29 Aug, 0830 NightFall server will be stopped. The World map will be saved. Permissions file adjusted so members have creative (gm 1). Server restarted (remember it is whitelisted) for remainder of weekend.
1 Sep, 0830 NightFall server stopped. All files/plugins reset to initial values (as in nobody has anything) and creative will be removed. Once reset, whitelist will be scrubbed with inactive players removed. Server restarted for testing and maintenance. When testing is passed, server reopened to all active members and application processing resumes.
Changes to note:
Banned players will still be banned.
Difficulty Mode changed to HARD (was Normal)
Grief Prevention starting claim blocks changed to 1,000 with additional 200 claim blocks every hour of activity by a player, and the maximum claim blocks raised to 10,000.
Chunk mob limit is still 75.
The End is a no build area (sorry no Enderman Farms), but there will be "safe” platforms made (in time) so you can still get ender pearls.
The Nether Skyway will be rebuilt, but will take some time (2 weeks?).