Server will be down until further notice.
If you would like to download the world in its last state, you can here: Frontier world
I honestly find the "ban" feature adequate enough. It waste less of my time as well, but I have always thought 2 wrongs don't make a right either.
However, if they break a server rule, I wouldn't be wrong for banning them to begin with, as it clearly mentions that will happen if they break a server rule.
Call me demonic, but I prefer simple, and the ban feature is just simple enough.
I'm just wondering, but has anyone basically killed their hard drive or SSD from running dynamic map?
Not sure if I am just having a case of bad luck, but on one system, I have had one SSD die, and on another completely different system, I have had one hard drive, and one SSD go bad.
I don't remember having issues like this on earlier versions of dynamic map, and to my knowledge, I have kept the settings pretty much the same as I have always, which isn't too far from "default".
Maybe I should reconfigure the render updates or something, any ideas/input would be appreciated because this is getting expensive, and isn't fun anymore.
The server has been updated to 1.9!
I had to disable a few minor plugins for not being compatible and a couple that were broke and haven't updated.
All security plugins still function properly.
As with any major update, there is a chance something may not work as intended or was simply overlooked on my part.
If you find anything broke, or not functioning, please let me know so I can address it.
We hope you enjoy 1.9!
It has been a while, figured I would take the time make some announcements about the server.
The server will eventually be updated to 1.9, and there will not be a new world for the update.
Frontier V2 has come under the radar and is slowly in the works.
What is Frontier V2?
Frontier V2 will be a complete new system, with all new hardware. The current system is still fairly decent, but it has been running pretty much non stop since late 2012, and has a lot of run time on it. The only minor hardware changes to it has been a couple of new SSD drives since it was put into service. With the age, amount of run time, it is time to do a refresh with all new updated hardware.
When Frontier V2 is complete, and it goes on the rack, the current world, and map, will be transferred over.
We most likely will start a new world when Frontier V2 comes online, but we will also continue to have the current world.
I will update more as stuff starts coming together.
Elykxaccount, and alfred101456 you both have been banned for stealing. While the actual offense is somewhat old, stealing did happen, and that isn't tolerated here. If its not your chest, don't take from it. Pretty simple stuff.
For those of you that like to stay in the "shadows" and think you won't be caught if you do something wrong, you are terribly mistaken.
I'm going to be MIA (missing in action) for a few weeks.
During this time, Blazing_Softfeather will be in charge of the server. He has a direct way of getting in touch with me should problems arise.
If you have any questions, or anything, feel free to ask him. Just don't ask him where I am, as he has been given special instructions not to tell.
Issues have been resolved, moral of the story is: if it's not broke, don't touch my damn network. ISP was working near by, decided it would be good idea to check things and do general maintenance. Well when checking the line at the termination point, they redid the connection... WRONG.
Everything should be back to normal once the DNS has resolved.
In the essentials config, you need to set "per-warp-permission" to true.
The player in the group needs to have the following permissions: "essentials.warp", if you want the player to see the list of available warps, you need to add: essentials.warp.list
So for every available warp, you will need to grant permission for that warp. For example, if you have a warp called "arena" and you want that warp to be the only one visible, you would add this permission: essentials.warps.arena
Basically the warps you want the player to see, and be able to warp to, are the ones you will need to add.
Welcome to all the new players! You may be asking yourself, when will I get to meet Rampage? I have been pretty busy lately, but I do make appearances from time to time. Usually after 9 p.m. CST, it also depends on my internet. I live in a remote area in South Texas, so options are slim. The WISP I use keeps saying things will get better, but I have been hearing that for over a year.
I know, it is such a shame Mojang is wanting to protect their assets. Maybe those greedy server owners who only think of the bottom line, (for lack of a nicer way to say it) can devote countless hours of effort into creating their own game, and EULA and host their game on their server as they see fit. Or even better yet, maybe those server owners can devote countless hours of effort into fund raising that is in compliance with the EULA so they can keep their server up and running.
A wise server owner would of never violated the EULA from the very start, or even followed the popular "trend" of other servers or this would of never been a issue.
Server owners who blame Mojang for simply wanting to protect their assets, and possibly enforcing it, really shouldn't be hosting a Minecraft server anyway. If a server owner can't follow simple EULA guidlines, I wouldn't want to play on their server or be in control of my Minecraft MP experience. Guess I am a wise one.
I would first, blame yourself for not reading the EULA, and understanding what was allowed, and what is not allowed in the EULA even before it was rewrote to make it easier to understand.
Then I would complain to the server staff that had those ranks for sale. You will most likely get banned, but it just goes to show their true colors anyway.
"its like taking candy from a baby"
Massive scale servers that can house a few thousand players at a time wouldn't exist if the EULA wasn't abused to begin with. (and there are a lot of those type of servers.)
