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Getting Started in TOG Minecraft
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Contents:
  1. What is Minecraft?
  2. How to Join the TOG Minecraft Community?
  3. Who’s Who?
  4. The TOG Minecraft Server
  5. Server Addresses, Maps and Statuses
  6. Registering to Play on the TOG Minecraft Server
  7. Server Permissions
  8. The Server Map
  9. Voice Comms
  10. Starting out on the TOG Server
  11. How can I contribute to the community?
  12. What if I have encountered or noticed a problem?

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1. What is Minecraft?
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If you don’t know what Minecraft is

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Not sure if it’s a game for you, then head over to our "Intro to Minecraft (the game)" and “Minecrafting 101” Stickies.


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2. How to Join the TOG Minecraft Community?
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The TOG Minecraft Division is a part of The Older Gamers community, and as such it is focussed on catering to gamers 25 years and over. Should you fall into that category we encourage you to consider joining TOG.

That said, we have a number of unofficial “Friends of TOG” who actively game on our server and post here in the public section of the site. If you don’t qualify for TOG membership or don’t wish to join, then by all means feel free to register on this forum only and join our discussions of the game and our servers.


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3. Who’s Who?
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Division Captain:
Irimar

  • "Delegator Extraordinaire" and “the buck stops here” guy.
Division Vice Captain: Gedarn
  • The second-in-charge who helps keep the Division a happening place, man of many Names, Buildier of strange.
Allied World Architects: Misnik, Mavelmaniac, Deep
  • If you want to try a different flavour of Minecraft, these Architects have got new worlds to show you.

Spleef Officers: Espesh & Hoathy
  • Want to try your tools at a game of Spleef, or even just find out what it is. See what our Spleef supremos can organise for you.
Hunger Games Coordinator: HenriDeacon
  • In the ultimate game of survival of the fittest, the coordinator controls all, even the sponsors. Perhaps you have a new scenario for him to run or would you like to be a participant.

Unofficial Founder: QuirkyMonsta (Fate)
  • The guy who kick started this place by opening up his personal server, inviting us to visit, and laying the ground work for our server access permissions system. He’s the reason we got organised enough to eventually move to becoming a Division.

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Previous DCs: Thermal Ions, Sorontar
  • The bold men who held us together and organised the rules and servers that became the Division.


Our Players: You
  • Without which this place would be really boring.

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4. The TOG Minecraft Servers
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TOG currently runs two servers...

1) A server called 'Frontier' that is configured as a traditional vanilla-like survival server - it also includes a creative server called 'Sanctuary' within the Frontier Server which can be accessed via a portal at spawn


TOG (Vanilla) Frontier server:
IP: tog.mcph.co:59403
Server Version: Bukkit for 1.2.5
Maps: TOG Minecraft Server Maps



2) A 38 slot FTB (Ultimate modpack) Server called 'Serenity'


TOG (FTB) Serenity :
See Serenity- The Older Gamers Forums


We also have other allied servers run independently by Toggers that allow for variations like the FeedTheBeast modpack.


Misnik's Server (Allied server):
See Misnik's Server - The Older Gamers Forums

Marveltastic(Allied server):
See Marveltastic - The Older Gamers Forums


You will require a purchased version of the PC game in order to use the servers.

The servers use a whitelist of allowed players and additional tools to detect ‘griefing’ activities. By default, players can join the server using the vanilla Minecraft program. Each server, allied or TOG, will specify whether players will need to install any specific client mods in order to join the server.

Players on the server are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the general TOG Principles. We also have a TOG Minecraft Server Code of Conduct and various other rules and guidelines can be found on this forum, specific to each world or server. Players are expected to read the forum regularly to keep themselves up-to-date with any changes. This code of conduct also lists which optional client mods are allowed to be used when playing on the servers.


We attempt to operate the server in a family-friendly manner as kids may be playing on the servers alongside their parents or watching them play. Player behaviour should reflect this (e.g. no swearing, inappropriate chat / constructions).

That said, however, the servers have few mechanisms in place to make it child-friendly or child-safe and they are not guaranteed to be so. Parents who request server access for their children do so with this understanding and are responsible for supervising both their children's activities and interactions with others on the server. Children will not be provided access unless their parents are also players on the server (see Section 6. Registering to Play).

Remember, when it's all said and done, TOG is "The Older Gamers".


