I literally love this server and cannot get enough of it.
Friendly staff, nice community, i've played on a lot of infinity servers, i was impressed by how quickly i was welcomed into this one. A+
Posted 24th Dec 2016
So it's a love hate relationship I have here.
For a FTB server, this is absolutely the best server I've found. I just got into scratching that modded minecraft itch and have been browsing all of the infinity servers (of which there exist about 10), and this one easily comes out on top on all of the criteria. It has a cash shop that is not intrusive, an anti grief system that is easy to use and maintain, and a lovely community filled with people talking, joking, and bartering. There's a key system tied to the voting system, and it offers daily bonuses in a very cool manner. Player-owned shops drive the economy that is also not intrusive on your game play. The staff are helpful and everyone is super nice.
So why the negative review?
Lag. The server is so laggy it's insane - especially compared to other more popular servers. Any time I try to bring it up, I get shot down with something along the lines of "the server is usually at 20TPS (ticks per second, the maximum), so stop complaining" or "It's only been like this since this morning". No, it hasn't - I've been playing for about a week now. On a good day it will take about 0.8 seconds (on average) for a block to break and that block to drop its item. On an average day you can't mine the block at all, or have to mine it ~4 times in order to get it to drop, which is incredibly frustrating if you're early in the game and are trying to mine out any significant amount of space. On bad days you can't mine at all.
It's worth noting that my ping sits around 50ms, so this isn't my fault here. When i put ore into my smelter, the progress bar will remain at 100% for anywhere between 20 - 80 seconds before turning into liquid. Chests open after 2 seconds, the watering can basically doesn't work because the tick rate is so slow to begin with, crops dont grow very fast (relatively speaking of course), and mobs move at a crawl - don't worry about zombies or skeletons chasing you because it takes about 10 seconds for them to traverse the distance of one block.
I hate to say all this but it's truly devastating, and has been happening for a long enough period that nobody except me seems to be complaining about it. This is normal apparently. The lag has been such an issue on the server that the actual word "Lag" has been CENSORED so it can't be talked about, which even further validates my suspicions.
From what I can tell, slow tools (eg. most shovels, picks, etc) that take > 0.8 seconds to mine a block experience this terrible lag, whereas the late game picks that instamine everything dont, which is why you'll see a lot of people say that the lag doesnt exist. It does, actually, they just cant see it because of the tools they use.
This is all really unfortunate because the server is so perfect in every other way, but the complete lack of acknowledgement of the problem on the side of the community and staff makes me think that this is a problem which will never ever be resolved, or will otherwise be resolved in the unforeseeable future.
Posted 23rd Dec 2016
Good staff & good players, a friendly community to be a part of :)
Posted 11th Dec 2016
It's a very good server, even when you first join. The PvE aspect makes it so you're not really competing, you're helping each other out more often. It's a nice change from most servers. Also, the crate and key system is very useful as you can get VERY good things out of them for just voting. No item restrictions based on rank, no shortage of money, nothing. Overall it's my favorite FTB infinity evolved server.
Posted 10th Dec 2016
this is my favourite server, very friendly, low lag, grief protection, well moderated etc etc. :)
Posted 10th Dec 2016
It is a very welcoming server with barely any lag. all people are into FTB Infinity of course and I have had a lot of fun playing in it.
Posted 9th Dec 2016
I'm going to address the false review below made by a clearly naive person with no actual experience staffing or maintaining a server.
Server: 20 TPS is the maximum a server runs at, which the ToastyNetworks FTB server hits quite near all the time, even during peak hours. Compare this to the other top-ranked FTB servers that have major issues poor TPS and block lag. The rollbacks that were experienced recently were due to the FTB modpack needing to be optimized for our server by having a mod disabled and some small tweaks made. These rollbacks only went back a maximum of 15 minutes so not much was lost. The server is in beta as it clearly mentions (let's not forget the daily BETA crate keys you can get from voting), but you can rest assured that all the hiccups have been fixed now.
