Hello, fellow epic gamers, happy new year to you all!
So it seems that the only way for us to update the server to 1.13 was using a new map, which is why today we are releasing a new map as we launch the 1.13 version of the server. The 1.12 map IS still available for all to play on, just enter the portal at spawn (down the corridor to the left) to enter the 1.12 map, or type /server old at anytime. In the new 1.13 version of the server, the old 1.8 map will also be available for a short time, just enter down the corridor to the right of spawn.
Ranks as always will be transferred as well as the $ and claim blocks that come with each rank. Commands and permissions will remain the same on both servers however in the new map everyone will be starting fresh in terms of items, $ and McMMO levels. these will still be available in the 1.12 server, which to reiterate can access using /server old - the only exception is if you got an item from https://elitecraft.net/store later than August 10st, 2018, if you bought an item(s) later than this date and wish to have it moved from the 1.12 world to the 1.13 world just let a staff member know and we will do so.
If you wish to transfer a build from the 1.12 map to the 1.13 map, we can do so, but only provided you have a WorldEdit Ticket though chests and rare items such as beacons and diamond blocks will be removed from all copied builds so it is important that you remove these from the area you wish to have moved before requesting a transfer. Though this is not at all necessary, as all builds will be available on the 1.12 server, which can be accessed at anytime, and will remain around for the foreseeable future I hope you enjoy the new world with all the new features of 1.13!
One final note, on December 25th we had a minor freak amount of data loss, which meant that everyone who obtained their rank in the last 12 months was reset to the default [Guest] rank. Though fear not, we have a record of every rank and have promised to ensure all lost ranks will be returned. The vast majority of ranks have been returned now, but you may still be missing a rank if you have bought a rank in 2018, and have not played since December 25th. If your rank has been lost we will check to confirm you had it then promptly return it to you, just let us know when you see a staff member in-game, with a /modreq or e-mail to email@example.com stating the rank you've lost.
Happy new year everyone! I hope 2019 is a good year for you all.