Sunday, 15 February 2015

Server Closed

Our Tekkit Classic server has now closed.

Thanks once more to everyone who contributed over the last 2 years, we had some real fun times!

Don't forget this isn't the end, the DiggyVerse modpack and server will continue on into 2016!

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Server Closing Tomorrow

Just a reminder that the server will closing tomorrow at 9am (UK) tomorrow morning.

The shutdown will be automatic and a lot of maintenance will be running between now and then to tidy things up before the final backup, as this is likely to cause some lag I have reduced the maximum number of players from 30 to 16.

Someone brought to my attention this morning that I had accidentally put the 16th instead of 15th in a couple of places, the 16th being the renewal date for the hosting I had mixed my dates up a little so I apologise if this confused anyone!

Copies of the map/world

A few people have asked if it would be possible for me to make the main world available for download, this issue was raised last year when we reset the map and I can confirm that I will not be doing this. 

The main reason for this decision is that a number of players requested it, not wanting their builds to be made available for other players to copy and take credit for etc. I hope the players that requested a copy of the world can understand this and respect the reasons that some players were against the idea.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Submitting Screenshots

With just a few days to go until the server closes time is running out to submit screenshots of your builds etc to be added to the album, if you've built something impressive on the server then make sure you get those screenshots in asap!

If you've joined DiggyVerse then you can even ask for $250 per image to paid to your DiggyVerse balance rather than your Tekkit Classic balance, don't miss out and help us remember all the awesome stuff we did on this server over the past 2 years!

Monday, 9 February 2015

Transferring To DiggyVerse

Just a reminder that you can transfer your rank and up to $25,000 from Tekkit Classic to DiggyVerse!

You have until 9am (UK) on 15th February to open a support ticket requesting the transfer, after that date you may still be able transfer your rank at our discretion but money can no longer be transferred.

Even if you haven't played on the Tekkit Classic server for a long time and your data has been reset you can still get an early promotion to Resident rank and a welcome back bonus of $5,000 if a member of staff or other trusted player remembers you!

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Server Closure

The DiggyMinecraft Tekkit Classic server will be closing on Sunday 15th February.

With this in mind I have removed the ability to vote for the server and donation based ranks are no longer available with immediate effect.

The server had a great run and it's been amazing 2 years. I'd like to thank everyone who made the server so much fun to run, those who helped out in staff roles, those who donated towards hosting costs and those who were an active part of our relatively small but friendly community during the life of the server.

When I started the server in early 2013 it was mainly for my kids as we couldn't find a friendly and reliable Tekkit server to play on together, within weeks the server had grown to a strong community of around 700 players and was so busy that some evenings we had a queue of people waiting to connect! Over the next year the community changed as people moved on to new things and new players joined, at our peak we had over 1000 players actively playing at least 2-3 days a week. We had some really fun times, with our building challenges, the creation of Marble End and then GameWorld and other unique features we made something really different from other servers. 

But times change, Tekkit was renamed Tekkit Classic and the Technic team launched a number of new modpacks based on more up to date versions of Minecraft, player numbers began to fall as our regular players spent more time on other packs. By mid-2014 player numbers had dropped to their lowest levels in over a year, just 400 regular players and continued to drop to below 200 by December last year. Over the last month player numbers have dropped below 100 and for the first time we have not raised enough funds via donations to pay the the next bill, falling well short. 

So, here we are, the end of this era of DiggyMinecraft, but it's not the end of the story. Our custom modpack DiggyVerse in still in it's early days but already funded for the rest of the year, with so many modpacks to choose from it's going to be difficult if not impossible to grow to the size that DiggyMinecraft did but we will soon start advertising and hope to attract a decent number of new players. We'd also love to see some of our older players come and join us in this new adventure and contribute to reshaping our community.

So is this the end of the DiggyMinecraft website? No. Although will now become the more active of the two sites the plan is to reshape this site into something new. Now I've gained some experience in making Minecraft mods I'm looking at putting some together for public release and DiggyMinecraft will become my platform for that. The image gallery will also remain here for prosperity along with a list of players who donated etc.

So thanks again to everyone, it's been fun and I hope to see you soon on DiggyVerse, even if it's only to catch up and have a few quick games in GameWorld from time to time!


Monday, 2 February 2015

Scheduled Downtime

The server will be down for maintenance tomorrow as follows:

The schedule is as follows:
  1. Full backup/clone - Done.
  2. Clear out old log files - Done.
Scheduled Downtime:
Date: 02/02/15
Started:  09:00 am (UK)
Finished:  10:00 am (UK)

The maintenance is complete and you can now connect!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Scheduled Maintenance

The server will be down for maintenance tomorrow as follows:

The schedule is as follows:
  1. Full backup/clone.
  2. Clear out old log files.
Scheduled Downtime:
Date: 02/02/15
Est Start:  09:00 am (UK)
Est Finish:  10:00 am (UK)