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I see pillagers, they are everywhere!

I see pillagers, they are everywhere!

We are not sure whats going on but Pillagers are spawning like there is no tomorrow, making this island the ideal place to do some xp grinding!

What happened with the server today?!

Wow, been some time since I last used the website for an update but this is too much for chat.

Yesterday, May 26th, a group of hack client kiddies came onto the server, talking about how cool they were with their hack skills (downloading a hacked client and clicking a button is not hacking but I digress). So, after about 8 of them logged on I decided to download the client, see what it could do and try to prevent anything nasty from happening. I found a plugin called Horizon. I ran some tests with the puckman71 account and Horizon indeed seemed to block most of the bad behavior, some like radar it did not but they are not that bad. Problem solved I thought.

Fast forward to the next day. Some unknown error slowed down the server which resulted in some false positives on fast movements. To make matters worse some staff logged on and of course, they can do things normal players cant which resulted in even more false positives which kicked people off plus grew the usual 10kb log file to a massive 4000kb log file which REALLY slowed down things.

Mammoth and crew reported a few other plugins possibly causing some slowdown which I’m currently investigating. It was also brought to my attention that saving the map every 15 minutes was too much. I did this as the first 1.14 release was buggy and often crashed the server. When the server crashes you lose whatever edits you did since the last save. Seeing things are more stable I have changed it to 1 hour. That means if it crashes you will have lost 1 hour of building.

We also moved from Spigot to Paper, many rave about its performance, we switched about a week ago and so far it’s looking solid.

I’m tweaking the server daily for better performance. If something seems off please contact me on Discord. Screaming in chat helps no one. See a problem, report a problem, analyze it and resolve it. The kaizen way!

Minecraft 1.13 snapshot, play with it?
In order to breath new life into the server on its 5th year we are considering some big changes. One of them being a brand new map. The huge amount of changes in Minecraft 1.13 will result in a LOT of plugins not working, they will need to be updated by the plugin developer.

As such I would love to run the 1.13 snapshot for a week or so. Of course I’m not the only player so I will only do this if the majority agrees.

What I would do is move ALL server files into a temp directory. Instal the vanilla 1.13 snapshot and we play with that. This means no claims, no ranks, no discord link, no money, no shops etc. Just pure Minecraft for x amount of time. Once that time passes the regular server comes back and we wait for Mojang to release the final version. Btw, once we move to 1.13 I can copy over any of your builds and your inventory, nothing will be lost!

Poll will close in 1 week!

Would you like to "freeze" the current server and temporary run the latest snapshot for a few weeks?

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The taxman has arrived at KaizenWorlds
KaizenWorlds now has the premium Factions Tax plugin which ads a new game dynamic and should help us get rid of old inactive Factions.

Taxes are collected once every 24 hours. The base tax for owning a faction is $5 and then $0.1 per chunk owned so a faction with a HUGE 500 chunk claim will cost you $55 a day. You can simply add money to the faction bank to cover that or tax your faction members to automate things. Members who have not logged on for 3 days won’t be taxed which will protect peoples money when they cant play for a while.

If you have any questions please speak to staff on the server or Discord.

I’m happy to report that the server player base is once more increasing. It’s still nowhere near the level of 3 years ago but moving in the right direction!


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Plugin updates
Just updated a handful plugins, all containing bug fixes!

Silk mining spawners
The plugin we had for mining spawners was not compatible with 1.12.1, installed a new one today that is. All spawners can be mined with a silk touch pickaxe.

Towny or Factions? Your input needed!
Hi. As you might have noticed the server goes into LOCK MODE every now and then. You will see “Towny lock safe mode” at the top in your chat. This happens when one of the many towny config files has a small error and the plugin is unable to read the file. As a safety measure and to prevent further corruption or griefing it will lock up the server.

Fixing these errors is not complicated, usually, it takes 30 min at most but if I’m not close to my computer it can take hours before I can fix it.

So, we are considering, possibly, to switch back to Factions. It does mostly the same things. Also, we would set it up in a more friendly way. Not for destroying each-other!

Please vote below on your preference.

Which player grouping and land protection plugin do you prefer?

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Your Help Needed!

Servers are more fun with more people on it. It’s that simple. Apart from donating which keeps the server up and running, there are also other ways you can help:

  1. Use the server banner as your signature on any of the many online Minecraft forums like PlanetMinecraft and Minecraft forum.
  2. Reply to posts on Minecraft forums with helpful comments while having the banner mentioned above.
  3. Vote for us! You can get a list of sites to vote at in game by using the /vote command.
  4. Invite your friends, family, colleagues and class members.

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