Yesterday the Minecraft server crashed hard and was down for the day, it is finally back online - My apologies for the delay and thanks to the users that reported it! Sometimes I don't have time to check the server for a few days at a time so letting me know is always best!
Unfortunately since it crashed so badly the server was rolled back a few hours from when it was last online - I don't know exactly when that was but since it crashed during the night I don't believe any players should be affected. If you notice anything strange let me know as soon as possible and I will investigate.
Since the inception of our 1.14 Minecraft SMP server we have whitelisted over 80 players to date with very little conflict or need for intervention, only 2 players have been banned for griefing offenses and server activity has continued to thrive. This being the case I have decided to make some changes to the direction and description of our Minecraft server.
Our main focus is no longer politics and roleplay - Though that activity is still encouraged. Players will still help mold the server as time goes on with planning large projects and "international" standards for our infrastructure. While committees and guilds will still exist in game and be very much required to help players interactions go smoothly our focus will no longer be on Kingdoms and Nations. In game player versus player events will still go on, mutual combat is allowed but raiding and griefing will not be tolerated.
Unfortunately some players will not be happy to hear this and I understand, however this feels like what will be best for the server going forward and will enable growth in many ways.
The server has been updated to Minecraft 1.14.4 which Mojang has stated should be the last update until 1.15 which means we could be in for the long haul now with no further updates or complications. Performance is said to be boosted on both the client and the server.
If you notice anything strange the server please let me know as soon as you can.
The long anticipated 1.14.3 update has been released for Minecraft and with that the server has been updated!
This update boasts some performance updates so hopefully we can host more concurrent players without any issues. Please make a post on the forum if you encounter any issues. I have made a world backup but if I don't hear anything within a day or two I will assume all is well.
I can honestly say that I did not expect the server to take off quite like this! While it's a pleasant surprise to already have approximately 50 whitelisted players and 10+ concurrent players on evenings and weekends we are all noticing some performance issues. Unfortunately the 1.14.1 hotfix released by Mojang did not meet expectations.
It has been apparent to me since the start that the processing speed of the current server is lacking. We already bumped the RAM from 8GB to 24GB but now it's time for something more powerful! Using the additional funding provided by the Patreon subscribers so I can offset some of the cost I am finally upgrading us from a virtual dedicated server to a full fledged dedicated server further increasing our RAM and CPU!
The new server address is 184.108.40.206, this has also been updated in the sidebar.