Hi all. I have a small idea I'd like to sell you on.
One thing that we are currently lacking to make Multiplayer A Real Thing is an easy way to get servers up and running. Yes, if you want, you can run the standalone in any configuration you choose and tell people about it, but that is hardly <current year>.
But what if there was a service that does that for you? That runs servers in a known environment with known config options, on demand using whatever modpack you want?
That's the basic idea behind a project I've named "CommNode", in order to keep the naming theme of "Nebula" and "Knossos". The vision would be a web service that is able to spin up servers on demand using container technology.
Now, unfortunately, there is no demo I can give you right now -- I am still in the planning phase, and no code has been written yet. But I would like to gather some feedback nevertheless, and to that end, I have created a project board on the scp github page
. Please feel free to comment here or on github with questions, concerns and feature requests that I can then transform into tickets so that I can actually do this thing in a structured and solid way.