I'd like to take a second to go over some new commands which I'm sure some of you already know about.
/event (creating events is a donator only feature)
With /event, you can create events, teleport to events, and customize your running events. All subcommands can be found with /event help.
/localcolor (donator only feature)
With /localcolor, you can change the color of your name in chat whilst in /local. By typing just /localcolor, it will show you what your name currently looks like and the color codes you have available for choice.
/plotsay (anyone can use)
/plotsay is a command that will allow you to broadcast messages with titles to everyone on your plot. You can use color and formatting codes within your messages to make them pop.
Just to make sure that everyone is on the same page, this post will explain a little more about our bans reset. As I'm sure you guys have read in the previous post, the bans have been reset, but not 100%. If you have committed any act of chargeback or any other extreme serious offense, your ban will carry over to the new server. Any mutes, warnings, kicks, etc you may have received will also be reset. This does not mean that we cannot look back at the old bans/warnings/mutes/etc for staff applications, etc. We will keep the old records on hand. This also does not mean you are exempt in any way from being punished again. Our rules and punishments will stay the same from what they were previously. This means any hacking of any kind will receive a permanent ban.
I'd like to preface this by encouraging you to read this entire post, there are a lot of important details.
I would like to apologize for the lack of updates lately, both dukesmart and I have been so extremely busy with our obligations in the real world. We know the server has decreased in quality since the rushed 1.9 updates. Largely, this is due to an issue within Minecraft itself involving entity unloading, which has caused significant performance issues.
Because creative is our most popular server, it only makes sense that we dedicate much of our time to it. As such, dukesmart, myself, and the staff have decided to cut all servers but creative. All of this will take place in approximately 1 week. From then on, we will be a creative only server.
If you are mostly a creative player, this will be a very positive thing for you because we have been working on many new features for creative and will have more time to work on creative since...
Today, we are publishing the world files for the Main server, as requested by several players, because the server will likely be closed for an extended period of time. Please note that the world files are very large, and may take a long time to download.
We've decided to extend the deadline for the build competition to next Saturday, April 23! This is mainly because of repeated downtime we've had with the event. This should surely compensate for the time lost because of that.
Ruinscraft has been updated to Minecraft 1.9! Our newest features on our server should be coming out soon. Please be patient with us for now.
EDIT: We have temporarily closed the Main server, due to discontinued plugin support. We are searching for a replacement, and we will launch Main again as soon as possible.
EDIT 2: After receiving many complaints about the new 1.9 PvP system, we have installed a plugin that removes the 1.9 PvP system and re-adds the 1.8 PvP system. Please let us know if there are any problems with this plugin.