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Posted 05 March 2011 - 04:53 AM

Updated March 8th 2013!!

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proudly presents....

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The Most Professional, Experienced Staff...

From the people who Brought you one of the greatest PVP servers of all time DarkTide, DarkTide Games now brings you a new experience, something a little different from before, but so much fun. Empyrean is a server that is based off an upcoming game that we're developing (of the same name) This game is set thousands of years before ours, and things that you do in the game, structures you build, wars you fights, epic deceptions you pull off, might just end up in a future game!

The Empyrean Experience...

For Over Two years now now, DarkTideGames primary focus has been providing a Balanced, Better, PVP Experience.(we're not saying Mojang is bad, but lets face it, they don't focus on it, WE do.) If you're not into PVP you won't like Empyrean, Because outside of the spawn city, anyone can kill you anyway, for any reason, including "Because they don't like your favorite flavor of icecream" - Hawtness 2011

(Mines Mint Chocolate Chip)

But Empyrean isn't all bad, we've learned over the years, that while a lot of people can be jerks, you also find some amazing things, when you give people the freedom to do NEARLY ANYTHING. And THAT is what Empyrean is about: Player Created, and Driven content. Form Alliances, Betray eachother, Kill each other, Set up shops, its all legal.

Empyrean features 4 factions that start with limited server generated structures, and the players and clans grow the naturally, developing them as they go.

Noteable Empyrean Features

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Posted Image - No whitelist (Period, no need to register)
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Posted Image - Dungeons, PvP tournaments, and other fun events planned by the staff
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Posted Image - No Hacking or Cheating. Either through logs or player provided proof to consider accusation.
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Empyreal, the Spawn City (Neutral)

Server Address:
Log in to Minecraft - Click Multiplayer - Enter mc.darktidegames.com in the box - Click Connect

*Every donation help to pay for the server and upgrades.*
You can find a compelte Server Wiki Guide Here :


You can join our server's IRC channel Here (No Registration Required)
(or via your own IRC client at irc.us.gamesurge.net Channel #Darktide)

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1. Do Not Cheat

2. Do Not Spam

3. Respect Staff & Server

4. Do Not Harass Players

Not sure what these mean? Check out our expanded rules HERE

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Fire Spread - Off
Lava and Water Buckets can only be used in region owned areas or below y-70.
TNT - Craft able placeable, and does block damage
WorldGuard - Regions with options.
Falsebook - Allows creation of bridges, gates, and Integrated circuits (perk).

Empyrean Exclusives

DarkChat*NEW* - Chat plugin with channels and extra features
DarkCombat - Drop Items if you log / disconnect while in combat, counters exploits.
DarkSale*NEW* - Robust, modified, yet user friendly Sign Shop Plugin.

DarkPortals*NEW* - Stable and powerful mutliverse Plugin

DarkSneak*NEW* - Allows one to sneak in full speed (free now!).


Perks are special powers that give you more flexibility and options, in your Career on Empyrean Wars.
Perks are not something that will give you a direct power increase over someone else on the field of battle.
For a full guide on Perks Click HERE

The fastest way to understand what's what on our VERY custom Server See our Quickstart guide on our Wiki:


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PvP rules are short and straightforward:

Disabled: Inside the gates of Empyreal City (Spawn settlement) and server purposed areas.
Enabled: Everywhere else.

If you can kill someone without using mods (mods that give you advantage over others), its a legit kill.
If you have to use a mod(mods that give you advantage over others) to kill someone, it's not legit.


Empyreal uses raw gold as Currency, as its the only thing that has 3 states:

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- Trading and selling with others. (You may trade and sell with other players in the trade channel or with DarkShop signs.)
- Selling to the Shops
- Raiding (Raiding chests, players, and trades.)
- Unofficial transaction activities (begging, loaning, work compensation, etc.)
- Sever Events!

The economy system will be based largely on the player bases' selling and buying activities. The official market shops will be adjusted from player's shopping activities from within the town. Player  Shop outside town will act independently. Much like the real world. DarkShop (independent player markets) are a perk. While you will be able to buy and sell Portals (Donation Currency) from independent player markets, you will not be able to buy Portals from Empyreal-owned shops.

Planned events, Portals, and Multiverses

Don't like standing around and fighting all day?, we bring assorted events to liven up our citizens.

