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How to Start a OneBlock Server with the Minecraft OneBlock Plugin

Last modified on Jun 22, 2022 in plugins

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Minecraft OneBlock Plugin

Overview

While Minecraft is a game of what seems to be infinite possibilities, after a while the gameplay may become bland and repetitive. You can only beat the Ender Dragon and skip through the credits so many times before they start to lose their charm. Luckily, there are tons of different game modes available to add a new challenge to the game. OneBlock is a very popular gamemode that challenges your ability to manage your resources. Without some clever planning your players may end up falling through the void or wasting invaluable resources. Here is a quick guide on how to install and start playing with the OneBlock plugin on your Apex Hosting server.

Summary

OneBlock and nothing more

The OneBlock gamemode is pretty straightforward. Players will spawn on a single block up in the air with no other resources nearby. The only way they can get new materials is by breaking the block beneath them. Each time they break the block, a new one will replace it. New materials are added as they continue to break the regenerating block. Over time they will gain enough resources to start building their own base and farms. The end goal, if any, is completely up to you and your players to decide.

Downloading the Plugin

  1. Navigate to the OneBlock Spigot page.
  2. In the top-right, press the blue Download button.
    OneBlock Spigot page
  3. You will receive a file called something like OneBlock.jar. Save the file to a safe location for later.

Once this is complete, you are ready to add the .jar files to your Minecraft server!

Server-Installation

  1. Navigate to the Apex Server Panel, then stop the server.
  2. Scroll down to the Game File section, then make note of the server version.
    Game File section in the panel
  3. Ensure the version is plugin-compatible, such as PaperMC or Spigot.
  4. Afterwards, enter the FTP File Access in the left-hand menu and log in.
  5. Locate or create the plugins folder, then enter it.
    Plugins folder
  6. Press Upload in the top-left menu, then drag + drop the .jar file(s).
    Plugin upload progress
  7. Once at 100%, return to the main panel page, then restart the server.
  8. Join the server and verify that the plugin has been installed by running the /pl command.

 

Usage

This plugin has a lot of customization options, but if you want to just get straight into playing OneBlock you can skip any extra configuration and go about creating an island for your players.

OneBlock setup

To create a new oneblock island, go to the location you want the game to start and run the command /ob set. This will cause a grass block to be placed at your location. This is the default first island the plugin will use. New islands will be created automatically in a radius around the first one.

Joining a OneBlock game

Players can join the game by running the command /ob join. They will be teleported to the first available island, or a new one will be created for them automatically. Each player can reset their progress and start over by running the command /ob IDReset.

 

How to play

OneBlock gameplay

Playing OneBlock is pretty easy to grasp. The goal is to build up your island using the limited materials you are given. You start on a single grass block without any other items in your inventory. To gain new materials, you have to break the block beneath you. Each time you break the block, a new one will replace it. You will level up over time as you break more blocks. As your level increases, you will gain access to new materials.

Over time, players can start building huge bases and machines as they gain access to new materials, but resource management will be essential. There are no caves to explore, or villages to plunder so you have to rely entirely on any farms you can build and the regenerating block.

Commands

Using PlugMan to view the commnads

Here is a complete list of the available commands for this plugin. If you have Plugman installed, you can use the /plugman usage command to view the basic commands while in the game.

CommandUsageExample
/ob setSets the first block, this only needs to be run one time./ob set
/ob set [radius]Replace [radius] with either 100 or 500. This tells the plugin how far away new islands should be from each other./ob set 500
/ob circlemode [true | false]Tells the plugin to create new islands in a circular pattern/ob circlemode true
/ob joinJoins the first available island/ob join
/ob autojoin [true | false]Sets if players should automatically be sent to their island when they join the world./ob autojoin true
/ob autojoin [true | false]Sets if players should automatically be sent to their island when they join the world./ob autojoin true
/ob protection [true | false]If set to true, players will be unable to leave their island/ob protection true
/ob droptossup [true | false]If set to true, items will spawn one block above the regenerating block instead of being dropped as normal./ob droptossup true
/ob physics [true | false]When set to true, this allows blocks such as sand or gravel to experience gravity/ob physics false
/ob kick [player]Invites a player to join your island/ob invite iVestri
/ob acceptAccepts an invitation from another player/ob accept
/ob IDresetResets all of your progress. You will lose your level and your island so a new one can be created/ob IDreset
/ob islands [true | false]If set to true, new islands will be automatically created for new players/ob islands true
/ob islands set_my_by_defUses your own island as the default template for new players/ob islands set_my_by_def
/ob islands defaultResets the island template to the default (a single grass block and nothing else)/ob islands default
/ob island_rebirth [true | false]If set to true, players will respawn on their island instead of the default world spawn/ob island_rebirth true
/ob progress_bar color [color]Changes the color of your progress bar/ob progress_bar color GREEN
/ob progress_bar [true | false]If set to true, your progress bar will be displayed at the top of the screen./ob progress_bar true
/ob clear [player]An admin command used to reset a player’s progress/ob clear iVestri

 

Common Issues

My server is lagging
Having too many entities on a server at once can cause a lot of lag. For Oneblock this is most often caused by player farms or items that have been dropped on the ground. Switching to Paper can help resolve a lot of these problems. Our optimization guide was also created specifically for Paper servers experiencing lag.

I am getting an “internal exception” error when I try to use the plugin
This can happen when the plugin isn’t loading correctly. Stop the server from your control panel, then try to reinstall the plugin.

My players can’t use the plugin commands
Make sure your players have the right permissions for the plugin. If you haven’t done so already, install LuckPerms to give your players the oneblock.join permission.

 

Conclusion

If you need a new challenge or you are just getting tired of Vanilla Minecraft, OneBlock is a great option for a new gamemode. It is a fun and simple minigame that is easy to install. It can add hundreds of hours of gameplay to any server and is great for players of any skill level. With the help of this guide and the OneBlock plugin you are now ready to start building your own world from a single block.

 

Helpful Links

How to Install Plugins
OneBlock Spigot Page
Plugin Installation Service

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