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How to create a prison server!

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mr_T Creations
Level 32 : Artisan Engineer
Hello! I am writing a blog for all you prison server creators! Many people want to make a prison server, but dont realy know how to! I have successfully made (Due to griefing by my co owner remaking! See bottom of page for info about that!) a prison server!

Step 1) Get a hoster! Without 24/7 running it will not get allot of usual players!

Step 2) Create a domain name! Make it unique! If its the same as another well known one your going to get hate!

Step 3) Build your prison! Do not copy another prison server! Look at a few famous prison servers for some inspiration but do not directly copy nor create a similar prison to the other servers you have went on! If you copy a prison server you will get hate from players and the other server(s)!

Step 4) Make a good ranks! A popular prison rank system that would be good to use without copyright issues would be ranks E-A and a few prestige ranks! Do not name your staffs ranks admin! For admin use something like Warden! Remember to always have a guard rank with special guard permissions and rules!

Step 5) Build stuff for your ranks! Make mines and mob farms! Also make special events!

Step 6) Get the best Plugins for prison servers! Here is a list of great ones:
  • Mine reset light (for resettable mines)
  • Vault
  • Iconomy
  • chest shop
  • paidranks
  • BuyRegion
  • chest keeper (for digital chests on signs)
  • World guard
  • World Edit
  • Group manager or PermissionsEX (preferable PEX, since group manager has data loss crashes sometimes)
  • Essentials (Essentials is essential for EVERYTHING you find on a server!)
  • Votifier
  • BuyRegion
  • ChestShop (for player owned shops)
  • TreeAssist (Only use the replant sapling park, disable Timber)
  • SuperWheat (For auto crop replant)
  • Server signs
  • Any other plugin that would fit in with a prison server that would make your unique


Step 7)Hire a good staff! Only higher people you know well and trust!

Step 8) Set up a PayPal! People will not know where to donate unless you tell them, or you've had it from the start

Step 9) Before you create a planet minecraft page make sure to take alot of photos of your prison!

Step 10) Make a nice looking PMC page

Step 11) Post your server on ALL the server websites you can find

Step 12) Advertise, advertise, I SAID ADVERTISE

Step 13) Done! You prison server is official! Now all you need is a usual player base!

Step 7) hire a good staff! Only hire people you know well and trust!

Step 14) Once you get enough money, buy a domain name/IP address! Its worth it!

After note: It is said to hire only a trustworthy staff for 1 reason: My server got griefed by an admin because they were mad that i wasnt letting them break the rules since they were admin! WHO DESTROYS THEIR FRIENDS SERVER BECAUSE THE OWNER WONT LET THEM BREAK THE RULES!
Tags:Tutorial, Prison, Server, How, Make
Credit:Solitary Confinement prison!

Update #1 : 05/02/2013 2:56:58 am5/02/13

Added more steps to becoming EVEN more successful. I will be updating this blog quite often now.

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  • cscscs11
  • Level 22
  • Expert Architect
  • December 18, 2014, 8:08 am
Hi, My name is cscscs11 and I was wondering if you could help me on my server, ive set up all the mines (sp they reset) but I cannot figure out how to make the ranks (Z,Y,X,W,V,U atm) or the sign shops in my mines,  so I was wondering if you could help, in return i could give you a developer rank, (Which will be all access). So PM me if you can help.

