What Else Are You Playing?

Discussion in 'Public Lounge' started by bradford, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. joey67500

    joey67500 Welcome to Menotah! Staff Member

    I wanna start a Minecraft village.
     
  2. El Beardo

    El Beardo Member

    letsdoit. 8)
     
  3. joey67500

    joey67500 Welcome to Menotah! Staff Member

    We need a server! Tbh, I kinda wanna get a TF2 Server and a Minecraft server going on the Menotah Paypal account, that way we can do ingame ads and ask for donations from players. thoughts?

    If we did that, then we could start a TF2 Clan, Minecraft Clan and hopefully bring others here. And even if they didn't play CN, they'd still post and if we could build a community then maybe CN players would be more active, and they'd start doing CN. The only downfall is money.

    Minecraft is a bit ridiculous in terms of servers.
    Tier: Cost: Space: Recommended Players(usually less):
    [table][tr][td][table][tr][td]Tier 1[/td][td]$7.99/Monthly [/td][td]
    256 MB​
    [/td][td]
    1-4*​
    [/td][/tr][tr][td]Tier 2[/td][td]$14.99/Monthly [/td][td]
    512 MB​
    [/td][td]
    1-8*​
    [/td][/tr][tr][td]Tier 3 [/td][td]$23.99/Monthly[/td][td]
    768 MB​
    [/td][td]
    1-12*​
    [/td][/tr][tr][td]Tier 4[/td][td]$14.99/first month then $29.99/Monthly [/td][td]
    1 GB​
    [/td][td]
    1-16*​
    [/td][/tr][tr][td]Tier 5[/td][td]$22.49/first month then $44.99/Monthly [/td][td]
    2 GB​
    [/td][td]
    1-32*​
    [/td][/tr][tr][td]Tier 6[/td][td]$32.50/first month then $64.99/Monthly [/td][td]
    3 GB​
    [/td][td]
    1-46*​
    [/td][/tr][/table][/td][/tr][/table]
    Whereas, Team Fortress 2 has server space for $1.24 a player a month.

    Meaning: 12 players - $12.45
    16 - $19.95
    23 - $28.70
    24 - $29.95
    32 - $29.95

    So i think in any situation, Minecraft costs way to much to run a functioning Server. So my advice would be to do a Public TF2 server but how could we make money is the question. We'd probably need to set up premium, ads and other revenue generating things. So all in all, I'm not sure if a profit is guaranteed.
     
  4. bradford

    bradford Active Member

    yeah - minecraft servers are not cheap, even if you go for the low-low-end as I did.

    I think I'm paying around $70 for a one-year MC server with barely enough ram to support the 3 to 4 players my son is ever likely to have on at once.
     
  5. joey67500

    joey67500 Welcome to Menotah! Staff Member

    Yeah, so I think we could maybe do a TF2 server but not a minecraft. If we find ourselves making money, possible, we could get a small minecraft for ourselves. Otherwise, someone can host the Minecraft on their computer, (i've been trying to get mine working for a while).
     
  6. bradford

    bradford Active Member

    BTW - this is the MC server host I use for my son.

    http://www.minecraftbox.com/
     
  7. joey67500

    joey67500 Welcome to Menotah! Staff Member

    Ah, those prices are only for yearly, tricky tricky tricky.
     
  8. joey67500

    joey67500 Welcome to Menotah! Staff Member

    Quoted so people can see.
     
  9. bradford

    bradford Active Member

    indeed - I'm really not sure why server space for MC is so much more expensive than TF2.

    And BTW - if we are gonna keep replying to each other within 2 minutes, why aren't you just on IRC? :p
     
  10. joey67500

    joey67500 Welcome to Menotah! Staff Member

    It's mostly because of the data storage, I've been told.
     
  11. bradford

    bradford Active Member

    That seems very odd. Are we talking hard drive storage or RAM?

    The world on my son's server is still under 50 mb with all the player files, etc packed into the backup.
     
  12. joey67500

    joey67500 Welcome to Menotah! Staff Member

    On your side or on the server's side?
     
  13. bradford

    bradford Active Member

    true - all I know is how big the world file is if I download a copy of it from the server. Once it's opened during play, idk how much additional space is required.
     
  14. joey67500

    joey67500 Welcome to Menotah! Staff Member

    Basically the server stores all the data from each player. Let's assume you the 3 of you each have 50mb worth of player files. That's 150 mb, then factor in the entire world, the game code, the monsters, the time, the items, the air and the server maintenance files.
     
  15. Fireblade

    Fireblade Active Member

    Easiest is a hamachi server with somebody who has a very powerful computer laying around. MC doesn't eat up that much bandwidth I've found, it's the computer power that you need to get the server running smoothly. If you have an extra computer that you setup as a server, that can actually work better than some of those pay servers. I have a friend who did that quite successfully.
     
  16. joey67500

    joey67500 Welcome to Menotah! Staff Member

    Fireblade I need you on mIRC immediately.
     
  17. Fireblade

    Fireblade Active Member

    I was trying to get on anyway, but it keeps giving me that 'Exit' rather than 'Continue' button.
     
  18. joey67500

    joey67500 Welcome to Menotah! Staff Member

    Keep trying, I've had that before. It usually goes away.
     

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