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