As FTB Infinity v2.6.0 is now recommended we will be updating to it on tuesday 16/08 at 4:00 CET/GMT. There will be no map reset so you'll be able to keep all of your items. That is, unless something goes horribly wrong.
The server will be down at that time and you'll need to switch to the recommended FTB Infinity version to connect after the update.
When and if FTB Infinity updates beyond v2.6.0 we will reset the map as it is getting quite old by now.
As I did some nostalgic digging around with the waybackmachine to find our old wiki info I stumbled upon a rather neat mail Fallout sent in 2014 informing our playerbase about our rename from TekkitCraft to MineVortex. As I rather liked the lay-out I decided to alter our forum mail system to also start sending mails in that lay-out rather than the default blue XenForo format.
Currently only the conversation reply mail is complete. The rest will follow shortly.
Here's a bit of an example mail as it shows in GMail. As Hotmail is literally worse than Hitler when it comes to respecting HTML and CSS it won't look quite as neat but I've managed to make it not horrible.
As a comparison, here's an old mail:
Perhaps not a very important update but it gives a neater feeling.
With all that is going on in the world and news recently either you are from the USA, European Union(or formerly from), France, Turkey, Middle East, or anywhere really. We like to encourage our ideals of an international community and at its very core we hope a positive community. We just want to thank you all as users for joining and sticking with us with all that is going on. From Brexit, random shootings, military coup, and to a lesser extent the release of pokemon Go.
Stay Safe, stay positive, and just try to make the world a better place anywhere you can.
To decrease lag and costs we've purchased a new server which will be replacing the older one. The new one has a much faster CPU, more disk space and less RAM.
To move all services to this server we've scheduled Friday, june 24 and the day after that. In those two days outages may be possible for both the website and the minecraft server. We'll try to move everything as fast as possible but in order to not lose progress the Minecraft server will need to be off before we can start moving them. We'll keep you updated when it's happening (and before that). I'll try to move the Minecraft server to the new machine at about 12:00 GMT/UTC.
Announcing a brand new addition to the donator perks line up (finally). The Town menu. You need to be Donator1+ to use this feature!
I've been working on this for the past few days and have tried to make it simple but really useful for managing your towns (especially the town and plot permissions, it should be super useful for those!)
All of the icons are vanilla items so that updating doesn't ever break them but if you think a different item (still vanilla) would fit better then please let me know. If I find anything that I can add to the menu then I will try to do so to make it even more useful!
Using /menu (No spaces) will open up the main menu where you can access all 4 of the categories - Town Permissions, Plot Permissions, Town Borders and Town Bank.
Quickly and easily adjust the most commonly used permission flags! Green row for true, Red row for false
Both voting sites that haven't been working properly have fixed their issues now. The problem was that mojang apparently changed how their auth servers verified accounts meaning that these sites had to change how they checked with the auth servers. Long story short - It's fixed now and all 6 voting sites should be up and running again.
PS - This was the same issue affecting the donation store, which is also now working again.