April 7, 2012

Server updated to 1.2.5

Sorry for the downtime. Still exploring options for the future of the server. Thank you for your patience.

March 12, 2012

Server Updated to 1.2.3

The server has been updated to 1.2.3 but as expected, all plugins have broken. Have fun running around Endor in a vanilla Minecraft world. Once the official bukkit recommended build is released I'll try and get some basic functionality returned.

March 6, 2012

Sensible Future

With the recently announced merging of the Bukkit server project into the official Mojang team we are presented with an uncertain path forward.

As Minecraft has always been a fluid and ever changing entity I always knew that nothing about the server world would be permanent. some change would eventually come along that would necessitate starting (at least somewhat) from scratch.

Within the next few days I will attempt to update to 1.2. Hopefully nothing major will break, but most likely something will. I'll try and keep current functionality working, but there are no guarantees. Anything that can't be fixed will be discarded.

I will then begin exploring what it would take to start the server fresh. This would most likely include a new world map. I will however try and maintain a certain number of buildings from the current worlds within a newly created combined world. This world would likely contain the core of survival world and Endor imposed into a freshly generated 1.2 world.

The amount of time and effort needed to do this might be more than I am able to provide in a short time frame. We're talking probably at least 1 month. Possibly less if I am willing/able to sacrifice certain current functionality.

I'm also reluctant to make a considerable effort in redoing things if it becomes apparent that Bukkit will be largely abandoned until the new combined mojang/bukkit modding api is unleashed. Mojang has promised to make the transition painless, but there are no guarantees and the amount of work they need to do is enormous.

With all that said I will at least promise you one thing: a fully functioning 1.2 compliant server within the month of March.

March 1, 2012

Regarding 1.2

Hey, guys. I just wanted to let you know that it will take a fair amount of time for Sensible to update to 1.2. I couldn't give you a good ETA offhand, but I will let you know if I hear anything.


February 18, 2012

Registration no longer required

In an effort to draw in and hold onto new users, registration is no longer required to gain access to all of the servers features. The system was becoming too difficult to maintain, and may have dissuaded some people from coming back. The original intent was to weed out griefing players that had no intention of actually playing the game. Registration may make a come back in the future if it turns out that random annoying players become a problem.

January 30, 2012

January 7, 2012

Server has been updated.

Sorry for the extended downtime there. It took a little longer than I had hoped to get things going after the move, and then there were some world corruption issues. I've restored from a backup and updated to minecraft 1.0.1. Things seem to work alright for now. I'll continue to work on it. Please report any bugs.

December 22, 2011

Server is up

The server is back up. Sorry for the extended downtime. Unfortunately I didn't have time to update the server for the new minecraft version. One more week to go before that can happen.

November 27, 2011

Upcoming Downtime Warning

Just a heads up. I will be very busy from now until the new year as I will be moving into a new house. I will still find time to update to the new Bukkit RB for Minecraft 1.0 compatibility once it is released, but other upgrades will have to wait until the new year.

This also means I will be physically relocating the server, which will necessitate some extended downtime. This will likely occur around December 17th/18th and may last for a few days if my ISP is slow to re-establish service at the new location. I may have to find a temporary home for the server elsewhere if that's the case.

I'll keep this thread updated as the time draws near.

November 12, 2011

Voice Chat?

Up until this point if you've wanted to use voice chat with other players you had to arrange your own skype calls. Is there any demand for a dedicated TeamSpeak server? Would you use it? Do you have a better suggestion? Leave a comment. If there is enough interest I will consider putting one up.

November 11, 2011

Blog integration

In order to try and keep all server related content together in one easy to access place, the server's blog has now been integrated directly into the main page of the server website. You can interact, post, and comment on the blog just like before, all from the official website. http://sensibleserver.com/

November 10, 2011

Minecraft 1.0

As I'm sure you are aware, the release of Minecraft 1.0 is right around the corner. I urge everyone to backup their minecraft installation so that they can safety check out the new release, and still roll back to version 1.8 to play on the server. That's right, the server will not be upgrading for AT LEAST a week. If past minecraft releases are any indication, there will be bugs, there will be many patches, and things will break. Rest assured though, we will upgrade as soon as it becomes sensible to do so.

Super Hero Skin Bug

Hey, guys. I'm suffering from a horrible bug isolated to my minecraft file. Many of you probably saw me "tripping-out"/raging/etc. the other night, and now... I bring you PROOF that I am indeed infected by the Super Hero Skin Bug :'(.

November 8, 2011

Issues in Endor

There have been problems in the South of Endor. A large volume of water was accidentally created at cloud height, and this has caused serious lag issues in the area. If you go there, you WILL need a spawn reset which can only be done by an admin. Please avoid that area for now, it will be fixed. There was nothing much in the area anyways, and again, it WILL be fixed soon. Thanks for your cooperation, folks.

November 1, 2011

Halloween Event

So the Halloween event was a blast... I hope you guys had as much fun as I did. We managed to get two events in, one at around 4 pm EST and 10 pm EST, both in Endor, each composed of 10 rounds full of different monster spawns, obnoxious on-the-spot rhymes, and LOTS of death. Everybody acted as a team until one among them started sewing chaos and killing everyone. Round 10 ended up with me acting as a final boss. Hopefully I posed enough of a challenge for you all. Participants got both the spoils of war, among other Halloween loot (Jack-o-lanterns, some gold ingots, the unobtainable web, soul sand, and netherrack) to relish in.

October 30, 2011

Heroes Plugin/ Halloween Update

I've discussed this with trunks and Dunc, but I wanted to bring this to a public level. Any opinions on the heroes plugin? Here's the link: <http://forums.bukkit.org/threads/rpg-heroes-v1-2-5-classes-skills-experience-damage-system-1318.27358/>. Essentially, the whole point of the plugin is the bring customizable, level-up-able classes to the game. Opinions? Questions? Concerns? Please comment with your two cents.

Regarding the Halloween event tomorrow, come to Survival spawn, if you can. We'll try to spawn monsters (Giants, anyone?), do a little PvP, among other things. Come prepared!

October 29, 2011

New name for Survival World

I'm looking to give Survival world a proper name. so far the contenders are:
  • Altair
  • Arcturus
  • Anteres
Which is your favorite? Or do you have a better suggestion? Either way, please leave a comment.

October 26, 2011

Endor Expansion: Vengeance of the Barbarians

A long standing idea of mine has been to release an expansion to Endor. This, my friends, has finally come to fruition.

-Expansion to Endor's boundaries

-Monsters ruthlessly assaulting various bastions of power in Endor

-A vicious tribe of barbarians hostile to all that oppose them


No one is safe...

October 25, 2011

Well, we have a blog now.

Now all interested server members can subscribe to additional content as well as find out about special events and prizes, such as our amazing Halloween party we will be having on the 30th! Maybe you've seen the pumpkins Leftovers added all over the spawn area... Anyway, this is going to be lots of fun.