Mantle-Craft is a premium hosted & very community centric server. To accomplish this, we tend to keep a fairly low profile in the Minecraft universe, which in turn allows us to create a unique & tailored experience for the smaller number of players that regularly visit us at Mantle-Craft.
It is our philosophy to create an innovative & competitive environment for our users to play. Whether you want to create a safe haven for yourself away from PvP & griefing. Or want to embody the PvP aspect of Minecraft. We have a variety of server policies to support both platforms.
Originally, Mantle-Craft was hosted in London, due to the owner of the server living in the United Kingdom. But as the community began to develop, we found that the larger portion of our regular player-base were signing in from the USA. So to best server the player-base, the owner moved the server from London to New York (east coast of the USA). This server shift has enabled a considerably better connection for our USA player-base, while also providing a decent & playable connection to our EU-West player-base. Owner still connects from the UK, & would have shifted the server back to London if latency had caused any genuine concerns for him.
Baamoink is the Owner of the Mantle-Craft server, born in 1988. Having run the Mantle-Craft server since 24th October 2011, & with nearly 9 years of experience in online gaming communities. He takes on the brunt of the servers financial costs & overall development of the server itself.
Head-Administrator’s have the same power that the Owner does, having unrestricted access to every aspect of the server’s commands, server files & website. For this reason the Head-Admin is a difficult role to fulfil. Baamoink will approach a player if he feels they were suitable for the role. This role cannot be asked or applied for.
The administrator is given access to bypass various protections on the server, & given sufficient power to administrate the website & Mantle-Craft Server. Administrator’s are to have a good level of knowledge regarding the plug-in’s that are used on the server, & an in-depth knowledge of our playerbase.
Moderator’s are our frontline on community moderation. They are not required to have a great deal of knowledge regarding our plug-in’s or in-depth functions of the server. But they are required to have an open mind & knowledge of our playerbase. They also assist in advertising & maintaining a healthy community on the server.
The Architect is our leading role for staff that are charged with aesthetically developing the server. They are given unrestrained access to achieve their building goals to be most efficient. Due to the responsibility of such a role, the expectations are very high, & this is therefore a very difficult role to achieve (cobblestone huts won’t cut it I’m afraid).
Our Builder’s are our front-line for the server’s visual development, they are charged with building various prop’s, arena’s or whatever else the server may need in our Creative+ world. Our Creative+ world enables access to 100x100 plots with World Edit.
World Hub (Spawn):
The World Hub is where you will start your adventure on Mantle-Craft. This is the main hub that is centrally connected to the various area’s of our server. But please do not mistake this for a Hub Server, as it is a system that we have used since 2011, before Hub Servers became popular with the release of BungeeCord.
The World Hub hosts teleports to varous area’s of the server, a mini-games lobby where you can play either Spleef, Mob Arena or Survival Games. As well as a player run chest shop, where players can trade their goods for in-game money.
Our Survival world has a number of alterations that you won't find on your standard Vanilla survival. Physic's in our Survival world have been altered, dirt falls like sand does, you can't swim in water if you're carrying too much, custom loot drops from mobs. Along with many other unique experiences to be had on Mantle-Craft Survival. So if you're looking for something fresh in your Survival mode, this definitely a place for you.
Our Survival world is Towny & Lockette enabled, which when used in combination, allows our users to create a safe-haven from PvP & grief. Alternatively, you can enable open PvP & grief in your town if that is what you choose to do.
Welcome to hell on Mantle-Craft, we have a number of tweaks in our Nether world to keep any veteran players on their toes. With added danger, comes added rewards, you can earn some of the best custom loot on the server travelling through the Nether. But beware, it isn’t for the light of heart to attempt.
Fought the Ender Dragon before? Well you'll need to rethink your tactics for this beast. The Ender Dragon has returned stronger than ever. You'll need to band together with your friends to take this monster down!
This is our standard Creative world that everyone has access to. Players are given access to Creative mode in a 50x50 plot to build without the need to gather materials from all over the map.
Here we have what you could consider ‘VIP’ Creative world. Our Creative+ world gives access to 100x100 plots, along with access to World Edit to use openly within the 100x100 plot. However, access to plots in this world are not given quite so openly. Players must either donate via our Donation Store to gain access to plots here, or must possess either the Builder or Architect rank on the server.
DynMap (DynamicMap) gives players the ability to watch the world they play on evolve, live from their web browser. To view the live map of our server, click here.
Integrated Website & TeamSpeak:
To create a fully integral experience for our members, we provide a tri-sync’d system for our users to take advantage of. The chat is sync’d between our TeamSpeak & Minecraft Server. The ranks are sync’d between our Minecraft Server & Website. And the ranks between our website & TeamSpeak server are sync’d. So any changes on 1 area of our services, affects you directly in another area, creating an absolute immersion of your experience with us.
This is the default rank for any new player on the server. Guest’s on our server are still able to enjoy their time on Mantle-Craft, & are able to build/destroy, use towny & the majority of the core experiences of the server. However, they cannot use things such as /tpa, /tpahere & /sethome (can still use /home if they've set a spawn location using a bed). They can use /tpaccept if someone with the permissions requests a teleport to, or from them.
Obtained by registering on our website & verifying their MC account with their website account. Done automatically & does not require a member of staff to be present. Members are given full access to the Mantle-Craft Server.
Donations & Credit Points:
Like any other fully functioning server, we do offer additional perks for users that decide to financially assist the server’s running costs. Instead of offering ranks on our server, we allow players to purchase perks individually, so you can pick out the perks that you want without having to spend more money than you would want to otherwise.
We try our best to avoid ‘Pay 2 Win’ schemes, & try to put as much emphasis on our players being on a fairly equal ground when playing together. For this reason, a lot of our perks are purely cosmetic, & are a way of showing others that you have helped in aiding the server.
To create a fair & balanced playing field among the members of our server. We understand that not everyone has access to a paypal account, or even earns any money for that matter. Which is why we have implemented Credit Points as a free alternative to spending real money in our Donation Store.
Credit Points are earned by voting for our server regularly, with a total of 5 websites that we advertise ourselves on it takes a matter of minutes to starting earning your free Credit Points. Currently, 1 Credit Point is worth approximately £0.02 ($0.03), which may cause you to think “how on earth am I going to ever start getting donation perks on the store?!”. If you take the time to browse over our Donation Store, our prices are fairly low, especially in comparison to a lot of other Minecraft Servers.
On top of our low prices, you can also earn bonus Credit Points by meeting certain criteria. Such as voting 30 times within a 7 day period (bonus 5 Credit Points), or voting on all 5 of our advertisement pages within a 30 day period (bonus 20 Credit Points). So if you vote regularly throughout the month, you can start to accumulate a tidy sum which you can then use for extra perks. Remember, the amount of Credit Points you can earn is meant to be relatively small as it only takes 2-3 minutes to vote each day, & this system was implemented for those who are unable to donate with real money.