Unfortunately, due to recent issues that have occurred with the server we have decided to do a full server reset. We understand that this isn't what a lot of you wanted however please don't look at it as a negative thing, furthermore the server has gone just over 8months without any reset and that is the longest that we have ever gone without one and just like every other server that has an economy we all knew this reset was bound to happen very soon. The server will be back up within the next couple of days as long as everything goes on smoothly, the maximum time that the server should be down for is a week but we don’t think it should take that long as it is just the console side of things that need setting up and all the server builds are pretty much completed. We hope that you guys will wait patiently and not be too upset about the recent actions that have had to be taken.
We still are unsure whether or not we are going to update to 1.9 or just stick with 1.8, please have your say over at the forum post.