Extra Hard Mode

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Extra Hard Mode changes the game rules to create NEW, INTERESTING CHALLENGES for players who have mastered the core game. Unlike Mojang's "hard" mode or other plugins' "hardcore" modes which just punish you more for making mistakes without actually changing game mechanics, Extra Hard Mode delivers interesting new challenges for advanced players.

Important Info

  • You can enable specific features only for specific worlds, Check here
  • Here is a playlist of a few 1 minute clips showcasing some features
  • If you have any questions feel free to ask, post bugs / feature suggestions in ticket section

Recommended Plugins

  • For anti-grief, avoid plugins that disable explosions entirely, because that will undermine the cave-in mechanic and the new improved TNT.
  • Avoid plugins which allow players to teleport themselves out of danger when they're in combat or lost. Especially avoid plugins which add commands like /home, /back, and /tpa, since they will undermine the difficulty VERY much. Consider instead a teleportation plugin like Population Density, which allows players to teleport only between teleportation posts it places on the surface every 400 blocks.
  • You might want to look into balancing villagers. Having diamond gear tradable for very easily farmable materials will undermine the difficulty. I use Rebalance Villagers to make the trades harder.


This plugin utilizes Hidendra's plugin metrics system, which means that the following information is collected and sent to mcstats.org:

  • A unique identifier
  • The server's version of Java
  • Whether the server is in offline or online mode
  • The plugin's version
  • The server's version
  • The OS version/name and architecture
  • The core count for the CPU
  • The number of players online
  • The Metrics version
  • Config options that are activated, allowing me to see what people use (or don't)

You can disable the stat collection via /plugins/PluginMetrics/config.yml if you wish. If you want to see the stats, you can go here


Sources can be found on github here. Contributions, pull requests and feedback are appreciated :).


Development builds of this project can be acquired on the projects github page. These builds have not been approved by the BukkitDev staff. Use them at your own risk. Please report bugs in the ticket section :)!


Servers running ehm

If you want to be added, add a comment with your server, preferably with a website and your ip.

Credits and Thanks

BigScary for creating this project
Mitsugaru for implementing awesome utility classes
Thank you for your donations
BrattPitt - 23.Nov 13, 14. Dec 14
TehSabbingSlayer - 30. Dec 13
WoodenAxeServer - 6. Dec 13
Netu - 4. July 13
MrYFory - 25. Feb 13

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  • Avatar of Jemrada Jemrada Nov 26, 2015 at 03:03 UTC - 0 likes

    I am wanting to disable the falling of Dirt and Grass. When I disable this. It also disables softening of the stone around ore.

    I would like to keep the cobblestones falling when soften by ore. However, I don't want the dirt and grass to fall.

    Is this possible?

  • Avatar of SaldeathScarlet SaldeathScarlet Nov 24, 2015 at 12:01 UTC - 0 likes

    I created this account just for thanked you for your hard work on this plugin, me and my friend were really busy playing Minecraft even with some mods, it's still pratically the same. Now we cannot play without this plugin anymore, it's our basic vanilla new gamestyle !

  • Avatar of Bodyash Bodyash Nov 12, 2015 at 21:56 UTC - 0 likes

    This plugin is AWESOME! Love it! Very gameplay changing complex plugin. Ty much :*

    Last edited Nov 12, 2015 by Bodyash


  • Avatar of tim1014 tim1014 Oct 18, 2015 at 06:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, I got this error in paper_spigot_1.8.8. Please fix : ). http://pastebin.com/fzhr6fru

  • Avatar of McPixel McPixel Oct 16, 2015 at 20:37 UTC - 0 likes

    @Diemex: Go

    well http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/monster-apocalypse/

    can do the custom explosion you can ask the author if you mind and try to move on spigot api

    i just dont want using 2 plugins for custom explosion hahaha XD

    and found this error when zombie pigman is spawn http://pastebin.com/MejTYy2z and this http://pastebin.com/j7PUMpX3

    Last edited Oct 16, 2015 by McPixel
  • Avatar of Diemex Diemex Oct 15, 2015 at 17:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @Ebins: Go

    Well I don't play minecraft anymore. That was my main motivation to develop and add new things. People dont see how time consuming this plugin is. I need to test every feature in game and make it work correctly. It can take a whole afternoon just to fix one thing or a few afternoons to add something.

    With some of the errors I don't even know what is causing them. And most of them would just take too much time to fix. Fe. I can't fix anything related to explosions till they add a method to create explosions with an entity. Things that have broken are usually huge complicated workarounds for things that the bukkit api didn't provide.

    So the only thing I can do is to remove the broken parts. Because the bukkit API is dead, it was dead long before it got dmca'ed. I'm crossing my fingers for the sponge API and hope it will have the things that bukkit lacked.


  • Avatar of Ebins Ebins Oct 15, 2015 at 17:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, I'm wondering if this plugin is still under development as I've reported errors multiple times (through comments here and also through the ticket link) and it still hasn't been addressed. My server basically depends upon this plugin. I'm willing to donate, but only when the bugs are fixed and I'm assured this is still going forward. If it isn't, could the author at least give us an update concerning its future?


  • Avatar of cricketcricketcricket cricketcricketcricket Oct 14, 2015 at 00:35 UTC - 0 likes

    I have EHM enabled in world2. everything works great.... its is not enabled in world1....somehow it is affecting explosions not damaging players... I disabled EHM and explosions damaged players in world1, re-enabled and explosions no longer damage players in world1. checked config in EHM. while doing this, I had all other plugins disabled.

    In other words, EHM is stopping creeper explosions from damaging players even though its not enabled in world1.

    Last edited Oct 14, 2015 by cricketcricketcricket
  • Avatar of tonyleung094 tonyleung094 Oct 11, 2015 at 09:08 UTC - 1 like


    i am a HongKongker , i love this plugin so much so i want create a chinese verison can i do it?


  • Avatar of FoxLG FoxLG Oct 07, 2015 at 02:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey, big fan of the plugin; our server's been using about two thirds of it's function for a while now (can we still get on the list? ^.^').

    I was wondering if you have any plans to up the difficulty with ocean monuments, I have a few ideas if you're at a loss for concepts. Either way, keep up the good work.

    Last edited Oct 07, 2015 by FoxLG


Date created
Sep 17, 2012
Last update
Jun 04, 2015
Development stage
GNU Affero General Public License version 3 (AGPLv3)
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Extra Hard Mode
Recent files
  • R: 3.6.5 for 1.8 Jun 04, 2015
  • R: 3.6.4 for 1.8 Feb 24, 2015
  • R: 3.6.3 for 1.8.1 Feb 23, 2015
  • R: 3.6.2 for 1.8 Jan 06, 2015
  • R: 3.6.1 for 1.8 Jan 05, 2015