Hello everybody!

As already announced, here is a more detailed log for the many things that changed with the 1.16.5 update! Please keep in mind, that some of these changes are quite significant, so we might adjust things depending on how everything plays out and the feedback we receive.

  • Addition of all 1.16-related blocks, items and mobs
  • A way to display a selection of hex colors: /hexcolors
  • A new namecolor command that supports hex colors: /namecolor <color>
  • Updated /trails with new effects and particles (e.g. wings)
  • A new resource nether world:
    • 8,000 x 8,000 blocks
    • Explosions are enabled
    • /fly is disabled
    • Accessible through /nether and /ntp
  • A new nether world for building:
    • 8,000 x 8,000 blocks
    • Claiming with Towny is enabled
    • /fly is disabled
    • Accessible through nether portals
  • Reset of The End world and Resource
  • /sell: Added all relevant new items and blocks
  • Crates/TreasureHunt/VoteParty: Upgraded special diamond items to netherite
  • MyPet: Added 1.16 mobs
  • Jobs and Quests:
  • Added new blocks, items and mobs (Netherworker, Farmer, Enchanter, Weaponsmith, Builder)
  • Replaced 21 old quests with new ones (mostly for Netherworker)
  • Adjusted the goals for MANY existing quests to be more appropriate for the respective rewards. Most quests will take longer to complete, some (e.g. killing witches) will be easier to finish.
  • Adjusted the overall job balancing to make jobs that require constant attention more rewarding:
    • Miner: + 10% income, - 10% experience
    • Digger: + 10% income, -20% experience
    • Hunter: -25% income from zombies/skeletons/creepers (due to new mob farms)
    • Chef: -40% income for cooking spawner-related meat (e.g. porkchop, steak, chicken), added (small) reward for crafting sugar
    • Fisherman: -15% income
    • Brewer: + 100% experience
    • Enchanter: - 30% experience
    • Netherworker: -35% income and - 50% experience from killing the Wither/Wither Skeletons
  • Towny:
    • Added bone meal and bee hives to farm plots
    • Reduced number of required residents to join a nation to 3
Dear everyone,

The results for the contest builds made by staff members are in! After three weeks of unstoppable building, a few days of hard judging decisions, and a whole lot of fun, we're proud to present the staff results!
Next Saturday (April 24th) we'll announce the real winners of our contest.

Thanks to an amazing group of world-class judges we managed to get a ranking of our competing staff members.

1st Place: Marijke2382

2nd Place: jstoeckm2

3rd Place: Lamna

4th Place: 0o0_0o0

5th Place: iamimemi

6th Place: pastelnarwhal

7th Place: Alikenila

Many thanks to everyone who made this build contest possible, you're amazing, keep building!

Hello everybody!

Towny v4.0 has been around for almost nine months now and has received quite a few updates and changes since then. Nevertheless, we have been working behind the scenes on something bigger for a while now;). Therefore, I am very excited to finally announce the largest update to our Towny server since its initial release!

This upgrade not only includes the long-awaited 1.16.5 Nether update, but also changes to jobs & quests as well as a reset of ALL resource worlds. So please make sure to move anything important you might still have in the Nether, End or the Resource world over to our main world! In this announcement I will introduce the main changes, however, a more detailed changelog will be released with the update itself and will be linked here.

The update will be released in one week on Thursday the 22nd of April. However, to get everything ready, we will take the server offline on that day at around 8 am UTC for about 12 hours (depending on how things go, it might take less or more time). This will only affect Towny though, so CreativeBD and our Lobby will still be available.

Minecraft 1.16.5

This update contains a ton of new features, blocks and mobs in the Nether, including the new Netherite items, that are superior even to diamond equipment. Of course, this means all our unique items from crates, the vote party or the treasure hunt will be upgraded. Your existing equipment can be upgraded by using a Smithing Table. As a consequence, the Netherworker job will be reworked quite a bit to prepare it for all the new content.

A separate Nether world for building!

Since the new update makes the nether a lot more interesting and versatile in general, we have decided to introduce a separate nether world, where you can create towns and build to your heart's content! This world can be reached by nether portals as usual.

In addition to that, there will be a resource nether as well. You can enter it, by using /ntp or /nether, which works just like /resource (biochemists will get the joke). In opposite to the main nether world, this one will reset at some point. To make mining the new resources a bit easier, explosions will be enabled in this world...