Hey Zodasaur, I'm a very active player on Minecraft Ps Vita. I think the description you have made of the server is very attractive, it makes me want to join this server. I would like to know if it is still possible to join, if so, here is my PSN: alex8504
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.
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.