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    Hosting Switch

    Hello everyone,

    Sorry for the extended downtime over the last week, we had an emergency with the hosting provider and had to transfer everything to new servers.

    The servers are now hosted in central Europe (Finland), so ping for Americans will be much greater and ping for Europeans will be much lower. Sorry or you're welcome depending on where you are.

    If you find any bugs, please make a bug report immediately.

    Future of Enlighten
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    Hello everyone, so there have obviously been a lot of questions regarding the future of Enlighten and many rumors or just simple misunderstandings that have been circulating. I want to address those and get everyone up to date on our current situation and plan for the future. I will start by saying this, Enlighten does not have a shutdown planned for the future. Many jumped to this conclusion when Dash simply stated that without further development he expected the server to come to a close...

    Minecraft 1.17 Update

    Hello all,

    UPDATE 6/24/21 - Enlighten now supports 1.17 connections!

    Minecraft 1.17 Part I released today! Very exciting news. Unfortunately, Enlighten will not be supporting 1.17 logins for the time being, there are multiple reasons for this. 1.17 makes significant changes to client<->server transaction packets, which are heavily used by our Anti-Cheat, as well as other protocol-breaking changes that need to be accounted for before going ahead with the update.

    I'm not saying 1.17...

    Enlighten is Back

    Hey all,

    I'm finally home from my trip, and after a night of debugging issues and implementing new systems, Enlighten is finally back.

    The lobby & minigame instancing system has been completely rewritten in Java, and load balancing is now controlled by MasterControl.

    Because of this, lobbies now appear as "dynamicserverXXXX" instead of "lobbyX" when you join them. In the lobby switcher and scoreboard you can see the real lobby name.

    The auto-rejoining feature has also been modified. You...


    Hello all,

    As you may have noticed the network is currently offline, I'm going to do my best to explain why, and give an estimate on when it will be back.

    At ~10pm PST May 15th, our main dedicated server malfunctioned and started reporting that its resources were depleted, despite having an abundance of free memory, cores, and storage. I have only had this happen three times in the past, and in my experience it requires a full restart of the dedicated server.

    The issue there is that I'm...


    Hey all,

    We've been making sweeping changes to how our minigame and building systems work lately, to allow for much easier testing and deployment of new maps and integration into minigames.

    With that comes 2 new maps for SkyWars, 1 returning map, and gameplay balances and changes to the current maps.

    ▶ 2 New Maps

    SkyWars Solo - Space

    [IMG width="738px" alt="SkyWars Solo -...

    Auto-Server Rejoining

    Hey all,

    Today I'm pushing another small network update.

    If you leave and rejoin, you will now automatically be sent back to the server you were last in. This works for persistent servers like SMP, and minigames (you'll be sent back to spectate).

    This is an experimental system in our Master Control Program (MCP) that activates exactly 1.5 seconds after you're authorized to join the network, and sent into a lobby. So...

    Guild Leaderboards

    Hey all,

    You can now view daily Guild Exp leaderboards with /g top!

    It displays the Top 10 people who have gained Guild Exp for the day. This resets every day at 8PM EDT. You can currently only view today's leaderboards, but support for viewing past leaderboards will be coming soon.

    /g top lifetime will display the leaderboards for your entire guild's lifetime.

    EDIT: For clarity...

    An update on Factions

    Hey all,

    I know many of you are excited for the release of our Factions gamemode, and I want to share some new developments.

    https://countdown.enlightenmc.net states Factions will be launching in just over 4 days. Last month I was out of town on vacation for a week, and didn't take that into account when planning the original launch window.

    We're still working on last minute touches and developments for Factions itself, as well as securing everything, bug testing, and...

    April Fools!

    Hey all,

    Happy April Fools! For the remainder of April 1st, everyone will have @Lynix's skin in-game.




    UPDATE: This event has now concluded, all skins have been returned to normal.

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