βThe Red-Headed League
Oct. 9, 1890.β
In case you don’t get the reference, it’s from Sherlock Holmes – from “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.”Β Read it.Β
Anyhow, sorry guys but I’m shutting this minecraft server down.
It’s been a long few years and we’ve gone through ups and downs throughout which the entire time I’ve been working a fairly busy and stressful job, and have been finding less and less time to deal with software, hardware and peopleware.
This was a hobby for me, and to date I’ve spent something approaching $5,000 on running mc^2, and got exactly $0 back in return.Β And, I regret nothing.
If you must know why, most of all, I blame Mojang- their server-side efforts leave much to be desired.Β It’s incredibly stressful to define parameters of a server and try to stay current with it.Β At this time, the Mojang default server package just isn’t adequate for forming a longstanding online community. And bukkit, the dominant modding technology out there has to seriously struggle to keep behind version updates. If Mojang could ensure that server updates wouldn’t affect server components, that’d be swell. But right now, that’s just not a possibility.
It’s been a fun run, and I appreciate everyone who’s ever played on this server, and thank the admins, moderators, and anyone remotely involved with the community. It’s been great.Β More than anything, I want to thank the community for being somewhat patient with me throughout the years.
Ventrilo server will be shutting down on February 13, 2013. Not sure about other components just yet, but if you want to keep in touch with people, exchange contact information sooner than later.
My gratitude goes to ezdeezy, Valkyrio, Psychoromeo, Xonovia, sigi714 and his son bemue, spiffyandy, Bulbasaurus, jaymanz, JorryPotsie, Laveth, MilkMan159, rwallace95, Sam5max, sluck, spirosbert, theDominicYoung, timebirds, VanHades, VexenX and dozens of others for all they’ve done for the community.
Keep up with old man pp via twitter. If any old regulars are running minecraft servers, let me know and I’ll post their connect information up on the site.
Thanks for everything, guys.