This is the place to learn all about CivReign, CivRev and Minecraft Civilization servers in general. As this section expands we will include guides and tutorials on the common civ plugins as well as community written guides on things like vault construction, pvp, and strategies for getting the most from you and your nation’s time in Civ.
Bastion allows players to protect regions of the map, preventing block placement and grief
Brewery is a plugin for an alternate brewing process, including alcoholic Potions.
Citadel allows you to use materials to reinforce blocks so they must be broken many times before they are removed. Blocks can be reinforced to a group and doors and chests that are reinforced can be locked so only a member of the group can open them.
CivChat works with NameLayer groups to allow players to have private chat groups on the server.
CombatTag plus implements a number of changes to the vanilla combat configuration and ensures that players cannot log out to avoid combat once it has begun.
Descent Into Darkness (Descent)
[CivReign Only] Descent into Darkness will generate special blocks randomly while you are mining. Right clicking on these blocks will allow you to teleport into temporary cave dimensions where a variety of new ores and creatures can be found. Each cave has a portal to allow you to return to where you entered. You can also leave by using /did leave
Donum allows you to interact with server staff allowing you to report problems and providing the /present command which allows you to receive items sent by staff members.
Energy/Essence are given to players as login rewards and rewards for voting for their server. They are also needed for various types of gameplay (Factory maintenance and crafting on CivReign and ExilePearl upgrades and upkeep on CivRev).
With ExilePearl if you kill another player while holding an ender pearl you will capture the player. By default an exile pearl will prevent a player from entering bastions, engaging in pvp, and other things. An exile pearl can be upgraded by it’s holder to a prison pearl which will trap the captured player in the End. A pearl must be stored on the server and may players and nations build elaborate vaults to prevent their imprisoned players from being freed.
FactoryMod allows the creation of numerous factories that can speed up production of goods and allow the creation of items that cannot be crafted.
Most CivUnion worlds do not have naturally generated pres outside of Descent caves. Instead, as you are mining ores will spawn around you. Certain ores may be limited or more plentiful in different biomes and certain ores like Diamond will cause a message to be displayed for you when they are found.
ItemExchange allows players to create in game shops from reinforced chests and more securely trade between players.
Juke alert allows you to keep an eye on your stuff. JukeAlert uses “snitches” to notify you in chat when players enter an area or break blocks. There are two types of JukeAlert snitches:
Noteblock snitch: Will send an alert to the group’s chat when an event occurs nearby.
Jukebox snitch: Will send an alert to the group’s chat and record when an event occurs nearby. Jukebox snitches create logs that can be reviewed so you can know what happened even if you were offline.
Namelayer allows players to create and join groups which have their own chat channels and can be used for reinforcing blocks with Citadel, can own Bastions, and JukeAlert snitches. When you first join a CivUnion server a personal NameLayer group will be created for you.
RailSwitch allows for the creation of advanced rail networks and can be used to create complex routes while allowing for afk travel around the map. RailSwitch uses the /dest command to set a destination and reinforced signs and detector rails to switch traffic depending on it’s destination.
RandomSpawn will spawn new players in random locations around a map. Players will spawn in a new random location when they die until they place and sleep in a bed to set a personal spawn point.
RealisticBiomes alters the growth rates of crops, trees and other plants in game. In most cases you will find much longer grow times than in vanilla minecraft and growth rates will vary by biome.
[CivReign Only] Smithery allows players to forge new materials from ores found throughout the world.