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General Discussion / Re: Minor changes to entities
« Last post by luisc99 on Yesterday at 06:49:24 PM »
Specific numbers
Most of you can probably ignore this post, it's just for the curious

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  players: 128
  animals: 16
  monsters: 32
  misc: 8
  other: 64

  raiders: 32
  animals: 16
  monsters: 32
  misc: 8

  item: 2.5
  exp: 4.0

  monsters: 32
  animals: 16
  water-animals: 8
  ambient: 8
General Discussion / Minor changes to entities
« Last post by luisc99 on Yesterday at 06:46:28 PM »
Hi all,

Like you probably have, I've noticed the server is lagging a bit. What you might not know is that I ping the server every minute to check it's okay, and if the TPS is less than 10, I get a notification on my phone. Every minute. I just checked, and in the last 7 days I've had 551 notifications. Here's what I've done to try and fix it.

Firstly, I checked to see what was causing the lag. Turns out, unsurprisingly, it's lagging because each tick is taking longer than 50ms to run. In the hour that I timed everything for, ticking entities in the main world and the End took up 98.19% of a tick's time, meaning everything else has to try and squeeze into the other 1.81%, which it can't do. This causes it to spill over into the next tick's timeslot, which dominoes on until it manages to catch up, usually because one or more of you will time out, so it can unload a bunch of chunks and free up time.

To try and solve that, I've changed how entities tick. For starters, entities won't activate until you're closer, and they won't track you as far now. If you want exact numbers, they're in the first reply to this thread. For what it's worth, VC has always had slightly different numbers to Vanilla, so much so that I'm not even sure what Vanilla uses any more. I've also lowered the spawn cap ever so slightly, so less mobs should try and spawn at any one time. Finally, items and XP should merge from slightly further away.

Most of you shouldn't notice any major difference with this in regards to gameplay, except hopefully less lag. If you have any farms or anything that's been broken by these changes, please let me know, and I'll try and work with you to tweak the settings a bit to fix it. I don't want your work to go to waste.

These changes will take effect at the next schedules restart (2020-03-28 05:00:00 GMT)

Let me know if you notice any improvement to the server's performance after tomorrow. My script will continue to monitor it, so I should get a nice chart on the VcStatus page, but I'm interested in hearing what you guys think

- Luis
Reports & Grievances / Re: Inactivity
« Last post by Akomine on 20 March 2020, 09:32:42 PM »
Jeez that's rough. Hope everything shames up for you. Your stuff is safe on VC.
General Discussion / Re: Tenretni University
« Last post by Akomine on 20 March 2020, 09:30:09 PM »
lol this is a great idea
Ban/Punishment Appeals / Re: Ban apple #2
« Last post by Shensley on 19 March 2020, 09:41:15 PM »
Topic locked
Parliament | Suggestions / Re: Community Events
« Last post by TheLegend12369 on 19 March 2020, 08:18:05 PM »
Changed Community Day to Saturday, hope that works for everyone
Ban/Punishment Appeals / Re: Ban apple #2
« Last post by Kalina on 18 March 2020, 03:38:06 PM »
naw i just got banned for 1 second, but sorry for wrong format :(
Ban/Punishment Appeals / Re: Ban apple #2
« Last post by gerrit70 on 18 March 2020, 02:33:16 PM »
Leaning towards this is ironic but either way: reposting this from the official guide, but the staff are going to need more details if you want anything to happen. You can use the guide below if you want.

Reports & Grievances Form
In order for us to investigate and fix any griefing, tp killing, dog slaying, or any other player-on-player incidents, we need to have all the information. Please fill out the form below, if it is appropriate to do so, so we can do our jobs quickly and effectively.

Accused player(s):
Accused of:
Player(s) effected:
Time occurred: (please specify a time zone as well)
Location: (Village name or Outlands)
Co-ordinates: (not required, but helpful)
(For unlawful attack reports) If in a village, was PVP on or off?
(For TP killing reports) Was a no-kill promise made between the two parties?
Screenshots: (Useful for grief reports. If you don?t know how to take or post screenshots, look below)
Brief summary of what happened:
(Please write this in a clear, precise, and calm manner. We are here to help you, not to be yelled at)

If you're just messin, this is probably the wrong board to do it on <3  8==D
Ban/Punishment Appeals / Ban apple #2
« Last post by Kalina on 18 March 2020, 12:47:36 PM »
i promise to put cheese on my crackers
General Discussion / Community Day
« Last post by TheLegend12369 on 18 March 2020, 12:10:28 AM »
Community Day is finally going to happen! This will be the first week of CD, and this week's event will be Hunger Games! We've been working hard to finish up a custom map for everyone, and we can't wait to see people try it out.

I would love to hear feedback on what time I should plan to hold the event, as I want to try to accommodate as many people as possible.

This is where I will be announcing the Community Day event every week! If you have any suggestions about what should be next or just feedback about events in general, post them here:

For a full list of events, go here:
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