Just a quick update on the master server.
I just pushed out a new update that features something I hope we will be using in due time.
The other day I reverse-engineered the master server protocols for every game version from 0.1 through 0.76 (except for 0.2 and 0.32 since I don't have the installers). I have since implemented them into the current master server, creating a bit of a "hybrid" master server that is compliant with all versions.
At the time of writing this, we are still only running master servers for 0.75 and 0.76 (yes 0.76). I will be providing instructions for hosting "classic" servers when the time comes.
In the meantime, I'd be interested in seeing what game versions people are most interested in. I see a lot of talk about 0.35, 0.54, and 0.60. All of these will work with the new master server, so it should be interesting.