The Pit has been overhauled to make it more welcoming to new players and players who don't have high-end gear!
Check out The Pit at /warp pit
The surface of The Pit has been split into two sections: an easier section closer to the entrance, and the normal difficulty area farther back, behind the entrance to The Chasm.
This easy area has weakened variants of the normal mobs, including Weak The Scorched, Crippled Pit Kittens, and Baby Slime Balls. Each of these mobs has a weakened "mini-boss" variant of their respective bosses, the Mini Pit Brawler, Pit Cat, and Slime Prince.
These weak mobs and mini-bosses drop up to seven Boss Soul Fragments, 30 soul fragments can be traded in for one Boss Soul. However, it is not only Boss Souls that Fragments are useful for; protection 4, unbreaking 3 diamond armour and sharpness 5, unbreaking 3 diamond swords can be purchased using soul fragments.
Our intention with this overhaul is to give players who would normally not be able to fight in the normal difficulty area of the pit, due to the difficult or lack of appropriate gear, a chance to work their way up. Newer players can now enjoy an easier and more fitting section of the pit in which they can still grind for rewards, and these rewards will help them enter into the normal difficult section of the pit.
The Chasm/Depths has not been changed at all by this overhaul, however we will be working on improving it, as well as adding new mobs and bosses to every section of The Pit, very soon.