A Beginners Guide to the Cosmic Galaxy! (Version 4/4)

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  1. Martian1oh1

    Martian1oh1 Well-Known Member
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    *Hello cosmonauts! To kick-off 2016 I've updated and revised my beginners guide! Enjoy!*


    Before you begin playing, please read the server rules.

    A list of allowed/not allowed mods/clients on Cosmic can be found here.

    Connecting to Cosmic!
    The Domain Names! (IPs)
    aus.cosmicpvp.me (Australia)
    eu.cosmicpvp.me (Europe)

    The au and eu should help a bit with latency/ping for players from those areas. If you ever have an issue connecting, try the proxypipe.

    To begin playing, select a planet via the compass. Each planet is a separate server with different terrain, economies and players.

    Basic Commands!
    /f help (page) -all faction commands
    /help -not a thing
    /rules -read up on the rules

    /tpa (player) -request to tp
    /tpahere (player) -request they tp
    /tpaccept -accept a tp request

    Linking Items in Chat
    If you have a rank, you can do [item] while holding the item you want to link in your hand. This allows you to show off an item in global chat.

    Private Message
    /msg (player) -or /w (player)
    /block (player) -block messages from a player
    /r -reply to a message

    Space Cash
    /bal -check your balance
    /bal (player) -check their bal
    /withdraw (amount) -get a money note
    /pay (player) (amount) -pay a player

    /sethome (name) -set a home
    /home -check your home(s)
    /home (name) -tp to a home
    /delhome (name) -delete a home

    /warp -brings up warp menue
    /warp (name) -direct warp

    Player Vaults
    /pv (number) -private vault access

    Hub Commands
    /server (planet) -semi direct access
    /server (planet)planet -direct access

    The Server Staff!
    Cosmic has a great team of staff dedicated to helping the server run. If you ever need a hand, feel free to send them a message or start a conversation on the forums!
    Note: The staff are players as well. Please refrain from spamming them.

    Notable staff:
    Owners: @Woofless, @TBNRfrags

    Admins: @ypperin , @SoulXD, @Emma

    Dev: @Vaquxine

    The Staff Position
    Helpers are the junior staff members. They have access to limited commands such as /mute.

    The moderates are the senior staff members. They have access to more commands than the helpers and handle a lot of "behind the scenes" stuff.

    Ban Team
    The ban team are the people in charge of bans. They get access to more commands than the moderators, but cannot play like normal players.

    The admins deal with the big picture. They oversee all aspects of the server and handle sensitive things such as ban appeals and purchase help.

    The devs are the people who code for cosmic. They build the plugins, squash the bugs and make sure everything works.

    The owners are... Well.... The owners. They handle the advertisement.

    Useful Links
    FAQ that the staff receive.

    A complete list of staff members can be found here.

    /xp -check how much xp you have
    /xpbottle (amount) -bottle your xp
    /enchanter -buy custom enchant books with your xp
    /tinkerer -exchange enchanted gear for xp or custom books for dust

    How-to Enchant
    Xp is currency that's used to purchase the custom books. It can be obtained the same way normal Minecraft levels are. Once you get your xp up, you can begin purchasing books. (via /enchanter)

    To open a custom book, right click it. It will give you a random enchant with a random success rate and a random destroy rate. The success rate is how likely the book will apply. The destroy rate is how likely the book will destroy the item you tried to apply it to if the enchant fails.

    To apply a custom enchant to an item, simply drag n drop the book onto the piece of gear. If the enchant successfully applies, it will be added onto the item. If it fails, the item may be destroyed. (the drag n drop method applies to the scrolls as well)

    Useful Links
    A complete list of enchants can be found here.

    A complete list of enchants by rarity can be found here.

    Scrolls & Nametags!
    The following items can either be purchased from the server store or obtained from drop packages.

    White Scrolls
    White scrolls prevent an item from being destroyed if an enchant fails to apply. Instead of destroying the item, the failed enchant will destroy the scroll.

    Black Scrolls
    A black scroll will remove 1 random custom enchant from an item and give it to you in the form of a custom book. The book will have a 100% destroy rate and a success rate equivalent to the one on the scroll.

    Transmog Scrolls
    Transmog scrolls are used to organise the enchantments an an item. It will sort them by tier, then add an enchant count beside the item's name.

    Custom Nametags
    The custom nametags can be used to rename an item with colours and formats. Simply right click the nametag, follow the instructions in chat, then use the "&" codes to format and/or add colour. A more in-depth guide can be found here.

    Soul Trackers & Soul Enchants!
    /ws -create a soul gem (you must be holding a weapon with a soul tracker)
    /splitsoul -split a soul gem

    Soul Trackers
    Soul trackers harvest the souls of defeated players. Every kill you get with a weapon that has one one adds a soul. Soul trackers are applied to weapons in the same manner as the custom books. A more detailed explanation can be found here.

