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Brand new Website

Posted by on Mar 18, 2011 |

Well this is our brand new website that I’ve been working on for the past few days. Over the coming weeks and months it will be fully padded out with lots of content. The aim is to make it look as professional as possible and to allow all our users to easily access all that we have to offer.

I’ll be adding tutorials on how to use our software and I hope to get some more of the staff writing articles on the site too. Hopefully we will have reviews of content up soon aswell.

Have a good one all šŸ™‚

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Some Updates

Posted by on Mar 11, 2011 |

A lot of stuff has happened recently so I thought it would be a good idea to do a general post.

Recently there were some Network Attacks on WinMX performed by KM in protest of things WinMXWorld were doing. Our Chat Room on the WinMX Peer Network remained mostly unaffected by the network attacks due to our significant allotment of upstream bandwidth. The Denial of Service attack that the whole network suffered did not rise high enough to take our room down. We felt very little disruption to our services even when users were unable to locate the room on the Room List as our Static IP address enabled users to fall back on theirĀ FavouriteĀ links in their Client.

Post-Attack the room has been doing really well. The numbers have been strong (70+ Users) with lots of activity all through the day like normal.

I’d also like to touch on the Earthquake in Japan today. As many of you are aware Japanese users make up a substantial part of the WinMX network and today they went through their worst earthquake since records began. Soon after the Earthquake they were hit by aĀ tsunamiĀ and the recovery efforts are expected to continue for weeks if not months. Many people have lost their lives in this tragedy. We hope as many people as possible will be saved and that their recovery efforts will not be impeded by more disasters.

Thank you for reading.

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Minecraft Server Status

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011 |

As you guys well know we’ve had a lot of issues with Bukkit the Minecraft modification that we run on our server. Some of these issues have been solved and some of them haven’t.

But the bigger issue than just Bukkit is activity on our Minecraft server which is at an all time low. It would appear that switching to Vanilla although a good way to keep current users was not attractive to outsiders. Our official whitelist topic on the Minecraft forums which was once bussling with activity when we offered Kits is now completely dead now that we are Vanilla.

It would appear that people are not willing to invest the amount of time required in a Vanilla server. Especially one that is not already established with a large community. We are small and the users know we are small and that is not attractive when you’re choosing a server to put hundreds of hours of your work in to. It’s risky, you just don’t know if the server is going to flop or not.

And this is basically the situation we have right now. A server which is very difficult to keep working due to Bukkit and one with very little activity. So I’m asking you guys right now what do you want me to do. I’m going to present you with a few choices and there is a topic where you can vote.

1. Keep our current map and enable Kits

2. Go back to our old map before the data corruption and enable Kits

3. Keep our current map and stay Vanilla and just power through

4. Close down the server and find another server that will take all our current players

You can vote here:Ā

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