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Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by Elykius, Sep 18, 2016.

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  1. Dabobguy

    Dabobguy Dani is a 6 yr old girl. "So tru"

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    Would everyone have exactly the same rank? Would we keep our plots?
     
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    No
     
  3. Dabobguy

    Dabobguy Dani is a 6 yr old girl. "So tru"

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    No to both of those or just one?
     
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    Both obviously :/
     
  5. Dabobguy

    Dabobguy Dani is a 6 yr old girl. "So tru"

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    Oh :( would we at least keep stuff like architect and veteran
     
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    Is this Lost Souls again?
    --- Double Post Merged, Sep 22, 2016 ---
    Also, msged you on Skype.
     
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    LordSouls, not Lost Souls. Though I seem to remember Wandering Souls, so maybe it is Lost Souls. XD
     
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    Hello everyone, it's been a while...

    Basically, everyone is correct. I have lost interest in Minecraft, and I don't have the time at all to dedicate to it. I am full time Emergency Medical Technician (I work ~50 hours/week) and I am also going to college full-time taking hard coursework. So, I literally have no free time anymore. Creating this community with the help of all of you will always be one of my greatest accomplishments.

    Unfortunately, the cost of living in Orange County, California is very high. And since I no longer live at home, I can't afford to spare an extra $80 per month right now.

    Others have questioned why it costs $80/month to run. It seems like a lot of money, especially for our younger players. In reality, we had a really great deal to be able to have as many servers and the capacity to run as many plugins and features as we did. Remember, when we switched, we averaging around 20+ players online at any given time.

    Nobody is to blame for the server going down. Life happens, things change. I outgrew this server and there was simply not enough being done to maintain and grow it. Mind you, post-EULA and several MinecraftForums changes have made it increasingly harder to raise funds and promote the server. It's no easy task nowadays.

    Anyways, as far as the community goes... this website has been paid for through September 2017. The IonCraft forums will remain online. I have read that you guys are organizing a new, smaller server for the community to hang out in while things are getting sorted out. I do support this idea. I will not condone everyone advertising IPs of private servers on here, though. That's not what these boards are for. If the community would like to create a new "official" server for Ioncraft, I will gladly talk to @Elykius or @MeRocks2000 about porting the play.ioncraft.org IP over and sorting out other details.

    Thank you everyone for the many years of support, donations, dedication, patience, and creativity. It has truly been an honor to be apart of this community.

    - LeaderJ

    If anyone needs to get a hold of me, the best way to reach me is via email at admin [at] ioncraft.org. I don't really use Skype anymore.
     
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    Thank you Leader. Hope everything goes well for you.
     
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    Never knew how minecraft hostings work but I understand now that you have a seperate server for each world?
     
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    R.I.P. We'll miss you, now go have fun and do... Um... Life! Yeah... Do life! Do good. I'm not good with speeches.
    --- Double Post Merged, Sep 23, 2016 ---
    No, you're right. It's LordSouls. I can't remember things very well, all I remember is we'd call it LS all the time.
     
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    MeRocks2000 I like Pi!!!

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    Basically, we paid for 2 PHYSICAL servers. Since we bought dedicated servers, basically empty servers with just an OS, we were able to customize what we wanted on them. We put 5 virtual servers on each, which didnt cost anything extra.
     
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    Veterans of Ioncraft are currently getting veteran on the other server. The ranks of this server are mostly different so people won't keep their old ranks and since we don't have the worlds from Ioncraft, we don't have your previous plots.
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    I appreciate everything you have done for this community. I wish you good luck for the future.
     
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    The feels are reals ;~;
    Rip ioncraft

    rip me not having skype so I can get the new ip
     
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    I know, same. :(
     
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    It takes like 0.5 seconds to get Skype. You could also use Discord, if you have that.
     
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    Ioncraft has been a special community for me for years, since I started back in 2011.
    Many people will know that around a year and a half - 2 years ago, I became VERY inactive on Ioncraft, specifically Minecraft in general. And yet, here I am?

    Ioncraft is a community that kept thriving, and that's what made it so pleasurable to come back to. The player base has always been fantastic and no one toxic has remained on the server for more than 5 minutes before being banned or just leaving out of their own accord. It kept the community happy and content.
    Whenever I come back to Minecraft, Ioncraft is always my first port of call. No singleplayer, no PVP servers, no special fancy stuff, just straight on to Ioncraft, and it's been the same way with my active/inactive time on the game.

    Seeing the server offline so much recently confused me until I was told it was basically dead (with that "basically" now being a "definitely"), and it really struck a chord with me that I was going to miss this community. The friendships I've made are great, and the first thought in my head was "I'm going to lose everyone". It sounds very dramatic, but I'm sure everyone here has experience when they've lost people close to them, either online or in real life, you'll know it's a feeling that you don't want to experience to anyone ever again. For some of us, we've lost too many people who we care about, which is what killed me at first.

    Seeing that a community server is in the works has perked me up, however. This is something that, not only I need, but that others need too. Some of us can't stand the thought of losing our friends and for that, I thank you, Ely and Kal, for working on this.
     
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  18. Dabobguy

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    Someone please tell me how to pm
     
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    :( RIP ion.
    Lets all start over on the new server and hope it will work out.
    I would love it to help and do something for the new server.

    We dont blame you @LeaderJ we all have different things to do, we will make a statue for you and Ion :p
     
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