Can I join your server please? Is it still running?
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Sep 22, 2017Posted in: MCPSVITA: Servers
I'm having to once again do some major re-restructuring to LoungeCraft. Gradually, starting sometime in July, the server started to become less and less stable over time. It had finally gotten so terrible in the last few weeks, that it prompted me to do as much troubleshooting as I could to figure out why. Well by watching the server till it crashed, I discovered that the server's 24/7 auto-save had gradually taken it's toll on the server's memory card. The server was crashing upon every time it tried to auto-save, and upon changing over to a brand new memory card, that issue was completely fixed. But then after that crash was fixed, I started going further and further down the rabbit hole of additional problems that take longer to happen. After replacing the card that was causing short term crashes, longer term crashes started to be revealed.
Next I found a glitch with auto-save, but it turned out there was another crash- unrelated to the memory card crashes that was causing auto-save to not work properly.
It took me 3 days to figure out what was what causing this last crash but I finally figured it out. A greifer had obviously installed some sort of lag-inducing machine in the same world chunk as the Moderator Woodland Mansion. Any other portion of the map runs fine, but if you tried to go near that mansion for any substantial length of time it was causing the server to crash. This isn't the first time i've seen this greif. It was done to Ether1's house a few weeks ago and had to fix it by rolling the server's save file back a day.
Spending so much time fixing this last problem has made me realize that I had probably bitten off more than I can chew trying to keep the server up 24/7. I've got daily incremental server backups sure. But regularly doing time consuming crash tests and rolling the world's save file back is just as annoying to our members as it is for me and i've realized it's not sustainable continuing on like i've been. Any determined greifer can wait until i'm at work or when i'm asleep and just completely ruin the entire map for everybody else. And there are several determined greifers on our member list.
The only way I can think of to deal with the more determined greifers is to have regular server hours, and close the world down when i've got to be at work and while i'm sleeping. It's not set in stone what the hours will be, but it will probably be something like 5:00pm-9:30pm cst Monday-Friday and 9am-9:30pm cst Saturday & Sunday.
It's going to be a few days before our relaunch. All existing members will automatically be a part of this new incarnation of LoungeCraft. There's going to be some new rules and we're going to be getting rid of limited pvp.
Sep 21, 2017Posted in: MCPSVITA: Servers
I have just added all of you to the Member List. Just accept your pending friend request and you'll be able to drop into the server whenever you'd like. It's great to have you all join and I look forward to playing with you on the server.
Sep 12, 2017Posted in: MCPSVITA: Servers
I just added the whole lot of you to LoungeCraft! MountainDewMage, i'm sorry it's taken me so long to get you added in, particularly after you graciously let me join your own server. As you are probably already aware, the previous 1.5 patch was very unstable and pretty much had brought everything to a halt for roughly a month. However there's a new patch out now and historically the patch after a crashy one fixes it so all should be back to normal now. Please send a PSN message to me @ Zodaex if anyone has any problems joining.
Aug 8, 2017Posted in: MCPSVITA: Servers
By the way, to let all of our existing members know, the current version of Minecraft Vita Edition is very buggy! I thought the patch notes for the most recent version seemed very strange - seemingly fixing a bunch of bugs specific to the PS3 version, but it sadly it's made the Vita version very very unstable. Like, i'm lucky if the server stays up for 4 hours unstable...
Anyway, i'm personally waiting on the nest patch before I resume playing heavily on LoungeCraft. I'm still committed to doing everything I can to support the server, so if you are unable to connect, message me and i'll get the server back up as soon as possible but until the next title update, I would expect frequent crashes. Given the circumstances i'm also happy to perform a manual save for anybody at any time in case you've just finished a lot of progress and want to ensure that it doesn't crash until the next autosave.
Aug 3, 2017Posted in: MCPSVITA: Servers
Well we recently had another greifing incident yesterday where somebody greifed Ether_1's house, so i'm going to stop letting anyone new in until he is caught. It's a shame because we were on quite a roll with recruiting new people.
Jul 25, 2017Posted in: MCPSVITA: Discussion
Holy thread derail Batman!
Jul 25, 2017Posted in: MCPSVITA: Servers
You don't know if what is still active? Your PSN name? And what are your intentions for playing on the LoungeCraft server?
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