This server is now offline until it can be updated to 1.0.0. Thanks for the great times everyone!
This server is designed to make Minecraft a true game of survival...the way it was meant to be played.
- 12 Hour Deathbans
- Needed Resources are much Harder to Find
- Unpredictable Terrain
- Monsters are Better at Finding and Hunting Humans
- Strong PVP, Looting, and Pillaging
Let me quick summarize what you are likely to experience on this server:
Can you live long enough to build a formidable shelter before night comes?
No problem you say? 60-70% of players will not survive their first night.
Dawn approaches. Are you still alive? Good, now get your hands on some tools.
A few days have passed. You've managed to defend your shelter and maybe you have even teamed up with 1 or 2 others to help stay alive (and dealt with countless others that hopelessly tried to raid you in the dead of the night). Now you need to gather some food, gear up, and set off to escape this unforgiving land. There is promise of fresh air, trees, and wild animals abounding in a distant part of the world.
After a long journey, who knows how long you've been gone, and with no one in your party alive but you, tattered and bruised, you somehow manage to reach the distant lands of Pandemonium. Trees, grass, water, animals...you feel like a new man again. But wait, new unsightly things await you. The things that go bump in the night are even more aggressive and any remaining survivors here have grown blood thirsty. Yet, new desires consume your thoughts. You dream of gold and diamonds.
After much turmoil, sacrifice, and dead allies, one day in the distant future, you will find yourself standing proud - a man who has built himself a lasting fortress, one who has won many great victories in combat and feared by many, you have fashioned a diamond sword and a full suit of armor. You might even have a gold bar or two. You decide to embark on a new adventure of blood and glory.
For what awaits you now, no man could prepare. In the darkest corners of the world, you find deep Pandemonium dungeon ruins as legendary as they come. They look like they have been crafted by the vilest of creatures. With burning desire, you decide to venture inward to uncover whatever great mysteries and forbidden relics lie at the bottom of these ancient Pandemonium fortresses. Likely, no man shall ever know.
WARNING: In hardcore Minecraft, you are competing to live. There's no dancing in the meadows and playing with chickens here. You will have to kill, steal, and teamwork to survive. Yes, you might have to fend off a horde of starving players just to get wood from a single tree. If you join this server, you are destined to experience great and unfortunate things!
Here's a couple screenshots: Desert of Despair
This is not only where you begin your adventure, but this where most of you will end your adventure.
A few of you will survive long enough to inhabit this place. This is not only the main part of the world (the desert is just there to test your hardcore survival abilities), but this frontier is where you experience the greatest of endeavors, victories, and death.
The server has been modified with a number of features to enhance the hardcore survival experience of Minecraft and to feed your insatiable desires for blood and glory!
Currently Offline until 1.0.0 update
In the rare event that the server is full, wait 5-10 min. Someone will have died.
ANTI-CHEAT Plugin (used to eliminate fly and speed hackers along with other item / block glitches)
(rare ore finds and chests are logged and tracked to identify xray use; Don't worry, I won't ban you upfront for xraying. No, that would not be harsh enough. First, I'll let you spend a day or two gathering up lots of resources and preparing yourself to actually make some progress. Then after many many hours of invested time - bam! Perma-banned...in the a$$. No Mercy. No Exceptions. "...but I only did it once and turned it off right away, and it was an accident. It was a week ago...please don't ban me now, I will never do it again!" BAM! This forum post was your advanced warning. There will be no exception. If you have the xray mod installed, I highly recommend removing it so you don't accidently click it on for a second. I might enable my Ore Obfuscation mod to modify packets sent to your Minecraft Client from your very first attempt to see through walls that you are not supposed to.
Auto-Saves and World Backups (just in case something does go wrong and needs to be undone)
Admins have tools to monitor unusual inventory activity and observe you while you play. This will be done often.
Multi-Server Ban! Once a player is perma-banned for any offense, their data is automatically uploaded via Multi-Ban to a shared blacklist so that they are now added to the automatic ban list of many other servers. We don't believe in being nice.
