So a lot of questions have been being thrown around, and while a few of them have answers about things I can’t currently divulge, just know lots of cool stuff is happening.
Speaking of cool stuff, lets talk about our latest release Rexxit: Jurassic Pack and thanks to you guys its been a massive hit. So massive that it was one our our fastest packs to receive a community server closest to its release. We’re really excited you are enjoying it, and in all the enjoyment we’ve encountered a few challenges that we put a lot of though into. Today I’d like to share a few of the thoughts behind some of our most recent moves.
Let’s start with the easiest one, and perhaps the hardest to explain all the facets of how it affects our players at almost every level.
Without further ado, lets deep dive straight into our brand new slot system.
So you guys have been awesome, and with that awesomeness comes traffic, A LOT of it. A long standing policy that we offer users that register is the ability to join full servers.
This was perfectly reasonable in most cases, but then Rexxit came along, its one of the most player sensitive packs we’ve ever run, and due to the scalability of Minecraft we were forced to institute a very low player count.
Looping back to Members, the logic of the join system was very un-inteligent, the ability to join a full server scaled infinitely.
If 1000 members wanted to be online at one time our current system would have allowed for that easily.
Clearly this was not the intended configuration. There was also a large side-effect of this, Members consuming all the slots and continuing to join, boxing out new users.
At any given time with 50 slots 49 could be taken by Members leaving room for only a single Guest, not fun!
Enter the new slot system:
With some very big shoes to fill, we implemented our very first intelligent slot management system and it’d be an understatement to say we’re pretty proud of it! For the sake of transparency, here’s a look into our configuration.
- 10 Guest Slots
- 45 Member Slots
- Unlimited Donor Slots
- Unlimited Staff Slots
I’m writing this to clear up a lot of confusion regrind the slot counter, as its not indicative of our intelligent slots but rather the total number of slots.
This number no longer has ANY bearing on the number of players able to join the server, and is only provided for informational purposes so you can see the total number of players on the server at any given time.
Hopefully this clears up a lot of confusion.
Our goal isn’t to restrict the server to donors, but to provide enough room for new players to always be able to join, existing Members to have a great time and Donors to receive fair EULA compliant perks.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this, much love as always,
Questions and comments are always welcome!