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Cheers,

it's a well-known fact that our Server Delta suffers from Low TPS most of the time. We've been discussing this a lot, how we could improve performance with the Hardware we have right now; Always having a focus on Server-Cost. Things like Mob-Spawn limiting, custom Mods, and Plugins to limit TileEntity Ticks, limits to the Range a Mob can "see" players, and a lot more.

Bad news is, nothing really helped; The Server we have available is just not powerful enough, and as such, it averages around 15 TPS with just 4-6 Players online; Where Epsilon is able to keep up the same performance with 15 Players. (This is based on logged Data for the past 24 hours)

The Donations have been going really great the past months, and we have quite some savings; Basically, we could run almost 2 Months without any donation by now. There was a community vote a while ago, and the result of this was to accumulate the savings, and we are doing so.

We did some research on how to improve performance with updating the Hardware. The results are ... not as good as we hoped they would be; At least not if we don't want to spend more money for it.

There is an option available which would, in theory (Entirely based on CPU Benchmarks), boost Delta that much, so it would even surpass Epsilon, for about 60% increased cost for the Server. 

The calculations are:
Epsilon has a Score of 2229 points (Xeon 1270v3) and Delta has 2069 points (I7 3770). The option that is available for a reasonable price has a score of 2623 (i7 8700) (Source CPU Scores)

That seems to be a big improvement.
So one option we have would be to Setup one of those 8700 machines, move Delta there and let it run for a month, to see how it performs.
If it's not worth the extra money, we can always go back to a cheaper machine. Keep in mind that we will have to raise the monthly donation goal by about 25 euro if the performance is really that great and we decide to stick with it.

The second option would be to skip the 8700 Setup and directly get another one of those "Epsilon" machines, which would improve TPS comparable to the Level of Epsilon, and possibly even save a few bucks (And as such, lowering the Donation goal)

So please leave your comments below on what you think about this.

-Namikon

Basilisk I second to Bartimaeusnek, i would go for that better hardware and if its not working out as good as planned with that s...
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arkaroo o I can't say much of it's history as of the short time I've played on it but I'd love to see it runni...

Cheers,

we just launched our "Grave Self Sevice" Information Portal. Find out where exactly your grave is, if it's spawned or if you need to contact Staff, and check for how long it will be there before it's deleted.
You can find the Pages here:

Self-Service Portal Delta

Self-Service Portal Epsilon

In order to lookup your graves, you have to login on the Server you want to check, and type in
 ⁄gravehelp request.
You will then receive your unique Code. Notice: This still considered Beta, please report all problems with this on the well-known Github page, or contact Namikon on Discord directly. Thank you!

- Namikon

Update 04.01.2018 11:27:
Both Servers are back online

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Hello everyone,

Tomorrow (4th of January) between 10 am and 12 am CET (https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20180104T100000&p0=83) our Servers Delta and Epsilon will be taken down for extended maintenance;

Downtime of Delta is currently scheduled from 10 am to 11 am
Downtime of Epsilon is currently scheduled from 11 am to 12 am

Any important status-update if problems are found will be written to the Server's respective Channel on Discord

Cheers,
Namikon

Good day everyone,

in the past 2 Months we haven't reached our donation-goal #2, and this month it also seems that we will not hit the sweet spot.
We're not doing this for profit, which means that we have to pay the remaining amount to keep our Servers online.

The Server(s) for GTNH where paid by our Staff for almost 2 years before we had to consider donations, and we cannot rely on this again.

As a result, we will monitor the donations until 01.01.2018 (That's about 1,5 donation-cycles), and if we don't reach our goals, we'll consider taking one Server offline.
Unfortunately, since Delta and Epsilon are not compatible, the progress of all players on the Server that is removed will be lost.

We can't promise Character-Transfers, as this is a manual process, each file has to be edited by hand.

We hope you'll understand why we have to do this.

- Namikon


To be more specific about Hardware cost, here is a Detailed Summary of what we use and what we pay:

Delta (XenServer VM)

Processor Intel I7-3770k
Memory 16 GB DDR3 (Dedicated for this VM)
HDD 2x 3TB; Hardware-Raid 1
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Cost 51,99 Euro / Month

Epsilon

Processor Intel Xeon E3-1270V3
Memory 32 GB DDR3
HDD 2x 2TB; Hardware-Raid 1
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Cost 40 Euro / Month

Various required things (Price per Month)

100GB Remote Backup-Location for Player-Profiles/SQL Dumps 3,45 EUR
Enjin-Page 7,99 EUR

This results in a total monthly price of: 103,43 Euro

One generous Staff-Member keeps donating 20 Euro each Month, resulting in an open bill of 83,43 Euro.

A lot of time has passed since the last big update to 1.4.1.1.
Weeks, almost months, have been spent in programming mods, writing/changing recipes, creating quests, while at the same time trying to keep the progression system that we build from scratch, across every single of our 200+ mods.

Recent new additions to our central mod "GregTech" had a tremendous impact on almost the entire progression system, as it fundamentally changes a few things that were considered to be the "roots" of GT:NewHorizons. And we all know, cutting a tree can be difficult if the tree is large enough; but replanting it because you need to change its roots is almost impossible.

As a result of these huge changes, we decided to make a "major" Version jump this time; "GT:NH 1.5" will be renamed to "GT:NH 2.0" once it's ready to be released.

Meanwhile, please join us on our new Server "Zeta" once it's available and help us find bugs.
The Server is currently being prepared, and will, hopefully, be ready for action starting 14/15th of July '17.

Another announcement will be made once the Server has been made public.

- GTNH Staff

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