Hey everyone! My name is Dylan. You should probably call me by my username though, Pure.
Dethemium has been in operation since December 2011 and a lot has changed since initial launch. One thing that has not changed however, is quality and keeping everything stable and performant.
This launch of Dethemium has been the result of 3 months of 5+ hours a day work, trying to craft a unique version of Minecraft that anyone who enjoys a challenge with their friends would appreciate. Due to all of the time and effort put into this, it has given me a ton of time to smooth over a lot of features and make everything very stable and operating without error. This means that you can enjoy Minecraft 1.9 in its full glory, with all vanilla content working and all of our changes on top of it functioning as expected. Hopefully while also all enjoying perfect tick rate and no lag - but that's to be seen yet with large player counts! I am quite positive we should see no such issues.
This release of Dethemium is all about changing the game up. While for the past 5 years of operation we've simply improved upon the vanilla game, this time is all about changing up some vanilla mechanics and making things more interesting and more difficult. If difficulty is not your thing, unfortunately we're not the server for you any longer. Give it a shot though before you claim it sucks!
I won't go into every single detail about what's new, what's changed, what's removed, etc. as this as already been covered by our new comprehensive "Help Documents" located via the "Help" tab on the top of every page. My best advice is forget everything you've ever known about the old and have no expectations going in. For all intensive purposes, this is not the same server as you've played on previously. Make sure you read up and get informed before going in and you should have no troubles playing. Most things will come to you naturally as you play and learn all of the new nuisances.
Also if it wasn't obvious - we're now using a new forum software! Well actually, this was the forum software we used when we launched in 2011 but we've now returned back to our roots. The main reason for this is that I could not afford the license renewal and general costs of the old forums, and switching to this forum software not only meant totally free and open source but the ability for me to do some really cool things with custom CSS and theming to make this website look absolutely gorgeous. Not to mention that I've optimized the hell out of this site and everything should be mindblowingly fast and responsive. There's definitely still some little things I'll tweak here and there based on feedback, but for now - welcome to the new Dethemium website. If for whatever reason you cannot login with your existing forum account, try resetting your password. This will fix any invalid login data from the migration that could have occurred. However, this is unlikely to be a problem as multiple users have been able to login just fine. Also, unfortunately, we're very not mobile friendly now. While everything should work fine, it might not be as great as an experience as the old forums. This is something I will work on in the later months.
Finally, let's address the elephant in the room. Donation ranks. Mojang has started coming down hard on servers as of late for breaking the Commercial EULA and for claiming things as "Donations" when really they're straight up purchases. To combat this, I have decided to redo our entire payment system and instead call all of our ranks exactly what they are - Premium Ranks. We now offer three Premium Ranks - Premium (10$), Premium Plus ($50) and Premium Extreme ($100). Unfortunately, due to many circumstances in relation to Paypal and the general rank conversion, I have made the somewhat upsetting decision to purge all "donation" ranks across Dethemium. However, if you have donated after September 1st, 2015 your rank has been manually transitioned into the new Premium ranks and you should be good to go. All ranks are still "lifetime", so it's a one time purchase fee. Just keep in mind "lifetime" does not mean for your lifetime. It means for the lifetime of the current ranking system. I hope I will never have to do this again, but I cannot make any promises. Please read all terms before buying any ranks! or anything online for that matter! I sincerely apologize once again.
Anyways, that about wraps this up. Please don't hesitate to reply if you have ANY questions or concerns about this launch of Dethemium. If you find any bugs, or have feature quests - please post those in the appropriate category on our website.
Welcome home, everyone. Dethemium 2.0 will just be called Dethemium from here on out.