EXCAVATION: Dungeon RPG [Dungeon Crawl Roleplay] [CHALLENGING]

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EXCAVATION: Dungeon RPG [Dungeon Crawl Roleplay] [CHALLENGING]
Status:Status Online! Pinged: 12/22/14
United States
Game Version:Minecraft 1.8.1
Connect With:
Supporting Bukkit/Spigot 1.8.1

This server is similar to prison servers, however, players earn currency and items from raiding dungeons rather than performing labor.

Performance Disclaimer:
Most PCs and Macs cannot handle the intense number of entities present throughout the dungeon world. If you experience a drop in FPS while playing, please download and install Optifine here to increase your frame rate and enjoy the experience further.

Inspired by noted games Dead Island and Borderlands, this arcade-styled dungeon-grinding role player combines the aspects of collecting and raiding realms to create the ultimate Minecraft RPG experience. Uncover the many secrets of EXCAVATION and become the greatest warrior ever to travel through this level-based game.

WARNING: Competes with Dark Souls in regard of difficulty.

ENJIN: http://excavationgames.enjin.com/

BUYCRAFT: http://excavation.buycraft.net/

+keepInventory is ENABLED


Welcome to Excavation: Dungeon RPG. This guide will present you with the basic mechanics of our world.


To begin, leave Spawn by walking into the "DUNGEON SELECTION" hall, presenting you with various dungeons to raid/complete. When exploring these dungeons, remind yourself of the following:

-Chests contain various coin (server currency) amounts and items, spawned by arbitrary probability.

-Dungeons lead to other dungeons upon completion, meaning that, to reach harder dungeons, you must complete the ones provided in the "DUNGEON SELECTION" hall.

-Dungeons inaccessible through spawn contain chests with better loot and coin rates, becoming greater as you move farther from the first map.

-Some dungeons may lead to boss maps.


Currency is acquired by selling most objects obtainable in the world. These objects include mob drops, which are usually what new players to sell to build themselves to a stable position. Some mob drops are worth more than others, as all objects are, and may be sold at the shop by right-clicking on the corresponding [Sell] or [iSell] sign. The currency acquired from selling the drops or loot may then be used to purchase other items from the shop, or ranks.


To continue with shop mechanics, the shop may be accessed by typing /warp shop or /warp spawn. You will also be spawned in the shop upon death and first entry. Use currency acquired from selling drops and loot to purchase items that will aid you during exploration. To purchase, right-click on the sign that corresponds to the desired item. Items may be bought or sold rapidly by holding the right mouse button. Most items may be sold for half of the buy price, some for one fourth, and some may not be sold at all. Be sure to check on the Item of the Limited Rares and One-Of-A-Kinds. One possessing the ability to conduct basic cerebral functions will understand the mechanics of the IotD and weekly weapon. Limited rares are enchanted weapons and armor that are limited in stock, indicated by the [Buy] heading rather than [iBuy]. The blue heading will turn red once the rare is sold out.


Waiting for chest timers to reset? Check out the various mini-games and pastimes available on EXCAVATION. Simply enter the portal in the "MINIGAMES & PASTIMES" section or command "/warp games". Options are as follow:

-OVERWORLD (Pictured)

Donate for personal plots and visit others' plots while visiting various attractions


Observe the legendary players of EXCAVATION in this fine exhibit

-MINES (Amateur+)

Mine for rares, sell stone/coal and level up your McMMO mining ability

-CASINO (Ace+)

Gamble your coins for prizes

-MOB ARENA (Pictured) (Ace+)

Fight various mobs and bosses for coins


Enjoy various PvP mini-games with fellow players (BETA)

Available mini-games:


Available maps:


-CLASSES (Competent+) [Coming Soon]

-DRAGONBORN (Master+) [Coming Soon]


Currency may also, as stated, be used to purchase ranks. Ranks may be purchased by commanding /rankup and each provide unique perks.

Ranks and costs are as follows. Please note that one must purchase ranks in order and therefore, the listed prices are actually of that and all other prices before the desired in addition. Perks from lower ranks carry on to the higher ones.

