Official An update regarding high traffic

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  1. Splodger1

    Splodger1 Communibee Manager Administrator

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    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.
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  2. Gargant

    Gargant Talk of the Town Ultimate Member

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    I really hope Hive will manage to keep it up...
    Waiting for Java 2 to release, then I hope things will get better :)
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  3. Snavy

    Snavy Well Known Bee Ultimate Member

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    Yup, worth it, just look at how unplayable Mineplex currently is
    Wise decision to make player experience a priority rather than try slam everyone in horrible lags
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    Brylson Well Known Bee

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    Ale kozak, kozak totalny
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    Kazwa Well Known Bee Ultimate Member

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    Good Work! <3
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    NebelungCat Talk of the Town Ultimate Member

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    Good choice, and good luck with the upcoming update!
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    bunny119 Talk of the Town Ultimate Member

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    Well said, Splodger1 :)
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    Re69 Talk of the Town Gold Member

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    kick the afk
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  9. Nuled

    Nuled The Bees Knees

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    The best days were in 2014 when Hive had tens of thousands online :(
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    Great memories that <3 Played a few games of SG:Classic yesterday, real nostalgia
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    FrenchKilleure Well Known Bee Emerald Member

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    Nostalgia.
    Fortnite and the other new popular games have killed Minecraft and HiveMC with.
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  12. Parti

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    Ok, so I completely understand everything except that people with ranks can join even when there are over 4,000 players. Can somebody explain to me how this would work, I am very interested in coding and unless you kick a normal player, or make the ranked one wait, I don't see how this is possible (if you did put a capo). There are around 3,800 players when I am online, and max is 4,000.
    Thanks.
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  13. Gargant

    Gargant Talk of the Town Ultimate Member

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    4000 players is not the limit player limit the server can host. They do not kick anyone, but instead of letting a regular member join when slots open, they just go back to the 4000 number of members.

    I think my explanation is kind of bad, so here's an example:

    There are 4000 players online. A premium joins and then there will be 4001 players online. 5 regular members are trying to connect, they can't.
    1 player disconnects. There are 4000 players online. None of the regular members are allowed to join.

    I hope this is a better explanation and you understood.
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  14. Parti

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    Thanks! This explains this very logically and makes plenty of sense.
    THANK YOU! (bee)
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