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Network maintenance

Completed - The scheduled maintenance has been completed.

Update - The Network appears to be working better now we will continue to monitor even after this maintenance period

Oct 03, 2022 - 17:04 MDT

In progress - Scheduled maintenance is currently in progress. We will provide updates as necessary.

Oct 03, 2022 - 16:00 MDT

Scheduled - Hello everybody we will be doing some network maintenance. We haven’t had network related issues in many months, recently there has been some issues that have caused some downtime spikes. We didn’t know about this until recently and we have also noticed that the server sometimes takes a while to connect to. We will try our best to get things running right within this period but if we cannot we will have to declare an emergency/unplanned maintenance.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Sincerely,

Garrettmc network


Server will undergo Maintenance at 20:00 MDT to complete the 3.4 Update. We will also be doing checks for bugs at this time. check back here for updates.

8/31/22 @ 22:58 MDT Update: Update is complete checking for bugs

Garrettmc 3.0: The Summer Update ☀🌻🌞:

Hello Everyone we are very exited to bring to you all the summer Update. We have released this slightly early to you all. This version is also called 3.0 which is the successor to 2.0, hop on and enjoy the fresh new summer update with some friends :).

Main improvements and Changes:

  • New Bedwars maps

  • Better per server ranks and global ranks

  • New factions server

  • Make money by doing tasks ion smp

  • Trade others on smp

  • Improved social systems

  • Added a city server

  • Fixed little "quirks" from 2.0

posted 6/3/22 @ 20:19 MDT

Our Stance on Pride Month

We understand that June is pride month, we also understand how other companies recognize it and support it. You may be wondering, is Garrettmc Network doing that? Well, the answer will be no, this is our official statement on the matter and there will be no recognition of Pride Month in any capacity on the server or website. To be clear in this statement, we are not saying we have anything against the community, we are simply saying that our stance on Pride Month is neutral. On this server you have the freedom of speech and the freedom to have your own beliefs and Ideologies, which means that we do not care about your Political, Religious, Sexual, and or any Beliefs as freedom of speech is valued on this server. If you choose to support Pride month you, do you and you have the freedom to do that, but we also have the freedom not to stand for it which is the action we are taking in this matter. We hope you all understand that we are not doing this because we hate the community but rather, we do not want any sort of recognition of it on our server whatsoever.

Sincerely, Garrettmc Network Staff and owner


Minecraft server outage Subscribe


Resolved - This incident has been resolved.

May 25, 07:57 MDT

Monitoring - We have fully restored the network, thus the server is back online. This issue wouldn't have been so big if our failover wasn't having issues as well. The main provider ha a long outage that lasted from 0:00 MDT to around 6:30 MDT. We are sorry for the inconveniences caused by this outage.

May 25, 07:26 MDT

Update - We are continuing to work with providers to restore the server for now it is up but very high ping and lags Hard. For this reason ther server is now in maintenance

May 25, 00:51 MDT

Identified - There are critical network issues occurring causing the server to be completely unavailable. We are working our best toward a solution

May 25, 00:15 MDT

Investigating - We are currently investigating this issue.

May 25, 00:13 MDT


Garrettmc 3.0 Development Announcement

Hello everyone we are exited to announce that we are going forward in Garrettmc. Since 2.0 came out we have come a long way and now have way more games to play than before. We have also recently done a big update on the lobby . We are ready for the next major update. We also want to mention that we are coming up on the servers 1 year anniversary which was on May 7th ,2021, and I can fully say I never thought this server would ever be Public or even still be going at this point, but I’m glad it is the way it is.

