Mar
12
by royalkingkb at 4:58 PM
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READ THE ENTIRE POST PLEASE

Good afternoon,

Today I would like to talk about our KitPvP server and the recent issues we have been having with specifically Ender Chests functioning correctly.

If you play on KitPvP, you might have noticed some funky stuff going on with your Ender Chest data. If you are not familiar with what has been happening, Ender Chest data has disappeared, been altered, and not saved correctly ever since the launch of the KitPvP server.

We have tried our best to combat this issue and work towards a solution that provides rock solid server performance, data reliability, and the smoothest operations possible.

The Bukkit plugin we choose to use for this release of KitPvP (I am not going to mention the name, however many of you probably know anyhow) has been unreliable and, as previously described, has caused many data issues in the past.

Just today, the plugin has caused the Ender Chest data on KitPvP to become inaccessible.

I would like to be as transparent as possible with why this has happened because I am sure many of you are not satisfied with the Ruinscraft organization, its staff, and performance because of this.

Explanation of why this happened:

For the technically inclined:

When we launched the KitPvP server, we overlooked that the plugin supported the use of a SQL based database. Providing much performance increases and reliability versus a flat-file based configuration.

We used the flat-file configuration for the first couple of days unaware that we would run into serious issues down the road. As the number of players increased and the data began to grow, our problems with flat-file storage began to arise.

We looked into the plugin's configuration and realized that it supported a SQL based database. This is completely at the fault of the Ruinscraft administrators and developers who configured the plugin before the launch of KitPvP. A SQL database configuration should have been at the use from the start. We soon switched over to the SQL database configuration and, as a result, caused a loss of Ender Chest data. It is possible that the plugin would function a lot more sanely than if it were not have been transferred from flat-file to a SQL database.

Recently, the plugin has been performing unintentional operations with the data. We believe this to be at fault of the plugin and not the Ruinscraft administrators and developers. Regardless to say, we still take all the blame for the loss of data as it is our responsibility to accurately test and develop a server which is reliable, secure, and performant to our needs.

For the non-technically inclined:

We used a somewhat poorly designed plugin and configured it incorrectly. We will be switching to a new plugin in which the data formats are completely different. The data from the old plugin is somewhat "corrupt." A lot of Ender Chest data was not saved.

What will happen next:

Our admin team (dukesmart, StupidDrew9, efusion4, and I) have all tried recovery methods for the data. It came down to having to just use a new plugin. Ender Chest data will be lost. We are completely apologetic and realize that it is mostly at the fault of Ruinscraft. We are switching to a known reliable Ender Chest plugin we previously used on our legacy KitPvP server (2014). The plugin has been since maintained and is extremely reliable.

FAQ:

Q: Why are you using an Ender Chest plugin? Doesn't Minecraft just support Ender Chests?
A: Yes, Minecraft supports Ender Chests. Minecraft does not, however, support the larger Ender Chest sizes we offer to Tiered players.

Q: Will I loose everything in my Ender Chest?
A: Yes, unfortunately. We sincerely apologize and promise to not let this situation take fold again in the future.

Q: Can I get my stuff back?
A: We realize your frustration. We really do. We understand that you worked hard at earning your stuff. We know how your trust with us has been hindered. For the fairness of others, we are not going to be compensating items. For anybody that has donated on our web store for in-game KitPvP money, we will be reissuing those commands.

Q: I donated for KitPvP money, I then bought items with that money and stored them in my Ender Chest. Will I get compensation for this?
A: Anybody that has donated on our web store for in-game KitPvP money will have the total amount they paid for added to their KitPvP balance.

Q: Will my inventory clear?
A: No, just Ender Chests.

A: Will my balance (/bal) disappear?
A: No, just Ender Chests.

I am going to leave replies to this closed. I know we will hear complaints regarding this issue. I am completely aware of how this affects our users. We, once again, sincerely apologize. If you would like to seriously discuss this issue and how affects you, you can email us at help (at) ruinscraft.com or PM us on Twitter @ruinscraft.

You can email me directly if you do not understand something in this post with royalkingkb (at)...
Jan
28
by StupidDrew9 at 3:13 PM
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Congrats to the winners of the Cloudy Visions event!

1st: stgclilly
2nd: JetTG
3rd: LakeTahoe

Thanks to everyone who joined in the event!

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Hey guys,

Today is the start of something special that we’re hoping to do often. I’m excited to announce a brand new Skyblock event, titled Cloudy Visions!

In Cloudy Visions, you are given 8 days to build your own fantasy Skyblock island from scratch. Think of it like constructing the most beautiful starting island that you could possibly survive on. You could edit your spawn island to make it however beautiful you want it, or you could simply build your own fantasy island. The island can be any size and shape you want, as long as it is natural and beautiful.

To create the natural beauty your island will require, you will have to collect supplies in the Skyblock manner - by completing challenges, farming materials, and buying items at the shop - making it a unique experience to collect the supplies necessary to make a natural, beautiful island.

