Changes, Bans, and Submissions!
So I took a couple of minutes today to do some server upkeep, tinkering with plugins, checking on some players, and general adminnish work, and banned a couple of players.
Slumtowel, and Mitchmorr12 have been added to the banlist for Hacking, and X-raying, respectively. Of the 6 very basic rules we have, they had to go and break one.
As a reminder, Flying is not allowed unless you are an admin, or I give you permission. No one else really has permission either.
So after my last exam, in about a week and a bit here, I’ve got some pretty big changes I’d like to talk to the community as a whole about, so I’ll either send out a big email, or post about it here, and if you have an opinion, tweet me, email, or come in and talk in game, whatever works best, we’ll hit that soon. More to come!
As the servers been a touch quiet lately, not many people have been on to see the new works a few of our players have done. If you have something cool you built on the server, and you want it showcased, just click the Submit button at the top of our tumblr website, and I’ll more than likely post it up for everyone to see.
That’s about all I had to say right now, I’ll post more after exams are done and we’re talking about some potential changes. Maybe after my exam tomorrow, or during this week for a break I’ll organize a Survival Island or some sort of PVP event if there’s interest.
Update to 12w06a
Click HERE for a link to the newest snapshot, we’re currently using 12w06a.
So funnily enough, the whitelist was kept off this morning, and people were logged in and exploring. Thankfully nothing was griefed, but the whitelist is back on, so sorry to those who popped on and started building, but the server’s not quite ready for it just yet.
I will be replying to emails and messages shortly, they’ll mostly just be a recap of the past few updates today. Can’t wait for 1.2 and bukkit to let you guys in!
Status on all the new messages:
Hey everyone, I just had my inbox bombed (mostly because @jeb_ tweeted about us). This is just a quick heads up (I’ve got a midterm to get to in an hour) that I’ve received all of your guys’ messages and I’ll get around to replying to each of them.
In the mean time, here’s some basic info:
-If all of you guys joined and played concurrantly, the server would lag (more than likely, I’ve gotten some 30 emails) so I’m going to investigate the price of increasing the memory we have.
-We are currantly running off of the default minecraft server jar, this was to experiment with jungles. Normally we run on bukkit to employ some form of grief protection. In the past I’ve used plugins like logblock or hawkeye, but if I used them I’d have to spend a lot of time cruising the logs to catch griefers and x-rayers, and I’d rather be playing and building instead. I do have a plan for griefing rhough, it will employ a simple form of protection, probably using preciousstones so you guys can protect your own works by just placing a block and defining some boundaries (None of the other effects to decrease memory usage).
-What with being advised against downgrading back down t 1.1 again, we will not be able to employ block protection right off the hop, so it may be a few weeks until the doors open to the public when we can get back on bukkit. It’s possible that I may start inviting a few people in a few at a time though, especially since I’ll be on midterm break starting February 15th or so, so keep your eyes open (I will reply to your submissions, or emails if this happens)
So I’m off to class, I’ll provide a more thorough update later tonight if I found I’ve missed anything. I’ve typed this all up on my phone, while on the bus, so bare with me if there’s errors or mistakes.
I’m as excited as you guys are to bring in some fresh players to build beside us, so that we can share our builds, see yours, and do some team projects.
Any questions, comments, or concerns, just contact me through here, email@example.com, or treesquid3 on twitter.
Squid Server is Alive
Over the past few months, the server has been up and kept up to date, with minimal plugins (Read: 95% Vanilla). I’m curious as to how many people that played here in the past still read this, and more importantly, are you interested in returning?
If so, email firstname.lastname@example.org to say hello, and include your username. If there is players that would like to return, I will whitelist you again.
If anyone new is reading this, or you forgot what we’re about, here’s a recap;
We’re a small server, with people popping on in the evenings to build with friends and adevnture. There are no handouts, or free building. We are one of the longer running servers, and we’re private. That means next to no griefing, and there’s a sense of community. I make the world downloadable if you decide to leave, or if for some reason the server gets taken down, so you will never lose your buildings.
I still have the old maps from when the server went down before, if anyone wants them.
Any questions? Does this have any readers? Want to join a small private community?
Let me know,