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Making a Minecraft Division for GFLClan (take 2)

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2 minutes ago, Aurora said:

Only take 2? Maybe missing a few there :lenny:

this will be different. I promise.


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Hey, I do have a modded Minecraft server I'm not using. It's currently set to a bulky custom pack, but I could change that pretty easily. It has 14GB set to it so if someone wanted some lightly modded pack it should run it pretty well. I can even upgrade it next month if I need to.

 

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Yo. I literally run a minecraft server. And have run various servers for over a decade. If y'all need any help with that stuff, I'm here.


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Despite MC being a meme with countless shutdowns. This opens up new possibilities of GFL getting more noticed via streamer coverage. The streamers although may be small. Their content creation will encourage more people to engage with the community more.

 

 A thing that stands out from the  "bring back MC" posts, is that we are given a plan on how things will roll. Specifically, we already have dedicated people to assist the server and getting it to a great start.

 

The only issue I see is the network issues involved with a Minecraft server and the resources required to have one, as seen in past suggestions. Despite this issue, I feel that with the possibilities given, it will be very promising outlook to consider this.

 

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Posted  Edited by Morganlefaye69

I am very interested in this idea,  but my only question is what specifically have you learned from the past suggestions and attempts at this that is going to make this work for GFL?

 

It's easy to say it'll be different, it'll also inspire more confidence to say how you're taking the issues from the past and fixing them. 

 

That being said, I've played Java MC since beta .7, but I've never tried a mini game server, so I'll try it if you put it together ❤

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Posted  Edited by Akris
9 minutes ago, Roy said:

we'd need a dedicated and promising team and that team would have to tell us what the game plan is

We need more of this for every division/server we start up because imo we don't have it for a vast majority. 

 

Edit: If you would love an explanation or suggestion I would be happy to.

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20 minutes ago, Akris said:

We need more of this for every division/server we start up because imo we don't have it for a vast majority. 

I agree. I do plan on making a post in the future offering suggestions for some divisions (just from my point of view, of course). I was planning to make it this weekend, but things came up with work so I've been busy.

 

I don't have a problem with spinning up random servers and seeing if they'll receive population. I've done that since GFL started (still do it sometimes behind the scenes :lenny:) and it's not like we're paying for the servers individually (plus, if that game mode works out, good game lol. We've had MANY successful servers from this strategy). Especially with game modes that don't require a very competitive technical setup and staff team.

 

For bigger and more competitive servers though in regards to content and the technical side of things (e.g. GMod RP and MC would be great examples for this), I do believe there needs to be a very promising game plan. I know things are a lot different now, but when we made GMod Purge in 2014 (which got to #4 in the world at 95-100 players most of the day), I worked very closely with @X2D, @nick027nd, SoJa, and a few others. I remember we were going on other servers and noting down everything they did and how we could do it better. Obviously, we had our own unique features as well. I feel like this is something that should happen more often, though, and contributed heavily to Purge's success at the time. I know I tried starting this up again back a couple years ago (available here for Admin+ I believe). I made an internal IPS database called "Server Comparisons" and basically my goal was any new game modes we wanted to explore, we would go on other servers and note down everything they do (good and bad) and what we could do better. We'd then make a record of all of this in the database.

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1 minute ago, Roy said:

I agree. I do plan on making a post in the future offering suggestions for some divisions

Would love to bounce ideas off each-other sometime.

 

1 minute ago, Roy said:

For bigger and more competitive servers though in regards to content and the technical side of things (e.g. GMod RP and MC would be great examples for this), I do believe there needs to be a very promising game plan.

Completely agree. Take DarkRP for example they have taken time developing it, but I feel they took so long to release it the hype around it has died down. 


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Just make sure it's not hosted on the wrong machine and you'd automatically sit at 20+ daily players as the last one did for a while. The lag on the server was driving people off and after the manager and devs worked on fixing the lag they found out it was hosted incorrectly which was the cause of all the lag. This finding caused the server to shut down as there were no intentions of moving the server to a different machine.

 

Just do it right from the start if you intend to go for it again. However the mini-game entry might not be too popular in this community but would love to be proven wrong lol.


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Minigame servers are notoriously inefficient. Lotsa plugin overhead, relatively small number of players on at any given point

And if you want new minigames, then you need an active dev team. A minigames minecraft server isn't a single minecraft server. It's a bunch of smaller servers linked together with bungeecord.

 

To put things in perspective @K1P_ , if I'm making a minecraft server for someone, it takes a night to make a vanilla survival server, a weekend to make a survival server with protections and fun plugins and stuff, a week to make a minigames server using the standard minigames, and months to make a unique minigame/survival experience.

Also, quite frankly, you'd need a better coder than me. I can program, but it's sloppy and takes a long ass time. I'm a sysadmin, not a programmer (and even then, barely.


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Minecraft minigames is something I don't think will work out at all. Big servers like Hypixel have that covered and dominate minigames. SMP is definitely the path we should take (even though this is like what? the 20th time we did this?), but should consider how SMP plays. Like do we want to focus on factions, survival, vanilla, etc.

 

Doing SMP is simple and easy to setup, I should know because I'm a dumbass moron that does SMP shit. I personally enjoy servers like Minecraft Online. A very old classic SMP server with a friendly community.


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The server I'm currently working on has a few survival worlds and a creative world. With multiverse you can pretty easily have multiple maps on one server with very little additional resource costs


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Although I like the enthusiasm and the experience you say you have, a lot of people here are skeptical of yet *another* MC server attempt. It's been tried before, just never picked up. 

On 4/24/2021 at 4:59 PM, K1P_ said:

Even something as low as 5-6 gets people interested quickly. I already have ways of getting the potential server out to the public in other ways, since I’ve befriended multiple small-time streamers with a minimum view count of 8-9 unique viewers every stream. Most of my moderation learning has come from moderating Minecraft servers. I know the plugins like the back of my hand. I know I have the ability to make this work, and I am 100% confident I will have the drive to not just start this daunting task, but to follow it through until GFLClan as a whole sees its last player ever.

 

While this seems promising, I believe a minigames server is definitely NOT the way to go. When you have the big boys like Hypixel out there, you will have unmatched competition that will blow GFL away and it'll just be another failure. My opinion? Go with something unique. A type of server that doesn't quite exist like this one. But again, good luck convincing anyone important enough to make it happen that it's worth trying again. 


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Posted  Edited by Pachimo

Apart from struggling with a dedicated team like Roy said, something else that played a factor is the fact that modded survival was the most attempted game mode. Minigames, jailbreak and factions were attempted but it ultimately ended up being modded survival.

There were several issues with all the servers and it will be very hard to make it work if we ever try again. Personally, I don't think we should even try it again in such a short amount of time and especially since the last one ended very badly. We wouldn't want the same problems happening again.

If we do ever try again, it needs to be a team that won't give up after a month and has a thick skin. A server that tries something new and fun, recieving frequent updates and new content.

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The thing is, small minecraft servers are really cheap, and scale up super easily. 2gigs ram can host like 10 people easily, and there's several services that will host that at less than $10 a month. Or as a second game on an existing server with 2 gigs of ram dedicated to minecraft.

I've been headadmin/ sysadmin for multiple minecraft server networks of various sizes for 8 years, and have run a personal server for 10.  Out of all the games I've played around with, minecraft is the one I use the most. There's thousands of free plugins, good open source optimization software, and a massive infrastructure for cheap modular hosting. It's almost relaxing lol.


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