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by oscar_spider
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

I need to confess something: I'm a horse thief. I was ooh-ing and aah-ing at the Flying Dutchman (very impressive) and up top at the Sky Sea settlement I found a skeletal horse outside the pastures, looking lost. So I thought I'd move it back to the pastures but once I was riding it, I felt the nee...
by oscar_spider
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

Is there a way to make nametagged creepers exempt from death-by-arbitrary-commandblock-god? In this particular case they weren't killed by a command block script. Even I died due to the mis-typed admin command. I got all my stuff back and I don't fault ST for it as it's an easy thing to do. The UFO...
by oscar_spider
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

SecondTalon wrote:Done.

Sorry about the damage.

I need a new mouse.


Many thanks for doing this! I have effected the minor repairs that were needed.
by oscar_spider
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

Mariners have reported sighting a ghostly ship in Mordor off the western coast of the Green. They claim the apparition was none other than the infamous Flying Dutchman! Sharp eyed lookouts spotted sunken faced crewmen on deck, but attempts to close quarters were rebuffed with broadsides from the glo...
by oscar_spider
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

Feylias wrote:Looking through my other recent logs while on the server, I see a LOT of this error on multiple days:

> [Client thread/WARN]: Received passengers for unknown entity


I've seen that in my logs as well.
by oscar_spider
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

The only place left in Mordor with light glitches is in the NW section!! NW section of Mordor is now dark! Not only that - ALL of the Mordor light glitches are now gone!! (I did leave a 2 on purpose - at the Snow Village and another one I plan on incorporating into a mini-project, but if it doesn't...
by oscar_spider
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

I've made great progress fixing light glitches over land areas. Next few sessions I'll go back to clearing light glitches along the northern border continuing to work my way east from the center line toward the Barn. I've finished removing light glitches all the way to and in the vicinity of the NE...
by oscar_spider
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

I am not entirely sure it's not a local problem, as my singleplayer worlds have had some lag/freeze trouble too; I'll back up my PC and maybe try out this "Sierra" 'update' I've been avoiding. If that fails, I dunno. Heroic measures, probably. I agree that it sounds like a client side iss...
by oscar_spider
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

Here's a look at the eclipse that has a little more detail. If you look you can also see bright Mercury down to the left, and faint Mars at the upper right, and quite a number of stars throughout with a dense group at the upper left and left edge.
by oscar_spider
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

Tomorrows eclipse that will cross the U.S from coast to coast was preceded by a similar occurrence here on the XKCD minecarft server!! To witness this event I traveled to the thin strip of land from which this phenomenon of semi-occultish occultation could be viewed. Ours is perhaps the only server ...
by oscar_spider
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

Yesterday Ganalef logged on a handful of minutes after I did. I got knocked off the server but was able to log back on. We manage to exchange a few messages, but he was experiencing extreme lag. Initially it didn't effect me, but then eventually it was pretty bad for me as well. Eventually he gave u...
by oscar_spider
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

Entities may also be accumulating where the crop farms output to the main item bus, and in the gold farm. The gold farm should be easy to fix, the crop farm chokepoint not so much, though I do have some thoughts if modifications are necessary. Quite a while back I helped identify a lagging issue ne...
by oscar_spider
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

The server appears to have crashed again while I was logging on. I'm where I normally have been recently - on the Green in the center of Mordor. I'm thinking the crashes are not related to where someone is but probably something else that goes bad in the server over time. It was recently mentioned t...
by oscar_spider
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

Looks like the server is down again. I see from Flumbles' XKCD Minecraft Status page that raudorn tried to log on not too long ago, so that is probably when it went down.
by oscar_spider
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

oscar_spider wrote:I didn't see any creepers at all today. I don't remember if I saw any yesterday or not. Did they get nerfed again?? Mordor is not the same without them and also it impacts gunpowder collection.

I'm pretty sure they were out and about not all that long ago.


Creepers are back. Thank you!
by oscar_spider
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

I didn't see any creepers at all today. I don't remember if I saw any yesterday or not. Did they get nerfed again?? Mordor is not the same without them and also it impacts gunpowder collection.

I'm pretty sure they were out and about not all that long ago.
by oscar_spider
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

*speaking of which: are any people in favour/against having one big isometric / axonometric projection of the worlds instead of the top-down view? I'm in favour of having a non-top-down projection, because it doesn't convey building styles and terrain elevations (which is very helpful if you're loo...
by oscar_spider
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

Flumble wrote:That's the third time in about a week that the minecraft server timed out, so perhaps it's worth taking a look why it's crashing.


