Hey guys, We are all very aware (Justin is very very aware) of the issues that are causing the servers to be laggy/crashy from time to time now in 1.3. Unfortunately it's the game causing this and not our servers. Justin is keeping a close eye on the progress of the bukkit++ team and waiting on them to get a stable release for us. Until then, just know that when a server crashes he gets notifications and will respond as soon as he's able to, which has never been more than about 5-15 minutes in most cases. There may be rare instances where he's not able to react that fast, depending on what he's doing at that time, but it will always get resolved sooner or later. Hang tight with us as we understand how annoying this is for everyone. Thanks! We're Update (08/13/12): We're on Bukkit++ now. It's not perfect yet, but it's a step forward. Minecraft and bukkit will likely have a lot of annoying errors for a while. I'll try and keep them posted here in the main post so people know what to expect. Feel free to post tips you're experiencing and I'll try and add them here. PISTON/REDSTONE PROBLEMSIf you have any major machines such as doors using expensive blocks (diamond/gold blocks for example) it might be wise to disable the redstone on them for now. There have been reports of items hooked up to pistons "disappearing".