So now we have phantom Minecraft.net outages to watch for. In short, blame <strike>notch</strike> mollstam. Got it. ;)
Validation servers are acting up again. Good time to bring the server down for the 1.8 update.
Server's on 1.8, but it's not running very smoothly. Permissions is pretty fucked. There are multiple plugins that either don't work or I haven't got round to testing yet. Chests are fucked too. All the world data is backed up, so we can roll back if we need to. Use at your own risk.
Going to bed now. Won't be able to do any more work on it until after work tomorrow.
It didn't remember the bloody server IP? Grrrr.... time to hunt...
In case you need it, since it also appears to not remember it in my version at least...
Last edited by Gerbster; 24-10-2011 at 02:26 AM.
Folks, don't get to used to this update, we need to see how nice it plays with our server before we commit to it. As Elt said, we have the backups if we need to do a rollback.
Ok, Gerb and I are on now having a looksee. Yeah, chests are wonked up (known bug in b181), and stargates don't work at all (do NOT /spawn if you're a non-OP unless you want to be trapped there). Name colors are nerfed to, but we both have our OP powers so that's probably just graphical. I think the hunger bar drops a bit too quickly (did Notch slow it in b19pres?) so pay attention to it guys and gals. Be also aware that fog has changed as well: The deeper you are the closer it gets regardless of your render distance setting, though being near direct sunlight pushes it back. Ex: My treefarm is at the bottom of the map and has a skylight in the center. From the center I can see all sides of the farm (that aren't blocked by trees, that is) but as soon as I step away the fog creeps closer until I can't see further than 14 blocks away. I haven't seen the Endermen yet and am not sure if Elt nerfed them or otherwise neutered them.
Read up on the Version History to see all current build information for b18 and b181:
(Note: Beta 1.9 Pre-Releases (1-4) are not presented on that page as they are not full releases)
I couldn't stay on long cos of my connection, but maybe if a mod or admin has time, we just dig some crappy exit from spawn, otherwise people who die and respawn are trapped. Drose you still around and able to manage that? Maybe just a door with pressure plate on the inside to keep it shut?
For those who don't know, new spawn is just north west of RPS Nova.
So guess who I wandered around in the east with for a few hours? Alikchi! He says hi. :)
Continuing to establish my server tradition of "being a regular for a month and a half, then vanish for a month and a half, repeat"
Server's running relatively smoothly and the permissions are set up. One or two plugins aren't working yet, like shops, and sign colours and the sleep plugin. Permissions could still break when people who haven't been on since before the update connect, for reasons that I can't fathom.
All the chests have a graphical bug that makes them look like they're all oriented to face the same direction (so that's approximately three quarters of the chests on the map that are fucked). If you don't have many you can fix them yourself by destroying them and replacing, or you can ask a mod or admin to fix them for you. Mods, you do this by right clicking on the face (not the top or bottom or side) of the chest on which you want the opening. This only works once for each chest.
Oh, stargates are up and running, so it's safe to /spawn.
Thanks for doing the the update elt. When you get the rest of the plugins straightened out, don't forget about the black hole that is my storage room.
Fantastic Elt, thank you once again. :)
Can't stress enough that guys need to check chests. They graphically have changed. As you probably know there is an opening / closing animation, but what you might not realise is they are now smaller than a full block in size, so you may need to remove them, particularly if they were used for flooring :(
Also cheers Elt, sorry you had to put up with my rants as I kept discovering things that pissed me off!
Guys, do remember what is new. For the builders amongst you, the most important are probably brick stairs, the new smooth stone bricks / stairs / slabs, glass panes and metal bars.
Farmers - pumkin and watermelon farms (although how to get watermelon seeds I dunno, we might need to give out a few - Elt)?