ClownerCraft's Caves and Cliffs Plans
With the upcoming release of the Minecraft 1.18 - Caves and Cliffs: Part 2 update on November 30th, we're going to be making some major changes to ClownerCraft in the near future.
As of yet, we do not have an exact ETA for when anything we are planning will happen. It is usually a few weeks after the vanilla release that we can get everything up to date on the spigot/paper/plugins side - so please be patient.
1.18 (or what would have been 1.17 before it being split into two) is one of the biggest updates we've seen in a while, and as such we've planned some significant changes to the server.
We know many of you may be frustrated with the decisions we've made, so we will try to be as transparent as possible about the reasoning behind them. This has been in the works for quite some time, but we've held off announcing things until the update was more final, since Mojang already messed up our plans by splitting caves and cliffs before 1.17 was released. We’ll try to answer any questions you have as best we can on discord.
- This is a big update, I'd really urge you to read our plans in full as we go into detail about the reasoning behind most of these decisions.
- We currently plan to update Creative, PureSurvival and reset Survival on January 3rd 2022.
- There will be downtime throughout the day as we work. Updates will be shared on discord as we go.
- Tokens will not reset, but will be capped to 1000 tokens per player.
- Survival will have a full world reset. For both the building and explore worlds.
- The reset will happen January 3rd 2022.
- Unlike previous resets there will be limits on what you can take into the new worlds.
- There will be a 1-month crossover where the old worlds will still be accessible to finish off rank builds.
- The old worlds will close, and be made available for download, after February 3rd.
- The world will be made available for download after the crossover time ends.
- Survival’s economy will also be reset.
- There will be some new ways to earn and spend money.
- We’ve added more variation to player shop sizes.
- Ranks (both building and purchased) will be kept after the update.
- Creative will see an added 'vanilla-caves' freebuild world.
- PureSurvival will have a full world reset, as with most major updates.
- These worlds will be made available for download after the update.
- As we work on some of the new additions, we will be sharing progress in #update-progress. You can discuss the plans in #update-discussion.
- This page will be updated to reflect any future changes / additional information as it happens
Our current plan is to update Survival, Creative and PureSurvival on January 3rd 2022.
This will require some downtime on the day, and we'll keep everyone updated as we make progress on discord.
Survival's old worlds will remain open until Februrary 3rd, to allow completion of rank builds only.
You will not be able to transfer your items after January 3rd.
Once the old Survival and PureSurvival worlds are closed, they will be made available to download.
As with every Minecraft update, we cannot give an exact ETA for when the server will update. This is because we rely on many third-party projects to make things work, and we will need to wait for most of these to be updated. Plus there's the fact that we don't even have a release date for 1.18 itself yet. We're currently expecting our update to fall somewhere in Mid-January, but this is subject to change.
We will not be resetting tokens, however we are capping token balances to 1000 tokens. If you have over that amount at the time of the reset, your balance will be set to 1000, and we will be adding you to a new Token Hall of Fame - so at least you get some bragging rights out of all those tokens. This cap will only be applied at the time of the update - so you can earn more tokens afterwards as normal.
Spawners that have been recently bought in Survival with tokens can be 'sold back' for 75 Tokens each.
Spawners will either need to be:
In item form (ie. in a chest)
Placed by you in the world within the last 3 months
These restrictions are to ensure we can verify the spawner belongs to you, and was bought with tokens.
To claim your spawners back, either place the items in a chest, or stand near the spawner and run /report spawner buy-back
A member of staff will check the spawner meets the restrictions above, and then remove it and award your tokens.
Survival World Reset
Survival will see the most major change of all our sandbox servers - with a full world reset, economy reset as well as some other additions.
Survival will have brand new Vanilla, Custom, Nether and End building worlds.
We will be adding a new Building-End, which will not be reset like the explore world.
The new worlds will be generated to ±5000 blocks (except custom, which will be ±7500), but will open with a smaller border (around ±3000) to ensure there's plenty of land free for the future. This will expand over time. We are generating these smaller than the current worlds to give us the option to generate new chunks for 1.19, if needed.
The custom world is currently in the process of being rebuilt and improved. We will be fixing the persistent leaves, and cleaning up a lot of biomes as well as adding some new ones.
Our current worlds date back to 1.13, and have been extensively built in. Worlds cannot last forever and we'd rather tie a reset into an update that changes the world generation in a major way.
The current worlds will stay available for at-least 1 month after the reset, although item transfer will no longer be possible. This is to allow you time to finish off any rank builds before the worlds are removed.
After this time the worlds will be made available to download.
Please note that you will need to transfer your items before the reset, as this will not be possible within the crossover time.
Unlike previous resets, we won't be allowing you to take all your items with them. You will be able to transfer a limited number of items to the new worlds, with some item types being banned or limited.
