The Cosmonaut's Guide to the Galaxy!

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    Welcome Cosmonauts!

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    Since you are reading this transmission you have been selected for the mission of surviving on one of the hostile planets we are seeking to control. Your mission will include not only surviving the planet's harsh environments, but also defending against / attacking the locals of the region and other Colonial Competitors.

    Below you will your Guide to better prepare yourself for your mission! It includes examples from previous survivors on how to earn your keep on CosmicPvP. If you complete your mission you will not only gain fame and fortune , but you will also earn a well deserved two week vacation and maybe a raise.


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    Beginning On Your Journey

    {Faction Commands and Useful Tips}
    The minute you enter the atmosphere it is recommended to claim your allegiance to your cause to avoid being misunderstood as a local. This can be done by creating a faction. This will allow you to present yourself and your Faction when communicating with others on the planet.
    To create a faction type: /f Create {Name}


    During your journey you will come across other Cosmonauts. Some will become friends and allies while others will aim to destroy any progress you've made on the planet. For those friends who are simple wanderers and wish to join your cause you can invite them to join your Faction.

    To invite another player to your faction: /f invite {Player Name}
    To accept an invitation you have received: /f Join {Name of Faction}
    To leave a faction: /f Leave



    Once these Faction members have joined and earned your trust you have ability to Promote them. This allows them to recruit other players to your cause as well as claim territory for your own.

    To Promote a faction member: /f Mod {Player Name}
    To Demote a faction member: /f Mod {Player Name}



    For the friendly cosmonauts you will meet on your mission to dominance, you have the ability to create a Truce or Alliance with them. This will ensure that when battling together they cannot harm you through normal means but have different limitations!

    The difference between Ally and Truce is reflective of the trust you have for that team. Members who are allied will, by default, be able to set homes in your faction claimed land potentially giving them access to your base's interior. For this reason you should be careful who you ally and make sure it is only those that gain your utmost trust so as to avoid being inside raided.

    To invite another faction to Ally with you type: /f Ally {Faction Name}
    To invite another faction to Truce with you type: /f Truce {Faction Name}



    You and your faction members, truced, and allies all have their own dedicated channel to speak privately in! This is togglable and once executed you would have to switch back to public chat to speak globally again.

    To speak with faction members only: /f c f
    To speak with Truced factions as well as faction members type: /f c t
    To speak with Allies factions as well as faction members type: /f c a
    To speak Globally to everyone on the planet: /f c p



    For those you seek to overcome you must first announce your standing by declaring them an enemy.

    To declare another faction an enemy: /f Enemy {Faction Name}


    To view faction information including size, power, name, description and more we have a simple command.

    To inspect your own faction: /f f
    To inspect another faction: /f f {Faction Name}

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    Home Base

    {Claiming Land and Building a Base}
    Every good army has a home base. Every faction has the ability to claim land that is reflective of their over all power. This means that there is a central location for mob grinding, harvesting farms, and storing your items. Building a base also carries the risk of being raided.

    To claim one chunk of land (this is 16x16 bedrock to sky limit): /f claim
    To claim a larger area use: /f claim {Faction Name} {Radius of blocks}
    To unclaim the chunk that you are currently standing in: /f unclaim
    To unclaim all land owned by your faction: /f unclaimall
    To view claimed land around you (or your current claimed land): /f map
    To keep your /f map on and updating regularly: /f map on
    To turn off your /f map: /f map off



    Claimed land will appear similar to this:


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    Building Your Base - Learn your Blocks!
    Bases can consist of any block, though Cobblestone or Obsidian is recommended. To defend your territory you will need to add key defences to either prolong or completely stop other factions from destroying / raiding your home.

    Each Block on the planet has a distinct characteristic and can be used to your advantage.

    Water: This block prohibits the explosion of TNT , If TNT is touched by water it will not cause any damage.

    Cobblestone: This block is cheap and reliable. Along with its ability to be generated with lava flow it is also impossible to airburst.




    Obsidian: This Block Can be used as a "core" block , It has a increased blast resistance which makes it a stronger block , In order to break 1 block of Obsidian you will need to hit it with approximately 4 TNT. it can however be airbursted.

    **Air Bursting is when a Primed TNT is exploded 1 block before the water , causing damage to the block behind the water source.

    Sand: This block can be added into walls that act as a buffer to incoming TNT. This is useful because sand is effected by gravity causing the sand to fall. It is recommended to build walls to sky limit.

