What is Ottershire?
Ottershire is a 99.8% Vanilla server hosted by Otterun. We foster a safe, friendly, and mature community. The server is white-listed to keep out non-serious players, so you will have to fill out an application before you are allowed to join. We are 99.8% Vanilla as we do have some anti-griefing measures in place. We will always update with the latest snapshot.
Rules 1. Be appropriate.
- No spamming, overly sexual talk, excessive swearing, or hateful speech. This place is meant to be a nice environment for everyone. Don’t be a jerk. Don’t pester/beg admins or players. Don’t spam up the chat or use our server to advertise.
2. No Griefing or Offensive Pranks
Griefing of any sort will not be tolerated and will result in an immediate ban. Pranks that involve any sort of destruction or theft are also not allowed. Minor pranks between friends are just fine, so long as both parties understand it’s a joke. Don’t prank with people you don’t know that well.
3. No PvP game play.
- No in-game fighting or player versus player play, unless both parties agree.
4. No outside programs, plug-ins, hacks, or cheats.
- We are a vanilla server and we ask our players to be as well. Anything that gives you a non-vanilla, survival advantage is not allowed.
5. No stealing.
- Do not take any item that does not belong to you and do not open other people's chests without that person's express permission. In the application where it asks if you read the rules, please put three smiley faces.
6. Ask before building near other players' structures or within their towns/cities/areas.
- If it looks player made, ask before you do anything, be it exploring, entering, or building near something. Other players may have plans for nearby spaces, so be respectful and ask first. Please be careful to not build on roads or bridges, only beside them.
7. Read and follow all of the rules and respect player made signs.
- Please read and respect the rules of in-game cities/towns/players including in-game signs, as well as the general server rules. If someone leaves a sign out that says "no trespassing," it means no trespassing. Respect the wishes of your fellow players.
Should you experience unpleasantness with another player or should you witness another player violating the rules, please PM the following form to gokart32010 on this forum.
Your in-game name: In-game name of the offensive player(s): What rule did they break? What time and day did this happen (please include your time zone)? Please provide any evidence you may have and attach any relevant screenshots.
*The staff will ONLY use their administrative abilities to help with issues of griefing, theft, or any sort of rule breaking (with reasonable proof). No one will be reimbursed for "glitches" with the server or game. This is a prereleased snapshot and bugs happen; take it with a grain of salt. The staff here enjoys playing WITH the community, not above them. Otter, z2, and gokart play vanilla survival, just like you. Administrative abilities are meant to serve the community and ensure a fair, vanilla survival game and nothing more.
Our current server plan is with IBW and costs $20 a month to keep us going. If you would care to donate** to help keep us going, it would be very much appreciated -- every dollar counts! Our owner and admins will each thank you with personalized gifts (including a random record, a special mob, a personalized story written about you, as well as a very special surprise) to show our gratitude!
**Should you choose to donate, please do so from your heart and not for personal gain. Please know that donations do not put you above the rules or allow you to “buy” your way to success on the server. Donations are non-refundable (we do not profit from donations at all, it goes straight to server upkeep) and admins will not give out extra thank gifts if you happen to lose the ones originally given to you.
If you're strapped for cash, you can also help us by contributing to our community with your creativity and hospitality! Make our empire beautiful with your buildings and structures and please make each member feel welcome. We value your friendship and creativity above all else!
How long have you been playing Minecraft?: I've been playing since early Alpha. Somewhere around 1.10, if I remember correctly.
Describe your previous experiences on other servers: LatelyI've mostly been playing on small vanilla servers as I've had very bad experiences with horrible plugins and even worser players when joining large, 100+ servers in beta.
Ever since I made that decision I've had a mostly very good experience with awesome and friendly people althrough the server itself often doesn't last more than a few months.
Have you ever been banned or asked to leave a server?: I've been banned a few times back in alpha/beta but never for greifing or being a jerk but becuase of bad admins abusing their powers or moderators, op'ing their friends who then countinues to pour lava on spawn and banning everyone... Happend twice...
Age: 13. If you deny me because of my age, I am sorry. It's one thing I cannot change.
Time-zone: Central, USA and Canada.
How long have you been playing Minecraft?: I've only just discovered the wonderful world of minecraft in the past 6 months.
