What Are Custom Game Modes

Minecraft is an infinitely replayable game because it offers the player a lot of freedom in how they approach the game. While playing the game’s single player, you can either go into creative or survival mode. Both are different enough to keep things interesting. But eventually, you may have played both of these modes so much that you’re looking for something new and fresh.

This is where custom game modes come into play. Minecraft has always supported the creation of mods. It is one of the backbones of the game’s creative community. But unlike some other games, Minecraft goes a step further and allows its players to make completely new game modes.

Custom game modes can be anything from large survival battles to complicated puzzle maps and everything in between. There are a lot of good single player custom game modes out there, like puzzle island or advanced survival. But a lot of the best custom game modes are designed to be played with other people.

How To Join Custom Servers

So how exactly do you join a custom server? It is relatively simple. The first thing you need to do is find the server you want to join. This will be the hardest part of the process, as there are thousands of servers out there running thousands of amazing custom game modes. Luckily you can find custom Minecraft servers here at server-minecraft.net. 

Server lists will give you all the information you need to know about a particular server. The current players and how many players it supports at any one time. The game modes it operates and how often they rotate through them. And it will also tell you if the server is open or invite-only.

For now, your best bet is to look for an open server. Invite-only servers are great, and you should definitely apply for some. But this can often take a while. Whereas open servers, you can join and leave freely. 

To join a server, all you need is the IP address, which should be listed on the server list on whatever site you are browsing. Then, on Minecraft, you simply need to click the multiplayer button and then click the ‘add server’ button. At this point, it will ask you to enter the IP address. Once done, the server should appear on your server list, making it easy to rejoin the server at a later date.

A lot of modern Minecraft servers will also have a Discord server associated with them. We highly recommend joining these servers. They are a great place to meet new friends or learn more about the game mode you are playing. Making friends through Minecraft Discord servers is a great way to get invites to some of the more popular invite-only servers. 

Server Etiquette

Playing any multiplayer game comes with a set of rules. Some of these rules are created by the developers and must be adhered to. If you break these rules, your account can be banned. Then there are server rules. These are created by the server owners. If you don’t follow these rules, you can be banned or kicked from the server, but you likely won’t get your account banned. 

Then there are the unspoken rules. The gaming etiquette rules that most people observe when playing online. Now you would be forgiven for not knowing these rules if you are new to the whole Minecraft multiplayer scene.

The most important unspoken rule is never to build on someone else’s project without permission. A lot of servers don’t include this on their rules anymore because it is so ubiquitous within the community. Another important unspoken rule is to be kind to new players. 

Minecraft has one of the most welcoming communities on the planet. And a lot of players are from the younger generations. And these players often don’t know how to play properly or aren’t as good at building as more mature players. But you never know who is on the other end of the screen. So it is important to be kind and welcoming to whoever you meet online.