Whilst logging in for my daily Witcher fix sometime during mid 2017 I saw this game called Rising World on Steam’s suggestion list. I added it to my wish-list and promptly moved on. Effectively forgetting about the games existence for six months or so until I came across an email from Steam: an item on your Steam wish-list is on sale!

I bought the game, I loved it. Days were spent playing single-player; building ever bigger castles and learning how to construct with planks and beams. I then wanted to join others, now that I had found my Rising World feet. So I started playing on a multiplayer server, I spent hours building, only to find the next time I logged in the server no longer existed along with my fledgling castle! 🙁

Gutted is an understatement as to how I felt. Rising World is a relatively new game, and as such most servers appear to be temporarily rented or hosted on home computers. Here is where I thought I could help out – as a day job I work in IT and as such I had access to a spare server. So I setup Medieval Realms on some dedicated server hardware. Medieval Realms is the only thing running on this SME grade server. Just to give you an idea, with the Windows Server 2012 OS and the game server-side application running the current CPU usage stands at barely five percent! Overkill! 😀

The server is open to the public 24/7, 365 days of the year. I have no plans to change that! Looking after data is my day job (and I would like to think I’m pretty good at it (after all I still have a job!)). Rest easy with the knowledge that this server is backed up once every three hours. So your builds are safe in Medieval Realms!

The beginnings of a great adventure.