Alright, so as you may know (because I’ve been stumbling links and video lately), Minecraft [Beta] 1.8 is releasing soon (I think the most recent news I heard said Monday). What you may not have heard is that 1.8 is not going to be fully backward compatible with older maps. This isn’t to say that the old maps are scrapped, but rather that with maps created pre-1.8, a fair number of the functions and features being introduced just won’t work/show up. This means that we’ve reached a point where we can and should ask ourselves: Do we want to start a new map for the server?
I know traffic on the server is not what it once was. Perhaps we have other responsibilities, or simply built what we wanted and moved on. Likewise, it’s possible that any works we establish will be negated again with the release of the full (non-Beta) version of the game. Still, I ask all of you to participate in the poll, and decide whether we start a new land.
In the event of a new map, I suggest we still have a timeframe in which to save pictures or diagrams of anything we built that we feel deserves saving. Also, perhaps get Josh to zip up the map such that we can get copies if we so desire.