For the past month you may have noticed that our Minecraft server is offline. Originally, this was a hosting issue, but in the end, we've decided to shut it down indefinately.
Along with that decision, the crew of Aprilon have come to certain decisions; to halt most operations and services in our name, with the exception of our forums and other web-related services.
As such, the following services will be unavailable indefinately:
- Team Fortress 2 servers
- Minecraft servers
- OpenTTD servers
The TF2 and OpenTTD servers will be shutdown 5th of November 12:00 CET. Eventually, what this means, is that Aprilon will become a serverless community.
AcidWeb, our TF2 and OpenTTD server manager, will be attempting to run his own community. Best of luck to him. As for Blood and I, we've both decided to take a break from further development of this community. This is to free up time and responsibilities to accomodate for our focus on studies, work, and other personal issues that we may have.
This doesn't mean it's the end of the Aprilon community. When Blood and I finally have the free time to do serious development effort, we may try to relaunch the community from fresh. No promises, however.
For now, we're taking a break. If we get bored, we'll summon you for a game event from time to time, as such, we ask you to stick around in the Steam group, and hopefully our forums as well.
To end this announcement, here's a nice list of awesome people that have contributed to the development and maintenance of the Aprilon community, in no particular order (some may have been forgotten, my bad!):
- Blood (Hendrik)
- AcidWeb (Pawel)
- Cypherous (Shane)
- ManIAc (Martin)
- theblackerbanana (Martin)
- Ultimate100 (Flemming)
- RoY4lZ (Steven)
- Jamza (James)
- Chinichi (Michel)
- Puckey (Jake)
Really huge thanks to former administrators and moderators, and the development contributors to our projects, and ofcourse, YOU AWESOME PLAYERS.
If you're interested in talking to us, feel free to add us;http://steamcommunity.com/id/karlhttp://steamcommunity.com/id/bloodhttp://steamcommunity.com/id/AcidWebAprilon Minecraft worlds are available by torrent
Download BitTorrent, uTorrent or other torrenting software, then download this file: http://dropcanvas.com/bd2ch/41
Non-torrent downloads are however also available on these links:http://tachibana.cypherous.co.uk/aprilon/
(US) and http://wg.aprilon.net/smp-final/
(EU)Boring and incomplete Aprilon timeline
11/07/2012 Forum reaches 900 members.
20/01/2012 Forum reaches 800 members.
02/11/2010 Domain APRILON.ORG is registered, but site address was not changed.
01/10/2010 Forum reaches 400 members.
27/04/2010 Forum reaches 300 members.
27/01/2009 'Hyperion' was dropped due to high costs.
27/12/2009 Dedicated server 'Hyperion' was born, rented from RackSRV. New TF2 servers were also born.
11/11/2009 Forum reaches 200 members.
29/09/2009 Domain APRILON.NET is registered, and site address is officially changed.
09/07/2009 Forum reaches 100 members.
25/05/2009 Steam group was born.
25/05/2009 Domain FACEMETA.com is registered, and forums were born.
01/05/2009 Team Fortress 2, Badwater/Goldrush rotation is born at UKGame.
01/05/2009 Aprilon receives first donation.
12/02/2009 Moved Garry's Mod server to UKGame (UK).
01/02/2009 Moved Garry's Mod server to FatGames (DE).
27/12/2008 Unofficially the birth of Aprilon, by launching the first Garry's Mod server at Cybernetic Servers (UK).