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An Enhanced Vanilla SMP Experience

Minimal plugins are employed to create more engaging gameplay and to allow a natural evolution of the game world environment that is completely controlled by the players.

Player Shops

Buy villager eggs to create your own player shops. You can rent out space at spawn or start your own settlement out past the badlands. Either way, you can rake in those emeralds and strike it rich if you play your cards right and corner the market.

Player Defined Land Claims

Start with a total of 400 blocks. Place down a chest to create your initial 10 x 10 (100 block) claim, which you can resize as you see fit. After that you gain 50 blocks per hour of gameplay up to a maximum of 6000 accrued blocks. Additional blocks can be bought for 0.75E each.

Item Based Economy

The player economy rotates around the Emerald. Exchange precious metals to Emeralds anywhere using /sell hand with Netherite, Diamonds, Gold, or Iron in any form in your hand to get paid for your finds.

Simple Banking System

There is a one to one relationship between Emeralds and the in-game currency. Use /sell hand or /deposit hand to put money in your account and /withdraw to get it out in Emerald form.


To keep the experience balanced with our gameplay philosophy, most well-formed Villages have been protected and act as conveniently located hubs to sell goods, rent shops, and kick start player-driven communities.

Spawn Screenshot

New Spawn'ia

Spawn Screenshot

Spawn Admin Shops

End Portal Screenshot

End Portal Temple - Map One

Nether Hub Screenshot

Nether Hub Nether-side - Map One

COG Screenshot

The COG (City of Gods) - Map One

Pixtropolis Screenshot

Pixtropolis - Map One

We offer multiple maps and game-modes too!

Learn more


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 main Castle at spawn. The admin shops are 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 Overworld: /resource tp
  • Resource Nether: /resource tp nether
  • Resource End: /resource tp end

Ranks - Requirements and Perks

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. /home and /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.

Vagrant Rank Icon


Basic essentials commands and one home location.


  • None
Drifter Rank Icon


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.


  • Emerald Have 50 Emeralds in the Bank
  • Playtime Playtime of 60 minutes
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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.


  • Emerald Have 500 Emeralds in the Bank
  • Playtime Playtime of 8 hours
  • Nether Fire Must be initiated in the Nether!
Citizen Rank Icon


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 passive mobs with chicken eggs!


  • Emerald Pay 1,000 Emeralds for Citizenship Fee
  • Playtime Playtime of 16 hours
  • Experience Sacrifice 10 levels of Experience
  • Mob Kills Have a total mob kill count of 200 or more
Noble Rank Icon


Nobles have the ability to create their own public warps. Nobles have access to 10 private home locations and unique server regions other players don't have access to. Nobles can silktouch spawners and place them in the world and use /back command to teleport to point of death.


  • Emerald Pay 5,000 Emeralds
  • Experience Sacrifice 45 Levels of Experience
  • Mob Kills Have a total mob kill count of 500 or more
Legend Rank Icon


Legends gain the unique ability to keep all XP on death thanks to their renown.


  • Experience Have at least 100 levels of Experience
Immortal Rank Icon


Immortals gain the unique ability to keep their items on death.


  • Emerald Pay 10,000 Emeralds
  • Experience Sacrifice 100 Levels of Experience

Plugins & Commands

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

Command Description
/afk Will mark you AFK (All members are kicked after being AFK for 40 minutes)
/back Will warp you back to the last location before you teleported. Noble and Above can use to teleport to place of death.
/balance or /money Will display your emerald bank balance
/balancetop or /baltop Citizen and Above Will display the emerald bank balances ot the top players.
/condense Drifter and Above All items in your inventory will be condensed into their respective block forms.
/craft or /workbench Citizen and Above Will open a crafting menu without the need to carry the crafting bench with you.
/delhome [name] Will delete the named home location
/disposal or /trash Will open up a trash can to remove unwanted items from your inventory
/enderchest or /ec Member and Above Gives you access to your Enderchest from anywhere in the world.
/help Display help for a given command or list commands available to you
/home [name] Will teleport you to the selected home location
/mail built in mail system to send and read personal mail to and from other players.
/mute [playername] Will mute a player from your chat. Good for trolls...
/pay [playername] [amount] Pays another player from your balance.
/seen [playername] Will display the last time a certain player was online.
/sell 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.
/sethome [name] Will set a home warp where the player is standing when the command is ran.
/spawn Will teleport you to spawn.
/suicide Exactly what it sounds like.
/warp [name] Citizen and Above Allows you to warp to the public warp at a cost of 10 Emeralds.

