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Mar 31, 2014dawgeth posted a message on Strangelands vanilla SMP Youtuber community serverHuge fan of all of you guys - found you folks through Alzorath. Keep up the great work, I'll keep on watching.Posted in: Let's Plays
4dawgeth posted a message on Telecrapht - Send/Read Tweets and Screenshots from INSIDE THE GAMEIntroductionPosted in: Minecraft Mods
In 1837, Samuel Morse created and patented his electronic telegraph. In 2013, I, Dawgeth, give you Telecrapht....
Twitter is a great way to interact with friends, family, and as a Youtuber, subscribers. When I'm recording or running around on my server, I wanted a way to keep up with tweets, hashtags I like, and also allow the ability to tweet from the Minecraft chat box.
As a .NET developer in my "real life" job, making the jump back to Java wasn't hard, and integrating with twitter4j was cake. I've only spent an hour or 2 on this, and it's just a skeleton of what its going to be - need to refactor, recode, and come up with more features - but I wanted to have a sort of "devlog" to share with you guys, and hopefully gather up some interest in the project.
Going to be utilizing the Curse Forge Mods area for further information, bug tracking, communication, etc. Feel free to check it out, here:
If you have any feedback or suggestions - throw them below, I'm very receptive to growth and change.
This document is Copyright ©2013 and is the intellectual property of the author, Dawgeth. It may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use as long as it remains in its unaltered, unedited form. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this mod on any other website or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright.
1dawgeth posted a message on [Forge] Learn to be a Developer through Mod Development!Posted in: Mapping and Modding Tutorials
Hey folks - My name is Dawgeth or Matt, and I'm a guy that loves to code. So much so that I've made the jump from hobbyist developer to a career developer, working mostly in .NET/C# and MVC. That being said, I got most my love for development when I was learning Java about 10 years ago - and since then, I've always returned back to Java after learning other technologies and trying to grow myself.
That being said - I've always wanted to share my love of coding, and try and inspire the next group of aspiring developers!
Minecraft has created an incredible medium to create and foster the growth of upcoming potential coders in the world, and I can appreciate all the incredibly awesome tutorials out there. There are a lot of really great ones - however, I think there are a lot that miss CORE fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming.. and while these mods we're creating aren't "professional", you can certainly translate your experience into a career someday - and why not get a jumpstart on good practices, standards, and creating a library of utilities for yourself that can follow you as you grow.
Thats why I'm here...
I'm wanting to take beginning Java lessons, translate them into modding tutorials, and help people get a good base for future growth!
4dawgeth posted a message on Recruiting for Neandercraft - 24/7 Youtuber Only Bukkit Server | Website | Shared GrowthThe IntroductionPosted in: Let's Plays Help
What's up folks, my name is Dawgeth/Matt and I've had a couple channels over the past year and a half or so, and I'd really like to boost the "community" feel that I've been striving for.
Age: 29 years old
Youtube Subscribers: 593 at time of posting.
Youtube Views: 116k+ at time of posting.
Creation of a Youtube-centric Community
- Step one in this effort was the creation of a new server I purchased, white listed, and occupied by a few fans of my channel. These guys don't record, but they are laying the groundwork for the server - ie: spawn town.
- Step two is next to reach out to Youtubers that want to collaborate, share Youtube knowledge, and grow not only as a single channel, but also leverage a community to grow together.
Some of the best times I've had in my Youtube journey were on Youtube community servers and collaborating with friends. While these were organized by others, I'd like to flip the switch and become sort of the founder/creator of the server, and provide a platform for people to grow and allow themselves to become better through the community.
I'm building a website for the server, http://neandercraft.com, that is going to provide a lot of advertising for channels, players, and more.
What I'm Looking For
- Dedicated Recorders - I know RL comes up. I myself just recently came back from a bit of a hiatus. I'm looking for people that post atleast a couple times a week.
- Mature Players - 17+ would be fantastic. I know there are young folks that are mature, etc.. but I'm 29, and don't want to babysit anyone.
- I record late at night, and would like a few people that could collaborate that do the same.
If you're interested, just tell me about yourself below, and we'll get this ball rolling.
Current YouTubers on the Neandercraft Server
Dawgeth - http://youtube.com/dawgethplays
Dylan the Goon - http://www.youtube.com/DylanTheGoon
NTBBPG - https://www.youtube.com/NTBBPG
Haven - http://www.youtube.com/havenhexed
GoldenMinerMines - https://www.youtube.com/GoldenMinerMines
CoolCoolLogan - http://www.youtube.com/ThatsMrLoganToYou
Vilicus - http://youtube.com/SirVilicus
Airwolf777 - http://www.youtube.com/Airwolf777gaming
SofaSeven - http://www.youtube.com/sofaseven
wobblypigeon - http://www.youtube.com/lolgames1999
NPCKiller - http://youtube.com/NPCKiller
pqalex - http://youtube.com/JustNaturallyAwesome
jakemnz - http://www.youtube.com/jakemnzplays
rednexus - http://www.youtube.com/TooManyMoths
Orion_23 - http://www.youtube.com/user/TheGavin369
TheMinecrafter39 - http://www.youtube.com/user/windexforafrica
Aluterrian - http://www.youtube.com/aluterrian
DAVYtm - http://youtube.com/DavyCraft
Aries_Gaming - http://www.youtube.com/user/RuneFaction
OldMoose - http://www.youtube.com/oldmoosegaming
bonafide666 - http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0ylqVUkDkN4gxn5hGKOuHg
Additional Server Details
Plugin List So Far:
- ChestShop (for Vendors)
- Citizens ( for NPCs)
- Denizens (plugin for Citizens)
- DooBStat (Stat tracking for website leaderboards)
- Essentials (Server commands, etc.. various.. essentials... ha..)
