Monday 9 December 2013

The New World Is Here!

Well it took 12 hours but it's finally done!

You'll notice quite a few changes across the site and the information in all the sections have been updated with the changes (let me know if I missed anything!).

Protection Stones

The area of the standard stones has been decreased to 51x51, however New Builders can now place 2 of them and Member rank and above can place 4. Premium stones have stayed the same,

VIP stones have been introduced in place of VIP regions, two have been put into each VIP Chalet for existing VIPs!


Shops will not be available to rent Friday unless you had a store in the old mall, in which case open a modreq with the shop ID you would like to reserve.

BuyCraft / Donator Rank

The packages are not activated but will be very soon, watch this space!

There are quite a few other small changes but I think that covers the most important ones for now, with so many changes there are bound to be a few bumps to be worked out so please be patient while we get things back to normal.

There will be a Quick Exchange in the Admin store for the next few days paying $10,000 instead of the usual $9600 for a stack of 64 Industrial Diamonds!

World Switch Started

The server is now down and work has begun as follows:
  1. Full backup/clone - Done.
  2. Restore normal maintenance schedule - Done.
  3. Replace all plugins with fresh copies & test - Done.
  4. Replace all mods with fresh copies, apply latest patch versions & test - Done.
  5. Remove current world - Done.
  6. Undo some temporary changes made to keep server running with old world - Done.
  7. Remove all world specific data and config that doesn't apply to the new world - Done.
  8. Rename new world and change configs to match - Done.
  9. Test old configs now work correctly with new world - Done.
  10. Make several dozen config changes & test - Done.
  11. Add permissions for new plugins and features & test - Done.
  12. Set border for new world, pre-generate all chunks and scan for errors - Done.
  13. Generate new Nether world, pre-generate all chunks and scan for errors - Done.
  14. Generate new End world, pre-generate all chunks and scan for errors - Done.
  15. Delete backups and other unneeded data from the old world  - Done.
  16. Setup wilderness warps (replacing current world warps) and warp zone   - Done.
  17. Reset coreprotect database and other logging - Done.
  18. Full backup/clone - Done.
  19. Double check I didn't forget anything and re-open server! - Done.
As usual I'll post updates on here as things progress!

Done, enjoy the new world!