[1] Novice: [Default]

Perks: N/A

[2] Amateur: 2,000 coins

Perks: Use of /auction, access to the MINES and access to the MINIGAME LOBBY

[3] Competent: 5,000 coins

Perks: Allows access to the HARDCORE PvP ARENA, CLASSES pastime and the creation of clans

[4] Adept: 10,000 coins

Perks: Allows the player to learn magic spells and command /stack

[5] Ace: 20,000 coins

Perks: Allows access to the MOB ARENA and CASINO

[6] Expert: 50,000 coins

Perks: Allows use of /tpa

[7] Master: 100,000 coins

Perks: Use of command /back, access to DRAGONBORN

[8] Elite: 200,000 coins

Perks: Use of command /sethome

[9] Omnipotent: 500,000 coins

Perks: Provides permanent potion effects: fire resistance, night vision and water breathing. (2 /sethomes)

[10] GOD: 1,000,000 coins

Perks: Provides permanent potion effects: resistance, regeneration II and strength II. (3 /sethomes)


We do not accept staff members. Please do not log onto the server if your only desire is to become staff. Why, you may ask? The server is fully-automatic... Meaning that it requires no maintenance... Along with owners having full responsibility over creation of content. Do not ask for an application.


-Do not spam the chat log

-Do not hack/ use hacked clients

-Do not disrespect staff nor administrators

-Do not ask for currency nor material items

-Do not suggest anything more than once... We are capable of remembering what you've said.

-Do not whine, cry, complain nor beg

-Do not lie to administrators

-Do not advertise your nor other peoples' server(s). This will result with an instantaneous ban.

-Do not consistently ask for something after being turned away. "NO" means "NO."

-Do not consult admins about other players swearing and attacking innocent players in dungeons: both are allowed.


You are now functional on this server. More maps and rare items are always in production and we hope to see familiar faces whilst working on them. Plugins to add more fun and convenience to the server are being researched and tested as well.  Please enjoy what we've established and feel free to request and suggest.

Owner: Pat1196
Co-Owner: yoman47
Managers: pianoplayer620 & shadow91969
Build: Auex & tankenator1


30-CHILLED (Pictured)
37-BIOME (Pictured)
40-HAVEN (Pictured
42-BI0D0ME (Pictured)
57-TUNDRA (Under Construction)

List Updated: 8/22/2014


1-REVOLUTION (Pictured) ($5 USD)

2-URBANFIRE (Under Construction) (Pictured)

Additional Notes

Explore numerous and constantly-created dungeons with friends and foes. Kill mobs to sell their drops for currency and loot chests for prizes and cash to spend in the shop (CHALLENGING).

Tags:Prison, 247, Loot, Pvp, Dungeon, Rpg, Role, Playing, Play, Game, Shop, Economy, Arena, Mob, Mobs, Roleplay, Challenge, Dragon, Dragons, Wither, Boss, Bosses, Enchantment, Enchantments, Skyrim, Oblivion, Borderlands, Elder, Scrolls, Grind, Grinder, Crawler

Update #19 : 12/20/2014 2:31:17 pm12/20/14

Updated to 1.8.1!

Update #18 : 07/12/2014 10:20:51 pm7/12/14

Server crashed... Will be back soon!

Update #17 : 07/22/2013 7:13:00 pm7/22/13

New IP and host: copy it from this page or simply jot it down from the announcer within the old IP.

NOTICE : 07/11/2013 12:52:40 pm7/11/13

IP address is back up: please continue connecting with 5701.dyndns.org.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

NOTICE : 07/11/2013 12:27:57 pm7/11/13

IP is currently down... Working to resolve the issue. For now, please log on with

Update #14 : 07/02/2013 6:02:49 pm7/02/13

Updated to 1.6.1!

Update #13 : 06/30/2013 9:56:28 am6/30/13

New world, new mode! Introducing EXCAVATION, to replace Sovestopia. Come enjoy our renovated server and enjoy its innovation!

Update #35 : 08/03/2012 8:25:26 pm8/03/12

The server has been updated to 1.3.1! As a result, a drop-party will be hosted at spawn once we hit 16 people!

Update #66 : 07/30/2012 11:07:27 am7/30/12

Announcer has been added to take stress off of staff members.

Update #48 : 07/07/2012 8:17:16 pm7/07/12

VIP hotel rooms have been fixed to assure the complete safety of stored items.

Update #28 : 06/11/2012 8:39:39 pm6/11/12

NEW IP: Please spread the word to people you know play on this server, we may not recover for a long time without your help!

Update #26 : 06/08/2012 11:32:19 pm6/08/12

We've promoted a new commissioner to improve commumity enforcement and cracking down on hackers. With more authority, the server will be a much more fair, legitimate environment. Log on today!

Update #23 : 06/03/2012 3:02:17 pm6/03/12

World hunger solved! A community mob spawner has been placed into the wild to populate the server with animals once again. Log on to enjoy endless waves of pigs, cows, and chicken!

Update #22 : 06/02/2012 8:51:31 am6/02/12

The VIP Experience Trap has finally be finished! Become an Elite or Noble (rank coming soon!) to use it!

Update #21 : 06/01/2012 1:38:29 pm6/01/12

New ranks being added today: Log on to learn how to achieve the Diplomat status!

Update #13 : 05/24/2012 10:40:33 pm5/24/12

The tutorial is now PvP-proof so that way players won't be killed while reading the rules of the server. VIP Experience Trap is almost completed, log on now to join the battle to see who will come out on top of this world of anarchy! Log onto Sovestopia: PvP SURVIVAL 24/7 now, you will not regret it!

Update #8 : 05/21/2012 1:39:05 pm5/21/12

In-game tutorial finished, added three new ranks, hotel rooms are finally available for purchase, and much more! Join now!

Update #7 : 05/20/2012 7:25:48 pm5/20/12

White-list is now down... FOREVER! Everyone is welcome, enjoy! :)

Update #6 : 05/19/2012 5:17:54 pm5/19/12

The hotel is finally finished, allowing players to avoid getting plundered and griefed by renting a room for one block of gold per week. Sign into the server to check it out!

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  • CuiZui
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 15, 2014, 4:23 pm
Just Crashes my game!
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  • Pat1196
  • Level 27
  • Expert Scribe
  • November 16, 2014, 6:10 pm
You'll need to do something along the lines of re-downloading Minecraft or updating your drivers/hardware, for this is not a server-side issue.
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So we have to donate in order to build a house so basicly none of the gear you get is ever protected unless we pay cash?
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  • Pat1196
  • Level 27
  • Expert Scribe
  • October 28, 2014, 2:16 pm
Players are provided with inventory space and an ender chest. Plots are not essential for playing the game, but are helpful for those who choose to donate. Inventory space is protected by the keepInventory flag, so your assumption that "none of the gear you get is ever protected" is entirely incorrect. In fact, all of the "gear" you hold at any time is protected.

