The current Spawn is located in the middle of a sprawling Badlands biome with real estate and player shops available for rent and purchase. Map resets are based on the balance of currently occupied vs. available land. If it starts getting crowded, we expand. If it fills up quicker, we start a new map.
Enjoy a short video showcase of some of the beautiful locations and gameplay features on the server. The video was recorded using the latest version of Optifine and BSL shaders in both night and daytime environments. The video also showcases some of the beautiful new biomes of the Nether Update!
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Our goal is to keep the map clean and somewhat orderly. To make the experience more immersive, we encourage players to set up communities and build natural looking structures and foliage for realism. Large statues that detract from the overall appearance or just seem out of place i.e. cars, pokemon, or floating platforms are highly discouraged.
To assist with maintaining our natural resources in the over-world to the best extent possible, we have a resource world, resource nether, and resource end which automatically reset every seven days. We also offer admin shops in the Stimulus Trade Center (STC for short), located near the spawn plaza at coordinates 87, -25. The STC is open the first seven days of every month to buy bulk material like stone, dirt, sand etc. There are also a selection of shops that rotate for other special items. As of now, there is an End Shop, an Oceanic Material Shop, and a Redstone Shop. In order to keep the economy balanced and player-driven, all items are sold at above average prices.
The following commands allow access to each resource world:
/resource tp nether
/resource tp end
Currently there are seven achievable ranks. The system is simple and gameplay is much more inline with survival Minecraft in the beginning. You start without the ability to warp and are only given one home location.
/spawn are the only free warp commands in the game. As players progress, more home locations can be earned. Only Citizens and above have access to public warps (at a cost). Nobles are the only rank that can create their own warps.
Basic essentials commands and one home location.
In addition to all basic permissions, Drifters gain the ability to use the
/condense command to turn all applicable items into blocks. Drifters are allowed two home locations.
In addition to all Drifter permissions, members gain the ability to use the portable
/ec ender chest command to interact with their ender chest from any location. They also get a total of three home locations.
Citizens have access to
/warp commands for public warps, the
/craft command for a portable workbench, and are allowed five home locations. They can also catch mobs with chicken eggs!
Nobles have the ability to create their own public warps. Nobles also have access to 10 private home locations and access to unique server regions other players don't have access to.
Legends gain the unique ability to keep all XP on death thanks to their renown.
Immortals gain the unique ability to keep their items on death.
PixelFish uses a minimal amount of plugins to enhance the survival experience without being too excessive. This also includes access to the beautifully rendered dynmap which can be found here. Below is a list of common commands to help you get up and running.
* indicates a required variable
||Will mark you AFK (All members are kicked after being AFK for 20 minutes)|
||Will warp you back to the last location before you teleported.|
||Will display your emerald bank balance|
||Citizen and Above Will display the emerald bank balances ot the top players.|
||Drifter and Above All items in your inventory will be condensed into their respective block forms.|
||Citizen and Above Will open a crafting menu without the need to carry the crafting bench with you.|
||Will delete the named home location|
||Will open up a trash can to remove unwanted items from your inventory|
||Member and Above Gives you access to your Enderchest from anywhere in the world.|
||Display help for a given command or list commands available to you|
||Will teleport you to the selected home location|
|built in mail system to send and read personal mail to and from other players.|
||Will mute a player from your chat. Good for trolls...|
||Pays another player from your balance.|
||Will display the last time a certain player was online.|
||Allows you to sell any of the following for emeralds from anywhere in the world: diamonds, diamond blocks, gold ingots, gold blocks, gold nuggets, iron ingots, iron blocks and iron nuggets.|
||Will teleport you to spawn.|
||Exactly what it sounds like.|
||Citizen and Above Allows you to warp to the public warp at a cost of 10 Emeralds.|
Players start out with 400 Claim blocks and gain 50 additional blocks per hour of gameplay. All players max out at 6000 claim blocks earned from gameplay, regardless of rank. Players can buy additional claim blocks. To claim your first area, place a chest down. The first chest you place will automatically create a 10 block x 10 block claim around it. The corners of your claim will be represented as gold blocks with glowstone showing the corner directions. Players can click their claim with a stick at anytime to see the outline of their claim.
To resize your claim you will need to use a golden shovel. Using your golden shovel, click a corner and then click somewhere else to expand or reshape your claim. It's that easy! The original chest does not have to remain where you placed it to keep the claim. If, for some reason, a player decides to move, claims can be abandoned by using
/abandonclaim and all claim blocks will be added back to the player's total balance. If you want to create a non-adjacent claim, just shift click with your golden shovel to create another area. Here's a few of the top commands to know:
||Deletes the claim you're standing in.|
||Will buy additional claim blocks at $0.75 emerald coins per block.|
||Will sell unused claim blocks at $0.50 emerald coins per block.|
||Gives another player permission to edit in your claim.|
||Revokes any permissions granted to a player in your claim.|
||Gives a player permission to use your buttons, levers, and beds.|
||Gives a player permission to use your buttons, levers, beds, crafting gear, containers, and animals.|
||Lists the permissions for the claim you're standing in.|
||Gets a player out of a land claim they're if they get trapped inside.|
A full list of GriefPrevention claim commands can be found here.
