Merged Inventories Coming!

Merged Inventories Coming!

On Friday, October 12th, at 10PM CDT (Oct 13th 3AM GMT), I will be installing a plugin that will merge playerdata between both survival servers: Apex and Summit. Inventories, health, exp, and economy balances should carry between servers with this plugin. PLEASE NOTE: the plugin will not know which inventory it should import, so if you have been on both servers it will only take your Summit inventory. To make sure you don’t lose your stuff, everyone should be emptying…

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1.13.1 Survey

1.13.1 Survey

We’ve made a lot of changes over the past couple weeks in order to accommodate 1.13.1 and the larger player base! We knew the server would be busier once the new version dropped – but we weren’t prepared for the amount of players trying to play at once. Needless to say, our server was not set up to support 100-150 players online at once, and we’ve needed to make some pretty drastic changes quickly in order to support everyone trying…

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Looking for Summit Staff

Looking for Summit Staff

We are looking for community members who are interested in helping us moderate the Altitude Summit survival server! Applicants should be active members of the community who are ready to get involved in the new survival server and spend most of their time there. No ominous eyes watching the server in silence! Applicants should be friendly, helpful and professional, must be a member for at least 1 month, and be 15 years or older. Applications will be open for a…

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New Plan: Dual Survival Servers

New Plan: Dual Survival Servers

As you all know, we’ve been struggling to support more people on Altitude – we’ve reached a point where Altitude can’t hold everyone who wants to be a part of it! Since Altitude is almost always full, some members would have eventually given up and left to go find another server. I believe that everyone here is part of Altitude because they like the features we offer and the way we run our server, so rather than making some of…

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We’ve Switched to Waterfall!

We’ve Switched to Waterfall!

In order to support the growing community we have decided to go all-in with a potential solution: Waterfall. Waterfall allows us to run multiple Minecraft servers at the same time and link them together to feel like just one server. We’ve moved the nether and the end to their own servers, so when you go to them you are actually going to an entirely different server! We’ve also added a Resource world (server) that has a couple custom settings. Currently…

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More Information on Lag

More Information on Lag

I’m putting this information here so that it’s accessible to everyone. For anyone curious, this is a timings report from the server over the last hour. “Timings” monitors the server’s performance by measuring how long each process takes to complete: https://timings.aikar.co/?id=801e712b384442d580a24c711be5aada Minecraft servers run on “ticks”. Every “tick” things are processed like grass growing, mobs moving, chests opening, blocks breaking, commands, etc. Each second there should be 20 “ticks” – so each tick should last 50ms or less. Right now…

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Fixing Lag Every Day

Fixing Lag Every Day

Every day we are trying new things to fight the lag and support the size of this community. The amount of people wanting to play is way larger than we ever anticipated, and the inefficiency of 1.13’s code is way worse than we thought. Every day we are making changes to test solutions and learn more about what’s causing the lag. For example, today I have temporarily disabled natural hostile mob spawning to see how they effect server performance. It…

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Replacing Residence with GriefPrevention

Replacing Residence with GriefPrevention

Due to the amount of issues we are having with Residence, we are reverting back to GriefPrevention for land claiming. Residence will remain on the server for a short period of time so that everyone can delete their Residence claims and re-protect their land with GriefPrevention instead. We’ve changed some settings in GriefPrevention so that players do _not_ earn claim blocks over time by playing. Instead, you must buy claim blocks with /buyclaimblocks. This way, you can buy as many…

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Unexpected 1.13.1 Lag

Unexpected 1.13.1 Lag

There is a lot of unexpected lag on the 1.13.1 server. At this time we are not sure why the server is struggling to run on 1.13.1 when it was running just fine on 1.12.2. It will likely take some time for us to fix. We first need to watch the server’s performance during normal operation carefully, taking reports of RAM utilization, CPU usage, and network bandwidth. At this time I am attempting to figure out how many players the…

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1.13.1 is Finally Here!

1.13.1 is Finally Here!

The time has finally come: our OFFICIAL 1.13.1 server is public! It’s been a tough wait, but we’ve finally made it, and we hit some major milestones along the way. Over the past couple of months our community has grown tremendously. We have over 1,300 transfer plots claimed, and we pushed the limit of how many players the server can handle! Last month was also an incredible month for donations, and thank to all of your contributions we’ve been able…

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