The Official RPS Minecraft Server

Anyone for a spot of Minecraft?

UPDATE: Restarting server to increase player limit.

UPDATE: As awesome as 64 players is, the server is falling over. Dropping it to 32 for stability’s sake.

The RPS Minecraft server is up, via JestServers. Some brief rules: try not to tear down what other people have built. Add constructively to the world. And if you have spare loot please fill the coffers of Castle Shotgun (which you can locate via the convenient causeway from the spawn area) so that others may benefit from your bounty. If there’s a building plan, then it’s basically to turn the peaks around the castle into a thriving Gormenghast of rickety towers and dodgy viaducts. Please build frenziedly.

This is the IP:

Let me know if there are any problems.

Also, someone was asking about skins. There’s a bunch here. To change skin press the up arrow beside each skin, which will upload it to via some kind of external updater. Clever stuff.


  1. Mark says:

    Oh, awesome! I am so on this!

    • DJ Phantoon says:

      Hijacking post for important news:

      Minecraft is FREE this weekend! From Notch: “Until this all gets sorted out, I’m officially calling a “free-to-play weekend”, or however long this will take to fix. You will need to have a paid account to play it later on when this gets fixed though.”

  2. Vivian says:

    So whats the deal with multiplayer? Are there still monsters, and can you still die etc?

    • PleasingFungus says:

      Nope and nope! It’s a work in progress.

    • frymaster says:

      there are monsters, if you turn them on

      they just can’t hurt you

      the worst that can happen is that creepers can make nasty holes in your contruction :(

    • Navagon says:

      Or if you fall out of the bottom of the world by mining to deep like I just did. :(

  3. pakoito says:

    I demand someone streaming it.

  4. Stuart Walton says:

    Differs from the EG’s Minecraft server address by a value of 1, nice and easy to remember.

    Might pop in to build something, or maybe just start a maintained forest near the spawn to keep a plentiful supply of wood.

  5. SpinalJack says:

    Is there any time when the server isn’t full?

  6. Will says:

    Goddamn, the Gormenghast trilogy are my favourite (series of, unless you have them all in one HUGE book like I do) book.

    I love you, RPS!

  7. airtekh says:

    I is confused.

    So has the unofficial RPS server become official or is this a brand new server?

  8. unHerpers says:

    Server is full already, you lot work fast.

  9. Kali says:

    Damn, server full.

    Oh well, back to working on my SMP server management script, heh.

    !give tnt….

  10. mlaskus says:

    Oh, I’m in.

  11. Duke Nasty VI says:

    What’s the user-limit on this server?

    • Petethegoat says:

      20 users.
      I think it might work best with multiple embarks with seven players each.
      Then we can have multiple RPS progress updates on the colonies. :D

  12. VelvetFistIronGlove says:

    There’s a convenient bug in SMP at the moment: if you drop a pick (or other damaged tool), when you pick it up again it’ll be brand new.
    While the bug lasts, you don’t need to worry about wearing out your tools.

  13. Wilson says:

    Hehe, it all looks pretty cool, but it’s very laggy for me.

  14. HexagonalBolts says:

    Oh you devious bastards now I HAVE to buy it. I’ll be on tomorrow.

  15. TimA says:

    Yaaaay, thanks!

  16. Anarki says:

    You should have made the already-running unofficial one official, we’ve built a huge city and everything!

    link to

  17. SF Legend says:

    This server may be official, but does it have a lava pyramid? a ball shaped waterfall? a pub with upstairs disco? I think not!

    • Duke Nasty VI says:

      Not to mention a phallic observatory of everything

    • Frankie The Patrician[PF] says:

      and a proper domain name instead of those funny numbers of theirs.

  18. Spacewalk says:

    I’m all over this like white on rice once I get the time for it. Too late now and I’m busy with game development stuff all tomorrow morning but after that.

  19. Vadermath says:

    Argghhhhh, it’s full!

  20. Zinic says:

    If it had a larger user limit, I might consider joining it instead of the unofficial one. Really too bad. :x

  21. mlaskus says:

    When I manage to login, I’m going to build my secret evil lair, overlooking your precious city, With traps and monsters and I dare anyone to get to my future treasures!