- Fe (Economy)
- HypLoot (custom chests/loot)
- Jobs (to make money to spend.)
- LWC (Chest/Sign/Furnace Protection)
- LogBlock (So I can investigate griefing/etc)
- MCTowns (Town/Mayor system)
- Modifyworld (Base plugin)
- OnTime (Stat tracking for website leaderboards)
- PermissionsEx (Permissions plugin)
- WorldEdit (Base plugin)
- WorldGuard (Base plugin)
- DynMap (Smexy maps for the website)
- mcMMO (Levelling of skills, perks given to those that mine, chop wood, etc)
Post the following for me:
Age (17+ Please):
1dawgeth posted a message on How do you name your worlds?Posted in: DiscussionQuote from Sir_Appleshy
Yeah same here with the Youtube thing, I did this with my main/current LP world, and I plan on doing it for future ones as well!
My daughter and I played Mine Little Pony the other day for my channel. She'd like that sig of yours
1dawgeth posted a message on How do you name your worlds?Since I do the Youtube thing, I try and name them in a way I know which world coincides with each of my series. If it's a personal world, I just stick with the default mostlyPosted in: Discussion
1dawgeth posted a message on Neandercraft - Creating Communities - mcMMO | MCTowns | Jobs | WhitelistPosted in: PC ServersI’ve run a few local survival servers – most were just informal, no plugins, and were really laid back. In tackling this new server, I wanted to change the experience – much like Minecraft has done for how we play games, I wanted to create even more for us to do in game – and reward the players for playing the game they love to play it. While Phase 1 of the server is going to be strictly pulling together Bukkit pluginsThis will be a survival server that encourages not only personal growth – heading out, exploring, adventuring, etc – but also the creation of communities and towns with other players. The only thing that exists at the moment is a small spawn town consisting of a few decorative buildings, a couple admin shops, and plots available for people coming onto the server.
- Initial Launch – Whitelist Phase
- Fill town plots, allowing new users to create their little slice of the town. These will be plots within the Spawn village – The Mayor being myself.
- Establish the core community of players – finding staff from within if possible, build relationships, and make sure we’re all a good fit with one another.
- Tweak the Spawn town. My building skills are .. intermediate at best. With people building up their plots within spawn, I’ll be asking folks to help with modifications to original spawn buildings.
- Initial Launch – Whitelist Phase 2
- Depending on the population, I’m going to reach out to a sizable group of the population and offer up the ability to create their own town. This will be the only other town – until donators come and want to buy territories/towns. They will need to choose their mayor, and if one can’t be chosen – I’ll choose another group of people who can.
- I will work with the Mayor to layout the town, given restrictions on size and number of plots, and we’ll setup the first player created town.
- Official Launch – Breaking down the Whitelist Wall
- Seasonal Events
- Changing of Spawn to match the holiday seasons.
- Special dungeons with bosses
- Special loot
- Weekly scheduled events
- Treasure/Scavenger Hunts
- Mini Game Events
- Boss Battle Raids
- Weekly Lotteries for Money, EXP, and Specialized Loot.
- MCTowns, allowing for:
- Creation of Towns and Territories.
- Assignment of Mayors and Assistants to Towns and Territories.
- Town Treasury/Bank
- Town Spawn Points
- Setup Sales of Plots
- Cost, etc
- Town MOTD
- Toggle Friendly Fire in Towns
- Guest Lists for Plots
- Automate For Sale Signs for Plots
- Grief Protection within Town Limits
- Possibility for both custom and randomly generated dungeons.
- Allow for custom interactions for quests, greeting, tutorials, and more!
- Custom Player and Admin Vendors
- Setup your own store front, and buy from your friends.
- Encourage and reward people for focusing on specific skills .
- Gives out rewards, perks, and bonuses for skills that you level.
- Focus on an interactive, informative, and community website that drives people to the website to not only read up about areas, characters, and items on the server – but also interact with it as well.
Interested in being part of the initial whitelist phase?Minecraft Name:Tell me about yourself:Whats your favorite thing to do in game?:Are you involved in any other servers?:Any skills I can abus.. err… leverage in the building of the server?
