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"3dB October 25 Permalink
OPTION 'E' (FOR 'END,THE') IS THE WINNER. PREPARE FOR 1.9PRE4 THIS WEEKEND.
What does this mean for the world?
Good question! The world will not be deleted but we will be updating the server version to 1.9pre4. To use the server you will have to update your client accordingly. We'll post instructions on how to do this when the upgrade happens so nobody is left in the dust.
OMGee! How will I reach 'The End'?
We'll hack in a portal, move one of the 1.9 strongholds over, something like that. The End will be reachable.
What about the Nether?
Dead. Gone. Deleted. We'll make sure everyone is able to get their stuff out first though."