Quote from Specialk
Here is what is going to happen:
"We are going to have a new map when the next version of Minecraft comes out. There will be no transfers or builds or items. It will be a new survival map and a new creative map. The current maps will be archived and building rights will be turned off. We will keep the economy as it is but without admin shops. Flying will stay the same, as will death chests for donators. Money will be reset, with donators starting with the amounts they donated.
For those who want a more ‘vanilla’ survival experience, there is a new server that will be going up. I have been testing it with a few players for the last month. It will be configured as a hardcore server. That means no flying, no economy, no death chests and a ban when you die. To buy back, you need to use your in-game money earned on the main server.
It does mean that we are fragmenting the community a bit, but this is the only way we can keep most people happy. There seems to be a large portion of players who want a pure survival experience, yet there are others who want things to remain the way they are.
Do not complain about the lack of transfers, it has not worked out well in the past.
Also, when we change to the next version of Bukkit/Minecraft, I will be able to reinstall the server and put a better version of Java on there. No more crashes!"