First off, we’ve updated to Minecraft 1.6.4. Please adjust your Minecraft clients accordingly. We will update to 1.7+ once a stable Bukkit build is available.
Now for the big news: It’s been a long time coming, but starting today you can now buy supporter benefits for your Minecraft account on the server. At this time, supporters will gain the following benefits:
- A “+” symbol appended to their player tag indicating that they are a supporter: [Member+], [Mayor+], or [Trusted+]
- Use of the /me command in chat
- Use of chat colours
- Ability to place signs with coloured text
To make your purchase, first read our Supporter Policy, then click the link there to go to our Buycraft portal where you can actually make your purchase. Please read our Supporter Policy carefully, and follow all instructions on Buycraft.
The minimum purchase amount for these benefits is $10.00 CAD. Upon completion of your purchase, please wait up to 7 days before we send you a confirmation e-mail and grant you your benefits. Supporter benefits are granted on a permanent basis and do not need to be renewed.
Finally, I am also releasing an MRT Server Finances Google Doc to the public today. This document contains all expenses I have incurred so far in running this server, and it will also contain the usernames and amounts of all future supporter contributions. Since I am now taking in contributions, I personally think it’s a good idea to make these finances transparent so you, the players know where money is going.
Now I do not expect to recoup all or even half of my expenses in running the server from supporter contributions, so please don’t worry about the amount of expenses in the document. I will still continue to use my own money to keep this server running for the foreseeable future. That said, if you do choose to become a supporter, then I do sincerely thank you. Every little bit does help and I do appreciate it.
If you have any questions about the new supporter ranks and benefits, feel free to e-mail me. My e-mail address is on the Contact page.