So, as you all know, and as much as it pains me to say it, Ion is basically dead. No donations, perms were super broken for the last 2-3 weeks, outdated, and no proper admins working on anything server-wise. (I'm not blaming anyone, people just have lives that get in the way, ) The server’s basically been dying ever since the disastrous update to 1.9, we all know it. Well, the server isn’t what’s most important, the community is. What we need is a relatively low-cost server to maintain compared to the ~80 USD Ion takes. We still have some active community members, but we don't have the player-base to raise $80 a month, it's just a fact. We need at least one competent admin who has the time to work on the server, and a large enough player-base to attract new members. An outdated server doesn’t really attract people, so it would have to be 1.10 at least. Anyway, this server is already being made. It already has a survival world and a plot world, and ranks are being worked on. I’m currently paying for the upkeep, which is a little under $15 USD.(If we do end up getting a lot more players this may go up a bit) Kal is currently managing lots of the server related stuff, it's a joint ownership right now. We are open to suggestions with what to add to the server, since it is pretty new. Like Jokeachu said in a previous thread, I too have made a lot of great friendships here. As much as I will miss the server, if we can keep the community together, things won't be so bad. play.lyondar.mcserver.ws:25566 TL;DR: Ioncraft is basically a sunken ship, even if we did get $80, it wouldn’t last. So, we made a new server.