A little info about the current power struggle on the server:
The strongest faction "GoGold" was just toppled by the "Forsaken" and "TheSS" alliance. "GoGold" seems like they're going to keep in the game, but its "TheRebels" admin faction that's the true competition. All new players will get some grace time before getting ripped apart! Remember to fortify your base against creeper griefing and don't put all your eggs in one basket!