Players have reached rank 9 without owning plots. I'm sure you will be fine once you become acquainted to the system.
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  • thebest170
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 18, 2014, 11:17 am
Nice server
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  • The_Slayer_
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 6, 2014, 12:30 pm
must play (eager face) :C
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  • joseph2934
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • August 28, 2014, 9:43 pm
This server is amazing i have been playing on this server for over a year and the owner and staff are very  friendly. So i think everyone who joins should have an amazing time :D
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  • Celeress
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Scribe
  • July 31, 2014, 9:39 pm
To be honest, I thought this server would be pretty bad when I first joined. I only did join because my friend told me to in hopes of talking to the owner about improvments/helping out. After actually giving the server a chance, it's a lot more fun than I expected and now i'm playing it all day... All though I think theres still a ton of room for improvment, the server definitely has a lot of potential and I hope to see that potential fulfilled in the future. :)
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  • saxelsso
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • July 9, 2014, 2:10 am
Is Lumber supposed to burn?
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  • wdw4
  • Level 21
  • Expert Taco
  • November 8, 2014, 9:40 am
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  • Pat1196
  • Level 27
  • Expert Scribe
  • July 13, 2014, 2:30 pm
Fixed. Thank you.
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  • Pat1196
  • Level 27
  • Expert Scribe
  • May 31, 2014, 11:25 am
This server is now running the latest version of Craftbukkit, for those of you who were unsure.
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  • wdw4
  • Level 21
  • Expert Taco
  • April 25, 2014, 5:31 am
Is it going to get updated?
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  • Pat1196
  • Level 27
  • Expert Scribe
  • April 26, 2014, 5:03 pm
Soon. My test server has not been functional lately and I need to get that up and running to try the plugins on the new update. For now, switch your client to 1.7.5 backward compatibility.
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  • davidelijah
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 20, 2014, 3:05 pm
This is my favorite server :D can't wait to find out what is in the new shop!
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  • BenMcCusker
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 22, 2013, 3:32 am
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  • a3person
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • September 4, 2013, 4:06 pm
You guys should make a forums. Maybe with enjin.
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  • Pat1196
  • Level 27
  • Expert Scribe
  • September 4, 2013, 5:08 pm
I have the domain reserved, yet I've never gotten around to finishing it XD
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  • a3person
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • January 15, 2014, 3:23 am
3.5 months later...yay an enjin forums
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  • The_Slayer_
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 6, 2014, 12:29 pm
8 months later... hehehehe hahaha
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  • forest_dew
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Narwhal
  • August 30, 2013, 5:57 pm
Great server! You should add DiabloDrops!!! Beast server a bit laggy for me but on the other hand great job
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Very Fun Server You Must Play
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  • SwagicMagic
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 8, 2013, 3:29 pm
awesome server!!!!!!!!!
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  • Morecraft
  • Level 20
  • Expert Architect
  • July 24, 2013, 10:26 am
Great server - MonsterGamingHD
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Most amazing and unique server erver!!
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  • LordTyranid
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • July 19, 2013, 1:36 am
awesome server
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  • doomer 257
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 16, 2013, 6:51 am
hey itsa doomer257 this server is awesome by the way IGN is doomer257
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MONEY :D xD fun server lolz great owner, nice peoplez, good dungeons, what more could you want from a server meant for dungeoning?
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  • grezbo
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 9, 2013, 2:02 pm
Most fun i have had in ages thanks guys ~grezbo
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Amazing Server. One of a kind experience. Players who actually want to play you never see useless shit on there.
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One of the best servers I've ever played
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it says its ???
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  • Pat1196
  • Level 27
  • Expert Scribe
  • July 7, 2013, 5:18 pm
This server is running on 1.6.1. You're probably running 1.5.2, given that it cannot recognize the version of MC. Upgrade to 1.6.1 and try again.
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  • Ethang123
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 26, 2012, 11:06 am
Hi, It's ethang123.
I'd like to report a hacker. His username is sugerman something.(soz i forgoten)
He found my base and just started crouching. Then i started rapidley taking damage, i logged off at the last moment so I dint die. He kept killing other players too. Could You plz look into it and get him banned.
P.s Great server :)
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  • wildpath468
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • July 31, 2012, 7:11 pm
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  • wildpath468
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • July 31, 2012, 7:11 pm
vanilla ice cream? ^.^
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Epic server from the start. Love it, love the admins, and love the vanilla :D
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  • Charstash
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Ranger
  • July 29, 2012, 9:57 am
Hey i am reporting jeff1386 for blaming me for hacking. He kept saying "ILL REPORT YOU ^^*&%"
Done trust him and his friend kadedude
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  • Taunt
  • Level 27
  • Expert Ninja
  • August 1, 2012, 2:21 pm
kadedude sounds a lot like kuledud3 lol
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  • Darkdawn
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 6, 2012, 6:13 pm
Best server I have ever played. I like the aspect of danger in the server. It is epic!
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It's so sexy, it's nekked in teh pants.
-Your new moderator.
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Probably the BEST server I've ever played on. Great community, great people, great staff, etc. It'll be worth joining.
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The server is awesome you dont need factions if you playing with friends you can just play and have a good time. make your base but hide so ppl don't grief. the Admin (pat) yea hes cool and every thing he'll play just like any other person :D.
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  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Miner
  • June 19, 2012, 7:33 pm
This Server is sooooooooo Awesome and the admin (pat) Is so nice also the server have awesome feature like for example this server aculy has the feeling of your in a rpg like for example me and my friend angello44 made a full on base that looks like the assassins base from assassins creed. then we recruited people so they can help us help other people plus this server isn't like the other server were you die from php and you don't get your stuff back the you get made and leave. we'll this server lets you give people there stuff back and there not messed up were all they want is you to be mad. they acculy want you on there server plus they are kind once again after i'v said a 1,000 times, srry but i truly think this server would be the one for you. @DJ4SKRILLEX@
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