Whatever your experience, if you love role playing, this server is for you.

I’m new to Minecraft

If you’re new to Minecraft, welcome and I’m sorry. Prepare to recklessly abandon your common sense and fall headlong into the abyss of creativity, long bereft of moderation. Vanilla Minecraft is a massive open sandbox game which allows you to explore the world and create whatever you can dream.

I’m an experienced Vanilla player

Welcome to your first modded server. Things work differently than on vanilla Minecraft. The game itself is different on this server. It’s not just a giant endless sandbox. All of the functionality you had in vanilla still exists, however. So if you had your heart set on crazy redstone creations, you can still do that.

I’m used to modded servers

If you’re used to modded servers then there isn’t a whole lot we need to explain to you here. Each major mod pack or server tends to come with a theme. Blightfall is about surviving on a blighted planet, Attack of the B-Team is about crazy mad science, and Andor is a fantasy role-playing world with questing, adventure, and exploration.

Everyone should start here.

STEP 1:

Make sure your Java is up to date. You will need 64 bit Java to play on the server. http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

STEP 2:

Start by downloading the Technic Launcher. http://www.technicpack.net/download

STEP 3:

Click the Mod Packs tab. Search for the server by typing “The Realm of Andor”. It will show up in the search results. You can access all servers (whitelist and public) from one central download. You choose the server once you’re in the Minecraft panel.

STEP 4:

Download ‘The Realm of Andor Pack’ by clicking download.

STEP 5:

Before you click play, make sure you increase how much RAM Minecraft is allowed to use. Do this by click the Launcher Options in the right corner of the Technic Launcher. Then click over to the JAVA tab, and set the RAM to be higher.

STEP 6:

Press the play button on the Technic Launcher to load Minecraft.

STEP 7 – !Important!

This realm is designed and meant to be played with a specific texture pack. Please enable it before you sign into the realm. Otherwise, things will look weird. The mod will automatically download this pack and place it in your resource folder. All you need to do is enable it.  The resource pack is called Ozocraft. To enable it, in the Minecraft launcher (not the technic launcher) click options > then resource packs > then enable it by hovering over its image and clicking the arrow to move it over to the right side. Then click done. You will notice your Minecraft launcher design change. This is how you know it is enabled.

STEP 8:

Sign on to the realm. You will spawn into the Nimbus. You will get a starting quest line which will lead you to Drakenshire. We HIGHLY recommend going through the entire quest line. It will help you understand all about Andor and it will give you some starting gear and funds. You will additionally get a book of rules. Please read through it so you understand the rules.

Troubleshooting

If you get this error:

Do the following:

Make sure you’ve removed older versions of java. https://java.com/en/download/faq/remove_olderversions.xml

Ensure that your server IP address is correct. Public server address is: 167.114.102.147:25644

I’m New to Minecraft

If you’re new to Minecraft, welcome and I’m sorry. Prepare to recklessly abandon your common sense and fall headlong into the abyss of creativity, long bereft of moderation. Vanilla Minecraft is a massive open sandbox game which allows you to explore the world and create whatever you can dream. There are two main modes to regular Minecraft; survival and creative. In survival mode, you have a health bar and you take damage. Damage can come in the form of monster attacks, falling, starvation, and many other ways. In creative mode, you don’t take damage and can fly around with an infinite supply of all the blocks and build to your heart’s content.

This realm is kind of a hardcore survival mode, but with awesome quality of life improvements. This realm isn’t for everyone. We built this world to be the one we wanted to play on. Vanilla Minecraft lacked a certain realism in the world and thrilling adventures if you wanted to go looking for them for us. We wanted to feel like part of a real world. If we built a thing, we wanted it to have an impact on the world. To its lore. To the other denizens of the world.

What should I know?

Monsters. Normally monsters spawn in darkness and all over the map. We personally found this to be annoying and bland. We wanted to create a world where we went out into it to find encounters and that the monsters there were stronger than common ones in vanilla Minecraft. The stronger the monster, the better the loot. On this map, monsters don’t spawn at night. They won’t wander into your town or castle or just show up there. If you build walls, they won’t come. Just bring your A-game if you go looking for them.

Your First Day. You will start out with some basic essentials to get you going. Iron armor and tools, food, torches, and seeds. You’ll start in the Nimbus, which is the spawn location. Find your way to the Nexus, which is the portal hub. This is the primary way to traverse the world. There are a bunch of portals. Each portals basin will show you the biome type you can expect to find on the other side. Take some time to look around and don’t be afraid to choose a direction and just go. Go explore the world. We took a lot of time to craft it and we think it’s vast and awesome. Vastly awesome even.

Economy. There’s a fully functional economy on Andor. The main shop is just outside the Red City. You can get there through one of the portals in the nexus. The only things you can sell there are diamonds and gold coins. The Red Market will buy diamonds from you for $100 and gold coins for $1. It sells everything else for a price. You start with $10. There are ways to make lots more money, but you’ll have to discover them.

