Haven't posted for a couple of months so I thought I'd just make a little update with some miscellaneous news.
Bukkit still hasn't updated to 1.7.2 yet, with EvilSeph saying:
"Although this update did not provide or add as much feature-wise as previous Minecraft updates have, this is probably one of the more complicated and larger updates we've had to work with from a mod development standpoint. With "almost all of [the code in Minecraft] having been changed - be it little or big" (according to Mojang), there has been significant shifting around of code and logic - to the estimated tune of ~220k lines changed - within Minecraft, resulting in our slowest and most involved update yet."
So unfortunately you'll all have to wait a bit longer for your favorite servers to update, which I know is disappointing, but at least we have a nice continuous stream of art coming in, which I am loving by the way guys. Some awesome art has come in recently, and the level of detail and effort being put in is really good guys, so keep it up!
I've also been notified about an interesting new concept for a server called SpaceBox, which has been described to me as "a creative game mode where you can create your own spaceship, harvest materials, buy and sell goods at the local shop, work with friends, and in the future create your own parts to show off to your friends! Each part of the ship has an important role, and your ship can be as big as your imagination allows!" A space-based server seems pretty unique, so you might want to give it a try (I certainly will!). This server is only a couple of weeks old, so I'm sure it could use some attention to get on its feet. For those of you who want to know more about it you can check the server's website at spacebox.bhnetworks.net, or if you want to just jump straight in the IP is 'play.bhnetworks.net'.
I know not much has been going on recently in the group, so I'm thinking about making updates more often with perhaps mod spotlights, general Minecraft news, perhaps maybe art submission of the week? Let me know what you guys want in the comments! Also I heard news of a Christmas Competition around the corner, so start thinking for some art ideas...