Population Density

PopulationDensity

Automatically places new players where they can find wood, animals, ore, and space to build. Also priority-based login queue, reserved slots for admins, idle boot ONLY when nearly full, entity thinning for lag reduction, and optional limited teleportation. Never again will your players experience a marathon run, spawn room full of portals, or maze of abandoned builds. This is a zero maintenance solution for administrators, and players don't need to learn any commands!

"This is THE plugin for large servers." – Mumblerit of muttsworldmine.com

http://dev.bukkit.org/media/images/78/535/popdensityvideo.png
This video explains the region post system to new players.
See below for information on administrative features.

Feature Summary

  • Assigns starting points for new players so that they can ALWAYS find space to build and beginner resources nearby. Players may be spawned directly there, or you can tell them about a slash command which will take them there.
  • Respawns animals, regrows grass, and replants trees in the new player area to guarantee important new player resources.
  • Removes idle players ONLY when the server is nearly full.
  • Login queue to ensure fairness when your server is full, can prioritize some players over others if you like.
  • Reserved slots for administrators.
  • Optional teleportation posts which help players socialize and trade, but aren't abuse-able to escape combat or save a lost or hungry player.
  • "Thins" extremely-dense crowds of monsters and animals, preventing ridiculous levels of farming or monster grinding from lagging your server.

Overview

Server owners often underestimate the badness in starting a player in a crowded area. Sure seeing builds makes your server look legitimate, but having to explore a long time just to find space to build and beginner resources is a major turn off for players who want to start playing right away. Even when players do find a place to start playing, they're often alone because other new players wandered into different areas.

PopulationDensity is the low-maintenance, easy-for-players answer to all these problems.

It works by automatically locating a region with lots of wood and ore, and then dropping new players in that region until they collect most of the easily accessible ore, cut down most of the trees, or crowd it with builds. Then PopulationDensity finds a new resource-wealthy region for future newbies and starts dropping new players there. If you have a great spawn area built up, you can instead spawn players there, and later tell them to use /HomeRegion when they're ready to start adventuring (or another command you define in commands.yml).

Additionally, optional teleportation commands help players move around quickly to admire builds and socialize while not compromising the game's integrity - players can only teleport from automatically-placed teleportation posts, so teleportation can't be used as an "easy-out" for players who mine or adventure themselves into trouble. That way, players keep the challenge of single player without the "players are too far apart" multiplayer issue.

Finally, if you have a "my server is always full" problem, then congratulations on your successful server! :) With PopulationDensity, you may optionally boot players who are idling so more players can log in and have fun, increasing your feel-good factor (or fattening your wallet, for some). when the server IS full, a login queue guarantees fairness, and administrative slots are set aside to guarantee administrators can always get in.

You can also assign players a queue priority to help them get on the server faster during peak times, to reward them for contributing to the server monetarily or through your community.

Official Servers

You can experience this plugin for yourself (as a player) by joining this public server. :) I maintain this server personally, which helps me catch bugs and spot opportunities for new features and improvements. Have fun!

Setup and Configuration

Command Reference

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PopulationDensity

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  • Avatar of chrishillz chrishillz Jul 08, 2015 at 05:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it possible to "unclaim" a region that I have manually or otherwise claimed?

  • Avatar of polarbearbob polarbearbob Jun 29, 2015 at 19:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Please please please make this a forgecraft mod instead of a bukkit plugin.

  • Avatar of rickeerd120 rickeerd120 Jun 28, 2015 at 15:31 UTC - 0 likes

    bug in placeblockevent

  • Avatar of rickeerd120 rickeerd120 Jun 24, 2015 at 17:03 UTC - 0 likes

    it crashed every time when i do a command...

    edit: and i says that i am in the only region? how to get more regions?

    Last edited Jun 24, 2015 by rickeerd120
  • Avatar of samuelsgaarden samuelsgaarden Jun 22, 2015 at 11:33 UTC - 0 likes

    When can we see expect a update, if I may ask of the: http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/population-density/?page=3#c1113

  • Avatar of norsemines norsemines Jun 21, 2015 at 10:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @rickeerd120: Go

    The plugin has no problems with already existing maps. At least not on our server, where it was installed about 1-2 months after startup.

    BUT the region posts does NOT care where or on what they generate. So you can in worst case, have them generating on top of already existing builds :)

    Last edited Jun 21, 2015 by norsemines
  • Avatar of norsemines norsemines Jun 21, 2015 at 10:34 UTC - 0 likes

    @kevsidney95: Go

    you could try editing the 'commands.yml' file, and make 'sethome' be an alias for one specific plugin perhaps.

    sethome:
      - hoams:sethome
    

    or

    sethome:
      - essentials:sethome
    

    this example should bind the now alias command, to the 'sethome' from Hoames plugin or Essentials. This is btw also necessary if you have several plugins with a 'sethome' command, and let's you pick which plugin it should belong to.

    http://wiki.bukkit.org/Commands.yml

    Remember this if you also use voxelsniper, because both have a "/vr" i think, but this way you can choose which plugin that alias goes to.

    Last edited Jun 21, 2015 by norsemines
  • Avatar of The_PC_Tech_Guy The_PC_Tech_Guy Jun 20, 2015 at 23:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Could you add an option to remove or replace the URL link associated with the region help message?

    This account is so old that I don't even use that username anymore.
    I now go by "robomwm"

  • Avatar of theaverageguy11 theaverageguy11 Jun 18, 2015 at 17:00 UTC - 0 likes

    Does this work with worlds that have a set world border? For instance, it won't allow players to go outside the boundaries?

    Last edited Jun 18, 2015 by theaverageguy11: Typo
  • Avatar of rickeerd120 rickeerd120 Jun 17, 2015 at 06:56 UTC - 0 likes

    can i make homeregions in a map that i already use ?

    And the plugin crashed when i do a command

    And i want it in one world. and my spawnpoint is removed?

    Last edited Jun 17, 2015 by rickeerd120

Facts

Date created
Nov 16, 2011
Categories
Last update
May 08, 2015
Development stage
Mature
Language
  • enUS
License
GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
Curse link
Population Density
Downloads
22,126
Recent files
  • R: 4.9.3 for 1.8.3 May 08, 2015
  • R: 4.9.2 for 1.8.1 Apr 03, 2015
  • R: 4.9.1 for 1.8.1 Mar 16, 2015
  • R: 4.9 for 1.8.1 Mar 12, 2015
  • R: 4.8.1 for 1.8.1 Feb 18, 2015

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