So we’ve had some great entries this month and it’s time to announce our first champs of the new champ hall.
Best Redstone Contraption – Zapperzz99 (62% of the votes)
Best Pixel Art – BioActiveZombie – (59% of the votes)
Best Farm – wannsa – (47% of the votes)
Best World Above Ground Build – wannsa (74% of the votes)
Congratulations to our winners! We will see you again in September!
As we’re improving server performance we have re-enabled the Craftbook IC’s so we can see how they perform over the next week. As of this post they’re functioning again and the preliminary data looks good for their continued inclusion on our server but we will assess things again in a week.
You may have noticed the server was down today for around an hour. This was so we could try and track down some performance issues with the server. We’ve made some progress but I feel the majority of our problems lie with 1.10.2 (no surprises).
The good news is today we were able to replicate the performance problems on our test server so we can now try to resolve the problem there without disrupting our main game servers. Prior to today we were unable to replicate the problems requiring the constant restarts that have become annoying to you and us.
Thank you for your patience.
Earlier this week I re-enabled CraftBook IC’s however the impact they have on the servers performance is simply too high to leave them enabled. We have a way to monitor how much CPU usage each individual plugin is using over time and we’ve found CraftBook IC’s to be using around 25% to 38% of our main game thread. This brings down server performance from 100% to 75%-55%.
While we’re still optimising for 1.10.2 I’ve decided to disable CraftBook IC’s for the time being until we can work out a long term solution. Thanks.
Expanding on the new boutique stores we added to spawn yesterday we’ve also added a Lumber yard selling planks, logs, saplings and axes and a Farm shop selling fruits, vegetables, seeds, farming tools and coloured wools.