The Mineserver Kickstarter campaign is coming down to its last couple of days. As I mentioned in a previous post, this is a home hardware solution allowing you to run and maintain your own Minecraft server.
This project has my interest because of my somewhat less than stellar success with Minecraft hosting services. They have met the basic requirements of being able to have a shared experience, which I enjoy very much, but haven’t lived up to their performance promises. And the price of an established hosting service definitely puts the rent vs. own equation back into play.
The specs for the servers are reported as:
Both are ARM-based. The Mineserver™ has a four-core processor running at 1.5 GHz, one gig of DDR3 and eight gigs of SSD. The Mineserver Pro™ has an eight-core processor running at 2.0 GHz, two gigs of DDR3 and eight gigs of SSD.
The campaign itself is well past its base goal of $15,000, meaning it should close successfully, and currently shows pledges for over 260 standard servers and over 30 pro servers. The Kickstarter wraps up at approximately midnight Pacific time on Tuesday (it actually ends two minutes into Wednesday) after which we shall see if this project can fulfill its promise of a fast, inexpensive, and easy to manage home Minecraft server… delivered before Christmas.
Addendum: And it is done.
We’ll see if/when/how post-Kickstart sales kick off soon I suppose.