Welcome to Bear Nation's Wiki!
- 1 Introduction
- 2 FAQ
- 3 Other Pages
- 4 Rules
- 5 Economy
- 6 Requesting Staff Help
- 7 Applying for Moderator
- 8 Discord
- 9 Live Map
- 10 dubtrack.fm
- 11 Colors & Formats
Bear Nation is a commnuity-based, survival, economy, mcMMO server. We try to keep the survival feeling alive, with the exception of a few "Quality of life" functions. PvP (Player vs Player combat) is disabled and griefing is not allowed, allowing you to focus on surviving, and building amazing things. There's also minigames, which are just a fun way to relax and have with your friends. No rewards are given so there is no reason to be unfriendly during minigames. But the real hook of this server is the community. People can make friends on this server, and everyone knows everyone else. Respect is key. There's no reason to fight either - No PvP where people can hustle you out of your gear, no griefing/raiding where people can steal your hard-earned stuff, etc. Minigames are friendly and sportsmanship is very important to us. Overall, Bear Nation is very peaceful. If that's what you're looking for, you've found your perfect server.
Now, about the server itself. Lets start off with some FAQ.
What is the Member rank? How do I become a member? What perks do members get?
- The member rank is the first rank you can achieve on our server. You will receive Member status after signing up on our website.
- Follow this guide to become a member. If you already have an enjin account but your current in-game name isn't linked to your account since you changed your name, follow this. Its pretty simple, 100% free, and you get a ton of cool perks! A list of all the perks can be found here.
What is mcMMO?
- mcMMO is a plugin that allows you to level up certain skills in minecraft such as mining, fishing, archery, and more. As you continue to level up, you will receive certain perks while using this skill (like getting more ore when mining). Check out the mcMMO page for more in-depth explanation of mcMMO and it's features.
Is McMMO nerfed?
- Yes, McMMO has been heavily nerfed, as we are a survival server. There are still benefits for higher levels, however they will not entirely change the survival gameplay. For more information check the page on Bear Nation's McMMO.
Where can I start building? How do I claim land?
- Anywhere! Our world is open to building, just find a spot you like and start building! This includes towns/cities.
How do I protect my land and chests?
- Bear Nation uses two plugins to help you protect your stuff, and also a plugin that can protect your /sethomes. Read about them here. But don't worry, if you are griefed, make a ticket and a staff member will quickly fix it for you. Griefing is not allowed!
How can I allow someone to use my chests, doors, etc?
- Use /cmodify <playername>
How can I allow someone to build in my protection fields?
- Use /ps allow <playername> while standing inside the protection field.
What ranks are there? Can I be staff?
- Our server has a progressive rank system; in other words, you cannot skip ranks. You have to prove to us that you deserve to be staff by working your way through the ranks. This is how we measure maturity and make sure you will help the server grow, provide a good experience for our new members, and that you won't abuse your powers. You must play on the server for at least a month to be staff.
What is IRC?
- IRC is a chat protocol that we use to connect ingame chat to an IRC server, which you can connect to via an IRC client, such as the one on our website, so you don't have to be in-game to talk to everyone. Read the IRC page for more information.
How big is the world?
- The world is circular, with a radius of 15,000 blocks. Check the dynmap for a better visual.
Why can't I place lava/fire/tnt?
- Since our server is very strictly anti-PvP, we have disabled fire and lava placement for the Guest, Member and Member+ ranks, to prevent 'killing it with fire'. If you need fire/lava placed, please open a ticket and a staff member will do it for you ASAP, or ask a Trusted/Elite player.
- Furthermore, placing/activating TNT is restricted to Trusted players and above, as they can be used as a devastating griefing tool.
What difficulty is the server on?
- Get Optifine or do /rainoff
What is there to do?
- Endless things. Minecraft is, and always has been, a "Sandbox" game. Fire up that old imagination of yours and go build something spectacular. The possibilities are endless. And don't worry if you're not a good builder, you can also become rich using our economy system. And on top of that all, you can make friends. Who knew that survival wasn't so boring after all?.... We did!
- Bear Nation uses a different VoIP application called Discord - Read about it here.
- In the near future!
Topics that contain a lot of information have separate pages - you can find links to them here or on the sidebar.
- Protection (PStones, LWC, and Homes)
- Voting & Donating
To have such a peaceful server, there needs to be rules in place to keep everyone acting appropriately. Please follow the rules listed below to keep the server fun for everyone. This list can be accessed ingame with /rules.
These rules are subject to change at any time (and probably will quite often).
These rules apply to all connected programs, including but not limited to the ones listed individually below
- Staff's ruling is final.
- Be respectful to all players, and do not cause problems.
- On all non-minecraft programs, your username should be something similar to your in-game name.
- No excessive swearing, spamming or overusing caps.
- Use common sense.
- Do not do a staff member's job if they are available to do it themselves.
- Be a role model.
