we now run the factions plugin on the server. I am still configuring the permissions but here is some info about this awesome plugin!
The Chat Commands
The chat console command is /f
This command has sub commands like this:
/f alias,alias,alias [parameter] *[optional parameter]
You may use any of the aliases. They point to the same command.
These are the commands for the normal players:
/f help,h,? [page] – Display a help page
/f list,ls *[page] – Show a list of the factions
/f show,who *[faction tag] – Show detailed information on a certain faction
/f map *[on|off] – Show an Structure Craft-art map of the nearby territory. Per default it will render only when you use the command. If you specify on or off you will toggle if the map should render every once in a while.
/f power *[player name] - Show either your own power (if no name is specified) or another player’s power (if a player name is specified, and permission node factions.viewAnyPower is granted)
/f join [faction name] – Join a faction
/f leave – Leave your faction
/f chat,c – Switch faction only chat on and off
/f home – Teleport to the faction homef
/f create [faction tag] – Create a new faction with you as admin
/f Structure Craft [Structure Craft] – Change the faction Structure Craft
/f tag [faction tag] – Change the faction tag
/f open,close – Switch if invitation is required to join
/f invite,inv [player name] – Invite a player
/f deinvite,inv [player name] – Remove a pending invitation
If your faction is closed invitations are required to join the faction.
/f sethome *[faction tag] – Set the faction home (faction tag can only be specified by those with admin bypass permission; otherwise, it’s for your own faction)
/f claim – Claim the land where you are standing
/f unclaim, declaim – Unclaim the land where you are standing
The area claimed is a minecraft “chunk”. It is an 16×16 area all the way from bedrock to the sky. If you are claiming territory from another faction you must start at the border. Only faction moderators and admin can do this.
/f owner *[player name] – Set/remove ownership of a 16×16 claimed territory. If a player name is specified, that player will be added or removed from the owner list for the territory. If no player name is specified, it will either set ownership to the player running the command (if no owners are currently set) or completely clear ownership of the territory.
/f ownerlist – View a list of owners for the current area. Only works inside your own faction’s territory.
/f kick [player name] – Kick a player from the faction.
Faction moderators can kick normal players but not eachother. The faction admin can kick moderators though.
/f mod [player name] – Give or revoke moderator rights to one of the members of the faction. You must be faction admin to do this.
/f admin [player name] – Hand over your admin rights to another member. Note that you are really handing it over. You will not be admin for the faction any longer. You will be turned into a moderator, but the new admin could kick you any time.
/f title [player name] *[title] – Set or remove a players title. This serves special meaning. It’s just fun and allows you to “promote” players.
/f noboom – enable/disable explosions inside your faction’s territory; only available to faction admin and faction moderators for peaceful factions (explained further down)
/f ally [faction name]
/f neutral [faction name]
/f enemy [faction name]
Set which relation you WISH to have with another faction.
Read more about relations below.
And these are the commands for the server admins, most of which work from the server console as well:
/f disband [faction tag] – Disband a faction
/f safeclaim,safe *[radius] – Claim land for the safezone
/f autosafe *[on|off] – Auto-claim land for the safezone
/f safeunclaimall,safedeclaimall – Unclaim all safezone land
/f warclaim, war *[radius] – Claim land for the warzone
/f autowar *[on|off] – Auto-claim land for the warzone
/f warunclaimall,wardeclaimall – Unclaim all warzone land
/f peaceful [faction tag] – Toggle the indicated faction’s “peaceful” status
/f permanent [faction tag] – Set a faction as permanent. Permanent factions are not deleted when they have no members.
/f bypass – Enable admin bypass mode: build/destroy anywhere
/f lock *[on|off] – Lock all write stuff
/f saveall,save – Save factions to disk
/f reload *[file] – Reload all data from disk, or only data in specific files (available files: board, conf, factions, players)
/f config [setting] [value] – Change any setting in conf.json directly and immediately. See the Configuration page for more info.
/f version – Which version of this plugin are you using?
Note: /f unclaim works on safe/war zones as well, for those with the appropriate permissions. For players with admin bypass mode enabled, any faction’s land can also be unclaimed that way.
Relations, Territory and War
The factions on the server have relations to each other. They can be ally, neutral or enemy. You choose your wished relation to another faction through a chat command.
If both factions wishes ally you will be allies.
If one faction wishes enemy you will be enemies.
You can never hurt members or allies (friendly fire is always off).
You can not hurt neutrals in their own territory.
You can always hurt enemies and players without faction.
Damage from enemies is reduced by a certain percentage in your own territory.
Only faction members can build and destroy in their own territory. Interaction with the following items is also restricted by default: Wooden Door, Trapdoor, Chest, Furnace, Dispenser, and Diode. Make sure to put pressure plates in front of doors for your guest visitors. Otherwise they can’t get through. You can also use this to create member only areas. As dispensers are protected you can create traps without worrying about those arrows getting stolen.
