Big thanks to everyone that voted on the polls that have been up on the website for the last 2 weeks about a world reset on SMP and potential SMP revamp (and how much of a revamp you'd want). The results are in and it seems that the majority of people want a world reset with some more major changese to SMP gameplay (the core gameplay of the server will still be survival, we won't be going crazy!).
I'm currently not going to release when any changes will be happening because I don't want to box staff in with a window that we can't meet if something isn't ready in time. So for the moment SMP will be staying as it is so do play on it still (there will be no changes within the next week or probably 2 for definite). Along with the world reset we'll be doing a rank reset as well (we have a list of donors, don't worry) as it's been about 2 years, if not longer, since they were introduced.
As for 1.12, we'll try to get that sorted at the same time but a lot of well known and relied upon plugins (for many servers, not just BC) are having issues after being updated to 1.12, so I will only be updating to the next minecraft version if I think it will be safe for player data and the server.
Hopefully I haven't forgotten anything but if there are any questions then feel free to ask in the comments below.
As one last thing, we will be revamping CMP next (though probably without the world reset) ;-)