Server IP: play.neandercraft.com
1dawgeth posted a message on Looking for Easily Scaled, US Based Hosting - Midwest Datacenter PreferredNote: Please don't copy/paste your responses here - in fact, I'd rather Skype someone to talk about hosting, and KNOW who I am hosting with, instead of just jumping on the first plan out there. I know people are busy, but I'm sick of seeing the same copy/paste messages to these threads. I'm 29, have 2 kids with a 3rd on the way, and have all the time in the world to find hosting that meets my needsPosted in: Hosting Requests
All that being said, I can be reached on Skype at dawgeth - I'd love to talk about my needs further. Looking for:
2. Dedicated IP and allowance to link my personal domain to the server for use.
4. Allow me to package/deploy my own mods (I'm a mod developer whenever my 2 kids allow me to be, haha)
5. Allow me to start with 512-1gb of RAM, and easily scale up later, with little notice (obviously once I pay).
All copy/paste posts will be ignored - and if this fails to reap any leads, I'll just go back to reading through the pages of server offers.
9dawgeth posted a message on [Forge] [1.6.*] DawgethMod's Modding Video Tutorials [Ep. 8 - Ore Generation]IntroductionPosted in: Mapping and Modding Tutorials
Heeeello Minecraft Forum Goers!
My name is Dawgeth, I run a Youtube channel for Commentaries/Let's Plays, but recently I've been bitten by the Java bug (.NET developer by trade, during the daywalker hours), and have jumped back into Minecraft modding. I also enjoy teaching and sharing what I learn - hence why I'm here.
I started a Youtube Channel, http://youtube.com/DawgethMods, where I will be showing off various Forge/Minecraft modding techniques, starting with my first video - which you can find below!
First Video - Episode 0 - The Prereqs
Episode 1 - Adding a New Command
Twitter in Minecraft? Why not. I wanted to do something different for my first episode, and I think adding a NEW command and twitter into Minecraft was interesting enough.
Episode 2 - Upgrading Forge to a New Version
I needed to upgrade my Forge - and I assume others will need to eventually as well, so why not record it, and show the steps to make sure that your mods, and your dev environment, stay up to date!
Episode 3 - Adding a New Block! Textured and All!
Ever since Forge 1.6 hit, there has been some confusion on how to texture blocks. I've got the answers, even if I am late to the party!
Episode 4 - Creating new Ore, Ingot (item), and New Smelting Recipe
I wanted to follow up our block with creating the ore and ingot to create it, then I wanted to be able to smelt the ore into the ingot. Come on the adventure with me, friends.
Episode 5 - Deploying/Packaging/Releasing a Mod - Including an EXTERNAL Library
We need to package and deploy what we've created so far - check this out! Includes using External Libraries referenced within the mod - notably twitter4j.
Episode 6 - Custom Armor and Crafting Recipes
I had a request to create custom armor - so I thought I'd teach how to add crafting recipes at the same time!
Episode 7 - One Last "EASY" Episode - Code Cleanup/Organization
I wanted to clean up our code a little, organize all our magic values into a constants/resource file, and prepare for our harder tutorials.
Episode 8 - Ore Generation Tutorial!
Ore Generation was required to wrap up our ore. And it's not as hard as you think it'd be! Chickity check it out!
- Custom Mobs
- Tile Entities
- Multi-Block GUIs
- Multi-texture blocks
- Metadata blocks
- Custom Furnace
- Custom Sounds
- NBT Tags
- Extra Effects on ARmor
- Custom Bows
- Custom Tools
NEED SUPPORT?!?! HAVE FEEDBACK?!?!
Contact Me/Additional Stuffs:
Thanks Vilicus for the Textures! http://youtube.com/SirVilicus
If you have any suggestions, requests, or feedback - by all means, shoot them my way!
1dawgeth posted a message on [Forge] [1.6.*] DawgethMod's Modding Video Tutorials [Ep. 8 - Ore Generation]Posted in: Mapping and Modding TutorialsQuote from Deathwind31
Will you be making a tutorial on how to add new stats(I mean somethingwhich is like health or hunger) ?
Actually I better ask my question with the QA system on your website, which is awesome btw
Thanks for using the new system, I lourve it
I've got your tutorial almost done - it's not a simple thing I need to learn Packet Handlers, I've been putting it off but to make the stats SMP compatible, I need to use them. SSP it's wicked easy though!
Folks - Episode 8 - Ore Generation is up. Link is in the OP.. or here..
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54fishtaco567 posted a message on [1.5]Fishtaco's mods (FPS++, Lava Decay, Fog Key and more)Posted in: Minecraft ModsFishtaco's Mods
I've decided to start making mods again!
ALL DOWNLOADS ARE CLIENT AND SERVER.[1.5]FPS++ increases your FPS by messing with minecraft's Cos and Sin functions. It shrinks the lookup table down to a more reasonable size. Download
[1.4.7]Lava decay allows lava to decay as if it were water. Download
[1.4.7]No infinite water makes water not create a water source when surrounded by two other water sources. Vurp requested it, ask him what it's used for. Download
[1.5]Stronghold fix makes Strongholds generate fully without being cut through by caves and others things. Download
[1.5]Fog Key adds the Fog/Render distance keybinding back in. Download
1. Delete Meta-Inf from minecraft.jar
2. Download and install Minecraft forge into minecraft.jar
3. Download Fog Key and place it into the mods folder located in .minecraft
1. Delete Meta-Inf from minecraft.jar
2. Download and install your mod of choice directly into minecraft.jar, do not pass go, do not collect $200.
FPS++ BANNER BY RUYAN:
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
0. USED TERMS
MOD - modification, plugin, a piece of software that interfaces with the Minecraft client to extend, add, change or remove original capabilities.
