Minecraft 1.8 has been out for a while, and like many servers out there, the long wait for a feature-complete version of 1.8 with plugin support has kept us from updating. After doing a lot of research and preparation, we are happy to announce that we are ready to update our Winnilla server to Minecraft 1.8.
Winnilla offers a vanilla Minecraft experience with additional protection against griefers and cheaters. It is that last part which is particularly important to us, as we don't see it realistically possible to run Minecraft unprotected without having the fun ruined by griefers and cheaters. To make any of this possible, we were finally able to amend a 1.8 server with all the protection we consider necessary and take for granted to enjoy a decent Minecraft environment.
Since Minecraft 1.8 brings many new features we would have to miss out on in an old world, this step will reset the Winnilla server. As usual, the current world will be moved to our classic server, where it will remain accessible. Everyone on the new Winnilla server will start out with an empty inventory in a brand new, randomly generated world. Thanks to the additional protection, as opposed to the temporary server which we have been running (on winthier.com:6000), this world is here to stay.
Back to the roots
You have given us a lot of useful, constructive feedback since we launched the latest iteration of the Winnilla server concept, and we listened. With this step, half by necessity and half by design, we bring you a vanilla experience purer than ever seen before on Winthier. Gone are the skills and the market. All we change about the game are claims with which you can protect your land, and some logging for us to see who is a griefer and needs to be banned. As usual, you can enjoy the vanilla Minecraft experience in the absence of convenient features such as homes, teleports or custom recipes.
When? Where? Wat?
- We will reset Winnilla this Friday, November 7 at 10pm server time, which is 4pm EST or 1pm PST.
- Due to the version difference, Winnilla will be disconnected from the Hub until all the other servers can update, and be accessible as usual with the port winthier.com:4000
- Once again, this will be a permanent server and is not to be confused with the temporary 1.8 server.
We look forward to the opportunities this new server will bring with it, and look forward to seeing you all at the launch!