Jamie

REND Server Issue (We know)

By Jamie, in News,

New and existing players, please note we are aware of a global bug causing issues on private servers. We are awaiting a game update to fix this issue. This is not a problem with our server only!

Bug is as follows:
https://community.rendgame.com/discussion/673/rend-early-access-launch-known-issues#latest

First Character on a Server Crashes Server

While we've resolved this issue on the official servers, private servers may find that the first character on a server crashes it. Using the Exit to Desktop button via the ESC menu and restarting the game client resolves this issue. We'll fix it in our next game update.


If the server does crash please notify us in discord so we can take immediate action. #gameserverhelp

All it takes is a simple restart which takes less than 2 minutes and you will be able to join in as normal then. We are sorry that we can not do much more than this till the server software has an update. It's entirely out of our control. We are noticing it does not happen to everyone, but has happened a few times.

Jamie
JR has jumped ahead of the curve and setup a rend server. Due to current server flaws with the REND server we can not query a REND server for our server list or give an IP to connect as you can not direct connect!
Well how do I connect? 
Easy! Search [EU] JR-Network  in the server browser.
If you have any queries please go to our discord at https://discord.jrnetwork.net and post in #gameserverhelp

Jamie

JRCraft 1.13

By Jamie, in Minecraft,

It's time for 1.13
We have been very busy, very very busy. JRCraft 1.13 is now in a beta stage release.
Please note only Survival will be available currently. We are working on creative but unfortunately some components need serious work.
A note on worlds and 1.13
We don't want to loose anyone's world but we also would like to keep our servers stable. Due to breaking changes in 1.13 we have removed the old world... Only joking, all your stuff is safe! BUT we are creating a new 1.13 world and encouraging players to move their stuff on to it. We will be helping with world moves using world edit (when world edit is stable and working correctly with 1.13). The reason we have created a new world is due to the following: 
I want to have a map that isn't going to crash the server Easier access to find new 1.13 content for new members More space for new and old members, a clean map that will encourage server growth N.B Inventories between old and new map are linked so therefore you can move your stuff to the new map.
We are quickly creating a small spawn to tell players in game how to get to the old map, this will change with @bantheif and his new spawn for us
Protections
Protecting your stuff is one of major concerns at JRCraft, always has. Unfortunately full world guard functionality is not there currently due to the fact it's still being updated for 1.13. One thing we have done is remove logblock due to incompatibilities instead we have installed CoreProtect so we are able to roll back any griefing or problems.
LWC is currently broken, we are awaiting to see if we can get a update, but it may not be likely due to inactivity of the plugin. We have installed grief prevention but it's not currently working due to worldguard issues. As soon as worldguard is updated you will be able to use Grief Prevention, 
If you do get griefed please report it on our Discord at: https://discord.jrnetwork.net in the #gameserverhelp
Minigames
A lot of stuff has broken due to 1.13, I know we will get these servers back eventually but please remain patient as things will take a bit of time to get sorted.
Creative
Creative has got a plugin refresh and is seemingly working fine now with 1.13. Please note, due to game breaking / world breaking changes which are causing server slow downs we encourage players to use the new Creative world. If you'd like old items transfered from the old map to the new map we will be happy to do this when worldedit is stable.  The new creative world has 256 x 256 plots. You can access this by going to /servers
Please note, we encourage players to only claim the land they need. Unless they need more than one plot (if the plot is full) please do not claim any others. Be fair to other players and to our server!
To claim a plot please do /plot auto
Other changes:
Removal of HUB server and stargates, instead we are switching to a neater solution so you dont have to walk through the portals. 
Instead use /servers a GUI will appear so you can select a server.
New flying plugin will be introduced in the next few days, to add a more survival aspect to our servers people wishing to use fly in survival will have to use coal to fly. Please note premium users and donaters can fly unlimited.
Entire plugin directory has been wiped out so we can clean up our act on the server. 
Choptree is broken, it will be back so you can axe down the entire tree by chopping the bottom block
McMMO and Jobs has been updated but these are experimental builds and may have an issue
 

Chris
Hi everyone,
following the release of minecraft 1.13 I think it is best to let everyone know what is going on with updating JRCraft to minecraft 1.13. This update is one massive update, it is the same as minecraft going from version 1.8 to 1.12 in one update (basically all updates between 1.8 and 1.12 being released as one mega update). It contains a lot of changes to the game and the game server, which requires a lot of effort from the guys working on Spigot.
What do we know already?
Spigot has some early builds available for 1.13 but we aren't going to use these as they are experimental and more for plugin developers to update their plugins and for developers in the community to help write the code for the server software 1.13 changes the way some plugins have to interact with the server, as a result we may see some plugins not be updated for a long while All plugins will likely break due to this update (we can update the important ones ourselves if the need arises, or look for alternatives to what we already use) Block IDs are no longer being used by Spigot to closely mirror vanilla minecraft, while developers have known about this since December 2017 and work has been on going for this block rework in Spigot for 4 years, so before bukkit was shut down I believe. What's going to happen to X plugin?
At the moment we are more concerned with the main plugins we use to help administer the server and provide grief protections. While there will certainly be a ban plugin, block logging plugin of some description for 1.13 we have a preference to just update the ones we already have in place. I expect World Guard & World Edit to be updated as soon as we get a stable build for spigot 1.13. LWC will likely be fine as it is already using the way to deal with blocks.
My main concern lies with the plugins we use to sync ranks between the server and the forum and logblock. As these are some of the most important plugins we have. We are hoping that these plugins do get updated, or we may resort to try and update them ourselves, especially the plugin that links the forum to the server as that is how all permissions are handled.
We will try to keep as many plugins as we can, ones that cannot be kept will be replaced with ones that have equal or better functionality.
Unless we get an update for it, this might be the end of the stargate plugin 😕 (due to the changes in block handling)
Also as a sidenote, dynmap is currently not coming back because it eats disk space worse than chrome eats RAM.
Do you have a timeframe? 
Currently we do not, we will update the server at the earliest time when it is safe to do so. This will ensure that we can provide the best experience to our players. We know it's a pain of a process to go through, but every server is going through a similar thing right now all we can do for the time being is wait for the stuff we need to be updated. 
We may look into running a testing server for our premium members so they can help test the stability of the server once an update has been released and the functionality of plugins if they do not receive updates 

Jamie

Latest server updates

By Jamie, in Minecraft,

With our promised continuation of JR Minecraft / JRCraft we have updated survival:

Updated the following on Survival:
 
BKComonLib CompatNoCheatPlus DailyRewards Duel Me Jobs Lite Bans No Cheat Plus We are looking at other optimisations to increase our servers performance. If you have any suggestions please post them here https://suggest.jrnetwork.net 
Don't forget JRCraft is a JR Rewards enabled server: https://jrnetwork.net/rewards