I’m trying to determine whether it’s worth it or not to use Sponge. I don’t know much about Sponge, so I figured I’d ask a few questions and see what you guys have to say.
I’m running a Forge server in 1.12.2. We have around 80 mods – yes, really! – and we aren’t willing to part with a single one. But we have a problem, and for the life of me I can’t find a good solution.
Our server will have quest zones, dungeons, and massive sprawling cities, all of which need to be protected from hostile mobs and griefing. This was easy to do with Forge Essentials, but that mod is sadly now defunct, with no 1.12.2 version available. I see that some Sponge plugins can do this, like Nucleus… but is Sponge the right option for me?
Does Sponge Forge work with every Forge mod, or only certain ones?
Is Sponge a resource-hog? Will it gobble up the server’s RAM or cause lag? Because we’re already running 80 mods, and our server only has 10 GB of memory, which gets eaten up quickly when you get 20 or 30 people flying Minecraft Transport Simulator airplanes everywhere. RAM usage matters. It matters a lot.
Is Sponge single-threaded or multi-threaded?
Is this worth getting, or is there a simpler alternative – say, a forge mod I’m unaware of – that makes more sense for solving this issue?
Any help here would be greatly appreciated. I’d offer you diamonds but chances are most of you won’t join our server, lol.