Bapcraft

Bapcraft is a small survival Minecraft server run by a small handful of internet friends. Join our Discord below to talk to some of the other players and staff. If you'd like to help run Bapcraft, talk to @treyzania on there.

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Our Unknown Future

Written 2017-10-14 @ 21:03

So right now we're in a bit of a disappointing situation.

Last fall (2016) I went off to college. I figured I'd have enough time to keep working on Bapcraft and I was partially correct. But it wasn't nearly enough. I spent probably more time than I should have trying to get Neocore to a usable state so that we would have a solid foundation to build Bapcraft 3 on. Unfortunately this didn't pan out very well, and I realized that it would be best to let our plans for our servers expire and move to a DigitalOcean droplet. The last servers we had before the current state were Epsilon (BungeeCord, DB, lobby, etc.), Zeta (survival, creative, etc.), and Cthulhu (the old website server, retroactively named). In interest of full-transparency I'm also mentioning that Rival and I had briefly tried to run our forum on a server named Iota, using Discourse as our forum software instead of XenForo. This still turned out to be more work than it was worth, as email is way more difficult to set up than it should be. Currently we are running our single game server on a server hosted in New York named Theta. It's basically an Anarchy server but we still have a handful of active users, which is nice. The VPS itself is some really poor (virtual) hardware. It has 1 GB of RAM, a single vCPU, and just a 20 GB SSD, of which I've dedicated 1 GB of swap space to. So we really can't have a big world or anything heavy running on it. This website is running off a server named Troy that I use for my own website, tr3y.io.

So this is what Bapcraft is going to be for the near future. I don't see myself able to run anything serious by myself as I simply don't have enough time to. And all of the other staff members that I've grown to trust either don't have the skills necessary to manage Linux machines securely or don't have the time to do so. They have their own lives and I don't want to force them to do something they don't want to.

I want to make Bapcraft into something like what it was in 2014 and early 2015 with hundreds of active players making enough money to sustain itself. But right now it isn't, and it's costing me ~$20/mo to keep it running, but I don't mind that as keeping this comminuty alive, even if it's just a memory of its former self, is more important to me than an hour and a half of work per month.

Ultimately, Bapcraft will live on. Maybe in a few years I'll finish Neocore and put together a few tools that will make managing Bapcraft a breeze. But this is what we'll have to live with for now. Love you all!

~ Trey "Treyzania"