The network is back! I'm sorry for delaying this post, it was meant to come out the same day the network started 15th of February. But since there were so many major bugs that had to be fixed I had to prioritize that. Also, I honestly didn't expect that this many players would return and play again, and for that I am grateful. But why did I start the network again? The main reason is because I'll have to get a job so I can provide for a living since I've finished school in four months. So I was going to boot up the network and advertise my hosting website which I might discontinue soon. I strongly though that the network wouldn't make enough money by complying with the EULA, but I were wrong. But don't think that the only reason I have the network running is because I can maintain a living from it, I also missed it extremely much. It felt peaceful the first month after it shut down, since I wasn't stressed and had no responsibilities. But 2-3 months after it shut down I missed having responsibilities and I missed having something to do, I started to miss the network more and more after that. But I am glad that everything worked out, that more players than I expected came back and that I can keep the network as a job.
We are complying with the EULA and will continue to do so since we're getting enough money. But in case Mojang would change their mind and decide that something in our store is violating the EULA they would blacklist us and email us about it. We would of course comply, remove the feature and email Mojang. But the Mojang enforcement team is usually very slow at responding to emails. Causing the network to be blacklisted for a few days or even weeks in case they'd blacklist us before holiday seasons, which I've seen them do to other servers just before Christmas last year. To prevent this we'd suggest all of our players to download the SquidHQ launcher at https://squidhq.com/ which bypasses Mojangs blacklist.
I'd also like to address why all old customer ranks and permissions were removed. No, you will not be refunded or receive another rank. There's a few reasons for this decision. Mojangs EULA allows us to keep the ranks and permissions if we allow regular players to retrieve the same ranks and permissions with in game money. This would cause our servers to remain pay to win, or pay for advantages as I call it. It'd also make those ranks more attractive than the ranks in the store, reducing our sales and making EULA friendly ranks useless. But why aren't you being refunded? Well because we've already used the money and you've already had the ranks from 2 months to 3 years.
The current dedicated server is extremely weak, why? I strongly doubted that there'd be so many people coming back and playing. The dedicated server is barely keeping all of the servers alive due to the lack of RAM. Right now the servers are using 29 GB out of 32 GB. I have reduced the ram on some servers since some servers crashed due to lack of ram yesterday. The file storage is at 78% as you can see here. You might also wonder why Factions, GTA & Survival Games have disappeared. Well since there isn't enough file storage or RAM it's not possible to bring all of our servers back. Factions will return, but there's no details on whether factions will reset or not. GTA might also return, it's however unsure. If GTA returns it will be reseted completely, with new plugins and a new map. But Survival Games will not come back due to the lack of players on it. The network will get a better dedicated server next month around 10th of March, with more RAM and storage.
As you all have noticed some servers have switched to 1.8 completely since the majority of pvp players prefers 1.8 than 1.9. The following servers have switched to 1.8: PvP, Skywars, Robbers & Prison. If you don't believe it's 1.8, go a head and write "/version" for confirmation. This doesn't mean you have to use Minecraft 1.8 to play on 1.8 servers. You can use any version from 1.8 to 1.11.2 and join any of our servers no matter of the server version. How? Well the servers are using a protocol hack allowing different versions to join servers with different versions. This doesn't come without cost though, there will be some bugs such as lillypads glitching if you're on 1.9+ and sounds from some plugins are broken for specific versions and so on.
Now what changes have the servers gone through? The playervaults & ranks on Cops & Robbers have been removed. From now on you will have to use in game money in order to retrieve the old guard ranks. The parkour levels & checkpoints have been deleted, so you'll all have a new challenge. Skywars points, money & kits have been removed. Creative, Skyblock & Towny have been left almost untouched. The only change on Skyblock is that the spawners have been purged. Prison have been untouched, but everyone that had cells & plots will have to move into the new cells in order to stay non-payforadvantages. There were however some issues when downgrading all of the maps from 1.9 to 1.8. Almost all chests & signs got cleared out, the signs on pvp, skywars, robbers & prison have been replaced. Almost all cells on prison are fine, some prison plots are however corrupted. If you're missing items in your chests on prison, make a ticket and I will help you out. Don't attempt to trick me, I'll know if the chunk were slightly corrupted or not. Almost all old hackers have gotten a second chance, muted players may appeal for a second chance as well here
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Foxie, here is the discord link: [link] but its not driven by joh