Shortly after the announcement from Turbine that we would be getting private servers, I acquired a Dell PowerEdge T310. For 2+ years it collected dust in my closet waiting for the release, but alas...WB screwed us.
The good news however, is that there is a great team of individuals working on the AC Emulator. So...a few days ago I decided to dust off the server and get things set up.
I decided (eventually) that I wanted to run more than one world, and to do that I would likely need to run VM's (Virtual Machines). So I did what anyone would do, and i decided to take the difficult route. 20 hours later I was then running a Citrix XenServer, with VM's of Windows Server 2012(to do the actual work), and Windows 7 Ultimate(for testing). I plan to eventually run more win server vm's when necessary. These are things i've never done before...
Once everything was testing well, and functional, I decided it was time to learn how to create databases in MySQL, and learn how to build a project from source code in Visual Studio. These are also things i've never done before...
I can now run the early builds of ACEmulator, fully connectable from inside my network at the moment...outside connections will come soon once i figure out whats wrong.
I'm also planning to set up a PhatAC Emulator soon just for kicks, but the big win here was getting all my ducks in a row for when ACE is consumer ready.