Every day we get asked tons of questions about the features we have on MineSaga and how to use them. This thread will outline almost all the custom features we have on the server and how to use them. If you think anything else should be added to this thread to help our new users out, feel free to leave a reply below!
How to start on MineSaga
To create an island, execute the command /is. This will bring you up a menu that allows you to select an island. Feel free to select any island you want to by clicking on any icon you wish. Once done, you have made yourself an island. You can teleport to it by doing /is then clicking the bed or using the command /is go. Once you have yourself an island, you will want to start making some money. To do this, players usually start with farms such as cactus or sugar cane. Once you have got yourself some money, depending on the economy of the realm you are playing, you will want to purchase spawners. All items you will need to play MineSaga can be located in /shop. This is clearly labeled and teaches you how to buy and sell items.
Once you have purchased spawners, create your grinder and start farming them! You can sell inventories of items using the command /sell all. The main aim is to build up enough money to increase your island value. You can view your island value by doing /is worth. To increase your value, you will want to buy blocks that are worth island value. These blocks are mineral blocks such as diamond and emerald but also blocks like sponge, hay and end frames. You can see how much a block is worth by typing /is value while holding the block. You can purchase these blocks from /shop in the category "Level shop". Keep placing these blocks to increase your island position to keep working your way onto /is top (the top value islands on the server). The more spawners, the more farms, the more money you make!
Now the basics have been said, I will run through all the different features and plugins we have that will make your life easier and give you things to do in between increasing your island values.
The End Game takes place every Sunday unless you are told otherwise. The aim of the event is to capture all of the eggs by standing in the circle and capturing it for your island. Other teams can uncapture your egg by standing in the circle until the timer is up. Once you have all the eggs captured, you will win.
The community chest is a place which allows users to place all their unwanted items which other users may need. You can access this by doing /chest.
Points can be gained from doing various things on MineSaga. Not only can you gain them from voting and crates, but you can also get them from farming. Farming crops such as wheat, potatoes etc will get you points on a piece of paper every now and then. You can see how many points you have with /points. Points are spent in /points shop. You can get things such as boosters and ranks for yourself here.
There are many different ways to create a cobblestone generator. Click here to take you to a video on how to create one. To cut a long story short, essentially once made, they will generate you all sorts of ores such as diamond and emerald ore. Depending on your island level will depend on the frequency of the ores you get. It will also depend what ore blocks you get. These ores can either be saved and turned into island value by placing them on your island or can be sold in the shop to get money to buy your spawners.
To vote for our network, issue the command /vote. Voting helps us a great deal so we have to offer you a good incentive to do so. Voting will get you things like free fly for 10 minutes per link, a vote key, points to spend in /points shop and much more. You can vote on all 3 links every day. Some months we offer rewards to the top voters every month.
As MineSaga has such a big player base, we have a queue in place so for instances when the servers are full, players can queue up to join the server. Simply either click on one of the NPC's in the hub to join the queue, or use the server selector. If there are slots, you will be sent instantly. However, if servers are full you will be put in a queue. Donators have queue priority over default users.
We have various gamemodes you can play to gamble away all your hard earned money. The first gamemode is Jackpots. You can use the command /jackpot to open a menu which will show you lots of information on the jackpot. The command /jackpot bet <amount> can be used to bet money. The more money you put in, the higher percent chance you have to win.
The next gamemode is coinflips. Executing the command /cf will bring up the coinflip menu. Hover over the book in that menu and it explains how to create a coinflip. If you wish to join a coinflip and you see one for the value you want, simply click the players head and you will join it.
Higher or lower is a new game we recently introduced. To do this, you have to request a game with something. The command to do this is /hilo invite <name> <amount> . You will then get shown a GUI with the gamemode in if the other player accepts. It is quite straight forward. Basically you have to guess whether the card is higher or lower than the card before it. Whoever gets the most cards right wins the money.
A massive part of MineSaga is experience and helps users get essential items. Experience crates will spawn in the Arena (/arena) and can be used by right clicking them. The amount of XP the crate will cost will be in a hologram above the crate itself.
