Dear SpigotMC Community,

It is my pleasure to announce that development builds for the Minecraft 1.13 release are now available. I will outline important considerations/changes below, but it is important that you read this post in its entirety, including the original 1.13-pre7 section. Even if you have already read that part, please read it again as it is still very much applicable.

In terms of server preparation, we have now added 1.13 to the "Tested Minecraft Versions" resource field, as well as created a new field called "Native Minecraft Version". This second field has two choices - "Legacy (<1.13)" and "1.13". If you are a developer you should please set this field to indicate what api-version you used to program your plugin, as it will no doubt be an important consideration for server owners looking to update.

As for general server stability we expect that this update will fall into three key "waves" for those looking to update. We are currently in the extreme caution wave and expect to advance through them as 1.13.x versions are released by Mojang.
  1. Extreme Caution (1.13 - Current): This version is stable for those looking to run a public server based on Minecraft 1.13, but only if an entire reset of all worlds and data is performed, and all plugins in use have a Native Minecraft Version of 1.13. It is not safe to use on existing worlds. There are known Vanilla bugs that will irreparably delete data from your old world, or otherwise render it unusable. You may use this version to test conversion of your world, but you will NEED to restore your world from a 1.12.2 backup before moving onto the second wave.
  2. Caution (1.13.x - future): There are no known world conversion bugs, and you should be able to safely update your world. Native 1.13 plugins should be used, but older plugins will function as well as they are ever likely to....
Hi Everyone,

We are seeking to recruit a few new staff to take on a variety of positions around SpigotMC. The requirements of all roles are as follows:
  • Be an active member of the community for at least 3 months
  • Be able to dedicate an average of at least 3 hours a week to being involved with SpigotMC
  • Be present on IRC whenever possible
In addition to this, there are many other factors which we may consider when reviewing applications, including, but not limited to:
  • Extent, consistency and usefulness of involvement and contributions within the community
  • Previous warnings and reports on the forums
  • General attitude, behaviour, presentation and manner (including outside of SpigotMC)
  • Ability to speak languages other than English (working proficiency / CEFR B2)
  • Existing involvement with SpigotMC outside of the forums (IRC etc)
(Junior) Forums Moderator: Forums moderators help to keep the forums neat and tidy. They are involved in all aspects of SpigotMC and depending on other factors such as age may play a significant role in the overall governance of the project. In addition to the standard requirements you must have at least 250 posts on the forums to apply for this position.

Last Day to Apply (29 Jun): Resource Staff (Non Approval): The chosen resource staff member(s) will be responsible for dealing with reports and issues pertaining to the resources section of the website. They will not be responsible for approval / moderation of plugins. In addition to the standard requirements you must have at least 100 posts on the forums and be able to understand (but not necessarily write) Java code.

Social Media: We are considering the creation of a new role to help manage the Twitter and Facebook pages of the project. What this role will entail is largely up to you, but we envisage that it will involve sharing of outstanding quality community...
The Spigot Community Server is once again up and running. The server runs a recent snapshot build (currently 1.13-pre7) and is available for all members to play on.

You can play on it as you wish (survival, creative), but please make sure to respect the gameplay of others. That is if you have access to creative, don't leave valuable resources everywhere or target players in survival. Those with over 100 posts on the forums are eligible to be promoted to a rank which has access to creative. Being banned from the server will also lead to you being banned from the forums.

The server configuration is open source, so if you want to see something changed, consider submitting a pull request.

We are most interested in using this server to find bugs which are not present in either Spigot 1.12.2 or Vanilla 1.13-pre7. If you find any, please report them to the issue tracker linked below, after doing appropriate testing on the aforementioned versions. In particular note that there is currently a significant number of Vanilla bugs, and it is very important that you do not waste our time by reporting these.

The main world was generated on 1.12, however there is a secondary world named "aquatic" that was generated on 18w11a. Please note that due to ongoing world generation changes, this world is liable to frequent resetting.

Configuration / Issues:

E: Tester = 100 posts, Helper = 500 posts. Reply below with your MC name.
EDIT: Time has been moved an hour earlier to 04:00 UTC

This Wednesday we expect to be performing some maintenance on servers affecting both (these forums) and We expect that both services will be down for a period of up to 15 minutes, and that the forums will be down for up to an additional 15 minutes.

You can follow any updates on our Twitter.

This Friday we expect to be performing some upgrades to a few of the core addons installed on the forums. Because of the nature of this upgrade we will be allowing a time frame of up to an hour to ensure that a full set of cold backups can be taken beforehand.

It is not expected that there will be any major user-facing changes, and you can follow any updates on our Twitter.