We have decreased the sell prices of some farmable items at spawn. It was much too easy to get money through mass farming things like sugar cane and this caused an influx of too much money into the economy. This reduction will help with better balancing the economy and improving player experience. In addition, poorly optimized farms for things like sugar cane reduced server performance, so we hope this change will allow the economy to become more balanced and lower the incentive to create giant, lag-creating farms.
We have installed FastAsyncWorldEdit on creative, this has much better performance than normal worldedit which means players can use it. There might be issues with it, if you find any please report them to us on discord. Depending on the issues we find we might remove worldedit again! And it’s likely limits will be placed to prevent people from lagging creative with it. If you find anything that you think might break the server please don’t report it publicly or spread it to others, this will only ruin the fun for other people and will get you and anyone using it in trouble!
1.14.4 could technically support 50 players, but only with redstone disabled, mobs limited and automatic items deletion (if they are on the ground). Based on this we will not be updating for now. If paper can fix 1.14.4 performance we will update, if not we will wait for 1.15 and hope Mojang delivers on the promise of an upgrade to Minecraft performance.
I’m going to run a test server tomorrow to see how 1.14.4 performs. There will most likely be multiple reboots and any and all progress you make on there won’t count towards the main server. Please be aware that some parts will still be connected so don’t do stupid thins on there and listen closely to the instructions of the staff team since they will be telling you how you can best help us test. This test will done at 11 pm UTC this Monday (07/22/2019). The test server will be as similar as possible to the actual server we’d be running. There will be a few small exceptions such as that not all plugins will be hooked in to their databases such as mcmmo (so mcmmo levels won’t sync), and some plugins won’t be there at all or will be different ones that are already updated.
I hope as many of you as possible will be there to assist in the test. I will open it up with a 50 player limit and depending on performance I will be changing it. As I mentioned before there will be reboots, most of these will most likely be to adjust the player limit to see what 1.14.4 can handle at the moment.
During the tests the Events and Creative server will not be running to free up ram for the extra server. The normal survival servers will keep running. You need to be on 1.14.4 to be able to join the test server. You’ll be able to join using the test server using the events portal once the testing starts.
I have been monitoring when the server has the least amount of players on to see if the reboot time was at the best possible time. From what I found the servers are the least active between 7 am and 12 pm (noon) UTC. Currently the servers reboot at 7 am but I’m moving it over to 12 pm. I have chosen this time because it’s close to when the admins and I are up so we will be able to fix any issues that arise during reboots closer to the time they happen.
This change will also affect when the Nether and End reboot, they will now be at 12 pm UTC just like the normal reboots. Keep this in mind next time you try to be online during the reset, for most people this will mean getting up early instead of staying up late.
Discord just released a new update and they’ve added the ability to “boost” your favorite server! Boosted servers get access to exclusive perks like a vanity URL and server banner.
Anyone with the full version of Discord Nitro can “boost” our server, and we need 50 people to unlock all of the rewards! This is a great opportunity to support the server AND receive awesome rewards for yourself. Anyone who “boosts” us on Discord will receive a special Discord rank, in-game prefix, and will have their name proudly displayed on the homepage of our website.
Thank you to all of our supporters! If you’d like to learn more about Discord Nitro, click here: https://discordapp.com/nitro.
We are looking for community members who are interested in helping us moderate Altitude! We are opening applications for all servers. Moderator duties include: upholding the server rules and assisting players with using our services. Each moderator is assigned to one home server but is also expected to help moderate all other servers including creative and Discord.
Applicants should be friendly, helpful, and professional. Applicants are required to have been a member for at least 1 month, be 15 years or older, and play at least 3 hours per week.
Applications will be open for a week. To apply go to: https://alttd.com/apply
After 4 and 1/2 years of running Altitude, I think it’s time for me to step down as owner. I’ve enjoyed every opportunity this has provided, all of the friendships I’ve made, and all of the support I’ve received. It’s a very difficult decision to make, but it is time for me to focus on other things in life and give someone else the opportunity to enjoy the owner position as much as I have. Congratulations Teriuihi on becoming owner of Altitude, I know you’ll do great!
I am offering a weekly vote crate key to anyone who reports an exploit on the Lobby parkour. I will give one key per exploit. Rewards will be given after the exploit is confirmed, proven to be reproduceable, and fixed by staff.
If you have a lobby parkour exploit to report, please PM me on Discord (click my name and message me).
If you would like a different reward, you may ask and I will approve them at my discretion.
I’m counting 125 people in this photo, but nearly 150 people were online so there may be more in the photo than I counted! Here’s the great photo, thanks everyone!