Nothing has changed, except for everything.

Nothing has changed, except for everything.

Hello everyone, this is Direwolf20’s server admin Thanks_Again. In this blog we will tell you about how nothing happened. On august 15th, absolutely nothing happened. You wont notice a thing when you log in after, as nothing happened.

In all seriousness, big props to SSBlur for helping the server out tremendously. You should say thanks to him when you see him online.

If it wasn’t clear already, SSBlur migrated the server and its files to our new VPS, wich has basically triple the power that we had before. Expect more TPS, less lag and thus more fun!

Also, please help me welcome @SSBlur to the admin team! He will help us with the development/back-end part of the server. I’ve been told that we wont need a server restart every 3 hours anymore, so we are going to scale that wayyyy down to once every 24 hours as a test.

@Tini531 has also been a great help and as most of you know, but now officially, she has become our Community Moderator 🙂 Say congrats to her if you see her in-game!

Expect cool things in the future ✌

As for Volcanoblock, I don’t have any news on the development for that. I will leave for holiday in 2 days, and I don’t know if this server will be set up during my absence. That said, I can keep the old setup we had and upload volcanoblock to that. If I have some spare time between packing and preparing I will do that.

However, we will for now keep the focus on being a Direwolf20 server.

As always, thanks to our players for playing and a special thanks to our patroons: @SSBlur and @Ninjatree42

 

 

Moving forward, lets get a VPS

Hey all.

As you might have noticed, our player base has increased. Welcome @Everyone!
Let me first of all thank our Patroons that support the server. I will do this for every post onward.
So, thank you NinjaTree42 and SSBlur for your support via Patreon!

As you might have noticed, a bigger player base will make the server a little (read: a lot) slower. That’s why we decided that the best way forward is to move everything to a private server. This will take some time, but will increase performance by a lot. Right now we are looking in to our options and we will make sure we will keep you posted.

As for the Volcano block server, I would request you all to be a little more patient, as this is out of our hands right now. We are still working on it, but it might take a little longer than we had hoped for.

If you have any ideas on extra things we can do for people that support the server, please let the @Staff know in #Suggestions.
Keep in mind that we do not want to sell items. It’s not in the server’s interest to make the game pay to win.

 

A note about the events that happened yesterday

Hi all, as I want to clear the air and make sure no false rumours are spread throughout the server, I want to clarify what happened yesterday regarding one of our moderators.

As you might know, StormyModez is no longer part of The BootHill staff. Without showing disrespect towards him the Staff team and I decided that it was in the servers best interest to part ways.

Stormy misused his mod powers to ‘get back’ at the ones he felt wronged by. While taking action and making these decisions was part of Stormy’s job, we felt that the bans he issued and the players he kicked (sometimes repeatedly) during an admins absence were an abuse of power. Therefore we have reverted the bans he had issued during that night, and will take steps towards preventing an abuse of power like this again.

Please refrain from gossiping about the events that transpired. This is not beneficial for the community nor for Stormy.

That being said, we are looking in to a new rank that will help the staff team tremendously decrease their workload. More information about this will be sent out shortly.

 

Take care and stay safe. My sincirest apologies for any grievances you as a player might have experienced last night.

 

New Moderator

A warm welcome to our new moderator, StormyModez!

Stormy will be a much-needed help to the server. Give him a warm welcome!


 

Hey Guys, Stormy here. I’ve played Modded historically across the years. If you need some help, give me a shout and I’ll be happy to lend a hand. I’m from the UK and yes, I religiously drink Yorkshire Tea.

I’ll be working on monitoring the community, server performance and helping players out left and right. If you need anything, you can always mention me on Discord (@Stormy#1559 or @Moderator). Don’t hesitate to shoot me a message if you need anything. Stay in line, you and I will get along just fine!

Lets change some things.

Hey you!

Theres a few things I want to change to the server. The first being is that I am introducing a new rank to help regulate the server.
All this rank will be able to do is whitelist new members. I noticed that I was behind on the whitelisting process and the other staff members weren’t active enough to meet the quota either. That’s why I want to introduce you to the awesome rank.

Players that have been with us for a while, that play enough to care for the community will receive an invitation from me to receive the permission to add new players to the whitelist. I have a document set up where we explain the whitelisting process, so these players know what they should look out for and we maintain the great quality of the servers community.

Poll time!

So, Direwolf20 has been up for a month and we’re having a blast! But I also noticed a little conversation about new packs with quest guides to distract players from the DW20 server.
I feel like the BootHill can scratch this itch for the users, so we are opening a new poll on what server we should open in ADDITION to the Direwolf20 server.