    Gravel: Gravel has a similar use to sand as in it is effected by gravity. It however has a higher blast resistance causing less gravel to be blown up by TNT.

    Cactus: This block is very useful. If the pillars are created properly it is VERY difficult to raid. When a watered cactus pillar is hit with TNT , it will delete the sand and the TNT will do no damage
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    Slabs: This block is exactly half of a regular block. this is useful for raiding because sand can only land on full blocks. The disadvantage to this is that it can be blown up with TNT even when there is water on the slab.

    Enchantment Tables: This block is very useful for protecting spawners and has a greater blast resistance than cobble. An Enchantment Table will have the same properties as a slab however it will not break sand. This is useful because they cannot be creeper egged.

    Crafting Tables: This block is not only useful for crafting items but can be used against X-ray (Using a hacked client is prohibited) and Enderpearl glitching (also prohibited). If used properly it can cause players using illegal clients and mods to only see crafting tables while looking at your base. It is also advantageous against enderpearl glitching because once a player right clicks to throw the enderpearl they will be forced to look into the crafting menu. This prevents them from throwing the ender pearl.


    ** To avoid players using the border of the map to get into your base **

    Corner claims are the best because you need to only protect two sides of the base, instead of four; however any base built along the world border can create a weakness that can be exploited. Though "world border glitching" is against the rules you can take some simple steps and precautions to assist in preventing other players from exploiting your base!

    To protect your base you will want to leave a space between the base and the border (2-5 blocks), so if the player runs in the border he will not be teleported into the inside your base.


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    Raiding:
    {The Art of War}

    The struggle for territory is real! There is a constant desire for territory and supplies. Raiding is a means to attack another base in an attempt to get inside and recover their supplies. There are 2 methods to raiding a base; using a TNT cannon or over-claiming a faction by killing its members.

    TNT Cannon:
    A TNT Cannon lobs TNT at bases in an attempt to breach it. The basics of TNT Cannons are simple (lighting one TNT behind a second with a delayed ignition causing it to fly forward and impact the base). However as you become more skilled more intricate and precise cannons will become a common means for raiding.

    Researching the various kinds of TNT Cannons commonly used in Faction Raiding is simple and a whole array of videos can be sourced on platforms such as Youtube. For your convenience we have included a couple of examples for your reference.

    Know your Cannons!
    Hybrid TNT Cannon:
    The basic difference between Hybrid Cannons and Simple Cannons is the addition of either Sand or Gravel which makes these cannons slightly more complex than your average simple Cannon and effective against bases protected by water and lava. Hybrid Cannons have a primary TNT that is lit by a button or redstone current. The current then flows in two different directions. One runs towards the secondary TNT where, before ignition, the current is delayed, typically with repeaters. During this delay the other current contacts a piston that pushes the sand/gravel into the secondary TNT (note that the placement of sand/gravel can be done manually). If timed right the TNT and Sand/Gravel will land together, causing them to fuse into each other. This will allow the TNT to affect the surrounding blocks that are protected by water/lava.

    *Dispensers are used to increase efficiency.


    Slab Buster Cannon:
    The Slab Buster Cannon uses larger quantities of TNT to break down slab defenses typically used to stop sand/gravel use. This cannon consists of a barrel lined with dispensers on both sides and water, and a booster with dispensers which is located at one end of the of the cannon. Further down the barrel players commonly place a hoop of dispensers all facing the center compacting the TNT that will ultimately be propelled into your enemy's territory. When properly circuited, the booster TNT pushes TNT from the first set of dispensers into the compacted TNT that, if aimed and timed properly, will destroy slabs commonly placed near the bottoms of bases as a defense mechanism towards Hybrid type Cannons.

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    There are many more varieties of cannons ranging in complexity and advantage. From the Vertical Cannon to the famed Leinadarcher Cannon each has its own distinct ability and call for use.


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    Spawners
    {Tastes like Chicken!}
    On these planets you will notice that you have the ability to create life. This can be done Through a mysterious black box. Spawners can be turned into grinders that can be used to make money or gather supplies on the server. Here are examples of Some mob grinders.
    *Spawners can be found in dungeons or through or through purchasing them through the shop or other players.






    *Note that all spawners have a set light level that is needed to be met in order for the spawners to spawn mobs.

