FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is this vanilla? – Yes, for the one millionth time, this server is 100% vanilla. That means we’re using the unmodified Mojang server jar and have no plug-ins or mods. We do use command blocks, which happen to be part of vanilla Minecraft. Please do us a favor and don’t, after being on the server for 30 seconds, announce, “This is not vanilla!” It just makes us want to punch you in the face.

Where can I vote? – You can vote once a day Here, Here, Here and Here.

Do you guys have a TeamSpeak? – Yes, our TeamSpeak3 server is ts.craftymynes.com. Note: You will need to download the TeamSpeak3 Client from Here.

New player room? – When you start on the server you will arrive in the new player room overlooking spawn with a pink name. Take a look at the link to the rules, read them and then walk forward to accept them. You will then be given some starting gear and a guide book to teleport and set home. Have fun.

Where is survival? – Spawn is protected and when you’re at spawn you’re in adventure mode. You won’t be able to break blocks, open chests, etc. To get started, run past the green line or use the random TP downstairs to the right at spawn.

Is PVP, griefing, stealing allowed? – Yes, except at spawn. 

Can I protect my base? Can I lock my chests? – No, don’t be a sissy.

Where did my base go? – Did you build close to spawn? If so, your base might have been “cleaned up.” Staff will periodically repair the area immediately outside spawn, restoring it to its natural look. This keeps the server looking fresh for newer players. Staff usually cleans out to 500 blocks, but will occasionally venture further out. To be safe, you should be at least 2,000 blocks away from spawn. This includes the Nether and the End. The island in the End is very small, so whatever you build there will be cleaned up eventually. Also, you can’t set home in the Nether or the End.

Can I set home? – Yes. Use your guide book to set home and TP back and forth between home and spawn. To set home, you’ll need a 3x3x3 area clear of everything. Never put anything into the 3x3x3 area or your spawn point will be permanently reset to world spawn. Even grass growing or snow accumulating in your spawn area will break it. To set your home, click “Set Home” in your guidebook, then press t to open chat and verify your action by clicking [yes] in chat. It will say in chat whether you succeeded or not, so be sure to pay attention to the message.

What should I do if my home is obstructed? – The best thing to do is prevent your spawn area from being obstructed in the first place. Don’t set it in a field where grass can grow or in a place where snow can accumulate. Always write down your exact spawn coordinates and take screenshots. If your home was accidentally obstructed, a staff member can assist you, but you will need to tell them exactly where it is and prove that it is yours. If another survival player intentionally obstructed your spawn point, then staff cannot help. We can only assist with accidents.

Can I TP to my friend? – Sure thing, you can find the TPA in the Guide Book on the 3rd page. To use the TPA, one player clicks the request button and the other presses the accept button, then follow the instructions in the chat.

​Why didn’t my TPA work? – There could be many reasons that would make your TPA fail. You must both be in the same dimension, both have at least one vote (free for VIP’s) and both click [Confirm] in chat for it to work.

I have to have full health to TP? – Yes, this prevents weenies from TP’ing out of a PVP fight.

How far out should I build? – Use the random TP to get out of spawn, but don’t build immediately after random TP’ing. The random TP is only meant to get you some distance away from spawn so you don't get butchered by the fully geared people camping outside of spawn and will only get you out to a maximum of 10,000 blocks. The further you run out, the less likely someone will find your base.

What are the perks of VIP? – You get a green name, access to the swanky VIP lounge which contains OP traders, a fish tank full of guardians, directional TP’s with greater distance, and if you’re one of the top donors, a spot on our donor board at spawn.

How big is the map? – The world border is set (at the time of this writing) at 200,000 blocks.

How did someone find my base? Must be an xray’er – Did you build a nether portal at your base? You brought them right to you. Players comb the nether looking for these portals. Distance is 1:8 of that in the Overworld, meaning would-be griefer can quickly cover a lot of ground and find many bases to raid. Build your nether portal at least 1,000 blocks from your base.

Why do people get banned? – People get banned for breaking the rules. Basically, act appropriately and don’t cheat and you’ll have nothing to worry about. 

