Hey there, it’s eonic commonly know as David! I only realised I’ve had the Nick, handle, username, IGN of eonic for as long as I can remember and that’s a long time.
I’ve been neglecting this blog concentrating on being the best Minecraft host the world has ever seen (yeah right). No seriously I love being a Minecraft host, each day is so different and you never know what exciting stuff is round the corner, or what issue you’re going to be dealing with next.
By now I reckon I know the answer to most minecraft problems and billing questions, but when I started it was crazy, like I could say I didn’t have a clue about what I was getting my self into, and I reckon the majority of hosts have been through the same. There we’re even times I was going to give it all up! I stuck at it (obvious), turned up every day, answered thousands of support tickets, had a crazy little adventure which has shaped my life.
Out of this I’ve made loads of really cool friends, some of them are just off this planet or an other continents, no sure if we could do all this without Skype. Friends even ask what do you for a job, you smile, explain, then there jaws drop, “really you can do that for a job… can I help!”
Just today, there I go again I’m in a time warp, days roll into one when you play, nights becomes day, dreams are full of blocks and mobs, then I wake up and look after your server. Sometimes I kind of wonder where the last 2 years went from getting my first VPS right through to getting our own servers.
Back on track, today/yesterday depending which timezone I reside in.
- Woke up and scoured PMC for new mini-games, watched some Einshine and SkyDoesMinecraft (as you do)
- Answered tickets, and some more, then even more. You may ask why do I answer the tickets when I run this show, you see I still like to get knee deep in the support, as it’s where the action is. Support is full of new ideas and possible Minecraft products for the future… who knows what the next great thing is, maybe it’s sat in support now (back in tick).
- Upgrading Unleashed/Direwolf servers or at least tried to thanks to CreeperHosts damn trial on the Feed the Beast site popping up every time I try to download the Unleashed 1.1.4 server, I wonder if they know the download is broken for all the server jars!
- Speccing up new server hardware, getting the best kit for the best price, honestly I’m one for getting the most bang for my buck… So exciting the new kit is all dual core, super fast SSD’s and lightening fast RAM.
- Restarted a node to fix a lag issue due to a faulty network driver
- Deep in thought about making things so much cooler and slicker
- Visited some servers to see how they are running
- Talking to Joel about the new DNS server so we can move away from IP and to subdomains, I’m not a number I’m a name!
- Writing this post!
All in a days work for minecraft hosting…