Brass Cat
Hey there!
My name is Dylan, and at the time of this post I'm 20 years old.
My name "VacantSkull" has been my name for a long time but I've also been known as "anoxymoron" and i also like to use "BloodWolf".
I've played minecraft for almost half a year now since I got my new computer, And I've been on the minecraftcc server for just under a month. Before that i played a server with just adults and it was ended by a burst pipe.
Not much else really to say...


Welcome to the forums, servers, and most importantly, community!

Oh my word. You have the most amazing avatar in the history of avatariankind. It's almost cute but not really and it's.. and it's confusing if I find it cute or not but either way, it is awesome.
Like electrolights (<link)

Anyway, I hope you enjoy yourself here :D

Just a quick few (hehehehe) pointers:

Apart from the occasional indulgance in internet speak (lol.) there isn't much here,
the only ones that I can think of are:

Admin: Administrator, owner of the server (Sgt.Spike)
Mod: Moderator, like an admin with less powers, there to help when Spike isn't around.
VIP: Very Important person, gained by donating $15.00 (€11.00 or £9.00)
Griefer: The people who gain enjoyment from destroying other peoples hard-worked structures.
Hacker: Someone who uses client-side mods to gain advantages over players, such as items, fast moving, etc.


These are the build server rules. Obey them and we will get on fine.
PvP server rules.
This is in the rules already, but some people still miss out on it, so for good measure:
If an admin asks you to cooperate, DO. Mods are not invulnerable gods that you must
never harm, but when they need you to do something, please try and comply as best
within your limits, attacking a mod when they require your help is a banable offense.

[useful links]
Aside from the most useful link, the rules, there are a few others.
Sgt.Spike is god:
The best spam ever:
Find us everywhere:
Central hub of activity:

[want someone banned?]

Remember, this is NOT a "this guy annoyed me, ban pl0x" thread, this is for actual
rule breakers, hackers, and general gits, don't over-do it.

Important: have proof. Sgt.Spike can't/won't ban someone on trust alone (usually, although I try not to take words out of his mouth.) Try get a screenshot of the conversation if the rule-breaker is swearing, or a screenshot of the hacker if someone's hacking. However, if the target is suspect using hacks to get items, call on a mod in-game or using the chatbox on the forums and s/he'll check it out.

Screenshots are taken by pressing f2, and can be found in %appdata%\.minecraft\screenshots on windows machines.

I'm unsure about where it's saved to on a Mac, if you have an idea please feel free to share.

[been banned?]
Lets hope you never end up here.
Make sure to make your post clear, giving such details as who banned you, where you were,
what might have caused the ban, the time, the date, and your in-game name.
Try not to use shortisms, you wouldn't say "lol unban pl0x" in the same way you wouldn't
say "lol let me out of jail pl0x".

SgtSpike said:
BE TRUTHFUL. It's pretty easy to tell when someone is trying to cover up and make themselves look good. Don't think that the mods don't communicate with each other. If you have the slightest mistruth in your statement, your chances for having your appeal granted go down dramatically.

The more details, the better. While I don't want to see a novel, knowing why you believe you were banned is essential.


Donating costs $15.00, €11.00, or £9.00 (source source), it's a one-time payment and funds go to upgrading the
very same server. Spike puts a lot of work into the server, the forums, and admining the entire thing, and there's still benefits to be had!
@Your very own special blue name on servers AND forums!
@up to 3 Private warps on PvP, and up to 5 on build!
@A warm fuzzy feeling!
@Permanent Reserved slot!
@Access to top-secret top-awesome cities.
@Secured underground vault for VIPs on the Build server (uses one of your private warps, but can't be broken into)
@Access to the VIP section on the forum!
@Admins can Teleport you to fellow members at any time (with their permission)!

