Welcome to mc.pilotdan1985.com! This website serves our Minecraft community of thousands ofplayers with between 5-15 people online at any given time. This is a friendly place to hang out and build awesome things, have fun, and make new friends.
Here are some interesting and useful facts about our server and why you should join us:
72gb of ram = 99.99% uptime.
The server is hosted on a privately owned but commercial server grade computer. We run the server entirely in RAM which allows us to be faster and more reliable than just about every other public minecraft server out there. We have several adults who do IT for a living that maintain the server and this website as a hobby.
Our economy system is pretty unique. Players can make their own stores, buy items from people, sell items to people, or buy/sell to the server itelf all while using in game money. There are lots of ways people can make and spend money. We have also designed a custom coded minecraft economy engine which you can see here.
Protection from griefers
We do a number of things to protect you and your awesome builds. Registered players are given access to worlds that default (guest) players don't have access to. People are not allowed to break a single block placed by other players. You have the ability to protect your own land to completely disable people from messing with you.
You are almost always welcomed by everyone and anyone is always willing to help you. We also have friendly creative build competitons regularly with fun rewards for the winners.
We have a huge staff including several admins who have been with us for several years. Not including mods and other staff, most admins and even the owner of the server are active every day.
Here's one more fact for you: We've been open to the public since April 12, 2012. We aren't new, we've been around since before Minecraft became insanely popular, and we aren't going anywhere.
So what are you waiting for? check us out by using the following ip/url: mc.pilotdan1985.com and register here to start playing!
The ranks below are in order from the lowest to the highest ranks we have on the server.
We don't use this rank much nor do we like to use it. It's a rank that has absolutely no permissions at all. It's basically used to punish people that we don't want to ban or jail. Although its not a good rank to have... it is considered better to have this rank than to be banned.
You start the server at the "Default" rank. With this you have very basic commands and abilities. You have a limited number of warps available. The only world default players have access to is Survival2. The best thing to do would be write a Trusted App, and make a mod or mod+ check the applications. Until then, stay and chat.
To become trusted you must register for an account on this website, link your account, and a mod/admin will accept your application if it is approiate for the server. Please don't ask to be trusted, when the mod/admin has decided he will either accept or decline it, you will know. When you get trusted you have still basic commands and abilities, with the added benefit of being able to go to the trusted worlds. Trusted people can see a list of all the warps available to them by doing /warp. The warps are set up to locations in many different worlds. Mod ranks control promoting to Trusted.
We have a Donor rank which falls after the Trusted rank. The donor rank has all the abilities of Trusted with a few added bonuses.
DonorVIP is a step above just a standard donor. They get some additional perks like the ability to give themselves nicknames, set more homes, etc. DonorVIP is subscrion based rank for people who want to help the server on an ongoing basis. See the page where you can purchase this rank for more info.
Advertiser is a step above donor ranks. You can't obtain this rank by any action on your part. So what is it? I have several people on the server that I gave a specific job to do for the server. Promote it in any way possible. Advertisers are responsible for you being able to find the server in the first place. They manage all server directory listings, ads, and help out on the forums. If you saw an ad for the server, chances are, it was an advertiser who created it.
Following Donor comes the "Mod" rank. Mods moderate the server. They have some special abilities that are required to help run the server. Mods can open anyone's chests. They can use more advanced teleport commands, kick people, and ban people if need be. Mods are hand picked by me and they are very limited. Most of the mods on the server I have known for several months from other servers.
Mod+ is what I consider to be like the head mods. They have a few extra abilities the regular mod doesn't. One big thing Mod+ are responsible for on a daily basis is to promote defaults to trusted when it's time. They also have some of the same privileges that admins do to be able to manage peoples inventories, and LWC protections.
Wingsman2 is the only debugger on the server. He has all admin abilities. He does a lot behind the scenes to help me keep the server running. Why debugger and not just admin? He doesn't actually make any decisions on how the server is ran, nor does he want to. But wings does a lot for the serve behind the scenes and without him we would not exist.
Admin is above Mod+ with all abilities needed to run the server. There are three Admins on this server, dotto88 (Darcy - my sister), jjmonns (Joe - a friend of mine), and blu3d3vilmonk3y (Also known as "Blu3") . Joe, jjmonns, used to own the server and host it from his computer.
(discontinued 3-26-16 see below)
Fiancee ashleywest326. pilotdan1985's fiancee who is part owner of the server and as such has all the same permissions as an owner.
pilotdan1985. On 4/12/12 we moved the server to my computer and now I own the server.