Saturday 9 March 2013

Scheduled Maintenance & Server Downtime

The server has been down for a few minutes now as part of the scheduled maintenance by our hosting company, hopefully we will be back and running within the next twenty minutes or so. I have turned the whitelist on and stopped the server as it came up and went down a couple of times and I don't want to risk world corruption.

I'll keep you posted!

UPDATE: 17:30 - Upgrades are taking longer than expected, might take another 20 minutes.

UPDATE: 17:55 - Server back up! Looks like the upgrades are complete :)

UPDATE: 18:55 - Server back down :(  No news on how long for yet.

UPDATE: 19:30 - Still waiting to here from the hosting company.

UPDATE: 20:15 - Still waiting to here from the hosting company.

UPDATE: 21:00 - Still waiting to here from the hosting company.

UPDATE: 21:40 - Server is now essentially back up but whitelisted while I check things.

UPDATE: 22:00 - Daily backup performed & seems stable, whitelist removed!

Well that was a pain, everything seems ok now, all I know is that all the MineCraft servers they host (thousands) went down so it was a network wide issue. They've been coming back online one rack at a time and are mostly back up but it will be an hour or two before everything is fully up and running, hopefully their will be no further downtime during that time.

Player Market Now Open!

Over the last week many users have requested some form of player market and so I decided to make building one a priority, it's taken a couple of days to build and test but I'm pleased to announce that the player market is now open!

Key market information:

The market is located outside spawn, opposite the DiggyStore.

The market consists of 18 rentable stalls.

Stall rentals and equipment are provided free of charge.

Each stall consists 3 trade-o-mats linked to personal safes and a sign to be placed above them.

Any player of 'Member' rank or above may request rental of a market stall.

Stall renters are responsible for ensuring they do not trade in banned or restricted items

Stalls will be reclaimed if the renting player does not log in to the server for 7 days.

Stalls will also be reclaimed if a renter is found to have deliberately tricked another player into an unfair trade.

If you want to rent a stall but no admin or mod is online then please send an e-mail to, including your username and a proffered stall number (if applicable).

I think that covers everything, enjoy!