The following in the planned changes to the Digiex Minecraft Server which will take affect over the coming months. Please note, the major change detailed Phase 2 - Fresh Start will not take place until Minecraft Final (or 1.9 depending) are released, which is currently planned for end of November. No sudden changes are taking place now, but in the future the changes detailed below will be made. Digiex Minecraft Server: Fresh Start Plan v1 Due to a number of reasons detailed further in this thread and by a public poll on the same thread, a large number of players (over 90%) have decided they would rather inact a fresh start plan when the Final Minecraft Version is out, instead of the previous planned Migration Plan which was due to take place, which kept some worlds and replaced others. Therefore, please find below the new Planned changes, and how they will be completed. Phase 1: The 1.8 Adventure Update is Applied to the server. This phase will start when the Bukkit Team finally release a stable 1.8 update, and we can update the server to the new features found in the 1.8 Update. The map setup will stay the same, except for an Additional Demo World, which will be freshly generated with the new 1.8 Terrain Code which includes NPC Villages, Rivers, new Mountains and more. The existing Maps like CityWorld and MainWorld will stay the same, and while you can collect XP Orbs, New Mobs and all the other in-game features, you will not see the new terrain. To enter the 1.8 Demo World, a Warp Pad will be created at spawn, in this world it will be classic survival, in a freebuild setting. As this world is only temporarily (see Phase 2), you can do as much as you please, however the Grief rules still apply (Do not destroy on purpose, or by accident, anything anyone has built). The server will stay like this, until the Final Minecraft (Or 1.9 if its got the final Terrain updates built in) in which case you will be notified we are about to enter Phase 2. Phase 2: A new beginning... This phase will happen at once, but may result in downtime of around 24-hours of the Main Server while the change over takes place. (Pre-release access will be granted to those who earned it by giving decent feedback in the Feedback Threads, and they can join during this 24-hour period.) From the diagram, its a clear start on all the new Worlds. Each one will be freshly generated and set to a Border of 3000 Radius from Spawn, unless specified otherwise. In the Creative World, Item Spawning and Fly Mode will be on, though TNT still disabled. Survival World will be classic Survival, where you have to mine and collect items, in total fear of Monsters and the day/night cycle. Unlike our previous server, you will not have Time Vote, nor God Mode or other 'cheats' to help you through this, It will be Minecraft the way it was designed to be played. Bonus worlds will include a small Nether attached to the Survival world which you can get to by using Nether Portals, as well as Minetopia which will be freshly generated every month to ensure there is always a fresh supply of resources (we encourage players farming for materials, to do so here and not in the Survival World), as an added bonus TNT will be allowed in Minetopia. Further details for the Phase 2 Fresh Start will come over the coming weeks, and there will be a Test Server available which you may be invited to over the course, to test Setups and Plugins. You will be notified in the Main Server ONLY if we are looking for testers. Overall, I hope this plan satisifies the need of our players for a new start, while provides a usable setup for the time being, while we wait for the Minecraft Final to be released. A detailed diagram detailing all the stages of the change: Also one small note for people who are currently in the 'Test / Demo Server' hosted by Snookieboy - This server will be turned off once the Main Server is updated to 1.8, and the Demo Map will live on the Main Server, this way all the players can play on one server, and not split over two. If you have any questions, issues, or you wish to debate any changes, please do so in the relevent discussion thread which can be found here.