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5. Server Addresses, Maps and Status
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The Minecraft Server addresses are:


TOG (Vanilla) Frontier server
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IP: tog.mcph.co:59403
Server Version: Bukkit for 1.2.5
Maps: TOG Minecraft Server Maps
Notes:

TOG (FTB) Serenity :
See Serenity- The Older Gamers Forums

Misnik's Server (Allied server):
See Misnik's Server - The Older Gamers Forums

Marveltastic(Allied server):
See Marveltastic - The Older Gamers Forums




Minecraft.net (Authentication server) must also be up for players to connect to our servers:

The current server status, scheduled maintenance details and details about previous servers can be read on Our worlds - servers, maps, claims, downloads


Land Claims on Sanctuary

These are links to threads about land claims on Sanctuary. If you wish to make a claim on an area of Sanctuary, start a thread and tell us where you want to build. Coordinates and marking areas on screenshots of maps help a lot. One of the Division's forum moderators will add your thread to this list.

In-game, you can help people recognise the borders of your claim by occasionally placing a torch or small construction (e.g. cobblestone pillar) there. It is also recommended that you make use of the map signs feature to help indicate your claim on the Division maps. This can be done by starting and finishing the in-game signs with " # - = or ~

The known claims are at:



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6. Registering to Play on the TOG Minecraft Server
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Due to the unique nature of the Minecraft game where griefing has an impact far in excess of that experienced in the likes of a FPS or even MMO, the TOG server operates on the basis of a whitelist and group access permissions (see further down for details on the group permissions). Prospective players can apply for access (in the "Apply for Server Access Here" sticky) and their applications will be processed in-line with the below policy Approved players will be placed in either the TOG, VIP or JrVIP groups.

TOG Members > 6 months ..................... TOG Group
Those who have held active TOG membership for greater than 6 months, and deemed to be in good standing by the server admins / DC. Active membership being defined as regular TOG forum posters and/or active players in other TOG Divisions. This will be confirmed prior to access being approved.

TOG Members < 6 months ..................... TOG Group

Those who have held active TOG membership for less than 6 months, must be vouched for by a TOG member who satisfies the "TOG Members > 6 months" requirement outlined above.

The TOG Member vouching will not be held responsible for the activities of someone they vouch for (e.g. their server access wouldn't be affected if problems occurred with someone they vouched for). However we ask that careful consideration is given before agreeing to vouch for someone.


Non-TOG Applicants ..................... VIP Group

The same as for "TOG Members < 6 months" above.

Children of Existing Players ..................... VIP or JrVIP Group

Only children of active players will be considered. They must be vouched for by their parents and the parents will be held responsible for their actions, i.e. parents may face sanctions for serious misbehaviour by children (if you don’t fully trust little Johnny to behave, how can we be expected to?).

As noted above, parents are responsible for supervising both their children's activities and interactions with others on the server. Children will not be provided access unless their parents are also players on the server. For this reason, a child's friend will not be considered unless the friend's parent is also a player on the server.

Children will be added to the VIP coded group by default. However a child may instead be listed in the JrVIP coded group if requested by their parent (via the forum or a pm to an Admin/DC – who will copy the pm to the private Admin sub-forum for archive purposes).

Visitors ..................... Guest Group (default)
May be granted access on a case-by-case basis to visit the server however will have no build / destroy rights. As such, they will only be spectators. Access will be removed after an appropriate period. Prior Visitor access does not grant entitlement to future visitor access or a reduction to any of the above requirements. Players are very rarely placed in this group.


Note that once you have been added to the whitelist, if you have successfully joined the game yet you find your name in chat being displayed in grey and you are unable to place/remove blocks, then please ask an Admin to set your group permissions, as you may have been incorrectly considered a "Guest". If no Admins are around, post a notice in the forum.

Any disputes/complaints in regard to the access rules or their practical application should be directed by pm to the Division Captain.

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7. In Game command list
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This List is accurate for Frontier currently

Command List:

These are commands presently available to players in the TOG Minecraft server..

  • /list: Lists players online.
  • /tp: Shows teleport help.
  • /tp|teleport PLAYER: Teleport to the location of PLAYER.
  • /spawn or /tp spawn: Teleport to spawn
  • /home or /tp home: Teleport to the world spawn or your bed
  • /getpos: Get your present coordinates and bearings
  • /me: Emote your messages
  • /msg|tell|reply PLAYER MESSAGE: Sends a private message to the designated player

Blocks/items will not normally be spawned by Admins or Moderators on the Frontier server in keeping with the survival intent of the Frontier aspects and feedback from division members at the time of the Frontier server's establishment.

