Ironhelm Membership

Ironhelm is a public Minecraft server with several different ranks of membership. Click on the tabs below for a brief summary of each rank, plus notes on how to advance to the next higher rank. A detailed list of Commands available to each rank can be found on the Commands page.

When a new player logs onto Ironhelm for the first time, they are assigned the "default" rank. Having this default rank is not meant to be a long-term position; it is meant to prevent griefers and other trouble-makers from causing mischief.

While a default player, you can...

  • craft wooden or stone tools.
  • craft leather armor.
  • chat with other players.

While a default player, you can NOT...

  • craft iron, gold, or diamond tools.
  • craft iron, gold, or diamond armor.
  • send private chat messages.
  • visit other worlds.
  • enchant items or brew potions

Note that, while you can't craft iron weapons or chain weapons, you can use them if you buy them or find them.

Players in default mode are able to explore the world and interact with the community, to determine if this server is the right one for them.

Advancement

New players should contact one of the moderators or the admin for a promotion to the Member rank as soon as possible - either in-game via text chat or by joining the forum and posting an introduction. These promotions are fairly routine, but NOT automatic and are at the sole discretion of the moderators and the admin. You may be asked a few general questions in an attempt to determine if you pose a risk to the community, but this is normally waived if an existing member knows and recommends your promotion.

IMPORTANT -- NO ONE IS PROMOTED TO SUPPORTER WITHOUT FIRST BECOMING A MEMBER; PROMOTION IS NOT AUTOMATIC EVEN IF YOU MAKE A DONATION.

While you are able to show your support at any time, all promotions to Supporter rank must still be reviewed by a Moderator or the Admin before becoming final. If you have already donated and are not yet a Member, please contact a Moderator or the Admin to discuss your options.

When a new player on Ironhelm is promoted for the first time, they are assigned the "member" rank. The rank of member is meant to be the most common rank, and the one that most players will have for the majority of their time on Ironhelm. We have tried to make the permissions for the member rank fairly wide, including up to two (2) homes and two (2) residences. Members are able to travel to other primary worlds , as well as to the Nether and End worlds for Ironhelm.

While a member, you can...

  • craft tools and armor with any materials.
  • enchant items and brew potions.
  • chat and send private chat messages.
  • create homes and residences.
  • visit other worlds.

While a member, you can NOT...

  • craft or activate TNT.
  • dump lava from buckets.

Members that create pixel art can, with Mod or Admin approval, have extra residence permissions to protect their artistic creations.

Advancement

Players that wish to advance from the Member rank to the Veteran rank will need to spend time on the server building ties to the community. It's not necessary that you build great projects - but it is necessary that you earn the trust and respect of your fellow players. At any time, if you can gain the support and sponsorship of at least three current Veterans, Donators, or Founders (or a single Moderator/Admin) then you will be promoted. Additionally, Moderators will sometimes spontaneously promote Members to Veteran rank if they are impressed with the player.

IMPORTANT -- NO ONE IS PROMOTED TO SUPPORTER WITHOUT FIRST BECOMING A MEMBER; PROMOTION IS NOT AUTOMATIC EVEN IF YOU MAKE A DONATION.

While you are able to show your support at any time, all promotions to Supporter rank must still be reviewed by a Moderator or the Admin before becoming final. If you have already donated and are not yet a Member, please contact a Moderator or the Admin to discuss your options.

The rank of Veteran is meant to be a reward to players that are active and helpful in the community. Veterans may have up to four (4) homes and four (4) residences. Veterans are able to travel to other primary worlds , as well as to the Nether and End worlds for Ironhelm.

While a veteran, you can...

  • craft tools and armor with any materials.
  • craft and activate TNT.
  • dump lava from buckets.
  • enchant items and brew potions.
  • chat and send private chat messages.
  • create homes and residences.
  • visit other worlds.

Veterans that create pixel art can, with Mod or Admin approval, have extra residence permissions to protect their artistic creations.

Current Veterans can recommend other players for promotion from Member rank to Veteran rank, but it normally takes recommendations from three total Veterans or Founders before such a promotion is assured.

Current Veterans

Shaydes,

Advancement

Advancement beyond the Veteran rank is normally done via donations or moderator fiat. Unlike players who are regular Members, a Veteran will ALWAYS be promoted to Supporter status if they donate; the usual Moderator/Admin review process is automatically considered approved.