By default, you can take up to 3 double chests of items, but you can get up to two extra double chests by voluntarily downgrading your rank - drop one rank to get one extra double chest (4 total); drop two ranks to get two extra double chests (5 total). Your inventory and ender chest will not carry over to the new worlds, you will only have a starter kit and the contents of your transfer chests.
A number of higher value items will are banned or restricted from transferring to the new worlds, including over-stacked items (ie. a stack of cakes would go back to being a single cake). The full list is below.
Contest trophies can be transferred by out staff without taking up a slot - and are exempt from the item restrictions below.
Why the limitations?
The intention behind these restrictions is to help level the playing field between longer-term and new players. Previous economy setups, and other server features had made many items extremely easy to gather in large quantities, which isn’t as easy now. So we’re trying to take away the unfair advantage from these times. This should also help reduce the abundance of resources and improve the balance of the economy, as well as driving more demand to buy and sell resources - both through auctions and rented shops.
Using the item transfer system
In order to take items to the new worlds, you'll need to place them in the chests provided on your 'transfer island'.
Head to /warp transfer and walk through the portal to go to your own island containing your chests.
Note: Any alt accounts you have will be taken to the same island as your main account.
You'll find three unlocked double chests there, which you can place your items into.
If you add any of the banned or restricted items, you will be notified when closing the chest.
If you wish to downgrade your rank, simple head to your transfer island (ie. walk through the portal at /warp transfer),
then use /report de-rank or /report de-rank [new rank].
A member of staff will drop your survival rank either one or two steps down the chain, and unlock the additional chests for you. You can only get a total of two additional double chests, even if you drop more ranks.
If you have contest trophies you wish to transfer speak to a member of staff; or head to your transfer island,
place them in the top chest and do /report contest trophies.
A member of staff will then move them into a different location to transfer.
You only have until the new worlds launch to prepare your item transfer chests.
This will be no earlier than January 1st 2022.
You will not be able to take any of these into the new worlds.
Any of these items in your transfer chests will be removed.
Ores include deepslate and nether variants where applicable.
You can only take a certain amount of these items.
Any items over the maximum listed below, across all of your transfer chests, will be removed.
Survival Economy Reset
Alongside the world reset we will also be resetting the economy. We're hoping the new worlds will allow some more item scarcity to actually create a market for selling items.
Before the reset however, we will allow you to exchange your balance for tokens, $75 buying one token. This will be capped at 500 tokens. You can start buying tokens at /warp bank, there is no longer a daily cap - only the 500 total.
We've been redesigning and improving the player shops within spawn. There will now be more shops, with more variation in size and rental costs. We're also adding some empty plots within the spawn, where you could build your own shop building too!
Many of the shops will be smaller as we’re hoping to encourage more small, specialist, shops to appear post-reset, focusing on a few items rather than everything like many of the shops do now.
We’re trying to ensure that you’re rewarded financially for spending time building, hopefully making it easier to build up money to spend on resources and other items. Below are some of the additions we'll be making to make it easier for everyone to make money.
Build Money: You will be awarded a small amount of money for placing blocks.
Rank Bonus: When you pass a building rank you’ll receive a bonus payment. When joining the new worlds for the first time you will be awarded payments for the ranks you already have.
Rank ‘Money Kit’: You’ll be able to claim a small payment every so often. The value of this will increase with each rank.
Sell Shop: We’re expanding the server sell shop, with more items included in each rotation.
We're also going to introduce a couple additional ways to spend money:
Bundles: You'll be able to buy a selection of random items for a single price. These will function much like our old 'TokenCrates' for those who remember them. These may include bundles for heads, as well as building resources. All bundle contents are equally likely to be selected, and none of the items are exclusive to these bundles.
Command shop: There will be an additional area where you can buy some cosmetic perks, as well as timed access to things like /fly /feed and others.
Creative & PureSurvival
Creative will only see one major addition with the update: a new 'Vanilla-Caves' freebuild world, which will allow you to build in the new terrain.
Ranks, and all other worlds will stay as they are now.
PureSurvival's worlds will be reset, as we do with most major updates.
Pure’s old worlds will be made available to download.
Updates and Progress
We will be posting updates as we work on some of the new features on our discord server, within the #update-progress channel. There is also an #update-discussion channel, so you can talk about the changes, and we'll be happy to answer any queries you may have.
Thanks for making it to the end of the post. We hope many of you will be excited for these changes, because we have spent a lot of time planning and preparing for this.
~Clowner and Team
Edits / Updates
EDIT 28 Nov 2021: Added details about item transfer system, and opened up buying tokens for $$ to full 500 cap.
EDIT 26 Dec 2021: Announced January 3rd as Reset / Update day.