Just a quick one today. I have done the following to hopefully improve server performance:
Set dynmap to lower res and removed nether / ender from dynmap this is to reduce space and server load
Continued world render to increase load times and reduce server load, will complete this at a later time
Optimized mobs to reduce spawn rates and decrease server load (mobs were OTT)
Optimized backend server settings to increase server performance
Increased merge radius of items and exp items
Lowered auto-save chunks per tick to reduce lag while saving server
Lowered despawn time for dirt / cobblestone and netherrack to remove faster from server to save TPS
Changed redstone mode using paper spigot to increase performance and reduce load
Updated MOTD and Server Icon
Updated Votifier support and rewardguy
Moved citizens and removed old spawn
JR has had Minecraft for a long time and it's needed some love. We are focused on survival and to bring you the best experience possible. If you haven't joined us before join us at: play.jrcraft.net using the java build of minecraft ❤️
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Read more about the updates below:
Map border has been set 10,000 blocks from spawn to reduce server load and map size.
Started generation of full map so chunk generation does not cause lag
Set alert when server is restarting automatically
Disabled minigames & creative temporarily as it is not actively used as we are focused on improving the survival experince.
Set up news alerts broadcasts every 15 minutes to alert users of new changes
Changed from classic mcMMO to the latest updated version with tons of changes and new features (updates here: https://mcmmo.org/#changelog)
Updated paper spigot to latest build
Updated Libsdisguises to latest build
Updated Jobs to latest build
Updated Protocollib to latest build
Updated PlaceholderAPI to latest build
Updated and reimplemented Citizens2
Updated and reimplemented PetBlocks
Updated EssentialsX to latest build
Removed EssentialsX GeoIP
Updated EssentialsX Spawn to latest build
Updated Multichat to latest build
Updated Shopchest to latest dev build
Updated WorldGuard to latest build
Updated WorldEdit to latest build
Updated bungeecord to latest build
Updated multichat to latest build
Removed Lagmonitor due to incompatibilities
Removed SaneEconomy due to incompatibilities
Regenerated configuration for Petblocks
Regenerated configuration for libdisguises
Cleared out log directory / crash reports / unneeded data
Reset the ender / nether
Modified dynmap to use less space by switching to JPG instead of PNG
Reset render data of dynmap and started re-render of data due to image type change
Initial balance when joining JRCraft 50 JRCash
Removed old logblock data from database
Removed old permissions from database
Updated permissions and revised permission list is available here: https://jrnetwork.net/help/serverwiki/minecraft/
Fixed issue with motd not showing for tourists
Fixed /spawn for tourists
Added /rtp to randomly teleport you
Reset jobs configuration as it was not working due to outdated version
Fixed issue with multiple homes not working correctly and adhering to permissions
Stopped jobs announcing on chat level changes. This will display on the action bar instead
Fixed issue with back on death not working for premium
Fixed issue with keep xp not working for premium
Fixed issue with nicknames not working for premium
Fixed petblocks for premium
Due to the continued success of our MVM TF2 server we have setup a second server so more players can get in on the action.
While looking at stats I can see that nearly every day the server becomes full. I have also noticed on the logs that during these times people attempt to join the servers while full.
As of this article and posting the server 2 minutes ago, the new server is nearly full already:
Hopefully this helps! You can see all our servers at https://servers.jrnetwork.net/ If we see more demand for TF2 we will boot up more servers.
A few updates have been happening as you may have seen recently.
I'll run through them quickly so you are aware of everything that has happened:
New look: This was supposed to be released some time this year after I had finished development, due to issues with our forum on our old theme I had no choice but to switch to the new look. This new look is still under construction so be aware things may change or be buggy during this time.
Mobile: If you noticed mobile was messing around and looked terrible this has been resolved now.
Server list: We have removed unused servers on our server list during our tidy up. This also required a reset of player stats. Next time this happens we will not have to reset player stats but unfortunately due to a bug on our servers list / app this was required.
Clans: We have changed clubs to become clans. This allows you to create a group / community within our JR community, you can create a blog / news feed / a community discussion / gallery and more. Soon there will be support for paid for clans where community members can purchase a membership to keep your clan running smoothly. Check it out here: https://jrnetwork.net/clubs/
Dev updates on website: These update logs will be posted when ever I get a chance and are public. You can find dev updates on the dev blog listed here:
Minecraft updates: I have just enabled dynmap found here: http://quigon.jrnetwork.net:1888/ This is to showcase our communitys progress on the minecraft server. More updates will happen soon to minecraft, we have not forgotten one of our many roots.
There will be more information soon, including new prizes, events and more servers. We are JR, we are still standing, we will game on together.
We have finally got complete discord integration on JR.
This will have a few benefits:
Membership role will be determined from the website. For example, if you purchase premium you will get your premium role on discord automagically (this can take up to an hour) !
You can login now to JR with your discord account.
Website news will now be published directly to our discord account!
For existing users who would like their discord account role synced please sign in to JR with discord here: https://jrnetwork.net/settings/login/?service=15 You will automatically get the member rank (which will give a few goodies in the future)