We find it necessary after the recent Towny rollback to make a public statement regarding the status of the server and what the Sysadmin Team has been up to in the recent weeks to fix it. Initially, we did not find it ideal to draw this much attention to the issue, but with the growing spread of misinformation regarding the situation, it is now our obligation to the community to update you all on what has been happening behind the scenes.
It started with random shut downs on both Towny and Creative. We were aware of these shut downs when the first one happened on December 14th, 2019 at around 12:30AM EST and searched the server logs for an explanation. Of course, nothing was there to be seen— not even a crash report was generated to provide us with answers. The issue with immediate shut downs (like the ones experienced on Shadow Kingdom during the last few weeks) is that no proper file saving occurs, which can lead to corruption in some instances. Luckily, nothing seemed to be broken yet, but nonetheless, all of us were searching for an answer that would explain these random shut downs.
Soon thereafter, the issue spread further and began affecting the entire dedicated server that we host our gamemodes on. The first instance of this was on December 15th, when I came online to notice that the entire dedicated server had restarted itself— similar to how the individual Minecraft servers had been doing prior. We immediately began undoing any of the recent updates and uninstalling new software in hopes of repairing this issue, but the only way to tell if it was fixed was to wait and see if another crash occurred. After contacting our server host, we still had none of the answers we hoped for.
This went on for a few weeks until finally on Sunday, January 5th, 2020 at around 6:30PM EST when our dedicated server restarted itself, the servers did not start correctly— some data had been corrupted due to the improper shut downs. This was the reason for the few hours of downtime experienced on this day. We back up Shadow Kingdom every few hours, so this issue was easily fixed once we got online to address it. However, our backups software did not update itself, so after the server came back online, the old (broken) server was being backed up instead of the live one. That is...
I'm super excited to announce our 2019 Winter Sale on ALL donation ranks! From now until January 3rd, get all global ranks on our store for 75% OFF. This means you can now become a donator for less than 2 USD!
To get your ranks today, head over to https://store.shadowkingdom.org or simply type /buy while playing on the server.
Our donation ranks grant you awesome perks like
- Private freebuild worlds [Creative]
- Donator chat channel (works cross-server) [Towny & Creative]
- Colored names in chat [Towny & Creative]
- More /sethome's [Towny & Creative]
- ArmorStandTools [Towny & Creative]
- Plot flags (gamemode, weather, time, greeting, farewell, etc.) [Creative]
- Keep your /backpack on death [Towny]
- GoBrush & GoPaint access [Creative]
- Extra MyPets [Towny]
- Useful kits and extra items [Towny]
- All donation ranks are global and life-time. This means that purchased ranks will transfer to all current and future Shadow Kingdom servers and they never expire!
- The 2019 Winter Sale is effective for all Global Ranks and Rank Upgrades.
- Be sure to type your in-game username accurately with correct capitalization when purchasing.
- After you purchase a rank, please allow up to 5 minutes for the rank to become active in-game.
Thank you for supporting Shadow Kingdom! Without our supporters and dedicated community, we wouldn't be able to exist.
EDIT: The world resets are now complete! Enjoy!Hello everybody!
Now, as the days are getting shorter, the weather colder and the year is nearing its end (unless you live in Australia or something ), we have decided to reset all of the resource worlds on our Towny server. So, prepare to loot all the new end cities and nether fortresses on December the 14th at 11AM EST! If you still have anything of value in the old worlds like unmined spawners or other items, make sure to grab it soon!
Worlds that will be reset:
- The End
- Resource World
- The Nether
As a small addition we will increase the /rtp range as well, so that you won’t be teleported into somebody’s base or town as often anymore.
*Please note, that the server will be down for a few minutes to avoid any possible issues, while we replace the old worlds.
We will NOT reset the main world or any other possessions, ranks, levels or towns.
Best of luck!
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