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    posted a message on TheOracle - [Residence][Economy][Chest Shop][PvE][Anti-Greif][No Whitelist]
    Server is back online!
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    posted a message on TheOracle - [Residence][Economy][Chest Shop][PvE][Anti-Greif][No Whitelist]
    Wasn't really bad customer service so much as just a backlog of hardware change requests. How they are/did fix things was to install a new hard drive with a clean install of Ubuntu and then put the old hard drive in as well. That way I can still retrieve all the server files from the old corrupt install. Because it was hardware and not just a software problem at that point a new ticket had to be created for the hardware changes.

    With all that said, I have started downloading all the old server files and as soon as they are all downloaded I will start configuration of the server and get the server back online. Should be up sometime in 5-10 hours from now. Wanted to back up all files before starting for safeties sake first. Otherwise it would be 2-3 hours. I'd prefer a little longer of a delay in restarting and know all you're builds and such are safe.

    Thanks for the kind words and patience.
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    posted a message on TheOracle - [Residence][Economy][Chest Shop][PvE][Anti-Greif][No Whitelist]
    So they were not able to fix the kernel issues and said that they would install a new hard drive with Ubuntu on it and I could drag files from the old drive onto the new Sunday morning but that the hardware team doesn't work Sundays I guess. I sent a message yesterday and still no reply 36 hours later. Pretty ticked off now as 4 days downtime is understandable with hardware failure, but no communication is not. I have 0 information as to it's current situation and without any contact I can't even get the data and start new someplace else.

    I'll continue to update as I receive info.
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    posted a message on TheOracle - [Residence][Economy][Chest Shop][PvE][Anti-Greif][No Whitelist]
    Ok guys didn't expect a full days downtime, but since that's what it's been I want to share what is going on.

    The dedicated server I use sometime this last 2 weeks (not sure when it was with moving and other things that's been going on) stopped allowing me to connect to it. So contacted the server hosts I use about it and a manual reboot of the hardware was expected to fix the issues. After restarting it was still not responsive to any form of network connection, so they started taking a look at it and the Linux kernel has become corrupt. At this put they are still trying to recover the OS but it is possible that I may have to have a clean install and start fresh. I have been assured that all data is still intact from the minecraft side, but I will have to reinstall programs (for example mysql and other server tools) before I could get the server back online.

    Sorry for all the downtime. Pretty happy that it's been 11 months and this is the first down time we have had of any type that wasn't routine maintenance.
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    posted a message on TheOracle - [Residence][Economy][Chest Shop][PvE][Anti-Greif][No Whitelist]
    Got hit with another big grief group, guess they think it's fun or something. Gonna have to rollback 18 hours, but otherwise all should be good. Will be rolling back in an hour or so as the backups upload. Sorry for any trouble.
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    posted a message on TheOracle - [Residence][Economy][Chest Shop][PvE][Anti-Greif][No Whitelist]
    Quote from Maelstrom21

    Really the griefers could have done much worse, *cough* WorldEdit *cough*

    Quote from LavenderBlonde

    Don't give them ideas, please. o_o


    They used WolrdEdit as they had OP through this exploit. It was just simple to rollback. The server is not a weak server stats wise and 500k edited blocks reversed and all was fine. didn't even hardly lag the server.
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    posted a message on TheOracle - [Residence][Economy][Chest Shop][PvE][Anti-Greif][No Whitelist]
    All spawn signs that were server owned are restored and everything's back to how it was before. Nothing a little rollback can't fix, not sure why these dummies think that taking out some blocks is such fun and is gonna somehow stop us from enjoying ourselves and playing.

    In other news, finally updated the modmin names on main post, not a huge forums user so don't normally get on here much. I vote for Julz Cage Jr myself. ; )
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    posted a message on TheOracle - [Residence][Economy][Chest Shop][PvE][Anti-Greif][No Whitelist]
    Welcome to TheOracle!

    TheOracle is a small, friendly, community survival server, with mature staff always willing to help you. This is a non-grief and non-random PvP server but we offer many fun games players can take part in, including PvP and Spleef arenas, WAR and MobArena. We have a resource world for players to find all the resources they need and kits to help get you started. Some other fun plugins you’ll find here are MobCatcher and McMMo, and we also have a lottery system!
    So come and join us, no whitelist, any and all players are welcome!




    Rules
    *Please, take time to read our rules here, and at spawn*



    1.) NO Griefing/Stealing. – This includes others buildings, farms and animals. IF you are griefed please let a mod or admin know immediately and we will take care of it. DO NOT fix grief as it makes it harder to determine who the griefer was.