Claims can be only be established in the main Over-world and main Nether! Claims expire after 30 days of player inactivity. Also, if you are having trouble using basic Redstone items i.e. hoppers, pistons, etc - make sure you are building in claimed space. Global perms prevent certain actions.
Players can see their current rank, by typing
/ranks in the chat. The requirements to rank up to the next rank can be seen by using
Certain areas in the world are available to rent, contract, or purchase. These areas are designated by Moderators and above. Players can setup shops or homes in these areas at a cost. There is a slight difference in how each designated region works.
|Rent||These areas are rentals which must be re-rented before their expiration. A timers will begin to update on the sign to let the rentor know how long they have left on that property.|
|Contracts||Contracted area work much like rentals but will autorenew as long as the player has the funds in their account.|
|Buy||Bought real-estate is acquired at a flat cost and remains in the possession of the purchaser ad-infinitum. On Pixelfish, claims will be put back up for purchase if the owner has not logged in for over 90 days (No refunds!!).|
Getting money in and out of your bank account is pretty straight-forward. You can use the Essentials
/sell command to sell any precious metal for Emeralds, but you can get access to your account funds from anywhere in the world using the following commands.
||Will withdraw the specified amount from your bank balance. It will automatically group into Emerald blocks for larger numbers and will drop on the ground if your inventory is full.|
||The "all" option will deposit Emeralds or Emerald blocks from your inventory into your bank account whereas the "hand" option will only deposit either of those items you are holding in your hand.|
The PixelFish stock exchange is a custom built plugin which integrates with the website. Every day, twice a day, each market price is updated based on realtime player metrics.
* indicates a required variable
||Will list all current stock market prices.|
||Will buy chosen market shares.|
||Will let you know how much a specified amount of shares will cost.|
||Will sell all shares in your hand.|
||Will let you know how much shares held in your hand will sell for.|
Auction off items in game to other players to make some Emeralds! One person's junk could be another person's treasure.
* indicates a required variable
||For the amount, you may input a number, "hand," or "all'.|
||Hides bids, but uses same parameters as the /auction start command|
||Cancel your current auction.|
||Ignore auction messages in chat.|
||Ignore spammy broadcasts from the auction plugin such as time left, anti-snipe, and bids|
||Get information about the current auction.|
||Remove your auction from the queue.|
||The command used to bid on auctions. If no amount is specified, it will go to the lowest possible bid|
The Economy in Pixelfish revolves around the Emerald, Minecraft's default currency. Emeralds can be earned by finding them in the wild or setting up your own Villager trading spot. A player's balance is determined solely on their ingenuity, patience, and creativity. Precious metals in the game can be converted to Emeralds using the
/sell command with the item in their hand.
Players can invoke the
/sell command to sell any of the following precious metals, in all craftable forms i.e blocks, nuggets, ingots, for in-game currency anywhere in the world. This is a quick way to transform the precious goods you find to Emeralds. However, keep in mind that these values will fluctuate though and can be affected by the community's market trends.
For all those explorers out there, we've hidden valuable loot throughout the map in random places. Among the already valuable loot are 1-5 Midas coins which are are worth 64 EB each! Midas Coins can only be redeemed in the main Spawn Exchange. More information can be found in the Top Notch Bookstore. Are you up to the challenge?
685E per share
361E per share
172E per share
65E per share
118E per share
92E per share
84E per share
/buyshares [market] [amount]
/sellshares w/ shares in hand
Keep them and look for profits!
Share prices are a combination of ores mined vs sold and used in game by all players. Rates fluctuate and are published twice every day immediately following the server reset. You can buy and sell shares at the spawn PFX Bldg. If you play your cards right, you might just bank a serious stack of Emeralds! You can list current market prices by entering the command:
/markets. You can also see how much it would cost to buy a certain amount of shares using:
/sharecost [market] [amount]. If you own shares and want to see how much you'll get from selling them do:
/sharevalue with the shares in your hand.
There are numerous communities across the Server. These communities act as hubs for players to access the server bank as well as trade with admin and player shops. Plots can be contracted in these locations to set up a shop or just build a house with easy access to the market. In order to allow these hubs to flourish and grow, dedicated players can be given region access to build and expand them in creative new ways. Players can access these communities using the provided warps at Spawn. All warp requests cost 10 emeralds.
Pixelfish is all about promoting large-scale communities. We like to think of ourselves as a friendly SMP server for everybody. There are very few limitations aside from the built in GriefPrevention and Emerald economy. However, with the Shopkeepers plugin, it's easy to start your own Empire and currency on the server, or join up with your friends to make a sprawling oasis. We're looking forward to seeing all the awesome stuff you build!