New Minecraft Podcast! 🤩 Friends of the Server w/ ArZor Owner of DareToSurvive.net

I am excited to be launching Friends of the Server, a brand new Minecraft Podcast for Server Owners! This is going to be a weekly podcast where I interview a Minecraft Server Owner about their experiences running a multiplayer community.

Show Notes:

In this inaugural episode, I interviewed the owner of DareToSurvive.net, ArZor. Here are a FEW of the questions that I asked him (with plenty more throughout the video):

  • 12:25 – What was your first Minecraft Server and why did you decide to switch to DareToSurvive?
  • 18:30 – How do you keep your players engaged in an SMP server?
  • 29:40 – What kinds of questions do you ask Minecraft Plugin Developers before you hire them?
  • 40:30 – How would you describe a successful minecraft server?
  • 48:45 – How do you grow your Minecraft server?

DareToSurvive.net
Discord Server – https://discord.gg/fMCAX6K

Ask your questions in the Server Owners United Discord server and I may feature it in a future interview! https://discord.gg/K7UUm5f

If you would like to be interviewed or know a server owner who should be interviewed, head to stifflered.com and send me an email.

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Building the Tree & Podzol Farm 🌲 Ep. #10 Haus of Stifflered – Let’s Play 1.13 Minecraft Survival

Let’s face it: I keep running out of wood, and I need a lot if I’m going to make better builds in Minecraft. It’s time to create a simple system for collecting wood logs, saplings, and apples from my tree farms, and automate it with everything I learned about Redstone in the last episode of Haus of Stifflered. I will say, though, the new water mechanics for Minecraft 1.13 have actually helped quite a bit figuring out the final steps.

Music in this Video:

I’ve been playing Minecraft off-and-on since Beta 1.5 in 2011, and in all those years I have never beat Minecraft Survival.

It’s time to change that. Welcome to Haus of Stifflered, my new Let’s Play Minecraft Survival series here with Update Aquatic 1.13 snapshot pre-release 8. I plan on continuing this series at least until I beat every boss, discover every structure, and gather every item that you can get in Survival Minecraft.

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5 Small Tricks For Making A Better Minecraft Server 👷 5×5 Build It Better #13

Do you want build a better Minecraft server? Are you looking for simple tricks to help you get started? Here are 5 easy ideas for small things you should look at which might help the quality of the gameplay experience on your server in surprising ways.

Music In The Video: Doo Dat Wah by Gavin Luke

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Don’t Start A Minecraft Server ☕ Double Shot of Minecraft Server Tips

Should you start a Minecraft Server in 2018? Here are some reasons why I think you should think about starting a server before you do.

Music in this Video:

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Time to take your double shot of Minecraft Server tips, and get that kick start to your day. Great comments on my videos will be shouted out in future Double Shot videos!

Welcome to Café Stifflered! I am excited to create content that will help you build better Minecraft Servers, grow a strong Minecraft Community, and take all of your Minecraft Creations to the next level.

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5 Reasons Minecraft is Dying – DEBUNKED 💀 5×5 Build It Better #12

Music from this Video:

🎵 Music from Epidemic Sound used with permission.

Video Description:

We’ve all heard from someone that Minecraft is Dying, but is it? Here are 5 arguments that players often make when saying that Minecraft is dead, and how you can explain to them that it isn’t.

  • AntVenom’s Video “Is Minecraft… still dying?”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFw9lyXkP2o
  • Welsknight Gaming on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WelsknightPlays/status/1014696268839489537
  • Welsknight also released a video just before I published mine. You should watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGEXTU_PNQI

Welcome to Café Stifflered! I create content that will help you build better Minecraft Servers, grow a strong Minecraft Community, and take all of your Minecraft Creations to the next level.

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Redstone Item Sorting System! ⚡ Ep. #9 – Let’s Play 1.13 Minecraft Survival

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Video Description:

I really should practice redstone builds a bit more before starting on an item sorting system like this. It took so long! Gonna be worth it, though, cause it’s gonna make mining a breeze.

It’s time to change that. Welcome to Haus of Stifflered, my new Let’s Play Minecraft Survival series here with Update Aquatic 1.13 snapshot pre-release 6. I plan on continuing this series at least until I beat every boss, discover every structure, and gather every item that you can get in Survival Minecraft.

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HURRY! Getting My Loot Before THEY Do 🌳 Let’s Play TreeCrafters Challenge Summer Ep. 0

Before I even got a chance to record Episode 1 of this new Summer series of Let’s Play TreeCrafters, I’ve got to make an emergency run to grab my loot before some other players do. This is a short episode so you can see my quick adventure over to a nearby jungle temple and witch hut to see what is inside those chests. Spoiler: It’s pretty great stuff.

