Digiex Community Minecraft Server

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  1. Nimrod

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    Digiex Minecraft Server


    Digiex is now running its own community Minecraft Server

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    The server was created for three purposes:

    • To help introduce new players to the Minecraft, by providing help and assisting from some of Digiex's experienced players to users who are new to the game.
    • Allow people to play the single player game, but in a small online environment with friends
    • Allow us to share with eachother stuff we have created.

    UPDATE: The Server has changed so much since this original post, please click here for connection details.


    Whats so special about the Digiex Community Server?

    Well unlike most of the other servers out there, we have no interest in setting permissions and making silly rules or having admins in the server. The server is completely open, allowing anyone to do as they wish. However, in return we do ask to treat the server with respect, by keeping the details hidden we don't expect random people joining, but just people from the community who just want to have fun in a multiplayer enviroment.

    The side effect does mean you can go over to someones building, break it or smash it down, or even mess around with the server, but we hope that people who do request permission to join, show respect. Just use common sense, if someone is making a building or underground base, sure go visit them but show respect for there work, offer help sure but don't go around ruining there stuff.

    If people do abuse the system, we will have to increase the server security, and enforce user logins which means you would have to purchase the game to join (If you havent already) but we don't want to go down the line. The server is open to all the community providing you just show respect.

    What do I do once in the server?

    The best thing to do once you have spawned, is look for the snow island which is to the side of the spawning island, once there if you look around you will find a stone bridge with lights on it, head into the door (right click to open) and theres a pre-built underground workshop I have created, with a crafting box as well as lighting. This we like to call the starting base. Please don't build around it (as we don't want the water to come rushing in). You can use this as a safe place to build stuff, and see at night time. Usually theres monsters in the game world at night which will kill you unless you have a safe base to hide in. To help introduce you to the game, we have this one prebuilt on the server for people to use. At the moment, monsters are turned off at night while new people join us, but in the next week or so they will be turned back on, on the server. Wood is the building block to help you start building basic tools to mine, dig and so fourth, so explore the world during the day time and find some trees to cut down. This is a good guide for helping introduce crafting: Crafting - Minepedia - The Minecraft Wiki!

    What do I need to join?

    You will need the Minecraft Client version 1.2.2 or above. You can purchase the game rather cheaply at Minecraft. If you purchase the game sooner rather than later, there are heavy discounts available as the product is in alpha, and the price will increase when the game hits beta, and then to full price (20 Euros) when its finished. With the way our client is configured, you can use illegal copies, however its in your best interest if you like the game, to just buy it as it will ensure you can play in our server and the many more out there.

    To connect, you will need to visit this thread if you are already a power user; however if you are not a power user on Digiex yet (30 posts + 2 thanks) your still welcome to join, however you will need to send a message to Nimrod to get the connection information. This is done due to the way the server is setup, having no protection therefore we do not want to make the server public knowledge, power users have already shown they can be trusted on Digiex so don't need to ask, others just send me (Nimrod) a PM and I'll happly share the connection information if you want to join us.

    I don't want to buy the game, can I just try it?

    You can at your own choosing, if you download a copy from some sort of bad site you can join our server due to the way our server is setup (it doesnt check your playername, against the online datebase of purchasers), however we don't condone it. You will have to make sure its version 1.2.2 or above, and you must have your player name set to something other than the default 'player', otherwise your resources won't be saved correctly. (meaning when you quit and join another time, all your inventory will be empty). However, if you like it, please do buy it as soon as possible, as the game is cheap, and eventually the work around to join servers with a pirated copy will close and your miss out.

    Can my friends join the server?

    If you have friends outside of Digiex who want to play with you, we have nothing against you passing on the server details though please make sure they don't share it on to. We don't want the entire world knowing about our server, especially as its setup without any player authentication (which allows pirated people to join) which means in its current setup we cant set player permissions and so fourth. We would rather have a small community of fun players, than have a massive popular server with admins and operators and so on. Also, why not get them to sign up here and join the discussion in this thread.

    Are there any rules?
    Originally, there werent, but due to the way the server has grown, we have had to make some basic rules / understandings, which you can read here.

    Whos hosting the server?

    Currently, I am hosting the server on my Mac Mini which is setup as a Media Center in my room. Its running 24/7 and has the resources to support up to 10 concurrent players. This is being hosted on my own resources and not Digiex's so please don't abuse it. I backup the server up daily via an automated script though I hope to never have to use a backup ;).

    (This is well out of date now)

    Anymore questions? Just reply to this thread :)
     
  2. InsaneNutter

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    If Cavemen invented computers this would be there version of Garrys Mod i bet.

    I dug a hole next to the water and let it flood, hoping some shark would wash up, or at least a fish would end up in my trap. Sadly no such thing happened, although I did end up with a pig!

    My attention span then failed, I might check back and see what you guys are building.
     

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  3. jessenic

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    If you want to run Minecraft on Ubuntu, you should take a look at this
     
  4. Nimrod

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    A good first day on the Digiex Minecraft Server.

    I built an underground base, Insanenutter made a shark trap, though failed to capture any sharks but instead a pig got stuck in it. KingBurnzx tried to make a castle, but decided he wanted more and made the biggest tower in the game, complete with a throne at the top for his King'ness to sit on overlooking the rest of us. jessenic joined and we introduced them to the game and they got there first island base up and running and Dark Scyth joined, only to make a base any accidently found the biggest Dungeon ever.

    The great thing about this game, is it appeals to many people. Some people just want to have fun building stuff in the open world enviroment, others like to go exploring and collecting in the dungeons, as well as make stuff using the building box, furnace and so fourth. We have made a nice bridge system with lights to help new people get across the starting islands and to find our various buildings. If your a new comer, at the island you spawn on, just follow the lights and you will end up on the bridge system.