MOJANG - Mojang AB
OWNER - Teotoo, Original author(s) of the MOD. Under the copyright terms accepted when purchasing Minecraft (http://www.minecraft...pyright.jsp) the OWNER has full rights over their MOD despite use of MOJANG code.
USER - End user of the mod, person installing the mod.
THIS MOD IS PROVIDED AS IS WITH NO WARRANTIES, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE. THE OWNER OF THIS MOD TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES INCURRED FROM THE USE OF THIS MOD. THIS MOD ALTERS FUNDAMENTAL PARTS OF THE MINECRAFT GAME, PARTS OF MINECRAFT MAY NOT WORK WITH THIS MOD INSTALLED. ALL DAMAGES CAUSED FROM THE USE OR MISUSE OF THIS MOD FALL ON THE USER.
Use of this MOD to be installed, manually or automatically, is given to the USER without restriction.
This MOD may only be distributed where uploaded, mirrored, or otherwise linked to by the OWNER solely. All mirrors of this mod must have advance written permission from the OWNER. ANY attempts to make money off of this MOD (selling, selling modified versions, adfly, sharecash, etc.) are STRICTLY FORBIDDEN, and the OWNER may claim damages or take other action to rectify the situation.
4. DERIVATIVE WORKS/MODIFICATION
This mod is provided freely and may be decompiled and modified for private use, either with a decompiler or a bytecode editor. Public distribution of modified versions of this MOD require advance written permission of the OWNER and may be subject to certain terms.[represent]
346AdduxP posted a message on Entei's Guide to Sponsorships and Free Servers!Posted in: Hosting Requests
Welcome to my guide! As you can probably tell from the date of this post, I posted this a long time ago, but over the months it has become the de-facto standard for sponsorship posts in this section (and I thank everyone for their continued support) c:
As of August 2014, I have released Version 2.0 of this guide. It features completely re-written sections, changes corresponding to the new EULA, and (most importantly) a new FAQ!
And again, as always, if you have any questions at all about anything in this guide (or just feel like chatting with me), feel free to shoot me a PM! I try to respond to every PM I get, and I usually answer all questions pertaining to sponsorships.
Also, if you like the stuff I have here, why not take a little time and write a little thank-you note below? It'd be much appreciated.
Table of Contents:
What Hosts Want
Why did my application get rejected?
Frequently Asked Questions
These are templates that I’ve created to facilitate the process of getting a sponsorship. They include everything you need to address, and if you address everything well enough, you’re pretty much good to go
The entire point of these is to go forth and use these templates for your own posts. Nobody’s making you pay for using these. If you've been redirected to this post from a message someone put on your thread, feel free to put the filled-in template in your own thread. It'll help.
Oh yes, and having said that, please do NOT post your applications in this thread! This is NOT a application collection thread, and nobody will look at your application if posted here.
If the proposed server DOES NOT exist (yet):
What fits into this category:
- Nonexistent servers of all types
- Personal servers that you’d like to transfer to a host.
Your age:If the proposed server EXISTS:
Name of proposed server:
How much RAM you want: (note: best to keep it small first. And by small, I mean 256 MB.)
How many player slots?:
Preferred server location?: (ex: Europe, North America, etc)
Describe your server idea: (note: a minimum of 6-7 sentences is a good benchmark.)
Why you want this server: (note: please do not say "I deserve a christmas present.")
On a scale of 1-10, how badly do you want the server?:
How do you plan to generate money?: (Detail what ranks and perks you will have, if applicable. Remember the EULA!)
Do you already have a community? If so, how many active players? If not, how will you be getting players?:
What makes your server special? Why should I join your server instead of that other server?:
Is there a reason why you can't pay for this server?:
What is your preferred method of contact? Skype? PM?:
What you will do for the company in return: (Note: If you are begging a company for a server, please don't put "and you can be op on the server", as most server hosting companies do not have time to play on all those servers.)
What fits into this category:
- Large servers that already have a very strong community
Name of your server:If you are looking for a YOUTUBE sponsorship:
How much RAM do you want? Do you want a dedicated machine?:
How many player slots?:
Preferred server location?: (ex: Europe, North America, etc)
How long has this server been up?:
Does your server have a website/topic? Please put links here: (note: if you have both, then put both.)
How many dedicated players does your server have? Do you have proof?: (note: no need to post proof here; just be prepared to give it when hosts ask for it.)
What makes your server special? Why should I join your server instead of that other server?:
Is there a reason why you can't pay for this server?:
Does your server get income? If so, why not buy a server with the money?:
Why did you leave your previous host?:
What will you do in return for the company that is hosting you?:
What fits into this category:
- YouTube channels with over a thousand subscribers (maybe more)
Channel Name and/or link:
Partners' channels, if applicable:
Preferred server location?: (probably in your region c: )
What do you plan on using this server for? (subscriber server, recording server, etc.?):
What aspects does your channel specialize in? (let's plays, survival games, etc.?):
What you can do in return for the host:
The key to anything in life is professionalism. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking to get into the circus or looking for a free server on the forums. Professionalism is the key. If you aren't professional enough, nobody will take you seriously.
