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Last modified on Apr 20, 2020 in plugins
One of the best things about a Minecraft Server is being able to customize it past Vanilla Minecraft. Adding plugins is just the way to do it, and a great way to bring life to your server is with Citizens, a Minecraft plugin that enables the creation of NPCs (Non-Player Characters) in your server. Some use it for design as you can bring NPC’s in the game as your skin, your friends, or maybe even as Notch or Herorbine. Some use NPC’s as shops, information providers, teleporters. This plugin is a great asset and we will be teaching you how you can get it on your server.
When downloading Citizens, you will also need to download the plugin Vault. If you do not download this plugin, Citizens will not work.
Installing through the panel
Installing through FTP
Nearly every aspect of Citizens is controlled in-game through 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. /npc create: You can use this command to create an NPC. /npc select: If you type this command while looking at an NPC, it will select it. /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.
You can find a list of every command here.
What Citizens can be used for
This plugin can be used for a variety of different tasks, the ones that are most common are as follows:
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 usage.
On nearly every server you play on, you will probably see NPC’s. With endless possibilities, Citizens is a plugin that can fit into almost any server. Whether you are using it for decoration, information, quest, or one of the other many uses, Citizens is the perfect way to liven up your gameplay experience.
This plugin is only compatible with Bukkit, Spigot, or Paper servers. You will not be able to use it on modded Minecraft or Vanilla. You can find a guide on changing your server version here. Do not forget that with plugin you will need to download Vault.