Update Eternal Realms updated to Minecraft 1.17.1 - Caves & Cliffs: Part 1!

We're glad to announce that Eternal Realms has been updated to Minecraft 1.17.1!
Along with the update to Minecraft 1.17.1, there have been a handful of bug fixes as well as some new features added:
  • Added support for chat replacements in Group purposes and Custom Tags
  • Fixed Spawn Over-sizing in the +X/+Z directions
  • Fixed Group buffs not properly applying when they should have
    • There was a slight logic error when checking for the nearby player count
  • Economy-related messages have been tweaked slightly
  • The time remaining on a ban will now show for temporary bans, instead of for permanent bans (inverted logic)
  • Players can pick up Budding Amethyst in the Wastelands, or from player-placed blocks in the Wilderness
    • You need to have a Silk Touch pickaxe for this to work
  • Added smelting recipes for smelting raw mineral blocks into metal blocks in a Blast Furnace
Tip: Use a Silk Touch pickaxe when mining Deepslate Emerald Ore. When 1.18 releases, and we ultimately update, they will no longer generate!