It’s been a long time coming, but Livecraft is back online. http://www.livecraft.us and http://www.livecraft.com have been bought by domain parkers, and they want over $2,000, so I’m now hosting it at mc.livecraft.net. To join the server, simply point your Minecraft client to mc.livecraft.net!
See you soon!
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)