Dinnerbone on Twitter has said that the expected release date for 1.13 is Wednesday, the 13th.
This is a large update, specially for servers as block and items changed, where you won't be able to reference the ID of that block anymore. For example, stone is id of 1 and Oak Wood is the id of 17. This is huge because a lot of plugins rely on block ids. They shouldn't, but some do, and I think we have a few big plugins that do as well.
So, updating the server may take a few more weeks after the release, while we wait for our plugins to update.
We'll still be online, but on 1.12.2
However, while we' wait to officially support 1.13, we will have a vanilla server for everyone to play on. This will be a separate server with a different ip address you'd have to connect too. We'll announce that when we have it ready.
Weekly Update Log is a new post, done every Friday to update players on technical updates on our servers, such as new plugins, permission changes, and what we'd like to do in the future. These will be very short posts. Everything else, such as rank updates and promotions, are still done via our Weekly.
Anyhoo, let's get started!
Network: Network, as in, what's changed, that includes all of our servers together.
Added a global broadcast announcer
Replaced CraftBlock's announcer with one that works throughout the servers. The plugin allows us to pick which broadcast, such as, information about our enchantment or voting on specific servers, giving us a lot more control.
Added Daily Bonuses @Mattman096
Another reason to keep coming to CraftBlock...
Our Bi-Weekly Build Competitions server has served us well. It's been fun watching people attend competitions and watch them explore their creativeness in every theme we've set out.
But today, we're going to turn to a new chapter and try our hands at building an actual creative server. With WBC shutting down, we'll be able to focus on starting a new project - - ForgeBlock.
ForgeBlock will have its own unique system. It's not going to be a normal creative server, where you can just join it and build in creative. While that will be possible, the main focus on the server will be about players working together on projects, and a rank system that promotes workers & leaders.
Leaders can create projects, and workers are those who help build. A productive worker, in the eyes of a leader can be promoted, and if they work hard enough can become a leader to work on their own projects. In between getting promoted to workers, and leaders, is a auto-ranking system. The more you contribute to...
ForgeBlock, a creative server that has a unique personality.
That’s what I’d like to call it. The idea of this server is many of my creative-esque ideas I’ve had over the past few years built into one big idea.
If you were here for the past two years, you’ll remember Forge - a creative team of builders that I’ve put together to help build things. While this team was on going, it built two successful and huge projects, the first was a beautiful Factions server that has been laid to rest until we have Factions again, and CraftBlock’s spawn.
The team isn’t around anymore, for now, but the work they’ve done will never be forgotten. The idea is one of the big factors of this new server.
The next idea, is from our current server, Weekly Build Competitions. Started out as a super fun creative competitions server, but hasn’t really aged well. Low turnout, and it’s also hard to manage. With a small admin team, it’s hard to find dedication to keep this server going.