Due to a storm in the area, my ISP's cable connection coming into the house was damaged. I'm experiencing about 20% packet loss both upstream and downstream, so I am waiting for them to fix the circuit. In the meantime, your Minecraft experience will definitely be degraded in the following ways:
- You might need to connect multiple times before you are successful
- You will experience lag as you play
- You might get disconnected as you play
The server itself is fine, so your stuff is safe. The repair technician will be out to check the circuit between 12PM and 8PM EDT. I will post updates when I get more information about my connection.