Today, June 8, 2018, marks four incredible years of UnknownTekkit's life. That's right, it's the fourth anniversary of UnknownTekkit!
I'd like to preface this with a little bit of server history. Back Late May / Early June of 2014, I decided to start a Tekkit Classic server with the name Realm of the Unknown, which some of you veteran players may remember. I didn't have much money and couldn't afford to rent a dedicated server or even a shared server, so instead I restored to an old PC that I had laying around. Within our first month, we received enough in donations to move us off of that slow old PC and onto a shared server hosted by our friends over at NodeCraft! There wasn't much special about the server at the time, and my knowledge and abilities in the world of Minecraft server administration and development were quite limited. Not even one year after we opened our doors we managed to climb past some of the competition and pull in over 20 players on the server at once. We were also blessed with the assistance of our first (now retired) developer, _Carlos. _Carlos brought us some interesting creations such as a Magic Conch command, Mythical Chests, a custom server core plugin, and more. While few of _Carlos' creations live on in the server, he still has made an incredible lasting impact on us. With the help of _Carlos, I began developing plugins of my own, many of which have come and gone, being replaced by bigger and better plugins. Fast forward to the middle of 2016, nearing the server's second anniversary. We reached a new record of 43 players by the end of May, and were destroying much of the competition. By the end of 2016 we destroyed that record with nearly 100 players on the server. We achieved something that very very few Tekkit Classic servers have; I'm incredibly thankful of all of our supporters that allowed us to accomplish this. I hope that we're able to bring the server back up to that level in the near future! I'm not going to bore you all with more of the server history, mainly because I can't remember many big events since then.
I want to thank each and every one of you who have supported us through donations, voting, and even just being a part of the community! Without all of you, this server wouldn't be standing!
To celebrate, all vote rewards are x4, and everything in the donation store is 75% off for the next 48 hours!
There are some other things changing with the server's anniversary as well!
- Item sets have been added to the donation store! They are available for both UTCredits and real money. If you think we're missing something, let us know!
- We've finally secured a new server located in Canada, so we can kiss the current French server goodbye! I plan on beginning the great migration at roughly 8PM US Eastern time on Sunday, June 10th. It shouldn't take more than an hour. (Assuming all goes as planned.)
- Have someone on the server you really really like? Well now you can make it official! Check out the /Marry command in-game! (Note: This requires the consent of the other party.)
Don't be afraid to send us your suggestions! I'm always looking for ways to improve the server and community. If you've suggested something in the past and it's been shot down, don't give up! The worst that'd happen is I say no. Though if I like your suggestion, it might even get added to the server!
Thank you again to each and every one of you for being a part of and supporting this server! I look forward to what the future of UnknownTekkit will bring, and I hope that all of you choose to stick with us!
Extra thanks our wonderful staff team (and retired staff members) and to all 961 of the following users for their generous donations! Without you guys, we would've never left the old Pentium 4 based PC that we started off on! (In chronological order based on each user's first monetary donation.)