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Minecraft v1.7.2 Released

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in Minecraft

Today Mojang released to the public v1.7.2 of Minecraft. You can read the extensive changelog here.

I am making this post to explain our position with this update and what is going to happen. So lets get right in to it.

When will we be updating to v1.7.2? I do not know, but I can tell you it will probably be several weeks away.

Why aren’t we updating now? – This is a very major update that changes a lot of things. The way that worlds are saved, the entire games networking code, the way Items are stored (Item ID’s are now gone for example). It introduces numerous new blocks and many colour variations of old blocks, lots of new biomes including variations of old biomes.

What I’m trying to say here is essentially the game has changed in such a huge amount in a single update that it is going to take a very long time for everyone to adjust. The server maintainers, the plugin authors and even our own stuff (like our Shop, Auctions and Cards) all need to be updated for this new version of the game. We are talking such extreme changes that even Minechat that I know many of you use will not work in this version of the game for some time.

Now I know obviously this is annoying for you guys you want to play the new stuff immediately and I really would love to update us immediately but it just isn’t feasible. I’m being realistic when I say it could be three weeks until we update and it may even be an entire month.

So please be patient and don’t keep asking “When is the server updating!” as it is very annoying and rude, we will update at the earliest convenient opportunity at our discretion.

Remember the current Minecraft Launcher allows you to specify which version of the game to use, we are currently using v1.6.4 which is what you should use until the server updates.

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