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MINECRAFT SERVERS: A RANT

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BobbyJones's Avatar BobbyJones
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Thanks for reading my other rants! Here is another one!

Well, my computer is being pretty stupid preventing me from being able to play Minecraft, but before my computer spazzed out I remember having a few complaints about servers.

Here we go!

NO RESOURCES:

This refers to Vanilla MC servers

Ok, so if you are like me, or most people that play minecraft, you want to go find some trees to punch so that you can get crafting and then be able to survive the night. The problem with a lot of servers though is that there are no freaking trees or they are only in areas admins can use. Plus sometimes, you have to walk forever to get out of the 'admin' zone and then you end up lost, starving, and pretty soon dead.

All vanilla servers need to have some sort of a plugin to replace resources. It's no fun if you are constantly dying because you can't find anything to help you survive. I mean seriously, come on admins, it's basically your job to keep the server running nice and smooth. Do something about the lack of resources so that everyone can have a good time, not just you!

I had to live in a hole for days before I finally found wood. That was not a good server experience.

PAY TO USE:


I know a lot of servers need funds to keep running but what I hate are the gimmicks.

'Pay us to get unlimited diamonds,' 'Pay us to get TF2 classes no one else has,' 'pay us to get virtual MC cash that you can spend on game items instead of crafting them.' and etcetera.

I will donate money to a server if I enjoy the server, using these dumb 'give us money' crap makes me want to not play the server and therefore I will not donate to it. All you need to do is host a fun server, politely ask for needed donations and I will donate some of my money because you are being awesome. Not because you are trying to manipulate me.

GRIEF:


Grief is part of every server, it sucks and it's stupid, but people will always grief. However, I've played on few servers that actually do something about grief.

I think all servers need some sort of land claiming functions where only you and admins can touch the land you've claimed but a lot of the times those commands are only available for admins. I understand this so that you can't go crazy claiming things, but what about the fact that admins aren't always online.

There needs to always be a way to stop grief. Be that plugins to claim stuff or plugins to reverse grief. If you are going to run a server always make sure you have those plugins.
Plus, if any of you are server admins, listen to people that say they've been griefed. I can't tell you how frustrating it is when I am trying to ask an admin for help because I've just been griefed and they don't believe me or just plain ignore me.

Yeah, I won't play on that server again.

PS if you grief, it needs to stop, it ain't funny, it's annoying. Go on a troll server, don't just bug people trying to play the game.

UGLY WORLDS:


So, when a lot of people play on a server, the world starts to get pretty messed up. There are holes everywhere, broken buildings littering the area, and all these random blocks just floating around. I hate this.

I want to go onto a nice looking server ready for me to start exploring and crafting. Instead I have to watch the ground to make sure I don't fall into a random hole someone has dug.

I think that admins should be responsible for cleaning up servers too. I mean, come on, they have all the commands in the world! I'm sure one can get a server looking nice and new again. Personally I won't continue to play on a server like this.

Also, if you are one of the jerks that leave all your holes and crap lying around all over the world just stop. Pick up after yourself.



Servers are still pretty fun though, whether you are playing Vanilla, TF2, Hunger Games, CTF, etc. there are good, fun servers that don't have any problems like the one's mentioned above.

My advice: explore around, don't just stick with one server if you aren't happy with everything. Ask your friends, your neighbors, your pets, the internet what are good servers to play on and don't settle for any crap you don't like.

Thanks for reading! Post your opinions and stories below!
Bobby out!

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Epicsagaman13
06/24/2014 11:42 am
Level 1 : New Miner
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i suggest 2b2t its a good server! NOT!!!
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HeroGuy426
10/11/2013 8:26 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Ninja
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My advice to people who want to explore worlds and maybe build only a little bit and not get greifed, play on adventure servers where you can have like one plot or something for building, then also there's an adventure map.
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commando8797
10/09/2013 5:10 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Pig
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I couldn't agree more on the donate thing.
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anonpmc1072506
09/01/2013 12:20 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Miner
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IG_Lightning
08/13/2013 12:41 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Taco
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Great blog! I agree!

I laughed at the part that said, "Ask your friends, neighbours, and PETS. xD
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IceCream_Sundae
08/13/2013 10:45 am
Level 26 : Expert Grump
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I hate that people who pay get treated so much better than those who don't donate (like me).
There are a number of reasons why people don't donate, so it's not fair to separate Minecraftians based on that. (i.e., you want to donate but don't have spare money, you don't want to spend money on a server, you don't trust that the people will use your money for the server, you're a kid and you parents say "no", and others)
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Jahb
08/13/2013 4:17 am
Level 31 : Artisan Hunter
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I like reading these sort of posts to try improve my own server and was happy to find that all the points you raised did not affect my server, or my server has over come :D.
NO RESOURCES:

I was able to add a feature where forest spread when the server notices resources are low, this means a piece of land with only one tree in the next day can become a huge forest (even with some custom new trees) they spread similar to how grass blocks spread. And we also have custom giant caves generate which are resource rich.

PAY TO USE:

This was something he barley were able to over come we do have a VIP rank and packages players can buy, but the VIP rank does not get advertised as much and we still get alot of happy normal members. VIP is also quite cheap compared to other servers where its $30 on mine its $9.

GRIEF/Ugly Worlds:

This is probably a problem in all servers sadly we are limited on what we can do, the grief problem we have got down, we have a system where when a user is griefed/sees a grief they make a ticket and when the next admin is online they take a look at it, they also try to fix the ugly land problem too but for a world that is over 1000s of blocks radius it can be hard.
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Epicsagaman13
06/24/2014 11:40 am
Level 1 : New Miner
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are these bold things codes i can enter into the world e and my friends are making
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Leeberator
08/19/2013 10:07 am
Level 47 : Master Button Pusher
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If grief/world desecration ever does happen, it's not hard to fix if you have the right tools. Grief Prevention has a handy RestoreNature feature that lets you repair world ugliness with the right-click of a gold shovel, and CoreProtect and other block loggers can roll back grief if it's not prevented in the first place.
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BobbyJones
08/13/2013 4:24 am
Level 42 : Master Taco
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Awesome job man!
Your server sounds pretty sweet! I'm so glad you were able to overcome those problems! :D

If you want to put your server ip down I would be happy to have an awesome-sounding server advertised here!
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