CraftyMynes - FAQ

This page was last updated: 9 Jun 2023

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General FAQ

Is this vanilla?

Yes, this server is 100% vanilla. This means we're using the unmodified Mojang server .jar and have no plugins or mods. We use commands part of vanilla Minecraft to extend the user experience.

Why can't I break blocks?

When you first join the server, you appear in adventure mode in the middle of our spawn, which is completely protected. In order to break blocks, you need to walk at least 500 blocks away from your spawning point, or use ".wild" to teleport somewhere random.

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 it on our side. If you're experiencing lag, we apologize and ask that you be patient until is passes. We recommend getting better tools with enchantments, it'll will do wonders for combating lag and mining. Thank you for understanding.

What difficulty is this server?

The server is on the hard difficulty.

Does this server reset often?

We've only reset when it is absolutely necessary, and we do warn you in advance. The last map reset was June 2020.

How big is the map?

The world border is set to 200,000 blocks. This means you can go up to 100,000 blocks in any direction from spawn.

Where can I vote? What can I get for doing so?

You can vote once a day on all 4 sites by going to! As a perk for voting, you'll get magic meat, some experience, and CraftyCredits. If you vote on all 4 sites you will receive a bonus vote!

What are CraftyCredits?

CraftyCredits are a form a currency that we give every time you vote. They are used to buy items, teleport to warps and trade in the trading. Just right click the sign of your choice and it will transfer the amount chosen to the other player. You can trade credits in increments of 1, 10 or 100. They are pulled from your credits/balance and not your total vote count.

Why do you ask for votes?

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

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, use the command ".wild" or, walk at least 500 blocks out.

Is PVP, griefing or stealing allowed?

Yes, except at spawn.

Can I set home?

Yes, Use ".sethome <name>" and ".home <name>" to set and teleport home. It will say in chat whether you succeeded or not, so be sure to pay attention to the message.

Can I protect my base? Can I lock my chests?

No, we do not have any protection plugins or measures in place for player use.

Do you guys have Discord?

Yes, our Discord invite link is

Can I use ___ mod?

The only mods/clients allowed are Optifine/OptiFabric/Sodium, Sound Packs/Filters, Shaders, Batty's Coordinates Plus and Light Overlay. If you would like a mod to be added to this list please make a forum post.

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 had a rank under your old name, you will lose it. You will also lose your warps, stats (kd, parkour checkpoints, credits), however, you will still have inventory. It's your choice, if you change your name then you will need to contribute again to reacquire your rank.

What type of farms are allowed on the server?

Overworld gold farms are not allowed, nether gold farms are fine. Any other type of farm are allowed as long as it adheres to our limit of 150 entities.

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 back 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, limiting the area to 1000. 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.

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, use ".tp <player>" to teleport to a player.

How far out should I build?

Use ".wild" to get out of spawn, but don't build right away. 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 and VIP Crafting Guild. You will also get the first and second home for free. If you're one of the top donors you may find yourself a spot on our donor board at spawn.

How did someone find my base? Must be an xrayer

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. In order to avoid this, we recommend to 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 ( 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 Discord are the places for ban appeals. Only banned players can appeal for themselves, not someone else.

Why was I banned for using a VPN?

Due to the majority of bots that use VPN's, we have decided to ban all VPN's from our server. It is possible for false positives, if you have been banned for VPN you can appeal on the forums and we will unban you as quick as possible.

How can I apply for staff?

You can apply for staff in the Staff Application section of our website ( Make a new post and follow the template ( 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. When you're accepted, you'll be granted the Helper rank. You cannot apply for moderator or administrator ranks.

What are Helpers?

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 cannot buy a staff position.

Can a staff member spawn ___ for me?

Sorry, but no. We don't use creative to give survival players items.

Who is the owner?

The owner of CraftyMynes is CraftyMyner, his name on the server is bold dark red.

I have a question that wasn't answered here?

You can make a post on the forum or send a private message to CraftyMyner and he will try his best to answer it.

What do the colored names mean?

Each colored name indicates either a rank or location status. You can find all the colors and their meaning below.

R a n k   C o l o r s


The Owner (CraftyMyner) created this server and has managed it since 2014. He mostly works on all the systems that keep the show going, you might see him ingame from time to time. The admins are an extension of Crafty, they are his eyes inside the game. If they say something to you, treat it with the authority of the owner.


Moderators are the backbone of the server, they have varying levels of tools and responsiblity to deal with almost all situations that may arise.


Helpers are staff in traning, they should have good knowledge of the server and be able to help you out the majority of the time. Don't be afraid to ask them!


MVPs and VIP+s are players who have donated each month to help the server. You can find out more about these ranks on the store!


VIPs are players who have donated at least once to help the server. You can find out more about this ranks on the store!


Players with white names are normal players who have not donated and are outside of spawn.


Players with gray names are in a spawn area.


Players with purple names are in a PVP area. If your name is purple, watch out, you could be killed!


Players with black names are in jail for doing something naughty.