This Update is going to add new maps to bedwars. Introduce 2 new games, overhaul of server features, polishing a lot of little things. Revamp of permissions system and more great stuff. We can see that the server needs a major refresh after not having a massive one since November when Garrettmc 2.0 Came out. We are excited to get started on the development and you can expect it to release by early June

Areas Getting Improvement

· Overall Play Experience

· Permissions and ranks system

· More features throughout the server

· Fixing up all the little flaws

· Expanding of game diversity

· Expanding of bedwars map diversity




Big update: The lobby update

Ever since we introduced the massive update back in November the lobby has had very little changes. We liked the lobby very much, and we give full credit to Arch_NN and bidule995 for their amazing work on the old lobby. Unfortunately this lobby just didn't fit our needs as time went on and we started to expand out our servers. As well as this this lobby was also hard for many lower end systems to run as it was built and based off the amplified style world. We needed to come up with something. This is when we decided to build our new lobby ourselves so that we could perfectly fit our own needs. This lobby is also much easier for lower end pcs to run as it is built off the regular world type. We hope you all love the lobby just as much as we do.

Come join and check it out today :)

Big update: The lobby update

Ever since we introduced the massive update back in November the lobby has had very little changes. We liked the lobby very much, and we give full credit to Arch_NN and bidule995 for their amazing work on the old lobby. Unfortunately this lobby just didn't fit our needs as time went on and we started to expand out our servers. As well as this this lobby was also hard for many lower end systems to run as it was built and based off the amplified style world. We needed to come up with something. This is when we decided to build our new lobby ourselves so that we could perfectly fit our own needs. This lobby is also much easier for lower end pcs to run as it is built off the regular world type. We hope you all love the lobby just as much as we do.

Come join and check it out today :)

Exiting Update ( Classic Smp)

Are you all tired of the crazy smp's with the crazy features and plugins? Do you just want to sit down and play some good ol survival with your friends or by yourself? If you answered yes to any of those, we have the server for you. Anyways here at Garrettmc we are always focused on adding new features with each major update. Recently we have thought of how fun it is sometimes to just play some good old survival. That is why we have created this server. We realize it wont be everyone's thing, but there are also a lot of people who just don't like the way smps are now. Since we understood that we decided to create this server.

The server is nothing fancy there is pretty much no plugins, its just stright up survival and surviving the nights and fending off from the monsters, like the good old days.

Updates:

Did some slight updates 1. Got rid of annoying lobby fireworks and announcement sounds. 2. Created a way more stable backup system 3. Did some Performance improvements to smp. 4. Starting work on a better restart method so all servers will auto startup if crashed. 5. Working on a plot system for creative server. 6. Starting work on fixing the plot system for the smp, currently there is no plots until I can get the plot system fully functional. 5.Updated a few plugins to latest version 6. Cleaned up broken plugins, we are starting work on a new classic smp server that should drop sometime this weekend.

Posted at: 3/31/22 @ 23:00 MDT

Slight Updates

Did some slight updates 1. Got rid of annoying lobby fireworks and announcement sounds. 2. Created a way more stable backup system 3. Did some Performance improvements to smp. 4. Starting work on a better restart method so all servers will auto startup if crashed. 5. Working on a plot system for creative server. 6. Starting work on fixing the plot system for the smp, currently there is no plots until I can get the plot system fully functional.

posted 3/24/22 @ 22:29 MDT

Server maintenance (unplanned) Subscribe

Resolved - This incident has been resolved.

Mar 27, 21:51 MDT

Monitoring - The server is performing much better and we were able to implement some new updates, server will remain in maintenance while we monitor and test

Mar 27, 21:47 MDT

Investigating - We are currently investigating this issue.

Mar 27, 20:58 MDT


Network Issues Subscribe

Identified - There Are some issues Identified with provider and there are DDoS attacks occurring causing the issues sevarity to increase. Currently we are noticing an downstream issues

Mar 25, 21:13 MDT

Update - We have the network restored but we are still working to Figure out why this is continuing to happen.

Mar 25, 20:34 MDT

Update - We are either having issues with the provider or we are continuing to see DDoS patterns we are getting into contact with the provider to Identify the issues occurring

Mar 25, 20:30 MDT

Investigating - We are currently investigating this issue.

