Hey folks,

It looks like our Terraria server is slowing down. When that's finished, how would you guys feel about a Minecraft server? I haven't put a ton of time into Minecraft, but games like this are more fun with friends. We can have a celebration of Minecraft before Microsoft buys it :)

This is just to gauge interest-- if we don't get a ton of interest I'll table the idea for a while.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 09/10/2014 at 07:18pm

I was just talking with a friend recently about the possibility of starting a Minecraft server. I'd definitely be interested.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/10/2014 at 07:41pm

While we're both here, it seems Greg has moved on and started a new Terraria world. How are you feeling about our current world? Are you done?

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 09/10/2014 at 10:36pm

Yeah, I'm pretty much done. I think I got everything I wanted to get except a few pumpkin/frost moon items, but I can farm those on my own (or just steal them from my other characters).

jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/11/2014 at 08:31pm

I'm in for building a little house and hanging out with people. Sounds like fun smile

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 09/11/2014 at 08:47pm

Well yeah, I mean you always start with a little house. But that's just until you get the supplies to start your bigger projects!

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 09/12/2014 at 03:01am

So what kind of server did you have in mind? Survival? Creative? Mods or Vanilla?

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/12/2014 at 05:12pm

Survival I'd say. And I'm open to suggestions for mods. I hear good things about Bukkit but I honestly don't know anything about them.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 09/12/2014 at 05:35pm

As it just so happens I use to run a bukkit server. However, given the recent drama over at bukkit I have no idea what kind of state the project is in right now. It may not even be a possibility, which is sad, because it made running a server and installing mods really easy.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/12/2014 at 05:52pm

Multiplay, the company I'm using for Terraria, claims to support Bukkit on 1.8 so it's apparently still an option. I know nothing of the drama.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 09/12/2014 at 06:16pm

If that's an option, then yay! When I ran a server I kept it pretty close to Vanilla and only installed mods I thought added to the experience without fundamentally changing the game. My favorite was CreeperHeal ( Creepers (and TNT and fire) still damage their surroundings, but that damage slowly repairs itself over time. It kept creepers dangerous without fucking up your buildings and leaving craters all over the map. :D

jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/12/2014 at 06:28pm

+1 to creeper heal.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 09/12/2014 at 06:34pm

Cool. I ran a Minecraft server months ago so me and my son could play along with his friends. Vinny told me a new version of the game was out recently and I believe they added a bunch of new stuff like new mobs and stone types.

Sorry I haven't been on the Terraria server much lately. I've been playing in my own world. I was thinking about looting the other CG worlds that I have for Vampire Knives for me and you, Travis, since I gave them to Tim. It'd be cool to play the moon events again and beat Duke Fishron.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 09/12/2014 at 06:35pm

I also used to alter some block drops and add in some fun little stuff. On my server I decided it was dumb to have everyone running around with stone tools, so I added a rule where if you were using iron or better tools you had a small chance to get iron while mining stone. That way everyone could keep using iron tools without fear of using up all their iron. I also added a few fun things, like the (very) small chance you could find buried treasure (a random number of gold bars) while digging in dirt. :P The only other thing I changed was making blocks that usually just break (like glass or stairs) reclaimable.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 09/12/2014 at 07:06pm

I think the Creeper Heal mod sounds cool. I have only run vanilla Minecraft so far. So, I wonder if I would have to install mods if they were installed on the server. Also, I am absolutely sure that Vinny would be thrilled if he could join us. I think it would be really cool. Also, I think my only suggestions are to turn on single player commands and to turn off PVP. If it were my world, I would also make use of the command keepInventory and turn that on so that when someone dies they don't lose their stuff. Losing your inventory really sucks!

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 09/12/2014 at 07:26pm

The mods are installed server-side, so you don't have to install anything.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/12/2014 at 07:37pm

Oh man, KeepInventory is a must. I love Terraria's way of handling it so you drop half the cash you're carrying but that model doesn't really exist in Minecraft.

Is there any kind of item like the Magic Mirror that lets you teleport back to your spawn point? I keep losing my house.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/12/2014 at 07:41pm

Tim, check that out-- that's what multiplay supports. I love them dearly based on the Terraria experience, and would recommend them for our Minecraft server.

