Saturday 29 November 2014


The renovation of VIP Island is complete!

VIP Protection Stones and buyable commands are now available
on the island in the new VIP Spawn Store...

When you warp to the Island you'll notice some major changes, no
more climbing stairs, warps take you straight up to other floors...

The chalets have been replaced with rooms, the style is more simple
but they have extra features such as an included rolling machine
and brewing stand for you to use... 

With the introduction of 'Lifetime' donation ranks, as on the
DiggyVerse server, the number of rooms has been increased
from 12 to 20, with the possibility to add more in the future.

Existing VIP players have already been assigned a room!


Friday 28 November 2014

VIP Island Changes

I will be making some major changes to VIP Island this week, don't worry all stored items are safe although you may loose access to them for a day or two as things are moved around, I'll post more details of the changes soon!

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Survey, Future Of The Server & Staffing

I've had a few people ask about staffing on the Tekkit Classic server as most of the existing staff now only play on the DiggyVerse modpack server so I thought it was time for an update.

Survey / Future Of The Server

Many of you will remember the survey a couple of months ago before the modpack was released, the results are here if you missed it or need a reminder:

The main question about the future of the Tekkit Classic survey didn't get anything close to a definitive answer, and was split between yes we should keep it beyond February, no we shouldn't, and undecided. At the time I promised a second survey nearer the time, that survey will be released within the next week or two. Tekkit Classic is not as popular as it used to be, Minecraft 1.2.5 is very outdated now, but the future of the server depends on you guys and gals and the decision will be made by mid-January.

We will only continue to host the Tekkit Classic server beyond February if a significant number of players want us to and sufficient funds are raised via donations, however big changes are coming to our Donation based ranks for 2015, especially the VIP rank, so watch this space.


Although we don't have staff online all the time like we used to most support tickets are still being handled fairly quickly and things like hack detection have been mostly automated. I agree that we really do need more staff if the server is to continue next year, however I'm holding off on promoting any more players to staff ranks until we know how likely that is.

If you want the Tekkit Classic server to continue beyond February then make sure you complete the survey when it's posted and consider donating, if you donate and the server doesn't continue beyond February because not enough funds are raised you will be compensated with free items etc on the modpack server.

Thursday 20 November 2014

Have You Tried DiggyVerse Yet?

Our DiggyVerse modpack has come a long way since it was first opened for live testing with several mods being updated and tweaked but we seem to have finally reached the point where new releases won't need to be so regular!

We've received a great deal of positive feedback and some great suggestions for features we could add to the adventure world, which is only just starting to take shape.

Until 31st December you can transfer both your rank and up to $20,000 from the Tekkit Classic server, so if you haven't checked it out yet then why not give it a go now?

Sunday 16 November 2014

Member+ Nominations

I have decided to change the way Member+ nominations work on a trial basis, so their are now two ways for players to reach Member+ rank...
  1. Nomination by Helper or Moderator and 14+ unique days.
  2. Nomination by 2 Member+ players and 21+ unique days.
Member+ players who want to nominate a Member rank player for Member+ promotion should open a modreq, with the name of the player and a brief reason reason why they think the player should be Member+, you can also send an email to the usual address ( if you would like to give more information than you can in a modreq.

Member rank players who receive 2 nominations from Member+ players within 7 days will be considered for Member+.

If no second nomination is received within 7 days the modreq will be closed. Whatever the outcome of a nomination nominating players will be given a reason when the modreq is closed. As with staff nominations players with warnings within the last 30 days, or 60 days in the case of griefing, will not be considered for Member+.

Thursday 13 November 2014

Down For Maintenance

The server is down for maintenance as follows:
  1. Full backup/clone - Done.
  2. Clear out old data - Done.
Scheduled Downtime:
Date: 03/11/14
Started:  09:30 am (UK)
Finished:  10:45 am (UK)

Update: It's taking a little longer than usual, I've added 15 minutes to the estimated finish time.

Update: The server is back up and the whitelist has been removed!

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Scheduled Maintenance

There will be a scheduled maintenance tomorrow as follows:
  1. Full backup/clone.
  2. Clear out old data.
Scheduled Downtime:
Date: 13/11/14
Est Start:  09:30 am (UK)
Est Finish:  10:30 am (UK)

Friday 7 November 2014

DiggyVerse Officially Launched!

The whitelist has been removed and the download links have been added to the website!

Please note: The official BDcraft 64x texture pack will be launched and a download link added as soon as the forum thread is approved by a moderator!

All players will start at the Explorer rank and with a standard starter kit.

Players who are Member rank or above can request an early promotion and the transfer of up to $25,000 from their Tekkit Classic balance by opening a modreq. Bear in mind that it will take time to process these requests and that this will be done on a first come first served basis!

Existing VIP and Donator players can also request that rank, however it will expire on 16th January 2015 when the DiggyVerse donation based ranks become generally available. Unlike the current Tekkit Classic ones DiggyVerse donation based ranks will be lifetime rather than just for a year and will also give access to VeteranWorld!

Have fun!

Wednesday 5 November 2014

DiggyVerse Release

Something has come up and I haven't been able to get the server ready to open today, I apologise for the delay and short notice but I have set aside some time to make sure I can get it all done over the next couple of days. The official launch time and date is therefore:

4pm (UK) on Friday 7th November

Monday 3 November 2014

Down For Maintenance

The server is down for maintenance as follows:
  1. Full backup/clone - Done.
  2. Clear out old data - Done.
Scheduled Downtime:
Date: 03/11/14
Started:  09:15 am (UK)
Finished:  10:00 am (UK)

The server is back up and the whitelist has been removed!

Sunday 2 November 2014

Scheduled Maintenance

There will be a scheduled maintenance tomorrow as follows:
  1. Full backup/clone.
  2. Clear out old data.
Scheduled Downtime:
Date: 03/11/14
Est Start:  09:00 am (UK)
Est Finish:  10:00 am (UK)

Modpack Live Testing

Just a reminder that live testing of the DiggyVerse modpack and server is now open to all players who are currently staff or VIP rank on the Tekkit Classic server!

The official launch and whitelist removal is expected to be 5th November 2014.

Second Glitch Of The Day

Well we had a second glitching block a couple of hours ago, this time though it wasn't so serious and was simple to fix, hopefully that will be the last for quite a while. I guess we were kind of overdue though, we hadn't had a glitch like this for several months!

Server Downtime

Apologies for the downtime today, we had a glitching block in the main world and it took us a little while to track it down and remove it!

The glitch was made worse by extreme lag from a high number of lag producing items (way above the limits) which meant we couldn't get close enough to remove the glitching block manually (despite trying for over half an hour), as a result we unfortunately had to regenerate the area which destroyed half of the players factory. Please do remember to stick to the item limits we have set, we have them for a reason, thanks!

You can find details of the limits here.