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I've reached level 8 as an #Ingress agent.
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EBS volumes have a non-zero failure rate, so you may want to set up a daily snapshot via a tool like https://github.com/colinbjohnson/aws-missing-tools/tree/master/ec2-automate-backup. Also, when creating the instance you should apply an IAM instance role (even if it has 0 privileges) so you can later give the instance privileges to create these snapshots without having to hardcode account credentials. This also makes it easier to recover if the instance is hacked.

You could even go so far as to setup the IAM roles to be 'create snapshot only' such that the node is incapable of deleting snapshots -- just more ways to protect against failure or hacking.

It is a good idea to modify the standard SSH rule to limit SSH to only the hosts that need that access, normally 'My Ip' in the dropdown. You can always update the IP later if your client IP changes.  The downside is that security group changes can cause a short drop in connectivity to the host.

Since instances lose their public IP on stop/start (which you will eventually have to do due to AWS maintenance) assigning a DNS entry to the instance or an ElasticIP will help clients reach the node more reliably.

If you intend to run a minecraft server for a year, look a purchasing a Reserved Instance (ie pre-paying for your instance) to save on cost over the year.
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Looks awesome.
Screenshots from the announcement of EVE: Valkyrie, the multiplayer spaceship dogfighting game set in the EVE Online/DUST 514 universe
 www.evevalkyrie.com
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DUST 514 is a F2P FPS in the EVE universe. As soon as you create a character it starts accruing Skill Points, so no reason not to create one in case you might play someday!
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