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[Server] Pandorabox

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Multi-layered, space themed Server (but with much more than that:)

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Server-Adress: pandorabox.io
Server-Port: 30000

Main Page: https://pandorabox.io
Map: https://pandorabox.io/map/#-1782.25/493.5/10
Wiki: https://pandorabox.io/wiki
Highscore: https://pandorabox.io/highscore/
Issue tracker (technical issues): https://github.com/pandorabox-io/pandorabox.io/issues
Github: https://github.com/pandorabox-io/pandorabox.io
IRC: irc://chat.freenode.net/#pandorabox
Discord: https://discord.gg/mK6esa4


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Survial Minetest server with hunger, vacuum and xp.
The main aspects are: You spawn at the sky-platform above earth. On this platform is the admin-shop and the priv-building.
There are a few Teleporters up there which lead you to earth,moon or deep space.
On earth and under ground spawn dangerous monsters, best to avoid them or gear up!
Buildings on earth can be viewed in the realtime map: https://pandorabox.io/maphttps://pandor ... 5/493.5/10

Moon/Mars/Space
Everything above y 1000 has no atmosphere/air, you have to use a spacesuit to survive there.
Also: torches won't stick and if you build a building there you have to make it air-thight (full blocks and corners) and use the air-pump (HV-machine)

Spaceship
You are encouraged to build your own spaceship for mining on the Moon and traveling among the stars. A basic layout and inspiration can be found on the BuckarooBanzai travelnet (https://pandorabox.io/map/#-1789.03125/472.5/13) at Station MSS Behemoth

Tutorial section
Also on the spawn platform is a Tutorial-teleporter with various player-contributed Tutorials (mesecons, space, etc)

Chat commands
See: https://pandorabox.io/wiki/index.php/Chat_commands

Rules (brief version) Rules (for those who need clear, spelled out boundaries)
See: https://pandorabox.io/wiki/index.php/Rules

Mods
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Map server

The realtime map can be accessed with: https://pandorabox.io/map/#-1782.25/493.5/10
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Roadmap
  • Add procedural generated space-ships in space with aliens and loot on board
  • Provide a backup to players in case something happens to the admin (weekly torrent?)
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Re: [Server] Pandorabox

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Added a highscore page with additional statistics: https://pandorabox.io/highscore/

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Re: [Server] Pandorabox (survival,moon,space-race,spacetrave

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Server maintenance/update 2018-06-22
  • Updated to Minetest 0.4.17.1
  • Replaced stamina mod (https://github.com/minetest-mods/stamina)
  • Got gravity on moon and space station working (finally)
  • Cool skyboxes added (moon and deep space)
  • Lowered the jumpdrive y limit to 100 (space dock above level 2 has y=120)

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Re: [Server] Pandorabox (survival,moon,space-race,spacetrave

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Server update 2018-06-27

Mods Admin Buildings
  • Spacedock in Level 2 now has a locator beacon and a shipyard
  • Replaced vendors in sky mall with fancy vendor (good for huge transactions)
  • Added Spacestation with air in Level 4

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Re: [Server] Pandorabox (survival,moon,space-race,spacetrave

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Server update 2018-07-03

Mods Admin Buildings
  • Added vendors for train tracks (atc,loader,unloader) in sky-mall (3rd floor)
Statistics
  • DB-Size: 2GB
  • Tilecache: 13GB
  • Total users (auth.txt): 655
  • User with highest xp: pipo (215000, see: https://pandorabox.io/highscore/)
  • User with highest death-count: ilai (210)

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Re: [Server] Pandorabox (survival,moon,space-race,spacetrave

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Server update 2018-07-14

Mods Server stuff
  • Tweaked the postgres settings for more connections and buffer
  • Updated the Tileserver

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Re: [Server] Pandorabox (survival,moon,space-race,spacetrave

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Server update 2018-07-19

Incidents
  • 2018-07-15 Increased lag caused by excessive tile-caching (fixed)
Server stuff
  • Throttled the midnight backup cycle to 500 kbps to reduce lag during the night
  • Updated the Tileserver to v1.0
  • Added POI Blocks and enabled Travelnet discovery on the map

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Re: [Server] Pandorabox

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Server update 2018-07-25

Server stuff
  • Upgraded missions mod to 2.0: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=20125
  • Removed some misconfigured sounds from drawers mod (hearable to one player across the map)
  • Updated xp_redo mod to get rid of some rank entities laying around
Admin buildings
  • Added intro mission on spawn platform with XP and minegeld reward

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Re: [Server] Pandorabox

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Server update 2018-07-27

Server stuff
  • Upgraded missions mod to latest git: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=20125
  • Updated Toolranks mod
  • Updated mobs_* mods
  • Modified give-initial-stuff
Revamped Highscore board
https://pandorabox.io/highscore/
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Re: [Server] Pandorabox

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Server update 2018-08-07

Server stuff
  • Moved the whole cluster (minetest, tileserver, forum) to a new Server
  • Incremental DB Copy and DNS change took about 15 minutes (downtime)
  • Server can now be scaled according to player-count and DB-Size
  • Performed some Database maintenance (re-index, vacuum, analyze)
  • Implemented new backup strategy and offsite replication
All in all: Nothing changed gameplay-wise, just a little downtime

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Re: [Server] Pandorabox (Survival/Space/Missions)

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Server update 2018-08-10

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Re: [Server] Pandorabox (Survival/Space/Missions)

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Server update 2018-08-22
Realtime map improvements https://pandorabox.io/map/#-1782.25/493.5/10

Smartshop integration (basic)
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Added Moon layer
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Re: [Server] Pandorabox (Survival/Space/Missions)

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My Public Mods! Discord: Rottweiler Games#3368

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Re: [Server] Pandorabox (Survival/Space/Missions)

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ManElevation wrote:like space?
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=20462
Yeah, who doesn't? :)
I already installed my vacuum mod (viewtopic.php?f=11&t=20195) and as far as i read your code, the breathing logic is not really compatible...

