Player Settings

Aug 15, 2016
Player Settings
  • The Empire offers customizable player settings for all players, which is why our motto is "Play your Way."

    Toggleable Settings(top)

    Currently, the Play your Way feature takes several different aspects of the Empire and allows players to customize their experiences in-game. Use the command /ps to open up the player settings interface.


    • Chat Sound Alerts - Toggles Chat alert sounds.
    • Chat Alert Sound - Changes which sound effect will be played when you receive a Chat alert.
    • Chat Alert Sound Pitch - Changes the pitch of the sound effect that will be played when you receive a Chat alert.
    • Status Message Location - Sets the location of status messages (join, leave, ban, etc) to be either in the Chat or above the action bar.
    • Residence Message Location - Sets the location of enter/leave Residence messages to be either in the Chat or above the action bar.


    • Shop Notify - Toggles when notifications are sent to you when someone interacts with your chests.
    • Token Notifications - Toggles whether or not to see when you gain Tokens.
    • Loot Announcement - Controls whether you get announcements on what Custom Mobs drop.
    • Notify missed shop sales - Toggles if you'll get a reminder about all the rupee transactions which you haven't seen yet.


    • Respawn closest location - Toggles if the system should ignore your bed when an outpost is closer to your deathpoint.
    • Miniboss Spawns - Controls whether minibosses will spawn around you or not (if this setting is off, minibosses may still spawn for a nearby player).
    • Enraged Spawns - Controls whether Enraged Monsters will spawn around you (if this setting is off, enraged monsters may still spawn for a player near you).
    • Difficulty - Choose how you play and interact with the Wilderness through a selection of various difficulty levels. See here for more information and an overview of all available levels.


    • Notify Friends on Login - Toggles whether your friends will be notified when you log onto EMC servers.
    • Allow Friend Invites - Allows players to choose if they can receive friend invites. If this setting is off, players can still send friend requests.


    • Drop Head - Toggles head dropping upon death on the Frontier/Wastelands.
    • PvP Drop Head - Toggles Heads being given to your killer in the PvP arena.


    • Allow Group Members - Controls if members of your group can break your protected blocks.
    • Allow Friends - Controls whether or not friends can break your protected blocks by default. This can be overridden on a per-player basis.
    • Allow Friends to Vouch - Controls if friends can 'vouch' on behalf of others when you're offline, allowing them to break your blocks.


    • Map Hide - Toggles whether or not to have privacy of your location on the Live Map.
    • Allow group members to TP - Toggles if other group members can teleport to your current location.

    Changing Settings(top)

    Settings can be changed by clicking on the server name or ALL. This controls if you want to change the setting for the current server only, or for all servers.

    If Player Settings aren't working for you, make sure that the Minecraft options "Web Links" and "Prompt on Links" are turned on. You can find these in your game options under "Chat Settings."

    More information on difficulty levels(top)

    The Difficulty Update was released on April 26th, 2014. The original thread announcing the update can be found here. The update fulfilled a request of many, and is part of the EMC's "Play your Way" motto (Player Settings), with some players wishing for easier gameplay and other players wishing for a new challenge. Players can choose a difficulty to impact how they play in the wilderness worlds, and from a range of 1-10 difficulty levels.

    The default difficulty setting is 5, which is very close to the difficulty players were set at before this update. Difficulty settings, depending on the level, will change how much damage the player does and receives and the loot dropped from mobs. The lower the difficulty setting on the 1-10 scale, the more damage the player does, and the less damage the player takes. To make this fair, less drops will be given at lower levels, and at very low levels, certain custom EMC mob drops will not drop at all. Among regular drops, torches, bread, and steak can be dropped by mobs on higher difficulties.

    Difficulty level overview(top)

    Difficulty 1
    Will not drop any Custom Items

    Difficulty 2
    Extra Easy
    Drops basic bonus items

    Difficulty 3
    Minimum needed for Most Special Item Drops
    Enraged Monsters auto attack

    Difficulty 4
    Slightly Easier
    Unlocks many more special items

    Difficulty 5
    Can Get All Custom Items
    +Misc item drops

    Difficulty 6
    +Chance at extra items
    +Misc Item drops

    Difficulty 7
    Better chances at some Custom Items
    Minibosses auto attack
    +Chances at extra items
    +Misc Item drops

    Difficulty 8
    Super Hard
    **WARNING**: Major Gameplay changes
    Challenge level drastically increased
    2x Item Durability Loss
    25% Reduction in Effects
    25% Reduction in Healing
    +Improved Chance at extra items
    +Improved Drop Chances
    +Misc Item drops

    Difficulty 9
    *WARNING**: Major Gameplay changes
    Recommended group play
    3x Item Durability Loss
    50% Reduction in Effects
    50% Reduction in Healing
    +High Chance at extra items
    +Misc Item drops

    Difficulty 10
    *WARNING**: Major Gameplay changes
    For the Groups who desire a challenge
    4x Item Durability Loss
    75% Reduction in Effects
    75% Reduction in Healing
    +Super High Chance at extra items
    +Super High Drop Chances
    +Misc Item drops

    EMC has many features to take advantage of that revolve around certain aspects of multiplayer Minecraft.

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