At the time of writing, we have shut down all Minetime servers (and set the lobby to kick everyone with "We'll be right back"). I know a lot of you have questions about what happened, so I will do my best to answer them. Basically, what happened is our backend server IPs were griefed
How come some servers were griefed?
Our backend servers run in offline mode (Our reverse proxy, the "server" you connect to on minetime.com handles authentication). Since some people had access to our backend IP, they were able to connect directly to the servers as the owner, bypassing authentication entirely
What will happen to all of our builds and our worlds?
Nothing! We keep regular backups, so you won't notice any missing work
How long until the servers will be back up?
We're working on resolving the issues and receiving new IPs. Even if we fix the issue with authentication, people could still DDoS the servers (since they have our backends) which would cause...
Hello fellow Minetimers. I'm not usually this blunt in announcements released on the front page of the website. However, the staff and I have been very disappointed with the kind of behavior we've been seeing in the chat throughout the Minetime network lately (and especially in the creative server). Here's the scoop:
What we've observed:
Profanity (primarily idiomatic profanity)
Spam in the chat and through personal messages
Talking about sex in a derogatory or inappropriate way
Bullying and purposefully pestering others
Disrespect towards staff members
Disrespect towards peers
Although some of the things I listed above (such as profanity) are permitted on most other servers, all of these things are absolutely prohibited on the Minetime network.
Actions we've taken:
Distributed a strict custom-coded mute plugin throughout the Minetime network
Removed the /me command throughout the Minetime network
Removed the /kick command from the creative server
Hey guys! For a while now, I've been planning on adding some new minigames to Minetime. Minigames are quite difficult to make because they require so much custom development. When I add new minigames to Minetime, I want to make sure you guys enjoy them. I am wondering what specific minigames you guys would like to see on Minetime. You can leave us suggestions for existing minigames or even share your ideas for a totally new minigame! Your feedback is much appreciated as the factor the staff and I take into consideration the most when implementing a new server is what you think of it. Thanks!
Emily and I finally made Twitter accounts. This will allow you see what we're currently working on and allow us to better interact with you. We will generally follow players' accounts. You can follow us at CollinPotato and MinetimeSupport.
We will occasionally be posting exclusive content that can only be found on our Twitter feeds, such as sneak peeks of upcoming maps.