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 :)!



Donations are welcome and show me that you value my efforts. Remember to give back to the people that make your server possible.

Credits and Thanks

BigScary for creating this project
Mitsugaru for implementing awesome utility classes
MrYFory for the first donation
WoodenAxeServer - For Adults and Casual Players
JerryFord for testing and reporting bugs like a champ

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  • Avatar of Diemex Diemex Sep 02, 2014 at 16:55 UTC - 0 likes

    try Enabled Worlds: [world, world2]


  • Avatar of Anshall4 Anshall4 Sep 01, 2014 at 23:44 UTC - 0 likes

    How do i enable extra hard mode? I went to the config and tried adding the world in multiple ways like -world - world [world] world [-world] nothing is working does it matter wich 1.7.2 i am using?

  • Avatar of Diemex Diemex Aug 30, 2014 at 19:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @VisionVI: Go

    It's a bug, I fixed it in ehm 3.5.

    @Chikaze: Go

    I believe it was a explosion with power 1 or 2, so the damage should be very little. If it's too big then for the moment I'm afraid you have to deactivate it.

    @LegendaryAdmin: Go

    Ehm only uses bukkit api, so we have to not update the internals. Just some modifications to make up for gameplay changes in minecraft.

  • Avatar of LegendaryAdmin LegendaryAdmin Aug 27, 2014 at 03:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @Diemex: Go

    Thank you so much for sharing this, we were very curious to see if it would be updated. Is anyone out there willing to pick this project up for 1.8? I am sure my teams dev would be interested in helping. PM me if interested!


  • Avatar of VisionVI VisionVI Aug 26, 2014 at 02:07 UTC - 0 likes

    @VisionVI: Go

    Ok, to be more precise - the DEAD_BUSH mechanic is not working with potatoes and carrots. I believe it's because the lifespan of wheat is 8 growth cycles and the lifespan of carrots and potatoes is 4. Thus, I'm not sure CropState.RIPE is working for carrots and potatoes. Maybe it's a CONSTANT 7 or something. I'm going to take a crack at fixing this as my first plugin and java code. However, if you do fix it before I'm done - I'll be excited to try it out for you :).

  • Avatar of VisionVI VisionVI Aug 25, 2014 at 20:42 UTC - 0 likes

    Quick question about the anti-farming. How hard would it be to make the percentage also affect carrots and potatoes?

  • Avatar of Silversbane Silversbane Aug 25, 2014 at 17:15 UTC - 0 likes

    @Diemex: Go

    If you and your friends get interested in jumping back on to Minecraft let me know. I created an entire server with its own special gamemode called Minecraft Impossible. You can catch us playing on twitch at http://twitch.tv/silverbane or youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/natersteen . If you are interested in trying it out let me know. We could use another team of guys to challenge us :). I am tempted to try to update to 1.7.9 but I don't want to lose your plugin compatibility so we will see how it goes.

    That goes for anyone else interested in trying a more difficult version of minecraft. Just contact me through skype nathan_steen or email [email protected]

    We are currently in alpha stage but plan to move to beta in the next month or so!

    Diemex I hope you try it out because I would love your input on some things since Extra Hard Mode was one of the reasons why I created this server.

    Thank you and hope to hear from you soon. Natersteen AKA Silverbane

  • Avatar of Chikaze Chikaze Aug 23, 2014 at 20:34 UTC - 0 likes

    How do I turn off "Grow Into Blazes On Damage: true" world damage?

  • Avatar of Templari0n Templari0n Aug 22, 2014 at 14:08 UTC - 0 likes

    @tremor77: Go Thanks for the tip! You seem to manage a good amount of interesting plugins. I will be browsing them through.

    @Diemex: Go Sad to hear that the development has stopped but thanks for sharing with the community! Even though I am a new Minecraft user, I seem to be in a similar position where you once were. I am hosting a server for friends but instead of having to write my own plugins I can actually browse through the vast database of existing ones and sometimes even find what I need. :-)

    Your work is impressive and inspiring. Maybe someday you return to continue it but until that - good luck with your other projects!

  • Avatar of Diemex Diemex Aug 22, 2014 at 13:10 UTC - 1 like


Date created
Sep 17, 2012
Last update
Jan 17, 2014
Development stage
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