Empire Minecraft is a collection of Minecraft Servers, with over 400,000 players, averaging 200 to 300 online during peak!All of our servers are integrated together into one large minecraft community. Our Minecraft Community is the core of a great experience.
Our minecraft survival servers are a friendly place to enjoy the game, whether you are a new to minecraft or a veteran, There is something for everyone to do.Our server focuses on the idea of Play Your Way, meaning we give you the option to play the way you like best.
Looking for a new minecraft server to play on? Then look no more, you are here.
Minecraft Survival Servers
Thanks for everyone's patience during this update, logistically it was one of the hardest software problems I have ever solved. Also thanks to the new players who had to wait for a residence.
Remember that if you are a free player and you don't login for an entire month you will lose your residence (and everything in it). More information: http://empireminecraft.com/threads/283/
Supporters will always be able to connect to the server, no matter how busy it is. Click here to learn more about becoming a supporter.
Upgrading servers again is a possibility but will cost more than what we pay now. We can't afford this unless we get more supporters. Therefore the number of "free" slots the server has will always be determined by the number of supporters we have.
I really hate delivering this message and I wish there was another way. I have spent the last several days straight on my computer (I even took time off work) trying to tweak every last drop of performance out of the server. I am going to continue trying to do the best I can with what we have to maximize the number of connections we can support.
So for the last few weeks we have been kicking around many ideas to improve the selection process so we can be sure to add quality players to our community. What a lot of big servers do is an application process. One problem with this is that it takes hours (or days). Then we came up with the idea of making you join the site before the server, and having a "quiz". This sounded really boring and like a crappy experience for gamers.
I am proud to announce an innovative solution to this problem, the new user tutorial. Every brand new user to the Empire will be placed inside the tutorial. It is a series of questions in a maze format. For each correct response the new user is rewarded with part of the new user rupees as well as some basic starter items. Although the questions are easy they will still require new players to at least visit the guide on the site. The catch is that you do not even get access to the chat until you complete the tutorial.
Additionally new players will no longer be required to join the site to claim a residence.
Dark_Liz designed the entire tutorial and built it with AusQB....
- Type /ch off - to disable chat
- You will not see chat messages from anyone at all.
- You will not see join/leave messages at all
- If a user tries to whisper to you (with /tell) they will be notified that you have chat turned off and are not taking messages.
- Type /ch on - to enable chat again, and the system will restore whatever your channel configurations were.
And yes I am still working on the ability to create your own channels to have "parties" with friends
Supporters will also continue to get their daily bonuses at midnight just like before (even if you don't play on the server that day).
Any player who does not login to the server for a period of one month, will have their Town residence reset and reclaimed. If you are going to be gone for longer than a month just let us know the reason and we will not reclaim you residence. This does not apply to Active Supporters, even if they have been away for more than a month.
Any player who is permanently banned will have their residence reset and reclaimed in 7 days. The 7 days allows time for a banned player to appeal the ban.
Today I have added an official list of server rules, The Ten Commandments of the Empire. They are available in the server guide, or you can access a shortened in-game version with /rules. Thanks to Dark_Liz for spending the time to write these. If you have any comments or questions on the commandments feel free to reply to this thread.
Over the next few days I will be implementing some new server plugins I have been working on. All of these plugins are designed to help catch players that habitually break the rules. Now that the rules are posted there can be no excuses.
I know that some players will complain "this is not true SMP". No it's not, but it also doesn't infringe on other players who would rather stick to the Wasteland or Wilderness. The truth is that we need to keep attracting more supporters in order to keep the server running and expanding. This will hopefully attract new supporters as well as reward those that are already help out.
Also this may be an advantage if you are only looking to explore without camping every night. But as Notch expands the game you will not kill as many monsters, thus not earning as much XP for in game rewards.
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