I know that many of you have been waiting for this, so here goes: our Minecraft server is now running on 1.2.4! Be sure to update your client as soon as you get the chance!
There are two important things to keep in mind with this update:
- Mobs now have pathfinding. This means that they can navigate their way around obstacles. Creepers have been shown to be able to navigate mazes. Be very careful to get used to this!
- Double doors have been fixed in this update, but this means that they all need to be replaced. Simply break down your doors, put them back into place, and the problems will go away!
I went to explore the map, and I was able to find a jungle area quickly enough. It's time to get busy!
The server is now back online! We're still running on v1.1 for the time being, but this maintenance update allowed me to refresh the list of plugins and clean the overworld map's files. This will make the transition to 1.2 much easier.
While on the subject of 1.2, we'll be moving to it as soon as possible. I'm aiming for the first Beta Bukkit version available, which I expect to see available in the next few days.
The server will be down for a few hours this Friday as I'll work to prepare the upgrade to 1.2. As several plugins will break with this update, I need to be careful by reviewing them one by one and potentially replacing some. I'll also prepare the map for the transition to the new format.
My main goal is to get as much done as possible, yet stick to 1.1 until all files are ready. Depending on how things go, I might update the server to 1.2 at the same moment, but that's still undecided. I know that many of you are waiting for this, so please believe me when I say I want the switch to be completed as soon as possible!