The only person that can take action, for right now, is Eclypseon. He's away/busy right now, so it's not really possible for anything to happen. The permissions admins/mods have aren't enough to make server-related decisions on this server.
AtomicCocoaBomb we can never really know for sure. First and foremost though, Spigot must upgrade to 1.9, so that every server using it could as well. And, according to ED, they are planning on upgrading the server to 1.9 soon after that happened.
First off, after months of reverse engineering, [Codemaster] Saitaku and I have unpacked the custom code (several thousand lines of it) that have supported Free World since the reset earlier this year under [Retired Owner] Marc.
And so, without further adieu, I introduce the first (of many) return of a feature we all loved:
The /back command!
Now mining and adventuring will be that much more fun. :-) Free to all players of Free World, the /back command will return you to the location from which you most recently teleported. The command even works across worlds.
Now, what good is this handy command if we didn’t have an awesome new place to use it?
Allow me to introduce Harvest, a world of renewed adventure! Harvest is the land of refreshed resources… a small patch of untouched Minecraft over world ripe for the the mining, foresting and exploring!
But Harvest is shifty… As an inter dimensional plane that only temporarily intersects our own, Harvest will randomly reset completely! What’s more… it will reset set with a randomly sized world… Here’s hoping it isn’t all ocean. Or maybe it will be a world of Ice Spikes! ;-)
As Harvest is in a state of unstable flux with our own dimension, homes & Guardian Fields can’t be set there, and players cannot harm each other…
You might want to work with some friends to get resources and get them fast because the Harvest you know now won’t be there forever. :-D
Harvest is accessed through the portals on Earthdale and will materialize into the Free World event horizon at 10 AM (PST) on Saturday, November 14, 2015.
It has recently come to our attention that a rising number of players are sharing IP addresses of other servers, on our server. While we do encourage exploring the MC Universe, and expanding your knowledge and horizons and all that jazz, we ask that you please do not share IP addresses of other servers on our server. This type of behavior is regarded as generally unsafe, and is absolutely prohibited on our server. Anyone found advertising any IPs of any external servers besides our own, will be permanently muted, without chance of appeal.
The main reason we discourage IP address sharing is quite simple; some servers simply aren't safe. The word "griefer" does not originate from someone who destroys your house in Minecraft -- "An individual who uses online games, instant messaging, e-mail, or any other communication method to harass, obstruct, or in some way make an experience sour for another person." While most servers we visit nowadays seem safe, some servers have a plugin that steals your cookies. (Not the delicious chocolate chip kind either, I'm talking about within your PC.) This action has the potential of stealing your Minecraft account information, which can, in turn, lead to another player taking control of your Minecraft account, essentially allowing them to do whatever they choose on your favorite servers. That giant tower you spent a month on can be destroyed in minutes by someone taking control of your account.
And as most of you know, whatever happens on your account is your responsibility.
Meaning, if they do something to get you banned, you will stay banned.
As a result of this, we have updated the rules to include a very specific definition of advertising. Advertising has always been prohibited, and will continue to stay that way. If you choose to advertise, whether it be through message or local/global chat, be prepared to face the consequences. We are taking a very serious stance on this, and it will not be changing anytime soon.
Stay safe during your Minecrafting, guys. Friends don't let friends advertise!