New Player's Guide
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Communicating with other players is the most important part of any multiplayer game. Our server facilitates this by offering various different methods of communication.
The most obvious one is the in-game chat. The server has a local and global chat channel.
By default, when you type a message and hit enter, it will be sent to the local chat channel. Only players within 200 blocks of you will be able to hear your message. This is great if you're working on a project with other people and only want them to hear you.
To send a message in global chat put an exclamation mark as the first thing in front of your message. Global chat allows you to chat with everyone on the server and text is highlighted in yellow, for ease of identification. For example:
!Hey, I am typing in Global Chat now
Use Global Chat for:
- Asking a question. However, please first read through all of this guide and the FAQ before doing so.
- Trading items
Do not use it to contact staff members on the server. Use /helpop instead. Try to use local chat as much as possible to avoid clogging up global chat.
Teamspeak allows you to voice chat with other players on the server. Instead of having to type your message, you can just speak out what your thinking, without having to worry about typos and the slow speed you're typing at.
We recommend all players to join our Teamspeak server while playing, as it facilitates communication by miles. It's like Skype, but without the need to add people as contacts first.
Click here for connection details.
The forums can be used to send private messages to other players and threads can be opened up to discuss topics about the server or other things.
Locking your stuff
The server has LWC installed, allowing you to lock chests, doors, furnaces and even modded blocks to protect them from other players stealing them. The protected object will be inaccessible and indestructible for everyone else, except for the person who placed the lock and admins.
To lock something, simply type /lock in the chat and right-click on your chest/furnace/door/modded block.
- For more than 1 user use /lock [player 1] [player 2] etc.
- To add a user to an existing lock use /cmodify [player 1] [player 2] etc.
- To remove a lock from a chest use /unlock
- You can also create password protected locks with /cpassword [password]
Note: Your chests, crystyl chests and solar panels automatically get locked by the server
Our server runs BOSEconomy which allows players to trade with the server's virtual currency: Credits.
Every player starts off with 100 credits by default. These credits can be used to trade with other players or to hire them for jobs. If you collect enough credits, you will then be able to eventually found your own Town and be a mayor yourself.
- You will see the item for sale floating on top of a showcase block
- Left click the showcase block to punch it. You will then see the price of one item, the exact name, remaining stock, as well as the owner of the showcase.
- Right click to buy one item from the shop.
- Shift + right click to buy a full stack of one item from a shop.
- If you made a mistake you have one minute to undo the transaction with /scs undo. You must still have the money/items you received from the shop for the transaction to be reversed.
For information on how to create your own Showcase click here.
- Log on daily to receive a wage of 10 Credits per day.
- Players can earn credits by selling items to other players or doing jobs for them, such as flattening out an area.
- Selling gold to the server
Please read this in-depth guide on how to earn money here
- /econ - Shows your current credit balance
- /pay [player] [amount] - Pays the specified player a set amount of credits.
- /econ help - Shows more advanced commands
Joining a town
The first thing you want to do once you have explored the server a little bit is to join a Town. Towns are a collection of players building together. A town often offers benefits such as a power supply, free food etc., while you pay a small tax. Joining a town will also protect you from potential griefers, as only town members are able to build within the town. Besides, playing together makes the game even more fun than building alone. Otherwise, why the heck did you decide to play multiplayer?
A handy list of all towns can be found here.
You can also get an overview of the map and the server's towns by viewing the Real-Time Map. A red region shows an area claimed by a town. Clicking on the red region will show you its name, mayor, assistants and members.
To join a town, contact the mayor or assistants of the town.
You can list all towns ingame with the /t list command. You can then teleport to a town to see how it is like for a fee of 5 Credits with the /t spawn [Town Name] command.
You can buy a lottery ticket for 25 credits and as many as you want to increase your chance of winning. The prize will be drawn every 24 hours. The Jackpot is 80% of the total sum of lottery tickets. On average there's about 10 000 Credits in the pot, so go and try your luck! May the odds be ever in your favour :)
- /lottery - Shows time until next draw
- /lottery buy [number of tickets] - One ticket costs 25 credits.
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