However, this begs a question - What is professionalism?
That's a really good question, a question that I've been trying to figure out the answer to for the past five-to-ten years. There are three main ideals that you should follow when being professional, and they are:
Ideal #1) Grammar is the key
Now, you might be thinking: are we going to have to re-learn the difference between passive and active constructions? The answer, my friends, is NO. I do realize that English may not be everyone's first language, and that's perfectly fine. English isn't my first language either. However, you will need to mind at least your spellings, your punctuation, and your capitalization. This might seem like common logic to some folks, but - believe it or not - there are still people out there who ask for free servers with requests with no punctuation or capitals. Here's an example of one:
[quote]Plz can i have free server i m not willing pay i need 40 slots 3gb free and remember free if u want to mek me an offer plz skype me [SkypeName] thnx
Every time I see one of these sort of posts, I just want to throw up. I'm sure that everyone on these forums has at least a first grade education. If so, people should at least pay attention to their grammar.
Here is the same post as above, but re-written in semi-correct grammar:
[quote]May I please have a free server? I am not willing to pay. I need forty slots and about three gigabytes. Remember: FREE. If you want to make me an offer, please add me on Skype. My name is [SkypeName]. Thank you.
Better, right? That doesn't make me want to throw up as much. However, this is not going to do. As someone from a hosting company, I want more information, which leads to the second rule:
Ideal #2) Remember who and what you're dealing with.
A sponsorship request is a business request. It's pretty serious. Think of it like this: you would not give your teacher/professor a paper written in texting language, would you? You'd get marked down quite drastically. The same is true on the Forums. People want to see the serious side of you.Ideal #3) Know EXACTLY what you want and what you are going after.
Also, since this IS a business deal, you need to provide as much information as you possibly can in your post so that hosts know what you want, and what - exactly - you will be doing for it. I would suggest you take the time to write your own, handcrafted, post, but if you don't have the time or the level of focus to do that, you may use a template, like the one I put up above (link for the lazy). Templates like these tell the hoster exactly what you want, down to how you want to be contacted. Like I said before, mind your grammar when filling out this template.
If you DO decide to handwrite a post, make sure it covers the important details of a sponsorship request. See the template for more information. However, remember to keep your message short, sweet, and to the point.
If you need any help with writing formally, I suggest taking a look at On Writing Well by Zinsser and The Elements of Style by Strunk and White. Those two books are truly phenomenal.
However, I've seen posts out there that are crafted really great-like but don't know what they're asking for. They might say "You can have whatever you want in return for the server" (which is a bad idea, by the way), or maybe "I don't know what this server is going to be yet, but I'll figure it out soon enough". Nobody will take you seriously like that. Which brings me to my third point, (click the “Show” button)
This rule may seem very arbitrary, but it is actually one of the most important. I cannot tell you how many requests I have seen in my time here that have said, "Whatever the host wants". That's not acceptable. You need to know precisely what you want in your server and how you can go about implementing it. It's going to need to be at least semi-plausable if you want people to trust you.If you follow all of these ideals when writing a request for a sponsorship for an awesome idea for a server you have, you will most likely receive a sponsorship. It's been proven many times.
Some examples of "semi-plausable":
[quote=""]"My server will have 10 or so resource-intensive plugins" (asking for a 2GB server)
"As we have a very active community, we will be happy to give you 25% of all donations we receive" (coming from a request for an already-established server) Some examples of not-so-plausable:
[quote=""]"I don't have money to buy a server" (If you don't have money, you shouldn't be asking for a server. You should be worrying about if you're going to eat for the next meal)
"We will give you mod status on the server" (If everyone accepted these requests,the hosts of the forums would be overloaded with things to do.)
"I deserve a ______ present." (There are orphans in Africa who can't even get clean water to drink. #FirstWorldProblems, anyone?) Also, you need to know your limitations. If you have a tiny community, don't go out asking for a 64 GB dedicated server. If you claim to have a very large community, 1) go solicit donations from them to buy a server, and 2) don't go for things like a 1-2 GB server. Go for a dedicated 8GB+ server instead. If you only want to play with friends or a small community, don't ask for a 2GB server. Ask for a 256MB-512MB server.
So, you're going to have to know what you want, know your limitations, and also know what is realistic. For example, if your server involves the use of a commissioned custom plugin, some hosters may ask you why you would have enough money to commission a custom plugin, and yet not have money to buy a $5 a month package. Also, (this is really important), I'm sure you know that servers cost money to run and support. A 4GB server costs a good $25 a month just for the hardware, not to mention the time and effort that the hosting companies have to put in to ensure that their support is top-notch. Do NOT ask for a 4GB+ server just because, "Oh, it's only 4GB." You're going to have to have a really good reason if you want companies to give you that kind of money.
Oh, yeah, and while we're on the subject of being realistic, I'd thought I'd put this out there: NOBODY will sponsor you for YouTube videos unless if you have over 1,000 subscribers or so. So, to all you fledgeling YouTubers out there, I'm sorry, but you're going to need to find something else that works. May I suggest Hamachi?
