I just now heard that server died( haven't been on the forums in a while ) but thought it was a joke until I dropped by here. Kinda shocking in all honesty but I completely agree with the reasons for dropping gulliver. To be honest I haven't been back on the server in forever due to that very reason: the launcher fighting me all the way when installing gulliver after reinstalling windows. You probably remember me as InsanityPie892 before I changed my name a while back.
On another note is there anywhere players can download the map?
Hi Pinkie Pie! Of course I remember you. ^^
Anyway, the server has not technically died, Big Sister is alive and kicking and going on it's fourth year of existence. It has, however, just transitioned to a 1.12 vanilla world starting today. As stated before, interest in the mod has waned quite a lot and it's no longer feasible [cost-wise] to maintain a 1.6.4 "museum" that only gets around 1 or 2 visitors a month. The server was destined to close down permanently in January and be succeeded only by Little Brother -- but then one of the current owners thought it was a brilliant idea to repurpose Big Sister as a cutting-edge vanilla world to at least preserve the community aspect. After months of testing and experimentation, this ended up being the best way to keep our community alive, and so we went with it; and while I'm not a server owner anymore, I'm happy to keep the server alive a bit longer if it can still have value as a social tool, and a as a living tribute for all the three years worth of hard work and dedication (including your own little Insania town).
Speaking of which, I have done the map backup, but the server staff want to hold off officially announcing them until everything is straightened out -- as with all big changes, there are LOTS of bugs to iron out [but they're making great progress]. I would say by next week the links should be publicly available -- they are privately available among staff right now, so either which way the old Big Sister map is alive and kicking in the interwebs. ^^
It happened... 1.12 I just saw it when I started up Minecraft and went to multiplayer so... when can I apply for the server...?
Hey there, I saw you also posted on Mion's board about us. ^^
We've been around as a Gulliver server for three years so I'm surprised you're hearing about us now, I'm guessing you're new.
Anyway, yes, the server owners have converted the Big Sister Gulliver Server into a Minecraft 1.12 vanilla server starting today. They need some time to work out the conversion issues with their staff and current player base; once they have everything in order, they will release a new whitelist thread for the Big Sister Vanilla server. When that day comes, I can share the link here so you can apply and experience the world we've crafted. ^^
I hope I did well on my application, thanks in advance!
Hey there, welcome back.
I know you've had a rough application history, but as you can read above the Big Sister Gulliver Minecraft server is no more, and will be replaced by the Big Sister Vanilla Minecraft server (and associated Little Brother companion server). The server will still have the same map file (albeit augmented by Minecraft 1.12 goodness over time) -- but it will have a much easier whitelist and more opportunities to interact with people. I think it'll be a great way to have a fresh start. ^^
So when you're ready to join that server (the new whitelist thread will be up either later this week or next, maybe), I hope you'll get the whitelist and finally enjoy the world you've been wanting to see for a few years now.
Thank you Spookie! And yes, I have also updated the front page of this thread to reflect the new page location. I will keep this thread open for a while to redirect any existing stragglers, but after a few weeks I'll see if the MC Forum admins can lock this down as we don't want any new applications listed here.
The new thread for the Big Sister server and its new whitelist application can be found here:
The Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
Guess I'll just have to squeeze into my old tiny home. Shouldn't be too hard
As a sidenote, I hope nobody thought I abandoned the server. I actually had a cool idea for an underwater grotto, but kept recieving login issues with minecraft. Sorry you guys had to discontinue the project :<