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      Only help if you can be helpful

      Hey All, A topic has come up of late in the IRC channel in regards to the general feel of the forums and the community that supports them. Things have progressed further than I would have liked with out this being addressed more publicly because I would much rather have snubbed this out sooner rather than later.. but I have been busy. Here is the general rule I would like people to follow: Wheaton's Law "Don't be a dick." Those of you from the IRC channel know that this is the only rule I ask people in there to follow and we generally have a good and lively time chatting about all manner of things. This is basic rule that just about everyone understands and I am going to expand it to the forums from here moving forward. If you can not help people in a helpful and polite manner then I simply ask you to stop. Now I generally take a back seat to moderating the forums as I like to participate in the suggestions forum fairly heavily at times and would rather do so as a forums user than a moderator. But I am also fairly well known for being the person who constantly puts their foot down and so I am stepping up and doing so on here. If you find yourself unable to respond to a message politely then I ask that you do not respond. This mostly focuses on the increasing level of hostility found within the Suggestion forum as well as the Server forum. I do not care if this is the 30th some odd time you have seen someone make the same suggestion. Or even if the new post on an older topic is one entry above the old one. I expect the members of this forum to respond politely to the user, new or old, and point to the older topic if it applies and even go the extra step to suggest they either add in new information or to summarize the outcome of the previous discussion based upon the new post's entry into it. That is what we are here for, that is why I close most topics instead of deleting them, so that they can be found and referenced down the road. The next topic is the slew of derailment attempts I have seen as of late. If you want to have fun and joke around that is what the off topic forum is for and pretty much anything goes there. I do not expect to read a suggestion thread and have to go through 3 pages of image memes people have shot back and forth. Quite simply this is a waste of my time to read and then have to clean up. Now for the summary. I am going to start taking a more active role, especially in policing the suggestion forum, and handing out warn levels to people whom I see doing this. These will be indiscriminate and applied not to just the first person who derails or is impolite on a topic or response, but to everyone whom follows the lead of that person. As I do not like doing things with out giving you all warning this post shall serve as that warning. If you have a desire to bring this topic up with me then I invite you to do so on the IRC channel. Lets raise the level of quality and grow the community. Let us not descend into the quality often found on the minecraft or league of legend forums. There is simply no need for that here. Be passionate about things, just do not be abusive.
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      Offline Servers

      Recently I've seen a few server listings showing up on the first page of the Servers forum that have been closed for an extended period of time, but have recently gotten a reply from a new member who didn't realize the server is offline. To help prevent this from happening in the future, it would be greatly appreciated if you could use the report function on the original post of any servers that have been confirmed as offline, so that the topic may be locked. If you are the admin of a server and plan on taking the server offline, please use the report function on the original post of your topic to let the TFC Staff know that the topic should be locked. If you are the admin of a server that has a locked topic, and would wish to bring the server back online, please use the report function on the original post of the topic to let the TFC Staff know that the topic should be unlocked. As always, please remember to follow rule #3 of the servers forum and update your topic title to contain the version of TFC that the server is currently running. You can do so by editing the OP, and then clicking on "Use Full Editor."
InsaneJ

[0.79.29.922] HappyDiggers - The most popular public TFC server - Freebie server map is now 100.000 blocks wide!

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There currently isn't any kind of shop mod/plugin running on the server. All shops are trade posts made by players.

 

If enough people are interested in making their own shop, I'll consider facilitating it through some sort of plugin. It'll probably be a sign shop since that's easiest to use and most reliable in mixed Forge/Bukkit servers.

 

So let me know what you guys think :)

 

I guess may be we could turn on currency of towny plugin? I don't know exactly how it works but it may add some fun.

 

2InsaneJ: It is you server, you game, you choice of features. You task as a game developer, is to provide us (players) with a set of balanced features. Our tasks, as players, is enjoy a game and play it. You can achive this either buy get someone else game (e.g. stock terrafirma) or by create new one (add and configure mods).

All succeed server choose second route.

 

P.S. Just don't add client mods $)

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@tenterro, we're not turning on the economy part for towns. That will result in a lot of players loosing their towns if they can't manage to pay the upkeep. We want players to feel safe knowing their towns will remain, even if they take a break from playing.

 

@DarukuA, so basically you're telling me: figure it out! That's not useful at all I'm afraid. And then you end by telling me not to add client side mods. Which is completely redundant.

The first part I've been doing all along which resulted in the most popular TFC server. And the second has been stated several times and should be in the OP somewhere. The server will never require client mods other then TFC.

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Are there any plans to change the year length to make it longer?

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I'm just wondering. I think it would be cooler if we did that.

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Uggh stupid non-updating modpacks... 

 

Does anyone know a modpack that WILL update on the technic launcher?

 

 

 

 

 

:( I still can't get on... I might try self-installation.

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Hey insaneJ,

 

just a couple of comments. Im not sure why, but even though your server is limited to 35 ppl if it ever gets above 25+ it starts rubberbanding reallt bad. Having to mine the same thing over and over is annoying and i think its causing some wierd buggs. I got 8 sapplings the other day from 1 fruit tree. By the looks of your hardware you should be able to accomidate a lot more ppl without any serious rubberbanding. Also because your server is actually quite popular the 35 player max is hit quite often. especially on weekends. Sometimes taking almost an hour to clear up space

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When we started the current map, the server could hold 50 players easily. As time progressed players started making fire pits, bloomeries, forges, (animal)farms, etc. All those things take up a considerable amount of CPU time. In my opinion they take up more then they should. From our perspective TFC doesn't seem to be very optimized for servers. When you have 35 people on, you'd expect them to all be able to hold a small farm, build the multi-block "machines" and still perform well on high-end hardware.

