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May 27, 2015, 09:21:13 pm by Koolio
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Server will be down for a few hours or longer, depends how long the OS swap over takes, restoring backups, setting up everything for a different OS environment etc.
I recently posted at http://7dtd.tk regarding why this is happening, to explain where things stand with me running that server. And while its very specific to that game some of its points stand to effect me continuing on with this server aswel.
You should all know that this minecraft server has largely been going because I had started the 7dtd server back some 10months ago. As a gamer I enjoy running a server for games I enjoy playing, and games that have have potential and a platform for modding and coding. 7dtd offered those things, but I no longer see its potential ever reaching a point where I feel the work I put into that server has been worthwhile anymore. Not to say I wouldn't carry it on in some, but not paying to do it at aswel. The enthusiasm for that has gone now.
All things come to the point where you have to evaluate if its something you enjoy doing. Adding the money side of it because I do pay for a dedicated server to keep this going. I have never had an issue paying for a server without donations when I enjoyed the game it was not why kraftzone started. However it will be why the minecraft server ends, it probably would have ended 2years ago. Simply because I don't have the same enthusiasm for minecraft. A lot of has changed with running a minecraft server in the last 2years. Part of me has kept this going out of a responsibility to keep it going for those who have made it there home server and enjoy the server features, setup and rich history it now has with all its past world maps, and not forgetting those who have donated.
The fact the last substantial donation for the minecraft server was last year. and never covered the full cost of the server bill most months. For which it is me fronting the bill, neither did the 7dtd server, so that server wasn't carrying things either. So Kraftzone stopped paying for its own upkeep a long time ago, and after almost 4years running, a long time I'm sure you will agree, its had its success and I certainly enjoyed keeping it going even without donations, back when it was popular. However Minecraft servers are now dime a dozen and the games popularity has been on steady decline for a over a year now. I think the other matter is that I've never had an interest in running a server the way you might see other more popular servers run. And most of you loyal players even play other games now, and so do I.
The server future is in the air right now for sure, which is never a nice thing to know but I feel you might aswel be honest with you, instead of ending it on the day. Anyway feels like this is the server end post.. its not, not yet it may come to that sure, it might not either. The server may go private and continune running on a smaller server setup, it certainly doesn't need a dedicated server like the one its on anymore.
If it comes to the closing server next month I will be sure to post a much longer post, it would not be the end of Kraftzone.net anyway.
Anyway don't want to make this post really long,just wanted to let you know that server will be down for a while. It will be backup soon as I do the OS swap and see where things go with that.
April 05, 2015, 01:30:00 am by Koolio
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New map added for 1.8
Fresh 1.8 world has been added to the server now, it is the new default survival map. You can get to it via command /world18
For those with areas on the old world (the map from 1.6-1.8 use /whereami if not sure) it will be frozen sometime before next month, that means that you will not be able to build or break blocks on it anymore. Your homes, teleports, town spawns etc will continue to work and you can still visit the map though
Also the 1.7-1.8 amp world will remain aswel you can still get to it view /wilderness
As a measure for those with homes on multiple worlds, everyone has gotten 1 extra home.
Meaning all players have 2 homes now /sethome <name> and /home<name>
Houses and items will not be moved, its fresh start and that means that the new map has its own separated inventory system from the other server maps.
Coming soon will be player shop market, instead of warp signs to playermade shops, everyone will rent a shop space at the market and setup there chestshops in one location for everyone to browse.
Brandon_MC is Staff!
March 04, 2015, 09:40:43 pm by Koolio
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Maybe something here later? I dunno
Recently added this map http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/greenfield---new-life-size-city-project/ to the server for you all to explore, it has some great areas to check out.
You can view the map at http://map.kraftzone.net:8222/ it's cityworld_v2
/fly is still free to use in all maps aswel.
And if you want to build something on it just let us know you can get a WG area with creative setup to build something modern to fit into the city.
Brandon_MC is helper
zking1998 is staff
February 12, 2015, 04:37:29 pm by Koolio
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It has been a while since the kz minecraft launcher has had an update.... if you downloaded the previous version just replace it with this new as much more fixes have been added since. (Can also update from within the launcher on the [Updates] tab, [Check Updates].
See official thread http://kraftzone.net/mclauncher
----v1.40---- 11/02/2015 ----
- Color icons added!
- Mc version json files "inheritsFrom": "?" now working properly.
- Window resizing working properly for most tabs.
- Link copying to clipboard option added or open in default browser directly.
- [Mod/Addons]>[list of Mods] has option to select other mc version modlists.
- Mc Version list, now has a folder icon next to it which adds a context menu, so you can open related folders quicker.
The above will offer to install to default location of %appdata%\.minecraft and create shortcut icons in startmenu
The below is do it yourself install (extract all .zip files into a new folder you created anywhere):
Portable Zip :
February 01, 2015, 04:06:37 am by Koolio
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--This is pretty much just keeping in with tradition, voting and topvoter is 'slowly' being phased out as no one really bothers with it anyway, feel to use it for the extra ingame money though--
Thanks to all for voting in January....
The following players will all get Voter+ rank for this month.
Total current votes: 183
Daily events: 05/30/2015These events are scheduled based on the servers more popular player hours
Next day events: 05/31/2015
If you want to start an event and have it listed here you will need at least 3 or more players to attend the event that you will be organizing, For now ask Koolio.