Hi all Fantasians,
It’s been quite a while since we did an update post. So this one is full of updates and upcoming plans.
Before we get into what’s coming up next for Fantasia, we’d like to thank every one of our players for helping Fantasia get to where it is today. Without you guys we wouldn’t have made it past the first couple years, and in just over 6 months we’ll be celebrating our 8th birthday! Simply amazing stuff from everyone here! And don’t think we’re going to stop at 8 years old. No no, good people. We are going to be around for years to come. Yes, years, not months. And that is a promise.
Now, on to the news.
With Minecraft 1.13’s expected release in the next 1 to 2 months, we are busy preparing for the update. We all need to ask for patience when 1.13 does drop, as Mojang's people have made some critical changes to the backend code. As such, we will be doing a lot of waiting for plugins to update before we can update and then a lot of testing and fixing broken aspects of the game. So please be understanding when things break and let staff know if you come across a bug or a broken command. Alternatively, you can let us know via Discord's #issues_report channel.
We are sure a few of you guys have noticed, that in Fantasia we do not have Minecraft’s 1.9 Igloos, 1.10’s Fossils and 1.11’s Woodland Mansions. We’re also aware 1.12 adds a LOT of new items and structures. And for this reason and more, when we update Fantasia to 1.13, we will also be releasing a new map for Fantasia, canonically called New Fantasia. Before everyone gets nervous and cries, the current Fantasia will be kept around with no expiry date set. The name will of course, change to Old Fantasia. We sincerely hope everyone is excited for a new map and new terrain to explore. And yes, parrots will be in great supply.
A quick update on Callisto. Now while we don’t believe a new map is warranted in this case, as Callisto's map was generated with 1.12 terrain, we will be expanding the borders of the current world to include 1.13 terrain changes so everyone can enjoy the new toys. Additionally, it'll give you guys some more space.
Moving to our wonderful Discord server. We have launched the C3PO15-titled ‘Operation Community Reforums’. Essentially we want to revive the forums through Discord. We have added quite a few new channels with a few more to come in the near future. We’ve also renamed a few channels for a cleaner look. Should you guys come up with an idea for a channel, please let us know in #requests. We are always interested in new ideas.
That just about covers the plans for the future of Fantasia. We hope to see you in-game soon.
Your Admin Team,
Bladen, C3PO15, Tiger_09 & paulpls