1.7.1 "The Update that Changed the World" is reputed to be coming out on Friday (October 25, 2013).https://mojang.com/2013/10/minecraft-1- ... e=PourOver
I'm very excited to enjoy this newest release of Minecraft and I welcome anyone at TR to enjoy it with me on my server:
dynmap available at http://sonderweg.no-ip.biz/mcsvr
(dynmap is a sort-of real-time map of the minecraft world available in a browser. It rocks when playing minecraft with dual monitors).
PM or post in this thread and I will add you to the white-list. Right now the server is running 1.6.4 and has a world that 5150 and I have built some stuff in.
That's where the next part comes in: I've always been bothered by the ephemeral nature of playing on minecraft worlds. You spend hours building something on a shared server, and then when you want to revisit your creations months later, they're gone. The server is down, gone, closed off, etc...
I have two ways of rectifying this:
1. I plan on making my daily backups of the minecraft world available on the same website that hosts dynmap. I haven't done this yet, but I will in the next few days. This way you can squirrel away our shared creations and use them on your own. Additionally, I've been on these forums for over a decade now and I don't plan on going anywhere. I've got these backups stored in a system that includes many drives, computers (and soon, geographical locations), so even if, in the future, my website is unavailable and you didn't download the backups in the past, you can just PM me on the forums.
2. There is a mod called multiverse that allows you to create portals between worlds. In other words, I could create a portal in my 1.6.4 world that leads to an all-new 1.7.1 world. That way we can explore a pristine wilderness of all-new 1.7.1 biome content but also maintain all the existing work in previous worlds. I haven't actually used this mod yet, but once 1.7.1 comes out I am planning on experimenting with it.
At any rate, as soon as 1.7.1 is available I will use it to create a new world. Hopefully this will happen on Friday. I'll keep this thread updated for anyone who is interested.