Pandemonium really has much to offer. The accessible world has been carefully laid out and all resources, dungeons, and pre-built terrain features have been designed to make the gameplay both very challenging and rewarding.
Oh...one more small caveat worth expanding on. The Desert of Despair! Call it a test to determine if you're even worthy to play on hardcore survival. When you join the server for the first time, you will choose one of three spawn points into a vast desert of tragedy and hopelessness. You will sing for joy at the sight of a tree and pray for mercy that you may find a single piece of cobblestone before you're killed. This vast desert area contains 8 Waypoints out into the main world of Pandemonium lush with trees and grass, and animals. I can assure you of two things. 1. Everything you need to survive can be found somewhere in the desert. They are strategically placed throughout the 512 million blocks that make up this part of the world - utilizing all 128 layers. If you're lucky, you will find one of the several hundred underground tunnels that are fully equipped with their array of traps, loot, and monsters. Many of these are what eventually lead to the Waypoints out of the Desert of Despair. 2. I can also assure you that this part of your hardcore experience will leave you bloody and scarred.
Strategic resources are occasionally refreshed so your experience and opportunities to get ahead on this server are not much different than those who have been playing for a couple weeks.
There are approximately 68 people that have made it to Pandemonium so far out of some 1900 players that have entered this server.
NO Complaining. What did you expect from joining an extreme hardcore survival server with deathbans? If you can't handle hardcore survival, then go play with bunnies.
NO, admins will not help you. There is no exception. Items cannot be given. Time cannot be changed. Nothing! No! Don't!
NO XRay or other disadvantaging mods.
Do Not Log Out During Combat. Die with honor. We take combat logging very seriously on this server. This means that if you are in combat with another player or are being chased by another player, DO NOT log out or close your MC client. What fun would PvP be on a hardcore deathban server if people just logged out anytime they saw you coming? If you log out during combat, you might just find yourself no longer able to connect to this server.
NO Climbing over/in/through/out "The Wall". These areas are protected on the top layers. That means if you are found over the wall, you will be banned for using some kind of exploit. The only legitimate way out of the desert is via underground portal.
NO Relogging to despawn mobs. This is an exploit of game mechanics.
YES Zan's Mini-Map is allowed (this helps discourage players from just camping in a hole with sneak on). You can find the download link on the Pandemonium forums. If you have a different Mini-Map tool, you might want to double check that it's allowed.
Flint & Steel
TNT (will be re-implemented later on for advanced trap making)
How to Join?
Step 1: You need to get whitelisted. Post your answers to the following and hope for the best:
A. Player Name (this will be used in the server whitelist)
B. Why do you want to join?
C. Will you survive your first night?
D. What's your least favorite way to die?
We currently have a couple of amazing members who are diligently going through and reviewing whitelist apps and approving many of them. They have finished reviewing apps through to the end of page 187 on this forum.
If you are considering using a mod or in-game exploit to gain an advantage on this server, read this first.
We will catch you, and we will not make any hesitation to ruin your career on this server. We might even let you build a nice base and die "naturally" for a couple days before permanently wiping you off of this server. Not only do we have a great series of mods to monitor suspicious activity, but our team of admins personally observe everyone as they play. Being a hardcore survival server, we are extremely vigilant at trying to maintain the integrity of the server and that everyone has an equally horrifying and difficult experience.
1. We will ban you, your IP address, all of your alt accounts, and all of your alt IP addresses.
2. We will ban all of your friends, and their alts, and their IP addresses for being even remotely associated to you.
3. We will upload all of your data to Multi-Ban so that you can now be blacklisted on other servers.
Good job sir! I hope it was worth it.
Banned players to date: 94
Some people just don't seem to think that they were appropriately warned, so let me give you a snippet from a recent conversation:
Sent: Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:03 am
Message subject: IP BannedFolder: Inbox
My brother Rumbletop was banned for tapping f a few times lul.
You IP banned us which means I can't play...
18.104.22.168 Could you please unban the IP, and possibly his account so we can play together pl0x.
Sent: Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:32 pm
Message subject: Re: IP BannedFolder: Sent messages
We are not forgiving. You should know better than to cheat on a hardcore server.
