I'm sure most of you will be happy with this release, however I'm sure there will be quite a few of you that will be unhappy with this release, especially potions and an actual end to the game as they can be seen as making the game more of a role playing game (RPG) with a conquest instead of a sandbox game, which is what we have all come to love about Minecraft.
YAMS will not be updating to Minecraft Final Release 1.0 straight away so please find a list of Frequently Asked Questions below concerning Minecraft 1.0 and YAMS.
Q: Should I update to Minecraft Final Release 1.0?
A: You can, however by doing you won’t be able to connect to the server. I suggest before you upgrade you make up a backup copy of the bin folder.
Bin folder located at the following loactions ( “~” = username):
Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003: C:\Documents and Settings\~\Application Data\.minecraft
Windows Vista, Server 2008, 7, and Server 2008 R2: C:\Users\~\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft
Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft
Q: What happens if I upgrade to Minecraft 1.0 and still want to play on YAMS?
A: Restore or overwrite your new bin folder with your old backed up folder.
Q: I didnt backup the bin folder, is there another way for me to get on?
A: If you don’t have a backup try looking at the following links, however please bear in mind that these may not be updated straight away.
A: No it’s against the terms and conditions to distribute the Minecraft Client Files.
Q: When will the server be updated to Minecraft 1.0?
A: We will update the server to Minecraft 1.0 as soon as we can, many other Minecraft servers out there will have the same problem. We have to wait until the Bukkit API is updated along with plugins. The Bukkit team will be doing live coding at Minecon, so we may have that quite soon but of course theres all the plugins too and then testing them all. We wil inform you here as soon as we upgrade to 1.0.
Q: Will you be resetting the map/world?
A: As I have started in the past, in this current moment in time no.
Q: Does “current moment” mean you will be in the future?
A: I along with my staff have been discussing the future of Minecraft and YAMS for sometime now, if you remember back to the Beta 1.8, we told you all the following:
We have come up with what we believe is a good way forward for YAMS, however a final plan and timeline will need to be drawn up before this information is released to CSOs first and then Members. The changes you are seeing in YAMS now are all part of these “bigger” changes I’ve said about before and are somewhat part of a trial to see if our plans will work or not. Don’t worry we will release more information as soon as we can, and the bigger changes are not happening until the final release anyway!"
Well the final release will soon be upon us and though we will not be moving to a new world straight away, we have decided that at some point in the New Year we will be. I'm sure this will make many of you sad and even angry however you have to understand that our current world has many problems with it including map corruption and old terrain, many other servers out there will have the same problem, especially with year old maps.
We will be making this move an enjoyable experience for everyone on YAMS and this will in no way be goodbye to YAMS v1, as we hope to do tours of it from time to time. It's also worth noting that anything you have done or will continue to do on YAMS is not wasted and is appreciated.
We will release more details on this move as soon as we can (a month before it happens we hope). So for now please don’t worry about it or even ask questions, it’s still a long way away and we ourselves still need to finalise details instead relax and enjoy YAMS!
Q: I have a question that’s not answered here.
A: Providing it's not related to the last FAQ, leave me a message below and I or a member of staff will answer you.