Mar 25, 20:03 MDT


Smp Emergency Maintenance Subscribe (Resolved)

Resolved - This incident has been resolved.

Mar 23, 21:02 MDT

Monitoring - We are sincerely sorry but upon recovery more corruption happened and the world seed reset. The days in the world are the exact same however. There may be a few generation issues. Each player a been given $10000 of in game mone6y to help rebuild their homes. If you were affected but didn't receive money email me at garrett@garretteveryday.com I have made the full commitment to have more than 1 backup source and will be doing that for all servers.

Mar 23, 20:21 MDT


Identified - There are issues with region files on 3/22 if you built anything on those days you will lose progress. Sorry for the inconvenience

Mar 23, 08:29 MDT


Update - We have fully fixed the network but are continuing to have database issues.

Mar 22, 22:36 MDT

Update - There are major network issues occurring and we are trying our best to identify the issue. You may notice latency issues when conection to the server

Mar 22, 21:55 MDT


Investigating - We are currently investigating this issue.

Mar 22, 20:26 MDT


Hello Everyone, We have introduced player plots on the smp, there are still a few issues that need to be worked out. However you can still set your very own plot today by doing /plot claim. Do /plot help for more help on configuring your plot. Vip rank and up can expand their plot when all issues are worked out.

Posted 3/14/22 @00:54 MDT

Intermittent Connection issues Subscribe

Resolved - This incident has been resolved.

Mar 13, 23:55 MDT

Monitoring - A fix has been implemented and we are monitoring the results.

Mar 13, 23:28 MDT

Identified - There is a high amount of traffic on the network indicating a DDoS attack we are working towards finding a solution to this issue, the latency issues seems fixed

Mar 13, 23:22 MDT

Update - There is currently a lot of traffic on the network and we are taking steps to mitigate this issue

Mar 13, 22:50 MDT

Investigating - We are currently investigating this issue.

Mar 13, 22:46 MDT


Power Issues

Resolved - This incident has been resolved.

Mar 3, 11:26 MST


Monitoring - The server is back, the issue was that the ups failed due to battery not charging and this somehow affected a few if the networking devices. However power to the building was not lost

Mar 3, 11:25 MST


Identified - A ups power failure occurred causing things to go offline things should be up soon



Update - We believe this issue is with networking hardware issues but we are not fully sure yet

Mar 3, 10:07 MST

Investigating - We are currently investigating this issue.

Mar 3, 08:50 MST

Our Upcoming Plans and some news

Hello everyone, we have some plans to expand out to other things other than a minecraft server. We plan to expand out to a game Called BeamNg.drive. If you didn't know BeamNg.drive is a soft body physics game with an aim towards realistic damage and physics. It is owned by a smaller game developer and is still in alpha. Now BeamNg.drive does not have a built in multiplayer online mode. This means that a third party solution was made. The solution was called BeamMp. BeamMp is very unstable with many issues. The biggest of them being that the server ping is high and most servers are really bad and can barley handle 5 players. My mission is to have a decent US server with good ping. Most servers have over 200 ping, Not good. With my network setup my US server will have way lower ping than most. While I don't have a 10gbps corporate connection, I do have a good 1gbps connection with good ping more than capable of running a BeamMp server. I am going to start working things out with my provider so that I can have this all setup and ready to go. In the meantime I am working on the website an starting work on the duels server.

Garrettmc Goes Mp

Hey everyone, We are super happy to announce that we have officially launched the beammp server, we have now expanded from minecraft. Hop on the server and finally play a decent west coast usa hosted server. To join the server launch beammp and go to servers and search Garrettmp. We will make tutorials for beammp soon.

New: Jobs!!😃

Hop on the smp and get some jobs to earn server money which you can use in the shop. (shop command usage /economyshopgui:shop.)


