This server is not active at the moment. For the time being, this thread works as its official channel of communication. The server is closed for good, but not dead. More information is going to be posted in the future. For further questions, contact me.
As I'm sure you've noticed, Road to Fortune hasn't seen any innovative activity at all from the staff's side since last summer. As a consequence, the server itself has been seeing less and less player activity and many have thought: 'Is the end here?' I myself started university this autumn, which seems to be consuming all my time making it impossible to invest the time and energy it would require to keep players thriving. Fex, too, has been busy. Without an active staff, there is no active server. And a server does not run for free. So this time, ladies and gentlemen, I fear it is really a farewell.
It has been some wonderful 2.5 years, I will not forget. And on behalf of the rest of the staff as well, I wish you all the best luck online and in life (if you insist there's a difference ). Road to Fortune's time has been full of passion and creativity, while tens of thousands of players have dropped by to take a look, thousands have stayed to play a little longer and many very, very amazing people have joined the community and contributed in numerable ways in shaping the server. It will be a pain to let go, but that doesn't necessarily mean the end of or aquaintance. Below I have listed a few ways to contact me, I'll be happy to chat with old Road to Fortuners in the future as well. And who knows, maybe we'll start a new project one day...
If the server has not already closed by the time you are reading this, it will be up for at most a few days.
So is there no alternative?
It appears there's not. Having the server running just 'for fun' is not an option, since this would be just as expensive and this would not bring in donations that would pay for the upkeep.
Then how about giving over the administration of the server to someone else? No, we are not willing to hand over the server's future to someone in particular. Since it's not full of eager players right now anyway, we found the best option to simply close. No server lives forever
So what now?
We're not so cruel that we'd just throw every building, every project away just like that. We will (most probably; we still have to sort out the details) offer a complete download of the RtoF map, the entire 10,000x10,000 paradise so that no project is completely forgotten. There is so much beauty and innovation here, we can't let it get spoiled We will inform about this further here (these forums may still work as our means of communication for some time) or on Minecraftforums.
If you have any questions regarding the closing of the server, don't hesitate to contact me on any of the channels below. You may also feel free to keep the information or add me as a friend if you want to keep in touch in the future. minecraftforum.net username: Berthur
I'm not going to add contact information for the other staff members, but I'm sure you can find them too if you wish. Fex and WhyNotBanano, in case you've forgotten.
In Road to Fortune, the player is a free individual who has the possibility to use his/her skills and who strives for might and fortune. As a player you have a broad choice of opportunities in order to achieve a successful and rewarding position. Mine, farm or work for others to make your first money - after that you can start your own business.You can build a block of flats in the Capital and put the flats out for rent - or you can make your very own shop, or a clubhouse. If you are an engineer to your Minecraft blood, you may gain your livelihood with mob spawners or perhaps establish a redstone machine building company installing genius machines at other players' properties. Besides, if you are a fabulous aesthetical builder, this server is definitely for you. The best builders on the server might win privileges!If you are more of a fighter than anything else, then know we haven't forgotten you either! Half of the server map is dedicated to PvP, griefing - and faction wars. Also, you have the possibility to be a professional Gladiator, dominating the Colosseum events that hopefully will be arranged.
A part of the new Spawn CityThe Old SpawnSome more pictures:
Berthur's PalaceRoad to FortuneTubeminer's harbour town with Shine's castle in the background.HMS Victory, by BerthurThe Cookie Odyssey, by BerthurAppleton at nightLagartin's mansionThe Serenity Faction HouseThe Road to Fortune Rollercoaster
The new Spawn (before buildings)The old CapitalThe ParliamentRoad to FortuneThe ColosseumPort Parry and the VictoryHMS VictoryLagartin's mansion (player made)Serenity Faction Home (player made)The Server JailThe Admin ShopEntrance to the ParliamentLagartin's Chicken Shop (player made)The old City a long time ago!The Admin HQ ParkThe Faculty of EngineeringThe University at nightAnd finally... admin Fex thinking nobody can see him.
Are you a nice and mature player? That is all we require from you. Welcome! Server rules:
1. Don't be an idiot.2. Don't advertise other servers.3. Report bugs and don't abuse them.4. Don't use unfair advantages (for example hacks, xray, alts)5. Don't grief others in the Countryside.
Thank you for taking a look at the thread! If you are interested, or simply wish to take a look at the server, we welcome you!
Just came to say that this is the first server I've actually enjoyed playing on. The server setup is very well thought out and works well.
The admins, as well as players in general, are very friendly and helpful, especially toward those who, like me, have very little experience playing with this kind of system.
Been playing for 2 days now and have loved every minute of it. I originally only logged on to look around but I became hooked. I'd recommend it to anyone looking to play on a stable server with a warm and welcoming community.
Been playing since it went up on Saturday. Very welcoming, always real conversations going. I wanted to post a story of today.
Today, I thought I found a new friend. Unfortunately, I was wrong. I began my adventure by exploring the wilderness with Crenny. Now Crenny is a member of the Assassins, and very well armed. We were exploring very shortly when two strangers started following us. They tried to act as friends, but we knew better than to fall for their traps! We fended them off and survived. Afterwards, I asked Crenny if I could join his faction, and he told me I had to show him my base (at this point, I was very suspicious, since, you know, he's an assassin, asking to see my house...) and I played along. When he said he "forgot" something, I quickly ran to a secluded part of the cave outside my base, and waited for him to teleport back, suspecting he'd come back armed. To my displeasure, he was ready to fight. The fight began with him throwing lava and me hitting him with my diamond sword. Through all of the confusion, we both died. Thankfully, I managed to retrieve my belongings, and my base has now been migrated to a more secure location.
EDIT: *turns out I had a bounty on my head.
I have built a memorial honoring my own bravery and courage, and showing Crenny's dark secrets and sabotage. It can be found at
x:140, z:1200 The screenshot above is the memorial entrance.
*Crenny *Crenny *Crenny *Crenny, Btw there was some more detail into that story, 1st is that I had a contract to kill you (client will remain anonymous) 2nd, I didn't teleport we both died in the lava I poured, and the funniest thing is that the moment I finished getting the details for the contract via /whisper you walked right into my base.
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Spaghetti slowly drips from pockets... oh **** not again.
We heard from some of our squid friends a while ago about something very strange on the bottom of a great ocean... Something they had never seen before; large and probably made of wood. And they also said they saw something glitter down there... I joined them, and this is what I saw before I had to go back for air:
The promised event will soon be launched. You can already have a look at it!!
Type /warp Pyramid and behold it... (I guess its shape isn't a surprise any more...? )
Remain alert for more info.
This will be a bloody event... so sharpen your blade, and polish your armour. See you in the dark!!!