Posts by Arch

    It's time for a big announcement ! Well not so big. Haven't slept in too long and I feel lazy.

    I am back, as some of you might have noticed.

    The server almost died quite a few times recently and cost me many a money but hopefully things shall become better now.

    Courtesy of LardyKing, I am now hosted at his house in Denmark for some time for absolutely nothing. Big thanks to him. Really.

    As keda has proven himself countless times by now, we will be hosting the server together. You should see him as the leader of Kirara as much as you see me.

    And... That's it.

    We moved already. All went good. Nothing is like. Kirara continues. And that makes me happy.

    I will edit the thread with better info a bit later as I'm feeling a tiny bit braindead right now. By next KR update, everything will be picture perfect, hopefully.

    I love you all. <3

    So. Talked about it with the GF. We can't afford it at the current time. Perhaps a minuscule portion should some be missing.

    So I'm asking you all this. If you want Kirara to stay alive and get all the old data back...

    Best you can do to help me right now is send some money my way.

    Fee for the server is around 60 CAD, or 45 USD. If I manage to raise that amount in the next 2 days, I will reopen the server and will keep on paying it for the months that will follow.

    If you wanna help, please send something my way on paypal @ katrine.robin @

    Should I not be able to amass sufficient funds, I will resend you all that you sent me in 2 days, once the limit has been reached.

    Should I be able to, I will refund you STILL starting from next month, should you want it, starting by the highest contributors.

    I'm sorry to have to ask this, but this is the best I can do.

    I hope you'll understand.

    Much love, Arch.

    EDIT : Come say "Hi !" to me on the IRC, should you feel like it. I'll be on 24/24 for the next two days.

    Hey. Didn't dare showing up in an eternity... For various reasons. No time to explain.

    I realise situation is critic and I wanna help.

    I receive an e-mail from SoYouStart.

    The server is not dead. It has been suspended. If I manage to find the funds within 2 days, and I will do my best, nothing is lost yet.

    Keep up hope.

    Sorry for everything.

    So... Wow. This place been dead.

    I'm working on the pack. As always. Finally done with a good portion of the mass update for HK3 and the opening of HK4.

    I will split this update in 2.

    First part, which will happen right now... Is basically just updating GT, the oregen config and loot tables and have it all regen. (Except of course bases on OW.)

    So the only thing that will get updated is GT which will go from 6.00.50 to 6.00.51. Configs as well will get updated, but I doubt it matters if you have the correct one since it's all server-side stuff. I'll update all configs when I do...

    The second part. Second part will be tonight if I can, else it will be tomorrow. I will review all configs one last time and will update all mods. This is more of a typical update.

    Then, the day after the second part, HK4 will open. Probably. Well it will, but I'm uncertain as to when EXACTLY.
    Then I will resume working on scripts for HK while I can do something about KR.

    Hmmm... Before I get to it... Any chance you'll fix Greg's worldgen config ? I wanted to do something special for KH and am currently horribly failing because it's... Well... Broken.

    Basically, while default config seems fine, I tried to add a ludicrous amount of custom veins and stuff that should be pretty frickin' rare (5 RandomWeight / 1000, so 1 in 200 veins...) just appears all over the place. (It's not my configs. Disabling only THAT one vein and... Well stuff is still fucked up, but slightly less so. Not even enough Platinum to make half a dozen bridges over the ocean this time.)

    I'm not expecting you to do anything, but I'd like to know if it's even a thing that could happen. It'd be nice for KR. (In a while...)

    Thanks for your time. Really hoping to play on KR soon with GT5x. ;P

    My feelings on TC are well-known by now, so I won't repeat myself.

    My feelings as to what is gonna happen is this as of now :

    HK3 stays open. Of course.

    HK4 will be. While it won't be all too useful now, it will be someday. Better be safe than sorry.

    Why won't it be useful NOW ?

    Well KR will see the day. People will fucking rush to it, especially since summer is about to end. KR will overflow.

    K1 which is almost dead will shortly be replaced by KR1. This will be the final step for K2.0 and I will then release pruned maps with manageable size for nostalgics to download. (People who wonder what happened to the old map will then realise.)

    First two and last two servers are gonna get linked through qCraft portals in pair.

    I expect KR to be semi-short-lived and rather intense while HK will get a long hiatus while Greg works on stuff.

    As GT6 becomes more complete (and the pack as well.), people will slowly get back on it.

    KR will then die slooowly... As in excruciatingly slowly. And that's about as far as I can see.

    A TC containing server could possibly open as a fifth slot for a short time, as I know the server can handle it well. (We've had 5 maps for a while, you just never seen the fifth one.) This would be vanilla stuff. If it ENDS UP being popular, we'll see. I doubt it'll see that many users though.

    The one reason I like TC is because of its magic tools and TC-GT integration.

    Balancing could be done, but that is work, of course.

    Balancing a mod that big against GT is a lot of work I'm not willing to do for a mod I don't quite know well enough. That being said...

    Since aaall the TC fans are gonna bug me over and over, I might (Probably will...) include a poll in here soon to see if KR should have it. No balancing will be done about it, or any other mod as well, since if everything is balanced but TC... Well that would mean lots of work for very little results. (As in in would remain unbalanced even though I'd leave only TC vanilla.)

    On another note, it's still nearly 40° outside and I'm unable to do anything remotely productive. I'll try to keep the deadline for KR, but HK4 might be pushed a bit further. Sorry.

    Seeing how far people got on KH3 and how poor I am on this server (also note I didn't enjoy the trip that much because of low performances), I'll give KH4 a try. This should be another brand new map with fixed Oregen, right?
    I have 15 days to play, from which you can subtract up to 8 days since I'll spend some times IRL other than playing. So not today and not until a long while. That means I'll be playing when GT6 will be finished, since my next long holidays will start on may-june 2016 (although I'll consider working to get money, so really only July to September)
    Arch what about wiping off TC in preference for Botania? Just decrease drastically the flower gen, make mana steel requires steel, dragon stone requires diamond + endstone, elementium would be titanium thrown into the portal (+ maybe one mana steel ingot, so 1 ti + 1 maSt = 1 Elium), and probably make the flower cost a bit more pricy (like the ore generating flower, this one while hard to get required me 1 day to get in SSP, from putting down my first white flower thingy magicky turning stone and wood into living things to kekimurus production). Botania isn't heavy on world gen at all and I suppose most of the people will like this. But really, it's just a toy, don't see this mod as a wide depth game play such as what TC used to offer.
    If my computer (or my new one, idk the future) can't handle KH4, I would be glad playing with GT5Ex and botania :p

    Honestly, I'd rather have TC than Botania. I'd still prefer having none. ;] If K5 comes to be someday, maybe, then this would be the one to include TC. Certainly wouldn't do any balancing about it though. And if for some reason I cannot quite understand it'd become really popular, I would include TC in future servers... I guess.

    Or maybe such server could replace K1 once nobody's interested in it anymore. (Then would be the time to make K2.0 maps available, by the by.)

    Sorta lost right now as to what to do. Lots of conflicting ideas. Some even in my head. ._.