Important Note: The server is now much more developed than it was in this video, but I can't make a newer video since it won't upload to PS4 properly. Also, realize PS4 has longer render distance & generally better graphics than PS3.
•24/7 Server, Save Data backed up frequently on a Computer & USB
•One of the longest-running 24/7 PS3 servers (Online players first joined on April 20th, 2015)
•Active moderators to prevent any griefing or theft, but moderators are also friendly, helpful, & not "powertripping mods"
•Huge city with functional purposes (No empty / useless buildings)
•Full Economy System. Players can open a shop and exchange types of currency at the Bank.
•Pig Cars (Not just minecarts - they travel at high speed on rails, but can also travel slowly off rails)
•Two directional flying machines - one flies halfway across the map, one flies roughly all the way across the map.
"The [Athena] server, is the best and most fun server out there. Everyone is friendly and its the closest thing you'll get to a actually pc server! Love it, 10/10, 5 stars." - kiD_Skillz01 (PSN)
"In the short time I have been on the Athena server, folks have been nothing short of friendly (I turned around in the middle of building my home to find a sign welcoming me and complimenting the house) and helpful. There's no shortage of shops to explore and varying build styles to check out. There's a pleasant homey feel to this server, and I find myself looking forward to hopping on in the evenings and finding some way to add to what is already a very neat little town." - kaxalie (PSN)
The City of Athens (technically the third City of Athens) is the primary map hosted on the Athena Server. Hosted on PS3, it's a Community Server with an Economy. Structures may be built on Creative, but most supplies must be gathered on Survival. The motto for the City of Athens is "Better Living through Redstone," as we try to improve all aspects of the Survival Experience using Redstone.
We also have an excellent community of active players, many who have been on this server for a year or more. Our moderators are active at banning those who break the rules, but they're also friendly - we don't do "powertripping moderators" on this server. The rules are what you'd expect from any Community - don't grief, don't steal, don't kill, don't trespass, etc.
The map itself has a wide variety of biomes - ice spikes, flower plains, mega taiga, and more - with a minimal amount of Ocean Biome. The city is large already, and expands 'organically' as more homes, businesses, and other buildings need to be built.
Besides the City of Athens (also known as Athena Mainlands), we also host "Add-on Servers." Currently, these include the Mesa / Desert / heat based "Athena Badlands" and the Snow / Ice / cold based "Athena Northlands." Add-on servers have different rules than the main server, more closely resembling Faction servers: each map has a "Safe Zone," and outside of that "Safe Zone," no laws are enforced. Most items from Add-on Servers can be shipped to the Mainlands, but items from the Mainlands cannot be shipped to Add-on Servers.
!!!!!!!!!!HOW TO JOIN!!!!!!!!!!
There are 2 ways to join the server: Creative Approved and Creative Unapproved. The only difference is, if you're approved, you can use Creative Mode to build your home.
Creative Approved: Approved players may use Creative Mode to build their homes.
Send me a picture of a build you built yourself. I do check google for images that don't look original.
Cell phone pictures are fine as long as I can tell what I'm looking at
If the build is good enough (I'm not extremely critical, just don't want any very basic box homes, dirt shacks, etc), I will send you details on how to join the server,
OR Invite me to join a map on PS3 to see one of your builds with my own eyes. I really prefer if you just send me pictures, but if you can't (no camera / phone / etc), I will join. Message me for details.
Creative Unapproved: Unapproved players may build a home or move in to a prebuilt home, but may not use Creative. We have Hotel Rooms / Apartments available for free, as well as other prebuilt homes and structures. Your home may be built near the city or elsewhere.
Either way, comment and say "I have read the rules and agree to them," and then include anything else necessary (like "Here are pictures of my build" or "I want to move into a Hotel.")
We have plenty of players; we have no need to take risks with griefers or thieves. All bans are permanent and non-reversible.
For less serious crimes, we use Temporary Server Suspensions (you will be removed from the friend's list then re-added) or End Imprisonment (your Spawn Point will be set above an End Portal, so you will be unable to leave The End until your imprisonment ends).
No Theft: Don't steal, for any reason. Immediate Ban
No Unwarranted PVP: Don't kill other players outside the PVP arena without good reason (hitting you but not killing you, stealing, following you after you've asked them not to, etc). If you've both agreed to fight outside the PVP arena, that is perfectly fine, but a mod will probably check to make sure. Immediate Ban if completely uncalled for. Suspension under some circumstances.
No Griefing: Don't grief; Mob Griefing is disabled, so I will know for sure it was a player. This includes other players' pets or other animals. I have a log of who is in the server so it's easy for me to catch griefers, and it's backed up 2-3 times a day so griefing won't do any significant damage anyway. Immediate Ban.
No Creative-mode Supplies / Illegal Goods: When you build a house in creative mode, you can only include things that physically sit inside your house. Think of it like this: you're allowed to fill your entire house with cakes on the floor if you want, but you are not allowed to fill a chest with cakes. No weapons, wood, food, or any other supplies can be stocked up on in Creative. 5 Day suspension. Ban if repeated.
