Hello everyone. This is just a quick status update for the server.
We are aware that there are currently issues with the server that are making it crash. Unfortunately we can only wait for updates that will solve this issue. This process will be slow due to the recent DMCA of both Bukkit and Spigot.
In the meantime we have an announcement to make. We made a decision that with the 1.8 update we will reset the maps in both survival and creative world. We felt this is necessary due to the sheer amount of new features added in the 1.8 update. This also gives us a chance to fix some long standing issues that were caused by importing the old maps (mostly relating to homes and warps not working 100%). The reset will not be happening right away because the current builds of spigot do not support any of the new features of 1.8. We will give ample warning before we reset the maps. In addition to this we will be putting both the survival world and creative world up for download before we reset everything.
We will also be reorganizing the servers when everything is reset. We will have a new hub that is much easier to navigate. The current hub will be moved to be the new survival hub (more info on how that will work later). Creative will be receiving a new spawn (already completed) and skyblock will actually open. we hope that the changes make for a more enjoyable experience.
We appreciate your patience as we go through the update cycle and hope that things will return to normal as soon as possible.
Current mod applications are on hold while we deal with all of the above.
1.8 is out! We were expecting to have to wait several weeks for an update but Spigot pushed a build that allows 1.8 clients to connect. Unfortunately this is not a full feature build so any of the new features will not be available until a full 1.8 release is out. This update to Spigot allows for both 1.7.10 and 1.8 clients to connect. We will let you know when the full 1.8 release is out.
In other news, the Pixelmon server is still being built and hopefully will be open in a few weeks, before the end of the month. If you want to see the website to check the progress or let me know how it looks so far, it's http://finding-pixelmon.enjin.com/.
Also, I'm very sorry the Skyblock server hasn't been open already; we will try to get the server open as soon as possible to begin the beta test on faction Skyblocks.
-BubblezwithaZ or bubly7
Edit: I wrote in the shout box about why the server is down but if you want to read about what's happening with Bukkit and Spigot, check out there pages or these main posts by their staff.
Hey everyone! :) I just wanted to update you all on what's going on with the server.
If you didn't notice, we're making a Pixelmon server! :) We need help though; we need $40 to open up a new server to put Pixelmon on. If you want to help us reach that goal, you can donate in the section above.
Skyblock is still being worked on and built. Hopefully that will be finished sooner or later.
Some of the questions on the Mod Application were changed so all applications were cancelled. Please reapply if you still wish to apply for Trial Mod.
How are all of you? School started? Everyone loves school right? :P
We closed down for a little while to migrate to a new server setup. Instead of having every world on a single server we now have each world on it's own server. This change allows for reduced server lag as well as overall performance improvements.
We tried to preserve everything from before and we managed to save most of it. Player homes and creative world plots are still there. Warps and shops as well. We did run into some issues though and were unable to save inventories. Everyones rank was also reset but as you rejoin you should be placed into the appropriate group.
We have also added a few things. The most notable is the addition of pets to the server. Everyone starts off with a pet pig. What group gets what is better explained in the forums. Other than that there have been a lot of behind the scenes changes that make running the server much better.
We are still adapting to all the changes so please bear with us while we work out all the kinks. If you find any issues please report them on the forums in the thread "buggs" or report them in game using the command /modrequest [message]
Just a quick update on the server status. Things are moving along slower than expected. The permission plugin is now properly set up and various basic functionality is working. Cross server chat, warping, teleporting, and spawning are there.
The next step is making sure that homes are working properly. After that the next step will be to flesh out the permissions for each group. Now that we have become more familiar with the systems in place things should start moving along at a quicker pace.
Also, if you see people online, those are various staff members that are helping set things up.
Lots of news this week, but this time I have some big news. :P
We're expanding the server over multiple servers. We're linking a few servers together for the worlds rather than 1 server with many worlds! It should help out with lag and helps with behind the scenes as well. This means the server will be down and whitelisted as we work to not have any unsaved progress and anger any players. We will be starting tomorrow after we get the servers set up so be waiting for that.
How long will it last? I'm not sure, I've never linked servers together. It could take a while with downloading files and setting everything up just right. We're not resetting so you won't lose anything but that means we have to move a lot of files so there won't be lost progress.
Donators don't forget you guys get to help beta test the server when we're ready to let you on. :)
I'm excited; be excited with me. :D Comment below with any questions.
How does that affect us? We have to tweak the donation ranks to follow these new changes. We have to take off the money earned from donation ranks (we won't be taking your money if you already donated) and the donator /kits (also we won't be taking items you received before this change). Don't worry though, we will be making a bunch of changes with the server and adding new features to the donator ranks to make up for this loss. It will be a surprise though.
This is all I have for now, put any questions in the comments below.
I think it will be down for a long while since 1.8 was(is) the biggest update ever so i am waiting for the server to be available again just like everyone else(you). but based on the way the first reset went i think this one will be even better
If you haven't heard, most of the bukkit team quit working on Bukkit (the mod that made plugins exist and still work today) because of a copyright claim with a coder. this effects all the plugin related work from bukkit to spigot and even cauldron