Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Types of servers

There are numerous kinds of Minecraft servers, usually distinguished by the level used in them or how players in them are supposed to behave. Many special types of servers rely on the use of map editors.
Types of gameplay:

Standard servers usually have relatively regular maps, allowing players to build or destroy whatever they want (though griefing is often against these servers' rules.) No pvp and no destroying villages.

Usually a server that allows players to make whatever they want, more focused on building and griefing is not allowed. Unfortunately griefing is very easy to be done on creative servers. (This often is dealt with by protecting builds via systems like WorldGuard.)

A server, usually with a normal map, where players are encouraged to take on roles like Mayor, Blacksmith, Cook, and act as them in the game. These servers often attempt to simulate settlement in some foreign land or similar, and require the gathering of resources to build structures. There are generally factions that can be made in these servers.

A server where players are encouraged to fight versus other players (thus the appellation PvP, meaning Player versus Player). Stealing is sometimes allowed. Some servers do not have pvp.

Hardcore PvP
A type of server which is like PvP, but fully allows griefing. Also, stealing is fully allowed. So Players can blow up people's homes and steal their items and gear. Users are usually not allowed to report / spam that they were griefed, as it may result in a ban or mute.

In prison servers, there typically is no wilderness, and players must earn money in order to advance in the prison. There are servers that allow you to gain freedom as you advance in the ranks of the prison, in which you can gain or earn your freedom or there are other servers from which you can escape and be free. Sometimes PvP is allowed in this type of gameplay.

Faction Servers are like a clan or guild server, create your Faction or join one and fight or raid other factions. Usually griefing is allowed, but some servers do not allow it. The leader of the faction is able to choose the name of the faction. The moderator of the faction is able to claim land for the faction.

Usually these servers have some sort of a challenge, such as surviving underwater, living on a small island with few materials, or a block in the sky (SkyBlock).

These servers often use a plugin that allows you to have a type of currency. You can usually buy and sell and make your own shops. Many servers also allow you to buy land plots or even ranks in the server.

A server that has a city-like region where you make a house on your own protected land. Mostly these servers have in some area a free place where anyone can build/take. The main point is usually to try to get many natural resources so you can have the best house and possibly rank up. iConomy is a typical plugin on these servers.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Minecraft NZ Servers

Minecraft NZ Servers
When picking the best Minecraft Server to play on you generally want to go with one that is located in your country. When you play on a server in your country the lag is significantly reduced so you can play without worrying about being blown up by the nearest creeper!
Minecraft NZ Servers are some of the best in the world, most are hosted on dedicated server hardware that enable many players to be online at once. This means you can make friends, build awesome buildings and start giant wars with other players!

Go and check out the best MinecraftNZ Servers today!