This challenge will last from Saturday, January 28th to Sunday, February 5th, giving you 8 days to perfect your custom island. Anyone who joins beginning Jan. 28th will be entered into the contest. You do not have to reset your island to join the contest, you can build your fantasy island with your other builds. Rewards will only go towards one person - if multiple people construct one island, the island owner will receive credit. You can only build or help build a single island. If someone constructs multiple islands for their friends, or cheats in any way, they will be disqualified. Winners will be announced in the afternoon Sunday!

1st place rewards:
1 Nether Star
$25,000 ingame money
$25 store credit

2nd place rewards:
$15,000 ingame money
$15 store credit

3rd place rewards:
$8,000 ingame money
$10 store credit

Good luck, and let your cloudy visions become reality!
Dec
26
by StupidDrew9 at 1:44 AM
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For a while, we've wanted to give something more to our donators. They are the ones who keep our server up and running, and we appreciate them dearly for what they've done for us.

As a result, we've spent a significant amount of time to revamp our donation tiers. We hope you will like what we have added. New features include merging of plots, new kits, more plot customization, generation of natural biomes, and more!

We also would like to introduce our new VIP8 rank!

These new features will go into effect on Saturday, January 7th. For now, you can preorder our VIP8 rank while the sale and charity goal are still going on. This is a purely cosmetic rank (you will have the name and nothing else) until our release on January 7th.

Thanks for playing, and happy new year!
Dec
20
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by Grantdrew at 3:58 PM
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Another year has passed on Ruinscraft! To celebrate our upcoming Christmas and New Years holiday, we've placed a 50% off sale on all packages from today to Monday, January 2, 2017!

Visit our Donation page!
https://donate.ruinscraft.com/

Follow us on Twitter for updates on the server!
https://www.twitter.com/Ruinscraft
Check us out on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/RuinscraftMinecraftServer

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! =D
Dec
14
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by dukesmart at 2:01 PM
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Merry Christmas everybody!

Last year, we raised an astounding $622.50 for Toys for Tots, a charity that brings toys to children in need during the holiday season. This year, we have chosen to do another charity event for Child's Play Charity. Child's Play improves the lives of children in hospitals and domestic violence shelters through video games. We commit to donating 20% of any purchases in our webstore though January 1st! Our goal is to raise $300 to be donated to Child's Play. If we can reach this goal, we will be re-launching KitPVP back to Ruinscraft!

I encourage everyone to participate or even donate on your own. Let's do some good this holiday season. As always, keep in touch with us on Twitter or Facebook.

Read about our recent downtime at https://ruinscraft.com/threads/recent-downtime.9855/
Dec
03
by efusion4 at 7:53 PM
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Hello everyone! It has been almost a year since our last rank giveaway for Christmas. This year, we will be doing things a bit different than last time.

Firstly, instead of giving away three different ranks at three different times on the same day, we will be giving away one rank at one time on three different days. These days will be December 10th, December 17th, and December 24th. However, on the 24th, we will be giving away two VIP rank upgrades, meaning that if you win this giveaway as a member, you will be upgraded to VIP 2! The times for these giveaways have been undecided at the moment.

In order to enter, you simply need to be on the Hub server during the specified time for each date. Each winner will be given a rank upgrade to VIP 1. If you already have a VIP rank, then you will be upgraded to the next rank. If you already have the maximum rank, then you may either give the upgrade to a friend, or take $5 store credit instead of the upgrade. We hope to see you guys there! Happy Holidays!

Winner 1 - DC_KidFlash
Winner 2 - MissingElephant
Winner 3 - BryantMyers
Nov
23
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by dukesmart at 7:49 PM
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

We're happy to announce that our sales have started early! Enjoy 50% off the entire webstore through Monday!


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Nov
01
by efusion4 at 11:55 PM
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Hello everyone!

We are glad to announce that our new Skyblock server has been officially released. You can access the server by typing /skyblock or by using the portal in the new hub server. A thread containing the current features and commands on the Skyblock server will be posted on a separate thread.

Many different members of our staff team were involved in the making of this server, however, we would like to give a special thanks to @Concurrence for spending many hours in the development of the server, and to @Grantdrew for building the server spawn and custom island.
Oct
30
by StupidDrew9 at 7:14 PM
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We'd like to announce a Halloween Sale to coincide with the Skyblock release! All packages will be 25% off until Wednesday, November 2nd.

Visit the donation page at donate.ruinscraft.com

Happy Halloween, and enjoy Skyblock!
Oct
22
by Concurrence at 5:37 PM
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Hello everyone,

Over the past couple of months there have been many suggestions to add more servers to our network. I am delighted to announce that we will be honoring your requests and adding Skyblock to the Ruinscraft Network on October 31st!

Handmade by our staff team, the server will feature many of the typical Skyblock elements as well as ones totally unique to Ruinscraft. You can look forward to playing on custom islands, enjoying a balanced economy, completing challenges on your island, and so much more.

We look forward to bringing the server to all of you on October 31st. A big thanks goes out to the whole Ruinscraft staff team for making this possible!
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