What’s happening with our server?
As I’m sure many of you have noticed the servers activity hasn’t been very high lately. There are many reasons for this but mostly it is due to us not upgrading to 1.8.
My personal interest in Minecraft is at the lowest it has ever been. There is a giant cloud of uncertainty over the future of the game and much of my contributions to our community may be in jeopardy due to the discontinuation of bukkit. It is this predicament that has muted my enthusiasm for the game.
To put it in other words, it is difficult for me to feel excited about the game when everything I’ve worked for may become irrelevant. All the hours working on the server writing custom software for us when I could have spent more time with my family only to have that work made redundant has left a bitter taste in my mouth.
The tone of this news post isn’t great and I want to make clear I don’t intend to close the server but I wanted to make my feelings known as you deserve to know the truth.
Today though MD_5 the creator of Spigot made a post on their official forums that he believes they will have a 1.8 version of Spigot within 2 months from now. If he and his team of developers are successful it will mean we can update to 1.8 and keep all the tools myself and Adrian have written over the past several years and it will give us 8 possibly 9 months before 1.9 is released to port everything over to Sponge stress free and at our leisure.
I am hopeful that MD_5 will be successful and if that is the case the activity on the server will bounce back. So while I do feel dejected, things aren’t all bad and a turnaround of our situation appears to be close.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding, I will make another post as soon as there is more information to be shared.