. While BE does not have the newer PvP mechanics introduced in JE 1.9 by default, while playing on The Sandlot, your attacks will still have a cooldown. Also, it might still be possible to perform fast bridging on BE, which could give an unfair advantage to BE players. This is something we will have to test. Also, BE does not support most items in the offhand slot. Will we be able to join all servers on The Sandlot, or only certain ones? We don't know yet. Ideally, if we allow BE clients on The Sandlot, we don't want to restrict their gameplay to specific servers. Will I need my parent or guardian's permission to play BE on The Sandlot? If and when we support BE, all accounts must be whitelisted in the exact same way that we do so now. This means if you are under 13 years of age, you need a parent or guardian to fill out the whitelist form for you. It also means if you are under 13, you will need your parents to enable permissions for you to play on multiplayer servers under certain conditions. Will we be able to play with 2 accounts, like on a laptop and a phone, at the same time? Yes, if we support BE, you will be able to join with multiple accounts. Each account must still be whitelisted, and must still follow all our rules, especially regarding exploits. For example, you cannot use 2 of your own accounts to play Flight101 in Arenas by yourself to earn money. I have a question or suggestion! Great! We are open to all questions, concerns, and any feedback you have. This is an exciting yet scary chapter we are writing in Sandlot's history, and we hope it has a good ending!