Minecraft 1.17 has been released today, and it's time for us to prepare for the update too! The network has been updated to accept connections from 1.17, so you can continue to play with us right away. However, this isn't the actual upgrade to 1.17 yet.
All servers are still running 1.16.5, this change is simply to let you join without problems. Java players, I recommend sticking with 1.16.4 or 1.16.5 for the best experience. Bedrock players, you will need to update to 1.17 to be able to connect. However, I'll say this again, no new game features are available yet.
The actual upgrade will happen once all necessary server software has been updated and tested, including the plugins. I don't know as of this writing when that will happen.
One thing that's been removed is the player list displaying people across all worlds, as it was causing too many compatibility issues. I will be looking for a replacement. In the meantime, I invite you to try the new
/players in-game command, which will give you the same information in a new format!
If you are using account linking with both your Java and Bedrock accounts, the link has been severed. You will want to recreate that by accessing the server at
link.geysermc.org. The full instructions are at the bottom of the Bedrock information page.