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    A Whiny Rant

    I've been hosting modded servers for my friends for several years now. For me, it's about the long term commitment. I've been playing Minecraft for far longer than most of my friends (both vanilla and modded). People get bored fast. Nothing will more quickly make you realize that sandbox games...
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    Mechanics discussion: all about the grind

    This thread has given me some interesting things to ponder (from my original post). It also appears to have moved from grind to storage drawer discussion. On the topic of amazing storage solutions, I'm surprised no one's mentioned the Modular Systems mod (formally known as modular furnaces). It...
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    How do YOU Generate Power?

    Indeed they can. If you had the space and need for additional power you could pump steam into Big Reactors turbines. I haven't tested their steam output yet. I imagine it'd be pretty impressive considering their passive power output. Mine is set up so that should I add some additional solar...
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    How do YOU Generate Power?

    A single Mekanism fusion reactor has been my go to source of power for some time now. It's currently sitting at an injection rate of sixteen, churning out 1.59 million rf/t. It tops out at around 50 million rf/t if you're pumping out enough fuel. They're quiet, don't explode and, run off of...
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    Mechanics discussion: all about the grind

    I've never been a fan of grind. It always came across as a lazy means to extend gameplay where a creative solution cannot be found. This becomes especially apparent within modded Minecraft where balancing tends to materialize in the form of complicated recipes. These recipes either involve...
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    Alternatives to MFFS

    Someone give the Pneumaticraft dev a hug, that station works perfectly.
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    Alternatives to MFFS

    I'm close to making the decision to pull MFFS from my server. I run a small private server without pack support. Distributing updates requires that I notify players in advance, which isn't always possible. MFFS in its current state is highly unstable. I'd argue that it's more trouble than it's...
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    1.7.10 - A Total Degragation of Performance

    Kind of a shame really. The general consensus appears to be that 1.7.10 (be it mods, vanilla or, a combination of the three) is not quite as well optimized as previous versions. Interesting to see that some people have experienced a performance increase. I've done about as much poking around as...
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    1.7.10 - A Total Degragation of Performance

    It helps when the client is drawing chunks however, it does little to improve server side performance. It's still a worthwhile install if you ask me. As a pretty grumpy individual I find it rather fitting :). It makes me feel a bit better knowing that I'm not the only one taking a performance...
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    1.7.10 - A Total Degragation of Performance

    I love that little mod. It took care of the hitching issue we were all having. I forgot to even mention that. Prior to installing fastcraft attempting to explore would result in client locking up for thirty seconds every couple of feet.
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    1.7.10 - A Total Degragation of Performance

    I'm not even sure where this thread goes, let me just get that one out of the way. Has anyone who's moved over to 1.7.10 (and it's roster of mods) noticed plummeting tickrates and spiking MS? Just look at this: http://i.imgur.com/ayq4jgo.png and this: http://i.imgur.com/58VQ0AB.png I'm...
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    Solved Unusual ping spikes/high ping

    Well, turns out my lucky guess wasn't so lucky. The problem 'appears' to be on the VPS providers end. Using a utility known as glances gave me a more accurate live readout on what the CPU is doing during these lag spikes. For some reason the CPU% will drop to 0.0 or 1.0 without provocation...
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    List of monitoring tools

    I made a thread in the tech support area about tracking down the source of some pretty massive ping spikes (bursts of 1000 ping). Over the past week I've been pulling my hair out attempting to diagnose this issue. I've gone as far as to dump the server onto my girlfriend's computer while she is...
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    What is RF?

    :) 1.7 TE talk already, well now I'm excited. I've been dying to move away from 1.6.4.
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    What is RF?

    Fluxducts sounds nice. I have one question though. Will I need to remove energy conduits placed in the world? If so, I am going to start weeping now.
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    Extra Mobs is Horrifying...

    Those are usually spawned by Lycanites Mobs, and only in the Nether.
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    Solved Unusual ping spikes/high ping

    There are two plugins installed, Openinv, and WorldEdit. It's a small server now, and the friends who use it all visit our Teamspeak so the need for administrative plugins is low. I noticed that these random ping spikes increase with time. After leaving the server running for an entire night I...
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    Solved Unusual ping spikes/high ping

    There are no anti x-ray features enabled (not intentionally at least). I have the orebfuscator disabled as well. This is an older node, as far as I can tell it hasn't been upgraded, and still uses traditional hard drives. I/O speeds vary throughout the day, though when/if they do drop it isn't...
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    Solved Unusual ping spikes/high ping

    The lowest I've seen my disk IO drop was 60MB/s. I was running that exact command. It's usually somewhere between 75-85MB/s. At times Disk IO will drift upwards of 105MB/s, which seems pretty reasonable for a budget VPS. It's a basic Linux box running the latest version of the Sun JVM on Ubuntu...
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    Solved Unusual ping spikes/high ping

    I'm running into a peculiar issue with a small server I run. I'm looking to bounce ideas off of someone as I'm completely stumped. I've run every test I can in an attempt to diagnose the problem. Some information: I am running mcpc+ I am using a VPS Mod list: http://pastebin.com/5ADQEp5J...