Staff: The ToastyNetworks staff team currently has around 20 members that moderate and maintain three different servers. Every staff member has extensive experience with both modpacks and have logged hundreds of hours individually. Trust me when I say that the staff team is active. Admins keep the server working out of sight of the normal playerbase but they all work very hard to make sure everyone's experience on the servers is great. They are busy people who don't always have time to moderate the public. Users with issues that can't dealt with by the moderators are told to report on the forums so an admin can help them. Moderators help with general problems within the modpacks and also make sure everyone is on their best behavior. Admins check the forums for technical problems not related to the modpacks themselves that the users may have. A moderator is always available on the Discord or in the server to help you. If one is busy then ask a different one. Admins check the forums for technical problems not related to the modpacks themselves that the users may have.
Forum: Ender quarries have already been added into the Deep Dark. Again, our staff team is very busy with both real life and the servers, so some patience is required when posting on the forums. Staff will try to help everyone as soon as possible.
Overall: ToastyNetworks hosts three servers that focus on making each player's experience a great one. Seeing that the reviewer below me doesn't understand how a server works probably contributed to their 100+ hours of "misery". By all means, if you're not having fun then quit.
Posted 3rd Dec 2016
Average to below average server. I've put 100+ hours, and I've got to say I ask myself a lot why I'm still playing on here.
Server: Runs average, constantly shows 20 tps with /TPS but you can tell many issues are server side even during 20 tps. /dap shows many issues with mob spawners and item deletion. Admin activity would help in most general lag cases. Server runs on poor quality during peak times often, making the game unplayable. Rollbacks are uncommon, but there's been 2 going back at least a half hour in the past week.
Staff: Inactive, about 1-2 mods on per day about 8 hours total. Admin activity is sparse and random. 1~ admin on commonly during evening hours (US). Normally most staff will not pay attention to problems in general chat, and require you to fill a /ticket. They are not easily reached. Often mods will be on, but will be inactive or state that they are busy.
Forum: Posted in regards to having quarries allowed on the main server instead of an alternate server. Most servers allow quarries in the main server these days, or at least in the Deep Dark. I was responded with that if the server stayed stable that they would roll out an update in a few days, and that they would provide updates along the way. We got a response yesterday saying that it would be an update released in a week. But due to the lack of communication I'll have to see it first.
Overall: If I had known that my returning FTB experience would be this, I would have not bothered playing here. Out of the past servers I've extensively played on, I'd rate this experience close to the bottom. I will post a closing update when I eventually quit the server. (At this rate, 1-2 weeks. If changes made possibly 2-4 months.)
Posted 2nd Dec 2016
Great server, a bit laggy but amazing community.
Posted 29th Nov 2016
Good Stuff. Would like the pawnshop back, because there is almost literally no other way to make money, without mass grinding.
Posted 27th Nov 2016
Love playing here, great players and staff :D
Posted 20th Nov 2016
Pretty good server. Rewards for daily logins and voting. Decent amount of users on at all times, friendly chat but quiet a lot of the time.
Posted 18th Nov 2016
The server is friendly and isnt laggy. It has a brilliant rewards system for logging in daily and great crates which you can earn through voting.
Posted 8th Nov 2016
Se serveur est juste énorme quelque lag mais bon serveur
Posted 20th Oct 2016
Best server for FTB infinity
Posted 20th Oct 2016
While this server is in a "beta period" of sorts, it's still very functional and open to change. Not only that, the staff are friendly for the most part. Donator ranks aren't game-winning, but they're just what you'd expect. The crates you can get via voting and other methods also make for some random enjoyment.
Posted 20th Oct 2016
Love this server, very few banned items, some great features (like crates, companies, player warps, vote streaks, etc), friendly and helpful staff and a dedicated owner with lots of experience in running servers! Great server.
Posted 19th Oct 2016
This server never fails to improve over the time i have played on it. (over a year) they rarely restart aswell, which is something you never really see on modded servers.
Posted 19th Oct 2016
Fantastic server, great players, all sorts of fun. Recommended.