Since we are talking about 1.9 already (see previous blog post), here some preliminary announcement of what will probably (and more specifically, what will probably NOT) happen:
- The new version does not seem to have any significant block or biome additions except for the end. Therefore, we will not reset any worlds for this upgrade. If you want a world to be reset, you can as always ask for that in the forum, but that will have nothing to do with the 1.9 release. Unless the news comes out that there is some significant biome changes, I highly doubt there will be any good reason for a reset.
- We will not have any temporary servers for 1.9. Once minecraft upgrades to 1.9, it will be your responsibility to downgrade to 1.8.* until our server can handle 1.9 version clients. Here is a manual on how to do that.
- We will upgrade as soon as possible. As usual, this will take some time until the server software upgrades, the required plugins upgrade and until I have the time to actually do the upgrade and to make sure nothing breaks. I cannot control really how long this takes, but please rest assured I will do everything I can to do it as soon as possible.
If there are any other questions, please ask here.