Thanks,
      cscscs11
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  • mr_T Creations
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Engineer
  • December 18, 2014, 12:50 pm
Ip?
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  • cscscs11
  • Level 22
  • Expert Architect
  • December 18, 2014, 8:45 pm
104.36.85.71
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Im on, but I need op, and to know something: What permissions plugin are you using? Groupmanger, pex, etc.
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  • cscscs11
  • Level 22
  • Expert Architect
  • December 19, 2014, 11:25 am
I'm not sure, I will give u op, u can check, i am absolutely confused by permission plugins
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How do you not know? Did you not download your own plugins?
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  • cscscs11
  • Level 22
  • Expert Architect
  • December 19, 2014, 9:16 pm
No I did, but I think it is PermissionsEx, which is pex
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  • RedHotC
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Miner
  • September 21, 2014, 8:36 pm
Hey, I know you a pretty busy guy, but will you take the time out of your day to make me a small prison map? A-D block? I have a developer and want to take the seriosly. I can also give you a moderator / guard rank if you would like. Thanks for reading this
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  • mr_T Creations
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Engineer
  • September 23, 2014, 3:49 pm
I could possibly do this, and setup a few plugins that help refine the map (that interact with the map) and to give you the basics.
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  • C0smicCow
  • Level 26
  • Expert Musician
  • September 19, 2014, 12:49 pm
Nice but I have a different idea alothough yours is good.... DONT CREATE PRISON SERVERS... Better!
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  • Jojjeoloko
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 23, 2014, 9:29 am
Can i get help i'm searhing for a BlockPlugin so my players don' need to craft every block
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What?
I dont understand. block plugin so players dont need to craft? I dont understand what you mean
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  • Chipmunks95
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Taco
  • July 18, 2014, 4:38 pm
im a bit of an OCD freak but, Step 9 inot capitalized
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  • laish
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Hunter
  • July 23, 2014, 7:43 am
OCD freak, doesn't capitalize I in I'm and capitilalized the S in step 9. Also forgets the period.

