Hey guys, cnation is officially 7 years old as of yesterday! Tradition dictates a news post be made to discuss the current status of the server and so here we are. The last time I made a news post I expected Survival: Merchants (current working title) to be released by now, but obviously this hasn't happened. To put it simply my personal focus has shifted and I've taken a hiatus from server work over the last few months. I do not know how long this hiatus will last. What I am sure of is in order for me to continue putting time into the server I need to sort out my personal life first. In the meantime I have an idea that I would like some community feedback on. With a new server taking it's place, kings is inactive and unplayable without the inevitable loss of progress once the reset happens. I would like to officially close kings and replace it with a mostly vanilla server running what will be called "Map A". Map A is a normal vanilla survival world generated with the latest release of minecraft. What makes it special is the fact that it will remain a part of all future versions of survival. There will no longer be map wipes or resets. This means that when Survival: Merchants is released it will be updated around Map A. The new survival world with custom biomes will be called Map B. The next future map after that will be Map C, etc. The most recent map will always be the default map but players will be able to travel to and build in any of the previous maps. This also means you will be able to choose between multiple styles of worlds to build in, overcrowding will never be an issue, and anything you ever create or build on survival will exist there forever even in future versions. Part of the reason we had map resets previously was largely due to the fact that the economy was item based. You could trade common items and blocks to the server for currency. In new versions of survival the economy will be largely player based, the main source of newly created currency will no longer be from selling common things to the server shop. Common items and blocks will only be available to sell to and buy from other players. This mostly vanilla server running Map A will also include a few plugins to make life easier. Homes will be available so players have warps, and so will land claiming. A few other things may possibly be added depending on weather or not I go forward with this idea, all of course pending on your feedback.