I highly recommend watching the video. I think a lot of you guys called this Kane's rent videos. In a way they did good sometimes I might have brushed people away but it has been many years and I think you will find this a very interesting video to listen too. Please consider taking 18 Minutes and listening. Mods and Mod Suggestions: http://stonelegion.com/threads/building-a-new-pack-1-7-10-looking-for-suggestions.2707/ tl;dr Modded 1.7.10 No Wipes Industrial Server Goals (Cities, Big Builds, etc) No Item ID's meaning 1.8 1.9 etc is possible Use Builder, AE2, and other mods to move projects from old stale worlds to new ones as time goes on if desired by the community. More Updates, More community interaction Videos and lots of them. Kane's Update Series videos not just let's play but exploring updates on players cities etc. One major goal to bring the entire community together. SL City! Advertising, On mod sites, ftb, curse forums, videos, etc. New Servers and Multiple Servers! So what is this whole idea? The idea is to provide a stable 1.7.10 server that will not be wiped and that will not get boring and stale. The main ways to solve this is actually announce a no wipe world. Meaning we put our foot down and we are not going to be creating any new Modded Minecraft servers nor will we take this on down. We also stop running Vanilla servers for example. We keep splitting our community up every time there is a update or just new server. Will do small temp servers for fun for example 1.9 Might hit and some cool things we like to try out. They will be the very short term try it out legit like experience. We also want to encourage players to do community projects. Like Godcraft City I think be great if we did something like SL City. I know Bagline has his own big underground hell layer he also like to make. I think in a Modded Server that would look amazing with all the blocks. What happens when 1.8 or say 1.9 comes out? We update... We don't have Block id's anymore so there is no need to not upgrade. If there is a mod missing as in not being update anymore we just move on. Blocks are easily removed and added now into minecraft. You even have mods to generate new ores into the world as well. So let's say some reason Industrial Craft never updates again and we used their Copper and Tin Generation. Game Over? NOPE... We can actually regenerate Tin and Copper on the fly from another mod and repopulate the planet. Sure a mod that we might used for some building blocks might die or not exist anymore. But we got so many tools to easily fix and update project and restore them that it would take days to fix. Better then losing a project you spent months on. What happens if the world is ruined or we want new generation? Depending on what the overall player want we can move our projects to a new world. This can be done with BC Builders that have been rewritten. AE2 actually has a way to take chunks of the world and zap it into digital storage and re-materialize elsewhere. Here it is: http://ae-mod.info/Spatial-Containment-Structure/ There is also other mods that would easily help you with this proccess plus more that could come in the future. So the idea is we setup a new world slowly move things over there then when we are ready we can take down the old world. To prevent lag etc we can also visit players land using Opis and shutdown their machines etc. Remove chunk loading devices and really start fresh but not start fresh. For people who want 100% fresh experience for themselves they can leave things behind or start somewhere new on the new world and bring things over late. What about Updates, Advertising, Youtube, etc? So what will be doing is more frequent updates. Not daily but will be slowly progressing on updates overtime. This will keep us on the ball make sure we are updating and keeping bring a fresh amount of content to the community. This might also include adding new mods that might be requested overtime by the community. Advertising and Youtube is our biggest project. I plan on not just doing a Let's Play Series of the server but also Update videos. Rather then calling them Day 1 of Stone Legion I think I have decided to call them Update #1 Update #2 etc. This will be things like news, to showing off projects, to announcing new community events and projects and much more. Consider it sort of a Paper but more tv news but with a lot less effort Will also be advertising on Curse Forums, FTB Forums, Other Forums even Tekkit that support misc Servers, then even the many Mods we use have server forums so will use those also to advertise like IC. We will also of course get a lot of advertising just through our Youtube videos and will try to encourage others to post in these threads but also try making some videos. New Dedicated Servers? We made a deal to get 3x Intel Xeon E3 1245v2 with 32gigs of ram and 3x 120gig SSD's. yes that is 96 Gigs of ram total and 9 x 120gig sdd's... Now this will be split up into 3 groups. Minecraft will have it's own server as well as any smaller game servers. The websides as in fansites, SL, GC, etc will have it's own. Then Stardale my entire future will be it's own server. The 2 servers will be more then double our ram and CPU power and we can use the web server also for game servers. In the end it means we are going have lots of hardware and more power. Also we tested it the new server has better ping world wide less packet loss world wide and is located in Canada meaning a bit more stable infrastructure. Donations! They mean everything to us. Right now we consider our running costs about $200 a month. This is for servers and software licenses even though their really not even calculated into the price. Your $15 part time or full time means a lot to us. It's nothing from you and it's the cost of a movie ticket once a month. Please consider supporting as it helps me not have to fork as much my money to it. Please note even if everyone stopped donating I would still keep things going. I love this community you guys are sort of like my family and I would try to keep things going.