This week has seen Mojang begin to heavily enforce their licence agreement, which has had a damaging knock-on effect on community servers including ours.
As you may know, we use donations here on the forum to help pay for our upkeep, with paying members receiving some perks in return for their generosity. As of this week, it has been made clear by Mojang that such perks are not allowed to be sold as per their Terms of Service. This includes everything from buying diamonds to a coloured name.
With this source of income dried up, it truly pains me to say, the Minecraft server simply cannot continue. I know this will come as a disappointment to many of you, and for that I apologise sincerely.
As a student, currently unemployed, it has always been hard for me to drum up the money to pay for the services I've provided, often dipping into what little I have to afford small upgrades along the way to improve things for you all.
As you might have noticed, some things around here have begun to change, hopefully for the better.
I've been thinking recently about how best to manage this community going forward towards 2014 and have decided that our old, disconnected website and forum split was no good.
Today I installed a new addon for the forum, which allows me to have much greater control over how things look, as well as allowing me to use the forum itself to do a lot of things the website provided.
So for those of you wondering what this snazzy new homepage is, there's your answer. But, I'm not finished just yet. I'd like some input from you all regarding what you'd like to see added or changed. If I can, I'll see about making the required changes.