Server offline today for maintenance and software updates. We hope to be back online this afternoon (Eastern time).
Deaths since go-live of 1.3.1.
I’ll just say it…we had a rough start.
The Monster Apocalypse settings were dialed up WAY too high (crazy spiders coming from everywhere!) and the spawn-limits and ticks-per settings in bukkit.yml were poorly configured leading to a lack of friendly mobs (food) for many players.
Since our go-live, I’ve made a few adjustments, which seems to have balanced out the gameplay a bit. I’ll continue to watch and test though. In the meantime, enjoy and please don’t hesitate to contact me with any feedback.
With the RB of bukkit now available, I’ve taken the server offline for plug-in testing. I hope to have it back online with a new 1.3.1 map in place either tonight or tomorrow at the latest.
Thanks for your patience!
Update (9:00PM): I pre-render all of the chunks on new maps in order to reduce server load when people join and start exploring. It’s a sometimes slow process but worth it in the end. We have a ways to go though. Expect to see the server back online sometime tomorrow.
18:52:14 [INFO] [Fill] 193 more chunks processed (254145 total with 17473 skipped, ~59.5%)
18:52:24 [INFO] [Fill] 100 more chunks processed (254346 total with 17473 skipped, ~59.6%)
I regret to inform you that I will not renew hosting for the mhkids server.
Parents: You have some amazing kids. Truly. We’ve all had a tremendous amount of fun building, exploring, and getting to know one another.
I’m sorry that I’m not able to continue to provide this service for these great kids. Player donations are considerably under what I’d hoped for over the last year and I’m simply no longer willing to shoulder this financial burden alone. More importantly though, the amount of time I have to spend to keep the server running and the community healthy is time I’m not spending with my family.
I wish you and your children the very best and hope that you’re able to find another family-friendly Minecraft server on which they can play.
I added a warp to the jungle biome since it was so far away from spawn. To get there, simply type “/warp jungle” into the chat window and *poof* you’re there.
I’ve added a warp to a jungle biome on mhkids because it was so far away from our spawn. To warp to the jungle, simply type “/warp jungle”.
Please read over the Minecraft 1.3 press release from Mojang for a full list of pending updates.
As a reminder, our servers will NOT update to 1.3 until I’ve confirmed that all plug-ins (or a suitable replacement) works with the new version. If you update your client to 1.3 prior to the server update, you will not be able to log in to play.