In light of recent events, I asked Drew and Hawk if I could have the server back to rebuild it and restore integrity to the name that I spent years building. After some heavy persuasion, I finally convinced them and got control of things. That happened Sunday and we have been working hard all day long ever since (except Thanksgiving dinner). With my ownership, there will be a lot of changes. Some going back to how I used to do things, some to new things. I understand people generally resist change, but just give it a shot and see what happens. Because of some disgruntled people, we had no choice but to rebuild almost everything from scratch. A lot of our data was lost / corrupted and piecing it back together just to get the same, broken product didn't sound like fun. That's why we decided to start almost completely fresh! Today, we are releasing 3 servers. We will release more in the future but we wanted to be able to release 3 solid servers instead of a lot of servers that aren't so solid. Factions Factions was and will once again be the flagship of this network. It's what helped it grow into a network, and what helped us purchase advertising a year ago to grow the server again. We have worked very hard to bring you guys an awesome Factions server built by dedicated people that know what they are doing. Risk Risk was written over 2 years ago and was on the network last year. It never got much of our attention and was not a very easy game for new players to pick up. I've spent over a month with @squidicuz and @t00thpick1 working on redoing almost the entire game to make it really awesome. You can now rank up, see your stats, pick teams, purchase upgrades, and it utilizes brand new Minecraft features. Invasion Invasion was by far the most popular part of the network over the last year. We of course put it back on here but were unable to recover data so we were forced to start over on stats. We understand how frustrating this is after many of you worked so hard to level up to unlock classes but I hope you understand I had no control over losing stats. We hope you have even more fun leveling up the second time than you did the first. My Team A new team of staff was desperately needed. I wanted to build a new network and needed people I could trust to get the job done. The people that helped me do this and are now the current staff are: Owner drtshock Admins FlamingPaw ChaskyT Deathsnake138 Pitviper Dpasi134 Moderators BlueDiamondMiner Minimods None All staff ranks are global but staff will of course have areas where they focus. We will be looking for new staff members, but please don't jump the gun and get over anxious. Remember that we have a lot to deal with so inundating us with questions about how to apply, how your application is, and anything else will just lead us to not want you. Purchased Ranks Because we are reworking our network, we needed to rework ranks. Factions has the same rank system and all of your ranks are on there and they are up to date. Factions ranks will be separate from other parts of the network so Invasion and Risk have a separate ranking system that is starting fresh. If you wish to have your rank moved from Factions to the network, please create a support thread here. Minigame ranks: Cadet - $4.99/month Petty Officer - $9.99/month Officer - $18.99/month Officer lifetime - $69.99 Commander lifetime - $119.99 Perks for those ranks can be found on Buycraft. Ads I spent $5006 of my own money on ads for the month of December on minecraft-server-list.com. Since taking the network back meant starting with no money, I felt like it was necessary to do something to bring in new players so they can see how awesome of a place it is. Other Changes There will be a lot of other changes that I haven't mentioned here. Things like rules, how the staff team works, how we recruit staff, who has access to what, how we spend money brought in from purchases, and other things. Feel free to ask any questions you have in a civil way so we can help you out Remember that we are here to have fun just like you guys are.