I’ve made several changes to the server that should speed things up and/or improve stability (hopefully no more freezes on restart). So, happy mining! If you run into any issues, email me at .
Yep, I’m still alive. My laptop recently died (bad motherboard), so I haven’t been able to play much. However, I just got it back, and until the next time I have to send it in I should be around much more! I’ve started things off by adding in CraftBook, an awesome plugin with tons of functionality. Most people use it for gates, doors, or bridges, but you can also use its integrated circuits to make all sorts of circuits and automated contraptions.
On that list of ICs, I’ve removed access to the following due to concerns about server performance and/or unfair advantages: MC1110-MC1113, MC1212, MC1215, MC1216, MC1230, MC1237, MC1270, MC1273, and MC1275-MC1277. Also, this plugin will now be handling chairs (that is, right-clicking stairs to sit on them), so let the staff know if you’re having trouble with that. On top of CraftBook, we’ve also got a higher-resolution live map.
See ya online,
Hello again everyone!
The server has changed quite a bit overnight, so I thought it may be good to give a nice list here of everything that has changed recently or will change over the next day or two. Starting late last night, we have:
Today or tomorrow, I’ll be finishing up/putting in the following:
Also, for those who want the old world files, here’s a download for you. See you online!
I know everyone’s been a bit antsy to get going on the new world (or at least to know what we’re going to do), so here’s a quick rundown of what’s going on:
Because of some pretty drastic changes in the new CraftBukkit beta, this work won’t be done until New Year’s Day—January 1st. There, finally set a deadline. Anyway, I’ll see you online!
You may have noticed already, but over in the forums there’s a pretty active discussion going on regarding several major changes to the server, the most far-reaching of which would be the creation of a new map. So, if you want your voice heard, head on over to the forum thread! My thoughts on everything are already there, as are those of Yjeez, Amdodson, and several of the regular players. Just to make sure no one misunderstands though, I’ll say this: everything is still up in the air. No major decisions have been made, so don’t worry about what hasn’t happened yet! Anyway, I’ll be looking forward to everyone’s feedback.
For those who are wondering what happened to the server over the weekend, here’s what’s up: our server host (SimpleNode) had some pretty severe hard drive failure—so severe, in fact, that we lost everything stored on the server. Thankfully, I did have some remote backups made in case we ran into an emergency like this. They were a week or so old though, so there have been rollbacks. Same goes for the site and forums, but I doubt anyone really noticed. Anyway, I’ve increased the frequency of our off-site backups for safety’s sake. If you have any more questions, email me or PM me on the forums!
See ya later,
So the Pretty Scary Update is almost here, and I know I’m excited at least! With it coming out tomorrow, Amdod thought everyone would like to know how we’re going to handle 1.4 (thanks Amdod!), so here’s a quick rundown:
I’m pretty sure I’ve forgotten something(s), so let me know via email or forum PM if so.
See you online!
I just swapped out our official CraftBukkit build with the faster Spigot. If you run into any trouble, let me know! Also, I’m looking at switching to a new server host sometime this weekend, so we may have some downtime; I’ll let you know ahead of time if it looks likely.
Anyway, I should have some more free time this weekend (just had two exams and a project due this week, so things got pretty crazy), so hopefully I’ll see some of you online!
I know we’ve been having a lot of lag spikes lately, but they seem to be on-and-off. For those who are interested, they seem to be caused by the new update, and not our host. While there is a workaround, it unfortunately causes a different bug to become even more troublesome, so we’re really just stuck until Mojang and/or the Bukkit team update. Hopefully we’ll see a release from one or both of them in the near future to fix these bugs (Mojang has said they’re working on a version 1.3.2), but until then, try to hang in there!
I’ve put in the new Bukkit installation, so we should be set to go! Note that a couple plugins (namely MagicCarpet, Citizens, and SimpleReserve) aren’t updated, so those features will return shortly.
The world is 15,000 by 15,000 blocks, with spawn at 200 by 200 blocks, so run for a while and good luck!