1.17 Server Update Information

As some of you may know, Minecraft 1.17 is set to release on June 8, 2021 for both the Java Edition and Bedrock Edition. The server will be able to support 1.17 client connections as soon as the software we use, Geyser and ViaVersion, are updated to support it. This will likely happen on the same day as the 1.17 release as they already have beta versions of their software working with the betas and snapshots.

However, although the server will support 1.17 clients on day one via third-party software, we will not be updating immediately to 1.17 natively. That means that any new features and additions in 1.17 will not be present on release day. This is due to the server software we use, Purpur, which has to pull the new features from upstream first. This process can range from a few days to a couple weeks. In addition to that, the plugins used on the server have to be tested on the new version first to update, replace, or remove incompatible plugins. We will be updating the server natively to 1.17 as soon as it is safe to do so.

We as a staff team will also be discussing what changes need to be made for the 1.17 update.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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New map

Updated map interface

The server map is being updated with a new, more modern interface. It is easier to use, especially with mobile devices, and is easier to read. Additionally, it is more performant as it loads the map even faster than before.

Old map
The old map.
The new map.

Please be patient as this new map rolls out across our CDN. You may not see it immediately. This new map rollout may take a few hours. Please provide feedback in the comments, on the Forums, or on the Discord.

Decreased loading times for Bedrock Edition users

For players on Bedrock Edition, the loading times during the “Loading Resources” screen should now be much shorter when joining the world. In addition, when downloading the resource packs for the server, the download times and the data it uses should now be cut by up to 80%. I’ve removed a 43 MB pack and replaced it with an 8 MB pack, which will not only save time, data, and storage, but it should also reduce the chances of crashing on lower-end devices like the Nintendo Switch and mobile devices.

Important changes to the global shop, economy, and player balances

In our efforts to keep the economy fair and balanced for all members of the server, the server staff has made the decision to remove the global shop (using the /shop command), including the ability to buy and sell items on the global shop, starting April 20th, 2021. We feel that this change is necessary in order for the economy to fully switch to using physical chest shops for trading items while also retaining the vanilla survival experience.

In addition to this change, due to past abuse, players will have a one-time deduction of a certain percentage of their account balance based on a curve that will occur within 7 days of this change. This will help make the economy more fair for everyone.

If you aren’t already familiar with how to use physical chest shops, click here to go to the Shops section of the Info page for more information on how to create and trade with physical chest shops. You can also use /qs find [item id] to find items you are looking for. This will be our primary system of trading going forward, replacing the global shop system.

If you have any questions or concerns about this change, you may ask us on the Discord server or in the comments.

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