- No ban evading (that includes using IRC). Appeal at http://bn-mc.net/appeal
- Keep heavily opinionated and political arguments out of public chats.
- Streaming/YouTubers are welcome under 3 conditions: 1) Do not bring a large (~30 or more) amount of players simultaneously; 2) You, the streamer, and all your followers must follow all the rules; 3) If a large percentage of your followers do not comply with the rules, we may ban you and any people associated with your stream.
- Do not impersonate others.
- No advertising.
- English only in public chats. Use local/PM for other languages.
- Report all bugs and exploitable features, and do not abuse them.
- Don't make fun of or correct other people's typos.
- No griefing or raiding. If you don't have permission from the owner, don't touch it. This includes farms. If it isn't marked as public, don't farm and replant.
- No killing other players using game mechanics or death traps. (drowning, spleef, suffocation, etc)
- Do not create lag using minecraft mechanics. This includes but is not limited to AFKing for many hours at a grinder, excessive redstone machinery, permanently loading chunks, massive amounts of entities, and so on.
- No AFK farms that level up mcMMO or anti-AFK mechanisms.
- No mods/hacks, except OptiFine and Shaders.
- No random 1x1 towers/holes, block spam or obscene structures/skins.
- Poor sportsmanship including but not limited to whining, gloating, or scum-bagging will not be tolerated
- Use the Minigame channel for minigames.
- If you suspect something should be changed or removed, report it.
- Mini-maps are strictly not allowed.
- Spawn trapping/camping will not be tolerated.
- No @mentioning everyone or someone specifically for uneccesary reasons.
- Use the channels for their intended purpose.
- Do not troll, make annoying noises, or otherwise intentionally disrupt a voice chat.
- No excessive pictures/memes in chat.
- No songs over 6 minutes in length without approval of other listeners.
- No trolly, obscene or insulting songs.
- Don't complain or say you don't like a song.
- The queue has been locked; you must receive DJ status to bypass the lock. Log on to dubtrack and make sure your username is similar to your ingame name, then ask a staff member to promote you.
- No unauthorized bots
- Do not spam CafeBabe in the main channel - use #CafeSlow
- Do not necropost (Post on a really old, outdated thread). Make a new thread.
- Do not create uneccesary polls.
- Only edit information if you're absolutely 100% sure it's correct. Get an opinion from a staff member if you're unsure.
- Do not create uneeded pages, write uneccesary or 'for fun' information.
- Do not write advanced/complicated information in sections geared towards users.
- Use proper/professional grammar and wiki markup.
- Do not delete information without approval.
Bear Nation uses the Essentials economy. Each player starts out with $500 to build their empire - there's plenty of ways to make money. The most common ways are:
- Sell items at the /market
- Selling items to other people. There are three ways to do this
- Killing mobs
- Work for other players
- Get Top Voter
- Win events
Look here for a full commands list for our economy.
Trading via GUI
We have a plugin that allows players to initiate trades via a GUI. Simply do /trade <player> to get started. The other player can accept the trade with /trade accept. The trading GUI will open. Notice the heading of the inventory; place the items you wish to trade inside the half labelled "|YOU|". You can add money to the trade by clicking the "Add" gold ingot. Hover over the gold block to see how much money will be traded. If you want to remove the money, simply click the "Remove" gold ingot. Once you are ready to trade, click the green wool. The dye on your side will turn green, and once your trading partner does the same, a 5 second countdown will begin. If you change your mind, you can cancel the trade by clicking the red wool. Once the countdown finishes, the items & money will be traded, and you can be on your way!
Trade Sign Shops
Another cool feature of Essentials is the Trade Signs. They are similar to chest shops, but a more space saving; you don't need a chest. You can even have your own 'shop warp' that anyone can visit with /shop <your name>.
Once you've set up your shop, you can set your shop warp by typing /shop set. You can then visit your shop or other player's shops by typing /shop <player>. If your shop is good enough, we might even include it in the list of /shops list - a list of trade sign shops that are well developed, well stocked, look good, and have a variety of items. If you think your shop qualifies for this list, make a /ticket and we will review it. If you want to move your shop warp, type /shop del.
Trade Signs can be a slight bit tricky to make, so here's an intuitive guide on how to make them.
If you are selling items for a dollar amount, your sign should look like this:
- 1st line: [Trade]
- 2nd line: $<price>
- 3rd line: <amount> of <item>:<starting amount>
- 4th line: blank
[Trade] $16 32 dirt:64
You will receive $16, and they will receive 32 dirt. Another 32 dirt will remain in the sign for the next purchase. Afterwards, you will need to re-fill it.
Tips & helpful points
If you are using datavalues, you will need to use a semi-colon instead of a colon, like this:
16 3;1:64 (Selling 16 coarse dirt for <price> with 64 coarse dirt stored in the sign upon creation.)
$201 373;16421:(<Amount in inventory>)
In this example 1 Splash potion of Healing 2 will be sold for $20 per potion, the last number is shows the amount in stock.
