Starting Off Polycraft World
Polycraft World adds a lot to Minecraft and playing on the public servers can be a challenge. This guide is designed to help newer and veteran Minecraft players start up and thrive.
This guide will assume players know the “general basic building blocks” of how to play Minecraft, but for those still new to Minecraft, please refer to quick guides on the internet. This page has also provided start up guides down below.
Once you are situated with the basics, please continue further down.
Minecraftopia’s How to Play Minecraft: http://www.minecraftopia.com/how_to_play_minecraft
Minecraft.Gamepedia’s Beginner’s Guide: https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Tutorials/Beginner%27s_guide
What Polycraft World Adds
Before starting, it’s important to know what’s been changed in the base game. Polycraft World includes the following:
- Private Property: Private property is an area of land given to each player when they sign up at PolycraftWorld.com. Private Properties allow players to build and store items without fear of distraction or destruction from other players.
- Teleport Commands: Teleport commands allow players to teleport to other private properties as long as you are inside a private property. To open the command, hit ‘t’ on the keyboard and type out the command before hitting the ‘enter’ key.
- New Items, Recipes, and Components: These items range from pogo sticks, running shoes, flamethrowers and more. Polycraft World adds over three hundred new items and components for you to discover.
- Communication: Normal chat is limited to an area around you. Tools will help increase your ability to speak, but until then, you only speak to those nearby.
When you first spawn in, you will spawn in the middle of the UTD Campus.
This campus is a private property and you will be able to teleport to this location with the command ~tp utd.
Since this is the server owner’s private property, we must head to our property by typing in ~tp pp.
You have now arrived at your private property. You will have full control over who is allowed in the property and who is allowed to create or destroy blocks/items. Have a feel for your surroundings both with biome and general boundaries. Where you can travel and mine will be limited to the spaces around you.
Tip: Hit ‘P’ to see if you are on Private Property or on free land.
If your biome does not have resources, you may want to go to a Base Camp to find starting resources like food and wood. Base Camps are places where you can teleport to in order to find resources. When you arrive at a Base Camp, you will spawn in the middle of an area made for standing on. You will be able to mine the resources outside this small area. When you have gathered enough resources, go back to area and type in ~tp pp so that you will return home.
Tip: It is generally not recommended to build permanent residence outside of your property. As players come into the game, areas that were deemed free zones may be turned into residences. Base Camps are the exception, but as more players come, residences may be destroyed if they are close by to Base Camps.
To get to a Base Camp, type in the ~tp pp # # with the number signs replaced by corresponding values. There are 16 Base Camps in total, though some are easier to work with than others.
This guide recommends the following areas:
~tp pp 2048 8192 – A swamp biome with plenty of trees along with a pre-established mining area leading far down.
~tp pp 4096 4096 – An ordinary forested area. Trees and Farm animals are readily abundant here for farming.
The Pogo Stick: An Early First Step
Once you have gathered resources, begin constructing your base and play Polycraft World like any other Minecraft Server. Mine out resources at either Base Camps and on your private property and store your valuables on said private property. Once you have a handle on the gameplay, you will be start to find a rhythm between mining, surviving, and creating.
You have now begun to thrive, but your journey has only just begun. Now it is time to truly understand what Polycraft World has to offer. The Pogo Stick is an early game item that will scale in usability and durability with each stronger resource. This item will help you move around and will prevent falling damage up to a certain point.