We are sorry for the lack of news and updates for awhile. We understand it is taking awhile for the server to come up and that you have nearly lost your patience. We couldn't help the problems we are going/went through with the server. These problems were primarily caused by the server host itself. We are making head-way with the FTB server, and when we do release it, it won't be completely finished, because we know you've been waiting awhile.
On the bright side, we understand that it has been a long wait, and we would like to reward you select people for your patience with us. When the server becomes public, the first group of people to join will be rewarded in-game. The reward will be a surprise until the first person joins and discovers it for themselves :P
Thank you for bearing with us. We hope to see you soon!