A few updates have been happening as you may have seen recently.
I'll run through them quickly so you are aware of everything that has happened:
New look: This was supposed to be released some time this year after I had finished development, due to issues with our forum on our old theme I had no choice but to switch to the new look. This new look is still under construction so be aware things may change or be buggy during this time.
Mobile: If you noticed mobile was messing around and looked terrible this has been resolved now.
Server list: We have removed unused servers on our server list during our tidy up. This also required a reset of player stats. Next time this happens we will not have to reset player stats but unfortunately due to a bug on our servers list / app this was required.
Clans: We have changed clubs to become clans. This allows you to create a group / community within our JR community, you can create a blog / news feed / a community discussion / gallery and more. Soon there will be support for paid for clans where community members can purchase a membership to keep your clan running smoothly. Check it out here: https://jrnetwork.net/clubs/
Dev updates on website: These update logs will be posted when ever I get a chance and are public. You can find dev updates on the dev blog listed here:
Minecraft updates: I have just enabled dynmap found here: http://quigon.jrnetwork.net:1888/ This is to showcase our communitys progress on the minecraft server. More updates will happen soon to minecraft, we have not forgotten one of our many roots.
There will be more information soon, including new prizes, events and more servers. We are JR, we are still standing, we will game on together.
We have finally got complete discord integration on JR.
This will have a few benefits:
Membership role will be determined from the website. For example, if you purchase premium you will get your premium role on discord automagically (this can take up to an hour) !
You can login now to JR with your discord account.
Website news will now be published directly to our discord account!
For existing users who would like their discord account role synced please sign in to JR with discord here: https://jrnetwork.net/settings/login/?service=15 You will automatically get the member rank (which will give a few goodies in the future)
Due to many issues with the ARK server software, server usage and the constant hand holding ARK requires I am sad to announce we have discontinued ARK for other future projects.
As a team we want to provide you good gaming servers that run correctly without us having to intervene and fix things all the time. We run linux servers and ARK's server does not work well with linux and it won't ever due to the way Wildcard is.
I'm sorry that we have to close ARK like this but it's not worth the amount of money we are putting in for hosting the servers.
Expect different servers to take over ARK!
Due to continued issues with ARK and multiple servers we are removing two of the ARK servers and we will only be managing one from now on.
This has been a long drawn out decision but due to ARK been ever so heavy on our system resources when not in use it's not worth keeping them all going.
Valguero will continue to operate / update / receive support but effective immediately we are shutting down the other two servers. Just a note to people who want to run ARK servers. Don't they are a pain in the arse and totally not worth it.
We hope you understand that this decision is to bring newer servers to JR instead of just keeping a broken server cluster bogging us down.