is a FACTION PVP / Creative SMP Server.
What does this mean?
PVP is the true goal of this server. Your Faction is your life. Your members are your blood.
The fewer members you have the weaker you are. The more you have, the more you can control.
At any moment you could be attacked and lose everything. Build an army for protection / domination or you might find yourself hiding inside while another comes to pay a visit.
This is where the creative comes into play. We want our players to build kingdoms.
Large Capitals that rival our World Spawn. Leave the mountain and underground forts to the scared bunnies.
You want your city to be above ground to show people you do exist and are not here just for public chat.
Now not only do you have to do all of this, you must also gather your own supplies to achieve this.
As the player base grows, markets will open and you can trade items for credits or other items.
Find an annoying player who always seems to **** you off? Place a bounty out for his head. Large enough bounties may even draw the attention of a certain admin.
For those who enjoy challenges we offer a PVE arena which will spawn wave after wave of mobs to test your strength against.
The further you go the more money and prizes you will receive.
What we ask of our members is simple.
Play fair; understand there is a line of PVP and Griefing. While camping a faction spawn is legal... Do not abuse it.
This should've been pretty obvious. We are a cut throat PvP server, so almost anything goes, and we have measures in place to prevent most things we considered griefing. The biggest thing I can list here is unnecessarily long spawn-camping. Spawn camping is allowed to an extent, but don't torture them for 4 hours. Most importantly, if you have a question on whether or not something could be considered griefing, go ahead and ask an admin.
Respect the Staff!
That's right. The staff are on most of the day and we work very hard to provide an enjoyable experience for our players. We keep the world in check and make sure everything runs smoothly. We are nearly always available to answer any question to might have. Don't impersonate the staff, and don't be rude.
Does this really need to be said? Use of any form of x-ray/wirecraft mod/texture pack is considered cheating and will be met with repercussions. Any tools that allow the illegal injection of items into the game will be met with repercussions. ANY TRAINERS THAT ALLOW FLIGHT OR TELEPORTATION / HEALING / INVULNERABILITY / DAMAGE HACKS WILL BE MET WITH IMMEDIATE AND SEVERE REPERCUSSIONS. There is no 'testing', and if we see you do it, punishment is inbound. Keep it legit, ladies and gentlemen.
Do not spam chat! Do not use racial slurs! Do not make sexist remarks! Profanity is tolerated, abuse or harassment of other players is not. Topics on the server are free-ranging, but be mindful of your audience and be aware of requests to stop. Try to keep a cool head, alright?
NO 1x1 TOWERS!
Just no. If you build one of these, you best tear it down when you're done. This is a minor thing, and not an immediate ban, but if we see the same person putting them down everywhere and not clearing them up, he's a dead man.
Stay and fight!
We have measures in place to prevent this, but it might as well be said. Don't log out during a fight, as you WILL be automatically punished for it. (You will lose your items and be killed upon logging on)
Use Common Sense!
This should be extremely obvious. Just because it's not explicitly listed as a no-no, doesn't mean it's alright. That's not to say we stake 'no fun' signs everywhere, but please use common sense, if it seems like it would be illegal, don't do it, or check first.
Don't take advantage of the mostly free-ranging rules. Don't start unnecessary forest fires, don't turn the surface of the map into a crater pit, and don't build water/lava towers.
Do not steal a docked airship from another player's base or spawn, regardless of whether or not it has a sign placed on it
However, any airship being flown or not docked at the spawn or player base is defined as 'up for grabs' regardless of whether or not a sign has been placed on it (This vehicle is considered abandoned)
Faction Spawn camping IS allowed, if you don't want it to happen, protect your base.
LAVA BUCKETS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED
DO NOT BUILD UNDERGROUND/INTO A MOUNTAIN. DWARF CITIES ARE PROHIBITED
DO NOT CAMP THE MAIN SPAWN or any zone marked for NEWBIES, THIS IS PROHIBITED
Just generally be honorable. We're pretty cut throat about PvP, but if you have a question on whether or not a tactic is taboo, ask.
