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1.21 Update!

UPDATE - 1.21 is out!!! No ETA on when all this will be ready though. Last update check was 7/15/2024.

Remember like a week ago when I was pondering the update to 1.20.6? Well now we're like a week away from 1.21, so I think there's no reason to do that, we'll skip straight to 1.21! Now, that comes out June 13, and there will be some delay for plugins/datapacks to be ready, but I'm tracking it. I'll keep this updated as things progress:

Server Engine:

Plugins: We need plugins to be ready/tested in 1.20:

Here's some "optional" plugins that we use that aren't critical but need to be upgraded:

Here are the data packs we use:

  • READY. Our main datapack bundle comes from vanillatweaks and can be found here: https://vanillatweaks.net/share#NrGC6H
    • Mini Blocks - Use a stonecutter to craft certain miniblocks
    • AFK Display - Grays out a player's name if AFK for 5 minutes
    • Durability Ping - Get notified when a tool is under 10% durability
    • Track Statistics - Tracks some interesting statistics
    • Track Raw Statistics - Adds 100+ things to a scoreboard which can rotate and show online players who has done what
    • Coordinates HUD - Shows the players XYZ coords and time of day above the hotbar
    • Workstation Highlights - Allows you to find the workstation of any villager
    • Player Head Drops - Players will drop their heads when killed.  The dropped head will have a tag showing who killed them.  The block is a player head with a texture baked into the item, so texture will persist even if the player changes skins.
    • More Mob Heads - Mobs have a chance to drop their head when killed, the head is a player head with a texture baked into the item.
    • Villager Death Messages - Notifies the server chat when a villager is killed
    • Wandering Trades - The wandering trader will now sell mini blocks which cost emeralds AND a full size version of the mini block.  The blocks are player heads with textures baked into the item.
  • Armor Statues - This is a more advanced version of the Vanilla Tweaks armor statues mod, made directly by the original author on his CurseForge Page. It allows posing and modification of armor stands and item frames. https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/customization/armor-statues-datapack
  • Custom Roleplay Data - A datapack to allow custom re-modeling of items for additional roleplay stuff; it's technically no new items, but if a custom model is added to the server resource pack, it renders in-game for anyone in game. https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/customization/custom-roleplay-data-datapack. Our current list of custom models can be viewed here.
  • Stillagers - A custom DataPack made by surfrock66, this allows you to apply a nametag to Villagers titled "Stillager" which disables their AI which reduces lag in 1x1 spaces in trading halls.  The still villagers will restock at 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM in game.  This can be reversed by applying the nametag "Moveager." https://www.teh3l3m3nts.com/new-datapack-stillagers/


Lastly, there are some client mods we use which are very helpful but aren't deal-breakers

1.20 Update Plan


On 6.7.2023, 1.20 comes out. YAY!!!  Are we updating yet?  NO!!!  Why?  Because our plugin engine won't be ready for some time.  Let's go through a checklist of things that need to update, I'll keep this up to date:

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Our adventure to new 1.17 Base Camp!

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