If you are unfamiliar with the Tree Spirit Challenge, and therefore don’t know how we set up the TreeCrafters Challenge, you can learn more about it here: https://youtu.be/t3pdFIjxUuM

You can also follow the TreeCrafters Challenge plugin updates, which is currently in private beta testing for future public release, in this playlist about Minecraft Server Plugins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxi_aJ3i4Wo&list=PLmcL5iurkeuQrjVFrTjvANiYHq66kZi1X

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The Magic in Music

Occasionally, our original plans have to get put aside in order to make room for something much better.

My original plan tonight was to write about a simple card trick that I had created earlier today. Which I thought might make for a nice introduction to my magic hobby. The Universe proved to me once again, though, that it has its own tricks up its sleeves, and I’ll have to save that article for another time.

Instead, I’ve found myself exploring a different kind of magic:

Music.

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
-Friedrich Nietzsche

I am at my most inspired state for writing when I am listening to music. Every time I sit down to write, whether it’s a private journal entry, a blog post for you, or even some code, I always start by hitting that play button in my music player.

Music gives my words, and yes, my code, meaning beyond simple definitions and semantics. It helps me understand the emotion for each syllable uttered throughout the course of internal dialogue that plays in my mind, while searching for the words that should be used next. It helps me match the cadence of my voice to the cadence of a song, which makes the entire experience for you, my reader, that much more engaging.

When I listen to music while writing, everything just seems to come together the way it’s supposed to.

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.”
-Victor Hugo

Tonight, I began with a plan for what to write, but the music did not allow me to. Johann Johannsson, with his Cambridge, 1963 from The Theory of Everything movie soundtrack (which you can listen to above), gripped my thoughts and tore them from the path that they were on. There would be no simple writing of a blog post; I needed to let the music lead my thoughts elsewhere, and wait to see where I ended up.

I’m still listening to that soundtrack. Enjoying the sights that it’s granting me to see with closed eyes. Falling into the emotions of an entire history’s worth of human experiences that each track is imbued with. Holding fast to piano-played notes as they delicately dance through my heart and carry on chasing a not-too-distant dream world. Sinking back into my pillow with the aching fear that I may die tomorrow and never hear these songs again.

For your own sake, your own sanity, your own soul… do not let these notes play on in vain. Be cautious with your time. Be jealous with it. Be protective of it. Our time is finite, and while the greatest desire of mankind has been to make himself immortal, we must recognize the limitations that come with that desire.

We cannot make ourselves immortal, but we can multiply the moments that make up our mortality. Take a single second and witness it become four when a perfect chord is struck on a piano. Take a minute and transform it into a thousand with a drumroll that threatens to never end. Take an instant and amplify your desire to press on with each blast of the trumpet choirs.

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”
-Albert Einstein

I don’t just use music as a tool to help me focus, I use it as a way to increase the value of each moment that I find myself creating something. It’s the difference between being “active” and being “fruitful”. There’s no sense in working to no end, but even if you have no idea what your end goal looks like, at least multiply the moments leading up to it with whatever kind of music inspires you to go further.

Your end result may look different than you originally planned, but if the music leads you to go further then you should be proud that you can go as far as you can. Keep going.

Don’t stop.

And, now that I’m sufficiently inspired, I’ve got more work to do.

It’s gonna be a great night.

Photo Credit: Pixabay

Music Credit: Bensound.com

Transforming the Village of Kantedorf! 🌇 Ep. #8 – Let’s Play 1.13 Minecraft Survival

We’re heading back to Kantedorf, and working on transforming the Minecraft Village to have a brand new look that matches its name. I also took a little detour to tame a donkey, find a natural deadly parkour test, and venture out to track down a Drowned mob with a Trident.

I’ve been playing Minecraft off-and-on since Beta 1.5 in 2011, and in all those years I have never beat Minecraft Survival.

It’s time to change that. Welcome to Haus of Stifflered, my new Let’s Play Minecraft Survival series here with Update Aquatic 1.13 snapshot pre-release 5. I plan on continuing this series at least until I beat every boss, discover every structure, and gather every item that you can get in Survival Minecraft.

Download The World Save Here: https://treecrafters.online/storage/HausOfStifflered6282018.zip

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Ultra Permissions for Spigot Minecraft Servers – Feature Overview

I have been using the Ultra Permissions Spigot plugin for my Minecraft server almost from the day I launched it, and it has been nothing short of fantastic for me. This Permissions Manager covers everything you’d expect, but runs it all in an easy to use GUI with some extra features that make permissions management a breeze.

Developer: TechsCode
Price:
 £7.50
Learn More and Download: https://www.spigotmc.org/resources/ultra-permissions.42678/

Disclaimer: I have been working with the developer of this plugin, TechsCode, for several months on several of my own projects. Though, I originally hired him because I was so impressed by his work with Ultra Permissions.