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8. The Server Map
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Maps for our worlds are rendered approximately once a week and can be found by visiting the maps thread
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9. Voice Comms
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The Division mainly uses the TOG Teamspeak 3 public server, shared amongst a number of TOG Divisions. However, a channel is also available on the TOG Teamspeak 3 server, however this is not available for use by non-TOG players.

Details are available within the TOG Member sub-forum sticky or will be provided to non-members when their whitelist application has been approved.

Server details and password should not be shared outside of approved players TOG public (TS3) / TOG Members (TS3).

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10. Starting out on the TOG Server
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Note: If you've not played Minecraft before at all, it will be less overwhelming if you've watched a few tutorial videos. There is a series linked in the Minecraft Tips sticky, along with links to various other Newbie Guides, FAQ, Wiki, Tutorials, etc.


A few quick points to help you. Some of these may not be available to you depending on your membership level (see above). See the forum for specific rules and advice for each server.

On the Frontier server:

We don't have a spawn village as such, instead you will spawn in the spawn tower. There are supplies in the chests above spawn to help you get started (please be considerate in how much you take as restocking is not as easy). There is a community mine to the north-east - follow the signed paths but be careful as the path is not protected from the monsters.

This world has no warppoints but some teleportation is allowed. If you sleep in a bed, you can use /tp home at anytime to teleport to it (though there may be a warmup period of a number of seconds). PVP damage is on for all players, but the wishes of any player to not participate in combat must be respected.

On the allied servers

Whitelisted players can also join in on various allied servers run by Toggers. If Frontier isn't quite what you want out of Minecraft, maybe one of the allied servers is more to your taste. Each has their own forum which defines their own rules and their own gameplay objectives. If you have queries, just post in the forum.

If you would even like to run an allied server yourself, the conditions are set out in TOG Minecraft Server Code of Conduct.

Temporary servers

Occasionally we temporarily replace the TOG servers with new worlds and servers. For instance, in the past we have revisited old servers with new versions of Minecraft or used maps prepared by others. These worlds will often have their own rules.

What do we do on our servers?

Our players are regularly found working on their masterpieces, big or small, as well as helping others in the community. Have a look at the Division's calendar and The Miners' Gallery to see what sort of events and constructions have also occurred since we started in September 2010.

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11. How can I Contribute to the Community?
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Contributions can take a number of forms, including (but not limited to):

  • Suggestions / ideas
  • Server Funds - paypal details
  • News items / Articles for our Division homepage
  • Volunteering as a Mod / Admin as vacancies arise
  • Donating / subscribing to TOG (note, this contributes to the TOG forum costs, not any Minecraft game server)

Post up in the forums, or pm the DC/Admins/Mods as appropriate.



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12. What if I have encountered or noticed a problem?
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Can’t connect to the Server: Check the Mojang server status indicators at http://help.mojang.com/ for problems and the Our Worlds sticky for any advice of maintenance. Please only pm a Mod/Admin, or post a thread that you’re having troubles, if you have checked these points first.

Be aware that should a compulsory server patch be released by the developers then the servers will continue to run the previous version of the game until the server admin mods/plugins we utilise are also updated. Thankfully not all server updates are compulsory and clients have the option of whether to update or not each time the game is started. Note that if you attempt to connect with a client that is a later version than the servers, the game will report an error indicating your client is outdated, when in fact it is the server which is not yet updated.

If you have inadvertently updated or are a new player without the previous version installed, then one of the following tools may assist in rolling back your client (we unfortunately can't host a copy of the matching client as it is in breach of the Minecraft Terms and Conditions). See also the hints in Minecrafting 101

MC Nostalgia - [TOOL] MCNostalgia 2.1.2 (With GUI) Now works with 1.4.6! - Minecraft Forum (new developer Nov 2011)

In-game behaviour: Any player with concerns about the behaviour or activities of another player should privately speak to (using pm or in-game message - /msg) a Mod, Admin, or the Division Captain who will investigate and deal with the issue. If no Mod/Admin/DC is available, please pm the Division Captain or another member of the Admin team with:
  • the nature of the problem, in as much detail as possible
  • the exact location of any incident (including coordinates)
  • the time you believe it occurred (or a time-frame if you are unsure)
  • a screen-shot if appropriate

Forum behaviour: The Minecraft forums are moderated by the Division Captain, with assistance from the TOG Moderators as necessary. Inappropriate behaviour would normally be identified and dealt with. However should you feel it necessary, please pm the DC or use the ‘report post’ icon next to the relevant post. Do not take it upon yourself to unofficially moderate, as this has the potential to escalate the issue.

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