  22. Emphursis says:

    Letting you know about a problem.
    The server is full!

  23. Torqual says:

    Just another superb minecraft article, go go Rock, Pickace, Shovel. You can do it.


  24. JB says:

    Glad there’s an official RPS server, but I’ll be staying on the unoffical one.

    I was recently inspired by the lovely community on it and the Haiku Hero game:

    Minecraft is awesome
    r p s fragwith u s
    Add some dots of course

  25. konrad_ha says:

    How about a bunch of official RPS MinceCraft servers? I’ll go out on a limb here and say that more than 20 people would like to try this out.

    • Zinic says:

      Unfortunately, the cost for each server from the ones hosting the current one is kinda high.

    • Jim Rossignol says:

      I’ll see if we can up the player limit a little.

    • Zinic says:

      It should be possible to up the user limit if people remember to set their view distance lower. That’s the mainly resource drain.

  26. Lambchops says:

    Oh lovely.

  27. Tei says:

    Another adventure, another world!.

    The unofficial server is great, hope in this one we can create something cool :-D

  28. mandrill says:

    I will be joining you this evening for some monumental construction of epic and surreal proportions :D

  29. Forceflow says:

    Oh bugger, now I really have to buy it.

    Come on, paypal bank transfer! Authorize!

  30. Nilokey says:

    Boo, its full.

  31. Jhoosier says:

    Fell into the void, so I disconnected and now it’s full :(

    I have a good start on a welcome center, but I never even got a sign put up for it.

  32. westyfield says:

    Oh gosh, I’m going to have to buy this now, aren’t I?

  33. Amasius says:

    I’m in, yay! But uh, stupid question – how do I talk to people?

  34. Jesus says:

    Open up one more server, and it would be ideal.

  35. Wipa says:

    Dammit! Full again! NEED MOAR PLAYERS. :(

  36. Wipa says:

    Hmm, don’t think my last comment posted.

    Anyway, server is full again! :(

  37. Jesus says:

    Btw on that sceenshot, what is the texture pack that you’re using? I want my Mcraft to look like that :(

  38. Paxeh says:

    Boo, server full.

  39. ZephyrSB says:

    I might visit….if I can pull myself away from my current SMP server which I have been playing on since about 5 seconds reading Day 1 and buying it….

    The single player is addicting enough, but multiplayer is something else….

  40. Batolemaeus says:

    Upping the player count might not have been such a good idea.
    Server crashed before i could finish my invader castle :-|

  41. Choca says:

    The server exploded while I was journeying to the center of the earth :(

  42. CMaster says:

    Timeout = full?

  43. Tei says:

    Seems superpopular now, … I can’t connect

  44. Music_addict says:

    just rounded up some pawns and was building a castle… then server died… RRAWWWWRRRRR

  45. yhancik says:

    Finally a MP game I can play with my fellow RPSers.. it was quite an experience to people like Tei or Cliffsky digging/building around ;)

    Some of you people already made an impressive work :o !

    I can’t wait to connect back

  46. Egg651 says:

    I tried to join, came into an empty world (no blocks at all), fell into the void and was stuck taking damage.
    I tried to rejoin and all I got was a black screen. Same for my mate who also tried. HALP MEEEE!

    • SF Legend says:

      try setting render distance to normal(or lower, if you’re already on it)

    • Egg651 says:

      That’s wierd, as I usually have all the settings on max and singleplayer runs fine. As did the multiplayer server I tried yesterday. And now all the servers I try and join just give me a completely black screen.

      But heck, I’ll try it anyway

    • Egg651 says:

      Update: YAY! Now I can get to a screen that tells me it’s full!

      Thanks for your help, SF Legend.

      P.S: *weird (from last post.)

  47. Andy_Panthro says:

    Okay, it was super slow, and now I think it’s crashed…

  48. pupsikaso says:

    Oh, yes! I am so in! If nobody has started a transit system yet, I’ll get right on that.

  49. pupsikaso says:

    Boo! Server is full =(

  50. JuJuCam says:

    Make server unfull!