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 188.8.131.52, this has also been updated in the sidebar.
As many had anticipated, the Minecraft 1.14.1 full release is now live and our server has been updated! According to Mojang this should address many different performance impacting bugs surrounding chunk loading and AI algorithms in the game, as well as chunk lighting and mob spawning glitches. Please keep in mind that we do not have a pre-generated world map so if you are exploring new terrain there could still be some lag here and there.
We've also made some progress as far as the community goes with our first public project being an overland railway to our desert "Battle Biome" that we have picked out. More information on this available on the forum.
And lastly at the suggestion of napentathol and GarbagePatrol I have set up a Patreon ( https://www.patreon.com/BinaryChaos ) for anyone wanting to help chip in the server upkeep costs. Don't feel pressured to do so, there is no benefit provided other than helping keep the server online.
Due to the popularity of the Minecraft server after the 1.14 launch and at the request of some of the players I have looked into upgrading to more powerful server. I have backed up and moved over the existing server so nothing will be lost, however the new server address will be 184.108.40.206 so make sure you update your client with the new information.
The upgrade should be a major boost to performance, specifically with more concurrent players online but please remember that this is still Minecraft after all and there is only so much that can be done for performance - There are still many known issues in 1.14 related to performance specifically when generating new terrain or even loading existing chunks. Hopefully Mojang will release a hotfix as they have acknowledged the issue.
Please leave some feedback and let me know how the new server is running!
Back from camping, so I apologize for the delay in launch however the Minecraft server has been updated to full 1.14 - There does not appear to be any issues with the terrain generation so the server will be staying on 1.14 indefinitely.
Lots of new faces playing too! Remember to hop into Discord and hang out.
It's a bit earlier than anticipated but for a couple of reasons. Currently we are running version 1.14 Pre-release 5 - This is allegedly the last pre-release before the full version of 1.14 and as far as it is known there will be no changes to the terrain-gen on release which was my biggest concern.
This means that we can launch the server now and play, and on the announced launch date of April 23rd 1.14 will release - we can update to this with no loss of progression.
We need to launch early because I actually won't be around a computer or internet until the 26th. When I'm back I will update the server to full 1.14.
Tell your friends! Remember to apply in the whitelist forum since we are now a whitelisted server!