- Dungeons to be explored
- PvP Tournaments

- *NEW* Development of Special BATTLE ARENAS
- Spleef Tournaments
- Portal Tiles can be earned and skills can be learned.
- There will be Portals in the wild to be discovered that lead to other world destinations, special events, and to other Multiverses

Clans & Settlements

Empyreal uses a highly cutomized Factions Setup for its Factions


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Arkna is rather poor looking in appearance, but that is because their island City-State, with the aid of their ships, have helped them spread and prosper quickly, their population has outpaced their wealth. They Worship the Water Goddess Arkna, who grants them a rich long life, and much fertility.

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Valhath is the City of the God of fire, and are pattered after the Norse Vikings, they live hard lives, but live with a firey passion.

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Faction Settings

Each faction, Valhath and Arkna has a pre-built temple which is a 15x15x15 box. This is owned by the server and is a PVP free zone, it will also have a public bed and a chest. Each Temple will have a tribute sign, it will take items and place them into a chest

Once you login into the server you will have the choice to join one of these Faction's, this is a very important choice that you will make and will ultimately change the course of your gameplay. There is also the Holy City of Empyreal, which is a neutral city. This is were your adventure will begin and you'll also be able to come back here to trade items with fellow players, buy perks and if your a donator you'll be able to use DarkBox. This is a key area for players who want to go solo, as it will provide them with shelter and a place to store items.

Outside of spawn anyone can kill you, with the exception for your fellow faction members. Always watch your back because you never know who might be following you. We encourage people to raid each other, we use the cannon plugin. All you need to do is grab a few small components which are easy to find (Obsidian, Button, Stone, a torch and some gunpowder). And then you can start blasting away at your enemies! However we do have Creeper Heal which rolls back any physical damage after a few minutes. We do this to allow people to express there creativity on the server, rather than just having everyone make an Obsidian Vault.

Perks are additional in-game abilities.

Build Gates
Build Bridges

Land Owner
Land Owner - Grants you a 25x25x51 protected piece of land where you can do anything including adding members/owners to its region.

YardSale (Grants the player 1 initial YardSale sign)
5 YardSale signs (Requires YardSale but grants the player 5 more YardSale signs.)

Name color change
Allows one to change his/her name color

Allows one to sneak around in full speed with their name hidden from other players, Given free to everyone, to promote fair combat.

Perks are bought with quantities of Portal Tile (Portal Tiles are the purple swirl entities that are shown inside operating nether portals). There will be no official connection between Portal Tiles and coin. People will be able to sell or buy them from independent markets, but not from Empyreal City.

Ways to earn or buy

Portal Tiles are:

- Donating to the Server through PayPal or mailed in donations
- Participating and Succeeding in special events
- Buying sold Portal Tiles from independent markets

Admin & Staff Rules

- No Hacking (xraying, speed/fly hacking, etc.)
- No abuse of chat causing issues with functionality.
- Staff cannot use abilities when not on duty.
- Staff cannot abuse power that cause problems with functionality on or off duty.
- Rules setup for practical, not subjective, modding.
- Rules apply to players as well as staff.
- Staff are held to higher standard.
- Unless doing ingame server maintenance, staff is not to use any admin powers.
- All staff will reside in a staff town and not within other settlements.
- To request staff help, a petition chat system has been setup to administer to your needs in game.
- Accusations of rule breaking are only considered with log and visual proof placed in a petition or in the hack thread.


Our "definition" of Hardcore is not "make it as hard as possible, and call it a day" -- Its a world where every action you do has a real consequence. Our Prior Servers have seen wars started over Stolen Dirt, or trampled Wheat... and THAT is what makes it so interesting.

- No one is coming to teleport you.
- No one is going to spawn anything for you.
- No one is going to say I'm sorry.

- Most times the players WILL punish your actions on their own.
- If you can do it without hacking, and working within the plugins, it's legal*.
*= except in few extreme cases at admin's discretion

On Behalf of All DarkTideGames Staff, and current players....


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Posted 05 March 2011 - 05:06 AM


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Posted 05 March 2011 - 05:38 AM

Yay for launching! This will be a great server. :Sheep:



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Posted 05 March 2011 - 05:39 AM

Idk how you can claim to be hardcore with lwc.



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Posted 05 March 2011 - 05:46 AM

Uh, where's the IP?

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 05:57 AM

no IP we have dns forwarding just type in


it will work.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 06:07 AM

#1 In-Game Name
- BLANK2042

#2 Country and Age (this is for our demographic purposes)
- america 18

#3 How did you hear about us?
- MC forums

#4 Why do you want to Join DarkTide?
- 'Cause I want a server that's fun and one i can be a regular to.

