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Aug
31
by Eliot at 8:06 AM
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Hi, last night a player exploited a security leak in bungee cord. We are now aware of the leak, and can fix it in the future. The spawn and main survival world, were completely griefed. We had another copy of the spawn, so we are working to get that back in place ASAP. The survival world has to be reset (again, sorry). It is now generating a new world, I am estimating that we will be back up later today. None of the plugins or permissions were changed so we wont need to do those again.

You was banned because he banned the ip of the server, which is what bungee cord uses when it connects you. If you have any information into who did this, please comment your version of events.
Aug
30
by Eliot at 7:55 PM
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The world reset has happened! Here is a list of the updates

The donation rank names have changed a bit, look at /warp donate for more details.

Creative players are not allowed to do the following:
Drop items
Sell items
Open chests, anything with a GUI...etc
Separate inventory from survival.
Items placed by someone in creative, when broken do not drop a block.

These will prevent the flood of illegitimate items which occurred before, and help the server become a better environment to play on.

Any bugs you find please comment.
Aug
29
by Eliot at 7:25 PM
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Hi, if there are any pixel art/ creations which you would like to save, please comment below a screenshot and the co-ordinates. This is limited to 1 per user, and it can't be too big. These will be placed into a plot of your choice when the creative plot server opens soon.
Aug
29
by Eliot at 7:17 PM
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Hi, as part of our move to a new dedicated server we get a new ip. Since our ip is linked to the dns record of play.octopia.net, we can just open our dns panel and change the ip in there. Which is what we are doing.

Now, computers hold a temporary dns cache, kind of thing. Which basically means your computer will remember the old ip and not the new one. The cache gets updated at different speeds on different computers, if you click on the link below, you will find an easy tutorial on how to refresh your DNS. The page covers windows and mac, if you use linux, you will have to search for how to flush your DNS with your operating system.

BEFORE YOU FOLLOW THE TUTORIAL, MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON A SERVER WHICH IS NOT THE LOBBY! CLOSE MINECRAFT ASWELL.
http://www.wikihow.com/Refresh-DNS

Once you have done this, connect to octopia again, and you should spawn in the lobby, this means you are now on the new proxy. You do not need to do anything else. If you have done this and are...
Aug
25
by Eliot at 3:00 PM
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50 Comments
I am thinking about having a world reset soon. Now before you all jump on me at once and threaten to leave the server, just have a look at what I have to say.
Our current world has been up for a long time now, there are lots of abandoned towns and buildings, and the map is generally messy and unpleasant, especially for new members.
The world is also quite large and the amount of buildings on it, mean the server has more to process so can lag a bit. If I was to go ahead with the reset I would be able to plan out the world a bit better, so we would have less issues with lag.
I would also be able to install some new plugins which will enhance your server experience. I will improve dynmap, and customise that some more, I would also install a statistics plugin so you could view player stats on the website.
With the new world, would come a staff review, I am very aware that our current staffing team layout is not perfect, and that this could also be improved on.
In the last few weeks there...
Aug
24
by Eliot at 10:44 PM
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Hi,
Over the next week or so, I am going to be migrating the current octopia server files, onto a new dedicated server. The new server is faster, has more space, and will allow me complete control over it, meaning that in the vent of any issues, I can fix them quicker than I would have done before.

The moves will result in a small bit of downtime, possibly a few hours around midday (BST) when it is quiet. I have to stop the server and move the files over.

This new server will benefit the server a lot, I am also planning on purchasing another server, which will allow us to add more server types, this requires donations, so the more you donate, the more servers can be added. If a second server is purchased the following are planned to be added to it.
Creative plot server, skyblock, paintball, more arenas for the current game modes, and space for more suggestions!

If you have any questions please comment them. Any information about scheduled downtime will be posted on the main page...
Aug
22
by Eliot at 1:41 PM
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4 Comments
As of Sunday this week, Aurelius will step down from his post as owner.
He has decided to do this, as he is increasingly busy, and no longer has the time to continue at his rank.
Aurelius has been on the server for well over a year, and has been, by far the most helpful and supportive staff member of all. He has configured plugins, moderated the forums, managed the staffing team and pretty much anything else that needed to be done.

It will be a great loss to the server to see him go, and on behalf of the Owners and Octopia, I wish Aurelius the very best, and thank him for his service to the server.

He will be given an honorary rank of King.


Until Sunday evening, Aurelius will remain at his post of Owner and will still have authority.

Work on the hub servers will continue shortly.

Thank you for reading
Aug
12
by Eliot at 9:38 PM
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Hi everyone, I have added a new game, One in the chamber. This is accessible via the lobby or typing /server oitc.

On another note, I am away on holiday until next thursday, so in my absence Aurelius will be acting head of octopia.

Thanks for reading
Aug
12
by Eliot at 12:14 PM
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1 Comments
Hi,
I am looking to get a better view of what people want to see on octopia, what they want to be improved..etc.
I would be grateful if as many players as possible could take a few minutes to fill out this form, this would provide me with a good view of what I should add to the server, what I should change and generally what you think.

Please could you click on this link and fill out the form.

Click here

STAFF MEMBERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO FILL OUT THIS FORM!
Thank you for reading
Aug
11
by Eliot at 10:15 PM
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5 Comments
Hi,
I have added a new mini games onto the server, it is splegg.

It is basically spleef but instead of breaking blocks with a shovel, you fire exploding eggs which break them.

You can access the game either via the portal on the hub, or by typing /server splegg

This, as with all other mini games on the server, is early beta, please report all bugs on the forums.

Thanks