After a long absence...
June 11, 2019 It certanly has been a long time since I posted. I should give the short story and then the news. We moved. What was planned to be one month off-line turned into six because I got a job in another city. We finally got settled, and I eventually updated to 1.13.x but some parts of the site were broken and never updated, like voting. Also the forum got hacked and I had to take it down. In the meantime, only a handfull of players were still checking in until now.
Minecraft 1.14.x The day after MC 1.14 came out I created server14 and have been running both server13 at the same time, while waiting for all the plugins to get updated. I'm happy to say the long awaited update is nearly here. I spent last Saturday getting everything ready but got held up by the voting integration. I'm please to announce I'm in the final stages of testing, and will try again on Saturday June 15, to make the final switch and take 1.14 live.Remember, this has been the same World Map since 1.11, I just keep making the maps bigger and building new spawns. You will never loose your previous builds homes and ranks, and can explore the new areas with the new world generation and new items.
Keep your claims. Claims only expire IF you have less than 10,000 claimblocks and only after 18 months. Sometimes life gets in the way of our gaming, we just get bored. Since the map keeps expanding, there's no need to remove claims of dedicated players that take a break. I have no idea how long I will keep this going, but since I own the server, I expect it to keep going for many more years.
What about Skyblock and Creative. The developer has abandoned the Skyblock version and I may at some point try to ugrade, if it seems the support for the new version is ongoing. However, I expect to put the 1.12 version back on line eventually. I also will another run at setting up a seperate public creative server when I can.