Start Small. Don’t try to boil the ocean in a day. We recommend that you start learning how to Minecraft by walking yourself through some of these tutorials. There’s a bunch of stuff there ranging from a beginner’s guide to simple tricks to things not to do. We don’t use the most current version of Minecraft, so not everything you’ll see on that site will be valid. For instance, we don’t have sea lanterns or purpur blocks. But the great majority of it exists. I would check out the crafting guide to see what things you can build and get ideas.

Version. We’re on Minecraft version 1.7.10. The current version is 1.10.2. If you’re curious about the differences between each version, check this page. Why don’t we use the newest version? Not all mods stay updated and when we were making decisions about which mods we really wanted, we had to figure out the latest version of Minecraft that would support all the mods we wanted. That is 1.7.10.

Chatting in the world. There are multiple chat rooms. You will have access to the following: General, Local, Town, Nation, and direct messaging. The way it works is that you toggle the channel you want to be in.

General Chat is for out of character general chat. It reaches everyone on the server. Toggle general chat by typing  ‘/g’ and pressing enter. You will get a confirmation that you’ve switched to general chat. You can then proceed to chat with everyone.

Local Chat is for in character chat. It only reaches people who are in a 100 block radius of you. It is the default channel. If you’re talking and haven’t switched over, it’s likely people won’t hear you. Toggle local chat by typing  ‘/L’ and pressing enter. You will get a confirmation that you’ve switched to local chat. You can then proceed to chat with everyone near you.

Town Chat is for chatting with everyone who belongs to your town.  Toggle town chat by typing  ‘/tc and pressing enter. You will get a confirmation that you’ve switched to town chat. You can then proceed to chat with everyone who is a member of your town. By default, you still speak locally.

Direct Messaging is player to player chat. It works globally and only the person you’re DM’ing can see it. You can initiate this by typing ‘/msg <playername> <message>’. You can then reply to direct messages by simply typing ‘/r <message>’

Shouting reaches everyone on the server and should not be used. You can shout by typing a ‘!’ in front of your message. As this is a role playing world, excessive shouting is highly interruptive and will get you banned from the server.

Spawning. Initially, you will spawn in the Nimbus. This ancient vessel has been here longer than recorded history. Once you go out into the world, you can set your spawn to anywhere you are by simply typing ‘/sethome’. The place you’re standing in will become your spawn point. You will never return to the Nimbus after that.

Being able to set your spawn will be helpful as you venture out into the world. I would use it as a waypoint to spawn back to during your adventures. OR, if you have a town, set it in the town center to make your trip a short one.

I’m an experienced Vanilla player

Welcome to your first modded server. Things work differently than on vanilla Minecraft. The game itself is different on this server. It’s not just a giant endless sandbox. All of the functionality you had in vanilla still exists, however. So if you had your heart set on crazy redstone creations, you can still do that.

Ok so what’s different about this server? First and foremost, it’s a fantasy role play world. Meaning, this is the right place for you if you want to explore what it means to be a dark wizard or a rogue assassin for hire. This is the right place for you if you want to be in character when you chat with others. This is probably the wrong place for you if you don’t care about story, character, and fitting into part of a world you’re helping to create. This world is also hand-crafted and limited to a 12,000 by 6,000 chunk map. So huge but not unlimited.

Thaumcraft

Thaumcraft adds magic to the world. Minecraft is cool on its own, but we wanted to add both magic and deep content to the world which would keep its players highly engaged. This mod is extremely deep and diverse. This is one of a few primary content mods.

McMMO

McMMO allows for an RPG-like experience to exist in the world of Minecraft complete with skill leveling, special abilities, rare loot, brand new mechanics and a more in-depth PvP! You can check more out about this mod here.

Bibliocraft

Bibliocraft adds craftable specialized containers and more to the world. These can range from a stand for your armor to bookcases that actually display individual books you put on them. We added this mod because it gives players a high degree of customization to the things they build and everything in this mod just seems like common sense. You can check this mod out at its official website here.

Towny

Towny adds individual player control to the world. It allows you to claim land that’s yours and no one else’s. It adds a dynamic economy system that’s account bound, which enables you to claim more land, buy things from a central trade hub, and sell goods you make. It also enhances the PVP experience. It gives you complete control over what happens in your town. You can invite others to join your town. Towns can band together to form Nations. It’s extremely robust, but a little quirky to use. So have patience when you’re trying it out.

Animals Plus

Animals+ adds life to the world. Vanilla is fun but can get a bit repetitive with just cows, sheep, pigs, cows, sheep, pigs. Animals+ adds everything from snakes and crocodiles to camels into the world. We think this is more realistic.

Journey Map

Journey Map adds real-time navigation and cartography to the world. It maps the world as you explore it. It gives you a minimap. It lets you set custom waypoints. It’s full of awesome features. It is not a server-side map, so if you play on our world from multiple computers, it won’t update them both for you.

