Is the Skript plugin bad?

No, but we don’t recommend it for your server. Of the many resources available to server owners, this is one project with a uniquely controversial history. Created by Swiss developer Peter “Njolbrim” Güttinger, the Skript plugin provides a way for humans with little to no coding experience to create “scripts” using a simplistic programming language … Read more

How do I set up a Minecraft server?

Good question. We recommend newcomers try a hosting service. There are an overwhelming number of free and paid hosting providers available for a multitude of games, including Minecraft: Java Edition. Some are great, many are not, and a few excel at particular aspects compared to their competitors. We’ll attempt to walk you through some of … Read more

Which server software is best?

Tough choice. We recommend Paper for most Minecraft: Java Edition servers. Mojang (the developer of Minecraft) provides Realms, a pre-configured space to play with friends, as well as a free program to create multiplayer servers. However, neither option allows for plugins (also known as “server-side mods”) nor much optimization. To fill this gap, the Minecraft … Read more

Do I need PlaceholderAPI installed?

Probably. We recommend the PlaceholderAPI plugin for your server. PlaceholderAPI is a resource from the lovely folks at HelpChat which lets you display information from supported plugins nearly anywhere text can be processed. Using their innovative Expansion Cloud service, finding integration for your favorite plugin is as simple as visiting their website. Expansions which have … Read more

Does BedWars1058 work well?

Yes. We recommend the BedWars1058 plugin for your server. Previously a premium plugin, Bedwars1058 has been around since late 2017. With it, players will fight to destroy their opposing teams’ beds through the use of unique weapons, shops and item spawners. After each game, the world is automatically reset in preparation of the next round … Read more

Is the Interactions plugin a good buy?

Yes. We recommend Interactions for your server. Of the many plugins for sale on the SpigotMC platform, Interactions stands out as a genuine, no-gimmick tool for creating great conversations between players and Citizens NPCs. Though not technically required, being able to approach an NPC and be instantly immersed in dialogue is game-changing for any story-driven … Read more

Is the Dynmap plugin useful?

Yes, we recommend the Dynmap® plugin for your server. Since the early days of customized Minecraft servers, players and administrators alike have yearned to see well beyond their render distance. Whether it be for scouting a future build location, or keeping a watchful eye on the player base, the most popular block game on Earth … Read more

How does mcMMO Classic stack up?

It’s alright. Read before using the mcMMO Classic plugin on your server. This formerly free version of mcMMO (not to be confused with the newer mcMMO Overhaul) is the original RPG plugin for Minecraft servers. Since August 2011, it has provided players the unique ability to hone skills such as Woodcutting (tree-cutting proficiency) and Acrobatics … Read more

What does the Vault plugin do?

More than you might think. We recommend the Vault plugin for your server. The original CraftBukkit server software (which Spigot and Paper are built upon) was released back in December of 2010. Less than one year later, Vault was made available on BukkitDev. With it keeping its place as one of the most-downloaded plugins to … Read more