The rank of Founder is meant to be a reward to players that have been active and helpful in the community since the server's initial creation. Founders may have up to eight (8) homes and eight (8) residences. Founders are able to travel to other primary worlds , as well as to the Nether and End worlds for Ironhelm.

While a veteran, you can...

  • craft tools and armor with any materials.
  • craft and activate TNT.
  • dump lava from buckets.
  • enchant items and brew potions.
  • chat and send private chat messages.
  • create homes and residences.
  • visit other worlds.

Founders that create pixel art can, with Mod or Admin approval, have extra residence permissions to protect their artistic creations.

Current Founders can recommend other players for promotion from Member rank to Veteran rank, but it normally takes recommendations from three total Veterans or Founders before such a promotion is assured.

Current Founders

Shaydes,

Advancement

Players that have been active on the server since the earliest days will automatically be available for promotion into this rank upon Mod/Admin review. After that first wave of promotions, access to this rank will be extremely limited for new players - only those that can find three existing founders to sponser their request will be considered for promotion, and only then if they have been active for at least 90 days.

IMPORTANT -- NO ONE IS PROMOTED TO SUPPORTER WITHOUT FIRST BECOMING A MEMBER; PROMOTION IS NOT AUTOMATIC EVEN IF YOU MAKE A DONATION.

Do not donate with the expectation of an automatic promotion; all promotions to Supporter rank must still be reviewed by a Mod or Admin before it becomes final. If you have already donated and we choose to not promote you (rare, but possible), you may request that your donation be returned to you (and we will honor all such requests). Promotions via donation are generally only denied in extreme cases (such as players who were previously banned or otherwise known trouble-makers); none-the less it is highly recommended that you discuss your desire to donate with a Moderator or the Admin prior to the actual donation transaction, to minimize any chance of a misunderstanding.

Supporters enjoy access to all the perks of Founders, plus additional commands, more homes (20), and more residences (20). Our economy system awards greater mob bounties and mob drops to Donators. Suggestions and requests from Supporters will carry more weight among the server staff as well. Supporters that have a web page of their own - or even a youtube channel or facebook page - may provide a link (and an image of up to 250px square) to the Admin and it will be posted on a "Supporters" page on the Ironhelm site.

Advancement

Advancement beyond the Supporter status is extremely rare. Generally only those with exceptional community service, a long history of activity, and the support of one or more higher ranking members will have any real chance of promotion beyond the Supporter rank.

Ironhelm has only two Moderators, named "LtGriffin" and "talondog8". Of these two Moderators, LtGriffin is senior and has additional levels of access (including FTP & SSH). Both Moderators are capable of promoting, demoting, or banning players.

For more details on the Moderators, check out our "About Ironhelm" page.

Advancement

There are currently no plans to promote any additional Moderators; the two we have now seem to be doing fine with the current number of players on the server.

That being said, it may happen in the future that we will seek to promote a new Moderator. If we do choose to promote a new Moderator in the future, then the single most important factor will be trust. Any candidates for promotion must be active in the community, helpful to other players, knowledgeable about the game, capable of handling plugin commands, and fair - but above all else that player must have earned the trust of one of the existing Moderators or the Admin.

Ironhelm has only one full Admin, named "brukenet", who is also the owner of the server. While some of the Moderators have levels of access that are nearly identical (including FTP & SSH), all final decisions are made by the Admin/Owner.

For more details on the Admin/Owner, check out our "About Ironhelm" page or visit brukenet's personal or business websites.

Advancement

As should be obvious, there is no path for advancement to Admin rank. If you ask for Admin rank you will not be taken seriously.

Running a dedicated server can be expensive; if you like Ironhelm then feel free to donate!

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Explore Classic RPG Settings

Ironhelm supports many styles of play but one of our original concepts for the server was to create the dungeons, keeps, and other structures that we encountered over the years in various role-playing games. For that reason, we are currently trying to build/recreate several semi-famous structures from early Dungeons and Dragons adventure modules.

We will continue to refine and add to this list as time permits, with the goal of eventually adding NPC characters, quests, mobs, and suitable rewards to match the original adventures. As structures are completed we will create 'warps' to allow rapid travel to these locations.

Current Plugins

Ironhelm is currently running on development version 1.7.10 of bukkit. Our plugins, last updated on June 5th, include all of the following (click an individual plugin for documentation):

BOSEconomy | ChestShop | Dynmap | Essentials | Lockette | Multiverse-Core | PermissionsEx | Residence | SecretSwitch | WorldBorder