Saw my old “What’s New” weekly-ish posts and decided to see how many weeks it’s been since then. 517 weeks! We’re old.
I’m introducing a new page which will be coming soon, with the goal of documenting available commands, what they do, and who has access to them. This will include Livecraft-specific features, such as the poke command.
We’ve added a section to the site for archives from Livecraft’s history. You’ll be able to find world downloads, old content, and more to come on this page. You can visit https://www.livecraft.net/livecraft-archives to see the content available. If you’d like to make any suggestions, have anything to contribute, or want to comment, please reach out by leaving a comment on the page, this post, or on Discord.
We now have a Discord server! Most news and minor changes are posted in our Discord server. Be sure to give it a look!
Discord Server Link
It’s been a long time coming, but Livecraft is back online. www.livecraft.us and www.livecraft.com have been bought by domain parkers, and they want over $2,000, so I’m now hosting it at livecraft.net. To join the server, simply point your Minecraft client to livecraft.net
See you soon!
Livecraft, after a long time offline, has come back! No, this isn’t an April fool’s joke — it’s the real deal. Our server is now hosted by Server.pro, and our website is powered by WordPress. To help with hosting costs, you can make a donation here.
Being that I can’t get the server online in the near future, I’ve made a Discord server. If you haven’t heard of Discord, imagine IRC chat (if you know that), mixed with Skype and Teamspeak. Long story short, it’s great, and here’s the link to join! If you don’t already have Discord, I highly recommend downloading it.
There is no requirement to join, other than signing into Discord.
- Download Discord (optional, recommended)
- Join Livecraft’s Server
I’d like to address growing concern regarding Livecraft’s future. I’ve had it offline for some time, due to various concerns, so I’ll be explaining what is going on. I’ve been quite busy with work in my personal life, as well as dealing with computer hardware problems on the server. The server software that was used to run the server no longer functions as expected, and the original developer has abandoned the project (ahtenus’ minecraft-init). I have since created my own version; however, it does not perform all of the functions necessary to run Livecraft properly; therefore, Livecraft cannot run as expected at the moment. The server computer itself is heavily underpowered and I do not have the funds to upgrade it.
So, what does this mean for Livecraft?
Livecraft’s regular operations are on a hiatus until the following can be certain:
- Either a new computer to host it, or enough dependable money to rent a VPS monthly
- Staff familiar with whichever setup it will use, so it can be administrated without me
- When I can get more free time
- If #1 involves a new computer, we will need a working minecraft-init systemd bash script.
Livecraft is something I care about greatly; however, I don’t want to force myself to run it when it does not meet the expectations I have for the server. To put it bluntly, I would rather provide no server than a very poor experience.
I aim to have Livecraft online in a future date, but I honestly cannot guarantee a date when it will return. All I can say for now is that I do intend on bringing it back
Notice: Livecraft is currently offline until further notice. Due to hardware difficulties and lack of funding, a repair is not possible currently and may take up to four weeks to complete. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Jonathan Alfonso (alfonsojon)
If you have been experiencing difficulty connecting the last few days, it was due to some issues related to the router provided by my cable company. Luckily, I’ve upgraded, and now have a dedicated router which should work much better. All connectivity issues should be resolved; Livecraft is also now configured to automatically update its own DNS host information, which means that if Livecraft’s IP changes, the domain is always accessible.
Hey guys, just a quick update, the server is now 1.8 compatible. All 1.8 features should be working perfectly, but there were some issues updating, so tell a staff member if you have issues.
– Jonathan Alfonso (alfonsojon)