EssentialsX, is it worth installing?

Yes, we recommend the EssentialsX plugin for your server.

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Since the earliest days of Minecraft server software, there has been a desire and need to accomplish basic tasks which are not included in the game itself. Easy access to points of interest, teleport requests, and extra moderation tools which we now take for granted were all pioneered by the Essentials plugin. While the release of Minecraft 1.8 lead its maintainer, KHobbits, to move on to other passions, development quickly continued with EssentialsX.

While the titular plugin does most of the heavy lifting, EssentialsX Chat and EssentialsX Spawn are popular modules which add in-game chat formatting and basic player spawning, respectively. Other add-ons such as AntiBuild (build control) and Protect (world protection) are available on their official website. CraftBukkit, Spigot and Paper are all supported, but you will likely come across warning that less popular alternatives like Mohist are discouraged – a point of contention among some server owners. Sponge servers are not currently supported.

Overall, this resources has earned its place as one of the most-downloaded plugins around. Pairing it with LuckPerms is strongly recommended by EssentialsX, and us. Code quality is excellent and, although some aspects of the accompanying wiki documentation are outdated, its Discord server is generally responsive. Some common issues are quick to be dismissed or ignored on its issue tracker, but if the problem at hand is more than operator error, the EssentialsX team is on the job.

  • Presentation: 5/5
  • Documentation: 4/5
  • Usefulness: 5/5
  • Code quality: 5/5
  • Support: 4/5

This post was last updated March 15, 2022 9:38 pm EDT

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