I'm just joking but seriously.
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Haha, sorry about that. I personally hate inconsistancy, but it happens to us all from time to time.
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can u help me on my server pleas
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  • SMOKIIIE
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Network
  • May 29, 2014, 1:48 am
Herm im planning on making a prison server, what do you say to come build full server and you'll get what ever you want if it rank you can get it on all the network
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  • SMOKIIIE
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Network
  • May 29, 2014, 1:48 am
I only need 5 ranks and nice map etc
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Well, school just ended for 2 months (since I am still a school boy) so I will have time over the summer. I will try to get you this stuff soon, but I am throwing a party in a week, and I recently am no longer single, so it will take some time.
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  • SMOKIIIE
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Network
  • May 29, 2014, 8:10 pm
thats fine with me also im getting 50 builders for all the network planning to make alot of minigames anyway each well get paid or get a server, can choose ;p so you can get paid
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Nah, don't give me irl money. I'd rather do it for mostly free. It would be nice for some in game stuff though
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  • SMOKIIIE
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Network
  • May 30, 2014, 9:09 am
Seems good can get what ever but not op in all servers lol
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You will get a admin rank, a high rank and have a architect rank thing as well
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may I ask what I would get out of this?
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What I just said
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I have no idea why I put that lol, sorry. I am really worn out as hell from this school week, I'll see if I can get time soon
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No mr T I need someone to build me a lobby and im paying for the sever hosting.
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Ohhh. It sounded like you were paying them to make the entire server. I was wondering what I would get out of it, though?
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Hey mr.t if u would help me make my prison server i would give u the highest donator rank and admin rank! plz hlp me
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Hey can anyone reply cause Im desperate...
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I thought you were going to pay for someone to build it for you?
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I dunno
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Dude I couldnt get on ur server cause im not on the whitlist
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Who in hell keeps turning the whitelist back on?
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BTW, I will be paying to Nitrous networks for the server so you dont have to worry about that!
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Hey, this might be a bit much to ask but could you make me a prison with all the plugins cause I cant make the plugins and it would take forever to not use world edit. The prison must have mines for A, B, C, D, E, Free and can have ranks for H-mod, mods, H-Admin and admins. In return you will get a admin rank, a high donater rank and be known as the architech of my prison!
Please help! Thank you
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  • Pvptimeuk
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 8, 2014, 9:14 am
I need the same help to :(
Can some one help me
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I am abit bored of creating prison servers for people for free, so what do can you offer for me in return if I would set up a prison server for you?
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  • XDdrummer
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • February 11, 2014, 11:45 am
Hello, so, I cannot seem to find a plugin that allows for ranking up, and for each rank-up to allow access to a new section of the prison.
Also, at free rank, I can not seem to find a way to set up a survival server within the server.
Help is appreciated.
Please note the server I am planning on making is large. The ranks include: Bond, E, D, C, B, A, Elite, Premium & Parole, Watched, Trusted, Citizen, Working, Guard, Retired, Royal & Elite-Working, and Elite-Free (without donation), along with 9 donation packages, some with 2 mines each.
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MasterPromote to rankup, and pex for the ranks. To make it so only certain ranks can enter certain areas do: /region flag entry deny
then do: /region addowner:g i believe
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  • XDdrummer
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • February 12, 2014, 11:54 am
Masterpromote appears to be depressingly outdated. I will try my best to fix it up to where it is usable. Would you happen to know any alternatives?
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  • CCNET
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Network
  • February 13, 2014, 1:51 pm
Get PaidRanks. It is a great Ranking up system!
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  • XDdrummer
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • February 13, 2014, 2:22 pm
Thank you for your help :D
I actually looked into it, and found RankUp. I had seen it, and knew it was a very popular option, but the last time I tried it it did not work.
I seemed to get it to work, so I am now running that!
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It works for me and many servers i have helped out just fine. You are insane
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  • XDdrummer
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • February 12, 2014, 8:30 pm
Uhm.. I wasn't trying to offend you, I was simply asking if you knew any reasonable alternatives to said plugin. The 'you are insane' was just completely random.
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This wasn't quite helpful for me... And plus I don't need donators, I have my own domain. :D
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How does having a domain make it so you don't need donors... You can always do with extra backup money for your server (Not to spend for yourself, but for a rainy day you can use the money), and i still don't understand how a "domain" makes it so you dont need any donations toward your server
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I don't really need money atm. Plus in the instructions, it only says donors just for a domain.
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  • zombie_s
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 23, 2013, 10:54 am
Hey if anyone need staff or needs any builders just reply or message me and ill help out
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  • mnoble
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 20, 2013, 5:07 pm
Can you Make me a Prison server map and host the server. you will get OP/any rank and I will make it A fun cool server.
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Will it be fully devoted prison server?
I can build you a nice one, in lets say, one normal school week, with 4 ranks.
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  • viktorvm
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 18, 2013, 7:49 am
can you make me a map?
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A prison server map?
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  • viktorvm
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 26, 2013, 3:15 am
yea
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  • mr_T Creations
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Engineer
  • November 26, 2013, 10:37 am
What would i get from making you one?
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  • viktorvm
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 27, 2013, 1:07 am
you will of course get a donor rank
and if the server is a succes you will get some credits
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Will it be only a prison server, or also factions, and whatnot? We have been working on a Solitary Confinement map since october, and the end of the semester has been eating up my time. Now im finally able to get back on pmc!
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  • viktorvm
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 30, 2013, 5:45 am
only prison
can you also make the plugin pack i suck at finding plugins
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  • Xehara
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Architect
  • August 11, 2013, 6:32 pm
How are we supposed to use iconomy when it's massively outdated? Please offer an alternative.

Also, chest shop is listed twice.
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No, 1s chest keeper, while the others chest shop

And this blog was made 3 months ago, we shut down the server and opened a roleplaying server because all the staff got tired of the normal minecraft community, as we all know its slowly degrading its quality and mojang seems not to care, so i wouldnt know if iconomy was outdated because i havent used it since like may
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  • 000STICKMAN
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Blacksmith
  • June 1, 2013, 9:27 am
Thank you so much. This helped me so much :)
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I will be updating this blog quite often now, and I will be creating many more server tutorials in the future! My Next blog will probably be how to do PEX!

Any suggestions for tutorials? I will also setup a complete bukkit tutorial blog. It wont be the easy way. It will be the normal way that is most efficient for creating a bukkit server!
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  • BeeMW2012
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Farmer
  • April 2, 2013, 4:46 am
Good Advice! I would check out his prison server it is AMAZING!!
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