9. Custom Spigot Plugin Development w/ TechsCode – FotS Minecraft Podcast

As Minecraft server owners, we are constantly looking for new plugins, add-ons, resource packs, and mods to make our servers unique. Today, I have the honor of interviewing a developer of some of the highest rated Minecraft plugins in the SpigotMC Resource Directory, someone who has also done custom plugin development work for me, TechsCode.

Follow TechsCode:
Discord: https://discord.gg/33UAaQU
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TechsCode
Instagram: https://instagram.com/TechsCodes
Spigot Plugins: https://www.spigotmc.org/resources/authors/techscode.29620/

Show Notes:

Here are a few of the questions I asked throughout the podcast:

4:25 – Who are you and what do you do?
11:05 – How has the Minecraft player base changed over the years?
13:16 – How difficult is it to make money selling Minecraft plugins?
15:22 – Tips and motivation for new plugin developers
19:00 – What is the most important thing you look for when building plugins?
21:00 – Making yourself available for supporting players and plugin customers with a Discord Bot.
26:15 – What tips can you give to server owners who want to hire plugin developers?
30:35 – What is the biggest mistake you’ve seen server owners make?
33:05 – Any final tips for developers or server owners?
37:40 – Is Minecraft Dying?

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Screenshots of the Build

How To Listen To The Podcast:

Previous Guests:

Here are a few of our previous guests whom I've had the pleasure of interviewing. There's a new episode released each week, though, so click one of the links above to see what other creators have been invited to the Interview Island!

Would You Like To Be Interviewed?

If you think that you or someone you know would be a perfect fit as a guest on this Minecraft Server Owner Podcast, you should get in touch! I am always looking for more talented people to bring onto the show and share their creations, experiences, and advice with other listeners.

15 + 8 =

Want to Support the Show?

This Podcast is possible because of the great support I receive from all of you! When you become a Patron, I'll give you a shout out during the Podcast, add your name to the list below, release content to you before anyone else, and give you plenty of other perks all listed on my Patreon page.

Check it out by clicking the Patreon logo below, and thank you so much!

Current Patrons:

Thank you all so very much for your support!

muscat
awregner
MooseKrazy
Cheeanne
Anthony Rossbach
TechsCode
Leah J.
WingedChamp312

8. What Minecon Earth 2018 Means For Server Owners w/ ArZor – Minecraft Podcast

Minecon Earth 2018 has come and gone, but not without exciting all of us about the future of Minecraft. With Pillagers and Biome Villages, Pandas and Cats, Bamboo and Taiga revamps all on the way, Minecraft Server Owners may be wondering what they can do to prepare for the next year of updates. I’m joined by ArZor of DareToSurvive.net as we tackle the biggest updates and discuss the implications for server owners going forward.

ArZor and DareToSurvive:
Discord: https://discord.gg/fMCAX6K
Server IP: daretosurvive.net
Previous Podcast Interview: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15270524

Show Notes:

Here are a few of the questions I asked throughout the podcast:

4:30 – What was the transition to 1.13.1 like for your server?
11:01 – New Biome Villages and Villagers
19:29 – Will Pillagers be a new mechanic that griefers will use?
28:10 – What’s the use for Pandas and Bamboo?
32:46 – More Cats brings more attention-grabbing content.
34:50 – Does Minecraft Dungeons present new opportunities for server owners?
37:00 – Add-ons, APIs, and the future of Bedrock Server Ownership
52:00 – A brief look at the new Taiga revamp
56:17 – Will Inspiration Island help the Minecraft community overall?
58:27 – Easter Eggs and Final Thoughts

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 http://friendsoftheserver.com and send me an email.

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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How To Listen To The Podcast:

Previous Guests:

Here are a few of our previous guests whom I've had the pleasure of interviewing. There's a new episode released each week, though, so click one of the links above to see what other creators have been invited to the Interview Island!

Would You Like To Be Interviewed?

If you think that you or someone you know would be a perfect fit as a guest on this Minecraft Server Owner Podcast, you should get in touch! I am always looking for more talented people to bring onto the show and share their creations, experiences, and advice with other listeners.

8 + 8 =

Want to Support the Show?

This Podcast is possible because of the great support I receive from all of you! When you become a Patron, I'll give you a shout out during the Podcast, add your name to the list below, release content to you before anyone else, and give you plenty of other perks all listed on my Patreon page.

Check it out by clicking the Patreon logo below, and thank you so much!

Current Patrons:

Thank you all so very much for your support!

muscat
awregner
MooseKrazy
Cheeanne
Anthony Rossbach
TechsCode
Leah J.
WingedChamp312

7. Treating Minecraft Like A Business w/ AlexzanderFlores – Friends of the Server Minecraft Podcast

There are two different types of Minecraft Server Owners out there: those who want a server as a fun side hobby, and those who push after the potential it has to make money.

There’s no doubt that there are shades in between each, or that a person who starts in one group can eventually transition to the other,but overall those are the two main groups that every server owner falls under.

The question is: Which one are you?

If you say that you’d like to pursue monetizing a Minecraft server and running it as a business, then are you taking the necessary steps to actually succeed in that goal? Running a business is a long-term, tough road to follow that most people fail at. Not just Minecraft server owners, either – various estimates show that 50% to 80% of all new businesses shut down within the first few years, and Inc.com says that a whopping 96% of all businesses fail within 10 years.

This is no different for Minecraft servers. In fact, I’d venture to guess that the number of Minecraft servers that fail in the first 18 months is actually on the higher end of those numbers.

Why do so many Minecraft Server shut down?

There are so many different reasons, and none of those reasons really satisfy the players that come to love those servers, but I think it can be summed up pretty well: lack of preparation.

