Our server features various plugins and scripts that improve gameplay and accessibility. These are optional tools for players to play with, and can be ignored if you just want to play a normal game of Minecraft. Think of them as extensions of the existing game, with more recipes, mechanisms, interactions, and tools for people who want to learn and make use of them.
We have a number of additional recipes not available in the base game. Our goal is to provide players with non-finite access to almost any block they wish, with rarer materials being quite costly.
A full list of custom recipes can be found here (opens in new window).
We have some CraftBook mechanisms activated on our server. Here’s a shortlist:
- Ammeter [All]
- Better Pistons [Earth Pony]
- Cauldron [Zebra]
- Chairs [All]
- Dispenser Recipes [All]
- Elevator [All]
- Hidden Switch [All]
- LightStone [All]
- Redstone Netherrack [All]
- Painting Switcher [All]
- Sign Copier [All]
- Dynamic Map [All]
- Holograms [Shadowbolts]
- Lift [All]
- ShowCaseStandalone [All] [Accessible via the /run command]
We have a large amount of custom scripts and plugins. These are features coded by Cane specifically for Liquestria, usually because no plugins existed that could provide the kind of functionality we wanted, so there are no help docs for them outside of this page.
Command: /ab, /allblock
In Minecraft, certain blocks have some placement limitations. Redstone can’t be placed on glass, trap doors need adjacent blocks, flowers and mushrooms require grass or dirt, etc. Allblock removes or loosens these restrictions.
Understandably, it accomplishes this through shenanigans. It is not flawless and it has limitations, so we recommend you play with it off in most circumstances.
The script is currently undergoing revision. Only trap doors and torches are supported.
Artifact is a whole new set of enchanted items with custom effects, spells, powers, and abilities. These items are connected to monster drop tables or found as rewards for doing quests, and in some cases Unicorns can forge them if they have the necessary reagents and have learned the prerequisite spells. The Artifact system is a work-in-progress (in fact, it is one of the primary new features of Liquestria coming up in 2016), and we are constantly working on it.
Once the Artifact system is nearing completion, we will set up a whole page for it, detailing how you can acquire these items and where. Until then, hope you get lucky with some good random drops from mobs. (Hint: It’s rare.)
If you wish to create your own artifact (Soulbound to you, with effects unique to your avatar), talk to us in-game. We’ll help you get started.
- Audio Atmosphere System
The Audio Atmosphere System adds custom sounds and music to the game world. Players who download the Liquestria Client Pack will hear atmospheric music and sounds as they move about, and they can play these songs at will from inside the game client.
Players who do not wish to hear these sounds and music files can disable them completely. Under Options -> Music & Sounds, lower the Jukebox/Noteblocks volume to 0%. If you do not have the appropriate resource pack, you will not hear anything.
- Block Converter
Earth Pony & Pegasus
Earth Ponies can change placed stone bricks and cobblestone into their mossy variants by right-clicking on them with seeds. They can also crack or chisel stone bricks by using flint, and change them back to regular stone bricks by using a pickaxe.
Pegasi can dye placed wool by right-clicking on it while holding any dye. The wool will be dyed that color.
This command opens a menu from which you can claim and read a number of in-game books related to the server. The guidebook archive contains, in-game, most of the information you can find on the website, but it can be a bit trickier to browse.
Command: /dv, darkvision
If you are a Griffon, this command turns on Darkvision.
Command: /jukebox, /music
This command can access the Audio Atmosphere System and play any sound or music file from it. There is a variety of music including Smile Song and Art of the Dress from the cartoon, A Walk down the Trail for its connection with The Circle of Friends, Moon Theme Remastered for its obvious Luna reference, and many more.
The Lanterns feature lets the player assign timed light sources which turn on or off depending on the time of day. Every light source (Torch, Redstone Torch, Redstone Lamp, Pumpkin, Glowstone, Sea Lantern, and Beacon) can be a Lantern, and each Lantern can activate or deactivate at a different time of day.
- Dusk – Midnight
- Dusk – Dawn
- Midnight – Dawn
- Dawn – Dusk
- Dawn – Midnight
- Removal Mode
After you have selected a mode, left-click any light source to add it as a Lantern. Once a light source has been added, it will turn on and off at the appropriate time of day based on what mode you had selected. If you left-click an existing lantern, its mode will be updated.
When a light source has been added as a Lantern, it can no longer be broken by players. Players must first use Removal Mode to clear the Lantern before they can break the block.
- Moon Cannon
The Moon Cannon is a particular contraption which is prepared whenever a member of society has
betrayed the republic broken a holy promise committed a crimesufficiently bored or annoyed Princess Luna.
It is a fully functional* cannon which rockets people into space at the behest of Luna, Princess of the Night and Ruler of the Lunar Republic (may we wander eternally in her garden of shadows).
*by Minecraft standards
Command: /trash, /trashundo
The /trash command deletes any item you are holding. Type /trashundo to retrieve it.
Command: /wcs, /waypoints
Waypoints is a custom script which relies on WorldEdit, Multiverse-Portals, and CommandSigns to create Waypoints and Teleporters in the game world. It introduces a database system for easy viewing, creating, deleting, and updating of Waypoints.
We mostly use Waypoints for transportation between worlds, but occasionally we will assign Waypoints near significant structures or areas. If you are working on a sizable project that you feel deserves a spot in the Arcane Hub or elsewhere, contact an Alicorn in-game.
Additional plugin information
We are leaving out a lot of plugins from this list that either 1) don’t require specific player knowledge in order to make use of them, or 2) are covered elsewhere, like how spells are explained on the Unicorn page or how flight is covered under the Pegasus information. For most players, interacting with the game world is enough.
If you want to know a bit more about what goes on under the hood to give you an idea of how some gameplay mechanics will play out in-game, here’s a short list of pertinent plugins that generally has an impact on how players play the game (meaning this list includes MagicSpells because it’s part of our Unicorn spellcasting system, but not AsyncWorldEdit or PlugMan which are admin tools). This is for veterans who are curious, so without ceremony and without explanation: