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How to get your server popular.

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grizzly34
Level 14 : Journeyman Dragon
First, we will start with my server, I have been running a server for about the past 3 months and have about 15 players average on it. I see many people asking how to make their own server popular. Today, I will try to teach you how. This tutorial will be a series of steps showing you how to make a popular server.
1. Invite your friends to the server to help with things like step 3
2. Get some good plugins to also to help with step 3. Good plugins include WorldGuard, WorldEdit, iConomy/BOSEconomy, MobArena, Factions for a PvP server, Towny and McMMo
3. Make an interesting but not too complex spawn, complex spawns tend to confuse people and they don't know what to do and where to go. Which makes them leave.
4. Post your server on various server sites.
5. After talking to the players you get and your friends for a week or so, choose some staff, staff is very important to a good minecraft server. They let you relax a little bit more so you can enjoy yourself on the server, and they help out when you're not online.
6. Make a Website to centralize all discussion about your server and help with growing the community.

Thank you for reading!
If you would like to come on my server to either see an example or just play, feel free to message me :D
Tags:Minecraft, Server, Smp, Cmp, Creative, Survival, Nexus, Tutorial, Blog

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emersonK
Level 4
Apprentice Modder
June 2, 2013, 10:47 am

i did all this but i need to know how to get my server "out there" i posted it on many server advertising sites.
i treid to post it on planet minecraft but i cant verify the server because it cant connect to it and my server is up!?!?!?

Rawwk
Level 19
Journeyman Engineer
July 30, 2012, 10:27 pm

You need to spread it around like off of every minecraft related sites.
Then promises like this Join today get 'X' diamonds
or Recuiting Staff 'because people LOVE to be staff'

dirtnmud
Level 1
New Ranger
July 30, 2012, 3:31 am

I've done this just out of my own knowledge.....honestly it doesn't work. i get a 15 player average i wont like 100 players everyday, ill figure it out though everyone will!

ogedi
Level 1
New Miner
July 27, 2012, 12:50 pm

You have a 15 player average...............
and your telling people how to make their server popular? LOL!

emersonK
Level 4
Apprentice Modder
June 2, 2013, 10:48 am

dude fuck off its hard to get players

grizzly34
Level 14
Journeyman Dragon
July 27, 2012, 2:44 pm

Did you think I meant something like hundreds of players? No. I didn't so don't be an ass. Even if I had the opportunity to get hundreds of players online at once I wouldn't. Those servers suck.

Otisdiver
Level 14
Journeyman Robot
July 27, 2012, 2:22 pm

^_^ Agreed

Grazer46
Level 31
Artisan Nerd
July 25, 2012, 11:34 pm

As I see you do barely have any experience of handling a server.
Also if you want to make a good post you should try to have a cleaner post, and be more in-depth with your writing.

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