Server beginners guide
Basic server informationWelcome to Minecraft Breakdown! This is a 100% custom modified server using Flan's Mod - that means that we deliver an unique gameplay experience you have never seen before. To ensure you enjoy all the features this server brings please read the following guide carefully.
Please also remember to read the server rules listed here!
Minecraft Breakdown is an open world pvp-pve survival faction server with modern weapons and vehicles. That means the gameplay consists of: Fighting other players in the wilderness, gathering money and respect, building a base to save your items and raiding others bases.
Everyone of these aspects will be explained in detail later. First of all let's answer some questions you might have:
Where should I spawn?When you die you can pick your respawn point. Everyone has it's own features:
Safe zone:Here you cannot be attacked by others. Also you have access to certain features like the shop, crafting tools, a runway and a lot more. You can exit the safe zone by using the entrances of the safe zone wall or by using one of the teleport signs next to the main exit. You will spawn without any items.
War zone:The area surrounding the safe zone is called the war zone. Here players are trying to kill each other for items and respect - so only go there if you are looking for trouble. You will spawn with a gun and some basic tools but also loose 15 respect.
Wilderness:The further you walk away from the safe zone the less players you will meet and at some point you will be able to build. This are is called wilderness and is infinite. As you walk through the world you will find roads and buildings that are generated by the server. Those towns, cities or military compounds contain valuable loot - if other players haven't been there before you. But watch out: buildings and roads are protected by evil survivor bots called NPCs. With their guns they are an interesting target in terms of loot but also a very serious danger. Never underestimate them! You will spawn with basic farming tools and a small gun but also loose 15 respect.
PVP arena:This place is extremely dangerous but can be profitable. You will be able to loot the city protected by NPCs and there is only one way out. Also expect other players trying to gain your stuff. You will spawn with basic fighting equipment that costs you 40 respect.
What should I do now?As a beginner you want to become rich and successful as fast as possible. You have two options:
If you are inside the safe zone click the sign that teleports you to the wilderness next to the main exit. After you got teleported you can either go mining or look a random generated buildings such as cities. When you got enough items you can teleport to the safe zone with /spawn and sell your items there.
How to get money and respectMoney and respect is important to purchase items in the shop. For advanced items you need (like in the enchanting xp system) a certain amount of respect, but you won't lose any of it. Instead you will loose respect on death or team kill - the more you have the more you loose. So your life is very valuable.
You can get respect by killing players (you will get the amount they lose), selling items at the shop (10% of the item's worth) and other things like killing NPCs, raiding bases and performing kill streaks.
When selling items at the shop you will get money - usually 50% of the sale price. There is also a sign to sell your whole inventory.
Base buildingTo make sure your base is as safe as possible follow this guide carefully. Also note that you need to be part of a faction to have a base. If you are not, create one with /f create.
To mark a location as your base you have to place your faction spawn flag. You can get that at the spawn shop. The base protection works for each chunk. That means as you place the spawn flag the chunk the flag is in will be marked as your territory. In this area enemies can't build or break blocks, set their own base and lock chests. But they will be able to: steal your spawn flag, place C4 and lockpick chests and doors. To get informed about a base attack while you are offline you can download our Android app (details below)!
After you placed your flag you may expand the territory. To do so you can type /f claim to add the chunk you are in.
Another important aspect is how to build your base. Since enemies can destroy blocks using C4, it's important to know which materials you should use for your buildings. A C4 charge can destroy multiple blocks like dirt or sand. Light building blocks like wood planks or wool will break from one C4 charge each. Harder blocks like cobblestone and stone bricks need two or three explosives. Iron blocks will break with four C4 charges and obsidian is indestructible (but also very expensive). One more safety aspect of your base is the possibility to lock your chests. Therefore you can buy a code lock item at the shop. After you right clicked the chest with it you will be able to enter a 4 digit pin which you can use to lock and unlock the chest. So as soon as a chest has a code lock added everyone is able to press the lock/unlock key on their keyboard while looking at the chest. Whoever types in the correct pin will be able to access the chest. The same feature is also available for doors, buttons and levers. Tip: if you use the same pin for everything, use the auto lock/unlock key. This will enter the key for you after you conformed it once.
While building your base keep in mind to make it raiders as hard as possible to get in. Use hard materials and a lot of code locks. Also try to hide your base and only invite people to your faction you can trust. One more thing: Protect your base spawn flag. If the enemies steal it you have 5 days to place a new one. Otherwise your territory and it's code locks won't be protected anymore.
Since most base raids happen when the owners are offline, we created an Android app that informs players about base attacks on their real life mobile phone. While the base is raided the app also allows you to send NPC support to protect your base. On top of that there are a lot more features like: Server information, player statistics, in-game chat and a faction messenger!
