Good news! thanks to the hard work of andrexx and myself(mostly andrexx) we've managed to get the smp running pretty smoothly and have pretty much everything working properly. Also I'd like to thank our wonderful testers, they really have helped alot, though sadly testing may be over soon. Might end it, wipe the world and white list tomorrow and open the smp to paying customers!
Also good news, I finally set up my own twitter, facebook and thanks to SemanticX I may have my very own website coming soon! complete with a new blog and forums! Anyone interested in signing up is required to sign up for the site.
Quick note, the lag issue is under control. You may experience minor lag at most though do expect more lag depending on where you're from. If you're located outside of the US then you're going to have a bit more lag than others.
Lastly, Runecraft has been removed, couldn't get most of the runes to work so instead we swapped it out with MyHome mod which is slightly easier and more noob friendly, atleast till we can find a better solution. We also plan on adding Iconomy soon so people can set up their own shops and sell various items, as well as an npc that sells impossible to obtain items. (Nether materials, Sponges, etc) for a higher price. Many more possible mods being added in the future as well but we're trying to take this one step at a time to avoid more mistakes and downtime.