Community events

Community events

Howdy Partner

Yesterday evening, I was enjoying my rest on the front porch, gun in my lap and boots resting next to me. The sun was slowly going down and I fell asleep. I dreamt of something amazing. Community events.

Here’s the deal, we are in the talks of hosting a weekly or bi-weekly event. Low key, but server wide. Everyone can join in, opt out or just blatantly ignore the happening. However, the more people join, the better the event will be!

So what kind of events are we talkin’ bout?

What server community events are you interested in?

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Let us know what you think. As always, thanks to our patreons Incrediblebob, Wallespider & Ninjatree for their support <3

And… one more!

Heya peoples, some of you might already know, some might not. We asked for moderators and our community delivered! I request a warm applause for our new mod Incrediblebob! I will leave the rest of this post to him:

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Hey people of The Boothill.

I’ve applied for the position of moderator and part of that application is to produce an opening statement should I be accepted, so here it is…right here… just about to start any moment now….

<Title here>
Since I’ve joined The Boothill I’ve seen the server and community go from strength to strength, and seen the work both Blur & Thanks put in to ensure our time on the server is as enjoyable as possible.
I would like to contribute to this server and the community, and I believe becoming a moderator would be a fantastic way to do this. I already support the server monthly as I really do like the way it is run, and here I am, wanting to do more.

As some of you might have noticed, I like to help out where I can, with knowledge, items and anything I can offer. I never do this for something in return, I just really like to help people, and watch them progress their game. My hope is that a friendly, happy server will keep people here week after week, and this is my small part in making that happen.

I’ve started a few simple guides that I hope to finish in the next few weeks (time permitting), such as getting started with ae2 processor automation (pre ME system), Bob’s simple mob farm and some more yet to be named guides. I’m hoping these will contribute to the community on the server and keep the players happy and moving forward towards any goals they have set.

Should I be accepted as a moderator, I promise to stay the same bob I’ve always been, just a bob with better troubleshooting tools!

A thought to close on: Why do we speak with British accents, when we’re from outer space and there is no Britain?

Incrediblebob
Do not underestimate the power of the Thumb.

Hands up for our new Moderator!

Heya peeps, please welcome @Sgt_Hankey to the mod team 🙂 You probably know the drill, so Ill leave the rest of this post to Hankey!

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Hello, hello everyone!
So, a moderator I am. I have been with this community since early August, and I have enjoyed my time here. I hope not just to continue the good times, but to make them even better going forward.

Not better because of my adminhood, but better because this has always been my plan! My great scheme! We will have so much fun, if you want to. 🙂

This whole admin thing is just a neat little thing on the side. I will continue to strive to be a helpful and goofy dude, as I assume most of you have thought of me so far.

See you around on the server, and feel free to contact me for guidance about anything at all, at any time, as you were welcome to do before as well.

Cheers!
-Hankey
CEO of HankCo.tm
Luminary of The Keepers of Enlightenment
Jobless pleb with too much time on his hands :D:

Should we remove Refined Storage?

Hey peeps. Its without enthousiasm that we decided to ask this of you.

Refined storage is badly optimized and makes for most of the server lag. Thats why we wanted to ask you to vote for this poll.

Remove refined storage? The bane of all the lag

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If we remove RF, we will have to look in to how to do this. Please suggest your ideas to #suggestions

 

Close the whitelist?

Hey peeps! I have heard some talk around the server, both from players and from staff, that we should consider closing the whitelist. As in true Boothill fashion, we will poll this and ask you guys what you think. The poll has three options and will run for a week, starting today. After that we will make a decision based on the votes.

Here’s my upside/downside vision for closing the whitelist:

Upside:
No more strangers joining the server. We can fully focus on this community. We know the community, even the newest members.
Less potential for lag, we only have the community as it is now, so no new players making insane machinery that could kill the server.

Downside:
The server will slowly die out, as in, lose a player every week on average.
No new players, so no new friends to hang out with.

An alternative would be to stop advertising the server. Right now, we post once every two weeks on Reddit. If you check the whitelist applications, you can see that most people come from there. We could just stop advertising the server, and see how that goes. Anyhow, let us know what you think.

If you have a better idea than was stated here, put it in #suggestions on Discord!

 

Close the whitelist

  • Just don't actively advertise the server (65%, 13 Votes)
  • No (25%, 5 Votes)
  • Yes (10%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 20

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The results are in… NEW DONOR REWARDS!

Hey peeps, as by the poll, we have taken the most popular features and applied them to the donor role! So, these are the new perks:

With 18% of the votes, donors will now have access to /tpa and /tpahere.

With 16% of the votes: Donors have also received access to set an extra home with /sethome [name] and to teleport to them with /home [name].

With 14% of the votes: Donors will be able to get a void world, this is a function we’re currently working on. Please give us a little time, you will be able to request yours soon 🙂

 

I want to give a special shout-out to our two patroons:

Incrediblebob and Ninjatree. If you see them in-game, tell them they’re awesome!

New donation perks – poll edition

Hey peeps! Let’s talk donation perks.

We have been brainstorming about what we could offer as a reward for players who support the server. And as in true Boothill fashion, we will poll this with you!

You can choose multiple answers, so feel free to choose any you like and think would suit as a reward for supporting the server.

What donor perks should we

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I want to make sure you know that donations are not meant to be a pay to win solution. We will never rely on donations, they just serve as a boost of confidence for the amount of work the staff team puts in every day. We are always up for suggestions in the Discord server. Let us know what you think and if you have any ideas or additions to the poll, let us know <3

Have fun, Thanks_again

New Dedicated server

Hey everyone! We’ve successfully migrated to an overpowered dedicated server! The server specs are as follows:

CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 v6 @ 3.80GHz
RAM: 32 GB DDR4
Drives: 2 x HDD SATA 2TB
500GB Backup Drive
Location: London – United Kingdom

This will help us maintain a more stable 20tps! Now please don’t try to push the server to it’s limits and try to build a base that doesn’t lag everyone when they arrive.

As you can see on Patreon the total server costs have landed at €64 a month. Therefore, if you want to pitch in, feel free to become a patroon! We’ve launched a new rank called Omega, and as you’re used to by now, it’s just a fancy Discord title and an ingame color. However, we will give you massive credits for helping us out.

In other news, we now have a pretty strong machine running the server smoothly. Why don’t we host some events soon?! Drop your ideas in the Discord 🙂

Okay, VPS is great and all, buuuuut…..

Okay, VPS is great and all, buuuuut…..

“How do you download more dedidaded wam?”
Basically, we’re thinking about getting a dedicated server. This will be a major upgrade and will improve the server tremendously. (Our dev Blub needs some better equipment to play around with).

Because I love you all so much, I will get this dedicated server for y’all. As I like transparency, this dedi (as the pro’s call it, or so I have been told/lied to) will cost €60 a month with an additional €50 setup fee.
That said, if you want to help out with the server costs, you can do so here! https://www.patreon.com/theboothill

Note: Please don’t donate if you can not absolutely miss this money. Your donations are helpful as long as you can miss them. If you find yourself in financial problems, cancel your subscription to Patreon. We’d rather have you pay your bills and not be in debt than have a few bucks.

In order to celebrate this, we introduce a new tier of Patreon, called Omega.
It’s just a name and gives you the same benefits as the VIP rank, but allows you to support the server more <3

Thank you for reading and maybe even considering to donate.

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