( No...they are not hosted in a basement... this picture was taken before the servers were sent to the datacenter. )
The server has been transferred to the new hardware, almost everything should be working as normal, please report any issue(s) you may encounter.
EDIT: The performance for the next hours will be below normal as we are pre-generating the remaining amount of ungenerated chunks up to the world borders to reduce future server load.
We apologize for the inconvenience, but that will make the server run a lot better on the long term.
We are currently finalizing the transfer of the main world to our new server cluster.
The server will be down for the next 5-15 minutes for the backup and transfer. After that we will bring back online the current server and let you guys have some fun with TNT while we finish configuring the stuff on the new hardware.
For the moment there won't be really any noticeable difference on the cluster (other than less lag due to better hardware) but in the next days we will be setting up the proxy software that will allow you to travel between multiple servers and worlds easily. We will keep you updated on the progress.
The performance of the server will get better in the next days and week as we lighten the main server instance and establish the new worlds/servers on separate instances.
I personally don't have an issue with it, but seeing as it was announce months ago and is being enforced since the start of august it could cause problems with some other members. Idk if it is enough for the whole website/server to be shutdown but
Technically there are reasons it mostly is not a problem. However, before the public drama began, I had already started talking with sawine about donor perks and have been considering rebuilding how the system works.
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