Prerequisites for the new jobs: Jobs are not automated yet, to get a job first email me at garrett@garretteveryday.com and then disclose what kind of pay you want. Keep in mind the lowest pay is $13.50/hr. ( work hour is 10 minutes IRL.) (some jobs will have a fixed pay depending on the job)

New Update : Lobby selector system and help system + News on duels

Hey everyone, We have another update for the minecraft server. There is now a lobby selector for the 2 main lobbies on the server. We have also added a more useful help system that only help for the needed commands for a specific server instead of showing help for every single command. We also have some good news, The Duels server is now in beta and is open to everyone there is still on minor issue to work out but other than that it is perfectly playable. Hop on and battle your opponent.

Posted 1/29/22 @ 10:18 MST

New Update: Social Systems

Hop on the server with your friends and add them as a friend on the server, party up with your friends and have a good time. You can also make new friends on the server. When in a party you can now also privately chat others in the party. Come join and make some new friends on the Garrettmc Network.

Some smaller updates we did: We also changed the help page on in the main lobbies. Curranty we are also looking at a lobby selector plugin for the 2 main lobbies we have now.

About the duels server....... We have been having some difficulty geeing the server to work with java 18 we hope to have it all set up and ready to go soon.

posted 1/28/22 @00:38 MST

Intermittent connection issues


Resolved - This incident has been resolved.

Jan 24, 20:34 MST


Update - We have implemented another fix and now monitoring we believe the issue is now fixed

Jan 24, 20:02 MST

Update - We are continuing to have issues. We will continue to look for fixes to this issue. We will have to start to get into contact with providers.

Jan 24, 13:00 MST

Update - Still seeing issues and it seems to be worse than it was before . We are sorry for all of the issues lately we have been trying our best to keep the server playable in these issues but it has not been easy every smp and anarchy player will receive a free diamond sword on for all the recent inconveniences.

Jan 24, 12:09 MST

Monitoring - We have implemented a fix and now monitoring, to see if it is fixed

Jan 24, 12:03 MST

Update - We are still seeing issues with intermittent connectivity to the server we are going to be switching back to the backup server again and there will only be smp and anarchy game modes to play on. Please be patent as continue to figure out what the issues is.

Jan 23, 21:07 MST

Update - Currently seeing no issues when using the backup server network. This is a backend issue of some kind we will be working to find a fix to this issue.

Jan 23, 10:42 MST

Identified - There seems to be an issue when you try to contact the server due to this we will be trying the backup server to see if this is a backend issue or not so the server will go into maintenance for a bit.

Jan 23, 10:22 MST


Update - We believe this issues is with a DDoS attack on our provider this is similar to an issue that happened a couple of days ago. But it is believed top be on our provider as we are not noticing issues on our end

Jan 23, 00:52 MST

Investigating - We are currently investigating this issue.

Jan 23, 00:47 MST

*In An effort to keep the server up and playable have loaded up the backup server but there are only 2 playable games currently smp, and anarchy.*

Investigating - Hey everyone, there have been some networking issues that I have notice in the last few minutes. Plus the server Is not as performant as It should be. We also want to raise your awareness on potential new Log4j vulnerabilities. We recommend you make sure you update an we are doing stuff on our end as well.

Jan 18, 19:59 MST

Identified - There are periods of high network traffic and multiple unknow IP addresses connected to the server on our rdp port . As for the log4j issues status, we are currently working on it. the server seems to be more performant.

Jan 18, 20:54 MST

Monitoring - Creative, Smp, and Anarchy are functional other server were affected by a database error of some kind we will be investigating and then restoring from backup as soon as possible. You can join but there is a cap of 50 players and there will be some performance issues.

Jan 18, 22:54 MST


Update - Well We fixed the network issues and still working to bring the other servers and the rest of the database online.

Jan 19, 17:52 MST

Update - We are continuing to monitor for any further issues. ( server is back and will be opened to half capacity)

Jan 19, 20:26 MST

Resolved - This incident has been resolved.

