PlaterHandler is a must for a survival server. The plugin is a very simple plugin that allows you to access all of the important information about the server and its players, and have it in one easy to access place. Even monitor and handle you players by setting key attributes, freezing, and muting your players with more to come!
Trying to make your server fair for everyone can sometimes be hard, and when the players themselves are going out their way to gain an unfair advantage it can sometimes get frustrating. One of these main advantages people seek out, especially in survival servers, is to use X-Ray mods to find underground ore, hidden chests and bases; One of the best plugins out there to stop this from happening is Orebfuscator.
I presume most of you server owners (or server owners to-be) have been following the Minecraft update reports and have noticed that the Minecraft 1.3 Update was released yesterday (01/08/2012). This update has brought upon us a huge range of new features and things to mess around with which is one of the reasons why we haven’t seen a Bukkit 1.3 Update yet.
BukkitGames is a simple yet effective and fun plugin which is fully automatic and doesn’t require too many other plugins to support it. It has an easy to setup config file and includes features such as World Border, Kits and the ability to make and use custom maps instead of your default world!
Hosting “Hunger Games” style events, which continue to grow in popularity, is now a piece of cake thanks to the Survival Games plugin. It is fantastic for large survival games servers/events or just to host a few games with your friends. With the Survival Games plugin, joining a game is as easy as clicking a sign, literally.
From setting up your admin team to giving out VIP privileges, every Bukkit server must install some form of permissions plugin; one of which that is widely considered to be the top dog is PermissionsEx. With a simple layout to follow, but with a lot of non-mandatory features, PEX lets the admin mold their server into a leaderboard of commands, and also allows them to make it as complex as they wish.
NoCheatPlus is a must have plugin for every server that fights against client hacks and mods such as fly hacks, dupe hacks and much more so your Bukkit server is as fair as possible. It is definitely essential for a survival server and is great in almost all other situations.
One of the biggest reasons for lag in today’s servers is having a world too large to handle when players want to live in a far away and isolated area. BorderGuard eliminates this issue by setting a customisable limit for the amount of blocks you players (and yourself) can run, thus only generating a limited amount of chunks.
WorldEdit is a great plugin helpful for big builds and quick fixes. Although it has it’s restrictions it’s one of the best world editing Bukkit plugins out there with only a few main competitors. If you’re looking for a plugin to help you quickly fix grief, help build great symmetrical builds and fix ruined landscapes then you’re in the right place. WorldEdit is just for you!
Every Minecraft server running Bukkit needs a permissions manager and bPermissions gives you simplicity along with functionality, it’s definitely one of the top Superperms Manager. bPermissions is very simple to set up and use and most importantly, it’s very fast.