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What's Happening

posted Mar 8, 2011, 8:30 PM by Terris Leonis   [ updated Mar 8, 2011, 8:47 PM ]
After over two months of running our not-so-temporary Tempworld, we're finally almost at the point of bringing back our main Freebuild world. A lot of people have asked what is going to happen to Tempworld, since a lot of work has been done on there and nobody wants to lose it. After a lot of thinking about what is best for our users, we've decided.

Currently Tempworld runs as an unmodified Survival server. We're going to bring Tempworld in as part of our Freebuild server, accessible via portal, with all protections and enhancements applying. This means it will no longer run as Survival - however all existing structures will be preserved and you can continue to build. It will also be a lot better protected against the griefing that has been occurring there lately. NOTE - it's proving impossible to transfer people's inventories over to Freebuild in our testing, so keep all Tempworld valuables in chests until we switch, so you will be able to retrieve them later.

We will also finally be starting a separate Survival server, with some griefing protections such as logging enabled. Since it's a new map, it will have all the features of the latest Beta update, including Lapis Lazuli ore and things not found in the regular world. We're also going to do our best to replicate the Nether on the new Survival server, meaning you can build your own portals, travel through them and build and harvest rare blocks in the Nether. No promises yet, but it should be possible.

We should have Freebuild up in about a week, assuming no delays. Survival ought to be up a few days after that.