Server Now Running on 1.17.1

The server has been updated natively to 1.17.1! That means you can now experience all 1.17 features on the server, including the new blocks, items, and mobs, on both the Java and Bedrock Edition.

Because of this update, we will be adjusting the world border at some point within the next few days to generate new 1.17 chunks. Stay tuned for that.

Regarding plugin compatibility, about 95% of our plugins seem to be starting up correctly, with the ones that aren’t starting up not being as important to the overall server experience. However, some issues with the plugins may arise in-game. If you notice these issues, please report them on the Discord. One issue I’ve seen so far is the custom image maps failing to render, which the plugin developer is already working on.

Regarding compatibility with older client versions, the server will continue to support any Java 1.16.x version for now, along with any 1.17 version up to 1.17.1. Bedrock users can join on any 1.17 version up to 1.17.10.

Due to the server having to convert chunks from 1.16 to 1.17 as players load them in, you may notice occasional lag spikes since the server has to process these chunk conversions.

For any questions, you can comment below or talk to us on the Discord.

Updated 1.17 Server Update Information

The Java Edition has recently updated to 1.17.1, and the server should now support 1.17.1 client connections. However, the server is still on 1.16.5. Java players can continue to join on any currently released 1.16.x or 1.17.x version.

We will be updating the server to 1.17 within the next 1-2 weeks, after testing concludes and shows that it is safe to update. The server software developers have notified us that the software at the current state may be ready for production use. We still have to test plugins, although most, if not all, the common plugins we use have already updated.

We will also be resizing the border to generate new 1.17 chunks. More information about that will be announced later.

Any questions can be left in the comments, the Forums, or the Discord server.

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.