A way you can gain XP is from the XP mine. You can get to this at /warp mine. This will reset every 2 hours. When it resets, you have 15 minutes to go there to get the XP boost. It is a coal mine and the XP you get from mining there is multiplied by 10 during the first 15 minutes. During those minutes, you can also get mine crates which contain things like XP bottles. Once the 15 minutes is up, you can still mine there for XP but you will not receive the boost. You can also get island/cell level blocks from this mine as well.
Chest Shops can be a great way to boost your income by setting up shops on your island to allow people to come and by your unwanted items. You can also request to buy stuff too such as peoples island value blocks for cheaper than you can buy it for in /shop. Click here to see a video on how to make these.
Discord link was a fairly new feature we added to the network. To use this, simply execute the command /discord. If you do not have an account linked, it will show you exactly what to do to sync your Discord account to your Minecraft account. Follow the instructions carefully. Doing this will allow any donator ranks you have to transfer into our Discord and give you a cool, coloured name. You can unsync your account by doing either !unsync in Discord or /unsync in game. Note that you will not get a key once you sync again.
The command /is activity will bring up a log of all the actions that have happened on your island such as promotions, bans, island bank deposits etc. This is useful to find out who did what on your island.
The fishing event will run every now and then and can be access at /warp fishing. The user who catches the most fish during the event will be crowned the winner and will get the rewards.
We have implemented a custom tab on the server to show you information such as your island members online, Saga's online, your coordinates etc. You can toggle this on and off in the /options menu.
There are a few different types of boosters. You can get personal, island or global boosters from /boosters or you can get a very different kind of booster which I will explain in a second. The boosters in /boosters can be purchased on our webstore. You can get 2 different types, XP boosters and economy boosters. It is pretty straight forward what they will do. Island boosters will give you 2x shop sell prices for your whole island. Player boosters will do it just for yourself and global boosters will do it for the whole server.
Another type of booster we have can be accessed in crates and points shop. You can get mob coin boosters, loot boosters, farm boosters and XP boosters. Splashing them on the ground will create an area marked out with particles as to where the booster is active. If you're inside that, you will receive the perks from the booster.
Tags are a cool concept that allow users to stand out from each other. You can view all the tags we offer by using the command /tags. If you have a tag unlocked, you can click it to equip it. A menu will show up asking you to pick the colour. Once done you will have the tag in chat. A new feature we added was something called custom tags. These tokens can be purchased on our webstore. You can then execute /tags, and click on the anvil and type your own custom tag into chat. You can then scroll through the menu in /tags and find your own tag on there that only you can use.
Mob coins are essential for players that play more competitively rather than for fun. You can see how many mob coins you have by using /mobcoins. Mob coins can be gained by killing mobs. You will get 1 mob coin every roughly 70 mobs you kill with your hand. You can boost these with mob coin boosters etc. Mob coins will allow you to level up your spawners. More information will be on this later through the post. Mob coins can also be purchased in the /xpshop.
Player vaults are extremely handy for our players. If you are a donator of the server, depending on your rank, you will have player vaults. The higher your rank, the more player vaults you get. You can execute /pv <number> to get to the player vault you want to. It is essentially a private vault, or chest, that you can access anywhere on the server. This is great if you need to take more than an inventory of things around with you, or if your inventory gets full and you need somewhere to dump it.
Delivery man can be found at spawn or used with the command /delivery. You will need to have your Minecraft account linked with a Discord account if you want to use this. Please scroll up and find the paragraph where I explained Discord sync. Once done, you will be able to access a menu that lets you claim different rewards. Users will have a daily, weekly and monthly reward. Simply click on the dye to claim the reward. It will then show you a cooldown until you can access it again. Donators have other rewards too, they are listed under the default rewards.
Bank notes are gained from crates and various different places. To redeem a bank note, simply right click it and the amount it says on it will be added to your balance. If you want to withdraw a banknote to say drop at spawn, you can type /withdraw <amount> and it will give you a banknote for the amount you have given.
