- Dec 26, 2018
WE ARE RESETTING WITH 1.18
OK, now that that's out of the way, yes we are resetting. This is not a rumor, not a maybe, not a possibility. This is a planned reset. This decision does not come easily or quickly and has been discussed for a long time. We have read all the posts players have made both for and against a reset. We have debated and discussed amongst the staff team. We have reached this decision after a lot of careful thought and consideration for what will benefit the server most in the long run.
Why are we resetting?
A Number of reasons.
- 1.17/1.18 has a number of features we would really like in our towny world. We are already missing world generation features of the last few Minecraft updates and with the addition of caves and cliffs it has been decided that there is enough new content to warrant a restart.
- Player count. We are aware of the drop in player count and have noted that with player count as low as it has been recently it is an ideal time to reset. Fewer active players means fewer players impacted by the reset and an easier transition into a fresh server.
- Changes and Updates. We have a large number of items floating around that have old or outdated information on features that have since been updated or completely overhauled. Between items broken and needing to be replaced, over powered items that have been rebalanced, and systems that have changed entirely with old parts still floating around, there is a lot of confusion caused by out dated items. The items are slowly being replaced as staff is notified by players but there are still an incredibly large number of them just hanging around.
In the end, it boils down to this: the server has stagnated and is no longer flourishing. We are resetting to bring a fresh start.
When are we resetting?
We are planning the reset to be after the Holiday update. Ultimately it will depend on when 1.18 releases and when everything is stable.
What can we keep?
Nothing (except store bought items). This is a full reset of everything. All items, stats, jobs, money, etc is all being reset.
There will be some titles that carry over. The current list is: 2020, 2021, Submerged, Architect, Victorious
Will builds be transferred?
Unfortunately not. Logistically it just isn't possible to do on a large scale.
Does that mean dungeons is resetting too?
Yes. Dungeons is considered part of towny and will reset along with it.
Is Skyblock resetting?
No. Skyblock will remain and be unaffected by the towny reset.
What to do until the reset?
Events! The Summer, Fall, and Winter events are all still happening (summer event is happening now in fact). The 2021 title from the event pieces (and the 2020 title from last year) will carry over. So go get those events!
There will be activities specifically relating to the reset as it gets closer as well. So keep an eye out!
What happens to my private world?
Make a ticket, you're starting fresh! Let us know if you want a flat world, or which seed and the co-ords you want the spawn in!
What happens to items that were gifted randomly from the store?
They will re run again as a random gift. There is no guarantee it will go to the same player if it was a random gift.
What will happen to vouchers?
Unfortunately we have no way to track vouchers that were redeemed in game. We will be returning all donor ranks regardless of how they were obtained (you may have to make a ticket if you did not purchase them through the store) but other voucher purchases not done through the store will be lost. Any unredeemed vouchers at the time of reset will be lost (paper or code). As a note, we are transitioning ALL vouchers to code only. Redeeming a voucher in the future will now always give you a code to redeem on the store.
Will there be some sort of tribute to our time pre-reset?
We are looking into that atm but the likely answer is yes. More info should be out soon as we get it nailed down.
Will there be a world download or the ability to copy schematics from the world like old Ely?
That is also on the table atm and we should be posting info on if it will be allowed very shortly.
What will we do to stabilize the economy due to the influx of keys?
All purchased keys will be given back. But the crates will likely not be accessible for a short period of time immediately after restart to give everyone some time to settle before the mass key openings.
Are we going to keep the same crates?
Yes and no. The names and appearance will be the same. But there will likely be updates to the crates to accommodate a fresh economy.
Will bans be reset?
No, though players who have been banned are welcome to post an appeal.
What about previously purchased Champion?
Expired champions will not be re run. It is a subscription only good for the time it is active.
Will pets reset?
Yes. Pets not obtained from a store purchase or donor rank will be reset.
So what now?
Now we are looking for feedback. Have a question about the reset? Want to suggest something we can change? We want to hear! Check out the discord for our faq and discussion channels regarding the reset. As we get answers for more questions not posted here, we will be posting them in the faq channel for the reset on the discord.
Keep an eye out for updates as we are looking to schedule an open meeting in the near future for players to talk with staff about the reset.
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