This thread is to all faction members- a simple guide broken into catagories. Please comment ideas to add, and If they are good I will add them and tag you. Bases -Make a base either high in the sky, or low in bedrock. -Never use entities, such as torches. Full list here. http://minecraft-ids.grahamedgecombe.com/entities -Surround your base in obsidian, lava, water, and other hard to break blocks. -If possible, make a regenerating wall, tutorials are online. -Protect your chests from other fac members, you can never be too safe. -Refrain from puttinng items in open such as chests and ore blocks. Hackers can use X-ray to see these. -Use trapped chests, as in many X-rays these do not show up. -Never have an open nether portal, people can get in either way. Cover it up when done, or hide it far away. -Claim surrounding chunks, so TNT cannons are less effective. - NEVER make a base close to spawn or on the world border. People always look at these locations for bases Sky Bases-Best location: Above a large and deep ocean Pros: -Hard to reach, especially if nearby area is claimed. -Easy farming, with sunlight. -Easy to make lava and water walls. Cons: -Minimal floor protection -Sometimes /sethome doesn't work. -Can be easily seen if not high enough or attackers render distance is very high. -Unless a roof is put on, easily raidable -Cant build too far down, or it can be seen. Bedrock Bases-Best location: Under a large and deep ocean Pros: -Great floor protection -Close to areas for diamond mining -Hard to reach Cons: -Easy to find with x-ray -People mining may find it -Mobs in the chunks can count as entities, leading to a raid. Nether Bases-Best location: Bottom of a lava lake Pros: -Hard to raid, since the users will need a nether portal -Surrounding in lava doesn't look suspicious -Very hard to find Cons: -More geared up people stay in nether -Cannot grow crops, such as sugar cane. -Zombie pigman, if agrny will hoard your chunk. -When clearing area, lava spreads fast, and you can loose your inventory Do's and Do Not's Do: -Protect your base well. -Only accept trusted players. -Hide your loot . -Kick any suspicoius players. -Only PVP with non valuble items in your inventory. -Keep all prized items in enderchests. Located at spawn at for ranks /echest. -Daily use all /kits, and make seperate chests for these. Do Not: -Allow random people to tpa. -Allow anyone to sethome in your fac besides you. -Set a /f home. Allies can go to yours. -Dig straight down or straight up (Duh!). PvP Tips -Use strength and speed potions -ALWAYS carry an enderpearl, just in case -Make sure you are in 1.8.9 or below, so blocking actually works. Tutorials on how is here. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Downgrade-Minecraft-To-Any-Version-EASY-TUT/ -Carry food (best is steak or GApples.) -Never PvP with high levels of XP. -Carry a backup sword, in case if it breaks. -When ever you pick up very good loot, enderpearl far away and /spawn. Empty the loot and continue. -Use a M O U S E! Never PvP with a trackpad. PERMS /f perm home all no (allows only your faction to tpa to your /fhome) (@SinisterBuchanan and @Bilbo) I WILL BE ADDING MORE TIPS SOON!