To explain a side-reason, this server is what our dev told Kirk he could do for the game, what he could fix, & what he could implement/balance. This includes the anti-cheat/auto-ban system that's in effect. Currently he's fixing more things after already balancing 1 class, & adding a few new rare items. All these things he's practicing/proving he can do for the game, Kirk turned down. There's even a few GMs from nc1 & 2.1 being apart of the GM crew.
Also currently, the Dev is thinking of eventually selling the game back to KK after all the fixes & balancing/changes are done, under certain agreement circumstances. (KK wouldn't maintain or develop nc3. Our dev crew would.) Basically we're beta testing nc3. If you ever want to see nc3 happen, you'll join us so we can have a much larger playerbase & be able to spot/fix bugs/issues quickly. Also, to help discuss and put your word in on changes planned, balancing discussions, item creation/modification, etc. Granted, with it being the same gfx engine, it would prolly end up just being a re-launch & an expansion, then after cash flow starts, creation with a new & better gfx engine could begin, so that NC3 can satisfy the ammount of hype it is.
Mod edit: Removed references to how to join in this illegal server.