    Hostile Mobs: Light level must be lower than 7 ; the lower it is the better.
    Friendly Mobs: Light level is at least 7; the greater the better.
    Slime Spawners: Y-Coordinates are specific to our server at 50-69
    Farm Animal Spawners: Surrounded by grass.
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    AFK Pools
    {Make a Splash!}
    The planet atmosphere here will require you to move at least every 15 minutes in order to remain conscience. Here are some techniques to do so when away.
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    /Shop and /Auc
    {Oooo Shiney!}
    If you are ever desperately in need of resources, we have created a supplies shop run by veteran Cosmonauts , who have decided to become merchants instead of explorers (Lame). Almost every item you will ever need will be available to either buy or sell.

    To access the shop type: /shop and an I.G.E. Transport to your location and beam you up to their Space Craft.

    If you wish to try to sell your resources or supplies for a better price it is recommended to go through your Spacesuits Integrated Trading programs. There are three programs that aim to help this process.
    Create a temporary shop to sell your item: /shop {Message} {Price}
    Trade resources between nearby Cosmonauts type: /Trade {Player Name}
    Auction your item (hold in hand) type: /Auction {Amount} {Price} {Price Increase} {Time}
    To check when your auction is coming: /Auction q
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    Envoy
    {Back off! Get your own Sammich!}
    At certain times at spawn, goodness will rain from the heavens. Crates will be scattered around the warzone outside of spawn. You can get anything Common to Ultra Rare Drop Packages which are identifiable by the fireworks they set off! You won't have a easy time getting to these crates, you will have to fight your way to the top. These drops happen every 30 minutes in the spawn's warzone , so get your watches ready and keep an eye on your chat for the notification!

    Common Drop Packages: White Fireworks
    Uncommon Drop Packages: Green Fireworks
    Rare Drop Packages: Aqua Fireworks
    Ultra Rare Drop Packages: Yellow Fireworks
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    Creeper Eggs

    {Thing that go BOOM in the Night!}
    While exploring the vast plains of your selected planet you may be lucky enough to encounter rare and highly sought after prize; green "Creeper Eggs". These are not your average eggs, but were generated by Herobrine himself with the sole purpose of wreaking havoc on the world.

    The eggs encases the tortured soul of the last known creeper, that has been contained in the depths of a hopeless pit and relentlessly copied and placed into each egg. When spawned , it will reincarnate the fury of that last creeper resulting in an explosion! Veteran cosmonauts have created techniques to use the punch these eggs have to their advantage.

    Creeper eggs are on of the most highly sought after items in game because when used properly and with skill, they can allow access to goodies during raids, chests, spawners, and blocks of all kinds can be affected! Use them wisely!
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    Increasing Your Skills (mcMMO)
    {Skillz 4 Dayz}

    As you progress in your adventure you will find your skills increase. These skills can improve your combat, farming, resource gathering, and self-harm abilities. Many players make use of grinders for highly sought after skills.

    Credits can be purchased through the Server Store and earned in game.
    A review of each skill is viewable with: /{Skill Name}
    To see available credits to be allocated type: /Credits
    To see your current standing in various skills type: /Stats
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    Need Help?
    {Help! I've fallen and I can't get up!}
    Sadly, the pencil pushers in the legal department have told us that we could not just let you wander out there entirely on your own, we were told that it was "Cruel" and/or "Inhumane." So, in light of this situation we have decided to train and enlist several retired cosmonauts and put them back in the field in order to help you along your journey. These Cosmonauts are very experienced and are there to ease your mind of its questions along your long journey.

    How they work is based on their experience with the programs and their dedication to our cause. The titles ascend in the order of Helper, Moderator, and Admin.

    Due to the recent upgrade probes that were sent to the surrounding area of your planet's Solar System, we are finally able to communicate across planets. This can be used to speak to all staff across vast distances and as well as fellow cosmonauts scattered across the cosmos.

    The program has been implemented in your Space Suits GUI.

    To message any player type: /msg {Player Name} {Message}


    Good luck Cosmonauts as you will need it. The frontier that we call CosmicPvP is a very dangerous and unpredictable place. See you on the Battle Field!
    ~Grover Out
    --=={}==--End Transmission-=={}==-


    I would like to thank all the players who helped me create this guide, especially the players from Lava Planet and Vvar_King from Void/Alien. I would also like to thank Frx and the rest of the staff team for pitching in on the post.f

     
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    Wow thanks this is sick you put alot of time into this
     
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    how long did this take you to do coz wow its good
     
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    *cough* jealousy *cough* xD
     
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    I did not do this for a promotion :) We as a staff team made it a joint effort to make something really special in the midst of the recent forums reset.

    But thank you for the kind words :)
     
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