1. Connect to the server with the IP: play.datpixel.net
Jun
13
by Steven at 10:44 PM
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Hi,

So it has come to the point where roleplay needs more than 32gb of RAM to start. (I know, this is really fucking sad.) The reason why roleplay has been down for so long is due to this exact reason, the JVM can't allocate enough memory, even with 32gb allocated.

Soooo, we are moving roleplay to a machine with 64gb of ram and ensuring nothing else but roleplay is running on it. I will keep you all updated here with progress :)

~ Steven
Jun
08
by Steven at 6:01 PM
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Hi everyone,

This services as the official announcement for DatPixel's long awaited Factions reset which is happening this Saturday, June 10th at 2:00pm EST

Some notable features included in this reset are:
  • Free fly inside your faction claims no matter your rank
  • Unique obsidian/bedrock system, different ranks get different durability
  • Upgradable furnaces and hoppers
  • 1.7 TNT mechanics
  • Very balanced economy
  • Standard, non-op factions

If all goes smoothly, we will also have a closed beta this Friday for previous and current factions donors to bug test things before we release as well!

Hope to see you all there! :)
~ Steven
May
20
by Steven at 9:54 PM
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Hello,

I regret to inform everyone that the reason Survival's been crashing 5 times a day is merely due to people's stupidity. Who would have guessed? Anyway this announcement more/less serves as a "reason for outage" or RFO as I like to call it.

First reason for major crashes (5/19/2017):
Someone decided to donate with the username "O" instead of their full name. We figured this was because of auto-complete in chrome and instead of actually hitting enter for the suggested results they just went ahead and used "O" anyway. This username actually caused mojang lookups for the UUID to stall as it's such a short name. Furthermore, our donation system was unable to find a UUID for a name this small and thus ended up crashing it + the whole server with it.

Second reason for major crashes (5/20/2017):
Someone (whom we will disclose is @Titopolly) decided it would be a marvelous idea to select the biggest area they could and...
May
09
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by Steven at 7:33 PM
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Hi guys,

Here are the winners for the /warp adopt contest. Of course, we can only choose 1 for the official /warp adopt, however we have selected the best three adoption centers.

Here are the prize rundowns:
1st place = $50 Buycraft voucher + official new /warp adopt
2nd place = $25 Buycraft voucher
3rd Place = $15 Buycraft voucher

Factors that went into selecting winners:
1. Detail + structure
2. Block pallet + theme
3. Ease of use for the player

Now onto the winners!
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1st Place: SophieSlayin (/subs 14):


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We particularly liked this one as it featured a very colorful and vibrant feel to it, as well as fits the DatPixel theme very well (very cozy, great block pallet, etc). The interior within each of the sections is also carefully considered as well, and of course has maximum ease of use for the player (not too open/closed, etc). This one certainly nailed all 3 criteria on the head. Congratulations, you are...
May
03
by Steven at 9:42 PM
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Hi guys,

We are in need of a new /warp adopt, and we are awarding a $50 Buycraft voucher to the best warp!

Submission criteria:
  1. Must include three categories: Boys, Girls, Pets
  2. Can include anything else you'd like, such as diving boards, furniture, etc

All to do to enter is:
  1. Once finished, place a sign down next to your warp
  2. Put [SUBMIT] on first line of that sign
  3. That's it, your submission is recorded!

The winner will be selected Sunday, May 7th

Good luck everyone! :)
Apr
12
by Steven at 9:39 PM
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Hi guys,

As you may be aware, DatPixel has grown in players over the past 2 weeks. Unfortunately, survival goes offline on a daily basis because of lagging, stalling, etc. When survival goes offline, I get as upset as you guys do. I am putting an end to this by moving DatPixel to much more powerful servers that are able to take extreme loads (and no I did not mean this in a sexual way).

The host change will take place in a few days, before the weekend of course. At the moment we are just working on getting overclocked servers. The host change will take place around midnight and downtime will be kept to a minimum (~45 minutes).

Here are the specs if you are curious (we are getting 2 of these):
- Intel i7 7700k (latest Kaby Lake CPU) overclocked @ 4.7/5.0Ghz
- 64gb RAM (DDR4)
- 2x 450gb PCI-e SSD (motherboard integrated, also known as nvme)
- Gigabit uplink like all our servers have

This host change should improve the overall stability of the network. The CPU in question...
Apr
01
by Steven at 2:41 PM
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Hi guys,

EDIT: Rank now live!

Strangely enough, we have to postpone the release of Towny's Boss rank as I am unable to update the package to go live as my browser crashes when doing so, due to the package description being so enormous (yes, the rank has so much stuff that my browser crashes when trying to save it.)

I have no idea why this is, as I spent a long time on the description :(

I will update you all once we're ready to go live!

Thanks ^^
Feb
02
by Steven at 4:39 PM
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UPDATE: Survival appears to be fully stable now after some fixes.

Hi,

We are aware survival is having issues atm kicking people at random. We are moving our servers to a new datacenter + hardware which should hopefully address this. Once I'm home I can assess this further.

Thanks guys
~ Steven
Jan
18
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by Steven at 6:29 PM
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Hey everyone,

I am please to announce that our new Towny updates are finally live! This update mainly focuses on crucial economy updates, all new mob arenas and kits, and and finally the return of towny wars. Let's get into the main details!

Towny Mob Arena:
A huge revamp has took place for Mob Arena. To start off, we have included fully custom guns and brand new maps built by yours truly, Plutoren. One major arena we have added is Area-51. This will be a collector gamemode where you dodge each wave one by one, and try to mine wool blocks as quickly as possible. When you have several of all 8 wool colors, climb the side tower to convert your hard earned wool into diamonds at the beacon located at the bridge. Lastly, convert your diamonds into spawners by climbing a central tower and clicking a diamond block.

Notice: To use this feature you must have purchased the Premium Mob Arena Kits via our web store. You will be able to win various...
Jan
17
by Steven at 6:55 PM
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Hello,

[UPDATE]: We're back online! :D

We are aware the DatPixel network is currently offline. It appears a switch at the datacenter our servers are hosted at has went offline, therefore causing mass-disconnect to all our core machines. We are working with the datacenter to resolve this as quickly as possible.

Switch = a fancy term for what you connect all the physical machines in a datacenter together to allow cross communication

Thanks guys for understanding!
~ Steven