A map! Finally!

Hey ARBiTors! The blog’s been kinda neglected lately, I apologize. Too many irons in the fire lately, and too intimidating of a backlog of server pictures and posts to do. A quick update before I get to the big news. We’ve been 24 hours for a little less than a month! Well, I say 24 hours, lol. I will admit the time has certainly had its share of wonkyness between my internet doing its best impression of a yo-yo and the occasional crash. For the most part though, the happy little tablet has played happy host to the world and … continue

New Server – the 48+hour report

I am pleased to report that for the most part the new server is working well. We are having a few issues, but they are mostly of the PEBTAC* and “my network is being dodgy” variety. The latter problem is nothing new as they are the identical problems I’ve been having on the iphone since 0.12 was released.

The other errors are not the fault of the tablet, they are more the fault of this is Fisher Price My First Android Device and there are some things I’m still getting used to. So far the major impact here was finding out the hard way that my backup procedure needs to change, as I thought I’d backed up the game before we went to Survival mode last night, and then went to restore it and got “ARBTServer cannot be opened.” Panic. I ended up transferring the files I’d pulled off my iphone early Saturday, so two days of server time went poof, but two days is way better than a year and a half worth of work, right? :/ I did figure out what I was doing wrong this morning so that won’t happen again.

Other news and announcements etc:

  • Since we are now up more than 3-6 hours a week, I’m going to be a little stricter about enforcing the build moratorium, and will in fact be extending it. Please do not build or modify anything within 200 blocks of spawn without permission. Its a huge map, y’all. please range further out.
  • I will be posting server downtime, maintenance, etc on the subreddit, so if you’re having connection issues, please check over there for a status report.
  • server will likely be down tonight as I will be rooting the tablet and starting to play with command mods and Mine view. Perhaps at long last, we will have a server map? Stay tuned.

Big Server News!

Been a little quiet on the website lately! For that I apologize – my non-Minecraft life has been eating me alive, and many of the ARBiTors are back in school, so really everyone’s been busy. But I wanted to delurk long enough to say HEY I HAVE SOME BIG NEWS OH WAIT THE FEATURED IMAGE FOR THIS POST AND THE SIDEBAR ALREADY SPOILED IT WELLP. To make a short story long, October 7th was my birthday, and I got myself and by extension the rest of the gang a little present: An Acer Iconia One 7, the sole planned use … continue

Happy Labor Day!

First of all as your fearless leader I apologize for my absence these past few weeks. August has been absolutely crazy with work and Real Life, so my focus has been anywhere and on anything aside from Minecraft lately. I’m hoping things will calm down this month so I can focus on the game and the blog more.

Second of all, its a long weekend in the US owing to the Labor Day holiday, signalling the bittersweet end of summer for most of us. Since WSE is down for the moment, I’m offering to keep ARBTserver online as much as possible this weekend, since I have no official plans that require leaving the house, lol. Since this will essentially be 24 hours for the next couple days, I invite people who have wanted to visit the server but couldn’t before now due to time zone problems to pop on and say hi. 🙂 Throw down some nether portals, since 0.12 has been submitted and will hit fairly soon! (I’ve been setting off a bunch of farewell nether reactors.) I won’t necessarily be at my screen the entire time, but will say hello if I’m around.

Hope to see y’all around!

The TNT Quilt (part 1)

Subtitle of this post being “Why I Haven’t Been Around Much Lately.” Aside from, you know, day job and adulthood eating my life lately. I’ve been working on a Minecraft Related but not On Minecraft project which has cut into my playing time some (although I have started a new build – more on that in a later post). Well, a lot. Okay, aside from last week’s server run I haven’t been on MCPE much at all. At the beginning of last month I was still casting about for a present for Wee Beastie’s birthday, and as is my wont, … continue