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This Land is very different from pretty much every other Minecraft server.
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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.
  
==Keywords you'll recognise if you've ever played on public Minecraft servers==
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==Technical Features==
* '''Semi-vanilla''' - just [[Our plugins|a few plugins]] mostly for protection and chat management, nothing game changing.
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* '''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 [[Our plugins|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<ref>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.</ref> has been resourced and built with blood, sweat, and tears.
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* '''Survival''' - all players (including mods and admins) play and build in survival mode, and have done from the very beginning so anything you see<ref>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.</ref> has been resourced and built with blood, sweat, and tears. This makes the server very fair<ref>We're autistic, so we like that :P</ref> - staff have to go mining for their diamonds, just like everyone else.
 
* '''Player-versus-environment''' - this server is not focused on player-versus-player.<ref>We have a [[Our plugins#PvPManager|PvP plugin]] that you can use if you want to fight with other players who want to fight.</ref>
 
* '''Player-versus-environment''' - this server is not focused on player-versus-player.<ref>We have a [[Our plugins#PvPManager|PvP plugin]] that you can use if you want to fight with other players who want to fight.</ref>
 
* '''Mature''' - only players 18 and older are allowed to join.
 
* '''Mature''' - only players 18 and older are allowed to join.
* '''Small''' - currently about 6 regular players.
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* '''Whitelisted''' - you have to apply to join; much easier to maintain a safe place this way.
* '''Whitelisted''' - something something, words.
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==Keywords you might not recognise==
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* '''[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=consent%20culture Consent culture]''' - Doing things that affect others without their permission is not how we do things.
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*'''[http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/1075/1248 Autistic space]''' - run by and for [[:Category:Players who are autistic|autistic people]]<ref> definitely autistic people, not people with autism. Autism is part of who/what we are and it's not an illness.</ref>
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*'''Nonbinary friendly''' - a safe place for nonbinary trans people - your pronouns will be respected.
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* '''Unadvertised''' - This Land isn't advertised in standard Minecraft server listings, So we never have any griefers.
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==Extra features maintained by staff==
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* '''Custom [[How to use AutismChat|AutismChat plugin]]''' - significantly more control over chat-related stimulus.
 
* '''Custom [[How to use AutismChat|AutismChat plugin]]''' - significantly more control over chat-related stimulus.
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* '''Effective, Accessible out-of-game communication''' - [[Telegram groups]] for socialising and discussion without having to be online at the same time as others.
 
* '''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'''
 
* '''This Wiki'''
  
==Other, more volitile selling points, but no less awesome==
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==Social Features==
* '''Organically evolving in-game infrastructure''' - [[Nether Network]], [[Jazzable's Everything Farm]], [[Automated Market]].
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* '''[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=consent%20culture Consent culture]''' - Doing *anything* that affects other players without their consent is unacceptable, so don't touch anything<ref>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.</ref> without asking. Intentional theft/griefing are unheard of here.
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*'''[http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/1075/1248 Autistic space]''' - run by and for [[:Category:Players who are autistic|autistic people]]<ref> definitely autistic people, not people with autism. Autism is part of who/what we are and it's not an illness.</ref>
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*'''Nonbinary friendly''' - a safe place for nonbinary trans people - your pronouns will be respected.
 
* '''[[Nether Hub#Heart Button|Whimsical admin]]''' - [[User:Cassolotl|Cassolotl]] makes the server both safe and fun.
 
* '''[[Nether Hub#Heart Button|Whimsical admin]]''' - [[User:Cassolotl|Cassolotl]] makes the server both safe and fun.
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==Emergent Features==
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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. Even if there were many players
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* '''Organically evolving in-game infrastructure''' - [[Nether Network]], [[Jazzable's Everything Farm]], [[Automated Market]].
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==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 15:47, 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. Even if there were many players
  • Organically evolving in-game infrastructure - Nether Network, Jazzable's Everything Farm, Automated Market.


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.