Minecraft Randomizer Plugin
By Nathan Young
Advancing in your Minecraft world involves collecting immense amounts of resources, with some being harder to obtain than others. This forces players to explore and hunt down specific materials, such as diamond ores or ancient debris. However, some users may want to spice up their gameplay with randomized drops to promote a new way of playing Minecraft. This concept is typically used with mods, but there’s a Spigot plugin that can do this on your server. Introducing Randomizer, an addon that completely changes what materials drop upon breaking anything in-game. Whether you’re lucky and find diamonds from grass or bedrock in dirt, there are countless possibilities. Owners can shuffle around these drops to always get a fresh set of random items. Using this plugin with friends can be tons of fun, especially if special blocks are found that are normally unobtainable by default. Setting this up is straightforward and easily done on our panel, but newcomers can be slightly confused at first. Due to this, we’ll show you how to install and use the Randomizer plugin on your Minecraft server in this Apex Hosting guide.
How to Download
- Navigate to Randomizer on Spigot’s website.
Download Nowto the right-hand side of the page.
- Save this file somewhere easily accessible on your computer.
Installing the Randomizer plugin on your Minecraft server is quick on our panel, as it only takes a few minutes. It requires you to access the FTP panel with your login credentials, which contains all the necessary files. Follow the instructions below to begin the plugin installation.
- Head towards your Apex server panel, then click
FTP File Accessnear the top left.
- Proceed to enter your
Passwordin the text box and press the
- Afterward, locate and select the plugins directory in the list.
- Once there, click
Uploadat the top left corner and place the file into the respective area.
- Wait for this to reach
100%, then return to the main panel and
Once you’ve connected to the server and entered your world, run the /randomizer shuffle command in-chat. If you’re unable to do this, then make sure to have operator privileges. Once this command is executed, start breaking blocks and materials to see what items drop from them. The best area to do this is a Plains biome, as there is plenty of grass, dirt, and different flower types to try out. Remember, everything that’s breakable will drop a random item for you to pick up. These can greatly vary depending on the shuffle, as both normal and impossible materials are allowed. However, it should be noted that you can redo the command to get different drops. This can help you or other players if no useful blocks are available, such as wood to get started in your world.
As hinted above, there are certain items and blocks that are unobtainable in survival. These can occasionally be dropped from the plugin, which can either be too overpowered or completely useless. For example, the Structure Block is used for generating structures manually and saving them, but can only be used in creative mode.
Other materials can include Barriers (invisible blocks) or Wither Spawn Eggs, meaning players can abuse them if randomly collected. Fortunately, editing the configuration can serve as a means to disable these items, but every shuffle will re-enable them.
In most cases, a player will collect materials they don’t need or cannot use at the start of their world. This can be frustrating to get started, but luckily there’s a useful strategy to easily obtain other items. Start by collecting easy blocks to break, which can be wool, dirt, vines, glass, or other similar types. Afterward, you can place them down to be broken again for hopefully better items. In other words, go through multiple levels of random drops for the best chances at finding food, tools, minerals, and more useful materials. Using this strategy is what many players do, despite their progression in the world.
As for the plugin’s commands, you can find them in the list below. These are used to shuffle around the randomized item drops, toggle them, or check to see if it’s active. Using them requires you to be a server operator, but can also be executed through assigned permission nodes in groups/ranks from a plugin like LuckPerms. With this in mind, review what’s possible to use in your world down below.
|/randomizer shuffle||randomizer.shuffle||Changes all the item drops in the world.|
|/randomizer start||randomizer.toggle||Start randomizing item drops.|
|/randomizer stop||randomizer.toggle||Stop randomizing item drops.|
|/randomizer check||randomizer.toggle||Check if random drops are enabled.|
|/randomizer||N/A||Lists all commands to use.|
Instead of always shuffling around the random items, you can set them permanently in the configuration file. This serves as a way to prevent certain materials from being dropped, such as Bedrock. However, if you use the /randomizer shuffle command at all after setting this up, it’ll change your setup. Keep this in mind as you follow the instructions below to access and edit Randomizer’s config file.
- Navigate to the
FTP File Accessarea from the main server panel, then
- Continue to the
pluginsdirectory and click the Randomizer folder.
- Afterward, simply press
Editto the far right of config.yml to begin viewing the settings.
- Proceed to make your desired changes, then click
Saveat the top.
- Return to the main panel and
Restartthe server to apply the edits.
If after installing the plugin and you aren’t able to obtain randomized item drops, then make sure you’ve executed the /randomizer shuffle command at least once. This is required for the configuration file to generate the needed settings to allow this feature. Afterward, you should immediately start seeing random blocks, items, and materials dropping from anything. However, if the situation persists, then it could be a sign that Randomizer isn’t enabled on the server.
Sometimes, Randomizer will not load on your server due to incompatibility. Following this, confirm you have a Spigot or Paper server that supports plugins. Additionally, ensure it’s using Minecraft version 1.13.2 to 1.19 and above, as anything below this will not function properly. However, if it’s still not working despite confirming the above information, then double-check where you’ve installed the plugin. This should be uploaded in the plugins directory in your corresponding Server Profile, if enabled. Afterward,
Restart the server so it can load in-game.