Good morning everyone!
I’d like to give you all a bit of an update regarding 1.14.x on Altitude. We DO want to update to 1.14.x – we’ve always run the latest version of Minecraft on our server, going all the way back to 1.8.3 (here is our first trailer: https://youtu.be/5Hx-zjJe0Dw). However, it is clear that 1.14 has some major issues that Mojang needs to resolve including poor performance, chunks failing to load, and lighting glitches. Dinnerbone has tweeted that 1.14.1 should be released “soon” to fix these issues (https://twitter.com/Dinnerbone/status/1121807490235211776).
Due to these issues, we will be waiting until at least 1.14.1 before updating our server. We cannot risk running a version that will reduce the number of players we can support, or introduce bugs that will ruin everyone’s experience on our servers.
Please note that this does NOT mean we will be updating once 1.14.1 is released. It is possible that 1.14.1 will still contain bugs or performance issues that prevent us from updating. We also do NOT know how we will update – I know some people are concerned about whether the world will be replaced and the answer is: I do not know. I cannot decide how we will update our world until everything else is working – there are many things still being worked on that could affect our options. Right now, 1.14 isn’t even working correctly with native 1.14 worlds, so don’t worry about it and just enjoy the server as is.