We had a bit of interest over the last couple of months about how to join the LC Empires map. Unfortunately we couldn’t add new players to the map at the time, but that’s all changing now!
We’ve decided to open registrations up again for LC Empires. Importantly, new empires will not be created – new players will be added to existing empires, especially those that need a bit more support, or are in high demand.
For those of you that have forgotten what Empires is, read on. Some of the information below has been tweaked for round 2 of regos.
What is LC Empires?
Empires is very much story and lore based, and works primarily on trade. Each empire is responsible for the creation and export of one type of thing – dyes, iron, honey, copper, wood and a lot more. In order to get that item, you don’t farm it yourself, but create a trade system with the empire that exports it. It’s also highly encouraged to get access to the LibraryCraft Discord server if you want to participate. Communication between Empires can happen a lot easier and faster, and a lot of news and communication with the mod team will happen through Discord as well.
- LC Empires is a 5k x 5k vanilla map, with the Nether enabled, but not the End.
The End is disabled so trade routes and roads can be established. Elytra and shulkers will be available after a while with a shopkeeper, but not straight away.
- Pwarps are not to be used.
Travel is to be encouraged and used at all times! Horses, boats etc as trade routes, and then Elytra after a while.
- This won’t be a world that is open to everyone, at any time. If you don’t register, you don’t get to take part.
- Empires will be made up of two to four players, depending on requirements.
- PVP will be on, but it will strictly not be a free-for-all.
This is not PVPSurvival. Lore and storytelling is crucial, and story should be a primary focus. Story should revolve around empires, the builds and the characters in them.
- Declarations of war are a must.
No starting a PVP battle because you want to steal from players or just be a nuisance. A conversation should be had between the two parties to come to an agreement that a rivalry could be fun to do. Talk about it first! Even Empires SMP is semi-scripted and planned. At all costs should PVP be avoided – come to some other arrangement if you can. Note that any declarations of war/rivalry should not be happening until well into the map/story.
- No claims allowed.
If a player messes up once on this world (breaks one of the LC Empires rules), they will be removed from it for good. If it breaks a server rule, jail may happen too. This means no stealing, griefing etc. Again, this is a story based map. No random PVPing, stealing or griefing for the fun of it. Talk to each other and determine whether it would work with the story.
- A biome map will be released for Empires players only, to plan locations.
The seed will not be released. Once teams are made up and preferences set, the biome map will be shared.
- Each Empire can have a Discord channel for private discussion, plus there will be a new role for registered players, plus a group channel.
How do I register for the second round?
Firstly, and importantly – if you are already a part of LC Empires, you do NOT need to register again! Your empires will not be changing, we’re simply adding more players to the map.
If you are NOT a part of Empires and would like to register, either open a ticket in Discord OR send JohnsanGeezo a mail in the Survival server asking to register for Empires. Registrations will be open until 9pm Tuesday 4th April. You’ve got 2 weeks!