Seeing how there hasn't been a post in nearly 2 months, I thought I would put a post up explaining the future of the Legendary Minecraft.
It's been tough for Legendary Empire servers for the last couple of months with me leaving and Mojang screwing servers and server owners each update. Falling player numbers and general lack of attention.
However I have managed to save the Legendary Network from going down. With me leaving the Minecraft community I decided to move in to Steam and try my luck there. Thankfully my luck paid of there and I now have a Number 1 Deathrun server on Gmod, after only just a month, which is now in the top 40 in the world in Gmod, with new servers opening on all Source based games all the time. Which is a massive achievement. Because it is so popular I have been able to make enough donations each month to pay for the 3 dedicated servers, 2 web servers, 2 domains, Development work on any server to fix problems and have enough money left over to save up for hard times.
Looking towards the future the Network as a whole looks good and expanding daily, however we are struggling running off Windows Server 2008 with constant problems not with the servers but with the OS alone. For this reason we are moving off Windows Server. We will be moving over to Debian which means changing host, IP and machine. Legendary Empire will in no way be affected by the switch over. We will be running the Windows server currently used and the Debian server in parallel and simply redirect hub.ledendaryempire.co.uk to the Debian server, you shouldn't notice anything different.
The current ETA for this too be happening is June 1st at Midnight GMT, I will be ordering the new server on the 15th of May and try to have it all setup and working by the 1st ready for the switch over. I will be then cancelling the current machine on the 7th of June.
With this switch over performance from the servers should increase, crashes should be less and world loading on Minecraft should be quicker (If we get SSD's). We will also be cutting our monthly hosting costs by half. So we have more money to spend on improving servers and making the Network last longer.
As for me I will be starting my final exams this week, for the next 4 or 5 weeks I will be solidly working on my exams. The only work I will be doing on the Network is any emergency work. If there is problem that has to be sorted by me then please contact me on Steam and I will sort it out.
For anyone that doesn't have my Steam my name is: |FB| BearWoolley
Hopefully after I have finished my exams and changed servers over I may get some time to do some work on Legendary Empire and get stuff sorted. Only if I get time, my Gmod servers take up a lot of my time now.
I'm also looking for someone else to help out Radionactive with running Legendary Empire, it's a big task to run such a big network by 1 person. So I want someone to help him out. That way we can get Legendary Empire back on it's feat and actually have people playing. If you are interested in this then please contact me on Steam and we can talk about it. (Steam name above)
I'm also looking to launch a new fresh looking website for Legendary Empire hopefully within the next 2 months. I have the servers to run it, just got to code the backend database and stuff and Crypt_UK is doing the front end design, then we are good for a launch.
That's it for now.