As most of you know, Minecraft recently updated to 1.7.8, and this poses a large problem for us, and all of Minecraft's public servers. Why? Minecraft made the change to UUID (Universally Unique IDentifier) to allow players to change their name without breaking server bans, ops, and white lists. For some background here is a good explanation of UUIDs.
This seems like a good idea, and it truly is, the problem lies in the fact that all serves before 1.7.8 uses players name...
As you know Blaizecraft is always expanding not only by the number of people, but also number of servers. With this comes the problem of keep up with the server quality that we here at Blaizecraft require of ourself. To do this we have always hosted our servers on hardware that was owned by Blaizecraft, and we are glad to announce that hardware is being updated once again!
We have decided that we needed to update our hardware for many reasons, more players, more servers, and better end user experience. For a quick rundown will be doubling our ram (64Gb), using two new multi-core CPU’s (Intel Xeon E5-2680 V2), all files will be stored on brand new SSD’s for Blaizeing speeds, and many more great improvements.
With these hardware updates please be aware that we will have some down time (1-3 hours) to transfer all of the files from the old server to the new server, but there will be an announcement when that time comes, but expect...
I don't want to keep hounding you about voting, that is not what this server is about, but I just wanted to inform you that we are currently working on a way to vote inside our own website. (Like the sidebar widget we had before) Until then I have created a very basic (like don't expect much, it is very basic) HTML page that has links to all of the websites you are able to vote on. The direct link is https://blaizecraft.com/forum/pages/vote/ but you can easily find it on the forums page under Blaizecraft News.
Though many scrutinizing months of working on this modpack (Or just me being lazy).
The Blaizecraft Modded Server is now in Open Beta starting right now.
As of right now there will be No whitelist because this is an open beta. The whitelist will be in effect once I deem it right to announce an official release.
This is to test out how the modpack works and will REQUIRE feedback on bugs/glitches and others.
We will be using MultiMC 5 until further notice.
I want to tell everyone that I am still waiting on a stable 1.7.2 bukkit release and updated plugins before I will update the creative server. We can try and test out the most recent development build on the creative server this week to see how many plugins are broken/working if we have enough interest in the poll. If the server seems to run well I will keep the server up. I will backup everything before the test so there shouldn't be any major problems. Otherwise I will continue to wait for a stable build.
Also, I know Simp covered this about a month ago, but we really need to get some votes for our server! We had around 2 or 4 votes average across all the site for last month. I want to try and get some new members for our community to come online during this, depending on where you live, Winter/Summer break. If you are feeling lazy, then please just vote for the server using the first PlanetMinecraft link because that seems to be the most popular site.
So I though this would be a good time to talk about voting for the server. As you know we here at Blaizecraft do not do an advertising campaign that involves money, all we do is post our server on many server sharing websites (Some listed below) and hope people find us that way. As you can guess putting yourself out there on a packed website filled with crappy servers makes it hard for the good servers to be found, that's were you come in! With your help we are able to rise to the top of these websites and have more people find our server. So all we are asking is that when you get a chance take some time and vote on a few of the websites listed below, they will not only help us, but it will also make your time on BC more enjoyable. So when your parents are out voting for the sake of the county, you can be voting for the sake of the server. (And pmme, I looked into it, it seems that your election day was October 12th, so just pretend your 24...