First, I would like to apologize for the amount of time I have had to spend away from the server. Work has really occupied most of my time over the past month or so. Don't worry, I still paid the bills. Now for the important stuff.
We have just updated to 1.7. Please keep in mind that this will have very little effect on the server. New items are not currently available and new biomes won't be in the world. We are currently running an "unsupported" build. If you are unfamiliar with what this is, all it means is that it allows clients to access the server that are running 1.7 without adding any (most) of the new features.
So why update if it doesn't do anything? Well there are many reasons. The most important is that it will allow us to test and troubleshoot plugins that may or may not work with the update. We can do this over a longer period of time rather than trying to do it all in 1 day. The other reason is that new players will be searching for 1.7 servers, not 1.6.4. I think we can all agree that we could use some new faces around here. I always get asked to start advertising, etc... Well, I do. (For example: https://minestatus.net/). If you really want to help (and can't donate), please vote. That's really the best thing you could do for the server. Last month we finished around #320 on minestatus. I would like to do better this month.
I've heard a lot of rumors about a map reset on the 10th. I don't know who started that, but it is completely false. There will be a map reset in the near future, however, I don't have an exact time frame. We need to wait on other folks to make updates first, that is out of our control. We will give you a heads up (probably a 5-day notice) when we are ready to reset the map. This only applies to the main world outside of spawn. Factions wont be touched. We will also be opening the old transfer stations as soon as possible. These will only cost $10 in-game money. They are really intended for players that don't own a plot. Again, the only area that will be affected is the world outside of spawn. All ranks, money, items, plots, etc will stay exactly how it is.
With all that being said, there will be bugs/errors. There always is. Please be patient over the next week or so while we try to sort it out. For example, right now the chat color is messed up where a second line of text changes to white. So instead of having players chat multi-colored, I just changed it all to white. This is only temporary. If you notice anything that could possibly "break" the server, please contact an Admin or Chat Mod as soon as possible. Any other issues or bugs, please post them on the forums.
Again, thank you for your patience.
- AvidityGaming Staff
-ShawnHalogen - Sr-Admin