A Couple Days Left for the Mineserver Kickstarter Campaign

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.

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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.

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We’ll see if/when/how post-Kickstart sales kick off soon I suppose.

4 thoughts on “A Couple Days Left for the Mineserver Kickstarter Campaign

  1. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    @Keen – One of the aspects of the campaign that has put me off a bit has been the lack of details. I complained a bit about the hardware aspect, as did some other people I am sure, until they finally relented and gave us those basic specs. But they have not mentioned which server distro they will be running. They talk about running mods in their pitch, so I assume it isn’t vanilla. Best would be some Bukkit compatible distro, like Spigot I suppose. But we do not know what they have at this point.

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  2. Keen

    I think the basic premise of what they propose is okay, but yeah without details I’m too skeptical. Also, will people be able to connect via an IP? So I can play at my house and my brother can play at his house, or is it all just LAN? Details are indeed lacking.

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  3. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    @Keen – On that last bit, they clearly state that their special software will allow people outside of your home LAN to connect. But, as you note, details are lacking.

    Also, an update here indicating that they are using a third party version of the server software in order to support multiple cores, which I suspected and which is no doubt a good thing, but no details as to which distro.

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