Scheduled Downtime

Friday, March 31st, I need to take the server down for some overdue maintenance, Should happen mid morning Friday.

I believe the reason it has hard locked several times is overheating.

I will be taking it down, briefly, to replace the crap stock CPU cooler someone installed... And doing a general cleanup of the inside of the machine.

FTB Infinity Evolved?

Heeeeeeeey minecrafters!!

Things sure have been quiet around here, you must have all been outside, or at least playing some other games. Well the FTB team sure didn't take any time away and have been mad updating our beloved game with tons new features. They have released Infinity Evolved which introduces some cool new features and even some great tools for the admins!

I was just going to run the normal update to the new version, but there was some chatter of people thinking it would be a great time to Reset the world, take advantage of the new features, and even enable Hard Mode. I have no problem with this, our world has been plagued with troubles, remember we did start Infinity when it was a baby modpack. It does seem like a great point to do a purge.

So before I go and blow it all away, I will put it to you, our wonderful player base. What do you want to do?
So follow the link above (or here) and read up on all the changes and the 'Hard Mode' and cast your opinion here!

POLL IS ON THE SIDEBAR ==============================================================>
Poll closes Sunday 8th 11:59pm PST so I can tell people at PDXLan this weekend. Poll result will be actioned on Monday the 9th!
If we do go with a map reset, I will bundle up the current version and put it for download, beware it is about 9GB.

Fancy server will also be getting some love next week hopefully. More research required first to be sure.

Infinity updated!

http://www.quickmeme.com/img/e2/e2494b2dae9d4c537141a47eaad0913f6732f4839e20513804ad74f4fa7d28be.jpg

If you have tried to launch Infinity in the last day, you most likely have been prompted to update to 1.4.1, and unlike most postings where we ask you to wait we are here to tell you to Go Ahead! The server has been updated to 1.4.1 as well and everything seem to be good to go.

MOUSELAN 12/5-12/7

Figure since I mentioned it in the previous two postings I should make an actual posting  about it, The next MouseLAN is happening on December 5-7.  As mentioned we will be kicking it off on Friday by swapping out the server Motherboard and CPU to our new Hottness. Should bring up the TPS on FTB Monster and make everything run nicer! (not to mention save mouse some power) Lets also try and get some Artemis to happen, that was a good time before (Rondon56 bring your projector?).

The LAN is located in Portland (near SE 82nd and Division.) and you will get all the exact event information when you RSVP to:
smileymouse at gmail dot com - replace the at with @ and the dot with . Also remove all spaces.
Cost at the door is $10 cash or PayPal to above address.

Sky Block challenge challenge

Let's open a discussion about adding some new challenges to Sky Block. Challenges can require a set of items that you have to have. It is configurable if it's one-shot or repeatable and if you lose the items when you complete the challenge. Obviously you can't have both repeated and keeping items (and not break the game).

Rewards can be permissions and items. For repeatable challenges you specify separately the initial and repeat reward.

It has been suggested adding a flight gem for sky lords. This seems like it could be reasonable. What do you think? How do you want to see the world evolve.

I'd like to see proposals of changes and discussions about those proposals. I'm counting on the Sky Blockers to help figure out what a balanced challenge/reward pair is. We (the staff) reserve the right to veto and tweak suggestions. I want to introduce new, previously unobtainable items into the game and reward new kind of farming and building. I don't want to break the challenge of the game mode. So we'll be using that metric as we add content.

Proposals and discussion should be added in the forum thread for this post. If we need more threads we can link from here.

Plain world on 1.6

I'm going to have Plain World running CraftBukkit development version as long as things keep working. Let me know if things seem like they are breaking.

You can create multiple profiles in the new Minecraft launcher, so you should find it easy to switch between 1.5.2 and 1.6.1 as you jump from Plain to Regular.

PDX Minecraft Signs

So, for those of you who don't know I purchased a 3D printer a few months ago.  And I have been selling some things on the PDXLan website.  So I am bringing the same deal over here.

Custom Printed Sign 2 Colors - $15
PDX Minecraft Sign 2 Colors - $8
PDX Minecraft Sign 1 Color - $5

Shipping in the Lower 48 states is $5 for upto 4 signs. If shipping further we can work that out.

Here is how to order:

Email: 3dprinter@pdxmc.com

Name
Address
Paypal email address

Text wanted Background Color, Text Color, QTY

These are printed on a 3d Printer and have a texture not unlike coarse canvas. Printed in 1 or 2 colors all once piece.

Here are the current available colors, any of these colors can be used together to print the sign.

Prank: Griefed, and what I am doing about it.

April Fools Prank

Well, bad news folks. Last night someone gained admin rights on the server and griefed the hell out of Arcadia, Xelmons Dom Cathedral, and Yucca Mountian.  See pictures below.  I am working on restoring those areas from a backup copy but there may be some lags while we work to correct the damage.

Please bear with us.

2013-03-31_21.24.13 2013-03-31_21.24.20 2013-03-31_21.24.34 2013-03-31_21.24.45 2013-03-31_21.24.59 2013-03-31_21.25.25 2013-03-31_21.25.48 2013-03-31_21.26.33Btw,  check your time and date people.   😆

Players, I need your help.

I want to do a new promo video for the server. Showing off what we have to bring more players.  What I am looking for are shots similar to what were in the original promo video below from last year.  Also any suggestions for music will be looked into as well.  To get the video you can use Runecraft  flight rune, or ask a admin/mod to set you to flying for a little while for recording video.

The reward for your time, and I only need 10 seconds or so in the clips,  will be 10 diamond/emerald blocks, or a reasonable block of your choice.