After much work and map editing, the server is back online, and the map is stable. Additionally, all lag problems we have been having are gone
When user activity returns to normal, I will be holding drop parties to make up for the recent downtime.
Unfortunately, all attempts to solve the lag problems have failed, and the current world is only becoming more corrupt. We will be rolling back to February 26th, and unfortunately, I cannot allow any players to take their items back with them, since it would allow everyone to duplicate their possessions. The only exceptions are for players who joined after the 26th, who will be allowed to place all their items into backpacks which are to be given to me prior to the rollback.
On the bright side, we are becoming closer to finishing spawn, and closer to having a working economy where mobs drop credits.
Any player that feels they have created something significant which would be difficult or time consuming to reproduce since the 26th can contact brainbendjr or myself. We will appraise your creation or created items, and copy them to the world after rollback, at which point we will remove the materials used to create the construction or items from your possession. An example of what we would copy through the rollback would be an intricate building or factory, or an item that requires a lot of crafting, such as an HV Solar.
Due to recent lag problems and console errors, I have stopped the server for the time being. I have the world open in a map editor, and I'm working on fixing the cause of the problems. There is currently no ETA on completion, but I will hopefully be done soon. Check back for updates.
Edit: Attempts to resolve the problems have been unsuccessful. We can either rollback to several days ago (at least a week, probably more) or check for a fix to Thaumcraft. I'll probably try updating TC first, and release a pack update. If that doesn't work, we'll have to endure the rollback.
We have finally fixed the crash upon pack launch that was affecting half our users. The pack version is now 1.1.9.-1, as it undoes half the 1.1.9 update.
The recent pack update (1.1.9) added Thaumic Tinkerer Kami, which is an endgame Thaumcraft addon, and fixed the client crash when checking the usage of an item with NEI. The update also contains updates to Thaumcraft itself, ChickenBones' mods, and Rotarycraft/Reactorcraft.
A second pack update was tested (18.104.22.168) which contained the latest version of Galacticraft, but it caused server and client crashes upon placement of Electric Compressors. Therefore, the second pack update was dropped. Until the problem is fixed in Galacticraft, we can't update the mod.
Please congratulate Galaxy-Craft's new moderators:
Remember these 5 are volunteering their play time to help keep the server clean and friendly. If you see them online, be sure to say congratulations!
Thank you to everyone who applied. I cannot express the joy it gives me to see so many wanting this server to prosper. It really was a challenge to pick only four, when so many are ready to help. To those who were not accepted, I say don't let that get you down. You are a valuable member of the server, and there is always next time.
The Galaxy-Craft staff regulations can be found here
. All players are free to review the regulations, and all new staff will receive a copy of them. Please note that these regulations are not intended for players to tattle-tale on staff members constantly. Like all rules, there are exceptions that Admins and myself can make based on our own judgement.
The new staff members will be announced later today, and their ranks will be implemented once the server returns to its normal setup.
The recent lag issues on the main map are being investigated. In the mean time, I have set up a temporary blank map for you guys to run around on. This map will not become our permanent map, so do whatever you want on it. There's an NPC at spawn giving away planes for you to play with.
Don't worry, the old map is safe, along with all your claims, items, and buildings!
The bad news:
Flan's Mod is most likely going to be removed, since it's extremely buggy and bypasses claims.
The good news:
Galacticraft will be added to replace Flan's Mod.
I don't know how long I'll need to keep this temporary map up, so please bear with me while I fix the recent issues!
Since we have received nearly no new applications after the first week, I have decided to move the decisions and announcements up.
The new deadline for applications is February 10th.
The new moderators will be announced on February 12th.
Due to these new deadlines, some changes have been made in the requirements, so please review them to see if you qualify. The staff regulations will be released on or before the 12th.
The recent updates have fixed the problem where the pack would keep unzipping, but never launch. A new problem was introduced, however, where the usage function of NEI crashes the client. When in your inventory screen, don't press U or right click an item in the NEI sidebar. Additionally, don't press numpad 4 when looking at a block in the world. We are waiting for a Rotarycraft update to fix the crash.