Cubeville is at the end of the era when it could reward its donators with special abilities and perks. I know the transition may be a frightening one, but we will get through. We had lived through DDoS attacks, software failures, inutterable glitches, SAs turning the world into bricks, and losing a map far too early during the switch to the Anvil world system.
We have always lived on, and I believe we always will. This is not the end of Cubeville. While we may not be able to reward our donators quite the way we did before, make no mistake that we will continue to make the server the best in all of Minecraft. That’s the Cubeville way.
The donation button has been temporarily removed while we move into full compliance with Minecraft’s EULA. While my view of Cubeville’s future is unclear, it is not shaken. We will always be the best family-friendly server on the internet.
All ranks must go! For the next two days(ceasing as per Mojang’s EULA enforcement), all of Cubeville’s ranks are 80% off! Donated in the last day or two? Email/PM me to claim a rank as an added bonus!
$10 rank? Nope. $2.
$50 rank? Nope. $10.
$5 rank? Nope. $1.
Be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not include a donation note! I will be removing the donation button when the sale is over for a one-month transitional period to a fully donation-driven Cubeville!
Following up the new End User License Agreement announcement, Mojang has hosted a Question and Answer session to further clarify a lot of rules regarding server monetization. The verdict is in: Cubeville’s ranks will no longer be allowed as donation rewards.
Fear not! This does not mean that the special features which make Cubeville so grand are going away! All users who donated before August 1st, 2014 will keep their ranks as they are. Mojang has specifically stated that anything available to one player must be made available to all players, but have qualified their statement by allowing servers to offer their previous ranks via “soft currency”. Soft currency refers to things like Cubeville’s cubes, spleef rewards, pvp rewards, and any other non-tangible transaction regarding the way a server works. To put it simply, a soft currency is a way to earn donator ranks without giving a server any real money.
Cubeville will begin offering its players Player Ranks on August 1st. These ranks will be earned by players for simply playing or competing on our server. We will need to discuss further which types of events will constitute an earned rank and will set forth a rule-set to determine how players can earn them. Bottom line: players will no longer donate for Player Ranks, but they will still be able to earn them. I will confirm at this time that Spleef rewards will, under some circumstances, include donator ranks.
Previous donators will be treated as though they had won these rewards in-game and will keep them.
As per the wording of the EULA and the clarification, Cubeville will have until August 1st, 2014 to fully comply with the new End User License Agreement. We are allowed to accept donations for ranks until that time. In the next few weeks, I will set a formal date to cease accepting donations for ranks. After August 1st, donations will be made purely to support Cubeville and will not unlock any access to Cubeville’s ranks. At such a time, Donator Ranks will become Player Ranks and will be earned purely in-game.
Cubeville has always managed to sustain itself, and it always will. We’re not going away, ever!
Forever and always, happy mining!