We promise that we will read your's and all other applications within 48 hours of being submitted. We have yet to break that promise. Please do not ask staff to check your application or ask to check over another's application. We respect that you or someone you know wants to join, please respect staff's time by allowing us to get to them when we are able to. If you or a friend ask for a staff member to read the application, it detracts from our focus to help other members. There is also a chance your's or your friend's application will be denied.
Can we add a specific mod or plugin that I think would be great to add?
We'd love to learn more about this mod or plugin you have in mind, so please share it in our Feedback & Suggestions forum so we can see what the rest of the community thinks! It would be helpful if you would provide a link to what you want added so everyone can read about what it does. The more detail you can provide on what this can do for the community and how you see it use will help us!
If I change my name do I have to reapply? What about my rank?
No, but if you plan to change your name it would be helpful to make a post in the forums. This lets staff and other members know who you are. It's important to let a manager know if you change your name if you have a shop or donor rank, as those have to manually be updated. If you don't have your rank after you have changed your name, wait until the next server reboot and it will be restored. If a staff member is on, you can ask them to restore it as well.
What is a Dig Arena?
The Dig Arena is our version of a treasure hunt. You'll be given tools at the start of the event and your goal is to dig up as many chests as you can find! Whatever you find in the arena, you get to keep, even the tools! We hold a Dig Arena event once a month once our donation goal has been met. We alternate each month the date and time we hold the event. One month, we'll hold it on Fridays around 7 PM Eastern, the next month will usually be Saturday around 1 PM Eastern. We do our best to hold events to allow for as many members as possible to play. To see what the Dig Arena is like, you can watch this video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNJNglpItqU ). There are a few things to keep in mind when participating in the Dig Arena:
You will lose all items in your inventory, make sure it's empty before entering the arena. Everything! Staff will not be responsible for lost items if you do not clear your inventory. You will not lose your XP.
You will be provided with the necessary tools to play.
You will not lose hunger during the event.
If you are caught cheating during the event, you will be banned and any items found will be removed.
What is the VentureKrate? Where do I use my key? Where can I get keys?
The VentureKrate is chest that you can open with a special key! What you get from the chest is random. To obtain a key you can purchase them here. Other ways you can obtain a key are from voting, in events or from your suggestions! The items in the VentureKrate is suggested to us by the community!
What is the server IP?
The SMP server's IP is smp.venturekraft.net
The Vanilla server's IP is va.venturekraft.net
The Creative server's IP is creative.venturekraft.net
The Event server's IP is event.venturekraft.net
How can I find more information about commands on the servers?
You can use the /help command in-game which offers some basic information, but also links to several resources on the site. To see chat commands you can use on the servers, check out our permissions and command reference page.
What mods are approved for use on the servers?
The simplest way to think about which mods are allowed are ones that don't give you abilities that allow you to find ores, chests or other goodies. Mods like xray (and resource packs), flying, climbing, speed and auto-attack are not allowed! When you are caught with these, you will be banned! Examples of ones that are approved are:OptiFine, Shaders, Minimaps (Zan's, Rei's, Journeymap, Xaero's), Schematica, InventoryTweaks and NotEnoughItems (in recipe mode). If you have a question on if a mod you want to use is accepted, message a manager.
Can I prank other players on the server?
Yes, we do allow pranking on our servers, but there are a few things to keep in mind. Below are our rules in regards to pranking. If you don't follow these rules, your actions will be considered griefing and you will be punished appropriately. We want everyone to have fun, but anything that is considered harrassing, excessive or destructive will not be allowed as it'll hurt a member's experience on the server. Be respectful and have fun pranking!
Pranks CANNOT INVOLVE DESTRUCTION of property or KILLING of any animals.
Use of lava, redstone or anything to create lag or to EXCESSIVELY DISRUPT members is NOT allowed.
You MUST LEAVE LEAVE A SIGN in an obvious place with your name and that you were the one behind the prank.
Pranks MUST NOT involve anything of an inappropriate nature.
If you prank someone, YOU CAN NOT REPORT a player pranking you back.
If a member requests or leave signs saying they don't want to be pranked, THEY CANNOT BE PRANKED.
If you don't want to be pranked, YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO PRANK, you're either in or out.
When or how often does the server reset?
We don't have a set schedule of when our servers reset. For SMP, we wait until a version of Minecraft is released (not snapshots). Once the public version is released, a poll is created asking the community if they want the map to be reset. The majority of the time, the map is reset when there is a major change to the world generation (new world features added). This poll is done during the time while we wait for Spigot to supply a stable release of their server application. Once there is a stable Spigot release, it is announced if the map will be reset (which is dependent on the poll).
How can I be a staff member?
The qualities we look for in a staff member are maturity, patience, resourcefulness and assertiveness. To be a staff member means you're in a position of high expectations and demands. You'll be asked many questions, often repeating answers. You'll be asked to check on problems large and small. You'll be asked to evaluate builds. Basically, everyone in the community will expect you to help when they need it and watch you with a keen eye. Everyone is looking to us to address conflicts and to always be able to help. As Uncle Ben in Spiderman says "With great power comes great responsibility", that saying resonates with the staff team we have. If you think you're ready to be in a position of high regard and high expectations and have been with the community for at least 4 months, please let us know at https://www.venturekraft.net/staffapplication. We will start a discussion with the whole staff team to evaluate if we feel you'll be a good fit.