Minion update

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  1. PrimeMC Management

    PrimeMC Management Management
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    Hey everyone!

    Earlier today we've decided to disable a function of the minions. We've changed the following: minions will no longer activate spawners while being in chunk loading function. This was needed as it kept either making the Skyblock servers lag really badly or made them entirely crash.

    It was needed for the performance of the server. We hope you guys understand it.
    Sorry for the inconvenience


    -PrimeMC Management team
     
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  2. Junnk

    Junnk Elder Member

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    Hopefully, this helps the performance of the server, often when I'm playing on evenings it's virtually unplayable due to the lag and downtime.
     
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  3. TheGamingStudios

    TheGamingStudios Well-Known Member

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    This ruins minions in my opinion. So now you can't AFK spawnes. I understand that this is to reduce lag but this will effect the economy of the SkyBlock servers
     
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  4. Jumpahh

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    So you'd rather have a completely unplayable server over a minion keeping spawners working? Which.. you could just stand next to.
     
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  5. TheGamingStudios

    TheGamingStudios Well-Known Member

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    I would deal with this for now and later make a suggestion that can both reduce lag AND make minions load spawners
     
  6. Ray19980

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    This is a bit sad but it made the server alot more comfortable (in my opinion)!
     
  7. Tensive

    Tensive Well-Known Member

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    Makes sense, but bit harsh on those that bought minions to have them do AFK work.. not like you guys care anyway..
     
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  8. TheGamingStudios

    TheGamingStudios Well-Known Member

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    If they did, that would be nice. Our island has more than 10 minions afking our farms
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    When I get 3 agree ratings :p
     
  9. FoxyRobin

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    We do care, but as of right now, this was the only option we have. It was needed for both the performance of the server and the enjoyment of your gameplay. We'll see if there's something we can do to compensate it with something else.
     
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  10. Lenkin

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    Hopefully this will help servers such as Sbearth with the tps. I think this was a good call, with the economy having a load of spawners in one small chunk or so.
    Hope the best will come from this both from players and the server.
     
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    hello
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    this is great
    now all my minions are worthless
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    but still it helps the server so idgaf
     
  12. GROOT

    GROOT Infamous Member

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    Finally the economy won't be as broken as it was now since that minions can't afk
     
  13. 28T

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    *** ruined every grinder on earth! thanks!!!!!
     
  14. BlRCH

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    Do you mean to say that this is only a temporary solution to sort out the issue "right now"?
     
  15. mossdeep

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    this has swiftly destroyed economy on earth, and others will follow. good job guys. you did it.
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    wasted weeks of everyones effort, because you couldnt just fix the minion glitch. or raise mob stack. or introduce item stacking higher then 64. lots of good options. but i guess wasting everyone's time and money is more worth it
     
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  16. albertcool2

    albertcool2 Well-Known Member

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    Have you guys tried using one of the 13 people in your team to AFK the spawners?
     
  17. mossdeep

    mossdeep New Member

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    see if you can afk 5000. at best each player can afk around 200. lowering efficency you can get up to 300. and what do solo islands do? quit after they hit 200 igs? this is a horrible, terribly thoughtout, rushed change. dissapointing
     
  18. albertcool2

    albertcool2 Well-Known Member

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    first off, I managed to AFK 1k spawners on my own, you guys still have enough players to cover your entire farm.
    Besides you said it yourself, your tactics made sbearth so unbearably laggy to the point where u moved to sbthunder.
     
  19. mossdeep

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    it wasnt our tactics, it was the fact that the server has enough money for 5000 igs, but cant support 5000 igs. THAT is the problem. not us. and if you afked 1k igs on your own, the efficiency of the spawners is guarenteed to be <50%. maximising efficiency is how we got so many
     
  20. LeDerpDderp

    LeDerpDderp New Member

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    every update makes the server worse and worse lmao. you just screwed over the people with lots of igs
     
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