I'll go right ahead and give the bad news first! woot!
Server won't be up until tomorrow. Yeah, yeah, I suck and whatnot.. The host needs the minecraft to be stable before the server can stay up on its own. Tough for us.
We have a new OS, with MORE RAM! More ram means more slots and bigger map! Not that the map needs to be huge, but more slots is a plus. I'll be upping the slots to 20 to see if we can handle it. If not, back to 15 and more stability, we'll see.
Tune in tomorrow for the coolest PvP server I own yet. :biggrin.gif:
I want to appologize to everyone for the extended downtime. The operating system I chose is highly efficient (which means a lot more minecraft speed), but also really a pain to install. It also requires all plugins to be recompiled, which needless to say took time. I'm almost done now, but have to run to pick up my brother from school and do a dentist trip (oh yay). Once I'm done with that, it'll likely be online a half hour from when I get home.
I'm setting a hard deadline for 6PM PST. It might be online earlier, but no gurantees. If I don't have it ready by 6PM I'll allow dademon to use another machine for temporary hosting, so no matter what you'll be able to play then.
Thanks for listening, and thanks even more for your patience!
The server OS install went awry. We won't have the hosting solution prepared until tomorrow sometime. But that does not mean you won't be able to play, time for good news!
Good news: You're going to be hosted on my personal gaming machine until we have this fixed. It's very fast and quick, and I personally sacrificing it for this server to motivate me to finish the proper server for dademon.
It will be coming online on a quad core i7 machine with 2048Megs of ram dedicated to it in about 5 minutes.
Since all plugins have been recompiled, it may have some bugs. Please report them here, but also in the meantime have fun!
The recompiled plugins are causing some odd server crashes. I'm looking through the logs and fixing this on a per-case basis. The best anyone can do is tell me when the server goes down immediately, so I can get the logs at the moment it happens!
Anyhow, she's running again. Actually, it never stopped, just refused connections for a bit due to an infinite plugin loop.
Yes, there are some major exploits that need patching in my recompiled plugins. For one thing, it was way too easy to dupe diamonds, people were doing it within seconds of logging in. I'm trying to figure out how/why this is different from our old build.
As soon as that is sorted we're going to put the minecraft server on it's new home and start it. I estimate no more than a few hours from now, 4 at most.
I'm posting this from our completely new and ready for action server now. It seems to be working great. All glitches I have detected in plugins have been patched.
Mind you, there may still be some problems, but uptime should be around 100% now. I am more concerned with cheaters than anything else, if you think you have spotted on tell Dademon and he'll investigate the situation. Please whisper it to him though, we don't want false accusations going around in public chat. Some people may just have gotten rich legitmately. :smile.gif:
It should be up in less than a half hour. Please watch this post, I will update it when it's online and accepting clients.