Welcome to Season 8 of the Everneth SMP community! This page will give a brief overview of good-to-know information about Everneth's 8th Season. This page is set up in a FAQ-style format so you may jump to any sections you want to know more about and skip past anything you already happen to know, if you wish. While you're here, make sure to check out the subpages regarding the spawn area as well as the nether hub rules, as those may answer a lot of questions you might have regarding those sections of the world.
Season 8 will officially begin on July 9th, 2022. There are certain aspects of uncertainty when it comes to determining the end of a season, however... We try to extend our maps for as long as they continue to draw activity and interaction from within the community, and the signs of a dying season are marked with large spurts of inactivity. For now, the safest estimation we can provide is that the season will last roughly one year, but that is subject to change as we know more.
To start out, the world is a 10,000 x 10,000 area (5,000 out in each direction from 0,0) that's already been entirely pre-generated to lessen the server load while we experience higher traffic for the first few weeks of the season. As with previous season there is always a possibility to expand the map depending on when and what kind of updates are released in the future.
For the last couple of seasons, the world spawn has always been at 0,0; season 8 is no different. Our seed selection is a process in which we only select seeds which have the desired biomes/layouts at 0,0. This makes life easier for everyone and saves us from the constant berating of "What are the spawn coords?" Given that we only have a 10,000 x 10,000 area, most people's bases are well within reasonable walking distance, but the nether hub serves as a centralization point for everyone, making travel across the world much quicker. For more info on the nether hub, read the nether hub rules page.
Last season saw us introduce Mumble as a way to allow for proximity voice chat in the game. However considering the set-up process was quite difficult and using it required opening a third party application it barely saw any use after the first week of the new map. This season will see a return of proximity voice chat on the server however it will be run through our Minecraft server using the Simple Voice Chat plugin. Using this feature requires you to install a client side mod that will allow you to connect to our in game voice chat. You will then be able to talk to everyone within a 96 block radius around you with the possibility of shortening that distance to 24 blocks by whispering. Please don’t hesitate to ask staff or send a message in the #help channel on our discord for support when setting up Simple Voice Chat for your Minecraft client.
Every season introduces a new set of datapacks which intend to improve the experience here on Everneth SMP. Season 8 once again offers a lot of QOL additions to our world. Here's a list of all the datapacks we'll be using for Season 8, with brief descriptions of each:
Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our other information pages or ask a staff member in our Discord and we'll be happy to help!