    Over the coming days, we will be continue as we are, though I know myself and Dark Scyth are going dungeon exploring! If you want to check out the dungeon, head to the beach with all the lights which is inbetween the King's tower, and the starting island, and go into the house. Be warned though, without the right tools you could get stuck in there!

    Screenshots of the first days adventure below:
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    If this looks like fun to you, why not check our world out?! :)
     
  5. slimwadey

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    I dug a big hole and got lost .... 3 times

    it seems to slow down loads every now and then, even when the graphics are low , maybe my internet, i will try again tomorrow on my gaming pc thru hardwiring
    it takes a while to figure out how to get resources and use them , and the huge holes in the ground left by mining will be pain in the future , i fell in a random one and got stuck until i dug myself out
    it needs a lot more exploring

    Slim
     
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    A good tip Nimrod told me was to type /home if you get stuck, it will warp you back to where you originally entered the world.
     
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    I am loving Minecraft Cant get enough, it made me late for work today !!
    I am building a Castle.. with a moat ..:)
     
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    A few pics of the Minecraft house and dungeon.

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    Make sure to take some picks after you're done with the castle Slim. ;)
     
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    No Worries, gonna be done tomorrow i think , i just spent all night collecting cobblestone

    ADDICTED

    You too nimrod :)
     
  10. Trisha Takanawa

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    Reports of explosions have been detected on the Digiex Minecraft Server.

    Our local reporter, Trisha Takanawa is on the scene.



    PS: As always, show respect for the world people have created, we walked for 20 minutes away from the main settlement for this, so it wouldnt affect peoples enjoyment of the Digiex world.
     

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    Aww...I missed this! :(
     
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    I was there and it crashed my computer... :D
     
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    Digiex Water Rapid's have opened!

    Make your boat and race down the slide! :)

    Location: Somewhere
     

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    I was there for the surprise, as you can see from my foul language in that second picture. :D
    P.S. The slide is awesome.
     
  15. slimwadey

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    Ahhh so this was what you two were being secretive about last night !
    I let my kids play today and then found they had used all my resources ... 150 torches ..gone ! Flippin kids
     
  16. Nimrod

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    Dark Scyth, Slim and myself have done a bit of a tidy up of the Digiex Minecraft Server, and removed some of the rubbish that has been built.

    While we have had no "rules" so to speak, we all internally had a mini-unspoken ruleset, which I think is now worth discussing.

    First of all, to aid in the community spirit, I have built a new notice board, which you will find when you spawn at the home location, as well as a new trade center which you can find signposted on the bridge network. The trade center is designed for people to put resources into (like stone for example) which they don't need anymore, but which could be useful to other players. Hopefully the notice board and the trade center should bring people togeather more, as the server at times felt like it had seperate friendship groups, there was me, dark scyth, king and slim, and jessenic and friends, and other groups, its time people were more community like.

    Secondly, while buckets of water or lava may look cool, people started to take the piss with them. On the starting island for example (where no one built until recently out of respect) the island was covered in towers of lava, which served no purpose but to make the enviroment look ugly. A lot of work has gone into the world, to make it look nice and stylish, lava and water towers which serve no purpose do not aid in that. That said, water can lava can make a nice affect on peoples buildings or houses, therefore as a rule of thumb, small amounts of water/lava can be used, when actually serving a purpose (ie building a house), but building 1 brick tall towers and having lava fall down them is NOT community like. They have to stop.

    Thirdly, the "world" so to speak, is currently getting a bit crowded in the starting area (where the bridge network is). Were asking players to now go further out into the world (the world is unbelievably massive) and do there buildings there, and then later connect them up to the rest by joining the bridge network onto it. This way, the world can expand at a healthy pace, and ensuring areas arent clutted up like the main area has become. So please, Expand outwards.

    Fourthly, if your going to collect wood from trees, please cut down the entire tree so we dont end up with "bushes" in the air without a base, it looks stupid. Then if you know how, please replant the tree so we dont end up with bare island. Just to keep the enviroment looking good.

    Also, it became apprant that jessenic and friends have been an awesome underground network ,but its currently a bit of a mess. I spoke to jessenic and hopefully they can spread the message on to perhaps either close it off so only they can use it from there homes, or tidy it up and make it public with sign posts and connecting it to the bridge network. Hopefully this will again bridge the gap between different groups of players.

    One more thing worth mentioning, boxes that exist in peoples homes, are usually there own private items. Do not take without there permissions, seriously. Also remember to sign post your homes so people knows whos is whos! :)

    Overall, we want the server and game to be fun, some people though do need to show a little more respect for eachother. All I'm saying, is when building or destroying stuff, think how it affects the players around you. Its a community server, and we would appreicate if people acted like a community in it :)

    Thank you for your time. If you havent joined us, please consider it! :)
     
  17. slimwadey

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    Please keep to the rules both spoken and un spoken
    I have never played a game like this before and find i am addicted to it, but even now in the early stages of the game i am finding things missing or built over. i have sign posted as best i can so please respect my hard work

    And Jessenic ... stop building those flippin tunnels everywhere

    Slim
     
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    I love this game and especially this server =D.
    *Check out my house*
     
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    Ok i was browsing Minecraft Wiki earlier and stumbled onto the build forums
    You really need to see what these lunatics have done on minecraft

    I wish i had this much time to spare

    Clicky linky >The Slow Creation of Hogwarts - Minecraft Forums

    Let me know your thoughts

    Slim
     
  20. Laitine

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    Cant get on to server cuz minecraft says this:
    :'( :'( :'( I can get on other servers but not to digiex server ;(
     

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