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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Updating to 1.13.2, new claim expiration policy

Happy Advent!

Tech Fortress has been updated to 1.13.2 for the past couple of months, but I was so busy I didn't have time to post an announcement.

Claim Expiration Policy

Claims will be automatically expired if the owner of a claim has been inactive for over a year and a half. If you happen to come across an unclaimed area as part of expanding your property, your modifications must be minimal and non-malicious. If you know of any friends who are inactive and would like to obtain ownership of their claims, please make a /report detailing this ASAP. This policy will be implemented soon.

Vanishing entity bug fixed

It was discovered earlier today that all entities were vanishing in any loaded chunks. This was an issue with the server mod software, which has been updated to apply their fix. No backups were needed, as the entities did exist in the world files, but were simply not being added into the world when the chunk was loaded.

Experimenting with a forum, again

At the moment, there really isn't a good way for players on Tech Fortress to share any tips or post any pictures of stuff they've done on the server. I doubt anybody would want to post random stuff in the blog comments, nor is that a good place to find pictures of builds and stuff anyways. I'll be looking into setting up a forum again.

Server funding and upgrades

At the moment the server is running on an okay machine, which does the job for most cases. However, it doesn't leave a lot of room to grow or handle more intense tasks at times. I'd like to upgrade the machine, but the price would be currently double what I pay. Most of the funding right now has been out-of-pocket, with a little bit of help from my recent patrons on Patreon. I'm curious if you guys have any suggestions on ways to fund the server?