Every player has “power”. The power can at most be 10 and at least be -10. If you die you lose 2 power. Note that it doesn’t matter at all how you die. You can be killed by an enemy or drown in sand. In either case you will lose 2 power. The power will be restored over time, but only while the player is online; while offline, their power will not regenerate. It takes 5 min for 1 power to be restored while online. You will also lose 1 power for every 24 hours offline. Note that these values are all just the defaults, and can be changed as desired.
The power of a faction is the sum of all member power. Every power grants the faction right to claim one land/chunk. You can claim land from a faction if it has to low power.
A faction with two healthy players, MrApe and MrCow, had a faction named SuperAnimals. The faction SuperAnimals had 20 power. This was because the members had 10 power each and 10+10 is 20. They claimed as much territory as they could (20 minecraft chunks that is). Then MrApe went and drowned in lava. As MrApe died he lost 2 power. After that he had only 8 / 10 power and the faction SuperAnimals had 18 power as 8 + 10 = 18. At this time SuperAnimals had more land than they could handle (20/18). Then their enemy Bulldozer took the chance to claim some of their land. He managed to claim 2 chunks at the border of their territory. Then he could not claim more as SuperAnimals now had (18/18) land.
Note that if you claim land from another faction you must start at the border of their territory.
The server admins can create safe zones. These zones can not be claimed by other factions. PVP is turned of and monsters may not spawn or hurt players there.
Server admins can also create war zones, somewhat similar to safe zones. These zones however are not safe from PVP and monsters. Further, they can be configured to have friendly fire enabled (PVP between allies and faction members) and can be configured to have power loss disabled in them.
Individual Ownership of Territory
For territory that has been claimed by a faction, the faction admin (and possibly faction moderators) can further specify ownership of any claimed territory to anyone within the faction using the /f owner *[player name] command. This ownership will limit access to the territory to only those in the owner list, along with the faction admin and faction moderators. In general, these owned areas will extend the same protections which faction territory provides against those not in the faction to also protect against normal members of your own faction.
This can be used to provide private ownership of particular areas, or to provide a storage area for the faction admin and moderators which is safe against in-faction griefers.
There is a special “peaceful” status which can be set for any faction by server admins / moderators using /f peaceful [faction tag]. Members of peaceful factions cannot deal or receive PvP damage (unless in a war zone which has friendly fire enabled), cannot claim land from another faction and likewise can’t have their land claimed, and cannot be considered as ally or enemy of any other faction. Faction admins and moderators of peaceful factions can enable/disable all explosions inside their faction’s territory at will using /f noboom. The main purpose of this “peaceful factions” is to provide a way for more peaceful players who don’t want to take part in faction wars (or just want to take a break from them) to still have fun on the server. It is also meant to allow groups of players to make protected buildings, monuments, grand constructions, and so forth without having to worry about another faction destroying them.
If you use iConomy, EssentialsEco, or any economy plugin compatible with Register to provide an economy for your server, this is for you. Most Factions commands can be set to cost money in conf.json. For claiming land, there are some extra features. Each additional land claimed by default costs more than the last, with the multiplier being configurable. For example, the first claim might cost $30, the second $45, the third $60, and so forth. When land is claimed from a weakened faction, there is a configurable bonus amount of money deducted from the cost of claiming the land, as an incentive; this number can be changed to a negative value to instead make it cost more to claim such land. When land is unclaimed, a configurable percentage of the cost of claiming the land can be refunded (defaults to 70% of the cost). The total value of a faction’s claimed land will be shown in the info given by /f who [faction tag], along with the depreciated (refund) value.
This plugin has a couple of extra features which are only enabled if you are using the Spout plugin and your players are using the Spoutcraft client, since they are otherwise not possible to implement. More features requiring Spout may be added in the future.
If you don’t use Spout, no worries. Everything else will work fine, you just won’t have these particular features. For any of your players not running the Spoutcraft client, everything will likewise work fine for them except for the lack of these features.
Relation-colored faction tags will be displayed over each player’s head, along with their faction title if they have one. This way you can easily identify a user’s faction at a glance, along with whether they’re enemy, ally, member, neutral, or peaceful.
Relation-colored capes will be shown on faction admins and optionally faction moderators as well.
Tips and Trix
There are certain colors for certain relations in the chat messages:
Members are green, Allies are purple, Neutrals are white and Enemies are red.
Write f instead of /f. You can skip the slash when using console commands.
Faction admins should promote trusted members in the guild to moderators. This way the guild will have a leader even when the admin isn’t there.
Faction moderators can set a home for the faction. You will spawn there on death. Teleport there using /f home
When using chat commands that takes a parameter faction name you can actually specify a player name instead. That players faction will then be used.
When you enable admin bypass mode using /f bypass, you will be able to bypass quite a lot of restrictions. Primarily, you will be able to build, destroy, interact, and use items in any territory. You will be able to unclaim any land, no matter which faction owns it.