Still in progress, but it's necessary to throw the maps info up now.
Standard Map Replacement Policy
Please note that this does not apply to our 1.3 reset.
When is the main map replaced?
We replace the primary map when it's been in use long enough to feel cluttered, used up, or when enough Minecraft versions have been released that it's terrain is too outdated.
Will I lose my stuff?
When we typically replace a map, we actually create the new map but then wait about two weeks before deleting the old map. This means you can expand your towns (by claiming outposts) and establish new homes in the new world. Then you can move your items over from the old map to the new map. If you enjoy starting over, leave it all! HOWEVER we may announce additional resets if they're needed but we tend to avoid this.
Where can I download the map when we're done?
See the end of this page. New map links are added here when available.
Will I lose my money, skills, ranks?
No. They all stay the same unless otherwise announced for the specific reset.
Will you world-edit my house/stuff? No. The point of a new map is to start fresh. Not only would moving houses be a massive project we don't have time for, but it defeats the purpose. However, we WILL move several towers and spawn so that the new world doesn't seem too empty for new players.
When will the secondary worlds be replaced? Sometimes, a new minecraft update comes out and we're not ready to replace the main world. This is when we create the secondary worlds. For example, before the 1.3 reset DHMC had a 1.0 world as the main map, and 1.1 and 1.2 as our secondary worlds. We will replace all secondary worlds when the main world is being replaced. Otherise it's a per-case decision.
How do you announce the world move?
The forums, and in-game in a PSA.