I think it would be better that if the server goes down, all server shosted by users automatically disable login checking so we can play servers without authentication.
Ya, I always tought they should get rid of the offline option because it promotes hacked clients. If they did what you suggested then there would be no need because, obviously, if you paid for your account then you have nothing to worry about when servers go down because they can still get on.
Cut them some slack, it's 8AM in Sweden. They've probably spent the night sleeping, and will be on top of the issue in a couple of hours.
That explains why the times on the forum look out of sync with my clock lol. I would like if it said anywhere on the page "it is so-and-so time at so-and-so timezone", somewhere along those lines. i.e. I live in timezone GMT-08:00 (Pacific Daylight Time)
EDIT: :\ I have since changed my settings, so could any moderator on this thread do me a favor and delete this post.
Has anyone tried reinstalling minecraft? I've been able (albeit only very recently) to play on a server on the browser but was hoping (and probably shooting in the dark) that it was as easy as redownloading.
If you play offline, your mods and texture pack will still work. It's just that the game can't identify your account, and in turn your skin.
Some of the mods I use for example Equivalent Exchange and such don't let you access any items you have in any bags in offline mode. So all the stuff I have in alchemy bags I cant get to. Which is pretty much all my tools and resources