Server Review: Exadia Winds
Recently, we received a request to review the Exadia Winds server. This server is a non-vanilla hardcore survival server. The server has you run through a quick tutorial before you’re teleported to the main spawn. The main world is an amplified world, which makes for some awesome landscapes and dramatic hills. The spawn area is rather large, and has a lot of things around the different sides. I noticed a few areas where players could get stuck, and places where the spawn seemed unfinished, however you could always teleport to the spawn position, so it wasn’t a problem. The server uses various plugins such as MCMMO, iConomy, LogBlock, etc. Some are familiar and others are not. There is a guide available for players, however it’s over 40 pages long, and a daunting read for those more interested in just jumping into the game. One of the plugins used on this server causes all mobs to have effects that make them much tougher to deal with. Zombies regenerate unless you light them on fire, charged creepers spawn naturally, etc. This makes the server a great challenge for players who want something harder than normal survival. I died like a noob a few times before I had to take a break.
One major issue I had with this server was that it was rather disorganized. The website was a bit confusing, and I was unable to find information on the server itself. There was plenty of information around the spawn area on the server, but it was out of the way, and most players who come on our servers would never find it. Another issue I found was the starter kit you could receive on the server could be accessed via command, and while it did have a significant cooldown, it didn’t appear to have a limit on the number of times it could be accessed. On one hand it was a boon to get the starter kit every time I died so I wasn’t starting completely over every time, however there did seem to be potential for it to be abused.My advice to the server owners would be to clean up and streamline the available information to make it a bit easier to digest, as well as making the rules more specific, so players know what they’re allowed to do and where they’re allowed to do it.
Bottomline, Exadia Winds is a great server for more hardcore players who want something more challenging than vanilla hardcore. It’s a bit disorganized, but features some great plugins.
Site: exadiawinds.com | Server: minecraft.exadiawinds.com