You are unable to sell an unstackable item in quantities of more than 1, in a store. Using the potion as an example you are unable to buy them for anymore then 1 at a time as it’s a unstackable on purchase.
To restock & claim your money from tradesigns, simply right click them. Make sure you have the <starting amount> of <item> in your inventory when creating the sign. <starting amount> must be a multiple of <amount>, and <amount> must be a factor of <starting amount>. For example, if <amount> is 16, <starting amount> must be 32, 48, 64, etc.
Don't add the ':0' on the second line when creating a sign.
You will lose access to your signs when your change your name. Contact a staff member if this happens. It is recommended that you screenshot your signs, break them, change your name & use the screenshots to re-create them.
Each time you kill a mob, you get a small amount of money, usually ranging between $.50 and $2. The few exceptions are:
- Witches have a range of $.50 and $3
- Guardians have a range of $.50 and $4
- Shulkers have a range of $1 and $4
You can buy a temporary money boost in the vote store.
Requesting Staff Help
One of the main reasons the server runs so smoothly is because of the Staff. They are all ready to help you with whatever you need. If you ever need help from a staff member, simply make a ticket with the command /ticket <message>. It does not matter if no staff members are online, as the tickets are saved until a staff member closes them. Please make a ticket at the location of the incident, if there is one. For example, if you are killed by someone, make the ticket as close to the spot you were killed as you can. Screenshots are also extremely helpful when what you are ticketing is chat-related.
If you were griefed, please don't touch anything, and make a ticket immediately. Leaving everything the way it was makes it easier for staff members to take appropriate action against the griefer. If you are unsure of what to do, please use the command /ivebeengriefed ingame.
Reporting a player
You can also use the command /report <player> <message> to report rule-breakers to staff members. Remember, screenshots help. We cannot do anything to a player based off your word - we need solid proof.
- /ticket I was griefed - missing my enchantment table and bookshelves
- /ticket KillerBear drowned me and stole my items while I was AFK
- /ticket MeanieBear was arassing me, threatening to grief me.
- /ticket HackerBear confessed to me that they are using a hacked client. <screenshot link>
Applying for Moderator
Bear Nation's staff is essential to the server. Without our dedicated staff members, the server would not, and could not, be what it is today. Do you want to become part of that team, and give new players the same welcoming experience you got when you joined for the first time, if not even a better one? We'd love to have you!
There's some common misconception about what a moderator does, so I'll clear that up: A moderator's number one priority is keeping the server running smoothly. They fix grief, answer any questions a player might have, control chat, and settle disputes. Moderators must be well-tempered, patient, kind, helpful, and have to be extremely familiar with how the server works. However, moderators also are expected to participate in behind-the-scenes server development, whether that be providing opinions in the staff chat about new features or how to reform an old one, relaying feedback about how the server can improve from a player's perspective, and many other development related tasks. You must also be very active in the community and plan to continue that trend into the foreseeable future. If you feel you are ready to take on the position of Moderator, please apply using the template found below.
There's only one requirement to apply for staff - You must be the Elite rank or higher. If you meet this one simple requirement, then just wait for the Staff Applications to open and submit your application.
All information regarding moderator applications can be found here
Discord allows you to voice chat with other players from our server. You can meet your friends there, talk in real time, and get to know them better. You can also have chat conversations with other players that are offline, so you can get messages across to people who play in different timezones. If you already know how to use Discord, you can connect to it here. Please keep in mind that using Discord (especially the voice chat) is completely your choice. If you are nervous or uncomfortable using it, that's totally okay!
How to get Discord
You can also download the free app on iOS and Android devices.
Bear Nation uses Dynmap to generate a pre-loaded google-maps type map of the overworld. It is updated relatively quickly, hence the "live" part.
If you want to share your build using the map, use /maplink ingame to get a link to your current location on the live map or find your head on the map and click the "link" icon in the lower left corner, then copy the website's url. You'll most likely have to use a link shortening service like http://is.gd/ to share it in chat.
Check out the live map by going to map.bn-mc.net
If you've never heard of dubtrack.fm, it is a website where people can play their favorite songs for the rest of the communities in our very own DJ room. Dj's are cycled through a wait list, so everyone gets to play their music. You can create your own playlist, like songs, and earn dubs. There's also thousands of communities on dubtrack, not just ours. You can discover tons of new music!
Visit our Dubtrack at http://dubtrack.fm/join/bearnation
To keep the community running smoothly, there are a few simple rules you have to follow when playing songs.
- No songs that exceed 6 minutes in length without approval of other listeners.
- No trolly, obscene or insulting songs.
- Be respectful to all listeners & DJs.
- Don't impersonate others.
Colors & Formats
Trusted players can use color codes on signs. To change the color of the text, use the & plus the specific number/letter that coresponds to the color you want. For example,
&aText would become
Text. If you are a moderator, you can use format codes as well, such as bold and italics. You can find a list of all the color and format codes here