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The Future of Minecraft and Noblox

squevil AnbVE posted Mon at 16:36
Any of you been following the latest news online? As some people maybe aware, Bukkit have been taking legal action of sorts against Mojang. This has halted any Bukkit activity and puts servers that rely on Bukkit in a tight situation. Basically I can not upgrade to the latest version of Minecraft until it is resolved. Because of the nature of this, it could take many many months!
Also in the news today, and this is the most damaging. Mojang have now sold out to Microsoft.
At present I am unsure what this could mean for these types of servers. We will find out in the following weeks, im sure.
Lastly, I paid the server bills and website bills for the next 3 months. I now have £17.04 in the server kitty. This does not even cover 1 months of website bills. Noblox has never had any financial difficulty before like this. This has been the server income and costs over the last 3 months:

Donations:

mc.noblox.net $347.60

build.noblox.net $25

total: $372.6


Server bills:

mc.noblox.net $424.00

build.noblox.net $248.55

website $85.85

total: $758.4

As you can clearly see this billing period is at a massive loss! In 3 months time when the new billing date is due I will not be able to afford this amount on my modest wages. It would literally make me homeless and sadly I can not go dig up some dirt blocks and make a new house. A creeper will come blow it up ffs!!
Today I reduced the mc.noblox.net bill a little by downgrading a package. But this will not be enough to see us past another 3 months without player support. When there are updates the server traffic usually slows greatly anyway, but this was happening before the 1.8 update. I am also aware that people have school or work commitments now and can not have as much play time either.

So, what will happen in 3 months if the bill isnt met? Well I will not be able to to pay to be put simply. The website will have 43 days left before it shuts down and the servers would be suspended until the bill is paid. What I will strongly consider is take a massive step back in time and keep mc.noblox.net running but on the most basic server running vanilla (or if there is a stable bukkit, a very basic set up) with maybe 10 or 20 slots. The website will be downgraded to either a free or cheap package, which in turn, may deny me access to many of its great features.
So I will not die easily, I will keep things running, but nothing like we have or have ever had.

The alternative is to get these bills sorted within 3 months. 2 issues though; very few players online and its quite a lot to raise. It is down to the community to make these changes. You can invite more friends on. You can advertise Noblox elsewhere. Im reluctant to give permission to advertise on other servers though, so use your own initiative there! You can post forum chats on planet Minecraft and link Noblox in your signature and there are other means, like advertising on various Youtube videos. These are things I actively did in the past.
Would it be helpful if I also added a progress bar on the website showing how far we got until the bills are met too? This can be easily done I believe. It is down to you guys to save your server.

Please feel free to leave your comments and suggestions bellow, it will be interesting to hear the communities viewpoint on these topics.

Squeville

boyzrule105 nbMW$ This has nothing to with it but you should expand the world border. ...
angel37855 nbVN* The Noblox Dark Ages has begun
Timdog35 nbMW$ Really what the hell happened to Mojang, just let Bukkit continue to run so people can have and play on servers, do they ...

Build Server Discount Code

squevil AnbVE posted Aug 24, 14
25% off all build.noblox.net ranks for the next month!

Use coupon code:     25creative

You can get perks like:

Flying
Creative
Pets
Visual effects
Custom Name
And much much more!


Offer expires at the end of September.


Donating keeps Noblox alive and running, your support is welcome. Noblox is not affiliated with Mojang and is an independent privately run, dedicated server.
Make sure you have permission before donating.

New Donator Commands

squevil AnbVE posted Aug 13, 14
I have added new commands for donators. You can now have graphic trails follow you round.
The following is a list of the commands for each rank:


Survival Server

Coal
/trail smoke


Iron
/trail smoke
/trail sweat


Gold
/trail smoke
/trail sweat
/trail crit
/trail letters


Emerald
/trail smoke
/trail sweat
/trail crit
/trail letters
/trail happy


Diamond
/trail smoke
/trail sweat
/trail crit
/trail letters
/trail happy
/trail magic


Obsidian
/trail smoke
/trail sweat
/trail crit
/trail letters
/trail happy
/trail magic
/trail sparks
/trail hearts
/trail fire


Build Server

$

/trail smoke
/trail sweat


$$
/trail smoke
/trail sweat
/trail crit
/trail letters

$$$
/trail smoke
/trail sweat
/trail crit
/trail letters
/trail happy


$$$$

/trail smoke
/trail sweat
/trail crit
/trail letters
/trail happy
/trail magic
/trail sparks
/trail hearts
/trail fire

 Do /trail off to remove it. Also you must have particles on to see. You can turn particles off to not see them of course!

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