Add another one to the count. It timed out again while I was trying to logon.
by oscar_spider
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

I have a proper monitoring system on the server now. I get emails when it goes down. I am going to start working on a system that will try to restart the system when it goes down soon. It looks like it's down now. I started to connect, but then it timed out and now it's not showing as up in my laun...
by oscar_spider
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

I've finished the cobble-laying of my sky! Belated Congratulations!!!! I know it was a long time consuming project. I've been fixing more water light glitches near the Barn and also got rid of some more grass. NW of the Green was still lots of flowing water so I turned that off as well. Still have ...
by oscar_spider
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

I've been sidetracked from Minecraft for a while. I came back to check out the server now at 1.12 and was instantly annoyed at the tutorial box at the upper right. I suppose I could have just done the tasks, but where's the fun in that when I don't know how many there would be to slog through. So si...
by oscar_spider
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

Infina - it looks like the Status Page at https://xkcd.flumble.nl/status.html is no longer updating.
by oscar_spider
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

Feylias wrote:...and then the server crashes just as I step into the portal (well, probably moments before; Fract and Renee went offline a second before.)


Renee left about 50 minutes earlier. Fractangle and I were still on when the server crashed.

I sent a message to infina to check on it.
by oscar_spider
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

The server just crashed. A bunch of us on (4 total). It crashed just as Ganalef & WeirtScott were going throught the nether portal into Mordor.
by oscar_spider
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

We are running vanilla 1.11.2 now for the server. I have also created a sleep voting system with command blocks so that if more than 50% of the players are in bed, the server will skip the night. Let me know about any additional lag issues. Now to get some Sweeping Edge enchantments to add to sword...
by oscar_spider
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

"Look Out! There are Llamas!!"

Yesterday I finished a 12000+ block trek to bring Llamas back to my Parthenon. Frost Walker Boots for the win!!
by oscar_spider
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

Edit: Basically, I wanted to say: It's not about Creepers being too difficult, but about preserving the server history instead of watching erosion take it away. Originally that was the main reason for nerfing creepers, and I do not object to it at least in the main cities. Out in the untamed wild i...
by oscar_spider
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

Mutex wrote:What do you mean about it wearing your armour out faster?


Armor enchanted with Thorns takes extra damage when it deals the Thorns damage. Thus it wears out faster.
by oscar_spider
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

Server sound effects seem to have scrambled but it might be my end; has anyone else got this? Zombies making wolf and horse sounds, lightning having a metal clank mixed in, and other weird stuff. It's kind of fun. Yes, myself and others are getting the random sound effects too. Was quite startling ...
by oscar_spider
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

Updated creeper killer to to them into the void. No more random item drops That will make Gunpowder very rare to get. How about doing: /gamerule mobGriefing false It only happens at night. Still can get gunpowder from cave creepers. Ok. Thanks for the info. Will the cave creepers be killed once nig...
by oscar_spider
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

Somehow a villager I was transporting by boat disappeared between log on sessions and is apparently lost and nowhere to be found. Major bummer as it was an irreplaceable old style trading villager I was delivering to Zephyr. :( There's no way the villager could have gotten out of the boat and I was ...
by oscar_spider
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

_infina_ wrote:Updated creeper killer to to them into the void. No more random item drops


That will make Gunpowder very rare to get. How about doing: /gamerule mobGriefing false
by oscar_spider
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

Server is down again. I don't know where Zephyr was, but I am in a boat on the ocean traversing existing chunks.
by oscar_spider
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

I don't think mobs that are holding picked up items count towards the cap. The loose gunpowder items also contribute to server load without counting towards the mob cap. Wiki says it checks for "the number of living mobs", so whether they are holding something or not is irrelevant - they ...
by oscar_spider
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

As much as I love the creeper-killing mechanism, I think it is a significant contributor to the recent lagginess. All the gunpowder left around to be picked up by mobs and such can't be helping any. It doesn't even kill all the creepers. But not sure how much it contributes to lag, since the mob ca...
by oscar_spider
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:46 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

of note: Winterfell wasn't built around an existing village, I built the village from scratch, and a mod planted a few villagers there. I don't think that villages usually exist in the snow? Anyway, bravo. I think villages can exist in the snow - if you find an igloo some have them in a secret base...
by oscar_spider
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

Server just died again.
by oscar_spider
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

Anyway, I'm definitely in favour of 1.11.x. Rockets are more reliable and you can launch from a piece of cobweb. :lol: I was practicing launching with rockets the other day and can now take off reasonably reliably and easily from flat ground. I've always carried and End Chest and Silk pick with me ...
by oscar_spider
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

Also, somewhere around -4000,2000 (I guess) beneath an end ship is a corpse with 3 elytra, a fully upgraded armour & tool set and some other stuff. Oh and a bucket of water that I totally forgot about while franticly waving a sword at an angry mob. That makes a total of 2 deaths and 4 lost elyt...
by oscar_spider
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1151947

Re: Minecraft

_infina_ wrote:Up and on version 1.11.


Server was up on 1.11 for a couple hours and just went down again. I was the only one on and everything was fine. Perhaps you're going to 1.11.2?

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