Staff Guide

Staff Resources

This page is not on the main menu, so you may want to bookmark it. Alternatively, it is also available through the pinned messages on the staff channel of the Discord server. This page is a useful resource for information regarding staff practices and plugins. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Mr Humble Pie!

Staff Rules
Yes even staff members have rules that they must follow! If you have any questions about these rules, or if you need general advice on moderating the server please feel free to ask Mr Humble Pie.

  1. Creative must not be used where it would cause an unfair advantage over regular players. For example, you cannot stock your market plots with items from creative, nor use creative mode to gain unfair advantage in games and events such as drop parties or building competitions.
  2. All incidents should be reported in the staff room of the discord chat, this ensures that there is a written record of all incidents that can be referred back to if required.
  3. Do not give players free items from creative, nor should you give them free money, unless it is from your personal account.
  4. Worldedit may be used to help regular players in exceptional circumstances, for example if a player is attempting to undertake a significantly large project and could use a hand with landscaping. Please use in moderation.

Punishing Players
Players can be muted using [/mute playername 1h], you can change the time value to whatever may be appropriate for the given situation at the time. You can unmute a prematurely by typing [/mute playername]. You can also softmute a player by typing [/softmute playername], this mutes the player however it does not inform them that they have been muted. You can use the same command to unsoftmute a player.

Jail time can be issued by typing [/jail playername jailname 1h], you can change the time value depending on the situation. Available jails are jail1, jail2, jail3 and jail4. You can release a player from jail early by typing [/unjail playername].

We do not use temporary bans on Humble Pie. Permanent bans should be issued as a last resort, however if the situation warrents it you can ban a player by typing [/ban playername reason]. Please give an informative reason and then inform the rest of the staff team in the staff channel on Discord.

Quick Plugin References
The following links provide information on some of the more advanced and frequently used plugins. Staff have all available permission nodes for Essentials, WorldEdit and WorldGuard.

You don't have to be a redstone genius or a command block wizard to be able to come up with exciting ideas and features. The following links can be used to generate anything from custom potions and items to special mobs and fireworks!

Head Shop Transactions
The headshop is now fully automated. You can find custom heads at the following websites.

You will be given a code once you have chosen the head that you want.

Tracking Players
If you have cause to believe a player is breaking the rules, you can track them by going in to spectator mode [/gm 3], or by using [/vanish]. Please remember to switch off any glow or particle effects you have enabled, as failing to do so can easily blow your cover. You should also disable your presence on the Dynmap web page by using the [/dynmap hide] command, you can enable your presence again by typing [/dynmap show].

Plugin Guide

Plugin Guides

BetterChairs

https://www.spigotmc.org/resources/better-chairs.18705/

BetterChairs is a fun little plugin that allows players to sit on chairs and slabs. Players can unlock this ability from the point shop for 16 points, members of staff unlock these permissions automatically.

There may be exceptional occasions when a player may report being stuck in a chair, this can be resolved by using the reset command.

Player Commands

/bctoggle
Disable or enable the ability to sit.
Unlock for 16 points.

Staff Commands

/bcreload
Reload the plugin.

/bcreset
Reset all active chairs to fix glitches.

ColoredAnvils

https://www.spigotmc.org/resources/coloredanvils.2216/

The ColoredAnvils plugin enables players who have supporter or donor ranks to add colours to item names through the use of anvils. It is very easy to use, players simply apply colour codes when renaming an item using an anvil. The item preview is updated live as the player types so they can see what the item will look like before committing to the change and using experience points.

CoreProtect
Disposal

https://www.spigotmc.org/resources/disposal-gui.2895/

The Disposal plugin provides a simple and fast way of getting rid of unwanted items. Players simply drop items into the disposal interface, however do be careful as there is no way retrieve items should they be disposed of accidentally. 

Player Commands

/disposal
Open the disposal interface.

HolographicDisplays

https://dev.bukkit.org/projects/holographic-displays

HolographicDisplays is a simple plugin which can be used to create holograms, floating text

HolographicDisplays is limited in what it can do due to restrictions within Minecraft itself, for example the size of text can not be changed. Holograms will always rotate to face the player view, thus fixed holograms are impossible to create.

Staff Commands

/hologram create name
Create a new hologram with the given name at your current location.

/hologram delete name
Delete the named hologram.

/hologram (or /hd)
Main command of the plugin. Shows info about it, the version and the developer.

/hd help
Shows the main commands of the plugin, hovering on the commands will show help for each one.

 

/hd list [page]
Lists all the existing holograms and their locations.

/hd near
Lists all the near holograms in the given radius.

/hd teleport
Teleports you to the hologram.

/hd align
Aligns the first hologram to the second in the given axis. For example, "y" aligns two holograms vertically, moving them to the same height, "xy" horizontally, moving them to the same x/z position.

/hd movehere
Moves a hologram to your feet.

/hd edit
Shows the command to modify an existing hologram.

/hd addline
Adds a line of text to a hologram. Use {empty} as text to make an empty line.

/hd removeline
Removes the line (from top to bottom).

/hd setline
Changes the line (from top to bottom). Use {empty} as newText to make an empty line.

/hd insertline
Inserts a line after the line (from top to bottom). If 0, it will be added before the first line. Use {empty} as text to make an empty line.

/hd info
Prints the content of a hologram with line numbers.

