I have been playing Minecraft on Xbox for a few months, I have experience building, creating, mining and using redstone.
I became a little bored with the way Xbox minecraft works so I recently purched the PC version of Minecraft to try out playing on a server. I have played on my own to get used to the controls and think I am ready to join the server community.
The problem is I know very little about Minecraft as a server community, I do not know any commands, what is permitted and what is not. I did join a server and the one reply to my help request was "/buy some land, type /sethome and build something" "/sethome", "/buy" I have no idea what they mean.
I need to learn Minecraft and I think the best way to do this is to join a server where I will be treated like the idiot I am. I need to be told what to do, whether I need to buy a plot, how to get the money to do this, where to build, what I am allowed to build and all these stupid Noob questions.
I can build pretty well, I just need help with the where and with what.
Also if anyone has a link to some useful information/help please reply. I cannot find any because I do not know what I am looking for.
When joining a server type /rules to see their rules, and then type /help to see your commands. When you type /help it will show you all of your available commands and give you a short description of what they do. The first command you mentioned, /sethome, lets you set your home. Basically it acts as a bed would and you respawn there when you die. You can use /home to go to your home. The command /buy is a buycraft command(Most known for buycraft anyways, could be something else) which is a plugin that helps with server donations. Unless you want to donate to a server, it's a useless command.
Most survival servers these days will have the factions plugin which allows players to creates teams. Each faction will have a home, you can get there by typing /f home. You can choose to ally with other factions or declare them your enemy. It also has three different chat modes, public, ally, and faction only.
If you really want to just build and not worry about getting griefed then join a creative server. Most creative servers will have an anti-grief plugin in place. Most of the time plots of land on creative servers are free but usually you will need to finish your current plot before you can get a new one. That is where ranks come in. Pretty much every bukkit server will have ranks. There is a default rank for every server that you will start out as. On creative servers you usually get promoted to the next rank by just building awesome things whereas survival server ranks are usually obtained by playing a lot and being a friendly and trustworthy member.
Any server that accepts donations will have donation ranks, depending on how much you donate will decide what rank you receive. Donation ranks are never anything too special but they help servers stay around longer. What you receive from your donation will also depend on the amount you donate.
Now we move on to staff ranks. Every server will have some form of staff, Administrators, Moderators, and some servers will also consider a builder rank as part of the staff. Bare in mind the amount and kind staff on every server varies depending on what kind of things the server needs. Some servers may have a Developer rank for people that code custom plugins for that server, others may have a Graphic Artist rank for people who contribute pictures that help attract more players. But all in all most servers will just have the typical Mod, Admin, and Owner positions (Owner isn't usually obtainable unless you want to help with the server costs ). I'm sure you guessed it, these ranks are the hardest to obtain. On most servers you will have to work for it (those are the quality servers who hand pick their staff). Other servers may merely require an application (depending on the requirements of the applications and how professional the owner is, these servers don't usually stay around for as long if you know what I mean).
That is pretty much all you need to know as far as how servers work. Good luck.
If you're looking for a basic server that just give you the feel for minecraft, you can always join my server We don't have the most advanced plugins, but just some simple, basic ones to make the gameplay fun. We have a mic of experienced players and "noobs" like you We'll be happy to show you the basics, and the server will provide you with the freedom of simgleplayer, only in multiplayer
Take a look at this video i made to get more information, and visit our homepage for the IP address and the forums
Hiya, I'm Rayne from LowCraft. We run a mostly survival server (like single player) with some things to help make life easier for our players and our staff. We will give you a tour around when you join and explain everything to you, and are always happy to help, and we will explain all the details until you understand how something works, we don't just throw you out there and expect you to figure it out for yourself, especially if you tell us you're fairly new to Minecraft
We are a whitelisted server, which means you need to apply to get access. Click here to go to the thread where you can apply.
Edge of eternity is a server meant for adults, meaning you have to be 17+. So, if you're older than specified, keep reading.
The server is located in the EU but it still has minimal lag for any one outside EU.
Thanks to our friendly staff, Edge of Eternity is moderated and disallows inappropriate content.
PvP only exist inside arenas in EoE, only survival and building where you can move freely between our survival and creative world, allowing cooperation among players without the worry of split factions and players killing other players for fun and resources.
For security reasons the server uses white-list and the only way to get white-listed is by filling out the form on our thread.
What we offer.
A great mature community
A survival world
A creative world
Frequent events and contests
A 30 slot mumble server
A 40 slot high spec MC server
A staff that respects your creations
Powerful anti grief tools, keeping the server grief free
If you've read this and are still interested you may apply HERE
My suggestion to you is mc.creepercountry.com
When I first baught minecrafr for the pc I joined creeper country and they taught me the ropes! I have been there six months now and have come to love it. It has become my home
you can log in directly and I can help you (in game name Luna1591)
or you can check out our website www.creepercountry.com
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Come play at mc.creepercountry.com We have anti griefing and pvp toggling plugins. Small community with 21+ year old admins. Never boring, tier ranking and been online for two years!
Just wanted to let you know that on Legacy Craft we have a great staff team that is always able to help new players. New to Mine Craft and new to Legacy Craft. If you ever need any help just ask and there is usually someone there to help out.
We offer all types of things on Legacy Craft while also sticking to mainly basic Mine Craft Survival. We have safe areas where anyone can build and store items as well as pvp and war zones where pvp is active and griefing is allowed.
If you would like more information click on the banner in my signature and maybe we will see you online soon.
I think this server will help you. play.noxcrew.com Its a great server and the staff are always looking to help players who don't understand some things about the server. It has a creative world a survival world and a minigame world. We have events everyday where you can win in-game money and donator ranks! It has a ts3 server so you can talk to other players when you play. voice.noxusgaming.com I think you would love this server, See you there!
ProCraftiNation is a survival server with a great spawn town and many minigames. You can build your empire and do some random games in this great community. It is new and fairly small, but is rapidly expanding. It is hosted by BeastNode, is online 24/7, and is very reliable. MINIGAMES - Temple Run - Spleefing - PvP Arena - Parkour - Fall - Shooter-Runner PLUGINS - Essentials - Factions - SignShop - PeX - HeavySpleef - WorldGuard - WorldEdit - Orebfuscator
We are a starting server. We are still pretty new at running a server but we are getting the hang of it real quick.
The server is a basic survial play type if you are interested then please come check out out Enjin account http://mithrilcraft.enjin.com/home
Hope to see you guys soon!