Seeing as this game is slowly growing in popularity (and I've seen quite a few mR members playing)
I figured that I'd take the privilege of making a server for us to play on.
As Michael said he prefers more zombies as opposed to stronger zombies, so while most 7DTD servers
are running max concurrent zombies at 60.. We're running at 350. So that means you can have up to
350 zombies shambling towards you at once. The more aggro you cause, the sooner you'll find yourself
swamped in a sea of the undead with nothing but a stone hatchet to protect yourself.
I'm still configuring admin and stuff like that (Along with management plugins) but the server is up as of
Hope to see some awesome anti-zombie bases being formed! (also PVP is disabled for the sake of keeping
noobs from coming on and obliterating our bases)
You've probably all noticed that the Bukkit team's been dropping like flies and that Bukkit won't be updating to 1.8, which is a pretty devastating blow to the Minecraft multiplayer community - Some people are already starting to create alternative APIs but I'm not sure how well they'll work (some run on Forge which is more for mods not plugins).
Anyway, bad news aside, let's get some good news!
I've been trying out the new 1.8 version of Spigot for the last two days on Legit, and it's worked pretty well. We've used it before on the old (first) RP server, and it's basically a server program built on top of Bukkit but with extra features. They released a patcher file to avoid DMCA takedowns, and patching a 1.7 jar allows 1.8 and 1.7 users to join the server. For now, Spigot is available on Build1, it performs just like Bukkit did and all the same plugins are available, but now 1.7 and 1.8 users can login. Of course, no 1.8 items/blocks can be used, but Spigot hope that the current version is a temporary solution until they can get a fully working 1.8 system.
Secondly, Legit is now running Vanilla Minecraft 1.8. Seeing as you guys wanted 1.8 worlds, Spigot wasn't an option, but I'll switch it over once it becomes an option. It's not currently whitelisted but I'll start creating a list and add it soon.
Spigot seems like the best option for now, it supports all Bukkit plugins which is a huge plus over other APIs that are emerging suddenly.
I am promoting SsixX, Demon Rules, and Starkiller666 to moderator status!
These guy will have elevated privileges to moderate the forums. Consider this a pending pool for future admin.
I'd like to see deleting spam posts, moderating the shoutbox (gave you the delete option), moving post when they are posted into the wrong forum, updating the server list and homepage, and maintaining our rules, such as closing threads if they get out of hand.
Also would like to see some traffic generating ideas, such as starting threads, promoting gaming, etc.