Hi! I owned a Bukkit server awhile back and started building one up recently. I kept seeing this thing when I searched queries in google about this ‘sponge’ thing. Looking further into it, It looks incredibly interesting and might be something I’d enjoy testing. But I had some questions, for people who perhaps have been messing with this api for a little bit, and the state of the major server modding api in general.
What is the state of Bukkit? Some plugins seemed decently updated while some were egregiously not the case, some ranging one to three years out of date. I tried doing some searches that found some mixed forum discussions about its demise, which has me worried, but no distinctive answer was necessarily clear. Is bukkit dead? By using it as my api am I somehow barricading myself with no upgrade path, like buying a processor and motherboard thats incredibly out of date?
Also, how does the plugin ecosystem compare to the giant previously mentioned? I use quite of bit of plugins, which I’ll list at the end for the sake of it, that I’d really rather not give up. I’m not concerned about the configuring differences, I think I can figure that much out quickly.
This, so far, seems like a compelling answer to the questionable fate to Bukkit. But alas, I can never be too careful. I don’t want to build on bukkit and limit the features and future of my server, but I also don’t want to build on Sponge on the off chance it doesn’t turn out to be as viable as Bukkit.
Thanks so much for reading this rather lengthy piece! I’m an aspiring owner, and I want the best for my server, so I want to look everywhere I can for the best.
~bukkit plugins currently in use~
- Multiverse Core
- Multiverse Portal