No Creative Builds Far from City: This rule has many exceptions, for many reasons, and is one of the least-enforced rules on this server. But for the most part, all builds outside of the City Limits must be done in Survival. This includes altering the landscape, such as flattening an area. This is to keep the wilderness wild. Warning. Suspension or possible ban if warning is ignored.
No Trespassing: If you enter a property which has a "No Trespassing," "No Entry," "Restricted Access," etc. sign clearly posted, you may be killed by that home's owner as well as kicked by a moderator. Suspension until server is restarted. (1 day or less)
Copyright Law: Don't clone books written by other people. Fine equal to the price of the cloned books, or 1 day imprisoned in the End for every 1 Diamond's worth of books cloned.
Limit Pets: Due to the high number of people on this server, try to have as few pets as possible. This will allow more wild mobs to spawn. The official limit is 1 of each type of animal, or 4 of 1 type. This includes villagers.
Limit Item Frames & Paintings: The last server hit the limit for these, so just try to limit your use of them in your builds.
Don't Hoard, Prevent Lag: Try to throw away your excess items, especially loads of cobblestone, in Recycling Cans or incinerators. This reduces lag.
General Rules: TNT Explodes: Disabled; Fire Spreads: Disabled; Keep Inventory: Disabled
Other Creative Mode Rules: No Diamond, Gold, or Emerald blocks. Do not build inside of floating wool boundaries; these are claimed boundaries. You can claim your own land the same way. Include a sign with your PSN.
Do not kill, grief, or steal in the Safe Zone / Capitol City
Do not trespass in homes in the Capitol City of Athena Northlands which have "No Trespassing" signs.
Besides that, there are No Rules in Add-on servers! Be a raider, or be a friendly face. Burn the home, or help them build it - it's all up to you.
Copy & paste these banners into your signature to help advertise the Athena Server!
A: You can send the image to me in a private message, embed it in a comment by clicking "Insert/edit image" in the comment box or the "Upload an image" button below the comment box, or emailing your image(s) to [email protected] If you choose to email, let me know, or I probably will not see your image for a while.
Q: Do I need to know how to use Redstone to join?
A: No, I'm happy to install any Redstone features in your home or other builds. I also build most Automated Shops for players myself.
Q: Can I join without submitting an image?
A: Yes, but you will not be allowed to use Creative Mode. See "HOW TO JOIN" section for more details.
Q: How can I support the server?
A: The easiest way to support this server is to subscribe to my YouTube Channel and like / watch my videos. You can also support the server by putting one of our Banners in your Signature. I appreciate any support in any form!
Pictures from 2nd (Previous) Server:
The Athens Mall in the morning - a fully functional Mall with 18 100% automatic stores, open 24/7.
Bank of Athens within the Mall, which allows you to exchange Currency
The Food Court & Club Athena
Overflow Hotel - Ground view
Overflow Hotel - Aerial view. Some windows are dark because the interior of the Hotel is still being built. 8 more rooms were finished after taking this picture.
Examples of the snowy Athena Countryside
Creepers, Super Charged Creepers, and Upside-Down Creepers at the Mob Zoo
Athens University Aerial View (Entire Campus not pictured, but most of it is)
Athens University Architecture Building at night, with the Redstone Basics Lab in the distance.
Willow Wind Manor, my home outside of the city
iammaxis's home outside of the city
Server Map. Not everything included by any means (it hasn't even been fully explored except on the surface), just very major features.
The Commercial District. Some shops have already been built since this picture was taken (8/26)
Driving my car; they can go on rails at high speeds, or off rails at slower speeds.
The PVP Arena
The Mob Zoo by Rayne357
The Minigame District (some still in progress)
The Recycling Center, which collects all items thrown into the sewers. One man's trash is another man's mildly useful item.
The Abandoned Shipwreck at Day & Night
Some homes (Venz9 & BellaStarDiva's; Illuminati_M8's; Andrea-Bridget's; mine)
Ferris Wheel in the Dock District by maryxmuffin
The Factory District which supplies the city with goods automatically (listed under "features" section)
Town Square (the sign says HAPPY HALLOWEEN)
The city's Pumpkin Patch
maryxmuffin's house, and private pumpkin patch
My home (the ghast decoration shoots fireballs at night and makes a noise when it shoots them)
I would like to live on the outside, and to get things; from around me and/or in the city.
"Outside" in the sense that you just want to be living on your own in the wilderness? "Wilderness" being anywhere outside of the 3 main communities, including right outside the gates. That's what I put you down for, but let me know if I should change it. Also will add you on PSN. Love the Nuka Cola icon by the way
psn is skylond i want to move into city for a while then add to the city help the city and later move to the wild and make a house for everyone to be welcomed to
I'll add you to the server queue and add you on PSN when I'm online next. Which city do you mean though? New Athens is full, Athens only has a single small apartment available (or two if the other guy doesnt want it). Overflow Resort has space, so for now I've put you down for Overflow Resort.