We have expanded the world border in the survival servers from 22k to 25k. This means there are many new biomes and places to explore! We recognize that many of you are waiting eagerly for 1.14, and while we unfortunately cannot update the main servers right now, we hope this chance to explore more of the world will help alleviate the pain of not updating right now. We hope you enjoy!
We have decreased the sell prices of some farmable items at spawn. It was much too easy to get money through mass farming things like sugar cane and this caused an influx of too much money into the economy. This reduction will help with better balancing the economy and improving player experience. In addition, poorly optimized farms for things like sugar cane reduced server performance, so we hope this change will allow the economy to become more balanced and lower the incentive to create giant, lag-creating farms.
We have installed FastAsyncWorldEdit on creative, this has much better performance than normal worldedit which means players can use it. There might be issues with it, if you find any please report them to us on discord. Depending on the issues we find we might remove worldedit again! And it’s likely limits will be placed to prevent people from lagging creative with it. If you find anything that you think might break the server please don’t report it publicly or spread it to others, this will only ruin the fun for other people and will get you and anyone using it in trouble!
1.14.4 could technically support 50 players, but only with redstone disabled, mobs limited and automatic items deletion (if they are on the ground). Based on this we will not be updating for now. If paper can fix 1.14.4 performance we will update, if not we will wait for 1.15 and hope Mojang delivers on the promise of an upgrade to Minecraft performance.
Starting today, all survival servers will store votes in a shared SQL database. This way, if you have votes spread across multiple servers, the network will still be able to give you your daily and weekly voting rewards. Whichever server you are on when you send your last vote (5th vote for daily rewards, 36th vote for weekly rewards) will give you your reward.
I.E. If you vote 4 times on Valley and then go to Meadow and vote 1 more time, Meadow will give you a daily crate key for voting 5 times.
Please note: The rewards (vote crates) are still specific to each server (if you get a key on one server, it won’t show up on another – it must be used on the server you received it on).
Also, the SQL database does not have any of the old data, so any current streaks will be reset. You can request a staff member to manually give you a key today or tomorrow if you should have received one.
Since we are not updating yet, I want to give you all new land to explore/mine/whatever else you do. So, I’ve extended all of the servers’ worldborders by 1,000 blocks in all directions (Old border: +/-10,000 New border: +/-11,000). That’s almost 25% more land!
The extended worldborder is already active, enjoy!
Starting tomorrow (after the next automatic reboots) you may join the servers with a 1.14 client if you want to. This is ONLY to make it easier for people who don’t know how to change their version – WE ARE STILL ON 1.13.2! You will not be able to use any of the new 1.14 blocks – the server will convert them back to 1.13.2 items. It is still recommended that you play on the same version as the server (1.13.2) for the best compatibility with the server.
If you are confused, just ignore this and keep using 1.13.2.
EDIT: Some people are reporting issues switching servers when in the nether. This bug is inconsistent and can be fixed by closing your game and re-joining the server you want to be on directly instead of “switching” to it from another server.
Due to the number of complaints we’ve received about the top-voter system, and the limitations of the plugin making it impossible for us to implement any of the changes being suggested, I’ve obliterated the old system and implemented a new one.
There is NO top-voter reward anymore. Being #1 or #2 each week will NOT get you any reward.
Instead, once you have reached 36 votes in a single week you will get the “Top Voter Crate Key”. This means the NEW WAY to get the Top Voter Crate Key is to vote on every site at least 6 days each week. Every week you do this, you get a key. This makes the game fair for everyone and should make things easier too.
A few players have tried to claim structures in the Atoll server just to sell them, so let me make a little PSA:
Claiming land just to sell it off to someone else is a shitty move for some quick cash and it is NOT allowed. You cannot claim land that you just want to sell or that you don’t plan to build within. And, since players are trying to place just a few blocks to claim land, it is up to staff discretion if a build is significant enough to justify a claim.
If you want to sell a structure, make sure it is something that you built yourself, something someone else built and gave to you, or something that you modified and added value to (such as draining an entire guardian farm before selling it).
After the upgrade to multiple machines the servers have been preforming great, however as you might have noticed there are still lag spikes. These lag spikes were being caused by people teleporting while riding on pets. Sadly the MyPet developer has not been able to fix this yet. Due to this we have no choice but to disable riding on MyPets until it is fixed.