As said before so many times, running a Minecraft server is no simple task. As a server owner, you have so many tasks to juggle and hats to wear. You’re training staff, customizing plugins, building worlds, managing players, launching a website, advertising, engaging with the community, commissioning art, etc… etc….

But if you come into the process with a solid plan and an understanding of the struggles that are ahead, then you’ll be much more likely to push through the tough times and find success in the future. There is not a path to take that will see you gaining instant success your first month, or even year, or launching a new server. This is a long term game, and you need to prepare yourself for a lot of the obstacles headed your way if you want this to all pay off.

That’s where my interview with AlexzanderFlores of Opal Gaming comes in. Alexzander talks about a number of different aspects of how to run a Minecraft server as a business, and he brings with him words of advice and stories of mistakes that he made while learning how to run his own Minecraft servers.

Listen to the interview I had with him in the Friends of the Server Episode 7 above, or look through the links below for your favorite podcast streaming service to tune in.

If you want to run your Minecraft server as a business, then you’re on the right path. Take heed of Alexzander’s advice, and that path might just become a little easier.

How To Listen To The Podcast:

Previous Guests:

Here are a few of our previous guests whom I've had the pleasure of interviewing. There's a new episode released each week, though, so click one of the links above to see what other creators have been invited to the Interview Island!

Would You Like To Be Interviewed?

If you think that you or someone you know would be a perfect fit as a guest on this Minecraft Server Owner Podcast, you should get in touch! I am always looking for more talented people to bring onto the show and share their creations, experiences, and advice with other listeners.

1 + 9 =

Want to Support the Show?

This Podcast is possible because of the great support I receive from all of you! When you become a Patron, I'll give you a shout out during the Podcast, add your name to the list below, release content to you before anyone else, and give you plenty of other perks all listed on my Patreon page.

Check it out by clicking the Patreon logo below, and thank you so much!

Current Patrons:

Thank you all so very much for your support!

muscat
awregner
MooseKrazy
Cheeanne
Anthony Rossbach
TechsCode
Leah J.
WingedChamp312

Friends of the Server Minecraft Podcast

Welcome, my friends, to the brand new Friends of the Server Minecraft Podcast for Server Owners! As you continue your journey to create the best Minecraft Server you can imagine, this Podcast is here to help you along the way.

Tune in each week to hear Tips and Tricks for Minecraft Server Owners and Admins straight from the professionals as I interview a different guest to get their unique perspective on how to run a successful Minecraft Server. From YouTubers giving thoughts on how to advertise your Minecraft Server, to full-time plugin developers who have worked for well known server networks, and beyond, I’ll be asking the hard questions that you have always wanted to ask these folks so that you can get the answers you need to succeed.

Whether you’re a brand new Server Owner looking for the best ideas on how to get started, or a Veteran of the game who wants to see what others are up to, this Podcast was created to help YOU become a better Minecrafter.

 

How To Listen:

Previous Guests:

Here are a few of our previous guests whom I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing. There’s a new episode released each week, though, so click one of the links above to see what other creators have been invited to the Interview Island!

Would You Like To Be Interviewed?

If you think that you or someone you know would be a perfect fit as a guest on this Minecraft Server Owner Podcast, you should get in touch! I am always looking for more talented people to bring onto the show and share their creations, experiences, and advice with other listeners.

7 + 5 =

Want to Support the Show?

This Podcast is possible because of the great support I receive from all of you! When you become a Patron, I’ll give you a shout out during the Podcast, add your name to the list below, release content to you before anyone else, and give you plenty of other perks all listed on my Patreon page.

Check it out by clicking the Patreon logo below, and thank you so much!

Current Patrons:

Thank you all so very much for your support!

TechsCode
Leah J.

5. Life as a YouTuber’s Girlfriend w/ MrsSystemZee – Friends of the Server Minecraft Podcast

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how being a YouTuber will affect my relationship with Leah. She’s been patient and encouraging, but there’s always this question of, “Am I doing the right thing?”

It’s a tough question to answer, which is why I asked MrsSystemZee, who is SystemZee’s girlfriend, if she would join me for an interview and talk about her life as a YouTuber’s girlfriend, to see if she might have some ideas that could help me keep focused on the most important things in life.

This was a great podcast episode, and even though she’s not Minecraft Server Owner or Minecraft YouTuber specifically, she still gets a nice behind the scenes look at what it takes to be successful in both of those areas, and I thoroughly enjoyed this podcast episode.

MrsSystemZee:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrsSystemZee
Instagram: https://instagram.com/MrsSystemZee
Snapchat: MrsSystemZee
“Life as a YouTuber’s Girlfriend” Blog: http://mrszeeblogs.com/

SystemZee:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/sysZee
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SystemZee
Instagram: https://instagram.com/SysZee
Snapchat: SystemZee
Become a SystemZee Sponsor: https://www.patreon.com/syszee

Show Notes:

Here are a few of the questions I asked throughout the podcast:

7:07 – Who are you and what is your role with SystemZee’s server?
16:38 – What is your fondest memory with the community?
20:47 – What are some pros and cons of living with a Minecraft YouTuber?
24:57 – What are some ways that someone can help encourage a YouTuber?
32:00 – Any tips for how to approach YouTubers as a fan or to hire them?
35:10 – Lightning Round!
40:20 – Final words of advice for Server Owners and YouTubers
49:06 – Is Minecraft Dying?

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, send me an email.

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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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.

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.

Get more tips for running a successful Minecraft Server: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k31ZJuPeVPo&list=PLmcL5iurkeuTW6tQMNWtyRbMwn90WslPq

Grow Your Minecraft Server ? http://bit.ly/MinecraftServerGrowth

? GREAT Website Hosting at a Low Price.
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?Twitter ? https://twitter.com/anotherguy
? Instagram ? https://instagram.com/stifflered
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