It’s been a while. I now finally have a bit of free time on my hands and I am willing to work as hard as I can to make this a better server than it has ever been. Some straightforward things; a new logo on this homepage along with a new forum banner. Our own MattJTV made both with my eyes. We added a new plugin called Clearlag which should help user’s FPS and server lag. It removes most entities on the ground every 300(currently) seconds. Also the mob arena will be getting some minor fixes like finally getting the food removed from the inventory along with a new class called gladiator thought of by Metazard. Many big changes to come soon.
We have added the flat world that anyone can visit but only people that can spawn items can build. Buying VIP now is for one month. After 30 days of purchasing it, you will be back to your original rank. If you wish to keep VIP, you would just donate again. Note that this is only for the VIP rank. The rules page is now completed, it may undergo slight changes in the future. Added two new forum sections in the forums; Ban appeals and Staff applications. Weekly backups are now confirmed. Take a look at your rank’s rules! There might be more than you think.
I am proud to announce the change of hardware our server will be running on. I was very fortunate to get such an extraordinary machine for McTopia. The machine has 32GB of RAM (upgradable up to 192GB) dual Quad core Intel Xeon Processors with hyperthreading (total of 16 cores). As for what it means for the players on McTopia; there will be much decreased downtime (if any), there will be a new flat world plus a another nether generated when 1.5 comes out. This also opens up the possibilities of having more than one server. (tekkit?) With this hardware, anything is possible. If you see that the server goes down for maintenance sometime in the next week, you will know what it is. I will be having a discussion in the forum about some suggestions on what we can do. The future of McTopia is here, thank you for being a part of it.
Server went under maintenance from 10PM 12/31/12 to 7PM 1/1/12. Spleef arena was updated and fixed. It now works better than ever. The spawn was reverted back from the December theme. Our shop was updated along with the enchantment room. Borders were added to the nether, and the end. The border for world2 was reduced to 4000 blocks from spawn. Major updates to the dynmap, including viewable borders for all worlds. World 1, and 2 got a perfect render to the border and nothing more. World3′s render was completed along with the nether and the end. Thank you for being patient through the maintenance, dynmap issues always take a long time because of the renderings.
New live map link. This links to the dynmap. No more having to use port 8123 with a correct web browser. You can also go to mctopia.us/map to access it. We are now running a dev build of craftbukkit 1.4.6. Do not be surprised if there are any major bug issues. Updated to hawkeye reloaded for future hawkeye updates (hopefully). Slowly we are recovering missing plugins that are slowly updating. Like disguisecraft, Automessage, dynmap, chestshop. Look forward to Christmas, there will be a few promotions. For people asking where I have been, these last 3 weeks were some of the busiest of the year. I will be back in action soon.
Me and Dungeongoth remodeled spawn for the holidays. We put candy canes in replacement of the fountains and wool and redstone torches in replacement of the glowstone. Minor MYSQL issues were fixed (hawkeye,preciousstones,mcmmo).
Things to do: Fix avatars on forum, Fix McMMO(done), Fix various signs around spawn. Tell us what you think about the remodeled spawn on our forum!
Website default banner changed. Added forums and Vote! link. Created McTopia slogan. (slogan is subject to change)
Auto afk has been fixed on McTopia. If you are afk for 80 seconds or more, the server will register you as afk. We have also upgraded our untangle security machine. The commands and donate section has been completed.