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Author:  Darkelfguy [ Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Kingdoms of Resdayn on Indefinite Hiatus

Today, it is my unfortunate duty to announce that Kingdoms of Resdayn is now officially on indefinite hiatus. To sort of explain, I received a message from the bank last week notifying me that my balance was running low. I immediately made a deposit, but when I started going over the budget, I found that the Minecraft server was by far my biggest non-essential expense, and that there was no way I could continue to afford it in the coming months. Given this development, and the fact that I just don't have the time to run a Minecraft server properly these days, I've decided to cancel the server and put up the server files for download for anyone who wants a copy of the current world.

Indeed, you can now find a Server Downloads page over on the top bar of the main site, and you'll find downloads for the Old World (December 2011~December 2014) and the current world (December 2014~August 2015) on that page. Fair warning, the current world is about a 1gb download and the old world is 32gb-ish.

Now this hasn't been an easy decision, but the last year has been pretty rough for Kingdoms of Resdayn. Bukkit, thanks to what can only be described as complete stupidity on Mojang's part, ceased releasing new updates for bukkit servers. We then had to downgrade the server in December due to financial reasons, and of course after that we had to switch to Spigot and lost most of our plugins, which were no longer supported. As if that weren't enough, many of the plugins we used to employ on the server have now been hidden behind a paywall, like mcMMO, forcing us to either abandon them entirely or use outdated versions that are still free. It really does seem mind-boggling to me that while the whole Skyrim paid mods fiasco was going on, somehow Spigot Minecraft mods went pay-only without anyone noticing. You can check this out for yourself on Spigot's website (though you actually need to have an account for the paid-mods section to pop up), and a rather large number of mods are now behind the dreaded paywall.

Given all of this and my lack of time and money to keep Kingdoms of Resdayn going, it really only seems prudent to put Kingdoms of Resdayn on hiatus. I'm unwilling to say this is the absolute end to Resdayn, since if I ever do have the time and money again, I'd like to start the server back up, or if someone else wants to take the server files from the download section and start their own servers, they could and in a way that'll keep Resdayn alive.

And for the record, before someone brings it up, asking for donations will not solve all of the problems Resdayn currently faces. While someone may be able to donate enough money to keep the server going for another few months, given my lack of time and the ever-present need to update and configure plugins and server software, it would really be better off for that person to keep their money and maybe start their own server with the Kingdoms of Resdayn files if they have the time required to dedicate to such an endeavor.

Anyway, I do want to apologize to you all, I know Kingdoms of Resdayn has been a place a lot of you have called home over the past nearly four years, and I know a lot of people, like Japdragon, still had plans and designs in mind for building things on the server, and I hate to pull the rug out from underneath you all like this, but there's no getting around that the money and time to keep the server going just isn't there. We had a lot of great times on the server, and a lot of great memories, and with any luck you all will be able to use the server files to keep Resdayn alive well into the future.

Best of luck to everyone, and rest assured this website, and the server downloads, will remain available for a long while yet, so feel free to stop by and let us know if you've got a new server up and running or just want to chat!

Author:  keivia [ Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:20 am ]
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Thanks for the fun and all the time and the great job you did while it lasted.

Author:  japdragon04 [ Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:40 am ]
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It Has Been Fun Crafting with you guys

Author:  hawke [ Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:31 pm ]
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Dark, I don't think you need to apologize to us. You kept this thing running far longer than most. I am grateful for all you did for the server (and for us), and can't thank you enough. This was the second server I joined (after my first one disappeared one day) and I never felt the need to join another. I met a lot of people here, and several of them I maintain contact with. This server was a big part of a lot of our lives for a long time, and we have you to thank, dark.

If you ever do start the server back up, be sure to drop me a message. And don't hesitate to just say hi every now and then, ha! That goes for any of you other folks, as well.

Take care guys, we had a spectacular run!

Author:  Shadow_Hopper [ Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:01 am ]
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First of all I would like to thankyou Dark for keeping the server going for as long as you could, I know I wasn't really around much since the restart but Resdayn was my first ever minecraft server and it was an amazing place and felt like a second home. I will truly miss the server and all the people I have met on it. I have had a lot of good memories here and if you do happen to take the server live again please don't hesitate to contact me if you need any help.

As for anyone who wants to maintain contact with me feel free to add me on steam just search for Shadow_Hopper and you should find me. It is upsetting to say this but goodbye Resdayn you will be missed.


Author:  hotdogall [ Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:14 am ]
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Woa woa woa woa


I started up a small survival server just recently. It's hosted privately with my dad's own personal computer server (thank you father!) and I would be more than willing to transfer the world and player data to mine. I only have 1 or two players on my server, so there won't be a major backlash.

The only downside would be that I would have to learn Multiverse or actually make sure my server actually has enough RAM to be able to have most of the plugins Kingdoms has. (Also, I have trouble configuring plugins since I've never had a server, so if Dark or anyone could help me out, that'd be fantastic ^.^)

I also have no idea how to transfer player data. Worlds, though, I'm fine with.

Also, I'd have to check the limit of people on my server, since, as I said before, it's small.

I can try and make KoR 2.0 but I'd have to check first with my technician (dad) make sure I can actually run it.

I'll get back to you guys super soon. If anyone wants to help me, my Steam is Cheeseasaurus, Twitter is @hotdogdojo, and if you don't have those, I have a Skype (but i'd prefer giving it out privately)

Downloading World files atm and seeing if I can load it up on a single player world. Also gunna try downloading stuff like Deathcraft (basically death chests), Lockette, and Multiverse

Author:  keivia [ Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:54 am ]
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Jap and i have moved to if anyone is intrested.

Author:  japdragon04 [ Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:13 pm ]
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for anyone who would like to stay in touch or message me of arestart/transfer my steam is japdragon04

Author:  Caroigne [ Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:41 am ]
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I keep checking this and not being sure what to say, but guess I ought to give it a try anyway.

To Dark, I agree with hawke -- no need to apologize! Everything has been excellent, and you've done more than anyone could ask for.

To cheese, that sounds great -- if you get it working I'll be there! Thanks for trying to keep us running.

To everyone: I'm Caroigne on steam, so if you want to talk or play whatever, let me know. ;)

I've been playing some Terraria lately; the 1.3 patch added a lot of nice content. I'd be happy to start over and do some multiplayer. Edge of Space launches today, so I'll be playing that too in the near future.

What's everybody else up to?

Author:  Grey [ Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:34 pm ]
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Keivia, I applied to the server, but due to what they've been accepting, they dont seem to be accepting people under 15... So just letting you know... If you could try and help me get in, that would be great!

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