When you first join the Windswept server, things may be a bit overwhelming.
We’ve put together this beginner’s guide to help you along in your first few minutes.
When you first join the game, the first thing you will notice is you are in the middle of a large spawn ship, and things can get very confusing very fast. You have a few options at this point:
· You can find the wool vendor, located near the spawn point, buy a stack of wool, and set off through the portal to start your adventure.
· You can optionally opt to explore the spawn, and may discover several landmarks:
o Directly to the South, you will notice the financial district, at the very end you will find the vendors for various low tier items, and along the side there are [Not Yet Implemented] player shops
o The remaining four corners of the flying ‘plus’ are laid out as airship landing [I will explain airships later in this guide]
o The four remaining ‘pie wedges’ house: the park, the arena, the admin castle, and the transit system to the lower levels.
After exiting the portal, you are free to construct an airship, or walk; and explore the map until you find an area you wish to settle. This however brings me to my next point:
The Windswept server is a movecraft influenced PvP server. Movecraft is a plugin for bukkit that allows players to construct airships out of blocks and then flying them around.
Airships have a maximum block limit of 500 and MUST be 60% wool.
When you first construct your airship, verify that it is not touching any part of the ground or another structure, as it will not fly. After your airship has been constructed, you may now issue the following command:
This will put you in control of your airship and will allow you to fly up/down/left/right/diagonal.
You must have a stick or tool in your hand to pilot your ship.
Please do not fly while holding any blocks. These blocks can be placed and leave a trail behind you scaring the skyline with lil random blocks. These blocks can also be used to help locate where your city or camp is. So the General rule is don't do it.
ALL AIRSHIPS MUST HAVE A SIGN PLACED ON THEM IN THE FOLLOWING FASHION
LINE 1: AIRSHIP
LINE 2: YOUR SHIP’S NAME (YOU CAN DECIDE THIS)
LINE 3: YOUR NAME
ALL SIGNS MUST BE PLACED IN A CLEARLY VISIBLE LOCATION
ANY SHIP THAT DOES NOT HAVE THIS SIGN IS DEFINED AS ‘UP FOR GRABS’ AND MAY BE TORCHED OR STOLEN.
ADDITIONALLY, THIS MEANS STEALING AN AIRSHIP WITH A SIGN ON IT IS A BANNABLE OFFENSE
When you have decided to park your airship, the command is /release
may be used to release control. Be sure to verify your airship is not attached to the ground before issuing this command, or it will be permanently stuck.
Factions is a clan/team based plugin that allows players to form factions and claim chunks of land.
Factions are able to claim 4 chunks of land (A chunk is a 16x16x128 plot of the minecraft map) for each person in the factions. Factions build bases, harvest materials and generally just etch out a living together. Factions wage war on each other for control of resources, and to just generally wipe each other out.
Detailed command documentation can be found with the commands:
/f help | /f help 2 | /f help 3 | /f help 4 | /f help 5 | /f help 6 | /f help 7 | /f help 8
Factions are currently restricted on this server to prevent a lot of meaningless 1 player factions. Upon joining, you will be able to join one of the already created factions.
If you would like to create your own faction, you can head over to the 'Faction Charters' forum, and if you have 5 other players supporting your faction, it will be created.
ALL BASES MUST HAVE A FLAG THAT IS AT LEAST 5 BLOCKS BY 9 BLOCKS (IT CAN BE LARGER)
FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS, DON'T FACTION HOP.
This server is equipped with a Mob Arena for player enjoyment. The Mob Arena is a game a team (or solo) event where the player/team fights wave after wave of mobs for cash and item rewards.
The commands are as follows
When you have joined the arena, you will notice 4 signs (Ranger, Knight, Tank, Healer) and an iron block. The signs are the classes assigned for Mob Arena, which you pick by PUNCHING the sign. Once you are pleased with your class choice, PUNCH the iron block to signify you are ready. When all players are ready, you will be teleported to the arena to play.
