For the past few months @hawkfalcon, some other staff, and I have been working on setting up ShockNetwork. What is ShockNetwork? It is owned and founded by me, co-owned by @hawkfalcon and run by the other awesome staff members I have found over the years. For now, factions will be the only thing under the network. But I will be adding my survival server along with some minigames we have been coding over the past month to offer a huge variety of things for you guys to do. All of this will be linked through a hub server. Our plan is to start rolling out the minigames and hub server Oct. 5th. Why change the name? Well I always hated the name "obduro," plus I've had the shocknetwork domain for a while and it sounds awesome Anything with "craft" in it just sounds silly. Plus Scrappy owns all the domains currently related to obduro and this way I will have sole control over it and we don't have to worry about anything switching them in the future. What about Scrappy? Well as most of you are probably well aware, he has not been pulling his weight ever since the server started. We agreed to a 50/50 share of work and profits. So far he has been taking his money, but not putting in his work and it's been aggravating me. I have been spending countless hours on the server each day only to have him say that he has exams for 5 months and can't help out at all. While this is my one-sided point of view, it is still unacceptable to you guys, the other staff, and myself to have someone taking money from the server but barely putting in any work. The domains You'll have to use play.shocknetwork.net to connect to the server now. I have no control over any current domains (including obdurocraft.com) and as such any server with this name or using this domain is not affiliated to me and I will not be managing any such servers. This will undoubtedly lose us players that have always used those domains to connect, but it is a loss that I'm willing to overcome. That means that I need your guys' help with telling everyone you can about the name and domain change. Who will be running what? The hierarchy for now will be as follows: drtshock - owner. oversees entire network. runs factions. hawkfalcon - co owner. oversees and runs minigames / hub. I will be having a head admin for both survival and factions. JoeSheep is head admin of survival and I will be head admin of factions until we decide who should fill that role. We also have @lol768 helping out as a developer Factions Everything will be the same for you guys on factions. You are not losing any items, ranks or anything. We still have ranks from the old nova, and ranks that you have here. The only thing that is changing for the average under-the-radar factions player is the domain you use to connect. You're just doing this to be greedy! Well no, I'm actually not. I've been sick of seeing money from this server go into someone's pocket that hasn't been doing much. I have put almost all of the money I have made from the server back into this server, or toward presents for staff that have been around for a long time but have never made any money. I've even donated to different charities in the past. I'm not here to make this into a full time job and make thousands of dollars off of it; I'm here to have fun running a server, provide a fun environment for you guys to play, meet some awesome people, and make sure people aren't leeching off of others.