The Hitchhiker's Guide to Empire MinecraftDON'T PANIC!(last updated: 9/9/2015)"EMC is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mindboggling big it is."If you're new to EMC, it can be a bit daunting at first but don't worry...the worst that can happen is you fall down a pit, get hugged by a creeper and drop all of your diamonds/diamond stuff into a lava flow.Getting StartedIf you're new to EMC, make sure to check out these useful links! Know the difference between SMPs (the servers), Town, Wild/Frontier, Nether and the Wastes!And if all else fails...ask someone for help!The RulesThe EMC WikiNew Player Guide (Read this! Seriously!)Commands (Looking for a command or an explanation of what it does? You'll find it here!)Auction RulesPVP ArenasGuide: Starting a ShopGuide: Earning RupeesEmpire Link Hub (more useful links)Like free money & free stuff? Don't forget to Vote Daily!and just in case you're new to Minecraft too... Beginner's Guide to MCEMC strives to maintain a fun, mature and family friendly environment. Make sure you familiarize yourself with the rules, especially no griefing, stealing or being disrespectful to players or staff. The rules apply no matter where you are, town, wastes or frontier/wild. Being given build permissions doesn't mean you can destroy everything and being given access to chests doesn't mean you can raid the entire vault. Follow the rules and remember the fundamental rule, respect.See the Empire!There's lots of stuff to see and do around the Empire, puzzles, parkour, games, monuments and more!You can quickly travel to all of these places using the /v #### or /v name command.Examples: /v 16042, /v NeedsFoodBadly, /v NeedsFoodBadly 2 (if I have a second res, and so on), /v SpecialPlace (for res that are specially named)Remember, your inventory is instanced to the SMP (server) you're on. Use /vault to transfer items between SMPs.You can also get around by using custom res tags like /v +shop, +mall, +parkour, +games and more. Using the command repeatedly will take you to different shops, malls and other places using the same res tags.While player-created lists and res tags are a great way to explore keep in mind that these locations can change from time to time. A player may move to a different res, set up shop elsewhere or take a break from playing EMC.Empire Shopping/Attractions/Public WorksAzoundria's EMC Market Search ToolEmpire Prices v2.5-Part OneEmpire Prices v2.5-Part TwoEMC Shops and Attractions V2SMP8 Public Utilities/Grinders (Frontier)Small Shop ListShell's Shop ReviewsMore Places:These are just a few great places you can check out in the Empire.There are many more, probably too many to list here. Didn't I say EMC was big?SMP1:Empire Graveyard: Empire_GraveyardEmpire Monument: jgtributeEternia: eterniaSlumberParty: slumberparty.game8Comimi's A Puzzle's Puzzle: 1347eatumup's Wool Farm: 1188RanzomZH's Smooth Stone Generator/Mall: 1728Nonames1_2's Public Farm: 1243Azoundria's Mall: 911 & 3111CrimRyuken's Mall: 1033Todd_Vinton's Mall: 2000SMP2:Parkour: holeinonePlayground: empire_parkHead Museum: emc_headmuseumpoofasaurus's Mall: 3470SMP3:Epic Rollercoaster: Amusement_ParkTheDarkModRises' Mall: 6655SMP4:Memorial: memorialFire Floor: firefloorKaliaLlama's SMP4 Directory Hub: 9308SMP5:Mob Arena Event: mobarenaMaxarias' Dirt Shack: dirtshackCreature Capture Event: creaturecaptureMrsWishes Horse Mall: 11161shavingfoam's Mall: 11372SMP6:Glowstone Maze: mazePVP Arena: /pvp, /v blue, /v purple, /v white, /v limeImpossible Parkour: 6parkourMassive Treehouse City: mudhutSMP7:Empire Palace: empire_palaceParty Maze: partyTacos!: tacosBudha1992's Mall/Public Wool Farm: 15284, /v +budhaCandyland: 15206SMP8:EMC Olympics: emcgamesKoth: kothSgt_Pepper4's Mall: 16870, /v +bulkFairshop Mall: 17177, /v +fsSMP9:Birthday Party: birthdayFDNY21's EMC Museum: 18200UTOPIA:Plebiasaurus's Mall: 5555Jelle68's Maze/Parkour: 5408News, Events & MoreMake sure to check the forums regularly for EMC news, special events and more!Both players and staff will often advertise in-game as well for special events like drop parties, grief parties, games with prizes like firefloor, parkour, puzzles and more so keep your ears open! Check the news and events forums or player posts/threads.You don't need staff to have a party...but it helps!Make a note of it!Want to keep track of all your favorite places and friends in-game? I recommend buying a book & quill (don't sign it!) so you can keep a list of friends, favorite places and other notes.Don't Forget......the most important part of both Minecraft and Empire Minecraft...have fun!*This isn't meant to be the ultimate list of everything there ever was ever but rather to serve as a gateway for new explorers in EMC. This guide is largely based on contributions by various members of the EMC community. Thanks to everyone!Have an interesting place (monuments, games, amazing builds, wonders of the world, etc.) or a useful link you'd like featured here? Let everyone know in the comments below! Please submit only completed builds (by exception) for consideration. Please don't use this thread to ask for donations.