Even though this is still not a official date and they could change it, I think it’s time for another update about our status surrounding 1.13.
Once 1.13 is released, it will likely be a few more weeks until we are able to update too. We need to wait for Spigot, the program this server runs on, to update as well, along with all of the plugins that we use.
The good news is that the team behind Spigot have gotten much faster at updating over the years. It used to take several months, and now they’ve got it down to usually a couple weeks. They’ve had a test server running for a few months now too, so we know they are making progress. Most of our plugins should also be compatible with 1.13 already – I’ve been told that most 1.12 plugins will work as long as they’ve been updated to use item names instead of item ID’s (and they definitely should be). If there are a few plugins that aren’t compatible, they should be able to update soon, because the API has been available for several months now.
There are also a few custom plugins that we need to have written for 1.13. The new warp plugin isn’t finished yet, and we are working on a custom auto-rank plugin that will fix all of the bugs that the current one has. All in all, though, we should expect to be able to update to 1.13 relatively soon after the official release, I’m hoping for a couple weeks later at the most. If necessary, we will temporarily drop some features in order to update sooner – as long as they aren’t completely necessary (examples: McMMO, MyPet, warps)