Experiences on other servers: I play on on other server regularly, and have tried out a few others. Most were plagued by griefing, and I never went back. I hope this server will be different!
Have you ever been banned, or asked to leave a server? no. I'm still kinda new to this whole server thing, so I'm a little rule-conscious.
Why are you interested in this particular server? I'm just looking for another nice server to join. Like I said, lots of other servers I tried were horrible.
Did you read the rules? yes!
Describe the best thing you have ever built in Minecraft: I don't use this computer for minecraft, so I don't have any screenshots, but I'll try to describe my builds in the best way I can. the First best thing I have ever built in minecraft would be an epic lab-office building from a story I wrote. (I just trashed the story. It was no good.) It has working electricity, which I am very proud of. I'm horrible with redstone. Also It has certain rooms from my story, like the maze, etc.
My barn is my second best achievement. It has pens for all colored sheeps, pigs, cows, chickenses, and my horse! (Once I find one, that is.)
We definitely have the mature and friendly thing going for us. We're still a fairly small community, but we do have quite a few regulars and there's almost always someone on. Check your PM on this forum.
Just as added info for people thinking of joining, this server has the nicest set of admins you could ask for, and I've found that's especially important in a no griefing survival atmosphere. I would highly suggest this server to anyone.
Because I have a limited number of PMs per day (apparently) I will be announcing whether people are whitelisted or not on this forum from now on. So people aren’t left out, I will announce everyone that has been whitelisted so far:
*Note: If I say your application was denied it was because you failed to answer a question or were denied for some other reason. Please do not ask for a reason. We have decided not to give anyone a second chance on an application, as first impressions are the most important.
In game name: RowdyKingDippy
How long have you been playing Minecraft? Over a year
In a sentence or two, please describe your previous experience(s) on other servers: I've played on a ton of different servers and played a range of servers.
Have you ever been banned or asked to leave a server? Never
Why are you interested in this particular server? Sounds fun, plus I like survival
Did you read the rules? Of course
(Optional) Please describe the coolest thing you've ever built in Minecraft. If you have screenshots, please provide them. I built half of Hogwarts from Harry potter, took me forever but I didn't have the time to finish it.
Accepted - only because you are who you are Rowdy, nice to play with you again. You failed on the application though, and I vouched for you.
The Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
In game name: TehDexter
Time-zone: Eastern Time
How long have you been playing Minecraft? Long time, Maybe since Beta
In a sentence or two, please describe your previous experience(s) on other servers: I've been very active on several servers which have died due to lack of other players, and I love to build inside mountains and outside mountains.
Have you ever been banned or asked to leave a server? Negative
Why are you interested in this particular server? I love whitelisted servers, with members who want to do the same thing as me and thats build without problems. Plus it's on 1.6 and other servers are not.
You only get one chance to apply; did you read the rules carefully? Affirmative
(Optional) Please describe the coolest thing you've ever built in Minecraft. If you have screenshots, please provide them. I Love to build things that are themed with many different kinds of building materials. I Love to build underground cities and everything that makes my life fun and easy.
How long have you been playing Minecraft? From 1.0 to now with no breaks
In a sentence or two, please describe your previous experience(s) on other servers: Well there was this one server that I loved and always went to, I traded with other players and made friends. I even built a full sized beacon! It was really fun but one day when I tried to get back on it said, "Your IP-range has been banned, reason: NOTHING
Have you ever been banned or asked to leave a server? Not accept for that one time I mentioned above, but I didnt even do anything that time.
Why are you interested in this particular server? Because it looks like it has a nice community, is vanilla, has the latest snapshots, and no plugins!
You only get one chance to apply; did you read the rules carefully? Yes I did
(Optional) Please describe the coolest thing you've ever built in Minecraft. If you have screenshots, please provide them. I dont know if you mean in survival or not but i'll just say my best survival thing: It is a huge iron golem farm that made iron blocks about the same worth to me as stone. It was about 120 blocks tall. I have also made other cool things in survival, mostly with redstone. I LOVE full auto farms.
P.S. If you can change the hosting to port 25565 I can get you a custom IP at no cost to you and no effort from you. I have run a server before and may be able to help if anything goes wrong.