Finally have a bit of time to put into the game (even though 5.6 is likely to shake a ton of stuff up), set 100x skill speed so I can learn the ropes solo.
Is there a way to "speed up" the server when people aren't on? I can't really leave my PC running 24/7 and wondered if there was a way to, say, burn through 24hrs quickly before I start playing the next day, to compensate. Timemult doesn't seem to do anything from my tests.
Also, is there a way to find ores quickly? Most outcrops only have 10-20 iron so it's not worth building a road halfway across the world (big shovel ftw) , but at the same time I can't find much anywhere, but see all these screen shots with massive mine networks.