Jan 19, 23:08 MST

Garrettmc Server expansion 2022


Hey everyone,

In the very near future we will be upgrading the server hardware. With this new upgrade we will be able to have more game modes and hold more players. We plan on adding gamemodes such as skyblock, duels, murder mystery, skywars, build battle, creative, as well as a couple other minigames. When we do this expansion we will also be able to have more players on the server. We hope you guys have had a good holiday season.

We also want to tell you the full case on the ransomware attacks that took the server out from December 16th to yesterday. These attack hit 2 of the 3 servers at 03:36 MST on 12/15/21. The servers affected was the active directory logon server as well as the file and print server. I wasn't aware of this until later that day. The attack also hit my personal laptop. I used a usb to reinstall everything. I did this because the stuff on my laptop is backed up to cloud servers. I did not realize the attack had affected those servers until 12/16/21. The issue with those servers were that restoring from backup could end up causing more damage due to the fact that the ransomware could encrypt the backup after the backup has been restored. I did not have the servers backed up to cloud servers so that was not an option. I got into contact with people to help with this attack immediately. I worked with them for days on end to find a solution to this attack. We ended up on doing the backup but made sure that the malware wouldn't carry over to the restore. I ended up having to reconstruct some of the data.

This Attack happened due a venerability in the network setup. The attack happened due to the attacker finding the origin IP address and port scanning the IP to find open ports on the firewall. The attacker found that port 3389 was open. Since I used RDP to access the affected servers, they were able to gain access to them by cracking the password. Since this attack we have taken measures such as fixing the firewall vulnerability. As well as taking the proper security measures for all devices and servers.

posted 12/23/21 @01:05 MST

Emergency Maintenance December 2021


Hey Guys,

On Wednesday 12/15/21 We had a ransomware attack on the server this was caused by a flaw in our network setup which we quickly Worked to fix. We did a run on the Minecraft server hardware to make sure it was ok. Everything seemed to be good. What we forgot to check was the windows server which handles logon of our pc's. When I went to do something on the windows server I found that it was attacked as well. This attack took place on tcp/udp port 3389.

We Will now be actively working and scanning all our hardware for any signs of this attack on any other hardware. We will Provide updates about this as much as possible. Please be patient was we work to resolve this issue and make sure something like this never happens again.

We are sorry for any inconveniences,

Garrettmc Network.

Update #1 12/16/21 @23:15 MST: We have found out that the network file server was also hit with the attack. We are Working hard to find a solution please be patient while we are doing so.

Update #2 12/17/21 @07:37 MST: Security experts are currently working towards a solution for this issue and we are doing stuff on our end to make sure no further damage happens. Again we will provide you with further information as we know more.

Update #3 12/17/21 @15:18 MST: We have received a response from the cyber security research team. We are still working towards a solution, a solution should be coming within the next 5 hours. Best case scenario this incident will be over later today. Worst case it will be over sometime Tomorrow or Sunday. We will keep you all updated the more we know

Update #4 12/17/21 @22:30 MST: The ransomware attacks hit at about 03:37 MST on 12/15/21. I was asleep so immediate action was not taken this likely caused further damage then if it was detected sooner due to this we are still working with the security researchers to find a solution to bring the servers back as soon as possible.

Update #5 12/19/21 @22:11 MST: We are currently figuring out payment for the recovery we believe we have found a working solution to this issue. We will update you as soon as we know more. Please be patient as we are working as fast as we can to fix this issue. Going forward we will take more measures to prevent something like this from ever happening again. We have already taken the first few steps in preventing situations like these from getting as serious.

Update #6 12/20/21 @13:21 MST : We are now working towards a solution to restore 1 of the 2 servers. The bad news is that we will rework all of the policies and user accounts for the logon server which is the first server we will be recovering. We also added a status on how close we are to done

Update #7 12/21/21 @00:15 MST: We have successfully restored the first server. We plan on doing the same for the second server sometime today. If that goes to plan the server will be open with a cap of 50 players that can be online. We are so grateful to everyone that helped out in this situation. It wouldn't have been easy without them. Please be patent as we continue to fix this issue. When the server opens everyone will receive extra gifts and vip will be free for a 4 days after the incident is over, we are doing this because of the amount of lost time caused by this downtime.

