Originally Posted by Celem
On the original topic of the server upgrades I feel things are handled well as it is. Having test worlds to fiddle about with until we are sure the new round of mods are stable is probably for the best.
I don't agree with this.
Sure I think it's a good idea to test the mods on a temporary server first. But this shouldn't take more than maybe 2-3 days. As it is now however it feels more like we're on normal servers 4 weeks, then on temp servers 2-3 weeks, then back on normal 4 weeks again, and so on. We're almost as much on the temp servers as on the normal servers, and that just results in the temp servers not being temp servers anymore. What would happen if a temp server got nuked due to a bad mod if people see it as another primary server and has put a lot of effort into it?
I don't want to put too much effort into the temp server for this reason, which results in me only being able to seriously play roughly 50% of the time.
Note that I'm not complaining about our server admins, I fully understand that this stuff takes time, mods having to be updated and so on. I just want to be able to play minecraft on the primary server as much as possible. The easiest way to do that is to stay on the previous version until the new one is ready for use. That way we also take some load off the admins so they don't feel they have to get a new server up as quickly as possible. Less stress for everyone involved