The title says it all, The Orc House is shutting down. This was a decision that was discussed upon by the founders and it was not an easy decision. The decision came down to a few things that we took into factor, but there were to main things that played a major role that led up to this.
The Orc House was running purely on donations from my livestream and my own paycheck. We were gambling on the idea that if we could get the benefits up and running, it would be able to provide financial support to continue the life of the server. But due to the fact that my financial situation has taken its toll and the fact donations stopped coming in, this was inevitable. Now please keep in mind, I am not blaming anyone for the lack of donations. In fact, it may have save us from a lot of trouble, which is another half of the reason we are shutting down.
Mojang's EULA Update
Mojang recently updated their EULA, which basically forbids the making of any sort of direct profit from the server. It stunned us when we heard the news in regards to the newest update. We honestly do not know why Mojang decided to make this move. So to prevent anyone from getting anyone into trouble, we are shutting down the server.
( Source: https://account.mojang.com/documents/minecraft_eula )
Because these two major factors, we are shutting down the server. We do not know if this will be a permanent closing as of yet. But we will keep an eye on any further updates on the news. Until then, I want to thank everyone who has played on the servers, along with those who volunteered to help make this possible, and I would like to thank all the livestreamers who streamed on the server.
Thank you all once again, you are all amazing.
- xXDakkaDakkaXx, Owner of The Orc House