Hello all. It’s good to be back and working on things again. After a long retirement and depression from losing everything I and my team worked so hard to achieve, I’ve decided it’s time to start the ball rolling once more. Seeing as how Spout is alive once again and being run by Dockter (who is updating to the latest version of Minecraft soon), it resurrected my interest in creating my vision of the game again and I’m more than happy to hit the ground running. Currently I’m awaiting a new computer that will be capable of handling my rendering program to its fullest. This will allow me to create new worlds 200%-300% faster than I could before on my old 2.13ghz Dual Core Laptop. With the capability of running Skyrim on completely max graphics at over 60fps I think it can handle anything MC or the tools I use to create the server with like a snap. Added to this, I won’t be needing to recreate or reboot anything attached to Spout. When Spout crashed I was tempted to hit the delete button but I instead saved the entirety of the server its self at that point as a backup so I could hopefully return to it at a later date. Well I’m glad I did. It will take me a day to repair the plugins to working states and reset the configs and such. Once that’s done it’ll be smooth sailin’. I hope to hear from everyone again and get I’ll be getting in touch with former players over the next few weeks. See you on soon folks, god bless.
Good day everyone. As you may have been made aware, Spout has announced that they are shutting down.
How does this affect us?
Elysium relied very heavily on Spout so that we could create our own custom items and blocks. This is what set Elysium Craft apart from other Minecraft servers. It made us unique.
There are plenty of other plugins!
While this is true, one must understand that Larcinion and I as well as the whole admin team have put hundreds of hours into the server creating content all revolving around Spout. Essentially over 6 months worth of hard work was made near useless mere hours before we were about to start our advertising campaign.
We can start over!
Yes we can. However this would be the 3rd time something of this magnitude has dashed our hopes and dreams on sharp jagged rocks. It started with the Heroes plugin devs deciding that they would fork into their own server type and leave everyone else out. Then with Tekkit, where we worked for many many months, but in the end there were just too many bugs and it took way too long for Tekkit to update. Spout descended in a chariot of fire to take us to the holy land. It was everything we dreamed about and more, until now. It is not a question of “Can we start over?” more a question “Do we really want to do all of this again?”
Well, what now?
Larc and I have spoken at great length and have come up with a few very good ideas moving forward. First of which is to get some R&R. I am getting married soon and Larc’s house is on the verge of being overtaken by the evil dark forest by which he foolishly lives. Larc would like the rest of the summer to get his affairs in order. The server will remain online, however there will be no updates or staff on hand.