- In vanilla Minecraft, the compass is a relatively useless item. It does not point to the north or to the south, but always to the world's spawnpoint; the world's spawn point is a place where new players enter the world, and where players will respawn upon death without setting a personal spawn point. On Empire Minecraft, however, the compass has been completely re-purposed. It can actually point you to all sorts of important locations on the map, and you are in full control over this, too!
You can get a compass by crafting it yourself, but a better idea is to use the Empire Assistant. Use the /assist new command to get one if you do not have one already. The Empire Assistant is not a regular compass; it is soulbound, meaning you will not drop it upon death.
Finding your way back to an outpost(top)
If you are venturing out into the Wastelands or into the Frontier, you need to get back to an outpost before you can use certain EMC features again (for example, things like teleporting or opening up your Vault). When you have a compass with you, all you need to do is follow the red needle: this will direct you straight to the outpost you came from. As soon as you enter the Wilderness, the compass will automatically target the outpost you teleported to.
Finding where you died to retrieve your items(top)
We have all been there before many times: you die, drop all of your stuff, and then you are back to the outpost you came from. Now what? There is a command, which can be used by typing /deathlog (/dlog in short), that will direct you to the coordinates in which you have died, but there is an even better way to find this place again: this is where using your compass becomes handy.
If you die, your compass will automatically point to your death point. So, all you have to do to retrieve your items is by simply following your compass. This is also why using the Empire Assistant can be so beneficial. It is soulbound, so you will never lose it, even if you die, and, since it is a compass, it simply works as you would expect, and will help you retrieve your gear.
Once you have retrieved your items, this command will point your compass back to the outpost again: /compass spawn.
Finding your bed (your personal spawn point)(top)
Using a bed on the Empire will set your spawn point, so if you die, you will End up at your spawn point. This can be very helpful to prepare yourself for a dangerous situation or journey. If you somehow manage to get lost, your compass can help you with finding your way around again. Use the /compass bed command, and it will point to your bed. This can help you with finding your base in the wilderness without having to rely on the coordinates.
Finding a specific area(top)
Your friend is waiting for you at a specific location, and he sends you his coordinates (you can easily find out where you are by using the /loc command). There is no need to start staring at the Minecraft debug screen (see F3) in order to find these coordinates; just use your compass!
You can point your compass to a specific location using the command: /compass set <x> <z>, where x and z represent the x and z coordinates (the first and third numbers in a coordinate system).
Some in-game examples(top)
Here are some examples of how some players on the Empire would use their compass.
Finding a mini-boss again(top)You are busy mining, while suddenly, you hear a loud noise, and a red message appears on your screen: a mini-boss has just spawned. You really want to fight it, but right now, you would be no match because you do not have the right equipment on you, or maybe you want to bring your friends along first.
This situation is no problem with a compass. First, you could use /loc to display your coordinates, and then press F2 to make a screenshot. This will help you to retrieve your location later. Then, when you are ready to hunt the mini-boss, pull up your screenshot, and point your compass to the coordinates. For example, /compass set -360 425 would set your compass to point to those coordinates (this example assumes Momentus is around the coordinates -360, 70, 425). Follow your compass, and you will soon find the mini-boss.
Securing your items and finding your base again(top)You and your friends have been busy mining in the Wastelands, and you got a good haul out of it. You guys prepared yourselves by making a small mining outpost, and even used beds to spawn nearby in case a monster kills one of you. However, since your inventory is getting full, you decide to head back to the Town to store your items, and then head right back.
A compass can really help out here. By default, a compass will automatically point to the outpost in which you have spawned, but if yours is not pointing there, you can make it point there by using the command /compass spawn. Now, follow your compass, and you will soon be at the outpost. Once you have emptied out your inventory, you can easily find your base again by using the command /compass bed. Now, the compass will point to the bed you last used, and, in this case, it was the bed near your mining operation.
- /compass spawn- This command points the compass to the nearest outpost around you.
- /compass death- This command points the compass to your most recent death point.
- This is done automatically as soon as you die.
- /compass bed - This command points the compass to your most recently-used bed.
- /compass set <x> <z> - This command points the compass to specific coordinates, where x and z are the respective coordinates you can see when you are using either /loc or F3 (the debug screen).
EMC has many features to take advantage of that revolve around certain aspects of multiplayer Minecraft.
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