As expected, we have a lot of kits on our server. You can bring up the kit menu by doing /kits. There are 3 different sections of kits, default, donator and legendary. Default kits are the kits that all players can redeem. Simply click on the item to redeem the kit. It will then give you a countdown until you can claim it again. Donator kits are the kits that donators get with their ranks. Legendary kits are a bit different. These can either be purchased on our webstore, or won from crates. These are all themed kits. For instance the Locksmith kit gives you a bunch of crates you can open.
Not many people are aware about private chests, but they are a great way to keep your items safe from your island members if you do not have any private vaults. To do this, simply place a sign on the front of a chest, single or double, and put on the top line [Private]. That is all you will need to do. Please note that you can only make private chests on your own island.
Walmart is our take on the usual auction house plugin you see on every other server. To use this, type the command /ah. You will see lots of different sections. If you are looking for an item that falls under one of those sections, for instance a diamond helmet, click the section you want (in this case it would be the armor section). If you are looking for something else, you can click on the "other" section or click on the "Search auction house" items and just click "Done" and it will list every item that is for sale. Once you have purchased something, you will need to go to /ah --> Auction Profile --> Won Auctions to get your purchase. Simply click the item you purchased and it will be given to you in your inventory.
To sell something in the auction house, hold the item in your hand that you want to sell. To quickly sell something, you can do /ah sell <amount> <value>. This will list it straight onto the auction house. If you want to set it up as a BID auction, you can do /ah sell. You can then follow the instructions on your screen to setup the auction how you like it.
If you ever get bored of the grind and just want to do something fun, don't worry, we have you covered. Executing /events will bring you up a menu which will allow you to host many events such as duels, droppers, parkours and spleefs.
In duels, you will be able to select a kit and whether you want to place a bet or not.
We have some very cool cosmetics on MineSaga, allowing you to look better than other players. Issuing the command /cosmetics will bring up a very self explanatory menu which will allow you to select different cosmetics such as trails and death emotes.
You can purchase these on the store or they can be unlocked in game completing things like quests.
Outpost is a new feature we have added to keep players on their toes. Outpost can be found in /warp pvp. To capture the outpost, you need to stand on it and keep any other islands off the capture point for 30 seconds. You have then captured the outpost and will receive a 1.2x sell multiplier while you are standing in the capture zone. If any other player who is not on your island enters the capture zone, you will lose your multiplier and will have to capture it again to get the multiplier back.
Island ranks is a great ranking system that allows you to give people on your island different permissions. For instance, if you had an island with a few close friends, you could give them different permissions to people you have just invited to your island. To use the whole permissions system, execute the command /is. Here you will have a members list. This will list all your island members. You can click on their skulls and then use the dyes to give them different ranks. To define what ranks have what permissions, click on settings, then go to rank permissions. Here you can see all the permissions we offer. Left click to decrease the rank that has the permission and right click to increase.
Spawner stacking is essential for servers of our size to be able to maintain the amount of slots on servers we do. There isn't anything special about this, and you have to do it otherwise you are breaking our rules. When you place down a spawner, you will be able to right click it to see how many spawners are "Inside" or "stacked" on it. Place another spawner next to it and if it is in the same chunk it will stack onto it. The spawner will then act the same as 2 spawners normally would, but just stacked together. It's quite straight forward.
Generators are a great way to gain island value closer to the beginning of maps. There are lots of different types of generators such as diamond and emerald. All you do is place the generator down, it will start constructing and once it is finished it will start generating ores. Right click the generator and a menu will open. This menu tells you everything you need to know about the menu. The main thing you need is the internal GUI it has. Click the chest and you will be able to see, and take, all the ores the generator has generated. You can also level up your generator with generator charms that you can get from crates or the store. The higher the level, the faster it will generate. You can also add pages to your generators internal GUI to allow you to store more ores before you collect it.
Generator grades are a new thing that we introduced. Once your generator has max pages and max levels, you can upgrade the grade of your generator. This will give it a bigger internal GUI and at grade 3, it will have the ability to auto sell.
