Server Downtime

Due to issues not under my control, update times have been changed: update times are now 1 PM to 6 PM, Friday 5/17.

Well, the time has come. We need to complete the last part of our server upgrades to support new features such as the new starter zone, better donor management, and so on. There never really is a good time to take the server down for a couple of hours these days other than the wee hours of the morning. Sadly, by that time, the tech team is generally on the third case of Coke and 15th pot of coffee – not a good time to change things on a production environment.

That said, we’re all going to get a good night’s sleep and upgrade Veterancraft in the later morning hours when we are fully rested. For the time being, Veterancraft may shutdown and/or be in Maintenance Mode unannounced several times between the hours of 1 PM and 6 PM EST on Friday 17. Hopefully, its not going to take us 5 hours to complete the upgrades; though its better to over estimate in this case than to under estimate.


  • 12:50 PM – Full back made, just in case we have roll back.
  • 14:30 PM – New permissions systems installed. You shouldn’t notice anything differently – hopefully. However, if you do venture in the Newbie zone, you will have to complete it – no tp, home, spawn, etc.
  • 15:30 PM – New chat system is in place. You’ll notice a few minor tweaks here and there. No starter zone is in full effect. At this point we are just keeping a close eye on the system. However, the server may still be restarted, shutdown, or put into Maintenance Mode without notice as we tweak things here and there.

2 Responses to “Server Downtime”

  1. meatbawllz May 17, 2013 at 6:32 am #

    I’m literally giddy. It’s a new era for VeteranCraft.

  2. HalfPintHorror May 17, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    Just wanted to say thankyou for workig so hard on this server! It has been a blast for me so far and I am looking forward to many good times to come =D

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