Hey bees, As you may have noticed, we have recently been experiencing a higher volume of traffic than we usually do. Just like most places, we buy our capacity based on the normal use of our services. Obviously, the amount of traffic we usually experience has changed over the last few years and is significantly lower now, in 2020, than it was in 2013/2014. We currently have the capacity to support around 4,000 players connected at once. To ensure that we can continue to provide a great experience to everyone online, we have had to put a cap in place. If you attempt to join whilst our player count is exceeding the cap, you will receive a message informing you that we are currently at maximum capacity. Those who have chosen to support us by purchasing a premium membership are able to join the server regardless of the cap. Our re-write of the Java server, which can be read about here and here, will allow us to support a higher number of players a lot more easily. The team is working extremely hard to finish and release Java 2 as soon as possible. In the meantime, our Bedrock server is on new unlimited infrastructure - so if you need somewhere to play, check it out! Information about our Bedrock server can be found here.