Villages now have levels based upon the amount of statues you've built within your border. The village border expands whenever the level is increased, so statues (made of tin) are extremely important.
Village claims can help protect your villagers from murderers or raiders. They make it so nobody can open your doors or destroy your property. I'll be adding raiding mechanisms later this week to combat this.
In other news, the server is now 100% stable. We'll iron out a few more bugs tomorrow, but that should be it for a while. A LOT more features will be added soon :)