Hey, guys, it’s TLG, Aev, and PBD here.
We would like to start off saying that IceCraft was our first server, and it is to this day still our home. We have not always been active, but we have always been around. We care very deeply about this server and in saying that, we want the server to remain running as long as possible. We also want the server to flourish. In saying this, we all may know that illusion9 is a very busy guy. He hasn’t had a whole lot of time for the server in the recent years, and it has become much more of a chore to him than it originally was. This, to us, is completely understandable.
Icecraft has been running since early 2011, possibly even late 2010. A lot of time, work and money have been pushed into IceCraft and as a result of everyone’s lives moving on IceCraft has been a little bit neglected. Since the days of playing IceCraft, I have learned a lot regarding running a server. We will not boast; We do not know everything and we may not be the best candidate. However, we asked to purchase the server from Alex/illusion9.
Thankfully, he accepted. We have purchased IceCraft in its entirety. We are now the owners of IceCraft.
As the owners, We feel it is only right to inform you of our plans.
To start off with we would like to let you know, just because we have purchased the server does not mean it is completely ours or that we will be solely running it.
illusion9 has decided he will stay around and assist with technical management.
forshadow4 has offered to assist with funding also.
The first major, definite change we will be making is changing the server to premium. This means cracked clients will no longer be able to connect next week. This was a tough choice to make; We know there are still a few players left who are not premium. We understand you may not be able to afford premium and this may be a huge downer for you.
My reasoning for making IceCraft premium is rather simple. There is a severe lack of support for cracked now. You can’t vote, you can’t advertise, and that’s just a couple of things.
We will be undergoing a lot of bug fixing and plugin replacing just to make sure everything is up and running nice and smoothly.
Current bugs we are aware of:
1. /ms (mobshop) is broken because you pull the eggs out
2. /PVP does not work
3. weird pr glitch where in some prs you own you can do anything but build (no chest access)
5. chicken egg drop rates and growth rates are REALLY weird in chicken farms. (don’t really work for some reason)
6. banners have a weird 7 design limit on them
We will also be changing jr-mod to helper.
As some of us may know there is a new Minecraft update out 1.10. We will be looking into this and considering a server update. This may require a map reset.
As for a map reset, we feel like it should be left up to the community. We will be posting a poll on the forums.
If you have any further suggestions or bug reports, please inform us on IRC, in-game or on the forums.
Thank you, everyone, we hope to have a long future with all of you.
Love, The IceCraft Team.