Happy Anniversary, MinecraftCC!! :cake:
Today, September 21st, 2011, is the Official One Year Anniversary of our server and community.
I would like to take a moment to share the story of how we came to be with you
SgtSpike and a few other members of another website, www.overclock.net, got together and started a new Minecraft server. Notch, the creator and father of Minecraft, made a wise decision in deciding to give everyone a free glimpse into the game for a short period of time. While it was still in Alpha build stages, it was a great experience even though it lacked 90% of the content and features it has today. This promotional period created a firestorm of sales for Notch and Mojang.
Our wonderful server was born, as a single core CPU with only 512MB of Ram. We started out fresh with 5 whole slots! We tried 7 slots but the poor machine couldn't handle it. :lachen: At 5 slots with 5 players logged in, we had horrendous lag and crashed the server quite often. After some early updates from Notch it got a little better, but it wasn't enough. After a short while and a couple of minor upgrades we were able to add a few more slots for more players. Our server was popular from the very start, as we had many complaints that it was always full
We quickly realized that we needed our own forums for the server and the fast-growing community of regular players we had, so SgtSpike built a basic forums for our use. It wasn't anything like the forum you see today. It was functional and did what we needed, but after a few months we needed to expand. We had a few hundred members at this point.. Oh, the growing pains!
A few more hardware upgrades and adjustments & updates and here we are! Many, many VIPs who have donated graciously for our numerous hardware upgrades and great forums. A full quad core processor, 24GB(I think?) Ram, SSD armed machine capable of 100 players at once
It's been a great year of learning, challenges, exciting and really fun experiences, and getting to know a ton of wonderful people who are all a part of this community, this family of gamers.
We have had the success that we have today because of you, our members. So..
P.s- We've been discussing Anniversary plans for today for a while now, but due to the 1.8 update, the timing wasn't the best for it so we are working on how and what to do! :doh: We WILL do something to celebrate tho! Stay tuned!