Frequently Asked Questions

What version does the Server Run?

As of 10/11/2020 we are running Java 1.16.4

I like playing in 1.14 or 1.9 or another older version. Can I still play on ZephCraft?

Yes! ZephCraft supports all versions between 1.9 and 1.16.4. Please note though, the server is running 1.16.4 so you might experience feature loss or some weird issues by playing on an older version.

Does the Server actually support Bedrock Clients? How does that work?

Yes! The short version is that we use a special proxy to convert the actions of Bedrock users into something that a Java server can understand.

You can connect to the server with your Bedrock device by following the instructions in the Bedrock Section of the Wiki.

Will You Update to 1.17 when it is released? What will happen to the world? Will we get the new caves and mountains features?

We will update to 1.17 eventually. It is currently projected for a Summer release so we have some time to enjoy 1.16 before then.

Because there is new generation, we will likely create a new world so users can take advantage of the new terrain generation features. Though we will likely not update right away in order to give time for our Custom Terrain Generator to update. We will provide more information closer to the release.

We also might keep the old world around as an alternate world for players to play in. All decisions will be made in the Spring.

I'm having a problem on the server, or need to report a bug or problem.

If you are having a problem, you can request support in our Discord Server. We have generic support channels and a ticket system.

What are Spinels?

Spinels are a custom item on the Server and are our server's currency. You can read more about them on the Spinels page.

Are you looking for staff? Can I apply?

We are currently not, nor probably ever will be looking for staff. Staff implies that you have a paid position on the server. The Minecraft Server Community has greatly exaggerated what Staff means and the importance of it.

We are fortunate that our community is full of helpful players who aren't "staff" or volunteers. Though we do have some people who volunteer in an official capacity as moderators. We aren't currently looking for more moderators at this time.

Leaves aren't de-spawning

We identified recently an issue with leaves not de-spawning in the main world with custom generation. This doesn't affect all trees, just the ones that have more curves and are more "fancy." More basic trees seem to be ok.

Unfortunately there is no way to completely fix this until our Season 2 World next summer.

Do Bees spawn?

We recently discovered an issue where Bees will not spawn in the main world with custom terrain generation. Hives do spawn so you can harvest the hives and buy bee eggs from a merchant. The spawned bees can claim the hive as their own.

You can also head to the mining world and harvest bee hives with bees in them using silk touch and bring them back to the main world.

I keep getting "kicked for flying" when I'm not flying.

If you have a poor connection, or experience a lag spike, your client may send incorrect coordinates back to the server. The server interprets this as flying because you are moving into a position you normally wouldn't be able to access.

There is no punishment for this, simply log back in and continue playing. Though if you have a poor connection, you may continue to get this error.