The Frontier SMP is a sandbox RPG with some hardcore aspects. Use magic, fight NPC bosses, battle players, all in a minimal-moderation sandbox environment. With inspiration from classic MMORPG games like World of Warcraft, Runescape, and Guild Wars, Frontier SMP strives to give you the abilities and gameplay of your favorite RPG game all in the borderline limitless world of Minecraft. With no land protection, no factions, and no gimmicky donation perks, you are free to do pretty much whatever you like!
There are only a few rules:
-No DDoSing/Doxing of players or the server. (Threats count! This is the only rule with an immediate perm-ban.)
Besides these 2 rules, we want players to be able to do anything they wish to within Minecraft's gameplay!
Here's a quick list of features we've added to the server (With much more to come!):
-No global chat! Players will only be able to see your chat if you're close enough to realistically be heard. Chats will also appear above your head! There are a few ways to communicate with players over long distances though. A low-tech and very cheap method is to use notes! Just hold a piece of paper and type /note and a carrier pigeon will fly your message to the player. The downside of this is that pigeons can take some time to reach their destination, flying at a speed of 1,000 blocks a minute. So if youre 10k blocks from someone, it will take 10 minutes for your message to reach them. A faster method of communication is to create a radio! Simply place 1 iron block and 1 iron fence on top of it to create a radio. While standing near a radio, you can type /radio and your message will instantly go to the recipient wherever they are! You can receive radio messages from anywhere but have to be near a radio to send messages.
-Magic! At the moment, there are only a few spells on the server, but more are coming out constantly, each with unique abilities! Magic comes in the form of consumable Spell Pages. These spell pages are created by imbuing regular paper near a strong source of magic. The only magic source in the world right now is the Fountain of Youth, located near 25k, 25k. Spell pages cannot stack, so you'll need to make sure you stock up on plenty of spells if you're gonna make the long journey to the Fountain of Youth. Simply type /imbue to imbue the paper you're holding with a spell! Right-click while holding a spell page to cast the spell!
(Don't know the command to imbue the spell you want? Type /imbue help to get a list of spells!)
-Bosses/Raids! You can find custom NPC bosses in dungeons hidden around the world. Each of these bosses has unique abilities and unique drops! The first (and at the moment, only) boss is the Creeper King and his unique drop is the King's Crown, a headgear with the same protection level of a netherite helmet, but gives the player an additional 5 hearts of max health. A powerful piece of kit, but it only has a 1/50 drop rate, so you'll likely have to defeat the boss a number of times to get it. He also drops other valuable items, so it's not a waste of time if you don't get the rare drop!
-Incredibly limited teleports! We feel like most servers go way overboard with letting players teleport around however they like. This totally defeats the purpose of all of Minecraft's unique methods of travel (and frankly makes the game too easy). We only have one teleport, to the world spawn, but you can only use it once every 12 hours. (It's mostly just in case you get stuck somewhere due to a bug and there's no staff on at the time to help you out).
-Semi-hardcore! We think that most survival servers are a bit too easy to be genuinely good fun, so weve turned up the heat a little. But not too much, being perm-banned for dying once is no fun at all in a multiplayer setting! If you die (more like WHEN you die), youll be banned from the server for one hour. This significantly raises the stakes if you die in a precarious situation, but also eliminates those annoying times when you kill someone and they keep coming back. Play it safe or you won't get to play long at all!
-NEW!!! Magic system! You can now imbue spells onto pages to create spell pages! Use /imbue to enchant your paper. Current spells are "Heal Aura", "Lightning", "Fireball", and "Root".
-NEW!!! Hired help! You can now use /hire to hire villager mercenaries! Get a guard to protect your base from hostile mobs, (And in the near future) a lookout to keep an eye out for players, or a sentinel to defend against players!
We plan to add all sorts of RPG-style content to the server, while still allowing players to explore and change the world how they see fit! We dont want to interfere with gameplay at all, so our staff is known simply as Observers. We just watch to make sure the gameplay is balanced and fair, but dont step in unless absolutely necessary. The moderation style is very laid back because we want our server to be fun and all options to be on the table for our player base.
Weve made a commitment to the fairness of our server by promising our player base that we will never add any feature that unfairly benefits players for donations. In fact, were not even accepting donations at the moment. We hate it when a server shows promise, but totally upsets the balance of power by giving donators unfair and unreasonable perks, so we decided to create our own community where that will never happen! This server is a passion project for all involved and we just want to create a new unique game mode that all players can enjoy!
We hope you join us out on the Frontier! Were looking forward to more friends and foes, allies and enemies, merchants, mages, warriors, thieves, and scoundrels! Play how you want, nobody can tell you what to do! Theres no law on the Frontier after all...
Any questions, comments, queries, concerns, or conundrums can be taken up with Observer 7 at [email protected] or by messaging them on Discord.