Version 1.9.2

A new version of the server came out that supposedly only had changes for Realms.  But it doesn’t appear to be protocol compatible with 1.9.  I have now updated to the latest version of the server (and spigot), so you should be good to go with the latest version of the client.

Everything looks good so far, but please let me know if you notice any problems!

Continuing map updates and another bugfix

Hey folks.  I’m trying to keep the map up to date, and have been getting a new one generated about every day or two.  Check it out!

Also thanks to momOfTheMist again for finding another permissions bug!  Y’all are once again able to use buckets to gather/place lava.  I also turned off Enderman block damage, so they quit picking up blocks and making holes in the landscape.

Holler if y’all notice anything else!

Map of Punchwood 1.9

Good morning miners!  Good news!  I have posted the first map of Punchwood 1.9.  Since we’re not yet to the place of having multiple worlds up and running again, I am trying to preserve at least a little bit of the sense of discovery that comes with a new vanilla Minecraft, so I haven’t generated the cave view, only the surface.  Enjoy!

Bugfix: Permissions edition

With the change to 1.9 and re-enabling Spigot, I discovered that my old permissions system was no longer usable.  I had to switch to a new permission system, and in the course of that messed up permissions for the nether.  Fortunately, our new member Tubby_Turtles spotted the issue and let me know, and that issue now appears to be fixed!  I also verified that it should work for The End as well.  If y’all spot any other problems, please let me know!

1.9 Performance issues

Hey folks!  Last night we ran into some really bad lag on the server, to the point that it was mostly unplayable.  I was able to verify that the lag was, in fact, coming from the server and not just internet connection issues.  Fortunately, SpigotMC has come up with a release for 1.9, and I installed that last evening and it seems to have made a pretty big difference in the performance of the server.  That said, I was testing with just two people on the server at the time (instead of the four we had earlier yesterday), so this is something we’ll need to keep an eye on.

If you have any more instances of server lag, PLEASE let me know, so that I can take a look.  It is possible that our server host is having issues, so if this change to Spigot doesn’t fix things I’ll open a ticket with their support department.

Happy mining!

Minecraft 1.9 is here!

Hello fellow miners!  Minecraft 1.9 is released!

I have updated the server, so you can jump in and play right away.  Please remember that we’re now running vanilla, so there’s no /home or /spawn yet.  It looks like the first SpigotMC update (for plugins) will be released soon.

As before, the current (only) world is version 1.9.  The old-world Punchwood is on hiatus until plugins once again allow us to have multiple worlds up at the same time.  The 1.8 world will be archived off.

Happy mining!

A map update

Hey folks!  There’s been no new news here for a while, but I know a few of you have been doing things.  I finally got another map update out, of both the Punchwood and 1.8 worlds.  The 1.9 update should be getting closer, and you know what THAT means!

Server back up and running.

The corrupted chunks have been deleted and allowed to regenerate.  Unfortunately, the terrain generation engine has changed significantly enough since the chunks were first created that there’s still a discontinuity in those spots, but the over-all map health seems fine.

We have also upgraded to latest Spigot build, which hopefully has fixed whatever bug might have allowed a few chunks to become corrupted.  I can’t specifically pinpoint Spigot as the source, but the changelog had some entries that looked like this kind of bug might have been fixed.  I’ll try to get an old-world map generated and uploaded in the next couple of days.

Short Service Outage

Hello fellow crafters.  momOfTheMist discovered a few corrupted chunks in the old world, and so the server is down temporarily until the map errors can be repaired.  Fortunately, we’ve got good tools and good backups to fix the damage.  Things should be back up and going later tonight.

In the mean-time, we’ve got a new PW18 map update!

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!