Gangs are pretty awesome, and we plan on doing a lot more with them in the future. For now, gangs can be made with /gang create <name>. You can use /gang to list all the commands you need to know. Gang islands are going to be introduced shortly which allows you to have your own island with your gang. You will also be able to create gang duels and gang leaderboards.
For now, gangs are mainly used for groups of friends that need a way to chat with each other. There are also used for the end event I explained earlier.
Spawner upgrades allow you to upgrade your spawners to not only increase the speeds that the spawners spawn, but also to change the drops that they spawn. There are 3 levels of upgrades you can do. To access it, simply left click on the spawner with an empty hand. This requires mob coins to level up. Mob coins were explained earlier on in the post. If you decide to mine the spawner, you will be given half the mob coins back.
There is also a spawner upgrade wand which will allow you to automatically upgrade your spawners to level 3, however, it will need to be charged. Fuel from this can be purchased from the shop.
Relics is our plugin that handles our realm differences which is new to 3.0 Each realm will have some different things such as Jet backs on Space and Cavemen on Jurassic.
Machines can be purchased on the store and can be placed on your island to do various tasks such as collecting all the XP on your island and automatically killing every mob on your island.
They can only be used for a certain amount of time a day so be tactical about when you use them and how you use them!
Skills is basically our version of MCMMO. There are different skills such as Mining, Fighting and fishing. When you do these tasks, your level for each of those skills will level up which will give you a more perks such as finding items while doing the skill or dealing more damage to the player.
We have decided to introduce the nether into MineSaga. The nether will allow you to complete challenges, quests, events, kill mobs and bosses in order to gain essential items such as runes.
Crates and Shards
Crates can be opened using the command /crates or using the enderchest at spawn. There are many different styles of crate which will give you different rewards. All the normal crates such as Advanced crates will give you the option to reroll (if you have a reroll token) if you do not like the reward. Reroll tokens are given to a certain percentage of online users every now and then.
Crate key shards are a new thing we introduced. You get shards from things like crates, voting and completing requests. If you hover over a shard, it will tell you how many of that shard you need to make a crate key. If you execute /shards, put your shards in and then close the GUI, it will craft you as many keys as it can and then refund you the left over shards.
The Mining World is a great concept and allows you to make some quick and easy money. Executing the command /miningworld will bring up a GUI. This will allow you to view stats of how many ores you have broken, select enhancements and enter the mining world. Clicking on the firework will allow you to select enhancements. All these cost money and can be purchased by clicking on it. Once unlocked, you can select it and go into the mining world with it. You can select 2 enhancements per trip to use. To enter the world, simply click on the boat. Your aim is to mine as many ores as you can but be careful, pvp is enabled.
Each ore has a monetary value and when you break it you will be given the money for the ore. Each ore also has an XP amount. You need a certain amount of XP to level up to the next level. Every time you level up, the sell prices of the ores will increase. When you leave the mining world you will be paid the money you made from mining.
We have changed the way how Runes work as of MineSaga 3.0. Runes can now only be access by getting them from the nether. You will have to complete different events and quests in order to get them.
The Runes that we have and how they are used remain the same as before.
Minions are probably our biggest feature, but also one of our most complicated. Minions can be placed on your island, or your friends island. Once it is placed, you will have many options if you right click it. You will be able to change the name of it, change the colour of the armor it is wearing and give friends access to the minion. You will also be able to link a chest to it, for modes such as mine mode, where items will go that it mines. You will also be able to claim the XP from the minion that it gets from doing it's tasks like killing mobs. You will also be able to give it an item to use on its day to day tasks such as a sword or a diamond pickaxe.
You will also be able to select the mode the minion is on. Minions have different modules. Modules can either be purchased from the store or found in crates. To unlock the module, right click it on the minion and it will unlock. To get the minion to do different things, once unlocked, simply click the mode you want it to do and make sure a chest is linked. Your minion will then get to work.
With most modules, you will be able to upgrade them with money you make in game. This will do things like increase the speed it mines, increase the damage it does on attack and things like that. The higher the level, the better the minion will do. You will be refunded your money and the modules if you pick up the minion.
