I would like to apologize for my inactivity over the past week or two. I am no-longer a slave to VirginMedia's terrible broadband. Expect many updates and improvements over the next few days / week.
Now for the results of the Shadowblockz Competition. The winner was randomly picked using random.org.
Congratulations Jambo_Squidge, you have been given VIP for FREE!
More competitions for more prizes may happen in the future!
To start off, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your patience during the downtime over the past 24 hours. As an apology for the downtime, and as a reward for your patience, we'll be giving everyone 2,000 gold.
I'll try to keep explanations as short and as simple as possible. I would personally like to explain all the events that happened during the day so you all completely understand why we were offline for such a long time.
Our network consists of 6 dedicated servers, each dedicated server powers a different server(s). These servers are all joined together by a central "Hub", for this we use the popular tool BungeeCord. On Saturday 30th one of our dedicated servers became completely unresponsive & corrupted everything on the hard drives. There was no indication of this happening, it happened completely out of the blue.
If you don't know what I mean by corrupted, I've taken a picture of one of the corrupted configuration files.
So, if you haven't realised yet the dedicated server affected was the dedicated server powering the Hub, Database and our BungeeCord setup. Sadly, probably because I'm dumb, there were no backups apart from a few I managed to grab from the server while it was unresponsive #hax. So basically, I've been working constantly for the past 14 hours trying to fix everything so the servers can go back online.
The voting leaderboards were also lost, because of this and because it's the end of August I've decided it'd be a good idea to host a competition for the rewards instead. To enter simply submit your Minecraft username and tell us what your favourite Minecraft animal/mob is. CLICK HERE TO ENTER Competition closes on Wednesday 3rd September
Next month will continue as normal and the 3 voters from September will get free VIP / Free Upgrade. If you have VIP+ I'm sure we'll sort you out with another prize
That's the reason for the downtime. Once again, I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.