As many of you know, the admin team has been leading very busy personal lives as of late. We haven’t been able to give Nations at War the attention it deserves and demands. In addition, the server has not been able to support our current standard of deployment and asking you to donate to reach the lofty sum that the server requires to run is not reasonable of us. We could downgrade to a smaller server, but that would just create illusions and problems that would be more harmful than the alternative.
As such, we will be allowing the Minecraft and Mumble server subscription to lapse. On the 22nd, we will take these down and back up the server for storage. We will also be releasing the Season 2 and Season 2.5 maps shortly thereafter. Following the shutdown, we will be transferring the forums to another server at the same web address, so if you don’t see it for a day or two, don’t worry. It’ll be back.
This will allow us to focus all our spare energy into creating the next season, instead of splitting our focus between running the current half-season and developing the new.
In addition, Minecraft is quickly evolving, and things we’re working on are being changed every week with new updates. Without the API to stabilize what we’re developing, it’s very difficult to make decisions about the future.
Unfortunately, without a server and without testing going on, having applications open would just be a giant tease and unfair to those trying to join us. We won’t be accepting any new applications until we’re ready to show some real progress. We’ll also be closing the forum registration and locking down the Visitor’s Center to combat the waves upon waves of spam we deal with.
When we’re ready to re-open, we will make many large and glorious announcements to all corners of the internets. In our fresh start, we’ll be revisiting the whitelist and cleaning it. If you’ve been a member in the past, you don’t have to worry, you’ll still have a bed in our village to come back to.
Stick around. The community will still be reading, the forums will still be here, so this doesn’t mark the end. We’ll still be playing other games with each other and debating the necessities of mounted combat in the interim. If you need something in particular from the admins, we’ll definitely still be in IRC and monitoring the forums, don’t fret.
We will be back soon enough with great news for the next season.
We’ve prepared a FAQ here, and as always, feel free to ask us any questions you may have.