As most of you have probably noticed, I haven't really been around much at all lately. I've been spending a large amount of time moving into my new house, going to school and working on Retro-Pixel Castles.
Between buying my new house (that is requiring a complete remodel), attending college and working on Retro-Pixel Castles I just have no time to keep up with the server anymore. Used to it was actually fine. The server is pretty self moderating and easy to maintain, and I had a ton of help from Stacy, Rosleen, Oribloke, the other Veterans and many others over the years. But since the bukkit "issue" I've reached to an impasse. I don't have the time to relearn everything and put together a new spigot server, my livelihood now relies on Retro-Pixel Castles' income so I simply can't ignore it, and sadly, the free time I invest not working on RPC is focused on working on my new home. There's just no space for SixtyGig anymore.
I love this community, and I will certainly regret what I am about to do. But I think it's time to finally, and officially, shut the doors of the server. I'll keep the server running for the remainder of this month, and then I will offer the entire server, the maps and everything as one large downloadable package. I will even do my best to include all the old maps from SG1 through SG5.
But, this doesn't mean the community has to die! I will keep SixtyGig's forums running as long as people are here to post, and if you guys want to organize it, you have full permission to use the server download I will post later this month to host a SixtyGig yourself or simply just keep the map for your own adventures.
To every SixtyGigger, both new and old, it's been a great 4 years! SixtyGig has been one of the most amazing communities I've ever been a part of, and I will miss its glory days.