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==Emergent Features==
 
==Emergent Features==
* '''Small/Quiet''' - currently about 6 regular players. This Land is intentionally not advertised in standard Minecraft server listings; we grow slowly by tweets, tumblr posts and friend referrals. Even if there were many players
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* '''Small/Quiet''' - currently about 6 regular players. This Land is intentionally not advertised in standard Minecraft server listings; we grow slowly by tweets, tumblr posts and friend referrals.
* '''Organically evolving in-game infrastructure''' - the [[Nether Network]] is an open transportation system that you can connect your base to, wherever you are; Our redstone currency is backed by diamonds<ref>you can trade 32 redstone blocks for a diamond and vice versa</ref> at the [[Automated Market]]; a [[Post Office]] and voting booth is coming soon.
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* '''Organically evolving in-game infrastructure''' - the [[Nether Network]] is an open transportation system that you can connect your base to, wherever you are; our redstone currency is backed by diamonds<ref>you can trade 32 redstone blocks for a diamond and vice versa</ref> at the [[Automated Market]]; a [[Post Office]] and voting booth is coming soon.
  
 
==What is it like to play on This Land/player testimonials==
 
==What is it like to play on This Land/player testimonials==

Revision as of 16:26, 8 February 2016

This Land is not like other Minecraft servers because it doesn't come from Minecraft-Server culture. It is a safe nonbinary/autistic space first, and a Minecraft server second. A lot of the features reflect this.

Technical Features

  • Semi-vanilla - Game changing or obtrusive plugins would make the server less accessible and even more niche than it already is, so we don't have them. Here are the plugins we do have.
  • Survival - all players (including mods and admins) play and build in survival mode, and have done from the very beginning so anything you see[1] has been resourced and built with blood, sweat, and tears. This makes the server very fair[2] - staff have to go mining for their diamonds, just like everyone else.
  • Player-versus-environment - this server is not focused on player-versus-player.[3]
  • Mature - only players 18 and older are allowed to join.
  • Whitelisted - you have to apply to join; much easier to maintain a safe place this way.
  • Custom AutismChat plugin - significantly more control over chat-related stimulus.
  • Effective, Accessible out-of-game communication - Telegram groups for socialising and discussion without having to be online at the same time as others.
  • This Wiki

Social Features

  • Consent culture - Doing *anything* that affects other players without their consent is unacceptable, so don't touch anything[4] without asking. Intentional theft/griefing are unheard of here.
  • Autistic space - run by and for autistic people[5]
  • Nonbinary friendly - a safe place for nonbinary trans people - your pronouns will be respected.
  • Whimsical admin - Cassolotl makes the server both safe and fun.

Emergent Features

  • Small/Quiet - currently about 6 regular players. This Land is intentionally not advertised in standard Minecraft server listings; we grow slowly by tweets, tumblr posts and friend referrals.
  • Organically evolving in-game infrastructure - the Nether Network is an open transportation system that you can connect your base to, wherever you are; our redstone currency is backed by diamonds[6] at the Automated Market; a Post Office and voting booth is coming soon.

What is it like to play on This Land/player testimonials

this being a safe space for autistic people is really important to me - thats why i joined in the first place!! + nonbinary stuff of course :D this land is a goldmine, i dont know any other servers like it
- a currently annonymous player

Footnotes

  1. Exception: the tutorial building was thrown up quickly by the admin in creative mode because it was considered urgent and not something that interferes with the rest of the server.
  2. We're autistic, so we like that :P
  3. We have a PvP plugin that you can use if you want to fight with other players who want to fight.
  4. If it's in the wilderness and isn't obviously made by a player, you can do what you like. Be a bit aware of nearby builds by other players though.
  5. definitely autistic people, not people with autism. Autism is part of who/what we are and it's not an illness.
  6. you can trade 32 redstone blocks for a diamond and vice versa