Donate link:
[some people have oddly coloured names]

Indeed they do.
Grey: Normal member, but still awesome.
Blue: VIP, Donator to the server
Dark Green: server Mod on a two-week testing period
Light green: Full server mod, has responsibility and can ban, silence, and kick.
Orange: Global Mod. Server AND forum mod, has access to the server files, more power then a usual mod.
Red: The one and only Sgt.Spike, owner and creator of the server, forums, and just about everything.

[I need some items, but I don't want to hack and can't seem to find any of it]
Your problems are solved in that link, there you can make arrangements to trade items and advertise anything you're selling.

[I perfer PvP though...]
all your PvP needs in one thread.

[I'm a budding genius with limitless ideas for the server and/or forums, to improve it and make things easier]

Then you are more then welcome here:

[I like the idea of redstone circuits, but I don't know where to get started or where to learn more about it]

Ah redstone, how I love thee.

Globey, myself, Blorby, and l33tphreak all do redstone circuitry a lot on the build server.

globey said:
I know I'm available for helping people [with redstone] :p
As am I. If you need any help ask us and we'll see if we're nearby.

If you're really starting off, these links will help:

Your basic tutorial and logic-gates:
more in-depth tutorial:
For posting your redstone creations and links to Redstone Simulator:

[I am of the talkative nature] has a special Ventrillo server for those who enjoy talking, there are players from both servers, so feel free to visit

And now, a word from the ingenius geniuses that are the admins, mods, VIPs, and Regs
of play.minecraft.

On Items:

SgtSpike said:
Trust me - if people know that there are good treasures inside, they will mine through a hundred blocks of obsidian to get to it.
On Bans:

oliverw92 said:
Bans are like puppies - they are for life, not just christmas
On Building:

everyone said:
The farther away from spawn you are, the less likely you'll be griefed.
On Chest Protect:

SgtSpike said:
There will be no chest-protect on the servers, because people tend to place chests in the open relying on chest-protect to save it from
griefers, however if/when chest-protect breaks all their valuables are out in the open. Keeping CP off encourages hiding chests.
On Moving PvP spawn (and something wrong with red-heads o.0):

SgtSpike said:
Spawn gives me a sense of security and identity. If we move spawn, we move my identity. Which means, I could end up being a little red-headed girl wearing polkadotted stretchy pants.

...I like the apocolyptic look of the current spawn.
On being a Mod:

ultimateironman said:
A lot of people want to be a mod for the same reason that a lot of people want to be cops.

"ohhhh, i want to be able to ban ppl!" ≠ a good Mod
"ohhhh, i want to be able to shoot ppl!" ≠ a good Cop
Again, welcome to the forums, and the community, well done on reading this far down.

Enjoy your stay!

Another M-M-M-M-MONSTER post by Valk!


Brass Cat
Welcome to the forums, servers, (Edit: and more, cutting the text for ease of reading...)
I'm not new to build but I have just recently gotten into the real spirit of pvp. Mostly this was my 5th post in the forums and I need to learn to be more active on such things.


Brass Cat
And a mod already? Wow. What skills did you bring that you were recruited so quickly? Heard some others wondering the same thing, so now I'm curious. Not to sound rude, but why are you a mod already? XD

And definitely not to sound like I want to be one. I know the kind of work the mods are tasked with and how often. Too bad more don't realize it's a lot more work than it seems.
If only more had the patience and understanding of you PD, thanks its very much appreciated. Although I cannot say what directly got my addition into the moderation team. I assume it has something to do with me being a generally nice person, and helping when I could back when I was a VIP. Honestly I was shocked that I was invited too but when I got the PM I didn't doubt myself, just jumped on the band wagon! I also believe that I may be leading myself into the Tech Support-IT Service departments after college... Who knows? Again I wish more people could just understand and be patient.


Retired Administrator
Just to note, vacantskull has been here longer than the 26th of march :p He just didnt' join the forums til then


The god of uselessness.
hmm i wonder if i can get valkorian to post his welcome...Novel... again if i make a new introduction thread here ^^