Alright, there's not much to talk about, but it's been nearly two months since the last post to the main feed, so what the heck, I'll make another one. As you may have noticed, Minecraft 1.5.2 came out a few days ago, and it unfortunately did not support 1.5.1 servers. After we saw that it had been released, we grabbed a compatible build of Bukkit and installed it on the server. While a few plugins broke, most had bleeding-edge builds available that were compatible with the new Bukkit builds. The server is mostly normalized again at this point, and now all that's left to do is await 1.6 so it can re-break everything.
Bukkit updated to 1.5 a few hours ago, and the second we saw it, we began updating the server. To our surprise, no core plugins broke, and thus, we were able to immediately implement the new spawn rather than transitioning to it with a temp map as we're usually forced to do. We started work on this map back in January (back then, the Redstone Update was expected that month or the next), and have been constantly improving it since. The old spawn will be available on the site in a short bit, where you can download it in all its glory via the "Download" link on the top of the page. The new spawn will also be available around the same time, at the same place. On a side note, we finally have a donate button! Please know that donations are untested, and as such, we may need to manually give kits until we can get them working should they fail to automatically be given. As a reminder, as a gift for donating, you will receive an amount of gold proportionate to your donation, as well as chainmail armor (which can be requested at any time) and a special rank, again proportionate to the amount you donate. Donations are a way for us to get a head-start on our hosting fund, as we are currently running the server on a non-dedicated PC, which contributes to lag you may experience. For more information, click the donate link at the top, and it will explain everything.
As you may or may not know, the Redstone Update is scheduled to release tomorrow, and that means chaos (at least for server owners). The Bukkit Team, having lost the original devs, has been a bit slow as of late to update Craftbukkit, usually taking about 48 hours. On top of that, plugin devs are forced to update their plugins if they use NMS code (which most major plugins do), but can't do that until Bukkit updates. And so, the server will be slow to update, as will the plugins, and if they break horribly, We can't use anything other than a temp map, as the server will be extremely prone to griefing. We here at Amigocraft thank you for your continued patience with every Minecraft update.