Updated server, and CHANGED voice server port!

Hello fellow miners!

Just a quick update that two changes have happened!  The server software (SpigotMC) and our plugins have been updated!  They include a lot of bugfixes, but otherwise should not cause any major differences.  PLEASE let me know if you spot any bugs!

Second, the Mumble server address and port changed.  Not sure why, but the old one died, and my tech support folks moved us to a new server.  The specifically, the port is now 65448.  You can still use the DNS name: voice.lafes.net.  The Server Information page has been updated with the new information!

Bug-release update of Spigot applied.

Hello again fellow miners!

This is just a quick note to let you know that I finally sat down and figured out how the Spigot build system works, and built the latest version of that server.  This release fixes the enchanting and eating bugs that we noticed with the last build, along with a slew of bugs that we didn’t notice before.

Please let me know if y’all run into any other bugs!

1.8 Plugins are active.

Hello folks.  Lots of info in this update!

The short version is that we’ve migrated to SpigotMC using their latest 1.8 compatible build, and we’ve finally gotten plugins updated to the point that they can work on 1.8.  However, we’re using the latest, bleeding-edge versions of these plugins, and they are not entirely stable.  If you notice anything going on that’s just wrong, please let me know!  I’ve already run into a few bugs, but fortunately they aren’t things that will game play.

The /sethome and /home commands are working again!  PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to /sethome before you use the /home command, or you may experience inconvenience up to and including dying and losing all your stuff.

Punchwood, the older world, is back!  There is a portal at the spawn location of each world that allows you to transition between worlds.  Please note that there’s still only one /home location, and it will pull you across worlds if you use it!

The /warp and /spawn commands are back too!  Currently, the only warp available is PWSpawn, which is the spawn location in Punchwood (PW), the old world.  The /spawn command will take you to the spawn point in P8, the new world!

One known issue that I’ve seen in PW is that many of the nether portals were not lit, or were only partially lit.  I re-lit all the easily accessible ones that I could get to, but if you experience weird behavior, your target portal probably got un-lit.  For distant locations (Atlantis, Guuuuse’s jungle house, etc) you’ll probably want to go there by rail initially to re-light your portals.  You may also have to re-light the other end in the Nether, though I think (maybe?) I got all of those.  This does not seem to be an issue in P8, everything there still looks good as far as I can tell!

P7, or PW17, the newer-than-PW-but-older-than-P8 is not back up and running.  I started off with all three worlds enabled, but it used a significant portion of the server’s available RAM, so I am currently thinking we won’t bring that one back.  If anyone feels strongly about this, please let me know!

I also noticed that the Ender Dragon is back in PWE.  ;)

Phew!  As always, feel free to ask questions or give feedback.  Happy Mining!

Punchwood 1.8 is up and running.

Hello fellow crafters, the new-starting-from-scratch Vanilla 1.8 Punchwood is now up and running!  Don’t worry, the previous worlds are all backed up.

Since we do not currently have plugins, we’re back to a white-list, meaning I have to add members to a list for them to be able to join the server!  Everyone who already had permissions to build is already on the whitelist. If you have any new accounts or friends or relations that you want to be able to join you, please send me a note with their Minecraft account name, and I’ll add them to the list!

As always, please let me know if you have any troubles!


Server upgrade in progress.

Good morning fellow crafters.

Today we will be moving the server to a new, 1.8 vanilla world!  It looks like it may be a little while before plugins become active once again, so we’ll go ahead and upgrade to the latest “Bountiful Update“.  I do recommend you check out all the neat stuff that’s been added to the game!

Our existing worlds are in the process of being backed up.  I will post again here when everything is up and going again!

Also!  We now have a private voice chat server!  Visit the Server Information page for information on how to get set up and connect!  Makes it a lot easier to communicate the raw terror that you feel when you’re running from a crowd of creepers without having to stop and type!  I’ll be connected and available to chat for the whole upgrade process, and playing afterwards!

