Sorry about the absence everyone… real life strikes hard and appears to strike all the admin at the same time, unfortunately. Of course, then games about surviving dinosaur island, making soup, retro-futuristic post-apocalypse exploration (Hold up a sec, I just had one of my vault dwellers return from the wasteland. Neat, power armor!) and such come out and tie up the time we had left (and sometimes the time we didn’t have but used up anyway).
All that said, the server has actually been stable with no outside interference (funny how we stabilize it near the end of the life cycle). Since the server is stable it’s time to change it up again! 1.8 still seems like a pipe dream so we’re going to go retro ourselves. Not spoiling anything, but a lot of you will remember what the pack was before we started rejiggering the whatchacallit ourselves. It’s coming back, with all the wackiness and exploits more or less intact (can’t get rid of what wasn’t updated 😉).
We’re looking at launching either this weekend or next and as always we’ll have a backup of the world/server on hand (not that anyone ever asks for it, which is good because the whole ball of wax now weighs in at about 2GB compressed).