[$] Important information for those of you who are donors! [$]
For those of you who never did have a donator rank, this post does not affect you, if you want to read it anyway, by all means. However, if you WERE a donator, most of you are going to be a little upset of the cause, if you arn't already aware of the new mojang EULA that came out just recently.
For the past few years mojang's EULA was not to sell anything they've made, nor sell any Modifications/Plugins, now they've added onto that. The rule that servers are no longer allowed to sell anything with a Donator rank that's non-cosmetic is now being enforced. Which means we're no longer allowed to sell WorldEdit access, or any other donator command as these are non-cosmetic abilites. The major problem we have, is that ALL donator privileges were NOT cosmetic.
What does this mean?
It means Donator ranks are going to have to be removed entirely untill/unless we can find some reasonable way to reward donators with cosmetic privileges, which mojang still allows, we will keep a record of EVERYONE who was a donator so when/if we do find a way to do this, the old donators will not have to donate again.
This isn't fair, please can I have a refund?
No, as stated in the McBlocks Donating Terms and Conditions, when you donate, you are donating, not buying, when you donate, you do not expect to receive anything for it, all the commands and abilities are given to you as a Bonus, and therefore as stated, we do have the ability to adjust the donation pack or system in any way without warning, and this happens to be the point when we have had to flex this ability deep into our standards.
Why are the donator packs being removed?
As stated above, it is due to the updated Mojang EULA. If McBlocks could have fought against this EULA, we would have done so, no one here at the McBlocks Staff and Administration Team wanted/planned this to happen, it is something the official mojang team have done, and this applies to ALL servers you were a donator on.
What's going to change?
As was stated up higher in the post, we do not currently have a way of rewarding donators with non-cosmetic abilities, this is something the we as a Staff Team will have to discuss together, any changes will at my guesses, be with the release of Minecraft 1.8
One last quick reminder, as was stated above, we will take note of everyone who was a donator, meaning no one will have to re-donate when/if we work out some non-cosmetic abilities we can give to donators.