“Settler” is the basic user level with building rights on this server. Settlers have build rights only to their own protected lots. In order to become a settler and apply for a protected lot, you have to first be whitelisted.
What is this here?
We want you to get a protected area as soon as possible. So we built a system that allows you to give one to yourself. No need to wait for an admin to help you! To make sure you know how this works, we made a quiz. Otherwise we would have dozens of people ask the same questions in chat over and over again.
- You must have some experience playing Minecraft.
- Read the FAQ
- Read the Rules
- Read the User Levels and Commands page.
After you’ve done this, you can then take the Settler quiz below. You will immediately get a message on the site and an email if you pass the quiz.
DO NOT ASK OTHERS for the answers to these questions. Doing so will get you banned!
Your steps to claim a Lot
Step 1: Choosing a world
Do you want to build in survival mode or creative mode? For creative mode, you want to go to the flatlands to get a lot. For survival, you will need to find a lot in the empire world.
NOTE: We often run survival build contests where the best submissions are highly rewarded (for example, with level ups). If you choose a creative lot, you can still participate, but you will need to use the darklands (our resource world with special restrictions) to gather resources. If you choose a survival lot, you can of course use the resources gathered from your lot to participate in a contest.
Step 2: Picking a lot
You need to find a free lot with the environment you like. If you picked creative mode, it’s easy because all the flatlands lots are – flat. To find a free lot that you like, you will first have to look on the 2D maps. Click on these links for the respective world maps:
- Empire map Pixel art is banned here!
- Flatlands map Pixel art & mob eggs are banned here!
Lava & water only for levels above settler (=donators & citizens etc)!
You will see a map (North is up, West is left etc). We have split the world maps into 128×128 block lots. In order to label the lots, we have given them coordinates similar to a chess board. So on each square, you can see the name of the lot, such as “emp_a1″ or “flat_a1″, which is the lot A1 (duh!), in this case the most south-western lot. The most North-Eastern Lot is “emp_AF32″. Why AF? We have 32 rows of lots but the alphabet has only 26 letters. So after Z we continue with AA, AB etc.
If a lot on the 2D map has a black or red color frame and names in it, it means that this lot is already owned by someone. If it has a white frame, you can claim it! Some recently reset lots are not yet updated on the map and might look completely different. You might also want to know more how the neighbor lots look like from the ground. So walking there is very important before applying to it. Otherwise you might have a bad surprise.
Step 3: Going to your world
When you spawn the first time, you are in the guest house of the creative world “City”. You should go now to your lot while you are guest since as guest, you have the advantage of being immune to hunger and mobs. As settler, you can be attacked or starve and die on the way. As guest, you can only die from fire and lava. First you have to get to the world where your lot is. This will be either the Empire (survival) or the Flatlands (creative). You need to go to the portal house. As a guest, type /spawn to get back to the guest house first (in case you left it) and do what it says on the “Become a builder” sign there. If you are settler already, just type /spawn and you are right in front of the portal house. Once you are in the portal house, just find the proper portal and walk through it.
Step 4: Navigating worlds
You can see yourself and others on the 2D map when you are moving. This way you can be sure that you are walking in the right direction. To further orient yourself, you should know that the clouds as well as the sun move towards the west. You can also use the /compass command which tells you which direction you are facing. If you are in the empire, get a wooden sword with /kit starter, in the flatlands you can take one from your creative inventory. When you click with the wooden sword on any block, it will tell you which lot you are standing in right now.
Step 5: Going to your area
You MUST walk to your lot before you apply here. In the past I have had people coming and wanting to change their lot for various reasons (too far away, too wet, no sand, etc.). Please note that it is not possible to change your lot selection. Also, nobody will teleport you there. If you start at spawn in the empire, which is lot Q17, you would have to go north for letters R-AF, south for A-P, west for numbers 1-16 and east for numbers 18-32. Please note that the letters beyond Z continue with AA, AB etc. Also note that the flatlands map is smaller but the spawn is also in the center of the map at lot flat_k10.
If you fall into a hole, get killed (or /suicide) and return to spawn, you will have to start over and walk again. You may wish to use /sethome as you go to keep track of your progress. Once you arrive, take a look at your area. Make sure it’s what you want.
ATTENTION: If you choose the wrong lot, that’s YOUR problem! So choose carefully!
LOT EXPIRY: If you do not login on the server for some time, your lot will expire. The normal lot expiry time is 1 month after your last login. If you are Architect or above level, and while you are DonatorPlus the expiry is 2 months. Also, all aether lots expire after 2 months only. Lot expiry is fully automated. During the automated restart on the day your lot expired, you will be removed from your lot and it will be reset to an untouched status. Other people can then reserve it again. If you go offline for a longer time, there is no way to extend the expiry period. You simply have to login once with the 1 or 2 months depending on your level to keep the lot active. To find out when a user’s lot will expire, you can look at the user list page and see their level and last login time.
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