Blockstack is essential for those that are competing for island top. To create a block stack, put either a sponge, hay or end portal (high valued block) down on your island, look at it and type /blockstack. This will create a stack of blocks similar to spawner stacking. You can Shift right click to place your whole inventory onto the block stack. The hologram above it will change to update the number of blocks on it. You can also just right click to add a singular block to the stack.
To remove blocks from the blockstack either left click to remove 1, or shift left click to remove a stack. Don't worry, there are island permissions that let you decide who you want to place things onto the block stack but also remove them.
We have also now implemented blockstack tax and blockstack tiers. When placing blocks onto your stack, you have a chance to be taxed a certain percentage of the blocks you placed. You can upgrade the tier of your blockstack by right clicking the block stack while shifting which will bring down the chance of your blockstack being taxed.
Vaults are a new style of crate key which will show a cool animation when opening. You can find this in the spawn of every realm.
We wanted to add some sort of PvE challenge that users can do if they have a pass. There are different levels of dungeons. Passes can be purchased, found in crates or given out to you while online the server after a period of time. You can right click on a dungeon pass and use it in the /dungeons menu. You will be teleported to a dungeon where you will have to last as long as you can without dying.
The further you last, the higher the reward you get.
You can now prestige your island to increase your hopper limit, island range and the chance of getting good blocks out of cobble generators. This can be accessed at /is prestige.
Executing the command /blocktop will bring you to a menu which will show you the users on the server that have the most blocks mined. This is just a fun and exciting way to be on top of something.
Item showcase allows users to show off their best items to the rest of the server. Doing /showcase will bring up your menu where you have 9 slots to put in your best items. Doing /showcase <name> will bring up a players item showcase. Don't worry, no one will be able to take anything out of your showcase.
If you seem to be missing something on your island, or someone has broken your island and you want to see who, this is the command for you. Executing /is inspect will allow you to right/left click broken blocks or containers with missing items in it and list out in chat the people that have modified these. This will allow you to find people that are taking things from your island so you can remove them from your team.
Hall Of Heroes
This is another cool feature that allows users that play competitively see themselves rise up the leaderboards. You can find the hall at /warp hall. This will take you to an area where you can see players that are top of the leaderboards such as kills, deaths, balances etc.
Fairly simple, /stats will bring up some of your statistics. You can also do /stats <player> to see their statistics.
These are similar to the packages we had on MineSaga 2.0. When you place it, lucky blocks will start spinning around and you will have to click one you want to choose. You will either get a good or a bad reward.
They are back. We are bringing back our Mega charges, dragon egg crates etc as you guys seem to love them. Simply right click on them and a menu will open allowing you to choose all your rewards.
Bosses are pretty awesome and can contain great rewards. Bosses are obtained through the store or via crates. You can spawn these on your island. Bosses will do damage to you so be careful otherwise you will be killed over and over again by them! Watch out for their special abilities they have too. Defeat the boss and the reward will be yours.
There are a multitude of different creatures that all do different things. When executing the command /creatures, you can see all the different creatures and if you hover over them (once unlocked) it will tell you what they do. If they are not unlocked, they will just be gun powder. You can get creatures from the store, or in crates. To select the creature (if you have it unlocked) simply click on the egg in the GUI. The higher the creatures level, the bigger the multiplier or the bigger the effect the creature has. It will gain EXP towards it leveling up the longer you have it out.
Once the creature is out of food, you will be unable to use it and you will have to wait for the creature to generate hunger before you can spawn it again.
This is our new style of quest as of MineSaga 3.0. There are almost 100 achievements to complete and will have great benefit to you. Executing the command /achievements will bring up the menu which tells you the current challenge you have unlocked and what you have to do.
After you complete that, the next achievement will be unlocked. You will receive Achievement Credits when you complete a challenge which can be spent at /boosts for things like Economy boosters.
Island bank and vault
These are two new things we have recently added to the network. We introduced an Island vault which will allow you and your island members to share a 3 row vault to put all your valuables. You can use the command /is vault to access this.
Island bank is the other thing we added. Doing /is bank will show you your island bank balance. You can do /is deposit <amount> to deposit into it and /is withdraw <amount> to withdraw out of it. It is pretty straight forward.