Base raidingIf you spotted a base that looks like its worth a raid you have to do some preparation. First, find out how good it's buildings are protected, how good it is equipped and how many members it got. Then you will need some tools to break in: C4: The only method to damage enemies territory. Choose an fitting amount of explosives depending on how the base is protected. For that, keep in mind which blocks need which amount of explosives to get destroyed (see base building). Also you might bring a lot of lock picks to open doors and chests.
The raid itself should be planned carefully. Either you rush the base while the members are online and distracted or you wait until everyone of them is offline. For both cases you will need good weapons to defend your base - keep in mind that our Android app informs players as soon as you start a lockpick, kill a member or detonate explosives inside the base territory!
Try to split up in groups like raiders and spotters - maybe choose someone to get in a sniper position. The raiders will concentrate on finding the weakest spot to place explosives and gathering loot from chests. Spotters will protect the base from the outside and the inside since all players on the server will be informed with your position if you start a lockpick.
Minecraft Breakdown Client Mod informationOur custom made client mod is meant to make the server gameplay more effective and is part of the modpack. Read this to use it correctly:
The Breakdown Android appWe proudly present the great Minecraft Breakdown Android app - bringing a lot of helpful features to players that are far away from their computer.
The main feature of the app is the faction base management. You can see which faction members are online and what status the base is. If enemies attack your base you will be informed by an push notification immediately so you can get on the server and protect your property! If you don't have the possibility to do that you can send NPC support to your base. They will try to kill everyone nearby.
The app also gives you a lot of information about the server. You can see which players are online, what the latest news are, how long the server is running and a lot more. You will be informed by push notification about upcoming events, too!
To stay in touch with the server community even if you are offline the app allows you to receive and send in-game chat messages in real time! If you want to communicate with your faction members all the time from your smart phone you will be able to use the faction chat messenger. Exactly like in a Skype or Whatsapp group chat you can send and receive messages about your plans and in-game meetings!
What is my K/D? How many NPCs have I killed so far? To have access to these and a lot more interesting statistics you can open the statistics page on the app!
Interested? Go get it here!
Playing fairIt's very important on this server that people don't use cheats. Therefore we created a very effective custom anti cheat system. We can't explain exactly how it works for security reasons but all you have to know that it monitors players for abnormal activities. If a player is detected using cheats he will not be banned immediately but within a few hours or days - depending on his activities.
Now very important: Because of that it can happen that people cheat very obvious and are not banned automatically immediately. So in that case, just type /report name hacking. The anti cheat system will look up the player and ban him immediately if he's been detected earlier. So please just use this command - don't spam the chat or email the support (except if the player didn't get banned after several reports from different players). Thank you!
FAQHow to get ingame-money?
As you can buy things in the shop, you can also sell things there. Either click the item you want to sell in your inventory while you are in the shop menu, click the Scrap_Dealer trader to sell the item in your hand or type /shop sell all to sell everything in your inventory.Where to farm and build a base?
If you go out from the spawn (military airfield), you'll be able to build some hundred blocks away from spawn. We recommend to buy a plane to get far away from spawn to find a safe place to build a base.Am I allowed to make a video on the server? Will I get a reward?
We would appreciate you to upload any kind of video from the server to YouTube and advertise the server, but there is no youtuber rank at the moment. The only reward you can get is being supported by our YouTube channel.What's the seed of the world?
The seed is [please contact blooditor]. - Note that the citys and other buildings won't be there.Is there a way to enter the nether/end?
At the moment it's not possible to go there. Everything you need you can find in the overworld, too.Am I allowed to use a minimap?
Minimaps that have an option to enable player radar are not allowed und will be seen as cheats.I lost items because of a bug or glitch. What to do?
If this is a rare server bug please report it and note the exact time when the bug occured. If your report helped us fixing it we will give you a reward. In common glitches or Flan's Mod bugs we unfortunately can't give you a refund.I found a bug. What to do?
Bug abusing is illegal and bannable. If you report the bug to the staff team you may get a reward.My faction got betrayed by a member. What now?
In most cases we can't do anything against traitors. It's up to you if you decide to invite strangers to your faction. Better don't trust anyone.Is the 'smart moving mod' allowed on this server?
Since it allows you to manipulate your speed and crawl through 1x1 holes it's not allowed on the server.Can you add ... mod or content pack to the server?
Nope. Keep in mind that every single player would have to install that. This server is that popular because it has official packs only.Why can't I build a nether portal?
Nether and End are not enabled on this server. Everything you need you can find in the overworld, too.Why are there no titans on the server?
Titans are very unstable and overpowered. On top of that they don't fit to the modern warfare gameplay.How to give my friend access to my chest?
Just tell him the PIN.Can I have a YouTube rank?
We currently don't offer a YouTube rank and would only give that to active and professional youtubers.