 

However since that is not the case, the only thing we can do (other then impose severe restrictions) is try to minimize the amount of needless load on the server. I'm talking about towns having only 1 small pen for animals. Stuff like in the screenshots below really kills the server's performance:

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To give you an idea. When the server has 35 people on, there are up to 15.000 chunks loaded. Which in itself isn't a problem. Each of those animal farms takes up about 1/20th of the server's performance. It means that with 20 chunks filled with animals like that, you can bring the server to a halt. Which is way out of proportion. So don't keep more farm animals then you really, absolutely, need. One pig will feed an entire village for a really long time. Having 3 pigs is more then enough for any village on the server. Kill one, eat, breed another, repeat.

 

Also try not to create multi block structures you don't really need in a town. Since you are in a town, why does everyone need a blast furnace, bloomery, etc? You can work together and pull your resources.

 

As long as players are unwilling to cooperate in such a way, the lag will remain during peak hours. We have taken several steps to improve performance, but all of the measures to do so are very unpopular and have given us a ton of complaints. I'm talking about the following:

  • Reduce player slots
  • Reduce view-distance
  • Enforce farm animal limits
  • Enforce structure limits (fire pit, forge, bloomery, etc.)

 

The best thing players can do is report when they see other players having farms like the ones in the screenshot above or when there are tons of wild animals in any given location. I drop by on the server almost daily just to kill off the excess animals by which I means literally thousands of animals that have just spawned.

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If you hear lots of thunder on the server, that's me killing off animals.

 

And please try to cooperate with other players. Try not to build everything yourself but instead share. That's the whole point of playing on a server if you ask me :)

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To help new players find new lands with plentiful resources, Pernix_8D has setup 4 server towns: North, South, East and West. You can teleport there using: /t spawn North, South, East or West.

 

I have also put up 4 portals at spawn for your convenience. Just walk through them to get to your destination.

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I have some feedback regarding chicken breeding. Unlike the other animals, chickens will breed automatically without player interference as long as the chunk is loaded. This is what causes some chicken pens to get out of control. If the owner goes away for a while if is possible for the pen to explode int chaos. The only way to stop this is for the owner to destroy the nest boxes before becoming inactive. Just a heads up!

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The Financial District is now open! It's at the north of the /spawn. It has the basalt bazaar shop, the Ore Exchange (where you can exchange ores for other ores in a 1:1 unit ratio and the WorkForCrap scheme, where you can work, for crap. A bit like a job...

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Some more stats. The server continues to grow. The past 30 days the server has send+received 6.5TB of data:

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Also we have passed the 3000 unique player mark a while ago. Right now the server has been visited by 3233 players. Onwards to 4K :)

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Hello My name on your server is Honeybee47 and around yesterday i tryed to connect on your server and i have appered to have been banned!. I have no idear why and i was not warned i was gona get banned so i think this may be a mistake, could a admin or the owner of the server please reply to this and tell me why i have been banned ty :)

 

Honeybee47

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Honeybee47. I'm the one who banned you. You were banned because you stole a number of items from 'sneezing9panda'

Evidence: http://imgur.com/pKT0wIM,rSFrFoN,Jal7DLl,UCOXBQ5,lOOY0LS,UNcrVnV,1msjlwg,MMFrYUD,zdFHY3d#6

If you cross picture 7-8 the bushes were broke then placed at another location, at similar times.

You broke and stole all of sneezing ingots, took a few things from his chest,

oh and stole his bed.

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Also, before I forget,

You got the leader of your town, to claim that house claiming that it was your own.

I beleive this is enough evidence for a ban.

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Yes the ban is permanent. But don't worry, the AssHat server is back. You can steal from people all you like there.

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i don't know how, but by planting a banana sapling i made the chunk it was planted in impossible to access sort of. my friends and i keep trying to log back on, but the game crashes. 

 

ten thousand eons of bragging rights to anyone who can vanquish glitch banana

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DeerGtus, Pernix is looking into your problem.

Today the database got corrupted. I had to manually remove 2 towns that no longer had a mayor or residents. Also the town of Castle_Virrant had to be removed since I wasn't able to find and manually enter it's spawn point. P1eGuY and TheeShadows you will have to re-create your town and reclaim it's plots.

I tried finding the information of that town in yesterday's backup. But since those backups are 4.4GB plain-text files (after extraction), I didn't feel like going through a weeks worth of backups. I've got better things to do on my day off.

Sorry for the inconvenience. The server should be running now.

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In an attempt to battle against the corrupted chunks that would crash the server, the following towns are now floating above the void and thus removed:

  • InfinityCraftPT
  • Derptopia
  • Nova
  • nikeybase
  • TerraFirmaLabs

 

Sorry for you loss guys :B

 

But if you are homeless and looking for a town, there are still 663 left to choose from :)

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As far as we can tell the chunk corruption problem seems to be solved :)

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New monument in Sherton

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Looking good tenterro. Also love the huge rail road network you're building :)The HappyDiggers TFC server has reached a new milestone. We currently have had more than 4000 unique players visit our server so hooray for that! :D

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