Hello all, I am writing this blog post to inform the community of a collective staff decision that was made this week. As many of you are aware, this wiki has a discord server which is utilized for discussions related to the mod and wiki, as well as to provide a less structured digital hang-out area for LOTR Mod fans, specifically those who are wiki members. The wiki forum is also utilized for more structured discussions of various topics, Suggestions and Bug Reports primarily.
As the wiki staff, we have come to the conclusion that the behavior of many users of both the wiki and the discord server have been allowed to let the rules of both discussions platforms slide beyond what we believe to be acceptable, and the staff as a collective hav…Read more >
A number of years ago I stumbled upon a game called Minetest. It's an open-source voxel engine that promotes extensive modding (to the point where the actual game is just a collection of mods...). The game in of itself is not that impressive, although it has merit simply for being so extensible, as well as being open source. The engine is written in C++, so rendering is much faster, and FPS is much higher, especially on lower-end hardware. However, all modding is done with a language called Lua, which if fast (for a scripting language) and fairly easy to learn.
If you're interested in modding, the learning curve is a lot less steep than forge modding for minecraft, and in addition, the open source nature of the engine means that if you need…Read more >
How does everyone like the new wikia skin? I personally think it is very clean and seems to be very modern. Although it is a change, and will take some getting used to.Read more >
So this evening I spent some considerable time helping MilkMC out with his server that he's running, namely giving him security advice, and scanning his server, seeing what vulnerabilities he's got going. I'm pretty bored right now, so I thought I'd offer my services to any server owners that want them.
If you would like to have me scan your server and try my best to get in, just post in the comments. However, I do have a few rules for who I will hack:
- You can't be registered with a specific Minecraft host. If you are subscribing to a minecraft hosting service, I won't hack you. I'm only offering this to server owners who have a box in some datacenter someplace.
- You have to give me permission to have terminal access to your server. This doesn…
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As I was digging through some answers to an issue I was having online, I came across this article on how to ask good questions. At the time of writing this, I'm halfway through, and I'm thinking about how much easier my job as an admin here would be if people would just read that article before they post questions here. The topics aren't all applicable, but the underlying social aspect totally is. I recommend it to everyone. Responses to the article can go in the comments. :PRead more >