Baubles

Baubles add things like trinkets and rings to the world. It allows you to wear extra things that make you more powerful. This is pretty self-explanatory.

The Twilight Forest

The Twilight Forest adds a completely alternate dimension to the world. There is only one portal, you can not make one. This is intentional. Once you dive through the portal you will find yourself in an immense, endless forest, with trees so tall and wide that most of the sky overhead is blocked out. There are impenetrable castles. There are Yetis. We added this as a secondary content mod, and you will just have to experience it for yourself if you can find the portal.

Chisel

Chisel 2 adds a lot of block diversity and customization to the world. If you love building diverse structures with unique design elements, the limited number of blocks in vanilla can be kind of underwhelming. We added this mod to empower players on the world to get really creative.

Chocolate Quest

Chocolate Quest adds adventure to the world. It has dungeons, new mobs, and a bunch of unique items. We added this to the world to give players a sense of excitement, direction, and content to explore and conquer. We prefer to choose when to engage in epic battles vs. having monsters just show up in our homes uninvited.

Craft Guide

CraftGuide gives you quick access to a list of every crafting recipe in the game.

Dr. Cyano’s Lootable Bodies

Dr. Cyano’s Lootable Bodies adds dead bodies that can be looted to the world. This mod protects your items from despawning when you die by storing them on a dead body that you (or someone else) can later loot to get whatever you had on you when you died. Your dead body is unharmed by fire, explosions, and falling. Simply right-click on a dead body to access its inventory. Use a shovel to dispose of your body after you looted it (3 hits with a shovel will remove the body). We added this because we think this makes the world seem a bit more realistic.

Deadly World

Deadly World makes the world a little more dangerous. Monsters don’t spawn in darkness. That’s a big deal, in a positive way. We think that if you build a wall, it should actually work. In our world it does. The trade off here is that when you dig into the world or go out of the safety of those walls, it’s more dangerous. Hive of silverfish anyone?

Pam’s Harvest Craft

Pam’s HarvestCraft adds a lot of diversity to what you can grow and cook to the world. It ranges from 60+ new crops including cotton for string to 36 fruit bearing trees, to cooking tools, to even tofu for you vegetarians out there. We added this mod because we think it makes the world a bit more realistic and rich.

Roguelike Dungeons

Roguelike Dungeons adds more adventure to the world. This mod is inspired by super-hostile maps and roguelike dungeon crawlers. It generates large underground dungeon structures which have procedurally generated layout and loot. We think these dungeons are compelling content.

Tradebooth

Trade Booth Mod adds a way for players to trade with each other to the world. It facilitates 24 hours offline/away player trading. This gives you a way to make money from the things you manufacture. We added this to the world because we want to facilitate a player generated economy. There is, however, a normal currency based economy. Tradebooth is strictly trading one thing for another and doesn’t interface with currency based economy.

Balkon’s Weapon Mod

Balkon’s Weapon Mod adds more weapons to the world. Arrows and swords are nice, but they get a little boring. This mod adds everything from shootable muskets to boomerangs. We added this mod to bring more diversity to your arsenal options. We think it fits within the fantasy theme.

Summary

That’s an overview of what’s different from vanilla about this world. We hope this gives you a good primer for what to expect from Andor. If you have any questions you can always email us at therealmofandor@gmail.com. If you’re curious about how to get started with these mods, click the ‘Guides’ section in the nav bar. That should be a decent reference and starting place for how to use each mod.

I’m used to modded servers

If you’re used to modded servers then there isn’t a whole lot we need to explain to you here. Each major mod pack or server tends to come with a theme. Blightfall is about surviving on a blighted planet and includes questing, adventure, and exploration. Attack of the B-Team is designed with one thing in mind, crazy mad science. The realm of Andor is a fantasy role-playing world with questing, adventure, and exploration.

With this in mind, you should put yourself in the mindset of defining your place by some mixture of Dwarf Fortress, Game of Thrones, and Lord of the Rings. We chose the mods we did for very specific reasons. If you’d like to see what those are and why we chose them, take a look at the “I’m an experienced vanilla player” guide.

I guess the mindset you should put yourself in is defining your place in some mixture of Dwarf Fortress, Game of Thrones, and Lord of the Rings. We chose the mods we did for very specific reasons. If you’d like to see what those are and why we chose them, take a look at the “I’m an experienced vanilla player” guide.

We didn’t go ham on the mod list. Every mod on this server is here for a reason. We think quality over quantity wins every time.

Here’s a consolidated mod list:

  • Thaumcraft
  • McMMO
  • Bibliocraft
  • Towny
  • Animals+
  • Journey Map
  • Baubles
  • The Twilight Forest
  • Chisel 2
  • Chocolate Quest
  • CraftGuide
  • Dr. Cyano’s Lootable Bodies
  • Deadly World
  • Hardcore Darkness
  • Pam’s HarvestCraft
  • Roguelike Dungeons
  • The Camping Mod 2
  • Trade Booth Mod
  • Balkon’s Weapon Mod