Sterlcraft » Server features
Most everything relevant can be found by typing
/help in-game, but there are a few additional easter eggs and such that make Sterlcraft gameplay differ from that of a true, plain-Vanilla server. Following is a somewhat comprehensive list of said features which deviate from regular Minecraft.
Protection & anti-grief
Sterlcraft uses CoreProtect to comprehensively log block interactions, deaths and so forth. It’s my (the server owner’s) philosophy that, on a server of this scale, land claim and/or grief prevention plugins add unnecessary obstacles to enjoyable gameplay. As such, in the rare instance of griefing (usually by tween trolls), CoreProtect can roll back changes quite accurately… except for item frames, for some reason.
Despite the philosophy on grief prevention plugins, door locking is a feature on Sterlcraft, courtesy of LWCX. It’s as simple as typing
/lock and left-clicking your door. For rationale, refer to the follwing excerpt from in-game
Sifting through tons of container interactions to determine whether something was stolen is tedious for server staff. Whilst lockable chests seem the best solution, it detracts a bit from the vanilla-esque fun of the game. As a compro- mise, players can lock doors, which forces potential thieves to break blocks—something which is more easily detected—to access a secured container. ¶ For general command help, see: <https://github.com/pop4959/LWCX/wiki/Commands>.
Additionally, do note that unvetted players—marked in chat and tablist as
Player instead of
Member—cannot light fires or place lava or TNT.
To focus more on community interaction and less on long-distance travelling, especially in the context of such a small playerbase, Sterlcraft has a few basic teleportation commands enabled, courtesy of the EssentialsX plugin.
||Request to teleport to player
||Accept an incoming teleportation request.|
||Deny an incoming teleportation request.|
||Cancel an outgoing teleportation request.|
||Save a location as a home, named
||Delete home named
||Teleport to your home named
||Teleport to Spawn.|
||Teleport to the last place you were before you died, or before you teleported.|
Regarding homes: regular Players may have one home, while Members (vetted players) may have up to three.
Convenience & speed
Sort-of in line with the teleportation rationale, Sterlcraft implements a couple features for the sake of reducing rote, repetitive work. Chiefly, sneaking while cutting down a tree will fell the whole tree and replant a sapling, courtesy of Thizzy’s Tree Feller. Also, using a hoe to break a crop will simultaneously harvest and replant it, courtesy of Purpur.
There exists a dynamic server map with an overhead view; feel free to use this as you please.
Crafting & smelting recipes
Slabs can be reconstructed into their non-slab forms; check your recipe book. Likewise, Rotten Flesh can be smelted into leather, but uses twice the fuel compared to a normal item. These recipes are implemented by a custom-generated datapack.
Iron Golems are Shrek. Also, if you downloaded the server resource pack and have OptiFine (or, for Quilt/Fabric users, Entity Texture Features and Custom Entity Models) installed, you can enjoy some of the uselessly custom textures present on the server, including:
- a polar bear with purple and turquoise hair when named “Kuma”
- a pig with a crown when named “Technoblade”
- a 1-in-50 chance of a frog being a strawberry frog
- a ton of dog breeds when named appropriately (refer to link)
Players can set their in-game handle to whatever they’d like using
/nick nickname. Colour is supported via standard formatting codes, substituting
Sitting on stairs and slabs can be achieved by right-clicking with an empty hand, courtesy of GSit. Whether this is actually useful or gameplay-altering is debatable.
Bookshelves can hold up to eighteen (two inventory rows of) books, courtesy of the Bookshelf plugin. No real reason behind this; I just thought it was a cool addition.
Trains—a chain of minecarts that stay connected—can be formed by pushing one minecart into another, courtesy of TrainCarts. Link up a furnace minecart and you’ll have a self-propelling train. All the fancy features such as station signs and tickets have been disabled; those are a bit too non-Vanilla for my taste.
Users of the mod AppleSkin will be delighted to know that Sterlcraft runs AppleSkinSpigot, allowing display of detailed hunger information client-side.
Also, some miscellaneous commands:
||Kill yourself (in-game, of course). Sometimes useful.|
||Make sure you’re actually still connected to the server.|