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Level 38 : Artisan Blob
Let me setup a senario for you: You just bought Minecraft, it's in the middle of a relaxed night and you just found out you can make your very own Multiplayer server on Minecraft. You download everything from the official Minecraft website, maybe check up some YouTube videos for a bit of help, and you're done. You start up your server and make it public on a website like for example PlanetMinecraft. A few minutes later you have a full lobby, but wait. People are messing up your spawn. They don't listen to anything you say, and more keep on coming!

This has happened to many players in Minecraft, and I'm now here to show you some simple steps on how to make your own Minecraft server SAFE (to griefers, spammers, etc).

1) Before you even start your Minecraft multiplayer server you should probably download some plugins. Plugins could be anything from powers to building restrictions to simple pop up messages. Some are very useful in making sure that no one destroys your or others creations. Some plugins that help me this way in my server are:

o Color OP (when you chat your name is red to show that your OP/admin)

o Creeper Heal (when a creeper blows up everything automatically rebuilds itself. Player damage stays the same)

o Essentials Spawn (enables you to set your own spawn, so players don't spawn randomly)

o Lockette (enables you to place signs in front of doors/chests, which serve as a lock so only you can use them)

o Residence (enables you to buy property so no one can destroy it except for you)

o Welcome Rulezz (when a player enters the server a list of your rules shows up in the chat)

2) Create a big and secure spawn. Build it in a way so that no one can wander off in any direction. You need to show the player that the spawn is the start and that they have to follow through your program until the end. In my server I have this huge house with enough space to place all the signs with rules so the players can see them. I have built it so no one can go into restricted areas. MAKE SURE that players can't walk out of the spawn without having seen the rules. Some important rules might be:

o No stacking blocks

o No griefing

o No swearing

o No stealing structures

If players don't follow your rules than you should either give them a warning or ban them for 24 hours.

3) Make a warp to a building area or build a mine cart track that leads into the wilderness. This is important, because you probably don't want people building right next to your spawn and mess up the sight. It could also help with a griefing problem. As you can see in my spawn picture above there is a mine cart track that goes off into the distance. What you see is just the beginning, it goes on for a long, long time. I just wanted to make sure that no one messes up my spawn as it is also an admin building area. I've made it so that when the mine cart reaches the other station (little hut) then they can get out, follow a secure pathway through the woods and then they can start doing whatever they want, far away from the spawn.

4) If in doubt, don't make your server public. Don't upload posts about it on Facebook or PlanetMinecraft. I only told my friends my server IP and it's probably going to stay that way. Also to ensure that there won't be much destruction, my best friend and I are the only admins, and the only one's in creative mode. All others are on survival.

5) Don't be to easy on griefers or people that disobey your rules. If you just let them go with their crime then i guarantee they will do it again. BE TOUGH, THEY HAVE TO FACE THE CONSEQUENCES.

I hope these few steps have helped you think about how you're going to reveal your server to the public. I hope I helped a few people out there! BUH BYE <3

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Thanks!!!! btw: do u know of any mods that allow only certain people build in a certain area?
  • darkline3
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • January 9, 2015, 6:45 am
I know. You claim with worldregion and then do /rg addowner <rg claim name> <username>
As Example: /rg addowner DiamondMine darkline3 ~Adds darkline3 to the owner list. he/she can now build in that claimed area.
  • Apac123
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • March 6, 2014, 2:20 pm
Good job. Helped a lot
  • jomoe18
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 28, 2013, 7:43 am
craftbook is an excellent gatemod
  • sylux427
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Blob
  • March 28, 2013, 1:27 pm
Thanks for the advice man :D Help is always needed
  • 2MuchPie
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Architect
  • September 28, 2012, 4:35 am
Thx alot for the plugin info, needed to know dat. Also, Do you know and any gate mods?
Like, the blocks disappear[size=10pt] when you flick a lever?[/size]
  • sylux427
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Blob
  • September 28, 2012, 6:20 am
Sorry, I don't know about that kind of a plug in :(
  • 2MuchPie
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Architect
  • September 28, 2012, 11:04 am
Ok well thank you anyway. The "Expert Nerd" fits me too :D
  • sylux427
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Blob
  • September 28, 2012, 11:25 am
AW MAN! You're a Nerd too? :D
  • 2MuchPie
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Architect
  • September 29, 2012, 4:32 am

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