Increase amount of players allowed on?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Olga, Apr 28, 2012.


Should Justin increase amount of people allowed on?

Yes, of course. 8 vote(s) 21.1%
I'm a supporter, no effect on me. 7 vote(s) 18.4%
Not a good idea. 23 vote(s) 60.5%
  1. I've noticed a lot more often, that servers are getting full. I was wondering, should we increase the amount of players allowed on at once? Up to only 65, maybe even 70. With the community continually growing, in my opinion (not a very good opinion), I think this would be a good idea?
  2. Maybe if there was an upgrade of hardware, or mojang or bukkit made some amazing discovery to lower resources used by the server.

    Just adding a few more will fill up quick, then just a few more, then the servers become unplayable by everyone - so it doesn't really matter if you can get on or not.
    Dwight5273 likes this.
  3. We add new servers when necessary. We are balanced at 60 per server with supporter/staff overflow permissions...
    Until Mojang updates the code to handle that many players, we are as optimized as we are going to be for a while.
    apamment likes this.
  4. Heh heh, I ended voting no.
  5. Shouldn't you give Ice Cream Points instead?
    AlexChance likes this.
  6. To summarise the linked thread:

    When do you stop increasing player caps? At every level, people ask for more slots. More slots means more system resources and more lag. When the servers are full I now get very bad lag which I never used to get when the servers had a cap of, what was it, thirty? Forty? This seriously degrades my EMC experience.

    Either wait for more servers or get Iron Supporter which costs buttons and gets you a reserved slot.
    PandasEatRamen likes this.
  7. 540 regular member slots still isn't enough for you?
  8. O.O

    that is all
    copherfield likes this.
  9. I think the slots are fine. Just add more servers and decrease the plots of land per server and everyone will be happy
  10. Um...What? They just added two new servers. As for decreasing plots that would kinda mess some people up/remove homes people have built.
    hayleycolgan likes this.
  11. Maybe when they release new servers they could start with less residences. That would mean less people are based on those servers and less people try to join.
  12. Welcome back Aus! Sure has been a long time!
    pat2011 likes this.
  13. o.o We have 10 servers.. and the last two were only added recently. I'm pretty sure we are good for the amount of servers, presently.

    The amount of residences on each server isn't going to have a lot of effect on the amount of people joining the server. There would have to be a significant decrease for it to stop the servers being full (at certain times) for that to work. On that note, there are certain times when I come on EMC and there's less than 20 people online on each server. It's all to do with timezones. If they decreased the amount of residences this could end up with times that there is no one on the servers. I don't think that would be very good for Justin and Jeremy, and the community.
  14. I brought him bcak >: D
  15. Nah, I think the thread just offered him a sneaky way of announcing that he is back :p
  16. Well, anyways, I made the thread that did :p Not supporting anymore? That's so sad..... D:
  17. No, I am actually waiting for Justin to do something for me, I will be supporting on all 4 of my accounts.
    yankees518 likes this.
  18. So you have 4 accounts which means you have paid around $132.20 New Zealand Dollars for Minecraft?