Minecraft Server Back online

After a quick copy and the creation of a white-list the server is back up.
Please contact me directly if you appear to not be on the white list – I had many more players who have logged in then I know, and it’s possible I missed someone. Thanks!

Server down (for now)

Our minecraft numbers have grown beyond my ability to admin/host – so I’m working on a whitelist for our server. I think it’s fair for me to welcome players whom I know, and (sorry guys) ask those that I haven’t met (outside of Minecraft) to move along.

I certainly understand folks have put some hard work into their own minecraft projects – so I’m making a copy of our server available so that you can host your own instance. It is available here: Vraga World

It is a .zip file – please let me know if there are any issues getting it up and running.

New Map of our Minecraft world

21 April, 2011

Nothing to see here…

18 April 2011

Newest snapshots

still looking to make a more minecraft-themed space… in the meantime:
16th of April, 2001
17th of April, 2001

Snapshot – 13Apr11; Blog re-design continues

Time permitting, I’ll continue with the blog redesign today. Also:


Minecraft: Periodic Snapshots as we grow…

As Minecraft posts have taken over this “gaming strategy” blog, I will look to do a redesign to perhaps section off this material into it’s own logical area…

For now, Posts will live with others.
Using the Tectonicus – deep map renderer I plan to take periodic snapshots of our world as we build. I will make no promises as to the frequency of these snapshots, but I will strive to make them at least weekly.

Here is the first:


NEW Minecraft World Generated!

Hearing from most players, we’ve decided to generate a new world and start over (with a bug-free *hopefully* server). The connection information remains the same, and if you are reading this blog and are interested, contact a player directly for the information.
There aren’t any rules on this server beyond the typical “don’t be a dick.” Don’t help yourself to anything without asking the person who put it there first, and be respectful of other’s projects. Obviously, we had a lot of fun building semi-nearby on our last server so we were neighbors… I think the same kind of distances we were already observing will be fine this time around.

If you log in to the new world and really want some space, it isn’t yours unless there is a clear claim… place some blocks around what your looking at, +add a sign for clarity.

Update: Server backups are now up and running daily.

Thats it for now, with some help from Talness we should have a google map-esque view of our old home on the web soon. Will update when that occurs.

Happy Mine-crafting everyone!

Our Minecraft Quagmire

Hey guys!
I posted our recent minecraft quagmire (on new world vs long journey) on the minecraft forums to solicit feedback from others in the community (hoping to tap into anyone who has encountered this with other groups). The link to that thread is here: http://www.minecraftforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=269612

Also – some exciting things being tweeted by Notch (Minecraft creator): weather coming in future patch! http://twitter.com/#!/notch

Finally, I’m close to finishing an auto-backup solution for our world, to avoid fatal loss of the data in the future.


Minecraft server is up – I don’t know how performance is doing…
connect at: [removed to keep random folks offline-gotta know someone already on the server, simply contact them]