Dev Server for 1.12-pre2

The dev server is being set up to test plugin compatibility with 1.12. It is currently running 1.12-pre2 and can be accessed at mc.thehardblocklife.com:25566 Please report any issues on the issue tracker and include “[1.12-pre2]” in the issue title. Please test as much as you can. If something isn’t tested and no issues are reported, I will assume that it works fine and bugs are more likely to make it into the actual version update.

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All the files!

The game server ran into an issue today where the disks were full as a result of over six million(!) files being created on disk. This may have lead to data loss in some affected chunks as saves could not be committed to disk during that time. A rough timeline of the event is below: Around 20:53 UTC: Disk reported full Around 21:32 UTC: Errors were reported in saving chunks Around 22:22 UTC: Disk space freed up, first successful saves since 20:53 UTC. After investigating, it was found that over 95%(!)…

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TotalTracker

Due to some strange oddities with BlueStats, and it breaking in strange ways, I’ve switched over to TotalTracker to provide player stats. TotalTracker has the added advantage of picking up most of your actual Minecraft player statistics when you join the server and populating the information in stats, but doesn’t quite grab all the data, and doesn’t provide insights into mcMMO data. The TotalTracker URL for player stats is http://stats.thehardblocklife.com/    

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Shiny new website

We’ve got a shiny new website here for The Hard Block Life! As a result, there’s a bunch of new features: The server status and online players are now shown on the site A list of players in Discord and a button to join are shown within the site And also, if you hadn’t already noticed, there are social media buttons! We’re not going to have our own social media accounts just yet. Rather, these are search buttons for your content! That’s right! Simply upload an image, link, or video to…

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Server Issues, Take Three

This is a continuation of the issues described here: https://thehardblocklife.com/2017/04/14/world-issues-4-14/ It was expected that there would be a few residual issues left behind from the previous attempts at cleaning the server, and today found another one. While exploring, a player reported issues with monsters no longer moving or targeting as expected. Because this has been such a frustrating experience and has occurred so many times recently, I’ve taken to cleaning the entire map of all entities which should resolve this for good. For those of you who lost items due…

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World Issues 4-14

Today saw a continuation of the issues from yesterday, which was described here: World Issues 4-13 Since the issue reoccurred again since yesterday’s fix, it wasn’t a one-off incident. Based on the data that I was able to gather during troubleshooting, I believe that the cause is based on a single plugin which is likely to have been improperly creating entities which caused unusual and unexpected behavior within the game. I’ve since disabled the plug and re-cleaned the spawn chunks using the same approach as yesterday, and things seem to be back…

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