I apologize for the delay in getting this post out to everyone - we're hard at work behind the scenes, and suddenly it was Friday! Below you can find a link to the video recording of our Town Hall. I'll also be laying out the key points/questions about this upgrade in this post so you guys have it as a reference.
So, first things first... We're Upgrading to 1.15!
Yes! The lands of bees and composting and campfires will soon be ours.
The Server will go down for upgrade on June 13th, and the refreshed Server will come up on June 20th. This upgrade will be a complete wipe, meaning that asteroids, the main map, and VIP world will all stay in 1.13, and won't move to 1.15 with us (more on this below in the FAQs).
After the reset, we plan to have the following worlds: Economy Map (main map) and its associated Mineworld; Skyblock; and Survival (survival may come shortly after reset depending on staff timelines).
We will also be updating some of our rules and rule enforcement systems - both on the Economy server and across the server as a whole - to ensure they're more clear and easily understood by all involved.
Finally, our website will be getting a facelift! We want to make our website more accessible to new players and users, and shift our community interaction almost completely to Discord. We will also be revamping our social media as a part of this process, so that folks outside the community can stay up to date on what's happening here!
Why is this reset happening?
Why can't I keep my asteroid?Minecraft maps reset every couple of years in order to free up server space and refresh player interest. As the current map was a bit rushed as a result of external circumstances, we decided to reset a bit sooner than usual in order to boost player interest and give ourselves an opportunity to really develop a map.
Can I have a download of my asteroid?Unfortunately, the plugin we used to do asteroids did not upgrade to 1.15. As a result, it would have simply been too hard on staff and the server to manually transfer each asteroid and set up the permissions required.
What will the new map be like?Yes! Please see this post for more information.
Will I be able to take anything to the new map?The new main map will be much more like previous maps with towns and individual plots. We don't want to give too much away and spoil the surprise, but the builds so far are looking amazing! <3
What are these rule changes going to look like?Yes! We are permitting one single sentimental chest per person to be transported. Find out more on this post (coming soon!).
What will the rule enforcement changes look like?Largely the rule changes will impact the economy server, and cut down on the size permitted of redstone machines and shop signs within a shop. We will post these once they are completed!
We are adding verbal warnings to the in-game warning system (called Nudges), and will be providing more clarity as to the level of warnings and their associated consequences.