Hello Spongies! I come bearing
memes an interesting question.
I am currently in the process of setting up a small chain of servers for a community I manage. My goal is to set up three different servers and connect them using Bungeecord:
- A SpongeForge PVP server
- A SpongeForge Survival server
- A Spigot server that acts as a lobby
My goal is to run a different modpack on each of the SF servers: one focused on PVP and the other on survival. To simplify the process for the players (most of which are not too techy), I wish to avoid forcing them to tinker with different Minecraft profiles and to make switching between the servers as seamless and easy as possible.
However, this brings up a problem: since each of the SF servers run a different modpack, switching between them with the same Minecraft profile may be a problem.
(The Spigot lobby works fine, thankfully, as Forge allows connecting to vanilla servers even with mods installed)
This is where I came up with an idea: what if the client modpack will be composed of both the server modpacks at once? If I take all the mods from Server 1, add to them all the mods from Server 2, and then pack them together into a single client profile, will it be possible to switch between the two servers? After all, the client has all the mods the server requires in both case - it just has some “extra” mods that the server doesn’t. Would the server care about this?
Is this kind of a configuration possible? To me, it seems so, but perhaps my understanding of the topic is flawed. Therefore, I come to you, o almighty Spongeeners, with this question.
Thanks for reading! Your help is very much appreciated.