The player count of skyprison isn't as high as it used to be, we are working on changing that, one of the things we did was appoint a new admin (xtechgamer735), You might know him since he's been a member of skyprison for a long time, but also the owner of Oceanprison. He joined the admin team and will make improvements where needed in the near future. Here's a little introduction that he wrote:
I first joined sky prison three years ago (almost to the day) and as I climbed the ranks I became a guard for a short time. Shortly after this OceanPrison opened, which to cut a long story short, I now hold the Admin/Developer roll on. I am joining the sky prison admin team to help shape the future of the server as well as helping everyone else in the team keep it fun to play on. If you have any questions for me, please fire them over either in game or on the forum.
Then for some not so good news, The server costs a lot of money every month, earlier this year we had a couple of months where we had a couple of donations which wasn't enough to keep the server online. Luckily we have some reserve which we used to pay for the server costs and later in march it went a bit better. Then something terrible happened, In may a certain user did a chargeback on all of the payments they made. This means that the one that donated charges skyprison to give me money back. Normally when people request refunds it's not so bad, but when it's done this way skyprison has to pay 20$ for every chargeback request. This chargeback was for 19 payments, you can do the math. At that point skyprison was actually broke. We had a meeting to decide what we would do next, because closing skyprison wouldn't be an option. We decided to wait for the donations to come back and use that money to cover the costs and in the meantime we would move to another cheaper server to reduce the costs.
So, for now you don't have to worry, skyprison has strong roots and won't go down that easily, we will find other solutions to survive if neccesary.