Hello CraftRealms. I know it's been a very long time since I been here but I wanted to skip all the boring sad stories and get to some news and plans for the future of this server and community.
A few days ago the server almost shut down because I can no longer afford the current Server Box. An old friend of mine contacted me and offered to give me a second chance to keep this server and community alive. We are now economically secured for a little while and the only thing I have to focus on is the servers and the community. This is why I am making this post. The staff and I had a chat and here are some of the plans I would like to share.
1. The biggest thing is that we are making the move from Cracked to Premium. We feel like, given the fact that Minecraft is over 10 years old now, most players that are really dedicated to the game have already bought a copy. This is a move I been wanting to make for a very long time. Given the fact that our community is much smaller now, it makes a lot more sense to make this switch now. We talked with the staff and if there is a dedicated player that has been on CR for a long time and still does not have Premium MC account we will all chip in and get that person an account.
2. We are going to remove some of the servers that are empty all the time. This way we save money on hosting by getting a smaller machine. There should still be NO lag so do not get concerned with that.
3. I have removed the shop for now as we are not sure what will remain the same or change.
There are a lot more changes planned but we are not ready to share yet. I know that most of you will love the new updates, but we also know that some of you might not like some of these changes. As humans, we hate change because it puts us in a new unfamiliar environment, but I ask you to give it a chance and stay with an open mind. Know that all the changes are done with the intent to grow the community and also help people who are already here have a better time.
Thank you for reading. Stay tuned for more updates to come :)