    2.)NO Random PvP. – This means do not randomly kill other players without permission. If you PvP within the arena then no chat consent is necessary, but if you PvP outside the arena please be sure to indicate that you are both okay with this in chat, if no consent is made in chat then it is considered Random and there will be consequences.

    3.) Hacked clients are NOT allowed. – Mods such as Optifine are allowed. However, hacked clients that try to enable griefing or give players added advantage in game such as, Nodus, Xray, Fly, and Fullbright are NOT allowed.

    5.) No racial/homosexual slurs. – Our community is meant to be a welcome environment for ALL players, so do not be rude or offensive in what you say in chat.

    6.) Do not abuse caps, spam or cussing . – I think this is pretty easy to understand, just try to keep them to a minimum in chat please.



    7.) No BULLYING or insulting other players. – Any form of bullying will not be tolerated! Again, this is a community open to any and all players. If you feel you are being bullied please let a mod or admin know immediately.

    If you are respectful to other players and their things then you will do great here on TO. Breaking any of the server rules will result in you being kicked, temp-banned or banned depending on the severity of the situation. Do your part in making this server a great and welcoming server for everyone and follow the rules!

    [Guest]
    This is the first rank you will have when you join our server.
    You will have access to commands such as:
    /spawn
    /sethome
    /call <playername>
    /warp <name>
    /msg <playername>
    /money
    /kit guest - includes 5 bread and a wooden pickaxe to help you get started!


    [Regular]
    You will achieve this rank after 30 hours of playtime. Promotion is automatic, so please do not ask to be promoted. You have access to guest commands as well as you can create warps, create residences and are able to purchase spawn plots. You will have a total of 15 warps at this rank. Kit regular includes a cobble shovel and 10 logs.


    [Master]
    You achieve this rank after a total of 60 hours playtime. You have access to all the above commands, but now you can create up to 30 warps. You also have the ability to create fun colored signs to decorate your homes and shops, and the ability to use colors in chat. Kit master includes cooked chickens and an iron pickaxe. You will also receive a fun surprise gift when you reach this rank for all the time you have put into our server!

    [Staff]
    [Owner] poly_ester
    [Admin]: LavenderBlonde - Mixmaster1190 - Aldenism - navara123, INDeeDO
    [Mod]: STjimmy778, dragovi, Opelia09, Amburgerzorro, Nikster599



    **The ranks of Moderator and Admin are not attainable by playtime. You will be chosen by our community or by the other staff to be promoted to these ranks. Please do not ask to be promoted to these ranks as it will decrease the likelihood of you being chosen.

    DONATE
    You can donate IN GAME with /buy or anytime at theoracle.buycraft.net.
    It’s only $5 a month! Donating allows access to the VIP shop which has better prices and some items not attainable elsewhere, and also access to 2 extra MA classes for added arena fun!
    Donations are the best way to help keep the server up and running!!

    Server IP: s.theoraclemc.com
    Posted in: PC Servers
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    posted a message on TheOracle - [Residence][Economy][Chest Shop][PvE][Anti-Greif][No Whitelist]
    Server was massively in spawn last night by some peeps that forced OP with some exploit in the version of bukkit I was using. No real damage done and all's been rolled back to where it was before this idiots came on. only problem with rollback is it doesn't record sign data properly with chestshop and LWC interactions with it, so there is currently no signs in spawn for buying or selling, and no signs in spawn. This will all be fixed tomorrow and I apologize for an inconvenience.
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    posted a message on TheOracle - [Residence][Economy][Chest Shop][PvE][Anti-Greif][No Whitelist]
    Quote from dangerzone92

    Polyyyyy make us hall of famers <3


    Maaaaybeeee ;)

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    So some updates guys. Added Mcmmo and As dangers picture shows MobArena. Been working on both for a bit of time now.

    MA is simple to play, and is a ton of fun. Do /warp MA to find out how to play.

    Mcmmo was something that the community was somewhat divided on. So one of the last elections I had added it to the vote to get a feel for what the community wanted. At the end of the voting 15 were in favor and 5 were against. with 5 people that just didn't care. The biggest complaint against Mcmmo was the combat skills are way to OP and ruin the game. So with this in mind me and INDeeDO (mainly INDeeDO) spent some time adjusting the XP values on everything in Mcmmo, as well as lowering the damage of combat skills. Completely removing unarmed from PVP all together as it's not able to be adjusted. I have tried to give the community what it wanted while also appeasing those that were not happy with it being added.
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