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    posted a message on A Brush More Colour - Soft, Warm & Vibrant - (Week 31 - Saplings & Wood Tools)

    I think he is doing 3d texture (I think, not 100% correct)! :)


    Who told you that?
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    posted a message on Practical Guide to Running a Successful Minecraft Server

    I recently wrote this in attempt to help those who might need advice on running a server. It doesn't give advice on how to start a server, but it does give some real knowledge on how to be an admin and leader.


    There are plenty of guides on how to start your server. It’s fairly basic: know what you want, have money, do it! And, some day I may even make my own guide for you all, because it is important information. However, when I was first starting my server I realized there weren’t any guides to on how to be a good admin. There wasn’t any advice from other admins. This information is applicable for guild leaders or any type of community leader.

    As someone who has been a guild leader to two different WoW RP guilds and who has also run a few different Minecraft servers, I’ve definitely learned from my mistakes. This can be a thankless job at times, but I’d like to share some advice to those who wish to pursue it. Starting a Minecraft server is hard work, but there is a certain amount of pride you get out of it when you build your own community with people you (usually) hand select).


    Have the time to play and manage the server:

    This is number one for a reason: it is the most important piece of advice I can give you. I’m sure we’ve all belonged to a server where there admin slowly faded away and the server with it. I’ve been at fault for breaking this rule, myself. Sadly, that server did fade away fast because I didn’t have time for it. In truth, I decided to stop running my server because I wanted to work on my artwork and Twitch. You have to be able to dedicate hours out of each day to work AND play on the server. Don’t let your joy for the game falter. The moment you get bored or busy then your community will suffer.


    Find someone you can trust as a co-admin or demi-admin:

    Your server will most likely be too small for you to get any mods. In fact, I would suggest not modding anyone for a few months while you get to know your new players. My suggestion is to go into this with a friend. Someone you can trust with your cpanel (if you’re in a pinch) and who you know will enforce any server rules. This can be a 50/50 ownership or if you prefer it can be less balanced, with you taking up more responsibilities. However, having someone who can step in to run the server if you take a break or have a bad week can be the difference between a dying and thriving community. Communicate often with your other OP and make sure you forge a strong friendship with them. You will depend on each other and you should be able to get along.


    Know what kind of a server and community you want to build:

    This is very important. Do you want adults, mature, or free to all? What type of people are you looking for to play with you? And, what kind of server do you want: vanilla, games, modded, plugins? Above all else, make sure to decide what you want and then stick with it. Tweaking your server and rules is just fine. However, do not continue to change your server, plugins, and players based on what one or two vocal players or because you think it will bring more people in. Mold your server based on what you would like to play on and run. Otherwise, you will exhaust yourself jumping through hoops trying to make everyone happy.


    Have a website, a MC Forums thread, and a YouTube channel for your server:

    Your website is an important resource for your players. It serves as a wiki for your players who might not know the ins and outs of your server. It also serves as a beacon for potential players because SEO works quite well with both website and YouTube. So, in case someone searches “mature modded minecraft server with bibliocraft” your server might pop up first. Websites are easy to set up and you have a variety of choices (SquareSpace, WordPress, Blogger, Wix, PHPBB Forums, or Tumblr) and domain names are inexpensive via NameCheap. Don’t be fooled thinking you can pull a lot of players through Reddit or websites like Planet Minecraft. Remember that players won’t likely participate in server forums, so if you create one make it short, simple, and informative.


    The majority of your recruitment will be via friends of players, MC Forums, Google searches, and YouTube. Remember to link to your MC Forums recruitment thread on both your website and every video you post. In terms of YouTube, at least have a welcome video that shows that you’re a friendly, dedicated admin. Show off your server and explain what the features of your server are.


    You can read the full post here, packed with tons more helpful tips:

    http://buffydoesbroadcast.tv/2015/10/25/practical-guide-to-running-a-successful-minecraft-server/

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    posted a message on Hop, Skip & Block | 18+ | GreyList | Vanilla | Friendly Community | Professional

    Just curious, how long does voting take?

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    posted a message on Hop, Skip & Block | 18+ | GreyList | Vanilla | Friendly Community | Professional

    Minecraft Username: BuffyFromTwitch

    What should we call you: Buffy

    Age: 26

    Gender: Female

    Country: Texas, USA

    Skype: Chicken jockey! :P Will exchange privately.

    Are you a redstoner/builder/explorer/other: I'm more of a builder and somewhat of an explorer. I like working on quaint projects and tend to keep to myself when it comes to building. I enjoy cutesy and/or sci-fi builds. My favourite part of Minecraft is, however, collecting items and displaying them as trophies. I don't do much redstone building as it confuzzles the heck out of me. :)

    How good are you at your play style (rating out of 5): 4 out of 5, most likely.