Sent: Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:00 pm
Message subject: Re: IP BannedFolder: Inbox
I don't think you get it, I didn't cheat? My brother did on his account 'Rumbletop'
My account is 'XXXXXXXXXXX'... I was waiting to get whitelisted to play with him then all of a sudden he gets banned for digging a straight down hole and pressing 'f' to see light haha.
Fair enough for banning his 'account' if you're super strict on rules but why the IP?
Sent: Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:00 pm
Message subject: Re: IP BannedFolder: Sent messages
Your brother was banned for seeing through non-transparent blocks. How he did it is not my concern.
Yes, we are not only super strict but we are extremely vigilant. We already warned everyone of this in the original MC forum thread.
Not only do we ban the player, but we ban his IP, we ban all of his friends, and then we upload all of the data to Multi-Ban so that they are blacklisted on other servers.
There's no room for screw offs on a hardcore survival server.
Sorry that your brother ruined your chance to play on this one. Have fun on another server
Message subject: Re: IP BannedFolder: Inbox
Multi-ban... are you serious?! That's a bit strict don't you think... seeing as he didn't even hack like x-ray, fly, speed, dupe or anything just pressed f a few times. Jesus christ.
Desert Achievements to Date:
First to survive their first night: DropDragon 7-19
First to create a wooden pick: c_Akso 7-19
First to acquire a crafting table: Cammo18 7-19
First to make a torch: Alton 7-19
First to make a PvP kill: Chester204 7-19
First to create a stone pick: cristian0411 7-19
First to make a furnace: cristian0411 7-20
First to make a bed: OJuggernautO 7-20
First to gather 1,000 sand, wait what?: ElectroMite 7-23
Best mining tunnels: Unforgiven 7-29
Best source of desert food: pig farm by Team Amex 7-31
First to craft an iron sword: AtlasOperative 7-21
First to craft a diamond sword: Jason8261 7-24
First to forge a gold sword: xHippo 7-24
Most Mob kills to date: Nova360 7-31
Most PvP kills to date: 19 by CaseyJoness 8-01
Best death: suicide with stone shovel by Jason8261 8-01
Best desert wheat farm: Brothels 7-28
First desert mushroom farm: YoDarrell 7-29
Best tree farm: Team Amex 7-29
Best desert base: Team Amex 8-01
Most desert resources (solo): Brothels 7-29
Most desert resources (team): Team Amex 8-01
Longest desert survival time: approx 30 hours by Brothels 7-29
Most feared in the Desert of Despair: CaseyJoness 8-01
Pandemonium Achievements to Date:
First to craft diamond weapons: Team Alpha 7-22
First to craft gold weapons: Team Alpha 7-22
Best Pandemonium Base: Vetovius 8-03
Longest overall survival time: approx 30 hours by Nova360 7-31
Best death: triple kill by a zombie_pigman Team Alpha 7-23
Most Pandemonium kills to date: 6 Nova360 7-31
Most Pandemonium resources: OJuggernautO 8-02
First player to get owned by an elite mob in an epic dungeon: Stove62 7-23
First player to Pandemonium: Alienbrayn 7-22
Second player to Pandemonium: Stove62 7-22
First team to Pandemonium: Team Alpha (5 players) 7-22
Second team to Pandemonium: Silverborat & Hotbiscuits 7-23
First player to solo and clear an epic dungeon (also acquiring the legendary loot item): Stove62 7-25
Most legendary (greatest number of set pieces): OJuggernautO 8-02
Most Feared in Pandemonium: OJuggernautO 8-03
Basic Survival Guide:
1. Build or make a shelter to survive each night
2. Wood and dirt only have a 25% drop rate so it's wise to only relocate your dirt once if at all
3. Be careful when you're jumping around; Sand dunes will cause fall damage
4. Work on acquiring basic tools and a source of food
5. When you have a good source of food and a weapon (and possibly a team), venture underground
6. Rain storms have a slight chance of bringing acid rain. This is not going to help you survive.
Deep beneath the sand dunes, you will find hundreds of caves that contain their own assortment of treasures, traps, and monsters. Even deeper yet, you might even stumble across one of the several Waypoints out of the Desert and on to Pandemonium. This is where your journey really becomes interesting.
