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@ShadedJon It would be possible. However, this plugin will not provide it first party.
We aim for higher client version connecting to lower server version
It would be double the work to support both ways, and backwards support would also have things like missing entities for older version and missing blocks.
There are other plugins out there like ProtocolSupport that do support backwards compatibility.
We will not (at least at the moment) support backwards compatibility between major versions.