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I'm not sure who has been following the minecraft drama over the last 3 weeks, but I thought I would get everyone up to speed if you arent aware.

Bukkit is no more.  It went something like this.  The lead bukkit developer (EvilSeph) decided to throw in the towel because bukkit was too difficult to maintain.  Mojang stepped in and said hey, no you can't end bukkit, we have owned it for 2 years.  Ever since dinnerbone joined mojang, they have technically owned bukkit 100%.  Over the last 2 years, mojang has never once given bukkit support, help or worked with them to try to make bukkit better.  In their eyes, bukkit was eventually going to be replaced with the minecraft plugin api.  However it has been 2 years, and the api is still not done. 

This pissed off one developer of bukkit especially, named Wolverness.  He filed a DMCA takedown request to force bukkit to remove all downloads.  The basis of his claim is that due to the GPL license that bukkit is under,  bukkit is technically illegal unless mojang offers the server source code.  Mojang however does not want to do this, so bukkit is permanently stuck in a limbo.  After this happened, over 30 bukkit developers all quit the project and started a new project called Sponge.

Sponge will be the new bukkit, but even more.  It will have things bukkit should of had long ago, but never did.  It is being based on Forge and has the developers behind Worldguard, Towny, along with all the bukkit staff all actively working on it.  They estimate that they will have an early release of sponge with the next 1-2 months.  It wont be ready at that time though for production servers.  On top of this, all plugins for bukkit will not work and have to be re-coded to support sponge.  Thankfully, a lot of the major plugins we use already have plans to do this.

Needless to say, we are stuck in 1.7 for awhile.  It will be a miracle if we get to play 1.8 with plugins before 2015.  I just wanted to set everyones expectations of what is to come.  I've noticed in general all the minecraft servers I follow are very low in population.  My guess is that people are bored of minecraft more than ever before and are playing other games now, not just playing on other servers.

This leads me to the question.. what do we do with battlezone?  We can stick it out and wait for sponge keeping the same setup we have now for a few more months.  We can start a fresh new world on vanilla 1.8 and go whitelist.  We can switch to a forge mod based server and do something extra fun like new biomes, blocks, items and mobs mods.  As much as I wanted to not change maps, I feel like map refreshes bring new life in to the game for us.  We've been playing this game for years at this point, and doing the same ole towny thing has become routine and predictable.

We'd love your feedback on what we should do with the server.  No matter what happens, we are here to stay for the long haul.  Even though my activity has been light lately, this is still my favorite game.  I hope we can keep battlezone alive and kicking to see where we go next.
youiswho I agree, to early to decide. All for the watch the world burn with our shades on!
wrecktify a My personal feeling is to just hold out till we have more options. I'd hate to jump to something else than 2 months lat ...
youiswho That was put very nicely Stunna. After sleeping it over I think we should hold tight on the current server, and see how ...

Help boost your server

wrecktify a posted Jul 27, 14
We could use a little help.  We are going to try to use the popular minecraft forums to get more advertisement.  Just register an account on each of these sites if you haven't already and just reply to each thread every so often.  Dont just bump it but maybe just mention the server, talk about your town in another post, share some screenshots, etc.  There are 2 forums.  Any help is appreciated!

7 Days to Die

wrecktify a posted Jul 6, 14
We are trying out a 7 days to die server, if you would like to play with us just search the server list for
BattleZone

Make sure to caps the B and Z or you won't find it.

Forum Activity

wrecktify a posted Jun 27, 14
To help get the forums more active, we're gonna run a week long promotion.  At the end of 1 week we will count how many posts you have made during the week.  For every post you will earn $100 in-game money!

There are only a few rules:

1) No spamming posts
2) Each post must be genuine.  

Basically, dont try to excessivly post a bunch of crap just to make a ton of money.  If I feel your post is not worthy it will not count towards your total at the end of the week.

If you create a NEW thread, you are much more likely to get the reward every time.
bulldogte To Wreck, Is there a limit on how many posts you can do on each forum? If there is not I would suggest the limit to be 5 ...

CS:GO

wrecktify a posted May 24, 14
Hey everyone. My brother is going to be heading up the Battlezone Gaming CS:GO division.  We now have a new CS:GO casual competitive server online.  

The IP is csgo.bzgaming.com:27015
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Feel like gaming this weekend I'll see u guys on the server :D
Microsoft wouldn't drop 2.5 billion on a game they thought didn't have a future! There are great things ahead.
also, I'll also try to be on a lot more, because I have been pretty inactive by my standards lately :D
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