Dear SpigotMC Community, The first builds of our software for Minecraft 1.16.1 have now been released. Although this is a minor update for plugin developers it is a relatively large update overall. In particular multi-world support was rewritten several times relatively late in the snapshot cycle, so extra caution is recommended if your server has more than the three default worlds (world, world_nether, world_the_end). Although this now means that the Vanilla server (in theory) has (experimental) multi-world support, we have retained the existing Spigot structure and approach for various reasons. Accordingly, you should continue to use your existing plugins and folders for multi-world management and not the Vanilla system. Upgrading Although upgrades from between any two version pairs are technically possible, it is recommended that all upgrades are conducted from 1.15.2. This means that you should first upgrade your world completely on 1.15.2 using the --forceUpgrade server argument, and then do the same on 1.16.1. Bug Reports If you are reporting a bug to JIRA, please make sure that you read the guidelines and have compared the results between Vanilla & Spigot, and also the 1.15.2 versions before reporting — this speeds up the process for us immensely. Developers Please see below post. Expectations & Entitlement I'm not sure if the addition of a Discord server has caused this behaviour to become more visible or whether it is a new phenomenon within the community, but in either case I am writing this message to make both my stance and the stance of the rest of the SpigotMC Team clear. We love SpigotMC. We love Minecraft (yesterday was my nine year anniversary). We love that you're all excited for new releases. What we don't love is entitlement and demands — something we have seen a lot of in the last two days. SpigotMC is not our life. SpigotMC is not even our job. SpigotMC is meant to be our fun. We will always do our best to do things as quickly as possible and this includes releasing updates. We will not however upend everything just because you expect something to be done at your whim, whether that something is an update, moderation request, or unban appeal. This is especially true when that demand is your only interaction with us. Before you ask us (or anyone in your life) to do something for you, it is my strong advice to carefully consider what you are asking and where you got that expectation from. We are very generous here at SpigotMC. You are entitled to expect a lot from us with very little in return on all fronts — updates, moderation, and even community support. What you are not entitled to however is some defined service level or response time. We do things as quickly as the exigencies of life allow. Whether that be minutes, hours, days, weeks, or months my only point is that you have no entitlement to expect one over the other. Closing Notes Each release represents the culmination of hundreds of hours of mostly individual effort, so if SpigotMC has helped you in any way, shape, or form I encourage you to leave a donation, contribution, or nice message. If nothing else, at least please make sure that any bug reports you may open are polite, clear, specific, and have been tested thoroughly both without plugins and on Vanilla. Downloading In order to get 1.16.1, simply run the latest BuildTools. Code (Text): java -jar BuildTools.jar If you haven't used BuildTools to create a server jar yet, it is suggested you first read the 1.8 announcement and the BuildTools Wiki. BungeeCord is available in the usual location: https://ci.md-5.net/job/BungeeCord/ Enjoy, ~md_5 PS: Join our Discord.