There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made. -- Michelle Obama
Last year was a turbulent one for our community to say the least. We started the year as a US server, had to relocate to a UK cloud server, then lost that and had to crash with Uzumi's Rust server clan in France for the holidays. In keeping with our nomadic tradition, we've kicked off 2017 with a new server in Quebec, Canada. I'm hoping this will be the one and only move for the year.
For those who like hardware specs, our new dedicated host has Intel i7 4790k processor with 16GB of RAM, a 120GB SSD, and 250 Mbps of network bandwidth. I've opened up the throttle a little on the MC server compared to what we had last year, but I'm also hoping to find another game we can host on the server as well. I'm open to suggestions. I'll also be adding a new donation PayPal account for anyone wanting to help cover the $50 monthly charge for the server.
The server has been updated to Spigot 1.11.2, and I've been able to bring back the Towny and Lift plugins which we had to give up in previous moved due to lack of horsepower and general plugin bugs. The Alexandria map border radius has been pushed out another 1000 blocks, so have fun exploring. Zakashria was excited for the Llama mobs with this update to a degree which was disconcerting, but I've tried not to think about it too much.
There are no map resets planned for the survival worlds at this time. The creative map potentially will be reset so it can be started as a genuine flat world rather than using a custom generator plugin that hasn't been updated in 5 years. The nicer builds can be saved off to the new world. I'm not in a hurry to do this, so don't panic about losing anything just yet.
That's all for now. On behalf of the EoE staff, thank you for your continued patronage. Remember to support your local PBS, and keep your stick on the ice.