So most people will be aware by now I decided to demote one of our long-time admins, Mergu. A lot of players are very understandably concerned about the server and what lies ahead for it, especially in regards to ZC's lingering problems (e.g. our host). Regarding the demotion, it was not a decision I took lightly and I have a huge appreciation for what Mergu has done for us (as I do with all ZC staff) even if I might not show it as much as I should. I can't say I have any malice towards Mergu. At the same time, it was very obvious that he wanted to make his own project and ultimately go his separate ways with ZC (which of course he is perfectly entitled to do and he owes me nothing in that regard). But I have experienced this kind of situation numerous times before, and often things can turn very ugly and honestly I would prefer to cut ties now amicably rather than let it get out of hand. I know many will be disappointed but I ask the decision be respected. As for the future of ZC - I know there have been problems with lag and content and other things. I want people to know I intend to do my best to help fix these problems. The main focus at the moment has been planning for a new host, without the lag problems we have now. The S1 reset will go a long way towards this, because S1 currently takes up an obscene amount of space and right now for many hosts we simply take up too much disk space. We will also be holding a donation drive of some sort to help pay for the new server too - this will likely manifest in some new additions to the ZC store, which I hope people will find fun and fair. So whilst things seem hectic now, ZC is not disappearing any time soon and we have every intention of making it enjoyable as possible. I hope this post has cleared things up at least somewhat, but feel free to ask any questions / raise concerns.