Once you have gotten exactly what you want thought out, it's time to WRITE. Detail your server in the most detail possible. Instead of saying,
[quote=""]My server will be a magic-based server with 5 different routes to success Write about WHAT your magic-based server will be like. Will it be set in Victorian London or in future New York City? What are the five routes to success, and what will each one be like? If you can go into fine details on what you want your server to be, with an original idea, you will very likely get a sponsorship.
If you need a real-life example to follow, check out TheKiwiHead's post here: http://www.minecraft...lock-community/ . It is a prime example of what you should be doing. Your thread doesn’t need to look that fancy, but the content has to be of that quality.
This list is by no means the complete list of everything hosts want. There are many, many, MANY more possibilities than these few. These are only a few examples that have been proven to work in the past. It's up to the host. If you think you're eligible for a sponsorship, by all means, go ahead and ask on the forums! Nothing's gonna stop you.
What Hosts Want:
These points are ordered from what hosts absolutely love and will be jumping over themselves to sponsor to something that might not get sponsored if you're unlucky. The ones that hosts love are towards the top of the list.
An already-existing server with a very strong community or a lot of traffic.
If you have a pre-existing server, you're already three (or more) steps ahead of the rest of the game. Building a community from scratch takes a LOT of time and effort, and if you have a bunch of people (50+ daily is the minimum) who are willing to play on your server, go ask. hosts love that. A strong community is what makes a server special, and hosts want that special server to be under them. Lots of traffic on the server also is a really effective way to advertise things, like the name of the server company. The more a name is put out, the more people are aware of it, and the more people will think of them when they're going to go buy their server. If you're hungry in a foreign land, will you head for the McDonalds or the Hariyama's Noodles?An already-existing server with lots and lots of donations.
This is one of the biggest changes with the new EULA. Since you are only allowed to buy cosmetics, you will need to have a better and more donation plan than before. I won’t go into too much detal about which cosmetics perform better than others (although I encourage you to try it for yourself), but the end result needs to be a lot of money flowing in. Mounds of donations means quite a huge profit, and a huge profit with maybe 30% or so going to the host means a lot of moneh for everyone. However, be very careful! Many people will ask you why you can't buy a server with the donations you get. You're going to need to come up with a good reason.A non-existent server with an original (and plausible) idea and/or perks that no other server has.
Hosts love this one, and I know from personal experience. You never know what ideas someone’s coming up with. But, not to burst anyone's bubble or anything, that original idea has to be very plausible and somewhat easy to implement using pre-existing plugins. Hosts do not want to see, "and I have a custom plugin being made for me", as that shows that you have enough money to commission a plugin for yourself. If you have that sort of money, why not buy a server for yourself? They're cheap, $15 per month at the most, and what's more, you don't even have to give anything back to the server host other than maybe your money! And then, if you get your server up and running, and it turns out to be very popular, you could possibly qualify for one of the top two criteria! o_OA deal in which the applicant has some sort of useful skill to give back to the host.
If you still want some sort of partnership with a server hosting company for whatever odd reason, your best bet is to ask for a discount, not a total sponsorship. Discounts are very plausible and are more likely to get accepted.
It could also be beneficial if you include a small test gameplay video, even if your server or gamemode is in pre-alpha and generally extremely buggy. It’s a great way of letting hosts know that you do actually have work being put in on a final product (no matter which stage it is in), and it also lets them have a first-look at the concept of whatever you’re making. A win-win situation if I do say so myself.
Please note, many hosts do not want advertisers! I was one of the lone exceptions, as I happen to have a pretty extensive literary background, which is something that not many people have. You are most likely to get a sponsored server if you can design things, like Wordpress websites and pretty graphics. Hosts are always looking for ways to make their website look better than the one from that of the company over there.
If you have something good to offer a host, be it a new website or a bit of help managing all the servers they have, many hosts will probably welcome you. But remember: web design and coding experience are the only two things that I have seen that are surefire ways to get a free server. All the others (advertising, working for the company) aren't exactly surefire. You just need to be very professional and very lucky.
What Hosts Do Not Want:
These, like the points of the section above, are listed from the ones that nobody will accept to the ones that are just a bit implausible and might actually get accepted if you are lucky. The ones that nobody will accept are near the top, and the slightly implausible ones are towards the bottom.
Absolutely nothing in return (or something worthless for what you're asking)
Yes, there are people like that. Apparently, some people think that they deserve a server for whatever reason or another. Hosts don’t like that attitude. "Oh, hey, look, I just turned 10-years old. I deserve a free 4GB server for two years, and I won't give you anything in return". Guess what? There are innocent babies starving in Africa. There are millions dying because they cannot get clean water. What makes you think that you deserve a free server? If anything, I'd rather donate $20 a month to the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders than give it some random stranger halfway across the world who will give absolutely nothing in return. At least donating to a charitable organization makes me feel good inside.A co-owner position on your server (or something like that)
I'm sorry. I think I got a little too carried away there. The point is: don't think that you deserve a server for whatever reason. Offer something nice in return that is NOT one of the things on the top list.
