Noble Craft Network
Whilst NC is no longer, I thought that out of principle and respect for what this server was, it would be worth doing this post. Whilst the network itself never quite made it to its 6th birthday, we're still here, and this site is still here as a memoir to what once was. Obviously I won't be doing what I usually did for these posts, nor do I think many, if anybody will see this. If that turns out to be the case, then it at least shows that everyone has been able to get on with their lives, which is a good thing.
Doing this with the knowledge of what's ahead for this server is definitely something. It's weird, unusual... Foreign. But at the same time, it's easing, knowing that there won't be any struggle in the future. At the time of writing the 5 Year post, we were well aware of what was going on with the server, and that desperate times were ahead for us, that the future was bleak. Here though, we're at peace, NC is at peace. I know it sounds weird, but just like I said in previous years, this place meant more to me than most knew. Sure, a lot of you may cringe at that thought now considering the state in which this game has gone down, but what this started out as, and what it ultimately became... It was something special.
NC will always be that for me. Over a quarter of my life was dedicated to it, and to this day remains close to me, even if it no longer lives. Maybe I'll eventually find something else that fills that void, but right now, that void is still there. A lot of people I know have said it was akin to a child, that this was my baby. I guess in a way it is, metaphorically speaking. It may be gone for good, but it won't be forgotten.
I don't want this post to be thought of as me trying to revive it, because that won't happen. NC is gone, and will always be gone. It had an amazing run, brought together some truly amazing people and shaped friendships and relationships that to this day still stand strong, and that's ultimately what made it worth it.
This post isn't much, but it's what I was able to muster up. It'll be a long time before I'm able to come close to the enjoyment I had with NC, but maybe that's for the best. I'll move on eventually, but the void of this server being gone remains for the time being, which isn't so bad. Missing something like this is fine.
Anyway, I'll leave it at that. If you read this, thank you for being part of this when it was.
Take it easy....
I am here to regretfully inform you all that the Noble Craft Network will be shutting down on the 30th of January 2017.
There are plenty of reasons for this decision, and it has definitely not been made lightly. It is of no surprise that the server has been in a much worse state than it was nearly a year ago. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts to attempt to recover, it has not worked in our favour. With a constantly declining player base and income, being able to afford the bills each month became a huge challenge. Some months, we took heavy losses just to try and keep it going. But again, we were not successful in bringing it back. Due to this, we cannot afford to reliably host and develop Noble Craft into what we envisioned.
The date that the Noble Craft Network will officially be closed one last time will be, as stated before, on January 30th 2017. After that point, the Noble Craft servers will be inaccessible. The IP will then be forwarded to another server that has been running almost as long as us. The upside to this is that nedthefed, Lew_, and I have already been working there for several months, so the only difference in which you will notice is that it will be a different community, a new staff team alongside ours, a new set of rules, and a new name. Anybody that has purchased a rank on Noble Craft will be allowed to receive the equivalent rank on Nemesis Gaming for their Skyblock server, or a future unannounced server that we have planned. There will be more details on this as the time gets closer.
What will be happening with the staff team?
The members of our staff team will come over with us if they decide they would like to. They will start out at Half Mod, which is similar to our Helper rank, but is only given on a specific server. Then, once they are familiar with the ruleset and punishment system, they will be promoted to Global Mod, which is essentially the same as our Moderator rank.
What will be happening with purchases?
Any rank purchase ever made on the servers will be matched with an equivalent rank on Nemesis Gaming. You will be able to choose which server to have this rank applied to, including a future unannounced server. As mentioned above, there will be more details on this as we get closer to the actual date.
What about all the maps from Noble Craft?
Most of our maps, particularly the older servers, will be put up for...
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