We weren't able to finish the Alice launch this week, but we're doing the final touches on the modpack, pretty much done with world pre-generation, and spawn build is going along smoothly.
The biggest issue at the moment is that I have to rewrite all the core server code that provides the whitelist, bans, claims, friends and so on, in addition to writing a new block logger. This is no trivial task, but I do expect to finish by the end of this weekend. Most of this needed to be done eventually anyway, as all of the existing code is from 2011 and it's not prepared for things like username changes.
After Alice launch, however, Vincent will need to be turned off for a while as these new code changes will render Vincent incompatible with the new systems, so I will need time to prepare an update for Vincent.
Path deleted a few members for reasons I'm not sure of yet, so I had to restore them from backup. I think everything is back to normal, but in case everything is not, the users affected were wolfenstein19, penagwin, assasin172, lordredstone, and progercbsk.
(Newer) profile posts for the affected users may have been lost in the process.
As a member of the Dev Team, I'm looking at building the new Alice pack. Although we do have a new-ish 1.7 pack, it's a lot of the same.
So, my question is, would you guys be interested in something different for the new Alice pack? Not just more of the same, but something new!