Nobody will even take a second glance at the rest of your server unless you tack on something else. This is possibly the most useless benefit of them all. If all hosts accepted all of the applications that we get only listing this point, 1) we wouldn't have any more servers left to sell, and 2) we'd be overloaded with all the responsibilities of being a co-owner. Plus, many people working at hosting companies have our own little server communities to run. You would be better leaving this off of your application. It'll possibly increase your chances.A server whose idea has been used at least a hundred times already and has no perks to make it different.
Not very many hosts are going to be very keen on things that have already been done. There’s a very small chance that your Mindcrack server will be sponsored because there are already so many out there. Nobody's going to sponsor your Survival Games server because there are already hundreds out there. Things like that. If you really want to start a server, hop onto the "PC Servers" section and spend a bit of time looking through the servers there. Pretty soon, you're going to come up with a fabulous idea that nobody else has come up with, and then maybe your idea will be special enough to make hosts actually pay attention.Youtube Sponsorships
*If you really, really, really want that tiny little Mindcrack server, solicit some money each month from your friends. It can't be all that hard. Trust me.
This would be farther up the list if there weren't any sponsorships that have been accepted. So far, I only know of three Youtubers that have ever been willingly sponsored. All of them have more than 1,000 subscribers. Considering that most of the people asking for sponsorships have channels with max 100 subscribers, that's nowhere near enough publicity for server hosting companies. Besides, I don’t know of anyone who has ever bought a server just from watching a few Youtube videos. If you want a server for Youtube, and you don’t have at least 1,000 subscribers, you’re going to need to think up of something creative or possibly buy one yourself.100% of donations from a nonexistent server
Donations are fine, as long as you don't offer 100% of them. That shows that you do not have a future plan for your server, and that's never a good thing. If you'd like to use donations, you're going to need a game plan for when your server becomes vaguely successful. You're going to need to come up with a sweet spot where you get a portion of the donations as well. However, if you plan to go this route, you need to have a list of donators' perks or ranks or whatever on your application. If you have something on your list that nobody’s ever seen or heard of before (for example, a “pig launcher”), be sure to include screenshots or describe it thoroughly.A banner/mention/advertisement on a nonexistent server's website
* Even though it's been proven that less than 10% of all servers posted on the Forums actually do. But it's always nice to have one.
I honestly know of only two servers (Survival Games and WallsPVP) where players actually need to go on a website in order to participate, and the advertisements on the side are usually so annoying that I end up using AdBlock, something that I despise.* Not very many people actually go to many server websites, and therefore, those advertisements won't do any good. Advertisements on the server itself (MoTD, broadcasts, etc.) are not much better if your server doesn't get much traffic.Advertisements on the Forums
* Let them have their revenue, eh?
If I were to say that this didn’t work at all and nobody would look at these sort of applications, I’d be a hypocrite. Advertising in return for a server is actually how I got started on this entire sponsorship thing. However, you’re going to need to have a very professional background in order to at least attempt to accomplish this. If you often post things in txtng language, or you use Capital Letters For Every Single Word You Type Like It’s A Title, or you dont use any punctuation, you’re probably not going to be very successful along this route. However, if you have a background of being friendly and at least using semi-correct grammar most of the time, then you’re possibly good enough for this path. Be careful, though: many hosts (myself included) won’t take the time to look at your profile unless you tell them to. If you have a very professional background, by all means, tell us in your app!*
* However, if you aren’t being very professional in your application, this is kinda not necessary.
There are many reasons. I'll quickly go over the most common:
You were being too unrealistic / seeming like you were lying.
This happens quite a lot, more than you would expect. If you are claiming that you once sold servers and made thirty-grand off of that business, then why are you asking for a server? If you have thirty-grand, you should have $6 to get a little server for at least a month. If you have a really elaborate custom plugin being made for your factions server, then why can you not afford a server? You might want to leave out some things that you may think might help you get a sponsorship (I mean, hey, look, I already have this plugin being made for me; I'm so prepared and I've put in so much effort), because, in reality, they will hinder you.You were being unprofessional.
There's also another aspect to being unrealistic, it's not doing enough research. If you need a server to run maybe 5 plugins and host 4 people, 1GB is enough. Don't ask for 4GBs because "oh, it's only 4GB." A 4GB server is $25 a month at the very cheapest; nobody's going to give that to you unless if you have a really good reason for them to.
One of the best (and worst) things about the internet is that age doesn't really matter. I have accepted requests from 12-year-olds and rejected requests from (so-called) 40-year-olds. If you want to get anywhere in the forums, you're going to need to act in a really professional manner. I've written an entire chapter on that alone, you can scroll up to read that. I'm not going to go into too much detail here.You were giving nothing / very little in return.
Grammar and usage also falls into this category. if You Randomly capitalize Words, or you make to many splelling/usage errors, people won’t exactly be very willing to sponsor you. Try to brush up on your English grammar if this sounds like you.
