I am submitting the 1.6.1 update soon, so all going well you can expect it roughly 2-3 weeks from now!
I’ve been very open about the progress this time, as there really weren’t any big features to reveal, other than the new custom rules worlds. So I thought I should also let you know another detail or two.
As you probably know already, 1.6.1 introduces these new types of worlds that have ‘custom rules’. When you create a world you are given the option of either using the vanilla/standard rules, or enabling custom rules.
If you choose to enable custom rules then you can’t craft or use portal chests, there are no time crystal blocks to mine, and trades at trade portals do not influence the global economy. However, as a server owner/admin you get a large number of customizations, both in how your world is generated, and in the game rules that apply to everyone in your world. You can make everything at trade portals free, or disable them entirely. You can stop clothing from decaying, you can make the world protected, like it is covered by one giant ownership sign. You can speed up time, make blockheads always happy, or sad, hungrier or full, healthy or weak. You can even configure what new blockheads will spawn with, and make them die when a player exits the world, amongst many other options.
So that’s probably enough spoilers for now! But what I really wanted to announce here, is that if you want, you will be able to migrate your vanilla worlds to custom rules worlds. You will be able to do so through the owner portal with the click of a button.
Once you switch a world to custom rules, you can’t go back, so it’s a one way thing. But any current world can be turned into a custom rules world after the 1.6.1 update is out.
It’s been really great working on The Blockheads again. As well as the custom rules feature there are many bug fixes and minor tweaks and improvements to help make the game better.
So I’m sorry it’s taken so long for an update, but it won’t be too much longer, and I can’t wait to see all your unique new worlds!