/hd readtext
Reads the lines from a text file. Create a file (for example logo.txt) and put it into the plugin's folder. Create a new hologram (for example named 'test') and then do /hd readlines test logo.txt to paste the text file's lines into the hologram.

/hd copy
Copies the content of the first hologram into the second one. After the command, they will be identical.

/hd readimage
Reads an image from the plugin's folder or from an URL (if the path starts with http://), with a given width (will be automatically resized, max width is 150 pixels). The symbol used will be taken from the config.yml. Transparent backgrounds are supported, you can choose in the config.yml what string should be used as space.
I recommend using " [|] " as space and the color &7 for transparency, because it has the same width as the block symbol "[x]" (if you didn't change the placeholders). You can also use a double space, but the image will not be perfectly aligned.
Use the flag "-a" somewhere to append the image to the end instead of clearing the hologram.

/hd reload
Reloads the plugin and the databases.

/hd fix (Only for 1.7)
Fixes the lightning of a hologram, by creating a block of glowstone in the correct place (16 blocks above the hologram). They won't be dark at night anymore.

Staff Commands

/protocol config
Reload the plugin co

/hologram (or /hd)
Main command of the plugin. Shows info about it, the version and the developer.

/hd help
Shows the main commands of the plugin, hovering on the commands will show help for each one.

/hd create
Creates a new hologram with the given name at your location. This name is used in the other commands.

/hd delete
Deletes a hologram.

/hd list [page]
Lists all the existing holograms and their locations.

/hd near
Lists all the near holograms in the given radius.

/hd teleport
Teleports you to the hologram.

/hd align <x|y|z|xz>
Aligns the first hologram to the second in the given axis. For example, "y" aligns two holograms vertically, moving them to the same height, "xy" horizontally, moving them to the same x/z position.

/hd movehere
Moves a hologram to your feet.

/hd edit
Shows the command to modify an existing hologram.

/hd addline
Adds a line of text to a hologram. Use {empty} as text to make an empty line.

/hd removeline
Removes the line (from top to bottom).

/hd setline
Changes the line (from top to bottom). Use {empty} as newText to make an empty line.

/hd insertline
Inserts a line after the line (from top to bottom). If 0, it will be added before the first line. Use {empty} as text to make an empty line.

LevelHearts

https://dev.bukkit.org/projects/lvlhearts

The LevelHearts plugin allows players to increase their maximum health, however this effect is not permanent. Players start with the default amount of 10 hearts and can gain an extra heart for every 5 experience levels they gain. For example, if a player is level 20 they will have a total of 14 hearts. 

If a player loses experience levels, either by bottling them or by enchanting, they may also lose any extra hearts they have gained. Players stop earning extra hearts when they reach level 100, allowing for a grand total of 30 hearts. This should be more than enough to help players fight even the scariest of mobs out there! There are no commands associated with this plugin. 

PlugMan

https://dev.bukkit.org/projects/plugman

PlugMan allows staff to manage plugins without the need for console access or restarting the server. 

Staff should note that the operator commands should only be used in cases of emergency. For example if a particular plugin is causing the server to slow down it could be temporarily disabled until the owner reviews the problem. These commands should be used sparingly and preferably with owner approval.

If a plugin is not functioning correctly use the list command to display all currently installed plugins. Any plugins which are broken will be coloured red, if they are shown at all. This is a good starting place for identifying problems with plugins. 

Never disable Essentials, GriefPrevention, Multiverse-Core, PermissionsEx, WorldEdit or WorldGuard.

Staff Commands

/plugman list -v
List all active plugins and versions.

/plugman info plugin
Display information about a specific plugin.

/plugman usage plugin
List all commands associated with a specific plugin.

/plugman lookup command
Find which plugin a particular command is registered to.

Operator Commands

/plugman disable|enable|restart plugin
Disable, enable or restart a specific plugin.

/plugman unload|load|reload plugin
Unload, load or reload a specific plugin.

/plugman check plugin
Check if a particular plugin has updates available.

/plugman dump
Generate a text file listing all plugins and versions.

ProtocolLib

https://www.spigotmc.org/resources/protocollib.1997/

ProtocolLib is a library that allows read and write access to the Minecraft protocol. It handles most of the overhead required with reflection and channel injection and provides wrappers to simplify packet modification.

There are no features or commands which regular players have access to, however there are some useful diagnostic tools available to use. These should only be used under the supervision of the owner.

Operator Commands

/protocol config
Reload the plugin configuration file.

/protocol check
Check for plugin updates.

/protocol version
Display the current version number.

/protocol timings
Monitor server and plugin performance.

/protocol listeners
Display what plugins are intercepting packets.

RPGHealthIndicator

https://www.spigotmc.org/resources/rpg-health-indicator.21185/

RPGHealthIndicator is a simple little plugin that displays health bars at the top of the screen when attacking or right clicking on a mob or player. There are no commands associated with this plugin. 

Vault

https://dev.bukkit.org/projects/vault

Vault allows plugins to store and exchange information easily. There are no commands associated with this plugin.

Votifier

https://www.spigotmc.org/resources/nuvotifier.13449/

Votifier notifies the server when a vote is received from one of the server list websites such as Planet Minecraft. Votifier is not responsible for issuing vote rewards to players. There are no commands associated with this plugin.