Today we’re introducing a new event where you can earn rennies by funboxing specific individuals. Today the event begins with Pri. Yes that elusive jumping monkey-man. Funbox him, take a screenshot and submit it in this thread for your chance to win R10,000. But if he catches you in the act of funboxing he will deduct R5,000 from your balance which will go into the winners jackpot.
Happy funboxing and no cheating, you must fully encase Pri in a material of your choosing and take a screenshot. No partial boxes will be accepted and staff are not allowed to abuse teleporting to get the funbox to work.
At 7:23 AM this morning we had a power outage, our server stayed powered on (but disconnected from the internet) until 7:35 AM when our battery backup system safely shutdown our server to prevent damage caused by the lack of power to the building.
This means our battery backup system (UPS) worked as intended and we should not have any data loss, data corruption or hardware failure (disk crashes etc).
The power came back on at 9:00 AM so we were without power for 1 hour and 37 minutes.
As annoying as power problems like this are I’m happy to say the new UPS we bought last year worked as intended, this was its first power outage and it performed as it should giving us 12 minutes of runtime before shutting everything off safely before its charge was depleted.
As of this post our Minecraft servers are back online.
Since 2016 when we began accepting donations we have published on our donate page a breakdown of our expenses so that you can get a sense of how much it costs to run RENMX.
Last year our estimated expenses were $512 for an entire year. We ended up having expenses of around $1200 due to unforeseen hardware failures, SSD upgrades, fan replacement and the purchasing of some paid plugins that we needed.
So although we brought in around $600 which would have covered our $512 estimated costs we made a loss of around $600.
But the good news is, we did do some very significant infrastructure upgrades last year which will last for many years so we made some good investments. We also evaluated our normal projected expenses (the $512 mentioned above) and made some cuts. We’ve now got it down to $412.39. So with any luck we’ll have a $200 surplus for a safety net against any more hardware failures or paid plugins we may need to purchase this year.
So all we need now is $35 donated each month to fully pay our projected expenses. I will of course cover the costs out of pocket whenever we don’t meet these donation goals so don’t feel obligated to donate to keep us alive, the server is not going anywhere and I think our financial outlook is actually quite good.
I hope everyone had a great New Year!