    Soul Enchants
    Soul enchants can only be obtained from legendary envoy chests. They are applied just like any other enchant, but require an active soul gem to function. These enchants can be divided into two groups; active and passive. Active soul enchants drain souls from your soul gem every time they proc. Passive ones slowly drain souls at a fixed rate.

    Soul Gems
    Soul gems are created by withdrawing souls from a weapon. The quantity of souls you withdraw are given a multiplier based on the tier of your soul tracker.

    Legendary x5
    Ultimate x4
    Elite x3
    Unique x2
    Simple x1

    To activate a soul gem, right click it. A more in-depth guide can be found here.

    The Server Store!
    Cosmic has an online store where players can purchase many things with in-real-life money. You can find it here.

    /kit - Select a kit (24h cool-down on rank kits 72h cool-down on gkits)
    /cc - access your create storage (this is where any cosmic creates you purchase go.)
    /confirm - confirm a purchase (must be done on the planet you purchased the package for)

    Purchase Issues
    If you don't receive a purchase, here's what to do:

    Step 1: Join/re join the planet. (if it's VIP only, please be patient and wait for a slot.)

    Step 2: While you're on the planet, try /confirm.

    Step 3: If you still don't have it after that, post a purchase help thread here.

    Step 4: Sit tight and be patient.

    There are 5 tiers of ranks. They can be purchased from the server store or obtained in-game via rank vouchers. They give players access to more commands, more pv's, more homes and better kits. To find out exactly what each rank gives, go to the server store, then click "buy" on the rank. It will bring up a list of perks.
    Note: Ranks from vouchers do not give any mcmmo, space cash or drop packages.

    *At the time of writing, some information on the store is outdated.*
    Number of enchants each rank can use:
    Trainee -> 5 enchants
    Tier 1 -> 7
    Tier 2 -> 9
    Tier 3 -> 11
    Tier 4 -> 13
    Tier 5 -> 15

    Number of enchants each rank can apply:
    Trainee -> 4 enchants
    Tier 1 -> 5
    Tier 2 -> 6
    Tier 3 -> 7
    Tier 4 -> 8
    Tier 5 -> 9

    Gkits are the limited edition "gear kits.They can only be purchased during a limited period and after the time runs out, they're gone for good. (So get em while they're hot ;))

    As a Trainee
    Trainees get 1 home and 1 pv. They cannot silk touch spawners, open legendary drop packages or use legendary gear.

    Warzones are where the majority of PvP and PvE take place. They're where the envoys happen and where the bosses can be fought. Most of the wazones are ringed by derps.

    Whenever you see the message "a Cosmic envoy is nearby" in chat, you probably want to visit a warp. This message marks the beginning of an envoy; that means loot chests will be spawning randomly in all the warzones (excluding the battlefield). The chests can give you everything from raw fish to ranks!

    The fireworks indicate the location and the rarity of a chest. To grab a chest, right click it to reveal its contents or left click to break it. Breaking them is faster, but you run the risk of someone else picking up the items.
    Note: Trainees cannot open legendary chests.

    Cosmic has some fancy custom bosses. Most can be purchased on the store and all can be found in drop packages. They can only be spawned in the warzones and will give players drop packages when defeated. If you plan on spawning one, make sure you have at least 3 blocks in each direction and a few empty inventory slots.

    Derps are the player-made traps that surround most of the warzones. It's generally a good idea to avoid them at all costs. If you do get hit into one, it's pretty much game-over. :(

    Battlefield Warp
    The battlefield warp is an enclosed wazone. It's surrounded by a massive glass box to prevent derping. It features limited access to commands and a longer epearl cooldowns to encourage PvP. To read more about the battlefield, go here.

    The first thing you should do when you join the forums is read the rules. You'll find that the forums are a great place to get help, share thoughts and ideas, banter, or just hang out.

    Rank Tags
    To get your ranks to show on the forums, you need to do /syncaccout (forum email) (forum password from a hub.
    Note: at the time of writing, /syncaccount is broken.

    Ban Reports
    If you have a video of someone breaking the rules in-game, submit a ban report here.
    Note: you MUST have a video!

    Ban Appeals
    If you feel you have been incorrectly banned, post a ban appeal here.
    Note: Bumping your ban appeal will cause the review process to take longer. Just be patient.

    Applying for Staff
    You can submit an application to become a helper here.
    Note: You must wait 1 month after an application has been DENIED to make a new one. It may take a few months to get a reply.

    Help Section
    If you ever need a hand, create a thread in the help section.
    Note: Please read the FAQ before you create a thread.

