The doors are kind of open!

Server IP: game.minegaiden.com:26911

This morning I finished configuring the server. Please keep in mind I am still waiting on a dedicated IP from the server host. This could change at any time and make the server unreachable for a bit. Make a post on the Facebook group and I’ll fix it as soon as I can.

I’m confident everything is good to go, so I turned off the whitelist. I guess we’ll really see how good the server protection is! I’m not advertising the server until this weekend so whoever reads this will get a head start.

Game rules are Survival PvE. I have a few familiar faces who are willing to build infrastructure, so please don’t ask just yet.

Welcome back to Minegaiden

For those of you who don’t know me, hi! I’m tok3n (i.e. tok3, tok3ninja) and I’m the original creator of Minegaiden.

I started the original Minegaiden during the alpha stage of Minecraft developement. We started as a server on my desktop as a fun new project to mess around with. From there, we grew over the years onto our own community-owned hardware, supporting many players from around the globe. It was a labor of love for me and I enjoyed every second of it. I learned a lot about Linux in this time and I owe the community for pushing my education to where it is now.

But then I quit. I’ll spare the details, but I wasn’t in a good place to be running a community. But here I am again!

So what now?

I have already rented a server host that can support whatever we end up doing. The .com is back in our hands (thankfully no one decided to domain park on it). I already have a world generated and I’ll have a map available soon. I’m currently waiting on a dedicated IP from the server host to do anything further.

As far as game mode.. Minegaiden took a lot of interaction to keep running. Since I work full-time now I won’t have the hours to spend keeping up. The server will be set to PvE rules with mobs enabled. We are using Grief Prevention for self-serve region protection, amongst the rest of it’s awesome features.

Will we return to the Minegaiden tradtion of two cities at war? Maybe.