Hey everyone Major reworks have been done. (Well Sorta lol). About 2 months ago when I passed the server over to Serenity and got it back aftwards, the server was facing hard timeouts like crazy! When I was looking into this issue, I found out the primary source was how I was saving data from my custom stuff such as playtimes, promos, event data, and more.
This weekend, I have been focusing on re-doing this data system so that the server no longer tries to load a pretty large csv data structure file. Instead I have moved the data saving to MySQL meaning that reading and saving data will be more on the actual hardware end than using more resources from the actual minecraft server. While this is a bit technical, I mention it because that'll mean it'll give me better tracking and faster results for the server!
During this, I updated the playtime logger. Because in the last two months, playtime logging had not been going on in fear of causing more timeout issues. I haven't fully gotten all the old data exported from the old file to the new database but that'll be done in time. I still need to have it auto rank you but at least this is a great start!
Along with this, I have fixed all voting site links and they are now 100% working! With voting, I changed it up a bit. Doing the typical 3x Vote Reward stuff we did a few times back, but this time we will also be earning "VotePoints" in which will help players obtain free donator ranks, perks, and items! Upon logging in, you can read more about it in the book given. So please help the server by voting to start earning your vote points before I have the whole shop in place. It'll also help me gather more data on a typical flow of points to help determine the prices for the rewards.
Along with all of this, I have also updated spawn rates! I upped the typical chunk spawn rates of average pokemon, increased the chances of finding wild shiny pokemon, and increased the chances of legends spawning.
I have so much more in store for us! So stay tuned and let's re-grow this community! The best way you can help is by voting and that's why I have been working on this new system with votepoints instead of how it was with the old system of buying in-game donator ranks. This is the best way to support the server! So please please please vote!
Since I'm urging so much on voting and have a better system now to keep track of the votes, I will also be doing this small compeition til Dec 7th in which the player with the most votes will earn creative, the second place will get master rank, and the third will obtain a free vault crate! (If you have better ideas for prizes for this compeition, I am all ears. Just post it in #suggestions on our discord: https://discord.gg/kczk47V)
Hey all, wanted to go ahead and let everyone know, we are LIVE! Again~ Thank you for all of the support as we transition to a new Ownership. I am so happy to be back, and I love that everyone is so welcoming! There were a few things I'd like to mention.
1st: You can now connect to the server through this IP: play.silvermoonpixelmon.com
2nd: We have our applications open! Meaning you can apply for Gym Leader or Helper~ Click Here for the application section.
3rd: We have a new Discord! If you'd like to join Click Here
I would like to welcome any new players that decide to join us on our journey - and I would also like to welcome back any old players, that have decided to rejoin us! We have big plans in store, and hope that everyone enjoys SilverMoon Pixelmon ♥
Hey all. I wanted to basically re-introduce myself. I'm SerenityMay - many people refer to me as 'May'. I was an original Owner on SilverMoon when we had first opened. Due to some personal conflict I had to leave the server, and I left it in the hands of Pinguin - some of you may know as 'Kyle'. He has decided to hand the server back over to me! So I am back, and we have some great plans for you all. Please stay tuned and stick with us~
To answer some frequent questions, here we go!
Are we going to be staying open? - Yes, we're currently in a transfer phase. So please bare with us!
Is our progress, pokemon and map going to reset? - NO! We will not be resetting ANY progress.
What happened to our Discord? - We have a new one! Here is the link to join~ https://discord.gg/cQemQbt
All is not lost!
We're currently needing YOU to check out this link, it is going to decide how we run with SilverMoon. If you could please take a look at this link, and vote it would give us a better idea of which direction we can go :)
Hello everyone, my name is Kyle (or you can call me Pinguin as well). For a long time I've been putting off a project such as this, but not anymore. One of my best friends for a long time had asked me to help her make a Minecraft Server and I decided that I was going to do it.
I didn't know what a pixelmon was before I started and I haven't hosted a Minecraft server before that was open to the public. So this is going to be a great learning place for me.