Don't worry, there is an island permission for both of these things so if you do not want certain members opening it then you can do that.
The Mall is a place which will allow users to make their own shops and sell their own products rather than having to have users come to their island. This can be accessed by doing /warp mall. You can create your own shop by finding an empty shop and following the instructions on the door outside. This will then be yours for the agreed amount of time on the store front.
Executing the command /perks will show you all the different permissions you have such as hopper extensions, creatures etc. This is useful for those that play competitively and forget which accounts have what.
The command /convertxp will convert all your XP into mobcoins.
The tutorial can be accessed by doing /tutorial. You will be teleported to various points which will give you some information about the server. You can right click to go forward or left click to go back.
Sell Portals can be placed on your island and anything that enters them will be automatically sold to the shop. Just like machines, they will only work for a certain amount of time a day but they will give you a booster while active so figure that one out!
We have always had an options menu but it has never been very good. We now have 17 different options for you (/options) that you can toggle on and off including changing your MS+ prefixes.
Blackmagic is the name of our core plugin we use on the server. This contains a variety of different things so I will explain them all here. Most of them are smaller "misc" things that didn't need their own section.
Envoys and supply drops can be found in the pvp arena. You can view the status of these by doing /envoys status or /supplydrops status. To claim them, simply run up to them and click them and you will be given the rewards inside.
KOTH's are started every now and then on the realms in order to keep people PvPing. To capture the KOTH, run into the PvP arena and stand on the capture point. Hold this for 5 minutes without getting knocked off it and you will get the rewards.
Fast place is great for those that have a lot of blocks they need to place. Fast place can be purchased from the points shop, won in crates or simply purchased off the store. There are 5 different levels. To activate this, do /fp <level> for instance /fp 1. You can also switch between horizontal and vertical by doing /fp 1 h/v.
Sell wands are great for selling chests quickly. Sell wands are either unlimited or have a set amount they can be used. Right clicking on a chest with a sell wand will sell all it's sellable contents back to the shop.
Void Chests are another way you can sell items. Anything entered into the void chest will be sold straight away to the shop.
Similar to void chests, hopper charms will sell anything that enter them to the shop. They also can transfer items at an increased rate. Tier 4 hoppers also have an internal GUI where you can toggle things such as auto sell on and off and also allow you to filter items. Shift + left click to access this.
Void Chests and hopper charms sell items to the shop. Rather than paying you out instantly, these "void containers" will store the money and pay you out at regular intervals. Every 4 minutes, the plugin will check if your void containers are selling something. If, during the second the plugin checks that, your void containers are selling something, you will be paid out everything that it owes you. If you are not, it will save it up and pay it out to you next time.
Coupons are awesome and there are pretty much coupons for everything now. Basically everything that is permission based that you get out of crates such as tags, ranks, fast place, etc are coupon based. This allows you to trade them with the community, give them to friends and sell them to other people.
Bottle XP allows you to give your XP to friends etc. To do this, issue the command /bottlexp <amount> and it will give you a bottle filled with the amount of XP you withdrew.
Similar to sell wands, we also have condense wands. Condense wands will condense anything in a chest into its block form. For instance, if you have a chest full of diamonds from your minions, you can use a condense wand to turn it into diamond blocks.
The item filter can be accessed using /filter. You can filter in items by clicking on it and then typing the name of the item in the chat that you do not want to pick up. You can remove items from the filter by simply clicking on the item again in the menu once it is added to the filter.
Trading is very cool and allows you to trade without getting scammed. Simply type /trade request <name> and it will send a friend request. Add your keys, or and items you want, wait for your partner to add in their side of the deal and click ready. It will then count down and the trade will be completed. Don't worry, if either side modify the trade then the countdown will stop.
Using /options can be handy way to toggle things on and off such as your scoreboard or vote messages. You can easily see whether things are toggled on or off here as it says in the menu.
I hope this gives you a better understanding into all the features we have on the network and we hope you can have a lot more fun now that you know about all of them!