Incoming Serious Post.
This post also regards the future of the server.
I'm going to be straight up honest with you guys in this post, as many of you have noticed there has been a lot of inactivity on the server/server forums from myself and Dom. This is due to the fact that the channel is going through a transition right now, however there is more to it than that, we also have work and family responsibilities that come first. That being said it has become impossible for us to continue to work on the Iron and Coal server.
Running a server is stressful. It's a full time job that doesn't let up one bit, and I'm going to be honest here the server is a decent factor that played into Castor and Satiel's departure. That's not to say that we haven't had other help, we've had some absolutely fantastic builders, mods [judges], helpers, gym leaders, donators, and over-all staff that helped whenever it was needed and I sincerely thank them for everything they have done.
Right now the server account has funds to support itself until September 5th 2014, after that the server will be shut down. Right now Ebonfrost has been given full control over the server and everything involved with it. If you want to help him and staff members working with him [such as Jean Marc] in any way let them know, but I ask that you be understanding in the fact that running a server is difficult and coordinating people is VERY difficult, especially a server with plugins and a story-line - it can be stressful and cause people to become over-whelmed with the amount of work.
If the server does not raise enough funds per month to sustain itself, it will be shutdown.
It's incredibly difficult for me to make this post, but you all deserve to know what is going on before it happens and be able to have some time to act.
I am sincerely sorry.
While the server was a blast to work on it has also taken a very hefty toll on a lot of people to work on. I hope you will understand.