IF YOU TYPE [/MA JOIN] IMMEDIATELY AFTER LOSING THE ARENA, YOU WILL BE TRAPPED IN A LOOP BETWEEN THE ARENA AND THE SPECTATING AREA. PLEASE USE [/MA LEAVE] BEFORE USING [/MA JOIN] A SECOND TIME.
ANYONE CAUGHT CHEATING OR ABUSING ARENA MECHANICS IN ANY WAY WILL FIND THEMSELVES MET WITH IMMEDIATE REPERCUSSIONS
The shop system we have employed is a rather simple one, but for the sake of documentation, I will outline it below.
First things first, get yourself a wooden slab, place it where you want to sell your item (Inside your shop).
Then sneak, and right click on it with the item you intend to sell.
The assistant should walk you through the rest, but just some things to remember:
Finite - Sells your items for money
Exchange - Sells your items for other items
Showcase - Shows off your items
Also, when you're setting a price, remember it's for one item, not the amount of the item you're putting up.
When setting the price for wood, you put 1.
64 wood will sell for 64 credits.
When setting the price for wood, you put 50.
64 wood will sell for 3200 credits.
This is because you can put an unlimited amount of the item into a shop, you are not limited by the 64 stack limit of the game. You can put 300 wood or 30 wood, it doesn't matter as long as you have it on you.
Buying is rather straight forward.
While NOT sneaking, left click on the slab.
You will be given the details on the cost per item and the amount available.
At that point, you either type in '0' to cancel the purchase, or you type in the amount of the item you wish to purchase. Your money will be detracted, and you will automatically receive the items. Simple.
In this final section, I will outline any addition plugins of note and the basic commands needed to operate them.
ICONOMY – Economy plugin. Windswept is run using credits to purchase items from vendors as well as for world trade. All additional information can be found with the command:
STARGATE – Used for instant transportation across large distances
Each teleport through a stargate costs 25 credits.
Constructed by making a ring of obsidian like so
and putting a sign (at the specified location) set up like so
LINE 1: YOURSTARGATENAME (Less than 12 characters)
LINE 2: BLANK
LINE 3: BLANK
LINE 4: BLANK
Note: Creating a stargate will cost you 1000 credits.
COMBAT TAG – Disables chickening out PvP
If you log out for more than 15 seconds after being tagged in combat, you will lose all your items and be punished with death upon next log in.
Who else saw that coming? Love the thread design by the way, and now that I've seen a picture of The Monolith base form that angle, I agree with what you said, our base is kind of ugly. Luckily it'll all be wiped off the map by some mysterious power soon.
If Applying please make sure to check our 2nd post "White list" to ensure that we have your gamer name spelled correctly.
Also while I got you here. I just remembered I never introduced myself.
I will be your Main Admin/designer for this game. I work along side with our Server Owner who goes by Vorlock. We make up your admin team. Any issues or problems with the game mechanics or play are handed to me. All Server/permissions issues are handed to him.
Any questions feel free to ask.
I am also the only one accepting any applications for this server. So if it takes a little while it may because I am currently in game talking with members, on our main forums answering other apps, or on here replying to a post or editing the white list.
I work pretty fast and rarely sleep so you will be seeing me ALOT. I am also the only Admin who will be active within a Faction.
Yes I Am immortal, No I will not give you items. Yes I know very well that you would school me if I didnt have my admin powers, diamond gear, and tons of arrows, or tnt, or lava, or, or, or.
Lets face it folks. If I killed you the odds are high you deserved it or you are a good friend who doesnt really care. I have played with admins who were overly abusive or ran with a god complex and I didnt like it, why would I ask any of my players to like it.
I come here to play because I like fkin Airships and I want to see them fly damn it. I dont want to go to some server and see mudkip and other memes 2d pixal art. I want airships, different styles, different sizes, I want to see large cities that cater to airships... I want to watch as one nation slowly rises into power and their members show casing their ships as power symbols. This is what I wanted to see, this is what I get to see.
So again, please come and atleast check out our server. I we offer a friendly home to all steampunkers and airship fans.