Server updated. Plugins active. Punchwood is BACK!

Hello friends!

This evening has generated several notable updates:

  1. We have once again updated to Bukkit.  This means that…
  2. Plugins are ACTIVE.  /spawn, /sethome, and /home are all available again.
  3. The /warps are NOT yet active again, just because they need to be re-created.
  4. Punchwood is BACK.  There is a portal near the spawn of each world that will transport you between Punchwood and the new world.

Currently, /spawn will always bring you back to the new world’s spawn (P7).  There is only one /home, so whatever world you last did a /sethome in is the one you’ll /home to.  It is not (currently) per world, but across worlds.  Your inventory is shared between worlds, and is currently only whatever you had on you (and in your ender chest) in the new world.  I will be working on pulling old inventories and ender chest contents into chests for people to recover their belongings from the old world.

This part might be confusing, but feel free to ask questions.  The worlds have “aliases” which you’ll see next to your name in chat.  PW = Punchwood (the old world).  PWN = Punchwood nether.  PWE = Punchwood The End. P7 = the new world.  P7N = The new world’s nether.  P7E = the new worlds end.  Punchwood nether portals go to the punchwood nether, and P7’s nether portals go to P7’s nether as you’d expect.  Same for The End for each world.  It also appears that the ender dragon is again alive in each of The Ends.  :)

I have not extensively tested everything, but have tested most things.  If you spot any problems PLEASE let me know and I’ll see what I can do to fix things!

If you have any questions, just comment, and I’ll answer as best I can!

Server migration – the full monty.

Hello again!

It turns out the server migration that was mentioned in the last post was due to a company take-over of our little Minecraft host by a bigger hosting company.  The bigger hosting company decided that they would not abide by the deals the smaller hosting company offered, and raised prices on the services.  Aaaaand, they didn’t bother letting me know in advance.

We are no longer using that company!  We have migrated to a different hosting provider.  The IP address has been updated (again), but if all goes well y’all should never notice a difference.  In the off chance that any of you are trying to connect before the DNS changes (for mc.lafes.net) propagate, you can reach the new server at

I had full and current backups of everything, so there shouldn’t be any problems with the move.  But as ever, if you do notice problems of any sort, please shoot me a message!

This doesn’t affect our ability to use a multi-world plugin and make our prior map available again once Bukkit releases a stable 1.7.2 build.  On that front, we’re still just waiting on Bukkit!

Server migration – possible downtime.

Hi folks!

I just received a notification that my Minecraft host is upgrading all Minecraft hosting servers over the next 24 – 48 hours.  I have put in to have this done during the work-day, so that it should be moved and ready by the time we usually play.  If everything goes well, no one should notice any problems.  But if anything isn’t working right or appears to be down, you know why!  In that case I will do my best to have us back up and going ASAP.

A new plan – Server upgraded to 1.7.2

Hello folks! There’s some server news!

First up!  The server has been upgraded to 1.7.2.  The server has also been started over from scratch, TEMPORARILY.  We are running vanilla Minecraft, so I do not yet have the ability yet to install the plugins that will allow me to bring our existing world back.

Soon!  When there is a Craftbukkit build of Minecraft 1.7.2, I will be installing a portal near spawn that will allow us to travel back to our existing map, where all of our existing builds and materials will still be available.  Then we will have the ability to explore and build in both worlds!

Finally! In our brand new world, I did not have the plugins running that keep bad people out.  I logged in today to find some of my things gone, and phallic artwork left behind.  If you have had your build(s) damaged or any items stolen, please let me know and we’ll get it repaired or replaced.  Fortunately for me, the damage was easy to repair and I didn’t have anything of value yet.

I have switched the world to whitelist only, until we get our plugins back.  Everyone who has ever had permissions on our server has already been added to the whitelist, so I don’t anticipate this affecting anyone negatively.  IF you want to bring a new friend to the server, please just let me know and I will add them to the whitelist.  IF you have any problems at all under the new setup, let me know!

Happy Mining!