What happens if I get banned? – Vanilla servers don’t have plug-ins to self-administer the server; that is the responsibility of the staff. They may get tipped off by players, but ultimately, staff exercises judgment based on the own observations. Often staff has to make difficult decisions quickly, in real-time, to ensure all the other players have an enjoyable gaming experience. Sometimes staff may misinterpret a situation or maybe you think the punishment is too harsh. You do have the right to appeal your ban on the website ( http://forum.craftymynes.com/conversations/ban-appeals ). Start a new thread under the Ban Appeals section. Do not post your ban appeal at the bottom of someone else’s ban appeal (or anywhere else).

Can you unban ___? – The forums are the only place you could address your ban. In-Game-Chat nor TeamSpeak aren't the places for ban appeals. Only banned players can appeal for themselves, not someone else.

How do I vote? What do I get? – Voting is very important because it keeps us at the top of the rankings and ensures we get a steady stream of new players. We really do appreciate every vote, so thank you! 

You can vote by visiting navigating to http://minecraft-server-list.com/server/262180/vote/ , verifying that you are a real person, entering your in-game name, and clicking “Click here to send your Vote.” 

As a perk for voting, you’ll get 16 pieces of magic meat and some experience.

How do I apply for staff? – You can apply for staff on our website (http://craftymynes.serverkart.com/forums/). 

Before you apply you should play on the server for a while. Establish a presence. Be known as someone who sets a good example, helps new players, and excises good chat etiquette. Once you apply, staff will take some time to evaluate you. The length of the evaluation period depends on your renown. If you are very well known and liked by staff, you may be accepted immediately. If no one has ever heard of you before, it could take a while.

While you’re being evaluated, staff will watch how you’re interacting with other players in chat. You will probably be asked to help out with tasks, such as repairing the area that surrounds spawn. If you impress staff, you will be accepted and receive the rank of Helper. Otherwise your application will be rejected.

Helpers answer questions and put up links when people need them. As helper you are still a survival player like everyone else. You can kill and be killed, you can raid and get raided. You continue to play as you always have, you just help moderate chat, answer questions and provide links.

Can I have OP? – lol, you’re funny!

Can I buy staff? – No you can’t buy a staff position.

Why can't I break blocks? Because you’re at spawn. Spawn is protected and you are in adventure mode. Keep walking past the green line until your game mode updates. Then you can break blocks.

Can you do something about this block lag? – Lag is just something that you have to deal with on vanilla servers. We do our best to control the things that we can control. If you’re experience lag, we apologize and ask that you be patient until is passes. Thanks for understanding.

Can a staff member spawn ____ for me? – Sorry, but no. We don’t use creative to give survival players items.

What happens if I change my in-game name? – Changing your in-game name (IGN) will cause a few issues. Your rank/title is tied to your IGN, so changing it will reset you back to a normal player. This means that if you were staff or VIP under your old name, you won't be any more. Your choice. You just have to reapply to staff or donate again depending on which rank/title you're seeking. There is not guarantee that staff members who change their IGNs will be promoted back to staff. Changing your IGN will not affect your home or inventory, and if you were banned under one IGN, changing it won't get you around the ban.

Are gold/iron farms OK? – Gold farms are not allowed in the overworld. If you build one, you will be asked to take it down. Gold farms are OK in the nether, but be aware that with the Mojang entity cap and vanilla lag it is unlikely that you'll get a gold farm to work in the nether. You're most likely just wasting your time. Iron farms are OK as long as they adhere to the entity cap of 100.

Isn't it cool when I throw chicken eggs at spawn? – No! No it's not cool. Don't do it!

Can I use Optifine, Shaders or Resource Packs? – Yup, just make sure that you don't use X-Ray Resource Packs.

Who is Staff/Owner?

The Owner of CraftyMynes is CraftyMyner, His name is Bold Red. You can see the rest of the name colors below.

What do the colored names mean?

BOLD Dark red - Owner
Dark red - Admins
Blue - Mods
Orange - Helpers
Aqua – VIP+
Green – VIP
White – players who are not at spawn
Gray – players who are at spawn
Red – players who are in the PVP arena
Black – players who are in jail Purple – New Players