What’s happening with LibraryCraft and Caves & Cliffs Part 2?

As you’ve no doubt aware by now, Minecraft has updated to 1.18 – Caves & Cliffs Part 2! This means all that glorious new world generation, increased height and depth limits, stunning caves, mountains and all the blocks we’ve been enjoying in 1.17 spawning as they should!

What does that mean for LibraryCraft though?

We’re glad you asked…

The biggest changes will be a brand new Survival world – 1.18 Survival! This is pretty huge, as we’ve not had a new world since 1.16 came out back in August 2020. This will also mean that OldSurvival (the 1.15.2 survival world) will be removed from the server, with NewSurvival being renamed to 1.17 Survival.

It’s scary, we know, but it’ll be exciting too. We’re working hard to see if we can have OldSurvival available as a download in the near future, once it’s removed from the Survival server. A few other things will also be making a return – Head Games Season 3, the LC Big Base Swap Round 2 much later (probably closer to the end of 2022), and more.

A few other things will be tweaked too. We’ll be moving away from a centralised Trade Hall, instead using the new pwarps filter feature, so player shops can be at each player’s base instead. This should lead to some really exciting looking shops that aren’t limited by space! It also won’t be necessary to use Diamond Banks, except when using the Daily Crates. That needs an economy system, and we can’t get rid of The Diamond Bank all together.

An important change with that, however, is that you will not be able to withdraw from The Diamond Bank on the 1.18 Survival World. We’re unable to isolate the worlds, so we will be asking that all players withdraw all of their diamonds before we update. This is your chance to build a fancy vault in your current NewSurvival Base to store your glorious blues. This is still a bit of a work in progress, but for now, empty your banks.

That’s great, but when does LC update?

There’s a fair bit that has to happen before we can update, so we can’t tell you a precise date. We need to wait for plugins and the server’s main systems (Paper and Waterfall) to be updated and stable before we start the process. We’re also still waiting on a few bugs to be sorted out from another of our primary plugins. In short, here’s the process:

  1. Stable Paper/Waterfall updates released
  2. Stable Plugin updates released
  3. Server update!
  4. Lots of testing
  5. Whitelist temporarily removed to all but staff
  6. 1.18 Survival world created
  7. Worldborder and preloads done on overworld, Nether and End
  8. Removal of OldSurvival
  9. Creation of spawn region on 1.18 Survival (no player access yet)
  10. Final testing
  11. Open gates to 1.18 Survival

It’s a lot, and we’ll be busy setting everything up so it’s amazing for you all to start exploring. The best way to keep up to date is to join the LibraryCraft Discord. A new channel has been set up that is dedicated to LC 1.18. Until then, keep having fun in NewSurvival, and tell us what you want to see!

Keep an eye on the website – more information will be coming out when we know it!