    How active will you be: A few times a week. I'm an artists and streamer. I work from home and am also a housewife. I enjoy MC, but I also play other games and am trying to start my own business (not to mention planning a wedding). In searching for a MC server, I am looking for a place that won't have rigid attendance policies when it comes to server events. I have a strict schedule and when I have time to play, I like to do it freely while chatting with other people. :)

    Do you understand our rules? Name two things we don't tolerate: I actually don't see the rules listed (I checked the website too, but didn't see anything.) However, I'd assume no Stealing/Griefing and don't be rude in chat. I usually play MC by my own strict rules, which include not leaving trees uncut and trying to keep terrain clean as well as respecting other players. I also play very strictly "vanilla", meaning I don't use automated mob farms or any type of cheats. It's just my preferred method of playing and makes MC more enjoyable for me. :)

    Tell us about your Minecraft experience: I've played MC for around 4 years, I think. During that time I've also streamed, made videos, and ran my own vanilla server. I realized that it was just too much trouble while trying to work on my art. But, I do come with a wealth of knowledge in server running and plugins. I'm always willing to help/advise if needed, though I doubt it will be. :)

    Tell us about your multiplayer experience. Have you ever been banned?: I've hopped around a lot on servers, to be quite frank. Always looking for a place to call home where I can fit in. I think that's what all of us want. Oh, also I do not think I've ever been banned. Not to my knowledge anyway.

    Why do you want to join: This seems like a really well thought out server. I like that there is a longer application and the OP looks very nice. I'd like to see what kind of people play here and if I could play here, fitting in well.

    What would you bring to the server: I'm very friendly and enjoy nerdy/geeky talk about Doctor Who, Harry Potter, LOST, etc.

    Any additional comments: I hope this is a friendly server.

    Show us your past work (images/videos): (*If you don't have any, throw something quick together in creative if possible)

    This is my imgur that houses my prized MC experiences/screenshots -http://greenpepper.imgur.com/


    Here are my Twitch highlights:

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    posted a message on Scarlet Embers [Semi-Vanilla][Anti-Grief][Mature][Friendly][New Map]

    IGN: BuffyFromTwitch
    Age: 26
    Email/Contact(Opt): N/A
    What is your playstyle: I really like to go on my own and work on my own builds/mining. I love chatting, but don't want to be forced to participate in community events (especially with summons...)
    Will you follow the rules: Absolutely! They're very
    Have any questions?: Are there land claim protection plugins? Also, I'm hoping the server is relatively active. :)
    Referred By(opt): N/A

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    posted a message on -- Jackal's Den 1.15.2 -- 18+ whitelisted vanilla survival server, no map resets, dedicated hardware, large map, and anti-grief.
    1) How old are you? 26
    2) What is your in-game name? BuffyFromTwitch
    3) How did you find out about Jackal's Den? Through the MC Forums.
    4) What tool do you use to claim land here? Wooden shovel! (Almost said gold omg. >.<)
    5) Our members read these applications, so simply tell us a little about yourself: Hi! I'm a stay at home (soon to be) wife. I'm an artist and amazing cook. I'm trying out some mature servers to find a good fit. I love making new friends and chatting. I prefer to work on my own projects in Minecraft and I like a very vanilla playstyle. But, I'm super friendly in chat and love meeting new people.
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    posted a message on Adult Craft - Small Community - 1.8 - Vanilla

    Do you guys use the GriefPrevention land claim plugin by chance?

    Posted in: PC Servers
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    posted a message on A Brush More Colour - Soft, Warm & Vibrant - (Week 31 - Saplings & Wood Tools)

    All hope is lost. ;_;

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    posted a message on Realm of Halcyon

    Sad to say this server has closed due to rl issues.

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    posted a message on ZigZag 128x128 HD by Jamizzles (Painterly/Cartoony: Update 8.21.2015)

    404 Error File Not Found

    The page you are looking for might have been removed,
    had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.


    :,(

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    posted a message on [3Yrs Old] Just-Vanilla || Community Based || Mature || Just Pure Vanilla || 24/7 | Weekly +Weekend Contests || Discord |

    My new IGN seems to be only Greylisted. It's BuffyFromTwitch. Could I please be whitelisted?

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    posted a message on A Brush More Colour - Soft, Warm & Vibrant - (Week 31 - Saplings & Wood Tools)
    Quote from Red_rocket23»

    o.o has Grog abandoned us?

    Don't do a steelfeathers on us... PLEASE


    :(
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    posted a message on Minecraft down? 9/13/2015

    I logged in to our server :) I think we're good.

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    posted a message on Minecraft down? 9/13/2015

    Definitely not the 1.9 patch, guys. Don't get your hopes up.

    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on ImagineCraft [Semi-Vanilla] [SMP]{Age Minimum 17] {Whitelist} {1.12.1}

    So far this server has been active, welcoming, and absolutely friendly and a joy to play on. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who wants to make friends and find a place they fit in. You won't be sorry. :)

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