Over the past couple of days, I've been working on putting together a (for now) rather basic Minecraft Server. It's running the Modpack "Mianite Reborn" as it's the best Modpack I've played on (a long with the most stable, and most feature packed).
At the end of the post, I'll include a small tutorial on how to get it set up and launched correctly, along with a small troubleshooting guide if you're unfamiliar with Technic.
For now, the server will be based on permissions of the Forum, meaning, if you're an Admin, you're an Admin on the Server, VIP, Super Member, Mod, VIP, etc., those will translate to the server as well.
Currently, this is super early in development, so things will be a little funky at first! Some permissions may not work, and some permissions will come once I get around to adding them to specific classes.
The reason I chose to open a MC server, is because I love Minecraft. Secondly, it has a rather large player base. I plan on putting this server up on the MC server lists around the internet, and in turn hopefully draw some people to our Site.
I plan on linking the server to our site in a forum of a Voting plugin. Votes raise the "Rating" of the server in particular on the server lists. More votes, more likely a user is to see us and join. You also get rewards and such for voting, which will be limited to once (per list) a day (24 hour period).
I also think it would be fun to have something all of us could play on as a community. We could adapt, change, and evolve the server over time with new builds, spawn locations, mini-games, etc., and build it over time to be something we could step back and say we did.
How do I join?
You DO need you're own Minecraft account to play. This is not a "offline" server.
Go to this link and get the Technic Launcher: https://www.technicpack.net/download
Go to the Modpack Link: https://www.technicpack.net/modpack/mianite-reborn
Click the "Install this Modpack" Icon at the top and follow it's instructions. It looks like this:
Follow the instructions there:
Once that is done, you'll need to change one setting before launching the Modpack. This will very based on your PC, so change it accordingly.
Technic should look like this:
Click the "Launcher Options" at the top right, then click on "Java Settings" on the pop-up:
Change the "Memory" to something larger than 1GB and smaller than 5, any more MC can get a little unstable from my experience.
After that, launch the Modpack. Warning, it CAN take a long time for it to load, just let it do it's thing. Eventually you'll hear a cat's meow, that's the sign it's almost done.
After that, click on "Play Online"
Click "Add server" and fill in the details:
Name: NextGenRoms (This doesn't matter, change it how you wish)
Server Address: nextgenroms.ddns.net
Click Done, then join!
It says the server is offline! HALP
Server could be offline. I'm hosting this on my PC, and it could be down. Shoot me a PM if it is and I can launch it again~
More questions and answers will come as they develop~
I hope to see you on!