Originally posted by HypnoticWonder, then by Arkline Good day! So, you're just starting out, and you have no idea what to do. You ask around but nobody is really helping you. So what do you do? Well, look no further! Here are just a few tips and tricks to get you started on the server (Please remember to click http://www.safesurvival.net/threads/safe-survival-official-rules-and-faq.5/): - If you are welcomed to the server, it's polite to respond back to them. It shows that you have interest and gets you out of that "quiet zone". - Immediately type /rules to see the rules. - When you spawn, everything that is 200 blocks away belongs to the Admins. You cannot build in this area. It's recommended you go at least 500 blocks from spawn to start building. - Ask people politely if they can help you if you need it. We're a friendly server with lots of active and friendly faces. If you give off a good impression, people will more than likely reply/help you. - Keep Inventory is on, so you will not lose your XP or items when you die. - This is a Semi-Vanilla server, meaning that there are only a few useful commands. DO 1. Vote everyday! Voting earns Ranks, Rewards and Claim Blocks that you need to protect your house. 2. Set your home often! Use /sethome <name> to create a "home" where you can teleport back to (note that Mods cannot TP you back to your house). 3. Set claim using your Golden Shovel. Make sure that if you want a friend to live with or near you and you want them to have access to your house, type /trust <username>. 4. Talk to others and respect people. Treat others the way you want to be treated. Treat people horrible, and don't expect anything good back. We're a family, so we help each other when we can. 5. Ask for help if you need it. 6. Explore, have fun, build and whatever else you want to do, to make this the best time of your life! DON'T 1. Ask Mods to TP you or a friend to you. There is no TP on the server, so please save the Mods some time and don't ask for this 2. Constantly beg people to donate to you. If you need an item, politely ask for it in chat. If nobody can give you the item, don't keep asking for it. This will make people ignore your needs. 3. Grief/Raid anyone's homes. Even if it is unclaimed, this is a bannable offense. To see if an area of land is unclaimed, get a stick, and right click a piece of land. Even if the land is not claimed, you cannot grief/destroy the property. 4. Grief Farms. If you use someone else's farm (or the Community Farm), please replace what you took (for example, if you took the wheat, replace the seeds). 5. Abuse/Curse/Disrespect Mods or any other user. This is not tolerated on the server and action will be taken if you are caught using foul language. Also, spamming or advertising another server is not allowed. If you absolutely need to advertise (Ex. you want a friend to join you on another server), do not do it in /msg, nor in public chat - use another method such as Skype. 6. Speak a language other than English. We are an English speaking server. This is because most of the Staff are English only. Even though this is not listed under the /rules, this is a given rule that applies to all servers that are English. If you wish to speak your native language, you are able to do it via /msg. But please refrain from using it in-game on public chat. I think I covered most of the basics. If I've missed anything, please let me know so I can add it to this list. I will make another thread in the near future covering "How To" basics of some of the commands. If you need any help, PM me on the Forums, find me in-game, or find someone else who can help Happy Huntings!