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How To Use Citizens Plugin in Minecraft

Overview

Citizens is the plugin that enables the creation of NPC (Non-Player Characters) in your server, these can be used for hundreds of tasks but in the pack you’ve downloaded they are used near the spawn point as a wilderness teleport and for the purpose of shops where different in game items can be bought and sold. For citizens, most of your interaction with them will be done in game via the /npc commands.

If you would like to explore the configuration files on your control panel you can open the Citizens folder, there you will see a “lang” folder, a config.yml file and a saves.yml file. If you are looking to edit one of your NPCs you can do it via the saves.yml file or using the /npc select command in game while looking at the NPC you would like to edit! In the config.yml file you can find different settings related to the plugin that you can change but this is only recommended for experienced server owners.

Link: https://www.spigotmc.org/resources/citizens.13811/

Commands

/citizens : Shows basic plugin information
/citizens help : Help page for the plugin, using a page number to follow it will advance
/npc help : Show all of the NPC help menu and commands necessary to help with creation
/trait help : Shows all of the different applicable traits for the npc you have created
/template help : Allows you to create different NPC templates to apply so you don’t have to continue to use a multitude of commands each NPC.

 

Commands page link: https://wiki.citizensnpcs.co/Commands

Usage

This plugin can be used for a variety of different tasks, the ones that are general most common are as follows:

Shopkeepers: NPCs can be used as a shopkeeper meaning that players can buy or sell items to them depending on server prices that you’ve set using a separate shop plugin.
Quest handlers: NPCs can also be used in tandem with various questing plugins that allow you to have them perform different duties or dialogue related to a quest
Decoration: Often times NPCs may simple be used as decoration to make an area appear more populated or realistic
Info Boards: Some servers, such as our mcMMO gametype server may use NPC’s to relay information to a player or to perform a specific command

These are by no means the only things NPCs from Citizens can be used for but are just a few ideas to inform of common usages.