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

 

 

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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