Pro-Tips for First Timers:
- 4 Sand can make a SandStone
- Rain is not your friend
- Build a team if you want to live. Working together, your chance of survival increases substantially
- Don't trust strangers
- A chest (well hidden I would presume) is the only way you can be sure to save your progress. I can assure you that you will die at some point.
- If you are underground, keep the light level high
- Unless you have a food source, do not engage the enemy!
- When you join for the first time, ask if it is night. If so, do not step out into the wilderness. Your chance of survival is low.
There are 4 main strategies to acquire some starter resources:
A. Explore and Scavenge. Search the desert surface for resources. Materials are randomly scattered throughout the surface layer.
B. Mine underground. In sand pits deep underground, you can find just about every necessary material including Wood, Stone, Coal, Iron, Gold, Diamond, and yes, even fully grown trees. If you do not have a pick and / or shovel, this will be extremely boring.
C. Pillage. You will certainly be able to acquire resources by killing others who have worked hard for them or pillaging through their sand bunkers.
D. Adventure. You can find all kinds of resources in the underground dungeons and deep caverns.
A. Player Name Drmmrboy
B. Why do you want to join? I love challenges and this looks like one hell of a challenge
C. Will you survive your first night? Yes I will!
D. What's your least favorite way to die? Burn in a fire...
A. Player Name: alienbrayn
B. Why do you want to join?: Server seems legit as hell, very unique and original. Would love nothing else then to be able to play on it.
C. Will you survive your first night? Hopefully!
D. What's your least favorite way to die? Creepers, nothing like getting killed by a damn creeper!
A. Player Name: MrVent
B. Why do you want to join?: I'm looking for a challenge.
C. Will you survive your first night? Ideally? Yes. Realistically? Likely not, if this is as difficult as you say.
D. What's your least favorite way to die? Anything due to my own carelessness.
Hi, i applied earlier? But looks like this is a new one so
A. Player Name ACVTV
B. Why do you want to join? **** looks intense, i want in
C. Will you survive your first night? Prob not, but o well!
D. What's your least favorite way to die? Falling into lava after finding diamond
A. Player Name Karacus
B. Why do you want to join? Sounds fun and very challenging.
C. Will you survive your first night? Maybe, we'll just have to see.
D. What's your least favorite way to die? Fall damage. Hate it.
B. I want to join Pandemonium because I want to compete against other Minecrafters in survival. The strongest steel is forged in the hottest flame, and fiercest competitor is forged in the most serious battle, survival!
C. Not only will I survive, I will thrive! Do you really think anyone can take down the Juggernaut!?!
D. Dying at all is not an option. However, in single player, the most annoying way to die is lava. In MP, spawn killing can get tiresome.
why was i banned! i started walking around and u banned me??
I understand. We have a zero tolerance policy for anyone who uses mods that give them a significant unfair advantage. Minimap is the only exception. You can go find another server. Don't bother arguing. It doesn't even matter if a mistake was made. This is hardcore survival and decisions are made swiftly and irreversibly.
There are approximately 1300 whitelisted players. There usually aren't more than 25-30 trying to get on at any given time as the death rate is quite high and the hefty deathbans keep them off the server. Approximately 41 players have reached Pandemonium.
A. Player Name : faucet911
B. Why do you want to join? : This server seems like a hella awesome server.
C. Will you survive your first night? : Hope so xD
D. What's your least favorite way to die? : IRL :smile.gif: Lol, being in a dark room when lava pours into and you can't escape.
A. Player Name: brastniwa
B. Why do you want to join?: I love the idea of deathbans, and the desert looks very cool. I hope to PvP and survive!
C. Will you survive your first night? Well I sure hope so!
D. What's your least favorite way to die? Death by creeper from behind. This is the worst because you have little defense against the green buggers.