Four months. It's been four months since the release of Minecraft 1.8. After some lengthy delays due to the implosion of Bukkit, I'm happy to announce that the Survival server has been finally upgraded to 1.8! Switch the game version in your launcher to 1.8.1, and join us for new adventures!
There are some important things to note about this upgrade:
- Trading offers retired
Pretty much all blocks in the game can now be obtained through standard gameplay, including the once elusive chiseled stone brick. As such, most trading offers in the Creeper Bazaar have been retired. Podzol has been kept due to its relative rarity. New trades might be added in the future as needed.
- Don't abuse pistons
This new version of Minecraft allows a lot of fun things to be made with pistons and slime blocks. However, complex machines are likely to slow down the server. As per our rules, please be careful of anything automated that you decide to build. The staff might ask you to turn it off, or will break the device entirely if it becomes a problem.
The achievements system has been disabled for the time being. Part of its internal workings is broken and the system is overdue for an overhaul. Several changes will be done on this front, but not for some time. You can look forward to new gameplay targets!
- Getting the new stones
The new stone types are not being retrogenerated in the current world, so you won't find andesite, diorite and granite unless you travel to new areas. Instead of doing so, I highly recommend that you wait for the server merge and get them from the Raw world, where they are plentiful. As stated in the previous news post, this will happen in a week, so you won't need to wait for long!
- Ocean monuments
Ocean monuments sometimes appear in Deep Oceans all over the world, including in already-explored areas. This means that you can revisit older areas to see if one has appeared. Otherwise, much like with the new stone types, you can wait for the merge to happen and get your blocks from the other world.
This is it! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reply to this news post!