Friday, July 26, 2013

Fed up with Twitch!

    Twitch has been messing up for well over a year now, although there have been some reasonably 'ok' times. Chat has never been truly fixed since they decided to code the Twitch IRC from scratch over a year ago. Since the move to the new layout, streams have been very laggy at times and making it hard to watch even with a beast of a computer. What the heck is going on and when will they finally start fixing their shyte?

    Sadly enough there is no true alternative and the community is great. I am not going to fully discuss all the problems we have had in the past and my discontent about several other 'features' and ways Twitch does things, but here are some of the 'new' issues. I need my Pixybot to function well. I need moderator icons to show, because now moderators don't come across the way they should. Moderators should not have to go through a hard time having to type the commands in chat either. Moderators can't even be sure they actually have the powers to do anything till they try a command. Loading times on chat and video are also terrible and often causes video to become unresponsive, needing another refresh. At times not even being able to connect at all. Refreshing causes a 'negative cascading effect' though, but what do you expect from the regular viewer? Chat often doesn't load at all and 'hangs' and being able to just reload the video by pausing/unpausing has been disabled! These are just a few examples and I have not even mentioned the terrible stream quality Twitch seems to force upon us. Their streaming servers can't cope and are routed terribly. Please please please Twitch, invest in quality and fixing bugs that have been around for ages instead of pretending to be all that great with the new stuff forced upon us. With all the new deals made (sponsorship) and having to refresh all the time to hopefully finally get connected well without any issues (ad revenue), there is plenty of money available to finally start fixing things. The community deserves way better!!!

    I am making a statement for now and won't be streaming till things are fixed! I know I won't make much of a difference, but I am truly fed up with this crap and I hope others will stand up and do the same. Hope to be back soon though, coz I do miss you all <3

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Modpack updated!!!

The Minecraft 1.5.2 modpack has been fully updated and a few mods have been added. It took me all day to get it all to work and I am knackered now. No full list of the mods including links available on the forum as of yet, but will be added as soon as possible. I just wanted to let everyone know ;-)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

New Public TeamSpeak 3!

As of now, the new TeamSpeak 3 server is up and running for the public. To join, have TeamSpeak 3 installed and join through this IP/address: Feel free to hang out!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

New server is up!

    The new server is up and running right now. It is however running the latest modpack as shown on the forum and has not yet been updated. The modpack still needs to be updated and some mods will have to be added. For now I have added two plugins, WorldGuard and WorldEdit. More plugins will be added and they all have to be configured.
    We have a fresh new world and for now I want to see how it runs. Only those who are white-listed will be able to join. Just get in touch and ask me for the IP to fool around on this world and see how you like it. Please report any bugs or performance issues.
    The new TeamSpeak is up as well and will be open to the public once I have redirected the IP to a domain name. For those who were already on the old TeamSpeak, get in touch with me there and ask for the new IP.

A lot of work to be done the coming time, so my streaming schedule might get messed up a bit. Once all the setting up has been done, we can all have some fun again ...

Saturday, July 6, 2013

New server on its way

    I am really happy to announce that the new server is on its way as we speak. Made a good deal with Rockstar Hosting and discussed things with Mr Adder again. The new server will be 4GB dedicated with burst capacity up to 16GB. It will be MCPC which means we are able to add several Bukkit plugins like World Guard and World Edit. We will also be having our own TeamSpeak so I can finally set up some public rooms as well without any limits.
    As soon as this deal is final, I will start to move over the modpack and make a few more changes. HardcoreEnderdragon and ExtraTrees will be added and possibly a few other mods. Then the config files need to be looked at closely and plugins for Bukkit need to be added and configured with permissions. We will then do some final testing and start building the World Spawn and other things in creative to make it all ready for a public launch.
    Costs for the new server will be $4/month and $10/3 months which seems more than reasonable for what we have to offer. All donations will be put towards the stream and server.

I am excited and can't wait to start ;-)