#5 Did you read and understand the rules?
- yep to the fullest



Posted 05 March 2011 - 06:09 AM

the dns forwording didnt work, it said unknown host, i cant connect



Posted 05 March 2011 - 06:21 AM

#1 In-Game Name
- Jodo32

#2 Country and Age (this is for our demographic purposes)
- 14 Australia

#3 How did you hear about us?
- Minecraftforum.net

#4 Why do you want to Join DarkTide?
- Because its a well planned out and professional looking server.

#5 Did you read and understand the rules?
- I did and i read the Extended rules and FAQ's as well...



Posted 05 March 2011 - 06:22 AM

#1 In-Game Name
- Blindwhatif

#2 Country and Age (this is for our demographic purposes)
- USA 19

#3 How did you hear about us?
- Minecraft Forums

#4 Why do you want to Join DarkTide?
- Sounds like a fun server, i looked around and it looks really quite nice

#5 Did you read and understand the rules?
- sure did =D




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Posted 05 March 2011 - 06:37 AM

all applications about this one whitelisted

BLANK2042 if you are still having problems it might be mc.net but I will pm you ip in the am.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 07:16 AM

#1 In-Game Name
- Anjirusensei

#2 Country and Age (this is for our statistics purposes)
- 20, America

#3 How did you hear about us?
- Minecraft Forums.

#4 Why do you want to Join DarkTide?
-   I love PVP... I love to grief and of course raiding. Some PVP servers do allow those, but in the end you can't build something nice with the stuff you stole from people or else they will ruin it.

This server... I can work hard and obtain protection through effort and skill, I can already say I am enjoying this by reading the topic.

#5 Did you read and understand the rules?
- Yes.



Posted 05 March 2011 - 07:44 AM

#1 In-Game Name: PachirisuxD
#2 Country and Age: USA; 16
#3 How did you hear about us?: MC.net
#4 Why do you want to Join DarkTide?: Because I used to play a server exactly like this one, but it was never upgraded.
#5 Did you read and understand the rules?: Indeed
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Posted 05 March 2011 - 08:05 AM

#1 In-Game Name
- Indridmacready

#2 Country and Age (this is for our demographic purposes)
- America 24

#3 How did you hear about us?
- Just browsing the forums

#4 Why do you want to Join DarkTide?
- Cause the other pvp server's admins didn't let us pvp hardcore

#5 Did you read and understand the rules?
- Yes



Posted 05 March 2011 - 08:08 AM

#1 In-Game Name
- silk_doom

#2 Country and Age (this is for our demographic purposes)
- USA 22

#3 How did you hear about us?
- From friends who browsed the forums.

#4 Why do you want to Join DarkTide?
- To have a more hardcore PvP experience with my group.

#5 Did you read and understand the rules?
- Yes I did.



Posted 05 March 2011 - 08:53 AM

yeah its till acting up, anyone got the actual ip address? post please



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Posted 05 March 2011 - 09:32 AM

#1 In-Game Name
- Doop154

#2 Country and Age (this is for our demographic purposes)
- 16 England

#3 How did you hear about us?
- Browsing the SMP forums

#4 Why do you want to Join DarkTide?
- Because i was always looking for a server that is has towns and trading, and after looking around as a guest it is obvious that this is an excellent server

#5 Did you read and understand the rules?
- Indeed i did, aswell as completing the tutorial dungeon

Sturgerd said:

Dstoft said:

Sturgerd said:

Make a hollow 1000x1000x1000 cube.

Fail? Maximum height is 128, and yet it will take 1.000.000 just to make the bottom or the top.... 128.000 for the sides...
No because 1000x1000x1000 = 1000x3 = 3000



Posted 05 March 2011 - 10:08 AM

For those of you having issues with "mc.thedarktide.net", it resolves to  I am able to connect using either, on the default MC port (25565).




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Posted 05 March 2011 - 01:02 PM

Everyone above this post will be a citizen within 5

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 01:15 PM

#1 In-Game Name
- Wilson_Lai

#2 Country and Age (this is for our demographic purposes)
- 15 Canada

#3 How did you hear about us?
- MC.net

#4 Why do you want to Join DarkTide?
- It seems like a new server so I can start fresh

#5 Did you read and understand the rules?
- I did.