Update #8 12/21/21 @12:45 MST: The website is back you're looking right at it!

Good News Everyone we will be opening the server to everyone. Keep In mind that there will be a cap on the players. We are opening for testing the stability of the server. We still have to complete the maintenance on the file server so the server will not open to full capacity until we complete the file server maintenance.

Update #9 12/21/21 @21:23 MST: We have closed server4 again while we make sure this malware is fully gone and wont be able to hit again. The server should be back at full capacity tomorrow.

Update #10 12/22/21 @13:22 MST: The maintenance is over yay!

⚠ Warning Potential Data Breach And Recent Cyber Attacks On the Garrettmc Network

12/15/21 @ 08:51 MDT This Morning there was an encryption bounty on one of our devices. We are actively working to find out why this happened. We are also actively monitoring network traffic due to recent high network traffic activity. We believe we were hacked, we are now going to take our cybersecurity to the next level. We will keep you posted as much as possible on this incident.

Update: 12/15/21 @ 11:37 MST We have currently put the server in maintenance while we check to make sure the server is has not been harmed by this recent incident

Update: 12/15/21 @ 18:11 MST The device has been fixed and we are still monitering for any more attacks or threats as well as working to be more secure against stuff like this in the future

Update: 12/15/21 @20:05 MST We can confirm that we have not been hacked as well as we do9 not have an active data breach This incident is over.


Posted 08:50 MDT on 12/15/21

Unexpected Christmas update additions (major update)


We are Currently Undergoing some updates we have put the server in maintenance while we test these updates

Update: @ 19:09 MST (12/13/21) We working with these new plugins. This was a more unexpected update but it will improve the server. Please be patient as these updates are implemented

Update: @ 21:37 MST (12/13/21) We are continuing to test plugins

Update: @22:51 MST (12/13/21) We are now working with a new ranks system

Update: @23:21 MST: We are now working with the rank prefixes and the bungee ranks issue. We were having some issues with the mysql database but we have since resolved those issues. The update wont be ready for release until at least tomorrow. The reason we are doing this update is to improve the server. I will be improved even more after we get our new hardware and add new game modes to the server. Please be patient as we work on getting thes updates released :)

Update: @07:45 MST (12/14/21) We have gotten permissions set now starting to work with an issue with our bungee based permission plugin. After that is resolved the update will be mostly ready to release! :)

Update: @15:49 MST (12/14/21) We are now starting to work with other plugins.

Update: @20:56 MST (12/14/21) The update has been completed !!! The ranks system has been revamped

Initially Posted: 12/13/21 @15:57 MST

Posted 12/9/21 @11:47 MST

We will be getting a better server hardware By the end of the year. This means we will have more game modes like skyblock, skywars, duels, and 1 or 2 more minigames.

⚠Possible High Server Ping and possible connection timeout⚠

We are currently experiencing high ping issues to the server. We are not sure why as of now we will keep you posted on issues. We believe its due to an issue with the network.

Update: the issue seems to be under control if you notice any issues just report to the discord server or support page

Update: This situation started at about 2:30 AM MST And continued worsening until the server completely crashed. The uptime was so bad because the ping monitor frequently timed out connections to the server. The ping was likely high due to an issue with the upstream provider or an DDoS or DoS attack on our origin or proxy IP.

Update: This incident seems fully under control. We will monitor for 4 more hours, if all is good we will remove the warning from the site

Update: Everything seems to be good and we will no longer be actively monitoring ping , if issues exist report it to us through the discord server or the support page

Support Links Discord Suport

Issue active from 12/5/21 @02:30 Mst to 12/6/21 @19:30 MST