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Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by Elykius, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. Elykius

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    So, as you all know, and as much as it pains me to say it, Ion is basically dead. No donations, perms were super broken for the last 2-3 weeks, outdated, and no proper admins working on anything server-wise. (I'm not blaming anyone, people just have lives that get in the way, :p) The server’s basically been dying ever since the disastrous update to 1.9, we all know it.
    Well, the server isn’t what’s most important, the community is. What we need is a relatively low-cost server to maintain compared to the ~80 USD Ion takes. We still have some active community members, but we don't have the player-base to raise $80 a month, it's just a fact. We need at least one competent admin who has the time to work on the server, and a large enough player-base to attract new members. An outdated server doesn’t really attract people, so it would have to be 1.10 at least.
    Anyway, this server is already being made. It already has a survival world and a plot world, and ranks are being worked on. I’m currently paying for the upkeep, which is a little under $15 USD.(If we do end up getting a lot more players this may go up a bit) Kal is currently managing lots of the server related stuff, it's a joint ownership right now. We are open to suggestions with what to add to the server, since it is pretty new. Like Jokeachu said in a previous thread, I too have made a lot of great friendships here. As much as I will miss the server, if we can keep the community together, things won't be so bad.


    TL;DR: Ioncraft is basically a sunken ship, even if we did get $80, it wouldn’t last. So, we made a new server.
     
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  2. daniyal

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    Wait...admins are allowed to have lives since when was this??
     
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    Are we allowed to ask for the IP, since Ion's dead?
     
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    you can have it if you finally install skype. :p
     
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    I was at Ioncraft since the beginning and I've seen it major ups and downs. For the past 2 years this server was extremely inactive. I strongly believe that paying 80$ the entire time / month was an extremely stupid idea considering that this server did not count 100 players but 10. A huge mistake has been made there. Imagine you 'only' paid 40$/month (which is still a lot for 10-20 players?), you would have enough money left to pay for another 2 years.

    As far as I remember, we never paid that much when I was still extremely active (maybe 20$?), and in that time, there were many more active players than there has been the past 2 years.
    Perhaps admins/mods should've thought about the future and made LeaderJ aware that the payment for maintening the server was way to large.

    Obviously, everyone moved on with his life and minecraft hasn't been what it was back in the days (from what I heard, Leader has a nice career, or tried to achieve a great milestone, can't quite remember). But maybe if LeaderJ shown more interest in his own server, things wouldn't have gone that way because I know he's a smart reasonable guy.

    As far as I remember I never approved it when someone wanted to upgrade the hosting. People were always complaining about lag, but servers were hosted in America and I had a lagfree experience nearly all the time over here in Belgium on Ioncraft. I have to say that i'm feeling unwell knowing that you paid 80$/month for an inactive server. I realise it is paid by donations, but imagine it's your own hard earned money.
     
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    I'am going to make video's this weekend and i will also make video's from ioncraft.
    My friend wil join me aswell so +one new player ahaha.
    I hope Ioncraft wouldn't turned off.
    I still want to donate but I cant, because i imigrated to Qatar my bank changed again ughh.
    I hope this little bit from me wil help the server... :)
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    I totally agree ahahaha
     
  7. daniyal

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    Last we were told it was $80 minimum so around $20 per server. I think it was mainly due to Ioncraft having tons of plugins which one server couldn't handle alone but I'm speshul so I don't really know. Even comparing the amount of residents in towny pvp to the current towny shows how much activity has decreased.

    Back then it was like a constant 2 people at least then factions was busy (when I was nub at it). The good times when you log into die at least 5 times or make a town(without the plugin or donor abilities).
     
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    Off-topic, but wanna create a rival faction on a random server, Dani? I'll probably be laggy and quit after a week, but considering we had the only active factions (for a time), maybe we can continue our little girl/old woman feud somewhere else. XD
     
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    Ok... well it is ded so i guess it's best.. but whats the ip?
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    Ok... well it is ded so i guess it's best.. but whats the ip?
     
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    is there gonna be a world download for old ion?
     
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    Luca tried to download towny from ion, but he said he couldn't.
     
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    All great things must come to an end. i had fun while i was on this server!

    if you for some reason really want to still talk to me just add me on skype!
     
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    What's your Skype tho
     
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    It is amberfire1000, basically almost available at all time. unless im sleeping of course!
     
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    Skype still? Nobody's on Discord here?
     
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    Some people have Discord, but Skype still gets used
     
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    So at the point just before the server went down, what sort of features did it have? The last time I went on, which was maybe a year ago, the chat was bragging about something like, "Welcome to the Ioncraft Network." The server was trying to provide towny, factions, creative plots, survival, and I don't know what else. The server was trying to do too much at one time, and ultimately there was no goal anymore.

    So great! We've got survival and plots prepped for the server restart. Can we just try to be good at those two and not try to be good at everything?
     
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    If you want the IP, message me on Skype (coolshirt4) or Discord (Elykius (#3877))
    I may post the IP here later, once I have talked to LJ.
     
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