FYI: This will NOT mean that the DW20 server is closing. Both servers will be linked through Bungeecord.
So, please cast your vote in the poll below. This poll closes on Wednesday, so I can start working on the new server next weekend.

What modpack should we open next?

  • All The Mods 3 Remix (30%, 6 Votes)
  • The Awakening (1.7.10!) (25%, 5 Votes)
  • Antimatter Chemnistry (15%, 3 Votes)
  • Enigmatica 2 (15%, 3 Votes)
  • Sevtech (10%, 2 Votes)
  • Volcano Block (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Project Ozone 3 (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 12

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Please welcome our new moderator: metros!

Please welcome our new moderator: metros!

Hey all! First, we’d like to welcome all the new players that have joined the BootHill recently!
It’s great to have so much activity on the servers, and we look forward to getting to know all of you.

However, due to the increase in players, we felt the time was right to elect The BootHill’s first ever Moderator!
Please help us in welcoming metros onto the Staff team.
If you would like to congratulate him, or have any questions, feel free to send him a message in-game or via Discord.


 

Hi everyone, I’m metros. I’m a 20-year-old multimedia student coming from Croatia, learning about graphics design, colors, sound, etc. In my free time, I like to play videogames, some of my favorites are some old classics like Stronghold: Crusader, Dawn of War – Dark Crusade, Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, then some new games like Watch Dogs, Assasins Creed: Syndicate and the new hit Apex Legends. I’ve been playing Minecraft since 1.2.5 (2012!). In my time I was moderator/admin on some servers in my region (won’t list them – no server ads) and even cofounded one. Got into modded Minecraft by watching channels like Yogscast, direwolf20, etc. My music taste really depends on my mood, and the stuff I’m doing at the moment. So I can listen to house, trance, rock and roll, pop songs and even Croatian folk songs (I actually play an instrument mainly used in those – tamburica). Played some sports when I was younger but I don’t really have the skills for them. My vision for this server is a Mindcrack/Hermitcraft like community and friendly environment. Having people on the server who will become friends, talk to each other, and have fun.

Hope you learned something about me, and I’ll see you on the Discord/server.

New Moderator

New Moderator

Hey all!

The server has officially been open for a week, and in this week we had about 40 people joining the server. We’re so happy to have you here!

We would love to see the server grow, that’s why we are looking for a moderator! If you are interested in helping us maintain the server and its userbase, reading whitelist applications and help promoting the server, send a direct message to @Thanks_Again. Over the course of the next few days I will discuss with MrBathroom who would be the best fit for the team.

What’s in it for you:
Moderator’s will benefit in a few ways. You get to help maintain a modded Minecraft server, you get to help us out with making fun events for the users and earn some experience while doing so.
Besides that, we would like to work out a way to pay moderators for their time. Don’t expect to receive the equivalent of a full-time income, as this is just a game and we do not have that kind of money. But we will work out a way to compensate you for your time.

How to apply: 
Be creative; send a message to @Thanks_Again on Discord, containing your application. Think about what you write, include what you think is needed. Also think about a way that we can compensate you, not saying that this is what you will receive, but we will take it in consideration.

What are we looking for?
As per our target audience, we are looking for players who are mature, positive, and dedicated to improving The BootHill. If you feel you have a lot of in-game knowledge and creativity and want to use that experience to improve the server and suggest innovative ideas, you may be right for this role.

The first poll is in!

Hey everyone! I’ve noticed a few things with the server. Mostly positive!
First of all, the server is holding up just fine, especially with the (relatively) small amount of players we have right now.

That’s why I would like to propose a poll.

Change the server auto-restart timer from 3h to 6h?

  • No, less restarting, more lag! (54%, 7 Votes)
  • Yes, less restarting, more fun! (46%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 13

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This poll ends in a week from now, please vote before the deadline 🙂

Power to the players!

 

Modded Minecraft on The BootHill

Modded Minecraft on The BootHill

Howdy y’all. Welcome to a new Direwolf20 server, The BootHill!
The BootHill is a modded Minecraft server where community is key. On this server you will find that the community will democratically decide what happens to the server. Jump on your horse to the polling booth, vote to have an impact on game-changing events.

If you have questions about the server please refer to our FAQ. If your question is not on there, feel free to ask your question in our #help channel on Discord.
In the future we will look at opening multiple modded Minecraft modpacks, leave a suggestion in our #suggestion channel on Discord.
If you wish to join the server, feel free to connect through the IP address: dw20.TheBoothill.com