Sorry being slow on the posting and hardly being around lately. Several things like work and planetside 2 has been stealing a lot of my time lately. But I’ve been here watching from console a lot. I haven’t been totally ignoring the server’s. I actually have been rewriting the admin panel for the 2nd time. I’m making it multi server compatible. I’m writing a small daemon that runs with the MC server that a webpage can interact with (even telnet works). Basically you add the IP of the server you want to control and then it connects to daemon and will execute the command needed on the server. I could go into the techy details but I would bore the shit out of you.
So till next time….
First Off we have a replaced old outdated tekkit with Feed The Beast(FTB). It basically an updated version of tekkit. Some new shit and old shit gone. Don’t know much about it so google it. It’s on the tekkit port, so follow the tekkit details for now. I’m updating everything to reflect FTB an not tekkit.
Also added a cool little plugin to the main server, it will short any long url you put in chat. Pretty cool little plugin.
Ok RPG has been dead as fuck for months. And major changes coming to the scripting lang requires a complete rewrite of all the quests. And besides you guys never found half the quests I made. Some of the bigger cool ones too. But with the new system I can implement some cool shit like city reputation/good vs evil. Also can add a lot of cool shit like magic henchman.
So I want to reset the world. I want to take all the cities built save them, and then reset the world and put them in somewhere. But not sure if I want to use the same seed or a new one. If I use the same seed I wont have problems putting cities in. But I would love to change the seed, but I would then have to scout out for cool areas to place the cities.
But my plan is for the next 2-3 weeks set RPG to creative mode, and let people if they want to flesh out there cities more. Then in the mean time I start the rewrite of scripts and only include the ones you actually found, maybe change some of the others and make them easier to find.
I have wrote and built a new chat system for our servers. drop 2 plugins for 1 and web chat is more stable and quicker.
I have pulled out the resource hog webchat plugin, and cross server plugin. To replace it with 1 plugin to talk to a IRC server. Then wrote a client in PHP to connect to that IRC server, behind the firewall with no outside access. So all the servers and the web users are linked to 1 channel. Which controls the chat. Dropped the resource hog SQL tables I used to keep track of chat. New system used some SQL but not so reliant on it for everything and doesn’t touch it but every 2 seconds when there’s a web user instead of a constant hitting it of the SQL table.
Took me a month of working on it but I think I cracked the code and made it happen. Yeah me. Enjoy.
Just so you guys know we do have a snapshot server, but not gonna advertise it much since it is open. I’m gonna set it in creative mode so you guys can fly around and play with the new items and shit. Probably reset every now and then. But it is pure vanilla so no /home /spawn. Very limited in what you have.
Ok got RPG updated minus the shops. The plug in dev went MIA 6 weeks ago, and there is a new guy trying to figure out if it’s worth the work to keep it going.
Also the main server the going up in down to access worlds is not enabled right now. The plugin dev called it quits. But the old nice plugin we use is back. So in a few day’s I’ll get that up and running.
Also new whitelist setup. No more emails. You now just have to be ingame on the main server, and have builder or higher access and it will send you validation thru the game. So new players will have an easier time.
That’s all the blabbering I got for now.
Ok Hero’s tended to be a pain in the ass for me and alot of plugins. The dev’s were not helpful in any way. And people really lost interest in it. So I dropped it and all the class crap and added McMMO. It’s a more popular plugin for this style of gaming.
It’s got skill’s you train as you use them. And as you gain levels in those skills you gain perks. It also adds random drops from mobs and digging and what not. It’s got alot more stuff to it so go read there wiki and check out the player section to read more. Also it got alot more cool plugins that work it. Also our NPC plugin works with it so I can now start using better boss fights and shit for quest.
Also the quest plugin about to drop it’s rewrite and and means I can get back to making more scripts. WooHoo!
Sidenote: Finally got the UPS hooked up and linked. So if we loose power it shuts down all the MC server’s, and wait’s for power to come back. If it does it will restart the game servers. But if the battery hit a critical level it shuts down all the machines. And they stay off till I turn it back on. We also tested the staying power on battery. We got 38 min before full machine shutdown. Not bad when we had a load on it the whole time.
Well got the new CPU in and seems to have helped a lot with some weird lag and machine performance. But with the upgrade comes the tekkit server. I have it running, I have not played a lot with it. It is a default install and no tweaking done to it yet. So go check it out…