But i really like your textures and nodeboxes, they are very well done...

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Re: [Server] Pandorabox (Survival/Space/Missions)

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Server update 2018-09-05

Mods
  • Added areas mod viewtopic.php?f=11&t=7239 (so no one has an excuse to NOT protect his stuff now!)
  • Tuned some cpu-heavy timers in the vines mod
In-game
  • Reworked the priv-building, no more lagging through walls and get privs without proper xp
  • First player to reach 1 million xp was Lukc yesterday https://pandorabox.io/highscore/
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Re: [Server] Pandorabox (Survival/Space/Missions)

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Really recommend this server its very nice and I'm sure you will have fun like I am having, I switched from banana land to here and I am having a great time and learned tons of things.
if you have time come to this server you won't regret it.
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Re: [Server] Pandorabox (Survival/Space/Missions)

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Beep beep im a sheep I said Beep beep im a sheep. I was joking around can I be unbanned im EvilPlebs :l Also I know its a dead meme

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Re: [Server] Pandorabox (Survival/Space/Missions)

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Server update 2018-09-12

Mods
  • Added fish to tame the penguins
  • Fixed penguin taming
  • Fixed moreblocks auto-rotation issues
In-game
The first two train-lines are ready and fully automated (Upper-lower new town and to little siberia)
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Re: [Server] Pandorabox (Survival/Space/Missions)

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Just a reminder for rule #2:
NO killing in spawn area / sky platform
I'm looking at you: I-R0k:

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2018-09-12 12:23:29: ACTION[Server]: Moving Kali to static spawnpoint at (-1631,156,726)
2018-09-12 12:23:29: ACTION[Server]: Kali respawns at (-1631,156,726)
2018-09-12 12:23:29: ACTION[Server]: I-R0k punches object -10939: player Kali
Current ban: 2 days, next ban: indefinitely

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Re: [Server] Pandorabox (Survival/Space/Missions)

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BuckarooBanzay wrote:Just a reminder for rule #2:
NO killing in spawn area / sky platform
I'm looking at you: I-R0k:

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2018-09-12 12:23:29: ACTION[Server]: Moving Kali to static spawnpoint at (-1631,156,726)
2018-09-12 12:23:29: ACTION[Server]: Kali respawns at (-1631,156,726)
2018-09-12 12:23:29: ACTION[Server]: I-R0k punches object -10939: player Kali
Current ban: 2 days, next ban: indefinitely
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Re: [Server] Pandorabox (Survival/Space/Missions)

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Update 2018-09-15
* Server is currently down for maintenance due to excessive lag, updates follow here...

Edit: Up again, found some source(s) for the lag spikes (a mod and some db leftovers) should run smoothly again

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Re: [Server] Pandorabox (Survival/Space/Missions)

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Update 2018-09-26

Mods
  • Updated xp_redo mod (issues with hud placement and some new ranks)
  • Updated technic mod
  • Updated jumpdrive mod (Speed-improvement: space-ships can now jump without noticable lag)

In-Game highlights
  • The travelnets on the moon are growing every day (Moon-mining)
  • First unfinished buildings near earth-spawn got "evicted" (moved to archive, don't worry nothing is lost. The builds are accessible through the "Archive" teleporter behind the priv building)
  • A few more shops opened up around earth-spawn
  • The sky-platform got remodelled: Lane-color-coding and highlighted edges of the platform
  • A successful jump with a nuclear powered ship was attempted
  • Some players are assembling a cubic version of Deep-Space nine and jumping the parts into space
On the lag side
  • No unusual lag noticable, except some spikes now and then (still investigating the cause, apparently some IO-Blocks on hoster side)
  • The server should be able to handle 15+ players now on busy times
  • Server stats page: https://pandorabox.io/grafana/d/cACE6pp ... 5s&orgId=1

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Re: [Server] Pandorabox (Survival/Space/Missions)

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Very nice server ! Spent some good time on it yet.

Drills and mining lasers seems to be disabled. I understand mining lasers are awfull for the map but drills are very usefull, and not only for mining (for example, earthwork before building).
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Re: [Server] Pandorabox (Survival/Space/Missions)

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BuckarooBanzay wrote:Server update 2018-09-05
[*] Added areas mod viewtopic.php?f=11&t=7239 (so no one has an excuse to NOT protect his stuff now!)
Is this supposed to be enabled by default ? I ask because I've no area priv so unable to use area protection.
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Re: [Server] Pandorabox (Survival/Space/Missions)

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Pyrollo wrote:Very nice server ! Spent some good time on it yet.

Drills and mining lasers seems to be disabled. I understand mining lasers are awfull for the map but drills are very usefull, and not only for mining (for example, earthwork before building).
Thanks, i'll reconsider enabling the mining drill. There wasn't much discussion about it until now :)

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