I'm sure many of you have noticed that the server has been quiet lately, and even activity on the forums has slowed down. That isn't wholly unexpected, but with the reduced activity, I'm moving the date for server closure and the Purge up.
Instead of closing June 16, the servers will be closing May 31 (end of this month). The reason for this change is it seems unnecessary to run the server for another an additional two weeks, and pay server hosting for a month if no one is jumping on. Adding to that is donations have also dried up (also not unexpected). No point in spending money here when VentureKraft will need the support to get started. With the closure, it'll also mean the staff for VK will be able to focus a bit more on getting services ready.
As for the Purge, it will officially begin May 17 instead of June 1. This will give everyone one week to wrap up any projects they have and two weeks to say goodbye to the memories made on the servers. Stay tuned for when we'll open the spawns up on Modded and SMP for destruction. There will also be another post a bit later this month on how you can download the world files.
One last piece of news that hasn't been shared is what will happen to the website with this transition. The website will continue running as is until June 16. This is so you can still communicate with friends as well as provide info on how to join us on VentureKraft. Either on June 16 or sometime the week after, this website will be replaced with a simple HTML website to be a memorial to our memories of OmniKraft. It will have links to join us on VentureKraft and Play With Friends, so even if an old member hasn't checked on us in a while, they'll know where to go to join us again. I'll also include in the new site some easter eggs if you can find them! This is also a final call for anyone who has pictures or art they'd like to share with the community as there will be a Google Drive folder containing all the pictures submitted so far as well as various other images I've saved over the time of OmniKraft.
Remember that because OmniKraft is closing, this doesn't mean goodbye, this is just closing one door so another can open. VentureKraft is going to need all of you to do what you can to help it be successful! That means voting on a daily basis, donating if you can, sharing it with friends, and logging in every day you can so we can keep this community thriving!
We've always been more than a server. If that wasn't true, OmniKraft wouldn't be around when NewKraft closed it's doors. The torch was passed onto me from NewKraft, and I will pass it along to VentureKraft. Long live this great community!