Residences

Dec 24, 2015
Residences

  • Information(top)


    Every SMP server has a Town world that contains over 1,500 residences, and each Residence is 60x60 blocks in size. Free to play players can only claim one Residence within the entire Empire (regular players can't go to each SMP server and claim a Residence within that SMP server). However, supporters can get more residences; a gold supporter can get one extra Residence and a diamond supporter can get up to three (3) extra residences. Your Residence is where you will want to build your home and store all of your precious resources. In the Town, the only place you can build is your Residence, or the Residence of a friend that assigns you the correct Flags. Residences only have dirt under them, so you will need to venture into the Wastelands to gather resources.

    New players now automatically claim a Residence upon finishing the tutorial and will have a few helpful signs and a chest to store their items on their Residence.

    By default, only the Residence's owner is able to do anything on a Residence. However, using the Flags system will make it easy for you to allow other players to do things on your Residence if you want them to.

    The owner of the Residence may also set the spawn point with /res tpset and add additional teleport signs to get around using the Residential Teleportation System.

    You can view the owner, players with Flags, and Derelict Status of a Residence using /res info or by clicking on a Residence while holding a piece of string.

    Claiming a Residence(top)


    There are two ways to find an empty Residence. The easiest way to find an empty Residence is to use the command /v open. This will take you to a random open Residence every time you type it. From there, type /claim to claim the Residence.

    Claiming a Residence Next to Friends(top)

    The second way is choosing a specific Residence, specifically where you want to be in the Town and who your neighbors are going to be. To do this, look at the Live Map. You can find it on the servers page and you will see open residences highlighted in orange. Click on an open Residence and it will give you the command to visit it in-game. Some servers may not have open residences to claim. To check what servers have available residences, consult the server list on the Servers page.

    Force-claiming a Residence(top)

    If you would like to claim a Residence owned by a derelict player, you can do so provided that you are willing to pay 5,000 Rupees, and have an open Residence slot. If you are a new player who joined the Empire less than three hours ago, you can force-claim a Residence for free! When a Residence is force-claimed, it is also reset.

    /res forceclaim - force-claim a derelict Residence

    Resetting or Unclaiming a Residence(top)


    You may reset or unclaim your Residence if you wish. Doing either of these will permanently delete everything within your Residence. This includes chests with items in them. When you unclaim a Residence, you also give up ownership of it. This will allow you to claim a new Residence. You can only unclaim or reset your Residence once every hour.

    /res reset - Reset a Residence (you must be standing within it)
    /res unclaim - Unclaim a Residence (you must be standing within it)

    Address System(top)


    Empire Minecraft uses a unique addressing system for residences. Every Residence has an address that is unique and Empire wide (there is only one Residence per address number). You can find the address of a Residence either by clicking on it on the Live Map, standing in it and using the command /res info, or by hitting anything within the Residence while holding string.

    Enter/Leave Messages(top)


    All residences have an enter and exit message to tell players what Residence they're on. The default message is "[Welcome to | Leaving] [player]-[#]'s Residence]", however, players have the option of choosing from a variety of message styles through the following command:
    • /res message default <argument> - Resets all res messages. Available arguments are:
      • owner - Sets messages to "Welcome to [owner]'s Residence" and "Leaving [owner]'s Residence"
      • address - Sets messages to "Welcome to Residence [Res Number]" and "Leaving Residence [Res Number]"
      • name - Sets messages to "Welcome to Residence [owner]-[#]" and "Leaving Residence [owner]-[#]"
      • remove [enter/leave] - Clears Residence message and does not set a new one.
    Gold and Diamond supporters can further personalize their Residence messages with the use of custom colors and text.

    Custom Enter/Leave Messages(top)


    Whenever someone enters a Residence, a message pops up in the Chat saying "» Welcome to Bob's Residence," and when you're leaving, "« Leaving Bob's Residence." Gold and Diamond supporters can customize these messages to say whatever they want. You can use color and formatting codes (available in the Formatted Signs section) in custom messages. You can also use %player or %colorplayer in the message, which will be replaced with the player's name. Note that you cannot remove the message's prefix.
    • /res message enter <your message> - Customize the enter message of your Residence
    • /res message leave <your message> - Customize the exit message of your Residence

    Utopia(top)


    On the Utopia Server, the Town has residences that are 120x120 blocks, four times the size of the SMP servers' residences! Only Gold and Diamond supporters can claim a Residence on Utopia, but anyone is welcome to visit.

    In Town you are given a 60x60 protected Residence.

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