As this is a discussion forum about Spigot development, I thought I should create this thread here. I know spigot allows programmers to schedule async tasks. I know async tasks are able to run at the same time as normal Spigot operations on different CPU threads. I could see how this would have huge performance improvements in large scale applications. What viable applications do asynchronous tasks have for Spigot. I was looking on the Spigot API and it says "Asynchronous tasks should never access any API in Bukkit.". If you can't access the Bukkit API, is the only purpose of asynchronous tasks to calculate large operations outside of your main server functions so that it doesn't lag your server, or are there other applications you can use it for?