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AddstarMC Is Back!!

_adnap_ M posted Jun 3, 18

We're back online! 

It's been a very busy road. The staff have been testing, testing, and more testing. We're still fixing a few things as we go along, and there will no doubt be more things that get discovered. If you find any issues, please ensure you use /ticket and report the issue.

**UPDATE** Another issue that we have discovered is those that have multiple Creative plots, and they have merged them. They may looked merged, but the database disagrees. Doing /p merge will return the pathway to flat grass. Doing /p unmerge will return the area in between as a normal pathway. Either way you will lose what is in between. 

It has been a long month for the server to be down. This has resulted in no donations (understandably..), hence paying standard server running costs has become very difficult. Without generous donations, AddstarMC would not survive.

Finally, ensure you have read the post below this one. It contains some very important information that relates to other things that have happened, and available to you for a limited time.

Welcome back everyone!!

Grimeton Excellent. It great to have the best server up and running again. Many a thanks to one and all.
Narimm M Seriously ...how good is that custom ART....thanks LeeBlue
awesome_everdeen WOHOO!! Now I have something to do with all my time!!! :DDD

Firstly, we do apologise for the extended down time. This may be a long read, but I encourage you to read the whole post.

As you may be aware the server crash that occured at Xmas17 had hidden disastrous effects to the server that we underestimated until the 29 April crash. The crash took out some of our hardware, which subsequently affected the data contained within. With a tremendous amount of effort, and personal/family sacrifices incurred by Add5tar and Narimm, the hardware was reorganised, and the tedious work to recover the many databases occured. The good news is all the worlds were saved with no major issues. The bad news is some of the many databases were completely corrupted.

Economy (Survival). One of the databases that was affected was Survival Economy. The $$'s. Money.  We essentially lost everything. Staff have discussed this in great depth and have come to a final decision and way forward with this. Many may not be happy, but taking into consideration what other servers do, we have decided to reset the economy to zero, then based on your online time in survival through claim blocks earned (excluding donated Expand My World Claim Blocks), have given a starting balance. Basically your balance will be $500 per 1000 Claim Blocks that you have earned. (maximum Claim Blocks attainable is 100,000 which results in a maximum starting balance of $50,000)

Achievements (Survival). Another of the many databases that suffered was the numerous Achievements databases. /aach This will also affect Survival players (if you were following this) Many of the data tables were cleared, but some did survive. You will notice many achievements have been reset, but that means its easier to get more Rewards Keys.

Prison. For our Prison VIP subscribers, to help compensate for the month downtime you will notice at /bonus there is an extra sign. Here you will be able to enable an additional personal 2x multiplier (yes, this does stack on the global one!). This Multiplier will remain active unti the end of June.. So get back and mine!!

To ALL our players. As a gesture of thanks for being patient with us over the past month, we would like to offer for a limited time, a Thank You and Welcome Back package. This will be obtainable through signs (sitting on top of Emerald Blocks) located in Hub, Survival Spawn, SkyBlock Spawn, and SkyGrid Spawn. Ensure you go to all 4 areas. These signs will only be accessible until June 12th. The free pack includes a limited edition unique MiniPet! What else will you receive? No idea. Hopefully a stack of Bamboo...

Finally, a massive thank you to Add5tar and Narimm (he's not always evil) for the amount of work that has been put into getting AddstarMC back. It has honestly been a gruelling month for them!! At this point in time we can't give an exact time or date we will be back, but I can say, the server has now been opened up for in depth testing by staff, where we are finding minor issues which are getting resolved quickly. Stay tuned!!

(Also a special thanks to LeeBlue for the awesome artwork!!)

GrizzlyGnome Awesome work getting it back up and running. :) While I understand the need for the economy reset I personally think 50...
Grimeton "These signs will only be accessible until June 12th." It the 2nd now. Oh boy, hope we can all be bac...
Ginger_Roses It's been a while! Looking forward to getting back on. Thank you for all your hard work!

*Update*

Hi there everyone. Just letting you all know that we have made significant progress with the server. Majority of the databases have been successfully recovered, but we are yet to discover the full depth of any corruption. Mr Add5tar has used this time to reconfigure the hardware, and since then the time and resources that Add5tar and Narimm have put in, is amazing!!

In fact, last night 1130pm AEST, Hub was restarted for the first time since the server crashed. So we are making considerable progress.

Apologise that it has taken some time (and longer than we anticipated), but we will be back soon.

Stand by for further updates.


Hi there all.

As many of you are aware, the server suffered a crash last week. With a lot of hardwork and dedication we managed to get the server up and running again on the weekend, but then we suffered several more complete crashes.

The final crash occured Sunday morning AEST. It wasnt till then we discovered the extent of issues that the original crash had caused in the way of data corruption. 

Considering that AddstarMC staff are all volunteers who have real life work and family commitments, we have been working extremely hard to get the server back up and running. 

At this stage we can't give a time frame, but will keep you all posted. 

GrizzlyGnome Awesome work everyone :) Can't wait to jump back in
Grimeton Yes it been quite a while now over a week. Understandably all volunteering to maintain the Addstar MC server do work or ...
Vequrzic It's already great to see people volunteering -- not paid but devote time for this business -- and it's even b...

Hello All!

At some point while playing Prison, I'm sure you've questioned "What happens at the end?... What rewards are there?... Why am I still mining??" Well, I'm glad you asked! 

The rewards are set up for anyone to receive. You don't have to be a Donator, nor a VIP Subscriber. ANYONE can earn these rewards,  and we challenge as many people as possible to win them! 

Donation Coupon

A one-time-use $25 discount on a shopping cart full of your desired donation items or packs!

SuperTrails

Three NEW Trails are now exclusive to Prison winners!

Hall of Fame

You will be forever honoured with a permanent NPC at Hub!

MiniPets

Currently under development...

Soon to be 1 or more exclusive MiniPets for Prison winners!

OP Item

Something we've NEVER done before. Prisoner winners can choose one of the following picks to receive and use in a world of their choice!

  • 1 x Diamond Pickaxe - Unbreaking 3, Fortune 8, or
  • 1 x Diamond Pickaxe - Mending 1, Efficiency 10

A HUGE Congratulations to robert_beckley, Odex_Gaming, and MiniKitti, for completing Prison in the past week. These are the first 3 people to finish. Be sure to keep an eye out for more people finishing Prison soon! 

And as our beloved archmohaa use to say...

Keep on digging!

~Mini

Peachy123 Wait that's the texture pack that I use!
Peachy123 Wait so... If someone has completed Prison before you have the MiniPets done, will they receive one?
Party_Joey Nice! This is definitely motivating me to play Prison! Also love the Arch quote <3
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