    All suggestions should go in the suggestions section. Adding a poll to your suggestion is a great way to monitor approval.

    Cosmic has a teamspeak server! It's a great place to banter and hang out.

    To connect, download the Teamspeak3 client here, then add the IP ts.cosmicpvp.me. (or voice.cosmicpvp.me) To get a more in-depth tutorial go here.

    Ts Perms
    When you first join the Teamspeak, you'll have limited access. To get into the locked channels, you need to start a conversation with a staff member. (double click their name and a chat box will appear) Once you prove you're not a troll, you'll get the cosmonaut rank. It will let you move freely into most channels.

    McMMO is a plugin that adds a ton of mmo-esque game mechanics. This includes everything from player skills to abilities for tools.
    Note: You do not gain xp from killing/taming mobs.

    /stats -check your stats and skills
    /(skill) -check out a mcmmo skill
    /credits -check your credit count
    /redeem (skill) (amount) -add credits to a skill

    McMMO credits
    McMMO credits can be purchased from the store or obtained via vouchers in-game.
    Note: You cannot redeem credits to a child skill such as salvage.

    Useful Links
    Cosmic's McMMO guide can be found here.

    The McMMO wiki can be found here.

    Notable Things!
    Auction House
    The ah is a place to buy and sell items to and from players. To buy an item, simply click on what you want and hit confirm. A more in-depth guide can be found here.

    /duel -shows all the commands

    Combat Tag
    When you take or deal damage, you'll enter combat. If you quit or crash while in combat, you'll die. The combat tags lasts for 15 seconds, but it gets renewed every time you take/deal damage. While in combat, you have limited access to commands.

    /logout -safely logout

    Entity Clear
    "All Dropped items will be cleared"
    Every 15 min, this message will pop up in chat. It signifies an upcoming entity clear to help prevent lag. It will clear all entities, including mobs (excluding bosses), dropped items etc.

    Drop Packages!
    Drop packages can be found in envoy chests or purchased on the server store. You can get a simple drop package daily from the starter kit. The higher tier chests give you better loot. To open a dp, place it, select 4 random chests, then wait to see your what tier loot you got! It will randomly cycle through coloured glass panes until only your 4 picks remain. After it stops cycling, click again to reveal the loot.
    Note: As soon as you select 4 panes, you can safely exit the chest.

    Cosmic's Colour Coding System
    The colour coding system used by cosmic is as follows:
    Tier 1- White -Simple
    Tier 2- Green -Unique
    Tier 3- Blue -Elite
    Tier 4- Yellow -Ultimate
    Tier 5- Orange -Legendary

    Custom TnT
    Cosmic has 8 different types of custom TnT. A brief description for each of them can be found here.

    Xp Exhaustion
    The more xp you have, the faster you tp. (tops out at half a second) After you bottle your xp, you lose the ability to tp for a few minutes. The higher your rank, the shorter the wait.

    He is the breakdown by rank:
    Trainee: 17 min
    Tier 1: 15 min
    Tier 2: 12 min
    Tier 3: 11 min
    Tier 4: 8 min
    Tier 5: 7 min

    Small Notable Things!

    -If you eat too many gapples within a certain amount of time, you get sick.

    -There is an ender peal cool down to help stop ender pearl glitching. It is around 10 seconds on most planets.

    -Boats cannot be placed to prevent boat glitching and to reduce lag.

    -Minecarts/rails cannot be picked up.

    -There is a redstone limit to help prevent lag.

    -In game items cannot be refunded.

    -The planets reset every 6-8 months. The resets include everything but ranks, gkits, player upgrades and titles.

    -/spawn and /shop works in enemy and neutral territory.

    -Since Cosmic uses 1.7 game mechanics, anvils will display an incorrect number of required levels to 1.8 users.

    -Bedrock cannot be placed.

    -Obsidian is breakable in 4 tnt hits. (ceggs don't affect it)

    -Sponges act as a forcefield to water and lava.

    -Mobs stack to help reduce lag.

    -Most planets have flat bedrock.

    Other Great Guides!
    A more factions-based guide can be found here.

    A money making guide can be found here.

    Protecting your information on the net.

    Thanks for reading! Feel free to add anything I missed or correct any mistakes! This is v4 of the guide. GL HF and welcome to Cosmic!
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  3. Emma

    Emma Much luck in your future endeavors. Bae <3
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    Well done, very through and thoughtful thread
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    Emma Much luck in your future endeavors. Bae <3
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    I think you just missed mentioning custom enchants
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  5. Martian1oh1

    Martian1oh1 Well-Known Member
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    Emma Much luck in your future endeavors. Bae <3
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