GriefPrevention (Land Claiming)

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 half of those 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:

Command Description
/claimslist Lists your current claims and claim block details. Good for finding old claims.
/abandonclaim Deletes the claim you're standing in. Only returns half of the blocks!
/abandonallclaims Deletes all of your claims. Be Careful!
/buyclaimblocks [number] Will buy additional claim blocks at $0.75 emerald coins per block.
/sellclaimblocks [number] Will sell unused claim blocks at $0.50 emerald coins per block.
/trust [playername] Gives another player permission to edit in your claim.
/untrust [playername] Revokes any permissions granted to a player in your claim.
/accesstrust [playername] Gives a player permission to use your buttons, levers, and beds.
/containertrust [playername] Gives a player permission to use your buttons, levers, beds, crafting gear, containers, and animals.
/trustlist Lists the permissions for the claim you're standing in.
/trapped Gets a player out of a land claim they're if they get trapped inside.
/subdivideclaims Switches your shovel to subdivision mode, so you can subdivide your claims.

A full list of GriefPrevention claim commands can be found here.

Claims can be only be established in the main over-world, main nether, and creative world! Claims expire after 90 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.

Youtube Video on Claiming Land Watch a video tutorial on how to claim land


A players current rank is displayed before their name in chat. Typing /ranks will display a list of all achievable ranks and their requirements. Once the requirements have been met, players can type /rankup to rank up to the next rank. To see a list of available rank "perks" see above.

Advanced Region Market

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.

Type Description
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!!).

PixelFish Banking Economy

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.

Command Description
/withdraw [amount] 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.
/deposit [all|hand] 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.

PixelFish Exchange

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

Command Description
/markets Will list all current stock market prices.
/buyshares [market] [amount] Will buy chosen market shares.
/sharecost [market] [amount] Will let you know how much a specified amount of shares will cost.
/sellshares Will sell all shares in your hand.
/sharevalue 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

Command Description
/auction start [amount] [starting price] [increment] [auto-buy] [time] For the amount, you may input a number, "hand," or "all'.
/auction startsealed Hides bids, but uses same parameters as the /auction start command
/auction cancel Cancel your current auction.
/auction ignore Ignore auction messages in chat.
/auction spam Ignore spammy broadcasts from the auction plugin such as time left, anti-snipe, and bids
/auction info Get information about the current auction.
/auction remove Remove your auction from the queue.
/bid [amount] The command used to bid on auctions. If no amount is specified, it will go to the lowest possible bid

Player Driven Economy

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.

We use the Shopkeepers Plugin

Current Precious Metal Rates for Sell Command

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.

Netherite Market Values

One Netherite Ingot
x 1
Two Hundred and Seventy Emeralds
x 270

Diamond Market Values

One Diamond
x 1
Ten Emeralds
x 10

Gold Market Values

One Gold Ingot
x 1
Three Emeralds
x 3

Iron Market Values

Four Iron Ingots
x 4
One Emerald
x 1

Copper Market Values

Sixteen Copper Ingots
x 16
One Emerald
x 1
Midas Coins Exchange Booths

Midas Coins

Midas coins are the currency for all Admin shops. The value of these coins is affected by how many are traded at the Spawn Bank. Currently, there are three booths with player privacy locks where players can exchange Emerald Blocks for Midas Coins and another three booths for exchanging your Midas Coins to Emerald Blocks. The more people who buy in to the currency, the higher it's value goes. The opposite is also true!

PixelFish Stock Exchange

A mini-game based on player behavior! You ready to speculate?

Netherite Share

875E per share


Diamond Share

368E per share


Gold Share

302E per share


Iron Share

189E per share


Lapis Share

525E per share


Redstone Share

108E per share


Coal Share

41E per share


Buy Shares

/buyshares [market] [amount]

Sell Shares

/sellshares w/ shares in hand

Hold Shares

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. 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. Keep a look out for the wave indicator. It signifies random generated movement which will likely resolve on the next refresh.

Enabled Datapacks

We offer some custom vanilla behavior to spice it up!

Mob Head Drops

Killing mobs might randomly drop their head! These heads are like collector pieces that you can place around your base to show off your kills.

Uncraftable Addons

We created our own custom datapack to open up generally un-craftable items in a fair and balanced way. Recipes are subject to change based on player feedback.


Elytra Crafting Recipe

Trident (w/ Iron)

Trident Crafting Recipe with Iron

Trident (w/ Quartz)

Trident Crafting Recipe with Nether Quartz

Totem of Undying

Totem of Undying Crafting Recipe

Enchanted Golden Apple

Enchanted Golden Apple Crafting Recipe


Nametag Crafting Recipe

Pillager Fortress

A sweet datapack that adds Pillager fortresses with procedurally generated underground rooms! These are found in the outer, un-generated chunks of the overworld and in the resource world!

Pillager Fortress Screenshot

Overhauled Villages

Choicetheorum's overhauled villages make villages worth setting up shop in! Most of the villages in the overworld on Map two have been regenerated to take advantage of the awesome buildings and all the resource world villages will generate using it! Below are some screenshots.

Desert Village Screenshot
Plains Village Screenshot
Spruce Village Screenshot

Better Underwater Ruins

All the under water ruins got a makeover and have new loot!

Better Nether Portal Ruins

All the portals in un-generated chunks are massively cooler!


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.

Owners Valley

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!