So, as you may have noticed over these past few weeks – there’s been murmurs of ‘Docker’ and ‘Resets’. I’m writing this today to run you through exactly what’s changing.
We’re changing the way we actually run our servers; previously, we gave each server its own ‘Virtual Machine’ which essentially mimics hardware – we’re now moving to a containerised model (A.K.A. Docker) which you can read more about here. Simply put, this is going to make our development lifecycle significantly more efficient and ensure fast recovery in the event of an issue (which, this being Minecraft, should be expected!).
Infinity Evolved will be resetting on Saturday 24th, in the wake of large scale economy changes. You will no longer have an automatic accrual of GriefPrevention claim blocks, you must purchase these with in-game cash (and we’re improving voting ranks/rewards to go along with that). You will be able to buy certain donator-only commands with in-game cash for the first time. Chestshops will be reintroduced but with no central mall, players will be able to purchase /warps to their shops. Auctions will be removed. A large number of items will be unbanned.
Sky Factory was reset earlier today and will not reset again until 2019. GriefPrevention and general/economy changes will mimic IE for the most part, but there will be a central mall in this case.
Beyond will launch on Saturday 1st December once beta testing has concluded.
Lots of changes, we think you’ll agree that our future has never been brighter, and we hope you’ll take advantage of our Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to get your donator perks at the cheapest price they’ve ever been. Rest assured, any keys you’ve purchased in the 2 month period up to November 24th (That is, September 24th onwards) will be re-allocated on Sunday 25th once we’ve had time to take stock.
You can expect a period of up to 6 hours downtime on Saturday while we transfer these servers to the new system and make any remaining changes.
As usual, thanks for playing – and if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.