I notice a lot of players have stopped playing and are waiting for CottonCraft 1.13 and i wanted to let everyone know how much longer its going to be, and what we can do in the mean time.
First of all, if anyone has played Single player Minecraft 1.13 they should have noticed by now, that even in the official version there are a number of bugs that can drastically effect game play that would cause further issues if attempting to play on multi player worlds, so those issues need to be addressed and we should be seeing a 1.13.1 and 1.13.2 very soon to fix these issues.
Next we have the big issue of plugins not being updated to Minecraft 1.13 yet. We run a lot of plugins for the current CottonCraft 1.12 world that we would like to continue using in 1.13 along with a number of new plugins we will be adding to the pool so we can expand our servers. (That's right, if you didn't know, we will be having not just 1 server after the update, we will be offering 4 different servers connected through a hub for all of you to enjoy.) But plugins take time to code, and the plugin developers are currently hard at work updating what they offer so we must be patient with them. Also once the plugins are up to date, (because we love this community so much) we want to take those plugins, and update them to our server specific needs so we are not just offering you the same cut and paste server that anyone else can do. (this means custom air drops, kits, ranks, perms, and so so so much more that i wont talk about now and you will just have to wait and see) But all of this takes time, and we need everyone to be patient with us as we get everything in order.
"So how long is all of this going to take, and what can i do in the meantime?"
I can not give you an exact time frame on how long all of this is going to take, its a lot to do, and a good percent of it is out of our control, we must wait and be patient. I can say, that if past Minecraft updates are any judge on what is to come, we are looking at at least another few months (maybe holiday's launch) before CottonCraft 1.13 will be ready for everyone, if we can do sooner, we will, and we will tell everyone. We want CottonCraft 1.13 as much as all of you do, so don't think we are stalling just because we are lazy.
In the meantime, while you all wait, we would like you to still enjoy CottonCraft 1.12 and we have a few things planed to help bring a bit of life back to the server.
We have added 2 arenas to the main world, you can access them with "/warp fight" and /"warp safefight" The 1st arena (/warp fight) is just simple PVP where you can meet up with your friends or enemies and kill each other to claim each others loot. The 2nd arena (/warp safefight) is a bit friendlier, if you die in the 2nd arena you will keep your inventory on death (note: you will still lose money and xp on death, your armor can still break from combat, and players can still disarm each other in this arena)
We have also decided to make all in game money ranks 50% off! All that money you have been saving, you can now cash in and rank up a lot faster and enjoy the perks that come with it!
We have even more planned that you will just have to come and see
I hope this answers a lot of your questions regarding 1.13 and hopefully we will be seeing you all again soon. We want you all to have a good time and make great friends here as we build a bigger and better community for you all to enjoy. Thank you for taking the time to read this and i hope it helped a bit.