The release of Survival is right around the corner! We've been working on the server for a few weeks now as you may know. Part of the dilemma we faced was how we wanted to handle the contents of the donor ranks. We decided it would be best to not only provide a more authentic survival experience but still give people access to some of the features they've come to enjoy.
When we release Survival, it will be as an entirely new server, renaming the old server back to HC Main which will be released some time after. Main will embody the features and gameplay that players have been used to. We want this server to be nostalgic to those who have been with HC for a long time. Now, we realize this might sound off putting to someone who hasn't played Main or Craft. But doesn't mean you shouldn't try it out, as we will be adding new features to it. Additionally, anyone who has a donor rank, will still have their ranks.
We are open to adding some new features to both servers, or feel free to suggest some things we could add that you liked about Main or Craft. On the other side of things Survival will see some new features, some of which include chat auction, mcmmo, all new ranks, and an achievements and tier system among other things. We are currently working out the rewards for the achievements and tiers, but it should add a whole other level to Survival, there will be more info to come when we get closer to releasing these servers.