well, unfortunately, that is the case. . . as Atrayas said, the first server was really over before it started. Everything was way out of hand. Even though it may be enticing the way it was, there was no future in the server. And there were so many issues and bugs because of all the changes, it was ridiculous.
Not trying to be condescending, but I had Test on the server the whole time and also a statement in the /motd that clearly said "nothing is permanent here"
I would rather start over and have a server with potential than try to fix a broken one or leave it the way it was and have the players be done in a week (or less)
i hope you decide to keep playing, but as i have said before, this is my server, i dont gain anything from it except enjoyment and its only really me hosting (aside from kinglykrab's great help) it in what little time i have between my full time job and being a single father.