An aside about Minecraft, not related to servers: Interestingly, I'm finding that my lower-spec Mac plays this way better than my Windows PC. Haven't tried Ubuntu on the same PC yet.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 09/12/2014 at 08:21pm

It says it supports "Bukkit and plugins" so I would assume that means we're free to use any of the plugins (mods) we want.

Since I quit, there are at on of new commands and server settings that weren't around. I didn't know there was the option to keep inventory on death now. Unless they've added a new item, I don't think there's a magic mirror equivalent. Although I guess with keep inventory turned on, death is a pretty quick way to warp back to your spawn point. :P There are sever commands for admins you can use to teleport if i remember correctly, and of course there are mods that will enable that sort of thing.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 09/12/2014 at 09:32pm

Sweet, Travis, I'm so glad you agree, I was afraid you wouldn't. It makes the game easier, sure, but in a way that makes it more enjoyable and much less frustrating. I always hated losing my inventory and would often back up and revert to back up upon death. Luckily, that command makes all that unnecessary.

Thanks for the answer, Tim, that makes sense.

Oh, Travis, I also wish there were a Magic Mirror, but Minecraft doesn't seem to have that, except sleeping in a bed, which is like Terraria. No Magic Mirror, but if you find the coordinates of where you want to go, you can use the "tp" (teleport) command. I believe finding coordinates is done with the F11 (Debug) key.

I'm glad you thought of this as I was thinking of it months ago when I ran the server with my son. I think it would be fun. I also didn't find much difficulty in setting up and configuring the server. The game's wiki has some good instructions.

Luckily, I've learned a lot about the game since I first played it less than a year ago. Whenever I play now, I create a new world (as usual) and enable some of the extra options that are available such as single player commands and a treasure chest. Those commands help me survive by letting me change the game rule to "keepInventory" and teleport. The treasure chest is usually nearby and seems to contain random items for beginning survival such as tools and food.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 09/12/2014 at 09:35pm

Oh and while there is a mod called "single player commands," one of the options upon world creation is the usage of commands, so you can use them in single player mode w/out the mod. I'm not sure when "keepInventory" was put into the game, but I know it's been there for about as long as I've played it. I think my son helped educate me on these commands, well that and looking things up on the wiki.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 09/14/2014 at 08:10pm

Ok, the "keepInventory" command is available upon enabling "cheats" (commands) at world creation. The Debug key is F3, not F11. I've checked out some recent 1.8 videos by one of my favorite YouTubers. The new version adds a lot of new things, so it's a great time to get back into the game. I suggest looking at the release notes for what's new.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 09/17/2014 at 10:04pm

How's your progress on getting a Minecraft server going? I looked up CreeperHeal and wanted to use it, but it seems it's for Bukkit servers, not the regular one you get from the website. I was going to try a Bukkit server, but the link for the recommended download is unavailable due to "legal reasons." So, I hit a snag and wasn't sure what to download. I did, however, download the latest version of the server software from Mojang. I created a server with the latest software, deleted the old world, and created a new one. I started playing on it with Vinny, but eventually decided that I wanted to play on my own in a new single player world. I'm looking forward to a CG server because I think playing with you guys would be a lot more fun.

A couple of notes about the vanilla Minecraft server, it will tell you that in order to run, you must edit a configuration file to agree to the EULA. Also, turning off PVP requires a simple edit of the server's configuration file. I think it's pretty simple to set up and configure, the guide on the wiki was quite helpful the first time I got one set up.

I *could* host a Minecraft server that you guys could join, but I'm not sure how my bandwidth would be affected, especially since my small home network connects to a few computers and a couple of tablets. Also, if I did, the server might not be always available as I may have to reboot my PC sometime (although this new PC of mine only seems to need to reboot for Windows Updates).

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/18/2014 at 02:40am

You can do Bukkit on multiplay.

I haven't done anything with it yet

SpunChii wrote on 09/02/2016 at 12:29pm

Still wana play minecraft ?

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