We are often asked to increase the maximum player cap, so here is our official answer to this topic!
Let’s explain this once for all, step by step.
We can’t increase the slot count for various reasons. Let’s start from the technical ones:
- No CPU in the world can handle lots of Minecraft players doing every kind of stuff.
- Choose: restrictions & limitations and high player cap or low player cap and freedom? We choose the latter.
- Our staff isn’t paid to look after you 24/7. Just imagine looking at even more of you people!
Hosts are pricey and we are currently running on one of the most performing CPUs ever made by the mankind. We have to pay monthly fees for some of our security systems, buy new plugins, pay our developers (KingNeme develops only some of our plugins), invest in advertising, and finally pay for the host itself. Plus, we love to keep a security deposit to pay for the host if donations stop coming.
The fact is that those aren’t the only reasons that make us determined to stick to the 30 players cap. There is an ethical reason too, tied to the identity of Peaceful Vanilla Club itself. Let me explain:
Peaceful Vanilla Club is born to be a small/medium-sized community. Friendly, warm, like a virtual family. We think that increasing the slot count would be the beginning of an end, the end of what Peaceful Vanilla Club is meant to be. Raising the cap to 50 players wouldn’t be a great solution, since it would be temporary. It would be only a matter of time: 50 will become the new 30, players would start arguing again about the maximum player cap, and force us to raise it again. And again. And again. You see the point now? Peaceful Vanilla Club will stick to 30 maximum players.