There be gold in them hills!
Yes we all want some Rickies, our servers virtual currency. But the question everyone has is how do I get em? No wait, how do I get a lot of em?
Well if you’ve played on other servers you’ve probably encountered a Real Money Exchange system. This is where you simply buy Virtual Currency with Real World Currency. Like United States Dollars or British Pounds Sterling. And yes while we do offer this facility it isn’t the only way to make Rickies. In-fact we don’t even advertise the fact you can purchase Rickies using real money, we only advertise the other ways, the ways that don’t cost you anything.
So what are these other ways? Well the easiest way is to simply stay logged on. For every minute you remain on our Survival server you earn one ricky. So in an hour you earn 60 Rickies. Quite straightforward. Whenever you log off from the server the Rickies for the amount of time you were online are deposited automatically into your in-game wallet.
The second way to earn Rickies is by inviting your friends. Hop along to http://referrals.renmx.com enter in all your friends Minecraft usernames and when they login to the server you and your friend both earn 1,000 Rickies. There is no limit to the amount of friends you can invite and you’ll earn the 1,000 Rickies for every single friend.
The third way to earn Rickies is by voting. On the http://vote.renmx.com page you can vote for our server on four different voting websites. Each vote you perform earns you 100 Rickies and you can vote at each site once a day. So using this method you have a reliable way to make 400 Rickies every day and it only takes about 30 seconds to a minute to complete all four votes. This has an added bonus as once you reach 100 Votes total you will automatically become a server donor unlocking the exact same perks (past, present and future perks!) of a paid donator (someone who has purchased the donor rank with real money). This means you don’t need to spend a single penny and you can unlock every perk we offer.
The forth way to earn Rickies is to sell items to other players. You can do this three ways, you can simply give items to another player and then tell them to type /pay <yourname> <amount> which is a very basic way to sell things in-game. You can also setup a shop in-game which automatically buys and sells items you specify using a chest and a sign. And finally you can list things for sale or auction at http://auctions.renmx.com as of this post there are 435 items listed either for direct purchase or bidding making it a viable place to list items.
And so those are the four ways you can make money on our server without spending a dime. Some of these are incredibly lucrative especially referring your friends. Over 250,000 Rickies have been paid out through the referral system alone by the server.
For an even more detailed guide on how to make money which eloberates on the information above click on over to our forum thread on the subject here: http://money.renmx.com
And don’t forget once you make your rickies to check out the servers admin shop at http://shop.renmx.com where you can buy all manner of items, abilities and ranks.
As of this post all services are restored and all our servers are back online. I have further compensated players R1,000 rickies for todays downtime.
I have also gone ahead and performed all the server upgrades we had scheduled during the internet downtime which means we are as of this moment running on the brand new Samsung 840 Pro SSD.
So the downtime wasn’t a total loss I was able to complete the upgrades which saves us having more downtime in the future.
Thank you for your patience throughout the past week I know it has been extremely frustrating for those of you wanting to continue your builds. I’m glad that we appear for the moment at-least to be back to normal.
Please view the following thread for updates on this problem and join us on IRC.
Play on our temporary backup minecraft server: backup.renmx.com
As you may be able to tell the servers and all our services are back online. So lets just go through what happened.
On August 9th at 4PM UK time the Internet to the server went off. It stayed off for the next 50 hours through August 10th and into mid-day August 11th.
The fault was being worked on all day August 10th & August 11th and it appears that as of this moment service has been restored.
I am deeply sorry for this interruption. This is the biggest internet outage our Minecraft server has suffered in the past three years. And the second largest disruption we have ever experienced (even the February 2013 hardware issues only lasted 36 hours).
Unfortunately there really is no planning for this sort of thing, internet goes out and all I had for internet access was my Phone. I was on IRC Chat and I updated the forums with a few notices but beyond that we just had to wait for the line to be repaired. This was a big outage that affected thousands of customers, not just us. Rest assured I was calling the ISP frequently to push them to solve the problem, in the past two days I’d called them probably 6 times.
But like all negative events in our servers history there are positive learning experiences to be had. Users were unable to access our http://irc.renmx.com webpage as it was hosted on the server affected by the outage instead of the American server that hosts our forums. I will be rectifying this tomorrow by moving the IRC Page to the American server so it will always be accessible to you when you need it.
I’m also going to be adding a new compensation system for our Minecraft players so that for each day our server is offline you will receive R1,000 Rickies. That begins with this outage and everyone has already been credited R3,000. You will find an in-game mail explaining that you have received the rickies and the reason for them.
I’d like to thank everyone for their patience and hopefully we can get back to gaming with stable service from here on out.
I am incredibly sorry for this outage. This has been the longest outage in our minecraft servers history and is very out of the ordinary. My ISP’s services for both internet and TV are down for thousands of customers and they are still working to resolve the fault.
They are currently estimating it to be fixed by 4 PM today.When services are restored I will be setting up a compensation package for all our players that lost game time due to this problem.
Thank you for your continued patience.