World merge idea - Build + Survival+PvP

Jov

A grisled PvPer
Hey guys, I've got what I think is a pretty great idea for merging three of the worlds together, for what I would to be a more rewarding play experience for everyone.

Build + Survival + PvP get merged into one, with settings/rules as follows:

1. PvP MUST be consentual. Even punching someone once without their prior consent is a major rule violation.

2. The world is divided into two, along the X and Z access, with a border erected between them. The on the positive (+) side, is the Law Lands, and the on the Negative side (-) is the Wilds. While in the Law Lands, PvP is strictly forbidden except for in prearranged arena fights, as is grieving/stealing/trespassing. The Wilds, however, is completely lawless - if a citizen from the Law Lands ventures into the Wilds, it is at their own risk.

3. Players must make a choice about where they want to live, and the choice is permanent. In between the two lands will be an area called and fort, called the Joint Security Area, or JSA. The JSA plays the role of both Customs, and as a Trading Post for the two areas. Anyone who wants to travel between the Law Lands and the Wilds must WALK through the fort, which will be moderator controlled.

I think this would be really fun. It would be a bit of extra work for the mods, but I would be up for the it. It would have the flavor of a roleplaying world, without the hassle of staying in character, and I think it would create highwaymen, who ambush people on the way to trade with the Law Lands.

In addition to this server, we would still have Creative, Spheres, and the Games worlds. This would also free up enough resources so that we could also have a 'Hardcore PvP' server.

Thoughts?
 

oliverw92

Retired Administrator
Hey guys, I've got what I think is a pretty great idea for merging three of the worlds together, for what I would to be a more rewarding play experience for everyone.

Build + Survival + PvP get merged into one, with settings/rules as follows:

1. PvP MUST be consentual. Even punching someone once without their prior consent is a major rule violation.

2. The world is divided into two, along the X and Z access, with a border erected between them. The on the positive (+) side, is the Law Lands, and the on the Negative side (-) is the Wilds. While in the Law Lands, PvP is strictly forbidden except for in prearranged arena fights, as is grieving/stealing/trespassing. The Wilds, however, is completely lawless - if a citizen from the Law Lands ventures into the Wilds, it is at their own risk.

3. Players must make a choice about where they want to live, and the choice is permanent. In between the two lands will be an area called and fort, called the Joint Security Area, or JSA. The JSA plays the role of both Customs, and as a Trading Post for the two areas. Anyone who wants to travel between the Law Lands and the Wilds must WALK through the fort, which will be moderator controlled.

I think this would be really fun. It would be a bit of extra work for the mods, but I would be up for the it. It would have the flavor of a roleplaying world, without the hassle of staying in character, and I think it would create highwaymen, who ambush people on the way to trade with the Law Lands.

In addition to this server, we would still have Creative, Spheres, and the Games worlds. This would also free up enough resources so that we could also have a 'Hardcore PvP' server.

Thoughts?
  1. Moderating that will be near to impossible and a nightmare - 'he punched me!' 'no i didnt, prove it!'. Honestly that is just not going to work
  2. It doesn't work like that - you can't just divide the world in two. And I don't see how that is any different to just having two worlds...?
  3. People can only build in one place? That isn't going to be popular - that's the opposite of how it works in Build at the moment. People like to spread out. And what do you mean by 'moderator controlled' for the fort - you mean a moderator has to let you through if you want to go between them? We really don't have the man power for that :\
Sorry I rather dislike this idea, never mind half of it not being possible.

Just a note - we don't need to free up resources for a hardcore world - we have more than enough available to run as many worlds as we want
 

SgtSpike

Site Admin & Server Owner
Staff member
It does sound like a fun idea to try, but with the things Oli pointed out, I just don't see a way to make it work.
 

Jov

A grisled PvPer
Hmm, I didn't think the division all the way through. Keeping it to the purely negative and purely positive coordinates would waste half the map. I thought it over, and came up with a much better layout:

Merge.png

This would give 3/4 of the map to the Build players and 1/4 of the map to the PvPers. This would keep the PvP combat more centralized, and it would give the Build players the space they want.

As for moderating claims like that, yeah that would be lame. A setup like this would depend highly on the maturity of our community. If a person was found to be a rule-breaker in the Law Lands, rather than being banned, they could be 'banished' to the Wilds - which I think is a fun idea.

The main things that I like about this server setup, is that 1) It would allow the PvP players to visit the Build world with their gear, and 2) It would allow for mobs on PvP.

But now that I think about it, Build players don't like mobs, right? So really this is should be a merger of Survival and PvP - leaving Build out of the equation, eh?
 

FrothingLuck

Most Disliked Since 2015!
This is silly. What's wrong with our current setup? I enjoy everyone thinking creatively, this just doesn't seem currently feasible with our current server setup.
 

Frenziedfox

Theoretical Motivator
Thats not really new, I've heard that suggestion before on the forums. I think it was some conversation between Sgt and Socrates.
 

micko888

MCCC Sprite Artist/Designer
I like the idea but how about you dont need mods in the JSA area just have a plugin that takes all the items from the player upon entering the Law Lands, thus making people who get full diamond armour in the Law lands useless in the Wild lands.

But heres a idea i had, same thing as this but have it as a big square 2k by 2k were you could fight and defend your territory from bad people. Still keeping the survival part on the outside of the walls.

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