It is release day for Minecraft 1.16 - The Nether Update. Something that has been long overdue, as I don't remember much change there since I started playing all those years ago.

I don't think I have been this excited for an update for any game in a while. Mainly because it feels like I have been getting back into MC recently, but paused playing in the knowledge that a server reset was due for this release.

After speaking with a couple of like-minded crafters, we decided to hold off until 1.16 was dropped to collectively begin a new small server for a close group of trusted players. I set one up on Friday, registered a domain and prepared it in anticipation of 1.16 appearing today.

With Tinkerknock giving us a name, and a domain cost reduction for using a less common suffix (.club), we are good to go... almost.

I was up last night watching the MC discord channels for any news about the time it was expected to appear and have been watching twitter this morning... no news yet. Hopefully soon, so a true to form Vanilla server can be triggered today with a fresh seed and a bit of a Launch Party later to get everyone on. Happy Nether Update Day Everyone!

The craft.bandicoot.club server will be up and running as soon as I can get the .jar today and you'll be able to see the map (when mods catch up in a couple weeks) here: map.craft.bandicoot.club soon.