Perhaps most important is the switch to the Ubuntu operating system. Over the last few weeks, we have completely transitioned to Ubuntu for our server OS's. This allows for better remote configuration and support of the servers, allowing both Greenfox and Ataranlen to access, update, restart, and fix any server issues from anywhere.
About a month ago, we has some issues with our web host, FatCow. They completely disabled our hosting account, and seized our domain. Lucky for us, we were already in the process of transferring to a new host, DixieSys. With this host change, players are now able to connect to our servers using simply the TLD of minecrafttx.com, removing the need for the pvp prefix. Listed below are the updated server addresses:
- Faction PVP: minecrafttx.com
- Creative: minecrafttx.com:25555
- Anarchy: minecrafttx.com:25566
As most our players are aware, we did a world reset back in January. With this reset, we have gone back to a structured spawn store system. This is a permanent change from the "Space" store system. We made this change because not many factions adopted the idea of "Space" and still wanted to build their shops at spawn. Factions can once again claim up to four chunks of land inside the wall at spawn and construct their own faction shops.
This week I've updated a total of fourteen plugins. Two of those updates, Vault and MoneyDrop, were to fix an exploit with hoppers allowing users to gain infinite funds. At the same time, that Vault update created a conflict between iConomy and Votifier which caused iConomy to drop all player accounts. I was able to restore a backup of the account database, and then spent two hours converting that database into MySQL. This should prevent any conflicts in the future.
Raffle for VIP+
Last month's Winner: SpeedRacist69
Last month was the first month in a promotion where we tallied up all the votes made for the server, and awared one month of VIP+ to a randomly selected user, raffle style. Each vote counted as one entry into the drawing. The entry period for this month's drawing is from April 1st-April 30th. At the end of that period, I will be randomly selecting next month's winner. As of this writing, there are only 180 votes so far. The more you vote, the better your chance of winning. Each vote also grants your account 20RB, so there's nothing to lose!
And the last major change is for all our premium players. (Donor, Backer, VIP, and VIP+). We're now offering players who support the server a little something extra. All ranks Backer and up now get some level of discount in the Server store.
- Backer and Donor get 10% off
- VIP's get 20% off
- VIP+'s get 30% off.
That's all for today, hopefully I'll have more to share soon.