Guess what? Servers don't grow on trees. If they did, then the economy would collapse. You need to feel what it's like to be the person on the other end of the deal, the representative of the host (AKA me or other people like me). You wouldn't give out $10 every single month to a random person on the street just so they can waste it on beer or something. However, if that random person on the street happened to be working for a non-profit that was trying to raise awareness for mental disabilities, you'd probably give some change every time you walked by.Your idea was not original enough.
It's the same thing with servers. Like I said about two minutes ago, you're not going to get that kind of money unless if you can convince server hosts that you have a darn good reason to. I'll get more into detail on reasons in possibly a later chapter, I don't know. I'm not making any promises.
There are already hundreds, if not thousands, of little Mindcrack servers. There are too many Hunger Games servers to count. Do a simple search on the forums, and if more than five or ten servers with your idea pop up, then it’s time to either get a new one or modify your idea until it’s different.You didn’t include enough information, or you didn’t give more information when asked to.
There might just be a few parts of your idea that the hosts don’t agree with. For example, not very many hosts are willing to sponsor a cracked server, as cracked servers are very likely to be hacked into. You might want to consider editing these sort of things out of your application. Trust me, it will help.
This one isn’t a very big problem, but it’s a problem nonetheless. Many times when hosts ask you for more information on donations, they want to see if your plan for donations is plausible. This is especially true with the recent EULA changes - hosts want to know what cosmetics you are offering and whether they will be of any effectivity in your server. When hosts ask you why you can’t pay for a server, they want to genuinely know your reasons. Why won’t your parents pay for you? Why can’t you ask your friends? You might think these sort of questions are annoying, but they help hosts understand you and your ideas, and in the end, a possible sponsorship.
If you don’t want to answer these questions publicly on the forums, you can also PM the answers to the host. As long as they get it, you’re fine.TL;DR
Entei’s Guide to Servers and Sponsorships - TL;DR Version:What is a sponsorship? Is a sponsorship really “free”?
- Use that template I provided and fill everything out.
- Put it in the Hosting Requests section when you’re done.
- Don’t ask for unreasonable stuff
- If you get rejected, try to improve your idea/money plan.
Of course, as with anything I write there’s a lot more to it. Even if you’re short on time, I still suggest at least a quick skim through this guide.
A sponsorship is basically an agreement with a server host that allows you to have a server for no up-front monthly costs in return for services performed for the host. In reality, it’s not free, since although you aren’t paying up-front you still need to give something of yours back to the host. Donations are usually the most common, but other services work too.Help! Where do I post my application?
Right here, in the Hosting Requests subsection. Create a new topic, title it accordingly, put your app in the main post, and wait. If nobody responds, then wait some more c:Can you host my server? You’re a nice moderator, aren’t you? c:
Unfortunately, no. As of January 2012, I’ve stopped hosting servers. Although I’d love to give everyone who asks me a server, I don’t have the time nor resources to manage everything properly. There are plenty of other people who may be willing to host your server though! c:Okay, if you’re not going to host my server, then who will?
A number of hosting companies, especially in the hosting section, will gladly take up your offer if it’s reasonable and profitable. It does, however, need to be mutually beneficial as you do need to realize that they are companies that need to turn profits. If you want more info on this, read “What Hosts Want” in this guide.My parents don’t want me to have a server for [insert reason here], but I want one! Should I ask for a sponsorship?
No matter what you may think about your parents, always heed their advice. If they’re worried about getting scammed or that you won’t have time or any other reason, they have right to be worried. They’re much older than you are and they (should) know more about how the world operates than you do. Besides, there’s always gonna be the nagging feeling of “what if my parents find out?” in the back of your head, and that’s not a good feeling to have c:What do you mean by “be realistic”
Basically don’t ask for 256mb if you’re planning to run a 50 slot server. You may think that’s a joke, but believe me, it happens a lot more than you would think.So how much RAM should I ask for?
However much you feel is reasonable. If you need to, overestimate. Knowing your way around basic server specs will go a long way and will help convince the host that you know what you’re doing.A host asked for more information than I provided in my application. What should I do?
Add more information, of course! It’s your server idea, you should have everything thought out before you apply. Don’t worry if you forgot to include some aspects of your server in your app - it happens to the best of us. If a host asks you for more information, then write it into your main post or quote the host directly telling them. Sometimes, though, it may be more beneficial to include a few screenshots (particularly for cosmetics) or gameplay videos (for new gamemodes), in which case, do it! Anything goes when you’re trying to make yourself more clear.Who are you, anyway? What qualifications do you have to write this guide?
Name’s Entei Suzuki-Minami, nice to meet you. I used to be part of a hosting company myself, and I was the one who handled all the server sponsorships. This guide is a collection of the stuff I learned and observed from that post.Will you play on my server?
Version 2.0 is a joint venture between me and kokiboki. He’s a servers-section veteran and has owned a few fairly popular servers in his time here.
I can’t, unfortunately. My workload has become insanely busy, and I can rarely find time for playing many videogames anymore. Besides, even though I’ve been playing for four years now I’m still not very good at the game c:
kokiboki for helping me to write version 2.0 of this thread. Much love!
Xirian for helping to write version 1.0 of this thread.
timoffex for pressuring me to improve the "what hosts want" section.
And all the hosts of this section for making this thread official. I love you all! ^__^
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