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Our adventure to new 1.17 Base Camp!

We were finally able to upgrade to 1.17!  Here’s some raw streams of our expedition to new chunks!

Upgrading to 1.17…

1.17 is out!  Yay!  Are we updating yet?  NO!!!  Why?  Because our plugin engine isn’t ready yet.  Let’s go through a checklist of things that need to update, I’ll keep this up to date:

  1. SpigotMC – First builds are out: – https://www.spigotmc.org/threads/spigot-bungeecord-1-17.510208/
  2. PaperMC – Test builds are out – https://papermc.io/downloads

 

Also, we need plugins to be ready/tested in 1.17; mojang changed a LOT of API’s and requires a move to Java 1.16 so the need for testing even unchanging plugins is critical:

  1. EssentialsX – NOT READY – https://github.com/EssentialsX/Essentials/releases Project
  2. LuckPerms – READY – https://luckperms.net/download
  3. Vault – READY, Officially unchanged in 1.17 but reports say it’s working: https://github.com/MilkBowl/Vault A Spigot dev says he’s tested it and it’s working
  4. GriefPrevention – NOT READY, Likely works and just needs testing – Officially untested in 1.17: https://www.spigotmc.org/resources/griefprevention.1884/ Some users are reporting it’s now working in 1.17
  5. Dynmap – NOT READY, beta1 has initial 1.17 support but beta2 will be the first we will runhttps://www.spigotmc.org/resources/dynmap.274/
  6. Multiverse-Core – LIKELY READY, Likely works and just needs testing – https://www.spigotmc.org/resources/multiverse-core.390/ Devs say it likely will work at the time of release of 1.17: MV supports Java 16 already, and will most likely support 1.17 at release. If there are any issues reported at the time of release, we will try our best to get them fixed quickly.

 

Here’s some “optional” plugins that we use that aren’t critical but need to be upgraded:

  1. ArmorStandTools – NOT READY, Likely works and just needs testing – https://www.spigotmc.org/resources/armor-stand-tools.2237/
  2. BBOutlineReloaded – NOT READY, likely needs support for new structures – https://dev.bukkit.org/projects/bounding-box-outline-reloaded
  3. VillagerOptimiser – NOT READY, Likely works and just needs testing – https://www.spigotmc.org/resources/villager-optimiser-1-14-2-1-16-5.68517/
  4. FakePlayers – NOT READY, Likely works and just needs testing – https://www.spigotmc.org/resources/fake-players-server-side-bots.91163/
  5. Dynmap Griefpreventoin – NOT READY, Likely works and just needs testing – https://www.spigotmc.org/resources/grief-prevention-dynmap-support.2881/
  6. MatterBukkit – READY – https://dev.bukkit.org/projects/matterbukkit/files/3360204

 

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

  1. Optifine – Preview version is out – https://optifine.net/downloads
  2. Fabric Loader – Out for 1.17 – https://fabricmc.net/use/
  3. Fabric API – Out for 1.17 – https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/fabric-api
  4. Optifabric – Out for 1.17 – https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/optifabric
  5. ReplayMod – NOT READY – https://www.replaymod.com/download/ Per the discord it’s released to VIP’s so release is imminent.
  6. Litematica – Out for 1.17 – https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/litematica
  7. MiniHUD – Out for 1.17 – https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/minihud
  8. Malilib – Out for 1.17 – https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/malilib
  9. BBOutlineReloaded – NOT READY, likely needs support for new structures – https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/bounding-box-outline-reloaded/files

We Built A Zoo

This video is several months after the fact, but we’ve made a zoo. We captured every possible mob in the game. Below is a guided tour, and below that is a playlist of ALL the varios mob-catching videos.

Building a Wither Cage in the Nether

I needed to move the wither cage from the end, so I had to build a new cage by breaking bedrock in the nether. It was VERY complicated.

We Built a Flower Farm

I wanted easier ways to get dye, so I found a flower forest biome and built a mega-farm.