Good people of Firefly, long has it been since the last post and much has happened. First, please accept my apologies for being kept in the dark for so long. Hopefully this post will clear things up and answer most of the lingering questions.
As all of you have probably noticed, the Firefly server has been inaccessible for well over a month. Many attempts were made by both H7 and I to identify the problem and fix whatever issue was causing the connection failure, but they were all in vain. After much time and effort the only option we had left was to completely rebuild the server from the bottom up. Our owner, Dave, was the one who put together the incredible server setup that you all know and love, and thus Dave was the only one who could truly recreate it again.
Our talented owner has been very open with all of us in both his previous homepage post, and through private correspondence with H7 and I, that life has him more than busy. Dave’s creativity, as you all might suspect, is employed for many things beyond just awesome minecraft servers. Sometimes it is really difficult, but necessary as an adult to ultimately spend time on projects that keep a roof over your head and food on the table. I for one feel incredibly lucky to have played for so long on a server run by someone as talented as Dave, and I think all of us, no matter how long or short our time on Firefly was can recognize what a unique experience it was. All of this we owe to the many many hours of work spent by JacksmackDave, most of which took place where no regular member could truly see or appreciate it. Although we will all miss Firefly, and Dave, we can still be thankful for the community that he has brought together here. Some friendships go well beyond just a game, and our memories made on Firefly are something that we all carry with us as we migrate to new phases of life, or perhaps other minecraft servers.
In an effort to keep some of our community together I have, with the help of H7 and some of our former Moderators, started a small minecraft server. I am nowhere near as talented as Dave, nor is this server anything even close to our lovely Firefly, but even in a change of scenery our community can perhaps still retain that same spirit and heart that made Firefly a home to many of us. I have setup a simple forum http://mandmserver.forumotion.com/ to help gather the links in to one place, and am looking forward to seeing some familiar faces turn up. I’ve missed many of you during this month, and hope that that same spirit of Firefly community has kept everyone continuing to check our homepage for updates <3