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“We give members every command they need to powerfully build and enjoy our server without meeting any requirements.”

Permissions are developed in accordance with our commitment towards freedom.
If something’s blocked or off-limits that you think shouldn’t be, please let us know.


In-game server

Our Minecraft server is the keystone to our community. We provide operator permissions for anyone without hassle, an assortment of plugins, and powerful tools for building and management.

Connection

Joining the server is simple. You can connect using the address novelmc.net or play.novelmc.net through the direct connect box; or adding us to your server list in-game. Applying a port isn’t necessary for connection but 25565 can be appended to an address.

You can also view and lookup other members, as opposed to the default tab list.

Many in-game commands displaying member-specific information will only apply to those connected during when the command was sent, making specificity imperative.

Nearby members can be located with a couple of proximity-sensing commands.

We provide support for both newer and older clients, from 1.12.2 all the way back to 1.7.2. Support for older client versions may change as the game updates.

Communication

Besidies the chat, other forms of in-game communication can be utilised with a variety of different commands. We use the Essentials features library along with several other plugins.

Mail usage

The /mail function can be used to send, receive, and manage messages. Keep in mind that all messages must comply with our guidelines or they’ll be removed.

Mailed messages, such as /msg, can be sent to offline members—or members that aren't currently on the server during command execution. /mail sendall cannot be used by members.

Other commands

Members can manage settings directly pertinent to their character; such as gamemode and immunity to health-based damage.

Currently, spectator mode is only available to administrators. This restriction is in place to maintain privacy and prevent unwanted activity.

Web services

The website provides fundamentals; such as information, referrals, and resources. It’s also great to master these tools, and you can start by learning how we commit different sections.

Homepage

Our homepage is the first page enveloping shadow.ga—you know, with the funny text and big red mountains. Other pages branching from our homepage (such as error pages) can provide material. This and akin files are powered by Jekyll and Flarum.

We provide guidelines, instructions, and guides on our documentation; so newcomers can learn with ease. You’re even reading a docs page right now and you can jump to pages with the left-hand table.

Notes and tips like this one signify knowledge that isn’t necessarily definite but important. Upcoming blocks detail assets we’re still trying to implement—also subject to revision.

Everyone should thoroughly read our documentation so they know how to get around. Information also helps with using the exclusive features of our server, forum, and other resources.

Social media

Social media is used for communicating announcements and other important information. We have a Twitter for sending quick messages and all tweets are relayed to the guild in #announcements.

Our GitHub organization is great for the open-source development of resources such as this website—and don’t forget our Medium blog.

Guild

The guild is our Discord server where anyone can talk to each other in real time. This service is great for sharing content, collaboration, and quick support; anyone can join, and it’s linked to in the navigation bar.

Channels

Text channels are the focus of our guild, along with voice channels. We segregate our channels based on the subject they were constructed for; as a result, please keep things where they belong.

The following channels can be used by anyone who isn’t muted or removed.

Other channels that aren’t listed here (such as admin-only channels) function limitedly; for more information, see the various channel topics.

Roles

The guild uses Discord’s role system for standalone designation; meaning that some roles provided to members will have no server or forum counterpart. These are called ‘titles’ because they carry no permissions (unlike ranks).



Only titles will be listed here, as the guild's ranking system is identical to that of our server; a list of administrator ranks can be found at our hierarchy.

The following positions can only be granted to administrators.

Applications

We use bots to emulate a personal assistant for every member. Bots have a wide variety of control and may cover customisation to specification. They can’t be used in-game.


Other commands and information; regarding in-game features, resources, and tools are further detailed appropriately.