Blocktopia - Army of Darkness
You wake up.
The last thing you remember was...it was...it was the vault, the people, the stories. Bomb. There was a bomb. All ended. You ended. And yet here you are, in the glistering sun, a landscape of nothingness, all wiped away by the Event.
You get up.
You try to survive...
Solitude is a server set in the nuclear fallout of...it isnt quite clear. It might have been atomic, it might be aliens. You do not remember.
Your task is easy: Survive, and live. And let me tell you, that's going to be quite a challenge.
Basics and rules
- This is a near Vanilla server experience. Creepers explode, TNT explodes, PvP is enabled.
- One rule: Don't be a dick. Play mature, be responsible, use common sense. Don't whine, but dont give reason to make people whine as well.
- One other rule: No outside communication of the game about where you are, radio stations, outposts and such. You may talk about your experience, but not about actual things that make you find each other.
- You have two lives. Once you die a second time, you are banned for 7 days!
- Small player cap - only 20 spots max at a time. First come first served. But we have a queue system. Read what it says when you try to login and retry every 120 seconds, not more often!
Communication and Radios
- Chat depends on how far away you are from the people you are chatting to. If you are closer than 25 meters, you will hear them like normal. If you are between 25 and 50 meters away, random letters from your chats will be deleted, the amount deleted based on how far away you are. At further than 50 meters away, you will no longer be able to hear the chat. That means, you will spend most of the time not hearing or talking with people - except if you find other survivors.
- Radio towers can be built by following these instructions: http://imgur.com/a/Ft06F Important: Place the redstone and torch first before you place the Iron block. The other way round and the Radio will not activate!
- The redstone current activates the antenna and it begins broadcasting signals within a three-dimensional spherical range, available to be received by other fixed antennas (simply click the iron block to show the received signals) or mobile radios (compasses held in your hand automatically scan for signals periodically).
- Extending Range
To transmit and receive further, place any number of iron bars on top of the iron block. As you build up, the new antenna radius will be shown to you in the chat area. The antenna tip can be destroyed to decrease the radius, or broken in the middle, and it behaves as you would expect, broadcasting from the highest contiguous iron bar.
- Setting Messages
Attach a sign to the side of your fixed antenna base, and the text of the sign will automatically be included in the transmission.
Rain decreases the transmission and reception radius. Thundering slightly increases it, but lightning has a chance to strike antennas, causing their destruction.
- Mobile Radios
Fixed antennas can receive and transmit, but are limited by their lack of mobility. Compasses serve as mobile radios, allowing for both receiving signals and navigating to their origin. To receive transmissions, hold a compass in your hand. It will continuously scan and report any nearby signals, their range, and message (if any). Switching to another item will turn off scanning. To tune into a signal, left- or right-click the compass. The next scan will report which signal you have locked onto, and the compass needle will point in its direction.
Radiation, Geiger Counter and G.E.C.K.s
- Unfortunately, the whole world is radiation poisoned, and the radiation is stronger the closer you are to one of the craters! Armor of any kind absorbs damage, but it damages the armor. Below ground you are safe from radiation. Use a compass to check for the current radiation level you experience.
- Your personal radio (compass) also functions as a Geiger counter. Every time you take damage from radiation while holding the compass in your hand, you will hear a click. This is useful for when you have armor on, as the damage done to that doesn't make a sound, so it is easier to keep track of how much damage your armor is taking. Also, you can right click with the compass in your hand and you will get a rads per second reading at the location where you are standing. Basically, every 50 Rads/sec you go up, you will get damaged once more per second on average. For a breakdown of what rads per second translates to in damage (1 damage is 1/2 heart), see the table below:
- Rads/secDamage per second
- Build a G.E.C.K! http://imgur.com/a/pQtV9 to stop radiation damage aboveground!
- The map is custom generated and 'infinite' (you will be moved to the other side of the map when reaching a border so to say). It features...wasteland, ruins, underground cities/vaults, old roads, and nasty, nasty, nasty mobs. Many of them.
- There are random fallout shelters hidden across the map
- Unknown Technology: The inhabitants of the area have been developing technology unseen and even unheard of in this region. On the off-chance you stumble across one of their new technologies, you will be dealing with new abilities not yet seen.
- Turn on some lovely music http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56B9C04452F55AD7
- You are free to either cooperate with other players - or not. This wont really be a competition. It is about the experience. Make it RP like if you wish.