Mojang has just released the 1.9 Pre-Release.
Read about that here: http://mojang.com/2016/02/minecraft-19-pre-release-1/
What’s new in 1.9?
First this is called the Combat Update.
There are shields, dual wielding and glide wings.
A new end, some new mobs, some new block and new arrow enchantments.
There’s more.. but if you want to read about it…
Will Minecats update to 1.9?
The short answer is Yes!
When you ask? Well first the server mod we use needs to be released, that normally doesn’t take too long. But then we need to wait for important plugins that we use to also update.
With over 10 different game servers, there are a lot of plugins to check.
We will likely move one or two servers at at time. With a 1.9 lobby and a 1.8 lobby.
1.9 servers will be on the 1.9 lobby and 1.8 servers on the 1.8 lobby.
Based on your client version you will be attached to the correct lobby.
I still haven’t said how long all this will take… It will be as soon as possible. That could be 2 weeks, it could be a month. I will strive for 2 weeks, but some of the plugin updates are out of my control. Some plugins we can do without for a little bit, but others are critical to the servers running.
Will any servers be reset?
The quick answer is No.
However depending on what the update does may change force a change to this answer. I will try my hardest to introduce the new items/abilities without having to reset anything.
Biggest Change will likely be on Survival
Survival’s end right now resets every restart, so you can play with the enderdragon again.
The new end world is very interesting, my initial thought is the end reset will be change to be less often.
Just once a day or once a week… We will seeeeeee.
Have a Happy Purrrrfect Day!