The Chocolate Bar
1.13 Update & Our Plan
Mojang has announced that on July 18th (barring any major bugs), they will release the 1.13 / Aquatic Update. This update will bring several changes to the game, including a big update to the way water physics works. Water will now flow over any block that has air around it (slabs, stairs, chests, anvils, etc) rather than being blocked by the air. This may effect builds and flooding may happen. We advise all users to look over their builds before we update the server and plug any holes you find.
HollowWorld will not be updating to 1.13 on July 18th. The process for updating will likely take us days to more likely weeks to complete. We run many plugins and modifications that will take time to update, as well as ensuring that our custom plugins are fully functioning. Once the update is released we will immediately begin the process of updating and will work as fast as we can, but it will not be immediate. Users will have to remain on / revert to 1.12.2 to continue playing on HollowWorld until we have updated. Guide on reverting to 1.12.2 below:
Please comment on this thread if you have any questions or concerns regarding the update!
Roughly three weeks from today, on Monday September 24th, we will be updating the server to 1.13.1. This will be a very large update and will take longer than the update to 1.12. I am expecting the update to take 12 hours or more because of necessary map conversion and a significant amount of bugtesting during this period.
As the update will take so much time, we will keep the server online during the update, however it will essentially be read only, which means any block changes / economy changes / etc will roll back to when we begin the update. This is to allow roleplay during the update, however building/resource gathering/etc will not carry over.
I will release another post roughly 1 week from update with more information on exact timing.
As this update requires that the map be converted, it is possible with our plugins that we will run into some errors. To make the risk minimal, we are asking all users to empty their shelving units (bookshelves), empty their enderchest, and ensure builds will not be flooded by changes in water physics. We will do our best to bug-test when the map is converted but it will be impossible to make all checks.
It is also worth noting we are expecting some minor bugs with plugins (nothing that is major), and these should be reported as soon as possible so we will be able to quickly patch them if possible. The conversion to 1.13.1 is a massive back end update, and it is impossible to test every combination of features of our plugins, however staff will be doing a thorough test before we make the 1.13.1 server public.
We will also be resetting the Sorrows, Nether and the Frontier, and generating new maps. The current Sorrows and Frontier will not be carried over during the 1.13.1 update, and the newly generated maps will not be available for the first day of the update, as we will be busy converting and bug testing all other existing maps.
Expect a post in roughly 2 weeks with some more concrete information about timing, and more information to follow about the Sorrows and Frontier. If you have any questions feel free to post here or send me a private message and I will do my best to get you a response quickly.