The problem is there are a lot of bad apples, and those bad apples have spread to where "donations" became a thing of the past, and made transactions popular.
If the servers in question can't come into compliance with the EULA, they either need to scale down, so other servers that are in compliance with the EULA can get some traffic, or just close down completely and be honest that they can't sustain the server under the EULA.
Sure it makes sense. Stop and think about it for a moment.
Do you not think that a "god sword" or a "kit" isn't pieces of the game?
The server administration didn't put those items in the game, they did the easy lack of skill part, and made a "perk" with those items and placed a price tag on it.
I hear so many people saying "Man those sick server owners for MAKING us pay the money! I can't believe its a pay-to-win situation!" What you guys don't understand is that these server owners put massive amounts of time into making their server and you guys really don't have rights to be complaining about the free multiplayer service they're giving you. If you don't agree with their methods thats not reason to be a hassle to them, just leave. And yeah, little kids buy ranks more because they are seduced by them. What are kids not seduced to buy is the question.
What may follow in the coming days is currently up to speculation, though no drastic measures are currently expected. We will update as this develops!
Drastic measures need to be taken. Until "drastic measures" are taken, those servers that have been violating the EULA will continue to do so.
After a few examples have been set, by enforcement on servers that continue to grossly abuse the EULA, other server administration will probably start to consider coming into compliance with the EULA.
Right now, there is absolutely no reason for server administration that violate the EULA currently to change it. We can't just expect them to do the "right thing" and all will be well.
Enforcement will not only show server administration that violate the EULA that Mojang isn't just blowing steam, it will help to level the playing field for servers who do abide by the EULA, and may help them get traffic to their servers as well. The players will have to go somewhere.
Too bad there isn't a way for server administrators to certify and have the server verified every so often for compliance over one certain thing I won't mention, but caused a big spill for what seems to me now, was just a mere waste of time.
Basically as I see it, the only servers that really stand a chance to be on the "featured servers" list are those big cash machines.
Some beginners never stand a chance when they are introduced to some of the consistent top servers in my opinion.
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I don't understand what the problem is with the EULA. The EULA has been like this since Minecraft came out, it did never change. You were never allowed to sell gameplay features for real money. People just ignored it and now everyone is hating on Mojang for saying that. "Hey! Stop breaking the rules".
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Alright dude, I'm not responding to any more of your posts. Its obvious that you don't understand what I'm trying to bring across. You don't know what a family server is, and you expect 8 year olds to pay to play (else they're not supportive). Sorry, that's not true. These "non-supportive" people have done a lot to spread the word about my server, to keep voting for it, and everything else they possibly can. Yet, because they're too young to afford to "keep the server going," - you assume, and wrongly. I run the server for them, the ones who are loyal. I have always accepted donations, in addition to them purchasing ranks. We all know that its very hard to get donations, and I don't blame the people on my server for it. I know that a lot of them simply don't have the money, and that perhaps paying $5/month for a rank would probably be easier for them. But I'm through wasting words with you. You have no idea what I'm trying to say, and keep repeating the same stuff over and over again. Mojang basically killed my server.
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I'm sorry, but I fail to see where I called you any names...? You just seem so supportive for Mojang, that to you, they can do no wrong (at least, that's how you come across). Sorry if I'm wrong on this matter. As to people not caring enough about the server to donate, please let me restate that its a Family server. I don't know if you've ever played on one, or ran one, but family servers are "safe places" for kids to hang out without worrying about someone cussing in chat, griefing, etc., etc. When the server was set up, it was initially so that my daughter would have a safe place to play. Over time, lots of other kids joined. Some of them are as young as 8. What am I supposed to do? Should I tell them to break their piggy banks, or spend all of their allowances just to play on my server? Sorry, but I won't do that. Personally, I have never "made a buck" off the server, since as I stated in the previous post that I used everything for the server only. Yes, there are some "pay to win" servers out there, but my server isn't one of them. Every new member can do everything except teleporting to others (they have to use /call instead of /tp), fly, or set multiple homes/world. That stuff is what the ranks buy, basically. My players have always had access to everything else, including a towny world where once they buy a plot (in game boseEconomy money), they can be creative and do what ever. In addition, I have a game world that's free to access, a PvE world (main world) and a PvP. Suffice it to say, all my users have plenty of options to have fun. I don't think I'm "sticking it" to anyone. And I feel that its unfair to me and my users, that you'd group us in with PTW servers. I'm somewhat offended by that.
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The new EULA would be relevant if there were no alternatives to pay-to-win servers. That is simply not the case. Pay-to-win is not successful outside ultramassive servers that truly depend on the system to survive.