[IMPORTANT] Update on Downtime ETA

Hey guys, sorry to delay, but I’ve been busy around July 4th, and now I’m tired. I have a lot of work to do on the server and I don’t want the server to be half-ready when I launch. My goal is to have it working as nicely as possible, so more downtime will be necessary. I can’t put deadlines on myself, but the goal is to have it online by this upcoming Thursday Sunday.

No guarantees, but that’s what I’m hoping for. Sorry for the delays,

Jonathan Alfonso (alfonsojon)

[IMPORTANT] Emergency Reset

Hi guys, rolling the map back didn’t work. The server map is slowly regenerating. I honestly don’t know what’s going on, but the map is just going haywire. The flatlands, redstone flatlands, and skylands worlds were saved; however, the rest is not able to be saved. I’m sorry guys 😦

The reset will be taking place today at 3:00 PM EDT/8:00 PM UTC. If I didn’t have to reset, I wouldn’t. I’m sorry guys.

– Jonathan Alfonso (alfonsojon)

Server Development Tips

Hi guys, due to the amount of requests, I will be putting FAQ pages and tutorials to the website on how to do certain aspects of server setup. One of my first tutorials will be how to convert PermissionsEx to GroupManager, and the next will be covering setting up and using a dedicated Linux host; furthermore, it will cover which operating systems I recommend and do not recommend.

Hopefully this will be of use to many.

Regards, Jonathan Alfonso (alfonsojon)

[IMPORTANT] Map Rollback

Hey guys, I rolled the map back to the way it was as of June 30th at 12:05 AM EST.

The world experienced severe corruption simply because the world got too big. You guys were building so much and exploring so many chunks, that the maps simply couldn’t fit in the 4GiB RAM disk  (storage of files in memory) anymore. Because it ran out of space, the chunks could not read or write properly, so they would regenerate. This caused many houses and builds such as my house and max0704’s hobbit home to simply disappear. Many other things had magically disappeared, so this prompted a map rollback.

The server will no longer store files on the RAM disk until I get a RAM upgrade and/or a Solid State Drive. Until then, you may notice slower world rendering

I apologise for any losses caused by this issue, and I will try my best to prevent something of this nature from occurring again.

With regards, Jonathan Alfonso (alfonsojon)

Excessive Server Immaturity

Hello guys, I’m posting about the extreme immaturity that has been happening on the server. I was dealing with it for a while, but now it’s getting beyond ridiculous. You guys know how to spell, you can speak english, and you can talk without using the word faggot or “fgt”. Using these words occasionally was fine, but now it’s becoming ridiculous.

Is it possible for you guys to grow up? I am really getting tired of you guys acting like immature five year olds. I expect more out of you, we’re supposed to be a family friendly server.

Please grow up.

– Jonathan Alfonso (alfonsojon)

Minecraft 1.6

As you may or may not know, Minecraft 1.6 is right around the corner. Minecraft 1.6 is due on July 1st (Porky_Sporky’s birthday :D), but the server WILL NOT be ready for Minecraft 1.6 for a while. We are not resetting the map, but Spigot (our server software) will take a bit to update to Minecraft 1.6 and then our plugins must then be updated to be compatible with Spigot for Minecraft 1.6 as well. This process can take up to a week, so be aware of any news on the website regarding Minecraft 1.6.

Goals for Minecraft 1.6:

  1. New spawn?
  2. Builder plots near spawn
  3. Towny?
  4. Increased stability
  5. Skylands RPG world possible
  6. Removal of creative from main world, usage of flatlands for creative tasks.
  7. Permissions fixes and updates
  8. Texture pack update (Same texture pack, but updated)
  9. Bug fixes!

Bugs to be fixed:

  1. Inventory being cleared when disconnecting in creative
  2. Flatlands not working
  3. Portals not working properly for all users
  4. Random server crashes
  5. Timeout error when trying to log in

As usual, this will be hopefully done before we launch for 1.6. The server will not be down, but you CAN NOT UPDATE TO 1.6. When the server description is prefixed by [1.6], you can then update.

Regards, Jonathan Alfonso

P.S.: Keep a backup of your 1.5 JAR file (located in %APPDATA%/.minecraft/bin for Windows users) prior to updating. You can swap out the new Minecraft JAR with your backup easily by renaming them (i.e. minecraft.jar and 1_5_backup.jar, minecraft.jar and 1_6_backup.jar).

Cheerio.
~ David (Drak)