Wanted to get the basics of the site back in order as soon as possible, but there's still quite a bit left to do. So what's new? Eh... that's still a sort of a surprise (because it's not done). But here's what we've got so far.
The site is now secured with SSL, preventing cross-site scripts from being ran. Passwords have been re-hashed with tighter algorithms to keep your data safe in-case of attack. Plus some other neato and technical things. Note: This means you will need to reset your password in order to log in.
This build of the site is running off of the Laravel PHP Framework giving us much better performance and load times. Laravel makes development and administration a lot easier for us. We're also on a new dedicated cloud server configured specifically for hosting this site (and http://voidteamstudios.com).
Improved Minecraft Registration
Registering for VoidCraft is now as straight forward as possible. The process has been broken down into three steps: Get a VoidTeam Account, Register for VoidCraft, Log In and Play! This is handled directly from the Register link in the Minecraft drop-down. While there's still two separate links, the normal register button will automatically log you in upon registration, and you will still be able to visit the Minecraft Registration page while logged in, because you already completed the first step!
On the horizon
There's still a lot happening, and a couple things might be buggy for a few days, but issues should be cleared up by the end of the week. The forum will be temporarily replaced by an offical VoidTeam subreddit opening tomorrow. The webchat will be down for a bit while we also make it work with secure websockets. We've got some great new features planned and I can't wait to get them out to everyone, but please just hold on a bit longer (trying to sound as E3 as possible).
That's all I've got for you guys today. Stay tuned for more things to come! Please contact us if there are any outstanding issues.
Hey all. Letting you guys know that the site will go down June 16th at 12:00 PM PST for extended maintenance.
"But why?" you may ask. Well, let me tell you.
We'll be moving the site to a new (less expensive, yet more powerful, and cloud-based) server. Also, the site has been rebuilt from the ground up, leveraging the Laravel PHP framework, for more security, more features, scalability, and easier development for future additions. I don't want to spoil some of the new features, as they may not be ready when it comes time for maintenance (a lot is going on right now). At the very least, the site will be back up and running with (almost) everything it has now.
I'm not sure how long exactly it will take to move and migrate everything over, so I'm just going to put a tentative ETA of two to three days. It will definitely be back up by the following weekend. However, due to all the changes and future plans, the forum will go down for an indefinite amount of time. Other systems will be put up in place of the forum so communication across the community doesn't suffer a terrible amount.
Welp, that's it for now. I'll be making a follow-up post in the coming weeks detailing more about what's happening and the growth of VoidTeam as a whole (some really exciting things are coming!). So keep an eye out!